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"VkYk N0T78 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON. SEPT. 19. 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Gowtfcft
My awards were present
ly Town of ^ aynesville
day, in recognition for the
jjffic record of 1954 of no
lalities or serious injuries.
were made at the
rational Safety council a
? presented by William J.
of the safety division of
rtment of Motor Vehicles,
Carolina Motor Club Safe
1 was presented by R. T.
r? director of highways
y'of the organization.
J H. Way accepted both
n behalf of the Town of
ille. Charles Ray, a dlrec
he Carolina Motor Club,
urge of the program.
)r Ellett was most compli
in the reports which
Hie had made for the past
the accomplishmenta for
lour years. Similar awards
n received for 1950, 1952,
tenting the award, Ellett
kes a lot of educating the
fully understand the im
o( safety 365 days a year,
ledestrian safety program
ig signs of reducing the
of fatalities. The last pe
fatality in Waynesville
. S, 1949. In North Caro
per cent of the fatal pc
iccidents come under two
* ? under nine, and over
ye?r 71 under nine were
A 60 persons over 55 were
taker said the school safe
uns were a big answer to
I safety records and ac
lafety Award?Page 6)
IDan K. Moore of Sylva
I the September term of
It here this morning with
I listed on the calendar,
(motion docket today were
fS: Sampson vs. Branson;
P Cogdlll: Parl^ vs. Parks
lelle executor, vs. Sen
r 'hil calendar today \
ft cases of Sampson vs.
IHipps vs. Southern Rail
!>' vs. Ward, administrator.!
| Bramlett et al vs.
fthynesville; Browning vs.
ftf Lumber Company.
P?y, Rathbone vs. Me
|My vs. Mehaffey; Cald
I "khaffey; Brannon vs. '
ft et al.
PS, Jenkins vs. Smathers;'
P vs. Hospital Care Aa
I aSS m c?*din Motor
B Allied Rooting CampaAy
T. Ward, administrat-1
f V Carver, et"al; Don
? and Parks vs.
('he six young people
Kn?o f* fln aut?mobile
8th near Mars Hill,
P" fn,m the Memorial
K a| Asheville, as hav
I"** Sunday night.
hurt 'n the same
?h.vismissed sever"1 d"y
returned to their
TWO SAFETY AWARDS were presented to the
Town of Waynesville here Friday by the Caro
lina Motor Club, and National Safety Council,
for going through 1954 without a fatal traffic in
jury. The town has gone since September 1949
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without a fatal pedestrian death. I .eft to right:
Mayor J. H. Way. Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
and Chief Orville Noland. (Other picture. Page
One, Section Two.)
Four Haywood Towns To Get;
$51,188 For Street Projects
1,428 Haywood Children
Receive Salk Polio Shots
In Bonds For Aug.
Haywood citixcns invested
$33,425 in Savings Bonds daring
August, according to J. E. Mas
sie, county chairman.
Sales in the state amounted
to $4411.799, which is a gain of
14 per cent over last August.
The state quota for the year is
$58,000,000, and 64 per cent has
Robert B. Cody, 19, of Ratcliffe
Cove wrecked his 1949 Ford sedan
dt 6:30 p.m. Friday in an unsuc
cessful attempt to escape pursuit
by Waynesville policeman Coleman
Patrolman Swanger first notic
ed the youth driving recklessly
near Charlie's Place and started
to pursue him. Cody drove out the
Asheville Road, up East St., down
the Test Farm road, and south on
the Raccoon Creek road, where he
ran off the pavement on a curve,
causing his vehicle to overturn
five or six tiems.
Cody suffered severe lacerations
of the head and was admitted to
Haywood County Hospital. He was
charged with speeding 85 miles
per hour and reckless driving, ac
cording to State Highway Cpl.
! Damage to the car, which was
demolished, was estimated at $500
Jack Felmet, employee of the
utilities department of the Caro
lina division of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, will be
officially installed as president of
the Waynesville Toastipasters Club
during a special "Ladies Night
dinner meeting at Spaldon s rest
aurant Monday evening, October
Felmet, who served the club dur
ing the past year as administrative
vice-president, hhs been with
Champion for the past 24 years,
and has long been interested In
purebred beef cattle as a hobby.
Other newly elected officers al
so to be installed include Ted
Stackpolc, administrative vice
president: A. L. Hunt, who ser\ed
lest year as sergeant-at-arms, edu
cational vice-president; Jack No
land. reelected secretary-treasurer,
and Charlie Underwood, sergeant
Retiring officers include Robert
IH. Hall, president, and David
I Hyatt educational vice-president
A total of 1.428 students, first-. I
second-, and third-grade pupils in ]
Haywood County schools and those
in the Canton system took Salk
polio inoculations in the county
last week, according to Dr. George
Brown, health officer.
This was 211 4e*s thaw the 1,689
pupils in first and second grades
who took their first shots this
spring. Approximately 85 per cent
of those who had their first shot
took the second in the series last
week, but less than 50 per cent of
the first grade children eligible to
receive their first shot were inocul
Totals of shots given in the
county system schools were;
Clyd.e 85; Crabtree-lron Duff,
44; Fines Creek, 31; Cruso, 49;
Bethel, 101; East Waynesvilte, 67;
Saunook, 9; Aliens Creek, 27;
Hazelwood, 236; Central Element
ary, 145; Rock Hill, 20; Maggie,
35; Junaluska, 44; Pigeon Street,
13; St. John's, 37; Mount Sterling,
The Lions Club contributed
needles, alcohol, and cotton for the
inoculations, while the Weynes
ville Jaycecs donated chewing gum
for the children.
Fire Of Unknown
The frame residence of Willie
Smith on the Dellwood Road de
stroyed by fire of unknown origin
about 9:15 a.m. today. The house
was unoccupied at the time of the
Waynesville firemen answered
the alarm turned in by neighbors,
but found the roof caving in as
they arrived on the scene.
The firemen were unable to save
the dewlling or its furnishings, but
the firemen concentrated their ef
forts on protecting surrounding
To Be Paid
Haywood's four incorporated
towns will receive $51,188.42 for
streets, under terms of the Powell
Waynesville's share is $23,367.58;
a/liile Canton will get $18,412.18.
Hazelwotfd's part is $7,086.14 and
Clyde will receive $2,322.54.
The total for the 388 incorporat
ed towns in the state is $5,711,817,
and the money is to be used on
non-highway system streets. High
way A. H. Graham announced.
Graham pointed to the Increased
gasoline revenue which upped the
Powell Bill figure this year. The
fund comes from a '?c per gallon
of the total or gross 6c gasoline
tax (less refunds) during fiscal
1954-55, when the gross State gas
oline tax totalled $68,594,600.40,
Checks will be mailed to the
participating towns in mid-Septem
Half of the total allocation is
divided among all qualified muni
cipalities on the basis of popula
tion. The per capita rate is $1.88
The other half of the total alloca
tion is divided among all the quali
(See Powell BUI?Page 6>
Placed In Area
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At least four roadside picnic
tables have been installed in this
area by the Highway Commission
within the past week. One is just
west of Canton; two others near
the Lake, and one at Dellwood.
All were used for a greater part
of the day Sunday. The tables are
weatherproofed. and anchored on
concrete. A 10-gallon garbage pail
is also anchored to a steel post.
Ned Tucker, executive vice
president of the Chamber of Com
merce said he understood there
might be other tables placed in
Waynesville Jet Pilot
Decorated For Achievement
C APT. WINFKF.n I.INER
Capt. Thomas W. Liner, of Way
nesville. was recently decorated at
impressive ccremoniec at the
Youngstown. Ohio airport by the
Air Force. He received the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross and two
clusters for the Air Medal he al
Capt. Liner was honored for ser
vice in Korea, where, as the cita
tion read, "on numerous occasions
In close support with the Army,
he destroyed a number of convoys,
knocked out eight anti-aircraft
and mortar positions and had 83
per cent coverage of the ridge be
fore the infantry took it. Time and
again." the Air Force reports, Lin
er "dived through heavy enemy
aircraft fire to strafe ridges and
stayed there until his ammunition
supply was exhausted then pulled
(See Jet Pilot?Pace 6)
Civic Organizations Renew Fight
For Pigeon River Road Approval,
Com. Buchanan In Washington Today
Is Highly Pleased
(Special To The Mountaineer)
WASHINGTON ? Harry Buch-|
anan. Highway Commissioner of
the 14th North Carolina Highway !
Division, was here today in the in- j
terost of several highway projects.
This morning he held a confer
ence with the top officials of the
Bureau of Public Roads, relative
to the status of the Pigeon River
Road being immediately approved
as an interstate system project.
Commissioner Buchanan told
The Mountaineer this afternoon
that the conference today was
"very satisfactory in every way."
"We went into the matter
thoroughly, and I am pleased
with the conference, and facts
learned," he said.
Commissioner Buchanan plans |
to spend several more days in [
The commissioner of this district
consulted at length with Chairman
A. H. Graham of the Highway
i Commission, prior to going to
Washington. Commissioner Buch
i anan represented the N. C. Com
I mission in the conference this ,
Commissioner Buchanan has tak
en the lead in getting the State
j Highway Commission to approve
the Pigeon River Route for the
interstate system. Ttds action fol
lowed similar steps taken by the
Tennessee Highway Commission, j
Commissioner Buchanan had no j
statement to make relative to the
recent visit of a Buncombe-Madi
son county delagation to Washing
ton asking for the decision to be
held up in favor of a survey down
the French Broad liver.
State- highway engineers said
the proposed highway down the
French Broad River was imprac
tical. and have said on several oc
casions why they approved the
Pigfcon River route.
Group Will Meet
Tuesday And Plan
For 9th Festival
The committees of the Mer
chants Association, Chamber of
Commerce and Jaycccs, on the
Tobacco Festival will meet Tues
day. 3 p.m., for the initial planning
ot the program for the ninth an
| nual festival.
Ned Tucker, coordinator of .the
' committee, said the representatives
; ol the three groups will meet at
the county agent's office to make
I tentative plans which will be pre
sented to the general committee,
including the farmers and home
The Tuesday planning is for the
phases 01' the program the three '
I groups will be individually re
j sponsible in seeing carried out. The i
merchants committee is composed
of Frank Moore. Harry Whisen-1
hunt, Joe Cline, W. L. Turner and
I Harvey Dulin. The agriculture ]
representatives of the Chamber of
Commerce: John Carver, Virgil 1
Hollow ay, and Miss Mary Corn
well. The Jaycees will be Elmer
Hendricks, and Bill Uurgin
EDITORIAL ? ]
Consistency. Thou Art A Jewel
Several years ago, when the sui>er four-lane ^
highway from Gkld Fort to Ridgecrest was opened, Ashe- i
ville termed it an engineering masterpiece. They acclaim
ed the engineers for their work, and heaped laurels upon
them in abundance.
When the same engineers mapped, and recom
mended a highway route which did not exactly please the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce, then they heaped coals
of fire upon the same heads on which they had so recently
put the laurels.
Haywood county, and our neighboring counties,
who are so'vitally interested in the construction of the
Pigeon River Road, can now know that the Asheville Cham
ber of Commerce has within the past week tried its best
to block the formal approval of the road for the interstate
system. The Asheville Citizen-Times, in an editorial Sun
day said: "We rejoice that the federal bureau has inter
What could be clearer as to where the opposition
is coming from?
The Asheville Chamber and newspaper sing
"Let's have area unity," and "dedicated to the upbuild
ing of Western North Carolina."
From the county seat of Haywood, both tunes
sound far off key.
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C.ofC. Manager Goes
Shopping With --?
If Ned Tucker's face seems a lit*
tie pinker than usual it is not be*
cause the executive vice president
of.the Chamber of Commerce has
been in the sun.
In his official capacity he is call
ed upon to answer many questions,
but the latest request comes from
a visitor who wanted Tucker to do
a little shopping for her.
No. it wasn't apples, or native
Sometime back, the visitor
bought an undergarment at a local
store. She liked it so much, she
wanted more. She could not re
member the name of the firm, so
she called upon the Chamber of
Commerce for help.
She gave a vivid description of
the garment, and the size, but
since Tucker is no a specialist in
such things, he wrote back and
suggested that she send in an old
garment as a sample, and he
would try and match it.
So this' week, Tucker, armed
ysith the sample, started shopping.
The shopping tour was success
ful and the garments were mailed
As Tucker settled down to
routine matters, he began opening
the mail, with some caution, won
dering, "What next?"
United Fund I
Board Will !
Directors of the United Fund
will meet tonight, 7:30, commis
sioners room, the courthouse, and
hear reports from several commit
Dave Felmet .chairman of the ;
campaign committee is expected to |
report on leaders for the nine divi-'
Paul Davis, chairman of the
budget and admissions committee,
is expected to make a report of
those two groups to the directors.
Dr. J. E. Fender, president, said
tentative plans were to begin the
campaign October 10 and complete
it by October 24th. The exact dates
I will probably be determined to
night by the directors, he said.
$15 Given Weekly
The annual football contests
which have proven so popular In
the past for rraders of The
Mountaineer begins today, and
will be found on page six, section
two. The entry blank 1s on page
four of section one.
This year the weekly prise will
be $15.00 cash for the person
guessing the nearest correct
scores of 12 games played the
Last year, as in prior years,
hundreds participated in the
contest and tried to out-guess
the experts in their predictions.
The contest blanks must be in
The Mountaineer office by 5
p. m. each Friday, or postmarked
prior to that time if mailed.
See details in the contest page,
and further information in the
BUTE-RIBBON WINNERS at the annual 4-11 Club
pullet show and sale here Saturday afternoon
were Judy Plemmons of Saunook. Powell Mr
Elroy and Fr-rd Kuykrndall of Bethel and Terry
Swaim of Canton. t
[See other editorial, pace two of
"It appears that we will bave l<?
-enew our fight for the Pigeon
River Road about every 43 days,
is opponents, to the construction
>f the road try everything possible
to continue blocking construction,"
Richard Bradley, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, said this
"A week ago today a 4-man dele
gation from Buncombe and Madi
son counties went to Washington
Lo see what they could do to pro
long the delay of the decision ot
the Bureau of Public Roads from
formally approving the Pigeon Riv
er Route for the interstate system.
We knew about the trip before
hand. In fact, we know-a lot more
about the trip and the conference
than we can divulge at this lime,''
The local civic leader said he
was not only disturbed by the four
men going to Washington, but since
they went as representatives of the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce,
it was "a shock". Then Bradley ex
plained, "we had felt that since the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
had recently called for area unitj.
and cooperation in helping to
develop a greater Western Nor? I;
l Carolina, that they would not try
to turn right around and make an
effort to block a project as bodl/ **
| needed and as vital to the progress
'of all Western North Carolina as
the Pigeon River Road. '
"I made rulerencc to that fact
In a statement which was publish
ed in Asheville Sunday. The execu
tive secretary of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce, Richard
K. Ocgenhardt, in commenting on
my statement, was quoted in the
same article as saying:
" 'The highway committee of the
(See Pigeon Hoad?Page 6)
Sold At 4-H
Show - Sale
Ninety-six pullets ? including
60 Rhode Island Reds and 36 Leg
horns ? were sold on the lawn of
the courthouse Saturday morning
during the annual 4-H Club show
and sale. The 96 chickens brought
a total of $258 for an average ot
$2.69. Last year's average was
The top price ? $3 ? was paid
to Terry Swaim of Canton and
i I'red Kuykcndall. both blue ribbon
| winner*. The lowest price was
Other blue ribbon winnerc were
! Judy Plemmons of Saunook and
! Powell McElroy of Bethel. Red
ribbons went to Gail Bradshaw of
Fines Creek and Tommy Burnctte
of Bethel and white ribbons to
1 Bobby West and Richard Sales,
both of Bethel.
Judges were Joe Boone of the
(See 96 Pulleta?Pace 6>
J. T. BRIDGES IMPROVING
J. T. Bridges, who has been a
patient at the Haywood County
Hospital for the past two weeks. Is
reported to be showing improve
?nd mild today
I *?n?tvjue temperature
V the State Test Farm:
M?*- Mia. Pr.
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(1934 ? t)
(1934 ? 33)
(This information tem
pi led from reeorda of
Stele Uieliwa* PaUvL)