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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ?? ( Q
fcjp"N0Ti3 20 PAGES Associated Preaa ~ WAYNESVILLE, N. C\. THURSDAY AFTERNOON. OCT. 6, 19$3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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bard Says Sale Of County Farm Best For All
bed Fund Campaign For *38,841
Lched In This End Of Haywood
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s Get Set
ms the keynote today
ilans for the first Unit
ipaign were completed
of the county. The
committee. headed by
I Prevost, began work i
and reported encour
from all sources,
net. campaign chair
ie people in all walks
showing interest and
la the campaign which
k 25 agencies,
pie tell me they like
giving once for that
while causes, rather
so many campaigns
the year," Felmet said.,
al campaign gets under
and will continue un
ii that we can raise
i< $38.841 60 without
everyone will give in
to their means, and
itition." Felmet said.
i is cut out for us. We
ms of the 25 agencies;
i budget, and the two
? the work. So that
can be successful by
n and doing the job in
b allocated," the cam
aan went on to explain.
Fender, president of
bad. was warm in his
Mt and the nine coro
ihkh are heading the
the campaign in this
I agencies to share in
tad program proceeds
Cheer Fund. Health
and Sight Conserva
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V. A, (iEUKGE, center, opens the first United
Fund campaign here by handing his $100 check
to Mrs. William Prevost, chairman of the special
gifts committee. Dave Felmet, campaign chair
man, looks on, with an optimistic smile, as the
campaign to raise $38,841 for 25 agencies gets
under way here.
Rep. G. Shuford
On Pigeon Road
Congressman George A. Shuford
told Haywood Young Democrats,
meeting In Cantsu Monday night,
that "three years ago 1 made a
speech in Waynesville and said I
was for the Pigeon River road.
Nothing has been said or done to
change my mind."
Congressman Shuford was the
speaker for the evening, and told
the group that Haywood was to be
congratulated as being a banner
Democratic county of the state.
He was warm in his praise of the
work of the YDC in keeping the
spirit of the party up during the
The speaker said the Democrats
were carrying the burden in Con
gress, and that the people of the
nation "now realize that the Demo
cratic party is for progress."
Walter Clark, president, presid
ed, and named a committee on lo
cal education and information. The
committee members are: Bill
Stone, Jule Noland, and Mrs. May
Richard Queen, secretary to Con
gressman Shuford gave a brief re
port on the recent state CDC meet
ing. He cited the highlights as the
address of Senator Mansfield of
Montana, and the endorsement of
Senator Sam Ervin for re-election
by Senator W. Kerr Scott.
President Clark said the next
meeting of the organization would
be held at the courthouse in Janu
Itotarians Will Hear
J. D. Fitz On Friday
J. D. Fitz, assistant publisher of
the News-Herald, Morganton, will
be the speaker at Rotary Friday.
Fitz is a Rotarian and civic lead
er in Morganton.
His talk will be in keeping with
National Newspaper Week, which
Is observed each year throaghout
the nation. ,
1,241 Haywood Citizens
Receiving Total $56,165
Monthly Social Security
A total of 1,241 residents of
Haywood County were receiving
$56,165 a month in Old Age and
Survivorjj Insurance benefits at the
beginning of this year, according
to Grady Grubbs who provides lo
cal service in this area as Field
Representative for the Asheville
District Office of the Social Secur
ity Administration. These figures
represent a 14% increase in bene
ficiaries and a 34% increase in to
tal monthly benefits over cor
responding figures for the previous
The total amount of benefits be
ing paid to County residents, by
type of benefit was as follows:
There were 508 retired wage
earners and self-employed persons
receiving $30,583 monthly;
A total of 181 wives of retired
persons were receiving $5,569
Also 367 children under 18 of
retired or deceased wage earners
were receiving $11,791 monthly.
And 185 other beneficiaries, in
cluding dependent husbands and
(See Social Security?Page 8)
Mrs. Thomas L. Michal, Sr.,
member of a prominent Haywood
County family, died yesterday of
shotgun wounds, which Sheriff
Fred Campb ;1 said she accidentally
sustained in bringing the gun down
the stairs of her home in the
Bethel section. She was 59.
Mrs. Michal died about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon in the Hay
wood County Hospital where she
was taken following the accident.
Campbell said his investigations re
(See Mrs. Michal?Page 6)
At Lake Banned;
Dangers Are Cited
Squirrel hunters will find it
to their advantage to take a wide
path around the Lake Junaluska
Hunters found within the
grounds will be hailed into
court, as all the area is posted,
and those going on the grounds
will be guilty of trespassing.
Chief of Police Everett McEI
roy said he was checking the
woods early each day.
The dangers of shooting fire
arms on the Assembly Grounds
is that of hitting someone or one
of the many buildings nestled on
In Fall From
Boxcar At Lake
Jack Hughes of Swannanoa.
Southern Railway brakeman. is in
Memorial Mission Hospital at
Asheville recuperating from inju
ries suffered when he fell from
atop a boxcar at the Lake Juna- >
luska station Friday night.
It was reported that a brake j
lever slipped on a box car, throw- i
ing Hughes down between two cars,
where he was dragged along for
some distance by the train.
The first examination of his in- i
juries at Haywood County Hos- j
pital disclosed a possible concus
sion of the brain and multiple frac
tures of the left foot and ankle.
Christmas Seal Group
Declines Aid From UF
In accordance with the policy of
the North Carolina Tuberculosis
Association, the Waynesville TB
committee will remain independent
this year's United Fund campaign,
according to Dr. Jack Davis, com
Instead, the committee will
carry on its annual Christmas Seal
sale, the dictor explained.
In a letter to Paul . Davi?, a
United Fund official. Dr. Davis
cites four reasons why the TB
committee wil remain, independent
of the UF: '
"1. The Christmas Seal sale D
conducted through the mail with
out personal solicitation and.
therefore, 'ho individual is at lib
erty to make his decision in the '
prtvary of his own home "
"2. The Christmas Seal sale is an
established tradition closely as
sociated with the spirit of Christ
mas. It clusters around the Christ
mas Seal, the most potent symbol
which any voluntary organization
has ever possessed. Of the amoilnt
raised in Haywood County, 75 per
cent stays here to fight TB and 94
percent stays in the state.
"3. An independent camapign
enables the Waynbsville Tuber
culosis Committee \p take full ad
vantage of its educational potenti
alities. In addition to publicity
and promotion accompanying an
independent campaign, a large
segment of the population is con
tacted through the mail with facts
about an infectious disease and
(Her Christmas Heal?Page g)
Ciwanis Names Dr. Owen
Is Lieutenant Governor
Dr. Robert H. Owen of Canton
was elected lieutenant, governor,
of Division 1 of the Carolina Dis
trict of Kiwanis International at
I the 35th annual session of the dis
trict at Winston-Salem Tuesday.
Dr. Owen is president of the
Canton Kiwanis Club, which was
organized in 1953 by,the Waynes
ville Kiwanis Club.
In the past year the Canton club
has broken all records among Ki
wanis clubs in the United States
and Canada by organizing five new
clubs this year. Since January 1,
the Canton Kiwanians have organ
ized new Kiwanis clubs in Murphy,
West Asheville. Sylva, Bryson City,
and Maggie Valley.
The Maggie Club has a riistinc
, lion of being the flrst in Kiwanis
International to be organized in
(Mer !>r Owew?Pate fil
The Haywood County Commis
sioners, on Frjday afternoon, at
2 p.m., vwll tell Judge I>an K.
Moore, in an answer to a restrain
ing order,1 issued to stop the sale
of the 140-acre county home and
farm, that their actions were based
upon the best interest of the in
mates of the home, and the titx- ;
payers of Haywood.
The answer to the complaint, has
been filed with the Clerk qf Court
by Grover C. Davis, county attor
ney. The answer, 19 pages long,
cites that the board, acting upon
the advice of Miss Annie Kay
Pemberton, supervisor Services to
the Aged of North Carolina, of last
February, in a report, concluded:
"The low population of the Hay
wood county home and the inade
quate program leads us to recom
mend that the Board of County
Commissioners give consideration
to plans for the residents in private
The other parts of Miss Fember- j
ton's report carried in the Com- j
mlssioner's answer, says:
"Meals are not'planned in ad
vance and there is no record of
menus served, there is no system
of inventory supplies.
"A sanitary report on this date
? Feb. 18th) shows a rating of 56.
There is a total population of 14
persons in the home, all, white"' ,
The Board, in their answer, will
also set out that an audit made for
a period beginning July 1, 1949.
and ending June 30, 1955. showed
that the expenses for the 7-year
period for operating the county
home and farm was $103,777.67
This amount, the audit said, does
not include the amount spent dur
ing the year 1952 for repairing of
the home after a fire.
The same audit, the answer says, j
shows that during the 7-year pe
riod, the income from the farm 1
the sale of livestock, poultry. eggs j
and miscellaneous items, amounted
to $26,493.32. Also, the report con
tinues. during the same 7-year pe- |
riod, the county spent on the farm |
and home a total of $77 284.65 j
more than received from the!
county farm, making an annual |
average cost to the county ol $11,- 1
(See Lawsuit?Page 8)
Food Store Will
After 20 Years
The Food Store, 283 Main St.. I
will close Saturday after 20 years
of business, according to an an-1
nouncement by the owners, the :
management of Ray's Super Mar
ket and C. E. Ray's Sons Depart
Closing of the Food Store was
attributed to "the lack of floor !
space and parking facilities which > ]
make it impossible for us to pro
vide our customers modern and j
efficient service at this location."
In an ad in this issue and in ;
circulars distributed (his week, '
Th'e Food Store thanked its custo- 1
mers for their past patronage and
invited them to visit Ray's Super
Market behind the pestoffice.
Several employees of The Food
Store will join the present si a IT of
Ray'* Super Market.
Rev. Frank C. Smathers
Returns To Native County (
As District Superintendent
WM Wk W
REV. FRANK C. SMATHKRS.
new superintendent of the
Waynesville District of the
Methodist Church, la a native
of Haywood County. He is com
ing here from Greensboro where
. he has been pastor of Grace i
i'',U Hev Hank C. Smathers, '
, suteeeds tl.e Hev W. Jackson ,
UnCtfUU Js suPertntendent of I
F rs. M?,,|U'S,V"I? I)1Strk'? of the
First Methodist church. Is expect- ,
<i to arrive the first of next week
?" "ssu";e his new duties. He and
family will occupy the district
personage at Lake Junaluska
Mr. Smathers is ,,o stranger to ,
"s .a ction since he is ? native of
his county and spent his boyhood '
In the Pigeon sectloh. He is a '
giaduate of Tennessee Wesleyan
College, the University of Chat
tanooga. and Vanderbilt Univer- ,
n I M,ss,OIls Mr Smathers
"as held pastorates in Suencer
SST-i Kutherfordton. Mended '
.mill , I^nolr. and Weaverville
0 tiJ n nrW,V elecled ""?s'dent
0 the Conference Historical So
ciety and has lield the office of 1
president of the Greensboro Inter-1
denominational Ministerial As- i
His wife is the daughter and
granddaughter of Methodist mtn
The\SI'n UU: A'al,ama Conference.
,hre<' c"ildren. A. Vance 1
lnK,rutlor in Dental,
Technicians School at Fort Sam!
Houston San Antonio, Texas;1
Keener M. Smathers. sophomore at
n" .0rd and Libhy sma
thers. a high school junior. I
The family has a cottage at Lake
Junaluska where they have been
? pending their summer vacations. ,
Merchandise worth between $400
and $Soo was stolen last night from
the store operated by Mrs F H
Hickman in Che Bethel community
at the intersection of U S 276 and
old N. C 110.
Sheriff Fred Campbell reported
that thieves entered the store by
prying open the front doors with
metal bars and stole a large quan
tity ot drygdoods? including a new
shipment of shoes?and a number
of cartons of cigarettes.
The sheriff said thai the intrud
ers probably hauled off their loot
in a car or truck.
Thieves also broke Into the
C.ieeh Auto Paris place on old <
U. S 19 at Canton, just east of the
VI- VV. hut were seared away before
I hey took anything.
Sheriff Campbell said that (he,
wrongdoers pried open a rear door
jacked up a pickup truck and re- f
moved three wheels, but 'appar
ently were frightened away and
left suddenly without the wheels
or any other property at the place j
Ratcliffe Cove CDF
To Meet Tuesday Night
The Hatcliffe Cove CDP will !
meet at the old Baptist church at 1
7:30 p. m. Tuesday, it has been an
f hairman L. Z. Mcsscr will pre
side at the meeting.
A total of 340 animals were sold i
by Haywood county farmers during
the annual feeder calf sale at the
Asheville Livestock Yard Tuesday, i
A total of 465 head from several |
Western North Carolina counties '
were put on the block.
A total of 399 calves were origi- j
nally consigned for the sale from '?
this county, but several were sold i
prior to Tuesday and another group
was withdrawn when several ani
mals developed pink eye.
Of the calves offered for sale.
L'79 were rated choice. 139 were
rated good and 46 were listed as
Hubert Myrick of the State De
partment of Agriculture and A. V.
Allen of the State College Exten
sion Service, both of Halcigh. grad
ed the calves.
Virgil Holloway, Haywood farm
agent and W. Hilcy Palmer of
lluncombe county were chairmen i
of the sale.
Knights' Conclave Set
Waynesville commanrtcry No. 31
knights Templar, will have a speci- !
al conclave at 7.30 p. m. Monday.
The Order of the Temple will be
conferred by S. Bruce Hildchrand. j
Grand R. A. C. of the Grand Com
mandery of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Closman have |
gene to Granville, Ohio for an cx-1
Methodists of the Wayaesville
district have shown a phenominai
R.nowth in the past five years, it
was learned today from Rev. Jack
son Huneycutt, district superin- ?
The seven-county district showed
an increase in membership of
2,574. with one new church or
ganized and four abandoned >
A building program In the dis
trict shows that $1,182,800 was
(pent during the past five years
tn 52 church projects, with min
isters being paid $54,161 more
this year than in 1950.
The district embraces the coun
ties of Haywood, Jackson, Swain,
Macon, Cherokee. Clay and Gra
The current membership of the
district is 12,111. The actual mem
bership in 1950 was 11,270, but the
1952 Conference called for a mod
ernizing of rolls, and the churches
"cleaned" their rolls, Rev. Mr.
Huneycutt said, as he pointed to
the fact that during the 5-year per-,
iod 1,794 jqined on profession of
faith, and 1.780 otherwise, making
a total of 3,574 for the period.
The new church organized in the
district V^as the Francis Cove
church hCre in Haywood.
1., tt. - *l-ji j?- -
me ouuning program, in
which $1,182,800 was spent during
the five years, tlvcrc were 22 new
churches, built at a cost of $830.
500. Eight educational buildings
for $140,000, and five churches
were remodeled for a cost of
Ten sew parsonages ware built
for $150,000 and seven major im
provements on parsonages totaled
The district superintendent cited
the Ccabtree charge as an example
of growth, and Expansion. The new
churches were built, while Sunday
Schools were remodeled and add
ed to two others for $76,000. The
four churches of the charge have
built a parsonage at Crabtree at a
cost of $11,300, making a total ot
$87,300. The churches were built
during the pastorates of Hev, and
Mrs. C. O. Newell, while the par
sonage was erected with Rev. K
R. Davis, pastor. The program of
building was started about six
The ministers of the .district are
getting $38,511 more than in 1950,
when the salaries were $64,919.
A supplement from the confer
ence minimum salary fund to be
paid during the current year is
$26,150, as compared with the
$10,500 paid in 1950, making an in
crease of $15,650.
The total to be paid ministers
in the current year amounts to
$128,850. which is $54,161 more
than the $74,419 paid in 1950
Saunook CDP To Meet
The Saunook CDP will meet at
7:30 p.m. Monday at Saunook
A number of buaine.SK matters
wll be discussed, according to Mi's.
Mrs. J. W. Payne, who has been
the guest of Miss Louise Ballard
while conducting a study course at
the First Methodist Church, left
this morning for her home in
Ray, Huger Named Directors
Of New N.C. Travel Council
Charles E. Ray. Wayncsville mer
chant, and Beekman Huger, Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company
executive, were among residents of
the mountain region named as
directors of the new Travel Coun
cil of North Carolina, established
Monday at Raleigh.
Selected as vice president of the
organization waa Harry E. Buchan
an of Hendersonville, president of
the Cherokee Historical Associa
tion. and 14th District highway
Chosen as the council's find pres
ident was Fred Linton, executive
vice president of the Winston-Sal
cm Chamber of Commerce.
Other director* from WNC are
O. A. Fetch, manager of Kontana
Village; Norman Grcig of Chimney
Rock, B. L. Whitner of Boone, and
Miss Beatrice Cobb of Morganton.
M. M. Melvin of Raleigh was
named to head a committee to
meet with the State Advertising
Committee of the Conservation and
Develoment Board in Waynesville
October 25. Other members of the
committee are Douglas Kouns of
Asheville, John Parris of Sylva;
Buchanan, and Greig.
Governor Hodges told the organ
izing group that effective tourist
promotion must be done on a state
wide basis. ''What helps the east
ern section, in the long run, also
? See Travel Ceaneil?Page *)
(1954 ? 3)
(1954 ? 43)
/ Accidents 142
(This Information com- I
9noM. ....n .1.- avf
pi icu iroRi re corns oi
State Rlfhwar Patrol.)
p"sw" T,? Methodists Of District Had
Sunday Exceptional 5-Year Growth