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Girl Killed .
A 13-year-old Bryson City ? girl
was killed and a Waynesville man
injured in two of seven accidents
reported by the State Highway
Patrol and Waynesville police dur
ing the last several days. The fatal
ity was- the second in Haywood
County this year.
The accident victim was Bobbie
Jean Crowder, who died shortly
after the car in which she was
riding collided with another ve
hicle on the Balsam Road three
and a half miles west of Waynes
ville early Sunday morning.
The driver of the car in which
the "Bryson City girl was riding,
Dewey Forrest Bryson, 40. Route 1,
Waynesville. is charged with man
slaughter add driving under the
influence of alcohol in connection
with the accident.
Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith of the
Highway Patrol reported that Bry
son ran his car off the pavement
on the right side of the highway,
swerved back onto the road, but
lost control of his vehicle, causing
it to skid sideways down the high
way and into the path of another
car driven by Frederick Lowell
Rhoads, 20, of Balsam, who escaped
Bryson also was unhurt and two
other occupants of his car, Mrs.
Jessie Page, 22, of Canton, sister
of the Crowder girl, and Rickey
Page, 2, son of Mrs. Page, were hut
Cpl. Smith was assisted in the in
vestigation of the accident by
Sheriff Fred Campbell.
Tommy Hooper, Hillside Ter
race, Waynesville, suffered a deep
cut -off his head about 9:10. this
morning, when the ton truck he
was driving for Moody Rulane
Company, collided with a Coca
Cola truck near the Maggie school
jon Highway 19.
Patrolman Harold Dayton, inves
I tigating officer, said the Moody
t Rulane truck was completely de
| molished when it turned all the
tSee One Killed?Page 3)
Of District WOW
Carl McCracken of Waynesville
was elected Western District presi
dent of the Woodmen of the World
He succeeds Howard Creasman
The election of the 1956 officers
was held during the 86th semi
annual district session at the Way
nesville Armory. The district
covers the North Carolina area
from Lenoir and Shelby wqst.
Elected with McCracken were
William Martin of Hendcrsonville,
advisor lieutenant; Ray Whitaker
of Forest City, banker; Carmen
Davis of Lincolnton, escort; Albert
Gilliam of Asheville, sentry; Frank
Smith of Lenoir, secretary,' the
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?lev, iui>iihi> nuuaru 01 nenucr
sonvflle. chaplain; and Clyde Ray
burn of Marion, publicity chair
The members decided to hold
the semi-annual spring meeting at
The Woodmen and its women's
organization of the WOW met
jointly for a dinner session follow
ing the afternoon business meeting.
?Waynesville Fire Chief
?Haaelwood Fire Chief
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II. L. SETZER
?Canton Fire Chief
LARRV H. CAGLE
?Clyde Fire Chief
HAYWOOD'S FOUR fire departments are taking an active inter
est in annual Fire Prevention Week. The fire chiefs have issued
some timely advice on what home owners should do to prevent
fires. These will be found on Page 2 while ,other pictures and
stories will be found on Page 1 of Section 2.
(Cagle and Stovall Photos by Hugh Norton).
WTHS Band Gets Top Place
In Southeastern Festival !
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Nothing New On
Pigeon River Road
The Highway committee of the
Chamber of Commerce here was
in touch with highway officials
over the weekend, and reported
through Ned Tucker, executive
vice president, there were no
new developments on the Pigeon
- River project.
"Highway officials said there
had been nothing new in three
weeks," Tucker said. "The offi
cials told me they believed there
might be some new develop
ments late this month or next."
\Vith the price of eggs being
vhat it is, food consumers would
be happy if all hens could come
up with an egg like the one that
James Arringtoh of Waynesville
brought into The Mountaineer of
fice Friday. ?
Although normal sized in width,
this egg is about twice the normal
length of hen fruit ? measuring
almost four inches. It also has two
yolks, as you might imagine.
The egg is from a flock owned
by I.. H. Price of Spring Creek.
Mr. Arrington's father-inllaw.
Maybe if our hens tried real
hard, they could produce a few
eggs with the "New Look."
Waynesville High School's 90
piece Senior Band, performing in
the fifth annual Southeastern
Band Festival at Bristol, Tennes
see Saturday night, added another
page to its history of accomplish
ments by scoring from 95 to 100
The Waynesville musicians, play
ing in Division 1, received a
More than 3,500 of the South's
finest high school band musicians
from five states participated in the
Festival, which was attended by
an estimated 12.000 persons. The
band put on their dazzling exhibi
tion of marching and musical tal
ent in Municipal Stadium.
There were thirty-five bands,
rated in one of three divisions, ac
cording to their school enrollment.
Thirteen bands in Division 1 re
ceived trophies. They were from
Waynesville, Chattanooga, Eliza
bethton, and Alcoa. Tenn.; Wythe
ville, Appalachia, Abingdon, Cast
lewood, Chilhowie and Saltville,
Va.*, Middletown, Ky.. and Ross
ville and Madison, Ga. The Way
nesville group was the only band
from North Carolina at the festi
val. They demonstrated various
(See Band?Page 6)
120 Farmers Nominated
For Haywood ASC Posts
A total of 120 Haywood County
farmer* have been nominated for
election as ASC community com
mitteemen ^nd delegates to the
ASC county convention at balloting
Tuesday, October 18.
Polls will be open in 12 com
munities from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Nominees are: $ >
Beaverdam ? K. O. Carswell,
Hershel Hlpps, Robert Holland,
Lester Johnson, John Reno. Sam
Roberson, R. M. Scott, Luther
Smathers, Paul Sorrells. Andy
Clyde -- Pat Cole, Jesse Green.
Riy Holder, J. Sam Jackson, Vin
son Lowe, Albert McCracken,
Wayne Medford, Teague Messert
John Smathers, Wiley Snyder.
Crabtree ? Willard Best, Gay
Bradshaw, Millard Ferguson, Clar
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once Green, Wallace Hill. Hilary
MedTord, Sam Noland, Wood row
plemmons, Hershel Rogers. Hubert
Rogers, Hubert Smith.
East Fork ? C. C. Burnett. Bill
Cody, Clyde Gorrell, Woodrow
lieatherly, Joe W. Holcombe, J. A.
Poston. Tom Revis. Willie Sellers,
Dave Sharp, I. C. Trull.
Fines Creek ? Elmer Green,
Frank Green. R. A. Justice, M. M.
Kirkpatrick. Weaver Ledford, Da
vid Noland. Glenn Noland, Wilbur
league, Cecil Teaster, Homer
Iron Duff ?? Medford Burgess.
Hardy Caldwell, Larry Caldwell,
Jack Chambers, Sam Crawford.
Grady Davis, Yoder Messer, Hom
er Stevenson. Hugh White, L. L,
(See 12? Farmers?Page ?)
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A 1954 OLDSMOBfLF. on the Cove Crook Moun
tain road Thursday afternoon yielded 11414 gal
lons of moonshine whiskey to Cpl. Pritchard II.
Smith (right) and Patrolman Harold Dayton, who
gave chase to two men for more than a mile until
the pursued wrecked their car and then escaped
into woods and throufh a field. The driver. Iden
tified as James Robert Browtlif of Clyde, has
since been booked on a cbarfe of posse salon of
non-tax-paid liquor for the purpose of sale. The
patrolmen are still investigating to determine the
identity of the otiier man. (Mountaineer Photo).
Judge Dan Moore Rules County Board
Has Right To Sell County Home Farm
Notice Of Appeal
At Friday Court
Judge Dan K. Moore has ruled
that the Haywood Board of Com
missioners had the legal right to
offer the 140-acre county home and
farm for sale at public auction.
The ruling came at the end of a
three hour and a half hearing here
Friday afternoon. Judge Moore
took IS minutes to explain the law
in the case.
The plaintiffs gave notice of an
appeal of the case.
The injunction proceedings were
brought by eight Haywood citizens,
to stop the board from selling the
property. The property had been
advertised to be sold at auction
October first. The injunction was
sigftcd by Judge Zeb V. Nettle^ of
The hearing scheduled for two
o'clock was delayed until three
o'clock, since Judge Moore was
hearing a case from Swain, which.
consumed more time than had
been planned. The county home
farm hearing began at 3 p.m. and
was concluded at 6:45 p.m. Sever
al hundred people were in the
courtroom at two o'clock, and
fewer when the case began at
three. Before Judge Moore gave
his decision, the audience had
? See Farm?Page 3)
HAYWOOD COUNTY went Hollywood Saturday
and Sunday as MGM cameramen moved from
the Biltmore Estate to the Lake Junaluska station
to film several scenes for "The Swan," a Cine
mascope, Eastman Color production starring:
Academy Award winner Grace Kelly. These four
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extras, portraying; a gendarme, station master,
and two railway employees, pose under a sign
which turned the Junaluska depot into a Hun
garian one. All four men are from the Asheville
For a while it appeared that the
apples in the yard of Mrs. Cary
MeCracken of Rogers Cove were
wiped out by the March freeze as
?were most of the other apples in
During the warm weather of
summertime there was no signs of
fruit on the McCracken tree, but
now, with the frost of autumn just
around the corner. Mother Nature
has come through with four deep
red June apples.
Another branch has three tiny
apples in the first stages of growth,
but unless Indian summer lingers
long, they're unlikely to reach the
eating or cooking stage.
Held Today For
Funeral services were held this ?
afternoon in the chapel of Garrett ;
Funeral Home for Mrs. June :
Brandt Christopher, 21, who died I
The Rev. Lawrence Newman,
pastor of St. John's Catholic
Church, officiated and burial was
in Crawford Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Albert Marsh
all. Ted Stackpole. Charlie Howell.
Oliver Early. Glen Rogers and
The young woman, missing since
(See Mrs. Christopher?Page 6)
United Fund Campaign Is
Launched In This Section
Set New High
Sales tax collections in Hay
wood County set a new high in
August and exceeded those for
the same month in 1954 by
The total of $47,793 for Aug
ust, 1955, was reported in the
latest issue of "The Retailer,"
published by the North Carolina
Merchants Association at Ra
Haywood's collections ranked
third in Western North Carolina
behind Buncombe and Hender
The total for July of this year
was $40,645, according to "The
C of c. Board Will
Meet Tuesday Night
The directors of the Chamber of
Commerce will meet at 7:30 Tues
day night, at the town hall.
Fourteen Haywocyl men left this i
morning for Knoxville where they j
were inducted into the Armed J
The group included:
Keldon Eugene Casey, Waynes- ,
viile; Raymond Louis Farmer, Rt. ?
2. Canton; Clarence Lee Kirkpat-1
rick, Rt. 1, Clyde; Cecil Dean I
Jones, Rt. 1, Waynesville: Norman !
Lane Pressley, Rt. 3. Canton; Jack
Shuford Finger, Rt. 2, Waynes
ville; Kenneth Edward McClure,
Weaver Elman Donaldson, Can
tou; William Horace Grahl. Way
nesville; James Harold Lcdbettpr,
Rt. 3, Canton; Wayne Edward
Parker. Rt 3. Canton; Fred Wil
liam Beck, Lake Junaluska: John
ny Lester Edwards, Jr., Waynes
ville; Jackie Eugene Hughes, Way
The Board did not have a pre
induction physical examination call
Early reports from canvassing
teams for (he United Fund cam
paign were encouraging. Dave
Fclmet, campaign chairman, said
at noon today, as the first campaign
got under way here.
The special gifts committee re
ported gifts of $800 from three
donors. Felmet said.
This afternoon the chairman of
the dine divisions ot the Fund will
meet for a brief conference. Some
of the divisions will get their pro
gram going Tuesday morning,
others Tuesday afternoon.
"We have one division that will
probably wait until the last of the
week," Felmet said. "The cam
paign has already been presented
to the schools, and we expect the
work to go ahead in industry about
The United Fund here is seek
ing $38,841 for 25 agencies.
The budget for the distribution
of the money was worked out by
a budget committee headed by
Paul Davis, who gave the agencies
the amounts represented, based on
needs, it was pointed out. All
agencies in the campaign were hap
py with their allocations.
Dr. J. E. Fender, president of the
(See United Fund?Page 2)
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A drive on the Cove Creek
Mountain road Thursday afternoon
netted Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith
and Patrolman Harold Dayton of
the Highway Patrol a total of 114*2
gallons of moonshine whiskey af- ,
ter chasing two men in a 1954
Cldsmobile for more than a mile.
Cpl. Smith reported that he and
Patrolman Dayton were driving
north on Cove Creek Mountain
when they met the Olds heading
south. They noticed boxes stacked
up in the back seat of the car and
recognized the driver as James
Robert-Brow ning of Clyde, who op
erates a garage in Canton.
Suspecting that the boxes con
tained moonshine, the patrolman
turned their cruiser around and
started to pursue the two-tone blue
car. which sped away at a high
speed. The chase continued for
more than a mile until Browning
wrecked his car, and he and hft
companion disappeared from the
scene on foot, the corporal related.
The Oldsmobile was halted by a
fence and narrowly missed plung
(See Liquor?Page I)
To Be Paved Here
An award of laying 16,000 yards
of paving was let to the Allison
Construction Company by the
Board of Aldermen this past week.
G. C. Ferguson said plans were
to get the j>avjng completed this
fall before cold weather, if pos
Ferguson, town manager, said
the exact streets to be paved would
be decided upon within the next
(1954 ? 3)
(1954 ? 42)
Loss ?. $62,575
(Thta Infer ma (ion eeei
State Highway Petrel.)
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