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$3.fi0 In AHwwua T?, it-_ ^ ^
Uning Of New Parkway
L Attracts Heavy Traffic
if Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
ml of Wayncsville, has
irn to represent the
It High School in the
i Citizenship contest.
itsy Lcatherwood has
11 to represent the Dor
?\e Chanter, Daughters
terican Revolution and
svillc Township High
he annual Good Citizen
st sponsored by the
ty of the DAR.
therwood. a high school
Bate a serapbook show
itities firing her four
|h school and the book
md in a contest with
lies of girls throughout
IV winner of the con
trive a $100 bond,
iment of the selection
itherwood was made by
? Killian, chairman of
itizenship program in
citizen is chosen by the
students of the school
if dependability, leader
therwood. the daughter
Mrs. J. W Lcatherwood
til Mill Road, has made
Mastic record and also
in a number of school
he has represented the
ie academic Field Day
Carolina College for
trying this year as a
'he staiT of the school
he Mountaineer, and is
""nan of the Tally-Ho
amatics group. She is
^ ?f 'he Future Home
T of th<> Maple Grove
?hurch. Miss Leather
tying her second year
' ?f the Methodist
Although the peak of color will
not be reached in the Western
North Carolina mountains until
this weekend and the first of next
week, traffic was heavy on the new
Wagon Road-Beech Gap section of
the, Blue Rilge Parkway Sunday as
motorists took advantage of sunnv
skies to view the kaleidoscopic
Although construction crews
were at work yesterday, traffic was
maintained along the ll-.niie
stretch of the new Parkway link.
Some persons in Waynesville
heard a report that the Wagon
Road-Beech Gap highway would be
closed, but The Mountaineer was
informed last Thursday by Arthur
Connell, landscape engineer for the
Blue Ridge Parkway, that the link
would be open last weekend and
Mr. Connell said that the road
will be closed this week to com
plete work of paving, but will be
opened again Saturday and remain
open until closed for the winter.
The landscape engineer said that
the peak of color in the mountains
will extend from Saturday through
next Tuesday, but will differ some
what in particular localities.
One Waynesville resident who
drove to Brevard Sunday afternoon
reported that the color was bright
er on this side of Mt. Pisgah, es
pecially in the Cruso community,
than in Pisgah Forest or in Brevard
Tourist operators in Haywood
County said that most courts in the
county were filled to capacity dur
ing the weekend and probably will
be again this weekend.
25 Bethel FHA
Twentv-five members of the
Bethel High School chapter of Fu
ture Homemakcrs of America at
tended the recent district rally of
the FHA at Rutherfordton. They
Rosa Lee Shipman, Frances
Hightower, Louise Stephenson,
Patsy Edwards, Margaret Farmer,
Lelia Vance, Lois Trull, Jean Shul
er, Norma Lou Rogers, Shirley
Plemmons, Carrie Burnette, Linda
Chambers, Phyllis Stiles, Linda
Lewis, Janice Frady, Rebecca
Shuler, Barbara Jones, Jeanette
Chambers, Ellen Cathey, Frances
Henson, Barbara Phillips, Eva Mae
Grant, Norma Sue Case, Alice
Vance, and Jackie McCracken.
They were accompanied by Mfss
Lois Buckner, home economics
teacher; Mrs. Jack Rogers, Mrs.
Hugh Frady, Mrs. Margie Cathey,
and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chambers.
Lions Hear Librarian
Miss Margaret Johnston, Hay
wood County librarian, was the
princpial speaker at the last meet
ing of the Pigeon Valley Lions Club
at Bethel School last week.
Miss Johnston discussed the li
brary's program and outlined the
library's present needs.
er Suggests Town Buy
Central School Land
'ite For A City Hall
-macie here this
old Central Ele
"oi building be con
a c|ty hall, and gen
ders for the town.
?" was made in a let
" officials, and the
?f education by Rich
wed known business
^1" o'oudiness and
KX, * few ??ht
' clouH rnoon- Tuesday,
^ and continued
15 ^ SUt* Test Farm:
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W 29 .01
M 29 .02
with the statement, "yours for a
better Haywood county and city
of Waynesville", reads as follows:
"I am wrting you about a mat
ter that affects the entire popula
tion of Haywood County and every
citizen of the Town of Waynesville
?namely the old central Element
ary School property.
"Since the decision of our
Courts, that this property is the
property of Haywood County, the
School Board has reached a de
cision to sell it. I feel that you, the
Mayor, the City of Waynesville Of
ficials, and the School Board
sflould have an exploratory meet
ing for the purpose of finding a
just and fair price for selling and
buying this property.
"This property has, as we ali
know, served its purpose and no
longer meets the requirements of
a modern school building. How
ever, the building is a well con
structed building and with some
minor changes, can be made into
an ideal City Hall for Waynes
(See Barber?Page ?)
3 Women As
Three women from the Hot
Springs area escaped serious in
jury at 11 a m. today when they
were struck outside the Owen
Smith Clinic by a 1929 Ford whose
brakes failed on the East Waynes
Patrolman M. E. Davis of the
Waynesville police identified the
three women as Mrs. Stewart
Plemmons, Mrs. Ellen Justice, and
Mrs. Mary L. Justice, all of Route
1, Hot Springs, who were run down
by the truck as they' started to
enter the clinic.
Patrolman Davis said that the
driver of the truck was Mrs. Rob
bie Smith Mathis, Route 3, Way
Mrs. Justice was treated at the
clinic for a laceration of the
temple and minor abraisons and
released. The other two women
were treated at Haywood County
hospital for bruises and shock and
Investibation of the incident is
Another accident reported by
Waynesville police involved a 1949
Studebaker, driven by William
Noland Hollingsworth of Waynes
ville, which was struck from the
rear by a 1949 GMC pickup truck,
driven by Donald Elwood Cald
well, Route 2, Waynesville, at 9
Police said that Hollingsworth
stopped his car and was struck
from the rear by the truck, whose
driver was charged with reckless
Damage to the Studebaker was
estimated at $400 and to the truck
The accident was investigated by
Patrolmen Guy Messer, Francis
Reece, and Coleraan Swanger.
Highway 19 near the Lake Juna
luska golf course was the scene of
a collision at 6:20 p.m. Saturday
between a 1946 Ford, driven by
Joe Ellis Ruf'us Setzer, Jr., of
Lake Junaluska and a 1947 Chev
rolet driven by Joe Raniel Sellers,
Route 5, Asheville.
Patrolamn W. R. Wooten of the
Stale Highway Patrol said that the
(See Wreck?Page 8)
To Get Charter
PRINCIPAL SPEAKER at the
Maggie Valley Kiwanis Club
Charter Night program Wednes
day will be Preston Douglas,
governor of the Carolinas Dis
trict of Kiwanis, including all
clubs in North and South Caro
lina. Mr. Douglas is a certified
public accountant at Lumberton.
In a weekend in which football
favorites fell like tenpins, Wilsie R.
Smith of Route 1, Waynesviile, was
the winner of The Mountaineer
gridiron guessing contest with
eight selections right out of 12.
In the first two contests this sea
son, the winners made perfect
scores- and later winners have
missed only one.
As first-place winner last week
Mrs. Smith*will receive $15 in priie
money from The Mountaineer.
Miss Drinnon Named
Union Council Official
Miss Florence Drinnon of
Waynesville, treasurer of the Uni
ted Rubber Workers Union local at
the Dayton Rubber Co. plant, was
named to the board of directors of
the North Carolina State Industrial
Union Council at a three-day con
vention of the CIO organization at
High Point last weekend.
Julius Fryo of the Textile Work
ers Union, Greensboro, was named
president of the council.
The newly organized Maggie
Valley Kiwanis Club will receive
its charter at a special program at
Mount Valley Inn Wednesday
night, starting at 7:30 p.m.
The charter will be presented by
Preston Douglas of Lumbcrton.
governor of the Carolines District
of Kiwanis International, who will
also be the principal speaker.
Other high Kiwanis officials at
the Charter Night program will be
Early G. Lee of Asheville, lieuten
ant governor of Division ?ne of Ki
wanis in North Carolina, and Joe
T, Chiott of Asheville, former
governor of the Carolines District.
The invocation will be pronounc
ed by the Rev. Grady Barringer,
pastor of the Dellwood Methodist
Church; acceptance remarks will
be by Ed Storie of the Canton Ki
wanis Club and closing remarks
by Carl Henry of the Maggie Val
The new Maggie club was organ
ized by the Canton Kiwanis Club,
headed by its president, Dr. Robert
H. Owen, and is the only Kiwanis
Club in the United States or Can
ada established in a rural area.
Officers of the Maggie club are
Sam McCrary, president; Carl
Henry, vice president, and J. Wil
son Fisher, secretary - treasurer.
Directors are Clayton Alexander,
Archie Sale, Norval Rogers, John
Medford. Fred Henry Fred Moody,
and Robert Ferguson.
The club now meets each Wed
nesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dellwood
Hills Motor Court.
First - Grade
The second shot in the series of
three Salk polio inoculations is
being given to first-grade students
in Haywood County schools who
took their first shot four weeks
Shots were scheduled today at
Beaverdam, Patton, North Canton,
Pennsylvania Avenue, Morning
Star, Reynolds, Crabtree-Iron Duff,
Fines Creek, East Waynesvllle,
Lake Junaluska, Maggie, Clyde,
Rock Hill, and Pigeon Street.
The schedule for Tuesday and
Tuesday ? Bethel and Cruso at
Bethel, 8:30 a.m.; Central Element
ary and St. John's at Central,
8:30 a.m.; CataloocHee, 10 a.m.; Mt.
Sterling, 11 a.m.
Wednesday ? Hazelwood, Sau
nook, and Aliens Creek at Hazel
wood, 8:30 a.m.
The first two shots in the Salk
polio series already have been giv
en to second and third graders in
the county schools.
Students who have not had the
shots during the school clinics
may obtain them from their pri
vate physicians, according to Dr.
George W. Brown, county health
Shots should be started soon so
that they can be finished before
warm weather comes next year.
The third and final polio inocu
lation is not given until seven
months after the second one, Dr.
Mrs. Nat Peirson of Raleigh
spent the weekend with her broth
er-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs |
R. H. Stretcher.
Hodges, 52 Others Expected
Here For C&D Fall Meeting
Approximately 52 officials and
their wives ? including Governor
and Mrs. Luther Hodges ? are ex
pected in Waynesville for the
quarterly meeting of( the North
Carolina Department of Conserva
tion and Development at the Coun
try Club Inn October 24-26, accord
ing to Ned Tucker, executive vice
president of the Chamber of
The group will arrive here Sun
day and be entertained at a buffet
supper Sunday night. Business ses
sions will be held Monday, Tues
day, and Wednesday at the Coun
try Club Inn, with adjournment ex
pected after lunch Wednesday.
Mr. Tucker said that Governor
Hodges has taken an active inter
est in the work of the Department
of Conservation and Development
and has attended each of its quar
terly meetings. The governor also
has been instrumental in the
lcunding of three new state or
ganizations ? the North Carolina
Industrial Council. Travel Coun
cil. and Tourist Council.
Two meetings of the Department
of Conservation and Development
are fixed by law. The first meeting
each year is held in Raleigh,
while the summer meeting is held
at Morehead City on the coast.
Spring and fall sessions are held
throughout the state on invitation
from cities and towns.
Head of the department is Ben
Douglas, who will be here with
Walter Damtoft, Sr., Champion
Paper and Fibre Company execu
tive, is a member of the depart
ment's board of directors.
Clyde Township Has Not
Had Any Fire Losses In '55
Neither the Town of Clyde nor
Clyde Township have had any fire
losses thus far this year, it was
pointed out today by Fire Chief
Larry H. Cagle.
The chief explained that he was
bringing out this fact to correct
any possible misunderstanding con
cerning the department's report
last week that It has answered nine
alarms this year ? with a total
fire loss of $22,000.
Chief Cagle said that both of
the fire losses occurred to dwel
lings in the Canton area. One was
the destruction of the ' $20 000
brick residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Jarrett Williamson in the Thickety
section, a mile and a half from
Canton but more than seven miles
from Clyde over a rural road.
The remaining $2,000 damage
involved the burning of a houV on
the new four-lane highway only a
few hundred yards from the Can
ton town limits.
The Clyde Fire Department has
a 23-man force and two fire trucks,
one of modern design.
60 ASC Committmen
To Be Elected Tuesday
Sixty Haywood County farmers
will be elected Tuesday as ?SC
committeemen lor the 1956 agri
cultural conservation program
from among 120 nominees at bal
loting in 12 communities.
Five men will be chosen in each j
community. The man receiving the
highest vote will be designated as
chairman, the one with the second
highest as vice chairman and the
third highest as regular members
The other two will'be named first
and second alternates
On Thursday, October 27, the
men receiving the top vote in the
12 Haywood communities will meet
here to elect a county ASC com
The polls for the annual ASC
election will be open from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m.
Beaverdam ? K. O. Carswell,
Hershel Hipps, Robert Holland,
Lester Johnson, John Reno, Sam
Roberson, R. M. Scott, Luther
Smathers, Paul Sorrells, Andy
Clyde ? pat Cole, Jesse Green,
Ray Holder, J. Sam Jackson, Vin
son Lowe, Albert McCracken,
Wayne Medford, Teague Messer,
John Smathers, Wiley Snyder.
Crabtree ? Willard Beat, Gay
Hradshaw, Millard Ferguson, Clar
ence Green, Wallace Hill, Hilary
Medford, Sam Noland, Woodrow
Memmons, Hershel Rogers, Hubert
Rogers, Hubert Smith.
Fast Fork ? C. C. Burnett, Bill
Cody, Clyde Gorrell, Woodrow
Heatherly, Joe W. Holrombe, J. A.
Poston, Tom Revis, Willie Sellers,
Dave Sharp, I. C. Trull.
Fines Creek ? F.lmer Green,
Frank Green, R. A. Justice, M. M.
Kirkpatrick, Weaver Ledford, Da
vid Noland, Glenn Noland, Wilbur
Teague, 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 Election?Page ft)
, ? iu iLaywooa and Jackson Counties
Workers Report $10,000
Raised For United Fund Here
Dr. L. B. Hayes
At Bethel Church
DR. L. B. HAYES
Dr. L. B. Hayes, former Metho
dist district superintendent here.
I began his new pastorate at the
Bethel Methodist Church Sunday,
succeeding the Rev. L. B. George.
Dr. Hayes returned to Haywood
County from the Coburn Memorial
Methodist Church at Salisbury.
He is a graduate of Emory and
Henry and High Point College, vice
president of the WNC Conference
Board of Missions and Church Ex
tension. former president of the
Methodist Historical Society, and
a member of the Methodist Board
of Hospitals and Homes
Dr. Hayes served as district
superintendent and lived in
Waynesvltle for three years during
the early 30's.
Draw Nov. Jury
The county commissioners were
in session today for their regular
third Monday session, and only |
routine matters were being brought
to their attention.
The board will draw a jury for
the November term of criminal
court, which convenes November
21. before they adjourn for the
The board had no Statement to
make relative to the recent suit
about the county home farm sale.
They will not make any statement
until the 15-day appeal period ex
pires, which is the time the plain
tiffs have to perfect any appeal.
The plaintiffs through their law
yers gave notice of an appeal at
the conclusion of the case before
Judge Dan K. Moore on the 7th
PVT. McCLURK IN HOSPITAL
Pvt. Gene E. McClure is a pa
itient in the base hospital at Camp
1 Stewart, Ga.
Pvt. McClure was hospitalized
after receiving an injury to his
shoulder during training. Ife is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Will McClure
of Waynesville, Route I.
Set For This
Early and incomplete reports
from division chairman of the
United Fund campaign here this
morning showed that about 25 per
cent of the $38,841 goal had been
Chairman and workers in all
nine divisions were making final
plans today for a whirlwind finish
by the 24th.
The campaign will get under way
In the residential areas about WeC
nesday, and according to M. R.
Whisenhunt, campaign chairman
for the rural areas, the work la
set to go full speed there.
Dr. J. E. Fender, president,
said he was gratified at the re
spouse thus far, and with the en
thusiasm and the hard work which
i the chairman and co-workers were
planning for the rest of the week,
that hfe felt everyone would be
contacted for their contribution to
the campaign that is covering 25
Dave Felmet, campaign chair
man, felt that this week would see
the most intensive campaign ever
staged here, as the workers com
pleted the drive for the 25 agencies
included in the United Fund pro
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, office
manager, said the large thermom
eter on the court house grounds,
would show about $10,000 raised by
late this afternoon. The thermom
eter will be changed as chair
men make substantial reports to
the office in the courthouse.
This Is the first United Fund
campaign ever staged in Waynes
ville, and the leaders are confident
lhat the program will be success
ful in that it covers 25 agencies
in one drive.
Division chairmen are:
Advance gifts, Mrs. Bill Prevost.
Industry, Joe S. Davis and Char
Commercial (business district)
Euel Taylor and Lonnie L. Lyda.
Professional, Dr. Jack Dicker
Public employees, Mrs. Fred
Residential, Hye Sheptowltch
and Robert Winchester.
Rural and C.D.P., M. R. Whisen
Colored area, Henry Tuttle.
Schools, M. H. Bowles.
The list of agencies to share in
the United Fund program proceeds
Christmas Cheer Fund, Health
and Welfare and Sight Conserva
tion for both Waynesville and Haz
Woman's Club Christmas Tree
Pnysically Handicapped group.
U. S. O.
American Social Hygene.
National Traveler's Aid.
United Seaman's Service.
The Children's Home Society of
Inter - Church
Projects To Be
THE REV. CARL R. KEY
? f&V&mHr-' ' ' ? I
A group of ministers, church wo
men, youth and Sunday School
leaders and teachers will meet at
the First Methodist Church on
Thursday, October 20, at 10 a.m.
to consider a series of Inter-church
projects centered in the Bible.
The Rev. Carl R. Key of Durham
will be the visiting discussion lead
Mr. Key is the regional director
of the committee on the Use and
Understanding of the Bible in this
state. He maintains a staff rela
tionship with the Commission
Christian Education qf the North
Carolina Council of Churches.
This new work In the field of
the Bible wa;. inspired by a grow
ing national Interest in the Book
of Books. It is designed to offer
practical ways of teaching the use
and understanding of the Bible
through various community inter
The meeting on Thursday la
interdenominational and all inter
ested persons are invited.
Caught at Saunook
With Stolen Car
Five officers nabbed a Haywood
man about 5 a m. today, and charg
ed him with taking a 1951 Mercury
from Gastonia Friday. The 17-year
old youth had been in the army
three weeks, and was AWOL when
arrested, Cpl. Pritchard Smith said
The officer said Doyle Newton
Gaddy, Route 1, was chased by
Canton officers at a high rate of
speed about midnight. The car
turned off at Clyde, and the high
way partol was called in on the
Road blocks were set up, but the
car went around the blocks via
Two policemen were at a Serv
ice station when a call came in for
an attendant to deliver some gas
to a car near Barber's Orchard. The
policemen alerted other officers,
and all went to the stalled car near
Saunook, and found Gaddy pour
ing a gallon of gas he had gotten
from another station into the car.
(See Stolen Car?Page 81
No Rabies Cases Reported
In County So Far This Year
Thus far this year there have
been no reports of rabies cases in
Haywood County, according to the
Health Department records.
Last year there were five cases
of rabid dogs and 12 in 1953. After
several people were bitten in
1953, the county commissioners
decided" to employ a full-time dog
warden and hired Ernest C ha ro
llers, retired Army sergeant, for
Since he has been dog warden,
Mr. Chambers on several occasions
has proclaimed county-wide quar
antines on dogs, requiring owners
to keep their peta confined for
Working with county veterinar
ians, Mr. Chambers also has en
forced a law making it mandatory
for dog owners to have their ani
(See No Rabies?Page ?)
Killed .... 2
(1954 ? 3)
(1954 ? 51)
(This Informatics com
piled from records of
State Highway PaUol.)
The United Fund Campaign Has Started ? Give Generously For The 25 Agenci