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FAK?NoTfti 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 24, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
(ayton Rubber Co, Expanding Plant
]pdges Sees State' On Verge Of Big Things'
OR HODGES and Robert M. Uanes, Winston - Salem,
oithf Board of Conservation and Development, are shown
I mood as they attended the dinner Riven by citizens of
It at the Country Club. (Mountaineer Photo).
led Fund Campaign Hit
lOO Nark This Morninq
(J nf the 5-mile link
? Km mouth of Fines
U? Pigeon River to
has been completed,
ned from Frank L.
J follows Cove Creek
h side of the creek.
* link is part of the
* Cove Creek to
da the proposed Pi
*?ad, of which 6.5
'p of Waynesville is
Haywood County jaii I
assault with a dead- |
i connection with the
I heating of Dennis
of (ho Hemphill
onathan Crepk Satur
kputy Ornp Howell
"'h is in Memorial
tpital at Asheville.
fldition was reported
lir He is suffering
'<t face and severe in
said lhat Cagle
J" havV shot Smith
m'' ?OH then kicked
' is ho lay on the
n jail together with
Hemphill, who is
s a material witness,
occurred in the yard
Jfrs rrsidence about
All three men in
*Pn drinking, Howell
'"r' ac'e is being de
the outcome of
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The United Fund report hit
near the $15,000 mark thi? morn
ing. as Dave Felmet, campaign
chairman, said the reports from
many workers who spent a lot of
time on the project over the week
end had not been compiled.
The chairman of the nine divis
ions were pushing the campaign,
Felmet said, and the reports of al
most all workers are expected by
"From every source, I hear the
campaign is going well, and that
the citizens in this end of the coun
ty are pleased with the United
Fund program," Felmet said.
F.vcryonc has been busy and we
expect to get a large percentage
of the reports within the next few
Felmet said he knew of some
workers who were about finished
with their assignments and were
waiting to make one report.
The goal is $38,841 for 25 agen
cies, and this is the first time this
end of the county has ever had a
United Fund campaign.
Dr. J. E. Fender was warm in
his praise of Felmet and co-work
ers this morning, as he said he
knew a lot of work had been done,
and many of the workers were
pushing their assignments to com
Hazelwood firemen reported no
damage when a small blaze de
veloped at the Wellco Shoe Plant
late Friday afternoon. The em
ployees on duty put out the small
"I have no fear of the future of
North Carolina and where we are
going,'' Governor Luther Hodges
told members of the Board of Con
servation and Development, and
others at a luncheon here at noon
"I feel, frankly, that we are on
the verge of big things," the chief
Governor Hodges in discussing
the need to develop small indus
tries and attract larger ones, quot
ed A. L. Freedlander, president and
general manager of Dayton Kubber
Company as saying this morning:
"The reason we like what you are
doing in North Carolina is because
it gives us a feeling of stability
for the future."
Governor Hodges told the group
that North Carolina faces stiff
competition from other states in
attracting industries. He reported
that $200,000 has been sold in stock
in the Business Development Plan
and already the requests of loans
even prior to the program's start
I ing to function has already reach
ed $2,400,000. Two additional em
ployes were authorized by the
board for this new project.
"I feel the tourist council set
up for the promotion of the tour
ist business has tremendous pos-(
sibilities, and am sure it will help
us clean up highways, and do oth
(See Governor?Page 6)
Canton Lions Give
$250 To Haywood
Clinic For Blind
Canton Lions have voted $250
for the establishment of a Blind
Clinic in Haywood. The action was
taken by the board of directors,
following a recommendation of
the county council.
Tuesday night the Lions will see
a film on newspaper work.
At the last meeting recognition
was given to Lon Goodson for 15
years of perfect attendance; Law
rence Rickard for a 10-year rec
ord, and Hall Whitworth, for a 5
C. A. Smith is president of the
To Be Honored
By Clyde Lodge
Fifty-year Masons of the Clyde
Masonic Lodge 543 will be honor
ed at a special meeting Tuesday
at 7:30 p m. at the lodge hall.
All 50-year Masons will be a
warded pins, while 25-year Masons
will be presented certificates.
The speaker of the evening will
he Sam P. Burton, 33-degree Ma
son from Ashevtlle.
The committee in charge of ar
rangements for the meeting in
cludes Glenn D. Brown, S. L. Rog
ers. Larry H. Cagle, and Carlton
Dedication Of New Health
Center Set For Thursday;
Open House Will Be Friday
I The pew Haywood County Health
J Center on Highway 19A-23 about
one mile east of Waynesville will
be dedicated in formal ceremonies
Thursday night at 8 o'clock.
Open house will be held in the
center Friday from 9 a.m. until
5 p m.
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First Naitonal Hank, will be mas
ter of ceremonies at Thursday
night's program and W. Curtis
Rusk, editor of the Waynesville
Mountaineer, will give the address
Presentation of the building will
be made by F. C. Green, chairman
of the Hafwood County Commis
sioners and the dedication will be
made by Dr. E. A. Branch, director
of the Haywood County Commis
North Carolina State Board of
Health. Dr. Branch will be intro
duced by Dr. A. P. Cline, Canton
The invocation will be given by
the Rev. Cecil G. Hefner and the
benediction will be by the Rev.
William H. Marquis.
Members of the staff of the
health department will receive vis
itors on Friday and conduct them
through the building. The staff is
composed of Dr. George Wallace
Brown, health officer; Mrs. Rubye
B. Bryson, Mrs. Jeanette Abbott,
anl Mrs. Fannie Mae Martin, sen
ior public health nurses; Charles
E. Milner, senior sanitarian; Mrs.
Rebekah H. Murray, senior bac
teriologist; Miss Dot Whisenhunt.
senior clerk-stengrapher; Mrs. Ver
gie M. Robinson, junior general
(See Health Center?Page ?)
GOVERNOR HODGES listens to A. L. Freed
lander, president and general manager of Day
ton Rubber, tell of plans for expanding the
Waynesville plant. On the left is Richard Bradley,
president of the Chamber of Commerce, Governor
Hodges, Mr. Freedlander, Senator William Med
ford, and C&D Director Ben Douglas on the
right. Mrs. William Medford can be seen in the
foreground. The group got together at a buffet
dinner at the Country Club. (Mountaineer Photo).
Commissioners Will Sell
County Home And Farm
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County 4-H Stock Judging
Team Second At N.C. Fair
Carl Ratclitfe, Jr.. six-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rat
eliffe of Waynesville. won The
Mountaineer's weekly football
contest and $15 first prise by
guessing correctly the result of
11 out of 12 football games last
His only miss was the Stan
ford-Washington game which
ended in a tie.
Three other contestants miss
ed only two games, and three
ethers missed only three.
Haywood County's 4-H Club live
stock judging team placed second
in the state in competition last
week at the North Carolina State
Fair. Wilson County was the win
ner. Columbus County was third
and Rowan County was fourth.
Neal Kelly of Bethel was second
in the state in individual scoring,
while Verlin Edwards of Maggie,
a student at WTHS, was fifth.
Other members of the livestock \
team were Jerry Ferguson and
James Ferguson of Fines Creek
Coach of the team is Cecil
Brown, assistant county agent.
The livestock team's trip to the
fair was sponsored by the Ashe
ville Livestock yards.
Burley tobacco judging teams
(See 4-H Team?Page 6)
Thousands of visitors to (hp
mountains this weekend viewed the
lavish display of autumn color now
spread across the Blue Ridge ^nd
Great Smokips in what is rslled
the brightest foliage season in
Cars were bumper - to - bumper
throughout the day Sunday as
sightseers flocked to the new sec
tion of the Blue Ridge Parkway
from Wagon Road Gap to Beech
Gap. The new 11-mile stretch in
the high altitude of Devil's Court
house country, soars over the
mountains at an average elevation
of 4,500 feet.
A report from Cashiers Valley,
in the Waterfall Country on U. S.
64 between Brevard and Franklin,
indicates that the color season
there will not reach its peak until
this week. Localities below 3,000
feet in elevation should offer a
striking color display until early
Lake Junaluska School
Halloween Carnival Set
Lake Junaluska School will have
a Halloween carnival Friday night,
to be preceded by a dinner from
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The carnival will include a 30
minute program, a Halloween cos
tume contest, and booths.
A door prize also wil be awarded.
Two cars were wrecked early Fri
day morning on the same road
i within a half hour of each other.
One accident occurred in town,
the other two tenths of a mile south
of the town limits.
Waynesville Police Thief Orville
Noland reported that a 1948 Olds
mobile containing si* colored
youths ran off the pavement on 1
Pigeon Street and overturned in a
cornfield 300 yards south of Pigeon
Street School. None of the occu
pants was injured seriously.
Mack Jerome Powell of Bryson
City was charged with driving
drunk, while James Harris, also of
Bryson City, was cited for aiding
and abetting drunk driving. Not
charged was another boy from
Bryson City and three girls from
Damage was estimated at $400.
At 1:30 a.m. Mrs. Willie Mae
Secondine, Route 2. Canton, lost
control of her 1953 Mercury con
vertible which ran off the highway
on the right of the road and then
swerved back to the left and over
turned over a bank, according to
Highway Patrol Cpl. Pritchard
Damage to the convertible was
estimated at $400.
The investigation is still con- t
The county commissioners hav<
made fen order to sell the 140-acr<
county home and farm at auction
Wednesday. Nov. 9. The formal
order came after the temporary
restraining order had been dis
solved and dismissed.
The county board, in their or
der, set forth that all the money
received from the farm be placed
in the county debt service fund
except $5,000 be retained for re
pairing the nurses home at the
Hospital for use as a State licensed
boarding home for the aged, poor
and infirm of the county.
The formal order says, that "the
board after a careful examination
of the needs pertaining to the
county owning the county home anc
farm, that in the board's opinion
It would be to the best interest oi
the citizens of Haywood that the
farm and home be sold. The com
missioners find as a fact that the
county home and farm are not
needed for county purposes anj
longer; andt that it would be an
expense to the county to continue
to operate same."
The commissioners set in theii
formal order that the terms of the
sale be one-third cash and the re
mainder in three equal payments
in one, two an three years, secured
by a deed of trust, and interest al
six per cent. The order also pro
vides the right of the purchaser tc
pay any amount over the required
one-third, or all of the bid price
(See County Home?Page 6)
Planned To Boost
The Dayton Rubber Company announced today an
expansion program of its Waynesville plant.
The program is already under way, according to
A. L. Freedlander, president and general manager, in mak
ing the announcement this morning. The announcement
said it was hoped that the expansion program will be
completed in the first part of next year.
The new boiler house addition and new boilers will
be in operation next month.
The office building, with provision for air condition
ing. is now under construction, is scheduled for completion
by next February.
The new shipping and warehouse building is now
out for bidding.
The addition to the latex foam rubber buildings is on
the drawing board and officials expect to let the contract
The smaller buildings wiil also be completed shortly
after the turn of the year.
The heavy equipment such as huge compressors,
driven by a 1250 H.P. motor has been on order for some
time. The 100-foot dryers are also nearing completion.
"The whole program involving many hunareds of
thousands of dollars is primarily for the expansion of our
Koolfoam Division for foam rubber furniture cushions, pil
lows and mattresses, together with increased facilities for
their other diversions such as textile and loom supplies,"
Mr. Freedlander pointed out.
"Our Koolfoam latex products made by our freezing
process have established fine recognition in the furniture
industries. One of the greatest recognized furniture centers
; in the world is at High Point, and we are putting ourselves
in position to service this great industry, being so strateg
l ically located in the same state. Foam rubber is becoming
' increasingly popular for furniture as well as other uses,
and we believe this trend will continue. Also that the great
growth of the southeast will continue even greater, and
North -Carolina will gain the major portion. Its people,
' its resources, its intelligent state leadership, all make
North Carolina a fine place to live and share in its pros
! perity," Mr. Freedlander pointed out.
"This expansion program will add, we believe a siz
able increase in our payroll. Increased productivity per
! worker, in whom we have every faith, is essential to the
1 success of our program. It takes a larger volume and lower
I costs and efficiency to compete in these highly desirable
i markets," the official said.
"The whole expansion was made possible by financing
? we consummated some months ago in the form of long
' term loans," he declared.
I Some additional property was purchased some time
i ago, and all the new buildings will be erected in close
! promimity to the main plant.
mis is me uoiaen jumiee Year
! of The Dayton Rubber Company
founded in 1905 on Klser Street
, in Dayton, Ohio, with 22 people
Origins'ly the Company was or
ganized to manufacture mechanical
1 rubber goods such as garden hose
i and fruit jar rings.
Today, after many years of
steady progress in technical
achievement, the Company has
grown Into one of the Nation's 1m
portant rubber and synthetic rub
ber manufacturing plants.
Tne Waynesville Plant of The
Dayton Rubber Company employs
over 1100 people who produce a
variety of diversified rubber ar
Late in 1940, construction was
begun or the present plant at
WaynesvLle, with textile products
as the first items In production in
During World War II, life rafts
were made which saved the lives
of airmen around the world. Pon
tons were produced for the Army
engineers and were used to bridge
rivers on every battle front. At the
(See Dayton?Page 6)
Killed .... 2
(19S4 ? S)
(1954 ? SI)
Loss ?. $65,730
(This informs tlM com
plied from record, of
State Highway PatroL)
Hazelwood Junior Safety
Patrol Told To Disband By
National Safety Council
The Junior Safety Patrol, an ac
tive, and helpful organization in
Hazelwood for the past three years
lias been instructed to discontinue
ictivities, by the National Safety
Council, it was announced today by
Lawrence Davis, mayor of Hazel
Mayor Davis said the decision to
iiscontinue the patrol came at a
Jistriet meeting in Bryson City
when the Council instructed Daw
-ence Leatherwood. county super
ntendent of schools, and M. H
Bowies, district superintendent, to
see that the patrol was disbanded
Mayor Davis said many people
were asking why the patrol was not
>n duty, as they have been active
n patrolinf before school and af
er school hours, where students
The Hazelwood mayor said the
ictlon was taken by the National
(See Haaelwood?Page 6)
! Hazelwood School
Sets High Record
During Fire Drill
The Hazelwood school perhaps
i set a record for clearing the
building In a fire drill, when 845
students left the building in 53
George BIschofT, Are chief of
i Hazelwood, witnessed the dem
onstration, and said: "I never
saw such swift and orderly move
ment of that many people. The
result shows some good work has
been done by the principal, Carl
Ratcllffe, and his faculty In train
ing for Are drills."
The Are department drove the
truck to the scene to make the
drill more realistic.
"he United Fund Campaign Has Started ? (Give (Generously ror ine zo Agencies i