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P WALLACE BROWN, health offi
, accepts the keys of the modern
ter from Faraday C. Green, chair
rd of Commissioners, at the dedi
cation program here last week. Dr. E. A. Branch,
of the State Health Department, center, looks
Eranch Cites Necessity Oi Good
h, As Building Is Dedicated Here
alth can retard a stu
te an inferior complex
itely result in juvenile
y," Dr. E. A. Branch
i dedicatory address of
laywood County Health
gal dedication was held
evening, with open
Friday when several
sited the modern build
ewed the latest equip
jch a building, with the
tf the staff serving as
th used as his topic,
le worth of a child?"
n by citing that there
I in this slate below
and about a million in
> said the ranking def
children is not teeth,
'tummy, but under
it ? even in this land
e special pains to see
iickens, hogs, and eat
ilanced diet, but often,
fct our children." he
l "We know what ba
n the way of food, but
it is not given them,"
or of Oral Hygiene of
State Board of Health,
me of the examples of
and their affect upon
of a child.
tiidren are not healthy
?lay in school, and of
repeat a grade because
pth. When this fact is
W by the time a child
wrth grade, he begins
an inferiority complex,
(ten from that point be
Jenile delinquent," the
complimentary of the
' Haywood, the new
pr and the "opportun
' f?r a greater tomor
?c Waynesville Town
t. served as master of
and pointed out after
Fire Warden In
Homer Trantham of Fines Creek
has accepted a position as fire
warden on the French Broad Dis
trict of the Pisgah National For
est, Ranger Ed Ellenberg announc
Mr. Ellenberg added that Trant
ham now joins veteran wardens J.
M. Caldwell and Oliver Hicks in
protecting government land in this
section of the county.
The ranger commended the war
dens "as community leaders who
have volunteered to take a posi
tion that may call them out at any
time of the day or night to spend
long, hard and often dangerous
hours fighting forest fires for
small monetary reward. It is men
like these who have given moun
tain people the reputation of being
Mr. Ellenberg also urged:
"Now that the fall fire season is
approaching, everyone is asked to
take every precaution against
causing a woods fire and, if you
should see an uncontrolled fire,
report it to your nearest fire war
den as soon as possible. Let us all
get behind these men to "Keep
North Carolina Green."
Daytona Beach Officials
Here For The Weekend
Cletus Allen, manager of Day
tona Beach, together with Mayor
Morrison and Mr. Gresham. man
ager of the Airport, of Daytona,
were Waynesville visitors over the
weekend. Mr. Allen came here to
inspect his Jonathan Creek farm.
Travel On Parkway Links
In Area Still Remains Heavy
Travel on the Parkway con
tinued heavy, according to Rang
er A. A. Henderson, who report
ed 1,621 cars entered the 11-mile
link at Wagon Road Gap Sunday,
and another 500 ears visited the
Mile High area which was open
ed Saturday and Sunday only.
Sunday a week ago 2,345 cars
entered the Wagon Road Gap
entranoe of the Parkway, with
several hundred others going up
via Sherwood Forest and the
Beech Gap entrance.
The colqr was still pretty this
past weekend, with much color
prevailing around Soco Gap, and
down 19 to Cherokee.
The Wagon Road-Beech Gap
link of the Parkway will remain
open until officials deem It wise
to close for the winter due to
ice and snow.
Visitors to the Newfound Gap
and Clingman's Dome area late
Sunday saw snow flakes as well
as large icicles hanging from
rocks along the roadway.
Rites Are Held
For J. P. Harrell
Funeral services were conducted
his afternoon in the Cove Creek
Baptist Church for John T. Har.
?ell, 84, of Waynesville, Route 4,
>vho died Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at
The Rev. Carl Cook, the Rev.
Forrest Ferguson, and the Rev.
3ete Hicks officiated and inter
nent was in the Davis Cemetery.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Harrell was a native and life
ong resident of Haywood County,
he son oi the late Jake and Eliza
>eth Hill Harrell. He was a re
ired farmer and stockman and was
i member of the Cove Creek Bap
Surviving are four daughters,
Mrs. R. L. Davis of Waynesville,
Route 4, Mrs. Nora Morrpw of
Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Iowa Chambers
of Waynesville, and Mrs. Calvin
Rose, Waynesville, Route 2; two
sons, Jim Harrell of Waynesville,
Route 2 and Floyd Harrell of Hill
top, W. Va.; 35 grandchildren;
72 great-grandchildren; and three
Garrett Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Hey ward Smith
Dies Here After
Hey ward Smith, Sr., 59, of
Waynesville died in the hospital
here Thursday at 10:45 p.m. fol
lowing a long illness.
A son of the late William Rufus
and Harriett LeGrande Smith of
Columbia, S. C? he was a retired
auditor of the Thomas and How
ard Co. of Sumter, S. C.
Smith moved to Waynesville
about three years ago following
He was a member of Claremont
(See Heyward Smith?Page I)
egation In Schools
silts Serious Problem
Senator Wm. Medford
*ns Of the south and
^facing a problem far
?s wan they realize,"
, ?m Bedford told Ro
' Friday. as he discuss
tor said that a special
* the problem at this
jgj^ncd that the mat
ter of segregation is a much larger
problem in the eastern part of the
state than here in the west.
"I feel that if the order came
that we had to integrate, that it
would be more readily acceptable
here in the west than in the east,
in counties such as. Warren where
the population is 73 per cent color
ed." he said.
"The matter is complicated?an
extremely complicated problem,
and we have about a year in which
to make up our minds.
"My views are that we can work,
and try to delay definite action,
but all the time realizing that it
is not going to stay that way," the
The member of the 7-man state
advisory committee, pointed out
that much progress had been made. ,
in fact, he quoted Governor Hodges |
as saying, "more progress has been
made in North Carolina than in
other states in the South. The
(See Senator Medford?Page ?)
and cool today.
d State Test
*?? Mia. pr.
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88 60 .39
88 32 .01
There will be about 300 cases on
the docket when the November
term of court convenes the 21st,
according to J. B. Siler, clerk of
court. The two-week term will be
presided over by Judge Dan K.
Moore, of Sylva.
Among the cases on the docket
will Include that of Burl Warren,
who was granted a new trial by
the State Supreme Court for
wounding his son about 18 months
ago. Warren was given a 5-7 year
sentence lasf November, and took
an appeal. Also scheduled to come
up for trial will be A. M. Fowler,
charged with assault.
The jury for the two-week term
is as follows:
Jurors for the first week are:
Wayne Caldwell, Waynesville; E.
R. Moody, Canton, Route 5; Bur
gus Nelson, Canton; Thomas W.
Alexander, Route 2, Waynesville;
James Everette Frady, Waynes
vine; k. i. canning, canton; Her
man L. Towe, Canton; Carl High
tower, Route 1, Waynesville; Jack
D. Woody, Canton; F. E. Shull,
Canton; Floyd M. Roberts, Canton;
Edgar Boring, Hazelwood: Claude
O. Cook, Canton; Wayne Burnette,
Route 1, Canton; Mark Galloway.
Route 1, Waynesville; Finnie
Timbes, Waynesville; Sam Fltrger
ald, Route 1, Waynesville; W. E.
Robinson, Route I, Canton; John
Jenkins, Route 1, Canton; NewtOn
H. Davis, Route 1, Waynesville; W.
H. West, Route 1, Canton.
Henry Norman, Route 1, Waynes
ville; G, T. Mauney, Canton; Glenn
H. Williams, Canton; Frederick
Nichols, Route 3, Waynesville; Hol
lis Laymon, Route 2, Canton; Jack
C. Rabb, Route 1, Waynesville;
Lewin L. Medford, Route 1, Can
ton; Donald Moody, Route 2,
Waynesville; Nelson T. Blaylock,
Route 2, Canton; Raymond Cald
well, Route 2, Waynesville; J. M.
Wells, Route 3, Canton; G. D. Rice,
(See Court?Page 6)
MRS. MILLIARD B. ATKINS talks with William
Medford. left, chairman of the N. C. Parks. Park
way and Forest Development Commission, and
Bee km an H u*er, president of the Western North
Carolina Associates Communities, about the posi
tion she assumes November first as Clerk and
j i 11 I m?
Budget Officer of the N. C, Park Commission.
She will succeed Mrs. Edith Empaon. who recent
ly resigned, effective November ISth. Mrs. Emp
son has been with the Park Commission since it
was established In 1947.
Golf Ball Core
Explodes In Face
Of Roberts Boy
Harry David Roberts, nine-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Rob
erts, 307 Water St., Waynesville,
escaped serious injury last week
when a golf ball he was cutting
on wt* a pocket knife blew ?p> in
The explosion was caused by
cutting Into the core of the golf
ball, which contains liquid rubber.
He was treated at Haywood
County Hospital by Dr. James
Fender and then sent to a special
ist at Asheville, Dr. Edward E.
Improved today, Harry David
returned to school.
Dr. Moore said that the Roberts
boy is the fourth from Waynes
ville that he has treated for in
juries caused by an exploding golf
ball which exploded when cut into.
Haywood 4-H Members
Win Two District Awards
Two Haywood County 4-H Club
members won district awards this
year, according to an announce
ment made during the annual
Western North Carolina District
4-H Recognition Day luncheon at
the George Vanderbilt Hotel in
County winners in district com
petition were Neal Kelly of Bethel,
recreation and rural arts, state
4-H Club vice president and mem
ber of the county 4-H livestock
judging team, and Barbara Fer
guson, junior canning.
Other 4-H members from Hay
wood at the luncheon were Gail
Bradshaw of Fines Creek, mem
ber of the state chorus during 4-H
Club Week at Raleigh; Tom Gar
rett of Saunook, a member of the
county's dairy Judging team; James
and Jerry Ferguson of Fines
Creek, livestock judging team
members; Jimmy Francis of Way
nesville, district talent winner,
and Jennings Plemmons of Sau
nook, vegetable production dem
Prior to the luncheon, Neal Kel
ly directed a period of recreation,
including games and square danc
Miss Bradshaw returned t o
Ashevilie today to attend the
Farm and Home Electric Congress
at the George Vanderbiit, spon
sored by the Carolina Power and
Ray New Board Chairman
Of Carolina Motor Club
CHARLES E. RAY <
(Photo by Hugh Norton)
Charles E. Ray was named chair
man of the board of directors of
the 33-man board of the Carolina
Motor Club at the 33rd annual,
meeting held in Charlotte. Ray
succeeds I. C. Harrison, successful
cattleman of Columbia.
Coleman W. Roberts was re
elected president; T. E. Pickard,
Jr.* vice president and general
manager; F. D. Miller, vice presi
dent and secretary; George L. Hop
kins, treasurer. Vice presidents arc
General Mark W. Clark, of Char
leston; T. Brodie Ward, Wilson;
Miles L. Clark, Elizabeth City
Winchester Smith, Williston, S.
C.. and Leo Harvey of Kinston.i
At the meeting, highway depart
ment heads of the Carolinas told
members of the board of directors
Lhat one of the most immediate
problems is educating the public to
the necessity of controlled access
(See Charles Ray?Page 61 i
Over $2,000 More Added
To United Fund Campaign
More than $2,000 more was add-1
ed to the United Fund Campaign
fund this morning, as several
aprkers reported early, and Other*,
said they were making ail effort to
"clean up" with their assignments.
The total now is in excess of
$20,230, according to the office
reports of Mrs. Raymond Caldwell,
office manager for the fund.
A number of workers have in
dicated their plans to complete
the area assignments given them
by the middle of this week, while
others have Juat about finished
their card assignments and are ex
pected to make a full report Tues
There are nine divisions in the
United Fund Campaign, and the
chairman of each has a number of
workers carrying out assignments
throughout this end of the county.
Dave Felmet, campaign chair
man, said a meeting held Thursday
with a number of division chair
men gave every indication that
the goals would be met by the re
The budget adopted by the
board of directors for the 25 agen
cies is $38,841.
Dr. J. E. Fender, president of
the United Fund, said he felt that
the workers would complete their
assignments soon, and thus make
the first United Fund Campaign in
this end of the county a success.
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. Whlsen
Colored area, Henry Tuttle.
Schools, M. H. Bowles.
Mrs. Smythle Haworth of Lake
Junaluska ia visiting her son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Byron Haworth, in High Point.
Dewey Wright of Hazel wood
won the weekly Mountaineer
football contest with a perfect
score. He will receive |15 first
In a weekend in which there
were fewer upsets than usual. 26
other contestants missed only
The grid tilt which foiled most
of the prognostlcators was
Tulane's upset of previously un
Liner Serving Aboard
Heavy Cruiser Helena
George R. Liner, ship's service
man third class, USN, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam P. Liner of Waynes
ville, is serving aboard the heavy
cruiser USS Helena.
During October the Helena is
acting as school ship for students
of the Navy General Line School.
New 5'/2-Mile Parkway Link From Wolf Laurel
To Ravensford To Be Contracted In Few Weeks
In 2 Seaons
"We hope to have the 5 1/2-mile
project under contract before
Chriatmas," Sam P. Weems, super
intendent of the Blue Ridge Park
way told The Mountaineer, rela
tive to the completion of the Park
way link from Wolf Laurel to Rav
ensford. The Parkway official esti
mated completion In late fall of
The National Park Service also
announced In Washington that
plans were to speed the project
which runs through the Cherokee
Director Conrad Wlrth said Sl,
500,000 which had been set aside
for construction work at Grand
father Mountain, and another $300,
000 for a spur at Llnvllle had
been transferred to the Wolf Laur
The allocation was made, Wlrth
said, because of the delay in ob
taining rights of way for the Lln
ville-Blowlng Rock link of the scen
When the 5 1/2-mlle link la com
pleted, it will provide a direct en
trance to the Smoktea, and will
alao provide a by-paas of Cherokee
via Soco and Ravenaford. The new
Parkway link will be about two
miles shorter between Soco and
Ravenaford than via Cherokee.
Supt. Weema aald that the fl,
800,000 would be sufficient to
grade the link, build two tunnels,
and two brtdgna over Indian roads
Three ta-jVJ already- bored
between Wolf Laurel and Rig
Witch Gap will have to be lined,
and portala built, he said.
The money will not be sufficient
for a bridge across the Oconoluf
tee River, but, Supt. Weems ex
plained, there will be funds for
that project by the time the link
of the Parkway Is finished.
Supt. Weems said It would take
about two full seasons to build the
5 1/2-mile link. He felt that clear
ing of right-of-ways would start
soon after the first of the year,
with dirt moving starting early
There are about 3 miles of the
link graded from Wolf Laurel to
Big Witch Gap. The work on the
project was stopped during the
It Is 13 miles from Soco Gap
to Ravensford via the Parkway. A
2 1/2-mile link is finished to Wolf
Laurel, where the spur road now
turns to Mile High overlook and
Director Wlrth also announced
(See Parkway?Page 6)
Schools Serving 500 More
Lunches Now Than In 1954
An average of five hundred more
lunches are being served daily in
cafeterias of the Haywood County
school system (excluding Canton)
this year than last year, Mrs. Rufus
Siler, school lunchroom supervisor,
The average number of lunches
served in the 16 schools is 5,032
each day, Mrs. Siler said. *
Cataloochee recently added a
cafeteria to its plant, she added.
The menu for this week in the
:ounty school system, Mrs; Siler
said, will be:
Luncheon Meat, Brown Potatoes,
Carrot Si Cabbage Salad, Hot Rolls,
English Beef Loaf, Slaw, Potato
Chips, Whole Wheat Rolls, Date
Baked Beans, Fresh Greens,
Corn Bread, Vegetable Platter,
Cherry Upside-Down Cake.
Chicken Pie, Green peas In
Potato nests. Celery & Carrot
Sticks, Hot Biscuits, Rice Pudding.
Vegetable Soup, R.E.L. Sand
wich, Cracker, Apricot Bars.
(1954 ? S)
(1954 ? 51)
Loss ? ? $65,730
(Thta inform, ttoo com
piled from rooords mt
State Biffciray P.troL)
35 Calves At Enka Show
Thirty-five top beef calves from
Haywood County will be exhibited
and then auctioned off by 4-H
Club and FFA members at the an
nual Western North Carolina Fat
Calf Sale and Show Tuesday and
Wednesday at the Hominy Valley
Horse Show and Hound Pavilion at
The show will be held at 1 p.m.
Tuesday'and the sale at 1 p.m.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way said that a number Of county
business concerns and organiza
tions are showing an unusual a
mount of Interest in the event and
plan to buy beef grown by the
4-tf and FFA members.
This sale is the only place In
Western North Carolina where the
public can purchase top-grade
beef. Mr. Holloway asserted.
Persons who wish to buy a half
of a beef are urged to go in with
another person to purchase the
animal for lockers or home freez
ers, the County Agent said.
Individuals who wish to buy
beef, but cannot attend the Enka
sale are invited to call the county
agent's office and ask that an as
sistant agent purchase the animal
The United Fund Campaign Has Started ? Give Generously For The 25 Agencies
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