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K^'NoTyl 14 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. t\, MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 14, 1955 *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
I Central School
[perty Will Be
lered For Sale
n Sale Is
v. 30th By
?rty will be offered for
on on Wednesday, Nov.
[he Board of Education
irty will be divided into
nd will be sold first as
len as a whole. The
ves the right to con
ect any and all bids,
ell, chairman, said,
j is offering terms to
jof one-third cash, the
two eaual payments in
L years with interest,
(by deed of trust,
irty was the subject of
|me mofiths ago. which
to a law passed bv the
hi Assembly providing
ton of the property
luilding was no longer
rhool purposes. The
tsDed the Town for the
f the property after the
ansferred the title to
id Haywood Library,
ras heard in court here
t Dan K Moore, and
reme court The court
f Moore's decision that
belonged to the coun
with a lot of determt
Kdfd in taking from
n silver from the cash
the Worlcy Store, in
I according to Deputy
L investigating officer.
? or persons, tried in
entrance via the door
K off the lock. After
t, the front window
it register was crashed
mm wanting to gain
to the building reach
to the cash register
it of its silver.
t>weli said the investi
antinuing. No arrests
eal, of Stamey Cove,
the sheriff's office
had been stripped of
harlie Jones investi
d the car was near the
e when thetooils were
estimate of the value
us on the report.
Sixty-three persons ? including
31 postmasters and their guests?
attended the fall meeting of the
12th District of the North Carolina
Postmasters Association at the
Towne House Saturday night.
The principal speaker was R. G.
Hawn, district manager of District
2 of the Atlanta region, U. S. Post
Office Department, who discussed
the new salary conversion of the
postal field service.
Congressman George A. Shuford
of Asheville, also spoke on present
measures before the U. S. Congress
to improve the postal services.
Reports were made at the meet
ing by Mrs. Effie Brickhouse, post
master at Columbia. N. C? on the
recent national convention of the
Postmasters Association at Detroit,
and by Jimmy Martin, postmaster
at Liberty, N. C., secretary of the
North Carolina chapter of the Post
Joe Ray, postmaster at Murphy
and district association chairman,
was in charge of the meeting.
Haywood countians at the session
were Postmaster Enos Boyd, Her
man Francis, and J. T. Russell, all
of the Waynesville postoffice; Post
master Thurman Smith of Hazel
wood, Postmaster Clarence Burrell
of Canton, and Postmaster Richard
Harnah of Clyde, a^g Postnjaster
Blny Medfon! of Lake Junaluska.
Haywood County's second chap
ter of the Grange was organized
Monday night in Crabtree com
munity with 44 charter members,
according to T. W. Fergusdn of
Ferguson, N. C? special deputy for
the North Carolina State Grange,
who served as organizing officer.
The first Grange chapter was es
tablished in October at Fines Creek
with 65 charter members.
Elected officers of the new Crab
tree Grange were:
Craig *K. Reeves, master; B. F.
Nesbitt, overseer; Mrs. Frank Med
ford, lecturer; Gerald W. Best,
secretary; the Rev. A. R. Davis,
chaplain; Gay L. Bradshaw, stew
ard; Bennett Best; Mrs. Bennett
Best, lady assistant steward; E. E.
Hill, treasurer; Jim Best, gate
keeper; Miss Eddie Hill, Ceres;
(See New Grange?Page 8)
nesville Students Win
Fair Exhibit Prize
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;u> ana Tom Garrett,
;F Burgess' electron
*?ynesville High, won
for their exhibit of
lls' at the recent
na State Fair, accord
nation received here
Were won by the fol
* f" evening classes
1 at WTHS;
">l>ers and Jim Sisk,
second place, exhibit of transmis
sion of sound by light; Luther Hall
and Tommy Norris, third place,
transmitting phonograph, and Tom- '
my Norris, fourth, automatic arma
The high school electronics clas
ses meet daily, while those for
adults meet three times each week
in the evenings.
4 mild with scattered
1 few thundershowers
?4 mild with widely
?V the State Teat
Ma*. Ml*. Pr.
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LT. PHIL MEDFORD was releas
ed from1 active duty and dis
charged from the U. S. Naval Re
serve, Saturday, November 12.
He arrived in Waynesville the
For the past two years, Lt. Med
ford has been stationed with the
Dental Clinic at the Marine Corps
Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
Prior to his enlistment, he had been
associated with his father, Dr. N.
M. Medford, in the general prac
tice of dentistry here. He will re
sume his practice after November
Lt. Medford is a graduate of
Davidson College and Emory
School of Dentistry. He is married
to the former Miss Mildred Houck
of Cameron, S. C. and they have
one young son, Houck Medford.
Mrs. Medford and Houck will ar
rive tomorrow, aocompanied by
Mrs. Medford's mother, Mrs. B. C.
Houck, of Cameron. The family
will return to their home on Clif
ton Street, Waynesville.
The new concrete block com
munity center building at Iron
Duff will be dedicated at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday at a special meeting of
the Iron Duff CTfP.
Principal speaker will be Morris
McGough, executive secretary of
the Asheville Agricultural De
Officers for 1956 also will be
elected at the meeting, with Ray
Milner, CDP chairman, presiding.
The Rev. M. H. Raby, pastor of
the Antioch Baptist Church, will
pronounce the invocation and the
Refreshments will be served af
ter the business meeting and door
prizes will be awarded.
Miss Carolyn Bischoff of Hazel
wood won The Mountaineer's
weekly football contest and $15
first-prize maney by picking the
winners in 11 out of 12 weekend
Her only miss was on the Way
Three other contestants ? Jerry
Deweese, Winford Wright, and
William O. Franklin ? also miss
ed on only one game, but Miss
Bischoff's prediction of 42 points
as the combined total of the
WJaynesville-Owen game missed
the actual figure by only six
points. * .
Nineteen other contestants miss
ed on only two games.
Clyde PTA To Meet
Thursday Night, 7:30
The Clyde PTA will meet at the
school auditorium, Thursday night
at 7:30 for their regular monthly
The* South Clyde parents will
serve refreshments in the cafeteria,
following the program.
Waynesville Area School
Libraries Have 15,100 Books
(See picture on Pace I)
School libraries in th? one high
school, junior high, and four
elementary school in Waynesville
and Hazelwood serve a total of
2,300 -students and contain 15,100
books. Miss Margaret Boyd, elem
entary school librarian, pointed out
today in connection with "Nation
al Book Week," November 13-10.
Waynesville Township High
School, with an enrollment of 1,
500 in the senior and junior high
schools, has 7,500 volumes in Its
library, according to Mrs. Lou
Belle Browning, librarian.
At Hazelwood School, which has
the largest library of the elemen
tary schools, there are 4,100 books
for an enrollment of 850. and 24
At Central Elementary School of
caynesville, a new library of 2,300
books serves 500 students and 15
At East Waynesville, there are
1,200 books for the school's 250 pu
pils and eight teachers.
Miss Boyd serves all three of the
Waynesville area elementary
schools?spending one or two days
each week at each llbsory.
The United Fund total climbed
to $26,359 this morning, and more
is expected to be reported later
today from groups which worked
over the weekend, according to
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, office
manager for the fund.
A number of workers were out
Friday and Saturday in behalf of
?he campaign, and were expected
to report a substantial collection
early this week, Mrs. Caldwell
Several firms of the a^ea have
made a 100 per cent contribution
to the campaign, Mrs. Caldwell
reported, and others are expected
to be added to the list within the
next few days.
There are 25 agencies that will
benefit from the campaign funds,
Dave Felmet, campaign manager
pointed out. "The future of these
agencies for 1956 depend upon the
success of this campaign. While it
is our first campaign, the need is
great, and the 25 agencies are look
ing toward us for their support for
the coming year."
On Ihj unction
County officials, and their law
yers, this morning said they did
not have any statement to make
relative to the pending hearing on
the injunction which stopped the
sale of the county home farm for
the second time.
The injunction papers were sign
ed before Judge J. Frank Huskins,
and served on the commissioiyrs
before dawn last Wednesday.
The hearing on tl)e complaint Ls
set for 10 a.m. here next Monday
before Judge Dan K. Moore.
The two-weeks term of superior
"ourt will also convene that same
Judge Moore dissolved the In
junction which was signed by
Judge Zeb Nettles in September.
There were eight plaintiffs named
in the first complaint, and 108 in
the second. Cogburn and Cogburn
are lawyers for the plaintiffs in the
Three Times That'
Of Last Year Is
Some 467 persons will begin get
ting checks tomorrow totaling $44,
269.50 as their share of the Christ
mas Club of the First National
The checks range from $25 to
$500, Mrs. Kege'nia Ferguson Rog
ers, who is in charge of that de
partment said today.
The $44,269 ft the amount which
the 467 persons have put into the
Christmas Club since last Novem
ber. The weekly deposits range
from 50 cents to $10 weekly, and
operates for 50 weeks.
The new Club opens the 22nd of
this month, and the goal for 1956
is $60,000, Mrs. Rogers said.
Last year $15,557 was distribut
ed, which means that almost 300
per cent more is being mailed out
The full amount of every ac
count is included in the checks
which are being mailed, Mrs. Rog
The checks are bright Christmas
red with gold and black letters. The
bottom of the check carries a spe
cial message from the bank.
County To Get
Timber In Pisgah
Haywood County will receive
$6,004.13 as Its share of the re
ceipts from the sale of timber in
North Carolina National Forests
during the past fiscal'year.
The receipts were mainly from
the sale of timber stiftnpage, but
included minor amounts from
special use and mining permits.
The money paid to Hayyood was
hased on the county's 63.482 acres
in Pisgah National Forest.
The top amount paid was to
Macon County ? $19,022 76 for
its 147.868 acres in Nantahala Na
'Golden Harvest' Prdgram
Will Open Here Tuesday
(See pictnre on Pare 5)
At 4 p.m. Tuesday, 40 Waynes
ville merchants and the Merchants
Association will open a weekly
program of "Golden Harvest"
drawings at the courthouse to
award cash prizes of varying
No purchases are necessary. Par
ticipants in the contest need only
go into one of the sponsors' stores,
obtain a ticket, put his name and
address on it, and leave it with
All the tickets from the 40 con
cerns will be put into a hopper
and one will be drawn each Tues
Winners will receive certain per
centages of the pot?ranging up to
50 per cent. Tickets will come in
several colors ? with each color
representing a specific percentage
of the pot?which will vary each
week. The first pot will be $500.
Ticket holders must be present
to claim their prize, but those ab
sent will receive token awards.
Participating merchants in the
"Golden Harvest" program are:
Western Auto Store, Stovali's
5-10-25 cent Store, Belk-Hudson
Co., Sheppe's Garrett Furniture ;
Co., Parkman Hardware, Slack's
Stores, Howell Hardware, Rogers 1
Electric Co., Crawford Gulf Serv
ice, Dan's Drug Store, Firestone
Store, L. N. Davis Co., Curtis Drug
Store, Book Store and Haywood
Typewriter Co., Martin Electric
Co., Central Cleaners, Turner's
Store, Taylor Motor Co., Parkway
Motors, Richland Supply Co.. Kurt '
Gaas, Jeweler, Charlie's Texaco
Service, The Smart Shop, Farmers
Federation, Farmers Hardware and
Supply Co., Massie Furniture Co..
Clifford M. Harrell and Associates,
Haywood County Farmers Co-op,
Watkins Motor Co., Scruggs Tex
aco Service, Lee Oil Co., The Fash- \
ion Shop. The Cloth Shop. Eagle |
Stores, The Toggery, Reliable
Jewelers, Red Wing Gift Shop, Al- t
lison & Duncan Co., and C. E. |
Ray's Sons. i
1956 Agriculture Outlook !
Meeting Set Wednesday ;
Earl Crawford Is
Of Memorial Park
Earl Crawford has been named
general manager of the Crawford
Memorial Park by the officials of
Crawford will have full charge
of the 22-aere development, which
is under state supervision and as
sures perpetual upkeep.
The Park is on the Dellwood
Road, and Crawford said much of
his time will be devoted to super
vising and planting of additional
grass and shrubs in an expanding
Haywood County's annual "agrl- (
culture outlook" meeting will be -
held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the ,
courthouse, according to County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway.
A team of agriculture specialists 1
from N. C. State Cbilege will be J
at the meeting to discuss the out
look on livestock, tobacco, and
vegetable production, anticipated r
market prices,' and also the prices r
that farmers will be paying next 1
year for their commodities such as
feed, fertiliser, chemicals, farm ^
All county fanners, agriculture
leaders, and other Interested per- a
sons are Invited to the meeting. n
Last year's outlook session was
held here December 7. a
Bank Mailing Checks For $44,269
Today For Christmas Club Payments
ALL SMILES and for a rood reason, as three peo
ple get Christinas Club checks at the First Na
tional Bank. This afternoon's mail will get the
other 484 checks totaling $44,269.58, which is t&
ing paid in cash to this year's Christmas Club
members. Left to richt: Mrs. Retina Ferguson
Rogers, in charge of the Christmas Club depart
ment at the bank. Tempie Dulin, Mrs. Louise
Ross and Hye Sheptowiteh.
Car Turns Over
Four Times In
Middle Of Road
Three Marines had a close call
with death about midnight Thurs
day when their speeding 1942 Pon
tiac turned ov?c Pvee or ?f font,
times In the middle of #ffgh*4y 19
after hitting one of the traffic
islands in the highway intersection
at Lake Junaluska.
Patrolman W. R. Wooten was not
far behind the car when it started
turning over. The speeders were
making about 75 to 80 miles an
hour, the patrolman said. The car
started wrecking 134 yards before
it came to rest in the middle of
the highway, the officers said.
Cpl. Pritchard Smith was on
Highway 19 on another assignment
and came to the scene. One of the
passengers had a small scratched
place on his knee. The other two
were not hurt.
The driver, Charles E. Webb,
Knoxville, was charged with speed
ing, and reckless driving. The car
was demolished, with the value
placed at $100.
Two Arrested For
Sheriff Fred Campbell and SBI
Agent P. R. Kitchen arrested two
young men in Canton Saturday
and returned them to Murphy
where they were charged with
breaking and entering a Murphy
home and taking some valuable
The boys were thought to have
left Murphy for Haywood after the
breaking and entering charge had
Both boys admitted to Campbell
and Kitchen that they entered the
borne and removed the guns, one
an antique. ' .
Fines Creek 4-H'ers
Hear Talk By Roy Beck
The Junior and Senior 4-H
Tlubs of Fines Creek School met
ast week with Cecil Brown, as
;istant farm agent, and Miss Jean '
?hilders, assistant horn# agent, 1
Public Library, Schools Plan
Observance Of 'Book Week'
18.06 Miles Of ]
In 14th District * "
The State Highway Commission
completed 18.06 miles of road Im
provements in the Fourteenth
Highway Division during October,
Commissioner Harry Buchanan re
With division headquarters in
Sylva, the Fourteenth is compos
ed of Haywood, Henderson, Polk,
Transylvania, Cherokee, Clay, Gra
ham, Jackson, Macon and Swain
counties. C. W. Lee is the newly
appointed , division engineer, who
replaces the late G. G. Page. Paul
Dupre, former district engineer at
Hendersonville,' is the new as
sistant division engineer. E. H.
Webb, maintenance supervisor at
Brevard, was promoted to district
engineer at Hendersonville, for
maintenance operations in Hay
wood, Henderson, Polk, and Tran
sylvania counties. E. L. Curtis is
district engineer at Bryson City in
charge of maintenance in Chero
kee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Ma
con and Swain counties.
In Haywood, state forces regrad
ed the following 12-foot wide
roads to 26 feet and surfaced
them, 16 feet wide, with traffic
bound macadam: Crabtree Church
Road, 1.1 miles; and Wrightsville
Road, 0.0 mile. Two other county
roads were graded to 26 feet wide
and surfaced, 14 feet wide, with
traffic-bound macadam: Clark
Road, 0.4 mile; and Catholic Camp
Road extension, 0.3 mile.
Other Haywood work included
strengthening the surfaces of the
following 14-foot wide county
roads, and their lengths, with ad
ditional stone; Pot Leg, 0.9 mile;
McEIroy Cove, one mile; Mingus
Cove, 0 25 mile; Durnett Cove, 0.4
mile; and Coffey Branch, 1.2 miles.
Beech Gap which is 16 feet wide
was strengthened with additional
stone for 0.5 mile.
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Dr. and Mrs. Jim Stringfield at- (
ended the Carolina-Notre Dame
'ootball game in Chapel Hill Sat- I
Plans for observance of Nation
al Book Week, Wtyttt opened' * s
terday, have been <
Miss tyjgrgaret Johnst<n$wlfcMp
eratiotfrwith Mrs. Carl Rat' Mffe
and Mrs. M O. Siamey. school sup
ervisors, and Miss Margaret Boyd,
At Waynesville High School, the
library, under the direction of
Mrs, Lou Belle Browning, will
have an exhibit of new books for
students and an open house for
At the elementary schools li
braries, special exhibits will be
featured and an open house will
be held for teachers at Hazclwood
Classroom teachers also are l?e
ing asked to have story telling
and special Instruction during the
week on the care of books.
Throughout the week broadcasts
will be carried over WHCC in
Bethel 7th grade panel, direct
ed by Mrs. Ruth Shipman; Central
School Sth grade play directed by
Mrs. Frank Brown; Hazelwood 3rd
grades directed by Miss Elsie Mc
Cracken, Mrs. Betty Noland Boone,
and Miss Mildred Dean; a talk by
Miss Boyd on books for 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd grade pupils, and records
on book themes.
A special exhibit of new chil
dren's books also will be on dis
play at the Haywood County Li
Pigeon Valley Lions
Hear C. C. Poindexter
C. C. Poindexter, principal of the
Bethel District Schools, discussed
education problems ? including
finances and the teacher shortage?
at a meeting of the Pigeon Val
ley Lions Club last week in observ
ance of American Education Week.
Garrett Smathers, chairman of
the Lions Education Committee,
was in charge of the program.
The Pigeon Valley Lions will not
meet next week as scheduled be
cause of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Ratcliffe Cove To Be Judged
For WNC District Contest
Ratcliffe Cove, first-place win
ler in the Haywood County Com
nunity Development Program con
eat laat week, will be Judged from
:45 p. m. until 3:30 p.m. Wednes
lay In connection with the West
rn North Carolina district con
Judges will tour the community
nd examine scrapbooka and com
nunlty summary sheets.
Judges wil be Mlas Lucia Brown,
ssociate home editor of The Prog
res*Ivp Farmer. Birmingham, Ala.;
E. Y- Floyd, director. Plant Food
Institute of North Carolina and
Virginia. Raleigh; W. M. Landess,
Agricultural Relations Branch,
Also in the contest are fop com
munities In Burke, McDowell,
Rutherfordton. Buncombe, Madi
son, Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, Hen
derson, Transylvania, Jackson,
Graham. Cherokee Reservation,
Swain, and Macon counties. j
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The United Fund Campaign Has Started ? Give Generously For The 25 Agencies'
i ,V * ? .
Killed i ?.; 3
(1954 ? 52)
(1954 ? 51)
(Thta Information omh
piled from records of
Stale Highway Patrol.)