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^ Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^in my credit. g
H^Xr no. 95 20 pages Associated Press 7 WAYNESVlLLE, N. c., thursday AFTERNOON, NOV. 17, 1955~~ $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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lunty Asking Damages In Farm Sale Issue
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The county commissioners will
set up a counter suit and ask for
damages, plus costs, when their
answer is filed to the restraining
order preventing the sale of the
140-acre cpunty home property as
the matter comes before Judge
Dan K. Moore here Monday morn*
ing at 10 a.m.
The figure being discussed this
morning by the county attorney
and the board was $25,000.
Grover C. Davis, county attor
ney, told The Mountaineer this
morning that the defendants in
the case are drafting their answer
to the complaint and will be ready
for the hearing Monday morning.
The complaint, listing 108 plain
tiffs, was the basis for the second
injunction preventing the schedul
ed sale of the county home prop
erty. The last restraining order
was signed by Judge Frank Hus
kins, while holding court in Boone.
The commissioners, through
their attorney, have made a mo
tion to Increase the identity bond
from $1,000 to $25,000. The motion
was slated to be heard Saturday
before Judge Patton, Franklin, but
it was later learned he was in
Ashboro. and the motion has not
been heard. However, it is still
pending, The Mountaineer learned.
The defendants in the case, said
(See LawaaM?Page 8)
The new Phillips 66 service sta
tion on the Asheviile Road, just
south of the Haywood County Hos
pital, is now in operation and will
have a formal grand opening soon,
Ulus Burnette, owner an doperator,
The new station is constructed
of concrete biocK and Crab Orchard
stone, has mercury vapor lighting,
a large concrete driveway and a
frontage of 190 feet. It is leased'
by the Allison & Duncan Oil Co.
of Hazelwood, which supplies 60
retail outlets In Western North
Carolina, North Georgia, and East
Mr. Burnette has operated serv
ice stations for several years, and
was in business at Five Points in
Hazelwood before opening the new
Phillips 66 station.
There are now 1,100 Phillips
service stations in he Raleigh divi
sion, which includes North and
South Carolina and Virginia.
\ture Of Horse Show Depends On Civic Groups
Not To Put
The staging of the Carolina
Jubilee Horse Show here next
August was uncertain this morn
The horse show board of direc
tors have definitely decided they
will not undertake the staging of
the show again, but made it clear
they would work untiringly with
any group in putting on the event
which has attracted much attention
in the past three years.
The bright spot on the horizon
for the show was that the board of
directors of the,Chamber of Com
merce felt thereMs a definite need
for the continuance of the show
and a committee from that organi
zation has been named to work
with the Horse Show board in an
effort to work out a program for
the 1956 show.
Several reasons were cited by
C. C. League, president, for the di
rectors reaching their decision of
not staging the 1956 show. He said:
1. A limited number of directors
have been called upon to perform
the job of promoting the Horse
Show and that these Directors
have personally assumed respon
sibility for financial loss in the
event of rain of other mishap
whereas the promotional job
should be a united effort of civic
clubs and individuals.
2. Land has not been utilized as
Killy as expected by other clubs,
organizations, and individuals in
spite of the fact that all facilities
(See Horse Show?Page 8)
The Waynesville High School
band, orchestra, and chorus will
present a fall concert at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the high school audi
torium. Musical Director Charles
L. Isley announced today.
A varied program is planned and
will be announced Monday, Mr.
He also disclosed that the an
nual Christmas concert will oe
held this year on Thursday, Decem
ber 16, and this year will feature
only the WTHS chorus in a special
The fall concert Tuesday will be
the first presented by the Waynes
ville musicians since the opening
of the new school term in August.
?( the WNC District Community Con
^Lun a> they locked over RatclifTe Cove
Hedneaday afternoon. From left to right:
H Brown, Birmingham, W. M. Landess,
Knoxville, E. Y. Floyd, Raleigh, and R. C. Fran
cis, treasurer of the CDP who along with others
covered the community with the judges. Other
pictures. Page 1, Section 2. (Mountaineer Photo)
[wood To Erect 300
ele Street Markers
I ted to begin within
he erection of about
street post markers
according to Mayor
nen will make the
crete and steel, and
kc town official said.
I be painted with the
reet painted in black.
i several types of
s and found this to
ractical. and the most
RT Davis said,
ted cost is about $5
paving project has
ed, which now gives
town a hard surface,
pointed out. The lat
ing project cost about
PPy to get this paving
leted, as we are now
our paving within the
Mayor Davis pointed
way patrolmen in Hay
? have a 1955 Pontiac
wession, but the driv
ftard H. Smith of the
Vted Wednesday that
Bent officers have
W to be on the look
Bard Johnson, Marine
?o abandoned the car
? service station in
Bal said that Johnson
V Sacramento, Calif.,
? of passing, fictitious
Bearing California 11
? was nearly out of
?ing a spare tire ? a
? that the driver prob
?e tire to raise money,
?as been described as
old, is 5-10 in
1 ?' ('ighs ibo pounds.
?*ed he may show up
?ty later, the corporal
Milng wirMls today
1Uy f?lr and cold.
State Test Farm:
Wa*. MlB. Free.
P 67 51 .42
? '2 43 _
'4 M .27
If Roy Floyd of Lake Junaluska
had been in front of the court
house at 4 p.m. Tuesday, he would
have won $200 in the Waynesville
Merchants Association first "Gold
en Harvest" drawing.
Instead, he will receive only $5
by mail and a letter inf.H-ming him
what he missed by not being pres
ent at the drawing.
Next week the pot will total
$575, but only a certain percent
age of that amount will be given
Tickets used in the "Golden
Harvest" come in several colors
and, prior to each drawing, an
agreeent is made that a certain
color will represent a specific per
centage of the pot to be awarded
to the winner. This percentage
will not exceed 50 per cent of the
Participants do not haye to pur
chase anything, but merely have
to request tickets from the 40 par
ticipanting merchants, sign them,
and leave them with the merchant.
All tickets are placed in a hop
per and only one is drawn out each
Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Ticket holders must be pres
ent to win.
Eleven Haywood County men
left here Tuesday for Knoxville
and induction Into the armed
forces. They were:
Clarence Lee Kirkpatrick of
Fines Creek, George Stringfield
Love, East St., Wlaynesville; Jos
eph Hedric Noland of Route 4,
Waynesville; Roy Gene Phillips,
Poplor St., Canton; Billy Lee
Reece of Balsam; Kenneth Ray
Parton of Route 1, Canton; Weav
er Elmen Donaldson, Pisgah
Drive, Canton; Clarence Wlndred
Wright, Phillips St., Canton; Lon
nie Kenneth Aldridge, Smathers
St., Waynesville; Robert Shirrle
Davis of Canton, and James Edgar
Parton, Route 1, Canton.
Another registrant was sent to
Knoxville for a preinduction
The rtext meeting of Selective
Service Board 43 will be held at
the courthouse December 3. at
which time Ave registrants will be
sent to Knoxville for induction.
J. B. ELMORE IMPROVING
J. B. Elmore, who has been a
patient at the Bowman-Gray Hos
pital, Winston-Salem, for the past
two weeks, is reported to be in
good condition. He is the father of
Mrs. Yates F. Burgess.
One of the heaviest dockets in
Haywood County history?possibly
the second biggest?will face Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva when he
convenes the November term of
Superior Court here Monday morn
Clerk of Courts J. B. Siler said
that approximately 350 cases were
on the docket Wednesday and that
by court time Monday the total
probably will reach 400.
Among major cases scheduled
for trial are:
A manslaughter charge against
Charles Howard Leatherwood of
Waynesville in connection with
the death of Charles Gidney. Can
ton barber, in an automobile ac
cident in Clyde last Spring; a driv
ing drunk and murder charge
against Dewey Forest Bryson,
Route 1, Waynesville,.driver of the
(See Court?Page 8)
Now Past The
The United Fund rose to $26,624
here this morning, with more In
sight before the day ends, accord
ing to Dave Felmet, campaign
There are a number of rural
areas yet to report, and some of
the pledges from employees of
business firms are to make their
reports, it was learned.
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, office
manager, said indications were
that several groups would report
this weekend, and push the fund
nearer the quota of $38,841.
Lower U.S. Farm Income Seen For '56
Forecast For Entire Nation Is Optimistic
Liespite a favorable forecast for
the nation as a whole for 1956,
American farm lamilies face a con
tinued decline in their income dur
ing the coming year.
This prediction by U. S. and
North Carolina economists was
brought out Wedesday afternoon
during the county's annual agricul
tural outlook meeting at the
Speakers were Charles R. Pugh,
farm management and marketing
specialist from N. C. State College,
and Miss Josephine Cusiek, hous
ing and home furnishings special
ist from State College.
Mr. Pugh said that farmers prob
ably will pay slightly more for
what they use, but will,receive
slightly less for what they produce
"Agriculture in the United States
is still faced with a problem of sur
pluses," he asserted.
He said that increases of from
5 to 10 per cent in the cost of fur
niture and from 2 to 5 per cent in
the cost of farm equipment are
predicted for next year.
Retail food prices and costs of
electrical appliances, however, are
expected to be about the same as
this ydar, he added.
For the entire nation, personal
income and employment are fore-'
seen at an all-time high during
196t?. ?fncrcases atao 'tore predicted
I for industrial production and in
Mr. Pugh said that farm Income
for 1955 has been down from 4 to
(See Farm Income?Page 8>
4 Haywood Men
Now Serving On
U.S. Grand Jury
Four Haywood County men are
serving on a federal grand Jury
which was drawn Monday at the
opening of U. S. District Court in
Ashevilie. They are:
Claude N. Allen of Hazelwood,
deputy foreman of the jury; Glenn
D. Brown of Clyde, Will A. Med
ford and Thad O. Chafin, both of
Among 85 bills given the grand
jury in Ashevilie were those ask
ing for the indictment of Donald
M. Cox on charges of embezzling
approximately $90,000 from the
Citizens Bank of Marshall while
employed as a cashier there.
SPEAKERS ai the annual agricultural outlook meeting at the court
house Wednesday afternoon were Charles R. Pugh, farm manage
ment and marketing specialist at N. C. State College, and Miss
Josephine Cusick. housing and household furnishings specialist at
State College. Mr. Pugh said that personal income and employ
ment is expected to continue to increase over the nation as a whole
during 1956, but that farm income will continue on the downgrade.
$12,000 Distributed By
First State Bank Monday
For Christmas Club Plan
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The First State Bank mailed
about $12,000 to 145 members of
the bank's first Christmas Club on
Monday, according to J. ti. Smith,
The club began in January of
this year, the bank official said,
and the Amount saved for the first
year is believed to be a record for
a community the size of Hazelwood.
Mr. Smith said the 1956 Club
would begin November 28, and
indications were that about 250
members would join, which would
mean a distribution of something
like $25,000 next year this time.
"While the Club will actually
begin the 28th, it is open for mem
bership at any time after that
date," Smith explained.
LAWRF.NCE DAVIS was elected
president of the Hazel wood
Boosters Club, and will assume
office January 1.
Paul Bryson, who has served as
president for the past year, will
All the office of vice president,
while Glenn Wyatt was re-elected
as secretary, and George Summer
row as treasurer.
The board of directors are Bill
Freeman, C. N. Allen and Hershel
The new officers will be installed
at the December meeting, which is
the annual winter ladles night for
Dr. Daniel Lane was the speaker,
giving a vivid description of his re
cent trip to South America.
Auto License Tag Bureau
Is Sought For Waynesville
There is a possibility that !
Waynesville will have a license bu
reau by December first. I
This fact was made Tuesday 1
night when the Board of Directors (
of the Chamber of Commerce (
authorized the executive commit- i
tee to follow-up on the applica- i
tion for establishing the bureau j
here. The application was made
several months ago.
The executive committtec will
told a conference with Charles E.
Ray, chairman of the board of
iirectors of the Carolina Motor
2Iub on the matter. The committee
vas instructed to work out details
ind the mechanics of establishing
i bureau here.
(See License Tags?Page 8)
IRON DUFF'S NEW COMMUNITY CENTER was
dedicated at a special program last nicht, with
Morris McOouch. executive secretary of the
Asheville Agricultural Development Council, as
the principal speaker. The hufldinr located on
mmmsaw*..,- , *
the Orchard Cere Ron) off the main Iron Duff
Road, was built by J. R. Caldwell*! Iron Duff and
H. V. Prcaslcy of Canton, shown standing by ihr
Opponents To Farm Sale
Will Meet Friday Night
Citizens opposing the sale of the county home farm will meet
Friday night, 7:30, at the Bethel school.
Max Cogburn, attorney for the group, told The Mountaineer
today, that the meeting was for the purpose of planning what steps
to take in order to prevent the sale of the 140-acre farm.
Cogburn said he felt the first thing to come up in the meeting
would be the election of a chairman, as a presiding officer.
There are 108 plaintiffs in the case which prevented the sale
of the property on the 9th, and the program is "to discourage the
sale of the property," Cogburn said he had learned.
Cogburn pointed out he had been named attorney for the group.
He said he planned to attend, and would in all probability be called
upon to review the recent injunction and the legal procedure of the
Sylva Taxi Yields
Liquor Under Hood
necause of Uie fact that Cpl.
Pritchard H. Smith of the High
way Patrol accepted his invita
tion to check his car "any time
yon care to." a Sylva taxi driver
will face charges of transporting
and possessing liquor for resale
when Superior Court convenes '
here next week.
Cpl. Smith related the story
this way: #
Noticing a toxica b weaving
along the Balaam road, the corp
oral halted the vehicle near Five
Points In Haaelwood to warn the
Although Cpl. Smith was con
cerned only about the emtio
steering of the taxicab. the driv
er?Roy Dills, 31, of Sylva, told
the patrolman: "Anytime you
want to stop me and look for
liquor. It's perfectly all right."
The corporal warned DUls
about his driving, but did not
cheek the trunk of the cab. How
ever. Smith cheeked with law
enforcement officers in Sylva and
was told that the cab driver has
been known to haul liquof on a
number of occasions.
. (See Liquor?Page 8) .
(1954 ? 3)
(1954 ? 56)
Loss ? ? $68*705
(Thta Information com
piled from record* of
Stato Hlchway PotroL) >