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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 ^ Q
NoT% 11 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILEE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 21, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
hdge Patton Will Hear County Farm Issue
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\nta Claus to Make Annual Visit Here Fridaul
ant to get the Christ
early this year, be on
1 a.m. Friday on the
t of either Waynesville
time, the North Pole's
lent ? Santa Claus ?
a pre-Vuletide visit to
to talk with children
lie route he will follow
aus will first arrive in
ains by plane at the
t picked up there by
lentine in his gray
ie air the jolly old
in the red suit will drop
st in the rural areas
over Waynesville and
? telling about his
Friday. Some of the
[ worth one silver dol
ented to the Chamber
re office before Decem
one will be worth $10.
II land at an air strip on
;reek and will then be
Five Points in Hazel
re he will board fe fire
a ride down ?he Main
Hazelwood, Out to the
nd then down Waynes
b Street to the court
jourthouse, Santa will
itn and also distribute
tint in the parade with
(let will be the junior
marching bands of
to make the Christmas
Iter and brighter in
local merchants have
new street lighting dis
:h will he installed and
by Friday or Saturday,
2 or 3.
>n to the regular strings
ich of the town's "white
poles will bear individ
b, making Waynesville's
fction for the holidays
kes in Waynesville and
wiU have their Christ
indise in by this Friday
Play windows will fea
FIRST PRIZE in electronics exhibits at the recent North Carolina
State Fair was won by Kyle Edwards (left* and Tom Garrett, stu
dents in V. F. Burgess' electronics class at Waynesville Township
High School. Second, third, and fourth prizes also were won by
adult students in YVTIIS evening classes in electronics.
, (Mounaineer Photo).
Four - Part Program Planned
For WTHS Concert Tuesday
Must Be Spring,
Are Ripening. .
A number of people "Rave
found June apples on tbeir times
this November, hut it remained
for Mrs. Robert Henry of Balsam
Road, to pick three flints of
strawberries from her berry
patch Thursday afternoon.
The plants were well covered
with leaves, and there remains
a number oF green berries. The
plants are the everbearing vari
ety, and usually stop bearing a
bout the last of July. Mrs. Henry
has about 250 plants.
She carried the berries to
work at Dayton Rubber Friday
and divided them with co-work
ers in her department.
A four-part program for the fall
concert, to be given by the Waynes
ville Township High School band,
orohestra. and chorus at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the high school aujli
flbrium was announced today by
Charles L. Isley, music director.
Featuring the WTHS orchestra,
the first part of the program will
"Trumpet Tune and Air" by Pur
cell; two sketches by Grundman?
"Poem" and "Impromptu Dance";
"The Surrey With the Fringe On
Top" from "Oklahoma!" by Rod
gers, and "The Typewriter" by An
The band will then take over for
the following numbers:
March "Gloria" by Losey; "Chor
ale and Fugue in G-Minor" by
Bach; spirituals "River Jordan" by
Whitney, trumpet trio, (Ben Sloan,
Jr., Leon Turner, and Bruce Clark),
"Fantasy for Three"; an American
rhapsody, "Cabins," by Gillette;
"Polevetsian Dance" by Borodin,
and "Be-Bop Session" by Walters.
Part III will feature the Waynes
ville chorus with these selections:
"Your Land and My Land" by
Romberg; "Make America Proud
of You" by Ades; "Count Your
Blessings" by Berlin; spiritual "Let
Us Break Bread Together";
"Thanks Be To God", arranged by
Cain, and "God Bless America" by
Berlin and Ringwald.
For the final part of the program
the band and chorus will combine
for "Prayer of Thanksgiving," ar
ranged by Johnson.
The school's annual Christmas
concert will be held this year on
Thursday. December 16, featuring
the WTHS chorus in a costume
ping Drive For Needy
Idren Set November 29
* for children's cloth
lade by the Waynesville
the Loyal Order of
be next Tuesday night,
29, instead of this Tues
reported last week.
*e members will start
>nd make calls at all
re porch lights are left
ersons who are missed
clothing picked up by
Marcus Electric Co. in I
e wll be made to bene
'nesville Cloththg Clos
?ock of children's cloth-1
en depleted for several I
of the present cold
? need for clothing for I
eged children is "des
cording to Mrs. Roger I
esident of the Clothing 1
y needed, she said, are I
Mts. sweaters, pants. I
k and underwear for I
lldren, and teen-agers
Sh school age.
Mrs, R. s. Roberson at-1
Duke-Wake Forest foot- I
and visited their son, I
itudent at Wake Forest
,er the weekend.
Next Issue Of
Be On Wednesday
The Mountaineer will be pub
lished Wednesday afternoon in
stead of Thursday, in order that
all employees may have Thanks
giving at home with their fami
All news copy for the edition
should be in the office by 9:30
Wednesday morning. Church
notices should be in by 5 p.m.
Firemen Make Run
Waynesville firemen made a
run at 6:30 p.m. last Thursday to
the McClain residence near the
intersection of Highways 19 and
286 on the Dellwood road.
Only smoke damage was caused
by the overheating of an oil stove
in the living room.
Last Of 1955
This week's Mountaineer foot
ball contest will be the last of
This year's contests have
drawn a record number of en
tries and have been marked by
perfect scores for the first time.
Among winners of the 915
first prize have been women and
Partly cloudy and warm
^rn?<*i Tuesday part
*th lltUe change in
M in. Pr.
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Blue Ridge Spelling Bee
Slated Tuesday At Bethel
The first annual Blue "Ridge
Conference spelling bee will be
held at the Bethel School auditor
ium at 8 p.m. Tuesday, according
to Principal C. C. Poindexter, who
will act as master of ceremonies
for the event.
Among the contestants will be:
Ben Lippen ? Sunbeam Eth'
ridge, D?"id Etheridge, H .iry
Digby. and Randy Simp^ , alter
Bethel ? C? . t?iy Bramlette,
Wilda Grugau, Janice Frady, and
Kenn- . n&Ncill, alternate.
Bretfard ? Gfcil Bonnell and
Rose Pastore, Janet Jackson, and
Mike Sinclair, alternate.
Way.iesville ? Joyce Cody, Roy
Lee Kulbright, George William
son, and Wayne Finger, alternata.
Judges, pronouncers, and word
lists will be provided by Western
A trophy for the event will be
donated by Kurt Gans Jftloi
Thanksgiving Union Services Planned
By Six Communities In The County
Court Convenes With 400
Cases On Docket; Judge
Announces One-Day Recess
Mrs. John H. Payne, 322 Mar
shall St., Waynesville, won her
second Mountaineer football
contest this year by naming the
winners in 11 out of 12 weekend
football contests. Her only miss
was the Kentucky - Tennessee
game, won by the Wildcats in an
Early in the season, Mrs.
Payne won the $15 prize with a
Two other contestants?James
William Cutshaw and Iris Jaynes
both of Waynesville ? also
missed only one, but Mrs. Payne
was closest to the combined
score of the Duke-Wake Forest
Twenty-one contestants miss
ed only two games.
This week's contest will he the
final one of the 1955 season.
2 Cars Go
2 Hit Ice
Two cars went off steep moun
tain sides, and suffered extensive
damages, while two others skidded
on ice, and were damaged, but no
injuries were reported in the four
cases, according to Ratrolman W.
R. Wooten, investigating officer.
The 1951 Chevrolet of Ralph
David Jenkins, was a total loss,
after it crashed 150 feet down the
White Oak mountain. Jenkins and
his son were driving along in the
cold rain early Saturday morn
ing, before dawn, when the lights
on the car failed.
Jenkins called to his son to get
out, and about that time the car
started down the bank. Jenkins
jumped out just as the vehicle
started down the mountain.
Patrolman Wooten said the loss
was-about $400. Jenkins said he
was going about 15 miles an hour
at the time of the accident.
Shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday,
the 1952 Buick of James Cleveland
Caldwell, rolled off Coleman
mountain, and was damaged about
Patrolman Wooten said the car
ran out of gas and Caldwell wenf
(See 2 Cars?Page 6)
The two-week term of superior
court convened this morning, with
a docket of about 400 cases, one of
the heaviest in the last 20 years.
Judge Dan K. Moore, upon open
ing court, announced that due to
the heavy docket, that court would
recess for Thanksgiving, and re
sume work on Friday morning.
Solicitor Thad D. Bryson, Jr. told
The Mountaineer that he did not
feel he would get to anything but
the.smaller cases between now and
"I haven't made a definite sched
ule yet, except to see how we get
along in the next few days of
clearing the docket of misdemean
or cases. The chances are we will
not get to the two murder cases
growing out of hutomobile acci
dents, the re-trial of Burl Warren,
and the assult cise of A. Fowler
until later in the two-week teem,"
The solicitor handed Fleetwood
Smathers, foreman of the Grand
Jury, a huge ptack of bills for that
body to beg|n their work. This
is the same grand jury thai served
in July, fijine new members will be
named in Febtuary.
Solicitor Bryson called for those
cases involving violations of traf
fic charges, where the defendants
wanted to enter a plea of guilty.
The court spent most of the morn
ing clearing such cases from the
The jury for the two-week term
is as follows:
Jurors for the first week arc:
(See Court?Page 6)
Two Hurt When
Two local men were painfully
burned, when a flash explosion of
an oil stove on which they were
working exploded about noon Fri
Hugh Potts, owner of the Gulf
station at the corner of Balsam
and Aliens Creek roads was burn
ed about the face and hands, while
Limuel Phillips, an assistant, suf
fered burns on the arms.
The stove had been giving
trouble, and the men had dis
mantled the unit to clean it out.
together with the flue. When they
turned the oil back on to start the
fire the explosion took place. The
fire was confined to the stove and
no other damage was reported.
Both men were discharged from
the Hospital noon Sunday.
Fire Near Canton
The fire that destroyed the home
of Rufus Swanger on the Allen
Farm road south of Canton last
Monday is believed to have been
started by two unidentified men
who claimed to be termite exterm
inators, according to a report
made by Lester Ward, secretary
treasurer of the Clyde Fire Depart
Mr. Ward said Swanger's son-in
law related this story:
Two men. driving a green pick
up truck, came to the Swanger
home and asked to examine the
dwelling for termites.
Mr. Swange^ gave his permission
and the men reported later that
they found evidence of termites
in the attic and asked that they be
allow eu to take proper control
The homeowner told the men to
go ahead and they proceeded to the
attic to start work. A short time
later they rushed down to Mr.
Swanger oh the first floor and told
him that the house was on fire and
that they were going for a fire en
gine. However, they were never
seen or heard of again.
In the meantime, the Swangers
called Canton firemen and when
they were unable to answer the
alarm, summoned the Clyde Fire
The Clyde firemen made the run.
hut found the roof falling in on
However, they fought the fire,
using water from the fish pond at
the home of a neighbor. Hank Al
len. Most of the furniture and
home furnishings, on the ground
floor wer< ?aved. but those on the
top L*?jr were destroyed, the
iW Fire?I*age *> ?
Wellco's famous suggestion sys
tem, according to H. W. Rollman,
President of the Wellco-Ro-Search
organization, has again paid off
handsomely for sqioeone ? this
time, Mr. Earl Masliburrt, Assist
ant Chemist of the companies. He
has been awarded the highest sug
gestion-award made by the com
panies, for submlttiftg'un excellent
idea, which, according to Mr. Roll
inan, makes a sponge rubber sole
far superior to anything known
Mr. Mashburn has been with the
Wellco - Ro-Search organization
since its inception in 1941, and has
traveled extensively in foreign
countries, setting up affiliated
Wellco - Ro-Search plants.
The cash award In the amount of
$10,000.00 is being paid in five
yearly installments of $2,000.00
Several major reports are slat
ed to be made later today or early
tomorrow on the United Fund
campaign, according to Dave Fel
met, campaign chairman. The oth
er reports made over the week
end brought the total to $27,439,
against the quota of $38,841.
"I talked to some of the work
ers early today as to these major
reports, and they asked for a few
more- hours to compile the de
tails," Felmet announced.
It is understood that many of the
workers are making plans to finish
their work within the next few
days. Some were delayed for vari
ous reasons, Felmet said.
Union Thanksgiving services will
be held this week in Waynesville,
Hazelwood, Clyde, Canton and
Lake Junaluska. Three will be
on Wednesday night, the other two
on Thanksgiving morning.
Services in Waynesville will be
at the First Baptist Church at 9:30
p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. James
Y. Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal
Church, bringing the principal
The Rev. T. E. Robinett, host
pastor, and the*Rev. Earl H. Bren
dall, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, also will participate. The
Rev. Calvin Thielman, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church, is now
out of town, but his church will
be represented at the services.
Special music will be presented
by members of choirs of the four
Waynesville churches, under the
direction of Charles F. Isley of
the First Baptist Church.
Hazelwood's services will be held
at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Haz
elwood Baptist Church, with the
Rev. L. E. Wiggins, pastor of the
Hazelwood Methodist Church ,as
the principal speaker.
Also on the program will be:
Welcome by the Rev. Pete
Meisner of the Seventh-Day Ad
. ventist Church, scriptures by the
Rev. William H. Marquis of the
Presbyterian Church, prayer by the
Rev. John Ivan Kizer of the Haz
elwood Baptist Church, and bene
diction by the Rev. Avery Peek of
the North Hazelwood Baptist
Church. Rev. Wiggins also will
pronounce the invocation.
Special music will include three
hymns, "All Hail the Power,"
"Come Ye Thankful" and "Higher
Ground," and a selection by the
choir, not yet announced.
, During the services an offering
will be taken and turned over to
the Hazelwood Boosters Club to
aid underprivileged children for
Canton's services will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Central Methodist Church, with
six ministers participating.
The Rev. Ben Ray of Calvary
Baptist Church will speak on
"Thank God for Our Country;"
the Rev. Kenneth Crouse of the
Morning Star Methodist Church
and president of the Canton Min
isterial Association will speak on
"Thank God for Our City," and
(See Thankglvign?Page 6)
To Contain $575
The jackpot for the second
"Golden Harvest" drawing to be
held at 4 p.m. in front of the
courthouse will contain a total of
Only a portion of the jackpot,
however, will be given away.
Prior to the drawing, an an
nouncement will be made as to
the relative value of the1 various
colors of the tickets. Only one
ticket will be drawn and the win
ner must be present to claim his
Tickets are obtainable from the
following participating merchants:
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Date Set At
Judge Dan K. Moore, in open
court this morning, explained that
?ince he had already heard one in
junction complaint on the sale of
the 140-acre county home farm
that he was making an order for
this second hearing to go before
Judge George B. Patton, of
The courtroom was packed as
Judge Moore opened court, and
took up the restraining order pre
venting the sale of the farm just as
soon as the grand jury and regular
jurors had been sworn in.
"I have heard the case once, and
have formed and expressed sn
opinion. I would not feel like
hearing the same matter again,"
Judge Moore explained.
*'There Is a good pcfssibility,
that unless the restraining order is
dissolved there will be procedures
for taxing those bringing) the in
junction with damages and costs."
he pointed out, referring to the
fact that the commissioners
through their attorney Grover C.
Davis announced they would enter
a counter suit for perhaps $25,000
The case will be heard by Judge
Patton at such a time that is con
venient with him. Judge Moore
explained and then agreed that he
would set out in the order that
the hearing not be set until after
the current two-week term of Hay
wood court, for the convenience
of the lawyers in the case.
Judge Moore said there is little
material difference in the present
injunction complaint and the one ?
, Which be heard on Oetober ,7.
Grover Davis, county attorney,
said he wanted to make a state
ment in court and before the pub
(See County Farm?Page 6)
Three sections of the Blue Ridge
Parkway in Western North Caro- '
lina are closed for the winter seas
on. They are: Mount Mitchell to
Bull Gap; Wagon Road to Beech
Gap, in Ptsgah National Forest;
and the Soco section of the Park
way (not the Soco Highway) from
Soco Gap to Black Camp Gap. The
road to Heintooga will be closed
also though not a part of the Blue
Other sections of the Parkway in
Western North Carolina will re
main open for the winter but are
subject to closure due to weather
New chimes, presented to the
Central Methodist Church of Clyde,
were dedicated during the morn
ing worship service, conducted by
the pastor, the Rev. G. C. Starr. Jr.
The chimes were presented to
the church by Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Haynes of Clyde in honor of their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fulmer
Haynes and Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard
The chimes are now being used
with the organ, with Miss Janice
Smathers as organist. Later the
church plans to purchase an out
side amplification unit with funds
obtained by donations.
Wrecked Plane Removed
From National Park Depths
MembeH of the Civil Air Patrol
of Knoxville-Johnaon City were
scheduled tp dismantle the yellow
Piper Cub plane of Dr. Samuel
Sullenberger on Sunday and pack
it out to Walnut Bottoms.
Mark Hannah, Park Warden,
said plans were all set for the
group to hike the four miles from
Walnut Bottoms to the base of Mt.
Guyot and take the undamaged
"Not even the propeller was
broken, or a window cracked,"
Hannah said. The plane landed in
a low tree, and easily slid to the
ground when a ranger cut down
The neaitsl point a truck can
get to the plane which carried the
Tennessee doctor who was missing
three days, is at Walnut Bottoms.
Members of the Haywood Air
Patrol had hopes of receiving the
Plane, since two members, Me
Connley Ford, Clyde, and Charles
Balentine, Waynesville, were the
first to sight the missing yellow
plane. The two were among those
looking for the lost craft, and
spotted It just as the doctor
walked into the ranger's station
four miles away.
The two Haywood men were
flying about 4,000 feet when they
first spotted the craft, and then
dropped lower to determine if
there was any signs of life about
the wreck. They flew to the
(See Plane?Fuse St
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Killed . t.i 3
(1954 ? 3)
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