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NO. 97 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C.f WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 23, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ltd Fund campaign took
turn upward today, as
[ions came from indus
i outside of the Cam
l according'to Dave Fel
?ign chairman. The fund
iH reached $29,274.93,
pi of $38,841.
la Paper and Fibre Com
felmet a substantial do
te the Enka Employees
j Service Fund sent in
t$382.68. This was based
?ber of Enka personnel
area, Felmet said,
jet to get a final report
local industrial plants,
ltd them soon," he went
alto announced that a
? in the business district
aade, and a list of firms
to show wha had made
sent pledge to the cam
aot to publish this list
ilmet said, and "we
be a substantial
s with the 100 per
Cou nty students
up of 16 at West
>g in "Who's Who
in American Col
lities" because of
tians among the
ine boys honored
libso and Julia
1 Carroll Swang
and Mary Jo
named were from
. Asheville, Franklin,
Sy'va, and Saliftfa.
?uncement was made by
1 B'rd, chairman of the
"Who's Who" com
P Haywood County Boy
wived promotion and
at a Pigeon River
laurt of honor Monday
First Methodist Church
?ot?Gary A. Tilley, Mar
Pgs, Chip Leon Killian,
Curtis L. Green,* all of
Hazelwood, and Charles
?f Troop 16, Canton,
jpass?Robert Clontz of
pton; William D. Clark
P* Hall of Troop 2.
p Ronnie Scruggs of
and Terry Swalm of
Sidney Hamrick and
? of Troop 4, Capton;
Hampton, Jr., of Troop
' Douglas Robertson of
"uimy Walker of Troop
?o<, and Gary Todd of
N Davis of Troop 5,
Parker of Troop 18.
*dges?David Coman and
"u of Troop 1, Canton,
J11 "Jild today. Clearing
I ffSrS* temP?r?ture
the St?t? Test Farm:
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ANOTHER SHERWOOD DEER killed by a Haywood
man Tuesday, when Ed Aiken, Waynesville, brought
down this 125-pounder, 4-point buck about 8-30 a.m.
The deer kills in Sherwood and Pisgah have been good
this season, which opened Monday morning. Sher
wood has been the best hunting area thus far in all
Western North Carolina. (Mountaineer photo).
Plans Complete For Santa Claus' Visit,
Parade In Two Towns Friday Mornina
Interesting Christmas Gift
Edition Is Being Prepared
For several days not*, work has been going/ forward on what
looks like the most complete, and interesting Christmas gift edition
ever published in this area.
The edition will roll from the press Monday, December 5th.
and will carry scores of pictures of suggestive gifts for all ages, and
in all price ranges. Pictures of departments of local stores will also
be a major feature of the edition, along with human interest stories
about gift shopping.
A lot of interest is being shown in the edition, as advance proof
of many of the pictures has been shown. In tact, so great has been
the interest, that a large number of extra copies of the edition will
Man With $4,200
Held After Wreck
Patrolmen are holding Carlyle
McCoy Price, 48, of Columbia, for
further investigation, following a
collision at Soco Gap.
Patrolman W. R. Wooten, in
vestigating officer, said Price's
1953 Mercury left the road and
skidded into a hank, doing from
$150 to $200 damages.
Cpl. Pritchard Smith, assisting
in the investigation, said Price's
drivers license bore k fictiicious
name, and he was also charged
with improper registration.
Price first said he was from
Alabama, and also said his name
was Carlyle Mack Coy.
During a routine search, offic
ers found that Price had 42 bills
of $100 denominations tucked un
der a tee shirt and his belt. He had
about $37 in smaller bills.
Price said he had had some
domestic trouble and had with
drawn about $8,000 and left home
October 26th. This was verified by
Mrs. Price a$ officers called to
check on the case. The wife did
not know of her husband's where
County Nurses To Hold
Meeting Monday Night
The Haywood County Nurses
Club will hold a regular meeting
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the dining
room at the hospital.
Thirty-six Haywood County men
have been assigned draft classi
fications by Selectice Service
Board 45. They are:
Class 1-A (available for induction)
?James Franklin Kirkpatrick,
Gene Phillips, Roy Wade Henson,
Troy Blaine Henson, Doyle Doug
Class 1-C 'enlisted)?Lloyd Dan
iel Tucker. Jr.. Max Allen Snyder,
Robert Carroll Pressley, Ernest
Robert Holt, Richard Edward King,
Andy Green, William Trammell.
Class 1-C 'discharged)?George i
Thomas Howell, Charles Eugene
Moody, Weaver Cleo Owenhy. '
Class 2-S 'deferred student)? i
Paul Melvin Henson.
Class 1-C (reserve) ? Robert >
Joshua Rice, Arthur Ray Denton,
Robert Eugene Luther, Charles ;
Thomas Banks, John Willard Lovin.
Charles Billy Allison, Paul Thomas I
Smart, Robert Lee Henson, Carl I
Green, Jr., William Dea Jordan.
Lawrence Daniel Jenkins, Thomas
Class 4-F (rejected) ? Donald
Smith, James Carroll Burgess,
Billy Joe Sigmon.
Class 5-A 'over age) ? Carol
Gladson Haynie, Grover Wilson
Rich, Carroll Medford Pressley,
Jessie James King, Kenneth Eu
The Christmas season ~ will Ik*
ushered in Friday morning in the
Waynesvillc area with the arrival
of Santa flaus here?via airplane
?for his annual pre-holiday Visit
From his workshop at the North
Pole, Santa said Tuesday over long
distance telephone that he will
fly down to the mountains because
his reindeer are resting for their
long global journey on Christmas
Santa Claus will first arrive in
Western North Carolina at the
where he will be greeted and pick
ed up by Chirles Balentine in his
gray Super Piper Cub.
Flying westward over Haywood
County, Santa will drop leaflets
telling of his visit here?first in
rural areas and then over Waynes
ville and Hazelwood.
Some of the leaflets are worth
one silver dollar if presented to
the Chamber of Commerce office
before December 3 and one will be
After landing at an air strip at
Jonathan Creek, the jolly, old
gentleman in the bright red suit
and long white beard will be
brought to Five Points in Hazel
wood, where he will hoard a fire
engine for a trip down along Haz
elwood's Main Street and then on
to Waynesville, down Main Street
to the courthouse.
At the courthouse, Santa will
greet children and also distribute
candy ahd bubble gum.
Participating in the parade with
old Saint Nick will be the junior
and senior marching bands of
Waynesville Township High
Helping to make tfle Christmas
season better and brighter in
Waynesville, local merchants have
purchased new street lighting dis
plays, which will be installed and
turned on by Friday or Saturday,
December 2 or 3. .
In addition to the regular strings
of lights, each of the town's "white
(See Santa Claus?Page 8)
Clyde Woman's Club
Forms Clothing Closet
The county's third Clothing
Closet organization has been form
ed at Clyde, under sponsorship of I
the Clyde Woman's Club.
At Clyde, the Clothing Closet
will collect clothing only for needy
school children, for which the need
has been termed "urgent."
Items of apparel are now being
collected at the Clyde Town Hall
and will later be taken to the
The program is under the direc
tion of the Woman's Cluh welfare
committee, which includes Mrs. E.
M. Green and Mrs. K abort Wil
Items for the Closet can be left
at the Town Hall or at the school.
Solicitations of clotNlng also will
be made at the union Thanksgiv
ing services at the Central Metho
dist Church tonight
The first Clothing Closet was
organized in the Waynesville area,
followed later by another at Can
WTHS Food Baskets
To Aid Area Needy
A strong: spirit of Thanksgiving
prevailed in the Waynesville
High School auditorium Wednes
day morning when the stage of
the auditorium was filled to
overflowing with food for needy
families of the Waynesville area.
A total of 55 large boxes and
baskets were contributed during
the annual food collection, spon
sored by the WTHS student
The food was presented in the
name of the school by Jim Gad
dia. Student Council president,
and accepted by Mrs. Sam
Queen, superintendent of the
Haywood County Welfare De
The baskets and boxes were
donated by the school's home
rooms and by the Kejr Club,
and Snb Deb Club.
A chapel program also was
presented Wednesday morning
by the Waynegville chapter of
the Fntnre Homcmakers of
America, with Myrtle Fitxgerald
as program chairman.
The principal speaker was the
Kev. William H. Marquis, pas
tor of the Haselwood Presbyter
Ian Church, who discussed the
role of the parents in the mak
ing of a happy home and out
lined the responsibilities of the
father and the mother towards
Solicitor To Call Major Cases For Trial
Next Week; Grand Jury In Session
A large number of cases were
cleared from the heavy 400-case
docket of Superior Court here
with preparations being made at
noon Wednesday for onlp a one
day Thanksgiving holiday.
Judge Dan K. Moore, Sylva, an
nounced that court would convene
again Friday morning, and resume
Solicitor Thad D. Bryson, Jr.,
told The Mountaineer that he did
not plan to call any manslaughter
cases this week, and would prob
ably start them early next week.
Solicitor Bryson said he had not
determined whether to call for a
special venire for the case of
Algie Fowler, who was formally
arraigned in court Tuesday after
noon. The grand jury found a
true bill of rape against Fowler.
The jury filed into court and pre
sented the formal bill of indict
ment. Fowler entered a plea of
not guilty to the charge:
A number of small cases, includ
ing more traffic cases, were heard
At noon today,, it appeared that
the Airand Jury would not be able
to complete their work until some
The members of the grand jury
were making formal inspections of
public buildings this morning, ac- '
cording to the officer in charge. ,
Among the cases heard during <
Monday and Tuesday included one
of Lester E. Warren, admitting '
he had been arrested three times'
for driving drunk. Judge Moore <
fined the defendant $500 and costs I
with his driver's license revoked i
for five years. "
The heaviest prison sentence 1
was from seven to ten years, on a
charge of larceny and forgery,
which was passed out to Gene
Watts, Canton. .
Four divorces have been grant- ,
ed: Mary Fdith Miller vs James ,
S. Miller; Robert L. Mills vs Min- ]
nie L. Mills; Pearl Jenkins Sutton \
vs Lloyd Sutton, and Stephen P. (
(See Court?Page 2)
Yule Contest !
The Richland Garden Club is j
sponsoring a Christmas Decoration c
contest in the community, accord- c
ing to Mrs. T. L. Gwyn, chairman ^
of the committee in charge.
Prizes are offered to business
firms for window decoration and
to homeowners for outdoor resi- .
dence decoration. The winner in
each group will receive $10.Of).
Judging will take place Thurs
day, December 22. ?
And business or home owner t
wishing to enter the contest Is I
asked to call GL 6-3292 or GL 6- v
3332 and after 6 p.m., GL 6-8046. i
Serving with Mrs. Gwyn on the (
contest committee are Mrs. Rob
ert Stretcher, vice chairman, and ..
Mrs. F. G. Rippetoe. j
NEW ARRIVAL at the Wayneuville National
Guard Armory Is this M-47 tank, which weighs
49 tons, is armed with a 90 mm. gun. one .50
caliber and two .30 caliber machine guns, and is
equipped with latest radios. WaynesvHIe's Tank '
Company of the 129th Infantry has trained with
the M-47 at summer camp before, but has never
had one here before. The unit's old M-4 tanks
will be turned In. As big as it is, the new M-47 is
classed as a "medium" tank. (Mountaineer Photo).
10 Church Services Now Planned
In Haywood For Thanksgiving Day
New Housing Development
Is Opened At Junaluska
The new Phillips 66 service sta
ion on the Asheville Road, be
ween the Haywood County Hos
pital and East Waynesville School,
vill have its grand opening this
Friday and Saturday, according to
Lllus Burnette, owner and opera
or of the station.
During the grand opening all
notorists who have their car's gas
.anks filled will receive a free six
jottle carton of Coca-Cola.
Free balloons, lollypops, and
>anks also will be given to the
The new service station, of the
atest design, is constructed of con
rrete block and Crab Orchard
itone, has mercury vapor lighting,
vide driveway, and 150-foot front
ige. Its owner, Mr. Burnette, has
iperated service stations for sev- |
?ral years and formerly was in
lusiness at Five Points in Hazel- J
Distributor of Phillips 66 pro
lucts in this area and lessor of
he new station is the Allison A
)uncan Oil Co of Hazelwood. 1
vhich now serves 60 retail outlets 1
n Western North Carolina, North 1
Georgia, and East Tennessee.
Phillips 66 stations feature |
Flite Fuel" gasoline, containing
ngredients used formerly only in (
igh-octane aviation gasoline, and ,
Trop-Artic" motor oil, an all- i
.rather lubricant. ? I
A new housing development near
Lake Junaluska has been opened
up by Marshall Kirkpatrick and
Hex Messer at the intersection of
old Highway 19-23 and the Crab
tree road, just south of Long's
Chapel Methodist Church.
Known as the "Mar R&x" housing
project, the development has 21
lots, on which four brick homes
will be built. Two of the homes
will face toward the Crabtree road,
the other two toward the old Clyde
road All will contain from four
to six rooms, and will have differ
Work is now under way on the
first house and is expected to be
completed within six weeks, weath
er permitting. All four dwellings
are expected to be finished by next
The new development has all
city utilities, including a sewer
line laid recently.
When completed, the homes in
the Mar Rex housing project will
be advertised for sale.*
Damaged In Wreck
Slight damages of about $75
were done to the 1953 Buick of
William Mile, Canton, In a col
lision about 7 p.m. Monday, at
Clyde. Milne was behind a Nation
al Guard truck, and started to pass
an the right side of the truck as
lie thought the truck was going to
William Russell Jenkins, also of
Canton, was driver of the truck,
iccording to Patrolman W. R.
Woolen, investigating officer. The
;ruck was not damaged,
The Thanksgiving holidays will
be observed in Haywood County
with special union church services
in six communities?Waynesville,
Hazelwood, Clyde, Canton, Bethel,
and Lake Junaluska.
Three of the services will be on
Wednesday night, the other three
on Thursday morning. ,
A special offering will be taken
at the Waynesville service for the
orphanages of the four participate
ing denominations. Offerings at
Hazelwood and Clyde will be used
to assist needy children in tlio
community at Christmas time,
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. CalAn Thielman, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church, is now
out of town, but his chur.ch 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.
Hazciwood'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
(See Thanksgiving?Page 8)
(1954 ? 3)
(1954 ? 58)
(This Information H?
ptled from records of
State Highway PatroL)
Ben Lippen Wins Spelling
Bee, WTHS Girl Runner-Up
Sunbeam Btheridge of Ben Lip
en won the first annual Blue
:>dge Conference championship
'uesday night at Bethel by out
isting Leona Davis of Waynesville
Miss Davis, from Saunook. miss
d the word "chlorine'1 and then
liss Etheridge spelled the word
arrectly and won the contest by
pelling "cylinder." ,
Roy Lee Fulbrigtit of Waynes
llle was third, Janice Frady of
ethel was fourth and Christy
ramlette of Bethel fifth.
Other schopls represented at the
inference spelling bee ware Br%*
vard and Hendersonville.
The contest lasted for 56 rounds
and consumed more than 300
Besides "chlorine", the words
that stumped the losers were: In
tended, s a n d wl c h, guarantee,
straight, surveyor, annul, Initia
tive, silhouette, digestible, renais
sance, and carburetor (a boy min
ed that one).
Students from Western Carolina
College at Cullowhee Judged the
contestants: Jennie McMillan of
Lowell, N. C , and Billy Parks Da
vis of Mecklenburg County. Wiley
(See Spelling Bee?Page ?)