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NO. iu- 14 Associated Fress WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 12, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
[ucation Board Approves Five Big Projects
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bgram For Higher Farm Income
TOTALING PLEDGES of Wellco employees for
the Disaster Fund are Walter Kaufman, left,
executive vice president of the corporation; Mrs.
Leila Parham, plant manager, and Grady Craw
ford, president of the Wellco Union. The em
ployees pledged over $1,300 for the Fund.
! Commission Named
ly County's Needs
leans of increasing agricultural income in Hay.
e discussed last Thursday afternoon at the first
ewly organized 40-member Farm Advisory Com
isis at the meeting was placed on new agricul
expansion of marketing facilities, and the con
d-processing plant here.
entioned as possible sources of greater farm in.
ung of more sheep, the cultivation of small fruits
es and raspberries, and a plant to either can or
sed by county farmers.
iipened by Vir- I
lunty farm a
out that the
, Farm Advts
"to study our
5 immediate as
plans for in
tural income of
is composed of
i, farmers ? ln
_ and business
rid that some i
ncertainty of the
f bad enough."
ns to the farmer
at to the business,
will weather the
liar rural people and
lit will cooperate."
a* at the meeting
I Collins, farm-man
riiist at N. C. State
?livestock and poul- j
aanty but explained,
problem is to meet |
, Hutchins. of Canton
tommittee of trustees
tonduct a full scale
of the "over-all situ
ke Forest College,
ilment of Hutchins,
ved longer than any
t member of the Bap
board of trustees, was
1 Basil M. Watkins of
Bdent of the board,
lid the committee,
fcred by the trustees
Nov. 16 will hold its
1 "in the very near
(s of eight other trus
with Hutchins will be
I that time, he said.
Stores To Observe
Hours This Week
All retail stores in Waynes
ville ? including grocery stores
?will be open all day this
Wednesday and next Wednesday,
All stores except food mar
kets will remain open Friday
until 9 p.m.
The schedule for Christmas
week will be listed in Thursday's
issue of The Mountaineer.
The 15th annual Waynesville
Township High School Christmas
concert will be held at 8 p.m.
Thursday in the high school audi
torium, according to Charles L.
Isley, director of music at WTHS.
This year's concert, however,
will differ from those in past years
in that it will feature only the 55
voice senior chorus in a three-part
The program will include three
scenes: a Christmas party, the
Nativity, and a church interior.
The Christmas party will feature
such favorites as "White Christ
mas," "Let It Snow" and "12 Days
The Nativity will present a man
ger scene with participants in ap
j propriate costume, singing "Silent
Night" and other Christmas lulla- ,
The church scene, with singers
dressed in choir robes, will offer
sacred songs of Christmas in the
"Gloria In Excelsis" tradition.
The 150-member junior high
chorus will sing from the balcony
Robert Campbell, assistant mus
ic director, will be in charge of
special lighting and sound effects.
son Citizens Group
iten Probe Of River
ss For Interstate Road -
ALL ? The Citizens
?r the French Broad
jShway is demanding
er route through
r,y is given the in
flation "without a
to this effect has
by the group,
** b/ representatives
" of Marshall, Hot
?^Uv'"d. ??ld today.
P1"' fair and a little
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Springs and Mars Hill, the Mar
shall Civitan Club, Merchants As
sociation and Lions Club, the Hot
Springs Civic Club and by indi
viduals not associated with civic
Copies have been mailed to
Joseph Barnett, assistant deputy
roads commissioner, U. S. Depart
ment of Commerce; B. P. Mc
Whorter, U. S. Bureau of Roads
division engineer, Atlanta, Ga.;
U. S. Rep. Charles R. Jonas of
Lincolnton, and U. S. Rep. Wood
row W. Jones of Rutherfordton.
The resolution says the State
Highway Commission's compari
sons of the two routes "are mis
leading and without basis."
It says the comparison in ex
penses docs not provide for the
i purchase of access on the four
lane link between Asheville and
Clyde and "grossly exaggerates"
the right-of-way costs of the
French Broad River route.
More data was collected on the
French Broad River route this
summer and fall by State High
way Commission engineers at the
request of the U. S. Bureau of
The results have not been made
Wellco Employees Donate
$1,300 For Disaster Fund
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To Get Ride
Linda Gibson, 16 - months . old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Gibson, will have a ride to a hos
pital in Winston-Salem, thanks to
Heinz Rollman, president" of
Wellco-Ro-Seareh Corp., who read
of the little girl's plight in last
Thursday's issue of The Moun.
After reading the story, Mr.
Rollman called Mrs. Gibson and
offered to make his firm's station
wagon available to take Linda to
Winston-Salem, where she is
scheduled to be admitted to Bow
man-Gray Hospital Tuesday morn
Mrs. Gibson and her daughter
will leave here at 7 a.m. Tuesday
I in the Wellco vehicle.
It was reported that several oth
I er people called and offered their
assistance in getting Linda to the
hospital after seeing the Moun
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson and their
six small children lost their form
er home on Hill St. Friday, De
cember 2, after a fire gutted the
interior of the dwelling. They are
| now living in another home off
Wellco Shoe Corporation employees have pledged $1,300 to.
wards the Disaster Fund, according to Mrs. Lelia Parham, plant
A special committee has been made to work with a similar
committee of Una gust a in the distribution of the funds as needed,
Grady Crawford, president of the Welfeo Union said. The commit
tee at Wellco is composed of Crawford, Rufus Massie, Corbett
Chambers, J. C. Crayne, representing the Union, and ten foremen;
Carmel Hollingsworth, Guilford Taylor and Mrs. Parham, the plant
The mechanics of distributing the fund, Crawford said, would
be handled in cooperation with the Unagusta committee, who would
|cite the need and the Wellco committee would issue a check to
cover the particular need.
"AH 350 employees took part in the campaign," Mrs. Parham
Woodrow Troutman, president of the Unagusta Union, said a
special committee han been named to take care of distress cases of
any Unagusta employees. He said that any case should be referred
to any member of the committee, and immediate action would be
taken. Troutman stressed that this applied to any Unagusta em
ployee, wheher a member of the union or not.
The committee is composed of Troutman, Claude Hill, Jr., Ned
Moody, and Howard Passmore.
Troutman expressed deep appreciation for the generosity of
the community in contributing to the disaster fund.
Disaster Fund Is
At $4,000 Mark
The Haywood Disaster Fund
had exceeded S4,000 by noon to
day. according; to the report of
Paul Davis, chairman.
The Hazelwood Boosters do
nated $300 and the Hazelwood
Baptist Church S400 during; the
past week. Davis reported.
Bible Expert Writes About
Those Who Made Christmas
J. CARTER SWAIM
Dr. J. Carter Swaim. aumor 01 i
of the Biblical Christmas, is wid
author and Biblical student. The s
Since 1954 he has been director
Bible of the National Council of Ch
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iw years in mtr
ical Seminary in
Pitt aburgh. Pa.
where he was
professor of New
ture and exege
His work as
p r o f e s sor was
preceded by pas
torates in a num
ber of Presbyter
ian churches in the United states
and in Scotland.
| After college training in this
| country, he obtained his Ph D
i series of stories about the people
ely known as a pastor, teacher,
tories begin today on the editorial
of the Department of the English
lurches. He came to that post after
I from the University of Edinburgh
where he studied the New Testa
After his graduation he taught
in the American University, Beirut.
Syria, explored much of the Holy
Land on foot and traveled exten
sively in Europe.
In 1947 he lectured widely on
the newly published Revised Stan
dard Version of the New Testa
Among his most recent books ]
are "Right and Wrong Ways to <
Use the Bible" and "Do You Un- I
derstand the Bible?"
The son of a minister, Dr. Swaim |
was born in Selma, Ala. I
Tuesday; Supply Low
Wayncsville area residents
have responded generously with
money lately for the United
Fund and the new Disaster
Fund. And they came forth
quickly with food, clothing and
household furnishings for a
family of eight who lost their
home in a fire.
However, the record of this
area in another important en.
deavor ? the giving of blood ?
is not nearly as good. In fact.
the Blood Bank here is nearly
Tuesday, for the last time this
year, residents of this portion of
the eounty will have their final
opportunity to make up this def
icit when the American Red
Cross Bloodmobile comes to the
Hazelwood Presbyterian Church
for operations from 1 until 7
Sponsor of the Bloodmobile's
visit this time wil be employees
of the A. C. Lawrence Leather
Co. Serving as co-chairman for
the Blood Bank program in this
area are Virgil L. Ilolloway and
Most of the blood contributed
here goes to the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, which requires a
So when the Bloodmobile
comes here Tuesday, Red Cross
officials are hoping that resi
dents or? Waynesville, Hazelwood,
and vicinity will respond with
a Christmas spirit of giving the
most precious gift of all ?
Jerry Liner Better
After Sunday Attack
Lerry- Liner, who became ill
while attending the service at
Long's Chapel yesterday morning,
expects to be back at work tomor
row. according to a conversation
with The Mountaineer this morn
The diagnosis of the attending
physician did not show a heart at-;
tack as was Arst reported.
The Ratcliffe Cove community
won a $100 prize at the WNC Rural
Community Development Program
on Saturday, as about 300 people
from all sections of this end oI the
state gathered at the Battery Park
L. Z. Messer, chairman of the
Ratcliffe Cove group, accepted the
$100 and plaque in behalf of his
community, which won first place
in the county contest early in No
vember. About 40 from Haywood
attended the luncheon.
Ratcliffe Cove won first place in
the district in 1951, also the county
in 1949, and has been a consistent
runner-up since the CDP program
was started in 1948.
R. C. Francis, former chairman
of the Ratcliffe Cove CDP, made
a brief, and one of his typical
humorous talks to the gruop. In
a serious vein, he told the some
$50 that "the whole nation Is hear
ing of the Community Develop
ment Program. And It is a won
derful thing, since every home,
cemetery, school has benefitted by
the program," he went on to ex
The theme of the program was:
"There is no limit to what a com
munity can do?if it wants to?
Holly Springs Community in
Macon County won the $500 first
Dunn's Rock Community in
Transylvania County was second
place winner. Third prize of $200
went to the Mills River Community
of Henderson county. Fourth place
(See Ratcliffe Cove?Page 6)
j fiazel wood
A campaign was launched Sun
day, in Hazelwood, to get up toys,
fruits, nuts and candy, for children
in the western part of Haywood
who might not otherwise receive
W. Tom Queen was named gen
eral chairman, and at the Hay
wood Singing Convention at the
courthouse Sunday, a cash dona
tion of $54 was raised.
The campaign is being backed
by churches, civic and patriotic
groups, and cash will be raised to
buy many of the needed items,
Rev. W. H. Marquis, pastor of
the Hazelwood Presbyterian church
(See Hazelwood?Page 6)
Named Head Of
Sidney Trucsdalc, of the law
firm of Robinson and Truesdale in
Canton, has been elected presi
dent of the Haywood County Bar
Association. He succeeds Glenn W.
Brown of Waynesville.
Also chosen were attorneys '
William Millar, secretary-treasur
er, and J. H. Howell, Jr., who was I
re-elected law librarian.
At their meeting Friday at the I
courthouse, the Bar Association
members also drafted a tentative i
calendar for the January term of
civil court. I
Properly Sale Confirmed;
Cruso, Clyde, Pigeon Si.
School Projects Approved
PAUL WILLIAM McELROY, SR.
The Haywood Board of Education today approved the sale of
the old Central Elementary School property for $67,000 to Jerry
Liner, as they held a meeting dealing with a numiber of building
projects this morning.
The Board also approved two projects?Cruso and Pigeon Street
schools?to be paid for out of the special allocation of $216,705, of
which about 70 per cent goes to the Haywood county unit and 30 per
cent to the Canton School District.
Also discussed this morning was the construction of a building
on the lot back of the courthouse on Brenner Avenue for storage and
offices of the Bo'ard of Education.
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me pians are 10 use vne money
received from the old Central Ele
mentary school sale for this proj
ect on the lot owned by the coun
ty. The board has discussed the
matter with the commissioners
only in a tentative way, it was said,
and a formal meeting is expected
to be held soon.
Both school building projects are
subject to final approval by the
State Board, which will be sought
next Monday when J. R. Caldwell,
chairman, and Lawrence Leather
wood, county superintendent, con
fer with state officials in Raleigh.
A third project, already under
contract at Clyde, will be financed
by the special fund, Supt. Leather
The board formally approved a
new heating plant, renovation of
the building, and installation of a
lunchroom at Cruso. The esti
mated cost of $40,000. The sketch
es for this have been drawn,
but no blueprints.
The board also formally approv
ed a new Pigeon Street School,
which is for Negro students from
the first to sixth grades. This Is
subject to state approval. Leather
wood said. This project is also
just in the sketched form, and is
estimated to cost from $80,000 to
The third project, already under
contract, is for an $18,000 reno
vation of the former Clyde gym
to an agriculture shop building.
About $10,000 from the new fund
will be necessary to finance this
project, which was let under con
tract several months ago, Supt.
Leatherwood said. Tentative plans
are to get this project under con
struction about January first.
The proposed headquarters
building would be used for stor
ing supplies, books, janitorial sup
plies and equipment. The old
Central Elementary building has
been used for this purpose since
the construction of the new plant
several blocks down the street.
Supt. Leatherwood said no for
mal state approval would be re
quired on this project since it is ,
all county financed, and no state
funds involved. 1
The Haywood unit of the school
(See Schools?Page 6)
Annual Party For
Blind Of County
Planned By Lions i
Haywood's five Lion clubs will '
stage their annual Christmas par- i
ty for the blind of the county on j
Sunday, Dec. 18th, at 2 p.m. at the
Bethel School. <
The party is designed for the I
55 blind in the county. I
The Canton club will be in 1
charge of gifts.
Wayncsville is in charge of the !
The Pigeon Valley Club will 1
provide the facilities. 1
The Clyde Club will provide re- f
The Hazelwood Club publicity *
The families and friends of Lions I
lave been invited to attend.
Are Held At
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday afternoon In the First
Methodist Church for Paul William
McElroy, Sr., 60, of Lake Juna
luska. retired Navy chief warrant
officer, who died Friday night in
the Haywood County Hospital.
The Rev. Earl H. Brendail, pasto."
of the church, and the Rev. Don
Payne, pastor of Long's Chapel
Methodist Church, officiated. In
terment was in Crawford Memorial
The White Shrine of Jerusalem
participated in the service at the
church and Masonic rites were held
(See McElroy?Pare 6>
Eight - Inch
Snow?ranging up to eight in
ches at Max Patch?fell in parts
of Haywood County Friday, caus
ing the dismissal of Fines Creek
School, where a fall of four inches
School buses in the Fines Creek
area were unable to complete their
rounds Friday morning and school
was dismissed before noon. Classes
were resumed today, however, with
most of the roads in the section in
a passable condition.
Officials at the Salvation Army
Citadel at Maple Springs said this
morning that approximately four
inches of snow still remains there
[rom Friday's eight-Inch fall.
Two Inches of snow also fell at
5oco Gap Friday, but the State
Highway Department garage in
A'aynesville reported that traffic
vas kept open with applications of
land and salt on the mountain
Yule Rush Hits Postoffice;
Mailing Suggestions Given
The Christmas rush started in
earnest today at the Waynesville
post office with an increase in busi
ness of between 100 and 200 per
cent reported by Postmaster Enos
Heavy receipts of both incoming
and outgoing mail were received
here today, Mr. Boyd added.
With Christmas less than two
weeks away, the postmaster offer
ed these suggestions for improving
1. Be sure ail mail bears a com
plete address. Always Include
street addresses and box numbers,
if known. Waynesville is growing
and mail sent simply to "John
Doe, Waynesville, N. C." Is not
2. All mail sent to children
should be sent in care of their
parents, with complete addresses
given. Address mail to "Charles
Doe,c-o Mr John Doe, 123 Main
Street, Waynesville. N. C."
3. Put stamps on letters and
packages firmly. Some stamps
come off before reaching the postal
(See Postaffice?Page ?)
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