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|j^~K no. 103 20 PAGES " Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 15, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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r; STOVALL family received their gold
iy for having donated a gallon of
to the Red Cross Blood Bank. They
kere just a few minutes after giving
i pint of blood and looking at their
pins. Mrs. Stovall is an active leader in the Gray
Ladies organization, and has worked with the*
bloodmobile for many years. Sally is in training
as a nurse, and Felix is fire chief of Waynes
ville. (Mountaineer Photo).
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tominaied For Places
I ol C. Directorate
I Stay Open
^Rtt In Waynesville
Remain open Friday
? fa. for the benefit
Htaantil 9 pjn. from
?Pnvh Friday except
Bpaery stores which
Ip at night only on
^Bhrlay, which will be
Bin. the food markets
?d 7 p.m. and other re
Rd t P.m.
Hi Ray announced that
Batment Store would
Btnme hours as groc
and would not, be
Bhf, Tuesday or Wed
Rmin; later than 6:39.
B Shelnutt of Maggie
R 1286 from the Mer
Rciation and 40 partici
Rinesses in connection
Rurrent trade campaign.
1 declared the winner
Rnutt, a retired Army
? he registered for the
? " Central Cleaners,
Rtants Association was
B^hiisg Vickie Blanton.
ballots wnn tne names oi zo
nominees to fill ten posts on the
board of directors of the Chamber
of Commerce will be mailed this
weekend to members for the an
nual election, which will end at
noon, December 31,
The board on Tuesday night
heard various reports, and viewed
a movie on taxation, as prepared
by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The financial statement for the
year, covering U months was also
studied, and showed approximate
ly $12,500 collected during the
year with a number of pledges still
outstanding, according to Ned
Tucker, executive vice president
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Tucker reported that two book
lets were almost completed, and
would be published soon after the
first of the year. One is a geheral
booklet and the other is devoted
to the industrial story.
The election will be two direc
(See C of C?Page 2)
Is Set For 23yd
The annual Community Christ
mas Tree, sponsored by the Way
nesville Woman's Club has been
set for Friday, December 23, at
3 p.m., according to Mrs. Roy
Campbell, club president.
A program will be held, in the
courtroom and gifts will be dis
tributed to needy children,
Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick is in
charge of the event and is being
assisted by the following commit
tee: Mrs. E. J. Stanmyre, Mrs. W.
S. Roberts, Mrs. J. W. Killian,
Mrs. Ray Parshall, Mrs. J. R.
Hipps, Mrs. Charles Ray, Miss
Peuil Harris, and Miss Anne Al
The community tree is one of the
twenty-five agencies receiving aid
from the United Fund.
I' Heads Distribution
P For Disaster Fund
F *? Perry, rector of
^fciscopai Church has
B arman of the dis
?g^'ttee of the Hay
^Pacement of the com
B.'n>de by Paul Davis,
^*Un of the disaster
^Fbers of the commlt
V *"th Rev. Mr. Perry
F- John Kizer, pastor
'fpdy and moderately
rnd?y. generally fair
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Ma*. Mtn. Pr.
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Mrs. Sam Queen, superintendent of
public welfare; Roger Walker, of
Unagusta Manufacturing Company;
Miss Dobrayda Fisher, manager of
the Waynesville Employment Se
curity Commission; Everett Cut
shaw, Dayton Rubber Union; and
Ned Moody of the Unagusta Union.
Procedure of the allocation of
aid was discussed at length at a
recent meeting. It was announced
that application for aid should be
made to the United Fund office,
on the third floor of the- court
house on Fridays. The applica
tion will be processed and present
ed to the disbursement committee
for action at their regular weekly
meeting on Tuesdays.
"Realizing, the responsibility of
disbursing publicly raised funds,
the committee pledges its best to
discharge its duties with care and
understanding," Chairman Perry
said, "and to give relief as quick
ly as possible where the circum
The committee said that aid will
be largely confined to food, cloth
ing, medicine, fuel and housing.
Chairman Perry said further
that the committee will cooperate
fully with the Unagusta committee
and will work in close relationship
with that group.
(See Other Pictures Pr. 1, Sec. 2)
Seventy-two pints of blood were
donated by Waynesville area resi
dents when the American Red
Cross Bloodmobile made its visit
to the Hazelwood Presbyteriar
Church Tuesday. Ten donors were
George Smith of Hazelwood gave
his 24th pint to reach the 3-gallor
mark and a number of donors
reached the gallon mark. Mr. and
Mrs. Felix Stovall and their daugh.
tor. Miss Sally StnvaU. are amo<H
the new members of the Gallor
Sponsoring the Bloodmobile's
visit were the employees of the
A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. The
Gray Ladies assisted.
Virgil L. Holloway and Clyde
Fisher are cochairman of the
Blood Bank program in this area
Power Saws At
Sheriff's deputies are investi
gating the theft of two power saws
and parts, valued at $487.30 from
Ed Potts' Esso Service Station at
Deputy Gend Howell reported
that thieves gained entrance to the
station by breaking the glass from
a rear door and opening the door.
The saws were described as of
Strunk manufacture, colored red,
and weighing 25 pounds each. The
parts taken were two 20-inch cutter
bars and three 20-inch chains.
The stolen equipment was re
ceived at the service station only
three or four days before its theft.
The investigation is continuing.
Kiwanis Plan Party
For Needy Children
The Waynesville Kiwanis Club
will hold its annual Christmas par
ty for children at the armory at
3 p.m. Wednesday.
At the party Santa Claus will dis
tribute fruit, nuts, and candy and
free ice cream provided by Bilt
more Dairy to the children.
John Shelby of the Kiwanis Club
is in charge of the event.
SIDNEY TRl'ESDALE, Canton
attorney, has been elected presi
dent of the Haywaad County Bar
Association. succeed) n* Glenn W.
Brown of Havnesrllle.
Approximately 55 visually handi
capped residents of Haywood
County will be honored Sunday at
the annual Christmas party spoiv
sored by the five Lions Clubs of
the county, set to start at 1:30 p.m.
at the Bethel School cafeteria.
The program will include de
votional and group singing led by
the Rev. J. W. Fowler, superin
tendent of the Lake Junaluska As
sembly; introduction of guests;
reading, "The Birds' Christmas
Carol" by Mrs. W. E. Carter of
Lake Junaluska; awarding of
special gifts, and musical num.
bers by Gordon Woody, the Webb
Family Trio, and Sam Queen's
The program will end with the
singing of "God Be With You Till
We Meet Again."
Dr. Boyd Owen of the Waynes
ville Lions Club will be master of
ceremonies for the program and
Herb Angel, also of Waynesville,
Is program chairman, assisted by
Joe Scruggs, sight - conservation
chairman for the local club.
The Canton Lions Club will be
in charge of gifts, the Clyde Club
in charge of refreshments, the
Pigeon Valley Club in charge of
facilities, and the Hazelwood Club
in charge of publicity and invita
The visually handicapped will be
taken to the party and brought
home by the Lions members.
- Clothes Are
I Needed Again
, Children's clothing is again prac
. tically gone from the Clothing
Closet In spite of generous con
. tributions during recent weeks,
i A report from Mrs. E. J. Stan
i myre. distribution chairman, shows
1 that clothing has been distributed
< to fifty families during this month
V and requests continue-to be receiv
Mrs. Stanmyre asked that those
> with clothing to donate continue to
! leave articles at the WaVnesville
1 Fire Department or call Marcus
Electric Co. for pick-ups. Clean
! articles in good condition are pre
The Closet will be closed for
general distribution until after the
first of January, due to increased
activities during the Holidays and
lack of sufficient volunteers in the
Anyone who can give three hours
(See Children's Clothes?Page 2)
North Oi Canton
The Clyde Fire Department ans- <
wered the second call within the
past several months at the resi- ]
dence of Hank Smathers on Cross
roads Hill, a half mile north of the
Canton city limite, at 7:45 a.m.
Origin of the fire, which began
in the attic, was unknown.
Damage to the dwelling was esti
mated at $50.
Twelve Clyde firemen made the
To Soil District
Joe F. Davis of White Oak has
been elected as Haywood County
Soil Conservation ftistrict super
visor to succeed Herschell Rogers !
of Upper Crabtree, whose term
expires at the end of this year. 1
Mr. Davis won election over Mrs.
Carl Medford of Lake Junaluska in <
balloting last week in which a total I
. of 89 votes were cast. I
The vote was certified by D. J. i
Boyd, one of the present soil con
servation supervisors; James Kirk- .
Huge hawks are playing havoc
with visiting ducks at Lake Jun
aluska this fall.
Among the many large ducks
there are a number of young, and
smaller ones, and the hawks
have been seen swooping down
and grabbing up a duck dinner
from the surface of the ZM-acre
lake. The ducks swimming about
on the lake are a perfect target
for the hawks who resemble
small Jet planes aa to speed.
J. W. Fowler, Jr., superintend
ent, said that corn Is being fed
daily to the visiting ducks, and
that many are former residents
of last fall.
Louis Jones, maintenance man
at the Lake saw one hawk pick
up a small duck and iBy away, and
at least two large hawks have
been killed by Ed Potts and
The ducks are staying on the
deeper water of the lake la the
vicinity of the auditorium since
the upper part of the lake where
the wuter Is shallow Is frosen
LINDA GIBSON, 16-months-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Gibson of Waynesville, entered Bowman-Gray Hospital Tuesday
for diagnostic studies and further treatment after a ride to Wins
ton-Salem in the Wellco station wagon. Linda is one of six Gibson
children who were made homeless Friday, December 2, when a
fire swept their home on Hill St. After living in an unoccupied
store building for several days, the Gibsons moved into another
house ofT East St. Since losing all their possessions in the fire,
the family has received large donations of food, clothing and
household furnishings from residents of the Waynesville area.
40 Needy Area Families
Seeking Christmas Baskets
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In Haywood Near
$24,000,000 In '54
Haywood's 301 retail busines
ses did $23,238,000 during 1954,
according to a report issued from
the 1954 Census of Business of
the U. S. Department of Com
merce, through the N. C, De
partment at Conservation and
Retail trade in North Carolina
increased by almost a billion
dollars in 1954 over what it was
in 1948, according to the figures.
Cantata Is Set
For Sunday At
A Christmas cantata, "The Prince
of Peace," by E. L. Ashford, will
be presented by the choir of the
First Methodist Church and guest
vocalists, Sunday night at 7:30
Mrs. Fred Martin is directing the
Soloists will include Mrs. John
Kirkpatrick. Mrs. Frank Hendricks,
Miss Mozelle Liner, and Richard
Grace, all guest artists, and Mrs.
Fred Calhoun, Mr. and Mrs. Har
ry Lee Liner, Jr., Thomas Davis,
and Samuel Wilson, members of
the church choir.
The publif is invited.
Students Of Haywood
Schools Get Two Weeks
Haywood schools will close Fri- ,
jay for' a two-week holiday vaca
tion. Lawrence Leatherwood, coun
ty superintendent of education,,
Classes will be resumed Monday,
PIfty-iwo needy families in thi
Waynesville area have applied t<
th? Haywood County Welfare Do
partment for Chriattnas basket:
this year and arrangements have
already been made to take care ol
12. Mrs. Sam Queen, welfare super
intendent announced Tuesday.
Most of the assistance already
provided for will come from
church groups, Mrs. Queen added.
The Welfare Department has in
formation on the other 40 families
which will be furnished to all
church and civic groups which
wish to assist the underprivileged
at Christmastime, Mrs. Queen
Most of these families have chil
dren and thus toys and candy will
be welcomed as well as regular
food baskets, the welfare superin
The baskets and other Yuletide
cheer packages should be taken to
the families either the Friday or
Saturday before Christmas, Mrs.
West Pigeon CDP
Yule Party Tonight
East Pigeon and Center Pigeon
will be guests of the West Pigeon
CDP at a Christmas party at the
Bethel School cafeteria at 7:30
Dr. L. B. Hayes, pastor of the
Bethel Methodist Church, will be
in charge of the program, and D.
D. York, chairman of the West
Pigeon CDP, will preside.
Christmas treats will be given
out at the meeting. \
Vote On Burley Is
Set December 29
Growers lo Vote
On Continuing Of
Haywood County tobacco farm,
ers, along with ohters in the ,
eight-state burley belt, will be call
ed on to vote on the continuance
of acreage quotas for the next
three years at a referendum to be
held Thursday. December 29.
Issues involved in the coming i
referendum were explained at a
meeting at the courthouse Monday
afternoon, attended by some 125
Speakers were J. H. Enloe, Jr.,
field representative of the State
ASC Committee; County Agent
Virgil L. Holloway, Oral L. Yates
of the Farm Bureau, and Roy
Crouse, extension tobacco special
ist from N. C. State College.
It was explained that if quotas
are approved by at least two thirds I
of growers voting, marketing
cess, tobacco, acreage allotments, 1
cess tobacco, acreage allotments, '
and price supports averaging 90
per cent of parity will continue in |
effect for the 1956 crop.
If more than one third of the .
voters disapprove quotas, it was I
pointed out, there will be no mar- "
keting quotas, no penalties on "ex.
cess" tobacco, no acreage allot
ments, and no price supports for 0
the 1956 burley crop. In that event, ?
three-year marketing quotas would
be proclaimed next year and an
other referendum held. F
Fanners also were told that t
marketing quotas have been in ef- 1:
feet for burley tobacco each year f
since enactment of the Agricultur- e
- al Adjustment Act of 1938 except 2
for 1939 when they were disap- s
proved by growers.
In 1938, the average yield of bur- c
ley tobacco was 900 pounds per t
acre and the average market price a
DR. J.1 E. TENDER i
te-elected President, United Fund
All officers of the United Fund
if this ares were re-elected last
tight, as the board of directors
leld their annual meeting.
A review of the first year's cam
taign was made, which showed
hat $22,559 in cash, plus $11,175
n pledges had been made to the
'irst United Kund program in this H
nd of the county. The Fund had
5 participating agencies which will
hare in the $33,734 program.
"Every agency will get 100 per
:ent of the amount set for them
n the budget, when all pledges -
ire i>41d." T>r J. * Teifa*r,
!arif tnld tkn rllt*A/if???>?
!! In 1954, the average was 2,115
> pounds per acre and the average
1 Mr. Enloe explained that the De.
' partment of Agriculture has an
t nounced a 14.86 decrease in acre
? age allotments for 1956, to apply
to growers with more than .5 of an
' acre in hurley ? or to those whose
i tobacco allotment exceeds 10 per
cent of the total cropland on their
. farm. ?
i He estimated that the cut will
affect approximately 406 farms in
Funeral services were conducted
this afternoon in the First Metho
dist Church for Mrs. Etta Francis
Kluttz of Waynesville, who died
Tuesday afternoon in the hospital
here following an extended ill
The Rev. Earl H. Brendall, pas
tor of the church, officiated assist
ed by the Rev. T. E, Robinett. pas
tor of the First Baptist Church.
Interment was in Green Hill
Pallbearers were Bob Rigdon.
Francis Massie, Henry Davis, Ken
neth Hannah. Guy Messer. and
Hugh Ratcliflfe. Members of the
Wesleyan Service Guild of the
Methodist Church were flower
Mrs. Kluttz was a native of Hay
(See Mrs. Kluttz?Page 2)
MVU*t IWIM Hit WU ?VVU1 * IK- VWIII"
plete success of the campaign is
not dependent upon the pledges
being paid 100 per cent," he con
The board authorized J. B. Siler,
treasurer, to make payments to all
agencies as called for, on a pro
rata basis, which figures about 65
per cent of the appropriation for
each of the 29 groups who are to
share in the fund.
Officers re-elected were:
Dr. J. E. Fender, president; L.
N. Davis, first vice president; C. N.
Allen, 2nd vice president; Miss
Mary Medford, secretary; J. B.
Siler, treasurer; Mrs. Raymond
Caldwell, office manager.
(See United Fund?Page 2)
Haywood County 4-H Clubs will
hold their annual Achievement
Day program at 7 p.m. Monday at
the Hazelwood School auditorium.
Principal speaker will be G. L.
Carter, district 4-H Club agent.
Outstanding club members will
be awarded medals and leading
clubs will be presented certificates.
A short talent program also will be
Following the program In the
auditorium, refreshments will be
served and a recreational hour
conducted, featuring the music of
the Catalooehee String Band.
Parents of 4-H Club members
and other Interested persons arc
invited to the event.
In the past several years Ach
ievement Day was held in con
junction with the Tobaccb Festi
val, but 4-H Club members voted
this year to hold the program
Canadian Christmas Tree
Bears JWs Y?lelid? p?T I
A message borne on a Christmas tree all the way from distant
wind-swept New Brunswick, Canada, to Hazclwood will bring
Christmas cheer to the heart of a fatherless 12-year-old boy.
This unique story unfolded here this week when a Hazclwood
barber ? Herschell Caldwell ? started to deliver a Christmas tree
to a classroom at liazelwood School where his eight-year-old son
Is a pupil.
As he carried the tree, Mr. Caldwell suddenly noticed a small
piece of paper, tied with atring, flapping In the wind. He broke the
string, unwound the paper, and read this message in a boyish scrawl:
' Dear Friend,
"I am a poor little boy 12 years old. My father is dead. Please
will you send me money for Christmas."
Tracadie, N. B., Canada
Tracadie is a small port and mill town in New Brunswick on ^
the Gulf of St. Lawrenfce The Christmas tree sent from there U a
As a result of this unusual plea, Mr. Caldwell and several
friends plan to send money to Sybro ? as a gift from the "Old
North State" to a Far North State.
(1954 _ S)
(1954 ? M>
Loss.. $78,920 .
(tMi tafermettm e?
piled from records el
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