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^ (-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park q p
71st YEAR NO. 14 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVtLLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEft 16. 1956 ?1.50 In Advance In Haywo6d and Jackson Counties .
1956 Program Set
By C. of C Board
Set For 23rd;
Formulation of plans for the
year were completed for the 1956
Chamber of Commerce program
here Tuesday night by the Board
The year's program will begin
with the annual banquet, Thursday,
23rd, at the WTHS cafeteria. Ned
J. Tucker, executive vice president,
is in charge of the program, being
assisted by C. T. McCuiston, chair
man of the Civic and Professional
division of the organization.
It was announced that J. S.
Stone, North Carolina general
manager of Southern Bell, would
be the speaker.
Tucker said Mrs. Rufus Siler,
manager of the Haywood school
lunchroom program would be in
charge of the roast beef dinner. A
special program of music is also
being arranged for the occasion.
Tickets are on sale at the Town
Hall, Charlie's Place, and by the
board of directors. The tickets
are $2, and the committee in charge
of sales is: John Carver, chairman,
Charlie Woodard and Russell E.
A decorating committee is com
posed of Henry Tuttle, McCuiston
and J. C. Jennings.
Richard Bradley, president, told
the directors that this annual meet
ing is open to the public, and not
just members of the Chamber of
Conjmerce. "Everyone interested
in the up-building of this area
should attend, and get first-hand
information as to the program pro
posed for this year. The meeting
will be both entertaining and edu
The officials said that a number
of out-of-town guests have been in
vited, including civic leaders, other
Chamber of Commerce officials,
and newspaper editors and publish
ers of thp arpa
The directors adopted a budget
of $19,625 for the year, and plans
were made for the annual member
ship campaign to begin February
27, with Harvey Dulin, treasurer,
in charge. /
Reports were heard from the
chairmen of the five divisions of
the organization, which included:
John Carver, agriculture; A. D.
Harrison, merchants; C. T. McCuis
ton, civic and professional; R. E.
Fultz, industry; and Ned Tucker
made a tentative report for the
Heinz W. Rollman, president of
Wellco Shoe Corporation and Ro
Search, leaves Saturday for a 63
day trip around the world. He will
visit some 20 countries where he
has subsidiary plants manufactur
Mr. Rollman flies from New
York to London Saturday, and will
visit Ireland, Belgium, France,
Germany and Spain arriving in
Switzerland March 4, where he
will ".remain until the 11th when
he will fly to Athens, Greece.
After leaving Greece he will go
to Israel, Egypt, South Africa,
India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand.
Malaya, Indonesia, New Zealand,
arriving in Los Angeles on April
He has made several such trips
around the world in receht years,
besides numerous trips to Europe
and South America, where he also
has many factories using facilities
of his firm in the manufacture of
The entire trip will be by plane,
except from Bruxelles, Belgium,
to Paris, and from Paris via over
night train to Koeln, Germany.
DR. PAUL REID is accepting a
position with the N. C. Board of
Dr. P. Reid
The Executive Cbmmittee of the
Board of Trustees of Western
Carolina College met Wednesday,
February 15, at WCC, to accept
the resignation of President Paul
A. Reid, which will become ef
fective March 1. President Reid
explained that he has made this
decision only after a great deal of
consideration, andltiat he will ac
cept a position with the Board of
Higher Education of North Caro
President Reid was inaugurated
at WCC in 1950. From that time
until the beginning of the present
school year, the student body has
shown an increase of more than
947', and the college has under
gone a period of physical expan
sion unequaHed before in its his
tory. Reid said that he was for
tunate to have come to WCC at
(See Dr. Reid?Page 8)
l/uy V/l tiujrci
To Be Observed
An interdenominational service
In observance of the annual World
Day of Prayer will be held at the
First Methodist Church Friday at
Sponsored by the UnitedChurch
Women, the day's theme through
out the world will be "One Flock,
The purpose of the day of pray
er is to unite Christian denomina
tions in a bond of prayer and to
make offerings for Christian Mis
The local program has been
planned by Mrs. Henry Gaddy,
Secretary of Spiritual Life of the
Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the First Methodist
Miss Lou Elva Eller of Grace
Episcopal Church will lead the
prayer service and Mrs. Rjbhard
Alexander of the Presbyterian
Church will direct a dramatic skit
with the topic, "Thy Will Be
Special music will be under the
direction of Mrs. Fred Martin, as
sisted by Mrs. J. L. Kilpatrick.
Canton Pastor On
Tour of Puerto Rico
The Rev. Ivon L. Roberts, of
the First Methodist Church of Can
ton, and chairman of the church
extension of the Board of Mission's
?f the Western North Carolina
Methodist Conference, is one of
22 persons who left Tuesday for a
10-day tour of Methodist mission
projects in Puerto Rico. Haiti and
the Dominican Republic.
Occasional light rfins and slight
ly cooler this afternoon. Friday,
considerable cloudiness and little
change in temperatures with oc
casional rain likely.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date Mas. Min. Pr.
Feb. 13 51 22 .11
Feb 14 58 26 .01
Feb. IS. 58 45 .03
A BIGGER AND BETTER PROGRAM is being
planned this year by the Finer Carolina group at
Hazelwood, who won $100 and honorable mention
in the 1955 contest. Among chairmen of the 1956
program are Mrs, Howell Bryson, publicity; May
or Lawrence Davis, general chairman; C. N. Al
len, Boosters Club, and J. C. Burrell, Haxelwood
Lions Club. (Mountaineer Photo).
Rep. Shuford Trying To Get
Cancellation of Burley Cut
Twelfth District Rep. George
Shuford has forecast approval
within two weeks of legislation to
cancel a 15 per cent reduction in
hurley tobacco acreage allotments.
Rep. Shuford recently introduc
ed a resolution to maintain the
1955 quotas, and similar bills were
offered by members of Congress
from Tennessee and Kentucky.
The measures have been given ap
proval of both Senate and House
"A majority of the 19,293 bur
ley tobacco * rowers of North
Carolina live In the 12th dis
trict. The passage of this let is- .
lation will restore over a million |
dollars rroaa for the small bur
ley growrrs In Western North
Carolina whose present meager
allotments average close to .54
of an acre," Shuford asserted.
He said that Haywood County
farmers with tobacco allotments
would be permitted to produce
over $200,000 more of burley this
year if this legislation is enacted.
58 Pints Of
Fifty-eight pints of' blood were
obtained yesterday when the Am
erican Red Cross Bloodmobile vis
ited at the First Methodist Church
The Blood Bank was sponsored
by the Community Development
Program and in addition to the 58
persons who donated blood, a num
ber of other people reported but
Four persons reached the goal
for the two gallon club with three
reaching the one gallon club.
Those in the two-gallon category
included Oliver A. Yount, Jr.,
Johnny L. Edwards. John Summer
row and Cornelius O. Wyatt.
The one-gallon club members
were Robert Fowler. Milbum Bal
lance and Wilma Rhodarmer.
Personnel of the mobile unit
were assisted by the Gray Ladies,
headed by Mrs. Felix Stovall.
The next date for the visit of
the Bloodmobile will be April 24.
Davis Asks Reappraisal
Of Property In Haywood
Reappraisal of property In Hay
wood County by outside appraisers
for "equalization" of county taxes
was advocated Tuesday bight by
Frank Davis, Iron Duff farmer and
former county commissioner, who
was the principal speaker at a
ladies night program of the Haz
elwood Lions Club, held at Timbes
Dr. Davis cited as one instance
of an unrealistic valuation, a piece
of property in his community,
listed on the county tax books as
worth only $200, but which cost
him $2,200 and contained $2,000
worth of timber.
The former commissioner as
serted that a reappraisal of prop
erty would provide the county
enough money to finance the fu
ture expansion of school property.
Ladies present at the meeting
were introduced by President
Door prizes were won by Miss
Betty Lemming and Mrs. Sum
A demonstration on tile drain
age will be held Monday at 9:30
on the George Plott farm in Up
per Crabtree community.
To be demonstrated will be
merhanical ditch-digging equip
ment and the proper installation
of field drain tile.
County Farm Agent Virgil L.
Hollow-ay will conduct the demon
stration in cooperation with Soil
Conservation District supervisors.
Mr. Holloway said that water
standing on fields the past two
weeks shows clearly where drain
age is needed, and pointed out
that maximum crop yields can be
produced only on properly-drain
To Collect Used
Clothing for the underprivileged
in the Waynesville area?especially
children?will be collected by the
Lions Clubs of Waynesville and
Hazelwood tonight in a porchlight
drive from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The drive will cover Waynesville,
Hazelwood. Aliens Creek. Hillside
Terrace, and Lake Junaluska.
Persons who live in areas not
covered by the drive, or. who are
missed tonight may leave clothing
at the town halls of either Way
nesville or Hazelwood.
One Day Of
Judge J. Will Pless completed
the February term of Superior
Court here Monday afternoon.
Most criminal cases were
heard last week with a few re
maining to be heard Monday morn
ing. The civil docket was light and
was completed Monday afternoon.
Cases disposed of Monday in
cluded the following:
Ulious E s t e s Vick, driving
drunk, 6 months, suspended on
payment of $200 fine, driving li
censed revoked for three years
Homer V. Cagle, aiding and
abetting drunk driving, not guilty.
Johnnie Morris, driving drunk.
6 months, suspended on paytnent
of $100 fine, license revoked for 2
Louis Christine Bruce, speeding,
60 days, suspended on payment of
$25 fine, license revoked.
Divorces were granted In the fol
lowing two cases: Pauline C. Dal
ton from Charles Dalton; Margaret
Gaddis from Paul Everett Gaddis.
Robert Rhinehart, non-support
of Illegitimate child, 6 months,
suspended on payment of $15 per
week for ten weeks and $5 per
week thereafter pending further
orders of the court
In the cast of Meredith E, Ford
versus Jimmie Force, the defend
ant denied paternity of minor
(See Court?Page 8>
Polio Vaccine Clinics Set
For Schools During Nay
The third and final shot in the
Salk polio vaccine series will be
administered to Haywood Coun
ty pupils in the first three trades
at school clinics in May. Dr.
II. A. Matthews, past president
of the Haywood County Medical
Society, told The Mountaineer
Arrangements also will be
made to give first and second
shots to children who have not
had them previously, the doctor
He said that at least 1,606
shots will be needed for the
clinics In May, and disclosed that
the county has ask ad the state
for 1.666 more cubic centime
ters of vaccine to augment the
present stock of 666 ex's, now
on hand at the Haywood County
Present recommendations are
that the Salk vaeeine be given
to all persons between the aces
of one and twenty and to ex
Children of pre-schooi ace and
those in the upper cradex. who
will not cet the shots at the
school clinics in May, may be
immunized either at the Health
Center or in the office of their
Shots are clven free each
Wednesday at the Health Center
durinc Immunization clinics.
Doctors eharce $1# for the se
ries of three If privately-pur
chased vaccine is used, but make
no eharce if vaccine furnished
by the federal covernment is
Parents who plan to have their
children lifimunized at the Health
Center or by their doctors are
urced to have the shots admin
istered as soon as possible to
(See Polio?Pace l>
Behre Named President Of
Haywood P.C.A. Society
Harry Behre, Hazel wood, was
named president of the Haywood
County Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals at a meet
ing here Monday.
Behre succeeds Mrs. R. R. Camp
bell. who served as temporary
Other officers elected included:
Albert Burnette, Canton, vice pres
ident: Mrs. Lonnie L. Lyda, Dell
wood. secretary-treasurer; and
Hollis Chase, Hazelwood, corres
Miss Pearl Johnson was named
chairman of a committee to draw
up by-laws and John Metzer Is in
charge of printing matter for the
Office space has been set up at
283 Main Street here, in the office
of Miss Pearl Johnson.
Meeting times for the organiza
tion is the first Monday in each
The March meeting will be held
in Asheviiie with a joint meeting
with the Buncombe group.
The April meeting has been set
in Canton with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar
Hawkins, and at Bethel in May
with Lyman C. Reed in charge of
I ' ?*
Hazelwood Awarded MOO
In '55 Finer Carolina Contest
Planting of 500 dogwood trees,
sponsorship of the Mountaineer
Little League, and a town beauti
flcation program were the three
major projects carried on during
1955 In Hazelwood, which won the
town a $100 prize and honorable
mention in last year's Finer Caro
The dogwood planting program,
initiated in Hazelwood, later was
adopted by Waynesville, Lake Jun
aluska, Clyde and Canton.
To aid the Little League base
ball program, the Finer Carolina
group spent more than $400 on
the HnTelwood diamond, Including
cons ruction of a grandstand, two
restrooms, two dugouts, and re
wiring of the backstop.
The town beautlflcation program
included cutting of weeds, and
cleaning up of trash and refuse.
The Finer Carolina group also
gave active support to the Boy
Scout program in Hazelwood.
E. A. Williamson was general
chairman and Mrs. Rudolph Cars
well was publicity chairman for
last year's Finer Carolina program
at Hazelwood. The town also won
a $100 prize in the 1953 contest.
Draft classifications were assign
ed to <5 Haywood County men by
Selective Service Board 45 this
week. They were:
1-A (available for Induction ?
Douglas Dale Parton.
1-C (enlisted)?Worman Ronald
' Reagan, Joseph Lewis Michal. Car
roll Leroy Williams. Tracy Joel
Banks, William Carlyle Howard.
1-C (discharged Us-Joe Jack Cald
1-C (reserve)?Joe Byron Cald
well, Jack A. Chapman, Newton
Richard BrCece, Lester Bryson.
James Wilson Shipman, Frank
lin D. Rich, J. T. Ball, Rob
ert Lewis Sutton, Bobby Thom
as Parton, Perry James
Caldwell, Andrew Ellis Gillett.
Joseph H. Medford, Joseph Oliver
Rathbone, Thomas Williamson
Alexander. Jr., Claude E. Greene.
2-A (occupational deferment) ?
Chester Atkins Sellers, Marvin
Delano Mathews, Thomas Neal Mc
Dowell. Bobby Joe Conard, George
Brown Wood. Robert Wayne Kelly,
Charles Montgomery Henderson.
Thomas Andrew Pressley, Len Wil
3-A (hardship)?David Max Bur
4-F (rejected)?Billy Brown, Wil
fred Kinsland, Ralph Edwin
Grooips. James Oliver Moore,
James Finley Smythe, Kenneth Ray
5-A (over-age) ? Alvin Johnnie
Jonefc, John Ray Hardin, Charles
Russell Sanford, Ray Gordon DavLs,
Dillard Dewitt Miller, Robert
Charles Sheehan, Claude Bryson,
WSCS Meeting Set
The WSCSkof the Maggie Metho
dist Church will meet at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at the church.
It has also been announced that
the new nursery at the Maggie
church will be open this Sunday
for the first time.
MISS FLORENCE OSBORNE
Dies At 83
At Osborne Farm
Miss Florence Osborne died In
her home at the Osborne Farm in
Center Pigeon. Wednesday after
noon following a long illness. She
Miss Osborne was a native and
lifelong resident of the Pigeon
section, and daughter of the late
A. J. and Mary Plott Osborne. She
was one of the owners of the Os
borne Dairy Farm and pioneered
in the development of agriculture
and dairying. The Osborne dairy
herd has had wide recogniiton.
Miss Osborne personally super
vised the operation of the farm
until she became ill.
The funeral service will be con
ducted Friday at 3.30 p.m. in the
chapel of Wells Funeral Home in
Canton. The Rev. W. J. Gammon
of Montreat will officiate and in
terment will be in Locust Field
Cemetery at Canton.
Pallbearers will be John Gard
ner, Joe Williams, Bob Franklin,
Paul Cabe, Wayman Case, and
The family has requested that
flowers be omitted.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. M.
L. JefTress of Waynesville; a broth
er. H. A. Osborne of Henderson
ville; and a number of nieces and
Of Honor Is
Marshall Geoffrey Cooper will
receive the award of Eagle Scout
on Monday night at the monthly
court of honor for Boy Scouts of
the Pigeon River District. The
ceremony will be at the court
The young Scout leader is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Cooper
of Clyde Rood, Canton.
In addition to winning the rank
of Eagle Scout, young Cooper has
shown himself to be a leader in
his troop, his church, and his com
munity. He is a Senior Patrol
Leader of Troop One, Canton, and
has held the offices of Scribe,
Patrol Leader, and Assistant Pa
trol Leader, and has served for
three years as Den Chief of Gub
Scout Pack One.
He is a former Cub Scout, with
the rank of Webelos. He is a mem
ber of the Order of the Arrow;
honorary camping and service or
der of the Boy Scouts.
He is president of his freshman
home room class, was voted best
citizen of Patton School, when in
l^e seventh grade, and holds a two
year perfect attendance certificate
at Central Methodist' Church.
Hazelwood has been given honor
able mention and awarded $100 in
prize money in the 1955 Finer
Carolina contest, sponsored by the
Carolina Power and Light Co.
First-place winners In the an
nual contest were Asheboro. Ram
seur. and Swansboro, North Caro-<
Each of the communities was
judged tops on the basis of self
lmprcvement last year in its re
spective population class. They will
receive $1,000 prizes.
It was Asheboro's third consecu
tive first place. Last year, Ramseur
Pressing close behind and cop
ping $500 checks for second place
were Roxboro and Swannanoa.
and Clio, S. C. Third place prizes
of $250 each were awarded Clin
ton, Weaverville and Harrells, N C.
'Some 906 projects submitted for
the annual contest by 154 North
and South Carolina communities
were judged by Dr. S. H. Hobbs,
Jr., professor of rural sociology,
University of North Carolina; Ger
ard Appy, director of communica
tions. University of Georgia Cen
ter for Continuing Education; and
William P. Corley, manager, ad
vertising division, Georgia Power
Also cited for honorable ipention
and $100 prizes were Siler City,
Mt. Gilead. Black Mountain, Fair
mont, Wallace. Norllna. Grifton
and Snow Hill in North Carolina;
and Manning, Dillon, Lake City,
Lakeview, Plnewood and Ruby in
The prizes will be presented by
Carolina Power & Light Company,
sponsor of the community-improve
ment contest. Under contest rules
the money is to be used for further
Competition was divided into
three population classes?commun
ities of 1,000 persons or less, 1,000
(See Hazelwood?Page $)
To Reopen Friday
The Smoky Mountain Drive-In
Theatre will reopen for the season
Friday night after being closed
Jor the winter, according to owner
J. E. Massle.
Tp mark the reopening of the
theatre, five clown dolls will be giv
en away free at Friday night's per
formance, Mr. Massle said.
Shows will begin nightly at the
drive-in at 7 p.m.
Canton Soldier Hurt
In Korea Jeep Wreck
News has been received by his
family that Pvt. Dale C. Willis,
who is serving with the Army in
Korea, has been injured in an acci
dent. Pvt. Willis suffered a broken
thigh and bruises when the jeep
he and a companion were riding
in as they were returning from a
supply-buying trip to Seoul over
turned. Willis was first treated
in a hospital at Ascom City, but
was scheduled to be sent to Japan
John Campbell of Maggie, who
has been a patient in the Haywood
County Hospital for the past two
weeks, was reported in "fairly
good condition" this morning.
Engineers Drawing Final
Canton Viaduct Blueprints
Highway engineers in Raleigh
are working on blueprints for the
proposed Canton Viaduct, it was
announced by W. C. Lee, district
Lee said he expected it would
take about six months to complete
the buleprints and work out speci
fications for the contract on the
All the field work in connection
with the project has been made
and details sent to the drafting
engineers in Raleigh.
A total of $1,590,000 has been
set aside for the project, with $1,
100.000 coming from a special allo
cation by the late Governor Wil
liam B. Umstead, and the other
$450,000 from district funds.
Harry E. Buchanan, commission
er of the 14th district, said some
months ago that engineers had told
him it would take about 18 months
to construct the project. With
about six months being required
to complete the blueprints, and get
the project under contract, that
would mean about two years from
now before the viaduct would be
The proposed route as described
by Highway Commissioner Harry
Buchanan when the survey was
being made several months ago,
and after first plans had been re
(See Viaduct?Pare 8)
(1955 ? ?)
Injured .... 15
(1955 ? 1)
(1955 ? 95)
(1955 ? $11,989)
(This information compiled
from records at State High