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71st YEAR NO. 20 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C-, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8, 1956 |3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Safety Program To
Be Formed Here
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Neal Kelly Gets
Neal Kelly, senior of Bethel
High School, was awarded a 4-year
? Morehead Scholarship to the Uni
versity of North Carolina by the
scholarship committee in Chapel
Hill on Wednesday. The announce
ment came after the committee
had interviewed Kelly, and others.
Kelly is the second from Hay
wood to receive one of the scholar
ships, which is worth $5,000 ? or
$1,200 a year. Ted Rogers, of
WTHS received the same scholar
ship last spring, and is now a stu
dent at UNC.
Kelly is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ralph Kelly, of Bethel.
The Morehead scholar was term
ed by C. C. Poindexter, Bethel
principal, as "an all-round student,
" and one of the best in school."
Kelly is state vice president of
the 4-H clubs of North Carolina,
active in his church, as well as
school and community programs'.
He has participated in various 4-H
Club exchange trips to other parts
of the country in recent years.
He will enter the University in
The March meeting of the Hay
wood 4-H Club county council will
be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
REA building, according to Cecil F.
Brown, assistant county agent.
The Hazelwood 4-H Club will be
host at the meeting and serve re
fieshments to the group.
Among subjects slated for dis
cussion Saturday are (l)a county
wide 4-H project to raise funds for
clubs; (2) the annual 4-H basketball
tournament, to be held the last of
March or first of April; (3) plans
for observance of National 4-H
Club Sunday in May, and (4) nam
ing of a radio committee for sum
Following the meeting of the
county council, the 4-H Exchange
Ciub will meet to discuss plans for
raising money to entertain a group
of 4-H members from Weld County,
Colorado, where the Haywood
young people visited last year.
Present arrangements are for
40 members of the 4-H and five
adult leaders from Colorado to
visit Haywood County June 18-24.
DOGWOOD TREE SALE
The Hazelwood Boosterettes will
conduct their second sale of dog
wood trees this Friday and Satur
day, it has been announced.
Persons who desire to purchase
the dogwood trees are asked to call
Mrs. Frank Wortbington, Mrs. Paul
Bryson, and Mrs. C. N. Allen.
The trees can be seen at the
Hazelwood Service Station or the
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Windy and much colder today
with a hard freeze tonight. Friday,
fair and cold.
Official Waynezville temperature
as reported by the State Teat Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pree.
Mar. S 89 27 ?
Mar. 8 ...72 48 ?
Mar. 7 79 56 .01 I
Meeting At .
The presence ahd attitude of so
many young people at the mass
meeting here Tuesday night, when
a discussion of highway safety was
held, inspired the audience of more
than 600 to unanimousuly adopt
1?To individually pledge to be
a courteous and careful driver
2?To name a steering commit
tee to further the promotion of
safety programs throughout the
county. v ,
The action came after Lt. H. C.
Johnson, of the State Highway
Patrol, gave a factual and interest
ing address on the present safety
records of the highways of the
state and nation.
Two young men, both of Way
nesville Township High School,
touched off the climaxing spark,
following the address of Lt. John
Steve Woody, president of the
Key Club, an organization of young
men sponsored by the Klwanis
Club, said: "It seeins the teen-agers
have seen the consequences of rac
ing, and we shall try to 'take it
easier' from here on out."
Don Jordan, president of the
WTHS senior class, told the aud
ience: "After seeing what recent
ly happened on the highways, we
do not want it to happen to us.
I agree with Steve on the matter
of taking it easier'."
The audience gave the two a
lengthy and loud applause of their
Several stood in the back of the
auditorium, while the balcony was
almost filled. The meeting was
one of the largest ever attended
here for any civic matter.
Lt. Johnson began his address
by pointing out that the "problem
of highway safety is a problem of
Then he began citing the pro
gress that had been made in the
held of automobiles, and the grow
ing demand for more and larger
parking areas. This led him to
point out that in 1900 there was
one car for every 3,000 persons,
while in North Carolina today
there are 1,600,000 registered mo
The first traffic accident was in
1899, he said, and by June 1952,
there had been one million per
sons killed on American streets
and highways. This.'he continued,
was more than were killed in all
the wars in which America had
participated. Last year in North
Carolina there were 1,165 killed
on the streets and highways, and
25,000 others injured.
He made a local comparison as
to costs, citing that automobile
accidents in 10 years hgd cost more
than 640 times the loss of the Una
gusta Plant here last November.
Lt. Johnson, an advocate of a
workable inspection law, said that
during 1951 when the state had.
an inspection law that five per cent
(See Safety Program?Page 7)
GROUND WAS BROKEN at 11 a.m. Wednesday
by the Rev. Lawrence Newman for a new elemen
tary-high school building at St. John's School on
the corner of Church and Meadow streets In
Waynes vllle. Flanking Father Newman are altar
boys (left to right) Joe Dixon, Carl Henry, Larry
Ruppert, and Bob Henry.
St. John's Breaks Ground
For New School Building
The second section of today's issue is devoted to a preview of
Spring Fashions. ?
The section is filled with numerous photographs, and articles
dealing with the latest styles, fabrics and colors for spring wear .
The articles and photographs were just received from the
fashion center in New York.
These, together with the announcements of local stores, pro
vides an interesting section of timely reading matter.
Telephones For White Oak
To Be Discussed By CDP
WTHS Band Plays
Waynesville Township High
School's one hundred-piece Senior
Band presented concerts in two
neighboring schools today under an
exchange plan existing between
Presenting a program designed
for the entertainment of the stu
dents, the WTHS musicians played
first at Lee Edwards High School
in Asheville and later at Brevard
High School. Bands from these
two schools will play return con
certs before the Waynesville stu
The trip today was made in two
chartered buses and the group was
accompanied by Charles Isley and
Robert Campbell, band directors.
The extension of telephone lines
into the White Oak community
will be the major subject of dis
cussion at a meeting of the White
Oak CDP at 7:30 p.m. Monday at
the community center.
At present,. White Oak is the
only community in Haywood Coun
ty which libs no telephones. The
nearest phone in that area is at
Speakers at the meeting will be
three Southern Bell Telephone Co.
officials: C. T. McCuiston, manager
of the Waynesville and Canton
telephone exchanges; H. D. Jami
son of Asheville, engineer, and
Charles Reynolds, also of Ashe
ville, road-development specialist.
If arrangements are made to ex
tend Southern Bell lines into
White Oak, it is expected that
residents of the community first
would have to obtain and then
clear rights-of-way for the lines.
Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Border have
as their guest, Mrs. Border's moth
er, Mrs. Telford Blackburn, of
East Liberty, Ohio.
(Other Picture, Page 5)
Ground-breaking ceremonies for
the new St. John's parochial elem
entary and high school were held
Wednesday morning. The entire
student body was present and
participated With the singing of the
hymn. "Holy God We Praise Thy
The design of the new building
will be among the most modern in
Western North Carolina. Plans for
the structure were drawn by archi
tect J. Bertram King of Asheville.
The building consists of 20
rooms, divided as follows: ten class
rooms, library and work room, four
lavatories, two storage rooms, of
fice. furnace and coal room, and a
science laboratory. It will be lo
cated on the corner of Church and
Meadow streets, with entrances to
the high school facing Meadow
St. The main entrance will be on
Church Street. The elementary and
high school departments will be
The exterior walls of the class
rooms will be of aluminum: Win
dow wall units will have porcelain
enamel panels with two - inch
sheathing board, and the inside
face will be of sheet asbestos. Ex
cellent ventilation will be provid
ed as the top and bottom windows
open and close jointly. The other
walls will be of block construction
with buff brick exterior.
Plastic sky domes will illuminate
the corridors. The corridors and
lavatories will have ceramic tile,
while the classrooms will have
floors of vinyl asbestos tile. Ceil
ings will be of acoustical tile.
Particular features to assist the
teachers in the classrooms are two
chalkboards of natural slate in each
classroom instead of the usual com
position, special wardrobes for chil
dren's wraps, a teacher's closet for
her supplies, electric fixtures im
mediately above the chalkboards,
and storage cabinets beneath the
windows. The heating system will
(See St. John's School?Page 7)
Nineteen delegates have been
named to represent Haywood Coun
ty at the 12th Congressional Dis
trict meeting of the Republican
Party at the Henderson County
courthouse Friday, starting at 10
The group includes: Gudger
Duckett, newly elected county GOP
chairman; H. E. SherrTll, Mrs. H.
E. Sherrill, John Smith, Pless Boyd,
Andy Ferguson, Francis Boyd. Mrs.
Gudger Duckett. Elmer Miller,
James Singleton, Glenn Boyd, O.
V. Cagle, Homer West, W. A.
Bradley, Walter Smathers. Tillman
Powell, Millard Ferguson, George
Johnson, and C. B. Hawkins.
Also named as county Republi
can Party officers for a two-year
term in addition to Mr. Duckett
were Miss Janice Smathers, vice
chairman, and Troy Ford, secre
Chosen as finance committeemen
were H. E. Sherrill. Glenn Boyd,
and Walter Smathers.
ALFRED JOHNSON of the Like Logan Road
looks over the remains of his three-room sum
mer boose on MeClnre Creek, Cedl coram unity,
which was leveled by a small twister dnrinjr the
night of Monday. February 27. This was the first
reported instance in county history of a home
In Haywood Connty being destroyed by a tornado.
(See Ktory and other plot ures on page 1, section 3)
Board Sets Sale Of County
IHome Farm For April 4th
Hazelwood Baptists Will
Break Ground For A New
$200,000 Church Sunday
Hazelwood Baptists will hold a
ground-breaking and dedication
program about noon Sunday on the
site of their new 9200,00 sanctuary,
at the corner of Virginia Avenue
and Main Street.
Rev. John Kixer, pastor, will be
in charge, and said the service
would follow a brief morning wor
ship service at the church. Sunday
will mark t(i? third anniversary of
The dedication of the property,
which was bought sometime ago,
will be followed by the actual
ground-breaking. Plans are to
start the grading on Monday morn
ing, and construction will follow
Rev. Mr. Kizer said the entire
service would take about 30 min
utes, and the church is inviting
representatives of the town, civic
groups and other to formally par
The Colonial type brick building,
designed by Henry Foy, will face
Main Street, and will be about
the center of the half-acre lot. The
building will be erected under the
supervision of John Blalock, and
tentative plans are to have the
structure completed in time to
occupy it during the period be
tween Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The structure is estimated to cost
about 9150,000 and an additional
$30,000 for furnishings.
Talmadge Woodard is chairman
of the board of da irons of the
church; Fred Moody is treasurer of
the building fund; Jerry Rogers,
chairman of the building commit
tee, and the trustees are Pink
Compton, John Blalock and Frank
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way announced today that the
deadline on the purchase of West
ern-bred yearling ewes had been
extended until Saturday, March 17.
He said thatt Haywood farmers
can buy the ewes for $24.50 apiece
?with a deposit of $5 when orders
If enough ewes are purchased to
make up a carload, they will be
sent to Waynesville. If orders,
however, are less than a carload,
farmers will have to pick up their
animals at Asheville.
Mr. Holloway said that Western
ewes are better mothers and us
ually produce more wool and milk.
He added that, the ewes to be
delivered here will be ready for
breeding in August or September.
Benefit Supper Planned
A chicken supplr for the benefit
of Pleasant Balsam Baptist Church
will be held at Saunook School Sat
Dinner will be,.served from 6:30
until 8:30 p.m.
REV. JOHN KIZER
?I real anniversary
Haywood taxpayers will have
designated times from Monday
through Friday of next week to
appear before the commissioners
to seek corrections of any valua
tions or errors.
The commissioners will sit to
gether as a board of equalization
and review from Monday through
Friday at the courthouse.
The law provides that all cor
rections and adjustments as to
valuations to property must be
made at this time.
"This is the only time, under
law, which the commissions have
the authority to change valuation
of real estate," Chairman Faraday
C. Green pointed out.
The schedule has been announc
ed as follows:
Monday, March 12?Ivy Hill,
Jonathan Creek, Cataloochee.
Tuesday, March 13?Fines Creek,
Crabtree, Iron Duff.
Wednesday, March 14?Pigeon,
East Fork, Clyde and Cecil.
Thursday, March IS ? Beaver
Friday, March 16?Waynesville.
Chairman Green said the board
of equalization will view the prem
ises and make adjustiments as to
assessed valuation of all property
brought in the complaints.
Sales Taxes Show
Big Increase For
Sale* tax collections in Hay
wood were (11,769 more this
January than for the same month
last year, according to the offi
cial report just released.
The 1955 sales taxes from Hay
wood amounted to (46,243, while
this year the figure Jumped to
The figure for December ot
last year was (46,(25.
W. L. Turner Adding More
Space To His Store Here
W. L. Tt RNHR
W. L. Turner announced, today
that he plans to add 750 square
feet of sales space to his store at
the corner of Main and East Street.
Also included in the project which
is slated to begin sometime this
week will be a 25 by 30 foot base
ment for storage, and receiving
Mr. Turner said the work sched
ule calls for completion of the ad
dition to the building within three
The firm will enlarge present
lines of merchandise and offer a
larger variety, the owner explained.
"This additional space will
enable us to carry a much larger
line of women's shoes, as well as
boys' and men's wear and shoes,"
The merchant said his optimistic
outlook for the future here prompt
ed him to make the move to en
large the store.
Not Be Sold
The 140-acre county farm, and
former county home building ?
lesa a cemetery plot on the prop
erty ? will be offered at public
auction on Wednesday, April 4. at
10 a.m., the commissioners order
ed in their session here Monday.
In the formal order, the board
set out that the proceeds from the
sale, less $20,000, be placed in the
County Debt Service Fund.
The order specifies that $20,
000 shall be available for repair
ing, or building, a suitable State
Licensed Boarding Home for the
aged, poor and Infirm of the coun
The minutes of the commission
ers on Monday, showed that the
motion to sell the county farm,
and home, was made by Floyd W.
Woody, seconded by Frank R.
Medford, and unanimously pass
ed the following order.
"That whereas, the said Board
of Commissioners, had heretofore
made an certain orders pertaining
selling of the County Farm and
County Home, and that a tempor
to the selling of the County Farm
and County Home, and that a tem
porary restraining order having
been issued and the same having
been heard and passed upon, and
the same was dissolved and dis
missed by His Honor J. Will Pless,
Jr., one of the Superior Court
Judges of the State of North Caro
lina, and the following order is
hereby made to take the place of
the orders heretofore made, the
said order is as follows:
| mat whereas, it appearing to
the said Board of Commissioners
'of Haywood comfy, and the maid
Board after a careful examination
of the needs pertaining to the
County of Haywood owning the
County Farm and County Home
and operating the same, the said
Board being of the opinion that it
would be to the best interest of
the tax-payers and the citixens of
Haywood County that said Farm
and Home be sold; and the County
Board of Commissioners do here
by find as a fact that said County
Farm and County Home are not
needed any longer for County pur
poses; that it would be an expense
to the County to continue to oper
ate the same as a County Farm
and County Home.
"It is therefore ordered that the
said County Farm and County
Home be sold at Public sale on the
premises on the 4th day of April,
(Wednesday), and that the same be
sold to the highest bidder upon
the following/terms, to-wit:
"One-third cash ? the remain
der to be paid in three equal pay
ments on one, two and three years,
the same to be secured by a deed
of trust on the land bought by each
purchaser, with interest from date
on the deferred payments at 6%
, per annum, payable annually; or
the purchaser shall have the right
to pay all of the said purchase
money, or any amount over and
above the one-third that he may
desire to pay.
"Excepted from said sale is the
cemetery lot as shown on Map
Book "F" page 68. record of Maps
in the Office of the Register of
Deeds for Haywood County.
"The said Board of Commission
ers do hereby reserve the right to
accept or reject any and all bids
offered for said land at the said
public sale. The said Board of
Commissioners reserve the right
to sell said land at private sale, if
a better price can be obtained at
private sale than at public sale.
"It is further ordered and di
rected that all money received
(See County Farm?Page ?
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(1855 ? 29)
Loss ... $15,124
(1955 ? SUMS) 2 .
from records at Stats Uch