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I j q Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountain* National Park ' g D
71st YEAR _ NO. 22 24 PAGES ' Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
MRS. ROY DAVIS hands over $20* to Glenn
Hipps of the Jnnalnska Supply Co. In full pay
ment of a debt of the Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of Elisabeth Chapel for kitchen cab
inets in the church. Starting with one dollar each,
twenty-six members of the WSCS used their tal
ents to increase the amount to $284. The remain
ing $84 went into the treasury.
J. Liner Ready To Start
Working On Apartments
Workmen are scheduled to begin
within a few days putting a new
roof on the old Central Elementary
school building which Jerry Liner
is converting into an apartment
Liner said today that work might
begin this week, or at least by
Monday. Huge poles are on the
grounds to be used for scaffolding.
In addition to a new roof, new
cornices will be put on the build
ing, also a new front, the owner
Liner said he expected the pro
ject to take from eight months to
? year to complete, depending up
on the delivery of materials.
Liner has just completed seven
projects, and will now divert many
of his men to this apartment build
He plans to finish the conversion
of the old Clyde gym into a shop
building next week. He also has a
crew tearing down the old Frank
lin Hotel, Brevard, preparatory to
building a Presbyterian church
Liner said that many exterior
changes would be necessary in the
remodeling of the Central School
Liner, bid in the property for
$67,000 at public auction.
Polio Turns Down $5,500
Check From United Fund
The Haywood school (and re
ceived over $16,696 from each of
the three terms of criminal
courts during 1955, according to
the audit of the clerk of court
J. B. Siler, clerk of court,
shows in the record that $36,
549 was turned over to the
school fund. This sum came
from fines, forfeitures whiqh a
mounted to SZ5.991, while Jail
fees and officers arrests ac- '
counted for 9354, with Jury and
stenographer's fees adding 91,
826 to the fund, and the solicit
or's fees putting $2,466 more,
making a total of $36,549.
Sheep Outlook Is 'Bright';
Order Deadline Is Saturday
Hobert Myrik of the N. C. De
portment of Agriculture will be
in the county agent's office from
1 until 5 p.m. Friday to accept
orders for Western-Bred ewes and
discuss various aspects of sheep
production with interested Hay
wood County farmers.
The deadline on taking of orders
here for the ewes is this Saturday
at noon. County Agent Virgil L.
Holloway said that orders already
have been placed for 26 head.
.Mr. Myrick and Sam Buchanan,
N. C. State College animal hus
bandry specialist, both said this
week that Haywood County could
very well use an additional 2,000
They asserted that returns from
money Invested in sheep should
be greater in the next 10 years
than from any other agricultural
Mr. Myrick and Mr. Buchanan
said that the iield of producing
sheep is not crowded and that
there is no overproduction of
either wool or lambs. They added,
too, prices on wool and lambs com
pare favorably with prices of other
The specialists pointed out that
(See SHEEP OUTLOOK page 8)
DAR MEETING POSTPONED
A meeting of the Dorcas Bell
Love Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution which was
scheduled for Friday afternoon, has
been postponed until Saturday
afternoon. The meeting will be
held in the home of Mrs. R. L.
Prevost at 3:80 o'clock.
Haywood Had 11 Highway
Projects During February
During February, the State
Highway Commission completed
21.6 miles of road improvements
in the 14th Highway Division, Com
missioner Harry Buchanan reported
Rain and cooler today. Little
change In temperature Friday.
Official WaynesviUe temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Mln. Free.
March 12 67 35 ?
March 13 66 46 .06
March 14 70 54 1.18
In Haywood Count?, highway
maintenance forces strengthened
the surfaces of the following 16
foot wide county roads, and their
lengths, with additional stone: Ed
wards Cove Road, 0.1 mile; and
Ford Road, 0.6 mile. The follow
ing 14-foot wide county roads, and
their lengths, were strengthened
with additional stone by highway
maintenance forces: Stamey Cove
Road, 0.S mile; Pot Leg Road, 0.2
mile; Plott Creek Road, 0.2 mile;
Green Hill Road, 0.1 mile; White
Oak Road. 0.4 mile; Old No. 10.
0.3 mile; Little Cove Creek, 0.2
mile; Mauney Cove Road, 0.2 mile;
and Dicks Creek Road. 0.1 mile.
inc nauonai folio Foundation
this week turned down a check
for $5,500.70 from the United
Fund here, according to a letter
from Robert L. Jones, state repre
sentative, to United Fund officials
The local United Fund rendered
a check for the sum fceveral days
ago, with a letter of explanation
that $2,500 would follow soon,
covering the $$,000 in the UF
budget for polio.
Jones explained that it was a
policy of the National Foundation
not to accept money raised for
polio through any agency except
the voluntarily supported March
The UF board of directors auth
orized J. B. Siler, treasurer, to
send the check of $5,000.70 to the
Polio Foundation. The board al
so went on record, that should
the Foundation refuse the check,
that the executive committee work
out a plan for the money to go to
polio, probably through a benefit
given for polio. Such plans, it was
explained, had been used by other
communities raising money for
Polio through a United Fund plan.
One United Fund official ex
plained that it was a matter of
conflicts in policies of two or
ganizations, but that the matter
would be worked out satisfactorily,
with every penny designated for
polio going to that program.
Dr. James Fender is chairman
of the United Fund here.
Orders for dogwood trees will
be taken again thi? year by the
Chamber of Commerce, according
to Ned J. Tucker, executive vice
president, who said that all orders
must be in by Wednesday noon,
Available for planting are pink
dogwood in three sizes and pricf
ranges and one size of white dog
Pink dogwoods ranging between
three and four feet high cost $3.29
each, those from 30 to 36 inches
high are $2 each, and those from
24 to 30 inches high are $1.50 each.
White dogwoods from four to
five feet high are 92.90 apiece.
The dogwoodrf will be delivered
to Waynesville on Saturday, March
Rains Slow Down
About eight to 10 more working
days will be required to complete
the excavating for the new Una
Paul Bryson, contractor for mov
ing some 13.000 yards of dirt, said
the heavy rains since February
27th had curtailed the schedule of
the earth moving.
Civic Group Proposes Commissioners Swap
Welch Farm Land For Horse Show Property
The director! of the Chamber
of Commerce opposed any changes
in the present Social Security
laws, and agreed with the U. S.
Chamber In the feeling that the
proposed changes are "not prac
tical." A letter from the local or
ganization \ys ordered sent to
the Tar Heel senators, and offic
ials of the National Chamber.
The board also voted unani
mously to allocate $225 to the
Haywood Highlanders for their
annual publication of 20,00 book
lets, as has been the custom In
the past. The amount was volun
tarily increased by $25.
The advertising committee,
headed by Henry Tuttle, was
authorized to proceed with plans
of re-erecting a highway sign
which blew down recently, and re
paint it, along with repainting and
repairing of a similar sign on the
An encouraging report was
made by Harvey Dulin, chairman
of the membership committee,
that the campaign was going for
ward satisfactorily. The budget
for the year is $19,625.
C. T. McCuiston, chairman of
the civic and professional group,
told the board that final plans for
a county-wide safety program are
being completed, and will be pre
sented to a large county commit
The program is being formulat
ed in cooperation with safety ex
(See C. of C. page 8)
U. S. Approves
$50,000 Loan For
Haywood RE A
The federal Rural Electrifica
tion Administration has approved
a $50,000 loan to the Haywood
County Electric Membership Cor
poration, it was learned here
A telegram to that effect was
sent to The Mountaineer by Rep.
George A. Shuford of Asheville.
R. C. Sheffield, manager of the
REA office here, said that the
$50,000 will be used by the coop
erative to grant loans to members
for the purchase of electrical ap
Action is expected soon by the
Rural Electrification Administra
tion on the Haywood firm's appli
cation for a $600,000 loan to be
used for system improvements and
membership extensions. This loan
already has been approved by the
North Carolina Rural Electrifica
tion Authority board at Raleigh.
Only Few Enter
The Board of Commissioners, sit
ting as a board of equalization and
Review, will conclude their Jiear
ings Friday, with taxpayers of
Waynesville appearing before them.
"The number of complaints, and
errors have been extremely light,"
Faraday C. Green, chairman, said.
The board will go out in the
county in the near future and re
view the property on which adjust
ments of assessments have been re-!
rLANNINC FOR the Methodist Jurisdictional
Conference (July 11 - IS) at Lake Junaluska,
brought in leaders from several states to confer
on the mass of details, as some 3,004 delerates
are expected to attend Seated left to rtfht:
Rev. Frank Smathers, district superintendent,
Waynesville; Dr. Lud Estes, Nashville, executive
secretary of the conference; Dr. F.mbree H. Black
ard. In charge of transportation; standing, Rev.
Clinton Lowell, Jackson, Misc., editor of the daily
paper to be published; Admiral W. N. Thomas,
trustee of the Lake, and dean of the chapel, and
J. W. Smith, Nashville, assistant treasurer of the
conference. (Mountaineer Photo).
Industrial Courses In
Schools Proposed Here
Spring Bargain Festival
Days Being Staged Here
Friday marks the beginning of the Sfrllf Bargain Festival
being staged by the merchants of this community.
The stores are decorated for the occasion, and many of the
firms have bought special merchandise which they are featuring
for the event.
Throughout the pages of this edition, the merchants are ad
vertising some of the many specials which are being offered for
the spring event.
Southern Bell To Conduct
White Oak Phone Survey
Mrs. Boyd Dies
Mrs. James R. Boyd died this
morning at 4 o'clock in the Hay
wood County Hospital where she
had been a patient since becoming
suddenly ill Monday morning. She
Mrs. Boyd was working in her
flower garden, one of the most
beautiful in Waynesville, when the
The former Miss Jimmie Roberts.
Mrs. Boyd was born in Crabtree,
the daughter of the late Dr. Charles
Boone and Elizabeth Teague Rob
erts. She moved to Clyde with
her parents during her girlhood
and attended the Clyde schools.
She also attended Greensboro Col
(See MR8. BOYB page 8)
A survey will be conducted by
the Southern Bell Telephone Co.
in the White Oak community with
in the next two weeks to determine
how many people in that area de
sire telephone service. C. T. Mc
Cuiston, manager of the Waynes
vllle and Canton telephone ex
changes announced Wednesday.
At present. White Oak is the
only community In Haywood Coun
ty which does not have telephone
service, Mr. McCuiston said.
The subject of extending South
ern Bell telephone lines into the*
area was discussed at a meeting
of the White Oak CDP Monday
night at the community center.
Speakers at the meeting in addi
tion to Mr. McCuiston were two
other Southern Bell officials,
Charles Reynolds, rural-develop
ment representative and H. D.
Jamison, engineer, both of Ashe
(See TELEPHONE pare 8)
Will Be Planned
On Friday Night
Special agriculture demonstra
tions for 1956 will be discussed
Friday nigbt at 6:30 at the South
Clyde community center at a
meeting of Haywood County unit
test demonstration farmers and
The principal speaker. W. P.
Collins, of Asheville, Western Dis
trict farm agent, will discuss the
progress made by the test dem
onstration program in Western
R. H. Boone of Francis Cove,
president of the Haywood UTD
group, will preside over a busi
ness session at the meeting.
Women planning to attend the
program are asked to contact Miss
Mary Cornwell, home demonstra
A proposal for establishment of
classes In school that will train
prospective employees for indus
try, was made by the Industrial
Council to the Board of Directors
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Russell E. Fultz. manager of
plant accounting of the Dayton
Rubber Co., chairman of the com
mittee, presented a five-point pro
gram, which was adopted by the
directors. The program Included:
1?Establish and maintain a pro
gram of activities designed to pro
mote good relations between the
community and established manu
facturing plants in the area. At
tempt to work out a* setup where
by the council will serve as a clear
ing house for problems . between
industry and the community'.
2?Work with the various depart
ments of education in order to
establish classes of study in the
public schools, trade schools and
colleges that will train prospec
tive employees to fill the needs of
industrial plants for clerical work
ers. trade draftsmen and technical
personnel. Attempt to setup a
night school of special classes con
ducted by key Industrial personnel
on a voluntary basis to further that
3?Encourage the employment of
local people to fill industrial job
vacancies in local Industries when
4?Encourage the sale and use of
locally manufactured products, in
sofar as is possible, throughout the
(See Industrial Classes page 8)
Haywood Herefords Take
3 First Places At Enka
Haywood County Hereford cattle producers took three first
places in the Western North Carolina Hereford show at Enka
Wednesday, including the award for the Gpnd Champion Female,
exbibied by Dr. A. P. Cline of Canton.
Dr. Cline also took first place for the best senior heifer calf.
Joe Reinertson of Rocky Knob Farm, Waynesville, took first,
third, and fifth places in the class of older female*.
Dr. N. F. Lancaster of Waynesrille won a third place with his
entry In the summer yearling heifer class.
The fourth consignor at the sale from Haywood County was
M. C. Harkins and Sons of Canton.
A total of nine bulls and SS females were shown at the Enka
pavilion by 2* WNC breeders. The animals will be sold today by
auctioneer A. W. Hamilton of Lewisburg, W. Vs.
The show was Judged Wednesday by Prof. E. H. HosteUer, head
of the N. C. slate College animal husbandry department, who was
assisted by L. B. Outlaw. Jr., of the N. C. Department of Agri
culture, and J. S. Buchanan, State College animal husbandry spe
Spring Bargain Festival Days Are Being Featured In This Community
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Plans for the renewal of the
Horse Show program, and activat
ing plans for a Home Demonstra
tion Building, and Livestock facil
ities. came to the forefront again
The propotal, backed by the di
rectors of tho Chamber of Com
merce and a number of other tax
payers of the county suggested
that the County Commissioners
exchange their 16.39 acres of the
Welch Fanp on Highway 19A-23
for the 13-acre Horse Show Park.
The Horse Show Association an
nounced earlier that they did not
plan to stage the show again this
summer, and that the property
would be sold. C. C. League, presi
dent of the Horse Show group,
and owners of the property, has
Indicated he would be willing to
exchange properties, it was ex
plained to the civic group here
The County Commissioners said
today that the proposal had been
made to them during a casual con
versation, but.no action had been
taken as there were "some com
plications" Involved in the mat
Faraday C.' Green, chairman,
said some folk who were interest
ed in the county making the swap,
had pointed out that the Horse
Show Park already had water and
sewer lines, and two nice barns,
as well as a show ring. The prop
erty owned by the county does not
have water or sewer, and a survey
said it would be expensive to in
stall both to the property.
When the county acquired the
Welch Farm site, the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company gave
98,000 towards the construction
of the Home Arts Building, and
Carolina Power & Light Company
added $500 more to the fund.
The county collected about $2.
000 in taxes for tbe project, until
it was determined that the tax
could no longer be levied.
The 1999 General Assembly
passed an act setting up an elec
tion to be held in November this
year on whether the taxpayers
would approve a levy up to three
(See HOltSE SHOW page 8)
On U.S. 19
Kenneth Messer, 3V4-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Messer of
Maggie, received serious Injuries
at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday when he was
struck by a car on U. S. 19 in
front of the Coffee Shop at the
foot of Soco Mountain.
Patrolman Harold Dayton re
ported that the Messer boy ran in
front of a 1992 Packard driven by
Lemuel Southgate Brldgers, 48, of
Bryson City, and was struck, re
ceiving severe head injuries?a
possible brain concussion or frac
tured skull?and bruises on the
left leg, nose and mouth.
The boy was taken to the Hay
wood County Hospital by Mr.
(See BOY HUKT page 8)
St. John's Seeking Bids
On Wiring, Heatincr Units
xne Kev. Lawrence Newman,
pastor of St. John's Catholic
Church, has disclosed that speci
flcations were mailed Wednesday
on electrical wiring and heating
equipment for the new St. John's
School, for which ground was
broken last Wednesday.
He said that bids on the wiring
and heating contracts probably will
be opened within the next 10 days.
The new St. John's School will
have 20 rooms, including 10 class
rooms for both high school and
elementary students, library and
work room, four lav stories, two
storage rooms, office, science labo
ratory, furnace and coal room. It
will be situated on the corner of
Church and Meadow streets, with
entrances to the high school on
Meadow St., and the main entrance
on Church St. The elementary and
high school departments will be
The Z. V. Robinson Construction
Co. of Asheville has the general
contract for $113,000. J. Bertram
King of Asheville is the architect.
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