E? The W4ynesville Mountaineer ! 3p*
j |-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Sfeat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park O- ?
71st YEAR NO. 31 12 PAGES Associated Press ~~ 1 ~ WAYNESVILLE. N. L\. MONDAY AFTKHNOON, APRIL16, 1956 if3J50 In AdvanceTnHaywood and Jackson Counties
Leaders Elated At
Pigeon River News
ART SHEPARD opened his new
drive-in restaurant, formerly
Spaldon's, on North Main St. this
morning. The restaurant, special
ising in "old-fashioned mountain
cooking," will be bpen from 6
a.m. until midnight seven days
a week. (Mountaineer Photo)
Pouring of concrete for the
foundation of the new Unagusta
furniture plant in Hazelwood will
get under way this week?weather
"permitting?according to J. W.
Wheelon of Black Mountain, job
superintendent on the construction !
Mr. Wheelon said he hopes to i
complete work on the foundation
by the first at May . _ ,
He said he has had IS Unagusta
employees working on the new
plant the past several weeks, and
expects to put on from 15 to 18
more soon. All are workers from
the No. 2 plant, which was destroy
ed by fire November 30.
Mr. Wheelon praised the Una
gusta workers, remarking that they
are as good as he has seen during
his 18 years in contruction work
in 12 states.
Massie To Attend
Hugh Massie will leave Sunday !
afternoon for the quadrennial j
meeting of the General Conference
of the Methodist Church in Min
neapolis, Minn,, which will take
place April 25-May. 9. Mr. Massie
will be a delegate from the West
ern North Carolina Conference,
and was elected at the annual con
ference jln Charlotte last Septemb
At He meeting, which takes
place eVery four years, the laws
and rules for the Methodist Church
for the ensuing four years are
Mr. $assie is on the Bo^rd of
Trustees of the Methodist Assem
bly at lake Junaluska and chair
man of 1 its building and grounds
Mrs. Massie will accompany Mr.
Massie to the meeting. They ex
pect to be gone about two weeks.
? Business and civic leaders of the
area are enthusiastic over the fu
ture of the Pigeon River Road, ac
cording to responses to a query by
The Mountaineer. Most frequent
comment was "the greatest thing
that's ever happened to the county
a^d the area."
To the 'question, "What do you
think the new pigeon River Road 1
will mean to the whole of Western :
North Carolina?" leaders replied
Charles E. Ray: "1 think it will
help us develop a much larger
tourist business. I think it will ex
tend the season, in that it will
bring to Western North Carolina a
great deal of North and South
traffic from the New England and
mid-Western areas to Florida in
the spring and fall.
"I think it will enauie us to at
tract industries because it will
make it possible to handle heavy
truck traffic much more advantag
"I think it will increase the de
mand for Haywood County lands
from the standpoint of farmers,
tourists and others.
"In other words I think it will
not only help Haywood County but
the entire area. I would like to
(See Pigeon River?Page 5>
Inoculation of Haywood County
Dogs for rabies started today, and
will continue through May 9.
State law reuires that all dogs
three months old or older must
be vaccinated, and must have 1956
Dog warden Ernest Chambers
said that when the clinics are ovpr,
all dogs which have not been in
oculated against rabies will be
picked up. .
Inoculation clinics were sched
uled today in the Saunook and
Hyatt Creek area. The schedule
for the remainder of the week is: |
Tuesday?Buchanan's Store, Al- I
lens Creek, 4 p.m.; Aliens Grocery,
Camp Branch, 4:45 p.m.; Muse's
Corner, Aliens Creek, 5:30 p.m.,
and Frady's Store, Aliens Creek,
Wednesday ? Cline and Brad
ley, Hazelwood, 4 p.m.; Hazelwood
Fire Department, 4:45 p.m.; Eagle's
Nest Grocery, Sulphur Springs
Road, 5:30 p.m., and Waynesville
Laundry, 6:15 p.m.
Thursday ? Ninevah ? Baptist
Church, 4 p.m.; store at Pigeon
Street School, 4:45 p.m.; Old Cent
ral Elementary School, 5:15 p.m.,
and Noland Mill, Frog Level, 6
Friday ? Green's Grocery. Rog
ers Cove, 4 p.m.; McElroy's Store,
Dellwood Road. 4:30 p.m.; Barber
ville Church, 5:15 p.m., and
Grady's Cash Grocery, Band" Mill
Bottom, 6 p.m.
Saturday ? Charlie's Place,
9:30 a.m.; East Waynesville Super
ette, 10;15 a.m.;, Ratcliffe Cove
Grocery, 11 a.m.; and Hallett
Ward Service Station, 12 noon.
Plans Set For Sending
WTHS Band To Miami
Plans for sending the Waynes
ville Township High School senior
band to Miami for the Lions Inter
national convention June 27-30
have been announced by the
Waynesyflle Lions Club.
The main event in the program
to raise money to send the WTHS
musicians to the Sunshine City will
be a costume band concert at the
high school auditorium Thurs
day, May 3, At this concert, band
members will wear various cos
tumes, vying for three $15 prizes
to be given to the winners for ex
pense money in Miami,
The program to be presented at
the May 3 concert also will be con
siderably different than others in
the past ? with be-bop. and rock
and roll numbers sharing the spot
light with more conventional selec
At Miami, the Waynesville band
will represent District 31-A of the
North Carolina Lions, which in- i
eludes 46 clubs from Ellenboro to
Murphy. Five more North Carolina
high school bands will represent
the other Ave Lions districts in
The state Lions organization has
contributed $1,000 to send the
Waynesville band to Miami, and
the local Lions Club has already I
(See Band?Page $>
* Windy, cooler. ,
Official temperature as reported
by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Free.
April 12 61 27 .02
April 13 64 31 ?
April 14 69 31 .02
April 15 70 53 1.16
The Test Farm reports that be
tween 5:30 p.m. April 15 and this
morning an additional 1.09 Inches
of raid fell.
TOP CONTESTANTS in the third annual Haywood
County spelling been held at Central Elementary
School Friday night were: (first row, left to right)
Barbara White of Central, first in the elementary
division; Carolyn Sneison of North Canton, sec
ond, and Judy Revis of Patton, third; (second
row) Sandra Sheffield of Bethel, first in the junior
high division; Joe Ledford of Fines Creek, second,
and Frankie Trull of Cruso. third; (third row)
I.eona Davis of Waynrsville High. first in thr
high school division: Robert Deas of Canton, sec -
ond. and Janice Frady of Bethel, third. Standing
in the rear are W. N. Freel of Canton, (left)
who presented cash prices to the first, second,
and third competitors in each division, and C. C.
Poindexter of Bethel, director of thr spelling
Not Much Fire
The Waynesviile Fwe Depart
ment clanged down the atreet on
the double; smoke boiled up and
drifted over the lawn; a crowd
gathered as fast as a crowd can
gather on a Saturday noon, the
only missing ingredient was the
typical roaring blase, as an ;
alarm went In that there was
a fire at the Courthouse.
To the undoubted disappoint
ment of some hopeful spectators,
the fire was only brush. Pre
sumably children playing on the
bank below the Courthouse had
set afire some of the boney
suckle. Damage to children,
none. Damage to honeysuckle,
Water Line .
Goes To Lake
A 6-inch water main In being
laid out Dellwood road to Lake
Junaluska, and will tie-in with the
present system of the Lake, giv
ing a dual supply line, it was an- ;
The project will cost about $14,
000 and is being financed by the
Lake, Town of Waynesviile, and
patrons' along the Dellwood road.
The new line will give the Lake
more pressure, and assurance of
ample water in the event one main
A large number of new taps
have been added on the Lake sys
tem within the past few years, and
the consumption of water is show
ing an increase each season.
Central, Bethel. WTHS
Tops In Spelling Bee j
waynesvine c-enirai tienieinaiy, <
Bethel and Waynesville High
School took the three top prizes in j
the third annual Haywood Coupty ]
spelling bee. held Friday night ^n
the Central School auditorium.
Barbara White of Central was
first in the elementary division.
Sandra Sheffield of Bethel was
first in the junior high division, and
eona Davis of WTHS was first in
the high school contest.
In the elementary event, Caro
lyn Snelson of North Canton was
the runner-up, being eliminated
on the word "character". Barbara
White won by spelling that word
and "prairie". In third place was
Judy Revis of Patton School of
In the junior high event. Joe '
Ledford of Fines Creek was ruri
ner-up, going out on "diamond".
Miss Sheffield won the contest by
spelling that word and "coarse".
In third place was Frankie Trull
Robert Deas of Canton was the
runner-up in the senior high event,
being eliminated on "confection-!
ery". Miss Davis won by spelling I
that word and "crochet" in the
(See Spelling?Page 5)
BOB FRANCIS TO SPEAK
"People are Funny and Some
a;e Even Lopsided" will be the i
topic of Bob Francis tcnight at tne j
I irst Baptist Church in Monroe.
Mr. Francis has received two
other speaking invitations, one in
Abbeville at a gathering of TVA
members and agricuPur.il workers
from about 15 states and the other
before Test Demonstration Farm
ers at Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Tokyo Mail Gets
Here In 3 Days
M. G. -Niamey has no com
plaint of mail Mrvicr between
here and Japan.
Nat. Miles Stamey mailed a
letter April Xth from a point
about 100 miles from Tokyo. On
April 11, the letter was deliver
ed in WaynenvUle.
The Waynesville lawyer is
wondering on just what type of
jet that letter traveled.
Dr. Doris Hammett
Will Speak At
Dr. Doris B. Hammett of Waynes
ville will be one of the speakers
at the spring meeting of the 10th
District ^ledical Society at the
Skyland Hotel at Hendersonville
Dr. Hammett. a pediatrician, will
speak on "Gastric Dilation and
Hemorrhage in Acute Infectious
Diseases of infancy and Child
A business session will start
with registration at 1 p.m., and end
at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening a
social hour aud buffet supper will
be held at the Hendersonville Elks
Club, where writer John Parris of
Sylva wijl speak on "Mountain
Among officers of the 10th Dis
trict Medical Society is Dr. J. R.
Westmoreland of Canton, third
Is Set Thursday
The annual county-wide 4-H
Club talent contest will be held in
the Hazelwood School auditorium
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, it has been
' Both individual and group acts
wille be presented.
The four top winners in the
contest will represent Haywood
County in the district meet at
AsheviUe /*pril 28.
Engineer Explains Reason
For Pigeon River Route
RALEIGH <AP)?The biggest factor in the selection of the Pigeon
River route as part of the interstate highway system from North Caro
lina into Tennessee was "the overall advantage to the traveling pub
This was asserted today by Highway Engineer W. H. Rogers. Jr.,
who also said it would offer "greater use" to the traveing public than
the other routes which were considered.
Rogers stated that an economy study showed a number of fac
tors other than cost and total mileage caused engineers to recommend
the Pigeon River route. The commission announced recently the
U. S. Bureau of Public Roads had approved the Pigeon River route
in preference to a route along the French Broad River.
An "economic justification" survey showed, Rogers said, that be
tween Asheville, N. C? and Dandridge, Tenn., the Pigeon River route
would be nearly nine miles longer and total construction costs would
be a little greater than the French Broad route.
However, the study showed the Pigeon River route would be "of
greater value," Rogers reported, when several factors are considered.
These Include grades, alignment, generated traffic, elevation and serv
ice to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
"We can build thV Pigeon River route and get it ready for traffic
much sooner" than the French Broad route. Rogers declared. He added
that the cost fo the motorists would be less over Pigeon River, accord
ing to the economic survey.
The Pigeon River route will provide a water-level route?that can
be used for year-round driving, since it will be built at low elevations
?below the snow and fog line through the mountains
It was pointed out that the grade on the whole proposed route in
North Carolina from the Tennessee line via Clyde to Asheville will
never exceed 4 per cent.
Rogers said the highway will provide a relatively straight, easily
traveled route through the mountains. v
Five Haywood Democrats In
Race For Representative
22 File For
With Board .
Four Democrats and one Repub
lican filed for Representative here
Saturday morning. Just before the
1 1'iling deadline with the Haywood
Board of Elections. One Democrat
had previously filed for the office.
Before the 3-meniber board
I closed their filing hooks at noon,
a total of 22 candidates had filed
for office in the county; 6 for
representative; five for the three
places on the board of education;
while nine candidates have filed
for the four places as constable
in the county, and one justice of
The candidates are:
Charles B McCrary, Fines Creek
farmer, who announced about 10
II. K Sentelle, Waynesvllle law
yer. who has served as representa
tive from Bfunswick county.
W Roy Francis, Waynesvllle
lawyer, who served as State Sen
ator in 1033.
Charles W- Edwards, Jr., Bethel
W. Homer Owen, Waynesville
All of the above are Democrats.
The only Republican filing for
the past was W. A. Bradley, oper
ator of a motel here.
For Board of Education:
District 3, Clyde ?Hugh Mc
District 4, Crabtree - Iron DufT
?Frank M. Davis, Rex Messer
and Marshall Kii*patrick.
District 5, Fines Creek?Joe S.
All are Democrats.
1 In the filing for constables posts,
are the following:
East Fork: Clayton Press ley.
Democrat, and Frank Heatherly,
I Clyde: J. R- Thompson, Demo
Fines Creek: F. R. Noland.
Beaverdam: Ted L. Woodruff,
(See Candidates?Page 5)
At High School
A new adult evening course in I
electronics at Waynesville High
School will start June 19. accord- j
ing to instructor Y. F. Burgess.
The study will Include training in
the international Morse code, fed- I
era I laws related to broadcasting,
and physical radio frequency gen-j
cation, handling, and radiation.
Classes meet at WTI1S each
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
nights, and each course lasts for j
six months. *To finance the cost ,
of the course, a charge of 25 cents
per hour is made.
Persons who are 18 years of age
or older who are Interested in tak
ing the course are asked to call j
4-H Club Council
At REA Building
The Haywood 4-H Club county
council will hold Its April meeting
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the REA
building, with president Bernard
Ferguson of Fines Creek in charge.
At the meeting, the annual 4-H
speaking contest will be held, and
plans will be made for National
4-H Club Sunday in May.
The Clyde Senior 4-H Club will
be host at the county council meet
ing. and will serve refreshments.
13th Was Unlucky
For Havwood Pair
For two Haywood County men
Friday the 13th lived up to its
reputation of brine an unlucky
day as the pair was arrested and
charted with operating a moon
shine still at the head of Mauney
Cove in Waynesville Township.
Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell
identified the men as Marshall
Jenkins, 45, of Cove Creek and
Howard (lark about 45, of the
Hall Top Road.
Th edeputy said he and ATC
agent John Corbin of Ashevtlle
arrested the pair about 4 p.m.
Friday. Th eofflcers confiscated
a 60-gallon still and destroyed
eight Jars of Uquor at the site.
Howell described the still as
being constructed of galvanised
| tin?often referral to as a "sil
1 ver cloud" still. He added that
such rigs are "famous" in Ten
Jenkins and Clark were given
j a hearing Friday afternoon be
fore V. 8. Commissioner James
| Hardin Howell of Waynesrille
I and bound over to the May term
1 (See Still? Page 5)
K. F.. SENTELLK
\V. WOY FRANCIS
CIIARI.ES W. EDWARDS. JR.
W. IIOMER OWEN
Farm Bill Today
WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- |
- dent Eisenhower today vetoed
the farm bill.
The White House announced
that the president will go on the
air tonight "to talk to the people
of America on the bill".
Eisenhower's broadcast will be
carried live from 10 to 10:30 p.m.
(EST) on all major radio net
works. NBC, CBS, ABC and Mu
It also will be carried live on
ABC television. NBC-TV will
carry a kinescope repeat of the ,
address at 11:30 p.m.
W. A. BRADLEY
Area Industrial Booklets
Are Now Being Distributed
Five thousand copies of a book- I
let published by the Industrial De
velopment Council of the Chamber .
of Commerce, entitled "An Indus
trial Look at Waynesvllle and j
Haywood County. North Carolina," j
arc now being distributed.
The booklet has 24 pages and is j
printed in two colors on heavy
enameled paper. It contains 37
pictures, one map and was printed
by The Mountaineer.
The first page bears a picture of ,
a valley with this caption: "This
picture of a narrow mountain val
ley near Waynesvllle points out
the advantages of an industrial lo
| cation in the Southern mountains
?a scenic wonderland and whole
some environment, protected by
high mountain ranges, away from
cluttered and overcrowded centers
of population and military targets.
The clear, cold river winding its
vay along the valley floor, paral
eled by a modern, macadized high
vay' and the high-power transmis
lion lines'swinging overhead, prove
nan's ability to harness nature for
he good of all. All this plus an
ibundanee of intelligent, highly
iroductlve labor awaits you."
Headings 011 other pages are:
This Is Friendly and Progressive
VayneiviUe"; Diversified and Mod
rn Industries Thrive Here";
Local Government a Close Friend
if Industry"; "Plenty of Cheap
electricity"; "Surplus of Loyal,
efficient Labor"; "Community
(See Booklets?Page 5)
Inch Of Snow
Covers Soco Gap ?
At 2 p.m. today Soco Gap was
covered with an inch of snow and
the flakes were still coming down
hard, according to Mrs. Art Hend
erson, wife of the park ranger at
She said the temperature at the
time was 28, and added that the
wind was very strong.
Last week a surprise spring
snow dumped seven Inches on the
Soco Gap section.
Snow fell after noon in Waynes-I
ville, but melted soon after set
tling on the ground.
(1955 ? ?)
Injured ... I 28
(1955 ? 15)
<1955 ? 49)
Loss ?.. $23,134
(1955 ? 917.954)
(Tkia Information compiled
treat record* el Slate Hlcb