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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 Mountains National Park E ^
71st YEAR "NO. 32 2t PA(&S Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C\. THURSDAY AFTKKNOON. APRIL 19, 1W fd.BOInAdvancein Haywood and Jackson Counties
THE FIRST CONCRETE was poured on the
construction site of the new Unagusta furniture
plant about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Men pictured
here were working on the northeast corner of
the foundation. J. W. Wheelon (lower right) of
Blaek Mountain, job superintendent, said he
hopes to finish work on the foundation by the end
of April. (Mountaineer Photo).
A general increase of BVa'/r in
the base rates of the hourly rated
employees of the Carolina Divis
ion of the Champion Paper and
Fibre Company was announced
here today by H. A. Helder, vice
president and general manager.
At the same time. Helder an
nounced increases in shift differ
ential rates and a substantial lib
eralization of temporary disabil
ity benefits. All of these changes
are effective as of April 16, 1956.
The 6Mi'/r wage increase is ap
plicable to all regular hourly rat
ed employees of the Carolina Di
vision, and under the formula the
minimum increase amounts to 11
cents an hour. Equitable adjust
ments are also being made for
The present shift differential
rata- of 4 cents an hour for work
on the second shift is being in
creased to 6 cents an hour, and the
present _ shift differential rate of
6 cents an hour for work on the
third shift is being increased to
10 cents an hour.
The present temporary disabil
(See Champion Fibre?Page 8)
Man Who Forged
$170 In Checks
Waynesville police are search
ing for a man who cashed two
forged checks for.$85 each at local
food stores early last Saturday af
ternoon. according to Chief of Po
lice Orville Noland.
The chief said that one was
cashed at the Dixie-Home Store,
the other at the A & P Store. Both
were written on a typewriter and
signed with the name of Homer
Justice, owner of the Haywood
Furniture Co., and countersigned
with the name of "J. M. Poole".
Chief Noland said the check
casher was described as being
from 40 to 45 years pld, approxi
" mately 5-11 or 6 feet in height, of
medium build, sandy haired, wear
ing black horn-rimmed glasses and
a gray. suit.
The police chief said that towns
throughout the country have been
plagued by check forgers, and
added that Asheville reported a
number of forgeries last week.
Mostlv sunny, windy and cool
today Friday fair to partly cloudy
and a little warmer
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
[)ate Max. Mln. Pr.
April 16 - 57 35 1 1#
?? it 52 33
? 18 56 33
Bids For New Education
Building Called May 8th
Bids Jor the Haywood Board of Education Administration
Building will be opened here .May 8, 11 a.m., it was announced
today by Lawrence Leatherwood, county superintendent of educa
Contractors began getting plans and specifications Tuesday,
from the architect, and have until May 8th to submit bids for the
three story building which'will be ?n the lot direetly back of the
The building will have office space for the county school ad
I ministration, plus storage space for school supplies and materials.
The new structure will be just to the back of the courthouse,
at the driveway, and the heat for the new unit will come from
the boilers of the courthouse.
Site To Be
The 15-acre Horse Show plot
will be put up at auction on May
12, it was announced today by the
board of directors of the Associa
The board, in a resolution, or
dered the property sold so that the
indebtedness of the Association
| would be paid off.
C. C. League is president of the
Officials of the Association
; pointed out that no group had ex
j pressed an interest in taking over
the property of the Association
and that some disposition of the
property had to be made in order
to take care of the indebtedness.
It was further pointed out that the
property would be offered in
tracts and as a whole.
The flood lights and galvanized
fence will also-be offered for sale
and will be sold separately. The
purchasers of the property wi|^ be
given immediate possession upon
payment of the purchase price.
Clinics for the inoculation of
Haywood County dogs against
rabies were held today at the
Ntnevah Baptist Church, the
Pigeon Street School, Old Central
Elementary School, and Noland
(Sec Dog Inoculation?Page 8)
Award For Work
In Soil District
Roy R. Beck, work unit conser
! vattonist for the Haywood Cpunty
Soil Conservation District, has
been awarded a $135 cash prize by
the state training, safety, manage
ment - improvement, and awards
committee of the North Carolina
Soil Conservation Service.
A letter from E. B. Garrett, state
conservationist, to Mr. Beck point
ed out that the award was made
"for the outstanding service which
i you have performed in farm plan
ning and in securing district co
operation in your work unit.
"The manner in which you have
developed information and news
i items of importance to the work in
! the county and in which you have
! conducted meetings is indeed
, noteworthy. The quality of your
work in planning and in the
j establishment of practices has
! been superlative."
jOld Fire Truck
Sold At Clyde
The Clyde Fire Department has
sold its old fire truck to the
newly organized fire department
in Valley Hill community near
The purchase was made by a
committee from the Henderson
community, which visited Clyde re
Money obtained from the sale
of the old truck will be used by
the Clyde Fire Department to buy
equipment for the newer and larg
er truck purchased last year.
| Dr. Roberson
Of Medical Unit
Dr. R. S. Roberson of Hazelwood
was elected first vice president of
the 10th District Medical Society
at a meeting Wednesday at Hen
Among the speakers on medical
subjects during the all-day pro
gram was Dr. Doris llammett,
The principal speaker at a ban
quet at the Skyland Hotel was
John Harris. Sylva writer, wha
told the doctors and their wives
that there is a plant in the world
for every ailment ? "all you have
to do U find it."
DR. R. STUART ROREKSON
Haywood Industrial Development Board
Has Been Organized; Program Plans Set Up
C. N. Allen
Formal organization of the Hay- !
wood County Industrial Develop
ment Board has been completed
here, and a program started, it .
| was announced today.
The organization has 34 charter
members, and while almost a year
old, have Just received their staff
charter and formally organized for
! the purpose of working with estab- |
lished industries here, and also
seeking new ones for the county. ,
C. N Allen is president; J Wil
fot;d Ray, vice president; Frank P. |
: Riggs. secretary and W. Hugh Mas- I
The board of directors is com- I
posed of; J> E. Massie. C. G. ]
Thompson, W. Hugh Massie; Dr. |
R. S. Roberson, Alvin T. Ward, D. i
Deeves Noland. J. W. Ray, Fred j
Martin and C. N. Allen.
Other (barter members include:
W. A. Bradley, R. L: Bradley, II.
S. Ward. H P. McCarroll, J. 11. j
Woody, Ralph Summerrow, C. E.
Ray, Dave Felinet, Dr. W. Boyd
L. N. Davis, W. Curtis Russ,
William C. Medford, Aaron Pre- I
vost, Ralph Prevost. Paul Davis,
John W. Boyd. Dr Jack Dicker
son, J. E Taylor, J. II. llilden
biddle, Jr., Dan Watkins, It N. >
Barber. Jr., W I. Doolcy. Henry ,
Davis, and Ned J. Tucker.
The group began meeting as \
"The 30 Club" deriving its name
from the fact that then there
were 30 members in the organ
ization. pledged to work for coun
ty-wide projects td better the
economy of the county.
A ?u; ? ? -
mien nam mis morning, one
of the main Idlas behind this
whole program is to try and create i
jobs here in Haywood for our
young people, and enable them to
stay at home, rather than seek
"We realize this is a big under- !
taking, but it is one o# the most
important tasks facing the adults
of Haywood today, and we felt
that it was our duty to help the
young people to this degree.
"We have already discussed with
a number of potential industrial
ists about locating in this area.
Some have shown keen Interest,
and others have us in mind when
they decide on making a move.
"Several members of the or
ganization have been to Kaleigh.
and other places discussing an in
dustrial program with leaders, and
; engineers w ho are in charge of ,
locating new plants.
"This thing of getting new plants j
i today is a harder job than it
might appear on the surface. It 1
is done in a highly scientific man- ;
ner by engineers just trained for !
that purpose. That is the reason j
we organized this group of civic
leaders, who are giving their time :
without cost, in an effort to bring
new plants to this county, -
"We have alreat'v put in a lot I
of hard work, and we have been j
encouraged While we cannot point
to a new plant, we have learned |
(See Industrial Board?Page 8)
j _ I
To Be Held
Special school clinics for first
and second polio vaccine inocula
tions will be held in Haywood ;
County the last of April or the [
first part of May. according to Mrs ;
Rubye Bryson. public healrii nurse,
t A schedule for the clinics will
be arranged as soon as the neces
sary vaccine is received here from
the State Board of Health, she
I The acting head of the Haywood
County Health Department said
. that Dr. J.W.H. Norton state health
officer, has announced that manti
facturers of Salk polio vaccine are
now releasing "considerably larger
quantities" for public health use
than at any other period since the
immunization program started in
1 .October. 1955.
1 Because of this fact. Dr. Norton
| said, the State Board of Health
experts in the near future to fill
requests from counties for polio
. I Mrs. Bryson said that Haywood
? County has asked for a minimum
' of 2.000 cc's of vaccine and hopes
? | to get more.
; I She pointed out that the (J. S.
[ (See Polio Clinic?Page 8)
Roadside beautification in Hay- ,
wood County will be discussed at;
j a public meeting of State High
way Department officials and Hay- j
| wood County leaders at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the courthouse.
Leading the Highway Depart
ment group here will be F. H. ]
Brant, state highway landscape j
engineer and member of the na- I
tional Research Council's commit- j
tee on roadside development. He |
will be accompanied by D. R. Mc
Michael of the Winston-Salem j
highway office; C- W. Lee, 14th
Division highway engineer, and H.
A. Coggins of Sylva, landscape
Representing the county will be
agricultural officials, Soil Conser
vation District supervisors, garden
club members, members of Home
Demonstration Clubs and Commun
ity development organizations, and
representatives of the Chamber of
Commerce, Maggie Valley De
velopment Council, Farm Bureau,
Grange, the Lake Junaluska As
sembly, and the Boy Scouts.
, Plans to be discussed will in
clude observance of a "Highway
Beautification Week" in the spring
of 1957, and a permanent road
side program maintained by or
ganizations and individual proper
Dr. Phil Medford
! Construction is now under way
! <>n a two-story building on Mont
gomery St, near the intersection
of Church St.. which will house the
offices of Dr. Phil Medford,
Waynesville dentist, and several
j other business units;
The building will be of brick
and concrete and is being erected
by the W. B. Dillard Construction
I Co. of Sylva. The two-story struc
ture will measure 44 by 36 feet <
and will have a full basement.
Dr. Medford said he hopes that :
, construction will be completed by
Lynwood McElroy of Waynes
ville. teacher at Crabtree-lron Duff
High School, has been elected com
1 mandor of Haywood Post 47 of
the American Legion. He suc
ceeds Willard Francis.
Other Legion officers named re
j cently were Lonnie Bishop, adju
tant; J. B. Siler. finance officer;
: C. A. George, first vice com
! mander; and R. W. Parshall, chap
The installation ceremonies for
the new officers will be held May
C. N. ALLEN
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J. W. RAY
FRANK P. RIGGS
W. HUGH MASSIF.
WTHS Senior Band Leaves
For State Music Contest ?
18 Haywood Men
Named On Juries
For Federal Court
Three Haywood County men
have been selected on the grand
jury for the May term of U S. Dts-:
trict Court in Asheville, and 15.
more have been chosen (or the!
Named on the grand jur\ panel
were Hilliard D. Moody of Route
2, Waynesville, Mark Cathey of
Waynesville, and Homer Justice of
Chosen on the petit jury were
Frank Wells of Route 1, Canton;
Bill Haney of Canton; Hugh Jol
ley of Waynesville; Clyde K ilo
ey, Jr.. of Canton; Roy H. Patton
of Canton; Jim D. Welch of Route
1, Waynesville: Albert Abel of
Waynesville; Grady Farmer of
Route 1, Waynesville; Pat Prossley
of Waynesville; Leon KUlian of
Waynesville; James R. Plott, Sr.,
of Route 2. Waynesville; George
Hanger of Canton: Ben J. Sloan of
Waynesville; Wesley L. Holtaclaw
of Canton, and Ned Tucker of
Eighty-two members of the
Waynesville Township High School
senior band left here this morn
ing in two buses for Greensboro,
where they will participate in the
annual state band contest on the
Woman's College campus.
The WTI1S band is scheduled to
perform at W. C. -at 3:80 p.m. Fri- I
day. competing in Grade 6 with
four other North Carolina bands?
Greensboro. Lenoir, Kaleigh, and
This will be the seventh trip to
the state contest for Waynesville's
"Pride of the Great Smokies" Band
to compete against the biggest
and best bands in the state.
The band will return here Satur
Next week, the Waynesville
chorus will go to Greensboro to
become part of a 1,000-volce all
John A Christian, a meat spec
ialist df N. C. State College, will
be in Waynesville at the request of
the WNCAC and Haywood County
Agent Virgil Holloway on Monday,
The meeting will be held at
6:30 p.m. at Spaldon's Restaurant,
recently purchased and now oper
ated by Art Shepard.
Dr. Christian will talk on the
production and curing of top qual
ity hams to be produced and sold
as a Western North Carolina pro
This is a project of the WNCAC
and members of this organization
from Highlands, Bryson City
Franklin, Sylva, Hendersonville
Cherokee, Murphy, and Asheville
will be present.
The meeting is open to the pub;
Change Is Announced
In ASC Practice 14
A. change has been made In
Practice 14 of the North Carolina
ASC program, it has been an
nounced by the Haywood County
ASC office at the courthouse.
Under Practice 14, pasturing If
permitted as a cover crop consist
ent with good management, but
growth may not be harvested fot
hay or seed except for silage in
areas where a serious shortage of
hay or silage exists, due to adveraa
F ? '
Friday 13th Proves
A Happy Birthday For
Friday the 13th holds no chills
(or Mrs. W. T. Kirkpatrick of the
Dcllwood Rd.. who celebrated her
77th birthday Last Friday. She vows ]
firmly that she has "no particular i
superstitions." and has. in fact. '
born fortunate in "always coming
out on the good side" from a lot
Mrs. Kirkpatrick recalls the
various 13's in her life;. She was
born not only on the 13th day.
but the 13th hour of the day?
about 1 p.m.?and she was bap- ,
tired in her 13th year. She thinks
her actual birth date fell on a ,
Her meVnory Is clear of the chill
water in which she was baptized.
The date was the first of January,
and ice was just beginning to melt i
and flow down the creek. 'She
was born Dora Smart in the little 1
community of Jordan, at the head
(See Mrs. Kirkpatrick?Page kt
I' MRS. W T. KIRKPATR1CK
I,EE F. DAVIS or Richmond. Va..
will become vice president of
Richmond's Central National
Rank on May 1. Mr. Davis is a
former Waynesville resident.
(Photo by Foster Studioi.
Of Virginia Bank
Lee F. Davis. Waynesville na
tive. will become vice president
of the Central National Bank in
Richmond. Va.. on May 1, accord
ing to a recent article in the Rich
mond News Leader. He is resign
ing as vice president and man
ager of the Virginia Transit Com
The News Leader story con
"W. Harry Schwarzchild, Jr.,
president of the bank, said in an
nouncing Davis' election today that
his work with the bank would be
that of public relations and com
" 'As a bank enlarges its sphere,*
he said, 'you need more personnel
for community services, and we
are pleased Mr. Davis was avail
(See Lee Davis?Page 81
The Waynesville High School
chapter of Future Farmers of
America will hold its annual
Father and Son banquet at the
school cafeteria at 7 p.m. Friday.
The principal speaker will be
Gene Wike of the Sports Mart in
The program also will include
the invocation by the Rev. T. E.
Robinett. pastor of the Waynes
ville First Baptist Church: open
ing ceremonies by FFA chapter
officers; welcoming address by
Jack Farmer; a talk. "What Voca
tional Agriculture Means To Me."
by Mac Noland; a report on chap
ter accomplishments by Doug
Christopher, remarks by Lawrence
B. Leatherwood, superintendent of
schools; receiving of honorary
members, by chapter officers, and
introduction of guests by John H. |
Nesbitt, FFA advisor.
The dinner will be served by
members of the Waynesville High
chapter of Future Hometnakers of
(195S ? ?)
Injured .... 28
(1955 ? 15)
(1955 ? 46)
Loss ... $23,134
(1955 ? 917.654)
(This Inform,tlon compilrd
from reeerd, mt Stat# Blfk