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E? The Waynesyille Mountaineer mm1
j j-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^D
71st YEAR NO. 35 1^ PAGES 7 Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 30, 195S |3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Auto Safety Week
Here To Feature
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Plans for a county-wide volun
tary auto inspection program slip
ped into gear at a meeting Wed
nesday of the coordinating com
mittee of the Haywood Traffic
Safety Committee. Car inspection
lanes will be set up in Waynesville
and in Canton from Monday. May
7, through Saturday, May 12.
In cooperation with the Nation
al Vehicle Safety-Check, taking
place during May, the mayors of
the four towns wtrfch are jointly
financing the project are expected
to proclaim May 7-12 as Safety
As a kick-off for widespread
participation in the drive for great
er automobile safety, a county
wide meeting is slated for Friday.
May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Court
Room of the County Courthouse.
Representatives are expected from
all organizations, includinfg CDP's,
civic clubs, industries, churches,
schools, etc. The group will hear
reports from the committee on
the entire set-up planned for the
At Wednesday's meeting, Bob
Tippett, assistant county agent, was
named chairman of the parade
committee; and Ned Tucker, ex
ecutive vice president of the
Chamber of Commerce, chairman
Present at the session were C. C.
Poindexter, chairman of the com
mittee; R. C. Sheffield, CQP county
chairman; Chief O. L. Noland,
Waynesville coordinator; Larry
Cagle, Clyde coordinator; Charles
Balentine, Hazelwood coordinator;
Mayor Bruce Nanney, Canton co
ordinator; Ned Tucker; Arnold
Robinson, Dayton Rubber assistant
personnel manager in charge of
safety; Lawrence Leatherwood,
county superintendent of schools;
Bob Tippett; and Luther Hall,
Clyde High School student.
Haywood County deputy sheriffs,'
searching a home on the Camp
Branch Road Sunday afternoon,
reported finding a bottle of non
tax-paid liquor under a pillow in
a bed occupied by a woman who
claimed to be sick.
Deputies Gene Howell and Ver
non Messer said they found the
illicit beverage under Mrs. Elmer
Franklin's pillow and then arrested
Mr. Franklin on a charge of vio
lating the prohibition laws.
Maker Of Tags
For Local Industry
There must be ? homesick pair
of Haywood Countians down itf
the Piedmont?The Mountaineer
has an unexpected note to prove
A large order of blank ship
ping tags to be printed for one
of our local industries recently
arrived at the Mountaineer office.
One. though, was not blank. It
"These tags have been made
by Mrs. Edward Hayes Justice,
a native of your county. Ten
years ago today, we were mar
ried. The announcement appear
ed in your paper. (Signed) Ruth
So it turns out that tags made
across the state by a Haywood
County woman came back to
Haywood to be printed by anoth
er resident and used by a local
Tour Of Homes
Is Planned By
County HD Clubs
The annual tour of homes of
members of Haywood County home
Demonstration clubs will be held
Wednesday, May 2, in observance
of National Home Demonstration
Week, April 29 through May 5.
Seven homes will be open to
the public from 1 p.m. until S p.m.
Miss Mary Com well, home dem
onstration agent, has asked that
visitors travel clockwise from their
I homes in order to avoid over-large
crowds at one place.
The tour will include the follow
ing homes: Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Beck in the Fairview Community.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Alexander near
Dellwood, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lyda
on Soco Gap Road, Mr. and Mrs.
' Herbert Plott on Soco Gap Road,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boyd on Jona
than Creek, Mrs. Anne Moody on
Jonathan Creek, and Mr. and Mrs.
Jim B. Leatherwood on Jonathan
Various accomplishments and
arts of home club members may
be observed in each home. The
tour, planned especially for home
clubs, is open to anyone who wishes
The general theme of the week's
observance is "Today's Home
Builds Tomorrow's World".
Smathers Would Require
5 Years' Bench Experience
Of Supreme Court Justices
WASHINGTON (AP) ?Sen.
Sm'athers (D-Fla) has proposed that
Congress pass a law requiring that
all future appointees to the Su
preme Court have at least five
yeares of prior experience on the
He said Supreme Court members
should be trained and experienced
jurists, and that "'men who wish to
determine policy and legislate
should seek endorsement of their
views from the people by running
In his statement, Smgthers made
no reference to the Supreme
Court's unanimous 1954 decision
outlawing segregation in public
schools but the bill he proposed
seemed to reflect the protests he
and other Southerners have made
against this and other recent rul
ings of the court.
Smathers was among 101 South
ern Congress members who issued
a manifesto attacking the court's
decision in the school case as an
abuse of judicial power and pledg
ing to use all lawful means to up
Smathers said that he will intro
duce a bill to require five years of
court experience?on the federal
bench or a state supreme court ?
for all future Supreme Court Jus- j
(See Sen. Smathers?Page 3) '
Cloudy and cooler this after
noon. Tuesday, partly cloudy and
continued warm with widely scat
tered showers, mostly in the after
noon and evening.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported, by the State Test Farm:
pate Max. Mlj?. Free.
April 26 78 V* _
April 27 79 43 ?
April 28 79 33 ?
April 29 80 if ?
472 Acres Destroyed In
'55 Haywood Forest Fires
Although the forest fire situa
tion in Haywood County has im
proved considerably in recent
years, according to Fire Warden
Eldredge Caldwell, a total of 472
acres of valuable timberland was
destroyed by fire in the county
The fires totaled 24 and ranged
in sire from one acre t<S 187.
Mr. Caldwell reported that six
fires were attributed to campers
and hunters last year, and six to
1 Others were believed caused by
burning of tobacco beds, careless
smokers, and incendiary action (set
ting forest fires on purpose).
In the years that be has served
as county fire warden, Mr. Cald
well said, the biggest fire he has
seen was the one which ravaged
3,100 acres in Sherwood Forest
and another 1,000 in the Town of
Waynesville's watershed In the
spring of 1942.
To prevent forest fires, Mr.
Caldwell urged Haywood County
residents to be careful with all
fires, cigarettes, and matches.
When burning brush or other
material, he said, burning permits
should first be obtained and tlten
the burning should be carried out
with the utmost care,
He advised waiting till sundown
before starting burning, and then
having sufficient help available In
the event the fire gets but of hand
Burning never should be done
when there is a wind, he added.
Mr. Caldwell emphasized that
all forest fires should be reported
promptly either to the Chambers
Mountain fire tower (Canton ex
change. telephone 4412) or by call
ing Mr. Caldwell at his home
PRINCIPALS at the dedication, of the Crabtree'
Methodist Church Sunday morninr were the Rev.
Frank C. Smathers, district superintendent, who
conducted the dedicatory ceremonies; the Rev.
A. R. Davis, pastor of the church;'James Kirkpat
rick, chairman of the building committee; the
Rev. Mrs. C. O. Newell, who brought the morn
ing message on "The Church of My Dreams,"
and the Rev. C. O. Newell, former pastor of the
Crabtree church. (Mountaineer Photo).
Savings In Banks HereHow
Earn 21-2 Per Cent Interest
Held Today For
James C. Rose
Funeral services were conducted
tliis afternoon in the WaynesviUe
Presbyterian Church for James C.
Rose, 79. who died Saturday morn
ing in the Haywood County Hos
pital following a long illness.
The Rev. Calvin Thielman, pas
tor of the church, officiated and
burial was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were J. T.
Russell, Jr., Whitener Prevost,
Phillip Queen, W. F. Swift. Jr.,
Robert Winchester, and M. E.
Honorary pallbearers were the
ruling elders and members of the
board of deacons of the churdh, Dr.
Thomas Stringfleld, Dr. James
Stringfield, Theodore McCracken,
Homer Plott, John M. Queen, Sr.,
and George A. Brown, Sr.
Mr. Rose was the son of the late
Charlotte Martin and Daniel M.
Rose and was a native of Meck
lenburg County. He had lived
here'since 1911. A former Way
nesville merchant, he retired from
business in lw2.
He was a ruling elder of the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
Frances Rose White; two sons,
James A. Rose and Marcus Rose,
all of Waynesville, and a number
of nieces and nephews and great
nieces and nephews. Rose was the
last member of his generation of
Arrangements were under the
direction of Garrett Funeral Home.
The two local f>anks are announc
ing today an increase of interest
paid on savings, and time certifi
cates of deposits to 2V4 per cent.
The new fates of Interest paid
apply to The First National Bank
and The First State Bank. Jona
than Woody, president of the two
This is the highest interest rate
being paid by any commercial bank
in Western North Carolina, it was
pointed out as both banks posted
the riew rates in their Places of
business Saturday morning.
The new rate. Woody announced,
is the highest rate which can be
paid on savings under the regula
tions of the Federal Deposit Insur
ance Corporation. All savings ac
counts are fully insured by the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corpor
ation for $10,000 for each deposit
President Woody said. "For 54
(See Banks?Page 3)
Fire of undetermined origin de
stroyed a frame house on the Jen
kins property on Sorrella Cove
Road Friday night about 11:40. ac
cording to the Waynesville Fire
Department. The CoOard family
I (See Fire?Page Si
White Oak Fire
Burns One Acre
An acre of woods on Stephens
Creek in White Oak community
was destroyed by fire Sunday morn
ings according to County Fire
Warden Eldridge Caldwell.
The fire was on the property of
George Phillips and Jesse Jenkins.
Haywood County fire fighters also
aided Jackson County crews in
battling a blaze that swept through
20 acres of woodlands near Balsam
Gap in Jackson County Saturday
night. Men from here were on the
scene of the fire from 9 p.m. until
Mr. Caldwell warned county
residents to be especially careful
of starting fires now since forests
are "dangerously dry."
Eighty-five Haywood County men
were assigned draft classifications
by Selective Service Board 45 at
a meeting at the courthouse. They
Class 1-A (available for induc
tion)?Doyle Rubin Hannah, How
ard Messer, Kenneth William
1-C (enlisted) ? HCnry Samuel
Burress, Wayne Frederick Chase,
Dewitt Warren. Willie Thomas
Mann, Robert Eugene Maaaie.
Lloyd Henry, Lewis Arthur Norria,
George Wallace Brown.
1-C (inducted)?Charles Thomas
Jaynes, Burder Christofer Scott,
Robert Harrison Reece.
*-A (prior service or sole surviv
or)?John Welch, William Carl
Mason, Thomas Massie Ray,
Charles Manson Miller, Max Gard
ner Cole, Billy Maurice Haney,
Roy Eugene Hampton, Charles Bon
ner Atkinson, Toy Daniel Tucker,
Jr., James William Bell, Fredrick
Mason Palmer. Bernard Hugh
Singleton, James Earl Hoglen, Har
ry Lee Wright, John Paul Lillard.
Robert Lee Lands, Wayne Mor
row Loftln, William Thomas Gar
rett, Johnny Ray Hoxit, Louis
Moor^ Stephens, William Russell I
Gilliland. Jere Newton, Jr., Charles
William West, Franklin Plott Hy
att, Sanford Teddy Knight, Robert
Harvey Williams, William Ander
son Huske.v, Jr., James Hugh
Scruggs, Eugene Frank Grasty,
Wiley Edward Holland.
Norburn Rich Smathers, Earl
Warren, Max SafTord Rogers, J. B.
Ledford. Andrew Vess Owen, Jr.,
Lorian Leon McDowell, Edward E.
Dyer, Samuel A. Cable, Jr., How
ard Dennis Maltoson. Kenneth
Bogle Boring. Charles Taylor Mc
Donald, Carroll Benjamin Clark,
John Crave Houston, Hugh Carroll
<S4e Draft Poard?Page 3).
Ramp Eaters Need*
Bloodhound To Sniff
New Convention Site
By AGNES F1TZHUGH SHAPTER
The Ramp Eaters have mighty
nigh eaten themselves out of
house and home, according to
their sorrowful president, W. R.
Palmer. Not that there aren't
plenty of the flavorful things ??
enough to make a fine feast a
long about May Z# ? but the
Ramp Convention Board is having
the dickens of a time finding a
place large enough to accommo
date the expected crowds.
Neither Camp Hope, where tile
convention has been held for the
past three years, nor Black Camp
Gap, where It sprouted Z7 years
ago. is available this year, and
Bill Palmer says hopefully. "Any
good suggestions would be ap
preciated. At present it looks
like we will have to pass up the
convention this rear."
The convention has definitely
busted out its seams since Mag
? Lewis cooVed up a mess of
npa Z7 years ago for Bill, F.
W. Woody. Claude Williams and
Dewey Button. (By virtue of sew
iority, if nothing else. Woody ia
now chairman of the board,
Williama Ita first vice president,
Sutton aecond vice president and
Mlsa Maggie secretary and
treasurer.* Last year they say
some 15.000 people in 4,500 cars
and trucks Jammed Camp Hope;
the year before there were 12,
000; and in 1051, the first year
at Camp Hope, attendance was
10.000. In 10S2, the last year in
which the convention was held at
Black Camp Gap, a mere 7,000
surged across the meadow fol
lowing the appetising aroma.
Bill Palmer says Wtstfullly that
right now the ramps are about
the site of a kitchen match stem
and should make very good eat
ing about the third Sunday in
May, so if this were a "soap
opera," we would conclude by
asking: "Has popularity killed
the ramp convention?" "Will the
board be able" to find a site in
time tot the convention?" "Will
ail those bushels of taste-tempt
ers go to waste?" ? Doesn't
anybody have the solution?
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Good Apple Crop Predicted;
Damage To Buds Not Serious
Despite damage caused by cold
weather, Haywood County will have
a good apple crop, according to
Information received by The Moun
taineer from orchardmen and the
county agent's office.
Growers agree that Red Delici
ous apples at lower elevations have
suffered considerable damage, but
said most other major varieties
apparently survived the affects of
the cold weather and frost.
Boiling Hall of Waynesville. said
that the heaviest damage in his
orchard at Saunook was caused
on April 9, when the temperature
dropped to 26, and on April 21,
when it dipped to 28.
Mr. Hall said that a lot of buds
on his Red Delicious trees were
killed, but added that a number of
others at higher elevations escap
He termed damage to his total
crop "negligible" and added: "We'll
still have all we need."
R. H. Boone of Francis Cove i
said that approximately three- I
fourths of his Red Delicious buds '
were killed, but predicted the total
crop will be normal because oi j
the heavy blooms this year. I
Mrs. Cosby Frady of Francis '
Cove estimated that about two ,
thirds of her Red Delicious apples
have been destroyed, but explained ]
the total loss will not exceed a one
fifth and that her crop Should be (
a good one.
Apple producers agreed that *
most damage was done to trees at
lower elevations, and that others
escaped with little or no damage.
Albert Iteateey, assistant county
agent, said that the blooms this
year are among the heaviest in
Haywood County history.
One grower pointed out that the
loss of some apples will, in many
cases, only amount to a normal
Of fleers for 1996-57 will be
elected by the Waynesville Lions
Club by secret ballot during the
organization's regular meeting
Thursday night at Shepard's Rest
aurant. it has been announced.
Candidates for president are Dr.
J. E. Fender, and M. R. Whlsen
hunt. Unopposed for office are M.
T. Bridges for first vice president
ahd Harry Whisenhunt for third
Other nominees are:
L. B. Leatherwood and Tommy
Curtis, for secretary; Tommy Cur
tis and Tom Boyd, for assistant sec
retary; M. R. Whisenhunt and
Glenn Brown, for treasurer; Pritch
ard Smith, Dr. A. Heyward 8mith, ,
Jr., and Glenn Brown, for Tail
Twisters; Glann Brown and Dr. '
Phil Medford, for Lion Tamer, and I
Jack Felmet, Euel Taylor, Stan
Henry, and J. B. Siler, for board
of directors (two years).
Successful candidates will take
office the first part of July.
Stolen Oil Two
The Haywood County sheriff's
office is investigating the theft
of tires and wheels from farm
trailers in the past two weeks.
Mrs. Ruth Smathers of Cruso
reported to Deputy Vernon Messcr
that two tiros and wheels were
stolen from the four-wheeled
wagon parked behind her barn,
sometime after 11 o'clock Sunday
Last week, according to Deputy
Gene Howell, tiree and wheels
were taken from the two-wheeled
trailer on the farm of Mr. and Mrs. |
Klmsey Palmer at Iron Duff, The
Palmers were not home when the
theft occurred. .
Iron Duli CDP
The regular monthly meeting of
the Iron Duff Community Develop
ment Program will he held on Mon
day, April 30, Chairman J. R. Cald
well has announced.
The meeting it set for 7:30 p.m.
it the Iron Duff Community House.
UaH lAJtnV was caused at 10 a.m. Sunday when this 1948 Chev
rolet struck a rock cliff along the Narrows section of the CraMree
road. Hospitalized with facial lacerations was Charles Parks, 18,
of Crabtree. Highway patrolmen said the car failed to make a
curve on the narrow road. (Mountaineer Photo),
Crabiree Boy Is Injured
In One Of Four Accidents
Closed; Beech Gap
The Blue Ridge Parkway from
Soco Gap to Heintooga will re
Ranger Arthur A. Henderson to
day reminded prospective visi
tors to the area. Paving Is In
progress on this section, but U
weather permits, work should be
completed by Msg IS.
The 11-mile link between
Wagon Road Gap and Beech Gap,
Henderson said. Is open, and bar
ring snow or Ice will remain
open throughout the summer.
Last week 526 cars traveled the
road, with 344 counted on Sun
Flowering trees and shrubs
are in blossom at the lower ele
vations and should be out on the
higher slopes with a few more
Robert Howe of Asheville,
district ranger, said that all pic
nic areas and campgrounds on
the Blue Ridge Parkway will be
opened Tuesday except for the
Cumberland Knob sandwich shop
which will open June 1, and the
Rocky Knob cabins, which open
Tuesday's opening includes
The Bluffs coffee shop at Dough
ton Park in North Carolina, some
26 miles from the Virginia line.
i ngries carKS, 10, 01 v-ranwee
was hospitalized when the car In
which he was riding struck a rock
clifT in the Narrows section of the I
Ciabtree road at 10 a.m. Sunday.
He suffered facial lacerations and
was admitted to Haywood County
Patrolman Harold Dayton of the
Sluts Highway Patrol said that the
car, a 1848 Chevrolet driven by
Homer Randolph Noland. IB. also
of Crabtree, went off the highway
011 a curve, hit the cliff, and then
swerved back to the left side of
the pavement where the vehicle
came to rest hanging over an em
The wrecked car just missed
hitting another car occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Henderson of,
Clyde, the patrolman added.
Noland was charged with ex
ceeding a safe speed and driving
on the wrong side of the highway.
(See Crabtree Boy?Page 3)
To Visit Mile High
Some 50 American Automobile
Association travel consultants from
all parts of the United States will
visit Mile High Overlook Wednes
day as a feature of a week's tour
of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the
Great Smoky Mountains.
Plins call for them to arrive at
Mile High at 11:40 a.m. and to
leave at 12:05 p.m.
Band Concert Set Thursday
To Finance Miami Trio
A program of popular music will
bo presented by the Waynesvllle
Township High School "Sand at a
"costume" concert at 8 p.m. Thurs
day in the WTHS auditorium.
The concert is being sponsored
by the Waynesville Lions Club to
raise money to send the WTHS
band to Miami for the Lions In
ternational convention in Miami
the latter part of June.
At. Miami, the Waynesville band
will represent Lions District 31-A
at the installation of John L.
Stickley of Charlotte as president
of Lions International.
Week before last, the gold-clad
Waynesville High band won a su
perior rating in the state contest
at Greensboro, performing a num
ber of difficult selection in Grade
6, the highest in the contest.
Thursday night, however, the local
musicians will don costumes and
let down their musical hair for a
program of numbers from marches
to rock and roll and be-bop.
The program will include:
March?'"Bk Look Sharp," Mer
March ? "Thunder & Blazes,"
Oklahoma Selection, Richard
March?"Them Baskes", Huffine.
Overture ? "Poet & Peasant,"
Trumpet Trio?"The Three Soli
taires." Victor Herbert. Featuring
Ben Sloan, Jr.. Bruce Clark and
March?"hamper Fidelia", Sousa.
Popcorns boys quartet, vocal
"Alexander's Ragtime Band",
"Red River Valley."
"Old ycDonalf Had A Farm,"
"Rock Around the Clock," Fried
man & Knight.
"Auditorium Session," Moffitt.
(See Concert?Page I)
' In Haywood
(IMS ? t)
Injured .... 31
(IMS ? IS)
IMS ? 47)
(1955 ? $17,344)
(Tkfc Information eompiM
(Mi rwi4 ?f Stat. Uc*