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EH The Waynesville Mountaineer
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71st YEAR NO. 38 18 PAGES '"Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 10, 1956 *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Horse Show Property Bought For Recreation;
Building Big Pool Immediately Is Advocated
School Board Is Revising
Plans For New Building
(See Picture, Pate 6)
Because of the fact that bids
on the construction of a new ad
ministration building for the Hay
wood County Board of Education
exceeded the board's estimates,
plans for the structure are now
being revised 'in an effort to cut
costs of the project.
This was disclosed Wednesday
morning by Lawrence B. Leather
wood, superintendent of schools,
who said that the board of edu
cation hoped that the building, to
be erected on Branner Ave. behind
the courthouse, could be built for
$60,000. However, he added, bids
opened here Tuesday morning to
Low bidder on the general con
tract for the new building was
the Jerry Liner Construction Co.
of Lake Junaluska, which sub
mitted a bid of $70,000.
Other low bidders were:
Plumbing, Farmers Hardware
and Supply Co., $1.97$; beating.
Farmers Hardware and Supply Co.,
$7,412.50, and electric, $6,160.
Mr. Leather wood said that the
site of the proposed building makes
it more coaily than if it were
situated on level ground because
of the necessity of heavily rein
forcing rear walls with steel. How
ever, he pointed, maintenance costs
on the building will be consider
ably less than if it were built on
Mr. Leatherwood said that tjic
matter probably will be discussed
Monday when the board of edu
cation meets with the county com
missioners to discuss the tentative
budget for county schools.
MISS LEATHERWOOD MISS OWEXBY
WAYNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL'S Graduating Honor Students
are Patsy Leatherwood, daahter of Mr. and Mrs. J. VV. Leather
wood. valedictorian; and Barbara Owenby, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. L. Owenby. salutatorian. They will speak at commence
dent exercises the last week in May.
Chamber Of Commerce Is
Organized In Maggie Valley
Carl Henry has been named tem
porary president of the newly or
ganized Maggie Valley Chamber of
Business people of the Valley
will meet soon and name a 9-mem
ber board of directors. The tenta
tive late is Tuesday, 7:30 at the
school, it was announced. The board
will in turn name three officers?
a president, vice president and
The temporary vice president is
UavIa riricujoM on/1 P/\ca Palrlinol I
ui lonaiu auu uuos vaiuncii
The office, in the building next
to Plott Grill, opened Tuesday.
Henry said the board of directors
would name a full-time person to
maintain the office.
Plans call for the office to serve
as a clearing house for the valley,
as well as rendering general Cham
ber of Commerce services, as to
trips to take, current attractions in
the Valley, making reservations and
keeping a room inventory of avail- |
able space in all courts. Tickets to
the Cherokee drama will also be '
handled, Henry said.
Henry went on to explain, "We
will work with Waynesville 100 '
per cent." 1
Mrs. R. Gordon Hudson of Park- ,
way Knoll has as her guests, her
aunt, Miss Margaret Henderson,
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Green of Phila
delphia. and Miss Mildred Black '
of Cleveland. Ohio.
New Folder Tells,
Shows, Sells More,
"I think without question this
is the prettiest folder, tells more,
shows more and sells more than
any other that I have ever sfen."
This was the statement of R.
L. Bradley, president of the
t namorr si commerce, as ne
commented before the Board of
Directors Tuesday night on the
Chamber of Commerce folder
Twenty thousand copies of tbe
24-page folder were printed, with
the cover printed in four colors
and the remaining pages in two.
These are being distributed
throughout eastern America.
1*0 Be Sold Monday
Flag Day will be observed by
:he Haywood Chapter, United
Daughters of the Confederacy,
Saturday, May 12.
Members of the chapter will
jell Confederate Flags for the
lienefit of the UDC work.
Mrs. J. J. Ferguson is serving
is flag-sale chairman.
The sale will begin at 9 a.m.
Highlanders Preparing For
Big, Busy Tourist Season
Members of the Haywood High
landers in a meeting Monday night, n
? were in accord that the outlook for
the current tourist season was the 11
' In preparation for the season. 1
numerous members pointed out '
they were making various improve- v
lent:, of facilities.
"V - are getting set for a 'bang
ip' season," E. L. DeVous, presi
lent, declared. "The increase in
ravel, the stepped-up advertising
rogram for the area, and the
arious large conferences at the
<ake, all point to a banner season.
Ve are also making provision to
alee part in a big way in the cam
>aign sponsored by Colgate-Palm
ilive-Peet, for a number of free
acations in Haywood. Our mem
>ers have provided about 15, and
fill have perhaps more of the
veek-free vacations." he continued.
DeVous said some operators of
out Is that did not have eating
daces in connection with them, are
forking out details for providing
neals at regular eating places for
he vacationists who win a week's
'acation here. He said details of
hat will be completed at the next
neeting. The Haywood Highland
(See Highlanders Page ?)
Partly cloudy today and Friday.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr
May 7 .... 72 58 .52 ,
May 8 ? _ 71 51 .68
May 9 ..._ 72 45 1
A TOTAL OF 2,547 CARS were inspected durine
the first three days in safety cheek lanes in
Waynesrille (pictured here) and in Hazeiwood,
where the lane was open on Tuesday and aeain
today. Conducting the operations are Wayneorllle
police, state highway patrolmen, mechanics from
local garages, and students from Wayneoville
High School. (Mountaineer Photo).
Over 4100 County Vehicles Inspected
In Safety lanes' First Three Days
In steadily increasing number-,
each day, car owners are taking
advantage of the free safety check
lanes this week, with a total of
4131 reported county-wide for the
first three days.
Waynesville Police Chief O. L.
Noland, coordinator for the Way
nesville-Hazeiwood lanes, stated
that the sponsors were very much
pleased with the response of the i
motoring public, and hoped to <
check the county's entire registra
tion of 14,000 cars before the
week is out.
Prize winning numbers have
been drawn at the end of each day
for autoists in each section of the
county. Winners in the Wayties
ville area may identify themselves
at the Police Station.
Waynesville prize numbers ?
none of w hich had been claimed at
press time today ? are 406034;
446466; 821035; 828960; 822309;
(See Safety Inspection?Page 6)
Last Day For
Saturday, May 12, is the last day
on which registration books will
be open, prospective voters were
reminded today by John Carver,
rhairman of thi> Havunnd Pniintv
Board of Elections.
Registrars will be on duty at
their respective precincts on Sat
urday from 9 a.m., until sunset.
Persons unable to register on Sat
urday may contact their registrars
beforehand at their homes or
places of ?business.
The May civil term of Superior
Court recessed Monday noon un
til the following Monday morning.
Judge J. Will Pless of Marion is
the presiding judge, with a docket
of 34 cases for the two-week term.
Jurors for the second week in
clude William Hancy, Clyde; C. L.
Moore, Canton; Ben Mooney,
Clyde; J. D. Silvers, Canton; Rich
ard Trull, Canton; S. J. McJunkin,
Waynesville; L. A. Anders, Canton;
Moody McElrath, Canton; Roy E.
Arrtngton, Waynesville; Charles
Beall, Canton; H. A. Jeffries, Haz
elwood; E. E. Cogburn. Canton;
W. G. Rogers, Canton; Conley
(Sec Court?Pace 6>
Area Cleanup Campaign
To Start Here Next Week
Program Planned For Area
The Waynesville Council of
Garden Clubs, at a meeting Tues
day morning with representatives
of the Chamber of Commerce, vot
ed to adopt a long-range, perma
nent program for the beautification
of this area.
Council members approved pro
posals, outlined by Ned J. Tuck
:r, executive vice president of the j
Chamber, calling for (1) an area |
:leanup and beautification drive to t
start next week, (2) creation of a <
permanent beautification commis
sion to serve the towns of Waynes- ,
sille and Hazelwood, and (8) the <
:reation of a planning commission <
(See, Long-Range?Page <)
Plans arc now being made by
he Waynesville Council of Gar
ten Clubs for a cleanup' drive in
rVaynesville, Hazel wood and vicin
ty to start Monday and continue
hrough the month of May.
The drive will be the first event
n a permanent long-range pro
;ram of area beautification, also
o be sponsored by the Council of
Mrs. A. R. Reigg, outgoing coun
cil president, is chairman of the
lrlve and will be assisted by gar
len club members and three rep
(See Cleanup?Page 6)
NEW OFFICERS of the Waynesville Jaycees and
district officers at Installation ceremonies at The
Lodte Monday ni*ht were (seated, left to ri?hl)
Charles H. Buddy Parris. president; J. P. Brady
of Franklin, district rice president; Wallace Cars
f ' . -
well, first sice president: (standing) Walter A.
Jones, Male director; Charles Burrin, second rice
president; Dwirht Beaty, secretary, and Dong
Mass Meeting Set Friday
Right To Name Commission
For Operating New Project
Negotiation* were completed here this morning for
building immediately a recreation center on the 16-acre
Horse Show site in East Waynesville.
Tentative plans are to rush construction on a swim
ming pool in an effort to have it completed by July 4th.
fhe Horse Show site was slated to be sold at auc
tion Saturday morning, but a sale was completed today
between the executive committee of the Chamber of Com
merce and C. C. League, president of the Haywood Horse
Show Association, Inc., for the property.
i ne s-member executive com- "
mittee acted upon recommenda
tions of the Board of Directors of
the Chamber of Commerce to ac
quire and hold the property until
the Waynes\411e Recreation De
velopment Commission can get a
charter within the next week or so.
The Recreation Commission
will be formally organised when
representatives of civic, business
and patriotic groups gather Fri
day at t p.m. at the Courthouse
and select a board of directors
The directors of the Commission
will have the power to develop
the much - talked - of recreation
center, and to receive contribu
tions for the project.
R. L. Bradley, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, said the
board of directors, resitting that
the ideal site was about to be sold,
decided to acquire the property
for the much-needed recreation
"Under the charter of the Hay
wood Horse Show Association, Inc.,
the property could not be sold at
private sale, but did provide that
it could be sold at private sale to
a non-profit organization. That is
when it was decided that the
Chamber of Commerce buy and
hold it until the formulation of
a Recreation Development Com
mission which could get a state
"The property already has a
horse show ring, and enough
space for a swimming pool, recre
ation buildings, tennis courts,
shuffle boards, and play ground
equipment for the younger chil
"We have been told by some ex
(See Horse Show?Pace 6)
Tentative plans have been com
pleted for entertaining a group of
4-H Exchange Club members from
Weld County, Colorado, the week
of June 18-24, according to Cecil
Brown, assistant farm agent in
charge of boys' 4-H work.
To raise money for the program,
4-H'ers from all over the county
joined together last night to spon
sor a box supper square dance, and
cake walk at the Maggie Valley
This year, the 4-H members will
be assisted in entertaining the
Coloradoans by a citizens' commit
tee. headed by Frank Davis of Iron
Duff, slhd made up of represcnta
(See 4-H?Pace 6)
STATE SENATOR William Med
ian! will b? the keynote speaker
at the Democratic Convention
here Saturday afternoon.
State Senator William Medfoid
will be the keynote speaker at the
Haywood Democratic convention
here Saturday, 2 p.m. at the court
Following the convention, the
newly named executive committee
of 29 will name a county chairman.
Frank D. Ferguson, Jr., chair
man, announced two weeks ago he
was not seeking re-election to the
poet, because of the pressure ' of
business. Ferguson will preside at
Saturday's meeting. Other officers
to be named include a vice chair
man, and a secretary. Mrs. Man,'
Robinson is now vice chairman and
Mrs. Fred Campbell is secretary.
Delegates to the state conven
tion on May 17, will also be nam
ed at the Saturday meeting.
The precinct chairmen who will
serve as members of the County
Executive Committee are as fol
East Waynesvillc, E- R. Cogdill:
West Waynesville, John Grasty;
South Waynesville, Major George
Plott; Center Waynesville, Harry
Beaverdam No. 1, Harry Hoglen;
Beaverdam No. 2, John Chapman;
Beaverdam No. 3, Carlias Sides;
Beaverdam No. 4, Bill Franklin;
Beaverdam No- 9, Ernest Messer;
Beaverdam No. 6, Loranzo Smath
(See Democrats?Page 6)
Plans Disclosed For Annual
Out-Of-State Farm Tour
Tentative plans for the 13th an
nual Haywood County out-of-state
farm tour through 12 U. S. states
and Canada in July were announc
ed Tuesday by County Agent Vir
gil L. Holloway.
The tour is scheduled to leave
here Thursday, July 10, and return
Sunday, July 29. Three days of
the tour'will be spent in Canada
States to be covered are North
Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania,
New York, Connecticut. Massachu
setts. New Hampshire, Maine.
Michigan, Ohio. Kentucky, and
| The tentative schedule calls for
overnight stops in Winchester. Va.,
I'oughkeepsie, N. y., Boston, Mass.,
| Bangor. Me., Quebec (two nights).
Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, and Day
The tour also will pass through
Harrisburg. Pa., capital of the state;
Providence, Rhode Island. Port
land, Maine, and Montreal, Can
Mr. Holloway said that "an un
usual amount of interest" has been
shown in this year's tour, and he
estimated that three buses will be
required to take the Haywood
County group on the trip.
Plans for the tour have been
made by a committee headed by
L. N. Davis of Hazelwood.
Mr. Holloway and Bob Tippett,
assistant farm agent, will leave
here May 23 to travel the tour
route and make necessary arrange
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 32
(1955 ? 21)
(1955 ? M>
Loss ... $27,529
(1958 ? $17,394)
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