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13 l-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? a
71st YEAR NO. 41 14 PAGES Associated Press * WAYNBSV1LLB, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 21, 1956 |3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
To Graduate 138
On Monday Night
T> 1 ? I t
Commencement exercises for th?
138 graduates of Waynesvill?
Township High School will take
place next week, with the Bacca
laureate Sermon scheduled foi
Sunday, May 27, and the gradua
tion ceremonies for Monday. Both
programs will begin at 8 p.m.
The baccalaureate program will
open with a processional, "On
ward Christian Soldiers", by Sonja
Snyder. This will be followed b>
congregational singing of "Faith oi
The Rev. John Ivan Kizer, pastor
of the Hazelwood Baptist Church,
will deliver the invocation and
later the benediction.
The Scripture reading and the
sermon, entitled "Crossroads", will
be delivered by the Rev. Calvin
Thielman, minister of the First
Presbyterian Church, Waynesville.
The chorus will sing two num
bers. "I Believe," by Wilson; and
"Rejoice in the Lord Always," by
Purcell. The service wil close with
a recessional, "God of Our Fath
ers," played by Miss Snyder.
At commencement exercises the
following evening, Patsy Leather
wood will deliver the valedictory
and Barbara Owenby the salut
atory. The Rev. Don Payne, min
ister of Long's Chapel Methodist
(See WTHS?Paa:e 6)
s Waynesvtlle Township High School
Baccalaureate service, Sunday,
May 27, 8 p.m.
Graduation, Monday, May 28, 8
Crabtree-Iron DtdT High School
1 Baccalaureate service, Sunday,
May 27, 2 p.m.
' Graduation, Monday, May 28, 8
Fines Creek High School
[ Baccalaureate service, Sunday,
May 20 (yesterday).
Graduation, Friday, May 25, 8
Bethel High School
Baccalaureate service, Sunday,
May 27, 8 p.m.
Graduation, Wednesday, May 30. -
8 p.m. .
Clyde High School *
Baccalaureate service, Sunday.
May 27, 7:30 p.m. |
Graduation, Tuesday, May 29. '
Baccalaureate service, Sunday, *
May 27. 8 p.m. ?
Graduation, Tuesday, May 29, 8
St. John's High School j
Baccalaureate service, Sunday, n
June 3, 8 a.m. ? 0
Graduation, Sunday, June 3, 8 s
Bethel High To Graduate
63 Seniors On May 30 '
Sixty-three Bethel High School
seniors will receive diplomat at
graduation exercises, Wednesday
night. May 30. The baccalaureate
sermon will be Sunday night, May
2?. Both programs will begin at 8
The Rev. Oder Burnette will de
liver the sermon on the subject,
"A House for Tomorrow". Other
ministers on the program will be
the Rev. Kenneth Crouse. the Rev.
Paul' Grogan, and Dr. L. M. Hayes.
Robert Matthews will play for
the processional and recessional
and special music will be by the
high school glee club. Glenda Wells
will sing "The Lord's Prayer".
Serving as marshals will be the
following juniors: Louise Cook,
James Fore, Wilda Grogan, Rheta i
York, Jean Mann, Martha Sue i
Plemmons, and Annette Sheffield.
C. C. Poindexter, principal of the
school, will award the diplomas i
Wednesday night. James Mease,
president of "the senior class, will i
make the address of welcome and '
Gilbert Massie, class vice-president. ?
will accept the diplomas. 1
Senior orations wiU be given by
Neal Kelly, Mary Kay Phillips. '
Billy Leatherwood, Ava Jean Hen
son, and Christopher Bramlette.
Honor graduates are Christopher
Bramlette, Vida Lee Green, Ava
Jean Henson. Barbara Jones, Neal ,
(See Bethel High?Page 8)
Campaign Set For, :
May 28 - June 2
?The Town of Clyde has declared |
the week of May 28-June 2 to be <
clean-up week, according to alder- <
man Lester Ward.
In urging every resident to par- ]
ticipate, he stated that the garbage |
truck would be available to anyone |
who would call the Town Hall re- j
questing a special pick-up. All j
trash and garbage should be put
out where the truck can collect it, ]
As Car Overturns
In Hominy Creek
The driver of a car which over
turned in Hominy Creek Friday
morning at 7:30 after traveling
364 feet from the highway saved
his life by holding his head above
water until rescuers could reach
him, according to Patrolman W. R.
Wooten, who investigated the acci
Porter Bruce Allen, 31, a con
struction worker of Route 1, Cand
ler, was driving to work on High
way 19-23 east of Canton when he
overtook a 55-passenger Enka work
bus driven by John B. Henson of
Route 2, Canton, as Henson had
stopped to let off passengers.
Allen swerved; hit the left rear
corner of the bus and left the high
way on the left side, overturning
164 feet away in the creek. He was
caught in the car, with his head in
18 inches of water^ but remaining
conscious, was able to hold his
head up with his arms until help
arrived. He suffered a cut left el
bow, bruises and lacerations. After
treatment at the medical building
he returned home to bed for two
Allen was charged with speeding
and reckless driving. His car, a
1953 Oldsmobile, was almost a
total loss, Wooten said, with dam
age amounting to $600. Damage to
the bus was estimated at $150.
Miss Ruth Smith of Gainesville.
Ga., is visiting Mrs. T. Grady Boyd,
Partly cloudy and warmer with
a chance of a few scattered show
ers this afternoon. Tuesday partly
cioudy with rising temperatures.
Official Waynesvilie temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pr
May 17 75 33
" 18 74. 44
" 19' 77 38
" 20 _... 77 43
I TTERING NOT A WORD, bat showiaff her ttplNHN at beta*
jabbed with a needle by Dr. James E. Fender was this Central
Elementary School student getting her polio inoculation Friday
morning. Assisting Dr. Fender here Is Mrs. Jeannette Abbott of
Canton, public health nurse with the Haywood County Health
Department. (Mountaineer Photo).
Minister At 83
"You're never too old to be of
ervice to your creator," said Mrs.
Umlra Parton, who became an or
laincd minister Saturday at the
ge of 83.
Mrs. Parton was one of nine
ehovah's witnesses from the Way
tesviUe congregation who became
rdained during a three-day as
embly in Greenville, S. C. Others
rho dedicated themselves are Janet
Ireen, Frank Burress. J. C. Webb
nd Lloyd Green, all of Waynes
ille; and Robert and Keith Leatb
rwood and Beatrice Leatherwood,
Effective June 1, the Clyde Fire
Department will answer alarms
only in Clyde Township and vicin
ity, a radius of approximately 3
miles from the fire house, Fire
Chief Larry Cagle announced to
In the past, the department has
gone a considerable distance, he
said, thereby leaving the Town
and Township in jeopardy.
The department is not the sole
judge of how far It should go, he
explained, and the limitation was
brought about by the Insurance
Rating Bureau. The "fown of Clyde
had previously a class rating of
9, but in the past few weeks it has
been put in Class 8. To get that
rating the equipment will have to
be brought closer in for better
fire protection for the Town and
However, he pointed out, the
Clyde Fire Department will an
swer any and all calls from other
fire departments, but only when
the other department officially
makes the request. This is what is
known as mutual aid.
The Clyde Fire Department is
a volunteer organization and is
primarily supported by the citi
zens of the Town and of the Town
Bhip of Clyde.
Mrs. Roger Walker returned Sat
urday from Winston-Salem where
she has been receiving treatment
lor an allergy at Bowman-Gray
Betty Jru Hoglen
PERFECT ATTENDANCE RECOR
yean have been achieved by two
ISM rraduates: Betty Jean Hocle
Hubert Hoclen, and James Lewis M
James Lewis Mum*
DS at school for the past 1Z
of WayneovUle Hifh School's
!i, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
use, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance
The final total of polio shots
given to Haywood County ?chool
children last week reached 1,536,
according to a report from the
Inoculations given last Thurs
day and Friday included:
Bethel, 226; East Waynesville.
14; Central Elementary, 56; St.
John's, 14; Hazelwood, 123, and
Waynesville Junior and Senidr
High Schools, 328.
Except la a few instancMftjAots
given at the schools ?m-e IVfirst!
in the Salk vaccine senes dr three '
Second and third shcfcs can be ob
tained at the Haywood County
Health Center on Wednesdays, or j
from private physicians.
Second shots should be adminis
tered in from four to six weeks ]
after the first, and the third |
should be given in from seven to l
nine months after the second. 1
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Crowing Interest Marking Progress
Of Planning For Recreation Center
Interest In the proposed recre
ation center has been increasing
almost daily, with a two-state sur
vey of similar facilities having
been made by a local committee
and with letters and telephone
calls coming in from such points
a$ Florida. Pennsylvania, Utah and
California expressing keen interest
in the project.
The local committee was said to
be much encouraged after making
a study of pools in the surround
ing area. Mrs. Bill Prevost, chair
man of the swimming pool com
mittee. and Ned Tucker, executive
vice president of the Chamber of
Commerce, flew on Friday to
Lenoir and Morganton, where they
held a conference with the recrea
tion commissions in both towns and
inspected the'ir modern swimming
Tucker has also been in touch
with recreation commissions in
Greenville, S. C., and Greenwood,
S. ? C., to get additional informa
tion. He said that all the persons
contacted were most cooperative in
giving him all possible Informa
tion, and added that the pools in
Lenoir and Morganton were said
to be showing a profit. This infor
mation is to be presented to the
full planning committee.
At the same time work is being
started on acquiring a charter for
the new recreation commission.
Meanwhile a six-man committee
headed by Jonathan Woody is com
pleting arrangements for staging a
campaign the week of, June 11 to
sell $50,000 in stock in the recre
The letters and telephone calls,
Tucker said, ranged from con
gratulations to Job applications
Dne came from a serviceman, two
if whosr Haywood County friends
had (Men killed in World War II.
He 'pkbned from Utah to recom
mend that the park be named a
memorial park to honor those who
had lost their Uvea in the war.
The job application came from a
recreation expert' In Florida who
had seen the story in The Moun
taineer and wished to apply for a
position at the center.
ONE OF TWO ROADEOS held for Haywood
County high school students last week was this
one on Klllian St., near WaynesvlUe High School.
The contestant here was Robert Galloway, shown
backing a State Highway Patrol cruiser through
the content course. Officers grading his perform
ance are Patrolmen Harold Dayton and V. E. Bry
son of the Highway Patrol and Sgt. Arthur Paul
Evans of the Waynesville Police Dept.
Bloodmobile Visit May 29
To Be Sponsored By Lions
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will
visit Waynesville on Tuesday, May ]
29, under the sponsorship of the
Waynesville Lions Club. The unit ]
will be at the First Methodist J
Church between 12 o'clock noon ,
and 6 p.m.
Transportation will be provided
for donors through the Haywood
Chapter Grey Ladies, assisted by l
the County Medical Auxiliary and l
the wives of Lions Club members, i
Goal for this operation is 200 I
pints, according to Dr. A. Heyward 1
Smith, Lion in charge of the proj
ect, as well as chairman of the |
county's blood program. Lions are i
now asking prospective donors to
sign pledge cards promising to
give blood during the day's oper- <
In asking the cooperation of the
public in replenishing the blood
bank. Dr. Smith pointed out that i
there is "no substitute for human <
blood. No synthetic has yet been (
put together which approximates
the life-saving value of blood ?
and there is no source of blood ex
cept the donations of public-spirit
He described the case of the Id
year-old boy, now living a healthy,
normal life, who would have died
had not blood been available at a
few minutes' notice. The child had
been trying to "catch a ride" on a
freight train when he slipped and
fell under the wheels. One leg was
cut off. "He was rushed to the
hospital," Dr. Smith went on, "and
within ten minutes blood was be
ing administered. If we had had
to hunt around for a donor, the
boy almost certainly would have
It is estimated that before tbe
establishment, of the blood bank
at the locgj hospital, as much as
18 to 24 hours might elapse before
needed blood fould be obtained.
Cecil A. Mauney and Frank
Troutman of Hazelwood and Mrs.
Jack Sanford and daughter, Vickie,
were weekend guests of Ted Trout
man at his home in Hampton, Va.
They visited Mrs. Troutman, who
has been confined to a Suffolk
hospital for three months follow
ing an auto accident.
A board of directors for the
newly organized Maggie Valley
Chamber of Commerce is to be
elected at a meeting tomorrow
night. The meeting will be held at
the school at 8 p.m.
The board will then elect a
president, vice president and sec
President pro tern is Carl
Henry; vice president is Hoxie
Griswald and treasurer is Boss j
An office has been set up in the
building next to the Plott Grill, to |
serve as a clearing house for the
valley as well as rendering general
Chamber of Commerce services.
Lamb Pool Set
At Clyde Yards
The first lamb pool of the year
will be held at the Clyde stock
yards Friday, according to County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway.
The stockyards will start receiv
ing animals at 7 a.m. and all must
be in hp lfl
Producers it* advised to sell
lambs weighing 85 pounds and
Mr. Holloway said this morning
that 259 lambs have already con
signed from several WNC counties,
and several more are still to be
heard from. Haywood County is ex
pected to have between 175 and
200 in the sale.
Will Meet Tuesday
The Haywood County Agricultur
al Workers Council will hold Its
May meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at
the REA building, according to M.
R. Whisenhunt, president.
The program will be presented
by the vocational home economics
3,000 Expected At Lake
For Seventh Day Meetings
At WTH3 ??
The last concert of the present
school term will be presented by
the band, orchestra, and chorus of
Waynesville Township High School
at 8 p.m. Friday In the school
Entitled "Commencement Con
cert," the program will be divided
into five parts.
The orchestra will present the
first part of the program, perform
ing four numbers: "Symphony No.
12" by Mozart, "You'll Never Walk
Alone" by Rodgers, "Blue Tango"
and "Jazz Pizzicato," both by Leroy
The chorus will be featured in
(See Concert?Page 6)
Nearly ,3,000 Seventh-day Ad
ventists from North and South Car
olina are expatted to attend three
big meetings scheduled at Lake
JttnttuaVa. Way ?i ac- ' *
cording to wprd just received here
from ConfelVflce headquarters In
Carolina Conference officials
revealed that a two-day Laymen's
Congress will open Frilay night. W.
O. Coe, director of laymen's activ
ities for the Conference, stated
that over 1,000 ISymen from the
churches in the two Carolinas are
expected to attend this service.
He also explained that this Con
gress is planned "to instruct and
inspire laymen In assisting their
pastors in soul winning actvites."
The Congress will close Saturday
Sunday afternoon some 400 boys
and girls, ages 10 to IS, from 18
Pathfinder clubs throughout the
Conference, will stage a Pathfinder
parade and fair.
Wayne P. Thurber, youth leader
of the Carotins Conference explains
Pathfinders to be an organization
of the church for junior boys and
girls, that endeavors to "inhance
the glory of youth through Chris
tian companionship." It is similar
in many ways to the Scout organiza
tion, he says, the church giving it'
a strong religious accent.
The Sunday afternoon parade
and fair is planned to give Chris
tian youth the opportunity to ex
hibit their accomplishments in dif
ferent fields of activity.
The annual Summer Bible Con
ference for Carolina Churches is
scheduled to open Sunday night
and will run through June 2.
Over 2,500 members from the
churches In the two Carolinas are
expected to attend.
Speakers from Southern Union
headquarters. Atlanta; world head
quarters. Washington, D. C.; as well
as missionaries from overseas, will
be speaking during the week-long
The denomination's two top
See Lake?Pace 8>
10 Haywood Democrats
Named To District Posts
Haywood County Democrats were
named to 12th District offices at a
caucus Thursday night at Raleigh,
preceding the State Democratic
"Richard Queen was appointed as
one of four district delegates to the
national convention, W. G. Bycrs
was selected as the district's mem
ber on the platform and resolu
tions committee, and William Med
ford was chosen on the permanent
Among new members named to
the State Democratic Executive i
Committee were Joe Tale, Jr., and
Other Haywood countians chos
en on 12th District committees at
the caucus were:
Richard Queen and Joe Camp
bell, congressional district execu
tive committee; Jack West and Gas
ton Burnette, Judicial district exec
utive committee; W. G. Byers, state
senatorial district executive com
mittee; Jerry Rogers and Frank
Ferguson, solicitorial district exec
WTHS Band Organized
16 Years Ago This Month
ROBERT CAMPBELL. '
By AGNES SHAPTER
Mashed potatoes without gravy,
Abbott without Costello, Liberace
without a piano?WaynesviUe with
out a band!
Unthinkable today, but only 17
years ago the nationally known
band of WaynesviUe Township
High School was just an ardent
hope in the minds of civic leaders.
No musicians, no instruments, no
uniforms, no drum major nor
majorettes, not even the ghost of
a penny whistle as parades wended
their way along the streets.
Today the high school senior
band alone numbers a hundred
uniformed marchers. Together with
the junior band, orchestra and
chorus it brings a genuine knowl
edge and appreciation of fine
music to its hardworking members,
as well as frequent musical treats
(See WaynesviUe Band?Page ?
<1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 36
(1955 ? 34)
(1955 ? 31)
(1955 ? $28,529)
(Thta taformatiM eaapUeS
from rmrA af State Hick