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e? The Waynesville Mountaineer as
3 Q Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National P/?rk , 0 ?
71st YEAR NO. 43 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 28, 1956 $3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties'
Haywood County Teachers
Named For 1956-57 Term
Appointment of teachers in Hay-1 "
wood County for the school year of k
1959-97 was announced today by ^
Lawrence B. Leatherwood, super- |
intendent of county schools.
Appointments made include |
those in the Waynesville. Bethel. |
Clyde, Crabtree-Iron Duff, Finea
Creek. Mt. Sterling, and Cataloo
chee districts. \
Mr. Leatherwood said that there
are vacancies still existing in the
Waynesville, Fines Creek, Clyde,
and Bethel districts.
Among the teachers appointed
Waynesville District ? M. H.
Bowles, C, E. Weatherby, Virginia
D. McCIure. Ethel C. Sloan, Mar
garet J. Terrell. Frances F. Arnette,
Marietta W. Campbell. Doris L
Moore, Helen C. Beraza. Thomas J.
Scott. Jr., Harriett E. Phoenix.
Mary Emma M. Weatherby, Sara
F Thomas, Margaret I. Chambers.
Charles L. Isley, Jr., Robeit A.
Campbell, Alma M. Jackson, Wil
liam F Swift, Jr., J. Bruce Jaynes,
Grace Blanton. Miriam F. Howell,
William W. Massey, Lucy T. Boyd.
Amelia B. Leatherwood. Mary E.
Burgess. Barbara H. Weiler, John |
H. Nesbitt. Rozell S. Nesbitt. Har- I
riet B. Webster, Margaret Perry, 4
Douglas G. Fitzpatrick. Robert C. 1
Evans, Ova P. Ferguson, James Mc- .
Junkin. Mary H. Whitner, Coralee ?
Mozeley, Betty B. Cabe, Pauline D.
Dtllard, Wiley Smith. Mary P. Cole.
Roy Haupt, Sara W. Murray. Lo- s
Jaun G. Cooper, Bessie Boyd, Ruth 1
<See Teachers?Page 6) s
Of $5,163.13 :
A total of 359 head of ?h?p? <
163 from Haywood county ?were i
sold Friday morning for $5,183.13
at the first Iaipb pool of the year I
at the Clyde stockyards. 3
Twenty-one choice lambs weigh- <
ing 2.016 sold for an average of j
$26 25; 78 good lambs weighing |
6.806 pounds went for $22.25; 141 \
medium lambs weighing 11.600 f
pounds brought $18; 86 common s
lambs weighing 6,376 pounds
brought $12. and 23 culls at 1,496 (
pounds sold for $8.
Buyers of the lambs were the ;
United Dressed Beef Co. of
Brooklyn, N. Y., and the New Eng
land Dressed Meat and Wool Co. (
of Somerville, Mass.
Concerning the lamb pool. As- ]
sistant County Agent Albert L.
Ramsey had this to say: "The high (
proportion of lambs in the lower
grades indicates that pastures have
not been sufficient this spring to
furnish necessary nutrients to
make choice lambs.
"Therefore, we suggest creep
feeding of all lambs now on farms
in anticipation of the next lamb
pool, scheduled for June 14."
Haywood County producers who
sold lambs Friday were Harry Mc
Cracken, N. W. Carver, Kenneth
Best, Frank M. Davis, R. M. Haw
kins, J. T- Powell, Fred Mann, J.
B. James, Edwin Fincher, Mrs.
Fred Rice, R. F. Rogers. M. B.
Rogers, and Herschell Rogers.
EDDIE DAMOUR, who is gTadu- 1
ating tonight from the Waynes- 1
ville Township High School, re
ceived the Sousa Award, present- 1
ed by the Music Department of
the school to the outstanding j
senior music student. The pres
entation was made Friday night
during the band concert. 1
iddie Damour ;
Eddie Damour. a graduating
enior, has received the John
>hilip Sousa Award for his out
landing contribution to the Music
department of the Waynesville
rownship High School.
Presentation of the award was ,
nade by Charles Isley, band direc
or, at the last spring band concert
Friday night. It was made in rec- ?
>gnition "of outstanding achieve
nent in instrumental music, for
oyalty and cooperation, and for
contribution to the music pro- <
Damour, who plays the flute, has
>eei} a member of the band for six (
?cars and has played in the school i
irehestra three years. He has
ilayed in the All-State band and '
las served this year as band his- '
orian. He also received a certi- '
icate for having made an A aver
ige on music throughout the
?ear. He is the son of Mrs. James ]
1. Thomas, Jr., of Waynesville He '
ilans to enter the University of '
Georgia next fall.
Banks, P. O. To
The Courthouse offices, post
offices and banks in H aid wood ,
and Waynesville will be closed
Wednesday, honoring Memorial
Day, but business firms are ex
pected to remain open for their ,
usual half-day. j
Faraday Green, chairman of
the County commissioners, stated
that the Courthouse would be
closed for the holiday. Also clos
ing are the First National Bank
in Waynesville. the First State
Bank in Haselwood and the post
See Clyde picture, P?e 1, Sec. 2)
See Canton picture. Page 6, Sec. 2)
See Bethel picture. Page 4. Sec. I)
lVith baccalaureate services held
.esterday or last Sunday, most of
he county's public high schools
vill hold their respective com
nencement exercises tonight, to
norrow night and Wednesday.
Fines Creek's 18 graduates at
sxerclses Friday heard Dr. Taft
Jotner. director of student teach
ng at Western Carolina College.
Wary Virginia Rogers delivered?the
maledictory and Catherine Ferguson
Graduation exercises will be held
:onight at 8 p.m. at both Waynes
mille Township High School and at
Valedictorian of the 138 WTHS
graduates is Patsy Leather wood
and salutatorian is Barbara Owen
by. Class speakers include
Patsy Holder. James Gaddis and
Donald Jordan. The Rev Don
Payne, minister of Long's Chapel
Methodist Church, will deliver the
invocation and the benediction.
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of schools, will pre
sent diplomas to Crabtree's 26
graduates Monday night. The Rev.
A. R. Davis will deliver the invoca
An address of welcome will be
given by Tommy Kirkpatrick and
an address by Adeline Best. A fare
well address -will be delivered by
(See Graduation?Page 4)
Six Haywood Men
By Draft Board
Six Haywood County men were
assigned draft classifications by
Selective Service Board 45 at a re
cent meeting. They were:
Class 1-A (available for induc
tion)?Charles W. Stevenson. Ken
neth M. Underwood, James E. Ar
rington, Raymond E. Goodson, and
Robert W. Murray.
Class 4-F (rejected)?Charles K.
Another 185 registrants have
been classified in Class 4-A (prior
service), who previously were clas
sified as 1-C (inducted), 1-C (en
listed), 1-C (discharged, or 1-C (re
On June 7, the local draft board j
will send men for Induction and '
five more for pre-induction physical
Chas. McCrary Nominated As Representative,
Frank M. Davis To School Board In Light Vote
(See Tabulations, Pare 4)
One of the quietest elections,
and the lightest votes in history
marked Haywood's Democratic pri
mary here Saturday.
Slightly more than 4,600 votes
were cast, with a short local ticket,
there being seven candidates seek
ing two posts.
Charles B. McCrary I'd the field
of four candidates seeking the
nomination for Representative,
polling 2,277, according to the un
official count. Charles W. Edwards
was second with 1,633 McCrary
needed HI votes to obtain a ma
jority over the three other candi
Frank M. Davis was nominated
for school board, polling 1,797, in
the unofficial count
Haywood kept pace with the
state in nominating the state of
Cataloochee was again the first
precinct in the state to report, get
ting their vote in about 9 a.m. Big
Creek came in minutes after the
closing of the polls at 6:30.
John R. Carver, chairman of the
Board of Elections, said the can
vass of the Haywood vote would be
made Tuesday, and announced late
Tuesday afternoon. In the event
a second primary is called for a
county race, the candidates have
five days in which to give notice,
Unofficial totals for the ballot
ing are as follows:
Charles W. Edwards, Jr. 1633
Charles B. McCrary 2277
W. Homer Owen 259
R. E. Sentelle .... 474
(See Elections?Page 4)
The 11-mile stretch of the Blue
Ridge Parkway from Soco Gap to
Heintooga was reopened to full
traffic Friday. The section had
been closed since last summer for
At the same time work is pro
ceeding on new links of the Park
way between Wolf Laurel Gap and
the eventual terminus in the
At work are Ralph E. Mills Co.,
Frankfort, Ky? on the Oconaluftee
River end of the parkway and
Macon Construction Co., Franklin,
N. C., on the link adjoining that
Asheville Contracting Co. (form
erly Taylor Construction Co.) has
been authorized by the Bureau of
Public Roads to proceed on a link
from Big Witch Gap westward, and
work is expected to start soon on
a tunnel lining job by Troitino and
Brown of Asheville.
Bids were asked this week for
grading and temporary surfacing
of the final link from Wolf Laurel
to Big Witch Gap and the proposal!
will be opened June 14 in Ashe
Even before the parkway grad
ing is finished, seeding of slopes
has been started by a subcontrac
tor, Southern Landscaping Co.. of
Maryville, Tenn. This same firm
is also engaged in slope-seeding
along the repaved Heintooga Road.
Max Patch Sing Planned
June 1Q To Coincide With
Major Brown's Retirement
The annual singing convention
on Max Patch Mountain, usually
held in early August, will be staged
this year on Sunday, June 10, in *
conjunction with the retirement of
Major Cecil Brown, head of the
sponsorship Salvation Army Cita
Major Brown has been in the
Salvation Army for a total of 30
years, and for 2214 years of that
time, she has been supervisor of
the mountain mission at Max Patch.
For a number of years after
opening the mission in February.
1934, Major Brown (then a captain)
made her rounds on horseback to
the various centers, which at first
included those in the Big Bend sec
tion, Shelton Laurel, and Hurri
Major Brown is retiring on the
advice of her physician, and plans
to reside in the Hurricane area.
At the singing convention on
June 10th, outstanding mountain
singers will appear during the
morning. In the afternoon. Com
missioner William J. Dray, Salva
tion Army territorial commander,
will conduct a retirement service
for Major Brown.
The first singing convention was
held at Max Patch in 1936?with
an attendance of 250. The event
has grown steadily since then and
last year it was estimated that 3,
001 persons from 16 states trekked
up the mountain to hear the sing
Offices Runs In
At the same time that Frank M.
Davis of Iron Duff was winning
the nomination for election to the
Haywood County school board Sat
urday night, his brother, Harry
Davis, woo his race in Rockingham
for county commissioner.
By coincidence, Frank Davis
will become a member of the school
board after serving for 12 years as
a commissioner, and his brother
will do just the opposite in Rock
ingham?taking office as a commis
sioner after 12 years on the school
Frank and Harry are sons of the
late Joe S. Davis of Iron Duff, who
served in both the North Carolina
Senate and House, and grandsons
of Frank M. Davis, who represent
ed Haywood County in the N. C.
House in 1874.
MAJOR CECIL BROWN
Captain James P. Henry, com
mander of the Salvation Army post
in Asheville since 1952, Saturday
receive dtransfer orders to the
Mountain District office in
The transfer will promote Cap
tain and Mrs. Henry, also an or
dained minister, from corps to dis
trict officers. Both are ranked now
as senior captains.
Captain Henry will maintain
headquarters in Waynesville and
reside at the Salvation Army Moun
tain Mission at Max Patch, where
he will succeed Major Cecil Brown,
who is retiring June 10.
He and his wife will be respon
sible for Salvation Army activities
in the area from Bakersville to
Murphy and Marshall to Newport,
Farewell services will be con
ducted Sunday, June 10, at
7 p.m. The Henrys will assume
the new post June 13.
Captain Henry is a 32nd degree
Mason, a member of the board of
directors of the Asheville Lions
Club; the Ministerial Association,
the Junior Chamber of Commerce,
and was named Asheville's Young
Man of the Year in 1954.
To Be Made On
Tom Lee Property
The chief geologist of the
American Smelting and Refining
Company, Dean F. Kent, will be
here Tuesday morning to accom
pany Tom Lee on an inspection
of Lee's 6000-acre tract of land at
Balsam to make an appraisal of
the potential gold on the property.
An assay this past spring reveal
ed the presence of gold, silver,
copper and iron valued at $46.65
per ton. but extensive inspection
of the land was postponed until
more favorable weather condi
At that time, Lee stated that the
vein from which the original
samples were taken was 14 feet
wide and 8 feet high, running
downward ? "Just how far it goes
down is yet to be determined," he
CHAS. B. McCBARy
Nominated as Representative.
FRANK M. DAVIS
Nominated to achool board.
Unofficial County Returns
Precinct REPRESENTATIVE EDUCATION
v s i
S 2 c -t JJ 5 %
y s h > "C s
S s o. ? S 5 s
Allen's Creek ? H8 11 14 74 28 75
Beaverdam No. 1 ..?..... 35 47 11 17 67 ? 22 13
Beavcrdam No. 2 56 75 14 25 80 39 27
Beavcrdam No. 3 .... ... 84 99 11 41 92 85 37
Beaverdam No. 4 ... 78 74 9 19 81 45 28
Beaverdam No. 5 23 28 2 7 23 15 0
Beaverdam No. 6 _ ? 93 48 5 34 111 47 113
Beaverdam No. 7 23 28 6 14 28 26 11
Big Creek (Mt. Sterling 0 34 2 0 4 28 3
Cataloochce 3 3 115 12
Cecil 12 14 2 3 4 11 14
Clyde 121 158 9 11 125 77 65
Crabtree ? 23 151 4 11 12 67 109
East Fork - . - ? 13 34 2 7 25 16 5
Fines Creek No. 1 28 184 0 12 53 84 88
Fines Creek No. 2 4 51 0 2
Hazelwood 165 83 16 23 118 T5 33
Iron Duff ' 29 75 1 6 86 11 11
IW Hill .. .. . - 56 171 6 5 97 61 59
Jonathan Creek '-.... 27 78 3 ? 12 33 20 52
Lake Junaluska ... 131 68 2 3 83 41 56
Pigeon _ - 48 27 12 57 67 23 31
Center Pigeon ... 37 15 4 8 27
Saunook _ 48 43 7 15 53 29 18
Center Waynesville 104 197 33 47 159 122 35
West Waynesville ... _ ... 117 86 30 23 119 47 38
South Waynesville ... 118 157 12 39 29 130 110
East Waynesville 84 83 43 18 108 45 40
White Oak ._ 4 48 1 3 21 22 9
TOTALS .... 1633 2277 259 474 1797 123# 1131
Banner Season At Lake
Predicted For This Summer I
The forty-fourth annual session
of the Methodist Church's summer
assembly grounds will open June
3. featuring 35 national and re
gional conferences, i n s t i t,u t e s
workshops and training schools,
climaxed by a world-wide meeting
of more than 2,000 church leaders
Topping the summer calendar
will be the quadrennial sessions
of the church's nine-state South
eastern Jurisdictional Conference.
July 11-15; a meeting of the World ,
Federation of Methodist Women, ,
Aug. 27-30. and the ninth World i
Methodist Conference, Sept. 1-12.
Summer attendance is expected i
to exceed 40,000 persons, said the
Rev. James W. Fowler, Jr, as
Principal Southwide and other
regional meetings announced by
thc program director, the Rev. Dr.
George E. Clary. Sr., Atlanta, will
include the following:
June 3-8, Ecumenical Institute
of the National Council of Church
es; June 6-12, college student con
ference; June 15-17, Wesleyan
Service Guild; June 19-27, School
of Missions for women.
July 5-8, Family Life Conference;
July 5-9. Ministers' Conference; <
July 19-25, Missionary Conference;
July 19-26, Youth Workshop; July
23-Aug. 10, Church Workers' Semi
nar; July 26-30, Radio and Tele
vision Workshop; July 26-29. Lay
men's Conference: July 30-Aug. 10,
Leadership Training School; July
30-Aug. 3. Church Music Institute.
Aug 9-12, Town and Country
Conference: Aug. 14-17, Church
Managers' Conference; Aug. 16-19,
Young Adult Workshop; Aug. 19
26. Camp Meeting and Evangelism
Partly cloudy and warmer with
a chance of early night showers
tonight. Tuesday, partly cloudy
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State
Date Max. Min. Pr.
May 24 .. 76 53 .17
May 25 ... _ 65 52 .02
May 26 65 50
May 27 73 58
Residents Urged To Have
Proper Garbage Containers
The Town of Waynesville will
issist in the current cleanup
campaign during the next several
weeks by putting emphasis on the
mprovement of garbage contain
ers at residences and business
Town Manager G. C. Ferguson
jointed out that faulty containers
constitute a health menace by at
tracting rats, and flics, and are al
so easily overturned by dogs, who
>cattcr their contents over the
Mr. Ferguson says a town ordi
nance dealing with garbage and
trash containers provides:
*1. Cans must be tightly covered,
and must be leakproof, water
proof, and of metal construction,
with strong handles.
2. Garbage must be drained and
3. Paper and other light waste
in open boxes should be weighed
down and should not contain de
caying matter that will attract
dogs, rats, flies, etc.
The town manager said that
persons with containers which do
not meet specifications will be
given a printed notice, asking that
500 Telephones Installed;
New Directories Delivered
The delivery of 8,600 new Hay
wood County telephone directories
has Just been completed, according
to E. R. Rawson. county manager
for Southern Bell Telephone.
This figure represents an in
crease of 500 since August, 1955,
when the last telephone directory
was published. Mr Rawson said.
The installatipn of 500 new tele
phones in the county in less than
a year is indicative of the growth
and development of Haywood
County, the Southern Bell manager
The new telephone directory con
tains many new and changed list
ings and other helpful information
and is easily distinguishable from
the old grty-covered telephone
book by its green cover. A suffi
cient quantity of the new direc
tories has been printed to supply
every telephone subscriber and to
allow for future telephone expan
The classified section ? yellow
pages?contains listings for busi
ness telephone subscribers under
headings alphabetized according to
their business or profession.
"The variety of classifications
describing products, services, pro
fessions and businesses provides a
convenient ready reference guide
when you want to locate a firm or
individual," Mr. Rawson pointed
Three Hurt-One Critically-In Seven
County Weekend Traffic Accidents
Four persons were Injured ?
>ne critically ? In seven weekend
accidents investigated by the
State Highway Patrol. This was
the highest number Of accidents
reported during a weekend this
Don H. Putnam. 43, of Route 1,
Canton, was critically injured
when struck by an automobile
while changing a tire on his own
car Friday night.
Patrolman W. R. Wcoten said
the accident occurred about 8:50 |
p.m. on the Stamey Cove Road
south of Canton. '
He gave the following account
of what happened:
Putnam pulled his car off to the
left side of the highway after hav
ing a flat tire and left his head
lights on. He was changing the
flat, the left front tire,
Grover E. Shephard, 18, also of
Canton, Route 1, was driving
north on Stanley Road and, think
ing the Putnam vehicle was ap
proaching on the highway from
the opposite direction, passed on
the right side.
The Shephard car knocked Put
nam about 15 or 20 feet and then
Putnam sustained internal in
juries and a compound fracture of
the lef. He was taken to Me
morial Mission Hospital In Ashe
ville. His condition was listed as
Putnam's son. Jack, age 12, was
helping with the tire, but dodged
behind the Putnam vehicle as he
saw the other car approaching and
was not hit.
Two teen-aged girls were injur
ed in an accident a mile and a half
east of Cove Creek at 3:13 p.m.
Patrolman Woolen reported that
the mishap occurred when a 1951
Ford, driven by Edward Tucker,
17, of Route 2, Waynesville, collid
ed on a curve on the mountain
road, with a 1949 Mercury' driven
by Gerald Vincent Jenkins, 18, of
High Point .
The injured girls, both riding in
the Tucker car, were Joan Tucker,
18, who suffered a sprained ankle
and bruises on the forehead, and
Blanche Evans, 19, of Waynesville,
who had cute on the left eye and
left side of the head. Both were
given first-aid treatment at Hay
(See Wreckers Page I)
Donors Pledging Blood
For Bloodmobile Visit
Lt. Swift Completes
Course At Ft. Sill
Lt. James N- Swift arrived Sun
day from Fort -Sill, Oklahoma
where he was graduated last week
after completing the Field Artil
lery Officers' Basic Course at
Artillery and Guided Missile
School. He is enroute to the Mar
ine Base at Camp LeJeune.
Mrs. Swift, the former Miss ;
Lane Prevost, who has been with
her parents, while her husband was '
at Ft. Sill, will go with him tp I
LeJeune at the end of the week. 1
Seventy-five prospective donors
lad signed up by Friday for the
rucsday visit of the Red Cross
Bloodmobite, it was announced by
Dr. A. Heyward Smith, chairman
af the Lions Club sponsoring com
mittee. The goal for this operation
is 200 pints, and the sponsors ex
pect to receive donations from
many who have not signed pledge
The Bloodmobile will be at the
first Methodist Church between
12 noon and 6 p.m. Transportation
sill be provided for anyone tele
phoning the church during those
The Merchants Association is co
jperating, under the direction of
its president, A. D. Harrison, by
giving employees time off to donate
blood and by displaying donor slips
In business houses.
Dr. Smith said that in answer
to a number of queries, he had the
[ollowing statement regarding the
cost of receiving blood:
"There is no charge for blood.
This is supplied by your Red
(See Bleodmobile?Page 4)
(1955 __ 1)
Injured .... 40
(1155 ? 37)
(lMi ? 7?> ?
(1955 ? 939,479)
(ThJta litwwttM ll?Pit
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