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Charles W. Edwards Calls Second Primary In Representative's Race
The Waynesville Mountaineer ! i
^ Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ " Q
71st TEAR NO. 46 22 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THIKSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 7, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Enthusiasm Marks $50,000 Recreation
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Hazelwood Adopts Zoning Plan; Board Named.
Set June 23
Charles W Edwards, Jr.. has
called tor a second primary for
the Democratic nomination as rep
resentative from HaVwood County.
Edwards filed with the Board of
Elections chairman, John R. Carv
er, 45 minutes before the deadline
Monday night. Edwards was one of
four candidates seeking the Demo
cratic nomination in the May 26
primary. He polled 1633 votes, ac
cording to the official canvass of
the election board.
Charles B. McCrary, Fines Creek
farmer, led in the May 26 primary
with 2262 votes. R. E. Sentello,
Waynesville lawyer, had 472 votes
and W. H. Owen, Waynesville mer
chant, polled 239 votes.
McCrary lacked 82 votes of hav
ing a majority.
Chairman Carver said this morn
ing that the second primary would
be held Saturday, June 23. The
voting hours will be from 6.30 a m
to 6:30 p.m. Carver also said the j
same registrars and judges who
served on May 26 would serve in
this election. There will not be
any registration for the second
primary. Carver announced.
Clarence (Foxy) Edwards, who
had announced earlier that he was
calling a second primajg in the
Waynesville - Township constable's
race, has formally withdrawn. Tha
constable candidate in withdraw
ing said, "After careful study and
further consideration, and acting
upon the advise of friends, I have
decided not to call for the second
primary in the race for constable.
I needed leas than 50 votes to win.
I am deeply grateful to my many
friends who have consistently sup
ported me in this and prior elec
"I shall staunchly support the
Democratic Party and work for the
Democratic nominees this fall.
"In withdrawdng from the second
primary I give notice now that I
will be a candidate again for the
place as constable in 1958."
Takes Post As
David E. McCracken, son of Mr
andvMrs. Albert J. McCracken of
Lake Junaluska. began work June
1 as assistant county farm agent
in Randolph County.
He will be working with farm
and home development groups,
with headquarters In Ashe bo ro.
Mr. McCracken is a graduate of
Clyde High School and N. C. State
Miss Harriet Gibson left Sun
day to spend the summer at Camp
Tonawanda, near Hendersonvllle
where she will serve as a counselor
and teach arts and crafts.
Work began yesterday on a zon
ing program in Hazelwood, it was
announced today by Mayor Law
rence Davis. The new plan will
mean the establishment of busi
ness, residential, Industrial and
fire zones. The work will take a
bout 30 days.
The planning board for the pro
gram includes C. N. Allen, E. H.
Oliver, George Summerrow, Earl
Robinson and E. A. Williamson.
Immediate embarkation on the
project was unanimously agreed
upon at a meeting Tuesday of
Mayor Davis, the board of Ald
ermen and Mr. Ingram, a special
ist in zoning for the North Caro
lina League of Municipalities.
The matter has been under dis
cussion at civic meetings in Hazel
wood for several years, and Mayor
Davis has taken an active part in
promoting the project. At a recent
meeting of the League of Munici
palities he contacted Mr. Ingram
and secured his help.
Mayor Davis said that the zoning
plan comes under the head of the
Finer Carolina program being car
ried out by the town.
Don H- Putnam, 43, of Stanley
Cove became Haywood County's
second traffic fatality of 1956
when l)e died today at Memor
ial Mission Hospital. Asheville.
from injuries suffered when struck
by a car Friday, May 23.
Putnam was changing a tire on
his car on the night of the 25th
when he was hit by a car driven
by Grover E. Shephard, 18, of
Route 1, Canton. He was knocked
20 feet and suffered internal in
juries and a compound fracture of
Shephard told Patrolman W. R.
Wooten of the Highway Patrol he
saw the headlights of the Putnam
Car on the left side of the high
way, thought it was approaching
from the opposite direction, and
attempted to pass on the right
Putnam's son, Jack, age 12, was
helping with the changing of the
tire, but dodged behind the Put
nam vehicle as he saw the other
car approaching and was not hit.
WAYNES VI LLE'S FIRST RADIO will be on display the remain
der of this week at the Martin Electrio Co. at the firm's 40th an
niversary celebration. The set, being examined here by Fred E.
Martin, was owned by his brother, Paul Martin, who retired from
the business last year. The radio was used here to pick up the
first broadcast in history of presidential election returns in 1980
when Harding was elected. (Mountaineer Photo).
Martins Have Grown Up
With Electrical Business
Waynesville and Canton have
ag.iin received citations from the
National Safety Council for safety 1
honor roll places awarded cities
which had no traffic deaths in '
These, with Forest City and
Morganton, were the Western
North Carolina towns in the 5.000
to 10.000 population group to re
ceive the awards.
Inr Lee Property
The American Smelting and Re
fining Company is "very much in
terested in the possibility of min
ing gold on the 6,000-acre Tom !
Lee tract at Balsam, according to
their chief geologist. Dean F. Kent. 1
The company will send an analyst '
here in the fall to make a further
Mr. Lee said that the company's
equipment necessary for the analy
By BOB CONWAY
The Martin Electric Co., which is
celebrating its 40th anniversary
this week, has seen the electrical
business come a long, long way
in the past four decades.
When Fred E. Martin and Paul
Martin set up Martin Brothers
electric shop in the rear of their
father's grocery store on Main St.,
radio was still in its infancy and
there were only two radio stations
in the entire United States: KDKA
in Pitsburgh and WJy in Newark,
N. J. t
And when it came to electrical
appliances, the Martins had to
stock only three items: toasters,
curling irons, and flat irons. (There
were but few other appliances made
in those days.)
Fred Martin recalls how "I used
to have my workbench full of
curling irons, but we haven't had
one in the house now for 20
Today, Martin Electric Co. spe
cializes in heavy industrfel wiring,
but in its early days the firm was
concerned mostly with wiring
homes. Actually, however, there
was not much of that work done
then because electrical lines in
(See Martin Electric?Page 8)
Partly cloudy and mild today.
Friday, fair to partly cloudy and a
Date Max. Min. Pr.
June 4 72 40
June 5 76 49
June 6 . 1 78 41 .01
sis was at present in New England, I
but that Mr. Kent had stated that
it could be brought here in the
fall to determine exactly the width
and length of the vein. If the re
(See Mining Company?Page I)
AN END VIEW of the aew K5CJM addition to
I jmhuUi Ian, at Lake laaalnaka, Just completed.
The ra?M are sparioaalr furntahet. and the
structure is of yellow brick. The old part of the
bull dint is shown in the backtround.
I Mountaineer Photo).
Salvation Army Singing Convention Is
Scheduled Sunday On Max Patch Mtn.
Mountain singers from this re
gion will gather on Max Patch
mountain Sunday for the annual
Singing Convention at the Salva
tion Army Citadel and to honor
Major Cecil Brown as she retires
after 30 years pf service with the
In the past, the singing conven
tion has been held the first of
August, but was scheduled in June
this year to coincide with the re
tirement of Major Brown, who
founded the annual event in 1036.
The first year, only 290 persons
attended the sing on the mountain.
Last year, it attracted more than
3 000 people from 16 states.
This year the singing will start
at 10 a.m. The retirement cere
mony, to be conducted by Commis
sioner William J. Dray, Salvation
Army territorial commander, will
be held at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. will
come the annual memorial service
at the cemetery In the area. At
7 p.m. a movie on Major Brown's
career, entitled "Shepherdess of
the Hills," will be shown.
Lunch and refreshments will be
available on the grounds, and each
singer will be given a meal free.
THIS GROUP put the finishing touches on plans
for the $50,000 campaign for a recreation renter.
The campaign formally opens Monday, with some
workers getting detailed instructions at the court
house tonight. Shown here, left to right: Joe S. .
Davis, treasurer; Harry Whisenhunt, Klmer Hen
drix, Jonathan Woody, chairman, Mrs. Mary Price,
Charlie Woodard. and Miss Joy Woody. Absent
when the picture was made were John Hildenbid
dle and Richard Barber. (Mountaineer Photo).
5,000 Expected To Attend Haywood
County Day Program At Lake Sunday
A record crowd ii expected ?t
the 43rd Haywood County Day
Sunday at Lake Junaluska. A large
number of out-of-county people
have already Indicated their inten
tion of attending the event
At least 5,000 are expected to
be present, and preparations have
been made to accommodate 2,000
picnickers at lunch before the
The program will honor Haywood
County's industries, with special
emphasis on Champion Paper &
Fibre Company, which this year
celebrates its golden anniversary
in the county. Principal speaker
will be Reuben B. Robertson, presi
dent of Champion.
Following the picnic luch at 1
P m. the afternoon events will open
with a musical program at 2:30.
Those on the program will include,
besides Mr. Robertson, the Rev.
F C. Smathers, Adm. W. N.
Thomas, Ned J. Tucker. Charles E.
Ray, Jr.. Mrs. Walter Ketner, Sena
tor William Medford, Jonathan
Woody and the Rev. H. Roger Sher
(See Lake Junaluska?Pace S)
Chest X-Ray Units Move
To Canton And Waynesville
A total of 584 chest X-rays were
.aken of county residents by mo
bile units at Clyde and Hazelwood
Tuesday and Wednesday, accord
ing to a report by the Haywood
bounty Health Department.
At Clyde, 135 persons were X
rayed on Tuesday and 124 on Wed
nesday. At Hazelwood. the total
Tuesday was 150 and Wednesday
The county total for the first
three days of operation of the mo
bile unit was 091.
Today the unit at Clyde moved
to a site near the Canton post
office, where it will remain for
the rest of June. The unit at Hazel
wood is scheduled to move Friday
to the courthouse parking lot in
Waynesville for the remainder of
The Haywpod County Health De
partment has urged that county
residents over the age of 15 have
the free chest X-rays made to
guard against tuberculosis, which
can be cured if detected in its
Children under the age of 15
can have the X-rays made by ob
taining written permission from
their family physician or from the
The mobile units are in opera
tion from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Capt. Robert Winchester left '
this morning for Fort Bragg where
he will spend two weeks training '
with the 3rd Battalion, 120th In- '
fantry of the National Guard. *
Kills Family's ?
Dog At Saunook
A 49-Inch rattlesnake invaded 1
the property of Mr. and Mrs. |
Starlie Chandler at Saunook
Monday afternoon and bit the
family'a dog fatally before Mrs.
Chandler shot the reptile with
a .22 rifle.
The dot. Trixie, well retarded
as a hunter, was bit twice by
the rattler?on the ear and near
the hoart. Trixie was taken to
a veterinarian, but died shortly ,
on arrival at his office.
Mrs. Chandler said the rat
tlesnake had three rattles and a
Highway Group Will
Meet Here June 15
Representatives of the 14th Divi
sion of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission will
meet here June 15, at 2 p.m. in
the courthouse, it was announced
today by Harry E. Buchanan, com
FIRST BONDS for the new recreation center
project were pure ho pert Tundiy by Mayora J. "?
Way of WayneoyiUe (ceotrr) and Utwrrpce DarU
of Haarlwood (rirht) (ram John H. Hlldrnbiddle.
Jr.. chairman of the Industrial division for the
bond-sale oampaifn. (Mountaineer Photo).
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350 College Students In
Sessions At Junaluska
A Methodist Student Regional
got under way yesterday at Lake
Junaluska. Approximately 350
college and unlveriity students
from nine southern states are at
The purpose of the conference is
o provide training and information
or the campus leaders of Metho
list students. This conference is
one of seven which will be held at
various points in the United States
throughout the summer.
Dr. Julian Hartt is the daily
platform speaker. He is a profes
sor in the Divinity School of Yale
University. Dr. Hartt will present
a message at eight p.m. on Hay
wood County Day, June 10, at the
Dr. Harvey Brown, director of
student work. General Board of
Education of the Methodist Church,
is in charge of the conference. He
is a member of the Alabama con
To Start On
Some 300 enthusiastic volunteer
workers are to get final details to
night on the $90,000 campaign for a
recreation center here.
The campaign is to get under
way Monday morning for one week,
with a $90,000 goal for the con
struction of a recreation center on
the 17-acre Horse Show property.
"Every person in the area will
be contacted," Jonathan Woody,
general chairmna said today. "The
units of subscriptions will be $10
each, and we feel with every one
doing their part, that the goal of
$90,000 will be reached by June
If. and that will mean the com
mittees in charge of construction
can start digging," the chairman
Headquarters for the campaign
will be opened Friday in the build
ing next to the Park Theatre. A
staff will be at headquarters, with
the six-man committee spending
most of their time on the campaign.
Woody said that Mrs. Mary Price
and Miss Joy Woody would spend
full time at headquarters, while
Woody would be there most of the
time. Charlie Woodard, a mem
ber of the committee, is taking his
vacation time to devote to the cam
(See Campaign?Page ?>
Two drivers overturned their
cars in accidents Tuesday night,
but both escaped serious injuries
although one was hurt slightly.
Troy Creed Messer, 24, of
Jonathan Creek suffered cuts and
bruises on the head and body
when his car ran into a ditch,
struck a culvert, and overturned
on Highway 19A-23 near the Way
nesville Drive-In Theatre at 10:30
Messer told Patrolman W. R.
Woolen of the Highway Patrol that
something apparently happened to
his car, a 1039 Chevrolet, causing
it to run into a ditch on the north
side of the highway. He was treat
ed at Haywood County Hospital
Damage to the car, called a
"total loss," was estimated at $125.
Frank Edwin Chambers, 22, of
Crabtree told Patrolman Wooten
that he went to sleep while driv
ing his 1953 Chevrolet on N. C.
209, causing the vehicle to leave
the highway, hit a post and then
Chambers was not hurt, but
damage to his car was put at $400.
(1855 ? 1)
Injured .... 41
(1855 ? 37)
(1858 ? 78)
Loss. ? ? 530,706
(1858 ? 538,478)
(TUi tafmutton i.-Hi?
from mew* at Stat. H1*V