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The Waynesville Mountaineer *????? i
3 n Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park D a
71st YEAR NO. 47 14 PAGES ~~ Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 11, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Recreation Campaign Off To Excellent Start
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School Storage Building Approved
Over $5,000 Reported By
Noon Today; 200 Workers
Covering The Community
The recreation fund had soared to above the $5,000
mark at poon today, as some 200 workers began to turn in
reports on the $50,000 goal for a recreation center.
"I have never seen anything as fantastic," said
breathless Chairman Jonathan Woody at noon. "We had
to call in more help at the center here to take the pledges
and make reeords of the cash."
Woody the general chairman of the 6-man committee, said
"everyone is cooperating 100 per cent. The ministers of the com
munity made mention of it from their pulpits Sunday."
"Thus far. we have not had a single person to turn down
buying at least one share in the project," the chairman continued.
Each share is $10. Many people are buying a number of shares.
One worker reporting into headuarters said it was one cam
paign that he had really enjoyed working. "The reception was won
derful," he reported, "and everybody seemed happy t^> take one or
more shares."
Chairman Woody rang a rote of realism, when he summed
up the successful morning by saying, "We still have a long way to
go ? apropximately $45,000. But with this type of enthusiasm and
cooperation we will make the goal."
The six associate chairmen with Woody were working hard
at the headquarters. They are: John Hiidenbiddle, Richard Barber,
Elmer Hendrix, Charlie Woodard, and Harry Whisenhunt.
Thr committee has announced that work on a modern swim
ming pool will begin just as soon as the goal of $50,000 is reached.
At an instructional meeting Thursday night, a large crowd of
workers attended and talked over the general plans for the campaign.
Headquarters for the campaign are in the building next to"
the Park Theatre. The telephone is GL, 6-5430.
Woody said reports will be made over WHCC at 6:10 daily
as to the standing of the campaign.
A GOLD MEDALLION was presented to Reuben B. Robertson, Sr.,
yesterday at Haywood County Day by Jonathan Woody, left. The
medallion was inscribed on one side "Champion's 50th Annivers
ary", On the other side, "Reuben B. Robertson, Sr., Haywood's First
Citizen and Best Friend". (Mountaineer Photo).
(Other pictures paces 3, 4; and pace one of section two.)
V
Record Crowd At Junaluska
For Haywood County Day
A record Haywood County Day
crowd honored industry at the
annuel event at Lake Junaluska or
Sunday. 1
Distant thunder at noon sen!
?onw Of the crowd injo the large
auditorium for the one o'clock pic
nic, while others stayed outside
under the trees for their picnic.
The threatening rains did not
come.
Hundreds of members of Cham
pion's "Old Timer's Clifb" attend
ed, with buses bringing in scores
of them to the auditorium. Special
picnic tables were set up for the
"Old Timers."
Reuben B. Robertson, Sr., presi
dent of The Champion Paper and
Fibre Company, was the speaker
on the program which got under
way after the group singing un
der the direction of Glen Draper.
Rev. Frank C. Smathers, district
superintendent, presided, with J.
W. Fowler, Jr., superintendent of
the Assembly opening the pro
gram. Adm. W. N. Thomas gave
the address of welcome, while Ned
J. Tucker recognized other indus
trialists attending. These included:
R. L. Prevost, president of Una
gusta Manufacturing Company;
Julian Stepp, district manager and
Roy * Wriglit local manager, of
(See Haywood County?Page 4)
; Sales Tax Take
Shows Increase
t
Sales taxes in Haywood County
for April 1950 totaled 042,004. an
increase of approximately $10,009
over the same month of 1955
when the total was $32,748. This
represents a sales increase of
approximately $350,000,
This report has just been made
by the monthly publication of the
North Carolina Merchants Asso
1 j ciation.
Haywood HDC
Scrapbook Wins
A Blue Ribbon
Haywood County Home Demon
stration Clubs won a blue ribbon
with their scrapbook at the an
nual Farm and Home Week pro
gram at N. C. State College, Ra
leigh, last week.
The scrapbook was prepared by
Mrs. Steve Plemmons of Saunook.
county HDC historian.
Contents of the book included
clippings of Mountaineer news
items and photogrophs on home
demonstration club activities.
Plans Are
To Begin
Wednesday
Work is to start Wednesday
morning on the $75,000 admini
stration building for the Board of
Education, just to the rear of the
courthouse.
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of education, said
that the part of the building to be
used for storage will be complet
ed within 60 days by Jerry Liner,
general contractor. The storage
unit will have 4.000 square feet on
the ground level floor, off Depot
Street, and 2,000 square feec on
the next floor.
Supt. Leatherwood said that the
office space for the board of edu
cation will be completed provided
the additional $15,000 is available
at the time.
"If the additional $15,000 is
available at the time, we will go
right ahead and complete the proj
ect. if not, we will at. least have the
storage area to put right into use,"'
Leatherwood said. The storage
area can be built for the $60,000
which is now on hand, the school
executive explained.
Jhe building will be of all con
crete and steel construction, and
the heating for the structure will
be provided by the boilers in the
court house.
Since the sale of the old Cent
ral Elementary school, the depart
ment has been "pushed" for suf
ficient storage space for supplies,
Leatherwood pointed out.
4-H Dress Revue
Set Wednesday
At REA Building
The annual 4-H Club dress re- 1
vue will be held at 2 p m. Wednes- 1
day at the REA building, accord- 1
ing to Miss Jean Childers, assist- 1
anat home demonstration agent.
Approximately 30 girls are ex- <
pected to enter the event, Miss 1
Childers said.
A junior and a senior winner '
will be picked at the dress revue, i
and the latter will represent Hay
wood County at the state dress ?
revue during 4-H Club Week at 1
Raleigh in July.
Forage Field Day .
Cancelled Because !
Of Dry Weather
The forage and livestock field ]
day, scheduled to be held at the (
Mountain Experiment Station ,
Thursday, has been cancelled be- ,
cause of dry weather, according to \
M. R. Whisenhunt, director of the (
experiment station.
The event probably will be held |
at the farm in August, Mr. Whisen- <
hunt said. (
Th field day was planned to dis
cuss the forage and livestock re- ,
search program. Its accomplish
ments and its goals.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nichols and
their children, Barbara and Jack,
Jr., and James Douglas Nunn spent
the weekend in Winder, Georgia 1
a> guests of Mrs. Nichols' brother- I
| in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs.
I James R. Whitley.
S/CAPTAIN AND MRS. JAMES P. HENRy have replaced Major
Cecil Brown at the Salvation Army's Mountain Mission on Max
Patch. Major Brown retired yesterday at ceremonies during the
annual Singing Convention at the Salvation Army Citadel.
Cruso School j
Contracts Set .
For Signing ,
The formal signing of contracts j
is all that stands ln the way of ,
starting construction of additions j
to the Cruso school. The State
Board of Education has approved .
the expenditure of $52,921 on the '
school, adding a cafetorium, kitch
en. heating plant and making other
renovations. (
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superjntendent of education, said ;
tpday that work would begin just ,
is soon as the contracts could be ,
>igned. Jerry Liner has been i
awarded the general contract; Har- i
ry Hyatt, the heating; Farmers
Hardware, the plumbing; and Mar- i
tin Electric Company, the electrical i
work. Henry Foy is the architect.
The Cruso school was one of sev
eral approved last week by the
State Board of Education.
Highway Patrol
Arrests Soldier
Wanted By MP's
A soldier wanted at Ft. Jackson
an charges of auto larcenry and
heing AWOL was arrested by Cpl.
Pritchard H. Smith at midnight
Saturday on the four-lane highway
just west of Canton.
The soldier, identified as Wil
liam B. McGee, 18, colored, was
irrested as he was trying to thumb
i ride eastward. He had only eight
?ents in his pocket and was said
to be heading for his home in
Chicago. I
McGee told the patrolman he
had stolen a car at Ft. Jackson
?arly Saturday morning and aban
doned it near Chesterfield, S. C.
Cpl. Smith said McGee was a
walting court marital charges on
another charge of auto larceny
when he left the South Carolina
post.
Henrys Replace
Major Cecil Brown
At Max Patch
Senior Captain and Mrs. James
P. Henry have been appointed as
District Officers to replace Major
Cecil Brown in the Mountain Mis
sion work for The Salvattno Army
upon her retirement yesterday.
Captain James Henry was born
in Crozet, Va., and attended the
public schools in Charlottesville, j
He is a graduate of The Salvation
Army Officers' College in Atlanta, j
Cia.
For a number of years he travel
led throughout the 15 southern
states as an evengelist. Later, he I
served on the teaching staff of the
Officers' College in Atlanta. He
served at the citadel Corps in Roa
noke, Va., and was Commanding 4
Officer during the war years in
Concord, N. C., in charge of three
Boys' Clubs and two Corps. a
He, with his wife, was transfer- ,
red in 1945 to Kington, where they 1
served eight years before being
transferred to their present ap
pointment in Asheville. I
Captain Henry was given the j
Distinguished Service Award by {
the Junior Chamber of Commerce i
as the outstanding "Young Man of ,
the Year" in Kinston in 1948, and
honored with the same award by t
the Junior Chamber of Commerce ?
in Asheville in 1954. j
He is a 32nd Degree Mason, a
member of the N. C. Conference t
for Social Workers, a member of
the Lions Club, a member of the
Board of Directors for the Ashe- t
ville Lions Club, and served as (
vice-president of the Kinston Lions
(See Henrys?Page 6) y
Chamber Directors j
To Meet Tuesday |
The Board of Directors of the '
Chamber of Commerce will hold *
their regular limnthjy meeting
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held in the '
Waynesville Town Hall.
, ?i
1,360 Receive X-Rays
In Waynesville And Canton
(See picture on Pare \ Section 2)
A total of 775 persons received
free chest X-rays at <tie state's
mobile unit at the courthouse in
Waynesville during the first two
days of operation here.
The figure for Friday was 325
and the total for Saturday was 450.
At Canton, 322 persons were ex
amined Thursday and 263 Friday
?for a total of 585. The town's
total for Saturday has not yet been
reported to the Health Depart
ment.
Not counting those examined at
Canton Saturday, the county's
total at the end of the week was
2.451.
The Haywood County Health
Department is urging that all
county residents over the age of
15 have the chest X-rays made to
detect unknown cases of tuber
culosis. Department personnel say
TB can be cured if detected in its
early stages.
There have been 15 eases of TB
in the county thus far this year,
and 32 cases during 1955, accord
ing to Health Department records.
The
Weather
Partly cloudy and moderately
warm through Tuesday with a few
afternoon or evening thunder- J
showers. ,
Official Waynesville tempera
' ture as reported by the State Test T
Farm:
Dale Max. Min. Pr.
June 7 78 45
June 8 Tt 48
June 0 84 48 .48
Juae 10 81 53 .09
Among the Haywood IndutrlllMa attending Hay
Wood Coanty Day Pro tram yesterday included,
left to right: R. L. Prevoot, president of I'ugwta
Manufacturing Co.. A. L. Freedlandrr, president
and general manager of The Dayton Rubber Com
pany; Julian Stepp. district Manager of Carolina "
Power and Lifht Company, and Reuben B. Rob- '
rrtson. Sr.. president of The Champion Paper and *
Fibre Company. p
(Photo for The Mountaineer .by Clifton Metcalf). fi
I
Freedlander Farm Making
Turkish Tobacco Pay Off
| The interest in aromatic tobac
? shown by A. L. Kreeoianaer 01
le Hazelwood community, Hay
ood County, was mastly academic
ist year. But not anymore.
R. H. Crouse. State College ex
"nsion agronomy specialist, says
tat Freedlander wanted to find
ut whether or not he could grow
good quality tobacco on his soil,
?nd if so, whether or not farmers
i hit section would like to pro
uce aromatic tobacco.
Freedlandcr's trial crop of
round one-half acre last year was
) successful, however, that his
irm manager. Wayne Garrett, is ,
tanning to grow 2'2 to five acres
lis year. He's planning to follow
ie latest production practices rec
mmended by the Extension Serv
*.
Crouse says that several other
irmers have become interested in
reducing aromatic tobacco after
dtnessing the well-conducted dem
nstration on Freedlander's farm,
fc says some of them vow it prov
d to them that this tobacco is a
ood cash crop if planted on the
ight soils and is fertilized, harvest
d and cured according to its specl
c requirements.
4
2,000 Honor Maj. Brown ?
Ai Retirement Ceremonies i
ASC Gets
Allocation
01 $2,800
The Haywood County ASC office
las received an allocation of $2,800
rom the state to be given to farnv
;rs who have not yet received any
issistance under the ACP pro
tram.
The ASC will start issuance of
hese funds starting Friday, June
5, on a "first come, first served"
>asis. Mr. Ferguson said.
' The ASC official explained that
his assistance can be used for a
vinter cover croo, to seed alfalfa,
trass and clover meadow or pas
ure, and to apply lime where
?eeded on any land on the farm.
Mr. Ferguson said the county
VSC office hopes to get another
housand dollars id the next 10
lays to use In the present spring
>rogram. These funds, like the
(2,800 allocation, came from other s
?ounties In the state which have I
noney left over from their spring
VSC program.
Mr. Ferguson pointed out that J
he county's major allocation of
lunds was exhausted in April.
He added that the 1057 program r
will start not later than September s
I. t
i
Mrs. Charles Edge and her sons, t
lohnny, Bobby and Tommy, have [
returned to their home at Clyde c
after a week's vacation in Florida.
?
Mountain people whom she has o
served for 22'-ii years gathered to tl
pay homage to Major Cecil Brown h
yesterday as she retired as head o
of the Salvation Army Citadel at d
Max Patch. A number of those
present brought gifts. |
A totai of 2,000 attended the
annual sing held on the mountain (
in conjunction with Major Brown's
retirement.
Conducting retirement ceremon- u
ies for Major Brown was commis- 0
sioner William J. Dray, Salvation e
Army territorial commander, who n
presented a retirement certificate.
Words of appreciation for Major 1
Brown's work among the moun- t
tain peoples were expressed by 0
Ruby Presnell, representing young
people of the area; the Rev. Pete
Hicks, a native of Hurricane sec
tion, who' represented Haywood
County ministers; Capt. James
llipps of Charlotte, representing j,
Salvation Army officers, and Tom i
Stokely, representing Salvation p
Army soldiers and friends. fe
(See Major Brown?Page 8) ii
RUSSELL E. EULTZ has been
elected president of the United
Fund, succeeding Dr. J. E. Fen
der. who resigned because of the
pressure of multiple duties, Fultz
said that he would announce
within a few days the chairman
for the annual fall campaign
here. He is manager of plant ac
counting at Dayton Rubber.
Highway
Meeting
Set Friday
Representatives of the 14th Di
vision of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission will
meet with the Haywood County
i Board of Commissioners at J he
Courthouse on Friday at 2 p.m.
Purpose of the session will be to
'liable the local officials to pre
ent their problems to the state
?epresentatives.
Farrady Green, chairman of the
ounty commissioners, has request
id that all interested county resi
lenta attend la order to bring up
heir problems personally.
The last meeting here was held
ver a year ago. The members of
he state commission attempt to
old a meeting each month in one
f the ten counties making up the
ivision.
Jrabtree, Fines Creek
Grange Meetings Set
Two Grange meetings are sched
led in the county this week ?
ne at Crabtree tonight and anoth
r at Fines Creek Wednesday
light. ? \v
Grange members will meet with
W. Ferguson, Grange organizer,
d discuss the organization's ac
Ivities for this summer.
MR>. PATRICK RETURNS
FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. J. C. Patrick returned
tome Sunday froin St. Joseph's
lospital where she has been a
>atient. Mrs. Patrick's friends will
le glad to know that she is much
mproved in health.
David Hard wick Joe Russell
DELEGATES selected by Hay wood Post 47 of the American Legion
to attend the 19M Boys State at Raleigh, July 7-14. are David
Hard wick, son ?? Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hard wick of the Balsam
Manor Apartments, and Joe Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Rus
sell, Jr., Ml East St. Both boys are students at Waynesville Town
ship High School.
Haywood Folk Participate
[n Farm-Home Program
/ i
Home Agent Mary Cornwell, six
nembers of county Home Demon
t rayon Clubs, and Assistant Farm
tgent Eugene McCall returned
ler# early Friday after attending
he annual Farm and Home Week
irogratn on the N. C. State College
ampus, Raleigh.
In the group of HDC women
were Mrs. R- J. Fowler of Fair
view, president of the county
council; Mrs. J. Edgar Burnette.
county music chairman; Mrs. Paul
Robinson of the Beaverdam club,
Mrs. Mack Edwards of Aliens
Creek, and Mrs. Welch Singleton
and Mrs. Hugh Terrell, both of
Bethel.
t.'?1?_ **?
Iius. rumn a?iu mi a. nuuuiMiu
participated in the Western Dis
trict'* state report, given in the
form of a pageant, with exhibits
:>f recreational features and craft
(See Haywood Folk?Page 6>
Highway
Record For
' 1956
In Haywood
(TO DATS)
Killed 2
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 41
(1955 ? 37)
Accidents... 94
(1955 ? 76)
Loss... $30,706
(1955 ? 539,479)
(This brfon?aUea riw?Hil
from records ef State lllik
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