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71st YEAR NO. 51 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 25, 1956 $3.50 In-Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Haywood County Tax Rate To Remain At $1.75
County Democrats Nominate McCrary
As Representative, Has 1,188 Margin
Charles B. McCrary, Fines
Cree* tarmer, was named the
Democratic nominee lor repre
sentative in tne second primary
here tsauiruay, wnen more man
a/lid voted in a quiet election day.
McCrary received 11470 votes and
Charies W. Edwards, Jr., Lake
Junaiusita, 1282, giving McCrary a
majority of 1188.
me vouug was more or less
steauy UiiuugiiOUi tne uay and was
snguiiy neavier man nau oeen pre
dicted last 'inursaay.
Tne nomination ol McCrary on
Saturaay win put him in the race
tor the law-maning ottice against
W. A. (Bill) Bradiey, tne hepub
lican nominee, in tne November
McCrary this morning in a form
al statement said: "I desire to
thank my many friends for the
loyal support they gave me In
the primaries that have been held
iiv the County. To serve the best
interest of all of the citizens of
Haywood County is my desire and
ambition, and to do all in my
power to promote the best inter
ests of the County and State."
In the first primary McCrary
polled 2282 votes, just 82 votes
short of a majority, with Edwards
getting 1683. R. E. Sentelle polled
474 and W. H. Owen, 259.
Following are the unofficial re
turns from the county's 29 pre
cincts, as gathered, Saturday night
by The Mountaineer with the co
operation of officials of the Board
(See McCrary?Pare 3)
J. M. McCracken
Is Charged In
Jack M. McCracken, 58, of the
Rogers Cove section has been re
leased on $500 bond in connection
with the shooting of Bill Watson,
about 40, on the road in front of
the McCracken home at 7:50 p.m.
Watson was wounded painfully
but apparently not seriously by
pellets from McCracken's 16-gauge
shotgun which hit him in a num
ber of places on the upper part of
his body and face. He was taken to
Haywood County Hospital after
the shooting, but reportedly will
be released today.
Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell
? said thaf McCracken admitted
shooting Watson, but said that the
(See McCracken?Page 3)
CHARLES B. McCRARY
All members of the Recreation
Commission ? which includes
those who have purchased stock in
the Waynesville Recreation De
velopment Commission ? will
meet Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at
the court house to formally ap
prove several technical phases of
Richard Bradley, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, said
that lawyers for the commission
had indicated the necessity of the
meeting before the deed could be
formally recorded for the 17-acre
tract of the Horse Show site and
for the formality of naming the
Board of Directors in order that
(See Recreation?Page 3)
In Local Taxes
Haywood's largest taxpayer
Carolina Power and Light Cont"
pany ? paid their 1956 taxes
this morning with a check for
$112,996. By paying today, the
power company received a dis
count of $2,306.
Roy Wright, manager of the
local office, also paid for his
company the tax bill in Hasel
wood of $994, and in Waynesville
$245, making a total of $114,179
paid today in taxes.
90 Applications Submitted
For 14th Annual Farm Tour
Ninety applications have already
been received for the 13th annual
Haywood County out-of-state farm
tour, and about that number will
be taken on the tour's two buses
and one car, County Agent Virgil
L. Holloway said today.
Information is still being receiv
ed here from hotels and reserva
tions on the tour, Mr. Holloway
said, but the approximate cost of
the tour will be $140.
The tour will leave here at 6
a.m. Thursday, July 19, and pass
through portions of North Caro
lina, Tennessee, Virginia, West
Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey. New York, Rhode Island, Mas
sachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine,
the Canadian provinces of Quebec
and Ontario, and the states of
Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky.
The group will return to Hay
wood County Sunday, July 29.
Mr. Holloway said that "an out
standing tour has been planned ?
witlv something of interest to all?
both men and women."
He added that information on
the tour, Including costs, will be
mailed to county residents who
have submitted applications.
Continued partly cloudy, warm
and humid with scattered after
noon and early night thunder
storms today and Tuesday.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Mln. Pr.
June 21 80 60 .01
June 22 83 60 .79
June 23 85 61 .26
June 24 85 61 .04
School Projects Set To
Be Ready For Fall Term
Three school projects have been
approved for the Haywood system,
and will be completed before the
school terms opens, it was an
nounced by Lawrence Leather
wood. county superintendent of
Five classrooms, a study hall,
library and audio visual room will
be built at the Waynesville Town
ship High School. The new rooms
will come from a conversion of the
present auditorium. The estimated
cost is (22,000, and will take about
45 days. Plans and specifications
are now being drawn, and bids will
be opened soon.
The second project, estimated to
cost $12,000, is the addition and
renovation to the present shop of
the Crabtree-Iron Duff school.
Work on this project was scheduled
to start this morning.
. Fines Creek school is slated to
get $4,000 in improvements, includ
ing walks, new parking area, reno
vation to gym, and lighting.
Another $3,500 was allocated the
Haywood system for new sites.
Supt. Leatherwood said that
there were six teachers at the
Waynesville high school without a
classroom, and the new project
there will provide for them this
M. H. Bowles, district superin
tendent, said the students would
hold assembly in the gym after the
football season. For the football
season the bleacher seats of the
gym are on the field. After the sea
son the seats will be installed in
the gym, and assembly started.
Plans call for raising the present
auditorium floor to stage level,
and (o re-floor the halls and the
new classrooms, with noiseless tile.
RALPH N. F EI CUTER received
the degree of Doctor of Medicine
at Northwestern University's Milh
commencement exercises last Mon
day morning In Evanston. Illinois.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo
Feichter of Waynesville.
Dr? Feichter completed his pre
medical study in three years at
Notre Dame University before en
tering Northwestern He received
his last month's training in pedia
trics this spring at the hospital of
London (England) University.
He leaves Wednesday to begin
his internship at Philadelphia Gen
Looking Ahead to a fully de
veloped Recreation Center, the'
Lions Club here Thursday night,
voted unanimously, to sell the
Commission their one-acre tract
adjoining the center for $1,600.
The stipulation of the proposal,
which will be offered the board
of directors of the Commission,
is that the Club will contribute the
sale price of the tract towards a
recreation building when work is
started on the structure.
"The proposal simply means the
Lions Club is donating the $1,600
we have in the lot towards a build
ing for the Recreation Center,"
Ernest Edwards, president said.
The club subscribed $1,000 in
the $90,000 campaign for the Rec
reation Center two weeks ago.
Richard Bradley, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, said
the charter for the Recreation De
velopment Commission is back,
.and the organization will be set
up immediately to handle the busi
ness details and development of
1,500 Burley Fields Checked;
40 Per Cent Over Allotment
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Approximately 1,500 tobacco
fields have been measured by the
ASC, and about 40 per cent have
been found to be in excess of
their owner's allotment, according
to A. W. Ferguson, county ASC
Mr. Ferguson said between 30
and 35 producers in excess of al
lotments failed to declare their In
tentions to destroy the surplus or
ask for a remeasurement, and will
thus not be eligible for price sup
ports at burley markets this year.
Another 25 fanners bave request
The ASC manager pointed out,
however, that destroying and re
measuring of tobacco will not start
until all burley plots in the county
have been checked. He estimated
that original measurements will
be completed by the end of this
week ?i weather permitting.
After all measurements have
been made, a state ASC spot
checker will check 5 per cent of
the county's fields.
Spot checkers for the county
are Carl Ratcliffe, Will Leather
wood, and Kenneth Hannah.
The tax rate for Haywood
county will remain at $1.75 per
hundred dollar valuation for the
coming fiscal year, according to
present plans of the board of com
The commissioners have the
proposed budget on file with the
Register of Deeds, and tentative
plans call for formal approval on
July 16th when the board holds
their regular third Monday meet
Ing. according to Faraday Green,
The new budget calls for an ex
penditure of $1,849,677, as com
pared to $1,687,460 last year, an
Increase of $162,217.
The amount to be raised by tax
ation this year totals $701,342 as
compared with $684,617 last year.
The increase is about $17,700. The
current tax rate is based on a val
uation of $40,076,734 as against
last year's assessed valuation of
A cut of over four cents was
made for the Hospital fund, and
no levy is being made in this year's
budget for debt service, which was
7Mi cents last year. The funds
from the sals of the county home
farm is being applied to debt ser
The Welfare fund is down 2V4
cents on the current rate,
i The largest increase in the bud
get is for schools. The total rate,
including the Canton system, is
now $1.02 as compared with 89
cents last year. Capital outlay
went up from 11 cents to 23 cents.
The schools represent the larg
est single item in the budget, call
ing for $410,672 which is an in
crease of about $62,000 from last
year. The increase, according to
: LawTence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of education, is ac
counted for as follows:
WTHS addition $22,000
Crabtree-Iron Duff Shop $12,000
Fines Creek projects $ 4,000
New sites $ 3.500
I Current Expenses $14,000
"The current expense account
' (See Taxes?Page S)
WELL-WISHERS TURN OUT AT C'RACIS OF
DAWN to spted members of the Waynesvilte
Township HUH School hand on their trip to Mi
ami. The youngsters left yesterday morning at 7
o'clock for their "command performance" before
the Lions International convention.
Waynesville Girl, 9, Drowns
In Pool At Lake Junaluska ?
Funeral services were conducted ?
his afternoon in the Waynesvllle
Presbyterian Church for Teresa
Lee Russell. 9. daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr., of Waynes- !
ville who drowned Saturday after- i
noon in the swimming pool at Lake
The Rev. Calvin Thielman. pastor
of the church, officiated and burial
was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gary Todd,
Jackie Atkins, Bo Underwood,
David Hardwick. Bill Morris, Jr.,
and Carroll Rowland.
Serving in an honorary capacity
were members of Brownie Troop
60 of Waynesville. Teresa's Sunday
School Class, and dancing class.
A coroner's jury Saturday night
returned a verdict of accidental
drowning in Teresa's death in the
pool about 4:30 p. m., only about
10 minutes after the girl and a
friend had entered the water.
Wallace M. Martin, director of
recreation, said the child, with
Sherry Hollifield, 10, and two older
companions, registered at the pool
at 4:10 p. m. and entered the water
about 10 minutes later.
They started to play i n the
shallow end, where the water is
(See Little Girl?Page 3)
Tax List Published
Bryan Medford, tax supervisor,
annonunced today that the sale of
property for unpaid 1955 taxes
will be held on Monday, July 23.
The delinquent tax list is being
advertised in today's issue of The
A group of B7 members of the
Waynesville Township High School
band, adults, and counselors left
here at 7 a.m. Sunday to attend
the Lions International convention
at Miami as representatives of
Lions District 31-A, made up of
46 clubs from Ellenboro west to
Adults in the group are Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Islev and Mrs. Albert
Abel, a registered nurse. College
students who will serve as coun
selors and chaperons and will be
available to play in the band if any
of the students should get sick
are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alley,
Suzanne Curry, Jackee Carswell,
Dale Ratcliffe. Roy Callahan, and
Carolyn Moles. Miss Moles also is
a registered nurse.
The band spent Sunday night at
Silver Springs, Fla., and saw the
(See Band?Page 3)
Summer traffic on North Caro
lina highways will break all rec
This is the opinion of the State
Highway Commission's Engineer
of Statistics, James S. Burch.
who reports primary highway
traffic 7 per cent higher this
April and May than in corre
sponding months last year.
Traffic has increased every
month for the last eighteen.
To Be Adjusted In
Accordance To Costs
Due to the continued rise in
production costs, newsprint, and
postare. The Mountaineer, will
of necessity, on July I, make a j
slirht Increase in advertising
rates. This will be the first in
crease since March 1953. Since
that time newsprint has advanc
ed twice, postare twice, and oth
er production costs several
Soil Bank Program To Be Explained
At Meeting Here Wednesday Night
Provisions of'the new soil bank
program, contained in a new U. S.
farm bill recently approved by
Congress, will be explained to Hay
wood County farmers at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the courtroom.
At the meeting County ASC
Manager A. W. Ferguson and
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway
will outline the four provisions by
which County burley producers
can receive soil bank payments
These four provisions are:
1. If tobacco has not been plant
ed, a farmer can sign a statement
at the ASC office affirming that
the crop was not planted because.
(See Soil Bank?Page 3)
Doctors Of Five States
Hold Successful Meet Here
Doctors from five states attend
ing the third annual Mountaintop
Medical Assembly here last Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, were
unanimous in their opinion that it
was one of the best and most
profitable medical sessions they
had ever attended.
?The doctors discussed many
phases of medical questions, in
cluding administering insulin
orally, new medicines to control
heart skip, new type cardiogram
machines, developments in plas
tic surgery and use of hormones
replacing surgery in treatment of
The discussion on the use of In
sulin by mouth came up following
an address by Dr. Walter Hart,
Florence, S. C., pediatrician, on
the treatment of diabetes by chil
dren. Doctors reported use of in
sulin in oral form, and all reports
(See Doctors?Page 3)
DEVOTIONAL SERVICES at the croon at Lake
Junaluaka Sunday nor nine were one of the final
events planned bp the Haywood County *-H Ex
change Club for the visiting group from Weld
County, Colorado, who left here this mornint af
4er a week's May. The principal speaker at the
?rrrlrrs wee the Ber. John I. lUmrr. pastor ef the
Haaelweod Baptist Church (Mountaineer Photo).
(See etory, PUe j, Section 2)
400 Young People Arrived
At Lake Today For Meet
Approximately 400 youth from
fifteen to seventeen years of age
from the Western North Carolina '
Conference of the Methodist
Church opened a week-long Sen
ior Workshop at Lake Junaluska
today. This is the second such
workshop meeting to be held at
the Lake is as many weeks.
The purpose of the workshops is
to give youth vital worship experi
ences. personal enrichment, rfnd to
give special training to youth and
their adult leaders in planning and
carrying out the Methodist Youth
Inspirational speaker for the
meeting is Rev. Mitch Faulkner of
Concord who will speak at various
times throughout the week.
Miss Anne Lise Rossborg of
Fredrikstad. Norway, a student at
Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga.,
will work with the assembly as a
representative of the Methodist
Board of Education
Dean for the assembly this week
will be Rev. Bob Bunch of Wln
ston-Salem. Mrs. Cecil Heckard of
Marion will be head counselor.
Misa Mary Ellen Uarrell, director
of Youth Work for the WNC Con
ference for the Methodist Board of
Education, from Salisbury will also
be with the workshop group.
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Injured .... 41
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Loss ... S31,556
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