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71st 1 EAR NO. 55 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 9, 1956 $8.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Governor, Highw ay Commission Asked
To Aid Flood-Damaged Cove Creek Area
A direct appeal will be made to
to Governor Luther Hodges for
special funds for straightening and ,
widening Cove Creek channel to i
prevent further flood damage to the j
About 12 of tile 16 affected farm
ers met here with civic and political
leaders to discuss plans for getting
the project before the governor.
Senator William Medford, Kep
resentaive Jerry Rogers, Jonathan
Woody and F. C. Green chairman j
of the board of county Commission
ers were asked to carry the need to I
the chief executive.
The valley suffered damages of i
more than $100,000 during a flash !
flood. June 30. when 11 to 14,
inches of rain fell within an hour
with most of it falling within a 30
mihute period The water fell at
the top of the ridge where Cove
Roy Beck, soil conservationist,
showed with a diagram the need
for a wider, and a straight channel
to take care of excessive water. He
proposed a channel on the upper
end of the creek of of 3 feet deep, j
10 feet wide at the bottom and 22'*; ,
feet wide at the top. This channel I
. would be for about a mile and a
half, with the lower end of the
channel 4 feet deep, 12 feel wide
at the bottom and 24 feet wide at
He said the project might cost
about $10,000 in view of the heavy
rocks now in the creek channel.
The creek would have to be
straightened in order to slow down
stream flow, and to keep it with
in the banks asjnuch as possible,
The group of farmers who own
land along the mild - mannered
creek which went on a rampage,
voted unanimously for engineers
to "go where thev pleased, with the
relocated creel: bed."
One farmer expressed it when he
said: "There is no fence on my
land, just go right on through. The
(See Flood?Page 6>
N. C. Press Group
Will Pass Through
Me^Jf's of the North Carolina
Press ' sociation, which will meet
this week at Asheville, will pass
through Waynesville and Haywood
County Friday on their way to the
Wagon Road-Beech Gap section of
the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The press group will tour the
Parkway in a motorcade of from
20 to 25 cars.
Two years ago. the N. C. Press
Association held'its summer meet
ing at Lake Junaluska and at that
lime visited Cherokee, Mile High
Revival Starts Tonight
At First Baptist Church
Revival services, to be conduct
ed by the Rev. Harold Cole of AuT
burn. Ala . will open tonight at the
First Baptist Church of Waynes
ville and continue through next
Evening services will be at 8
p.m. nightly and morning services
starting Tuesday, will be at 7:3C
a m. daily through Friday.
t .?'$5sawk i'l.
Warni and humid with showers
and thunderstorms today. Tuesday,
partly cloudy and warm.
Official Waynesville temperature
a reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Prec.
July 5 82 60 ? :
July 6 83 61 .74 ;
July 7 80 61 .25 |
July 8 73 60 .02 !
THIS IS the group of farmers who lost heavily
in the Cove Creek flood, as they appeared at the
courthouse and sought assistance of leaders to
get funds to correct the channel of the ereek.
Front row. from right: George Boring. Medford
Hannah. C. R. Ward. R. 1'. Sutton and llobart
Franklin. Second row; Karl Poe; John Pressriell,
I.lord Sutton: third row: Larry Sutton, Frank
Hyatt, W. C. Sutton, Jones Franklin, and Marion
Messer. (Mountaineer Photo).
$1,000 F rom Disaster F und
Given To Cove Creek Folk
An appropriation of $1,000 was given to the Cove Creek storm
victims by the Board of Directors of the llaywood County Disaster
Pund at a special meeting here Saturday.
The board turned over to Virgil Hollowav, county agent, the
money to be distributed to those who suffered in the June 30 flash
The disaster fund was created last December a day or two
after the Cnagusta fire, with the Rev. James Y. Perrv. Jr., chair
man. The fund has been maintained for just such emergencies as
the Cove Creek disaster.
County Agent llolloway will meet with a committee of three
men from Cove Creek community Tuesday to plan distribution of
the $1,000 check from the Waynesvillc area disaster fund.
.Mr. llolloway will disburse the emergency funds on the re
commendations of the committee made up of Medford Hannah,
George Boring, and Karl Poe. The funds given to each family vvill
j be based on the amount of damage they suffered in the flood.
Two accidents were investigated
during the weekend by Patrolman
\\ fi. Wooten of the State High
way Patrol. Both occurred on tht
four-lane highway west of Canton,
At 6-50 p.m. Friday a 1948 Hud
son driven by James William Led
foid 16, of Canton was struck
Tom the rear by a 1951 Chevrolet
triven by Kenneth Leonard Norton,
!8. of Sylva.
Patrolman Wooten said the acci
ient happened as Ledford turned
?igtit oil the highway into the
jrivewav of a service station, and
barged Norton with following to9
Damage was estimated at $150 to
he Norton car and at $25 to the
The second accident took place
tear the road leading to station
A'WIT and involved a 1956 Pon
iac driven by Alvie Omega Moon
yham. 56. of Asheville and a 1953
IMC pickup truck drive by George
?hillips of Koute 1. Clyde.
Patrolman Wooten said that the
ruck struck the left front of the
?assertger car as the driver of the
ormer attempted to pass.
Phillips was charged with driv
ng drunk, hit and run.'and im
To Remain $1.65
The Hazelwood tas rate will re
main SI.65 per S100 valuation,
according to Lawrence Davis,
The formal budget will be com
pleted after the completion of the
audit .about the middle of this
month. Mavor Davis said.
The rate is based on a valua
tion of S l fitin otifl.
Folder Off Press
i Just off the press is the first
1 promotion literature of the newly
formed Maggie Valley Chamber of
' Commerce Printed in green on
heavy tan paper, the front and back
' ! covers feature original drawings by
1 Ross Caldwell. A double page in
' side provides the visitor with space
for a "diary" of his trip to Maggie
and the Smokies.
The front cover holds a draw
ing of Maggie herself reminding
| the visitor of the attractions of the
13500-foot-high valley and offering
j to "bed down" 1100 guests
The back contains a map of the
Maggie area with highways num
bered and points of interest indi
Only 12 Places
Still Open On
113th Farm Tour
1 As of this morning, according to
i County Agent Virgil L. Hoi low ay,
there were only 12 places still
I open on the 13th annual out-of
? state farm tour which leaves here
Thursday, July 19. for a 10-day I
i tour through 15 states and two
Mr. Holloway said that all res
' ervations made for the tour must
I be accompanied by a $40 deposit. !
[ The total cost of the trip is $140.
The county agent predicted that
all places open on the tour will
be filled up by noon Tuesday. A
II total of 90 people will make the
trip on two 41-passanger buses and
ore passenger car.
Chamber Of Commerce
Directors Meet Tuesday
The Board of Directors of the1
Waynesville Chamber of Com
merce will hold their regular
monthly meeting on Tuesday. July .
ti, _ '
On Opening Of
Bids For Pool
At the request of contractors,
the time for opening of bids on
the construction of a swimming
pool it the .xMieW Recreation
Center site has been extended
to Wednesday at 2 p.m.
The bids originally were
scheduled to be opened today at
2 o'clock in the office of archi
tect Henry Foy on Main St.
The pool will be built with
funds raised in the one-week
campaign in June, which net
ted more than Soft.000.
Boosters To Hear
4th Of July Report
The Hazelwood Boosters Club
will hold their regular meeting at
7 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria
of the Aliens Creek"school
Among the matters of business
expected to be presented is a re
port on the recent July 4 celebra
Paul Bryson is president of the
organization and Glenn II Wyatt
3,000 Methodists Arriving For 5-Day Meeting
By CLIFTON B MKTCALF
Preparations for the quadrennial
Southeastern Jurisdictional Metho
dist Conference, which will begin
it Lake Junaluska Wednesday, are
Although this meeting of over
1.000 delegates and officials from
nine states and Cuba is only the
'dress rehearsal" lor the ninth
World Methodist Conference in
September, which may draw 3 000
I Jeople from 30 nations problems
have been numerous.
' "Preparations for the soutbeast
) ern and world conferences com
: irise one of the biggest undertak
ne? in the history of Lake Juna
[ lus-ka," said the Rev, James W.
Fowler. Jr . assembly superintend
"In addition lo the hard work of
the staff, we are deeply indebted to
i great many citizens and officials
| of the Waynesvilie- Canton -Lake
, JUnaluska area tor their splendid
cooperation in arrangements for
the meetings." Mr. Fowler said.
Edwin L. Jones of Charlotte, as
sembly president, is chairman of
I the local arrangements committee,
1 ind Ben A Whitmore, Nashville,
Tenn.. heads the purisdictional
It the wives and children of those
attending the southeastern confer
enee are counted, the number may
rise to almost 3.000. Housing for
this large number has constituted
i the major problem.
Ml hotels,, lodges, apartments,
and motels near the lake have been
filled for several days. The over-,
flow has been directed to Waynes
vilie. and some not directly connect
ed with the conference have been
directed to Maggie Valley
Mrs. Carl Mundy who is in
charge of housing for the assembly
says that all requests for reserva
!lions that have come through the
j assembly office by those planning
(See Methodists?Page 6)
Four From County
To Be Delegates
Four Haywood County men will
i lie among 3K4 official delegates al
lot.ding the quadrennial Southeast- '
i r iv Jurisdictional Conference
which, opens at Lake Junaluska
: Wednesday. i
They are the Rev. James W.
Fowler, Jr.. superintendent of the i
] assembl'.V: the Rev Earl H Bren
dall. pastor of the First Methodist
Church in Waynesvilie; Hugh Mas
sie. Waynesvilie business executive;
and Robert i) Coleman, Canton
Cordiality To Stranger
Swells Building Fund
Everybody knows that "virtue
is its own reward." and some
cynics claim that "virtue is its
only reward." hut confounding
both precepts is the experience
of the Women's Auxiliary of
Grace Episcopal Church.
The hand of friendship extc.nd
ed to a stranger in the congrega
tion resulted in the addition to
the church building tund of Sl.'IS.
The rector of the church an
nounced that the women had
raised $138 for the building fund
at a rummage sale, there hap
pened to be in the 'congregation
a summer visitor who found that
statement an incentive to show
his appreciation of the hospital
ity which had been extended him
during his brief attendance at
The following day he sent the
auxiliary Sl.'!8 in cash, with a lit
tle note attached as follows;
"Knowing the trials and diffi
culties of raising funds for
church and charitable activities. I
would like to show my apprecia
tion of the hard work you did in
raising $138.0(1 through a rum
mage sale, by matching this in
your name for your Kuilding
"Your hospitality to us transi
ent visitors was sincerely appre
ciated. It is heartening to know
that most people are kindly
wherever they may reside.
"With besj wishes, A Visitor to
Ed Potts Named Foreman
Of Havwood Grand Jurv
More than 15 cast's, including a
number of speeding charges, were
disposed of this morning by Judge
Zeb V Nettles of Asheville presid
ing over the July criminal term of
Su|>enor Court. The court con
vened toc^uy to last for one week.
Ed Potts was chosen foreman" of
the grand Jury. Other jury mem
bers are P. M. Chase. S I. Ed- ?
wards. Logan Frady, Frank Han- !
nah Finlcy Cook Claude Warren,
Wayne Moore, Fred Sutton, Howell
Bryson, J. Pat Truitt, Richard P.
Russell, Mrs. Dora Miller, Dewey
Queen, H. II. Isavenson, Claude
Rogers. Russell Browning and
The major case to be heard by ,
the jury will be charges of drunk
driving and murder against Dewey
Forest Bryson of Aliens Creek in
connection with the traffic death
last October 9 of Miss Bobbie Jean
Crtiwder of Bryson City on lliglt
way 19A-23 at Jsaunook.
The jury panel for the July term
of court includes:
H. F. Crawford, Route 3: A. F
Smathcrs of Canton; Carl Rat
cliffe of Wa>ne.sville; Elmer Dud
ley of Hazelwood; Ben Medford,
Route 4; J. I). Medford of Iron
Duff; Carl Painter. Jr., Route 1;
Milburn Rogers, Jr. of Hazel
wood: B. P. McElrath, Route 3,
Canton: Cl&ude Rogers of Cecil;
(See Coori - Page ?>
MASONS from a wide area are here for their an
nual summer Assembly. Shown here Iroiri left: tV.
\\. Hopkins. Durham. Grand High Priest of
Grand Koyal Arch Chapter of N <".: 1 rani Worth
ingtnn. general committee ehairman. Uaynes
vllle: C. B. Shulenberger. Kaleigh, Tuesday after
noon speaker: Koseoe M. tVynn. Elizabeth City.
Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters in North Carolina; E. B. OldJiam.
High Point, Grand Commander of N. C. Knights
Templar; Harrison Kaufman. Raleigh. Deputy
(?rand Master of Koyal and Select Masters of
N C : Paul Martin, local chairman for the Grand
Council committee. (Mountaineer Photo).
Gov. Hodges To Heel WNC
Legislators Here Friday
Governor Luther Hodges will pay a visit to Haywood County
Governor Hodges is slated to meet with about lb members of
the Legislature to dis? uss the proposed legislation to he presented at
the special session of the Legislature which convenes July 23.
The meeting here Friday afternoon will he private. It will in
clude legislators from Avery and Hurkc counties and all counties
west. .V private dinner v.ill conclude the session, with Senator
William Medford, Waynesville, and K. O. Huffman, Morganton, as
hosts at a dinner at the summer home of A. L. Freedlander, presi
dent and general manager of The Dayton Kuhher Company.
Similar meetings are being held in other parts Of the state.
One was held this afternoon in Rocky Mount. I lie second w ill he
held on Tuesday afternoon in Kinstun. I be third in Lexington
No one except members of the Legislature will be permitted
to attend, the (iovernor said, and the proposed text of the hill prob
ably will not he made public until after all the legislators have been
given a preview of the measures.
A teen-aged boy arretted litre
.June 30. who fta\e six different
identification* to Cpl Pritehard Tl
?Smith of the Highway Patrol, has
been positively identified as \lvin
Crawley oi Gary, lnd
That was the name he gave to
oil iters after being apprehended,
but there was some doubt then a
to his true identity because of the
fact that he had a driver's license,
birth certificate, and four Social
Security cards -- containing the
names of six different persons
Cpl. Smith staid Crawley has ad
mitted stealing a car ftotn Frank
lin on the night of June 30 and
will be held for Macon County
H I- "Bob James has been ap
pointed assistant lax collector in
charge" ol delinquent laxes. The
appointment was made by the
board ot commissioners.
James worked at this back in
1936-37, w lien he established a
record for clearing several of the
tax books of delinquent taxes. He
began his duties Friday, and will
work closely with Bryan Medford
The comini>-doners assigned him
(See James?Pase 6)
I *. -* ? . .mi
1 8. L. "Wilt" J AMIS
250 Masons In Town For
Their Summer Assembly
Registration which began yester
day morning indicated a record at
tendance at the 1956 Masonic A ?
aemtity of the Grand Council ot
: Royal and Select Masters ot North
Carolina. Members of the body and
their families began arriving din
' ing the weekend to take pact in
the sessions and to enjoy the rec
reational facilities of the area din
ing the three-day meet. A total of
250 had registered by noon today
with registrations still in progress
Last night over 200 attended
a special Masonic service at th.
First Methodist Church, followed
by a social hour The Rev. an.i
Companion A. DeLeon Gray, Grand
Chaplain, delivered the sermon. He
was assisted by the pastor of the
Church, the Rev. and Companion
Earl II. Brendall.
This morning the Grand Council
held its opening session, which in
cluded the Official reception of
This afternoon at 2 p.m. a large
crowd i.s expected at an exemplifi
cation of the Royal Master's De
gree by Tyrian Council No. 19
of Elizabeth City; and tonight at
8 p.m. there will be an exemplifi
cation oi the Select Master's Do-.
(Sec .Masons?Page 6)
Power To Be Off
Due to installing several hew
primary line poles on Main Street
in lla/eluood, the Carolina Power
" Si Light Company finds it neces
sary to have an interruption of
service early Sunday morning. Julv
, Power will bo off from 4:30 A.M
| lo 7 A.M. The area affected will
lie the Town of Hazel wood and the
Allen's Creek section.
All work possible has been com
pleted while the line's were encir
gized. This period of time was
selected so to be of the least in*
! convenience to our customers.
(1953 ? 1)
Injured .... 42
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 76)
Loss ... $32,321
(1955 ? $30,479)
(This information compiled
from records of State High