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71st YEAR NO. 56 24 PAGES Associated Press WAYXESViLIe. N. C.. THURSDAY AKTKKNOON, JUl^^rT^fi '^3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countfci
THIS IS A PARTIAL view of the delegates attending the Jurisdic
tional Conference at Lake Junaluska. This picture was made during
the opening session on Wednesday morning.
(Photo by Charles Grenellt.
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Five School Projects
Under Way For Fafl
Efforts arc br ing made to have !
several Haywood school projects
completed b> the time the 1956-57
school term opens this fall, ac-1
cording to Lawrence Leatherwood.
superintendent of education. |
The S12.000 vocational shop ex
pansion and remodeling program 1
at Crabtree-Iron Duff, according;
to Leatherwood, is well on the way j
and should be completed by Aug- j
Work has started on the addi- i
tions and modernization program
of the Cruso schol. which will
represent an expenditure of ap
The sub-basement has been
poured to the Administration
l uilding on the lot just to the
rear of the Courthouse, and tenta- '
live plans are to complete this
structure by August 20.
Architects are working on final
plans conversion of the Way- J
nesvill^HLigh School auditorium
into lr^jVrlditional classrooms, li
brary's^ study hall. Superintend
ent LcfivSerwood said he hoped to [
get this project, which will cost ?
about $22,000, under way within a
week or ten days.
Bidis for the Pigeon Street
school, which will run about $85.
000 aud will be built on a new 3- j
acre Pigeon Street site, are set ?
for about July 20 in order that '
formal approval of the bids tan
be made bj the State Board of
Education as they meet in
Ilaleigh August 2.
Mother of Dan Watkins
Dies In Henderson
Mrs. W. G. Walking, mother of
Dan Watkins of Waynesvilk?, died
in a Henderson hospital early
Funeral services were held in
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Watkins left
Tuesday to attend the services.
FAIR A WARMER
Partly cloudy and a little warm
er todhy Friday, fair to partly
cloudy and somewhat warmer.
Official Y\'a>nesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Itate Max. Min. Pr.
July 9 79 60 .09
July 10 77 56
July 11 73 49
Many Extra Copies
Several hundred extra copies
of this issue nf The Mountaineer
were published in order to meet
the demand nf the many visiting
Methodists and others at I.ake
Junaluska and in this vicinity
The demand for extra copies
of The Mountaineer has grown
steadily. The Monday issue was
sold out soon after coming off
I)r. Raymond Kenneth Butler ol |
Front Royal, Va , has been named ,
health officer of Haywood County, j
and will assume his duties here j
His appointment was announced j
by the Haywood County Board of
Before starting his work at the;
Health Center. Dr. Butler will w ork
with the Buncombe County Health
Department during the month of
The new health officer attended \
Day on Normal School and West
minster College in Pennsylvania, j
<>i?rlii til frnm t 11v ?
of Pittsburgh Medical School and'
took his internship at Mercy Hos
i pital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Butler began practice of
i medicine at Dayton. Pa, and re-j
(See Dr. Butler?Page 7)
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DR. R K. Bl'TLFR
"/b Names Included In First Ballot,
More Voting Set Afternoon, Night
A special program emphasizing
missionary work and church exten
sion will feature tonight's session
Of the Southeastern Methodist Jur
isdictional Conference at Lake
The voting began with 75 per
sons included in the first ballot.
Of that number 34 received one
The rules are that a person must
receive 60 per cent or 229 of the
384 delegates to be elected. Two
delegates did not vote in the first
The results w ere:
Dr Nolan B. Harmon of New
York, and the Virginia Conference.
Dr. Waller C. Guin, of Norfolk
Dr. J. H . Chit wood, Tuscaloosa,
Ala., 57. (
Dr. Lee Tuttle, Charlotte was'
sixth with 49, and Dr. Kmbree
Blackard, Ashevillc was 9th with
The second balloting with 376
votes cast were as follows:
H .mon 182, Cum 66, Chitwood
64. Tuttle <7th > 36, and Blackard
< 12th> 24. Voting for the third bal
(See Methodist?Page 61
11 Farmers File
Soil Bank Aid
Eleven Haywood County farmers
have applied to the ASC for soil
hank payments ?n hurley tobacco.
A. VV. Ferguson. ASC manager, an
nounced today. |
Total acreage involved in these .
11 requests is 4.88 acres, for which
payments will be approximately (
Artn\t\ct 1 l ,i'nw.iv.: nvjltiiiLf un_
plication.- for soil bank assistance
were three from Cove Creek, whoi
applied under the provision of "na-1
tural deal ret ion" of their 'crop- b> ,
the June 30 fla-h flood in the Com
The other eight larniei - applied
for aid under the provision they
were antictpating joining in the |
1956 soil bank program.
The deadline for applying for
payments this year is Friday, July
Water Line To
New Plant Started
Town forces are scheduled to
start work installing 1,000 feet of
8-inch water line to the new1 Una
gusta plant, according to G. C. Fer
guson, town manager. The water
main will go under the Southern
Railway tracks to the plant to pro
vide a direct line connecting with
the main from the reservoir. 1
Ferguson estimated that the work
could be done in about two weeks
under favorably weather condition0 I
N. C. Press Group
Will Get Local
A motorcade hearing members
of the North Carolina Press As
sociation will pass through Way
nesville about 3 p.m. Friday en
rouote to the Wagon Road-Beech !
Clap section of the Blue Ridge
The motorcade will proceed up
Main Street to Pigeon Street '
where it will turn left and leave i
town on Highway 276
The group is scheduled to stop
briefly at Camp Hope ? during
which time the Waynesville Cham- j
her of Commerce representative
will distribute a package of the
area promotional material, includ
ing the new Waynesville booklet. |
the W.N'C Vacation Map. Highland
ers accommodations list, Lake >
Junaluska program, industrial
booklet, a newspaper picture o!
Devil's Courthouse and a 300-word
story suitable for publication in
N. C. papers.
The press group will he headed j
by Leslie Thompson of Whiteville. i
N'CP V president, and Miss Heat - j
rice Cobb-of Morganton, secretary 1
Wool. Lamb Checks
To He Ready July 2.'5
The Haywood ASC office is now
preparing drafts on 1955 wool and
lamb payments. A. W. Ferguson,
ASC manager, announced today.
Approximately 60 producer- are
eligible lor checks which will be
listrlbutcd starting Monday. July
Payments are made on wool and
<n lambs sold for immediate
Bryson Cites Urgent Need i
For Lower Court In County j
Solicitor That] D Bryson. Jr.,
his morning pointed to the urgent
?eed of a lower court tor Haywood
Solicitor Bryson said that 256
lew cases had been added to the
ocal docket since the February
erm of court and with the few
ontinued cases meant a docket of
111 for this one-week term of
He said that 250 cases had been
lisposed of as of noon today and
hat 90 per cent of all the cases
in the docket were traffic cases
rhich a lower court could dispose
if faster and more economically
han Superior Court.
Solicitor Bryson said that 95
icr cent of all traffic case defend
nts brought into court entered a
ilea of guilty. He cited the recent
naU"uration of ?< lower court in
' Cherokee County and said the'
i county was adding $20,000 per |
i year additional revenue instead of
trying to dispose of traffic cases'
I through Superior Court.
The solicitor said that many peo- !
pie did not understand why cash
bonds of out-of-state motorists
i were often confiscated, but it had
lieen found that it was cheaper on
, I he county to do that than to con
' tinue the cases from court to court
where $15 or $20 costs were added
"It would not take long for the j
costs to eat up the cash bonds and
I make the county the loser." he said '
as he explained that the not pros !
| way was the most economical for i
a county when the case involved
| out-of-state motorists.
The solicitor also pointed out ,
(See Snliriator?Page 8)
Work Started Today On Recreation Center Pool
W. C. Norris
Ground for the new Recreation
Center swimming pool was broken
at 10 a.m. today, and construction
was started immediately.
\ contract for S47.670 was a
warded Wednesday afternoon by
the Recreation Commission to the
VV. C Norris Construction Co. of
Waynesville, low bidder on the
At the ground-breaking Cere
monies this morning, the invoca
tion and benediction were pro
.nounced by the Rev T. E. Robi
> nett, pastor of the First Baptist
Church, and the Rev. Calvin Theil
inan, pastor ot the Presbyterian
Dick Bradley president of the
Recreation Commission', acted as
master of ceremonies and intro
duced other members of the com
mission arid the finance committee,;
who played a major role in the
successful campaign last month to
After brief remarks by Mr,
Bradley, a ribbon marking the site
of the new swimming pool was cut
by Mrs. Clyde Fisher and Mrs.
Harry Whisenhunt, and a bulldozer
then started breaking the first
ground for the construction proj
Music for Hie occasion was pro
vided b\ Charles Islev and mem
ber- of the WTliS band.
Architect Henry Foy, in whose
office the bids were opened yester
day, said the new pool will have
a total area of (i.700 square feet,
with a 20-foot concrete deck com
pletely around the pool, Construc
tion will be concrete reinforced
Among features of the pool. Mr.
Foy pointed out, are underwater
lighting, filter system and chlori
nator. separate diving well with
three-meter and one-meter diving
boards, and two lifeguard stations.
For greater safety and conven
ience of swimmers and "waders,"
the pool will be divided into shal
low and deep sections. The pool
will range in depth between three
feet and eleven and a half feet.
A bathhouse and fence around
the pool will be built under a
(See Pool?'Page 2t
Here Friday For
Governor Luther H. Hodges will
arrive in Waynesville tomorrow
for a special conference with West
ern North Carolina legislators on
proposed school legislation to be
presented to the special session of !
the legislature which convenes
The meeting here will be open
only to legislators from Avery and
burke counties and other Counties
to the west The session will be
concluded with a dinner at the
summer home ol V L Kreedland
cr. president and general manager
of the Dayton Rubber Company.
Hosts at the dinner w ill be Senator
William Mediord of Waynesville
and R. O, Huffman of Morganton.'
Three other meetings are being
held by the governor with legislat
ors this week One was ..held at I
Rocky Mount Monciav. one at Kin- i
ston Tlicsday and the third at j
GROUND WAS BROKEN for tin* new Recreation
Center swimming pool at 10:15 a.m. toda.v by this
bulldozer for the W. C, -Norris Construction Co. of
Waynesville. who was awarded a contract for the
project Wednesday afternoon.
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Thompson Assumes Duties
As Chamber President
C. 0 Thompson formally assum
ed the presidency of the Chamber
of Commerce as the Board of Di
rectors held their regular month
ly meeting Tuesday night. He suc
ceeds Richard L. Bradley, who
tendered his resignation in order
to accept the presidency of the
Way nesville Recreation Develop
Thompson is president of the
Smoky Mountains Fertilizer Com
pany and lias been active in civic
and church affairs of the commuii
i ity since coming here several
i years ago.
Bradley has served as president
of the civic organization for the
past 18 months. In his letter of
resignation to the board. Bradley
expressed his appreciation for the
interest and activities of the
board and said:
"I sincerely appreciate the out
(Sec Thompson?I'age Hi
Now Under Way
The formal opening of the new
Ensley Superette, 301 Pigeon St
Waynesville. will be held today.
Friday, and' Saturday.
During the three-day formal
opening, 25 food baskets will be
given free and door prizes will be
presented to all children.
Th?* n<?vA Knelpti i
short distance down the street
from the old store, is operated by
KD POTTS, manaerr of a service
station at Iaike Junaluska, is
foreman of the Haywood County
Grand Jury, now in session dur
ing the July term of Superior
Court. < Mountaineer Photo) |
Reach New High,
"Inquiries for reservations are
heavier than ever before," ac
i cording to I,. E. lleVous, presi- J
dent of the Haywood County
Highlanders. "Inquiries are com
ing iji by air mail, regular mail,
I telephone and telegraph," I)e
Reservations are being sought
for the remainder of July, Aug
ust and the fall. The outlook is
very encouraging for September
and early fall business, the head
of the tourist organization point
DeVous said that there had
been more response from the
distribution of the reeentlv pub
lished 30.000 booklets than ever
before. This is the fifth year the
pictorial book has been publish?
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"Thus far vve have been able
to fill every reservation very
satisfactorily." Ifevous contin
ued. "and with the many new
places that have opened up we
feel we w ill be able to take care
of every visitor that comes into
our area with modern and eco- (
mimical facilities," i
! Adjournment Of Court Set
About Noon On Friday
Judge Zeb V. Kettles said today
he plans to adjourn the one-week
term of Haywood Court as near
noon Friday as possible. The sug
XC,stton was made by Solicitor
Tlrad D. Brysou, Jr. because ot
some important work he has to
complete for his Swain County
term next week.
As of noon today the Court had
cleared about 250 ot the 311 cases
front the docket since it convened
Monday morning. s
Solicitor Bryson said that tie
would not try either of the two
manslaughter cases involving aulo
mobile wrecks or the rape case of
two young men because of lack of
time. The Grand Jury returned
true bills in the cases. Bond Wu>
set at $2500 each for Johnny Hen
son and Floyd Stevens on charges
Among the heavier sentences im
(See Court?Page 8>
For 13th Annual
All 90 places on the 13th annual
out-of-state farm, tour have now
been filled up. County Agent Vir
gil I. Holloway said today.
No one else wil be accepted for
the tour unless some of the reser
vations already made are cancel
led. Mr Holloway said.
The tour will leave here a week
from today for a trip through por
tions of 15 states and the Canad
ian provinces of Quebec and On
lario. The group is scheduled to
?eturn to WaynesviUe July 29.
Grand Jury Suggests Old
Tax Records Cleared From
Courthouse Basement Office
.i.i! destruction of old
tax-listing records from the court
house was recommended by the
Haywood County Grand Jury in its
reports to Judge Zeb V. Nettles
Concerning the courthouse, the
Grand Jury report stated:
"The Court House is found to
be in good shape and clean except
basement of the office of the ,
Register of Dee<14. which is used j
for the storage of "Id records. Lots
(ft old records should be removed
and done away with. Shelves need j
to in built. Old records arc piled on
the floor which might cause dan
ger of fire. We recommend metal
shelves be installed."
The grand jurors also inspected
the Haywood County and Canton
jails and the Hazelwood Prison
Camp and pronounced them clean
and in good condition.
The report was signed by F.d
Potts foreman of the Gr ind Jury
(1935 ? 1)
Injured .... 43
(1955 _ 57).
(1955 ? 76)
Loss ... $32,621
(1935 ? $30,479)
(This information compiled
from records of Stat* Walk