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(1st ^ EAR NO. 6.) JO PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1L IE N C MONDAY tFTirBVonv?ait#' ... J
?? " C- M?N1) n AHERNOON. AUG. U 19.?6 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Southern Bell Has
Big Increase Here
A tola) of 283 telephones have
been added in the Waynesville
exchange since the first of the
year, and another 210 are expected
to he installed during the remain
der of the year, according to E. R.
Raw son. Haywood County Manager
for the Southern Bell Telephone
The Waynesville exchange now
has 4.450 telephones and the
Canton exchange 4.350. Mr Rawson
In addition to the telephones
which have been installed. 119
patrons have received improved
service such as switching from
party line to a^ private line, the
Southern Bell official said.
In tlic number of telephone calls
being inade. the rate on toll calls
made through the Waynesville
exchange was up nearly 100 per
cent during July of this year as
compared with January, Mr Raw
son said.. Toll calls in July aver
aged 802 a day; those in January
averaged 450 daily.
I .oca I calls in July were up
nearly 20 per cent from January
an average of 42.129 calls daily for
the former month as compared
w ith 35.150 for the .latter.
(See Pictures. Page 6, Sec. 3)
Members of Waynesville's Tank
Company. 120t fi Infantry. North
Carolina National Gnard. left here
Saturday morning for a two-week
summer encampment at Camp
Stewart. Ga near Savannah.
Preceding the main body was an
advance detachment, which left
1 hursd o morning to draw 10 M-47
medium tanks and set up mc
facilei.? at Ft. Stewart. fn this
group were 1st Lt James H
Adams executive officer: SFC
William G. Arlington. Sl'2's Alan
F Davis and Mollis R Hampton.
1'FC Bobby Joe MeClure. and
I'vt-2 Charles I., Gadd.v.
Men who left Sunday were 1st
Lt. Albert C. .Jones, company com
mander: Master Sergeants Robert
f . Forga, George M. Milner, John
(Sec National Guard?Page 2>
I). E. TERRELL
D. E. Terrell
David Edwin Terrell. Son of
Mr. and Mrs. 11 H. Terrell of j
Clyde has been appointed assist
ant county agent of Mitchell Coun
ty, according To a joint announce
ment by Mitchell commissioners at
Iiakcrsville and the V (' State
Agricultural Extension Service.
He will work primarily with
farm and home development or
ganizations and with bovs in 4-11
Club work in Mitchell County. j
Terrell graduated from VVaynes
ville Township High School in
1949, where he played tackle on
the football (earn for two years. At
North Carolina State he was a
member of Kappa Phi Kappa fra
ternity and received his B. S. de
gree in 1953.
Entering the service in July,
1954. he received bis basic train
ing at Fort Jackson. S. C., before
being transferred to Fort Belvoir
Va.. and in April, 1955. to England.
He served there with the 801st
Air Borne Division until he was j
discharged July 1, 1956
He is married to the former
Miss Doris Kaye Melton of lfuth
Leaves For Camp
At Ft. Jackson
Members of Waynesville's unit
of the U. S. Array Reserve?Com
pany F. 518th Infantry Regiment, }
108th Infantry Division?left at
5:30 a.m. Sunday for a two-week
encampment at Ft. .Jackson, S. C\
For training this year, the USAR
unit will be superimposed on a
regular basic training regiment at
The group of reservists includes:
First lit. Frank C.,Byrd. 1st I.t
Charles D. Parker, 1st l.t Rob G.
SrfT ers. and 1st Lt, Robert O
Cc .y: M Sgt. J. T. Russell,Mr i
SFC's Roy I.. Cable and .lack
Kelley. Corporals Robert R. Jeter.
Jr.. J: W Crawford, and Stallard
J ay lies', l'FCs William R. Boyd. J
Larry J. Coleman. John Kesler.
James A Kirkpatrlek. David H.
Medford. and Franklin II Shell.
Pvt-l's Eugene Wright. Billy A.
Messei. William F. Wyatt. and
Doyle E. I'lemmons.
The W'aynesvllle reservists will j
return here Saturday. August 25.
< ONVKN1ion 1 \
Sheriff Fred Campbell has had
a TV set installed in the court j
room Tor the public to view the
Democratic Convention The set '
v ill be turned on during the time I
the networks are carrying the Con- J
vention. and the court room will
be open to all who wish to attend
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Partly cloudy and quite warm
today with a few scattered thund
erstorms. Tuesday, partly cloudy ;
with little change in temperature >
and widely scattered afternoon
and evening thundershowers.
Official Wa\ nesville tempera
ture as reported by the State
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Aug 9 86 53
Aug. 10 ? 87 57
Aug. 11 8ti 5S .16
Aug 12 ... _ 8t CO .13
George M. Craig 55, of 105
Jobn.son Hill. Wa\ncsvilte died to
day at 3:30 a.m. in the Haywood
C'ouhty Hospital following an ill
ness of only a few days He own
ed and operated a cafe in Hazel
A native of McDowell County,
Cram was the son ot the late John
K and Eula Annis Craig. He fame
to Waynesville in 1033 and was a
member of the Waynesville Pres
Funeral services will be held in
the Presbyterian Church Wednes
day at 4 p.m. with the pastor, the
Rev. Calvin Thielman,. officiating.
Pallbearers will be nephews;
Julius. Wayne, Howard, Benny
Joe, Charles, and Billy Craig.
George Mack Stinnett, and Joe
Surviving are his wife. Mrs.
Ruth Houghtcn Craig; a daughter.
Mrs. L. J. 'Jack > Worthington of
Spartanburg. S. G-; a granddaugh
(See Craig?Page 2)
GFORGF f R VIG
BEST EXHIBIT WINNER at the annual Bower
show Friday was Mrs. Gordon Casio of Hemp
hill. The exhibit, which also won the tri-color
award, was a sloxinia entered in the potted plants
division. Mrs. Casio holds a silver bowl, prize
for the best exhibit, presented b> Kurt Cans
Having A Famous Son 1
Has Its Difficulties 1
I Having a famous son in public
; lite has its problems, according 1
I to Judge Frank Smat hers of
I Way nesville and Miami, father of
I U. S. Senator George Smat hers oi <
"Willi a senator in tlv family,"
the judge remarked with a smile.
; "a malt just about loses his con- j
stitutional right of free speech."
The trouble is. the judge ex
plains, opinions which, be expresses
[might he construed by some peo
ple as reflecting the thinking of,
: his son. the senator.
Although father and soil agree
[ generally on most of the basic
issue's, their individual opinions'
| don't always coincide
Despite the fact that he liu- to
watch his tongue when he might
be quoted, the judge is not the
slightest bit hesitant about speak
: ing upon the things he's most in
: tcrested in.
For one thing. Judge Smat hers
remarked, public life js very de
manding on an office holder?"you
have to spend too much time, with
those you don't want to be with,
and too little with those you do."
"And there are always those I
people who ask for five minutes of i
1 your time and take a half hour." he
| On the subject of the dignity of j
public office, the .lodge contends
that the man belongs to the office
! and can't afford to defy tradition.
The judge cited former president
llarry Truman as an example and
said he recalled seeing him at Key
West in loud shirt and walking
shorts. Because he was so inde-'
pendent and inclined to defy cus
toms. Truman offended many per
sons, the judge feels
On the other hand. Judge Smath
ers expressed a belief that "Tru
man will go down in history as a
? bigger man than the pres. nt gener
, ation accords him to bo. He made
many world-shaking decisions with
As to the coming party conven
<See Judge Smathers?Page 2)
County To Receive
Over $9,000 <
From Forest Lands
llaywood County will receive
a little over S9.000 from the sale
of timber and lurid use in Pis
gah National Forest, it has been
announced by Don J. Nlorriss,
C. National Forests super
The 19 W'NC counties to re
ceive funds from National Forest
lands will divide a total of $145.
981.01. an increase of $43,967.47
over last year. Supervisor Mor
riss said that the increase was
due to larger timber sales.
Haywood's exact receipts will
Town Asking Bids
On Street Work
The Board of Aldermen of the
Town of Waynesville is asking for
bids on 18.000 square yards of
surface treatment for paving and
300 tons of asphalt. Bids will be
opened on August 22 at 4 p.m.
(I. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that there were several streets
the board had in mind paving,
but could not complete their plans
until they received the bids to
determine accurately what the proj
ect would cost.
To Meet August 14
The Board of Directors of the
Chamber 01 Commerce will meet
111 the Town Hall on Tuesday
August 14 at 7:30 p. m.
Tliis is the regular monthly
meeting of the board.
Queen Sees Stevenson As i
Democratic Nominee; Will
'Stick To Adlai To Last'
Just before leaving for the Demo
I cratie national convention Richard
Queen, delegate from this district.
; told the Mountaineer that he would
stay in the ranks for Stevenson for
President with Symington for Vice
Queen was an alternate delegate
to the Chicago convention in 1952,
at which time he was a Strong
advocate for the nomination of
Queen is the fourth Haywood
Democrat to attend a national con
vention as a delegate. W. Roy
Francis went to Houston in 1928
when the party nominated A1
Smith: Judge Felix E. Alley was
a delegate to Dallas in 1932. when
the late Franklin D. Roosevelt was
nominated; Clifford E. Brown of
Clyde attended the 1948 convention
in Philadelphia, when Harry S
| Truman was named the party's
! candidate. 1
Other delegates from this district
include Mareellus Buchanan of
Sylva. Ralph Ramsey of Brevard,;
and R. R. Williams. Jr.. of Ashe- 1
villc. Dclegates-at-large are W. B. '
Hodges. Hendersonvllle and Judge
W. McLean, Ashevilie.
The North Carolina delegation
left Saturday afternoon by train j
with the South Carolina group and
held a caucus in Chicago Sunday
Queen is staying at the Morri
son Hotel. |
He is optimistic that his candi
date for President will be nomi
nated on the first ballot.
As Queen departed, he was show
(See Quern?Page 2)
Of Today's Mountaineer
Full Of Helpful Suacrestions
Students and parents alike will tind a wealth of valuable in
formation in the "back-to-school" pages of this edition of the
With all eyes focused on the August IX opening of the county
school system, the Mountaineer is happy to present as a service
to its readers a collection of articles on approaching schooldays,
with ideas ranging from traffic safety precautions to tidbits for
A careful reading of the hack-to-school section will be amply
repaid by time and money saved
TAKING IIKR FIRST STEPS on the lone road of educaton later
this month will be pie-tailed Pam Scruees. the dauehter of Mr.
and Mrs Earle Scruxet of Haielwood. Here Pam finds that school
life will rrquirr considerable climbine. (Mountaineer Photo).
Carolina Horse Show To Be
Resumed Here Next August
Tin1 interest shown in the horse
show here Saturday afternoon and
night set the pace tor the 1957
show, which will be known as the
Carolina Jubilee ltorse Show, ac
cording; to Henry Miller, general
chairman "The interest we have
seen jicie todav assures us that
next year's show will he the con
tinuation of the $500 Carolina
Championship Walking Horse
event which began here three
years ago." Miller said >'
The heavy rain between the af
ternoon and the evening perform- |
ances of the show cut down on the j
evening attendance, but even at
that the grandstand was filled and
cars lined the entire rail, with '!
scores standing at the entrances j
and other vantage points for the j
About 75 horses and ponies were ;,j
entered in this show, and as the j
program continued, the crowd I
showed more and more interest, t
During the .jumping event o!
the evening, two riders escaped
injury as they spilled, and a third
horse knocked over the jumping
Judging hunters and jumpers
was Lloyd Tate of Blowing Hock
Harold Sherrill of Knoxyille.
Tenn., judged the walking and
Officials included Heed Wilson,
announcer; Archie Sale, ringmast
er; C < League, assistant ring- |
master and Dr. Mack Setzer. vet- .
Flower girls were Marty Dick
erson. Sharon Hay, Mary
Owen. Betsy Smith. Temple
.Dulin, Betty Owen, Helen Kirk-;'
patriek, Linda Kay Smith, Ann I
Dulin and Carey Unwell
Miller's committeemen were!
John Carver and Elnier Hendrix. j
JUMPINO HOUSES - 1. Flying j
Saucer. Wayne and Neal Stamej.
Neal Stamey: 2 Katy Did. Walter
Newman; Judy Alexander: 3. It's
Up. .1 H Boyd. Dude Frazier.
PLEASURE HOUSES I Hamh
ling Jess. Sarah Jane League;
(See Horse Show?Page 'tc
At Stadium Here
On Thursday Night
?. ? I
The Waynesville c o mm u n i t y j
band, under the direction of;
Charles I.. Isley, ji . tlu- com-;
munity male chorus under tlicj
direction of Glenn Draper; soloist i
from here arid the Lake Junaluska I
Methodist Assembly, and the
trumpet trio will present an open
air concert at the WTHS stadium -
Thursday night at 8 p.m
The concert will be sponsored by !
the Waynesville Lions Club, with j
all proceeds going into the local
In event of rain, the concert !
will be held in the high school
Ticket sales will be handled by
members of the Lions Club.
IM IH. I KA/II U is shown taking It's I'p over the tirst hurdle of
the Horse Show here in the afternoon performance The horse was
one of many shown at the two performances Saturday.
Safeiy Fair Designed To
Aliraci Big Crowds 17ih
Post Card Takes ,
Longer To Arrive
Than Does Sender
Home Afritl Alary Cornwell
is having a hard time proving
her whereabouts on August 8?
she declares she was long since
home from Toronto. Canada, but
she has to admit it's her hand- i
writing on a card just received
and plainly postmarked Toron
to. August 8."
The card was delivered to the
Mountaineer office Friday morn
ing. hut the sender staunchly in
sists that she distinctly remem
bers dropping it in the hotel mail
chute on July 25.
II' only she had dropped it into
her suitcase instead, she could
have saved four cents and two
Do Minor Damage
,\o one was injured and damages i
were minor in five automobile acci- !
dents over the weekend, according
to in\ - .1 igalim officers Harold
Dayton and w it. w'ooten.
During the rain Saturday even- 1
ing at 0:05 two cars collided on j
US 19 \ just this side of the Hat-I
elille Cove road. Claude William
Sjnitli of Hall Top road, W'aynes
ville, driving a 1953 Ford toward
Waynesv illc. .-kidded to the left
and struck a 1956 Ford pick-up
truck operated by Jaynes Ritlcy
Medtord of Route 2. Waynesville.
Both cars landed partly on the
shoulder of the road, with damages
estimated at $100 to the truck and
$150 to the car. Smith was charg
ed with operating on the wrong
side of the road.
Sunday afternoon at 12:35 a ear
Some two dozen free exhibits
and demonstrations will follow a
picnic dinner at the Home and
Farm Safety Fair to he held
Thursday at Camp Hope: The fan
is sponsored by the county com
munity Development F r o g r a in.
Gate prizes will be given.
Haywood County ministers have
been issued personal invitations to
attend with their families as well
as to urge attendance of their con
In commenting on the project
Canton's mayor. Bruce G. Nanney,
"Most social problems are ulti
mately solved as far as possible
w hen the people themselves rec
ognize the problems and set them
selves to solve them
"All citizens everywhere have
just cause to be proud of Haywood
County rural people for recogniz
ing the home and farm safety
problem, and for taking appro
priate action to remedy It."
Among the displays scheduled
are those on home and farm acci
dent prevention, kitchen hazards,
electrical hazards, emergency treat
ment, blood typing booth, healtn
and accident booth, home and farm
(See Safety Fair?Page 2>
First Graders Must
Have Birth Certificates
All children entering the first
grade must present birth certifi
cates on the first day of school,
according to North Carolina law.
First graders must have reached
their sixth birthday on or before
I October 16.
Children born in Haywood coun
ty may get birtli certificates with
! out charge from the Register of
Immunization against smallpox,
i diphtheria, and whooping cough is
also required of the beginners.
stowing down for traffic ahead was
hit in the rear by the ear follow
ing, with damage estimated at $50
to the leading car and $35 to the
following. The accident occurred
on L'S 19 just west of the Dell
wood intersection. Both cars were
traveling toward Lake Junaluska.
A 1956 Chevrolet, driven by
Charles L Cartj of Louisville, Ky.,
received the rear bumper damage
from a 1949 Studibakcr operated
by William Thomas Bit*d. a teacher
at Tryon High School, No charges
were tiled. Patrolman Dayton said
Hugh Carroll Best. Jr., of Route
1. Clyde, was charged by Patrol
man Wooten with operating on the
wrong side of the highway as he
ran another car off the Iron Duff
road at 7.15 Saturday morning.
Driving a 1951 Studebaker. he told
the State Highway Patrolman that
a', he looked down at his watch
he got onto the wrong side of the
(See 5 \eridents?Page 2)
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 49
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 78)
Loss ... $38,016
(1955 ? S 30,4*9)
UaU information cmmM
from record* mt State Hfcfc
w*y Patrol J