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E? The Waynesville Mountaineer
p 0 Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Q???????
71st YEAR NO. 66 18 PAGES Associated Press ? WAYNESVILLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 16, 195$ $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
The program has been arrang- j
ed for the 71st annual session of ,
the Haywood Baptist Association j
to be held August 21 and 22. Ses
sions will be held at the Waynes
ville First, East Waynesville and
The Rev. T. E. Robinett will
serve as moderator and the Rev.
Otto Parham as vice moderator.
Jack Medford will be both clerk
and chrcbder and pianists will be
Esthcjflpiae Gibson and Helen
Thc opening session will be held
at the First Baptist Church, open
ing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday with the
call to order by Mr. Robinett. The
Rev. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., will de
liver the annual sermon. Also
scheduled for the morning session
is a message on missions by M.
A. Huggins of Raleigh, treasurer
of the Southern Baptist Conven
The Tuesday afternoon session,
also at First Baptist, will be devot
ed to reports and a business ses
Tuesday evening the meeting
will move to the East Waynesville
church, beginning at 8 o'clock. G.
H. Shope, W. G. Rhfnehart and J
H. Hopkins will speak.
Wednesday's morning and after
noon sessions will be held at the
Richland church. The Rev. Paul ^
Grogan will deliver a doctrinal !
sermon, following several reports, i
The session will convene at 9:45
Wednesday afternoon the meet
ing will open with a devotional at |
1:15 and will adjourn following I
memorials set for 3 o'clock.
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Set Tonight At
A musical concert will be given
Thursday (Aug. 16i in the WTHS
stadium, with Charles L. Isley.
Jr., directing the community band i
and Glenn Draper, director of
music at Lake Junaluska, directing j
the community male chorus.
The program will begin at 8
p.m.. with the Lions Club in charge
of ticket sales.
Director Isley said this morning
that Miss Norma Jean Kirkland
and Miss Betty Rowland, who have
sung as soloists and pleased large
civic groups here, will also be on
The proceeds of the concert will
be donated to the Recreation Cen
The program w ill be built around
music for which the publis has
shown a deep appreciation in the
Fair Runs Until
Last-minute details were being
rushed to completion this morn
ing in preparation for the Home
and Farm Safety Fair set for
Camp Hope this afternoon.
Plans include a "bring-your
own" picnic dinner at noon, fol
lowed by two dozen free exhibits
and demonstrations. Gate prizes
will be awarded.
Sponsoring the fair, the first of
its kind, is the county Commun
ity Development Program.
Demonstrations will range f^om
lire fighting in the home to trac
tor safety, from kerosene poison
ing to swimming.
A special invitation has been ex
tended by the CDP to all county
ministers to bring their family and
friends and attend the fair.
Mr, and Mrs. Jack Davis and
their three daughters of North,]
S. C? were weekend guests of
Mrs. Davis' brother and sister-in-,
law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Parkman.
Fair and warm except for a few
widely scattered late afternoon or
early night thundershowers.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pr
Aug. 13 89 56 .01
" 14 84 61
" 15 85 57
DR. BILLY GRAHAM, left, will preach Sunday
night and Monday morning at l.ake Junaluska, as
the annual Candler Camp Meeting gets under
way. I)r. William E. Sangstor, right, of iamdon.
will preach Monday evening at 8 p.m. and will bo
heard twice daily during the meeting.
Billy Graham To Speak
Sunday-Monday At Lake
The annual Candler Camp Meet
ing August 19-26 at Lake Juha
luska will feature Evangelist Billy
Graham, Dr. William E. Sangster j
of England, and Dr. Frank C.
Daubach, renowned missionary -
In addition to twice - daily
preaching services in the main
auditorium, the "old time" camp'
meeting also will include semi
nars on evangelism and a School I
of Prayer for clergymen and lay
Dr. Laubach will speak Sunday
at 11 a.m. and daily at 9 a.m.
Dr. Graham will speak Sunday ;
night at the 8 p.m. service and
Monday morniilg at 11 Dr.
? Sangster will speak daily at
11 a.m. and 8 p.m. beginning with
the 8 o'clock service Monday even
Dr. Sangster Is considered by
many churchmen to be England's j
outstanding evangelist. He is a
close friend of Dr. Graham and |
was instrumental in getting tlie
\ American evangelist established in ;
his first mission to London.
Dr. Sangster became interna
tionally known as minister of
Westminister Central Hall in Lon- j
don. one of the city's largest
1 churches. He is a past president of
the British Methodist Conference.
Dr. Laubach will preach and
lead daily discussion groups in the
| School of Prayer An a specialist i
i in literacy, he has assisted church
es and governments around the
world in campaigns against illit
eracy and has prepared literacy
charts in more than 160 languages, j
He is best known for his sample
system of adult instruction for
illiterates, based op phonetics and
picture-word-syliable charts, w ide- [
ly used by missionaries.
The Rev. Frank L. Robertson,
Columbus, Gn , will direct the
School of Prayer, assisted by the '
(See Graham?Page 6)
2 Million Gallons Of Water
Used Daily By Community
Consumption of water in the community is over two million
gallons per day. according to G. C. Ferguson, town manager. The
meter at the littering plant has shown about the same flow for the
past few weeks.
This is the heaviest in the town's history, Ferguson said.
Even with this increase, the supply is still adequate, the town
official pointed out.
The new filtering plant and equipment intalled about two
years ago are keeping the reservoirs filled. Ferguson said.
"If the demand is for more than the present two million gal
lons, we'll step up the treatment and meet it," the town manager
Bill Milner Accepts Post
Of Coaching In Brevard
Bill Milner, former All-American
guard, leaves Saturday to begin
his duties as assistant coach of
Brevard high school, working with
Wayne Bradburn, head coach.
Milner will teach health and
physical education in the school
besides his coaching duties.
Earlier tins ween it had been
reported that Milner would go to
Spruce Pine as coach, but he told
The Mountaineer this morning he
had not signed a contract there,
as he had made certain conditions
which would have to be met. He j
said the Brevard board of educa
tion met his requirements, and he |
gave them his formal answer short
ly before noon.
Mrs. Milner and two children
v. ill remain here for the present
and move to Brevard at an early 1
date, he said.
Milner began his colorful and
successful football career in 1936
when he started playing at WTHS
a., fullback. After finishing here
in 1939. he enrolled at the Uni
versity of South Carolina and play
ed left end. He went to Duke under
the V-12 program and in 1943
made All-American guard, and
in 1946 was on Look's second All
American team. He played for
the Marines in 1945. and when
discharged returned 'to Duke as
captain of the 1946 team.
After leaving Duke he was with
the Chicago Bears for three years;
as linebacker for the first two years
and in 1949 played end.
For the 1950 season he went to
the New York Giants as guard
linebacker and field captain.
In 1951 he was recalled into the
Marine reserves where he coached
(See Milner?Page 6)
Money Runs Into
Parking meter money is al
most deposited by the pound,
since it consists of only nickels
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
making the regular weekly de
posit this week, carried in about
60 pounds of change ? 9.000
pennies and 1.800 nickies. This
is the average deposit for the
week at this time of year, and it
drops to about half the amount
during the winter.
Fourteen new meters have
been installed on Church Street;
since the street has been wid
Missing Girl Home
Jean Woods, 14. returned |
home this morning after going
to Salem. X. J., several days ago.
according to Sheriff Fred V.
The young girl was reported
missing and the Sheriff had her
picture published in The Moun
taineer and within a few hours
had a tip which led to her
whereabouts in New Jersey.
The next edition of The Moun
taineer carried a story that the
girl had gone to New Jersey
with a llaywood County man and
that Sheriff Campbell had turned
the case over to the F.B.I.
She read the story in The
Mountaineer in New Jersey and
took the next bus for home. She
called her mother. Mrs. Frank
Woods, about 8 this morning
from Asheville, telling her that
she would be home about 8:30.
Following a conference with
Sheriff Campbell, the girl was j
taken before Juvenile Judge J.
B. Siler, who placed her on pro
bation and in the custody of
Sheriff Campbell said that the
information that he has will be
passed on to the F.B.I, agents
who have the case.
GENF. LEONARD has been
named assistant roach at WTHS,
it was announced today. Details
on sports pagr.
At Large From
Road Work Gang
Officers arc still looking for a
Negro prisoner who escaped from
j a road gang in White Oak. Two
I prisoners got away at the time,
| but one was captured shortly there
The man was serving an 8 to 9
year sentence from Columbus j
county for burgulary, and began
his sentence in 1948 He was re
ported seen in Big Creek and the
Cove Creek areas, but officers
and bloodhounds spent many hours .
searching for the escapee.
The prisoners were cutting right
of-way when they escaped.
40-Gallon Still - -
A 40-gallon copper still, and 180
gallons of mash were captured by 1
Deputies Gene Howell and Vernoa
Messer on Monday.
The outfit was all set to make 1
a run, the officers said.
The still was hidden in a rough !
area, and was supplied by water j
through a 200-vard plastic hose.
"The distillers had a nice place
for their operation, and we waited
j about three hours for them to
' start making a run of liquor, but
they did not show up. so we
just poured out the mash, and
brought the still to town," the two
All the concrete within the new
swimming pool at the recreation
center has been poured, the W. C. |
Norris Company said this morning,
and the only concrete work re
maining to be done is the deck
around the pool.
If the last of the filtering equip- ?
ment arrives in time, the contrac- !
tor expects to meet the September
1 deadline tentatively set for com- |
p let ion of pool construction. Most
of the equipment has arrived, a
spokesman said, but a few items
have not yet come.
Except for the missing filter
equipment, construction is still a
head of schedule, the firm said.
F rancis Cove
(See picture. Page 1, Section 3.1
The Francis Cove Methodist!
Church will be dedicated Sunday, 1
August 19. at 2:30 p.m.
The. new church was completed
tliree years ago to serve the peo
ple of the Francis Cove commun
ity. The building grew out of a
Sunday School which was held for
many years in the little brick'
school house that stood in the
rear of the present sanc
tuary. It was built some
30 years ago and was used
as a. school until the schools were
consolidated. After that, Sunday
School was held each Sunday in
the building and preachers from
Waynesvllle came out each Sun
day and conducted services. If w as
also used as a Community center
for other meetings.
Four years ago a small Metho
dist Organization was completed
and a minister assigned tp serve
it. l'lans were ?made immediately
for the erection of a new church
building, and in a few months the
present structure was completed
at a cost of some $30 090.
The Rev. R J. Hahn was the
first minister of the church and
it was under his leadership that
the work was completed.
The last $1,700 of indebtedness
was paid off at the beginning of
this year, and the building is now
ready for dedication. The Rev, L I
E. Wiggins has been the pastor of '
the church for the past two years.
The Rev. Frank Smathers, dis
trict superintendent, will conduct
the dedication service next Sun- 1
day at 2:30 p.m. At the 11 o'clock j
hour the Rev. R. J. Hahn will
preach. A picnic dinner w ill be j
served. The public is invited to |
attend all of these services.
A ten-year-old hoy reported
missing for two days from his
home was found on Aliens Creek |
yesterday by Deputy Vernon Ales- j
ser. ? I
The lad was running from an j
assistant of Messer's and ran
straight into Messer's outstretched
arms. He brought him in and
turned him over to his parents.
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MISS DeANNE HEAD is shown having the crown of "Quern of
I.ake .lunaluska" being iiUed on her head by Miss Sylvia Camlin,
the 1!)35 queen. The colorful coronation will be Saturday night at
| X p.m. Details on page one. section two this issue.
(Photo by Grenelli.
WNC Burley Field Day
Slated Tuesday, August 21
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And Car Collide,
l.uther K. Knight, 32, uf Clydf
received painful leg and thigh
injuries When the horse he was
riding eollided with a ear about
7 p.m. Monday on the Thiekety
road near Canton.
Patrolman llarold Dayton, in
vestigating officer, said that
Knight was racing his horse and
as he attempted to pass a car.
met an approaching ear and had
to eut the animal in too close
to the car he was passing, with :
the collision resulting.
The door handle of the car
and its chrome trim were rip
ped off by the impact. It was j
estimated the car was damaged
The horse was only slightly
Knight's leg and thigh were
jammed between the horse and
Patrolman Dayton said that he
was still investigating the case
and that no charges had been
The annual VVNC Burley Field
Day will be held next Tuesday
afternoon. August 21. at the Moun
tain Experiment Station in Hat
clifte Cove, il has been announced.
M. R. Whisenhurtt, director of
the test farm, will open the pro
gram at 2 p.m. with a welcome and
introduction of guest's. From 2:05
until 2 20 p.m.. comments will be
made by John L. Reitzel, assistant
commissioner of agriculture; J. W.
Fitts, head of the soil department
at N. ('. State College experiment
station and IV 11 Harvey, head of
the crops department.
Orientation for a tour of experi
mental and demonstration plots of
tobacco will be made by W. E.
Colwell. assistant director in charge
of tobacco research at State Col
Demonstrations will include:
Old and new varieties, by R. R.
Bennett, tobacco specialist; chemi
cal sucker control and quality plants
by S. N. Hawks. Jr.. tobacco spec
ialist fertilizer placement, fertilizer
analysis, and manure, by Astor
Perry, tobacco specialist; mosaic
and wildlife control, by F. A. Todd,
plant pathologist; and burley man
agement by Dr. Luther Shaw,
Burley research specialist at the
Excessive, C. of C.
Folk Are Told
Directors of the Chamber of
Commerce heard complaints Tues
day night of "excessive noise" on
the streets here. Some of the com
plaints were in the form of let
ters. and others made in person.
C. G. Thompson, president, said
the matter would be turned over
to the poliee to handle.
It Was pointed out that mufflers
other than standard types were
responsible for the greater part of
the excessive noises.
The directors heard several com
mittees report on various matters,
including that of the membership
The paving of the widened por
tion of Montgomery Street was
completed Tuesday, as was the
sidewalks on the street which has
been widened 15 feet for one block
?from Church to Miller Street
Church Street was reecntly wid
ened 20 feet, and has been com
pleted, with new parking meters
Waynesville First Baptist
Report $60,000 Offerings
RF.V. T. E. ROBINETT will pre
side as moderator over the Hay
wood County Baptist Association
meeting on Tuesday and Wednes
day next week. He is pastor of
the First Baptist church here.
The rirat Baptist Church of
Waynesville received contributions
of over $60,000 during the year
ending June 30, it was announced
to the congregation by the pastor,
, the Rev. T. K. Robinett.
The report just given will be
presented at the Haywood Baptist
Association meeting August 21 and
The figures show total tithes
; and offerings of $60,966. Expendi
tures included missions. $16,943;
local, $23,174. and debt retire
ment, $21,284; with a total of
Total membership on July 1 was
873. with a Sunday School enroll
*ment of 803. There were 43 addi
' lions to the membership during
the \ear nine b> baptism and 34
' by letter or otherwise. Residents
j made up 695 of the membership
and non-residents 178.
Average Sunday attendance was
396. Training Union attendance
averaged 83 out of an enrollment
of 151. The W.M.U. enrollment
was 243. < '
In A Series
Fourteen persons were injured
in four automobile accidents dur
ing the past few days, according
to reports of the State Highway
Patrol. Damage amounted to
The greatest number of per
sons was hurt on Cove Creek when
seven required hospital treatment
after a car overturned down the
mountainside. In a collision at
Lake Junaluska, four person-,
were hurt out of the five in one
of the cars involved. Two women
received minor injuries as a cor
left the road and overturned on
the Hyatt Creek road. A horse
back rider was injured in an at
tempt to pass a car.
SEVEN HURT AT COVE CREEK
Seven persons were injured,
four of them requiring hospitaliza
tion, when a 1948 Pontiac convert
ible tumbled a hundred feet off
the road on NC 284 about a mile
east of Cove Creek Gap Wednes
day morning about 10:30.
Driver of the car. according to
State Highway Patrolman W. It.
Wooten. was Jimmy Michel Kocb
! ernik, 24, of Route 2, Waynesville.
' who received a fractured skull
I and a broken right arm.
. Hero of the occasion was 7-ycar
; old Wayne Roscoe Hcnson, w ho in
j spite of lacerations on the right
i temple, climbed up the bank and
j ran nearly a mile to summon help
Also hospitalized were Koeber
j nik's 9-month-old daughter. Ruth
Marie, Mrs. Maneese Hcnson and
her ten-year-old daughter. Ruth
Elaine, both of Route 4, Waynes
Koebernik and his daughter were
j taken to Memorial Mission Hospi
Ital, Asheville, where their cohdi
! tioo was reported fairly good, Mrs.
I lienson and her daughter are at
i the Haywood County Hospital.
Discharged after dispensary
treatment at the Haywood County
Hospital were Wayne Hcnson.
Koebcrnik's wife, Mary Lou, and
his four-year-old son John Michel
The investigating officer termed
I the car "probably a total loss."
? with damage estimated at $300
RiKh Marie Koebernik received
a fractured right front forehead,
Mrs. Henson had lacerations of
(See Wrecks?Page 6)
To Speak Here
I Dr. Frank C. Laubach. world
famous founder of the "Each One
Teach On?," literacy method, will
j be the guest speaker at The First
i Methodist Church here Sunday
The service will be held at 9:30
i a.m. to enable members of other
denominations to hear the sermon.
I Dr. Laubach, who is honorarj
president of World Literacy, Inc
of New York, recently completed a
four months tour of thirteen coun
tries in Europe, Africa, and Asia,
This will be his first appearance in
Band To Start
The first practice call for the
185-members of the senior march
ing band of WTHS has been made
for Monday morning at 9 a.ra .
according to Charles L. Isley, Jr,
I The band will devote a full week
fo marching in football game for
mations prior to the opening of
(1953 ? 1)
Injured .... 63
(1933 ? 37)
(1935 ? 7C>
Loss ... $39,016
(1955 ? $39,479)
(Tfcb Information compiled
(M record* at Slat* Hick