The Wyynesville Mountaineer ! [
I-j q Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ ^
71^ YEAR NO. 69 12 PAGES Associated Press ~~ WAYNESVIL1.E, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. AUG. 27, 1956 (3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Shuford Proposes Hein tooga-Cataloochee Road
Congressman George A, Shuford
is determined to see that the East
ern section of the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park is fully
developed as quickly as possible.
And one of the major needs, the
Congressman of the 12th District
feels, is the immediate construction
of a 7-mile scenic road from
Hcintooga Overlook to the propos
ed big Campground at Cataloochee.
Saturday the congressman asked
Park Superintendent Edward L.
Hummel to go with him over the
area in order that he might get
more first-hand information jirior
to carrying his program before the
direction of the National Park
Service and Congress when the
latter body convenes in January.
Congressman Shuford feels that
since the construction of the Pi
geon River Road is assured, that it
is time to get plans started for i
spur road leading off the Interstal ?
Pigeon road in the vicinity of
WuterviUe into the Park
. m?.v a 11 <rau,> iririvru Ifir
i promise of Park Director Conrad
Mirth that a connecting road
I from the Pigeon River highway
| to the Park will be included in
the National Park 'Mission 66'
j Program," the Congressman said.
I A camping ground at Cataloo
efcoe. near the forks of Indian and
(Sugar Creeks is already in the
plans. The area was cleared in CCC
i days, and is ideal for the plans of
the Park Service, the Congressman
The proposal of th;> road from
Heintooga to Cataloochee would be
via Paul's Gap and will cover
? about seven miles, with much of
it going through some of the na
jtion's best white pine and poplar
|stands of timber. Shuford said
Supt. Hummel said the problem
of developing the Eastern end of
the Park is a matter of getting to
the section. "Once the Pigeon
River Road is opened to the point
of permitting trucks to haul mate
I rials to Cataloochee. we can no
ahead with the construction ,i
I planned for that area, and have it
(ready by the time the'road is coup
The construction of the Parkway
-pur from Heintooga to Cataloo
chee would afford several major
^ccnic drives in the Park and
Western North Carolina and East
ern Tennessee areas.
The proposed road would trav
erse a section that it is not possible
to reach now except over trails
either hiking or via horseback
The route would not entail am
engineering problem. Shuford said
The area is all earth, and while the
grade would of necessity be steep,
it would be easy to drive. Hein
, toogo is 5.300 feet altitude, the
Cataloochee Campground about 2,
000. There would not be any right
of-way problem since the road
would be across Park lands.
Shuford said he had been talk
ing of the road for some time, and
had found that the cost would be
about $200,000 per mile. He ha^
been studying the project for many
months, but it was only Saturday
i that he again went to the site and
! made a first-hand study in order
to acquaint himself of the territory.
(See Parkway?Page 6)
No Bookmobile Run
Monday. Labor Day
There will be no Bookmobile
operation on September 3, Labor
Day. the Haywood County Library
Service will be on the regular
schedule the remainder of the
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 67
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 7t>
Loss ... $41,050
(1955 ? $39,479)
(This Information complied
from records o4 Mate ??*?
Haywood Towns Get $53,800 For Street Work
PoIS^T1 COl"1,V'S f0UI' iucor
$54 MO ,nS Wi" receive
$54,000 next month for street im
provements, The monev comes
erZ hetSh,a,r ?'?????>? K?nd und
The aU,h0nty ?f Powell bill
Hi a / total 01 553.812 09 is
divided as follows:
The money is part of an allo
cation of $6,219,338.82 to 400 in
Sir at,iVe- <'?*""? ?nd
Drnv municipalities for im
i unds ate derived from the stat-- I
d sir hU; h" Ha,f th* total t I
distributed on the basis of popu 1
t'he ?"U'r l,alf on the '
State ? relat i ve mileage of non
State stem or local streets which
comply with the Act I
ofVqot" Ultl1 a I9a0 Population i
ot 4.906 received $10,017 11 p?pu.
lation increment. A total of toe!
oiilc's of local streets added $9,734!! j
' ft'ach the $19,000 sum.
Clyde s 1950 population was 598
bringing $1,221. Its mileage was
^?59. for SI.286.35.
Hazel wood 's population of 1 769
? lUed the town to $3,611.96 Its
mileage of 7 97 brought an addi
tional $3.958 38. d'"
The 1950 population of Waynes
e was 5.295. giving the town an
Increment of $10.811.3T |,s mik.
$13.171*40.'652 f?r a" addi,io"al
W. S. Roberts Accepts
Position In Atlanta
for"ah ?oberts k,fl ,his morning :
Atlanta, Ga.. where he has ac- 1
whb^r* nCY posi,ion as salesman
Mrs oTr(';Hand,0v Hardware Co. !
Mrs^ Roberts and their two young
daughters, Nancy and Cindy, will I
join him Thursday and will make 1
he.r home at 3125 East Harring
ton Drive. Decatur
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts hate made
their home in Waynesville for]
eight and a half tears during)
which time Mr. Roberts has rcpre
seted Summers Hardware Co of
Johnson City, Tenn
Rev. T. E. Robinctt
I reaching At Canton
The Rev. T. E. Robinett. pastor i
of the First Baptist Church in
01 aynesville, is conducting revival
services this week at the North
Canton Baptist Church. The
preaching service will start at 7:45
p.m.. preceded by prayer at 7 p.m.
HALLETT SIDNEY WARD, JR.
recently passed the North Caro
lina Bar examinations and has
been licensed to practice, lie is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. J
Ward, Sr., of Lake Junaluska.
He attended Davidson College
and was graduated from the Law
School of the University of North
Carolina. (Culberson Photo). [
Edward P. Judy
Joins Staff At ?
Edward P. Judy is now associ
ated with Curtis Drug Store, ac
cording to an announcement by j
Zeb Curtis, owner of the business.
A pharmacist. Judy came to
Waynesville from South Carolina
about six years ago. He was with
Smith's Drug Store about eighteen
months and for the past four years
has been with the Clyde Pharmacy.
He is a graduate of the Medical
College of South Carolina at
Charleston, and was licensed by the
South Carolina Pharmaceutical
Judy is a veteran of World War
II. His wife is the former Miss
Sarah Anna Thatcher of Harts
ville, S. C.. and they have two
children, a seven-year-old son and
a ten-year-old daughter.
Mrs. Judy has been employed
with Curtis for the past two
Lake Pool Will
Close For Season
Five o'clock this afternoon will
sec the last splash of the season
at the swimming pool at Lake
Junaluska, it was announced today
by the Rev. J. W. Fowler, Assem
bly superintendent. The pool will
be closed until the opening of the
Assembly sessions next year.
0"V\24,000 persons have en
tere "jJhr pool, for swimming
ranWTO from high-diving to dog
paddling. The exact total, up to
this morning, was 24,241, an
average of 341 swimmers for
each of the 71 days the pool was
A total of 166 persons have re
ceived Red Cross swimming cer
tificates for various classes, out
of some 500 who received instruc
Chemicals will now be put into
the water to prevent the growth
of algae and a fence will be
erected around the area to keep
J. L. Weaver, owner of Weaver
Gardens at Clyde, is attending the
57th annual convention of the
Southern Nurserymen's Associa
tion in Nashville, Tenn.
Partly cloudy and somewhat
warmer Monday and Tuesday with
scattered afternoon and early
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Aug 23 77 49
- 24 80 50
" 25 80 52
" 26 82 55
SHELBY JEAN DAVIS will be
Waynesville's representative at
the llendersonville Apple Festi
val this week.
Miss Davis One
Of Apple Queen
A brown-eyrd brownette, Shelby
Jean Davis, will represent Wayncs
ville at the Apple Festival at Hen
dersonville this week, the Cham- ;
her of Commerce announced to-1
She will go to Ilendersonville
Tuesday to compete Wednesday
for the honor of being crowned
queen of the festival.
The daughter of Mrs. Ruby
Davis of Route 2, Waynesvilte,
Shelby Jean graduated this year
from Waynesville Township High
School. Last year she reigned as'
queen of the VFW Folk Festival
in Canton. For two years she was
a member of the court of the Har
vest Festival, and in the high
school May Court for three years.
Two years ago she made her first
visit to Hendersonville as Waynes
4 . J '
VHF Radio Range
To Be Installed
Waterville will be the site of a j
very high frequency omnidirec- |
tional radio range as part of a
Civil Aeronautics Administration
air safety program.
The CAA has announced a !
three-year program costing 245
million dollars, with about 75
million to be spent during the
The first year's program calls
for 73 new long-range radar j
stations capable of picking up
approaching aircraft 75 to 100 ,
miles away. Short-range air sur
veillance radar will be installed
at Miami, Fla., and Colorado, j
Summer vacation came to an
end today for an estimated 9.600 j
llaywood County students All
schools in the county will open
Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock with
the exception of St. John's school
In Waynesville and Cruso school,
both of which will begin classes
Tuesday, September 4
Enrollment is expected to reach 1
6.600 in the Haywood County unit
with an additional 11,000 in the
Canton school district ? an in
crease of about 100 students over
A half-day schedule will be
followed tomorrow with a full
day of classes beginning Wed
nesday. The lunch rooms will
also open on Wednesday.
Opening of the Cruso school has
been delayed one week to allow
completion of work on the rest
rooms. Students will register Mon
day. September 11. and will liegin
a full schedule the following day.
The old lunch room will be used
for a few weeks until the new cafe
teria is completed.
Lawrence Leatherwood. county
superintendent, has reported all
teacher assignments filled.
About three weeks will be re-;
quired for the remodeling of the ,
auditorium into classrooms at the
Waynesville High School.
St. John's students will register
August 30 and 31- Classes will be
gin in the elementary division on
September 4 in the old building.
High school students will begin
classes Wednesday, September 5.
in the new building.
New Pastor Called
To Church Of God
A new pastor will arrive tomor
row to assume the leadership of
the Hazelwood Church of God. it
was announced today. The Rev. j
W. P. Gosnell of Tarboro will re
place the Rev. A. L. Gardin. who
has accepted appointment to the
Church of God in Statesvillc.
Mr. Gosnell will be accompanied
by his wife and two daughters
Mr. Gardin came to Hazelwood
in 1952 from Albemarle. During ;
his tenure here the church has
added 22 members, for a total of
67. It has bought and remodeled
a new parsonage, and converted |
the former parsonage into a youth
center and center of women's orga
nizations The membership ha
also painted the church and pur
chased new pews. Sunday School
attendance for the past year aver- i
aged 115 persons. #
Pigeon Street School Contract Is Let
FORMAL APPROVAL of thr bid* for the Pieeon
Street school was made as thr Haywood County
Board of Education mrt and went over the bids.
Seated, from left: J. R. Caldwell, chairman, cen
ter, Jack Baber) engineer; Lawrence Leather
i^ ......... , . _ ?,
wood, county superintendent: standing: J. VV.
Killian. Clifton Terrell and Hutch McCracken.
The fifth member, Mark Kirkpatrick, was not
present at the moment the picture was made.
Hiils totaling $100,821 were re
ceived Friday for construction of
the new Pigeon Street School, ac
cording to Lawrence Lcatheru'ood,
county superintendent of schools.
Jerry Liner was low bidder for
the general contract with a figure ]
The hids will go before the
State Board of Education in
Raleigh on Friday for approval be
fore the contracts can be signed.
Bids for details of completion
were as follows: nlumbing. $7,490.
Young and BrOokshire, Canton;
hea^ng. $9,990, Young and Brook- ,
shire; electrical work. $0,888, Mar
tin Electrirc Company.
Mr. Leatherwood estimated that
equipment for the 50- student j
school would cost about $3,000.
The new school is to be built on I
a three-acre tract across Ninevah
road from the old building. The !
site has a 210-foot frontage on j
Pigeon Street and 460 feet on
Ninevah road. An old house on Pi
geon Street will be torn down to
make room for the school.
The building, of red brick, will
be shaped like a large "T". It will
contain three classrooms, a cafe
lorium and a kitchen.
CONGRESSMAN GEORGE A. SHUFORD, left,
follows the tinner of Park Supl. Edward L. Hum
mel. center, as the latter points to places on the
Park map. as the two met Saturday at Cataloo
chee on the proposed llrintooga-Cataloorhee link
of the Parkway. Richard Queen, right, secretary to
Congressman Shuford. looks on.
Increased Haywood Farm
Income Program Proposed
Ways of increasing Haywood
Counts's present 3'2-inillion-dollar
farm income to perhaps 5 million
dollars within the next ten years
were discussed at a meeting Thurs
day night of nearly 50 agricultural
leaders and the county farm and
The group will meet again next
Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Court
house to try to determine just how
great an increase can be expected
in production of a number of dif
ferent fa mi products.
A total of 15 recommendations
for increasing income were sug
gested by the meeting, as follows:
1. Vegetables ? more farmers
producing vegetables for sale;
more farmers producing potatoes
for sale: improved borne gardens
save buying food: more farmers
producing small fruits for sale and
home use; more farmers producing
strawberries for sale.
2 Poultry ? more farmers pro
ducing commercial eggs more
farmers producing hatching eggs;
increased use of cages for layers.
3. Sheep more farms keeping
sheep for additional cash income.
4. Dairying ? increase in num
ber of farms selling grade "C"
milk; increased production on
farms selling milk.
5 Forestry ? increase income
from forestry; stop pasturing farm
woodland; put suitable land in
forest ? plant more seedlings;
more farms should produce Christ
mas trees for sale.
6. Marketing ? organize local
markets lor small produce; organ
ize and establish central grading
and packaging point for vege
tables and small fruits; more road
side markets; establish curb mar
ket, publicize and advertise our
7. More formers should be re
ceiving income from bees.
8. More farmers should be re
ceiving income irom sale of box
woods and other shrubbery.
9. Increase livestock income or
pasture improvement program.
10 Increase Income from apples
?more production; more red vari
(See Farm Income?Page 6?
July Travel In Park Is
Much Heavier Than In '55 j
July travel along the Hlue Ridge Parkway and in the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park set a new mark, i
the .state Highway Index revealed. A total of 660.788 j
persons visited the Park, compared with 608,610 last j
July. The Parkway drew 821,286 visitors, an increase of
.">2.178 over last year's figure of 772,202.
July traffic throughout the state was approximately j
8 per cent above that of July, lt).">i>, and represented the
heaviest traffic 111 a single month in history.
Brief Stop In !
Kstrs Kefauver, Democratic
nominee for vice president, made
a brief stop in Haywood Friday
en route through here to Blow
ing Itock for a 3-day vacation.
Kefauver and party stopped
briefly at a Dellwood service sta
tion. The well known politician
was not campaigning as he did
not inake himself known, or seek
By Over 700
By VV. C. MEDFOKD
An estimated 700 persons from !
six counties attended the 171 h an- j
nual meeting of the Haywood Elcc- \
trie Membership Corporation Sat
urday at Bethel.
Presiding over the program of
speeches, music, dancing, electri- i
cal demonstrations, slides, etc..
were It. C. Sheffield. REA man
ager, and R. E. Sentelle, REA at
The five counties of this area
into which REA has been extended
since 1939,-viz: Haywood. Bun
combe. Transylvania. .Jackson and
Macon, had representatives, as did I
Rabun County, Ga.
The grand prize of an electric I
range, donated by the co-op, was
won by the Rev. Judson Hall of
Lake Toxaway. About thirty prizes
donated by merchants of the area
were given during the da.v.
The board of directors was re
elected. Connie J. Davis of Bun
combe was chosen to fill the va
! cancy caused by the resignation of j
Wiley M. Brendell, also of Bun
(See REA?Page 6>
Annual Labor Day Edition
To Be Published Thursday
The annual Labor Day edition of THE MOUNTAIN
EER will be published Thursday.
The staff has been working on this edition for some
weeks, getting together features and special pictures to
make the edition one of the most interesting through the
This year's edition will feature one of Haywood's
industrial plants ? a complete story with a number of
pictures made of operation in and around the plant.
This will be just one of many features to be carried
in the Labor Day edition.
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