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i Annual Labor Day Program Gets Under Way Saturday
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Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. SO, 1956 $3.50 InTAdvancTln Haywood and Jackson Counties
delegates From 70 Nations Due At Lake
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By CLIFTON B. METCALF
The largest International gath
ering of Methodists ever held w ill
get under way Saturday at Lake
Junaluska w h e n approximately
2.500 delegates and accredited
visitors come to the World Metho
Sponsored by the World Metho
dist Council, an administrative
body linking 40 communions in
more than 70 countries with a
membership exceeding 18.000.000.
the conference will run through
Visitors from overseas and
throughout the United States,
Canada, Mexico and South Ameri
ca have been arriving all week
Some of them came early to at-f
tend sessions of the World Federa
tion of Methodist Women, which
opened Monday and closes tomor
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt of St
Louis, Mo., council president, will
preside at the conference's open
ing session at 10 a.m. Saturdav
Theme of the 12-day meeting will
be "Methodism in the Contem
A message from President Eis
enhower will be read by his rep
resentative at the conference,
(See Methodists:?Page 0)
Approximately $15,000 in ASC
assistance is still available to Hay
wood County farmers under the
ACP fall program, it has been dis
closed by A. W. Ferguson, County
Mr. Ferguson pointed out that
assistance is available to all farm
ers ? including those who have al
ready received aid ? hut said that
those individuals who have not yet
participated in the 1950 program
will receive special rates.
Mr. Ferglison estimated that the
present ASC fall program will
continue through October 15.
The ASC manager also announc
ed that he will attend a regional
meeting at Asheville Friday on the
1957 Soil Bank conservation re
He added that his office will be
gin taking applications on this pro
gram early in September
Fall Is Fatal
To Canton Child
Mary Jane McNeil, 'eighteen*
months-old daughter of Mr, and
Mrs. Jack H. McNeil of Canton,
was fatally injured Tuesday in a
fall from a bed at the home of her
uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs.
Dewey Jones of the Thickety sec
The child was dead on arrival
at a Canton doctor's office.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon in Oak Grove Baptist
Church in the Thickety commun
ity. The Kev. G. A. Propst officiat
ed and burial was in Clark's Chap
Surviving, in addition to the
parents, are her maternal grand
mother, Mrs. Walter Jones of
West Ashcville; and her paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aster
McNeil of Cedar Falls, N. C.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Crawford Funeral
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 67
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 76)
Loss ... $41,225
(1955 ? 536,479)
(This information compiled
from records of Stat# Hlcfc
I Shoe Paying $66,000 In Profit-Sharing
Be Paid To
Wellco employees' profit-sharing
plan will net them approximately :
$66,000 this year, an increase of
8 per cent over last year, it was
announced today by W. S. Kauf
man. executive vice president, in
designating tl is as "Profit Sharing ;
Under the plan, factory and of
fice employees will receive half
their share on Friday and the oth
er half in December. Additional
shares of the profits, not included
in the $66 000 figure, go to the
sales force, supervisory personnel
and junior executises. Kaufman
said. Top management ? the own- ,
ers? are excluded. The sales force
alone will receive about $10,000.
This is the fourth year that
Wellco is making payment under
a system established in 1952, and
the total amount paid out since
1953 for profit sharing is already
; far in excess of $300,000.
As usual, the company arrang
ed a contest to find out who would
be the closest in guessing what
the individual share in profit-shar
ing would amount to, and this
year's winner in the factory is ,
Mrs. Stella D. Palmer, who guess
ed correctly within 3 cents. The
second winner is Mrs. Hattie W.
Cook, who guessed within 12
In the office Miss Glenda Berry
I came closest to guessing the cor
( rect amount, bv only being off 36
Both Mrs Palmer and Miss
i Berry received as prizes an amount
equal to their profit-sharing, while
a radio was given to Mrs. Cook.
A further contest was held for
the closest guess to the amount of
income tax the company would
have to pay for its last fiscal
! year, and Mrs. Sudie Kates guess
ed the amount within $123. She
receives a prize of $128 46, while
Mrs. Julia Winchester, second
closest, is receiving a radio.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Williams of
Tampa, Fla. are here for a stay
at their home on Long view Circle.
^Bsident of Wellco
^Biding a check to
Im right, for sec
staged by the firm. In front is Mrs. Stella D. Palm
er, winner of first place and Mrs. Hattie Cook,
third place winner.
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More Streams Needed In
Park For 'Fun Fishing'
"Fishing for fun" in the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park has proved very popular this year in its first trial, and the
program may be expanded next year.
Park Superintendent Edward L. Hummel said that two streams
were opened this season to persons who desired merely to fish for
what the sport afforded?and then throw baek all fish caught.
The Park executive said that fish biologists have found that |
fish caught on dry flies are seldom harmed?unless they swallow
the fly?and that 90 per cent of the fish caught and promptly
thrown back into the water are little the worse for wear.
Supt. Hummel disclosed that Bradley Fork near Smokemont
in North Carolina and the west prong of the Little Pigeon Kiver
in Tennessee were used this year to inaugurate the "fishing for
fun" program. Next year, he added, two more streams?one on each
side of the Park?may be opened for the new program.
Held Cause Of
A pavement wet after a rainfall
was the cause of a rear-end col
lison Monday at 5 p.m. on US 19
near Maggie, according to Patrol
man Harold Dayton, investigating
A 1954 Hudson operated by
Prank Dawson of Peoria Heights.
111., had stopped for traffic ahead .
when it was run into by Edward
Eugene Trurston of Newman, Ga..
driving a 1952 Pontiae. Trurston at
tempted to stop in time, but skid
ded into the Dawson car, the offi
cer said. i
Damage was estimated at $100 to
the Dawson car and $75 to the
rrurston car. No charges were
The second meeting of local
agricultural leaders has been call
ed for tonight (Thursday) to dis
cuss development of a long-range
agricultural program for Haywood
The meeting will be held at the
Courthouse beginning at 8 p.m.
At a meeting held last Thursday
the group considered a number of
suggestions for increasing county
agricultural income, and the meet
ing tonight will attempt to deter
mine which lines should be devel
4-H Members, Leaders Plan
Stock Show, Exchange Trip
Plans for a county-wide 4-H
Club livestock show September 15
and another visit by the 4-H Ex
change Club to some other state
during the summer of 1957 were
discussed at a meeting of adult
leaders and club members at the
REA building Wednesday night.
Tentative plans were made for a
poultry show and sale and a beef
and dairy cattle show at the live
stock event in September. Still to
be decided is the site for the
Discussing the 1957 trip of the
Exchange Club, the 4-H members
and their leaders suggested visit
ing one of nine states: Ohio, In
diana, Alabama, Wisconsin, North
Dakota. Louisiana. Utah. Nebraska,
or North Carolina iEastern section'.
Further plans for the livestock
show and the Exchange Club trip
will be made at 8 p.m. Tuesday in
the county farm agent's office at
Club members at the meeting
last night were Jennings Plcm
mons of Saunook, John McCrack
en of Clyde, Kay Boyd of Waynes
ville, and Barbara Ferguson of
Fines Creek. Adult leaders present
were Jack Rogers of Crabtree.
Roger Ammons and Joe Turner of
Waynesville, and Mrs. David Boyd
of Jonathan Creek.
ARRANGEMENTS far the World Methodist
Council meeting which opens Saturday at Cake
Junaluska has fallen largely on the shoulders of
these live men?seated, from left: Edwin L. Jones,
president of the Cake trustees: Bishop Ivan Eee
Holt, president of the World Methodist Council
ann l>r. Ebn.-r T. Clark, secretary. .standing, .1.
W. Fowler. Jr.. superintendent of the l,ake and
Dr. George F". Clary, .program director. Other
pictures on page one, section two.
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GOVERNOR LUTHER HODGES
will give the ofTieial address of
welcome to the World Methodist
Council delegates at Lake Jun
aluska Saturday morning.
Interesting And Varied
Program Arranged For
Canton Labor Day Event
All the familiar attractions plus some new features arc being
thrown into the pot to stir up Canton's biggest and finest Labor Das
celebration on this, the golden anniversary of the program.
Opening with a doll show Saturday morning, events will march
through to the awarding of a TV set and a pony Monday evening, with
highlights including music by the 30th Infantry Division, N, C. Na
tional Guard band, a horse show, colorful parade, tennis ftnaN .uid Gos
The Labor Day queen will be chosen Saturday at 7:30 p.m at the
high school auditorium. Nearly two dozen contestants will vie for
! the honot of being crowned.
ine coronation bail will open
at 8:30 p.m. at the Armory, with
music furnished by the 30th Divi
sion orchestra. The king and queen
will be crowned there at 0.30 pm
1 During the day Saturday, proud
owners will register their dolls for
the show beginning at 10 a.m Af
ter judging, the show will be open
to the public from 2 t< 4 p. m. It
is set for the YMCA gym.
A pet show sponsored by Can
ton's Cub Scouts Is planned for the
high school stadium at 5 p.m.
Sunday will present two after
noon musical programs. The first
will be a Gospel hymn singing at
2 p.m. at the stadium, with yoder
Clark in charge. At 4:30 p.m. the
30th Division band will present a
| concert, also in the stadium. In
case of rain, both prgrams will bi
I moved to the high school auditori
Monday's festivities open with a
parade scheduled for 10 a.m., start
ing on North Main Street and
(Se? Labor Day?Page 6)
MAYOR BRUCE NANNEY, of
Canton, will be the official host
to the thousands who will attend
the 3-slay program ef Canton's
50th annual Labor Day program,
which starts Saturday. J
Of Labor Day
Ijbor Day *111 be observed as
a holiday irnmlly in Haywood
County with industrial plants,
storm, and offices scheduled to
be closed all day Monday.
Onre again, Labor Day activi
ties will center around Canton
where a three-day celebration
will be held ? the 50th in the
history of the town.
The Monday issue of The j
Mountaineer will be published
as usual, but will bo to press at
Senator Medf ord
On School Plan
Senator William Medford will
speak Tuesday evening on the pro
posed public school amendment.
County Superintendent of Schools
i Lawrence Lcatherwood announced
j Medford is a member of the Gov
; ernor.'s Committee for the Public
School Amendment, and Leather
wood urged every interested per
| son to attend the discussion.
The meeting will be held at the
Courthouse at 8 p.m.
Three Soil District
Signs To Be Erected
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Supervisors of the Haywood
County Soil Conservation Ilistiiet
! will meet at the courthouse at 2
Purpose of the meeting will be
to make arrangements for erec
tion of three Soil Conservation
District boundary signs at county
lines on Soco Gap, Balsam Gap,
and Wagon Itoad Gap,
j I>r. Raymond Konnolh Butler. |
formerly of Front Royal, Va., will j
arrive here Tuesday to assume di- I
rection of the Haywood County
Health Department, it has been
During the month of August, Dr. I
Butler has been working with the
Buncombe County Health Depart
ment and has been living tempor
arily in Ashevillc. He |>lans to
establish a home in this county ut
a later dale.
The post of Haywood County
health officer has been vacant
since January when Dr. George
Wallace Brown was called into
j navul service.
The new health officer attended
Dayton Normal School and Wcst
| minister College in Pennsylvania,
was graduated from the University
of Pittsburgh Medical School and
took his internship at Mercy Hos
(Sce Dr. Butler?Page 6>
Joe Tate Attends
At State Capitol
Joe Tate, Jr. of Ha/elwood, a j
member of the Stale Democratic
Executive Committee, flew to
Raleigh yesterday in Charlie Bal
cntinc's plane to attend a meeting
of the committee at the capitol
Nominations made at the execu
tive committee meeting included
George Patton for attorney gener
al. William B Rodman for associ
ate justice of the North Carolina
1 Supreme Court, a n d Wallace
, Winborne for chief justice of the
! Supreme Court.
It was also announced that the
12<h Congressional Democratic
Rally will be held in AsheviUe
! October 4.
Eight Persons Injured By
Bears In Smokies This Year
Only eight persons have bern injured by bears in the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park this year in comparison to 16 hurt
last year, It has been reported by Park Superintendent t.dward L.
Supt. Hummel said that newspaper publicity has played a ma
jor role in making the public realize that bears are w-ild animals
and it is dangerous to feed or molest them.
One man who had to learn the hard way about bears was the
individual who picked up a bear rub?the mama bear was not
in sight at the time, but came on the scene with an angry rush
seconds later and the terrilied man narrowly escaped with his life.
"There is no quicker or surer way to commit suicide than to
pick up a bear cub," Mr. Hummel sahl grimly.