??| The Waynesville Mountaineer \mm .
? g Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ~~ --
71st YEAR NO. 76 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 10, 1056 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
PRESIDENTS and officials of Methodist colleges and
universities are attending the World Methodist Conference under
way at Lake Junaluska. and have met as a group to plan a four
year campaign to expand the facilities of llti Methodist related
institutions. Sitting?from left: William P. Tolley of Syracuse
University; Willis Tate of Southern Methodist University: Hollis
Edens of Duke University: John O. Gross, general secretary of
the Methodist Board of Education's Division of Educational Insti
tutions, Nashville; Chester M. Alter, Denver University; Harold C.
Case, Boston University; Goodrich White, Emory University; and
Hurst Anderson, American University in Washington, I>. C. Stand
ing; John Olsen, Syracuse University; Sterling Wheeler, Southern
Methodist University; Herbert D. Herring, Duke University; Rob
ert F. Oxnam and Wendell Yoe. both of Boston University; Ern
est C. Colwell of Emory University, and William Nichols of
American University. (Mountaineer Photo).
To Speak At
Lake Sept. 11
The 2,500 delegates from 70
countries attending the World
Methodist Conference at Lake
Junaluska have two more full days
of interesting programs before the
international meeting ends Wed
Highlighting the programs will
be an address Tuesday night.
7:30, by Dr. Ralph W. Sockman,
of New York, and on Wednesday
also at 7:30, for the closing ses
sion, Dr. Harold C. Chase, presi
dent of Boston University.
Yesterday Bishop Arthur J,
Moore. Atlanta, addressed an aud
ience that almost filled the audi
torium for the 11 a.m. service, and
last night Dr. William E. Sangster,
London, had almost a capacity aud
Bishop Moore said: "Christianity
is beleaguered by narrow nation
alism, subtle secularism and athe
istic Communism. Whether we like
it or not, we have arrived at* a
great testing point in history, and
we dare not fail it with our self
complacency." he said.
Dr. Sangster said that "many
Christian people today accept a
lower spiritual standard than the
New Testament teaches as nor
mal for those in whom the Holy
"Even in our churches there are
people who are unloving, grasping,
selfish, censorious, proud, jealous,
worried?all of which are anti
tetical to the spirit."
This afternoon a trip to the other
religious assembly grounds in this
(Sep Methodists?Page 6)
DR. RALPH W. SOCKMAN, in
ternationally known Methodist
pastor, will address the World
Methodist Conferenee, Lake Jun
aluska. 7:30 Tuesday evening. Dr.
Soekman is from New york.
Fair and continued cool.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as recorded by the State Test
l?ato Mas. Min Pr.
Sept. 6 _ 72 62 .56
Sept. 7 71 59 .13
Sept. 8 . 70 56
Sept. 9 69 43
Haywood Votes 5 To 1 For
School Amendment Plan
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PRECINCT PRO CON PRO CON PRO CON PRO CON
Aliens Creek 258 68 203 64 210 50 208 67
Beaverdam No. 1 166 50 130 69 137 61 142 55
; Beaverdam No. ' 177 43 110 56 163 32 178 25
Beaverdam No. ?. 172 54 150 53 146 50 155 54
' Beaverdam No 1 213 53 182 65 196 49 209 45
r Beaverdam No. 5 60 40 70 24 79 13 82 15
Beaverdam No. 6 219 59 187 71 200 51 224 34
Beaverdam No. 7 96 16 95 18 95 17 99 8
: Bi* Creek 32 0 32 0 32 0 31 1
' Cataloochee 5 0 5 0 5 0 5 0
Cpci 38 33 15 29 31 26 34 23
Clyde 249 101 226 113 245 76 262 66
Crabtree 75 9 62 14 53 12 59 10
East Fork 163 13 49 24 59 15 55 20
Fines Creek No. 1 109 21 87 27 ? 76 26 64 40
I Fines Creek No. 2 46 3 12 6 10 2 8 2
Iron Duff 67 1 55 10 59 2 53 8
IW ?'? 1 ">9 15 104 20 107 14 80 27
llazelwood 253 34 184 55 197 35 195 40
Jonathan Creek 99 32 49 53 60 34 62 39
l.ake Junaluska 111 31 116 35 142 13 136 16
Piceon 182 21 130 40 144 24 137 31
Center Pieeon 110 12 54 41 69 23 62 29
Saiinook 124 21 114 28 108 22 96 30
Center Waynesville 195 ^6 184 34 197 23 190 24 !
South Uavnesville 226 35 204 30 204 25 200 28 |
; W est Waynesville 255 20 147 97 222 18 214 32
Fast Waynesville 176 36 129 69 151 36 151 43
White Oak 36 6 19 7 19 ~ 6~~ 12 25
4101 862 3634 1125 3416 755 3403 837
Organizing Fire Department
At Maggie Is Discussed
The possibility of organizing a
rural fire department in Maggie
Valley was discussed last week at
a meeting of the Maggie Kiwanis
Speakers at. the meeting were
> Felix Stovall, W'aynesville fire
] chief, and Jim Bailey, a represen
11 a t i v e of American-LaFrance
! Foamite Corp., and former assistant
fire chief of Asheville.
Mr. Bailey explained state re
quirements for a fire department,
discussed steps toward organizing
a rural fire-fighting group, and
pointed out that fire insurance
rates could be cut by 10 per cent
with a fire department in the area.
In view of the valuable tourist
accommodation property in Mag
gie Valley, Mr. Baily said that a
fire department would be a great
Sam McCrary. president of Mag
gie Kiwanis Club, said the ojub
plans to distribute a questionnaire
at some time in the future to de
termine the interest of area prop
erty-owners in organizing a fire
If interest is sufficient, a com
munity meeting probably will be
held at Maggie School and Mr.
i Bailey will be asked to speak at
that meeting, Mr. McCrary added.
Parliament Member Says
America Must Adjust To
Leadership Of The World
"America must be prepared to
j adjust her ways and social habits.
! now that she has become the world
1 moral leader." Hon. T. George
Thomas, member of Parliament
from Wales, told 128 local and'j
visiting Rotarians here Friday.
The speaker told the audience
from seven foreign countries and
23 states, that "Great Britain has 1
gracefully accepted the change of 1
| stepping down as the world leader
in favor of America.
I "With this leadership. America
accepts a great responsibility." said
the British statesman, who re
gretted that "foreign affairs will
be be-deviled now because this is
election year in America." He
pointed out that America cannot
aliord to neglect the pressing for
eign affairs problems which are
current, saying "humanity faces a
Stressing the importance of for
eign affairs, the speaker said: "anx
iety prevails in all the world, and
if Britain's interest in the Middle
East is weakened, all the world
will be affected."
He injected the thought that
"little things can under-mine the
strongest of things. The quality
of the people of the United States
are your greatest asset."
(Sec Rotary?Page 6)
Unofficial returns showed Hay
wood went about 5 to 1 in favor of
the Pearsall School amendment in
Saturday's state-wide election. All
four proposed amendments were
approved in Haywood as well as
the state by a substantial major
The school amendment carried
in each of Haywood's 29 reporting
precincts, and totaled the heaviest
vote of the four, with the "wife's
power of attorney" coming in sec
ond with about 100 fewer votes.
Over 1,100 Haywood voters vot
ed against paying legislators any
more money, while 755 felt the
date of convening the legislature
should be kept as at present ?
?January instead of changing to
The unofficial school amend
ment vote was 4101 to 862.
The day was quiet, and voting
was rather steady, picking up in
the latter part of the afternoon
?One of the happiest men in
Haywood Saturday night when
the returns were in was Senator
William Medford, one of the
seven members of the special
Advisory Committee named to
present a program for the spec
ial session of the legislature,
which met in July and approved
The counting of the votes was
fast, and reports were steady to
elections headquarters which wre
set up in The Mountaineer office,
with John R. Carver, chairman of
the election board, and Mrs. Ray
mond Caldwell, clerk, handling the
details of compiling the returns.
The board will meet at 11 a.m.
Tuesday and make an official
canvass of the vote.
DR. LANCASTER IMPROVED
I Dr. N. F. Lancaster, suffering
I from a heart attack, was reported
this mornirfg to be improved. He
! is now out of the oxygen tent. He
j suffered the attack Aug. 30. and
is a patient at Mission Hospital.
Board Ready To Extend Streets In
Business Area 'With Cooperation'
Asks For Two
Civic loaders wore told by the
I mayor and board of aldermen
"help us get right-of-ways at a
| reasonable figure and we'll widen
Montgomery Street; widen and
extend Wall Street."
Civic leaders, prompted by the
recent increased traffic problems,
I presented the town officials a let
ter and a petition bearing 114
names, pointing out;
"That the preliminary report
made recently by W. K. Babcock
j and Associates be adopted in its
i entirety and followed through to
completion. (References here is to
a 10-page report just received
: from Babcock, a traffic specialist). :
That plans be set u? at once j
for two street improvement proj
(a) Completion of the project
of widening Montgomery Street
between Miller and Depot
<b> A new project for enter
ing Wall Street from East Street
through to I'igeon Street, and
' for widening Wall Street.
The letter was signed by G. C.
Thompson, president of the Cham
ber of Commerce. Ned Tucker, ex- j
ecutive vice president; A D. Har
rison. Jr.. president of the Mer-1
chants Association: J K Taylor of
the civic improvement committee
land the following committeemen:
Frank Moore. Kurt Clans. T. K. Cur
tis. C. J. Iteeee. and Finest O
As the matter was presented
Mayor J. H. Way said: "The mayor
j and board of aldermen are with
you 100 per cent. We need the co
| operation of the Merchants As
! sociation and the Chamber of
| Commerce. The whole thing is
[ right-of-ways. You folk help us
? get them at a reasonable figure
i and we'll do the rest."
G. C Ferguson, town manager.
(See Streets?Page 6) j|
.22 Rifle Shots
Knock Out 150 I
Phones At Balsam
Approximately i%0 telephones j<
in the Balsam area were put out ' i
of service Saturday night and ,
early Sunday morning by two
shots fired into a telephone (
eahte near the Pleasant Balsam
Baptist Church at Saunook, it j j
was reported this morning by
E. K. Kawson, llavwood County
manager for the Southern Bell
Mr. Kawson said that crew- '
men worked on the cable from 1
6:30 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. '
Sunday and most of the daylight
j hours Sunday. | :
He disclosed that two bullets, |1
! fired from a .22 caliber rifle, i
kno< ked out -10 lines to the Htal
sam area, carried on a 76-pair
cable. One of the bullets was re- M
covered by the telephone line
The incident will he reported j
to Sheriff Fred y. Campbell, Mr. ),
i Kawson said.
WORKMEN are shown putting some of the finish
ing touches on the $145,000 St. John's School
building, at the corner of t'hurch and Meadow
Streets The building is expected to be completed
in about three weeks. This all-class side shown
here faces Meadow Street. (Mountaineer I'hoto).
St. John's New $145,000
School Nears Completion
Mrs. Farmer Is
Victim Of Auto
Crash Near Bethel
Funeral service* for Mrs. Clara
Hell Farmer, 23-year-old resident
if Canton Route 2, Were held yes
crday in Ml. Zion Baptist Church
Elder J O. Wilson of the Sev
?nth-day Adventlst Church and the
Rev Thomas Erwin officiated,
Uurial was in Gwyn Cemetery.
Mrs. Farmer died late Thursday 1
afternoon of injuries received the ]
lay before in an automobile acci
lent near her home. She was a
member of the Seventh-day Adven
list Church of Hazelwood.
Mrs. Farmer was injured when
she attempted to make a left turn
from Koute 276 Into her driveway
and collided with a car driven by
Lawrence U. Leatherwood. super
intendent of llaywood County
schools Leatherwood and a pas
scneer, Jack I' McCracken of Way
nesville, Route 3, also were injured
Mrs. Farmer's two daughters, 4
and 3 years old. were riding with
(See Mrs. Farmer?Page 6)
VICTOR NOBF.CK, right, was named president
of the Dayton Rubber Company Ten Year Club
at the annual party held Saturday night at Camp
Hope Dean Reeves, left, was named vice presi
dent and Mrs. Lucille Medlord, secretary.
Bradley Is Not
W. A, Bradley has told the Hay
wood Board of Elections that he is
not a candidate for the post of '
Kopresentative on the Republican j
ticket. Bradley said he was with-|
di awing upon advice of his phy
sician. He suffered a slight heart
Gudger Duckett. chairman of 1
the Republicans, said he planned
a meeting this week, at which time
the committee would name a suc
cessor to Bradley. At the same j
time, Duckett said, plans will be 1
made for the approaching fall cam
MEETING DATE CHANGED
The Haael wood Boosters Club:
meeting, set for Thursday night. ]
has been postponed until Septem
ber 20th according to Glen Wyatt.
Workmen are putting the finish
ing,touches on the $145,000 St.
John's School ? an ultra-modern
plant, which prompted Father Law
rence Newman to describe it as:
"The most modern school in North
Carolina, with the most beautiful
view in the United States."
The structure is scheduled for
completion in about three weeks
Alrealy the 35 high school stu
dents of the school are using the
classrooms in the new plant. The
130 elementary students will mow
from the old building across the
street about the middle of October.
The new building has 11 class
rooms. with provision for 240 ele
mentary students, and about 90 in
the high school department. Fath
er Newman is superintendent, and
there are seven Sisters and one lay
teacher on the staff.
The main entrance is off Church
street, and it is on this floor that
the elementary and kindergarten
classrooms are built. Each class is
a complete unit within itself. Each
room has automatic heat control-;
(See St. John's?Page 6)
Lions Clubs' Eye Clinics
Are Permanent Feature Here
The month of September has!
been proclaimed as "Sight-Saving 1
Month" hy the North Carolina As
sociation for the Blind, but in Hay
wood County assistance to those
who need aid in getting glasses or
obtaining eye treatment is a year
The niajbr feature of this per
manent program are clinics held
periodically at the Haywood Coun
ty Health Center under sponsor
ship of the county's five Lions
Clubs ? W'aynesville, Canton,
Hazelwood, Pigeon Valley, and
At these clinics, needy persons?
both children and adults ? are ex- ?
amined by an eye specialist and
glasses and other corrective treat
ment is provided by the Lions
Club sight-conservation fund.
This year, eye clinics were held
at the Health Center during the
months of March. April, May,
June, and 'August, and glasses
were furnished to 114 persons.
Other persons needing glasses
or an rye examination may con
tact members of any of the coun
ty's five Lions Clubs, or call the
Health Center for information.
Joining in with the Lions Clubs
and the N. C. Association for the
Blind, the mayors of Waynes
vilje. Canton, Hazelwood, and
Clyde have signed a proclamation
which says in part:
"The ruthless threat of blind
ness is increasing although at least
half of all blindness is due to
neglect and for that reason is
Therefore, we owe it to our
selves and our loved ones to recog
nize the wisdom of protecting vis
ion, to join fully in the battle a
gainst blindness, and to learn how
to take care of our eyes and the
eyes of our children."
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 71
(1955 ? 69)
(1955 ? 133)
Loss ? ? ? $45,000
(1955 ? 153.496)
(This Information cam?fled
from records ad Stale Hiffc