E-3SI The "Waynesville Mountaineer&!
? ? Published Twice-A-VVeek In The County Seat of Haj wood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park L1 ?
71st 5 EAR NO. 80 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 24, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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40,000 Visited Lake Junaluska During Season
But Fiew Changes |
By unanimous vote of the 1301
delegates attending the Western
North Carolina Conference of the ;
Methodist Church last week in
Winston-Salon . L.-.ke Junaluska
will be the site of the 1957 meet
ing. Under a new arrangement,
the Waynesville District will be
hosts to the Conference.
Four changes were announced
yesterday in ministerial appoint
ments in Haywood County. New
pastors will take the pulpits at
Central Church in Clyde; First, in
Canton; Hong's Chapel, Lake Juna
luska: and .Crabtree Charge.
The Rev. James Fowler, superin
tendent of the Assembly at Lake
Junaluska, said this morning that
the cooperation and warm welcome ;
given by the entire area to the ,
other large conferences held at the
Lake this summer had enabled the
officials to extend the invitation to |
the WNC Conference, which will
be held sometime between June
10 and June 20.
Mr. Fowler pointed out that use
of the Lake grounds, if the Con
ference should decide to meet
there permanently, would mean
the smaller districts would no long
er be deprived of the opportunity
to act as hosts to the session. Here
tofore, he said, lack of facilities
to handle so large a number had
prevented their becoming hosts.
At the Clyde church, the Rev.
Clyde Collins, who has beea in the
eastern part ojdhe state since leav
ing Bethel.^ill replace the Rev.
G. C. Starr. Mr. Starr will go to
Oak View Church, High Point.
Canton's present minister, the
Rev. I. L. Roberts, will exchange
pulpits with the Rev. Eugene W. 1
Needham of the Ray Street Church,
The new minister at Long's
Chapel will be the Rev. William
Bobbitt, Jr., who comes from the
North Davidson Charge in Uiomas
ville. The Rev. Don Payne will
go to Liberty.
The Rev. A. R. Davis of Crabtree
will go to Coleridge, to be replac
ed by the Rev. R. J. Hahn. at one
time pastor of the Hazelwood
THE REV. CLYDE COLLINS,
former Bethel minister, will re
place the Rev. G. C. Starr at
Central Methodist Church,
THF. REV. G. C. STARR is leav
ing Clyde's Central Methodist
Church to fill the pulpit at Oak
View Church, High Point.
THE REV. A R. DAVIS ha* been
ass;;i>?'d from Crabtree Charge
Is Reopened Here
A Bang's disease testing pro
gram tor dairy and beef cattle in
Haywood County has been reopen
ed and will continue through
September, it has been announced
The program was first opened
win June and continued through
July, utilizing a special fede^J al
(See Bang's Disease?Page 4)
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Cloudy, rather windy and mild
with heavy rains predicted for to
night. Tuesday, clearing and cool
Official Waynesville temperature
* as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Mln. Prec.
Sept. 20 70 42 ?
Sept. 21 76 32 ?
Sept. 22 ?...81 40 ?
Sept. 23 78 46 ?
Set Thursday i
A sale of Turkish "aromatic* to
bacco grown in Haywood County .
! will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday j
at the Waynesville Farmers Feder
ation warehouse on Depot St.
Tobacco to be sold will include 1
that grown on the farms of A. L. <
Frcedlander at Aliens Creek. Colc
.nan York at West Pigeon, and W. .
J. McCrary at Crabtree. i
Last year aromatic tobacco
grown on the Frcedlander farm J
averaged a dollar a pound at the 1
auction here and some of the best i
leaf brought as high as $1 25. i
Farmers interested in growing I
aromatic tobacco are invited to at- <
tend the sale, which will be con- <
ducted by representatives of the i
Southeastern Aromatic Tobaccu
Co. of South Carolina. I
A CHECK FOR $1,388.66. representing profits for tlio Waynes
jille-Bethel football gam? here September 14. was presented to
Principal C. C. Poindxter of Bethel (left) by A. 1). Harrison,
president of the Waynesville Merchants Association, during the half
of the Bethel-Murphy game Friday. The Mountaineer-Blue Demon
game was sponsored by the Merchants Association.
Potato Peddler Has
A peddler of sweet potatoes,
from Cherokee County, will have (
a lot to explain to a iudge later. (
The 67-year-old peddler, nam- .
ed General Buck Godfrey ? no '
nicknames involved?was taint
down US 19 near Junaluska when
he spotted Cpl. P rite hard Smith |
checking a car. The peddler |
tried to turn around in the higli- \
way instead of passing in the |
usual fashion, and this created ; t
suspicion, and caused Cpl. Smith (
to ask to see the driver's license j i
of the trucker. He had none. . 1
since they were revoked 11
months ago. <
lie had a peddler's license, and I
four bushels of sweet potatoes <
on the pickup truck.
Cpl. Smith's curiosity was still 1
not satisfied, so he started check- ''
ing around the truck, and there I ?
under the front seat was care- '
fully packed 16 pints of tax-paid j
The peddler's license seemed ( 1
valid in every respect, but Cpl.
Smith did not feel it covered
hauling 16 pints of liquor at
once, so the man was arrested
and brought to jail. , ^
Team At Richmond
For Regional Meet
Four Haywood County 4-H mem
bers and Assistant Farnv Agent
~ecil Brown arrived in Richmond,
t'a.. Sunday to participate in the
Atlantic States 4-H Livestock Judg
The team?made up of Jerry
Ferguson, of fines Creek, Veriin
Kawards and fommy Boyd of WT
US, and R. E. Cathey of Bethel?
[?arned the trip to Richmond as
first-place winners ijj the North
Carolina contest. Another member
nf the team. Neal Kelly of Bethel,
new a student at the University of
North Carolina, did not make the
Irip to Richmond.
Record Attendance Noted
At 3-Dav Pigeon Valley Fair
(List of premium winners on
page one, section two)
A "record attendance-' was
claimed by officials of the 8th an- |\
nual Pigeon Valley Fair, which d
concluded its three-day run Satur- k
day under smiling skies. "It just: a
gets bigger every year," a spokes
man said. d
Highlights of the event includ ? a
ed the crowning of the Pigeon Val- ?'
ley Queen, a football game be- ?'
tween Bethel and Murphy, and a v
horse show. The ball game and d
the horse show were said to have
tied for top honors in attendance, it
The fair's opening night saw c
Miss Jeanette Sheffield of West a
Pigeon open her reign over the T
festivities. The blonde teen-ager
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James R. Sheffield.
On exhibit in the new gymnas
um. cafeteria and stock barn were
iisplays of farm products of all
inds. as well as arts and crafts
Nightly events included square
ance exhibition with such teams
s the Bethel 8th-graders, Bethel
U-girl team. Champion Y Jun
Ltrs. Included in the folk festival
iere a number of talented singers,
lancers and others.
The Hound Show created much'
Merest, with Albert Burnette,
hairman; Muncy Anderson, judge,
nd Ogden Henson, ringmaster,
'he following results were an
(See Pigeon Fair?Page 4)
1956 Mountaineer 1
A total of Ib2 students graduated
rom the sales courses held last
*eek, according to A. D. Harrison,
aresident of the sponsoring Mer
chants Association. Five other stu
ients were enrolled, but did not
attend enough sessions to qualify
Mr. Harrison said that a great
ieal of interest was shown
hroughout the school, with all
comments very favorable.
Another course will be offered
ay the Merchants Association with
n a few weeks. This one, for man
agement, will be a "Business Cost
Clinic." It will be taught by F. M.
Sinclair of the State Department
af Public Instruction, who taught
he course just completed.
Lake Junaluska Assembly just
closed the greatest season in the.
44 years of the Lake, according to
J. W. Fowler, Jr., superintendent
of the Assembly.
Between 38,000 and 40,000 per- '
sons visited the Assembly this past j
season, which is an increase of!
10,000 over last year, when 30,000 '
passed through the gates
The program for 1957 already !
Include 31 conferences, and will !
get the season* under way the third :
week in May, just as the 1956 sea- j
son, Supt. Fowler said. The cur- ;
rent season began in May, with the j
last group leaving the 21st of this,
month, marking the longest sea
sotryn the history of the Lake.
During the 71 operating days,
the Lake pool had over 25,000
Tbo Western North Carolina
Annual Conference voted unani
mously on Saturday to hold its
1957 session at Lake Junaluska.
This Conference wil probably be
larger than any one yet having
more than thirteen hundred reg
istered delegates, many of whom
will desire to bring their fami- j
In extending the invitation, Mr.
Fowler was joined by the District |
Superintendent, the Rev. Frank \
Smathers, in Inviting the Confer- j
ence on behalf of the Methodists
of the Waynesville District, assur
ing the delegates that adequate
housing and the most cordial hos
pitality would be extended to
them. Mr. Fowler noted that in
addition to the improved facili
ties at Lake Junaluska that the
communities of Canton, Waynes
(Sce Lake Record?Page 6>
CONGRESSMAN GEORGE A. SHL'FORD ad
dre.sse<J about 70 Democrats of live counties at
(furrn's Farm Saturday night, as the llayyvood
precinct rhairman. office holders, and candidates
attended a dinner rally. From the left: Richard
Queen, secretary to Congressman Shuford; Lo
ranzo Smathers. county chairman, and Judge Dan
K. Moore, Sylva, (Mountaineer Photoi.
m M ^ a
Two persons were injured ill one
of three accidents investigated by j
the Highway Patrol during the!
Two were hurt and cars were
damaged an estimated $<i5(> in a
collision Friday at 6:35 p.m. on '
the narrow Burnette Cove road.
Investigating officer W. It.
Wooten reported that the driver j
ot one car, Mary Catherine Press
ley. 1?, of Route 2, Canton, was
hospitalized with a chipped ankle
bone and a gashed mouth. Carlos
Harvey Creasman, 22, also of Route
<See 2 Injured?Page 6)
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September Civil Court
Term Enters Second Week
The September civil term of
Haywood County Superior Court j
entered its second week this morn- 11
ing under Judge Zeb V Nettles ! i
of Asheville. [ t
Among cases disposed of in the <
last several days have beert' Jt
Furst McNpss Co. vs. Hubert I
Woodson, Holland Messer. Hosteller ' i
Messar. R. V. Putnam, and Mrs. ! |
R. V. Putnam: plaintiff awarded i
judgment of $50.
Mrs. Floyd Miller. petitioner, vs
Edward Scheldt, commissioner of .
not or vehicles: defendant ordered
o restore petitioner's driver's lic
;nse. suspended after a traffic acct
lent on June 29. 1955
Jessie Kugene Plemtnons, by his
icxt friends, Jesse I'leminons, vs.
Edward Scheidl, commissioner of
nolor vehicles: defendant ordered
(See Court?Page 4)
-M'A^^-mw^ ^iHBHr 4v-'^HBHkk?'
HAYWOOD'S FAMOUS APPLES commanded
the attention of pretty Brenda Lee Burnette,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon >L Burmette,
Route 2, Canton, but her dor. Fluffy, stems to
Be more interested in what the photographer is
doing. (Mountaineer Photo).
Haywood Democrats Get
Set For Fall Campaign
Now Under Way
Culling all pigskin prognosti
The Mountaineer's annual
gridiron guessing contest starts
this week, and will continue
through the 195B football season.
Winners of the contest each
week will receive a prize of $15
In cash for the best guesses on
one high school and 9 college
Leading off the first contest is
a real toughir: Canton vs. Way
nesville. Others are listed in the
big one-page ad on the back of
this issue of The Mountaineer.
A 12-member committee, in
charge of plans for the 1956 out
jf-state farm tour, was reelected
Saturday night to arrange next
ar's tour. The group was named
it a picnic supper at Camp Schaub.
attended by persons who have
made any of the past tours
The committee is headed by L.
N. Davis of Hazel wood and includes
K (). Carswell of Thickety, R C.
Francis of KatclifTe Cove. Mrs
Paul Robinson of Clyde, Mrs. 1
Howard Cole of Beaverdam, Mrs.
J. S. Harrell of Lake Junaluska.
A B. Robinson, Mrs. Ralph Craw
ford. Mrs. Logan White, and Mrs.
Harold Hansen, all of Canton.
Turner Cat hey of Bethel, and Sam
Liner of KatrlifTr Cove.
Among suggestions made for the
1957 tour were a trip to the South
west. to include New Orleans and
Mexico, to California, the Pacitfic
Northwest, and the Deep South.
A number of persons expressed
interest in visiting Mexico, but it
was agreed that the time and ex
penses involved may rule out that
(See Farm Tour?Page 4)
Haywood Democratic precinct
chairmen, and others, about 70
strong, made plans Saturday nighr*?
for the district rally iif Asheville
October 2< and other plans for the
fall campaign as they met at
Queen's Farm for dinner.
l?oran/o Smathers. chairman of
the executive committee, together
with his brother Underwood
Smathers and Richard Queen were
hosts at dinner. Guests from Bun
combe. Jackson and Xransylvania
Judge Dan K. Moore and Con
gressman George A. Shuford were
the principal speakers Mrs. Dan
K Moore, member of the state
Democratic advisory committee,
issued an invitation to the women
to attend the district rally.
Plans are for Haywood and Jack
son Democrats to go to the rails
in a motorcade, leaving Waynes
vUle about 2: JO for the 4 o'clock
A special committee was named
to recommend a candidate for the
Board of Education for the fifth
district to replace Joe S. Davis, of
White Oak. who was nominated in
May. but has since moved from
the district. The committee is com
posed of precinct chairmen of the
area. Frank Green. F.ari Brad lev
Mack Caldwell. Lush Caldwell, and
Rowe Bedford. The recommenda
tion will be made to the 29-mem
ber executive committee at an
Senator William Medford and
W. J. i Billt Stone were named co
chairmen of the finance committee,
while Bruce Brown was named
chairmen of the publicity commit
tee. togeher with Ken Fry and W.
A speakers committee is com
posed of Richard Queen, Charles
Bell and Tom Reeves.
To Name Officers
A meeting of the Haywood Coun
ty Young Democrats Club will be
held in the Courthouse in W'ay
nesville Saturday. September 29
at 8 p.tft
(See Haywood YDC?Page 1)
Plans For Unveiling Of
Haywood Portrait Complete
Final plans for the unveiling of
a portrait of John Haywood, for
whom Haywood County was named, j
were eompleted at a meeting of '
special committees Friday morning.
The portrait, which will be un
veiled on Saturday, September 29.
at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse, is
being given bv the family of Mr.
Haywood, first treasurer of North
Carolina, who was holding office
a? the time Haywood County was
John Haywood Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Archie Davis of Winston
Salem. will unveil the portrait.
The portrait will be presented
by Archie Davis, who is married to
the former Miss Marj?Louise Hay
wood. several times removed grand
daughter of the first state treas
Members of the Haywood family
who are expected to attend the
ceremony are Mr. and Mrs T Holt
Haywood. Sr.. parents of Mrs.
Archie Davis; T. Holt Haywood,
Jr., Alfred Williams Haywood, and
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Davis and
their children, Archibald Hilliard.
Louise Bohnson, John* Haywood,
and Thomas Whitmell.
Senator William Medford will
accept the portrait on behalf of
Jonathan Woody Will serve as
master of ceremonies and the Rev.
J W. Fowler will give the invoca
(See Unveiling?Page 6>
Killed . . . .; 4
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 78
(1955 ? *51
(1955 ? 139)
Loss ... $48,820
(1955 ? S51.72bl
(This information compiled
from records of State High