? The Waynesville Mountaineer
^ q Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park , ^ a
7ist YEAR NO. 82 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 1, 1956 $3^50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Volunteer workers for the Unit
ed Fund in the Waynesville area
launched a six-day campaign this
morning to raise $31,297.
The campaign will be waged in
this area by some 200 volunteers
from 14 different organizations,
headed by Charlie Woodard, drive
chairman. Campaign headquarters
will te in the L. N. Davis Co.
louM| on Main St.
the groups to benefit
fraQRflne campaign funds will be:
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American
Bed Cross, Clothing Closet, W*THS
Band, Waynesville Lions Christ
mas Cheer Fund, Crippled Chil
dren's Fund, Woman's Club Christ
mas Tree Fund, Hazelwood Lions
Welfare and Christmas Cheer
Fund, Hospitalized TB Patients'
Clothing Fund, Kiwanis Club In
ternational Children's Fund, Crab
tree-iron Duff Band, Waynesville
Area Polio and Orthopedic Fund,
Cerebral Palsy, Carolinas United,
Division chairman and workers
for the drive are:
Harry Burnette, Route 3, Can
ton, won the first 1956 Mountain
eer football contest last week by
missing on only one selection?
the Florida-Clemson tie ? and
coming closest on the combined
score of the Canton-Waynesville
f Eight other contestants missed
only one game, but were farther
away on the combined score of the
Twenty-eight other contestants
mimed only two games-wit-of 12.
To Meet Monday Night
The Haywood County Highland
ers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at
the Junaluska Wayside Restaurant,
it has been announced.
President L. E. DeVous said
Monday's meeting will be an espe
cially important one, and asked
that all Highlander members at
Community Auction Here
To Begin Saturday, Oct. 13
Plans have been made for the
first of a weekly series of Com
munity Auction sales to begin Oc
tober 13, John R. Carver, announc
ed today in behalf of the Recre
The auction will be held on the
court house parking lot, 10 a.m.
Carv|cclsaid Phillip Cronkhite,
aucUSflju^.-nianager of the Farm
ers jijket, Hendersonville, and
operator of a similar plan there,
will come here to get the auction
Virgil Holloway, working with
Carver, said that anything from
clothing, livestock, machinery and
furniture will be handled at the
"Items that are of little value
to the owner, in many cases, are
of much value to, someone else,"
The owners will pay a fee of
20 per cent on wearing apparel and
furniture; 5 per cent on hardware,
farm equipment and machinery,
Carver said a small flat fee would
be charged on items where bids
were rejected by the owner.
The Community Auction plan has
been very successful in many
places, and those back of the proj
ect here felt that a similar pro
gram here would be beneficial.
Profits of the auction will go to
the Recreation Commission.
Brown to Manage Singer
Sewing Machine Store
The Singer Sewing Machine
Company announced today the i
opening of a store at 289 N. Main
Frank C. Brown, well known
Waynesville man, will be manager
of the store.
Tommy Edge has returned to
his home in Clyde after spending
two weeks in a hospital in Oak ,
Fair and mild today. Tuesday,
increasing cloudiness with a
chance of showers.
Official WaynesviUe tempera
ture as recorded by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Ph
Sept. 27 .. 52 46 .31
Sept. 28 68 45 .01
Sept. 29 75 46 .02
Sept. 30 77 47 i
CONTRIBUTIONS to the United Fund Campaign
started today. Here are three checking in with
; Charlie Woodard, campaign chairman, on their
donations. From the left, .John Hildenbiddle, Jr..
manager of The Dayton Rubber Company, Chair
man Woodard: Jonathan II. Woody, president
First National Bank. Standing is Joe Judd. comp
troller of the W'ellco Shoe Corporation.
Final OK Given Pigeon
Street School Construction
In competition with 4-11 Club
livestock-judging teams from 10
Atlantic Coastal Region states at
Richmond. Va., last week, Hay
wood County's four-man team
placed third, according to Cecil
Brown, assistant farm agent and
rutmch of the team. ? ???
A member of the team, R. E.
Cathey of Bethel, was fourth
highest individual scorer among
the some 40 competitors with a
mark of 364 out of a possible
Other members of the team
were Verlin Edwards and Tommy
Boyd of WTHS and Jerry Fergu
son of Fines Creek.
The Haywood team will go to
Raleigh again October 19 to com
pete against other 4-H groups
during State Fair Week.
Plans and specifications for the
new Pigeon Street School were ap
proved today by the State Depart
ment of Education, and construc
tion is expected to start on the new
building within 10 days. Superin
tendent of Schools Lawrence B.
Leatherwood has announced.
An appropriation for the school
was approved August 31.
Mr. Leatherwood said that the
contracts for the building have al
ready been written and will be
The total amount of the contract
is in excess of $100,000. The Jer
FyXIfldrCSnstruetion Co. of LaKT
Junaluska has the general contract:
Young and Brookshire of Canton
have the heating and plumbing con
tracts; and Martin Electric Co. of
Waynesville the wiring and elec
trical fixtures contract. ?
Mr. Leatherwood said the new
school, to be built across Ninevah
Road from the old school, will have
one self-contained primary room,
two grammar-grade rooms, an of
fice, library book storage room, two
restrooms, kitchen, and cafetori
um with stage. Construction will
be of brick and masonry.
Completion of the school is ex
pected within four months, the i
N. C. State Lab
Will Be Named
The new pulp, and paper labora
tory on the campus of North Caro- \
lina State College at Raleigh will
be named for Reuben B. Robertson,
Sr., president of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, accord
ing to an announcement by Gover
nor Luther B. Hodges.
The governor described Mr. Rob
ertson as "an industrial statesman
and a man who has done so much
(See N. C. State?Page 6)
$48/897 Is Being
Of Savings Loan
Earnings totaling $18,897.60
are being paid shareholders of
the Haywood Savings and la>an
Association, it was announced to
day by L. N. Davis, secretary
The earnings cover a period
from April to October first, and
make a total of $91,091.27 paid
- Tiramwhd earnings for the past
Davis said deposits on or be
fore October 1 would earn in
terest from the first of the
Baptists From 12 Counties
Will Meet Here On Tuesday
Baptist pastors, and laymen from
12 counties will meet here Tues
day night, .7:30. at the first Bap
tist Church to discuss denomina
tional needs of the area, and ways
of meeting the needs.'
Several hundred ale expected to
attend, according to T. E, Robin
ett, temporary chairman, and pas
tor of the host church.
The list of speakers will be head
ed by Dr. J. C. Canipe, president
of the State Baptist Convention.
He will use as his topic, "Every
man in his place.'
Rev. Wayne Williams, retired
pastor of Asheville, and a native of
Bryson. who has spent all his min
istry in Western North Carolina,
will use as his topic; "There's
Gold In Them Thar Hills."
Dr. Perry Crouch, pastor. First
Baptist Church, Asheville, will be
(See Baptists?Page 6)
OVERJOYED FANS were thrw Canton boosters
just after Dewayne Milner ran 90 yards on the
opening kirkoft Friday night, starting off the scor*
in* that was to result in the worse defeat in his
tory for the Mountaineers at the hands of the
Black Bears. (Mountaineer Photo).
Haywood Termed Perfectly Balanced
County Of South By Financier Davis
"Haywood's achievements of the
past, point to an even greater fu
ture," Archie K. Davis, chairman
of the board of directors of Wacho
via Bank and Trust Company, told
a large audience here Saturday
morning as a portrait of Hon. John
Haywood was presented and un
veiled in the courtroom The por
trait was a gift from the Haywood
family to this county. The county
was named in 1808 for the State's
first state treasurer.
As a leading financier of the na
tion, Mr. Davis told his audience,
"The balanced economy in Hay
wood County is not equalled any
where in the South. You have a
great agriculture economy: lead
ing industrialists, and are an out
standing recreation area.
"Yo uare wisely maintaining this
perfectly balanced economy along
with genuine hospitality.
"What you have done here has
spread to other sections of the
State "and the South," Mr. Davis
(See John Haywood?Page 6>
Named For CP&F
The Mountain Construction Co.
will erect the buildings and facili
ties for the Champion Paper and
Fibre Company's new multi-mil
lion dollar paper-machine expan
sion project, it has been announc
The announcement was made by
Watson and Hart of Greensboro,
engineers for the project, who said
that the Mountain Construction Co.
will establish an office in Canton
SENATOR WILLIAM MEDFORD, left, accepted
in behalf of the county, the portrait of lion. John
llaywood as presented by the Haywood family to
this county at a special program in the courtroom
Saturday morninc. On the ripht is Archie K. Da
vis. who made the presentation in behalf of the
family, and his son, John Haywood Davis who
unveiled the portrait. (Mountaineer Photo).
Episcopal Church Raises
$25,069 For New Building
Rites Are Held
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon In the First Metho
dist Church for Mrs. W. T. Shelton,
who died Friday morning in the
Haywood County Hospital.
Tlie Rev. Earl Brendall. pastor
of the church, officiated and burial
was in Green Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: William S.
Ray, Howard Hyatt, Waynesville;
Harold Pitts, Clinton B. Pitts, Jr.,
Greenwood, all nephews; Carl
Rhinehart, Jr., great nephew, Ashe
v ille, and Crawford Shelton. cousin
of the late Mi-. Shelton, of Whit
Mrs. Shelton's husband, a'lead
ing business, civic and political
(See Mrs, Shelton?Page 6)
Offers Land For
An Animal Shelter
Earl Williams of Canton today
offered to the county commission
ers an acre of ground in Dutch
Cove community, near the Run
combe line, to be used as a county
The commissioners agreed to
meet with officials from the towns
(See I,and Offered?Page 6)
The congregation of Grace Epis- |
copal Church met their building
fund goal of having $25,000 cash
on hand by October first, when the '
finance committee met last night,
according to E. M, Kothermel, ;
The church has raised $25,069
in cash since the building fund ;
campaign was Launched last April.
Kothermel explained. I
Dave Felmet, chairman of the j
building committee, said tentative |
plans were to start construction on .
the lot at the corner of Haywood |
and Miller Streets by the last of j
November. Plans are now being i
completed by James Mitchell, of
Asheville. The church will face
Haywood Street, according to .
Last April the congregation vot- v
ed to start the building fund and j
prepare for erecting a new struc
ture. Since that time the congre
gation has averaged $900 per week t
for the building fund in addition s
to the regular church budget. The .
project is estimated to cost $75,- J
Rev. L. Y. Perry, Jr. is rector of i
i he church, and was warm in his t
praise of the achievements this
morning, as the committee an- s
nounced the goal had been attained ^
for the 6-month period. I
Waynesville is again among the
towns and cities in North Carolina
to be designated a* a labor surplus
area, according to an announce
ment by Henry Kendail of the
Employment Security Commission
The classification will entitle
[Rants in the towns to a priority
in the award of defense contracts
t?y the federal government and will
allow firms in the areas stepped-up
ax amortization of the cost of new
Rants or expansion of existing
facilities, Kendall said.
Other areas eligible to receive
>rocurement preference and rapid
Amortization, he added, include
Cinston, Rocky Mount, Fayettc
fille. Mount Airy, and Shelby
In all of these areas the num
>er of workers seeking johs is con
iderably in excess of available
Kendall said three other major
ndustrial areas had been classi
ied as having "moderate" labor
:urplus. These are Charlotte,
iVinston-Salem and Greensboro
Aromatic Tobacco Brings 90c Pound
DR. J. C. CANIPE
Three Haywood County growers
of Turkish (aromatic) tobacco re
ceived an average of 90.6 cent per
pound for 2.333 pounds of their to
bacco sold here Thursday?for a
total of $2,114.25. |
The sale was conducted at the
Waynesville Farmers Federation
warehouse by ofTicials of the
Southeastern Aromatic Tobacco Co.
of Anderson, S. C.
bounty Agent Virgil L. Hollo way
pointed out that the sale Thurs
day was the first of two whidh will
be held here. He said the second
has not yet been scheduled, but
probably will be sometime in No
Prices paid for the aromatic leaf
here ranged from $1.25 for Grade
D to 40 cents for Grade K. Other
prices were: Grade E. 1.10; Grade
F. 95 cents; Grade G, 80 cents, and
Grade R. 60 cents.
Coleman York of West Pigeon
sold 621 pounds of tobacco for
$602.50; H. J. McCrary of Crabtree
sold 639 pounds for $558.80, and
Wayne Garrett of the A. L. Freed
lander farm at Aliens Creek sold
1,073 pounds for $952.95.
At the sale. Mr. Garrett indicat-'
ed that he plans to increase his
acreage of aromatic tobacco sub
(See Tobacco?Page S)
THIS TRUCKLOAD of aromatic tobacco from the farm nf A. L,
Freedlander at Aliens Creek brought $952.95 at a sale here Thurs
day. Total poundage sold by Wayne Garrett of the Freedlander
farm was 1.973 pounds. Total receipts for the sale were $2,114.25
for 2,333 pounds of tobacco.
Mark Brown Heads Young
Democrats Of This County
Mark Brown, Clyde, was named
(resident of the Haywood Young
iemocrats here Saturday night,
uceeeding Walter Clark, Canton.
Mrs. Sara Welch Murray, Way
lesville, was named first vice
(resident; Sam McCrary, Maggie,
iecond vice president; Mrs. Can oil
Jnderwood, Waynesville. secretary
ind Charles Bell, Canton, treas
Plans were made for establi-h
ng precinct organizations through
>ut the county, and for joining in
;he motorcade, Tuesday, 2 p.m. for
.he district rally at Recreation
(See Mark Brown?Page 61
<1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 78
<1955 ? 73)
<1955 ? 139)
Loss ?.. $49,720
<1955 ? S57.726)
(This information campilrd
fraat recorte mt State Bfcb