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E? | The Waynesyille Mountaineer
i;) ? Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great i?moky Mountains National Park ^ c
71st YEAR NOT83 18 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 4, 1956 " *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties^
Sen. Scott Favors Heintooga-Cataloochee Road
Political Tempo In!
MRS. R. N. ROGERS
Mrs. R. N. Rogers of Fines
Creek observed her 106th birthday
Sunday at a reunion held at the
home of a daughter and son-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Justice of
Among the large crowd at the
reunion were six of Mrs. Rogers'
nine living children: Hayden Rog
ers of Fines Creek, Julius of
Waynesville. Chapel of Geraldine,
Mont.: Mrs. Birdie Kirkpatriek and
Mrs. Lawrence Russell of Waynes
ville, and Mrs. Justice.
Unable to be present were two
sons, Erastus and Walter Rogers
and a daughter, Mrs. Nathan
(See Mrs. Rogers?Page 6)
Bid For Big
Both political parties in Hay-1
wood threw their machines into j
high gear this week, in prepara-!
tion lor the all-out race for the
November 6 election.
Both parties opened campaign
headquarters in Canton. The Dem
ocrats are in the old City Market
building, with Mrs. Sydney Trues
dale in charge. The Republican
headquarters were opened in the
Schulman Building on Main Street.
At noon today. Democrats were
completing plans for establishing
headquarters on Main Street here.
Two places were being considered,
according to Jule Noland, who was
named by Loranzo Smathers. Hay
wood Democratic chairman, to
Mrs. Dorothy Fields will be in
charge of headquarters here.
Cudger Duckett, chairman of the
Haywood Republican committee.
Said the GOP headquarters would
be kept open by a number of vol- '
Last night Richard C. Clarke, Jr.. 1
Republican candidate for Congress,
met with leaders at the headquar- '
ters and assisted in getting a Young |
Republican Club organized. Sey
mour Singleton was named tem
porary chairman, and Shirley
Welch, as temporary secretary.
Plans were completed for the
permanent organization meeting on
Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 at the j
Candidate Clarke spent a great
part of. Wednesday in Canton, and ,
his schedule called for further
campaigning there today and in (
Macon county tonight.
Chairman Smathers said tenta- ?
tive plans are to have Senator W.
Kerr Scott come to Haywood early
in November for a Democratic
rally. Smathers said the plans are
(See Political?Page 6)
District Baptists Discuss
Area Program At Meet Here
Approximately 175 Baptist pas-1
tors and laymen from ten Western
Baptist Associations met at the i
First Baptist Church of Waynes
\ille Tuesday night to discuss ways
and means of strengthening the
carsjfijf Christ through the pro
graj^K the local Baptist Churches.
Wayne Williams of Ashe
ville. spoke briefly concerning the
potential leadership inherent in
the people of this area. He chal
lenged those present to win and
e nlist this leadership in the cause
oi Christ. His topic was, "There's
Gold in Them,Thar Hills."
Dr. J. C. Canipe. president of the
Baptist State Convention of North
Carolina, struck the keynote of
unity and cooperation as he s|toke
on the subject, "Every Man in His I
Place." He called for the fullest i
cooperation on the part of every !
pastor, layman, and church, re
gardless of size or location.
Dr. W. Perry Crouch, pastor of
First Baptist Church, Asheville,
(See Baptist?Page 6)
FRANCIS RETURNS [
W. Roy Francis. Waynesville at
torney, has returned from Rich
mond. Va. where he appeared be
fore the Court of Appeals in the
Madison County Election Case.
2 Cars Collide
On Four Lane
Near Dairy Bar
One minor accident was report- j
ed today by the Highway Patrol, i
involving the collision of two cars
near the Biltmore Dairy Bar on
Highway 19-23 near Lake Juna
Patrolman V. E. Bryson said
Mrs.. Sue Boone Green of Canton,
23. drove her 1953 Ford from a
side road into the four-lane high
way in the path of a 1952 Chevro- |
let driven by Bobby Lee Wilson, j
24. of Thomasville.
Neither driver was hurt. Dam-1
age to both cars was estimated at
Mrs. Green was charged with
failure to yield the right of way.
Variable cloudiness, rather warm
and humid with scattered showers
today. Friday, partly cloudy ^nd
Official Waynesville temperature
as recorded by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Oct. 1 81 49 .01
"2 79 56
" 3 72 58 .04
MARK BROUN, newly elected
president of the Haywood young
Democrats. He succeeds Halter
(Mountaineer Photo), j
CHAIRMAN LORANZO SMATHERS of the Hay
wood County Democratic executive committee,
discusses some matters with Senator Sam J. Erv
?I? w m jw~ >>- jm-.. ~\~mmn
in, left, and Mrs. Dan K. Moore, district advisor,
at the district Democratic rally in Ashrville Tucs
da.V. ( Mniint;iiiiP#?r IMialitl
Haywood County's twenty-eight
home demonstration clubs will hold
their sixth annual Achievement
Day program at the Waynesville
Armory. Tuesday and Wednesday.
October 9 and 10, according to
Miss Mary Cornwell, home agent.
The Armory will be open to
the public 011 Tuesday from 1
p.m. until 10 p.m. and on Wednes
day from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Judging of the exhibits will begin
Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Monday, October 8, has been de
signated as "preparation day," at
which time the club members will
put the final touches 011 their
The program this year will be
a separate event?a change from
the past few years when it has
been held in conjunction with the
Tobacco Festival. It is being spon
sored by the Merchants Associa
Achievement Day is a culmina
tion of a year's planning and pivp
(See Achievement Day?Page 6)
Of a total of 480 steers and heif
ers sold at the annual feeder calf
sale at the WNC Livestock Yards
at Asheville Wednesday, 340 were
from Haywood County, according
to County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
Average prices paid at the sale
Choice steers, $20.15; good
steers, $19.50; medium steers.
$17 44: chiee heifers, $15.76; good
heifers. $15.94, and medium heif
Among purchasers of the feeder
calves were these seven Haywood
countians: Glenn Boyd. Glenn
Palmer. Neil Stamey. Frank Mcd
ford. Sam Ferguson, Moody Hyatt,
and Jesse Green.
6-Cent Wage Increase
Granted Dayton Employees
Dayton Rubber Co. and Local 277, United Rubber
Workers union, jointly announced Wednesday that their
current bargaining negotiations have been satisfactorily
Agreement was reached on a two-year contract with
; the company granting a wage increase of <i cents per
hour to all employee*.
In addition, one other paid holiday and vacation
| improvements were granted.
Agreement also was reached whereby the company
! will establish a plan for supplementation of state unem
ployment benefits, beginning April, 19"?8.
Maggie Valley C. of C.
Gets Wide-Range Program
Horse Show Has
Profit Of $1,200
The Recreation Commission
realized about $1,200 profit on
! the recently staged Horse Show,
according to the financial state
ment of Richard Bradley, presi
; dent of the commission.
The money goes into the gen
eral fund of the Commission.
Operating Dates For
Schedules for operations of can-'
neries in the Waynesville area have
The Fines Creek cannery will be
open on Tuesday, October 9. and
again on Tuesday, October 16, af-j
ter which it will be closed.
The Bethel cannery will be open
three more days, Tuesday and
Thursday, October 9 and 11, and
Tuesday, October 16.
The Waynesville cannery will be
open for the last times Tuesday
and Friday, October 9 and 12. Meat
will be canned on Friday and those
with meat to be canned are asked
to notify the cannery before that
Crabtree cannery will be open
on Wednesday. October 10.
Plans to make Maggie Valley the
dude ranch center of Western
North Carolina were discussed
Tuesday night at a dinner meeting
of the Maggie Chamber of Com
merce at Maggie School.
Ross Caldwell, a director of the
Chamber, pointed out that Mag
gie Valley already has three dude
ranches ? Catalooehee. Smokey
Shadows, and the Moody Farm ?
and another nearby?the Queen
Farm. He said that other dude
ranches may be opened in the fu
ture. and that special emphasis ?will
be given to those facilities in tour
ist promotion work.
Mr. Caldwell also discussed these
additional plans for 1957:
1. Maintenance of present proj
ects ? including keeping "Maggie
(See Maggie Valley?Page 6)
Color Along Mile High
Heintooga Is Outstanding
Motorists who want to see a wide and vivid variety of beauti
ful fall foliage colors, should avail themselves of the opportunity
this week of visiting the Mile lligh Overlook and tleintooga areas.
The colors in that region are the best they have been in about
five years, according to one of The Mountaineer staff visiting there
The colors in and around Mile lligh and Black Camp Gap arc
especially beautiful, and continue all the way out to Heintooga.
Every vantage point along the road offers a new view of varying
It is understood the Beech Gap area is also a perfect picture.
The proposed 7-mile Park Serv-'
ice highway linking the Heintooga I
and C'ataloochee an as got senatori- j
al support Wednesday, as Senator,
| W. Kerr Scott put his formal OK '
Ion the project, as he visited the |
"I am convinced that we need ;
tin connecting road," Senator Scott !
said, as he stood in Paul's Gap on
the- Heintooga Ridge and looked
across the colorful scenic territory
of the Great Smokies.
The Haw Creek senator was
"carried away" with the color of
the folia.:.- in the area, and re
gretted that his schedule would not
permit him to spend the rest of
the week "jus( looking at the col
ors on the many thousands of acres
of foliage in the section,"
The plan for the proposed 7-mile
highway was made late in August
by Congressman George A. Shu
ford. Asheville. as he publicly an
nounced his plans, alter a visit to ?
jthe Heintooga and Cataloochee J
area-. At Ins roque t. Congressman "
jShulord Wa> accompanied by Kd- '
ward \ Hummel!, ?superintendent ,
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na-1
Senator Scott said lie fell I lie i
project should lx- formally pro- i '
posed by Congressman Shufotd.
and added: "You can rest assured <
that I will work with him on the 1
matter, and 1 am sure Senator Sam ,
Ervin will join us on such an im
portant phase of our highway sys
tem in this mountain region.
"This is just beautiful and could 1
easily Ik- enjoyed by thousands, and i
tens of thousands of people, if we I
(See Senator Scott?Page 6)
I . I
! GOP Candidate
For N. C. House
Walter G. Smathers has been j
1 named by the Haywood Republican '
! executive committee as the can- i
didate for representative from Hay- :
Wood County. Smathers takes the
place of W. A. Bradley who recent-,
ly withdrew from the race because ,
of his health. I
Smathers is a farmer of the!
Clyde area, and the announcement i
was made by Gudger Duekett.:
chairman of the Republican com
Local Masons To Honor r
Past Masters Friday
The Waynesville Masonic Lodge 1
s will honor its past masters at a
program Friday night at 7:30 at the
The Rev. Grady Barringer, pas
tor of the Maple Grove Methodist
I Charge, will be the principal
| speaker of the evening.
All Master Masons are invited
to attend the meeting.
SENATOR W. KERR SCOTT checked a map as he stood at llein
tooEa Wednesday morninE. and discussed the proposed 7-milc
Ileintoova-Cataloochee Park road. On the risht is John M. liueen,
one of those from here accompanvins the Senator and members
of his staff to'the site of the connecting road. (Mountaineer Photo).
Miss Corn well To Receive
J. S. Savings Bond
Sales In Haywood
Sales of U. S. Savings Bonds in
Haywood County during the month
?f August totalled $26,587.50,
bringing Haywood's total for the
rear to $269,356.25. according to an
mnouncement by J. E. Massie,
?ounty Savings Bond sales chair
In the state the August sale of
64.053,124.70 in Series "E" and "H"
londs brought the eight-month to
al for this year in North Caro
ina to $36,076,378.45.
The Series "E" Bonds sales for
lie month were approximately one
>er rant above August, 1955, while
for the year to date, the sales of
series "K" Bonds were over two
per cent higher than for the cor
responding period of last year.
The sales of Series "E" and "H"
Bonds through August were less
lhan four per cent under the same
period for 1955. but otherwise these
figures represent the best sales
record for these bonds for any oth
er year since 1945.
Miss Mary Cornwell, Haywood
County Home Agent, is one of four
North Carolina home agents who
will be recognized for distinguish
ed service at an October 31 session
of the National Home Demonstra
tion Agents' Association in Chi
cago. it was announced by Anne
Benson Priest, Transylvania Coun
ty home agent and chairman of the
State Recognition Committee,
Other state agents to be honored
are Mrs. Estelle E. White, Halifax
County; Mrs. Lillie Mae B. Dean.
Franklin County; and Miss Jose
phine Hall, Hoke County,
Recognition of these agents i
made on their record of distin
guished service to the people with
whom a home agent works, and as
a result of the agent's devotion to
the aims and ideals of the Exten
I sion Service. Agents are reeom
| mended by state recognition Com
! mittees of Extension Workers, and
1 approved by the National Assoeia
Sixty-eight agents from 38 states,
(See Miss Cornwell?Page 6)
TO CLOSE FRIDAY
The Haywood County Health
; Center will be closed Friday to al-*
j low staff members to attend a
I Public Health Meeting in Hickory.
Club Considering Miniature
Train For Recreation Center
Workers In the United Fund
campaign were just beginning to
turn in their reports to head
quarters this morning, and accord
ing to Charlie Woodard, oven
$5,000 had been reported by noon.
Many of the volunteer workers
are trying to complete their as
signments by this weekend.
The goal this year is for $31,000,
and covers about the same organi
zations as last vear. Woodard said.
There are 14 divisions of this
year's campaign, with a chairman,
or a co-chairman for each of the
groups, and a large number of
Volunteers for each.
Some of the workers were late
getting started the first of the
week because of rain, but all have
their cards and hope to make a
whirlwind finish of the assign
The Canton area campaign gets
under way tonight with a dinner,
with solicitations starting Satur
day. About 80 volunteer workers
will take part in the campaign to
raise a goal of $29,000.
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Watkins are
expected to return tonight from
Atlanta where they have been at
tendlng a Chevrolet showing.
from Ben Sloan, local contractor.
Mr. Sloan told the Kiwanis that
I a train with locomotive and three
i cars and 700 feet of track and
! other equipment would cost a
total of S6,a00.
j He explained that, the locomo
j tive would have an 18-horsepower
four-cylinder engine, equipped
with air brakes. He added that
the cars would have electric brake
and would run on rails 18 inches
The Kiwanis also were told that
if the club decides to undertake
the project, the Recreation Com
mission will provide the ground
for the track.
The miniature train project
would be similar to that now in
operation by the Asheville Kiwanis,
Ciub at Recreation Park.
United Fund Campaign
CHECKING this morning on the United Fund Campaign wrre
Mrs. Felix Shousc, left, and Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, at headquar
ters in the L. N. Davis Company office on Main Street. Both of
these ladies are working in the office for the duration of the cam
paign. (Mountaineer Photo).
Killed ..... 4
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 78
(1955 ? 73)
(1955 ? 139)
Loss ..? $49,720
(1955 ? $37,726)
(This information compiled
from records mt StaU Hlih
Give Liberally To The United Fund-An Organization That Needs Your Supportj
The Waynesville Kiwanis Club,
new considering operation of a
miniature train at the new Recre
ation Center grounds, heard a re
port on the train Tuesday night