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E^| The Waynesville Mountaineer\*s?\
jL] ; q Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ c
71st YEAR NO. 87 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE. N. t\, THURSDAY AFTERNOON. OCT. 18, 1956 ~ $3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ~
DAVE FELMET is a member of
the 11-member WNCAC Econom- j
ic Survey Study Committee, set
up to get a factual economic pic
ture of region.
Survey To Be
Dave Felmet was named a mem-j
bet of an 11-man committee to I
make an "Inventory of Assets
Study" of 11 counties of Western
North Carolina, as the annual meet
ing of Western North Carolina As
sociated Communities was held in
Fontana on Monday.
The appointment was made by j
Bcekman Huger, Canton, president
of the organization. Linden McKee.
Asheville. is chairman of the new
The purpose of the study is to |
ascertain the potentials in W.N.C., j
and have the information available j
for all groups, but more especially
for a new committee to be named !
soon and to be known as the "Re- ?
gional Economic Improvement
WNCAC directors in formulating 1
the plans, pointed out that the pur-j
pose is the coordination of efforts
of civic groups of the 11-county
area into the economic betterment
The WNCAC members also
amended the 10-year-old constitu
tion whereby the president and
secretary of each Chamber of Com- !
morce in the area will become a [
director of the 11-county group 5
as of January 1.
Huger was re-elected president,5
with H. Bueck, Murphy, first vice
president: Major O. A. Fetch. Fon-j
tana Village, second vice presi-j
dent, and Dr. M B. Morrill, Cul-;
? 1 !
Western North rarnlim.'. 1
tumn color has drawn photograph
ers of two of America's leading
magazines to this region in the
past several days.
Saturday night Margaret Bourke
White. Life magazine staff mem
ber and the nation's outstanding j
woman photographer, spent the
nigfl^at YVaynesville Country
CltWWm, and this week is at Pis
gah Forest Inn.
Also in Western North Carolina
last week was Bert Glinn, photo
grapher for Holiday magazine.
The visits of the nationally
known photographers was arrang
ed by the State Advertising Divis- '
ion at Raleigh.
MRS. JONES IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Maude Jones was reported
resting comfortable today at the
Mission Hospital. Asheviile. She
entered the hospital Sunday night,
and is expected to undergo sur
gery either this weekend or early
2nd Community Auction
Slated Saturday Morning
Last U'ppk variolic itnmo A# I ? ? '
equipment no longer being used
broueht their owners, a total of
$475.50 at the county's first com- I
munity auction held on the court-1
house parking lot.
This Saturday at 10 a.m. the
second auction will be held, with
the hope that a larger stock of
items will be offered for sale.
County residents have been ask
ed to bring to the auction farm
equipment, livestock, household
furnishings and appliances, wear
ing apparel, sports goods, auto
motive equipment, and other use
A small charge is made for the
sale of each item ? with all auc
tion fees goipg into the Waynes
ville area Recreation Fund.
Again acting as the auctioneer
will be Phillip Cronkite. manager
of Farmers Market at Henderson
Sponsors of the auction here
are the Chamber of Commerce
(See Auction?Page 8)
The United Fund receipts were
above the $15,000 mark today,
which included a partial report
from Industry, according to
Charlie Woodard, campaign chairn
A number of volunteer solici- ;
tors wer^ slated to make reports
this weekend, and others have call
ed and said their reports would be '
in early next week.
The $31,297 goal is being sought i
for the 14 participating agencies. (
The personnel of Lake Juna
luska Assembly was added to the !
100 per cent group this morning,
and a number of other firms are
expected to be included within
A number of firms have been
working hard on the campaign
during the past few days, and sev
eral volunteer workers said they
were nearing their goal.
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, secre
tary, said it was important that the :
volunteer workers make a report ;
just as soon as possible, in order
to simplify the office work.
Russell Fultz, president, said lie
had heard of several encouraging
reports from over the area as to I
C-I. D. Seed Team
Takes Top Place
In District Meet
Three Haywood seed judging (
teams won in the district FFA :
Seeding Judging Contest held in J
The 4-mem.ber Crabtree-Iron I
Duff team won first place, with
Clyde second, and Fines Creek
The Crabtree-lron Duff team,
coached by 0- F. Nesbitt, is com
posed of Terry Rogers, Dan Best,
Marvin Downs and Jerry Crawford.
They will enter the state contest
in Raleigh in the spring.
Fight teams participated in the i
contest Tuesday, from Haywood I
and Jackson county schools.
C. E. Weatherby of Waynes- j
ville High School told The
Mountaineer at 2:30 p.m. today
that the Brevard - Waynesville
game, originally scheduled at
8 p.m. tonight at the WTHS
stadium, has been postponed
until Monday night at 8.
The change was made by
agreement of officials from
Still scheduled as The Moun
taineer went to press Thurs
day afternoon were Ilenderson
ville at Canton and Clyde at
Tryon Friday night, and Bethel
at Christ School Saturday after
In Haywood ?
Sportsmen will find plenty of
activity in their field this week
end in Haywood. Besides bear
hunting, there will he football,
and a horse show.
Monday night Waynesville vs.
Brevard in WT1IS stadium.
Friday night. Canton meets
Hendersonville in Canton, Clyde
will be in TrVbn, and Bethel
goes to Christ School Saturday
At 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Satur
day an all-western horse show
will be held at the Recreation
KYLE HAYES of North Wilkrs
boro. Itepublican candidate for
governor, will head a GOP cara
van on its trip through Western
North Carolina, including a stop
in Waynesville about noon Fri
Kyle Hayes of North Wilkes
boro. Republican candidate for gov
ernor, will head the GOP Caravan '
on its visit here while touring the '
The caravan will visit Waynes- i
ville Friday at noon.
Candidate Hayes, lawyer, busi
ness man and farmer, is waging
an intensive campaign from
' Manteo to Murphy" in an effort
to defeat Governor Hodges.
The caravan includes State GOP
Chairman Ray Jennings and Joel !
Johnson, candidate for U. S. Sen- j
ate. congressional, legislative and j
county candidates in the areas ?
Mr. Hayes is advocating a%20 per i
cent increase in pay for teachers i
and highway patrolmen, increase
(See GOP Plans?Page 8)
K. O. Carswell of Thicketv was
elected temporary president of a
group of commercial egg produc
ers in Haywood County who are
currently planning the organize-|
tion of marketing cooperative.
An organizational meeting for
an egg-producers association will
be held within the next two weeks,
it has been announced at the first ;
meeting of the group last night at !
In the meantime, the county!
farm agent's staff has been asked j
to check on possible markets ? ]
both in and outside the county ?
for the egg producers.
It was also indicated at the1
meeting last night that the pro-1
ducers association probably will '
adopt a brand name for their eggs,
and a uniform system of grading
, and packing.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way has estimated that the coun
ty now has only 30 commercial
egg producers, but probably would
have to have 100 producers with
flocks of not less than 500 hens!
in order to operate efficiently.
He said that although more pro
ducers are needed, persons should
not enter the poultry business now
unless they are willing to do a
good job with their enterprise and
stay with it "year in and year
Mr. Holioway pointed out that a
(See Carswell?Page 8)
To Close Oct. 24
The Crabtree cannery will be
open for the last lime this sea
son next Wednesday, Octqher 24, i
it has been announced.
Other county canneries have al-1
ready closed, or will close this J
Hazelwood's Finer Carolina
Program To Be Featured
A special 8-page section of The Mountaineer will be publish- i
ed Monday, featuring Hazelwood's work in the Finer Carolina Pro- i
The edition will carry many pictures and stories of projects,
and community-wide events, whiph have been sponsored by the Finer j
Carolina Program committee.
Mayor Lawrence Davis, chairman, said today after "a preview
of the section" ?? it is far beyond all expectations ? I want a
number of extra copies."
Extra copies can be had by placing orders now. The papers '
will be mailed to ally address for 10 cents per copy. The order
(plus address) and money can be left at the Town Tall, Hazelwood, . [
or at The Mountaineer.
Sorry, no telephone orders to either place.
HEADING the "Teen-Agers for Stevenson and
Kefauver" group in the Wayfesville area are
these three Waynesville High roeds who Were
elected Monday afternoon: (front left) Tootsie
Reeves, president: Carolyn Rateliffe, secretary,
and June Gaddis, treasurer. The teen-ager or
ganization here and a similar group in the Canton
area will do the major part of soliciting funds
in the "Dollars for Democrats" campaign in Hay
wood County. The fund-raising drive will be car
ried on by the Democratic Party throughout the
nation in preparation for the general election.
UNAGU8TA Furniture Company will show their "New Horizons
Line" at the High Point show, starting Saturday. Talking things
over at the office here yesterday, were from left: R. L. Prevost,
Sr., president; Jim Marshall, salesman for Baltimore. Washing
ton, and Virginia for 24 years; Bill Prevost. executive vice presi
dent. and Mrs. Robert F.. Palmer, assistant to her husband, sales
man for the Alabama and Mississippi areas. (Mountaineer Photo).
Unagusta To Show Larger,
New Lines In High Point
Bethel High FFA,
Dr. R. H. Stretcher
Win Fair Awards
Bethel High School placed
third in the state in Future
Farmers of America and voca
tional agriculture exhibits at
the 90th annual North Carolina
State Fair, which opened this
week at Italcigh.
Among winners in commerrtat 1
apple displays were Dr. R. II.
Stretcher of VVaynesville.tthird.
(See other pictures on Page 2i
Uuagusta Manufacturing Corp-1
oration wilt show the largest line
of bedroom and dining room fur
niture on the High Point Show,
starting Saturday, that has been
presented by the 54-year-old con
Today 35 salesmen of the firm,
plus the local officials, went into,
details of the eight suites which'
will be shown at High Point. The'
sales group also inspected the new j
plant, but most of the time was1
SpFht going over the new lines. j
and much enthusiasm was display-!
ed over the offerings.
Hill Prevost, executive vice pres-;
ident, said the Unagusta displays
would be a more complete, and '
diversified line of "Forward Fur
niture" than had ever been offered
by the firm, which is recognized as
(See I'nasusta?Page 2)
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To Meet Demands |
Children's clothing is desperate
ly needed at the Clothing Closet,
according to Miss Pearl Harris, a i
member of the distribution com- J
Miss Harris stated that the!
Closet was unable to meet many j
requests made at the regular dis- i
tribution day, Tuesday, of this I
The public is requested to leave I
donations at the distribution cen-1
ter in the basement of toe Court
(See Clothing Closet?Page 2)
Color Peak Seen
For This Weekend
Fall color is expected to be at :
its height this weekend in the ,
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway,
and other arras of Western North
Carolina, according to Park
Rangers in this region.
The rangers pointed out, how
ever. that the state of the color
in some areas varies consider
ably. In some spots, trees and
other foliage are past their peak,
while in others the height of the
color is still to come.
To Push Vote For
An organization has been form
ulated for getting out a big vote
favoring the establishment of an
agricultural center In Haywood ?
a Livestock and Home Arts Show,
as frequently called in acts pass
ing through the General Assembly.
A group met Monday night and
completed plans for the camapign,
with representatives of Canton,
Beaverdam, Iron Duff, Crabtree,
Fines Creek. Clyde, Waynesville,
and Saunook present.
Ned Tucker, executive vice pres
ident of the Chamber of Commerce
was named general chairman of
the organization favoring the estab
lishment of an agricultural center
The proposal as set forth in the j
act Of the 1955 General Assembly
provides that the county commis
sioners can levy ? tax not to ex- j
ceed three cents per $100 valua- ?
tion for the construction and main- ;
tenancc of an agricultural center.
Leaders ol the proposal point
out that the need of such a center ?
is greater now tliun. ever, since no .
place is now provided in Haywood '.
for the showing of cattle.
The women have shown unusual
interest in the project, since it .,
would provide space for them to
hold meetings, and stage their ex-j
hibits. The women have also been
discussing the urgent need for a
curb market In the county, where
they could sell much of their pro
duce. flowers, canned goods, and
Tucker said today that the cam
paign would be carried on throygh
established organizations through
out the county
"We are asking each organiza
tion to name a large committee,
and set up plans for a house-to-'
house canvass in the community,
handing out educational matter
that will explain the need of the1
agricultural center," he said.
The county has $7,553 in the
special fund now for the project.!;
with $5,500 being contributed by I
two industries, and $1,853 collect
ed through a tax levy in 1953
The annual election of ASC !
community committeemen will boj'
held Tuesday. October 23, at 12 j
polling places throughout the ('
county, it has been announced by 1
A. W. Ferguson. ASC manager. 1
Three committeemen and two;
alternates will be elected in each
community, and the successful
candidates will meet later . in.
Waynesville to choose a county
Give Once For All ? The United Way
"Whosoever shall compel thee to eo a mile, go with him two."
Last year this community rose to the full height to meet the
challenge of civic responsibility ? and now this community is travel
ing over the "second mile," as the second United Fund campaign is
well under way. We are asking citizens to give generously as we
travel the second mile in behalf of the 14 agencies who will partici
pate in the campaign.
A goal of $31,297 is being sought to carry on the work of the
14 community service organizations. But the real goal lies beyond
and above the money needed to underwrite this week ? the real
goal is service.
There is not one of us who would not gladly lose a day from
work in order to help a crippled child to walk once again; to save
the threatened sight of our neighbor, or to give new hope to other
sufferers. But we do not have to lose this day from work to ac
complish this?our service organizations will gladly do this for us
if we will but give to them the equivalent of one day's income ? if
each of us will donate eight hours pay to the United Fund this great
civic need will be met.
The United Fund is a fair share appeal. Each citizen is asked
to give only his just proportion of the total need. The help is ren
dered to our neighbor in distress, to our children and the aged.
The charge is on each one of us to make our fair share gift, to
make this year's United Fund appeal a new proof of fully accepted
community responsibility. It is our best opportunity for rendering
the "Second Mile" service which has been recommended to us by
Give once for all?'the United Way!
WAYNESVILLE AREA UNITED FUND
Russell Fultz, president
Charlie Woodard. campaign chairman
NED TUCKER has been named
chairman nf the group to push
for the vote approval of the Agri
cultural Center. The vote trill be
Fourteen Honorary Tar Heels
arrived today to spend the week
end as guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Alexander at Cataloochee
In the group are two from
Pittsburgh, four from Philadel
phia, two from Atlanta, one from
Clearwater, and two from New
York. -Accompanying the hot?orar\
members are Bill Sharpe. editor
of The State Magazine; Hugh Mor
ton; chairman of advertising for
the Department of Conservation
and Development; Ed Kirk, assist
ant director of Conservation and
Development; and Ed Rankin, sec
retary to Governor Hodges, who
will present certificates of award -
Friday night. Three photographer
are also on hand.
The Honorary Tar Heels, or
ganized by Bill Sharpe in 1946.
are writers and photographers on
national publications who have
been assigned at different times
to work in North Carolina.
The 1949 meeting of the group
was also held at Cataloochee
D. W. Randolph
Again To Head
Don W. Randolph of Canton.
Champion Paper and Fibre Co
executive, has been re-elected as
chairman of the Pigeon River Dis
trict of Boy Scouts of Amt^ica
for 1957. it has been annnounced
James Hardin Howell, Jr. of
W'aynesville has been named vice
chairman and Richard Tait of Can
District committee members at
large for 1957 include: Phil Kin
ken. James B. Hurley. A. G.
Hughes W. S. Edwards, Fleet
wood Smathers, James L. Setzer,
Barner Anderson, P. Carlton Pey
ton. Marshall Cooper, Joe S. Davis,
Roger Walker. John Ilogue. Dr.
Jack Dickerson, J. R. Caldwell.
Dr. R. Stuart Roberson, Robert
Hall. Dr. C. R. Border, Chester
LaFontaine. and Dr. Boyd Owen.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Curtis,
who were married recently in
Asheville, have returned from their
wedding trip and are at home on
Cloudy and wormer today: most-;
ly fair and a little cooler tonight.
Friday. fair to partly cloudy; not
as much change in temperature.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr. ?
Oct. 15 - 74 31
Oct. lti 73 33
Oct. 17 . _ - 04 38 .Oil
Registration Books Are Open - Be Sure You Are Registered So You Can Vote Nov. 6
Killed . . . :; 4
(1955 ? 2)
Injured .... 88
(1955 ? 82)
(1955 ? 153)
Loss ... $52,975
(1955 ? 884,93#)
(This iTtforwUn t?pill#
from records *1 SUte Hi*k