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71st YEAR NO. 89 ' 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AITERN'OON, OCT. 25, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ~~
3 Boards Order Check Of Trunk Sewer Line
$40,000 Expansion Started At Country Club
(flHructiou of an expansion to
tht-Vwniing room and tap room of
the Wayne.sville Country Club has
The project will represent an ex
penditure of about $40,000, accord
ing to Warren T. Eller, president of
the corporation. Completion is set
for early spring.
George M. Kimball, manager, an
nounced that plans call for the ap
proximate doubling of the floor
area of both the dining room and
the tap room. The new enlarged
dining room will have a seating
capacity of more than- 200. Kim
The Country Club closed for the
season Monday, and breaking of
ground for the expansion was
Mr. Eller, whose principal busi
ness is Port Everglades Terminal
Company, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., acquired the Country Club
property in 1944. Since that time,
th^rc have been numerous addi
tions and improvements made to
the physical layout and it has be
come one of the most unique resort
facilities in this part of the South.
The Waynesville area's third
community auction will be held on
the courthouse parking lot Satur
day, November 3, according to Ned
.1. Tucker, executive vice president
of the Chamber of Commerce.
Sales last week at the auction
totalled $107.25, with a commis
sion of $14.35.
The second sale, conducted last
S-tturday. produced more items for
sale and attracted a larger crowd
than at the first auction. October
13, but many of the items put
up for auction last week were not
sold because their owner, refused
the bid offered.
Mr. Tucker said that experience
at the first two auctions has shown
that household items and used
equipment sell the best.
Farmers are also asked to bring
livestock, but pigs offered for sale
should be castrated beforehand.
Mr. Tucker pointed out.
Auctioneer at the sale last
Saturday was R. C. Gossett of Can
StiffIn The News
Stories of the Waynesville
watershed are still making the
rounds of the nation. The latest
comes to us through the State Ad
vertising Bureau, who enclose a
clipping from a recent issue of the
Burkesville, <Ky.) News.
A paragraph from an article on
community forecasts reads as fol
"Same thing is happenin' all
over. Waynesville, N. C. has own
ed 8244 acres Of woodland since
1915. In 1948 the town began to
harvest its timber, and since that
time has realized a net profit of
C. D. Ketner has started work
on a 5,000-square foot store for
the Farmers Exchange. The new
structure is on the Asheville high
way, about 100 feet east of the
The new building will be of
concrete blocks, and will have
ample parking space and loading
platforms, Ketner said.
The ? lot on which the present
store is located has been bought
by H- B. Angel, owner of Haywood
Ketner said the new store will
be about 500 feet larger than the
present building, and will have
many other advantages, such as
the loading and parking facilities.
Plans call for the firm to be in
the new building by January 1.
Soon To Get
The congregation of the First
Methodist church hope to have
their enlarged and re-built organ
completed before Christmas, it was
The contract for the job has been
let, and a new console, and three
ranks of pipes for the organ are
included in the contract. The or
gan will have facilities for "com
plete expression" the contractor
The new console will be built
! into the choir loft on a lower level,
j it was pointed out. The choir loft
I will be enlarged from the present
i seating capacity of 18 to 24.
The project will cost about $12.- I
C. G, Thompson was chairman
of the committee on the new or
Another committee, headed by
Hugh Massie has under considera
j tion changes in the chancel.
2 New Teen-Age
Two new Haywood Teen-age or
; ganizations were set up during the ,
| week to promote the Democratic
campaign for Stevenson-Kefauvcr.
The first one was organized at
Clyde Monday night under the di
rection of Loranzo Smathers.
Chairman of the county Executive
Committee, and Tuesday night the
second group was formed during
a meeting at the Bethel School.
Officers elected for the Clyde
group are, Rosemary Newman,
president; Carl Latimer, secretary;
and Michael Leatherwood, treas
Officers of the Bethel group are.
Deris Johnson, president; Linda
Vance, secretary; and Tommie
MR. AND MRS. CHARLES GOODSON gaze sad
ly at the smoking ruins of their RatcIifTe Cove
home, which was destroyed by a fire of unknown
origin which broke out at 7:30 this morning. E.\
cept for the clothing they were wearing, the
Goodsons. their three daughters, and four rela- |
tives living in the log duelling lost all their pos
sessions in the blaze. This picture was made at
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Unagusta 'Highly Pleased'
With Sales At Recent Show
Unagusta officials today said they were "highly pleased" with
the reception given the new line of furniture being shown by them
at the High Point show.
"The outlook is good, and we are highly pleased, they said. 1
The registration at the show is about the same as last year, j
with more buying being recorded than at prior shows. The show will
close Friday night.
Unagusta displayed eight suites of their new line, which will
be made in their new streamlined plant.
United Fund Campaign Is
Well Over Hall-Way Hark
Encouraging reports flowed into
the United Fund office today, as
the current goal had passed well
over the -half-way mark.
Several groups of volunteer
workers reported they planned to
complete their assignments this
weekend, which brought state
ments from Charlie Woodard.
campaign chairman, and Russell
Kultz, president, that "the cam
paign was moving along in a satis- '
Both the United Fund officials
felt that the volunteer workers
would complete their work within
a short pefiod, and that when the
final reports were in the results
would be encouraging. .
Some bf the workers have been
delayed because of a number of
factors, it was pointed out, but
plan to get their assignments com
pleted in short order.
The goal this year is $31,397
for 14 agencies.
Canton United Fund
Hits Near $12,000 Mark
United Fund officials of the
Canton-Bethel-Clyde area reported
that donations to Tuesday night
totaled $11,611. At the same time.
Rev. Clayton Lime, president, said
that a great speed-up of donations
is necessary if the goal is met.
The campaign was described as
good in some phases and disap
pointing in others. The goal is
Rev. Mr Lime urged a "renewed
consideration of the benefits, and
urgent needs met by, the United
Fund by all persons and organiza
tions in the community." He ex
pressed the belief that, "such
thought and study of the role of
the Canton-Bethel-Clyde United
Fund would be reflected in a rapid
buildup in pledges and collec
MAJOR BROWN IN HOSPITAL
Major Cecil Brown of the Salva
tion Army i< a patient at Memorial
Mission Hospital. Asheville where
she expects to undergo surgery ,
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Here Today On
A meeting on requirements for
a system of family courls in North
Carolina was held today at the
courthouse at 2 p.m., with the Hay
wood County Welfare Dept. acting
The meeting held here ts one of
eight conducted throughout North
Cafolina under the sponsorship of
the Governor's Youth Commission
and the National Probation and
Speakers included nationally
known experts on juvenile delin
quency and domestic relations.
Adults' Evening Art Course
Will Be Offered At WTHS
11 1 I A cnoniol Ationino onnrc/? in aft
Mild with light rain, becoming
rather windy today. Friday, sea
sonable temperatures with wide
ly scattered showers.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as recorded by the State
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Oct. 22 65 53 2.00
ftct. 23 63 50 .02
Oct. 24 .72 47
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for elementary school teachers
and other interested adults will be
offered at Waynesville High
School, it was announced today by
M. H. Bowles, superintendent of
Waynesville District schools.
The course will be tauRht by
Douglas Fitzpatrick, a commercial
artist and now art teacher at Way
According to Mr. Fitzpatrick, the
evening course will include in
A working knowledge of all
mediums, color know-how and
mixing. creative< art activities for
all grade levels, drawing, bulletin
board displays, and classroom art
The first meeting of the art
class wil be held at 7 p.m. Thurs
day. November 1, in the art room
of Waynesville High School (the
I middle building of the three on
the WTHS campus*.
B. A. Mock Named Manager
Of Southern Bell Here
Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Co. has appointed B. A.
Mock of Raleigh as Waynesville
manager effective Nov. 1.
Mr. Mock, 35. has been public
office manager for Southern Bell
In Kaleigh since 1952. He replaces
E."~ R. Rawson, who has been ap
pointed manager in Charlotte.
In his Waynesville job Mr. Mock
will direct the company's com
mercial operations in Haywood
County. The?new manager joined
Southern Bell in 1946 in the Plant
Department, and was appointed
commercial representative in Ra
leigh in 1951.
An alumnus of North Carolina
State. Mr. Mock is a Marine Corps
veteran of World War II. He is
married and has three children.
Mr. Rawson came to Waynesville
last spring. He was formerly of
fice manager in Burlington and
Asheville. and manager at Brook
haven Miss An Armv Air Force
pilot in World War II, he is a
gradual of the University of Mis
9 Lose All
In Rural Fire
A young couple, their three chil
dren, and four relatives living with
them lost all their possessions this
morning when a tire of unknown
origin destroyed their log home in
Ratcliffe Gove near the State Test y
None ol the occupants of the ]
house were at home when the fire <
broke out about 7:30 this morn
Living in the residence were
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Good
son. their daughters, Linda. 8;
Shirley. 5. and Mary Sue. 2; and <
four of Mrs. Goodson's family, her
father, Ben Mathis; a sister.
Frances Mathis, and two brothers.
Clayton and Bobby Mathis
Mr. and Mrs. Good son said they
(Sep Fire?Page 3> ;
Registration Very Heavy
Here; Saturday Last Day
Heavy Rains Cut
High Fire Danger
[n County Woods
About the happiest man in the
county over the recent rains was
Fldridge Caldwell, county lire
warden. The forests were ex
tremely drv. and the fire danger
rating was very high, he said, j
prior to the recent rains.
Fortunately not a single lire 1
has been reported this fall.
Warden Caldwell pointed out.
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Precinct Meeting For
Democrats Set Tonight
A Democratic meeting has been
called for Beaverdam Precinct
Number One this Thursday at the
Canton High School at seven
'Precinct chairman and all v oters j
art urged to attend.
The registration book.-, will close
at sunset Saturday. All persons
not registered by that time will
not be eligible to vote, John R.
Carver, chairman of the board of
elections announced today.
The registration has been un
usually heavy. Chairman Carver
said, which is indicative of a
heavy vote on November 6.
As of noon Wednesday, the board
had issued 21C absentee ballots.
About half of these were to voters
in service, and the others to ill
people, those who would be out
of town, and a number of sales
men whose schedules would pre
vent them from getting back home
on the title
Applications for absentee bal
lots will be received by the board
until sunset, November 3rd. After
that time, until election day,
the applications must be accom
panied by a doctor's certificate.
Chairman Carver said the reg
istrars would be at the 29 polling
places in the county all day Satur
day 'Oct. 27 until sunset. Regis
tration can be made prior to that
time by contacting the registrars
at their homes. T he list of regis
trars will be found elsewhere in
iBe Made Of
Officials today were conferring
with several engineering firms
relative to having a complete
check and study made of the 5
mlle trunk sewer line from Hazel
wood to Pigeon River. The sur
vey and study was ordered > ester
day as the three boards met The
boards were Waynesville, Hazel
wood and I-ake Junaluska
The special call meeting of the
three boards was necessitated b\
the slowing of the sewerage flow
through the line in a half-mile
section on the shores of Lake
The three boards in their form
al motion, instructed C. G. Fer
guson, town manager of Waynes
ville, "to employ an engineer, or
engineering firm, competent to
make the study, and recommenda
tions for correcting any defect
found, and that the trouble be cor
j rected immediately."
The line has given trouble by
overflow, from time to time, and
three years ago. an engineer for
the firm that installed the line
back in 1939 was called in and he
said the line only needed clean
ing. The two towns purchased
cuipment for about $7,000 and
spent several months cleaning the
5-inile line. A number of obstruc
tions were removed, including a
mass of roots, which had grown
(See Sewer?Page 3)
Senator Scott To Address
Democratic Rally Nov. 1
Methodist Men Will
Meet Monday Night
The regular quarterly dinner
neeting of the Methodist Men's j
Fellowship will be held at the
Maggie Church Monday evening, j
Howe Henry, superintendent of
the Canton City Schools will he
the guest speaker.
Church groups are requested to
notify Sherrill Jimison at 2382 in
Canton or Herbert Morgan at
GL 6-6051 in YVaynesville by 12
o'clock Monday as to the number;
expected 10 attend the meeting.
This is the first meeting of the ;
new conference year, and a full
attendance is called for.
Haywood Democrats have com
pleted plans for a bin rally, Thurs
fay, Nov. I. at the Clyde school.
\ilh Senator \V. Kerr Scott mak
ng a major campaign address.
Loranzo Smathers, chairman of
he Haywood ?county executive
?omniittee, said plans were being
nade for a record attendance to
tear Senator Scott. Tnis Will be
he first time Senator Scott has
iddressed a Haywood audience in
Senator and Mrs. Sc<itt, and liis
secretary, lien Honey, will be met
it the Ashevjlle - Hendersonville
lirport at 2 p.m., with a motor
?ade. headed by Gerald Fish, may
>r of Clyde. Smathers said he ex
pected at laest SO vehicles in the
parade. Senator Scott will spend
he afternoon visiting in Hay
rood, and will be guest at dinner,
ilong with the 29 precinct chair
nen that evening.
Chairman Smathers will pre
?ide at the Rally, with Congress
nan George A. Shuford preseot
ng the senator. All precinct chair
nen, county officials and officials
jf I he four towns will be on the
stage with the speaker.
Flans are to disburse campaign
lutlons. and rereshments will be
?erved after the address.
The Champion Y Midget square
iance team will give an exhibition,
ind the Soco Gap String Band
?vili provide music.
Tlie Clyde precinct will have
harge of the program. The offi
?ers and committee members are:
Mrs C. K. Brown, Jr., precinct
chairman. The committee is Mrs.
L H Cagle, Bruce Brown. Spur
?eon Byers and Carter Osborne.
The general committee is com
posed of W. G. Byers, chairman.
Spurgeon Byers, John Stevens,
David Smart, and Gerald Fish.
The committee on refreshments
s made up of: Mrs. Amos Med
7ord. Mrs. Paul Robinson, Mrs. Ray
Efyers, Mrs. L. H. Cagle. while the
iecorating committee will be Sid
tey Haynes, Marshall .Cooper and
Seven Haywood County 4-H Club
members and Miss Nancy Hinton.
assistant home aget. will attend
the annual W'NC 4-H Recognition
Day program Saturday at the
George Vanderbilt Hotel, Ashe
Among the group will be five dis
| trict winners:
Jerry Ferguson of Fines Creek.
Verlin Edwards of WTHS. and R
F. Cathey of Bethel, members of
the livestock judging team that
won first place in the district and
was runner-up in the state contest,
and Ashby Cathey and Dale Whecl
j ct of Canton Junior High, w ho
placed first in the district with
their demonstration on farmers'
The other two 4-H members, both
from Fines Creek High School' are
j Gail Bradshaw, who has entered
I her long time record in electricity.
! and Barbara Ferguson, who . will
| compete in home economics.
A fourth member of the live
stock team. Neal Kelly of Bethel,
i how a student at UNC, and will
rot attend the Recognition Day
Wellco To Have Exhibit
At National Shoe Show
The Wellco Shoe Corp. of
| Hazelwood will have a large ex
hibit at the National Shoe Show in
Chicago October 28, it has been
The firm will be represented at
| the show by a number of sales
MRS. JONES HAS OPERATION'
Mrs. Maude Jones underwent
major surgery this morning at Mis
sion Hospital. Asheville.
She was reported as doing nice
ly at noon.
Killed . ..:: 4
<1953 ? 2)
Injured .... 88
(1955 ? 82)
I (1955 ? 153)
Loss ... $53,525
, <1855 ? 884,13# >
(This . mformatim compiled
from records of Slate Hlfb
ASC's County Committee
Renamed For Another Term
All thrtv members of Haywood's
ASC county committee were re
elected this morning at the eourt
j house at a meeting ol community
| delegates, who were chosen by bal
j lot Tuesday
i Named to serve another term
were Floyd Fisher of Fines Creek.
I chairman: T C. Davis of Iron DulT,
[vice chairman, and J.?ck JIarrLs of
j Beaverdam. regular member.
Fleeted as ASC community eom
I mitteemen at balloting held
throughout the county Tuesday
were I bo following men i listing i
the chairman first, the vice chair- <
man second, and the regular mem- -
Heaverdam ? Roy Trantham. I
Mark Scott and Raul Sorrells.
Clyde Tommy McCracken,
Claude Brown, and Charlie Med- ,
ford. i .
Crablree ? Ray Best. Ilillard i
Medford and Gay Bradshaw.
East Fork ? J., A. Boston, Oder (
Burnette, Clyde Gofrell, ,
Fines Creek ? Glenn McCrack- j
en. Foy Led ford, M. M. Kirk- i
Iron Duff?Homer Stevens, Joe |
Medford, Grover Bryson.
Ivy Hill ? Hugh Moody, Frank |
Mehaffey, Ed Davis.
Jonathan ? Larry Sutton, Roy 1
Ross. Jr., Julc Boyd.
Pigeon ? Henry Garner, How- i
ard fleece. Devere Hardin. i
Panther Creek ? Milton Messer, 1
and Early Bradley tied for first <
place and John FilK'her and Mar- i
(See ASC Group?Pane 3)
CDP Deadline Set Saturday;
Judging Starts Next Week
The deadline for Haywood com
munities entering the CDP con
test to submit their family score
sheet summaries and scrapbooks is
this Saturday at noon, according
to Bob Tippett, assistant county
Unless these materials are sub
mitted on time. Mr. Tippett said,
communities will not be eligible to
enter the 19.V! rontest.
Judging in the contest will b<
held November 1-2, with 10 com
munities expected to compete fo
$800 in prize money. Another $20'
will be awarded in the form o
eight incentive prizes of $25 each
Many of these incentive prize
will be judged on the basis of in
formation obtained from fainil;
j score-sheet summaries.