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The Wyynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Dixie Congressmen tell
about the southern farmer
who refused to accept fed
eral subsidy. "I, suh," he an- j
nounced. "will have no part
? of a U. S. Grant!"
71st YEAR NO. 90 14 PAGES , Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE, N. C.. MONDAY AFTERNOON. OCT. 29. 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
$250,000 Lodge Being Constructed At Lake
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Haywood Burley Among Best In Tobacco Belt1
HE-ELECTED ASC COUNTY COMMITTEEMEN
and the office staff posed for the Mountaineer
camera Thursday following the annual county
convention at the courthouse. Seated left to right
are A. YV. Ferguson, ASC office manager; Jack
Davis of Beaverdam, regular member of the coun
ty committee: Floyd Fisher of Fines Creek, chair
man. and T. C. Davis of Iron DuiT, vice chairman;
(standing) Halter Greene, office manager trainee,
and office personnel Betty W'yatt. Bobbie Ilall,
Bobbie Stevenson, and Kdith Rogers.
3 Civic Clubs Endorse
Agriculture Center Plan
Two More civic groups hate
unanimously endorsed the pro- ?
posed Agriculture Center, which
will be voted upon in Haywood
The Rotary Club endorsed the
plan after hearing a discussion on
the subject by Miss Mary Cornwell.
home demonstration agent, and
Ned J Tucker, general county
chairman for approval of the plan
The Kiwanis Club took similar
action, after a thorough discussion
of the matter, with A. D. Harrison,
president, in charge.
The Lions Club took similar ac
tion last week.
Miss Cornwell pointed out to the
Kotarians the advantages of the
proposed Curb Market which is
planned in connection with the
Home Arts Building, which is part
of the program.
"A curb market would benefit all
the county." Miss Cornwell said, in
pointing^out that produce, crafts,
and items 'grown on the farms
could be converted into cash.
wherMs. the same things that can
niiWtfiw be sold, because of lack
'MBr market would increase the
farm income," Miss Cornwell point
Tucker explained the mechanics
of the law, and the maximum three
cent tax on the $100 valuation.
"The tax will not Stay on forever."
he said, "but only until the center
is constructed, and then a smaller
tax for maintenance."
A lively question and answer
period followed, in which Charles
Ray explained the changes which
have been brought about in market
ing in recent years, and the definite
need for a curb market and place
to display Haywood cattle for both
shows and sales.
Tucker said the campaign was
being taken into every civic club,
and CDP group in the county, in
an cfTort to get out a large vote
favoring the approval of the Agri
culture Center. The voting will be
by a special ballot on November 6
Vandalism Will Not Be
Tolerated On Halloween
Chief of Police Orville N'oland warned that the department
would not tolerate any vandalism on Halloween night.
"The entire department will be on duty, with instructions to
arrest any and all persons found destroying property.
"We want tiie young people to have fun, but not to damage or
destroy property, the police officer continued.
Eight Injured In Series
Of Same Number Of Wrecks
Two Winners In
The $15 prize in the football
contest of The Mountaineer will
be split this week between two
winners ? Mrs. Elizabeth R.
Leckey, and Mrs. Mary P. Cole,
both of Waynesville.
Oddly enough, both winners 1
missed the North Carolina-Wake
Forest same, and they picked
Michigan State over Illinois.
Fifteen other contestants missed
, two predictions, but were "too
high" in the combined score on
the Waynesville - R. C. Central
Eight injuries and over $3,000
in damages resulted front eight ac
cidents reported in or near Hay
wood. officers' reports showed to
Six persons were injured in one
accident about 9:30 Saturday night
in a head-on collision at Canton
near the intersection of old US
19-23 and the new four-lane high
way. just west of Canton.
Investigating officers said the
following were hurt:
Charles Glen Cabe. 26, of Sylva. I
driver of one of the ears, who sus
tained a broken leg and occupants
DeInter Reed. 23, Lavada Yates,
19, and Gerald E. Pannell. 33. all
of Syiva, Pannell suffered a frac
tured skull, the others lesser in
Margie Ellen Estes. 25. of Whit
(See 8 Hurt?Page 6!
Cloudy and a little warmer with
showers today. Tuesday, partly
cloudy with little charge in tem
Official Waynesville temperature
as recorded by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Oct. 25 65 53
" 26 63 46 ,10
" 27 65 41 .03
" |28 til) 41 .... I
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Record-Crowd Expected To
Hear Senator Scott Thurs.
Pricinct chairmen are working1
toward getting a record attendance !
to hear Senator W. Kerr Scott on
Thursday night at the Clyde schoo! ;
according to Loran/o Smathers.,
chairman of the Haywood Demo
cratic executive committee.
The county-wide rally is expect
ed to be the largest ever staged
ir. the county, Smathers said.
A 50-vehicle motorcade will meet
Senator Scott at the airport and
escort him to Haywood Thursday
afternoon, where he will spend the
The meeting is set for 7:30, and
there will be entertainment prior
to the address by the senator, and
refreshments served afterwards,
Smathers pointed out.
The Democrats in Clyde have j
formed committees to handle the
details of the rally.
Chairman Smathers said he had
it "on good authority" that Senator
Scott would make a major address
of the entire campaign at the Clyde
Rally. This will be the first time
the former governor has ever ad
dressed such a large audience in
Haywood. Smathers continued
Flans are to disburse campaign
buttons, and refreshments will be
served after the address.
The Champion Y Midget square
dance team will give an exhibition,
and the Soco Gap String Band
will provide music.
The Clyde precinct will have
charge of the program. The offi
cers and 'committee members are:
Mrs. C. E. Brown, Jr., precinct
chairman. The committee is Mrs.
L. H. Cagle. Bruce Brown, Spur
goon Byers and Carter Osborne.
The general committee is com
posed of \V G. Byers, chairman.
Spurgeon Byers. John Stevens.
David Smart, and Gerald Fish.
The committee on refreshments
is made up of: Mrs. Amos Med
| ford, Mrs. Paul Robinson, Mrs. Ray
Byers, Mrs. L. H. Cagle. while the
decorating committee will be Sid
; ney Haynes. Marshall Cooper and
"I have seen some of the best
hurley in the entire belt right
here in Haywood," government
grader Flack said after finishing
the stripping and sorting demon
strations in Haywood.
About 150 farmers attended the
several demonstrations in various
parts of the county.
The farmers were told to be
sure that the tobacco was well
cured before they started to strip.
He cautioned about stripping
where there were "fat stems". He
said stripping should be done
when the burley is ready to be
sorted and packed.
The specialists pointed out the
importance of working tobacco in
a well-lighted, and heated place.
The farmers were told they
should follow the market reports,
as sheets are available on the mar
ket daily. The sheets give the in
formation of the government sup
port for each grade of tobacco,
and also the previous day's aver
age as paid by the companies for
"Farmers should check the pre
vious day's average, and if it does
not come up to average, then turn
"Our farmers are not using the
market sheets as they should,"
Virgil Holloway, county agent,
l 1 ma r
uoiorea man in
With Taking $55
Charlie Reed, 23, colored, is in
jail, charged with taking a pocket
hook containing $55 off of James
Sutton, 55-year-old white man.
about 12:45 Sunday afternoon
Chief of Police Orville Noland said
Reed is slated to be given a
h e a r i n g this afternoon before
Mayor J. H. Way
The police arrested Reed about
3 p.m. and found the pocketbook
end part of the money. Sutton told
police that the two were walking
down Ninevah Road when Reed
grabbed him and took away his
Chief Noland said Reed had
served time for breaking and en
tering a home and taking some
' A total of 4,050 bream were dis
tributed here last week by the
i Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S.
[ Department of Interior, to seven
I Haywood County farmers for use
I in the stocking of their farm
Recipients of the fish included:
i C. N. Leigh of Maggie, 900: Roy
I S. Ilaynes of Clyde. 500; Henry
Hyde of Dix Creek. 250; David No
land of Fines Creek, 1.000: L. W
Singleton of East Fork, 400; Joe
Carver of Hemphill. 750; and Rob
ert R. Hipps of Thickety, 250
The fish were ordered and their
distribution supervised here by
Carlyle Davis of the Haywood
County office of the Soil Conserva
Police Raise $125 To Send
12-Year-Old Boy To Clinic
A 12-year-old boy, suffering from bronchial trouble, and compli
cations, can thank the Waynesville police for seeing that he got to
the special clinic at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem,
Troy Inman, son of Mr. and Mrs. frank Inman, needed to get
to doctors in Winston-Salem, but was hampered by finances.
When Chief Orville Noland heard of the plight of the young
man. he and his men started out. asking for small donations, for the
cause. The response was gratifying, and early this morning Mrs.
Inman and Troy left to keep an 11 o'clock appointment at the clinic.
The police raised $125 for the mother and son, who were deep
ly grateful for the generosity of the people the police had contacted
in their In-half. Mrs. Inman is expected to remain with her son until
the doctors complete their examinations.
A WORKMAN Wars down Mountain View l?dtr.
I.ake Junaluska. to make wav for a $250,000 struc
ture which will have 12K |tj| The new structure
is just back of Shackford ilall. ovrrlmikin; the
hack part of l.ake Juiialuska. and the Smokies in
the distance. (Mountaineer Photo).
Annual CDP Judging For i
7 Communities Is All Set I
! $1,000 More
To UF Drive
About SI,000 has been added to I
the United Fund over the weekend!
according to a report this morn
ing from Mrs. Raymond Caldwell. I
This amount brings lite total to
I date to around $17,000 which is
j over half of the goal of $31,397
It is expected that number of
volunteer workers will turn in their
reports the first of the week to
complete the* drive by the 31st,,
Reports arc still due from Lake 1
?lunaluska. a number of rural com
| munitieS. and a few business sec-j
7 Haywood 4-H
Folk Get Awards
! Seven Haywood 4-H Club mem
, hers received certificates of
| achievement at Recognition Day ?
j exercises Sunday in the George
j Vanderbilt Hotel m Asheville,
Nearly 200 4-H members, farm
land home agents, and adult guests
' attended the exercises which hon
j orcd outstanding 4-H members in
? the Western North Carolina ,dis
Haywood winners were Bernard
i Ferguson, Neal Kelly, Jerry Fer
guson, R. E. Cathey, Verland Kd
?t wards. Dak- Wheeler, and Ash by
ncauiy contestants win paraae
again at the annual CDP program .
here Thursday, November ft, it
was announced this morning.
Besides the possible 14 beauty
contests, the prize winning com- j
m-unity will be announced, and of
ficers for the coming year elect- ;
cd?besides music, entertainment
an address, plus the distribution of j
$1,000 to seven CDP groups.
The county committee on ar-;
range meats were meeting until 1
noon today on the program, which
will climax the CDP year.
Seven communities met the Sat
urday deadline for getting in
scrapbooks, and other information
There were 14 communities ex- j
peeled to participate.
(See Community CDP?Page til
Highway patrolmen reported
highway traffic Sunday was ex
tremely heavy ? especially over
I S lit into the Smokies
While the color had passed its
peak, the patrolmen felt the ideal
weather brought out many motor
ists who went to see what re
mained of the color from what
has been termed "the most color
ful in years".
Classifies 71 ?
County Men '
Seventy-one Haywood County!1
mt'ii have been assigned new j1
draft classifications by Selective 1
Service Hoard 45. They are: <
Class 1-A (available for induc
tion' Leroy Hich, William | J
Thonias Sorrells Calvin Ben Ross,
.lack .1. Smith, llarold Eugene i
Boring. Roj lj? Wheeler. James. 1
Wallace Messer, Robert Max Rob
inson: David Brow n, Clayton |j
Herman Payne. Charles Craw
ford Poindcxter. Jr, James Ben
Ration, Jr. W i 1 b u r n Edward ' j
Roberts. Wiie.v Carroll Grooms, ,
Frank Jafhe.s Jille Putnam. J. R j ?
Martin. j ,
Class l-C (inducted! Everett
Byers Hickman, Jr.. Carl Hardin
Hannah. R G. Garland, Charles ]
David Moody, Billy Ray James. ,
William Carroll Smathers, Kyle j -
Keith Hannah. i
Class l-C (enlisted t ? Hallett ?
Sidney Ward, Jr., James 11. Ab
bott, Jr. Robert Eugene Ledford, i
Gus Albert Mills,
(See Draft Board?Page 6>
Dedication Of Si. John's
$145,000 School Tuesday
Formal dedication of the new1 si
$145,000 modern St John's School i fi
has been set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, p
Bishop Vincent S. Waters. Ha- w
Icigh. will preside at the Pontifical si
low mass at the church. The group w
will move across the street to the e
new school for the formal dedica- 0
tory services there.
Monsignor George Flanlgen, pas- ^
tor of St. Ptjtcr-Paul church, of "
Chattanooga, will be the principal ^
speaker. He is the Dean of Eastern
Arrangements for the dedication v
are being made by Father Law- 1
rence Newman, pastor of the St '
John's Miurch here. He is aLso (
superintendent of the school,
which has an enrollment of 165. 1
I and a faculty of eight members. 1
The students moved into the v
| modern, fireproof building several ^
j weeks ago. a
Bishop Waters on an inspection 8
hf the building just prior to the (
ludents moving in. said it was a
ne structure; built at a good
rice, and modem in every detail.
The structure is two stories high,
dth four main entrances. Modern
nund- proofing, tile floors and
alls, and scientific lighting in
wry room are among the features
f the building.
A number of clergy of Western
forth Carolina and East Tennesee
re expected to come here for the
The St. John's high school chorus
rill sing at the dinner which will
ollow the dedication. During the
ledication. they will sing: "Bless
)ur School." by Brake.
The school began in 1939. and
las steadily grown. A special bus
?rings in over 60 students from a
t ide area, as far away as Canton,
rhe new building is desigtted to
iccommodate 300 students. It is
it the corner of Meadow and
New Unit To
3ave 128 Bed
Space F or '57
Construction began this week
n a $250,000 lodge at Lake Juna
iska. on the site of the 33-year
Id Mountain View Lodge near
The 128-bed lodge will be eom
leted in time for the 1957 season,
ccording to J. VV. Fowler. Jr.
uperinteiident of the Assembl}
This is the first unit of a half
lilion dollar expansion program,
'hieh will include besides the
odge. a new cafeteria and a new
/est Gate entrance, Supt. Fowler
aid. The cafeteria and west gate
roject are scheduled for next
The materials being taken from
lie old lodge will be used in the
onstruction of three cottages,
iupt. Fowler said. Tentative plans
re to use the cottages for staff
lembers, or perhaps sell them at
Tentative plans are to re-locate
he cafeteria. The hew cafeteria
'ill also have living quarters for
leinbers of the cafeteria staff.
Supt. Fowler said the new lodge
? in keeping with the general
>rogram of providing more and
ibre modern facilities for the in
reasing number of delegates to
he many conferences which are
icing held at the Lake each sum
.1 A. Jones Construction Com
any, Charlotte, is in charge of the
A representative of one ot tb -
avgest engineering firms of tlv
tnte is due here Tuesday to discus*
nth. officials of tlie Waynesvillc.
Iczelwood and Lake Junalusk..
he proposed survey and study of
he 5-miie trunk sewer line
The boards of the three com
nunities decided last week to eni
'ley an engineering firm to make
i survey in order to ascertain vvhai
?ouId be done to prevent periodic
G, C. Ferguson, town manager
>f Waynesville, said the head j.
he firm was to come here and
"pfer with the officials, and look
>ver the situation.
Link Due For
I he State Highway Commission
S to open ten bids for foad proj
ects in their office in Itaieigh
Tuesday. Among the ten projects
n ill be the 3.8-mile link between
Witlets and Balsam gap.
the contract will be for grading,
paving and structures from 12
miles northeast of Willets to 'a
point just this side of Balsam
Gap. This is part of the new high
way between Balsam and Sylva.
A previous contract was let tor
tlic section from Willets to Sylva.
Messer Joins Police
Force In Waynesville
Vernon Messer. former deputy
sheriff, has joined the police de
partment here. He succeeds Ray
VVhitner. a member of the force
for many years.
Whitner has joined the security
force at Dayton Rubber Conipanv.
Killed . .. i: 4
(1955 ? 2)
Injured .... 95
(1933 ? 82)
(1935 ? 153)
Loss ... $56,005
(1933 ? $44,9391
(This information compiled
from records of Stat* High