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' Published Twifce-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ u
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71st YEAR NO. 91 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE. N. C\, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 1, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Record Vote Of 16,000 Predicted For Tuesday
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Construction Started On Piaeon Street School
Predictions today were that
Haywood would cast 16,000 or
more votes on next Tuesday
This prediction was made after
a careful study of a number of
factors: (11 there has been an in
crease in registration for this elec
tion by more than 1.000 voters:
(2i in 1952 Haywood polled 14,691
votes for the largest in history:
(3) the increased activities of both
parties in recent weeks; and 14'
plus the full state, national and a
partial county ticket, together with
the ticket on the Agriculture
Another fact, and basic evidence
for increased interest, is the in
creasing number of absentee bal
lots being issued Today about
400 have been mailed. This is far
in excess of the average for a na
John R. Carver, chairman of
the board of elections, said the
deadline. for applying for an ab
sentee ballot, without a doctor's
certificate, will be 5 p m. Saturday.
Those becoming ill between that
time and election day may obtain
an absentee ballot by presenting a
doctor's certificate at the board of
The present registration is the
heaviest in history. In Beaverdam
No. 6. more than 100 new voters
were added to the books in one
All Haywood voters will get fou
ballots, and in 18 precincts, there
will be a fifth ballot ?? township
constable. Those precincts with
township ballots ? but without
opposition, are Waynesvillc. Beav
erdam. Clyde and Fines Creek:
(See Flection?Page 8>
Two Haywood school building !
projects are at the inspection
stage; another well along the way,
and the fourth got under way
The cruso project, which began
several months ago, by adding a
kitchen, cafeteria, and a new heat
ing system, is ready for inspection,
according to Lawrence I.eather
wood, county superintendent of
The high school project, which j
included the conversion of the I
auditorium into three classrooms, j
a study hall, and audio visual .
room, is ready, and moving into J
the new quarters is expected to
Workmen are well along on the
Kducalion Administration building
just back of the courthouse, and
plans are to have the building j
ready tor the county school of
ficials to move in by Christmas.
Jerry Liner, contractor, has
moved material on the grounds lor
the new Pigeon Street School.
Work on this project started Tues
day. The lot has been cleared of
the old dwelling, and the workmen j
are digging for the foundation of
the brick and steel structure
which will represent an expendi
ture of about $100,000.
Hit By Rain
"A sane and wet Halloween" was
the description by Haywood officers
of events here Wednesday night.
t)nl> one disturbance was report
ed in the county. .lust outside of
Canton a group of boys were
tin-owing rocks, and getting rowdy,
when Sheriff Fred Campbell and
Deputy Jones arrived and picked
up nino for a conference.
Sheriff Campbell let all nine go
upon the promise that they , would
go straight home and have their
parents call him at his off ice con- ?
firming that the boys were home.
The plan worked to perfection in
each case, the sheriff reported.
"I just wanted the boys to get
home, atyl then 1 knew the trouble ?
would be over." the sheriff com
I^gce here and at Hazel wood i
sai^P^Vngs were very orderly.
Traffic was unusually heavy early
in the night, with cars bumper-to
bumper, and much horn blowing.
Windows in the business districts'
got the usual soaping, but no dam-.
(See Halloween?Page 51
Oliver Hicks Suffers
Shotgun Wound In Hand ,
Oliver Hicks, 50. of Big Bend. <
is in a Newport Hospital, suffer- i 1
ing from a shotgun wound to his I
hand. Doctors have told Sheriff 1
Fred Campbell, who is making the I
investigation, that there is some
hope of saving about two fingers
Hicks said he and his wife were 1 j
handling the gun when it went off J1
, at their home. 11
CDP Annual Meeting Plans
Are Set For November 8th
Mild with occasional scattered j
showers today. Friday, consider- '
able cloudiness and mild.
Official Waynesville temperature
a., reported by the State Test Farm. .
Date Max. Min. Prec.
Oct. 2? 82 41 ? 1
Oct. 30 68 54 .07
Oct. 31 ...70 47 ?
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Judging tor the seven communi
ties in the annual CDP contest
began at 9 a.m. today, and will be
concluded Friday at 3:45, when
the judges check off Thickety
The results of the judging will
be announced at the annual CUP
meeting in the court house here on
the night of Thursday. Nov. 8.
The judges were due at Francis
Cove at 10:45 this morning, and
were to start judging Ratcliffe
Cove at l p.m., and conclude Ibe
day's judging by going to South
Clyde at 3:30.
Friday's schedule calls for start
ing at 9 a.m. at Iron Duff, and
then be at Upper Crabtrce at
10:45. and concluding 'be day at
Thickety. starting kt 145.
The Thursday program will irt
tSee CDP?Page 5)
JOHN A. MOORE, manager of the Dayton Rub
ber Company personnel office looks on as J. 11.
ilildenbiddle, Jr., general manager of the Waynes
ville Plant, and Bob llipps. CIO Local 277 presi
dent, present Johnny Johnson, chairman of in
dustries for the Inited Fund Drive, with a cheek
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Dayton Rubber And Local
277 Give $10,400 To UF
Employees of the Dayton Ruber Company and Members of
Local 277 Rubber Workers have pledged approximately $10,400
to the United Fund Drive according to the latest reports received
Johnny Johnson. Chairman of the drive for industries said Its- ?
day, "This is the largest, sum we have received from any group at
this time and if other contributions are as generous, we will cer
tainly reach the goal for this area."
John H. Hildenhiddle, .lr . general manager of Dayton's VV'ay
ncsville Plant, said, "We thought $10,000 would be our maximum
but everyone responded so generously. we went above this goal.
We are proud of our employees who made this splendid showing
Union President. Boh llipps said. "We are most happy that the
response was so great and only through such cooperative efforts
could we make such a goal.
Survey Shows School Bus
Routes In County Are Safe
Woman Hurt As
Pistol Goes Off
Mrs. Way Arlington. 4o, Panther
Creek. was reported in a fair con
iition. Mission Hospital, A'shevilfe.
today, where she is being treated
for a bullet wound through her
lungs, and just an inch or two s
bove her heart.
Sheritf Kred Camplx II Mtid
Mrs. Arlington was hunting with
a P.38 German pistol when she
tripped and fell, causing the pistol
School officials and highway pa
trolmen have completed a survey
of all school bus routes in the
county, and made a report, which
show s about 30 recommendations
lor further safety measures.
Lawrence Leatherwood. county
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most of tho recommendations call
tor erection of a stop sign at main ,
highway intersections, and a few
other similar suggestions.
We did not find any serious
problems, or anything which we
could term as extremely danger
ous.' Leatherwood said. "We are
merely working .on the program
of highway safety to try and cor
rect anything that might be miss-:
ing on any of the routes."
There are 59 buses operated1
daily in the county, each averag
ing about 30 miles. Last year the I
buses traveled 337,776 miles.
C. W. Minett Retires From
Mail Service After 28
Years. Half Million Miles
Cyril VV. Minett hunt; up hisa
mail pouch and checked in his |
money order book Wednesday at-1
ter covering something like a halt
million mites as rural mall carrier
here in the past 28 years.
Minclt made his last trip
Wednesday, and this morning join*
ed th<> ranks of retired mail car-;
One of the first things Minett
did today was to get a political
! sticker for his car?the first time
' lie ha. I wen able to show his party
(Tiliattons since joining the postal
service on September 23. 1928.
Many interesting things have
happened during that time, as Min
ett wore ?n?t 17 cars in delivering
the mail to patrons served by this
office. He worked every area dur
ing the period except the Maggie
and Jonathan Creek section.
There are two things for which
Minett is mighty proud ? il) no
man ever served finer people: and
'2> his safety record He has never
(See Minett?Page 8)
U nited 1- una
The I'nited Fund went to $24.
532 this morning, Mrs. Raymond
Caldwell, clerk said, after add- i
ing up a number of reports of (
volunteers. The goal is $31,297.
Mrs. Caldwell said the ad
vance gift committee had com
pleted their work. Groups who
have not made reports in full to
day. include: public employees,
business district, schools, rural
areas, residential, Maggie and
Charlie Woodard. campaign
chairman, said a special effort
would be made to get the final
reports in at once, and conclude
Russell Full/., president of
United Fund, was gratified at
the report today, and felt that
with a little effort on the "clean
up" the goal would be reached
in few days.
CANTON I F IIAl.F-MAY
Collections and pledges in the
current Can ton-Bethel-Clyde Lull
ed Fund campaign reached a total
of $15,594.45 through last week.
? according to a report from Dr.
Carey Weils! Jr., drive chairman.
Dr. Wells stressed the fact that
"through the total donated contin
ues to build up we are still far
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"we are lagging in our overall col- j
Sets Meet For Monday
The Merchants Association will
meet Monday, November 5. in the
dining room of the First Metho
According to A. D. Harrison, Jr..
president, the purpose of the
meeting-is to discuss impending
legislation affecting merchants.
Five more groups have endorsed
the construction of a County Agri- 1
culture Center, as interest in the
project reached a new high peak,
and predictions today were that
the measure would be carried by
an overwhelming vote on Tuesday
Ned Tucker, general county
chairman, said a number of peo
ple were in question us to the tax
Tucker explained, "the law set
ting up the machinery for this
program, limits the tax to 3 cents
per $100 valuation, which simply
means lliat if a man's place is on
the tax books for S3,000 that the
project would just cost !>0 cents a
year in taxes.
"We know that once the project
is constructed, that it will not take
all of the three cents for main-!
taming, and then the rate can drop
to almost nothing," Tucker con
"The average fathily in Haywood
will pav much less than 75 cents a
year lor the Agriculture Center,"
Tucker continued I
Those groups who have just ap
proved the project include I
The Chamber of Commerce, C.
G. Thompson, president.
Richland Garden Club. Mrs. W. j
F. Swift, president. |
Maggie Kiwanis, Sam McCrary,
Business and Professional Wo- ;
man's Club, Mrs. Ben Phillips, j
Haywood County Vgriculture
Workers Council '
A number of civic groups had!,
previously endorsed the project, I _
which had received a $5,000 dona-|
lion from Champion Patter and
Fibre Company, and $500 from the
Carolina Power and Light Com-1
pany. .... I
The plan is for the construction
of a building for showing and dis
playing livestock, and another
building for the women of the
county to hold their meetings,
demonstraions, and the possibility'
of a curb market.
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Mr. and Mrs. Spalclon Under
wood left yesterday for Miami.
Ha to be with their son. Dr. Hus
m II Spaldon Underwood, who is
critically ill in a Miami Hospital.
Mrs-. Undoi wood made the trip by j
plane and Mr. Underwood drove
down with another son. Richard
Dr. Underwood is a uraduate of
NotUe Dame University. Duke |
Medical School, and served his in
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pital ill Miami Hi- has been prar J'
thing in Miami since completing i ?
his internship. | i
C. W MINETT was caught by a Mountaineer photographer as he
checked in off the last run as mail carrier, after serving for 28
years and covering a half million miles. He retired yesterday, t
SENATOR W. KERR SCOTT will address a Demo
cratic rally at Clyde tonight, 7:30. This picture was
made of the Senator on a recent visit to llaywood.
Record Crowd Expected To
Hear Sen. Scott At 7:30
Some students would like for
election dav to come more often
?they get a holiday here in
Lawrence Leathern ood. coun
ty superintendent of education,
said all the schools would be
closed Tuesday, Nov. 6. A num
ber of the schools are used as
pollins places, and past experi
ences have shown it impractical
to try and conduct school and
an election in the same area.
Patrol Plan Checking
Station Near Clyde
Motorists in the vicinity of
Clyde Friday afternoon can we 11
be prepared to have their vehicle
and drivers license checked. The
patrol plan to set up a checking
station in the area for about four
This will he routine check-up.
Ol I ICE ( I.OSFI) TCESOAV
The county Health Ofiices will
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I'ucsday. election day The regular
schedule* of work will he resum-1
?d tin Wednesday.
Senator W Kerr Scott is due
to arrive in Haywood about 4 p.m
this afternoon for a majof cam
paign address tonight. 7:30, at the
Due to weather conditions, the
Senator. Mis. Scott and his sec
retary. Bert Honey, changed their
plans of flying in. and are en- 1
route by car They will be met at
the Haywood-Buncombe line at 4
p.m. by a motorcade w hich will
form at Clyde at 3 this afternoon.
'J'lie Senator will be taken
through Canton. Bethel, Hazel
wood, VVaynesville. Clyde and on
to Glenelie's for dinner.
'I lie arrangements at Clyde are
under the direction of the Clyde
committees, with Mayor Gerald
Fish official host.
Loranzo Smathers. chairman of
the Haywood executive committee
said this morning that lie expected
the largest political gathering
ever assembled in Haywood to be
at the school to hear Scott to
Chairman Smathers said Senator
Scott will make a major address
of the campaign, and bring out is
sues that are important to the na
tion. and the world
The Champion Y Midget Square
Dance Team and the Soco Dance
Band will provide entertainment
Chairman Smathers will preside,
and Congressman George A. Shu
ford will present Senator Scott.
Is Set Saturday
The third community auction
will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. on
the courthouse parking lot.
Philip Conkhite, of -Henderson
ville, will be the auctioneer, and
the commissions will go to the
Officials pointed out that cloth
ing. household items, automobile
accessories, plus farm equipment,
had brought good prices at the
two previous sales.
The seller has the right to re
fuse any offer made on his good-.
On Balsam To
the State Highway Commission
has announced low bids on two
Western North Carolina Road
projects. The WNC roads are a
mong to projects involving BS'-j
miles of road improvements total
Low bids include:
Jackson-Haywood ? 3.8 miles
(See Low Bids?Page 8)
Cataloochee Expected To
Lead Nation In Reporting
Tuesday will be the time for
Cataloochee precinct to step out
anfl shine again. by being the first
in the nation to make complete
There are eight registered vot
ers in the precinct, and it is pos- r
sible that only seven will vote, it <
was learned today.
In the 1952 general elections .
Cataloochee went 7 to 0 Demo-!
The voters gather at the polls
at 6:30 and in a matter of mere
minutes have voted, counted and
tabulated their votes for the world
Fines Creek No. 2 is register
ed 100 per cent Democratic. That
makes it impossible to get a Re
publican judge to serve, so a
second Democratic judge is
named to make the three of- ;
Down at Beaverdam No. 4 the
three election officials are all wo- j
men. Several other precincts have
two women, but Beaverdam No. 4
is the only one with three women.
Ten of the 29 precincts have all
uen for officials.
Ifazelwood. South Waynesville
and Cataloochee are thus far
without the services of a Re
publican judge. This also in
cludes Fines Creek No. 2, al
(See Cataloochee?Page 8>
Killed . . . ;; 4
(1953 ? 2)
Injured .... 96
(1953 ? 82)
(1953 ? 153)
Loss ... $57,055
(1B55 ? $64,939)
(This information compiled*
from records of State Hl*b