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5525 The Waynesville Mountaineer i =*
a * Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? - q
71st YEAR NO. 91 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C\. MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 12, 19.?6 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Cleaning Of
Trunk Sewer
Line Started
Work began this morning on
cleaning about a mile link of the
trunk sewer line near Lake Juna
luska. preparatory to engineers
making a complete survey of the
5-mih^runk line.
T-jMI crews, using machinery
hougjsJk'vcral years ago for clean
ing started setting up the
drag Tine system this morning.
Engineers plan to make a com
plete inspection of the line, and
to set up a series of gauges to
determine the volume of flow
through the lines at all hours of
the day.
G- C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that as soon as the cleaning is
completed he plans to call in the
engineers to start their work on
checking the entire area.
The flow in the line, as check
ed last week by the engineers,
shows the flow of sewage moving
at a fast pace until it gets to the
Medl'ord bottom, near the creek
at the head of Lake Junaluska.
There the flow slows to a "snail's
pace." About a half mile further<
dow n the line, what sewage is :
coining through moves rapidly a-:
long the 24-iuch line, and on to
Pigeon River.
Car Plunges
Over Bank;
2 Injured
Two members of a Buncombe
County family of four were injur
ed at 3 p.m. Sunday when their
1951 Chevrolet plunged over a 50
foot embankment just west of Can
Highway Patrolman W. R. Woot
en said that the driver of the car.
Herschel Oscar McClure. 39, . of
Route 2, Candler, was attempting
tn fnlro off hie r?ni?t with hie w i f P
holding the steering wheel when
their ear struck the right curb of
the highway and overturned down
the embankment.
Mr. McClure suffered lacera
tions of the nose and abrasions of
the head, while his son, Hersehel
Dale, 9. suffered a fractured col
lar bone. Mrs. McClure and an
other son, Gary Dean, 4, escaped
Damages to the car was estimat
ed at $350.
Haywood NCEA
Unit Sets Meet
Thursday Night
A meeting of the Haywood ?
County Unit of the North Carolina I
Education Association has been j
set f ? Thursday. November 15, at ,
7 30 in the Clyde High School, i
Thm larks the first time the :
unit held a night meeting and
Mrs. Claud Rogers, president, has \
asked all school principals to stress !
the importance of attendance.
Each school will be asked to 1
make a report on the current !
membership Drive.
Third Reading Of
Extension Of City
I irnifc CJof 1 itVi
The Board of Aldermen will
have the third and final reading
of the ordinance which will ex- '?
tend the city's limits as to include j
part of Chestnut Park.
The owners of the property, and !
the board of aldermen, have al-1
ready agreed on the extension,
and the third and final reading is
a matter of technicality, it was ex
The new extension is that part
of Chestnut Park where Joe
Reinertson is carrying on a build
ing project of new homes. He i
hopes to eventually build about '
200 homes in the area.
Weather ^
Partly cloudy and mild today.
Mostly fair and a little cooler to
night and Tuesday.
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test 1
Farm. ?
Date Ma*. Min. Pr. j
Nov. 8 62 38 .39 i
Nov. 9 47 26
Nov. 10 _ 57 21
Nov. 11 00 ft .03,
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A TH1CKKTY CIRC?Judy Ann Harris?was crowned as Haywood
County's 1956 CI)P Queen at the annual awards meeting Thursday
night at the courthouse. Miss Harris, a student at Clyde High,
was crowned here by Patsy Palmer of KatclifTe Cove, 1955 To
bacco Queen. (Mountaineer Photo).
Official Election Returns
Show But Slight Changes
The official count gave Steven-'
son a majority of 643 in Haywood
on Jast Tuesday's election. While;
Charles B. MeCrary. Democrat,
took a 3.370 lead over Walter G
Smothers. Republican, in the race
for Representative, as Governor j
Hodges led Hayes in the race for
governor by a 3,846 margin.
The tabulations were completed
Friday by the Board after Charles
Hawkins heeamn it! Thursdav and
had to go to the hospital for about
24 hours.
John K. Carver is chairman, to
gether with Jack Woody. other
member of the board, and Mrs i
Raymond Caldwell i- the board
The otTieiai tabulation is as fol-'
Stevenson 7598
Eisenhower 6955
Democratic majority 643
. '
J. R. Stephenson 8887
H. L/ce Whitmire 8i2i
(No opposition).
Charles B. MeCrary (Di 8653
Walter G. Smathers (R) 5283
Democratic majority 3370
For Amendment 4395
Against Amendment 8012
Majority against 3617
Luther Hodges (D> 9131 j
Kyle Hayes (Ri 5285 i
Democratic majority 3846
Luther Barnhart (D) 8945 !
.1 no A Tlur.n iRl S242 !
Democratic majority 3703j
Thad Eure <D) 8973
Grover C. Robbins iR> , 5242
Democratic majority 3731
Henry L. Bridges <D> 8904
William White iR1 5220:
Democratic majority 3684
Edwin Gill (Di 8909
C. M. Adams (Ri 5243
Democratic majority 3666
George B. Pat ton <I)> 8927 J
C. E. Hyde'R) 5231
Democratic majority 3696
Charles F. Carroll <Di 8903
T E Story (Ri 5232
Democratic inajoritj 3671
L. Y. Ballenline iDi 8920
Fred R. Keith <H> 5218
Democratic majority 3702
Charles F. Gold < L>> 8918 '
David VV. Lee <K> 5213
Democratic majority 3705,
Frank Crane <D? 8921
.1 M. Stancil <Ri 5220
Democratic majority 3701
Sam .1 Ervin, Jr. <T>? 8900
Joel A Johnson <R) 5262
Democratic majority 3638
George A Shuford i p> 8779
Richard C, Clarke, Jr. iR) 5503
Democratic majority 3276
A F. Arl ington <L)> 3052
iNo opposition)
Ted Woodruff (D) 2860
i Nine write-in votes'.
Clayton PrOssley (P> 130
Frank Heatherly ?Ri 236
Reoublitan majority 106
pu a rr
? ixkv ma
W C Price <D> 281
i No oppositioni.
F. R. Xoland <D? 304
(No opposition).
J. H. Thompson ID) 640
Kenncthy Lindscy (Write-in) 131
The following, all Democrats,
were without opposition:
J. Wallace Winborne. Associate
Justice Supreme Court, 8926.
(See Election?Page 6)
Mercury Slid Down To 21
Saturday For Season's Low
The season's first '"cold wave.'' which was really normal temper
ature for November Rave way tt> warming temperature yesterday
and tlie weatherman predicted a balmy 68 degrees as the high
for today.
The first sign of winter came Thursday night with a low
temperature of 38 and a light snow. Friday's low was 26 and Sat
urday's was 21, but mild weather returned Sunday with a high of 66.
Today's pleasant autumn weather is indicated through Tues
day. according to the forecasts.
Thickety Takes Top CDP Honors At Annual
Meeting; F. Davis To Head County Officers
Miss Harris
Is County
CDP Queen
Judy Harris gave Thickets a
' clean sweep of top honors at the
: CDP meeting last Thursday night
j by being crowned 1956 CDP Queen
from a field of 11 contestants.
Judy, a cheerleader and member i
of the girls basketball team at j
Clyde High School, was crowned
by Patsy Louise Palmer of Hat
cliffe Cove, 1955 Tobacco Queen.
Other contestants in the event
were Frances Rector of Fines
Creek. Pat Messer of Upper Crab
tree, Frances Frizzell of East Pi
geon. Eva Marie Stevenson of
Iron Dull'. Linda Wells of West Pi
geon. Reva Jackson of South Clyde,
Joyce Coward of Rateliffe Cove,
i Ann McClure of Saunook .1., Ann
Caldwell of Cecil, and Mildred I
Smith of Aliens Creek.
Judges for the contest were W !
F. Algary, manager of the Penny j
(Store at Asheville, Charles Pugh, j
(farm management specialist at N. (,
jC. State College at Raleigh, and ,
Denver D. Robinson, assistant dis- |
trict farm agent.
The beauty contest was spon- ,
sored by the REA and was super- ,
vised by Mary Cornwell. home
demonstration agent, and Nancy
Ilinton, assistant home agent. i
Fat Stock
Event Set
This Week
T...n-4.. >1
inillljr-llllTl' taiVt'S Will 1)1'
entered by Haywood County 4-11
| Club and FFA members at the an
i nual WNC Fat Stoek Show and
Sale at the Hominy Valley Horse
and Hound Pavilion at Enka this
The show will begin at 1 p.m.:
Tuesday, and the sale at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, with about 120 ani
mals expected to he entered by all
the WNC counties participating in
the event.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo-1'
way said that Haywood civic clubs, i1
industries, restaurants, and otiier
groups have given strong support
to the show and sale in past years,
and urged that this backing be |
t continued this year with purchase 1
of animals or halves or quarters of
beef. :,
. _ .... j,
Mrs. M. T. Bridges underwent '
surgery this morning in the Hay
I wood County Hospital. She was I
I reported to be in good condition I
at noon. ' i
Rev. Robinett
To Head County
Ministerial Group
The Ri'v. T. K Robinett, pastor
if the First Baptist Church ol |
WayiK'svillc. was elected president!
of the Haywood County Ministerial I
Association at a meeting last week!
at the Central Methodist Church
of Clyde. He succeeds the Kev.
James Y. Perry, of Grace Episco
pal Church. YVaynesville.
Other officers elected were: the '
Rev. William H. Marquis, pastor of
the Hazelwood 1' r e ? h y t e.ri a n
Church, vice president, and the
Rev. Grady Uarringvr. pastor of
the Dell wood Methodist Charge,
secretary -t reasurer.
it was also decided that Rev.
Perry will again head the minis
terial association's chaplaincy pro
gram at Haywood County Hospital.
Principal speaker at the meeting
last week was Bishop M. George
Henry, Episcopal hi shop of West
?rn North Carolina, who discussed
Protestant values of the Heiorma
Parkway Links
Closed For Winter
Both of Haywoo^County's links
>t the Blue Ridge parkway-?from
Wagon Road Gap to Beech Gap and
from Soco Gap to Heintooga?- have
been closed for the winter.
The announcement was made hy
Park Ranger Ted Boeder, who said
lhat gates on the parkway were,
rinsed Friday.
iiir i-iti/.f. n in mo i?3?j naywood
County Cl>l* judging contest, named last Thurs
day at the courthouse, were Thickety coininunity,
represented by Sherrill .limison fcenter), who re
reived a check for $160, and South Clyde com
munit.V. represented l>v K.duin Jackson (right),
who received a check for $135. At left is It. P.
Sheffield, retiring CUP chairman.
(Mountaineer Photo).
F,D "F.GG-F.YE" ADAMS, observed his 30th year with the M'aynes
ville Mater Department Saturday. Here F.d is shown installing a
6-inch water main on the Last Street extension line.
(.Mountaineer Photo).
Frank Davis Named Head
Of Haywood CDP Group
Great Smokies
Visitation Sets
Another Record
The Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park reported a record j
number of persons already lias
visited the park this year.
The count through October, park
officials said, was 2.730.079. shat
tering last year's all-time high ol
A colorful display of autumn
leaves attracted 244,419 persons to
the park in October to set a record
for the month and top the previous
figure for a 12-month period
John H. Messer
Wins Mountaineer
Football Contest
John H. Messer, 516 Dellwood
Kd? Waynesville, won The Moun- '
taineer's weekly football contest
last week even though he missed
predictions on three different,
However, his prediction of the
combined score of the Waynesville- j
Owen game was exact?26 points.
Runner-up in the contest was'
Tony llardwick Of the Balsam (
Manor Apartments, Waynesville.
who also missed only three games,
but predicted a combined score of
30 points for the Owen tussle.
(Sim- Picture, Page I. Sec. 2)
Frank Davis. Iron DulT dairy
fanner, was elected president of
Ilk- Haywood County CDP organi
sation at the annual meeting of the
community development group
Thursday niglvt at the courthouse.
He succeeds It. G. Sheffield of
West Pigeon
Other officers elected were:
Mrs Herl ("agio of Bethel, vice
president: Mrs Hoy Itohinson of
Thickety. secretary: Sherrill .Ilmi
son of Thickefj. treasurer, and Mrs.
James Medlord of Ratcliff.j Cove.
Chosen a.s directors Were:
Jonathan 11 Woody of Waynes
ville. chairman: H. C. Francis of
Ratcliffc Cove, vice chairman; Mrs.
Raymond Caldwell of Iron DulT.
seeertary; Mi's, VV .1 Stone of
Canton. treastn i Richard Bradlej
of Waynesville, Tidy McCracken of
Upper Crabtree. Phyllis Hartman
of Saunook. Robert Francis of
Francis Cove, Mi s Mark Ferguson
of Fines Creek, Miss Kate Robin
son of Clyde. Mrs J. M Wells of
Canton, and Mrs, Kenneth I) Fry
of Waynesville
The slate of nominees wks pre
sented by R C. Francis.
Mrs J>an Watkins. who under
went surgery on Friday at Ouke
Hospital, is reported to be "in
good condition arid progressing
nicely". She is a patient in 3239
Cushing Hall. Duke Hospital.
Mr. Watkins, who accompanied
her to Durham, expects to return
home the middle of this week.
4Egg-Eye ' Adams Set
For 30 More Years Of.
Installing Water Lines
_Kd iEgg-Eye) A prils, one of the
best known employees of the Town
of Wayne.sville did not work Sat
urday. and for a special reason. Ed
wanted "off" to celebrate his 30th
year with the town on a full-time
Ed actually began working for
the town in 1922. but he does not
count his time until he went on
full time.
.Since 1926 Ed has participated
in on all the water line installations
within the town, and has had some
exciting, plus cold and wet. experi
ences on the -job.
Ed began work on the water and
sewer line construction iob 43
years ago?when he was a 10-year
old boy in the red hills of Geor
gia. He was a water boy al the time,
and the contractor started calling
him "Egg-Eye" and to this day he
is better known by his nickname
than by his real name.
The 255-pounder likes his work,
and takes it seriously. He feels the
obligation that goes along with the
job. and never leaves town with
out his whereabouts being known
at the town hall. Like other work
men on public utilities, Ed dreads
holidays, "That's usually when
trouble starts, just like Christmas
1954, when someone ran into a fire
plu at 1 a m. and wv started in
to fix i( and finished at 11 a.m.
Christmas morning with the mer
cury sitting on zero. We were cold
and wet. hut people had to have
water, and the tire mains had to
be ready to work- -that's our job."
said Ed as he took the tough break
as a matter of course.
Kd seldom refers to the master
sewer and Water line maps. He
knows where the lines are because
he helped with the installation ol'
most of them.
lie think* the installation of the
sewer line in the Country Club
ar>:>a was about a* tough a job as
the force has met. "We had rock.
mild .111(1 UatPI* \\-Ail own
pumpers almost all the time, and
it was tough keeping on the grade
under those conditions." Ed ex
Back in 1940. Ed worked from
early to late during the "Big
Freeze" trying to get people water.
"1 would start early and work un
til I could hardly drag, but 1 knew
the people were needing water, so j
I kept on going?that's my job. We
got it all worked out."
Ed admits that he does not Uread
any phase of his work, whether it
be a broken water main in zero
weather, or a stopped up sewer line ,
in the heat of summer. "We take
(See Ed \riams? Page R) I
Thickety To
Tlvickety community was named
as the top winner and recipient <>i
a $160 cash prize in the 193Q Ha>
wood County CDP contest at a
meeting Thursday night at the
Hunncr-up and the onh other
community selected in the blue rib
bon group was South Clyde, which
received a chock for $135
? Red-ribbon communities, award
ed $110 each, were Iron DulT, Rat
clifTe Cove, and Francis Cove.
White-ribbon communities, which
received $87.50, were Upper Crab
tree and Aliens Creek.
The awards were announced and
checks presented by W. Beekman
Hugcr, Champion Paper and Fibre
Co. executive and president of
Western North Carolina Associated
As county winner. Thickety wilt
me ? i\t> rural development
contest and will be judged soon for
t bat event.
'life sfvi'ti competing Haywood
eommtinities were judged by Mrs
Marie Buckner, assistant home
agent in Madison County; R. I*.
Lyday. county agent in Swain
County, and William Flake, county
agent on the Cherokee Indian Res
In the competition for eighi in
centive prizes, two communities
captured two prizes, and four took
one each
Iron Duff won $25 prizes as the
community having the largest per
i centage of families attending more
than half of Its CIJP meetings, and
as the community having the lara
I est percentage of families making
j home improvements.
Upper Crabtree also Won two
prizes, one as the community with
the largest percentage of families
i showing an increase in income
| front new sources, and a second
j award as the community having
the most ademi.-it
w *uv/U
Single- incentive prizes were won
J by:. ?
I < 11 Thickety in farm and home
safety. <2> Aliens Creek in hospital
insurance Coverage, <3i South Clyde
ill the completion of family score
sheets. and <4> Francis Cove in the
j production of corn with yields of
j 100 bushels per acre or more.
Checks for the incentive prizes
were presented by Jonathan H.
Woody, president of the First Na
tional Bank and chairman of the
Haywood Count) CUP directors
The principal speaker at the CDP
meeting, W. F. Algary of Asheviile
i active in the rural development
program in Western North Caro
lina. told the audience in the
courtroom that CI)P "teaches us to
work together and develops lead
ership." . . .
He added that cnP !>1??
... ^ u IOU ICOVM'C^
uv to do things for ourselves be
cause no one else can carry out a
successful program except the peo
ple in the individual communities.
Picturing Western North Caro
lina a> a large-scale communitj.
Mr. Algarv said that this region has
four major problems to face: il>
lack of faith in ourselves and what
can be accomplished, '2? lack of an
area-wide plan of promotion. (3>
lack of teamwork between com
munities, townships, and counties
and i4> lack of an understanding
about WNC's needs and local needs
On the credit side, the speaker
pointed out. the mountain area ha-:
ill God-fearing, liberty-loving peo
ple w'ho are willing to work and are
highly skilled craftsmen in the
tradition of the old-time mountain
(See CDP Program?Page 6i
Record For
In Haywood
Killed ... II 4
(1955 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1955 _ 83)
Accidents.. 176
(1935 ? 15?>
Loss ... $63,700
<1955 ?
(This information compiled
from records of State Hi|b
my Patrol.)

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