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"1st YEAR NO. 97 16 PAGES ~~ ~ Associated Press _ W^YNESVILLE, N. C., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 21, 1956 $3.50 In^Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Be Held For
Haywood County will begin its |
annual observance of Thanksgiv- ?
ing with religious services. Union i
services will be held in Waynes- !
ville, Canton, Hazelwood, and i
Ca^A, Hazelwood, and Clyde '
churro^witl hold services at 7:30 t
p.m. Wednesday and Waynesville
church^L will hold their annual j
servic^^Bursdav at 9 a.m. A ser
vice Valso be held at Long's
Chapel at 9:30 a.m. and the Hethel
Methodist Church will begin its
program at 8 a.m. with a .coffee
hour, followed by a service at
Canton congregations will meet
in the Presbyterian Church and
the Rev. Horace L. Smith, pastor
of the First Baptist Church will
bring the message. Robert Mat
thews, organist, and a mixed chor
us will present special music.
Churches of Clyde will unite at
the First Baptist Church and hear
a Thanksgiving message by the
Rev. Kenneth George, pastor of
the Wesley an Methodist Church.
At Hazelwood, union services
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednes
day at the Church of God. The
principal speaker ther? will be the
Rev. J. O. Wilson, pastor of the
Seventh-Day Adventist Church in
Hazelwood. whose theme will be
"Thanksgiving As A Way of Liv
Music at the union services in
Hazelwood will be provided bv the |
choir of the Hazelwood Baptist .
The union service in Waynes-1
ville will be held in The First
Methodist Church. The Rev. T. E.
Robinett, pastor of the First Bap
tist Church, will deliver the mes- >
sage and the Rev. James Y. Perry, '
rector of Grace Episcopal Church,
will assist with the service.
Music will he presented by a .
combined choir under the direc
tion of Mrs. Fred Martin. i
A special offering w ill be-taken .
for the children's homes of the
four participating churches. I
To Pisgah 1
Charles Berry Ballard, 34, of.
Leicester, who was shot Tuesday
afternoon while hunting in the
Pink Beds section of Pisgah Forest,
died of his wounds at 5 a.m. today
in St. Joseph's Hospital at Ashe
ville, according to a telephone re
port received by The Mountaineer
from the Pisgah ranger station. !
The wounded hunter was found ;1
in r. -tid of eight pints of blood
upon ^^val by ambulance at the
An ambulance was called and j
Balla^L asked to be taken to an
It wUrthe first serious shooting
accident in the western manage
ment areas in the past 14 years,
Tccisylvania County Sheriff E.
V Dillingham said today that Bal
lard was discovered by G. H
Bridgcman of Tryon, who was
hunting in that vicinity. Dilling- j
ham said Bridgeman told him he
has shot three times at what he
thought was a deer, and when he
went to investigate he heard a
man shouting for help and saw
Ballard coming toward him over
a high bank.
Malcolm G. Edwards, refuge
supervisor of the western man
agement area, N. C. Wildlife Re- j
sources Commission, said last !
night that Ballard was wounded
by a small calibre high velocity
bullet which severed a main ar
tery in Ballard's thigh. The bul
let is the type that mushrooms;
after hitting an object, Edwards
Edwards reported that Bridge
(See Shots Fatal?Page f)
Considerable cloudiness with
showers Wednesday. Thursday,
cloudy and colder.
Official Wavnesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test I
Date Max. Min. Pt
Nov. 18 58 24
Nov. 19 . , 59 21 .02'
Nov. 20 . ... 63 26 .01 !
MORE THAN 125 enjoyed "family night" at
Southern Telephone Company here Tuesday
night, \$hen families of employees and friends
were shown through the modern plant aud build
ing. The multi-colored telephone sets on display
fascinated the youngsters, and on the left is
Johnny Posey, 3, who appears to be trying to
reach a momentous decision, while brother Steve.
2. looks as if he has just accepted an invitation to
an ice cream party. (Mountaineer Photo).
(See other pictures on I'age 4>.
Rogers Electric Adding
Story On Present Building
' ("mist ruction of another story
I atop the present Rogers Electric
Co building at 437 North Main
: St.; Wavnesville, is now under
way -r with completion of the
project expected by the first part
The new portion of the build
| ing will give Rogers Electric an
additional 1.600 feet of display
! space in which to exhibit present j
electrical appliances and a new I
line of furniture that the firm;
j plans to add.
Construction of the second]
i story, under the direction of Carl!
I Duckett. is of concrete block and ,
I will cost between $10,001) and
Rogers Elect nrc Co now handles i
Frigidaire stoves, refrigerators.I
| washers, and water heaters; May-1
tag washers. General Electric!
, television sets. Motorola TV and
r a d i o s. Youngstow n Kitchens. ;
Kleer-Kleen floor furnaces. Sun-j
beam and Dormyer electrical!
; household appliances.
Rogers also has a complete ser
Officers of the Haywood Coun-1
? ty Unit Test Demonstration farm
program will meet at 7:30 tonight
in the county agent's office to
make plans for a supper meeting
of LTD families in the neat" fu
The meeting is expected to be
held at the Iron Duff community
R. H. Boone of Francis Cove is
' the county UTD chairman.
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25 Bushels Food
By The Key Club
Members of the Key Club of
the Waynesville High School col
lected abut twenty-five bushel
baskets of food and $25 cash in
a door - to - door drive for the
needy Monday night.
The money was used to buy
fresh fruit, flour, sugar and oth
The food was turned over to
the Welfare Department for dis
Presbyterians To Have
Guest Speaker Sunday
B. Clayton Bell, student at Co
lumbia Theological Seminary, will
h? the guest speaker al both morn
ing and evening services at the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church
Sunday. November 25.
Mr. Bell's subject at the 11
o'clock service will be "The Secret
of a Successful Church." At 7:30
p.m. he will speak on "The In
C. B. Medford. Veteran business
man has announced that he has
purchased the McCracken Furni
ture Company in Canton, consist
ing of the lot and building, the
stock of furniture, and the ac
The purchase was made from
Dr. Robert Owen, who has been
owner of the business for several
years, since the death of Carroll
J. McCracken, founder and first
owner of the business.
Business To Take
This issue of The Mountaineer
is being published Wednesday
afternoon, instead of Thursday,
because of the Thanksgiving
Business in general will sus
pend here Thursday, and resume
on regular schedule Friday morn
Seventy-thousand white p i n e
seedlings were delivered to 29 Hay
wood County residents by the
county farm agents this week, it
ha-- been announced
Farm agent Virgil L. Hoiloway
said the seedlings went to
.1. H Smathers. Jr., 2.000; Spring
dale School; 5,000; Harry Todd
Stewart, 3000: Mrs. Sylvia Stewart.
5.000; Jim Sutton. 2.000; Hoy S.
I lay nes 2.000 J E. Price, 2,000;
C. J. Reece, 1.000. Jack Rogers,
1.000: Jim Francis, 1,000: Johnny
James, 1,000; Edgar West. 500;
Tom Alexander. 5.000; It. N. Bar
ber, Jr., 2,000; A. L. Bramlett. 2.
000: Floyd Caldwell. 1.QO0; Carlyle
Davis. 2.000; Boyd Evans, 5,000;
Bob FranciB, 5.000; A L. Freed
lander, 2,000; Claerman Frisbee,
5.000; Elmer Hannah 500; Mrs.
Maria F. Head. 2.000; Charlie Hen
son. 500; Homer Leatherwood, 5,
000; Marvin Leatherwood, 500;
Charles McF.Iroy. 1000; Tom C.
Massje, 500; Charles Medford. 5,
000. and Woodrow W. Owen. 1,000.
The seedlings were furnished by
the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Baptist School Of Music
To Open At Clyde Sunday
A school of music, to be con
ducted by the Haywood Baptist
Association, will start this Sunday
at the Clyde Bapiist Church and
continue through Fridav, Novem
ber 30, it has been announced.
The school will be opened at 3
p.m. Sunday at Clyde with an as-1
sociation-wide hymn sing, featur
ing special selections by a num-i
ber of Baptist Church choirs.
From Monday through Thurs
day. starting at 7 p.m., classes will
be given on the following subjects;
1. Practical Music Lessons 'The
ory) ? Carl Perry, Minister of
Music, First Baptist Church. Ashe- j
2. Gospel Song and Hymn Play-!
iig ? Mrs. Robert Seymour.
Teacher of Organ, Mars Hill Col
lege and Organist. Mars Hill Bap
tist Church, |
3 Hymnology ? Rev. T E. Rob
inett. pastor. First Baptist Church,
4. Conducting ? Jack Medford.
Minister of Music, First Baptist
Following the class periods each
evening, there will be a period of
combined choir work directed by
Joseph O. Stroud, secretary of the
Baptist State Department of
Church Music. On Friday, under
the direction of Mr. Stroud, the
combined choirs will present a
program of music for the public.
An invitation to the school of
music has been extended to Bap
tist song leaders, choir directors,
choir singers, pianists, organists.
Sunday School and Training Union
workers, pastors, and members of
congrega'ions ? from intermedi
ate age up.
Venire Of 100 Ordered To Report
Monday For Trial Of Canton Man
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The November term of Superior
1 court will recess late Wednesday
afternoon for Thanksgiving, and
will resume work 011 the heaviest
: docket .11 years again Friday morn
j irg, Judge Zeb V Nettles told
The Mountaineer this morning
This morning deputies and
Sheriff Fred V. Campbell were is
suing summons to 100 citizens to
report at 10 a.m. Monday as a
special venire tor the trial of
James E. Barrett. Canton, charged
with rape. The venire must come
from all sections of the county
I other than Beavordam township,
tfie order read.
Barrett, together with his broth
e<-in-law W C: l'iercy. also of
Canton, are charged with rape.
Both men were arraigned in court
Solicitor Thad D. Bryson told
The Mountaineer this morning that
lus present plans were to call an
other 100-man venire for Wednes
day for the trial of l'iercy who
is also charged With incest. Both
men have been held in jail since
their arrest in Canton last sum
Solicitor Bryson said due to
the contested docket, some of the
cases would of necessity have to
be continued until the February
term He said it might be that
he would find it necessary to con
tinue the murder case, in which
Walter Richard ""Buck" Norris is
' charged with the fatal shooting of
Billy Clark Robin.s'on. 29, of Ashe
ville, and formerly of Clyde. The
1 shooting took place on Aliens
Creek, at the Norris home.
No time has been set for Hie
trial of the manslaughter case of
lommy Fleetwood Burnette, of the
Pigeon section, 111 a case growing
cut of a traffic accident last Au
gust when Jimmy Ashe, 17. of
Canton route 3 was fatally in
The grand jury, with Ed Potts,
foreman, completed their work a
bout noon, and made a report to
the court after the noon recess.
The report dealt mostly with
recommendations for minor re
pairs to several schools.
The detailed report- will he pub
; fished Monday.
Theodore Huffman and Troy
i I'ressley, charged with breaking
and entering, received sentences
of. six to 10 years. Huffman Had
a prior suspended sentence of two
110 three years put into force be
cause of his violation of the terms
of the suspension of last February's
The first jury trial of the court,
was compromised this morning.
| when Judge Nettles ordered D. L.
I Farmer pay $4,000 plus all costs
to E. M. Howard as the outgrowth
! of an assualt last June, when
1 Farmer is alleged to have struck
j Howard 111 the head, resulting in
. permanent injuries to his left eye
Farmer also received an 18-month
Evidence showed that Howard
was hit with a nail clipper during
the assault, which took place in
Large crowds have been in court
since it convened Monday morn
The officials were trying hard
(Sec Court?Page 6)
JANET JACKSON of llendersonville llish School
(first row. lefti won the trophy as the top speller
in Blue Kidge Conference schools at a spelling
lice at Bethel last night. In the first row are ether
top winners: (from left): Janice Frady of Bethel,
second: Kinncth .McNeil of Bethel, third, and Tom
Walker, fourth. Other entrants in the spelling
match were (second row); Jean Burke of Bethel,
Gloria Sizemore and l.ottie Forteseue of llender
sonville, and l.eona Davis and Fugene Brackett
Seventeen Haywood County Boy
Scouts received insignia of rank
i and merit badges at the monthly
Pigeon River district court of hon
or at the First Baptist Church in
1 Canton Monday night. They were:
Tenderfoot badges i presented by
Francis Pless. new Scout field ex
ecutive! ? Donald Pressley and
.(antes M. Deaton of Troop 1, Can
ton. 'and Bruce Bowman and Ku
gene Ferguson of Troop 5, Hazej
Second Class badges (presented
by Jim Hurley, district training
chairman) James Sechrest. Bob
by Clark, Terry Gregory. George
Foster, of Troop 1, Canton, and
1 ' Gary Wright, of Troop 1(1, Can
I First class, badge 'presented by
Don Randolph, district chairman
William Blaine Hawkins of
1 Troop 1, Canton.
Merit badges (presented by Jim
Anderson, scoutmaster of Troop 1 >
Tommy Vance. Kddie Wells, and
Charles Steven Reeves of Troop
12, Bethel; Lawrence Clark. Ron
ald Bailey, and William Wbeelet
of Troop IB, Canton.
Gold Palm 'presented by M II
! Bowles of Wayncsviile. district
| committeeman! ? John Bottoms ol
Troop 1, Canton.
The regular fourth Sunday sin^
ing will be held in the Beaver
dam Methodist Church Sunday at
2 p.m. All singers and song lover
are invited to attend and tak<
Santa To Be Greeted By
Parade At 10 Here Friday
On Friday morning of this
in a red suit will pay his annual i
see who's been naughty or nice,
On his trip here, the Nort
Claus ? rifling on a specially-d
with a parade through the busine
wood. starting at 10 a.m. Friday.
^ The parade will form on Wa
' Main St. in Waynesvtlle to the CI
' will be broken momentarily and
Hazelwood's Main St. From ther
ville High School and then disbai
In the parade will be two b
j of VVTI1S ? with a combined sti
To heighten the interest of
the Merchants Association will g
i musicians with the best decora!
New car dealers In Waynesv
in the parade, and several other
week a well-known old gentleman
pre-Yuletide visit to Waynesville to
and to take orders for Christmas
ih Pole's No. 1 resident ? Santa
ccorated float ? will be hondred
is section of Waynesville and Hazel
Inut Street and then move south up
yde Ray Flower Shop, where ranks
then formed again to pass down
e. the marchers will go to Waynes
ands ?>? the senior and junior units
?ength of 125 pieces,
the band members in the parade,
ive 10 prizes of one dollar each to
ille will show off their 1957 models
business firms also plan to partici
Henderson ville Girl Wins
Blue Ridge Spelling Bee
Janet Jackson of Hender.sonville
won the second annua] Blue Ridge.
Conference spelling bee at Beth
?1 School Tuesday night by out- ?
lasting Janice Frady of Bethel, who
was eliminated in the 38th round
011 the word "tetrahedron".
Mrs Jackson spelled that word
correctIv and one additional word;
?analytical"?to cop the trophy
Last voar tlft* event was won by a
Ben Lippeii student.
Kinneth McNeil of Bethel, who
was eliminated on "leucocyte", was
third in the spelling be.* Tuesday
, night. Tom Walker of Waynesville i
placed fourth after going down on,
the word Tukemia"
The conference match went six |
rounds without any miss .*s, and
then Gloria Sizetnorc of Render-.
sohville tripped in the seventh
round on "rhimic"
| In the eighth round. Jean Burke
of Bethel w nt down on "descend",
and in the ninth round Eugene !
Biaekett ol Waynesville was elim
inated on ''correspondence"
The 10th round claimed two;
"casualties" Leona Davis of I
I WTHS, who was*, ousted on the,
i word "currency" and Lottie Fortes-'
. cue of Heiidersonvllle. w ho went i
out on "brusque"
The spelling bee then went fori
25 more rounds without a mis
until McNeil arid Walker were'
eliminated in the 35th round and
Miss Frady in the 38th
(". C. Poindexter, principal Of
Bethel District schools and secre
tary of the Blue Ridge Conference,]
was in charge of the event. The
-i^ronouncer and the two judge
- were from Western Carolina Col
The trophy presented to the win
.' ner was donated by the Sports Mart
Town forces cleaning the sewer
line, have gotten to the Lake Juna
luska Golf Course, according to
?< C. Ferguson, town manager.
A considerable amount of sand
and gravel have been taken from
(he line. ?
The cleaning Is the fii ?t step
towards a complete study and
suivey by engineers to determine
the cause of frequent overflows.
Caught As He
Fred Press ley Hartman. 33. Can
ton route one. faces three charges
fcl'owing an accident at 9:40 Sun
day night, cast of Canton, accord
ing to investigating officer Patrol
man V. E Brvson.
Hartman. driving a 1947 Ford
coupe, is charged with having run
into a 1950 Ford of William I)
Pearson, route 3, Candler, about
two miles east of Canton in U.S.
Hartman is said to have later
turned around, and headed back
east after the impact.
About 30 minutes later as Pa
(See Hit and Run?Page 61
IwTHS Football Banquet
Is Slated Tuesday Night
The annual Jlinior ?Chamber of
Commerce banquet lor the Way-!
ne.sville High football squad will i
l>e held in the WTHS cafeteria at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, it has been an-!
The program will include the (
awarding of letters to 1950 team ;
members and the presentation of
| a trophy to the "most valuable" j
! Mountaineer player by Lawrence j
B. Lcathcrwood, superintendent of i
county schools. The Rev. J. W. j
' Fowler, superintendent of the i
Lake Junaluska Assembly, will act
as master of ceremonies and music
will be furnished by a male quar
tet from WTHS.
As of this morning, the Jajceesi
said, arrangements for the princi- j
pal speaker on the program had,
not been completed, but will be
Banquet tickets at $1.50 each can
be obtained from Jaycee members,
or at Charlie's I'lace in Waynes
Killed .... I 4
(1955 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1955 ? 83)
(1955 ? 159)
Loss ... $63,950
(1955 ? S68.605)
(This information compiled
from records of Stat* Higlh