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71st YEAR NO. 98 12 PAGES Associated Press " " WAYNESVILLE. N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 26, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Jury Is Selected I
For Barrett Trial
The 12U? juror for the James E.
Barrett trial was seated at exact
ly 3 p.m. this afternoon.
Six jurors for the trial of James
E. Barrett had been named when
court recessed for lunch at 12:40
tciiay. Barrett, a Canton taxi dis
patcher. is charged with rape.
The six jurors were from the 22
regular jurors named to serve the
second week of court, which is be
ing presided over by Judge Zeb.
V. Nettles, Asheville. Two jur
ors were excused because of ill
When court convened at 1 30 this
afternoon, the selection of the
seven remaining jurors began from
the special venire of 100 men. The
courtroom was about filled this ,
morning, with the 100 veniremen
taking a large section on the right.
A number of matters came to the
attention of the court this morn
ing before Solicitor Thad D. Bry
son called the case of Barrett.
The name of the first juror was j
called at 10:40, and the sixth one j
was seated at 12:40, with a 15-min
ute recess being called by Judge
Nettles in the meantime.
Several jurors were excused im
mediately upon telling the court
they were conscientious objectors
to capital punishment, while sev- j
eral others said they had already '
expressed an opinion.
Barrett came into the courtroom
Shortly before the case was called,
and stood as Solicitor Thad D.
Bryson read the bill of indictment.
Barrett is a tall, clean shaven man.
smooth black hair, and wore a neat
fitting blue suit. His wife sat next ,
to him during the entire morning !
session. The two sat just behind j
the defendant's lawyers. John At.
Queen and Frank Ferguson. No
one is assisting Solicitor Bryson
for the State.
The court named C. H. Rhine
hard as officer for the jury.
The jurors named in order of :
their acceptance this morning
E. G. Griffin, 61-year-old Pigeon
James D. Rhea, mechanical in
structor of Canton High School.
Aubrey L. Yarborough, carpen- !
ter. of Route 3. Canton. ,
George P. Cable. Champion
Fibre employee since 1925 '
Berlin Estes. employee of V-Belt
Department. Dayton Rubber Co.
J. D. Williams, of the Thickety
area, and an employee of Cham
pion Fibre Company for 33 years.
Joe Howell. Wayitesvllle hard
Fred Crews, car salesman,
Mark Ferguson, Fines Creek
Gene Turner, car salesman,
Carl Bryson, Iron Duff farmer.
Sam Potts, owner ol' a Waynes
ville garage, motor sales service.
Bob Francis of Francis Cove, w as
named the 13th or alternate juror
Court took a holiday Thursday
for Thanksgiving, and the regular
session was held Friday.
Before adjourning Friday. Judge
Nettles ordered another special
venire of 100 men to report at
10 a.m. Wednesday morning, when
the trial of W. C. Piercy is expect
ed to be called.
Cases disposed of since last Wed
nesday morning, through Friday,
Horace Sharp, aiding and abet
(See Court?Page 3)
GARY EVANS has just been I
nominated to the U.S. Air Force
Academy by Congressman
George A. Shuford.
Gary Evans Gets
Air Force School.
Charles Gary Evans. WTHS sen
ior, has been nominated as a can
didate to the U. S. Air Force
Academy, at Colorado Springs, j
Col., by Representative George A.1
Evans will soon begin a series of
examinations for the Academy.
He is the son of Harry Evans;
and the late Mrs. Evans. He is edi- i
tor of the annual, was co-editor of
the school newspaper last year, and ;
was a member of the Key Club.
He is also a member of the WTHS
band, and ranks at the top at his |
class in scholastic honors.
Evans has always wanted-to ma-I
Jor in aviation.
Bethel School Bus
Struck From Rear
By Passenger Car
A Bethel school bus, carrying
about 20 students, was struck
from the rear by a car driven by
Mrs. Marie Wells Chandler of
Waynesville last week as the bus
stopped on N. C. 110 to let out
Highway Patrolman V. E. Bry
son said that the accident occur
red about five and a half miles
south of Canton and involved a
bus driven by Jack Eugene WilsOn,
17, a Bethel High student.
Riding with Mrs. Chandler was
Mrs. Rose Wells of Waynesville,
who was treated by a Canton doc
tor for contusions of the head and
Damage to the bus was estimat
ed at $100 and to the passenger
On December 13
The Semi-annual meeting of
tlaywood County Unit Test Dem
onstration farm families will be
held at the Iron Duff community
house at 6:30 p.m., December 13,
it has been announced.
The principal speaker will be
Denver Robinson, assistant district
fasmr agent, who is in charge of
the Unit Test Demonstration pro
gram in Western North Carolina.
The program also will include
election of 1957 officers and re
ports from UTD members. R. H.
Boone of Francis Cove, president
of the organization, will be in
charge of the meeting.
There are now 39 farmers par
ticipating in the UTD program in
Mostly cloudy, windy, and colder
this afternoon with a few snow
flurries. Tuesday, partly cloudy
and not so cold.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pree.
Nov. 22 50 27 ?
Nov. 23 47 13 ?
Nov. 24 _ 41 28 .02
Nov. 25 47 19 ?
iNov. 21 67 47 .21
Grid Banquet Tuesday Night
To Honor '56 Mountaineers
The 1956 Waynesville High
ored at the annual Junior Chaml
p.m. Tuesday in the school cafete
At the banquet, varsity grii
ters from Coach Jaynes. and the
Mountaineer squad will be present
erwood, superintendent of county
Principal speaker at the ban<
Jr., superintendent of the Lake J
viously slated to be master of cc:
speaker after a change of plans.
Banquet tickets, at $1.50 ee
, members, or at Charlie's Place ir
School football squad will be hon
ber of Commerce banquet at 7:30 <
dders will receive their 1956 let
i "most valuable" member of the
ed a trophy by Lawrence B. Leath
?uet will be the Rev. J. W. Fowler,
unaluska Assembly, who was pre
remonies, but was later choren as
ich, can be obtained from Jaycee
m i?i ? i
SANTA CLAUS arrived in this community on a colorful float *n
the annual parade Friday morning. He was donned out in a brand
new suit, and looked as warm as toast even in the 28-degree breere.
The two WTHS bands provided the marching music for the parade,
which brought out a large crowd. Today workmen were putting
up the Christmas street lights for the holiday season. (See other
pictures, page one, section two.)
Conference Set To Discuss Long
Range Poultry Program In County
Plans for Haywood County's
long-range poultry program will J
> be discussed by N. C. State Col- I
lege specialists, the farm agent's '
| staff, and county poultry produc
| ers at a meeting at 2 p.m. Thurs- 1
; day in the commissioner's room at
I the courthouse, 1
The meeting Thursday has been
called to obtain a professional
evaluation of the program plan- J
tied here to substantially increase
Hay wood County's income from 1
The session will touch on com- ]
mercial eggs, hatching eggs, and
Representing N. C Stale College i
at the meeting will be C. F. Par- \
rish. head of the poultry extension j
department at the college, and W. t
C. Wells, poultry specialist. In ad- t
dition to discussing (he county's
program, the specialists will also (
speak on the poultry outlook '0|* j
I 1957 and the long-range outlook. |
Heading the county's- poultry j
producers will be a special com
mittee made uo of Tom Brummitt a
of Fines Creek, chairman: Harvey (
Dulin, Herbert Singletary, Ned .
Tucker, and Roger Amnions.
All poultry producers in the! f
county and other interested per- t
sons are invited to attend the af- i
Prior to the 2 p.m. session, the i
specialists will meet in the county \
agent's office to discuss the coun- I
ty program. t
Car Hits Ice
A Western Carolina student from
Charlotte, returning to Cullowhee
from a Thanksgiving vacation at
home, suffered a fractured skull in
a traffic accident Sunday night a
quarter mile west of the Haywood
Jackson County line, and is now
in a serious condition at the hos
Cpl. Pritchard H. Smith of the
State Highway Patrol said that the
injured student, William Otto
Heil. 20. was riding in the car driv
en by another Charlotte student,
Gordon Ezekiel Howell, 21.
The corporal explained that
Howell lost control of his car on
a patch of ice, and the vehicle
plunged over an embankment for
75 feet and threw Heil 40 feet fur
ther down the slope.
Cpl. Smith said that Heil was
still unconscious at Haywood Coun
ty Hospital this morning, and that
X-rays had been taken to deter
mine the full extent of his injuries
and the treatment necessary.
Cpl. Smith reported that he was
assisted at the scene of the wreck
by two Jackson County highway
patrolmen?John Real and Sam
Sanford?stationed in Sylva.
Baptist School Of Music
To Open At Clyde Tonight j',
Four classes of instruction on
?hurch music will open tonight at
.he Clyde Baptist Church at 7 >
Tin. under the sponsorship of the J
lay wood Baptist Association. The ?
-chool of music got under way ,
Sunday afternoon with an associa- ?
ion-wide sing by several Baptist ,
At the school of music, conduct
ed especially for choir leaders and
nemhers. organists, pianists, pas
ors. and Sunday School and Traili
ng Union workers, instruction j
a ill be given on:
1. Practical Music Lessons <The
jry i Carl Perry, Minister of
Music, First Baptist Church. Ashe
2. Gospel Song and Hymn Play
ing Mrs. Hobert Seymour,
Teacher of Organ, Mars Hill Col
lege and Organist, Mars Hill Bap
3. Hyinnology Rev. T. K. 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.
Yt'LE LIGHTS GOING UP
Town crews began stringing up
Christmas lights in Waynesville's
business section today. It Is believ
ed the lights will be turned on this
Safety Council ;
Proposals to reduce highway ac- ?
eidents in North Carolina, made by <
the Governor's Traffic Safety
Council, were discussed at a meet* <
ing of the Kiwanis Club last week 1
by Robert H. Hall, a member of '
the council's speaker bureau and 1
the Waynesville Toastmasters Club. '
Pointing out that thefe are
regularly ,two million cars 011 j
North Carolina highways each day ,
through the year and as many as
three million during the tourist sea- j
son, Mr. Hall outlined these pro- ?
(See Traffic?Page 2)
Governor Allocates Funds |
For Paving Pisgah Road
/mi a^jrupnauuii 01 jju.uuu nas
been made by Governor Hodges for
the paving of the 4.5 mile link of
Like 1'isgah Motor Hoad. it was an
nounced today by William Mod
ford, chairman of the N. C. Park
The road will be paved from
A'agon Road Gap on Li. S 270 to
:he end of N. C. 112. the letter said
The section of road, which is on
he crest of the ridge in Pisgah )
forest. was graded and graveled
?ome months ago. Most of the route 1
?vilt eventually become part of the]
Slue Ridge Parkway, but that is
jeen as a later part of the pro
Highway officials feel that the
inly way to preserve the road,
ind keep the gravel recently put
in the link is to pave the section.
The paving will be a State High
vay Commission project, and the
130.000 allocation came from high
way surplus funds.
Much concern has been shown
>ver the condition of the road for
iome years. The road, starting at
iVagon Road Gap, is 4.524 feet
jlevation, and goes near Frying
Pan Mountain with an elevation ol
5.450 feet and at the base of the
5,749-foot Pisgah mountain.
Here For FCC
Six members of the WTHS elec- ,
Ironies course were examined Sat- j
urday for FCC radio operator's
licenses ?? in the novice and
technician classes. They were:
Tommy Norris, J. W. Chambers.
A. A. Mehaifey, Willard Francis,
Bill Clark, and Kinic Carter. (Mr,
Clark previously qualified for a
Results of the examinations
will be announced later by the
FCC office at Atlanta. The tests
were given here by James E.
Campbell, a native of Haywood
County, who is now a co-op student |
at Georgia Tech and an engineer j
trainee with the FCC.
Six To Graduate
Six students in tlio adult even
ng class in electronics at Waynes- |
ille High will complete a two- j
ear course in the subject Decern-|
K'r 7. according to V F. Burgess,
They are: .1 \V. Chambers of j
,'lyde. Vincent Hall of Hazelwood,
)avid Hyatt, A. A Mehaffey, and 1
Pommy Norris of Waynesville, and '
laines IJ. Siske of Francis Cove. |
Mr. Burgess said that Chambers
ind Norris averaged 90 per cent I
ir better throughout 'lie course,
md that Mr. Hall had a perfect
ittcndanee record. Mr. Norris
>r?viously has been recognized
or outstanding achievement, Mr.
The course completed by the six ;
nen included instruction on basic
viring. methods of controlling
ights, motors, motor-starting con
sols. transistors and tubes, tuhe
iperated equipment such as bur
>lar alarms, counters, sorters. X
?ay, welders, battery chargers,
?elf-operated signs, moving signs.
;as sign>. basic radar, radio sta-;
ions and receivers, television, j
Federal Communications Commis
sion laws. International Morse;
.See Electronics Class?Page 2) ;
r? . ? ~ -. J
Held Sunday For
fody Palmer, 4
Joseph William (Jody) Palmer,
who was born on Thanksgiving
Day four years ago. drowned this
Thanksgiving Day while on a visit
in Sarasota. Florida. He was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Palmer of
The child, with his mother and
brother, John, were visiting an
uncle, Clifton Nicholson in Sara
sota, at the time of the accident.
He apparently fell into a swim*
(See Judy Palmer?Page J)
Number Of Cars Leave Road
Because Of Ice And Snow
The sudden snow about dai
hides to leave Highway 19 on S
Dayton reported today.
He said he worked from the
11 p.m., when crews scraped and
recall ever seeing as many cars ii
last night There were no injuries
The snow froze on the paven
About half an inch fell in W?
streets, and most of It was meltec
about 8:30, but did not stick.
A telephone call from Murj
hard in that area.
Fines Creek had .snow Thurw
i ? ?
k Sunday, caused numerous ve
oco mountain, Patrolman Harold
time the snow began until about
sanded the road, and he does not
n ditches and off the highway as
, and damages to cars were small,
lent as it fell.
lynesville, but did not stick to the I
1 this morning. A few flakes fell
>hy at noon said it was snowing
Dollar Burley Crop
Ready For Market
Bobby Buckner. xio Chestnut
T'ark Drive, tVaynesville, won
The Mountaineer's final football
contest of the 1956 season by
predii ting correctly the outcome
of nine out of 10 weekend grid
His only ntiss was on the Fenn
State-Pitt game, which was a tie.
Eleven other contestants miss
ed only two seleetions on the
pigskin card. The games that
fooled most of the prognostieat
ors were Stanford-California and
l.SC-Arkansas as well as the
above-mentioned Fenn State
Mrs. D. A. Howell
Taken By Death
Mrs. Mattic Moody Howell, 82.
wile of D, A. Howell of Wayncs
ville. died this morning in the llay
weod County Hospital following an
A native and life-long resident
of Haywood County, Mrs. Howell*
was the daughter of the late A. A.
?Moody and Lorena McCracken
She and Mr. Howell celebrated
their .sixty-sixth wedding anniver
sary in May of this year.
In addition to her husband she
is survived by two daughters'. Mrs.
Elmer Osborne of Canton and Mrs
Nina H Darek of Waynesville; two
sons, Fred and Edwin Howell of
Providence. 11 I.; and four grand
Funeral arrangements Which
were incomplete this afternoon will
be announced later by Garrett
Plans For New
Studied By Board
Proposed plans for a modern
library here are now being studied
by the State Library Hoard in
Raleigh. The plans, made by Henry
Foy, local architect, were sent I
down to Raleigh for the State
Board to study, preparatory to go
ing ahead and making a modern i
library out of the Ferguson home
on the corner of Haywood Street
and Boyd Avenue.
The home and five acrers of
property were donated to the li
brary by two daughters of the late
W. B. Ferguson.
The Haywood Library Hoard of
Trustees hope to get the plans
back at an early date.
4-11 Achievement Day
Program Is Postponed
1 be annual Haywood County 4-1
H Club Achievement Day pro
gram. originally scheduled to be
held at Canton Junior High School
Friday night has been postponed
because of the state Class-AA foot
ball championship game being
played tn Canton on the same
The announcement was made by
Cecil Brown, assistant county a
gent In charge of 4-H Club work,
who said that the program proba
bly will be held next week.
The 1956 hurley tobacco market
ing season will open Tuesday
morning in Western North Caro
lina and East Tennessee ware
houses and continue into January
after a holiday from December 21
until January J.
Haywood County's hurley crop,
down from last year in total yield
but considerably improved in
quality, is expected to bring well
over a million dollars, according
to County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way. Last year the county total
This year, according to the ASC
office, 1.876 producers grew a
total of 1 048.62 acres of hurley to
bacco in Haywood County.
The average yield will he be
tween 1.800 and 1.825 pounds per
acre in comparison with 1,875
pounds per acre in 1955, Mr. Hol
C)h Saturday night Asheville
warehouse officials announced that
three million pounds of tobacco
were already on the auction floor
?with another million expected
before the opening of sales Tues
1 day. ?>
First sales at Asheville will be
at the Dixie-Burley and the Curo
i lina w arehouses.
One set of buyers will operate
at Dixie-Burley and another set
I will be on hand at Carolina. Bift
i O'Donnefl, market supervisor, said.
The Farmers Federation again
! will have charge of the federal
government price support prograt
1 on Asheville. Boone and West Jet -
fersoti markets. ,The Austin Tobai ?
co Company of Greeneville. Tenri .
has been authorized to redry gov -
All 12 warehouses on the Aslu ?
viile market will be operated 24
hours daily to receive tobacco for
the sales season opening Tuesday,
it was announced. '
O'Donnell predicted yesterday
tobacco would move as fast eat
day of the sales as federal gov
ernment allotments would permit.
Five sales will be conducted
daily five days a week through
Dec. 21. Post-Christmas sales will
be resumed Jan. 2.
Three and a half hours of -oil
ing time each day beginning at,
9:20 a.m. have been authorized b>
the sales committee of the Burley
Tobacco Warehouse Association
"We are expecting to again lead
the sales averages on the burley
tobacco market this season. \\"
have two sets of buyers atid good
quality leaf will be offered,'*
Miss Deal Named
Miss Marjorie Deal lias bet n
named acting librarian of the Ha? *
wood County Library. She has
been with the library here i<>r
some time, and for 20 years was
executive secretary- of the N. C.
Library Commission. She directed
the work of the State Commission
in her capacity.
Mrs. James Atkins, acting library
ian. is confined to an Atlanta hos
pital, following an accident there
while on a recent visit.
Killed .... I 4 I
(1955 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1955 ? 83)
(1955 ? 159)
Loss ... $63,950 I
(1955 ? $68,6*5)
(This information compiled I
from r< -ords of State Bi|b- I