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The Waynesville Mountaineer
^ ; Published Twice-A-Week lip The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park n a
71st YEAR NO. 101 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESYILLE, N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 6, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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OFFICERS of the United Fund for next year were
elected here Monday evening. From the left: Rus
sell Fultz. re-elected president: Mrs. Raymond
Caldwell, secretary: Dr. R. Stuart Roberson, sec
ond vice president, and J. rt. Siler. re-elected
treasurer. Glenn W. Brown, vice president, was
absent when the picture was made.
Fultz Heads U. F. Here,
Paul Murray In Canton
J. Paul Murray
Fund In Canton
J. Paul Murray was elected pres
ident of the Canton-Bethel-Clyde
United Fund for 1957 at the an
nual meeting held this week. Mur
ray succeeds Rev. Clayton Lime.
Named to serve W'ith Murray
were: Kin McNeil, first vice presi
dent; Mrs. Carl Gillis. second vice
president; Ralph V. Bailey, secre
tary; and J. fc. Hewter. treasurer.
Eight new members of the board
of directors of UF w ere chosen to
serve three year terms. These
are: Mrs. Burgin Baity, Fred Fer
guson. Charles B. Fullam. LouLs E.
Gates, Dr. L. B. Hayes, Mrs. Dae
Mann. Don Murphy and Sidney
Dr. Carey \%ells, Jr., current
drive chairman, who spearheaded
the highly successful campaign, re
ported pledges and collections to
taling $28,778.59. or more than $700
in excess of the goal of $28,047.56.
In Accident At
Cornelius Davis, about 50. a saw
mill worker, suffered painful but
not critical injuries Tuesday about
1 p.pt. when he fell against a cut
off saw at the Johnson saw mill in
the Lake Logan road section.
IWmas treated by Dr. Jack Diek
ci>tTB( Waynesvllle, who reported
that Mavis suffered deep wounds in
the left chest region.
The doctor added that Davis
would have been injured much
more seriously if he had fallen just
a bit nearer to the saw blade.
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Rogers have
w returned to their home in Hamp
ton. Va.. after coming to Waynes
ville to attend funeral services for
Mrs. Josephine Plott Raione.
Mostly cloudy, windy and mild
with a chance of scattered show
ers today Friday, mild to warm
with scattered showers.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
I Date Max. Min. Pr.
Dec. 3 67 27
" 4 6G 22
" 5 37 30
Finds Hot Rod
Rule Is Failure
A 15-year-old boy tried to put
into practice what he had been
reading about hot-rodding. and
turned over a friend's car on the
Eagle Nest Road about 4 p.m.
Wednesday, according to Cpl.
Prltchard Smith, investigating of
The 15-year-old driver told
Cpl. Smith he had read that pow
er would get a car out of any
kind of trouble, so he tried it in
a sharp curve, and the vehicle
turned a flip. Neither the driver,
or the 16-year-old owner, Robert
Dale Edwards, a passenger, was
Cpl. Smith said both boys ran
from the scene and were picked
up in llazelwood about an hour
later. The driver was cited to
juvenile court, Friday. 2 p.m.. be
fore J. B. Siler, judge, charged
with no operator's license, and
reckless driving. The owner faces
a charge of allowing the unli
? censed friend to drive.
The >wner said he bought the
car for S52. The salvage price
is about $25. Net damages S27, j
the patrolman's report shows.
The anrfual Christmas concert at
Waynesville Township High School
will be held in the school gym at 8
p.m. Friday, December 14. it has!
The concert will feature the
i Waynesville chorus, orchestra, and
; band in a special program of
j Christmas music, according to j
Charles L. Isley, director of music
.lust prior to the concert, open
house will be held in the new class-1
rooms study hall, audio-visual edu
cation rooms, and five classrooms
which were built from the audi
torium of the school. Details of the
open house hours will be announc
To Again Head
Encouraging reports, an election
of 17 directors and officers, and
tentative plans for next year, fea
tured the annual meeting of the '
directors of the United Fund here
Russell Fultz was re-elected pres
ident: Mrs. Raymond Caldwell,
secretary; Glenn W. Brown, first
vice president; Dr. U. Stuart Rob- .
crson, second vice president, and
J. B. Siler was re-elected treasurer.
The 17 directors elected were
.1. B Siler, Mrs. Mary Medford
McElroy, Dr. R. Stuart Roberson. \
Mrs. Howard Bryson, John Metzger, I
Kurt Gans, W. Curtis Russ, Dave ,
Hyatt, Glenn W. Brown, Virgil
Holloway, A. D. Harrison, Felix
Siovall, Robert E. Allison. Ernest
Edwards, Henry Davis, Rolf Kauff
man. Rev. Calvin Thielman.
The board of directors is com
posed of 51 members, and this year
the budget called for $31,297 for
10 agencies. This is the second
year of the organization in the
YVuynesville. Hazelwood and Lake
H. W. Burnette Is
Main St. Building
Burnette's Restaurant, in opera
tion ai 313 Main St.. Waynesvtlie. j
since February. 1944. was closed
this week, but may be opened lat-i
er in a new location.
11 w. Burnette. owner of the i
business, said he has plans to enact
a two-story building on the proper
ty now occupied by the Open Air
Curb Market, Main St.. at some
time in the future. He added that
his own business plans are still]
Mr. Burnette said that he and his j
wife plan to spend .several weeks ;
in Florida, and return to Waynes- ;
Vi.lle the early part of next year.
The restaurant building, owned i
jby D. Reeves Noland, is to be oc
cupied by the Harry Liner. Real;
Estate and Insurance Co. by the ;
latter part of next week or short- [
i ly thereafter.
United Fund Goal Seen In
Sight At End Of This Week
"Within one week, we will have met our quota of $31,297,"
Charlie Woodard. campaign chairman, told the directors and officers
of the United Fund here Monday night.
"We have al but $600, and that will be in hand within a week."
Woodard explained, as he m^de the annual report for the budget |
which covers 18 funds for the current year.
J. B. Siler, treasurer, said an audit would be made right after
the first of the year by Frank Riggs, CPA, who is donating his ser
vices again this year.
The 18 agenaies will begin getting their proportionate share
of the budget before long.
The directors went on record thanking Chairman Woodard for
his work, and the motion also included all officers, and especially
the Dayton Rubber employees and company who pledged a total of
$10,400 for the campaign. John N. Johnson, was chairman of the
Market Demand Strong For Red
Burley; Prices Set All-Time High
Seventy-five acres of timber in j
Cl>de Township were .destroyed by
a fire 011 Chambers Mountain which
broke out at 2 p.m. Monday, was
brought under control that night at
9 p.m., but broke out anew at 4
a.m. Tuesday unlit finally control-'
led at 9:90 a.m.
The fire in the Clyde area was
spotted almost immediately at the
Chambers Mountain fire tower, but
high winds spread the blaze quick
ly and required the efforts of 15
men to halt it.
The first started 011 Medford
property (first name of owner not
given*, and later smead to the land
of other residents in the area
Officials expressed the belief that
.the fire was started by a careless
smoker, or by other persons.
For Blind ?
The annual Christmas party for |
the visually handicapped persons
of Haywood County, sponsored by
the county's Ave Lions Clubs, will
be held at the llazelwood School'
cafeteria Sunday from 2 until 4
Among those who will appear on
the program at the party are two
blind men: Gordon Woody of Can
ton, who will play piano and ae
cordian numbers, and Charlie.
Buchanan of Aliens Creek, who will
present entertainment of his own
After a Christmas song by the
entire group, the devotional will be
given by the Rev. Calvin Thielman,
pastor of the Waynesville Presby
(See Lions Party?Page 8)
Santa Claus Is
To Be Here Four
Santa Claus will be back in town
Saturday, according to A. D. Harri
son, president of the Merchants
Association. Santa will be on the
streets and in stores from 10 to
12 noon and from 2 to 4 in the af
ternoon. He will observe the same
hours each Saturday until Christ
He will also be here Friday, the
14th, the same hours, plus two
hours that night when stores re
main open until 9.
All stores will remain open
Wednesday afternoon until Christ
Boyd Reports 7 Pet. Gain
In Local Postal Receipts
Postmaster Enos R. Boyd ot
Waynesvilte announced today lo
cal postal receipts from .June 30
to October 19. 1956 were $23
The June 30 to October 19 pe
riod represents the first 16 weeks
of the Post Office Department's
current financial or "fiscal" year.
The receipts in this community
during this period represent a 7 per
cent increase from the correspond
ing period last year, the local post
Today's announcement from the
local postmaster supplements in
formation released m Washington
November 27. 195<i b> Acting Post
master General Maurice H. Stans.
At that time Mr. Stans an
nounced a new reporting service
i for the Post Office Department's
I national operations and receipts. <
! based on its management control
i The Acting Postrpastcr General
I said he hopes the new informa
tion, which will he released periodi- j
eally. "may prove to be another,
reliable and useful yardstick of the
(See Postal Gains?Page 8>
u ftlaze \
Fire 1 a fest
Waynesville firemen didn't
have to go tar Monday night to
put out a fire at the intersec
tion of tVainut and Cherry
The blare was beneath their
own fire truck!
It all happened about 7:30 p.m.
when the firemen were on their
way bark from a practice run
to East Maynesvllle School. As
the new fire truck proceeded
south on Walnut St.. smoke and
) a few flames suddenly appeared
from beneath the truck's chassis.
I So the firemen halted their
make-believe run and fought a
real fire?quickly extinguishing
the blaze with a booster tank.
Fire Chief Felix Stovall. who
was riding on the bark of the
fire truck at the time, said that
the only damage done to the
vehicle was to the brake lining,
which will have to be replaced.
He explained that on large
trucks, the emergency brake
works on the drive shaft.
Driver Clem Fitzgerald said
that the trouble was caused by
the emergency brake being stuck. ,
THE IIAZELW'OOD Zoning Commission talked
things over Monday with Mayor Lawrence Davis,
and Leigh Wilson, of the N. C. League of Muni
cipalities. Seated, front left: C. N. Allen, commis
sion chairman. Mayor Davis. Mr. Wilson. Stand
inc. Commission members: F.. II. Oliver. Omrsc
Summeriow and Farl Robinson K. A. Williamson,
fifth member, was absent when pieture was made.
Citizens Of Hazelwood,
Canton Hear Zoning Plans
The five-man Hazelwood Zoning
Commission are expected to make
formal recommendations to the
Board of Aldermen Tuesday, as to
a proposed /doing ordinance.
The Zoning Commission held a
public meeting Tuesday afternoon,
with Leigh Wilson, of the League
o( Municipalities, explaining to the
public the merits and purpose of
?i zoning ordinance.
There has not been anv ex
pressed opposition to the program,
and those attending the public
hearing asked questions as a mat
ter of seeking information.
C. N. Allen, chairman of the
commission, said the group wanted
to study the final draft of the
ordinance until Tuesday, and then
formally present it to the Alder
man for execution
Mayor Lawrence Davis said pres
ent proceedure calls for the Alder
men to get the proposed ordinance
Tuesday, and set a public hearing
for January 2 It is planned that
at the January 2 meeting the ordi
nance will be adopted.
Wilson, in his opening remarks
(See Hazelwood Plan?Page 81
There's a sequel to the story
in Monday's issue of The Moun- j
taineer about tiie hunter who
found an upper plate of false
'teeth while hunting deer in Sher
! wood Forest last week
The latest development is that
another hunter lias found the
i Tuesday. U'altei' Francis, of Itat
eiiffe Cove, co-owner of a service
station on the Asheville toad,
called the Mountaineer to report
that he found a pair of lowers
I apparently women's?on a trail at
Sam's Knob last Thursday.
Mr. Francis said the plate ap
pears in a good condition, and
he'll be glad to turn it over to
I.ike the other hunter. Mr. i
Francis' also came home empt>
handed as far as deer are con
The Canton Planning Board dis
cussed with citizens Wednesday
night. proposals and sugggestions
for a zoning ordinance for the
This was the first public meet
ing. and Ideas presented by citi
hens at the hearing will be taken
under consideration and studied
by t he board, w ho have set the i
next meeting date for December
.1 E Wilkinson, a member of
the board, presided at the meet
ing. while Do rah Wilson, of the N.I
C. League of Municipalities, dis-1
cussed the general proposed pro
gram Mr. Wilson has been work
ing with the Planning Board on
the zoning ordinance for several
Wilson explained the mechanical
operation of a zoning ordinance,
as to hearings, establishment of a
board of adjustments, and hear
ings which would have to be call-1
ed by the aldermen in some con
(Scc Canton Program?Page 8)
TV 1 TV ?
Friday, Dec. 7th, will have a real
istic meaning for millions of peo
ple over the world ? the anniver
sary date of the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor, in 1941.
Haywood county rallied to the
national call to arms, and the rec
ords show that this county had
more volunteers per capita than
any other county in the nation.
This fact, within itself, meant that
more Haywood homes had service
flags in the windows than any
where else in America.
United Fund Gives Check
For Hungarian Relief Work
A pica for the peoples of Hungary, by President Eisenhower,
through the Red Cross was heeded promptly here Monday.
This end of the county was asked by the President for $331
for the destitute people of the war torn country.
The hoard of directors of the United Fund quickly authorized
the payment in full from the emergency fund, and the money was
"A lot of us have a vague idea of what has happened in
Hungary, but our President has a full realization, and we are happy
that under our setup here, the United Fund took care of the emer
gency call so quickly," Mrs. David Hyatt, chairman said.
"The money is already on the way, and we are sure, as Presi
dent Eisenhower pointed out, it is urgently needed. We were able
to get the money to Washington without any delay, all because of
the United Fund, which I feel is one of the best things that was
ever organized in this community.
Filter - Tip
By BOB CON WAV
Since tobacco markets opened
November 29, new records have
been set throughout the eight
state burley belt in the averages
paid on the 1956 crop.
However, according to County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway. the big
news in the burley tobacco market
today is not merely the setting of
new highs in sales averages, but
rather the steadily increasing de
mand for red tobacco and the top
prices paid for this color of leaf.
Only a few years ago red tobacco
sold at low prices and was used
chiefly for the export market, he
Mr. Holloway said the greater de
mand for red tobacco is due to the
increase in the manufacture of fil
The county agent explained that
lighter, milder tobacco used iu
regular cigarettes is unsuited for
He estimated that 32 uer cent of
all cigarettes made at present are
of tlic filter-tip variety, and pre
dicted that this figure will rise to
40 per cent within the next two
Mr Hoiloway said that prices oa
the previously popular lugs and
flyings of bull. tan. and straw-col
ored tobacco are unchanged or up
only slightly. By contrast, he add
ed. prices on leaf and tips of red
tobacco have shot up from $11 to
$16 over last year's figures.
In connection with next year's
burle.v crop, the county agent said
it is hoped that growers may es
cape an allotment cut for 1957.
The fact that poundage is down this
year from 1955 has increased the
chances of avoiding such a reduc
tion. he pointed out.
Mr. Hoiloway said no definite in
formation has bean received from
the government on the 1957 crop,
but said any announcement of cut
will Come before the end of Decem
ber, He mentioned that a 20 per
cent decrease in allotment has ul
(Sce Red Hurley?Page 8>
VVatkins Suffers Cut
Foot In Mower Accident
M. D. Watkins lost a big toe and
half of the one next to it in an
accident in his front yard Wednes
day afternoon. The motor com pa n>
owner was mulching leaves with a
mower, when he stumbled and the
grower ran over his foot, cutting
He is in the Haywood County
Hospital, and will be a patient
there for a few days.
curiey trices continue
To Get Higher And Higher
The highest average yet reported
by a Haywood County burley tobac-(
co grower?$66.20?w as paid Tues- ;
day at Moifistowu. Tenn., to Wil
lard Best of Crabtree community, j
Mr Best reported to the ASCI
office here that, lie sold 1.320
pounds of hurley at the Joe Bry
ant warehouse. Morristown, for a
total of $873-70
He said he sold 1,070 pounds
for (>tj cents, and 250 pounds for
67 e'ents. The tobacco was grown
on .8 acre,
Another high average paid to a
Haywood burley producer ?a
$65.34 reported by Taylor Mack
RosS of Jonathan Creek, who sold
4,812 pounds of tobacco Tuesday
Mr. Ross said the total receipts
on his tobacco, sold at Walker's
warehouse. Asheville. were $3,
Prices paid for the crop ranged
between 63 cents and 67 cents a
Mr. 'Ross told The Mountaineer
his tobacco was the Burley 11-B
variety, and added that he fer
(Sej Burley Prices?Page 8>
Killed .... I 4
(1955 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1955 ? 83)
(1953 ? 159)
Loss ... $63,950
(1955 ? S 68,605)
(This information compiled
from records of Stat* High