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5?3a The W4ynesville Mountaineer i
I j j-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? ?
71st YEAR NO. 102 14 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C.. MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 10, 1956 *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties"
One hundred and twenty gallons
of moonshine whiskey were siezed
on Cove Creek Mountain Sunday
morning by Cpl. Pritehard Smith
and Patrolman Harold Dayton of
thekft^ Highway Patrol, who ar
^fMLur South Carolina resi
deni^Bconueclion with the case, j
The^iour were identified as
James Beauford Moody, 40, of
Route 1, Marietta, S. C., and his
wife Maxie Lee Moody, 27, both
of whom were charged with trans
porting and possessing non-tax
paid liquor, and Rufus Center, 43,
of Route 3, Travelers Rest, S. C.,
and Colie L. Grumbles, 25, of
Greenville, who were cited for con
spiracy to aid the Moody couple.
The liquor was found in a 1940
Ford panel truck driven by the
Cpl Smith said that he and i
Patrolman Dayton had to run the
Moodys for 50 yards through a ]
woods before apprehending them.:
The officers caught Moody, and he
called for his wife to come back
Cpl. Smith said that all three
men have been charged by federal
authorities in the past for violat
ing liquor laws.
The four South Carolinians were j
scheduled for a preliminary hear- ?
ing this afternoon before Justice I
of the Peace J. J. Ferguson.
Is Due 12th
Charlie Woodard, chairman of
the United Fund campaign, said
be was checking this morning with
area chairman on the "last round
up" and w-ould have a complete
and final report Thursday.
The campaign was within $600
of the $31,297 quota at the last j
report made by Woodard, and he
said some chairmen had a few i
more pledges to turn in before he j
could make his last report.
"We are yet to hear from certain
areas, and several chairmen, and
when we get those, we will be
ready to make our final report,"
the campaign chairman said.
"All indications are that we will
get the $600 by late Wednesday,
and bring the second year of the
United Fund campaign to a suc
cessful end," Woodard concluded.
DE. THOMAS STRINGFIELD
has been elected chief of staff of
the Haywood County Hospital,
succeeding Dr. A. R. Brown.
DR. W. R. HUDSON of Canton
is the new president of the Hay
wood County Htdical Society.
He succeeds Dr. Heyward Smith.
Dr. btringlield, And Dr.
Hudson Named To Posts By
Haywood Medical Society
Dr. Thomas Stringheld was elect
ed chief of staff of the Haywood
County Hospital and Dr. W. R
Hudson, of Canton, was named
president of the Haywood County
Medical Society at a meeting of the
Dr. Stringfield succeeds Dr. A. R.
Brown and Dr. Hudson succeeds
Dr. Heyward Smith.
Other new officers of the hospital
staff include Dr. Frank Hammett,
vice-chief of staff, and Dr. George
D. Pressley of Canton, secretary
Dr. R. Stuart Roberson is vice
president of the Medical Society
and Dr. James Fender is secretary
Taxes For Last
Sales tax collections in Hay
wood for October this year
shewed an increase of $1,775
over the same month last year,
the state report showed today.
This was a little hieher percent
age than the state average.
Sales taxes for this past Oc
tober amounted to $47,504 and
the last year figure was S45.729.
The increase meant increased
sales of about $59 000.
Board Of Elections Given
Praise For Election Work
The Haywood Board of Elections
has been warmly praised for the
njpnner in which they conducted ,
the recent general election. The
letter of praise was signed by C. G,
Thompson, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, and written ,
in behalf of the board of directors 1
The letter was sent to John
Carver, chairman of the board, and !
set out:"you have our sincere best
wishes that this election (Nov. 6>
will serve as a pattern for all elec
tions to come."
The full text of the letter is as j,
"Now that the highly charged 1
atmosphere that usually surrounds '
the head and excitement of a natio
nal election has returned to nor- ,
(See Board of Election?Page 8)
Stores Open All
Retail stores in the Waynesville
area will be open all day Wed
nesday. December 12. and Decem
ber 19. it has been announced by
the Waynesville Merchants Asso
The stores also will be open
until 9 p.m. Friday, December 14.
The Knoxville pilot of a small
plane, believed to have crashed in
the Great Smoky Mountains, was
found safe and sound about 8:30
a.m. by the Tennessee wing of the
Civil Air Patrol.
This report was telephoned to The
Mountaineer this morning by Capt.
James Henry of the Salvation
Army Citadel at Max Patch, who
holds the rank of lieutenant colonel
and serves as wing chaplain of the
North Carolina Civil Air Patrol.
Capt. Henry, who has a two-way
radio, said he was informed that
the pilot?Staff Sgt. Pete Suteau of
McGhee - Tyson Air Force Base, |
Knoxville ? was found uninjured
in the vicinity of Hazel Creek fire
tower in the Clingman's Dome area
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na
The captain said that the ser
geant planned to go with CAP
members today by U. S. Park Serv
ice boat on Fontana Lake in an ef
fort to reach the scene of the plane
According to another report, Sgt.
Sutcau was en route in an Ercoupe
from Knoxville to Florida.
Both the Tennessee and North
Carolina wings of the Civil Air
Patrol and U. S. Park Rangers join
ed in the search for the pilot.
Saunook, Hazelwood Rated
Tyi 4-H Clubs In County
saunook was named as the out
standing senior 4-H Club and
Hazelwood the outstanding junior
4-H Club at the annual Haywood
County 4-H Achievement Day pro
gram at Canton Junior High
School Thursday night.
The eyent was attended by 700
people, Tncluding 400 4-H Club
Other club awards went to
(See Saunook?Page 8)
On Tree Falls,
Wounds Boy, 15
Robert Hugh Tucker, 15, son of
Mr. and Mrs, Fred Tucker of
Jonathan Creek, suffered painful
injuries early Sunday afternoon
when a shotgun he had propped
against a tree fell over and dis
charged ? wounding him above*
The accident occurred on a
mountain near his home.
He was treated by Dr. A.' Hey
ward Smith, who reported that
the shotgun pellets broke a bone
and cut muscles in his left leg,
and caused lesser injuries to his
His condition at Haywood Coun
ty Hospital today was termed
Partly cloudy, windy, and cold
with a chance of a few snow flur
ries today. Tuesday, partly cloudy i
and cold. I
Official Waynesville temperature <
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pr. I
Dec. 6 .74 41
" 7 72 44 1
"8 73 40 i
" 9 C? 37
Cantata, 16 th
"The Prince of Peace," a Christ
mas cantata by E. L. Ashford. will
he presented by the combined
choirs of Waynesvilte churches,
Sunday, December 16, at 7 p.m. in
(he First Methodist Church.
Richard Groce. a member of the J
music faculty of Western Carolina i
College, will be a guest soloist. J
Mrs. Fred Martin is directing.
December Weather Swings
Around Spring To Winter
December started off frigid, and
then turned "spring-like" according
to the weather reports of the State
Test Farm. The mercury went be
low freezing the first five days of
December, and the next four stayed
several degrees above. The average
high for the first nine days has
been 64. and the average low 30.
with no measurable rain or snow
during the month.
The mercuiy went to 15 and 16
on the first and second of the
For November, the average high
tSee December Weather?Page 8)
There are about 50 families on
I the Christmas Cheer list at the
Welfare Office, according to Mrs.
Sam Queen, welfare superintend
The original list had 70 names,
but soon after Thanksgiving differ-,
ent clubs, individuals and Sunday
School classes began taking fami
lies with as many as eight chil
Groups or individuals wanting
to take a family to aid for Christ
I mas should contact Mrs. Queen
; for all information, such as ages,
address, and needs.
; The Welfare Department is
anxious that all groups planning
to assist families check the Welfare
> Office, in order that there will not
be any duplication of effort. Un
I less the check-off plan is used,
' some families might receive aid
from several sources, and other
families will be without, it was
The families on the Welfare list
have all been checked thoroughly
by Welfare workers as to the
needs. This fact, it was explained,
i is of vital importance to both
family and contributor, as it means
' for a more practical contents of
I baskets and parcels.
91, Died Early
Asburv Howell, a member of one
[ of Haywood County's oldest
families, died Sunday at 9:55 p.m.
: in the Haywood County Hospital
| He was 91 and had been in ill
' health for some time.
A retired farmer of the Jonathan
CVeek section, he was a former
member of the board of County
commissioners, an office he held
! for a number of years. He was a
son of the late Mark and Elizabeth
McGee Howell of Haywood County.
Mr. Howell's first wife. Mrs.
Lou Garrett Howell, died in 1939
His second wife. Mrs. Carmel
Harris Howell, survives.
Also surviving are nine children |
of the first marriage; Mrs. J. T.
DeFravio of Charlotte, Mrs. B. I).
Medford, Mrs. John West, Sr.. and
; Mrs. Will Corzine of Waynesville,
Mrs. Bernard Dellinger of Miami,
and Garrett P.. Mark R., David A.,
and Joe C. Howell, all of Waynes
ville; two brothers. D. A. Howell of
I Waynesville and Horace Howell of
I Asheville; four sisters, Mrs. M. C.
Allison, Waynesville; Mrs. Cenia
Williams, Knoxvillc; and Mrs.
Herman Palmer of West Palm
Beach, Fla.; 19 grandchildren and
(See Asbury Howell?Page 21
Three traffic accidents have been
I investigated on Haywood County!
highways during the last four days
by Patrolman V. E. Bryson of the
State Highway Patrol.
The first accident occurred at
6:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway
19A near the Barber apple house
when a 1946 Ford driven by Loyd
Crawford. 21. of Route 1, Waynes
ville. ran off the highway and
overturned down an embankment.
Crawford escaped injury, but
was charged with improper regi
stration. Damage to his car was'
placed at $150
Highway 110 in front of Powell's
service station was the scene of a
(See 3 Accidents?Page 8>
MRS. EDITH A. EMPSON
W.N.C. Illrhlandrr swrtary
L. E. De VOL'S
W-N.C. Highlander treasurer
JUDGE SAM CATHEY, Asheville. and Miss Pauline Williams, dis
trict case worker, were amon; the many who enjoyed the annual
party given by Haywood's live Lions Clubs for the Blind here
Sunday at the llazelwood School. (Mountaineer Photo).
County Lions Clubs Honor
50 Visually Handicapped
Fifty visually handicapped resi
dents of Haywood County wore'
; honored Sunday afternoon at the
annual Christinas party sponsored
by the five Lions Clubs of the
;county at the Hazelwood School
The-program included the invo
cation by the Kev. Calvin Thiel
man of the Waynesville Presbyteri
an Church, singing of Christmas
i carols led by Charles Isley of the I
|WTHS music department: a solo, I
i "Sunrise Tomorrow," by Mrs.
Lyle McLean of Canton, tap dance
by Bobby Edge of Clyde, instru
? mental selections by Oordotil
Woody of Canton and vocal num
bers by the Prison Camp Quintet
of Hazelwood, and humorous nar
; rative by Charlie Buchanan of AN !
A special guest at the party, j
Judge Sam Cathey of Ashevllle,|
who is blind himself, spoke brief- j
ly on the Lions Club program for
the visually handicapped pointing;
out that the Lions have gained In
ternational recognition for their
work in this field.
Several of the guests present
gave brief "testimonials" in behalf!
of the Lions Club program, explain- j
ing that eye surgery financed by I
the Lions has given them limited j
sight when they were formerly
Each of the visually handicapped
were given fruit baskets and three
silver dollars. Two blankets and
a long-playing record was present
ed by the Lions to Miss Paulino
Following the program, refresh
ments were served in the cafeteria.
Rush Under Way
At Postoffice Here
The Christmas mail rush at the
Waynesville postoffice has al
ready started, according to Post
master Knos Boyd, who said that
incoming mail today was one
third heavier than normal.
Most of this mail is parcel |
post, he said.
A marked increase also has
been noted in outgoing mail,
mostly parcel post, Mr. Boyd
The postmaster predicted that
the peak of the Christmas mail ,
rush will start next week and
reach its climax sometime during
Set For Dec. 22
The annual Christmas greet
ings edition of The Mountain
eer will be published Saturday,
December 22. The paper will be
dated Monday, but will actually
be published Saturday in order
to make the early Monday
morning mails for the subscrib
ers on the rural routes. Carrier
boys will make deliveries in this
| immediate area Saturday after.
The regular Thursday. Dec. 27
issue will be on schedule.
Klaborate plans have been
completed for the annual Christ
mas edition, which will have an
unusually large number of fea
tures, photographs, and mes
sages of greetings.
At Iron Duff
Unit Test Demonstration farm
families of Haywood County will
hold their final meeting of the j
year at a covered-dish supper, to
be held in the Iron Duff commun
ity house starting at 6.30 p.m.
Principal speaker on the pro
gram will be Denver Robinson, as
sistant district farm agent and di
rector of UTD work in Western
North Carolina, who w ill show col
ored slides of work being done for j
The program will also include I
election of officers for 1957, dis-l
cuss ton Of this year's work and j
projects to be undertaken next j
Bob Boone. UTD president, urg
ed that all Unit Test Demonstra
tion families attend the Iron Duff
Band Concert Is
Set For Friday
Plans were being completed to- j
day for "open house" of the new j
j classrooms of the Wayncsville high |
school on Friday, just prior to the i
annual Christmas Concert by the j
The hand concert will be under j
the direction of Charles Islcy, and
will be given in the gym, since the
auditorium of the school has been
converted into classrooms, a study
hall and library.
3-Lane Highway Is
Set For Five-Points
State Highway forces are expect- j
] ed to begin, possibly this week,1
| adding a third lane to the highway
| at Five Points, on Highway 19A-23. j
Engineers of the dtpartment told 1
Mayor Lawrence Davis, of Hazel
wood. that the present 29-foot high
way would be widened to 36 f.-et.
allowing three 12-foot lanes.
The new link will be about 500
feet long?from Browning Branch
Bridge to the red light at the inter
section of the highway and Hich
Mayor Davis said several surveys
and safety checks had been made
of the area, and it was found that.
1 when the day shift employees of j
the plants start towards Hazelwood j
in the afternoon, that one c; r ?
wanting to make a left turn at the ,
red light can block 20 other cars j
due to oncoming traffic. ?
The three lane system will al
low through traffic to take the out- ,
side lanes, and turning traffic to i <
take the middle lane, without any j
obstruction of traffic.
I Plana are to have a regulation
titiffic signal which will even the j
flow of traffic into all lanes. Mayor I j
The street w ill be made about 6 *
feet wider on the side of the bus |,
station, according to present plans. ^
Mayor Davis said that when one 1
utility pole is moved, the highway,
engineers can get right to work I j
on the project, which will only take ! j
j a few days.
426 Deer Killed
In Pisgah Forest
Thf total kill of deer and bear i
in the Pisgah National Forest was r
considerably better this year than
it was during the past two years, ^
Hanger Ted Seely reports.
The hunts ended Dec. 1 and the
kill for '56 was as follows: deer 1
?426, bears 12 J
In I95,?j it was 260 deer and five ! i
bears and the previous year it was "
226 and five. The best during the j
past five was in 1953, when 456 f
deer were taken and 16 bears. In
1952 the kill was 393 deer and 14'j.
? | e
Parham Takes Job 1
With GE In Florida
Richard Parham, recently dis- ,
charged after two \ears in the c
Army, has accepted a job with j.
General Electric Corp. in Jack- j
sonville. Fla. His wife, the former ^
Velma Stamey, has been teaching
in Jacksonville city schools.
Mr. Parham. the son of Mr. and '
Mrs. K. VV. Parham of Maggie, is t<
a graduate of WTHS, Gardner- ii
Webb Junior College, and West- r
ern Carolina College. In
JOHN MOORE who will become
president of the I laze I wood
Boosters Club Thursday nkht
New Head Of
John Moore will assume the of
ice as president of the Hazel-wood
Boosters Club Thursday evening,
it the annual Christmas party and
linner at the llazelwood school
ttoore will succeed Lawrence
,'is, who will serve as vice presi
Other officers taking office will
nclude: Uill Green, secretary, and
Bill Freeman, treasurer. Directors
ire: Dr. Warren Kitts, George
Bischoff and Roy Wright. The club
has 65 members, and meets month
The program Thursday night
vhich begins at 7 p.m.. will be un
ler the direction of Dr. R Stuart
Boberson and George Bischoff. \i
nteresting program of Christmas
nusic is planned for tlie evening
Moore is personnel manager at
The Dayton Rubber Company.
Increased 5.9 Pet.
According to figures just releus
?d by Sam P. Wcvms, superintend
nt of the Blue Ridge Parkway
ravel has increased in November.
956 over November of last year
During November this year 28o .
17 persons in 84.993 cars traveled
he Blue Ridge Parkway, This i? a
lecrease of 223,999 or 44 4 per cent
rom October and an increase of.
5,650 or 5.9 per cent over Novem
ler of last year.
Parkway officials have stated
hat 5.000,000 people are expected
o travel the Blue Ridge Parkway
n 1956. The Parkway has for
lumber of years been the nation ^
nost traveled scenic highway.
Highlanders Plan Increased
Program For Coming Year
The Haywood Highlanders have
adopted a $5,000 budget for 1957.
and plan to step up publicity by
publishing a folder of interesting
places in this immediate area. L.
E. Devous, president, said the fold
er would be in addition to the ac
commodation booklets which have
proven to be of untold value for
many years. Plans are to publish
the booklets again soon after the
first of the year.
The organization now has 50
I ? ? ? -
members, and DeVous said the
group at the December meeting,
decided to complete the project
of more roadside signs for the
coming year. Applications for
membership for 1957 were mailed
The group discussed the large
conference coming to Junaluska
(See Highlanders?Page 8)
Mrs. Empson, Secretary;
DeVous Is Treasurer Of
Western N.C. Highlanders |
L. E. DeVous was named treas
urer of (he Western North Caro
lina Highlanders at the annual
meeting this morning in Ashevllle,
and Mrs. Edith Alley Empson was
S. E. Connatser was named a
director, with Robert Winchester,
alternate from Haywood county.
The Highlanders cover the area
from Murphy to Boone, with the
eentral office In the Masonic
Other officers elected included:
1 Charles Morgan, president, Ashe
ville: William Pruitt, first vice
president, Asheville; second vice
president, Stanley Harris, Boone;
third vice president, O. A. Ketch,
Members of the board, at large,
include: Garth Cate, Tryon; John
Parris, Sylva; Harry Buchanan.
Hendersonville, and Hugh Morton.
The group went into a general
planning meeting of a program for
the year after the noon recess at
(TO DATK) |
Killed . . . .; 4
<1935 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1935 _ 95)
(1955 ? 172)
Loss ... $64,700 /
(1955 ? 978.929)
(This la/armaU.a nwIM
from records of State Uifb