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P 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. 103 24 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 13, 1956 33.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
United Fund Campaign Here
Goes Over Quota By $635
CHARLIE WOODARD (right) shows John N. Johnson the final
figures on the United l und Campaign here, which went over the
goal of $31,297. H'oodard is campaign chairman, and Johnson heads
the industrial division, which gave about $15,000 to the current
fund. (Mountaineer Photo).
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Twenty-five deserving families
remained on the Welfare Christ
mas list this morning, according
to Mrs Sam Queen, superintend
ent. Jhe list originally had 70
Among the families remaining
on the list were some "very pa
thetic ones" Welfare officials
ln one instance, a 9-vear.old boy
faces a bleak Christmas unless
someone remembers him, His
mother is ill. and cannot work, and
his father is in a hospital several
hundred riiles away. The little fel
low has not had too many things
to enjoy in his life, and for this
Christmas, the outlook is even
A number of groups and individ
uals have checked by the Welfare
office for the names of those who
need help, and are planning to
take care of the specific needs of
them. The Welfare office has a list
of the needs of each group, as well
as details as to addresses.
Mrs. Hugh Lcatherwood. a ease
worker at the Welfare Depart
ment, urged all groups planning to
give assistance to needy families
at Christmas to check with the of
fice Mmte to avoid duplication.
groups proceed on their
own, sortie families may receive
aid from several sources while
others get none, she explained.
DRAFT BOARD SEEKS
Anyone knowing the where
abouts of Robert Lee MehafTey is
asked to contact the draft board
at the courthouse.
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9 SHOPPING DAYS
Mostly cloudy, mild nnd windy
with occasional showers, turning
colder late today, with showers
possibly changing to snow flurries.
Friday, mostly fair and cold.
Official Waynesville temperature
*s reported by the State Test Farm.
Date Max. Min. Prec.
Dec. 10 58 24 ?
Doc 11 53 10 ?
Dee 12 ... .... 59 50 1 30
The Waynesville post office
will be open all day this Satur
day. next Wednesday, December
19, and Saturday, December 22,
according to Postmaster Knos
After the 22nd, the local post
office will resume its Wednesday
and Saturday afternoon closings,
Mr. Boyd said.
Van C. Wells of West Pigeon
has been reelected for another
three years as a supervisor of the
Haywood County Soil Conserva
Mr. Wells, who is the present
chairman of the soil supervisors
board, received the highest vote
, on the ballot w hich included three
| other candidates ? R. 11. Boone.
J Watson Howell, and Delitiar Reed.
Mr. Wells got 84 out of a total
of 138 votes. This figure repre
| sented an increase of 50 per cent
over balloting last year.
The ballots were counted by
John R. Carver, chairman of the
i county board of elections; ,J. A.
Singleton, and D. J. Boyd.
Other members of the soil sup.
: ervisors board for 1957 will be
| Mr. Boyd, treasurer, and Joe
i Davis, secretary,
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Rain To Finish
Sewer Line Check
Engineers checking the 5-mile
trunk sewer line have set up re
cording gauges in several manholes
along the line They have rt-cords
of the flow in the line at all hours
! of the day for every day. and are
i now w aiting on the next big rain
; to see what difference that might
; make in the flow.
The general belief has been that
| there is a certain amount of sur
i face water entering the line, w'hich
aods to the cause of the periodic
Gauges have been set up in Haz
elwood. near the Ice Plant, in
Abel's pasture and nearer the Lake.
The aldermen of the two towns
and officials of the Lake ordered a
survey made by an engineer firm
to see what caused the overflow,
and for recommendations for cor
recting the over-loaded line at
Santa Due Back
Here On Friday
Santa will be back to town Fri
day on three different occasions?
10 to noon, then 2 to 4 in the af
ternoon and 6 to 8 Friday night:
when the stores will be open.
Santa came to town in a parade on
On Saturday he will be here
from 10 to noon and also 2 to 4
in the afternoon.
Elated Over j
The United Fund quota has been
passed by $633, according to Char
lie Woodard, campaign chairman.
The fund this morning was $31,932,
with the quota being set at $31,297
several months ago.
Chairman Woodard said several
individuals had called him that
their money and pledges would be
in by Friday, and he felt that it
would mean several hundred dol
lars more. The ratio now shows
the campaign was 102 per cent
The chairman was all smiles to
day over the results, and was warm
in his praises of everyone w ho con
tributed and worked on the current
Russell Fultl, president, was
happy this morning also, as he
heard the figures of the quota be
ing reached. He pointed out the
"magnificent job of Woodard and
ail his assistants in staging the
campaign so successfully."
Chairman Woodard and Mrs.
Raymond Caldwell, clerk of the i
I F, were compiling the records to
day which will show the total gifts
foi each division of the United
Fund organization. Woodard said I
he felt the list would be ready for
publication by Monday.
The Industrial Division, headed;
by John N. Johnson turned in j
about $15,000 to the campaign, it ;
was reported by Woodard this '
Push Plans For
The First Presbyterian church
plans to call for bids on the first I
unit of their expansion program;
soon after January 1, Joe E. Rose,
chairman of the building fund 1
The general expansion program -
calls for an expenditure of more;
The first unit to be built will be I
educational facilities, and will have
about 2,500 square feet. Rose said. I
The unit will be on the ground :
floor, and extended back along!
Walnut Street, and adjoining the;
present structure at the end. j
The over-all plans call for an:
enlarged sanctuary, plus the edu-l
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barr are plan- I
ning to leave Saturday for St. Pet- ;
ersburg. Fla. where they will spend j
the winter months.
Set For Section
School bells will stop ringing
here at 3:10 Wednesday. Decem
ber 19 for the holidays, accord
ing to C. K. Weatherby, prin
Classroom work will be re
sumed on Thursday. January 3.
at 8:30, he announced.
MARION COWARD of Spring Creek, the oldest living man in
Madison County, set a new record at llavwood County Hospital
recently when he underwent an appendicitis operation. With him
is his son. M. C. Coward also of Spring Creek.
99-Year-Old Farmer Has
Operation For Appendicitis
A record was believed set at the
Haywood Counts Hospital recent
ly when a retired tanner, Mar
ion Coward of Spring Creefc. who
is going on Sit. underwent an op
eration far a ruptured appendix.
Performing the operation was
Dr. Boyd Owen, surgeon, assisted
by Dr. Thomas Stringfield and Dr.
Mr. Coward was reported in a
! critical condition today at the
' His son. M C. Coward who is
72. said tliat his lather was in good
. health before he suffered a rup
; lured appendix.
In an interview this fall. Mr.
Coward, who celebrated tiis 98th
birthday June 7. said that he hopes
lo live the age of 10.1 because
I tiis mother. Rmily Jane Bryant,.!
| lived to be that old
Born in Transylvania County in
1858. Coward lived in the Fines
Creek community lor a number
of years before moving to Spring
For a long life. Mr. Coward ad
; vises others: "Live close to the
Lord ? and you'll live loi get-.''
New Gift Shop
Opens In Clyde
The new Hiltwood Craft Shop,
situated on the four-lane highway
I at the western entrance into Clyde,
| opened for business t his w eek.
The new shop is owned and op
I crated by Mr. and Mrs Otha Hall
and daughter. Jacqueline, of Can-1
ton, and is managed bv Mrs M. K.
Hall of Canton
The shop wilt carry a complete
line of crafts, jewelry', pottery,
china, and other gills
Have Service In
The annual Christina* edition
of The Mountaineer, which will
no to press at noon Saturday.
Dec. 22, will carry a feature
whieh was so popular last year
?"A Christmas Service."
The service was prepared and
written by five ministers of five
denominations of Waynesville.
The service this yCar will be
handled by the same five min
isters who had such an impres
sive one last Christmas.
The issue of the 22nd will
have many Christmas stories,
pictures and greetings as in the
Edward E. Tittle, 24. of Hazel
wood and Lewis C. Knsley, 24. of
Clyde, are being held in Haywood
County jail on charges of assault
with a deadly weapon and inflicting
permanent and serious injuries in
connection with the stabbing of
Charles F. Goodson, 28, of Candler
early this morning.
Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell said
Goodson was cut three times by
the two men during an altercation
at the home of Sam Johnson on
the Ashevitle highway.
Mr. Howell said that Goodson
was cut severely twice in the re
gion of the ribs and once on the
neck. One of the chest cuts nar
(See Two Held?Page 8)
SIDNEY TRUESDALK (riehtl, of the Canton
law firm of Robinson and Truesdale, was rr-elect
rd president of the llaywood County Bar Associ
ation at a merlins Monday. Other officers named
were William Millar of Waynesvillr, secretary
treasurer, and James Ilardin Howell of tVaynev
vllle librarian. In addition to eleetinr officers,
the bar association also completed the calendar
for the January civil term of court, which will
be presided over by Judge I' C. Kroneberger of
(?astonia. This will be the judge's first olTicial
visit to the Haywood court since his recent ap
pointment to the Superior Court bench.
Four Innocent Teen-Agers
Shot By Fines Creek Farmer
Irritated By Firecrackers
None Of 4
An irritated Lower Fines Creek
farmer, unnerved by the shooting
of firecrackers along the highway
where he lives, last night fired a
shotgun into a pickup truck con
taining five teen-aged boys,
wounding four of them ? none
According to Deputy Sheriff
Gene Howell, none of the boys
riding in the truck were guilty of
shooting firecrackers, but wer6 re
turning to their homes in the
Fines Creek and White Oak com
munities front a trip to Waynes
The deputy said the bovs stop
ped their pickup truck to exchange
drivers, and were shot a short
time later by the farmer, who was
standing about 50 yards aw ay near
Mr. Howell identified the four
boys who were lilt by the shot
gun pellets as Stanley Rathbone.
J. R. Justice, Ray Fisher, and
Tommy Davis, all students at
Fines Creek High School, who
were wounded in the head and up
per ?part of tin. body.
Rathlxhie was admitted to Hay
wood County Hospital last nigjit.
but was discharged this afternoon.
A fifth boy in the group, Ronald
Fish, was not hit.
The farmer (whose name is be
ing withheld pending the comple
tion of the Investigation by the
Sheriff's office, and the placing of
'a formal charge against him), ad
mitted firing the shotgun blast.
; but contended that one of the boys
| in the truck, threw a firecracker at
Deputy Howell said, however,
that "there is nothing in our in
vestigation at, present which eon
firms this claim."
Mr. Howell said that two other
boys ? aged 13 and 19 ? have
confessed to shooting firecrackers
while walking along the highwav
Other firecrackers were set off
in the area last night by persons
riding in ears, according to the two
hoys and neighbors in the vicinity.
Mr. Howell pointed out that the
shooting of firecrackers is pro
hibited here by both county and
Eight C. of C.
Be Elected Soon
Ballots were mailed Wednesday
to members of the Chamber of
Commerce for voting on eight di
rectors for the coming year. The
ballots must bo back in the office
of the organization by 5 p.m. Tues
day, December 18, it was an
nounced by C. G. Thompson, presi
The eight members are tor live
groups or divisions, as follows:
Agriculture ? a 3-year term,
vote for one ? Pink Francis, Joe
Civic and professional ? vote
for three. One will serve 3 years,
one 2 years and the other 1 year.
William Millar, Tommy Boyd, Dr.
Phil Medford, George Williamson,
Harry Whisenhunt and Frank
Merchants ? vote for one, a 3
year term ? J. C. Jennings, Bob
Tourist group ? vote for one,
3-year term ? George "Mo" Kim
ball. J. C. Patrick.
Industrial development ? vote
for two; one for 3-year term, other;
1-year term ? Roy Reed, Roy
Wright. Henry Tuttle. and R. E
The nominating committee wilt
serve as tabulators and announce
the results Thursday, Dec. 19.
The reason some groups have
more than one director to elect is
due to the resignation, or moving
away of some on the present
board, it was explained.
The newly elected board, and
present board will hold a joint
meeting on Tuesday, January 8.
at which tirtie a president, vice
president, and treasurer will be
elected. The board employs the
secretary and executive vice presi
THIS P.WEI. TRUCK, halted on Cove Creek ^fountain by Cpl.
I'riteliard Smith and Patrolman Harold Davton of the State High
way l'atrol yielded I'll) gallons of moonshine and led to the arrest
of three men and a woman from South Carolina. Here at the
rear of the rourthouse (from left! Jay Kirkpatrick and Cpl. Smith
unload the liquor, preparatory to pouring it out Monday afternoon.
At right is Sheriff Fred Campbell.
Program Announced For
WTHS Christmas Concert
(See Open House story. Page 1.
1 The program tor the annual
?Christmas concert at WaynesviUc
Township High School gym at 8
p.m. Friday night has been an
nounced by Charles L Isley. direc
tor of. music at WTHS.
The first part of the program,
entitled '"Christmas and Santa."
will feature selections by the or
. chestra, the band, and the chorus,
I The orchestra will open with
"Christmas Festival Oveiture": the
chorus will sing "Carol of the
! Hells"; the hand will play "Kli
doph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
and then Wayne Deitz. -econd
grade student at Central Elemen
tary School, will sing a solo, "San
la Claus 1> Coming to Town
The chorus will take over next
tor six songs; "Silver Bell-"
"Christmas Song," and "Whit?
Christmas" with solo by Glenda
Kavenson; "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
by Debbie Welch and Maxinc Rog
ers, first-grade students a' Hazel
wood School; "Mister Santa, and
"Deck the Halls with Boughs ot
"Frosty tlie Snowman" by tin
orchestra?with solos by Debbi?
Welch, Maxinc Roger-, and Bett>
Rowland-?and "Sleigh Ride" by
the band will conclude the first
part of the concert
During the intermission program
various acknowledgements will be
made and senior awards will be
(See Concert?Page 8>
REEVES XOLAND IMPROVING
D. Reeves Noland is reported im
proving at Memorial Mission Hos
! pital where he has been a patient
for the past two weeks He ex
pects to* be released from the hos
pital by the first of next week.
By 8.02 Per Cent
Average employment in Hay
wood County (luting the second
quarter of 1 !),">(> was (>.8*2, ac
cording to a report by the North
Carolina employment Security
This figure represents a gain
of 8.02 per cent, the commis
Total wages paid in llaywood
' County during the seeond quar
ter of the year reached S7.558.
! Haywood tax listers have been
| named, and will begin work Jan
f ii iry 1. it was explained by Bryan
Medford. tax collector and super
I visor this morning.
' The lister*'are Clyde. Spurgeon
Byers; Crabtree. Mrs. Bob Fisher;
Cecil. Mrs Clyde Caldwell; Cata
loocheo, Mark Caldwell; East Fork.
Bryan HcatherJy; Fines Creek.
Mrs Carl Rogers; Iron Doff, V
Ivy Hill. Albert Slier; Jonathan
Creek. Mrs. Fred Allison; Pigeon.
Mrs. David Kdwards: White Oak.
Mi s Francis Teague, Waynesville.
Mrs. Ruth Kelly' and Mrs. Bob
Williams; Beaverdam, Vaughn By
ers, Marie Smathers and Fred Wil
To Install 1957
Officers for 1957 wil be install
ed by the Boosters Club at its an
nual Christmas party and dinner
at Hare!wood School tonight.
Officers to be installed are: '
John Moore, president; Lawrence;
Davis, the retiring president who
becomes vice president; Bill
Green, secretary, and Bill Free
New directors are Dr. Warren
KitLs. George Bischoff, and Roy!
The program, which begins at |
7 p.m.. will be under the direction ;
of Dr. R. Stuart Roborson and Mr. ;
Bischoff, and will feature Christ-1
I urn music. _ '
Killed ..... 4
(1935 ? 3)
Injured .... 99
(1955 ? 85)
(1955 ? 172)
Loss ... $64,700
(1955 ? $78,929)
(This information compiled
from records of Stato Ui<k