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Wednesday, May 27, 1953
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SECTION TWO WEDNESDAY. MAY, 27, 1 953 THE A SHEVILJjE CITIZEN SPORTS RADIO. TV PROGRAMS rY a ii I X ,.! 1 -" " ' 1 ' BREVARD COLLEGE INAUGURATED THE REV. ROBERT H. STAMEY as new president during ceremonies conducted yesterday in the college gymnasium. Left photo, a general view of the inaugural ceremonies with President Stamey delivering his address. Center photo, program speakers included L to R): Edwin L. Jones of Charlotte, chairman of the college board of trustees, who installed the new president; President Stamey; Bishop Paul N. Garbei rot the Richmond area of the Methodist Church; and Bishop Costen J. Harrell of the Charlotte area of the Methodist Church, Wife Of Alleged Stayer Quizzed In Try on Shoot ing TRYON Officers said Tuesday the wife of the alleged M..r4rr of Edward Ball 31. has admitted she was with Ball in a car which was riddled with bullets several hours before n.H t 4miIi. Ball was found dead about 10:30 a. m. Sunday in the r of the Tryon Theater which he managed. Death was caused by a bullet wound in the head. ' Jesse L. Rhodes. 80. former Polk, County accountant and political figure, was ltfer - arrested and charged with Ball's murder. Rhodes was a too charged with assault with intent to km his w.fe, Mrs. Stella S. Rhodes, about 49. Who operates a Main" Street cloth-tag store here. Set James B. Kuykendall of the State Highway Patrol wWheto taken a statemeni. Rhodes in which he said she said X was seated in the front seat of caT"fh.Ballat2:3V.miSun- dav when tne car wu builets. Ball, a bachelor, suffered a shoul der wound in the nm snoou..B. The car was near the Tryon Cemetery which officers said is also near the Rhodes home. , - Police said Rhodes has continued 1. j..r ,t. he had any part in either the cemetery or the theater ahrmtinir. whnriM had been sought aince early Sunday morning for JuertioniBg. Kuykendall declined to it if she is now being held or to give any information about her whereabouts. Rhodes Is being held without bond to the polk County jail in Columbus. RoyCRickman Reporting Missing By His Mother Mm Rubv Penland of 82 Church mt. wnnrted to City Police yes terday that her son. Roy Charles Hickman, 34, nas oeen uusmub several weeks. She described Rickman as being eix feet tall, weighing 150 pounds nd with a number of scars on his body, including one from the left temple to the cheek bone. . Mrs. Penland at first feared that her son might have been the unidentified nerson buried recently near Boone, but it was later found that the description of merman am not tally with that 01 the dead man. Cutshall Faces Murder Charge In Shooting MARSHALL A Madison County Grand Jury Tuesday returned a true bill of indictment against Hot Springs Police Chief Paul Cutshall on a charge of murder. Cutshall has been at liberty under $4,000 bond since Alonzo Norton was killed in a gun battle March 24 on a Hot Springs street. The police chief was wounded in the battle. The indictment was returned at 10:10 a. m. A warrant, signed by Mrs. Mary L. Gosnell, sister of Norton, was served on Cutshall March 30. charging him with murder in ner brother's death. Cutshall was Quoted as saying following the shooting that he shot Norton after Norton had wounded him in the head with a shotgun blast while he was attempting to arrrest Norton on a charge 01 puo- ic drunkenness. A coroner's jury held an inquest in Marshall April 6 ana reporiea that it did not recommend holding anyone n the shooting of Norton. Hot SDrings Mayor Z. B. Arthur reported there were no witnesses to the shooting. rntshall was admitted to an Asheville hospital on the day oi the shooting for treatment of a scalp wound received in tne gun oaiue, Weaver Plans To Resign As State Senator Will Also Quit School Board Attorney's Post 7hulon Weaver Jr. sa'id last night he will resign as a State senator and as attorney for the County Board of Education before he becomes solicitor of the General County Court. The court is scheduled to re-oetohiuhpri bv resolution of the Board of County Commissioners ef fective July 1. . , . weaver has served during the last two sessions of the General Assembly. He was appointed to the school board post to succeed Claude Love upon the appointment of the latter as an assistant stare w nfrrt mniral. TOfeawr' refiienation from the State Senate will be only a matter nf tnrm unless there should be a special session of th6 General As semblv. While he was elected for a two- year term as State senator ending in January 1955. lor practical pur-noses his duties for his current term ended with the adjournment of the General Assembly last month. His pay as a senator ended at the expiration of the first 90 calendar days of the 1953 oenerai Assemoiy. Tf a sneclal session of the Gen eral Assemblv should be called, Weaver's successor as senator would be named by the County Democratic executive Committee. A con stitutional amendment approved last fall requires the goverpor-to appoint the choice of the committee to fill such a vacancy. Weaver and Burein Pennell. who has been appointed judge of the County Court, will serve unaer tne appointments by the county com 1111 gllBigvSI W. A. WARD Ctllmcn Phot Glenn who gave the invocation. Right photo, a view of the academic procession leaving the college administration building and including faculty member guests, and member, of the graduating class. Celebration of the Brevard College centennial was observed simultaneously with the 1953 commencement program which began with the baccalaureate sermon dehver-ered Sunday by the Rev. D. D. Holt of Greensboro. Umstead saem IStamey Is Inaugurated un luaneup vn C And D Board Brevard College Head I Pharmacists Install Ward As New Head PINEHURST. N. C. May 26 Ifl North Carolina is building drug stores faster "than she can find native sons to run them as phar macists. That, in effect, was the word from officials of the state's pharmaceutical association as it closed its 73rd annual convention here today. About 350 delegates attended the three-day meet -which saw W. A. Ward of Swannanoa Installed as president. Governor Says , No Decision Yet . On Hodges' Post RALEIGH. May 26. (AP) Gov. Umstead declared today he considers the State Board of Conservation and Development one of the state's most imnortant aeencies, However, he told reporters at his first news conference in his office, "T don't wish to KO into the question of who" will be named to the C & I Board. Timstead. who suffered a heart attack two davs after his Jan. 8 in auguration, has held several Dta-side news conferences. He pointed out the C & D Board i "the only state agency charged with the overall responsibility of seeking to develop and improve everything in North Carolina.' The recent General Assemwy passed an act ending the terms of all 15 members of the board June 30. thereby paving the way for the governor to name an entirely new board 11 he wisnea. He said he soon will be "in the embarrassing position of having to Mrs. Chiles Dies Here At68 Dr. E. A. University of North Carolina's School 'of Pharmacy, told tne association "that enrollment in the school continues to tax the school's physical plant. He saia a aesper-ate need exists for a larger building. "It is most disappointing," he declared, "to refuse admission to ambitious students when the supply of manpower in North Carolina is at the second lowest in the na tion." H. C. McAllister of Chapel Hill, secretary-treasurer of the State Board of Pharmacy, also empha- missioners until the posts can be slzeH the need for increased facil- fiiied in 1954 general elections at ities at the school. He said the Brecht, dean of the remove C & D members of fine My Answer . By BUly Graham I have been told that this could be the ytar 1957 instead of 1953, because of a calendar error In counting the yeara since Christ'a birth. That would mean, according to" our calendar, Christ waa born in the year 4 B. C. Is thia true? J.S. : YWCA Selects Miss Minnis For New York Meeting which time they, if they cnoose.j will have to run against any other candidates for the positions. Superior Court Clerk J. Ed Swain and Chairman Coke Candler of the Board of County commissioners said vesterday they anticipate spe cial "A" terms 01 superior oouri win be terminated upon the re establishment of the County Court. Most of the cost of "A" and reg ular terms of Superior Court is paid bv the State.' Cost of the County Court is borne by the County. The County Court will be set up an the seventh floor of the Bun combe courthouse in the courtroom now customarily used for. "A" terms. Candler said offices for the State Torn To Page 16 Mis Claire Minnis. a nursing supervisor at Oteen VA Hospital, has been named one of 10 YWCA discussion leaders from throughout the United States to take part in a New York meeting. Miss Minnis was a discussion leader for a film series held tnrougnjw. . , TV -p- f elH h. Asheviiie ywca and is co- Wired iv firm oeis chairman of the Asheville Y's public affairs committee. She is a member of the committee on administration at Phyllis Wheatley YWCA. The meeting in New York will be held Friday. In addition, to the 10 discussion leaders from various parts of the United States, several college and university professors and leaders m eduction, and members of the board and staff of the National YWCA will take part. $795 Refund From Gty Community TV Systems, Inc., was refunded $795.56 by the City yester-dav out of the $1,000 put up by the company for the expense of the May 12 wirea-i v election wmtu waa halted by a Superior Court Judgment. The $204.44 spent went for -legal advertising, printing ballots, tally sheets, can labels and official returns sheets. school is supplying only about half the pharmacists needed in the state annually and the remainder are being jimported from other states. McAllister reportea mat -oppor tunities are being denied many North Carolina .citizens by virtue of this situation." He noted that there are now 1,585 active pharmacists in tne state, a train of 74 from last year. The number of drug stores has increased steadily, jumping from 855 in 1950 to 903 at present His fieures also showed that 14,- 294,000 prescriptions were filled by Tar Heel drug stores last year; an increase of more than a million over the previous year. The big jump, McAllister said, was tne result of a near-epidemic of bronchial infections last December and January. Other new officers installed in cluded W. L. West 01 KoseDoro, first vice president; W. B. Gurley of Windsor, second vice president; and Jesse W. Tyson of Greensboro, third vice president. , B. R. Ward of uoiasDoro, retir ing president, was named a member of the executive comittee for three years. W. J. Smith of Chapel Hill was renamed secretary-treasurer. A Christian monk,. Dionsysius Exiguus, in A D. S32, is credited as the first to date historical eventa from the birth of Christ, and thus established, the use of Anno Domini A. D.) or Year of Our Lord. He made the mistake of beginning hia chronology four years too late. Jesus was four years oW in the year 1, . due to his error In calculation. Thus, had the mistake not been made, this would be A. D. 1957 instead of M53. Calendars 'have always been hard to calculate and mistakes have been made all through the centuries. uainiy "e w he w the actual year. That la why we i lean-veir every four years. Babylonian and Hebrew calendars add a 13th month In some years to make up this l-4th day extra Monk nionvsius. however, can easily be forsiven for his error. Her ' least. 12 Persons Are Named As Trustees O f WCC RALEIGH, May 26 UP) A 12-, member board of trustees for Western Carolina College that included only one holdover member was named by Gov.. Umstead today. Under an act nassed by the 1951 legislature, the board's -membership was Increased from nine to 13 mem bers. sl J. Whitmire of Franklin was the only member of the present board reappointed. He wui serve six years. Whitmire Is currently cnair-man of the board. of Robbinsville were appointed for four-year terms. In addition to Whitmire, rrana H. Watson of Spruce Pine and Mrs. Robert Russell of ' Asheville were appointed for six-year terms. Philip Woollcott 01 Asneviue, h. a. Helder of Canton and Charles F. Gold of Rutherfordton were ap pointed for eight-year terms. When the present terms expire those named to the board will serve eight-year terms. Retiring board members are Mrs. Charles E. Ray Jr. of Waynesville, vice chairman, Mrs. J. ,W. Davidson of Murphy, A. L. Penland of Hayes- Named for two-year terms were: oegBn nwious "-' :-"Cl ! McDonald of Tryon ana Alien -j. pv.nv weaver of Asheville; w. H "Covered centuries' BeU of Hayesvttle. Crawford of Sylva. Ralph F. W mistake was discovered centuries , , avivn. n.inrimlev of Winston-Salem nd Wil la nouiocj j -'.-- -- ; J later, the calendar was too well tabliahed to be changed. lBueck of Murphy and C. P. Sawyer1 ham Martin of Bryson City. Lumber Group Directors End Meeting Here The. two-day spring meeting of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association board of directors enaeo yesterday In the Battery Park Hotel with executive sessions of the board and an affiliated association group. Plans for the new 10-year lnaus-trv research Drogram, approved Monday, and an increased public relations program were discussed at the board meeting. Methods of expecting nanaung 01 lumber for the military servicer were discussed at the meeting of the National Security industrial As sociation's task cpmmitiee on tne subject. The NSIA provides industrial aid to the U. S. Defense Department. - Wives of the executives attenduif the -meeting attended a luncheot at Sunnyside Inn. . character, splendid capabilities The governor stated the board must develop the state's resources, such as fishing, forestry, tourist, water, agriculture, and commerce. "The board Just is not a place to give a man an honorary appointment. He ought to meet the requirements," stated Umstead. He said the board needs men who will "bring new industry to the state." He added this would in clude getting men "with connections outside the state." In answer to other questions, he said he has not decided when he will name a successor to State Treasurer Brandon Hodges who, the governor added, submitted his resignation last Wednesday. Umstead said he has not decided when he will name a new State Ports- Authority, and he thought the state was fortunate to get Edward Scheldt as head of the Motor Vehicles Department. - Umstead also stated he had not had an opportunity to go into that" when asked to give his ideas on whether the Prisons Depart ment was putting too much or not enough emphasis on rehabilitation. He added, however, I am as strongly interested in rehabilita tion as anybody else. But there must be stern discipline as well as. rehabilitation." -The governor then commented he had noted "great improvement" in the Prisons Department in the "last few years." Umstead recently named Scheldt to the motor vehicles post. Scheldt, who was schooled in North Carolina, had headed FBI offices in this state and recently left that organization after retiring as head of the New York City bureau The governor said that before naming Scheldt he had been look ing for a man who was "capable as an administrator, as a law en forcement officer, and who was not a politician. I think I found him." Umstead, who has known Scheldt for 30 years, was asked if the new motor vehicles head will have a fiee rein in naming his Highway Patrol commander. The governor replied he was meeting with Scheldt tomorrow and "I want Scheidt to have time to look at his patrol organization" before going into that matter. He said he did not believe the Hiehway Patrol should be a po litical organisation" and no patrol member should be tnreatenea with the loss of his Job because of politics. Mrs. Leah Arcouet Chiles, 68, rominent in civic circles here for many years and one-time mayor of Kenilworth, died in an Asneviue nursing home about 10:15 p. m. yes terdav following a long illness. She was the widow of James M. Chiles. She was known as an accomplished artist, at one time a suc-cesful real estate operator and con cert pianist. ' A native 6t Aurora, 111., Mrs. Chiles was the only child of a French sculptor and artist, Case- mier Arcouet. She was educated in the public schools and was graduated from the Aurora High School. Arcouet died when Mrs. Chiles was 15 and she inherited .her father's business.. ' Despite her youth, Mrs. Chiles set out to operate the studio and become one of the youngest sculp tors in that part of the country. She later became a student of music, studying under the noted teacher. Mrs. Theodore Wooster, and between hours or operating her father's studio, she managed to appear on the concert stage. Still later, Mrs. Chiles sold the studio where she had made a successful start in business and moved to Chicago to open a studio in the Auditorium Tower. On Feb. 14, 1914, Leah Arcouet was married to Chiles, an Asheville man who had started the Kenii worth Development Company, with offices in Kenilworth Park, m 1925. Chiles died and his bus! ness and active management of the Kenilworth concern was assumed h Mrs. Chiles. A short time later when she entered a successful ca reer in politics and became mayor of the town her husband developed She was one of the first woman mayors in North Carolina. In recent years Mrs. Chiles be-j came associatea witn we iuik Mountaineers, a handicraft center here, but following a fire there several years ago she retired from business. Mn Chiles had been in poor health for some time but had been ill for two years. Rhe fa survived bv two sons, wichard Chiles of Washing ton n. C. and John M. Chiles of Asheville and two srrandcnnaren, Morris - Lmeberry - Black Funeral nnirw is in charee of funeral ar rangements which were incomplete Inst, nieht. Tne latnuy nas re- mieKtPrt that no flowers oe sent, but that instead memorial donations be sent to the Buncombe county chapter of the National Cancer So ciety. . . Centennial Commencement Exercises Are Conducted BREVARD The Rev. Robert Henry Stamey was inaugurated as. president of Brevard College arid diplomas were presented to 34 graduates during the two impressive ceremonies held here at the college Tuesday. Hundreds of people, including 30 .representatives from colleges and universities in the Carolinas and Tennessee, promi' nent Methodist ministers and Tryon Bible Classes TRYON iTie jjaiiy vtMw Bible School will begin at the Tryon First Baptist Church Monday, June I. according to the pastor the Rev. H. A. Heam. laymen attended the college centennial commencement exercises. Bishop Paul N. Garber, of Ricn-mn. va.. was the principal speak er at the inaugural program in the morning and Bishop costen j. tiar- nf Charlotte aenverea ure graduation address in the afternoon Pnth of them stressed the valu able contribution that church-owned and rfiurch related institutions 01 higher learning make to the educa tional, social and religious e w the country. Bishop Garber pointed out that weslev. who founded the Methodist Church 215 years ago in England, emphasized tne unpuri,- ance of education ano uescnuro work of the church through the years in establishing and operating schools and colleges. "The Methodist Church in Ameri-tnriav owns and onerates approxi mately 120 colleges and universities for the training 01 our yvuw, nichnn Warrell stated. "Out of tnese coueges u u". versiUes come in a large measure fh. mime men and women wnu supply our ministry, who serve the church missionaries ana iy nWiwa in a hundred ways," he said , j ,v.t nn Bisnop Marreu owm ..Viiirth ran maintain itself as, a leader in any society that does not maintain a system of education for the training of its leaders and its constituency. The speaker said it is a good thing for America that there is about 50-50 balance in this country between state tax-supported institu tions of higher learning ana cuuivii related or privately owned colleges. "Our church colleges are not competitors with the tax supported i.Mt.iit.1nns. xnev are panuws - . nt- .v. . m tVt- task co-laoorers wim mem - of universal education." Bisnop nar Mil calri. m asserted tnat state euucuu has achieved a great advance, but warned that when education is en tirely in hands of tne state, tusaaict results, and cited the recent excellence to Germany as an example. "T am ODDOSen IO a cuuiuu uw- inated system of education as I am opposed to the state dominated tem and I'm elad that about one half of our institutions of higher learning are church supported," he declared. ' Edwin L. Jones, of Charlotte ana chairman of the board of trustees of Brevard College, instauea &wunT o. nraeMmt. nt the college. TJo nraised the Drogress that is being made at Brevard College and nredicted still greater progress u- . . . T . r r.tAtV Her the leaaersnip u nramcu. Cltlirn Phot THE REV. R. H. STAMEY Ctamav In his inaugural aaaresa, trem- Rhododendron B looms To Reach Peak In June u is not too soon to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the mountains in full late-spring bloom, although the Jig bloom at Craggy Gardens win oe me nuu week end in June. Bhie Ridee Parkway Officials nere say it appears now the pea bloom will be Thursday, June 11 and Friday. June 12. although the several days preceding and following these dates wiu oe wortn au uie wire 1 wishes to spend admiring tne moun tains. George Vitas, Plsgah National Forest Ranger, said he expects the -u dt rvrrtr' m r. Mflv2fiun neak of rhododendron bloom on Robert A. Smith. 18, was arrested Roan Mountain to be the week or .rt ninhf nn a rhnrco nf failihar June 28. .i-i .to-htr.mav after hia par vitas said that while the bloom .liirf with another .will be about 80 per cent of last rm... -n no,, n'aa driven hvivenr'K usual showini, it will be r: Ii. Smith Bob's fiaddy. I above average. Youth's Auto, Another Collidt ItWasHisDad Blue Ridge Parkway officials say the same of Craggy. From now until mid-June tne mountain azalea will be in bloom, defending unon the altitude. Last week and this week the azalea has been at its peak on the Oteen-Craven Gap link and In the Bull an section of the Parkway, in the higher elevations, the azalea will bloom at about the same tune the rhododendron is In bloom. Mountain laurel is also in fun bloom along the O teen-Craven Gap stretch of the Parkway. The current hot spell is not ex pected to . change these schedules very much, according to officials who have taken it into consideration already. However, for what it's worth, one Parkway ranger said rattlesnakes are out earlier this (year than last. dent Stamey discussed at Length "American education and the Jun ior College". The first junior college, he said, was established in 1892 at the University of Chicago by President William Raney Harper, who is known as the father of the junior college. The first public junior college was established in 1902 at Joliet, 111., and a few years after that the movement spread rapidly, the new president said. Today there are 524 junior colleges in the country and they serve a great need in .the educational field." he said. Under his direction, Stamey said, a primary objective at Brevard is to emphasize the fact that making a life is as imnortant as making a living. Dean J. J. Stevenson, Jr. presided over the inaugural exercises. Other speakers on the program included John A. Ford, Mayor of Brevard; Dr. J. Lem Stokes, of Nashville, Tenn., and newly elected president of Phiffer College; Dr. W. Arthur Kale of the Duke Divinity School and speaking on behalf of the Methodist Conference Board oi Education; the Rev. D. Leon Stubbs, of Canton; and Prof. Edwin Roy, of the Brevard College faculty. At noon lunch was served in the cafeteria to all visitors and guests. Dr. Embree H. Blackard. pastor of the Central Methodist Church of Asheville, acted as master of ceremonies. Following the graduation address by Bishop Harrell, President Stamey presented diplomas to members of the graduating class. Graduating with high honors were Jane Elizabeth Bishop. Cedar Moun tain; Elizabeth Caroline Davis, Brevard: and Mary Ann Holden, Pisgah Forest. , ' ..' - Graduating with honors were Annie Lou Etta Allison, Old Fort; Harold Herbert Black. Leicester; June Estell Craft. Pafafftown; William Eller Jr., Greensboro; Barbara Jane Henson, Brooklyn, N. V., Edward Bruce McGuire, Pisgah Forest; Melvin Dwight Mcintosh, Charlotte; Rachel Marie Meaders, Greenville, S. C; and Patricia Ann Parrish, Brevard. Henson Arrested Albert W. Henson, 41, of Canton RFD 2, was arrested by members of the State Highway Patrol about 5 p. m. yesterday on charges of driving intoxicated and hit and run in two warrants. He -was released under a bond of $500 for his appearance In Police Court Friday. ' V ' ' ' ' ' K - ?

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