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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, February 02, 1956, Image 1

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n d ? ? ' ' ? ? * TODAY'S SMILE ??| The Wayne sville Mountaineer See | I ^ D Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park a C] 71st YEAR NO. 10 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C-, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 2, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties I M?mmmi Harrison Is Now Merchants' Head A. D. HARRISON State Jaycee President To Speak Here State president of the North Carolina Jaycees?Edgar Gurganis of Williamston?will be the princi- I pal speaker here Saturday night at a First District Jaycees meet ing at the Waynesville Elks Club. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. with a reception, to be follow ed by a dinner and a business meeting, at which time Mr. Gur ganis and other Junior Chamber officers will speak. Co-hosts for the meeting are Elmer Hendrix, president of Way nesville Jaycees, and J. P. Brady of Franklin, district vice president. In charge of arrangements for the quoting is a committee com posed of Ralph Thorman, chair man; H. C. Turner, and Walter Jones. CDP To Sponsor Bloodmobile's Visit Feb. 14 The Red Cross Bloodmobile from the regional center in Ashe ville will visit Waynesville Tues day, February 14. under sponsor ship of the Haywood County Com munity Development Program. The unit will be in operation from 1 until 6 p.m. in the base ment of the First Methodist Church, with assistance from the ^local Red Cross Gray Ladies, head ed by Mrs. Felix Stovall. Goal for the visit here will be 125 pints of bldod. Each CDP group has been ask ed to form a committee in its own community to arrange for donors to the Blood Bank here. Promotions Planned By Group Here A. D. Harrison, manager of Stovall's Five and Ten Cent Store, was elected president of the Mer chants Association at a meeting Monday night. He succeeds Frank Moore in that post. Other new officers of the Mer chants Association, which is one of five divisions of the Chamber of Commerce, are: Tommy Curtis of the Curtis Drug Store, vice president, and Roy Parkman of Parkman's Hard ware. treasurer. Directors in addition to past president Moore are: Stanley Henry, J, Euel Taylor, Hugh Massie. W. L. Turner, Max Rogers, Charles Balentine, J. C. Jennings. J. W. Ray, Francis Mas sie. Charlie Woodard, Hye Shep towitch, and N. J. Tucker. Committees named included: Budget and Finuance Commit tee ? Frank Moore chairman; Hugh Massie. and Ray Parkman. Store Hours Committee ? C. J. Reece, chairman; Wilford Ray, Joe Howell, Bob Wilson. Christpias Decorations Commit tee ? Hugh Massie, chairman; Harry Whisenhunt, and J. W. Ray. (See Merchants?Page 8) Robert Evans Wins UDC Speech Contest Robert Evans won the annual speech contest sponsored by the Haywood Chapter, United Daugh ters of the Confederacy, for boys In the WaynesviUe junior high school. The son of Mr. and Mrs." Robert Evans. Sr., Robert is an eighth grade student. His speech was "The Death of Stonewall Jackson." by Theodore Roosevelt. Tommy Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, Jr.. also an eighth grade student, won second place with "The New Americanism," by Henry Walter sun. [ Honorable mention went to Jimmy Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Francis and a student in the seventh grade. He also gave "The Death of Stonewall Jackson." Other contestants were Ricky McCirroll, Tommy Walker, Phillip Chase. William Roland, and James Messer. The contest was held Tuesday morning in the high school audi torium. Mrs. Sam Queen presided and Mrs. Millard Ferguson award ed medals to the winners. Judges were Glenn W. Brown, Kenneth Fry and Charles Mc Darris. Hazel wood Man Sails For Ltitle America 'Deepfreeze' Antarctica, (delayed) ? Lawrence Cunard, pipe fitter third class, l'sn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Conard, Hazelwood. and husband of the former Miss Willodene Sanders of Gideon, Mo., is serving aboard the Oper ation Deepfreese icebreaker CSS Edisto which sailed yesterday for Little America from the McMurdo Sound Site of the Air Operation Facility. The crew of the Edisto have performed the multiple duties of icebreaking, cargo handling and general roustabouts while the ship cut channels through thick ice and led heavier . ships through broken ice, towing them when necessary. When it was found that the ice was too jagged for her thin ner skinned sister ships, the Edisto and other icebreakers created a shuttle service, carry ing supplies and equipment from cargo ships at the mouth of the Bay to the unloading site 40 miles inside the bay. The unloading operation prov ed more difficult than expected when the weight of equipment, combined with freak antarctic weather conditions, threatened to break up the remaining shelf ice. Crewmembers, working in shifts on a 24-hour basis, sev eral times were forced to reload cargo unloaded only a few min utes before, when fierce winds swept it and the ice founda tion out to sea. When the Edisto lost a pro peller in the continuous opera tions, she assumed new duties as an escort vessel, obtaining hydrographic data and explor ing sites for future weather sta tions and emergency landing fields. The Weather ' RAM Mild and windy with moderate to heavy rain today. Friday gradu al clearing and turning colder. Official Waynesville temperature as reported by the State Test Farm: Date Max. Min. Pr. Jan. 30 .I SO 32 .40 . " 81 ....... 51 22 Feb. 1 _ 47 18 ,37 Sale Of State Stock For Development Going Good The sale of stock In the North Carolina Business Development Corp. by Waynlsville Jaycees will end Saturday night, president Elmer Hendrix announced today. He said that the sale of the stock here is going over well, but must end Saturday slight to meet a previously established deadline. Mr. Hendrix asked any area resi dent interested in purchasing the stock to contact him or any mem ber of the Junior Chamber of Com merce before Saturday night. North Carolina Jaycees have agreed to sell $200,000 of a total of $1,000,000 authorised by charter to raise funds for the development of new industry in the state. More than $800,000 has already been raised by Governor T.uther Hodges and his staff. FANCY LUGGAGE looks rood on an ocean liner or train, but far more practical is a German rucksack ("back sack") which carried all of Geraldine Fish's possessions on her bicycle tour throurh 18 European countries. Miss Fish asserts: "I'd rather loss my poos port than lose my rucksack." (Mountaineer Photo). Clyde Girl Says Bicycling Best Way To See Europe Ronnie Medlord Shows Slight Improvement Ronnie Medford, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Med ford of Canton, remains uncon scious in Memorial Mission Hos pital. Asheville where he has been a patient since last Wednesday when he was struck by a car on a Canton street. A report from Mrs. Medford to day reveals that Ronnie's general condition is considered a little better?his pulse and color are better. According to aUending physi cians the child is still in the lower level of consciousness and it may be sometime before he regains full consciousness. Ronnie suffered a brain injury and a severe gash on the left side of the head. Jackson, Madison County Farmers See Silos Here A group of Jackson County farmers, headed by County Agent Paul Gibson, will tour Haywood County today to inspect new silos which have been constructed here recently. Haywood County Agent Virgil L. Holloway said that the Jackson group is especially interested in the new horizontal bunker and trench types of silos. Another group of farmers from Madison County toured Haywood Tuesday to inspect silos, beef cat tle, and sheep on county farms. The Madison group was sched uled to be here last week, but had to cancel their plans because of the snow which fell last Monday night and prevented their crossing into Haywood from Spring Creek. By BOB CONWAY When It comes to traveling in Europe, most Americans tend to think in terms of luxurious ocean lindrs, fast airliners, cars, or trains. But a Clyde girl just back from a stay of a year and a half abroad is convinced that the best way to see foreign countries is on a bi cycle! Despite the fact that a bicycle moves comparatively slowly and demands more energy than a lot of car-loving Americans are will ing to put forth, Geraldine Fish, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fish, traveled through 17 European (See Clyde Girl?Page 8) Future Outlook For Burley Tobacco Production, Prices Termed ^Bright' w Popularity Of 'Burley 21' On Increase TALKING THINGS OVER at the annual hurley tobacco school held here Wednesday at the court house wer* Roy R. Bennett, tobacco specialist from N. C. State College; Dave Boyd. Jonathan Creek farmer; Dr. Luther Shaw, in charge of to haoco research at the Mountain Experiment Sta tion; Furrier Todd, plant pathologist at State College, and Virgil L. Holloway, county farm agent. 4 (Mountaineer Photo). The future outlook for burley production and market prices in the U.S. is definitely bright, Roy R. Bennett, tobacco specialist from N. C. State College, told 100 Hay wood County burley growers at the annual tobacco school held here Wednesday. Mr Bennett said that prospects are encouraging because of the fart that cigarette manufacturers are putting more burley into their cigarettes tan average of 40 per cent now as compared with 29 per cent in the past), because of the increase in the national population, and the rise in cigarette consump tion. Cuts in acreage allotments also are starting to bring supplies in line with demand. Mr. Bennett pointed out. In regard to the latest research on burley tobacco, the specialist urged farmers to pay more atten tion to their tobacco beds and not to seed them too thick, using no more than a tablespoon of seed per 100 square yards of beds. He also advised the watering of beds at germination time if the ground is dry. Furney Todd, plant pathologist at N. C. State, advised growers to give special attention to disease control in plant beds, especially wildfire. Control measures for wildfire In the plant bed are the same, he said, except for one new method?the use of streptomycin sulphate in dust or liquid. This chemical was used in the county in demonstra tons last ye#r and proved very ef (See Bwry?Page S) 78 Pints Of Blood Given In Canton Seventy-eight pints of blood were donated during the visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Canton Wednesday, Facilities were set up at the YMCA and the visit was sponsored by the Canton Lions Club. Fourteen persons contributed their eighth pint, making them | eligible for membership in the One Gallon Club. Thesd donors were Robert L. Snakenbrug, Clif ton Miller, Edith Cochran, R. G. Chason, Mae Shipman, J. J. Martin, Letch R. Hall, Rex W. Clark. Mary Louise Cowart, Dan C. Tate. Mor ris B. Rowe. C. C. Rickman, Wil ma A. Rhodarmer, and Joe G. King. 225 Cases On Conrt Docket; Will Convene Monday At 10 With the addition of 18 more cases to the docket this morning. J. B. Siler, clerk of court, said about 225 cases would face the February term of criminal court as it convenes Monday morning. Judge J. Will Pless, Marion, will preside. The first matter to claim the court's attention Monday morning will be the selection of nine mem bers, and a foreman for the Grand Jury. Nine members named last July will serve again this term. The majority of cases on the docket are termed by court offi cials as being of the type that will not consume much time for trial. Among the cases on the docket is that of Forest Bryson, charged with the death of a 12-year-old girt in a car accident near Balsam Also Charles ? H. Leatherwood charged with the death of Charles W Gidney. of Canton, as the re sult of an automobile accident al Clyde in May, 1933. On the docket is the case ol Burle Warren, who was granted a new trial by the State Supreme Court. He was charged with the wounding of his son at their home in Thickety. Thad D. Bryson, Jr., solicitor (See Court?Page S) Ground Hog Emerges To Find Cold Rains The early Ground Hot forecasters ? February 2nd variety ? tot to stay above (round today, in a sprinkle of cold rain. There were no shadows to scare the weather prophet back into his den. However, the cold rain was mouth to make the sleepy headed fellow dart back for a warmer place than the surface of the (round afforded today. Some Ground Hots, accordinc to tradition, do not check on the weather until Valentine s Day ? February 14th. Just what is the thinkint of Haywood Ground Hots io not known, because it was too cold to stand out and watch for any Ground Hot peepint up this morninc. Anyway, the cold dristle made it miserable for man or Ground Hot to be outside this mornint. And as to the prospects for more winter weather ? there always has been more winter after even February 14th. CDP To, Stress Rural Fire Protection, Health In '56 Haywood Ministers Set Up Chaplaincy At Hospital Small Farm Full Time, Profitable Business Venture Frank Christopher's little farm In Francis Cove community wouldn't stock np much against other farms?In tilt, that Is. * But Haywood County Assistant Agent A. L. Ramsey says Chris topher is making a living on his 191 w acres of land by growing vegetables commercially. The energetic farmer makes a year-round Job out of vegetable growing, using the winter season to clean up, prune, plow, and get his land ready on time. Annual Library Tea Is Set For Tuesday The annual tea, sponsored by the WaynesvtUe Woman's Club for the benefit of the Hayweod County Library, will be held in the library, Tuesday, February 7, from 2 p.m. ! until 5 p.m. The event will mark the twelfth , anniversary of the establishment ' of county-wide library service. Receiving at the tea will be mem bers of the library board, officers r of the Woman's Club, Miss Mar i garet Johnston, librarian, and 1 members of her staff. Mrs. W. S. Roberts is general chairman. A silver offering will be taken for the benefit of the library build ing fund. The public is Invited. The Haywood Ministerial As sociation has set up an interde nominational chaplancy program for the Haywood County Hospital. The plans were set up at the monthly meeting of the organiza tion Monday, at the Central Meth odist Church, Clyde. Rev. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., chair man of the committee, was named to head the committee to get the program under way. One member of the organization will serve as chaplain for a week at a time. James Y. Perry, Jr., rector of Grace Episcopal church is presi dent of the organization, and pre sided Monday. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church, Clyde, In troduced Dr. Hugh A Matthews, Canton physician, who spoke on the theme. ? Hospital- Visitation." Dr. Matthews reviewed some of the problems of the hospital ad ministration and staff in trying to meet the needs of the patients and maintain good public relations. He emphasized that the first con sideration is always the welfare of the patient. In discussing visita tion in general, Dr. Matthews made the following observations and suggestions: ? "A visit will either do good or harm; regular visiting hours of the hospital should be observed; keep visits as brief as possible: visitors should refrain from smoking in the corridors and wards: and that too many visitors can be harmful to the patient." The ministers were reminded that they could do some significant work in helping the doctors with their problems. The role of the minister in his hospital visitation was discussed. A question and answer period followed Dr. Matthews' remarks. There were 32 members and guests present. The next meeting will be held on March 5. at 12:00 in Clyde's Central Methodist Church. A countywide picnic and rural health conference, establishment of a county garbage disposal system, and improved rural Are protection are among the major goals for 1956 adopted by the Haywood County Community Development Program. The CDP program for this year was discussed Monday night at the courthouse at a meeting of county officers, directors, and chairmen of the individual community groups. To make plans for the "county picnic and rural health conference, a committee was named, consisting of Sherrill Jimson, Mrs. Kenneth D. Fry, and Mrs. James Mcdford. Dr. H. A. Matthews of Canton will, act as consultant for the committee. Commlttes are yet to be named to study the garbage disposal and rural Are protection problems. At their meeting Monday night, the CDP officials also voted to: 1. ESTABLISH a safety com mittee in each CDP organization. 2. ENDORSE the cooperation of the CDP with Haywood County Soil Conservation District super visors in participating in the Caro lina Power and Light's "Finer (See CDP?Page 8) Annual Banquet Here Set For February 16 The annual Chamber of Com merce banquet will be held Thurs day, February 16. it was announc ed by Hichard Bradley, president, this morning. The banquet will be held at the WTHS cafeteria, and will feature a noted speaker. Details of the banquet are being compiled by Ned J Tucker, executive vice president of the organization. MOODY TO CO TO FRANCE Airman Second Class Ed W. Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Moody, Route 3, Waynesville, has been re-assigned to a United States Air Force unit in France. He has been at Reese Air Force Base. Tex as. in Food Service since 1953. Vocational Guidance Clinic Advocated For Waynesville Establishment of a vocational guidance clinic in Waynesville to assist juniors and seniors in high school has been advocated by Leo Leslie, advertising manager at the Wellco Shoe Corp. Mr. Leslie, speaking to the Waynesville Kiwanis Club, said that business and professional men of this area could volunteer their services for the vocational clinic and help students profit by their experience. Mr. Leslie pointed out that a dult speakers would not attempt ?o "sell" students on their own business or profession, but rath er would only help young people to make up their minds by outlln ing Information on jobs such as training and education needed, op portunities for advancement, specific problems to be encounter ed and future outlook for expan sion, These discussions also might include, he said, specific informa tion on various types of employ ment such as management, sales, production, technical, and re search. the' feasibility of generali sation or specification, and oppor tunities for employment in this area or away from here. Emphasas also should be laid on the proper mental attitudes to In sure success In a chosen'field such (See Vocational?Page U Highway Record For 1956 In Haywood (TO DATE) Killed.....; 0 <1955 ? ?) Injured .... 11 <1955 ? 7) Accidents... 27 , <1955 ? 19) Loss ... $8,905 <1955 ? 58.699) (This lafersuUM compiled from records of State Hish

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