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tie fti st week of listing 19.>4
? io Hay wood County has been
y Sod?the best we tan re
ader,' Mrs. Mildred Bryson.
collet lor and supervisor, coin
t om time this week, 35 pcr
, wW'e waiting to list their
s. Mis. Bryson said. This or
iriljf happens only during the
we<k when the deadline is
ax listing has been "very fast
Way liesviile, Beaverdain, and
Hill. Mrs. Bryson added, but
ewfcii slower in Crabtrpe and
Hg nt taxes in the county
jKi tinue through the month
^Kary. Failure to list taxes
penalties, Mrs. Bryson
: county residents.
^Histers will work at their
^?during the month and at
^?oilier locations on specified
^Blieir schedule includes:
^Boochee ? Mack Caldwell's
^?Mack Caldwell, Jr., lister
? Cagle Furniture Store
Osborne, January 9
Fork?Poston's Store, Ken
(Be. January 9.
Spree ? Ferguson's Store,
flBMcdford, January 9.
ry pi ill?- Palmer's Service Sta
, H E. Griswold, January 9
H Duff ? Roy Medford's
dee Mrs. Roy Medford.
inni Township?Gaston Burn
'? Borne, Gaston Burnette, Jan
?Bs Creek?Homer Trantham. i
a llcCracken, January 9.
(Hnesville ? Commissioner's
n I at courthouse, Mrs. Coin
Barley Francis, daily.
M|i' Oak ? Teague Williams
jMjTeague Williams, January 9
Brerdam ?? Canton Chamber
Bmmcrce ofice, Mrs. Wade
Vaughn Byei -
? Rural Road
?meeting" between a big log
In truck and a small farm
Ion the White Oak road. 3'--j
? from Cove Creek, Wednes
Bnorning resulted in $250
|e to the small truik.
lording to State Patrolman
Id Dayton, who investigated
Bcident. the log truck, driven
Harry Lawrence of Waynes
?collided on a curve svith the
? truck, driven by Joe Silas1
? of White Oak.
?olman Dayton explained
the White Oak road is rather
Br and that there was not suf
I# room for both of the ve
? i" pass at the point where
IB drivers escaped injury.
224 Licenses To
Wed Issued Here
During Past Year
I>;in Cupid was a busy little
fellow in ilaywood during 1953.
In fact, he sent his arrow dart
into the hearts of 224 couples,
according to the records of Jule
Noland, register of deeds of
Mr. Noland's records show
that two more marriage lecenses
were issued in 1953 than in 1952.
Not only is I)an Cupid a con
sistent worker, hut he is gain
ing on his records of the past
Plastering Being Done
At County Courthouse
Plastering work is now going on
in the county courthouse in the
courtroom and a number of offic
es. according to C: C. Francis,
chairman of the county commis
A large scaffold has been erect
ed on the south side of the court
room to repair plaster damage by
MORE THAN FOUR SCORE YEARS of growing tobacco in Hay
wood is the record of Tom Yarboro. of llaywood. .Mr. Yarboro
began bis long career when a lad of 10. and now 03 years old. has
just marketed his current crop ? Hie 83rd annual crop he has
grown or helped produce. (Mountaineer I'hoto).
Haywood Farmer Has Been
Growing Tobacco 83 Years
By. W C M'KDFOHD
"i in siui aiit-act over there,'
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SltfllUliig <X:j a LUlilt2>lil|U xur Utt'
UlVcC^l lt/Wut:t.O UBt'i ill lilt' iy
.\uivii tui uiiua icuinki,
v*e itt-i pitu) sure >ouii vvui,
Lucie lyiu, wt repuea. auj
?vc v>uul lo it-.i >oui pituitt,
aiso Uaia, lor a vviiteup."
' i win oe a3 itars old it I live
to see litxi aunt iuao, CotiUnuea
??ir lai uoro, and 1 \t Deen raisin
looatto or fit'ipni raise it ever
s.ntt i was tie veil or twelve years
old. 1 was about that age when 1!
started lielpln' my daddy in his
tobacco at Panthers Creek.''
"Have you raised it every year, |
Uncle Tom?" we asked.
"Yes, sir, every year."
To give Tom Yarboro's expcri-!
ence in the growing of tobacco,
both liright and hurley, from an
Individual standpoint would be
like writing the history of tobac
co in Haywood since 1871 or '72.
That's about the time the indus
try was started here-?and that's
about tlie time Tom Yarboro. as a
hoy, went into the "nasty ol'
backer patch" ? suckerin' and
(See Tobaeeo?Page 8)
Goal By $325
Wa.vnesville's sale of Christmas
seals to raise money to fight Tu
berculosis lias fallen short of its
goal by $325, Mrs. It. Ft Campbell,
seal sale chairman, announced to
Mrs. Campbell said she reported
contributions of $970 as of De
cember 31 to the National Tuber
culosis Association. Wa.vnesville's
goal was $1,300, she added.
Since the last of December, she
has received several more dollars.
Mrs. Campbell said, hut the amount
is still well under $1,000 and far
short of the campaign goal.
The seal sale chairman urged
that persons ,who received Christ
mas seals send in their contribu
tions so that Wavnesville can reach
its quota or at least approach it
f.KOVKK C. DAVIS
nderwood Is Installed
s President Of Kiwanis
! picture page 6, section 2 )
rlcs I'nderwood was install
prcsident of the Waynesville
lis Club, succeeding Bob
icsler. at ceremonies Tuos
ight at Spaldon's.
9 installed were llye Shepto
as vice president, Don |
t. secretary-treasurer, and
Boyd. Roger Ammons, Hufus
tell, J. H. Coleman, Mark
latrick, Henry Clayton. Bill
"is, and Rav Pleiness. direc
\s retiring president, Mr.
icstcr l)ecomes an automatic
?i of the board,
installing officer was Stan
oore. of Morganton, lieuten
Svernor of the Kiwanis First
ft. who attended the meeting
hi* Wife Also present WH At
?amhrell of Hendersonville, '
lieutenant governor, and
Biring officers, in addition to
ursday. fair and continued
with diminishing winds. Frl
fair and warmer,
icial Waynesvllle temperature
nipiled by the State Test Farm
tf Mas. Min. Rainfall
4 60 15 ?
9 91 33 ?
ti 40 24 ?
Mr. Winchester, were Mr. Under
wood. as vice president, and Hay
In his installation address, Mr
Moore urged Kiwanis officers and
members to think often of the Ki
wanis motto for 1954?"Build by
(See Underwood?Page 8)
Grover C. Davis
Is Candidate For
Grover C. Davis, Waynesville at
torney. has filed as a candidate for
solicitor of the 20th district. His
application and filing fee went to
the State Board of Elections this
week He seeks the nomination in
the Democratic primary, to be held
May 29th. The former solicitor is
seeking the post of district solicitor
which embraces Haywood and the
six counties west of here?Jackson,
Swain. Graham, Macon, Clay and
Mr. Davis, a native of Iron DulT.
began the practice of law here in
Waynesville in 1913. Ten years
later he was elected as solicitor,
and served for eight years?from
1923 through 1930.
He served two terms as chairman
of the board of elections, and was
county attorney for four years.
In 1949 he represented Haywood
county in the General Assembly.
Active in the affairs of the Meth
odist church, he taught a men's
Bible Class for five years.
In all probability he is the first
candidate to pay the filing fee for
the approaching Democratic pri-:
maty, which is set for May 29th. j
Sixty-seven county residents
were selected on a jury papel this
week for the February term ol
Superior Court, when both crimi
nal and civil cases will be heard
before Judge H. Hoyle Sink of
The panel selected a meeting of
county commissioners includes:
Everett C .Powell and W. E. Ab
bott, Bcaverdain; William R Rob
inson. Lake Junaluska; E. F. Cald
well, Hazelwood, Hugh Ledlord,
Clyde; Marion Green, Jonathan
Creek: Fred Sanford, Waynesville:
E L. Poston. East Fork; Jesse
Williams, Waynesville; A. G.
Hughes. Beaverdam. Dock Gragg.
East Fork; W. E. Earley. Beaver
dam; T. C. Heatherly, East Fork,
C. H. Morrow, Beaverdam: James
M. Hall, Beaverdam; Heilry Sea
man. Beaverdam; Earl Joe, Beav
erdam: James K. Daniel. Waynes
ville; J. K. Gibson, Beaverdam.
Harry L. Haynes, Beaverdam; J
R. McDowell, Waynesville: W. 11
Warren. Pi.eon: George C. Bor
ing Jonathan Creek, Weaver L
Rathbpne. Waynesville; Marvin
Yarborough, Waynesville; Milton
Messer. Fines Creek; J. W. Ray.
Waynesville; G. R. Worlev, Beaver
dam: Girdwood Smathers, Beaver
dam: Fred W. Haney. Beaverdam;
Thomas Howell, Canton; Ralph
Davis, Clyde: Ray Boone. Beaver
dam: E. O. Robinson, Beaverdam.
Also George Galloway. Waynes
ville: Troy Norris. Waynesville;
Roy Trantham. Clyde; W. J
Brooks. Beaverdam; Everett Er
win, Cecil: Lee W. Dunlop. Pigeon:
Cline Moore, Pigeon; Ernest B
Messer, Beaverdam; George A.
Brown Jr.. Waynesville; Elbert
Phillips. White Gak: T. S Grogan.
Beaverdam: Charles B Medford.
Clyde; William Green. Iron Duff:
Frank A Hall. Beaverdam; Grady
Moore. Beaverdam: Lloyd G.
Hruett, Beaverdam;- J. G Hipp.',
Beaverdam; J. A. McGree, Beaver
(See Jury?Page 8)
A fire which broke out in the
Potts Garage on Haywood St. at
7:20 p m. Wednesday caused "con
siderable" damage to two cars and
the building involved, Waynesville
firemen reported today. Amount
of the damage has not been esti
The fire broke out in a car in
the garage?possihK from defec
tive wiring, firemen said. That
car was almost totally destroyed
and paint was burnt on a truck in
the garage. The blaze damaged
the garage and a poolroom over
Firemen laid two lines of hose
in lighting the flames and remain
ed at the scene for an hour and
J. E. MASS IE REPORTS
FLORIDA TOI RISTS
J. E. Massie has returned from
Avon Park, Florida where he
joined IVfrs. Massie for a four
weeks stay. Mr. and Mrs. Massie
are owners and operators of the
Terrace Motel in Avon Park and
Mrs. Massie will remain for the
winter. Mr. Massie reports that
the Florida tourist business is
showing a daily increase at this
Poles Are Erected
Workmen are pushing along
with the installation of the mod
ern whitewav on Main Street here.
The 22 steel poles are ut). and
plans are to soon fasten the steel
[brackets which hold the mercury
vapor lights to the poles For the
past few days electricians have
been taking the last remaining
wires off Main Street and serving
all buildings from the bark.
Walter Mehaffey, superintend
ent of the Light Department, said
only one mall wire would be used
for operating the whiteway.
Many people have been asking
Mehaffev what U pe of spikes he
vfoultt use to climb the'steel poles.
He has a ready answer for such
"We use steel spikes to climb
j wooden poles; guess we'll use
I wooden spikes to climb the steel
1 poles.' he informs the inquisitive.
'The answer stops the conversa
Stanley M. Williamson, Waynes
, ville high school senior, and Wil?
jiiatn M. Groce. Jr.. Canton high
senior, have been nominated for
'Morehead Foundation scholarships
at the University ot North Carolina.
Both nominees are the sons of
Williamson is the son of the Ke\
Malcolm Williamson, pastor of the
| Waynesville Presbyterian Church.
I while Groce is the son of the Rev.
i llarold Groce. pastor of the Canton
Their names have been forward
ed tc the Morehead Foundation
executive committee at Chapel Hill,
according to Fred Ferguson, chair
man of the county nominating com
Others serving on the county se
' lection committee besides Fergu
son were Dave Felmet, Mrs. Charles
Ray, Ralph I'revost and Dr. Thomas
Stringfield all of Waynesville. and
Mayor William Stone of Canton.
Exhaust Fumes Overcome
Local Family Of Four
As the result of four ^members
of a local family being overcome
by carbon monoxide while watch
ing a movie in their car at a
drive-in theater, the Haywood
County Health Department and
the State Highway Patrol today
warned county residents of the
danger from the deadly fumes in
the winter time.
Dewey Henson. his wife, and
their two sons, Albert, 9, and A.
C... 7, all were overcome last Fri
day night while watching a movie
with the car's engine running to
operate the heater.
Mr. Henson said that he heard
one of his children call to him
from the back seat. He turned a
round and found them lying pros
trate on the seat. He succeeded in
opening the car door, hut was then
overcome himself and fell out of
the car onto the ground. Mrs. Hen
son screamed at this occurred and
jthon became unconscious.
Pefsons near the Henson car
were attracted bv Mrs. Henson'*
>;creams and came to the aid of thee
family. The two adults and the
youngest child remained uncon
scious for about 15 minutes, but
the oldest boy was not revived un
til he had been given artificial
respiration for an hour.
The Health Department and
1 Highway Patrol urged motorists to
observe these precautions against
| carbon monoxide fumes.
1. If the car heater is used
while parked, turn it on only at
2 Open windows partially while
motor is running when car is
3. Have the car inspected to de
tect leaks in the muffler and ex
haust pipe, through which the
carbon monoxide fumes escape and
enter the car.
Officials suggested that persons
attending drive-in movies would
he wiser to wear warm clothing
and take blankets than to rely on
their car heaters to keep warm.
The danger from carbon monox
idle is also great in private garages
while the motor is being warmed
lp. th< aiidisi.
THK 1-ATEST FEATl'RKS in school architecture are incorporated
in this new Central Elementary School building at the end ol
Haywood Street. All classrooms are on one floor. The entire struc
ture is 411 feet Ions. (Mountaineer Photo).
Central Elementary School
Building Has 'New Look'
"Tin* new look" is very evident
in the new F lenient ary School
building at the end ol Haywood St.,
which was Occupied by teachers '
and pupils Monday morning.?
For pne thing. its shape is un-'
usual !<s compared with the "con- J
volitional" school building. Al
though onh 30 feet wide, it is 411
feet lone The entire Structure is
only one story high, except for j
the cafeteria-auditorium( which is
two stories. i
This design offers better light- >
ing letter ventilation, and prac
tical eliim ites fire hazards. \ 11
clar-rooe h.ve their own out
" , (id the entire
ttiiihtfrt|?tifh fx- empttiM ih atn.d
ter nl a tew seconds
Instead of uniformity, classroom
eolot motifs stress individuality
-nice its room lids its own color
scheme Interiors feature a vari
ety of pastel colors and bright red
Fluorescent lighting is used lib
erally. although glass sky lighting
utilize - sunlight to the maximum
The "building contains 15 class-5
rooms, "cafetorium," library, and
office space. It was constructed
!>y the Diilard Construction Co. of
S.vlva at a cost of S251.2B2 plus
all additional $lt).UUU fur equip
ment. The structure is the first
new ,school building completed un
der the county's two million-dol
lar school bond program.
Claud Rogers i- principal. Other
faculty members are Mrss Krtna
Patterson, Mrs. Mave Davis Boyd.
Mrs. Louisa M Boyd, Mrs. H. M.
Duliu Mi- Mildred C. Ia'C. Mrs
Frances If Evans. Mrs Bonnie T.
Howell. Mr- Claudia 11. Leather
wood, Mis Clifford Harrell. Miss
Mary Reed Moore. Miss Peggy Mc
Cracken. Mis- .loan Mcdford, and |
Mis- Velnta St.uney,
Royal Arch Masons
To Meet On Friday
V\ ay nesville Chapter No. Hit.
Royal Arch Ma-or- will hold its
first stated communication of the
new year at 7:30 p.m. Friday ac
cording to Raymond .1. Fowler.
Visitors are invited to attend
Are Going Fast
Tickets for the banquet next
Wednesday night at llazelwnod
School, honoring the 195.1 Way
nesville football team, are go
ing fast, sponsoring Jaycees an
Persons Interested in attend
ing the banquet are urged to get
their tickets by the end of the
week as only a limited number
are still available. Jaycees said. *
* Tickets are on sale at Dan".
Drug. ( hal ite's Place, Anfeilcan
Fruit Stand. Curtis Drug, and
New Hand Lotion
A new medicated .hand lotion,
developed by Devoe MedforS.
Clyde pharmacist, is being intro
duced in the Waynesville area to
day at the Clyde pharmacy.
The lotion has been put on the
market experimentally and has
met with considerable approval,
especially from farm families and
those whose occupation requires
them to work outside
It is especially good for chap
ped hands, face, and lips and
roughness caused by sun, wind,
and cold weather.
"Of Canton Is
Listed As Dead
Sergeant Aronld L. Morgan of
Canton, who was reported missing
in action while serving witli the
army in Korea, January 3. 1.951.
has been reported as presumed
dead, according to a message from
the War Department, received by
his mother. Mrs. Annie Harbin, a
few days ago.
Sgt. Morgan, son of the late
llufus Morgan of Canton, was an
employe of the Champion Paper
and Fibre Co for Ave years He
entered the service in September.
1941. and took his basic training
at Fort Knox, Ky.
He was serving with the 24th
Infantry Division in the Korean
fighting at the time he was re
ported missing He went to Korea
in August. 1950.
Morgan served with the Third
Army in Germany during World
War II and was stationed at Fort
(See Sgt. Morgan?Page 8)
i sgt. morgan i
A cow in the Bethel section be
came the county's 11th rabies vic
tim this week and had to be de
stroyed. D o g Warden Ernest
Chambers annoifhced today.
Mr. Chambers said that both he
and l)r. Kcigg examined the cow,
owned by Turner Vance of Bethel,
and that there was "no question"
about the animal being rabid.
The dog warden warned that the
danger of rabies in this are-; has
not decreased, and emphasized
that the county-wide quarantine
oh dogs remain-' in effect
' tje c'bsetVrs ev; telned that he
boait do? owners letting their pets
run loose although the law speci
fies that they be kept confined
during quarantine periods. lie
added that other complaints have
been received concerning people
disposing of does b\ letting them
out on the highway, or leaving
them behind when moving to a
Mr. Chambers urged that dog
owners not let their dogs run
loose and asked them not to let
animals out on the roads.
lie asserted that a dog let out
on the road last summer is hc
(See Bethel?Page 81
East Pigeon CDP
As Its Chairman
L. M Sherrill was re-elected
chairman of the East Pigeon Com
munity Development organization
at a meeting Tuesday night at
Also chosen were C. S. Rollins,
vice chairman: Miss F.va Nell Hen
son. secretary-treasurer: Mrs. John
Johnson and Mrs. Mary Blavlock,
reporters; and Miss Billie Thomp
? on. girls basketball manager.
East Pigeon CDP agreed io
sponsor a girls basketball team in
the CDP league and voted to buy
uniforms for the team.
The program also included a
talk on hospital insurance by Mrs.
Ruth Wanzer. representing the Hos
pital Care Association of Durham.
Time Limit Is Extended
On Nominations For DSA
flip time limit on nominations
for Waynesville's Most Outstand
ing Young Man of 1953" has been
extended to January 20th. accord
ing to an announcement by Har
ry "Blue" Robinson, chairman of
the Jaycees committee in charge
of the project.
The Jaycees will make their Dis
tinguished Service Award Febru
ary I at i district meeting of tlie
Junior Chamber of Commerce
here at the Elks Club.
Mr. Robinson urged civic organ
oid ion-. other groups, and indiv
iduals to send lp their nomina
tions for the town's outstanding
young man by the 20th of this
The Distinguished Service Award
will bo made to a Waynesville man
between the ages of 21 and 35
Inclusive who has rendered out
standing service to this community
during 1953 over and above the
usuut calling of his business or pro
fession. It is not necessary that
he he a member of the Jaycees.
'The points on which the DSA
award is based include:
1. Contribution to community,
welfare during 1953.
2. Participation in all-around
3 Evidence of lasting contribu
tion to the community.
4. Evidence of leadership abil
(See Jaycee*?Page 8)
(Thbi information com
piled from Record* of
State Highway Patrol.t