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NO. 17 12 PAGES Associated Press WAV?ES VILLE^. ( .. MONDAY \l 1KRNOON. MARCH 1, 1951 , $3.00 In Advance In HaT^dTnJJacVson Countie'a
Ijers Believed About
- To Release Revised
y Of Canton Viaduct
^Hneer learned from
H source today that
^k>ey for the proposed
would be complet
I Hthe State Highway
I Bunking out of the
,, 0igH have been making
;|l, A i. and indications
Ku the proposed via
^^Bj> hold t
^^B when the
? B for presentation.
? Kj Stone told The
I Btoda.v that nothing
^^^Kt the highway
^H<i before taking
? ^Kber meeting, it was
? Bt Canton's one-third
Mf ^Lnd objected to the
BH^Krc especially if the
^^B of finding
? Boject, and studying
I B> into the plans, the
^^^?011 to make
^^Been doing some work
? Bsurvey of the lligh
? B The commission is
B Maurice T. Brooks,
By rank Campbell and
I Bneeting that if Can
M ?put up their part of
? Be allocated to some
^^B job in the district
I ? bitterly opposed the
^^^Bpokcsman said at
I ? not think our traflic
I Bso why penalize Can
^^Bie of $100,000 for the
Bine engineer Brown
^fcrtoher that his stafl
B^Bfor getting through
^?h.,1 the one proposed
^^^?ogical route possible
0 only slight change, by a
ct. from the
^?t in Canton
'he Brotherhood of
(rvance of "Brother
last Thursday at a
le Waynesville Lions
served to the Lions
t the Saunook com
(iklin, cluh president,
( of the meeting.
The Owen-Smith Clinic, on the
Asheville Road, opened here today.
| the clinic is owned and operated
j by Or. Boyd Owen and Or. A. Hey
ward Smith. Jr.. both well known
They said that a dentist would
be associated with the clinic within
a few weeks.
The building is modern in every
i detail, with 13 rooms devoted to
I tile medical department, and five to
] the dental section.
Each unit has a large waiting
The parking areas around the
clinic will be blacktopped as soon
as weather permits, it was announc
The owners of the clinic said
that no patients would be kept
! overnight in the clinic.
Construction of the building be
gan last June It is a one-story
building, featuring Weldtex siding,
and a flat roof.
Of Burley Up,
A total of 2.431.500 pounds of
Haywood County tobacco was mar
| keted during 1953-54. according to
a report issued Friday by A. W.
! Ferguson, manager of the county
The yield in 1952 totaled 2.093,
189 pounds of burley, Mr. Fergu
The tobacco acerage last year
was 1,228.4 as compared with
1.473.9 the previous year. The
average yield per acre, however,
showed an increase in 1953. when
it was 1.979 pounds, in contrast
to 1,827 pounds in 1952, Mr. Fer
guson pointed out.
B F. Nesbitt was elected presi
dent of the Haywood Cooperative
Breeding Association at its annual
meeting at the courthouse Satur
1 , Also selected were John Kirk
; patrick. vice president, and M. R.
New directors named were Mr.
Whisenhunt, Marshall Kirkpatrick.
! and T. C. Davis.
Other directors, in addition to
Mr. Nesbitt and John Kirkpatrick.
are G. C. Palmer. Jr? Oral L.
Yates, David McCracken, and M.
j H. Ferguson.
Group Meets Thursday
The first meeting in 1954 of the
Waynesville "Employ the Handi
capped" Committee will be held
at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Park
Commission office in the Masonic
Temple, according to an announce
ment by Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, com
At its meeting the group will
discuss suggestions made at meet
ings late last year concerning the
employment of a number of handi
capped persons in the county in
various new projects.
JAMES EDWARD CA.MPBE1.1,,
of Bethel, a student at Georgia
Military Academy, is a candidate
for admission to West Point. The
appointment lame from Kep.
George A. Shulord.
JAMES M. DAVIS. JR.. of llazel- 1
wood, and a student at the ('it- ]
adel. has heen named as a can
didate for admission to West
Point by Kep. George A. Shu
Two Haywood Men Given
West Point Appointments
Two young Haywood county men
1 have been appointed by Hep.
George A. Sluiford candidates
tor admission to the I S Military
I Academy at West Point
This morning, both candidates,
i were taking their final examina
tions for admission.
| They are James Edward Camp
i bell, of Bethel; and James A1 Davis.
Jr., of Hazelwood.
Campbell, a student at Georgia
Military Academy, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Campbell He
is taking his examination lodaj at
Fort MePhersofi. Ga
Davis, a st Went at the Citadel.
Charleston, is the son of Lt. Col
and Mrs. James M. Davis. Hazel
wood. He is taking his examine
tion today at Fort Bragg.
Campbell was a senior at Bethel
| high, when he entered GMA at
j Atlanta last September. He is the
grandson of Mr. and Mrs. F, A.
Justice of Crabtree. He was a
football star and an excellent stu
1 dent at Bethel. His preliminary '
examination for West Point ranked j
fifth in the nation.
Davis is a graduate of Waynes- j
ville high, active in music and !
football, and a leader in Boy Scout
work, and a member of the Hazel
wood Presbyterian choir.
The examinations being given
today may take four or more days,
the Army instructions said. The
exams ars for medical, physical,
aptitude and mental.
Tourist Season Already On
In WNC Highlanders' Office
Soil Tests For
Agriculture conservation prac
tices 1, 2 and 6 for spring planting
can now he carried out without
fust having soil tests made. A. W.
Ferguson. ASC < PMA i manager,
The temporary suspension of the
soil tests was made necessary. Mr.
Ferguson explained, because of the
large number of soil samples on
hand at the state testing labora
tory in Raleigh.
Purchase orders will now be
issued in the ASC oilTce in the
courthouse without waiting for soil
test reports, but soil samples must
be submitted for all fall seedings,
| Mr. Ferguson added.
At Farm Bureau Meet
The Haywood County Farm Bu
reau representatives?Jarvis Cald
well, president, and Mrs. Carl
Medford. secretary?have returned
from Raleigh where they attended
a three-day training session spon
sored by the slate Farm Bureau.
They were accompanied by Mrs.
Glen Higdon of Jackson County
and 7.c no Ponders of Madison
Turner's Store Having
Turner's Store, owned by W. L.
j Turner, is today beginning their
observance of their first anniver
sary.. Details of the announcement
are being made elsewhere in this
Although the weather remains,
on the cool side and spring is still)
around the corner, people from all
parts of the United States are
thinking about vacations in West
ern North Carolina and are writing
letters in an increasing stream,
seeking in! .rmation On scenic at-;
tractions, sports, recreation, and
i travel accon modations.
In the Masonic Temple, rep re-;
' sentativ es of Western North Caro
j lina Highlanders, inc. are busy an
swering questions about the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park,
the Blue Itidge Parkway. Cherokee
Drama, Fontana Village, fishing
regulations, blooming of mountain
Many of the letters now in the
hands of the Highlanders came as
a result of advertisements carried
in a number of leading magazines
by the State Advertising Division,
j Other letters are from persons who
have spent past vacations in West
ern Carolina ?nd desire to return
?or from their friends. Still other
inquirers are from those who have )
learned of this area's attractions
from public libraries. Chambers of
Commerce, and auto and travel bu
Among the man> letters are:
j those from;
A Boy Scout troop in Bethel.)
1 Conn., planning a tour of North
.Carolina this summer ... a wo
man in Allentown, P,i . inquiring
about the best time to see the floral
(See Tourist?Page 6>
Rep. Shuford Seeking Fund
To Complete Parkway Link
In Pisgah National Forest
Rep. George A. Shuford feels
optimistic that he will receive
favorable reaction to his request
for $280,000 to complete the Park
way between Wagon Road Gap and
Beech Gap in Pisgah National
The 11-mile section will soon be
. completely graded, as the contract
. ior grading the 3-mile connecting
link is nearing completion.
Rep. Shuford is requesting the
I $280,000 for surfacing the 11-mile
section, and for relining the tun
nels at the Beech Gap end of the
route. The tunnels were built be
fore the war. and Congressman
. Shuford said that engineers have
reported the weather is wearing
i away some of the walls, and that
rclining is necessary to save thous
ands of dollars in repairs later.
The completion of the link would
give motorists an opportunity to
make a complete loop drive from
| Wagon Road Gap, on Highway
276. to Beech Gap over the Park
way via Bridgers Camp Gap. and
Devils Court House, on down
through Sherwood Forest, past
Lake Logan and hack into High
way 276 at Bethel.
Congressman Shuford appeared
before the House Appropriation
Committee, and received a favor
able reception from the Interior
Mountaineer's 8-Ton Press
Gets General Face-Lifting
An almost now press printed I
your copy of The Mountaineer to
Since the last Monday Issue,
many, many man hours have been
put on the press, together with a
number of major parts.
The overhaul actually began list
Tuesday noon, with time out only
long enough to print the Thursday
issue, and the men jumped right
back on the 8-ton machine, finish
ing the task.
Brought here for the work was
.lames Hurlbut. of the Goss Print
ing Press Company, Chicago. Mem
bers of The Mountaineer mechani
cal department assisted through
out the many hours of work
The overhaul was deemed neces
sary in order to get more speed, as
well as a better printed newspaper
i The press now has the latest type
pafts, and accessories which press
engineers have yet designed. Many (
of the gears are made of strong
fibre instead of conventional steel
At least two of the essential parts
I ere products of a local manufac
turer?Dayton Rubber Company,
manufacturers of the printing roll
ers, and the rubber printing blank
The surface of the heavy cylin
der which presses the paper down
on the type is covered with fine
ground glass, so smooth that it
feels like plate glass. Engineers
have found that this is the newest
and finest printing surface yet de
The mechanics spent five hours
on one part, getting It. adjusted
within a thousandth of an inch.
Within an hour they got the adjust
ment within two thousandths of an
inch, but that would not do; they
kept on until it was within the one
thousandth four hours later.
The extra speed of the press was
heeessary in order to meet mail
schedules and get papers ready for
'he many carrier boys. The circu
lation of The Mountaineer has in
creased over 25 per cent in the
Ttie overhaul, and addition of
(See Press?Page 6>
Construction Of TV Tower
On Mt. Pisgah To Start Soon
14 - Inch
About 14 inches of snow and a
continuing storm were reported by
Major Civil Brown of the Salva
tion Army at 4600-foot high Max
Patch Monday morning.
This was probably the wildest
tropical March 1st weather which
roared into this area Sunday night.
The March lion made a particular
ly sneaky approach in warm
spring-like days Saturday and Sun- j
day with temperatures in the low ;
sixties. The inercur\ dropped to
27 lale Sunday night.
Even a-- bright sunshine began
to melt Way nesville s four inches
of snow Monday morning. Major
Brown ^aid. "It's still snowing
hard here on Max Patch and]
there's a stiff wind blowing. This
is the worst storm 1 can remember
in niv 19 years here, possibly with <
the exception of one had snow we
had about six years ago. Our
roads are completely impassable,
and everyone nearby is snow
bound I iust hope our flour holds
out so that we don't run out of bis
Spokesman for both the Cnro- j
lina Eight and Power Co and the 1
Haywood Electric Membership
Corporation' said that they had no
outages from the snow It C. Shef
field d' 1 add that the high wind'
and rain Sunday affected service
in minor ways only to about 10
Telephone toll circuits, especial
ly be twee 11 Canton and Asheville.
were affected. C. T. McCuiston.
manager of the local office of the
Southern Hell Telephone and Tele
graph, announced. I.ocal service in
both WpvncsviHe and Canton was
normal Monday morning but toll
calls to Ashcville or points beyond |
such as Knoxville were delayed as J
much as 30 minutes.
Mr. Lee of the State Highway'
Dept. in Svlva said this morning
that all highways in this immedi- j
ate area had been kept open dur- |
ing the entire storm: that all dan
ger points had been scraped and
sanded and that all loads were now
open. Balsam Gap had some five
inches of Snow
An unverified report was that j
eight inches had fallen at Socol
Gap although traffic was moving
through that area. No highway ac
cidents occurred in Haywood
All schools, public and private,
in both the towns and county
were closed Monday but will be
open Tuesday "unless the weather
taks a turn for the worse."
ATTEND PRESS MEETING
Three members of The Moun
taineer staff attended the monthly
W.N.C. Press Meeting in Asheville I
Saturday night The general topte
was a discussion of the business
outlook for the year.
Those from here attending, in
cluded, M. T. Bridges, president
of the association. Robert Win
chester and W. Curtis Russ.
CANDIDATE ? Floyd Woody,
limner mayor of Canton, is a
candidate for member of the
board of commissioners.
NOT IN RACE?O. L. Yates, of- 1
ten mentioned as a possible can
didate for State Senate, told The
Mountaineer this morning he was
not running this spring for the
nomination. (See details in
I "Along Political Fronts"),
Along Political Fronts
Floyd Woody Seeking
Nomination on Board
Floy d W Woody, of Canton, has '
filed for the nomination as mem- '
her of the board of commissioners.
Mr Woody made his formal an- i
The former mayor of Canton. 1
is now a retired employee of !
Standard Oil Company. Woody is
a native of Haywood, born in the
Cataloochee section of the county.
| He is a member ol the Knights
i of Pythian, the Moose Hodge* and
I the Central Methodist church of
The candidate has a wide family
connection in Ihc county, and is
I he second to announce for the
post as chairman.
Joe Nelson Is
Candidate For Constable
Joe Nelson, 30. former prison
guard, and stale highway employ
ee. has announced as a candidate
for constable of Waynesville town
Nelson filed for the Post last j
weekend, and this is the first
time lie has sought office.
He is single, lives with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Luch Nelson.
Dellwood Koad, He worked for a
lumber firm until last fall, when j
he left to help his father on the
farm. He was employed by the
state for seven years.
Elmer < Red* Miller, 88-year-old
mechanic for the Champion I'aper
and Fibre Company, was unani
mously elected chairman of the
Haywood County Republican Ex
ecutive Committee at a meeting of
party leaders in Canton Saturday
W. A. (Bill) Bradley, Hazelwood
businessman, was elected vice
chairman, Mrs. Mahel Hickman
was unanimously elected secretary
Mrs. Hickman is president of the
Haywood County Republican Wom
Glenn A. Boyd and Tillman
(See Political Fronts?Page 6)
District GOP Meet
Set Here Saturday
Indications arc thai a large
group of Republicans of the 12th
Congressional District, will gather
here Saturday, at two o'clock for
their bi-yeariy session
The session will be held in the
O. I. Anderson, of Franklin, re
tiring chairman has sent out no
] tfces of the district meeting.
The !2th district is composed of
the following counties: buncombe,
i Henderson, Haywood, Transylvan
? ia. Swain. Jackson, Macon, Clay,
Graham and Cherokee.
County conventions to select 1
delegates to the district meeting
were held last week.
The Swain County convention f
was held Saturday at 7 p.m. in j
the Bryson City Moose I.odge.
The Henderson County conven-1
tion was held Saturday at 2 p.m
Precinct meetings were held on
Buncombe County Republicans
held their convention Saturday at
2 p.m. in the Courthouse. Bun
combe precinct meetings were
Yates Will Not
Make Senate Race
O. I.. Yales, former representa
tive from Haywood, announced
this morning that he was not a
candidate for the State Senate
post this year.
Yates told The Mountaineer
several weeks ago he would make
his decision about March first..
This morning lie announced that
he had requested a leave of ab
sence from the board of directors !
of the Farm Bureau Federation.
Inc., in order that lie make the
race. The directors felt that his
position as district supervisor was
| loo important at this time to grant
In a formal statement, Mr
"I wish to take this opportunity
lo state that 1 will not be a candi
date for (he office of State Senator
from the 32nd Senatorial District j
in the coming Democratic pri
mary. The Bnaid of Directors of
(See Political Fronts?Page fii
Red Cross Says 917
Haywood Families Aided
As Fund Drive Begins
\inc hundred and seventeen lo
cal rases were helped by the Way
nesville office of the American Red
c i oss'1 last year, it was reported at
the kick-off meeting of the Red
j Cross Fund Campaign Monday
' These 917 cases involved fami
lies right here In Haywood County,"
Mrs. F.thel MoDarrts, executive
secretary, explained. "The Way
ne sville Red Cross office helped
families of both active servicemen
and veterans, and of course, several
hundred civilians. Often we were
able to obtain furloughs or exten
sions of furloughs when there was
a death or sickness in a family.
Sometimes we were asked hy the
armed services to report on the
health of or to furnish information
about servicemen's families. We
I conducted inquiries and sent many i
costly messages?sometimes even
"For ex-servieemen and their de
pendents we were able to assist In
claims for disability or death pen
sions. insurance, hospitalization and
dental eare. We were often re
quired to give accurate and truth-;
ful reports to the Veterans Admin
istration so that benefits could be
"Our 23 volunteer Gray Ladies
here in Waynesville provided more
than 600 magazines for the two
veteran hospitals near Ashevllle.
and in July sonsored a dance for
these men?all this In addition to
the Gray Ladies' work with the
Kloodmohile Unit on its six annual
Mrs. McOarrls* explanation of
Red Cross services to local fami
(See Red Cross?Page 8) ?
On Top Of Pisgah
Actual construction of the TV
lower 011 top of Pisgah is schedul
ed to net under way within two
e oeks, aeoerding to a statement
('has M. Britt gave The Mountain
eer this morning.
Britt, president of the firm with
a license to build a TV tower on
top of Pisgah. said: "We plan to
move along just as fast as possible
The formal approval of the Na
tional Forest Service was announc
ed Saturday in Washington by Rep.
George A. Shuford.
Britt said that a mile and a third
of road up I'isgah ("reek would be
reworked first, and graveled. This
project, he hoped, would be com
pleted within the next few weeks,
with weather permitting.
A 2.200-foot incline from the end
of the road to the transmitter
house and engineer's apartment
would be the next project, which
would be just 130 feet below the
base of the tower on top of Pisgah.
The 350-foot steel tower is on
hand, and ready for erection, Britt
said. The tower itself is 300 feet
high, with a 50-foot antenna to
go on top of that.
The TV officials plan to sign a
contract for the remainder of the
< (luipment this week, for delivery
scheduled for June first.
Britt said that plans are to go
on the air with test patterns be
tween August 1 and 15, with pro
grams to begin about September
first. These dates are not definite,
but he felt reasonably assured at
this time that the schedules would
Much Intercut in the project was
shown here in Haywood, and this
mornlns Britt said, "we deeply ap
preciate all (hat the citizens in
Haywood did in helping us get Hie
Pisgah site approved. The interest
in Haywood was a major factor in
A number of civic and patriotic
organizations in the county wert on
record endorsing the project, fa
cet her with hundreds of individuals
signing petitions requesting the
National Forest Service to grant
permission for allowing the TV
tower to he put on top of Pisgah.
A number from here attended the
hearing in Asheviile on February -
The decision was disclosed in an
announcement issued by Itichard
E McArdle. chief of Forest Servfce.
His comprehensive statement
said, "the Secretary of Agriculture
has reviewed this decision and con
to ms it."
After reviewing the matter, Mc
"The Forest service therefore
concludes that the public interest
would best be served by authoriz
ing WLOS-TV to use Mt. Pisgah as
a TV site in accordance with the
expressed views of a great major
ity of local citizens, their locally
elected representatives, and civic
"The easement to bo issued
WLOS-TV will require that ap
purtenant facilities be constructed
as inconspicuously as possible. Un
necessary disturbances of the en
vironment or development not re
quired for operation of the TV sta
tion will be prohibited. Access to
the summit will be by cable car
from the west side and not by road
so as to minimize disturbance of
the summit. Commercial ventures
not connected with TV broadcast
ing will not be permitted on the
Highlights of the McArdle state
"More than 9,000 individuals and
30 local governmental and civic or
ganizations. In one way or another
tSee TV Tower?Page 3)
Injured .,;: 2
(Thin Information com
piled from Record* of
State Highway Patrol.)
I id cold today. Tue*
cool, becoming warm
by the State Test
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