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KEYING TIIF BLACKENED GROl'ND when- her home once
is Mrs. Josephine Caldwell of the Dellwood road, whose
eare was one of the two destroyed by fire Monday morning.
Included in the tire loss were a new refrigerator, bedroom suite,
television set, radio, and six persons' clothing.
Appear In ,
iteen Haywood tobacco
have been notified to ap-! j
fore the ASC tPMAl County j
tee at 9 a.m. Friday to ex- |
ihy their average hurley
ist fall was either consid
ibove or below the average
is these farmers can offer
actory explanation for their
d yield, their 1954 tobacco
ints will be cancelled by the
vear. three growers' allot
were canceled after a total
Arsons appeared before the
violation being investigated
ASC usually involves the
of excess tobacco on white
nstead of the red "penalty" 1
Marketing of excess pound
permitted when sold on red
ihere specified penalties are
ting the county committee
lucting the hearings will be
M Sugg of Raleigh, field ;
intative for the state ASC j
ed In County
?idonini> and laying a traf
nd macadam base for 1.6
>r. the Francis Farm Road,
f report for February of'
nrk in Haywood. The re
Is made In Harry Buchanan,
aioner of the fourteenth
tal of 40 5 miles was com
in the district, the report
livisinn headquarters in
'he Fourteenth is compos
Cherokei Clay. Graham.
*>n. Jackson, Macon, Polk.
Tranolvania and Haywood
s G. G. Page is division en
A number of people in front
of the court house Wednesday
morning were amused to see a
Chrysler, with a Virginia license
tag. with a bumper sign read
ing: "Lennon For U. S. Senator."
The usual number of specula
tions were made. Some surmised
that a parking lot attendant plac
ed the signs on every car. while
other observers mused different
The car remained narked a
few minutes and headed west.
Before a reporter and photog
rapher arrived on the scene,
the car had left.
On Four Forest
Fires In County
The rains of Wednesday brought
welcomed relief to forest fire fight
R. E. Caldwell, county fire war
den. said that four fires had been
put out. all with small damage, and
tot much acreage burned.
On Monday a fire across High
way 19 from the Mount Valley Inn
burned about three acres. Ranger
Caldwell and two members of his
crew were just five miles away, and
by quick work, and enlisting aid
from others, brought the blaze
under control in short order. A
strong south wind was stirring up
the blaze when the fighters arrived
on the scene.
Other fires reported by Caldwell
were at the head of Hyatt and
Richland Creeks, one in Pigeon
Cap. and down in Beaverdam.
pnation Of Toastmasters
N3 Here Is Proposed
nt interest is shown, a
*rs Clul>?established to
in neMberS imProve their
I sPeaking?will be
M ln Waynesville.
|jP the new club get started,
on Toastmasters Club will
d;iy at 7 p.m. at Spaldon's Restau
The project was explained last
week at a Lions Club meeting and
this week at a Kiwanis Club
meeting by Dick McMahon. mem
ber of the Canton Toastmasters
Club and president of the Canton
Toastmasters meetings consists
of a number of scheduled talks by
members and evaluation of the
talks by other members. The group
also stresses the learning of correct
Officers of the Cantbn Toast
masters Club are Dr. Carey Wells.
Jr.. president; G. L. Edgerton. vicb
president; James Hall, secretary
treasurer; W. K. Stephens, educa
tional chairman, and Ed Bell, ser
peant-at-arms. CHIT Harrcll of:
W'aynesville is a charter member I
of the group.
The meeting Friday night is open
to all interested men.
^ mild wUh^Ptorcd
ludit!" Friday, ronslder
ed by the State Test Farm.
22 Ma*. Mln. Prec.
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Water Tanks Rushed To
Balsam Helped Firemen
Save Valuable Property
Only the fast work of three fire i
departments, and transporting
water in spray trucks, and street
washing trucks, saved a lot of
valuable buildings at Balsam Mon
Residents of Balsam today were
warm in their praises of the work
of the fire departments of Waynes
ville. Hazelwood and Svlva. and for
the quick action of the water
truck from WaynesviUe, and the
spray truck loaded with water
from Barber's Orchard reaching
the scene in time to help save
The quick spreading flames
burned a two story building, in
cluding the post office, and two a
partments, at an estimated loss of
Knight's Store, within fifty feet
of the blaze, began smoking on
the back, as firemen drenched the
building down with the extra
water hauled to the scene. The fire
was so hot that crossties in the
tracks across the street were
scorched. A power pole in front
of the building was burned.
The blaze started in the apart- j
ment of Mr. and Mrs.-Roy Soud-1
eres. The fire began in the kitch- '
en about 10 minutes after Mrs. |
(See Fire?Page 6)
It wasn't an imposing dwelling,
but a small house on the Dellwood
road was home to Mr. and Mrs.
Ned Caldwell, their three children,!
and Mrs. Caldwell's father, Law
But that home is gone now ?!
totally destroyed by fire last Mon
day, and with it, practically all of |
the occupants' possessions.
Destroyed in the flames which [
leveled the residence were a new
refrigerator, television set, radio,
bedroom suit, and all the family's
clothing except that being worn at
the time. There was no insurance
on the property.
Mrs. Caldwell rephrted that she
was in the kitchen preparing to
give her children their dinner
when she discovered that a fire
had started up in the attic of the
She got all her children out of
the housq. but when she started
back in an effort to save some of
her furnishings, she noticed that
the rdof had started to collapse.
The cause of the fire was never
determined, positively, but was be
lieved to have started from defec
At the time that the Caldwell
home was burning. many of
Waynesville's firemen and part of
the department's equipment were
at Balsam where another blaze de
stroyed a store, postoffice, and two
Billfold Found, 'Mystery'
At Lake Is Cleared Up
One "leftover" mystery from
last summer at Lake Junaluska
has been cleared up, but another
remains a puzzle. The story goes
something like this:
Last summer a women dropped
her purse?(containing two $1
bills and a watch valued at $75?
overboard from the Cherokee II
excursion boat in about 15 feet of
At about the same time another
woman reported the loss of a dia
mond-bedecked watch, valued at
$2,000, near the postoffice.
As stories often do, these two
got twisted so that rumors were
soon going around that a purse
containing $2,000 in cash was drop
ped into the lake waters.
Recently when lake waters were
lowered to permit construction of
a swimming area, a number of
people?including teen-agers and
smaller children?started dragging
the lake with rakes, shovels, and
other tools. Several of these im
plements were lost in the process,
hut the lost purse was not found
for a time.
Finally, the other day, two main
tenance men at the lake ? Mil*
lard Gaddy and Lewis Jones ?
found the purse and turned it in
at the assembly office. The $2 in
cash and the watch ? somewhat
saturated by water ? will be turn
ed over to its owner.
But what happened to the $2,000 ;
diamond-studded watch? That Is
still a m.vstery.
GOING TO CHICAGO
Oral L. Yates leaves Friday for j
a 10-day National Milk Confer-!
ence in Chicago. He is regional .
representative of the Farm Bureau. '
Work Under Way
On Pisgah Road
Work was begun this week on
(he rebuilding of a road between
Cruso and the base of Mt. Pisgah
when a t.000-foot section was grad
ed in preparation for the construc
tion of a television tower by sta
tion WLOS-TV in Asheville.
Charles B. Britt, vice president
and manager of the station, said
that the rebuilding of the mile-and
a-half road would require about 15
At completion of the road work,
construction of a three-rail two-car
hoist from the end of the road
2.200 feet below the peak to the site
of the tower will begin, Britt said.
Draft classifications for 45 Hay
wood County men were announced
Tuesday by Selective Service Hoard
45 after a meeting at the court
house. Classifications made were:
Class 1-C (Inducted??Erwin M. I
Burgin. William Lee Wood. Lynden
A. MeCracken. Keith D. Smathers. I
?Joseph Ralph Ferguson, Cassius
Green, llarley Rhodes. Jr., Frank j
Edwin Chambers, Richard Taylor j
Medford, Charles Dean Medford. |
Andrew Jackson Browning. L. K
Henson, Gerald Francis Turner, j
Robert Lee Hembree. Doyle Queen.
Jaynes Riley Medford. Haynard
Devane Dixon. Robert Bryson Boyd.
Robert Edgar Frady. and Norman
Class 1-C (Enlisted1?Billy Fred
Cordell. CTcil Frank Thomason.
William Junior West. Theodore
Wayne Shipman, Samuel Loo
Browning. Hugh Thomas Russell,
Jr.. Ernest Dale Ford, and Alvin
Class 1-C 1 Reserved William
Horace Rich. Homer Lester Han
nah. Jr.. Jule William Messer,
Harley Lee Sherrill. and John Ed
Class 1-C 'Dischargedi ? John
Thomas West. Jr.. Richard Radford
Guy. Hall Junior Warren. Howard
Thomas Carter. Lorian Leon Mc
Dowell. and David Lewis Wells.
Class 1-A-?Kenneth Gene Keen
lib. Jack Reece. John William Hay.
Worth William Smathers. Joseph
One other man was classified 4-F.
The board will meet again on
April 13, at which time 13 regis
trants will he sent to Knoxville for
E. A. Williamson, chairman of
the Hod Csoss Membership Roll ,
Call, said a concerted effort is be- j
ing made to complete the cam
paign by April first, and to meet !
the quota of $5,000.
Williamson said that some work- I
ers had not made their reports. I
which made it impossible to tell :
exactly where the campaign stood I
In regards to meeting the quota.
"We will need to work a little
harder, and to get as many mem- i
berships as possible, in order to
meet the quota for this very worthy
cause," Williamson pointed out.
"The need is great; the time is
short, so 1 urge everyone to give. ,
and give now," he continued.
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To Attend Dinner
Four officials of the Haywood
Electric Membership Corp. will
attend a dinner in Washington, D
C. Tuesday night in honor of
North Carolina's senators and rep
resentatives. sponsored by the
state'si electric cooperatives.
The group?Hoy B. Medford,
president; M M. Kirkpatrick and
Dan Heed, directors, and R. C.
Sheffield, manager ?- will leave
While in Washington, they will
confer with REA officials
Staff Of 9 Carries On
Health Department's Work
'EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
first of a series of articles eon
rerning the program earried on
by the llaywood County llralth
By BOB CONWAY
Mountaineer StalT Writer
For the information of those
eoneerned about the matter, the
Haywood County Health Drpart
n ent is still very aetive and has
not "folded up,"
in reeent weeks members of the
department have been surprised
\?hen people have asked them: "Is
your olTier still open? I heard you
had folded up."
This statement seems to be bas
ed on the belief that a health de
partment cannot operate without
a health officer?which the local i
department has not had for several
However, according to Mrs
fittbye Bryson. acting head of the
Haywood County Health Depart
ment, her office Is carrying on the
same program as it would if it had
a health officer.
While Mrs. Bryson Is responsible
for her staff's actvities. the Hay
wood County Board of Health has
fSee Health Dept.?Page fit
REV. C. V. BROWN is a candU
date for the nomination as Rep
resentative. He is from Beaver
FOR SENATE?J. H. Howell is
a candidate for the nomination
as State Senator. He served in
the General Assembly in 19.U.
W. II O M K It O W KN, a well i
known businessman of Waynes
ville, lias announced lor the j
nomination as representative in
the >la.v Primary.
mm P >"ir r |-iii|i-if-M? Mil?jamm
J. KII.I.IW has announced
he is seeking the nomination and
re-election as a member of the
board of education.
Along Political Fronts
W. Homer Owen
W Homer Owen, a well known
businessman, announced he is
seeking the nomination for Rep
Owen, a business man for many
years, said in a formal statement
when making his announcement:
"I am not interested in creating
any more jobs in the county; or
raising anyone's salary; or pass
ing any more petty laws. 1 am in
terested in better schools. Wild
life Conservation and Develop- ]
"In the state I am opposed to
voting any more taxes or bonds on
a now over-taxed state I am in
favor of amending our sales tax
laws to abolish the three per cent
sales tax now levied on meals serv-j
ed in our eating places. This hurts
our state-wide tourist industry. I
also favor revising our non-resi
dent fishing license law which is i
also running our tourists else
where. I am in favor of a fair trade
"I am in favor of diverting any '
surplus money accumulated in
the state to where it is needed for
any purpose as long as the people
as a whole get the benefit of ft.
I am interested in good conserva
"I am definitely against the sec
recy law, and would vote for it's
Owen is a World War I veteran,
member of the American Legion,
First Haptlst church of Waynos
vilie, a master Mason, and past
master of the Waynesville Masonic
J. H. Howell Candidate
For State Senate
J Harden Howell, former post
master, legislator and mayor, an
nounced he Is a ^candidate for
Active In public and civic af
fairs since he opened his law of
fice in 1907, Col Howell has play
ed a leading role In many projects
It was while he was mayor that
the 9 000-acre watershed was pur
(See Political Fronts?Page fi>
Rev. C. V. Brown
Hev. C. V. Brown, pastor of the
Beaverdam Baptist Church, this
week announced Ids candidacy for
county representative in the Gen
A native of Haywood County,
Mr. Brown attended Haywood In
stitute and Winona School in
California He has served as a war
production job instructor and
worked for Kt years as a shipping
clerk at Champion Paper and
Mr. Brown is married and has
two suits one an Air Force lieu
tenant. the other a contractor in
The Red Cross Would Help You bo Do Your Part And Join, today
Commission Hears Dairymen
Discuss Controls For Area
150 Dairymen From
l.'J Counties Discuss
More than 150 dairymen, produ
cers and dairy specialists from 13
-ounties were still in session at
I 45 this afternoon, as the State
Milk Commission conducted a hear
ing here as to whether or not the
Nroa should come under control of
Sentiment of most producers was
lhat they favored the area being
under the control of the commis
sion which has the power to es
tablish the price distributors pay
Some distributors openly opposed
'he control, and were joined by one
or two producers.
1). Reeves Noland. Haywood pro
ducer, said he had no complaints
with his two distributors?Pet and
Southern Dairy. "1 am willing to
abide by the decision of the com
mislson. but feel that if controls
are established that the base per
iods should be set up 12 months in
The greatest dissention came
from producers in the Murphy area,
where they complained the price
of milk was cut without being given
any notice. They pointed out the
cut was frpm $5.50 to $4.85 in Feb
One dairyman expressed it: "Wc
dairymen are on the spot."
The longest discussion came
about distributors giving large
users of milk special discounts.
The dairymen felt that they should
not be penalized for such discounts.
Bert Browning, Hendersonville,
testified for about 30 minutes on
this point. He said he was opposed
! to the commission and controls as
t be feels it will work Kgainst pro
' ducers because uniform prires
would force distributors to buy
I milk closer to plants.
I One of the first acts of the com
mission would be to require all
bottled milk sold to be at least
3.6 per cent butterfat.
W. W. Fitzpatrick. chairman.
Stressed that the dairymen needed
to cull their unprofitable cows, and
prepare for the summer surplus
which would bring about $2.50 per
hundred. "You can't sell $2 50
milk from unprofitable cows and
stay in business," he said.
"The time has come when the
dairy industry must advertise, and
try to combat the present substi
tutes. The per capita consumption
(See Milk?Page 6)
Car Hits Light Pole
On Sulphur Springs Rtl.
Kenneth Griffin, 19, escaped
serious Injury at 5:20 p.m. Tues
day when he lost control of his
car and crashed into a power pole
on the Sulphur Springs road, lie
suffered only bruises.
Sgt Paul Cough of the Waynes
ville Police Department, who in
vestigated the accident, estimated
damages to Griffin's car, a 1951
Chevrolet, at $225.
Ramp Convention Set For
May 16th At Camp Hone
Thp 2f>th Haywood County Ramp
Convention will be held May 10th.
at Camp Hope.
Officials spent Tuesday in Gat
linburg trying lo make arrange
ments to hrtld the silver anniver
sary convention at Black Camp
Gap. and Hcintooga. but lack of
room makes it impossible again this
year, according to A. W. Parker,
"The park officials wanted us
back, but due to the lack of park
ing space for the several thousand
who attend, it was felt that it
would not be practical this year.
They hope lo get enough money
from Congress to provide adequate
space for next year," Parker said.
Bill Palmer, chairman of the
convention committee, went on to
explain, "the park officials. Super
intendent Hummell. and Bob
White were extremely nice to us.
and wanted us back, and Were
sorry there was not enough room
for us. W'e are looking forward to
getting back in IBM."
The two convention officials said
there was lots of interest in thp [
1054 convention, and that among
the recent letters received about
the convention was one from Thad
Etire. secretary of state, who al
ways makes the annual address
Cure said he was bringing a large
delegation from Raleigh with him
Another feature of the conven
tion will be peanut-fed hams from
Dunn will be served.
Tickets will go Qn sale soon at
a dollar each.
"We feel that this year will bo
the best in the 24 years the con
vention has been held." said Park
er. as he recalled the large volume
of mail already received.
Killed ... I 0
(Thia Information com
piled from Records of
Stale Highway Patrol.)