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NESVILLE' NC" THURSDAY AFTERNOON; MAY27T1954~ ?
ln Advance ln Haywood and Jackaon Count>7a
rnty Crops Damaged
Army worm Invasion
iuch talked about and
ymy worm is now in Hay
|ntv it has been disclosed
. Agent Wayne L. Frank
infestations of the army
(e been tound in Fines
rabtrte, Upper Crabtree.
iffe Cove and has been re
other communities. It is
to be rather widespread
ut the county but not as
wme areas as in others,
ard to the insect, the
eople have reported heavy
n various crops from cut
it it is believed most of ;
ge is from the armyworm.
are similar in many re-1
d may be confused. Gen
cutworm is almost a solid
(. armyworm may vary in
m a greenish to a brown
distinct stripes. The army-'
n usually be identified by
pe down the center of the
ir in Haywood County, the '?
n is doing more damage
, clovers, and small grain
other crops. However,
nage has also been done
tobacco and gardens,
btree and Upper Crabtree
cres of alfalfa have been
to the extent that it ap
ad. The worms keep the
oots eaten down to ground
alts of the armyworm are
nmon following cold back
ings and should be looked
In alfalfa, clovers and
lin fields. The armyworm
ound easier very early In
ing or early evening, bur
bot part of the day they
ide and moisture and may
I underneath trash,
my worm has four forms or
be parent ntoth seeks out
train or alfalfa upon which
fir eggs. From these eggs
little caterpillar or worm
teds and grows rapidly,
lly grown the caterpillars
ir skins and change to the
ipa or resting stage usually I
Ihe surface. From these
ne another generation of
noth which in turn mate ]
their eggs providing for
brood There are usually
?ods of caterpillar in any
but seldom two succes
?eaks in any given locality, j
are two natural enemies
myworm and we have al
und evidence that they are |
in the county. The wasp
fly lay eggs on the army-'
id a small maggot destroys !
'myworm can be controlled I
ling with 25 per cent DDT j
I mixed with enough water ,
an acre. The rate being
Present is ij gallon of the
cent DDT emulsion with
Hons of water. This spray
used on alfalfa, clovers,
lain and corn. Hay crops
hire should be sprayed at
fee weeks prior to cutting
i Armyworm?Page 8>
members of the Waynes
ace of the Haywood Coun
cil Department and two
c Canton office will attend
nil of the North Carolina
health Association at Mt.
fling from here will be
'bye Bryson, acting head of
artment: Mrs. Fannye Mae
and Miss Dot Whisenhunt.
secretary-treasurer of the
f^'nUng the Canton office
JIrs Jcannctte Abbott and
MANAGER of Builders Supply
and Hardware Company, is Hugh
G. Hunnicutt. The new firm is
at the eorner of Main and Acad
(See Story. Page 1, Section 2>
Draft classifications for 33 Hay
wood County men were announced
this week by Selective Service
Board 45 at the courthouse. They
Class 1-A?available for indue-,
tion ? J. M. Price: Benjamin S.
Class 1-C ? inducted?-Odis 11,
Moody; Virgil G. Hall; Forest
Parker; Floyd W. Green; Roy H.
Sutton; Jack Reece; Preston E.
Thomas; Billy J. Rogers; Charles
M. Gilliland; Claude W. Smith.
Class 1-C?enlisted?Charles Bill
Henline; Roy F. Jenkins.
Class 1-C?reserve?Clarence R.
Boring; James A. Ammons; Eu- ?
gene H. Nichols.
Class 1-C?discharged?John C. '
Houston; DeVVitt Cagle.
Class 4-F?Haskill J. llaynes:
James R. Cole; William H. Rich;
James H. Christopher; William J.
Rhinehart; Jesse E. Wells; Galor
Surrett; Elmer S. McMahan; Blaine
W. Morrow: Joseph J. Nelson: Don-1
aid Howell; Charles V. Russell:
James R. Hannah; Robert P. Price.
The draft board will meet again I
June 14. at which time eight regis-'
trants will be sent to Knoxville for
induction into the armed forces
and eight for pre-induction phys
State To Open
Bids On Paving
At Fines Creek
A road paving project in Fines
Creek is among 11 projects in five
Western Carolina counties for
which bids will be opened by the
State Highway Commission in
Raleigh June 8. Low bids will be
reviewed June 10.
The Haywood project calls for
2.96 miles of grading, paving, and
structures on a county road from
the Lower Fines Creek Bridge
north of Cove Creek eastward a
long or near the present road to
Fines Creek School.
Other WNC projects are in
Burke, Rutherford, and Polk coun
Auxiliary To Sell
Disabled veterans and veterans'
children will be aided with the
proceeds derived from the annual
Poppy Day sale to be conducted
here Saturday by the Auxiliary of
the American Legion post.
The red crepe poppies, designed
to resemble those growing in
Flanders Field of World War I,
are made by patients in the na
tion's veterans hospitals.
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, presi
dent of the Auxiliary, is chairman
of the sale, which will be conduct
ed by organization members and
Girl Scouts Have
Week End Camping Trip
Twenty-five members of Girl
Scout Troop 62 and 64 spent last
Saturday and Sunday at W. A.
Bradley's camp near Camp Hope.
They were accompanied by lead
ers Mrs. Heinz Rollman, Mrs. L.
C. Rouser, Mrs. Charles McCuls
ton. and Mrs Henry Claytpn.
A Memorial Day program to be
held at the Veterans Plot in the
Green Hills Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Sunday was announced today by
J. H. Howell, Jr., commander of
the Waynesville American Legion
Following the advance of the
colors bv the American Legion's
color guard, opening remarks will
be made by Mi-. Howell, and the
invocation will be given by Chap
lain Bob Hall.
Charles F. Isley, Jr., will lead
the audience in singing the Star
Spanged Banner, and then Col J.
H. Howell. Sr., will present the
principal speaker, he Rev. Earl |
H. Brendall. pastor of the First j
The memorial portion of the
program will include:
Placing of w reath by Mrs. Will !
Medford, a Gold Star Mother; Roll
Call of the Dead: Spanish-Ameri
can War, John H. Pott; World ]
Wars I and II and the Korean Con
flict, Adjutant Willard Francis,
and distribution of flags, Herpian >
Francis and Bill Shoolbred.
A firing squad wil lbe furnished
by Tank Company, 120th Infantry, i
National Guard unit, and taps will
be blown by two buglers. Ben J.
Sloan, Jr. and James Fowler. The
benediction will be pronounced by
Has 10,865 Cars, j
Haywood county has a total of
10.86.") mofbr vehicles, according
to the latest figures released by j
The county ranks 59th in the,
stake, which has 1,350,599.
The average number of persons (
per vehicle here In Haywood is
3.46 according to the report. Jhc
state average is 3.00.
Wake leads the state in the
highest average, with one vehicle
for every 2.15 persons, while Madi
son is the 100th county in the
state, with an average of 4.86 per
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell was in
stalled as president of the Auxil
iary of the Waynesville American
Legion post in ceremonies last
night at the Legion Hall.
Others installed were:
Mrs. Robert Hall, vice president;
Mrs. J. T. Russell, secretary-treas
urer; Mrs. Robert Gibson, chap
lain; Miss Ida Jean Brown, ser
geant-at-arms, and Mrs. Donald
Program chairmen are:
Mrs. Neeson Smith, child wel
fare: Mrs. Roy Campbell, pro
grams; Mrs. Charles Lance, fi
nance, and Mrs. Leo Martel, mem
County PTA Council
To Hold First Meeting
The Haywood County Parent
Teacher Council will hold its first
meeting in the Lake Junaluska
School, Monday, May 31, at 7 a.m.
All PTA presidents and Council
representatives are expected to at
SAFE?Sammy Jones, member of
the crew of the Carrier Ben
nington, was not injured in the
explosion early Wednesday, as
the ship sailed off the coast of
Sammy Jones Is
Safe; Member Of
Sammy Jones, former WTHS'
football star, and well known local
young man, called his mother,
Mrs. S. H. Jones, Sr., early Wed
nesday night, to report he was sale,
after the Carrier Bennington, of
which he is a member of the crew,
suffered casualties after an explo
Sammy entered the Naval Ser-j
vice in February, 1953. and in his
brief telephone conversation, gave
no details except that he was safe.
As far as is known, he was the
only Haywood man aboard the
iBy Associated Press)
The aircraft carrier Bennington
was rocked by violent explosion j
and fire about 75 miles at sea |
early Wednesday, bringing death
and injury to scores among the
Some 12 hours after the blast, j
the Navy announced a toll of 91
known dead and 201 injured. The
announcement said the death total
It was one of the worst peace
time disasters in U. S. Naval his
tory, being exceeded only by the
collision of the destroyer-mine
sweeper Hobson and the carrier
Wasp in 1952 in mid-Atlantic. The
toll then was 176 missing or dead.
The 3,000-ton Bennington was
northbound in serene seas under a
sunlit sky when the big ship was
shaken by a loud explosion.
"We had just completed our first
successful launching of the first
of our groups," said the Benning
ton's new skipper, Capt W. F.
Kaborn, Jr. of Oklahoma City,
"when suddenly an explosion
shook the forward part of the ship
down on the second or third deck, j
"Realizing a catastrophe had oc-.
curred we launched the rest of
the air group to free the decks for ;
To Graduate Monday
Walter Taliaferro will receive
| the Associates of Art Degree and
j a diploma in Hotel Administration
from Lees Mt'Rae College in IJan
| ner Elk at commencement exer-!
| cises May 31.
Mrs. Janie Love Taliaferro, j
; mother of the graduate, left to
' day for the college to attend the
| events on the commencement pro
Crabtree Girl Receives
Jewel Clarke. 1054 graduate at
Crabtree-Iron Duff High School,
was named as the recipient of the
annual secretarial scholarship
awarded by the Waynesville Chapt'
er of the National Secretaries Aaso- j
nation at a banquet given by the
organization last night at Thej
Miss Clarke was presented the
$100 Scholarship by Miss Mary
Medford, chairman of the Secre
taries' educational committee.
Winner of last year's scholarship
was Rosalyn Messer of Fines Creek
who was graduated recently from
Blanton Business College in Ashe
The banquet last night was given
by the Secretaries chapter In ob
servance of "National Secretaries
Week." Principal speaker was Miss
Mary Huth Chiles of Gatlinburg, |
Tcnn . who discussed the Certified
Professional Secretary program
sponsored by the NSA. Guests of
the Waynesvllle organization were
secretaries from the Asheville
Miss Chiles, who is secretary to
Edward llummcll, superintendent
of the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park, defined a secretary
humorously as "someone who looks
like a woman, thinks like a man.
and works like a dog."
She added that secretaries today
are "highly trained specialists"
and pointed out that tho Certified
Professional Secretary program Is
working to elevate the status of a
secretary to a profession.
"Better secretaries mean better
business." she concluded.
The invocation at the banquet
was given by Miss Betty Jo Crock
er. recording secretary, and the
welcome and introductions were by
Miss Jimmie Watts, president.
Other events being sponsored
here in observance of "National
Secretaries Week" are a display
in the window of Garrett's Furni
ture Store, arranged by Mrs. J. R.
McCracken. chairman; Miss Dixie
Campbell, and Mrs. Enos Boyd.
| and a radio program over WHCC
at 7 45 p.m. Friday, to be put on
by Miss Medford. Miss Audrey
Wyatt and Mrs. Lillian Hirt of the
Predictions Are That Haywood Will
Cast About 8,000 Votes In Primary
Polls open 6:30 a.m.
Polls close 6:30 p.m.
Political observers in Haywood
today were of the opinion that the
vote Saturday would be around
the 8,000 mark.
This is about 1.400 less than the
record high vote for a Haywood
primary. The last primary with a
full ticket?in 1950?-saw a total
vote*of 8,587. Observers said today
they felt that the interest now in
the primary did not quite come up
to that of 1950.
In 1952. which was an "off year"
with only three county offices in
the race, the vote was 6.900.
Candidates are making a last
minute campaign, and are stimul
ating additional interest. The
major interest in the state ticket
is for the United States Senator,
with Senator Alton Lennon and
former Governor W. Kerr Scott
taking the spotlijrht from the other
There are 29 candidates on the
county ticket, seeking the nomina
tions for eight posts.
There are races in six townships
of the county for constable, with
Wayncsvllle having seven; Beaver
dam. Clyde, Crabtree, and'Ivy Hill
two each, and Fines Creek three
Samples of the county and
state ballots will be found on page
one of section three of today's is
sue. The list of the candidates for
constables arc also printed on that
page, as well as a Hat of the
registrars and judges for each
The complete list of candidates
in Haywood are as follows:
?Denotes present office holders.
?Thad D. Bryson, Bryson City.
Grover C. Davis. Waynesville.
F. E. Alley, Jr., Waynesville.
William Medford, Waynesville.
J. H. Howell, Waynesville.
Jerry Rogers, Waynesville.
W. Homer Owen, Waynesville.
R. E. Sentelle, Waynesville.
CHAIRMAN OF BOARD
*C. C. Francis, Waynesville.
Glenn D. Brown, Clyde.
Carter Osborne, Clyde.
Farady Green, Fines Creek.
Frank Medford. Crabtree.
Floyd Woody, Canton.
Harry Hyatt, Waynesville.
Gaston Burnette. Pigeon.'
Way Mease, Pigeon.
?Fred Y. Campbell. Waynesville.
Hub Ruff, Waynesville.
Joe Tate, Jr., Waynesville.
Mutt Tate, Waynesville.
Bryan Medford. Jonathan Creek.
Grover Ferguson. Fines Creek.
Dave Turner, Ratcliffe Cove.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Hub Caldwell. Waynesville.
?J. W. Killian, Waynesville.
John K. Reeves. Lake Junuluska.
Clifton Terrell, Bethel.
Willard "Andy" Moody, Waynes
To Library Board
James Kilpatrick of Waynesville
has been appointed by the county
commissioners to a one-year term
on the board of directors of the
Haywood County Public Library,
it has been announced by C. C.
Francis, chairman of the commis
He was named to fill the vacancy
left by the resignation of Mrs.
The board will have its next
meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the
library to study the budget to be
submitted to the commissioners
Other dircctoors are Col. J. H.
Howell, Sr., chairman: William
Medford. treasurer, Mrs. T. L.
Gwyn, all of Waynesville; Glenn
Palmer of Crabtree, and Fred
Doutt of Canton.
Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Timbes and
sons, Ronnie and Garry, spent last
week with the former's parents,
Mr mmI Mr*. Iftnnic Tlmhp.s
GETTING READY?Thfsf election officials are
shown here cheeking the locks 011 ballot boxes
just prior to the distribution here Wednesday of
all election equipment, and ballots for the Satur
day primary. Shown here, left to right: Mrs. W.
A. Hyatt, registrar of South Waynesville: Mrs.
Shuford Howell, registrar of West Waynesville:
W. G. B.vers, chairman of the board of elections,
and Mrs. K. tV Crawford, registrar of Itazeiwood.
Election Returns Will
Be Broadcast Saturday
Results of the Saturday primary will be given
the public in a cooperative plan between the news staff
of The Mountaineer, the board of elections, and radio
The results will be broadcast just as soon as re
ceived, and the detail* of the efectio \ precim-t, by pre*
cmct, and the vote f6r every candidal? will be given.
Special arrangements are being made to give the
vote by precincts as well as the totals for all the 29 pre
cincts in the county.
The task of tabulating the votes will be done in
the Law Library, second floor of the court house. The
broadcasting will also be done from there, and the pub
lic will not be admitted to the special rooms set up for
giving the returns.
W. G. Byers, chairman of the board of elections,
has asked all election officials to call in the returns as
soon as tabulated in order that the results can be as
j sembled for the county totals.
The special election party will begin at seven
o'clock, knd will feature besides local returns, complete
state returns. Between the election returns, there vill
be special music. WHCC has cancelled all shov?.-> and
programs on Saturday night, and will devote the entire
time from seven o'clock on until the results are known,
to the election.
The Mountaineer staff will compile and tabulate
the returns as usual. The last election saw the unofficial
returns as given out by the staff within vote of the of
ficial return four days later. Extreme accuracy is fol
All available returns will be broadcast, and none
will be posted. The complete returns for each candidate
in each precinct will be published in the Monday issue
of The Mountaineer.
Its 'Lord's Acre'
A "Lord's Acre' 'project being
sponsored by the Clyde Central
Methodist Church was dedicated
Tuesday evening by Pastor Gcorjje
C. Starr, Jr. and members of the
i congregation on the property, lo
cated near the Shook House in
The acre of land for the pro
| jcct was dedicated to the church
by Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan.
In conjunction with the dedica
tion ceremony, beans, corn, and |
popcorn were planted in the soil
The, land will be tended by the
churcll members and a stand set
up later on hte highway to sell
the harvested crops. Proceeds J
gained will be used in an attempt
to pay of fthe debt on the Central
Methodist Church building by Sep
tember to permit Its dedication
during that month.
Bookmobile Will Not
Operate Next Week
The Haywood County Bookmo
bile will not operate next week.
June 1 through June S, according
to announcement by Miss Margaret
Johnston, librarian. ,
The break In the schedule of the
Bookmobile la being made to allow
I the Bookmobile librarian, Mrs.
Frances Jones, an opportunity to'
take a week * vacation
Day To Be Shown
Over TV Station
Technicians of WFBC-TV,
Greenville, will come to the
Lake, June 6, to make film for
a speeial broadcast over the
television station of Haywood
i County Day.
Much interest is being shown
in the annual event, which marks
the opening of the season at
Lake Junaluska. Alt e i v I c
groups, and churches of the
county are cooperating in the
t Wayne C'orpcnlng, former
county agent, will be the speak
er at the 11:30 a.m. service. A
special singing program will be
held in the afternoon, and the
annual Young Peoples program
Summer Visitor Dies
In Savannah, Ga.
Word has been received here of
Ihc death of A. E. Whitllc yester
day at his home in Savannah. Ga.
Tie had been in III'health since
suffering a heart attack last win
Mr. Whittle, a retired lumber
man. and Mrs. Whittle have spent
their summers at the Wayside
Lodge for more than twenty-five
Waynesvillc High School stu
dents were presented awards and
scholarships at a special assembly
) program Monday morning and
commencement exercises Monday
Among the awards made were
Kiwunis Achievement Award
Vcrlin Edwards and Thomasinc
American Legion Good Citiacn
| ship Award ? Beverly Teague and
I Ronnie James (eighth grade stu
Danforth Foundation to out
i .standing leaders ? Tom Cogdill
| and Sylvia Newell.
DAR Good Citizenship Award
Stahtey Williamson and Janie ?
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship
! Irma McGaha.
i B &. PW scholarship Janie
UDC scholarship ? Stanley
Woodmen of the World Award
to best history student ? Sarah
Statue Of Liberty
3-Cent Stamp To
Appear June 24
I \ new three-cent "Statue of
' Liberty" stamp, which will take
the place of the present Jefferson
three-cent stamp, will be issued'. t
j the Waynesville postofficc ar.d
others throughout the nation on
June 24, according to Postmaster
The stamp will be issued to
commemorate the 200lh anhiver
sary of the first American Con
gress when a plan of federal un
j ion was presented by Benjamin
Franklin and later adopted by th''
The new issue will have a sketc h
of the head of the Statue of Liber
ty. and will bear the national mot
to. "In God We Trust." Its color
will be purple.
This threc-cent stamp will bo
a companion to the eight-cent i -
sue now used for regular inter
Injured . r.. 8
(TEH Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
l> scattered afternoon show
warm today. Friday partly
and warm with scattered af
al VV'aynesvllle temperature
?'led by the State Test
Mas. Min. Pr.
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