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? MA\NES\ ILLE. N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 17, 1954 nft . ? ?
$>S-00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
jwnTax Rate To
>main At $1.40
K\ rale for Ufa Town of I
Ke will remain at $1.40;
? jem it was learned from
Kguson. til" II manager, to
Ktn expenses, and oper*
Bis hau- continued to riae
Bm flans are to hold to the
K which was established j
B the town official said;.
Kn pointed out that work
?954-55 budget had just
Bini was far enough along
B do increase in the rate
K prevailed for 11 years.
Kun Manager said that the
? $170 in 1940, when he
K office In 1941 the rate
Kjt $1.70 and in 1942 re
? $1.50 The 1943 rate was
BlO. which has been the
?for the ti>" n ever since.
shots from a shotgun were
U Agent John C. Corbin.
early Tuesday afternoon,
s attempting to handcuff
r-old boy to a tree. The
nabbed at a Crabtree still.
Corbin said shots scatter
cund him. but neither he
boy were hit.
Cgent Corbin in search for
las Depute Gene Howell,
Corbin shot once in the
then the two officers went
still. 100 feet away, and
in fu|l operation,
gallons of liquor were de
150 gallons of mash, and
Corbin ?-aid that he be
lch Noland, 27, shot at
laid escaped, and deputy
tubals and Haywood of
re still hunting for him
today. Noland is -charged
ult with a deadly weapon,
ig with an officer and
s of the internal revenue
f Fred Y. Campbell, said
io hours after the firing
fficer, that Vinson Parker,
lives in the area, said two
iped around his house and
Ms at the building. No one
Parker told the officers
not see the men too well.
Campbell is continuing the
ition of the shooting at
16-year-old boy is being
the Asheville jail by Fed
eers in lieu of a bond of
He is charged with viola
inty Dairy ;
lri? - marketing problems,
ing costs of dairy produc-!
1 be discussed at a meet
countv dairy farmers at
it- Tuesday at the court
iccordinc to County Agent
ipal speaker will be Dr. D.
K a member of the Dairy
lie Committee from N. C.
"'lege who has made an ex
study of the dairy situa
1 Kirkpatrick, president of
"wood County Milk Pro
Association, also will dis
I the question of reactivat
assoctation, (2) the possi
I joining the State Federa
<1 '31 the question of asses
es to promote the dairy in
to the county and state,
al other items of interest
dy dairymen will be dis
at the meeting.
' cloudy. sultry with scat
'V and Friday.
'I Waynesvtlie temperature j
ltd by the State Test Farm: |
Ma*. Min. Prec.
84 56 ?
83 57 ?
80 57 .50
'54 H-Bond |
Haywood County is one of three
counties out of a total of 16. in
Western North Carolina which have
already exceeded their 1964 H
bond sales quota in only five
months, Jonathan H. Woody, pres
ident of the First National Bank
and area chairman of the U. S
Savings Bond Committee, has dis
lf-bond sales here now stand at
$78,000?five thousand dollars over
the quota of $73,000. J. E. Massie
is chairman of lf-bond sales in the
Polk County has more than
doubled its quota with sales of
$49,000 ? its goal being $21,000.
Graham County, with a quota of
$8,500. has already sold $11,100.
Buncombe County is at the two
thirds mark, with sales of $256,000
toward a quota of $392,000.
In an effort to meet Western
North Carolina's goal of $8,000,000
it^ H-bond sales, meetings are be
ing held throughout this region by
hanking officials and Kenneth C
Wihle U. S. Savigs Bond repre
sentative. to study ways of spur
ring bond sales.
Mr. Woody said he has recently
received a letter from Secretary
of the Treasury George Humphrey
thanking local banks for their work
in doubling the sales of Series H
bonds. The letter pointed out:
"Sale of Series H bonds in 1954
have averaged almost seventy-five
million a month?more than double
a year ago. Much of the improve
ment of H bonds sales can be at
tributed to banker activity."
Humphrey's letter also informed
Woody that sales of E Ac H bonds
throughout the nation were 14 per
cenf ahead of 1953 during the first
four months of the year.
Mr. Woody also complimented
Mr. Massie, Haywood chairman, J.
G. Landrum. Polk County chair
man. and J. S. Howell. Graham
County chairman, for already mak
ing their 1954 quota.
Mr. Woody said the Series H
bond is an income producing in
vestment in which an interest
check is mailed to the owner every
six months. This bond pays 3 per
cent compounded interest and is
always redeemable at par.
Will Be Resumed
The Wavnesville Junior Chamb
er of Commerce will resume their
mid-week summer square dances
next Wednesday night, according
to Elmer Hendrix and Willis
Beck, co-chairman in charge of the
Dancing will be from 9 p.m. un
til 12 on the parking lot at the
courthouse. The dances will bo
held each Wednesday through
.No charge will be made for spec
tators, but dancers will be charg
ed 25 cents per couple per dance.
The Jayeees announced that the
dances will be sponsored again
both for the benefit of tourists and
Assisting Hendrix and Beck in
conducting the dances will be a
committee composed of Tommy
Green, Lester Burgin, Bill Burgin,
and Jim Milner.
Draft Board Seeks
Address Of Two Men
Anyone who knows the present
address of Burnette Nandow
Greene or Ben Jack Cagle has
been asked to contact the Selec
tive Service Board in the court
The two men have not answered
mail sent them by the draft board.
Fasting Prisoner To Be
Given Check-Up Today
By Physician At Hospital
Bryan Medford Is
Than Ever Before
Bryan D. Medford, the recent
ly elected Democratic nominee
for Tax Collector, is hack in
town, wearing; about as big a
smile ,as he did ?h~ day after
the Democratic primary.
This time the smile is not from
a political victory, but for sue- ;
cessfully conquering a 40-pound
fish in Miami waters.
Medford is proud of his big
Workmen are now tapping resi-1
dential lines to the water main in |
the Ratcliile Cove section. The
work is being done by workmen of
the Town Water Department.
The laying of the mains was ;
complettd a short time ago, and
are now lapped to the water sys
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said that about 10 days would be
required to make all of the taps,
and begin serving the citizens in
'he art a with w ater from the
Residents of the area bought the
oipe for tlie mains and have donat
ed the system to the town in order
to get city water service, and pro
teclion of several fire hydrants in
the area. .
Draft classifications for 59 Hay
wood County men were announced
this week by Selective Service
Board 45 following a meeting in
On Monday morning the board
sent eight men to Knoxville for in
duction into the armed fofees and
10 more for pre-induetion physical
examinations. Those classified
Class 1-A "available for induc
tion" ? William Fulton Osborne;
Carroll Loyd Shepparri: Ralph
Bolden Moody; David Bobby Revis;
Ray Johnson; William Howard
Blalock; Ervin Jack Rogers; David
Lowell Anderson; Earl Calvin
Reece; Bruce Doyle Smith: Stanley
Verlin Turner; Francis Laxton
Webb; Donald Edward Singleton; .
Ernest Lee Buff; William Hugh
Powell: George Kenneth Mease;
See Draft Board. Page 6>
Answer Twq Alarms
Three runs have been made by
Waynesville firemen in the last
three days, the first to Allen's
Creek, the second to the site of
the new school building at Bethel,
and the third to Hillside Terrace.
Damage estimated in excess of
$200 was caused about 11 o'clock
this morning when a tractor owned
by Walter Ketner caught 6re in the
Hillside Terrace section. Foamite
was used- on the l)lazo. which was
believed caused either by a short
circuit or a gasoline leak.
A fire started in a small unoc
cupied residence on Turner St.
in the Allen's Creek community
about 11 p.m. Monday caused dam
age estimated at $50. Cause of the
blaze was not determined.
Another run was made at 11:50
a.m. Wednesday to Bethel School
where a tar pot outside the new
building became ignited. Damage
was not reported.
TB Committee Presents
New Microscope To Lab
A new binocular microscope was
presented by the Waynesville Tu
berculosis Committee this week
to the Haywood 6ounty Health De
partment for use In its bacterio
The instrument, which cost $375,
was purchased by the TB commit
tee with funds raised during the
organization's annual Christmas
Mrs. Rebekah Murray, labora
tory technician, said that the new
microscope, with Its double eye
piece and four revolving lens, pro
vides a bigger field, resulting in
cleaner vision and less eyestrain
for its user. It Is especially super
ior in bacteriological work, she
added. Maker of the instrument is
Bausch and Lomb.
The lab's old microscope, which i
is the property of the state, will
be retained here for routine an
President of the Waynesville-Tu
berculosis Committee is Dr. J. |
At two o'clock this afternoon,
lackson and Haywood officers were
awaiting a physician to chock Beri
Moss. 58-year-old man who enter
ed his 14th day of lasting in jail.
Moss is charged with murder in
Jackson count>. and was brought to
the Haywood jail 10 da.\s ago for
Deputy Green, of Jackson, and
Sheriff Fred y. Campbell, made
arrangements this morning to take
Moss to the Haywood County Hos
pital for a check-up. The prisoner;
will probably be fed through the
veins while there. Earlj this after
noon the officers were waiting for
I he physician to complete an oper
Moss has refused food during his
14 days in the Jackson and Hay
Tuesday a cousin brought Moss
some cookies, and asked him why
he would not eat. The cousin re
ceived a short answer, as the pris
oner said: "It is none of your
business." The cookies were passed
by tlie prisoner to some cellmates.
Sheriff Campbell said Moss
drank part of a cup of coffee once,
and a swallow of a soft drink on
Moss gives no reason for his
fasting, and keeps telling that
'Moses fasted 40 days and 40
nights ". He told officers he had
fasted 40 days once before, and
felt able to do it again.
According to officers, the pris
oner appears to be in good health,
robust and strong.
He has refused to let photog
raphers make his picture while in
The prisoner is charged with
orompting his nine-year-old son to
shoot fatally Lindsay Passmore, 15.
son of a neighbor, fieri L. Moss. Jr.
is being held by Jackson County
welfare authorities in Sylva.
Haywood VVSCS Meets
Thursday At Bethel
The Haywood subdistrict all-day
meeting of the WSCS will be held
at the Bethel Methodist church
Thursday. June 24th. at 10 o'clock.
Officers of the area will hold de
partmental workshops during the
Those attending are asked to
bring sandwiches for the noon
luncheon. Mrs. Bill Medford is1
INJURED?Charles Messer was
knocked down by a bolt of light
ning at his father's barn in the
Crabtree area early Wednesday
afternoon. He remains in the <
llaywood County Hospital.
Charles Messer was painfully in
jured shortly after noon Wednes
day. when he was knocked against
a stone wall in his father's barn
by a bolt of lightning, in the Crab
Messer. a rising junior at Duke,
was shearing some sheep y>hen the
bolt of lighhing ran in on the wires
and through the electric shearers
hi' was using.
With Messer at the time were
three assistants, who suffered a
slight shock. Henry Parton was
knocked down. Suifering slight ,
shock were Junior Caldwell and
Messer was rendered -uneon
sc ious for about an hour. He was
rushed to the Haywood County
Hospital, where his condition at
noon today was reported as satis- '?
factory. He suffered bruises about
the body, and received a severe
biow on the head as he Cl ashed into
lh ' stone wall.
While his right side is still des
cribed as being numb, it is felt that
he will not suffer any permanent
Messer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. j
Jack Messer. and has been work
in,; on his father's farm since he
arrived home from Duke, where
he is making an outstanding scho
The electrical storm Was accom
panied by one of the heaviest rains
lo hit the Crabtree area in many !
years, residents of the section re
Poultry Field Day Planned
At Test Farm June 24
$5,030 For Home
For Korean Girls
BlTLLF.TI\: Delegates to the
Women's Society of Christian
Serviee at the I.ake Junaluska
Assembly today gave a "love
offering" of $5,030.17 to be used
to help build a home for. teen
age girls in Korea.
Sanitarians At Seminar
Bill Milner and Jack Arrington,
sanitarians in the Haywood Coun
ty Health Department, will return
Friday from Chapel Hill, where
they have been attending an in
terstate sanitarian seminar.
States represented are North and
South Carolina. Vifginia. West
Virginia. Maryland, and the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The annual Poultry Field Day
will be held at the Mountain Ex- j
periment Station near Waynes- j
ville on Thursday. June 24, it has
been announced by County Agent
Wayne L. Franklin. The program
will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.
and will end at noon.
Several topics of interest to
poultrymon will be discussed
Some of the topics to be discussed
are: "Keeping Management Prac
tices Current with Outlook", a
farmers panel made up of suc
! cessful poultry farmers from Hay
wood County who will discuss "My
Pay-Off Practices in Poultry", "Ef
ficiencies Observed in Research
! Studies", and "What Is Your Prob
Farmers having problems with
their poultry are urged to bring
them up at the field day for dis
i Some of the experts appearing
i on the program will be: W. tj.
Pierce, C. F. Parrish, R, S. Dear
styne, and Dr. E. W. Gla/.ener. all
! of North Carolina State College.
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It Had to Happen . . .
We held off us lone as we could . . . Wo cut
corners, wiggled and squirmed . . . BUT WE
MUST RAISE SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Effec
tive July 1, The MOUNTAINEER subscription
rates will be:
BY MAl|. IN IIAYWOOD COUNTY
One Year $3.50
Six months 2.00
BY MAIL IN NORTH CAROLINA
One Year ., . 4.50
Six months 2.50
OUTSIDE NORTH CAROLINA
One Year 5.00
Six months 3.00
LOCAL CARRIER DELIVERY
Per month ... 40c
Offlee-paid for carrier delivery 4.50
"A Complete Newspaper"
Haywood County Rates
High In Buying Power
(Special to The Mountaineer)
Haywood County proved to be a
strong market during the past i
rear, standing well-up among the .
nation's 3.072 counties in business
activity. The findings are eontain
?d in Sales Management's new.
copy righted survey of buying pow- I
er. with statistics for 1953 for all ,
parts of the country.
Continued heavy spending by ,
residents of Haywood was a bright j
spot in the local business picture.
Their purchases in the county's j
retail stores reached $23,229,000 in :
the year, slightly above the $22,
708.000 volume recorded in 1952. I
Per family, these expenditures .
amounted to $2,300 in the year.
The strength in consumer spend
ing in the county stemmed from i
better earning power, which made
for easier budgets and greater
diversity of expenditures, especial
ly in the direction of luxuries.
The data shows that the 10,100
local families had a net disposable
i icome. after taxes, of $40,917,000.
The per-family income in Hay
wood County, an arithmetical
figure obtained by dividing total
income by total number of fami
lieso, was $4,051 last year.
That more money is going into
savings and into insurance and in
vestments locally is indicated by
the fact that only 57 cents of each
available dollar is being spent in
retail stores. On the average,
throughout the country, 67 cents
is So spent.
Such considerations as the num
ber of people living in an area, the
amount they earn and spend and
the amount they might have spent
go into a rating called "buying
power index." For Haywood Coun
ty it is .0173, which is the per
cent of the national business that
might be produced locally. Act
ually only .0135 percent of that
potential was reached last year,
indicating that much pent-up pur
chasing power remains.
"Only persons who have become
qualified to register since May
15th. may register at the polls on
June 26th?day of the second pri
mary," VV. G. Byers, chairman of
the Haywood County board of elec
tions said today.
"Persons who were qualified to
register on May 15th, and did not
register, will not be eligible to
register at the polls on the 26th,"
the chairman emphasized.
About the only manner in which
a person would become qualified
would be the time limit of being
in a community.
The fact that a person would be
21 in November for the general
election does not apply, since they
had an opportunity to register in
May for the general Democratic
primary when the books were open
for three weeks.
Haywood Singing To
Be Held Saturday
A regular Haywood County sing
ing convention will be held in the
Court House Saturday night at 8
Several special groups will be
included on the program.
The public is invited.
Decoration Program Set
For, Balsam Baptist
A Decoration Day program has
been set for early Sunday after
noon at the Balsam Baptist church
cemetery. It was announced by
Louis M. Ensley.
Cankerworms Attack Trees
In Saunook, Devour Leaves
At first glance it appears that |
some trees 011 the property of j
Sumter L. Lowery on the Walker '
road in Saunook have "forgotten"
to bloom this year?locking in
June as they ordinarily do in
The cause, however, according
to assistant farm agent Joe K.
Davis, is the troublesome canker- :
worm, which has stripped several i
trees on the Lowery property com
pletely clean of leaves. Other \
trees have been partially denuded
of their foliage.
Cankerworm caterpillars arc
slender worms that measure ap
proximately three-fourths of an
inch in length when full grown.
They vary in color and may be pale
green, dark gray, brown, or near
ly black, with pale whitish lines
lengthwise down their body.
Cankerworms. also called "loop
ers," "inch worms," and "measur
ing worms," usually hit walnuts
the hardest, but also like to feast |
on the leaves of maples, beeches, I
oaks, birches. The only tree to j
escape their appetite is the locust.
Although control measures are
available, they are not practical I
in woodlands because of the ex
pense involved and due to the fact ?
that cankerworms ordinarily do
not attack the same area twice, j
? Mr. Davis explained. Trees them
! selves are not hurt unless infeeted i
i several years in succession.
I Control measures, however, may j
: be advisable in yards of homes,
j the assistant agent added.
Thus far, only Mr. Lowery has
, reported damage from canker
; worms. Other county farmers
i whose trees may be "victimized."
are urged to call the county a
I gent's office.
Last Friday. Mr. Davis and an
other assistant agent, Bob Tippet,
went up on Eagle's Nest where'
j trees there appeared 'from the
ground 1 to have been attacked by 1
j cankerworms. However, it was I
found that the damage there has
resulted from frost and cold
N. C. Masonic
Here July 11-13
The Masonic Assembly of the
Grand Council of Royal and Select
Masters in North Carolina will con
vine at the Wa.vnesville Armory
?July 11-13. it has been announced
by Claude B. Mosaflook. secretary.
The convention will open Sunday
; evening with a Masonic service con
ducted by the Rev. Dorsey H.
Rutter of Daytona Beach, Fla.,
! general grand chaplain of the Gen
eral Grand Council of Royal and
Select Masters in the United
Following this service, a social 1
hour arranged by the women of
the Order of Eastern Star, and
c< nducted by Companion W. A.
I Coble will be held.
Sunday evening, a number of
Masons and their wives will attend ,
"Unto These Hills," Cherokee In- J
James A. Buford. past grand mas
ter of the Grand Council of Royal
and Select Masters in Tennessee.
Will confer the Super Excellent
Masters Degree during the assem- i
Principal speakers will b e !
Charles A. Keith, past grand master
of Masons in Kentucky, and Boyce
E. Wooten. grand master of the
Grand Council of Royal and Select
1 Masters in Tennessee.
Canton Officials Still
Discussing Viaduct Plans
"We are in a discussion stage on
the matter," Mayor W. J. Stone,
of Canton told The Mountaineer
this morning, relative to the pro- i
posed viaduct through Canton.
"The board of Aldermen have
met and discussed the matter since
our recent meeting with highway
officials. No vote has been token
by the board on the matter. The
whole thing has been dumped into i
the laps of the aldermen, apd the I
decision hinges on the Town of I
Canton paying one-third of the
right-of-way costs for the viaduct," ]
Mayor Stone continued. I
When asked what the estimated <
cost of the right-of-way would be. 1
the Canton official said that in the :
last meeting with the highway of
ficials no estimate was made by.
the state men. At the meeting last
October the right-of-way estimate
was placed at $300.00. Many Can
Ion businessmen feel the estimate
is too low, it was learned.
Mayor Stone said the revised
plans were about the same as those
pVesented in a mass meeting last
October. "The only thing changed
Is the new route stays away from
The highway officials have not
put a time limit on the matter of
getting a definite answer from the
I'anton board. "They did not seem
to want to push or hurry us," the
Mayor said , '
* BISHOP IVAN LEE HOLT
A leader in the Protestant ecum
enical movement. Bishop Ivan Lee
Holt of St. Louis, Mo , will be the
platform speaker Sunday in the
first of six addresses he is to make j
at the Methodist Church's summer
assembly at Lake Junaluska.
He will preach at both the 11
a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday ervices in
Junaluska auditorium on "The
Mountain of the Lord's House'* and
"The ?L*4bodiatV<i?Pi oachfes to Re
Monday through Thursday. Bish
op Holt will be the evening speak
er in Memorial Chapel as a fea
ture of a meeting of Methodist
Bishop Holt, resident bishop of
the St. Louis area since 1944. is
president of the World Methodist
Council. He is also vice chairman
of the World Council of Churches,
which is to hold its assembly Aug
ust 15-31 in Evanston. 111., and was
formerly president of the Federal
Council of Churches, now organiz
ed as the National Council of
Dr. Elmer T. Clark. Lake Juna
luska. secretary of both the World
Methodist Council and the Associ
ation of Methodist Historical So
cieties, will head the work of an
editorial committee which is to
meet Monday through Friday at
The committee of church histori
ans is conducting research for a
new edition of the famed journal
of Francis Asbury, first American
bishop of the Methodist Church
and a oioneer circuit rider in West
ern North Carolina following the
Revolutionary War. Asbury's three
volume journal, first published in
1821 as a record of his itinerant
ministry, has long been out of
To Dedicate New
Governor William B. Umstead
will make the principal address
during the dedication of the new
Canton Public Library Monday
morning, it has been announced.
Ceremonies will begin at 11 a.m.
The new building, a gift from
the Champion Foundation, will be
presented by Reuben B. Robertson.
Jr., president of the Champion '
Paper and Fibre Co.. on behalf of
the foundation, to Cedric A Stone,
(See Governor, Page Six)
Killed . ? ?; 0
(Thta Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)