B ^? ?
EES The Waynesville Mountaineer 3=3
JrYiAR NO.W ?M? a25STR=: ? " - C<"""y A' T"' E"?? ? Th. Gre.t Smoky Mountain, N.?oniU P?k *"** "* "*
ha^ nESV1LLK, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 24, 1954 : VA n/> i a j -D ? >
'? In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countua
tPRESIDENT of the Canton Lions. I>on
n. center, is shown as F. E. Shull, left, re
president, and Ro.v Taylor, past district
?r. of Black Mountain, talked over the In
jn program Tuesday night at Mount Val
ley Inn. Taylor was the speaker, and spoke on
the duties and obligations of an officer of Lions.
Other photo of all officers on page one, second
section. See other picture page i. section 2
Ioted Doctors To Appear
t Medical Meeting Here
wville is preparing to act
tt to doctors from tour
rn states this weekend at
liuuntaintop Medical As
which will convene here
and Saturday. ,
-essions will be held in the
iou.-c. beginning at 8:30 Fri
irr.ing, June 2.i. according to
S Roberson of Ha/elwood.
ar, of the committee. Oth
nbers of the committee are
H Duekett. program chair
mi Dr. Boyd Owen, ar
Innk Hammett is president
Countv Medi tl
and members of the spon- j
announcement was made
that all offices of doctors
iywood would be closed on
> and Saturday for the con
tn. All emercency calls will
ndled through the Haywood
orally known doctors will be
two-day program, the com
announced. The program is
td to attract doctors from
ca. including North and
Carolina. Georgia and Ten
M. R V; liamson. pastor of
esbyteri.in Church here will
le invocation, and Jonathan
the address of welcome.
Robert K. Dickey, chief of
tpartmeii of Dermatology,
?er Memorial Hospital. Dan
's, will speak on "Dermatol
Manifestations of Internal
?ill be followed by an ad
)n "PI.-tic Surgery in Gen
hctier by Dr. William A.
thief el the division of plas
fft'D. (.race Hospital, De
IScc Doctors?Page 6>
Mounlaineer was one of 13
and semi-weekly news
it tin I". S. mentioned in
* edition of the magazine,
Imerieau Press," on the page
P "Congress Is Quoting
'mesville 1N.C.1 Mountaineer:
i'torial opposing the idea of
ni an admission fee for peo
? enter the Great Smoky
4'ns National Park was en
w the Congressional Record
P. George A. Shuford. 'We
concluded the editorial, 'the
es never see the day of a
seller at her entrances'."
w cloudy and warm today
tuo In temperature Fri
w tdely scattered after-1
*ted by the State Test Farm:
1 Ma*. Mtn. Prec
I- 83 51
P 84 54 ?
* 83 CO ?
Southern Geologists To Do
'Good Turn' For Boy Scouts
Stores To Close
Monday, July 5
Retail stores in Waynesvllle, ;
llazelwood, and Lake Junaluska
will close Mondav, July 5, in
observance of the Fourth of
July, according to an announce- i
inent by Harry Whisenhunt
president of the Merchants As
A total of 256 lambs were sold
at the county's second lamb pool
this year at the Clyde stockyards
Wednesday, according to an an
nouncement by County Agent
Wayne L. Franklin.
Seventy-eight animals were
graded choice and brought an av
erage of $23.50 and a total of
$1,613.51. Another heavy lamb was
rated choice and brought $19.50.
In the "good" classification, 106
animals were sold for an average
of $20 or a total of $1,731.60
Fifty - three medium lambs!
brought an average price of $15 1
or a total of $583.80.
Others were: 11 common, sold '
for an average of $12, and seven
culls for an average of $8.
At the first lamb pool on May j
28, where 203 head were sold, 80 |
! "choice" animals brought an av-!
erage of $26.50, while 73 "good" I
animals brought $23.
The third and final lamb pool
jvill be held at Clyde in August.
County producers who sold
ambs yesterday were:
W. J. Campbell of Clyde, 5; N.
W. Carver of Jonathan Creek. 6;
I. B James of Upper Crabtree, 21;
J. H. Hipps of Hominy. 25: Hil
ary Medford, Upper Crabtree, 21;
ioone Rogers of Upper Crabtree,
15: Hershcll Rogers of Upper
Urabtree, 16; R. F. Rogers of Up
>er Crabtree, 9; Mrs. Welch Sing
eton of Center Pigeon, 7; and
I. F. Rogers of Upper Crabtree, 1.
Members of the Southern Ap
palachian Mineral Society will
turn the tables on Boy Scouts of
Western North Carolina this week
end as they do the Scouts a "Good
A. W. Allen, director of Camp
Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp,
located near W'aynesville. and his
-aair.p staff have long wantct a
comprehensive reference collection
of the rocks and minerals which
the young scouts see while hik
ing the trails of their 700-acre
Starting out at 9 o'clock Satur
day morning for a day's explora
tion of the camp, members of the
Southern Appalachian Mineral
Society hope to give them this col
lection with all specimens correct
ly identified. It is hoped by the
society that this working exhibit
may inspire many geologists of
the future as the mineral re
sources of this area become more
and more important to the state's
Members of the society, all ama
teurs and engaged in other busi
nesses and professions, are from
North and outh Carolina. Virginia
and Georgia. Col. Orville Hewitt,
of Asheville, is president of the
organization. Otis R. Lugar, of
Waynesville, is head of this week
end's field party. Co-hosts are W.
M. Graham. Scout commissioner
for Swannanoa and a member of
the society, and Bob Garner, di
rector of the camp.
James Kirkpatrick was re-elect
ed president ' of the Haywood
County Milk Producers, Inc., at
a meeting at the courthouse Mon
Others chosen were: G. C. Palm
er, vice president: William Os
borne, secretary, and treasurer.
Van Wells was named as a di
rector to succeed David McCrack
en, who is now serving in the arm
ed forces. Other directors are
Mrs. Frank Leopard, B. F. Nes
bitt. Jack McCracken, and Jona
than H. Woody (director at large).
Apple Blight In Mountains
Held 'Worst In 20 - 30 Years'
I Fire blight, which attacks apple
and pear trees, has hit Western
Carolina orchards harder this year
han it has for the last 20 or 30
years, according to H. C. Fink,
plant pathologist at the state agri
mltural experiment station at Hcn
During a tour of the county last
week, Mr. Fink told The Mountain
eer that Haywood and Wilkes coun
ties have been the hardest hit in
the mountain section and that their
apple and pear crops will be "cut
Fire blight, the pathologist point
ed out, is the first bacterial disease
of plants ever to be described by
man. It is spread by pollinating in
sects, both wild and domestic, and
hy spattering rains and winds
Lntil recently there has been no
really effective control against fire
blight. iMr. Fink said, but use of
the new antibiotics is proving ef
fective in halting infestation.
In control experiments now be
ing conducted by N. C. State Col
lege at Raleigh, streptomycin and
agrimycin la mixture of strepto
mycin and tcrramycin) have afford
ed good control, Mr. Fink related.
Chemicals to be Effective, must
he applied during full bloom, he
The pathologist also cautioned
county orchardmen ?o keep a fun
gicide coVer on their trees as a
protection against black rot. which
often follows fire blight and usually
makes its appearance In July.
County Vote Of 4,500 Expected Saturday
Fol'try-four Haywood County res
idents were selected this week on
the jury panel for the first week of
the criminal term of Superior
Court, which opens here July 12.
Thirty others were named for the
second week panel:
L. W. Singleton of East Fork,
Olson Ledford of Beaverdam. Rob
ert H. Pace of Cecil. C. C. Medford
of Beaverdam, Cecil Z. Smathers,
Beaverdam. James Moody of Jon
athan Creek, Ernest M. Sutton of
Hazelwood. Crawford Jenkins of
Jonathan Creek, Jerry M. Crawford
of Hazelwood, Frank Inman of:
Roue 2, Clyde; A. R. Leatherwood
, of Route 1, Clyde; "Vincent Gibson
| of Hazelwood, Arthur Keylon of
Beaverdam, L. E. Evans of Pigeon,
Roy Hightower of Waynesville,
; George S. Coleman of Beaverdam,
: J. E. Payne of Beaverdam, George
Rogers of Route 1, Waynesville:
Benny J. Morrow of Route 3,
I Waynesville; Hugh J. Frady of
Pigeon. J. E. Slaughter of Beaver-1
dam, H. W. Burnette of Waynes
ville. Clarence Green of Crabtree.
J. L. Lewis of Beaverdam, Jack
Nichols of Waynesville, C. E.
Brown .1 r nf rivrffl Clarrnit Hill
of Route 1, Waynesville; Eugene
Kuykendall of Route 2, Waynes
ville; Dennis Crawford of Iron
'Duff. Floyd Brown of Cecil.
Also W. B. Parker of Beaverdam.
S. M. Hill of Crabtree. B. N. Pierce
! of Pigeon. S. T. Whitmire of Beav
' erdam. James McClure of Route 1.
! Waynesville; C. F. King of Beaver
dam. Abelt Ferguson of Crabtree,
Rex Pless of East Fork. Howard
Reeee of Cecil. Thomas II. King of
Beaverdam, J. M. Henline of Beav
! erdam, J. L. Rhodarmer of Beaver
dam, Albert Ferguson of Crabtree,1
loochee. Mark Auberry of Beaver
dam, and Joe Evans of Beaverdam.
Chosen for the second week ?
Aurelia Seaman of Beaverdam.
John L. Ruff of Waynesville. James
R. Plott, Jr. of Ivy Hill. O. A. Hol
combe of East Fork, Levi S. Mor
gan of Clyde, Jesse N. Brown of
i Beaverdam. C. B. Fulman of Beav
' erdam, Richard Jones of Jonathan'
Creek. William Arthur _ Dills of
(See Court?Page 6)
?Page 1, section 2, and read about
. the 1954 Cherokee Drama. Which
begins its fifth season Satur
?page I. section 3. and read what
ltoger Rabson says about the
business outlook for the remain
der of this year.
?page 1. section 4 and read of
the early life in Haywood, as
written by W. C. Medford.
| ?page 3, section one and see the
picture and story of the new
i Catholic chapel in Canton.
page 2. section 2 for the editorial
page with many features.
' - ? ' 1 " 1 ? ' " ? '
The story in Monday's issue of
The Mountaineer dealing with the
purchase and renaming of the
Ford agency here erred in the
statement that the business was
purchased by the Carolina Ford
Tractor Co., Charlotte.
E. Norris English, vice president
and general manager of the a
goncy, now known as Parkway
Motors, Inc., said that it was not
purchased by the firm named,
but by persons whom he identified
as "Charlotte interests."
THIS NEW MICROSCOPE was presented to the
Haywood County Health Department last week
by the tVaynesville Tuberculosis Committee,
which used funds obtained from the annual
Christmas seal sale to purchase the instrument.
Major features of the microscope are a double
eyepiece and four lenses on a revolving turret.
Watching Mrs. Kebekah Murray, laboratory tech
nician, peer at some bacteria is Or. J. Frank llam
mett. chairman of the Tit Committee.
New Dixie-Home Store
Open Today For Business
N. C. Milk Production Costs
High, Consumption Is Low|
Set For Visit
A quota of 150 pints of blood
will bo sought Friday at the First
Methodist Church when the Red
Cross Bloodmobile is scheduled to
pay one of its six yearly visits here.
Sponsors of the Bloodmobile this
time will be the Waynesville area's
The mobile unit will be in the
basement of the First Methodist
Church from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Red Cross Gray Ladies, under the
direction of Mrs. Felix Stovall.
will again assist in operations at
the blood center.
Rudolph Carswell and Johnny
Edwards are co-chairmen in charge
of the blood-donor program In the
The representatives of the Hay
wood Electric Membership Corp.?
R. C. Sheffield, manager; Mrs.
Margie Reed, office manager, and
Mrs. Lura Mae Howard, bookkeep
er. attended a two-day conference
of North Carolina REA coopera
tives' office managed and account
ants held recently at the Ocean
Forest Hotel, Myrtle Beach, S. C.
J. Bruce Morford. of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company, Is
the president elect of the WNC
Chapter of the Society for the Ad
vancement of Management. The
manager of the Industrial and Com
munity Relations Department for
his company's Carolina Division at
Canton was elected to this posi
tion at the chapter's last meeting
of the current year in Ashevlllc.
Serving with Morford are R. C.
Buehholz, Draper Corporation, as
vice president; E F. Deacon. Selec
tive Sales. Inc., as executive vice
president; Henry G. Heid.v. Ameri
can Enka Corp., as secretary; and.
(See Morford?Page fi?
North Carolina milk production
costs, including feed and labor,
exceed the national average, Hay
wood County producers were told i
by D. D. Brown, member of the !
dairy marketing committee from
N. C. State College, at a special j
meeting at the courthouse Mon- j
Feed costs for producing 100
pounds of milk in this state range
from 15 to 45 cents higher than the
national average, it was pointed
Mr. Brown asserted that North |
Carolina dairymen need to pro
duce and feed more cheap riugh
age such as good quality silage and
legume hay and not depend so
much on high-priced grain for
The State College dairy special
ist explained that the cost of
distributing milk in North Caro
lina's record is notably poor ?
ively small cities in the state and
lack of densly populated areas.
Dairymen and processors must get
costs down, he added, because
competition for the market today
is on a nationwide scale instead of
on a state level as was true form
In the matter of milk consump
(See Milk?Page 6)
(Sfc Picture page one, section 3)
The new Dixie-Hoine Store on
the corner of Miller and Haywood
streets, largest food market in Hay
wood County, opened its doors for
The new structure measures 70
feet wide and 140 feet long and
features fluorescent lighting, a re
frigerated produce rack, air condi
tioning in the summertime and gas
heating in the Winter. Walls arc
buff brick on the outside and con
crete block on the inside?the lat
ter painted dark green. A green
and cream floor covering is of as
On the outside of the building
are a wide sidewalk, covered by a
marquee, and a large parking lot
on both sides of the store with a
total space of 2,130 square yards.
Cost of the building itself wat
$70,000. The equipment is valued
at $37,000 and the merchandise at
$40,000. Construction was begun
The property on which the new
market is located was occupied for
merly by the Massie Funeral Home
Contractors on the building were
W. H. Oil lard Construction Co
of Sylva. general contractor; How
ington Fleet ric Co. of Gainesville
Ga., wiring and electrical fixtures,
Piedmont Roofing and Metal Co,
of Gainesville, roofing; Moody Ru
lane Co. of Waynesville. gas heal
ing; Allison Construction Co. of
(Sec Pixie Store?Page 6>
Dr. Clark's Historical
Collection Shown At Lake
(See picture page 8, section 2)
Dr. Elmer T. Clark's collection of,
historical Methodist books, papers,
paintings, photographs and other,
relics?believed to be the largest
private collection in the world ? i
was exhibited this afternoon at
In a "Wesley tea" from 2 to 5
p.m., Methodist historians and
other visitors at the lake inspected
the collection as guests of the As
sociation of Methodist Historical |
Dr. Clark's collection includes
more than 100 rare prints of John
Wesley, British founder of Meth
odism, 200 first editions of Wes
ley's writings, and more than 100
paintings, busts and statuettes of
Wesley and other early Methodist
He plans to turn over his mate
rials to the Methtodist Archives
and Historical Center to he huilt
at Lake Junaluska. which will alM
serve as the adminiitrative head
quarters of the World Methodis
Council and the Association o:
Methodist Historical Societies. Dr
Clark is secretary of both bodies.
On Tuesday afternoon the churct
historians in conference this weel
at Lake Junaluska visited two ol<
Methodist landmarks in Clyde
Their first -?stop was at the ol<
Jacob Shook House, now the hom?
of Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan
The 196-year-old house was visltcc
several times by Bishop Francii
Asbury and William McKendre*
shortly after the Rovolutionarj
War. and both bishops preached lr
the attic in 1810. The attic is stll
preserved 'in Its.original state.
The group also visited the Lou
isa Chapel, whose congregation was
organized in 1798 by Shook as th<
first Methodist society in this seC'
(See sample ballots, pace one of
Two county contests and one
township race will be decided in
Haywood County Saturday when
voters go to the polls in one of
several primaries scheduled in
Western North Carolina. The
first primary was i.eld May 29.
The polls will again be open
Saturday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30
Political observers here predict
a total vote of around 4.500. In
the first primary, 8,400 ballots
(As is customary in elections, re
turns in Saturday's run-off pri
mary will be compiled by The
Mountaineer staff and broadcast
by radio station WHCC.)
The county run-offs will match
Faraday C. Green and Glenn D.
Brown for chairmen of the board of
commissioners and Jerry Rogers
vs. R. F. Sentelle for the nomina
tion as' state representative.
In the first primary, Green poll
ed 2.510 votes to Brown's 2.171 in
the commission chairman contest.
For the House of Representatives.
Rogers received 3,523 votes to
In the third race ? for eon
stable of Waynesville Township
the high man, A. F- Arrington. with
984 votes, will be opposed by the
i runner-up, Clarence "Foxy ' Ed
wards, with 708 \'0t?4.
COllfWtMg Ihe second primary
will be the Haywood County
Board of E lac lions, under the di
rection of chairman W. G. Byers.
chairman: John Carver, secretary,
and Charlie Hawkins, third mem
ber. Miss Mildred Rhinehart will
serve as temporary clerk.
Registrars and judges in the
various communities are (naming
the registrar. Democratic judge.
Republican judge, and alternate
Democratic judge in that order I
Allen's Creek ? Elwood Cald
well. Willard Plemmons, Grady
Farmer, and Vance Muse.
Big Creek?^lac Caldwell. Crow
Hopkins, R. M. Roberts, Mrs. Jack
Beaverdam No. 1 <? Mrs. Jack
Of District Unit
1 Mrs. Wallace Ward of Lake
Junaluska was installed as district
? secretary of the Waynesville dis
I trict, Wesleyan Service Guild dur
ing a two-day meeting on the Lake
i Junaluska Assembly grounds last
' Also installed as secretaries in
? charge of various Guild activities
Mrs. Jack Hennessee of Sytva,
associate district secretary: Mrs.
. Vera Moore of Andrews, recording
secretary: Miss Alma Browning
of Lake Junaluska, missionary
education and service; Mrs. Rufus
' Siler of Waynesville, spiritual
life; Mrs. Willard Moody of Lake
? Junaluska, Christian social rela
tions and local church activities:
Mrs. Harry Whisenhunt of Way
nesville. recreation; Mrs. Grove
(See Wesleyan Guild?Page 61
Fire Run Made
A run was made by Waynesville
firemen at 4:15 p.rp. Wednesday
to extinguish a brush fire on the
property of W. I. Dooly on Lake
shore Drive, Lake Junaluska.
Killed . ?; I 0
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)