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F I rHEWAYNESyiLLE MOUNTAINEER
1 YEAR NO. 65 l-TiTanEc ' 0Llnt> S??t "t Haywood County At Tin Eaaian, n, Thr f"i, ^
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~ ~ ILLE. N. c, MOMtl I AF1KKNOON, AUGUST 16. l?5i "TTrrTi?7 5=~
W .00 In Advance In Ilaywood aid Jacfaon Conn tie."
lotel Proposed In 6,000-Acre Develonment,
fcniun viaduct moved near- i
?lity Friday, as Governor I
? allocated $350,000 from .
Hvay surplus fund for the I
I Last year he set aside
I for the 850-foot viaduct.
? total of $1,100,000 for the
?ing to Chief Engineer W
? this "may be enough to
He Buchanan. 14th High
Hision Commissioner, said
? allocation will enable
"to go ahead" with the
Han said all that remains
Hrkcd out before the pro
Hie advertised, is an agree
?h the Town of Canton.
H \V. J. Stone tola The
Heer that the town board j
Hncn were of the same
Hs they were in their meet*
? 1 when they went on
Hat they "would offer no
Hn to the proposed viaduct
Hrovided no financial obli
Hrc put upon the Town of
Hoard and most of the peo
Hfeel it is a state project,"
Rtone said. "We realize
He will be some expenses
Hwn in making adjustments
Haduct after it is built." he
Hprasial committee is at
?making a recommendation
of the right-of-way. The
He will perhaps make tjjeir
Hon. an official pointed oitt
Hr ago Canton faced the
Hof how to find about $100.
H share of the right-of-way
Hhe viaduct. That problem
Hied only to the extent that
now has put up almost
Hioney to finish the project
H Buchanan said.
Hd the question of rights- J
Hosts should not hold up |
Bg too long.
? the opening of the four
Hteh west of Canton, traf- i
Hh the twon has been fur-1
Havated," he said.
Hn is a real bottleneck now '
? viaduct is the only feas-!
?hod which will alleviate
Hur-lane. 850-foot viaduct
Hn parallel to and east of
Hent Route 19-23 through
Hposed right-of-way would
H lea?t five business build
H ProPe>'ty belonging to
H '?P?r and Fibre Co. and
Hnds are part of the $5.
?e Viaduct?Page 6)
Crop Forecast Is
Double #53 Yield
A North Carolina commercial
apple crop of 2,050,000 bushels
for 1954 has been forecase by
the North Carolina Crop Report
ing Service, based upon indica
tions as of August 1. If realized,
this production will be only 3,
000 bushels below the record
crop produced in 1952 and more
than double the 1953 crop of
Cool weather in late May
caused some damage to the crop
and there have been some re
ports of fire-blight. The crop is
sizing very good and is generally
free from disease and insects
as growers have been carrying
out excellent spraying programs.
Canton is advertising for bids on
a modern fire truck?one equipped
with fog spraying units, Mayor W.
J Stone has announced.
The new truck, which is expected
to be delivered within 4 to 5
months, will replace the oldes'
t.uck in the department. A large
and modern truck will be retained.
The new outfit is expected to
cost about $12,000. and is designed
with equipment to smother fires
with fog, and eliminate excessive
water damage in small fires, the
Canton official said.
"The new truck will also enable
firemen to fight fires faster," Mayor
Cucumbers Grow Like
Jack's Beanstalk For
If cucumbers sold by the yard.
Mary L. Greenwood, of 410
Street, would have a nice profit.
Two of her "cukes" ? each meas
uring nearly a foot long ? are
now on display in the window of
The bumper crop was a sur
prise to her, she says. She just
planted ordinary seed and gave it
ordinary care, and up sprouted
the giant cucumbers.
Vtist Association Session
ens At Dutch Cove Tues.
? churches will serve as
Blates for the 69th Annual
Bof the Haywood Baptist
Bn lo be held Tuesday
Biesday of this week. Morn
Bafternoon services on the
?will be held at the Dutch
Btis>t Church, with the eve
Bice a West Canton Bap
Bh. Wednesday's services,
?and afternoon, are set for
Bm Baptist Church, to con
Bev Horace L. Smith is
Bs Moderator and the Rev.
Bnette as Vice-Moderator
Be the Rev. Elmer Greene
B Greene. Music will be
Bh direction of the Rev. 1
Be Baptist?Page 6)
Iron Duff Homecoming
Hears Rev. Garrison
The Rev. Mr. Garrison, Metho
dist minister visiting at Lake
Junaluska was morning speaker at
the Homecoming services for Iron
Duff held Sunday at the Antioch
Baptist Church. The Rev. P. C.
Hicks made the address in the af
Following the morning sermon,
a basket dinner was spread in the
grove near the church. The after
noon was devoted to memorial ex
ercises and to singing by visiting
choirs. Linwood McElroy presided.
htmlf an(1 '1Dl today with '
"Undershowcrs late this 1
J-ontinued 1401 Tuesday. I
d hv?tSV"le temPer?ture 1
dbythe State Test Farm:
M?x. Mln. Pree. I
f 75 SI .08 i
7? 58 ? ,
85 54 _ ]
87 "50 _ 1
Hereford Tour Wednesday
Features Judging Contests
The annual Hereford tour and
Held day tjas been announced this
year for Wednesday, August 18.
This year's tour has been plan
ned with the idea of making beef
cattle farmers more conscious of
the type of animals they should
select for their herds. This will be
Illustrated through judging con
tests at several of the stops.
A class of bulls will be judged
by the group at A. P. Clinc's farm.
? class of either old cows or young
calves will be judged at J. L.
Reeves' farm; and a class of year
ling heifers w ill be judged at Roy
? ? .. . ?.
Hayncs' farm. Prizes will be given
to the winners in each contest.
Several prizes have been donated
by merchants in the county for
these contests. The official judges
will give the official placings on
each class and reasons for plac
ings. There will also be a weight
guessing contest at Joe Reinetf
son's farm and prizes will be of
Sam Buchanan and A. V. Allen,
beef cattle specialists from State
College, will be here for the Here
ford Tour. All purebred and com
(Ser Hereford Tour?Page ft
Annual Flower Show
Set For Wednesday
"Conic To The Fair", an old
fashioned flower and vegetable
show to be held Wednesday In the
Waynesville High School cafeteria,
will be an Interesting and color
ful event, according to members
of the Richland Garden Club,
sponsors of the event.
In addition to exhibits of flower
arrangements, horticulture speci
mens, and vegetables, the show
will feature exhibits of arts and
crafts, including the work of mem
bers of the Haywood County
Home Demonstration Clubs.
The latter exhibits will include
old and new quilts and coverlets,
hooked and braided rugs, and ar
ticles of wood, copper, aluminum,
The flower exhibits w ill include
all annuals grown in this section,
potted plants, and arrangements
for special occasion* and place. I
i np snow is open lo the public
without regard to membership hi
a garden cluh. Entries must be re- ,
eeived between 8 and 10:30 a.m.
the day of the show with the ex
ception of entries of members of
the Richland Garden Cluh, who
must get theirs in Tuesday night
between 7:30 and 9:30.
Accredited flower show judges
will use the standard system of
judging and the trl-color will be
awarded for the best arrangement
in the show, for the best hortlcuJ
turel specimen, for the best shad
ow box, and lor the best vegetable
entry. Arts and Crafts will not be i
As a special attraction the show i
will include a mid-way with a
palm reader and crystal gater, a
"hokey pokey" boolh, fish pond,
and an "old boss" sale.
(See Flower Show?I'age 2)
Southwide Conference At
Lake Will Open Tonight
rnc Methodist Church's South
wide Town and Country Confer
ence will open tonight at Lake
Junaluska and run through Thurs
day, directed by the Kev. James
W. Sells, Atlanta. Ga.
He said that leaders from every
district of the nine-stale South
eastern Jurisdiction, plus visitors
from other sections, will attend as
delegates of rural and city church
ps. The Rev, Mr. Sells is executive
secretary of the Jurisdictional
council and a specialist in rural
Daily workshops and interest
groups will include such study
lopics as "Church and Commun
ity," "The Rural Family," "Group
MUUalry." "ClturcJt .UcidUicUux,"
"Music," "Trends and Strategy,"
and "The Lord's Acre Program."
Discussion leaders will Include
Dr. J. A. Kngle and Dr. Glfnn F.
Sanford of the Methodist Hoard of
Missions, New York; Dr. Lloyd
Daughtery, Jr., of the Board of
Evangelism, Nashville, Tenn.; the
Rev. Luke Bcauchanip of the
Board of Education, Nashville;
Prof. Earl Brewer of Emory Uni
veresity, Atlanta: Prof. J. A. Wal
ton of Duke University, Durham;
Dumon Clark of the Farmer's Fed
eration. Ashevillc; L. R. Hurrill,
state 4-H Club leader of Raleigh;
Don Sanford, Nov* Albany, Miss.;
J. B. Karris. Louisville, Ky? and
the Rev. A. Ralph Arthur. Rich
<*M Cuufcrcuco?Page 4) '
Over 10,000 Attend Three
Horse Show Performances
Cpl. Smith Finds
$13 On The 13th
Also The Owner
Cpl. I'ritchard Smith kept his
j fingers crossed all day Friday
Rut after picking up a roll of
13 one dollar bills, he began to
feel that the 13th was his lucky
day, and he took a different
slant towards what is looked
upon as an unlucky day.
lie started checking and found
the owner of the money and af
1 ter returning It remarked:
"Well it was a fine day after
all; I could have lost $13, and
the finder might not have found
1 the owner."
Mr. and Mrs. Jack West attend
ed the State Democratic Executive
committee meeting in Raleigh
j Thursday. Mrs. West is a member
of the committee from Haywood,
and Mr. West served as proxy for
Tom Leatherwood, the other mem
ber. since the latter is in a hos
The committee named John Lar
kins, Jr.. as state chairman, B.
Everett Jordon, national commit
teeman, Mrs. Mary Laurens Rich
ardson, renamed vice chairman, and
Frank Crane, nominee for commis
sioner of labor, and Senator Sam
Ervin, Jr., for U. S. Senate.
Over 200 Lambs
Consigned To Pool
Some 210 lambs have been con
signed to the lamb pool to be held
August 20 at the Clyde stockyards,
the County Agent's office announc
ed today. This brings the total for
the three pools this year to about
670. an increase of 150 over last
Officials of the Haywood Horse
Show Association were this morn- j
in?* checking the final results of a
successful show held here over the
weekend, when more than 10,000
attended three performances.
C. C. League, president, said that [
the show was a "huge success from j
So elated were the officials that
they are already working on plans
lor the 1955 show.
Saturday night in the final phase
of the program shaw ten outstand-1
ing horses competing for the $500 1
Carolina Championship Walking
honors. Carolina Sensation, from
; the stables of E. E. Johnson, Ash-1
| boro, won first place. The four- j
! year-old Tennessee black walking I
horse was ridden by Wade Moody
of Mt. Airy. Second place went to
Midnight's Miracle, exhibited by
11. Paul Goodman and shown by F
W. Gregory. It was estimated that
the horse that took first place was
valued at between $6,000 and $7,
Judges and other authorities on
horse shows were warm in their
p: aise of the manner in which the
1 show was staged and were highly
complimentary of the large aud
1 icnce and their unusual interest in 1
the three performances.
Friday night the opening per
formance brought out an estimated j
crowd of 3.500, while 2.000 attended ,
? Saturday afternoon's show, with |
n^ore than 5.000 on hand for the
final performance Saturday night.
Over 200 horses from seven
' states were entered in the 34 class
es of the show.
A number of Haywood trained
horses took some of the top honors
of the show. The list included:
"Sun's Black Boy," owned by Bud
dy Turner, champion stallion and
(See Horse Show?Page 6)
13th Good Day :
For Short Wave
Friday. 13th. was looked on
with fear by some people, but
for Homer Davis, local short I
wave radio fan. it was his lucky
liomer added four new stations
?all in foreign countries?to his
growing list. He now has 118 1
stations from around the world. '
He does not count domestic sta
tions in his listings. J
Friday was an unusually good 1
day for listening, according to
Davis. He heard Lisbon. Portu- |
gal; Rome; South Africa, and i
Saudi, Arabia. All of the sta
tions came in during the after
Car Leaves Road,
The driver and sole occupant of
a 1952 Lincoln was uninjured last 1
week in spite of his car's leaving |
the road, hitting a tree, rebound- 1
ing across the highway and striking
a stone building.
Dr. Ernest H. Moore of New
berry. S. C., was driving along high- 1
way 276 on the curve at the East 1
Fork Baptist Church, according to 1
investigating officer Pritchard 1
Smith, Highway Patrol corporal, ?
when his car hit loose gravel and
left the highway, winding up 1
against the wall of the church.
Damage to the ear was estimated
at about $500. Dr. Moore was on
his way to Waynesville. i
Of J. Case
A short preliminary hearing for
Joyce Mann. 91, charged with the
fatal shooting of Jack Case. 30
years old. was held before J. J.
Ferguson. J. P., this morning.
Both men lived on the old Ashe
rille road east of Canton. Case was
diot on the night of August 11 with
i .22 caliber rifle once, the bullet
entering the lower part of the
throat just above the collar bone.
He died Thursday night at 10:30
it the Haywood County Hospital.
When informed of 'the de.'Jh, it
Is stated by a deputy that Manit
;aid he was "sorry for Case's fam
ily. but not for the deceased."
The Sheriff's department stated
that information they have was
that both men had been drinking
earlier in the day and had quar
At the hearing this morning, on
instructions from Solicitor 1'had
Bryson, Jr.. Magistrate Ferguson
set bond for Mann at $2,500 and
Mann was committed hack to jaif.
Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell slat
ed that the defendant was arrang
ing to make bond today.
Funeral services for Case were
lcld Sunday afternoon in the Dutch
Tove Baptist Church with the Kev.
Doyle Miller and the Rev. P. Keeler
officiating Burial was in Morning
Surviving are the wife. Mrs.
Ellen Holcombe Case; one daugh
ter, Janet; and two sons, David and
Michael, all of the home.
Also the mother. Mrs. Bonnie
Case of Candler; five brothers,
Thearn of Olendale, S. C., Tom
Case of Candelr. Oscar Case of
Pole Creek, Chad and Andy Case of
Canton, Route 1; three sisters. Mrs.
Annie Fletcher of Greenwood. S.
C., Miss Mary Case of Raleigh, and
Mrs. Frank Thompson of Biltmore.
I'P AND OVER and first place winner in the
ladies' hunter class was Miss Ashlyn Wyman, of
Augusta. Ga., riding "Nova Bill" in the Horse
Show Saturday afternoon. Miss Wyman was a
consistent winner in several classes. (Other '
Pictures on page one, section two, and pages
five and six. I
(Mountaineer Photo). ,
Resort Hotel Atop
Jones Knob Due
For Erection In'55
Seven Florida business people have just acquired the
last block of (i.OOO-acres, reaching from Balsam up to and
across the 0. 100-foot peak of Jones Knob and Plott Balsam,
and have already started extensive development of the area,
including plans for a modern resort hotel atop the mountain.
The Mountaineer learned today that construction of a
road up the mountain to the 100-acre flat between Jones Knob
and Plott Balsam has started, and will be completed this
fall. It is on this 100-acre site that the owners plan to begin
construction of a modern resort hotel next spring. Plans for
the structure will be completed this fall and winter. The
Mountaineer learned from C. D. Walker, one of the five
owners of the development. Actual construction is scheduled
_____ | for early spring.
JOSEPH B. COMPTON, son mt
Mrs. Frank C. ( omptnn of
Waynes villi- and thr lair Mr.
Coniplon, recrntly pawed thr
North Carolina Bar examination
in Kaleich .
Dr. C. A. Rudisill is president of
he group. Others include General
Sumter Larry, Mr. and Mrs. How
ird Frankland, and K. W. Shackle
'ord ,all of Tampa, and Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Walker, of Orlando, and
(Vaynesvllle. J. R. Morgan, Waynes
^llle attorney, is handling the legal
ivork for the firm, known as the
Balsam Mountain Lands Company.
According to Morgan, this is the
largest land sale made in Haywood
in many years. No purchase price
teas announced. The purchase was
made from R. V. Welch, Sam
Welch, and Mrs. Nora Ashton.
The development began in a
small way several years ago, and
according to Walker, "it is the most
scenic spot in Western North Car
olina. 1 looked over all of it be
fore deciding to settle on this site.
I have been coming here 30 years,
and all that time I have been look
ing, and working for the day for
Just such a development."
Already 75 lots have been sold,
and 27 houses constructed In the
exclusive residential district. Most
of the homes cost about $15,000
with two costing close to $50,000,
Walker pointed out.
Besides the road from this side
leading to the top of Jones Knob,
the owners have a pioneer road al
ready built about two miles down
the other side of the mountain
leading into the Maggie section.
There are many acres of virgin
timber atop the mountain, with
large balsams making "the place
look like Maine or northern Michi
gan, Walker pointed out.
The owners plan to restrict the
(See Hotel?Page 6)
One Injured In
Five accidents were reported by
the highway patrol, with only one
Mrs. Billy Stamey, 19, suffered
bruises and a sprained hip, when
the half-ton pickup truck, in which
she and her husband were riding,
about 5:45 Sunday, hit a bank and
turned over near the entrance of
the Morning Star cemetery.
Stamey tried to apply his brakes
when he saw congested traffic at
the cemetery entrance as a funeral
was being held, and found his
brakes would not hold. Rather than
plow into the pedestrians on the
highway, he turned into the bank
He was not injured.
Patrolman V. E. Bryson, investi
gating officer, said the truck wa>
damaged about $150. Stamey, of
route one, Canton, was cited for
having improper brakes.
Clifton Clampctt, of Canton,
had a front wheel on his 1946 Ford
Lo lock with him about 4:30 Sun
day on the Stamey Cove road, and
the vehicle hit a bank, and slowly
toppled over. Clampett was not in
jured, and damages to the car were
listed by the investigating officer.
Patrolman V. E. Bryson at $200.
The 1950 Ford of Melvin Dron
Morgan, of Canton, was dcmolish
ed, when the vehicle left the
Dutch Cove road on the right side,
and in getting back onto the high
way, Morgan lost control and
crashed into a culvert on tho left
side of the road.
(See One Hurt?Page 6>
Mr. (Jompion is associated wun
the legal department of the Trav
elers' Insurance Company.
He was graduated from the Law
School of Wake Forest College
where he was a member of ihe
? Lambda Chi Alpha social fraterni
j ty and the Phi Alpha Delta, legal
' fraternity. Prior to entering Wake
| Forest he attended the Waynesville I
High School and Mars Hill College. 1
Mr. Compton is married to the 1
1 former Miss Klase Bass of Clin- i
ton, S. C. and the couple resides in
$30/000 Raised Towards
Youth Center At Lake
Burned As Car
A car was completely demolished,
but its driver escaped without ser
ious injury Saturday night when
11 he car driven by Algie Fowler,
i 33, burned at the side of the road.
Fowler, an employee of Pet
Dairy, had pulled oft the road at
Cove Creek Gap for a nap and
awakened to find that the car was
on fire. He received painful burns
on his hands, face and ears and
has hair was singed off. He was
released after treatment at the
Haywood County Hospital.
According to State Highway Pa
trolman Cpl. Pritchard Smith, in
vestigating officer, car damage was
I estimated at $300. The cause of
the fire has not yet been determin
The $100,000 fund campaign for
a new Southeastern Jurisdictional
Methodist youth center at Lake
Junaluska, has passed the $30,000
mark and construction will begin as
soon as the half-way point is reach
The progress report was an
nounced by the Rev. Lee F. Tuttle,
Charlotte, voluntary chairman of
the fund drive. He said trustees
of the Lake Junaluska Assembly,
summer program headquarters of
Methodism's nine-state Southeast
ern Jurisdiction, has assured him
that construction of the center will
start when $90,000 is raised.
The building is to be named the
Paul B. Kern Youth Center in
memory of the late Bishop Kern,
who presided over the Nashville,
Tenn., Methodist area until his re
tirement in 1992. He died last De
Plans for the lakeshore center
have been drawn, calling for a two
story building of 4,800 square feet
containing a large fellowship hall,
stage, conference rooms, offices,
(See Youth Center?Page 3)
(Thk Information com
piled from Records of .
HUU Ucfews, P^ruL)