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? t \K N<) IJ l>v<'1 ?> Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. I'., MONDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. II. 1954 v " In Alliance In llaywood and Jackson Counties
Bile's new (liter plant I
LertUon Sunday as the |
Bectioiis were made on
lof the S.'iOO.OOO expan- |
Bam. Town official* slate
Burnt a I opening will take
Banaeer Graydon Fergu
Hiat last week the entire '
? been washed and steri- I
B times. The water has 1
Bore chlorine at present
?quired by State law, but
?soon drop to a normal
? work has been done ac
B the specifications and j
Bjurisdiction ol' the State
?Health, he said.
Bile, tilt- old filter plant
? completely abandoned.
Bed since 1908, but now 1
B on the hillside.
r employees of Dayton
!ompany were honored
evening at a gala pro
imp Hope A highlight of
ig wa* the presentation
tion pin> by Plant Man
. McKinley to 125 per
had worked at Dayton
it ten years.
Dutch> Fisher, chairman
ty committee, served as
ceremonies at the dinner
duced guests. Working
iere Lewis 'Shugi Green,
rrett and Ada Moore on
committee; Oran Press
insportation: and Lucille
and Noble Arlington on
igram nprned with soft- '
s at 5 o'clock. From 6
dinner guests had a
horse shoe pitching vol
heckers and shutfleboard.
Iters of chicken and steak i
ig handed to the guests, ;
ptu feature was present- j
-year-old Jimmy rFancis t
monolog. Jimmie was*
d as the unofficial mascot
n Year Club. After din
ss contest, singing, games !
I occupied the rest of the
Singled out for special
'ere members of the Tex- j
Jection department of
s. Fannie Garrett is sup- i
All 12 of the w orkers I j
n with the company for |
to receive ten-year club
Carl Arrington. W. Lor
ble Arrington. Edna Al
lude Allison, Leo Buck
pnce Beck, Howard Best.;
aylock. Ed Bright, Rufina
?uchfield, Elmer Burnettc. I
urress, Blanche Burnette,
Burnett. Ferrell Burris,
lurris Nlerritt Buchanan,
mpbell Alma Caldwell.
mP, Gertrude Chambers,
Clark. Charlie Clement.!
cmcr,t. George Cochan,
|dill. Orville Cogdill, Roy i
Bell Cox. Earnest'
arriett Caldwell, Georgia ,
> ???ne Davis, Florence
"P Ensley. Harmon Erwin,
?stes. Thurman Evans,
nsl*y. Clyde Fisher, Wil
Bc|s, Annie Free, Lewis
'v,d Ga<ldy, Truman Gras
Barrett, Cicero Hooper,'
, Vau?Bn Hall, James
antes Hendricks. Velma I
'?'aytus Samuel Killian. j
iiidah Edgar Lambert.1
" erw?od, Lavina Lewis, I
j|'" Lucille Nledford, Al-1
u?ney, Bonnie Miller, i
t 5 Moore, Jack
f; ^'r Morgan. Marjoric I
? Warmer today.
'I Wavl 1 udy andl warm.
^ the State Teat Farm:
Max. Mln. Prec.
i 88 32 _
83 59 I
74 53 _
-78 42 ?I
A TOTAL LOSS to this tractor-trailer truck and
all its contents when it crashed into a small
restaurant-service station at Maggie Sunday af
ternoon after Us brakes failed on Soco Mountain.
Trailer-Tractor Crashes Into Maggie
Valley Cafe,Wreck And Fire Destroy
Both Vehicles, Building; 1 Man Hurt
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turner pictures. rase. o>
One man was hospitalized and
a small restaurant-service station
and a tractor-trailer truck owned
hy a carnical firm were destroyed
by fire about 4 p.m. Sunday when
the truck's brakes failed and it
rammed into the business place at
the bottom of Soco -Mountain on
Highway 19 in the Maggie com
The truck driver, Edwin John
Maki of Cincinnati, Ohio, told the
State Highway Patrol that" his
brake's failed while coming down
the mountain and he attempted to
stop by driving into an embank
ment. However, the big vehicle
jackuifed and swerved across the
highway and into the restaurant
Six occupants of the place, "The
Coffee Shop." owned by Mrs.
Elizabeth Edwards, escaped to
safety but flaming gasoline scat
tered by the wrecked truck made
their flight a perilous one.
The truck's brakes apparently
caught fire during its descent dow n
Soco Mountain and its gas tank
must have burst when it struck
The injured person was identified
as William Van Dohren of Miami,
Fla.. who was riding in the cab
cf the carnival truck with Maki.
lie suffered a scalp laceration,
bruises of the chest and abrasions
of the leg. He was taken to the
Haywood County Hospital, where
he was treated by Dr. Frank Ham
mett and discharged this morning.
Total damage was estimated at
about $33,000 by Cpl. Pritchard
H. Smith of the Highway Patrol
Mrs. Edwards had only SI.000
insurance on her business place.
Sixteen members of the Way
nesville Fire Department respond
ed to the alarm from Maggie and
fought Uie flames for one hour
and remained on the scene for
almost three hours.
The department's truck parked
on a nearby bridge and drew water
from a creek flowing alongside the
The accident tied up traffic for
20 minutes or more along the
heavily traveled Soco Road.
Arrested In Reno
Jake I.ankford, who escaped
last September from tlie Jackson
County prison camp while serving
a 15-year sentence from Haywood
County for Vobbery. is back in
custody in Reno. Nev.
.The State Prisons Department
in Raleigh has been notified that
the fugitive was picked up in Nev?
aria and wan bring held for North
Carolina artion. Lankford escaped
from a North Carolina officer In
June in Harrlsburg. Pa . while he
was being returned to this state
Million - Dollar Main St. Fire
Rates Not Even A Whistle
A lot more than a million dollars went up in smoke on Main Street
Thursday, and the Waynesville Fire Department didn't raise a hand
to put out the fire. Not only were the firemen unruffled: the Mayor
and the Board of Aldermen were standing around calmly and might
as well have been sitting on their hands.
They knew that there was no cause for worry The money?to
the tune of $1.349.000?was in the form of paper, and the paper was
| bonds and their interest coupons which the Town of Waynesville had
! long since paid olT. Of the sum $749,000 was in bonds and about $600,
000 in coupons.
The certificates crammed into a lock box and a safe, had com
; pletely outlived their usefulness. Town Manager Grayden Ferguson
j summoned Mayor J. H. Way and the aldermen to open the boxes, list
their contents officially?-and burn the stuff
So the fall housecleaning was polished off in a blaze of glory,
and the ncxtj time the Town redeems a few hundred thousand dol
j lars' worth of bonds, there will be a space ready for them.
Telephone Company Ready
For Open House Program
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28 Inches Long
The latest claim for the Hay
wood County cucumber-growing
championship has been filed by J
B. Jackson of Allen's Creek who
brought in a 28-inch monster to
The Mountaineer office Friday
The vegetable tipped the scales
at 3 1/4 pounds and was grown
from hybrid seed. Twelve vines
were planted, of which number five
Mr. Jackson had other cucum
bers which measured between 14
and 20 inches. '
Any challengers to his claim for
| the title'1 #
HUGH SLOAN. SR.
Hugh J. Sloan, Sr.. who entered
Bowman Gray Hospital in Win
ton-Salem last week, underwent
surgery this morning.
Plans jfe being completed today
for the Telephone Open House pro
gram Wednesday and Thursday
evenings, September 15 and 16. C.
T. MeCuislon. Southern Hell Tele
phone and Teleghaph Co. manager
here, said today.
Exhibits and arrangements have
been scheduled for installation and
completion on Wednesday morning
at the local telephone office, 106
Academy Street. Mr. MeC'uiston
said, in preparation for a preview
showing for junior and senior
high school students Wednesday
Public tours will lie conducted
through the exchange both even
ings between the hours of 6:30 and
(>:00 p.m., when residents of Way
nesvillc and vicinity will have an
opportunity to see their communi
, cations system at work.
Admission to the telephone open
i house is free, the manager said,
and a general invitation has been
i extended to residents of this area
, and surrounding communities.
"This open house will give local
residents an opportunity to go be
hind the scenes." the manager said.
' to see regular telephone equip
ment handling routine local calls
11 hey will also be able to look on
| while actual long distance and
other calls are handled by our
Mr. MeC'uiston added that a ma
chine which can defeat humans at
the game of tic-tac-toe will be a
special feature of the occasion, and
(Sec Telephone?Page fit
Haywood's Excess Burley
Crop Double Last Year
Production of excess tobacco
(grown in excess of allotments or 1
! without allotments) in Haywood
County this season has more than
j doubled -nice last year, it has been
I reported by the ASC office here.
Discussing the situation. A. W. j
Ferguson. ASC office managerj
"Although the production and
market in;; o f excess tobacco
through the proper channels does
not denote violations, we feel the
problem of excess tobacco should
be brought to the attention of ev
Mr. Ferguson said that 139
farmers have grown a total of
163 acres in exces of their allot
ments this year. These producers
he explained, will be issued red
marketing cards and will pay a
penalty rate of 50 per cent of the
previous year's average ? which
amounts to approximately 26 cents
a pound on all excess tobacco pro
Some few producers may request
to destroy their excess tobacco and
i come w ithin their allotment before
There are 144 llavwood farmers
wtio exceeded their allotments, ac
ceding to the ASC office. The list:I
is on file at their office.
In adition to the 78 farmers who
exceeded their allotments, there
are 78 other farmers or part-time
'farmers who grew a total of 22
acres of tobacco without any allot-,
monts being granted. Mr. Fergu
Under the present marketing I
quota law. the growers, after mar-j
ki ting their crop, w ill be allotted i
one-tenth or 20 per cent of the
excess acerage. whichever is great
er. not to exceed five per cent of
llie cropland on the farm, the ASC
manager pointed out.
Kxplaining the ACS'* position
Ion excess tobacco. Mr. Ferguson
issued this statement:
' Everyone must realize the need
for the program as it stands today.
W ithout acerage allotments and
! i.mketing quotas on tobacco, farm- I
crs would not he able to survive:
; in the tobacco business as has been
proven by past experience.
"It seems as the prognam goes .
along through the years, our
younger farmers who are replac
ing older one on the farm do not
realize the struggle our older pro
ducers endured during the* early
years of production of buruley to
"Ask the old-timers to review
(their experience of grow ing anil
! marketing tobacco 20 yearc ago
when an acre of tobacco sold from
; $35 lo $50. Farmers, think what
am I doing to help the tobacco
I program7 Am 1 trying to produce
along with my fellow-farmers, and
j build a more effective program, or
am I defeating the purpose of the
"This is not an accusation that
any farmer purposely intends to
do wrong, but merely how the
"Burley growers, let's try in
ilaywood county, through the com
bined cooperation of the farmers.
ASC committeemen and county
(See Burley?Page 61
l.()()KIN(i OVER the Health Department's X-ray
inarhine in the bacteriological laboratory is Dr.
S. H. Jabaut, who has assumed his duties as llay
wood County's new health officer. With him is
Mrs. Kuhye Bryson, public health nurse who has
been acting head of the department for the past
Dr. Jabaut Assumes Duties
As County Health Officer
i Dr Seward William Jabuut, for*
mcrly of Lew^burg, W. Va., has
assumed his duties hole as public
health officer of (he Haywood
County Health Department, it has
been announced. He was appointed
to the prist by the county commis
sioners in July.
Dr. Jabaut served for one year as
a public health officer in a tri
eounl) district in West Virginia,
and was engaged for eight years in
private medical practice in Sliinns
ton. W Va.. and another eight
years in Charleston, W Va.
A native ot Grand Isle, Vt . Dr.)
Jabaut received his M.D. degree
from the Medical College of Vir
ginia at Kichmond. and a Master j
ot Public Health last March from
the University ot North Carolina.
The doctor is a member of the j
Presbyterian Church, Masons, and
the KIs He i* married to the form-.
er Anne Pavne, a native of Clarks
burg, W Va., who will arrive here
Thursday. The couple plan to make
their home or the lialsam Drive.
Some of the oldest and some of
the youngest persons in Haywood
County, together with folks from
as far away as Texas, came to
gether Sunday for the fi4th annual
observance of Old Folks Day at
Morning Star Methodist Church.
The crowd was estimated at more
than 1,000, more than half of
whom were over 50 years old and
some more than 75
The Smathers family accounted
youngest of the gathering. John j
for the oldest and for one of. the
I! Smathcrs, who will In- 95 in
October, left his home for the first
time in nearly a year to attend.
He has never missed an Old Folks
Day program. His great-grandson.
Bobby Jo. Holland, weighed in at
the other end of the age scale at
the ripe age of 14 months.
The morning sermon was deliv
ered by the Hev. George Hum
gamer, former pastor of Morning
Star, who is now pastor of Trin
ity Methodist Church in Charlotte.
C. C Williams of Canton gave the
Following a picnic lunch on the
church grounds, the afternoon was
devoted to singing. Quay Smath
crs directed the singing of old
Christian Harmony hymns and
George W. Smathers and Eldon
Hurnette led other hymns.
General Chairman Charles A
Hhodarmer called the program
"the most Complete in recent
years." He said that Sunday's at
tendance was one of the largest on
record for (Jld Folks Day.
Wayne Franklin. Haywood Coun
ty Agent. will bo one ol the offi
cials in the Agriculture Depart
ment of the Western Carolina Fan'
at llendcrsonville which opens
September 14 and runs through
September 18 Fair officials hope
lor participation from the entire
area and not just Henderson Coun
The fairgrounds are located two
miles southeast of Hendersonville
on the old Spartanburg highwaj
The fair is open for participation
to everyone in the mountain coun
Among tlie highlights of the en
tertainment for the fair will be
the Joie Chitwood Auto Thrill
Show and the Wally Fowler All
Night Gospel Sing.
On the midway the fair is starl
ing a novel plan of civic participa
tion. All eating booths and games
will be run by civic organizations.
The Thomas Jovland Shows will
have 15 rides and 6 sideshows,
which Include trained monkeys,
snakes, circus sideshow and a min
Frank L. Fitzsimons, Jr.. lair
manager, stated: "We plan to put
on a clean fair -even though some
say it can't be done!"
To Speak Here;
Hep. George A. Shuford, U, S.
congressman from Ashoville. wilt
address the Wayncsvillo Kiwanis
Club at its regular meeting Tues
day night at Spaldon's Restaurant,
which will be opened to the pub
President tlye Sheptowtuh ,isk
:*d those who plan to hear Hep.
Shufurd to come t? the cluhrooiu
il Spaldon's at 7:30. The Kiwanis'
weekly dinner meeting begins at
Kiwanian Oral I.. Yates will he
in charge of arrangements for the
Two Reporters Get To
Top Pisgah Hard Way
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By BOB CON WAV
Montaincrr Staff Writer
Missing a train is always an un-i
pleasant thing However, it usually
means only that you wait for the
: next one or else sock some other
mode of transportation.
But because they trussed a
"train" last Tuesday morning, two
Mountaineer reporters had to be
come mountain climbers and were
forced to tackle one of Western
Carolina's most famous peaks?Mt.;
I'isgah, elevation 5,749 feet, (Climb
it yourself if you don't think it's
It all started about 9:30 a m
Tuesday when your writer and
Miss Agnes Shapter. Mountaineer
summer page editor, turned off
Highway 27fi at Cruso and headed ,
up Reed's Cove toward the foot of
After several miles of lurching
and careening over a narrow dirt
road, we finally arrived at the foot
of the mountain where we expected
to hoard "Sloan's Roller Coaster"
for a ride to tfie summit, but found
that the little railway ear would
not be running anymore that da>
imnt^late in the afternoon,
/ So we were given a choice of '1'
climbing Mt. Pisgali straight up. or
? 2i driving through Wagon Road
Gap to Pisgah Ledge and trudging
along a trail a mile and a half to
the peak. Reing related only dis
tantly to mountain goats, we chose
<At this point, we might slate
that our whole expedition was con
siderably handicapped by the fact
that we were due back in Wavncs
ville at 1:45 to take pictures at
the high school. Thus all our ae
fSee Reporters?Page fit
other counties sending steers
will be Buncombe. Moron. Jack- <
son. Avery. McDowell, Henderson. , !
Madison. Yancey, and Cherokee.
Ilules tor the sale are 1
I Only yearling steers of strict
ly beef breeding weighing front 500
io 000 pounds will be accepted i
lo" the sale No heifers or bulls |
will be old
Yea> Inn sleei-s will Is1 sorted
into official grades at the market
tie day before Hie sale by a state
fader and will be sold in uniform
:t Producers will agree to have
their steers mixed with those of
oilier producers according to the
weight and grade, and each pro
ducer will lie paid aeording to the
weight of his stgers in the lot.
4 All steers consigned to the
sale must be vaccinated for Black
leg and Shipping Fever at least
Id days prior to the. dale of the
5. At the time yearling are en
tered for Ihe sale, each producer
will lie required to sign an agree-- L
men! Actual sale and advertising
expenses win be prorated on a
per head basis, total expenses not I
(Sep Steer Sale?Page HI
Killed . . . ^ 2
(Thb Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway Patrol.)
Approximately 40 steers are ex
. peeled to be offered to purchasers
el the Western North Carolina
Yearling Steer Sale at the Ashe
| ville I.ivy,stork Market on Tuso
da\ The sale will start at 1 p.m.
County Agent Wayne L. Frank
lin saifl that 370 steers already
| base been registered for the sale
(>l the 10 or mort Counties to he
represented. Haywood county leads
the others by far, with 173 con