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WAlNESVIi.LE, X. , .. THI RSbAV AI-TERNOOnT"OCT. a. I?i O
*-i M 1,1 Advance In Havwond .nA j?i^,
[ficiak tallin? for
radinc. and laym? of
11 fret ol Mill-Walks 111
mal notice railing for
he dale for opening the
Ida). October 29. at four
l> at' t<' la) 1.000 lift
in from tin' Pigeon
ige tn 1 In* Intel section
? Stnet The sidewalk
I. the right side ot iligli
6 as it leavt s town.
tr section ol sidewalk.
Is on the left ol Dell
. beginning at the lorin
re. and extending to t la
in. at the intersection of
irguson. town manager,
riius requests for the
save been made, and
nereased vehicle travel
!h?a>s and the increase
an travel, that the lown
that lor the sake of
sidewalks m both in
kilkalions call tor the
|r lour inches thick, and
r width. A base of two
crushed stone is also
i 25 and 30 newspaper
astern North Carolina.
I here Saturday, for
I then go to Fontana for
dice of visiting various .
the area each fall, was ,
tfal years ago by the :
lorth Carolina Press As-'
Kip will meet at The
er. 11:30 Saturday, and <
li at the Towne House. I
At one the newspaper I
8? to Mile High Over
then on to Fontana lor
entertainment has been
by the management of
[or Saturday evening,
also feature an address
Fetch, after the usual
esaion of the associa-'
Bridges, co-publisher ol
aineer. and president ol
roup, will preside at the
rs from Charlotte west
luded in the trip. W. V.
>( Murphy is general
with other committee
.A.Gray. Sylva and W.
ip will attend church in
'ontaria on Sunday, Sat
noon, the press will be
"gh the power plant.
tr-crop practices have
Jed until November 10.
uson, ASC county man
ASC program, seed and
ill be furnished for any
acreage on county
Ferguson said. Seed
chides rye, wheat, bar
le grass, crimson clov
ch. he added.
*ho have not complet-1
fop seeding are asked
* county ASC office for
cson also disclosed that
still issuing certificates |
i?m nitrate for grass |
'adows, and wspr #,,*r?r,c 1
cool today. Kridaf, some j
hy tho State Test I
?7 an I
57 ' 30 1
FINAL PLANS were completed as Finest Koss.
risht. of Marion, district governor of Hie 'iSOtli
Kotar\ district, came here this week, and dis
cussed the program-.for the two-dav annual dis
trict conference of ltotar>. About 4">0 members
from the 37 clubs in the district, from Monroe.
Charlotte to Andrews, will attend the sessions,
starting Mondav morning, and continuing through
Tuesday evening. On the left is Rev. M. K \\ il
liamsun. past district governor, who is serving as
co-chairman, with Dave Felman. on the conven
tion committee. (Mountaineer I'lioto).
Rotary Convention Opens
Monday; 400 Expected
Haywood Democrats Predict
Landslide In November
Polls Are Moved
The poll in? place in the South
Waynesville Prreinrt has been
moved from the old Central
Elementary School building to
the ntii building fu.-tiier s<._ih
on llaywood St., it has been an
nounced b\ W. <1. I5\ers, chair
man of the llayuood County
board of Elections.
The move was made because
the old building no longer has
heating or running water.
Sunset Saturday will be the last
minute when Haywood County vot
ers may register to participate in
the general elections on Novem
ber 2. Registiars will be at the
polling places in each precinct
that day irom 9 a 111. until 6 p.m. I
The following Saturday, October
30. will he Challenge Day. Hours
then will be 9 a.m. until 3 ji.m.
Before this Saturday's deadline
voters may register at any tiine!
witti their proper registrar.
Provision has been made for ab
sentee vol ng by any quaiitied vot
er who expects to be out of the
county or who because of sickness
or other physical disability will be
unable to travel to the voting place '
Such absentee voters may apply
in person, or by their husband or
wife, brother or sister or parent or
child, or by mail in writing to the
Chairman of the County Board of,
Elections tor an oflicial ballot, 1
This application must be made at
least two days before the election
except when the voter unexpected
ly becomes too ill or too badly in-1
jured to be able to 6? 1<* "'e polls
. \ i ..|mi m,? i i unu auviiucu i">
Haywood County Democratic Par
ty organization "eatin meet In" at
Glcnelle's in Canton Tuesday
The meeting. presided over by
Prank I). Ferguson, chairman of
the executive committee, was at
tended by precinct chairmen,
county Democratic nominees, and
other parts enthusiasts.
Out-of-couniy guests very Con
gressman George A Shulord. David
Hall of Svlva. district nominee for
tin' state Senate. Brandon Hodges,
former state treasurer and Phillip
Cox of Asheville, district congress
ional secretary to Rep. Shuford.
A round-robin of impromptu
speakers led by Mr, Shuford pre
dicted a Democratic landslide in
the lall campaign, a U. S. House of
Representatives majority upwards
of iio members and a Senate major
ity of at least a half dozen.
Chairman Ferguson served no
tice that the Democratic bandwag
on is hitting the road at full speed
in the county and that the Novem
ber general election in Haywood,
normally' Democratic by substan
tial majorities, would not be tak
?To further the campaign of the
party in the county Mr. Ferguson
appointed the following commit*.
finance Henry Clayton, chair
man. \\ j I ham Mcdford. Lawrence
Leatherwood. Bill Franklin, llai-i
old Moflitl and Mrs. Fred Camp
bell; Transportation ? Loranzo
Slnalhers. chairman; Fred Camp
hell. Faraday Green, Frank Med
tord and Henry .luslice: Publicity
Brute Brown, chairman; Ken
neth Fr> and Charles Edwards.
Hamer Street Is
And Sewer Lines
Fifteen hundred feet of 6-inch
water lines, and the same size sew
er line, is "being put in by town
water department crews on Hamer
Street, Just olT of Assembly Street
The water line is the pipe which
was dug up from the old Shinny
Rock dam. after the construction of
the new- llltriing plant.
'Aid The Handicapped' Unit
Commends Tommy Norris
Tommy Morris. of Waynesvillo
has een named as Haywood Coun
ty's outstanding physically handi
capped person for 1954 by the
county "Aid the Handicapped"!
Committee as the first recipient of
what is to become an annual a-j
A certificate of recognition was
presented to Tommy in behalf of ,
the committee Wednesday after
noon by Leo IJavis. committee
Pulled from Lake Jubaluska ap-;
parentis dying irom a broken'
neck caused bv a disc from a 12
foot tower on June 20. 1945. Tom
my's recovery from near death
and almost complete paralysis ha
heen almost miraculous
For years the lower part of his
body remained parnlj/od and In
had only limited use of his hands
an (farms, and weighed I between
85 and 90 pounds. Hut in 1950 hisj
nerves and muscles suddenly be
gan to regenerate, he was able to
use hi* hands and arms freely,)
move Iris legs and feet some, and
guihed in weight unlil he now tips j
(he scales at I ret ween 140 and 150.
lie al*o towers (> feet 4 inches,
which is something few people
realize since they usually see him j
seated only in his wheelchair or]
specially built runabout car.
Today, despite his handicap i
Tommy has more Interests and is
more active than many normal
For one thing, he is serving as
an assistant pastm.at 1he Waynes
vllie Free Methodist Church, and
(See Norris?Page 7>
The two-daj annual District
Conference of District 280. Rotary
International, will open Monday J
| with local Rotarians as the host
c lub. Between 400 and 450 persons
are expected to attend.
District Governor Ernest W
: Ross, Marion oilman, conferred
j Tuesday with local officials to com-1
1 plete plans for the event.
Headquarters of the meeting will
be the Waynesville Country Club, j
1 with sessions slated for the Hazel
! wood School auditorium and the
Waynesville Township High School
The Ret Malcolm It. William
' son and Dave Felinet are conl'er
i etice co-chairmen. They are assist
i ed by host club officers Bill Hay,
! Charles Way. Harry Millar and
Paul McElroy. In addition, the
entire membership of the club'is
i working on one or another of the
14 committees arranging the event. \
Speaker at the Governor's Ban- j
quel Tuesday evening, as well as!
at Monday morning's session, will
be Joseph A. Abes of Reading. Pa . j
a Director of Rotary International
and circulation manager of the
Sessions will begin Monday!
morning at 915 al tile Hazel wood
School. Singing will be led by Al
bert Hewitt of Marion. Following
the call to order and the invoca
tion, Host Club President Ray will
welcome the guests. A response
(See Rotary?Page 8)
A * I
Area Apple U rowers
Plan Display At Hank
The Smoky .Mount,tin Apple
Growers Association will attain
mark "National Apple Week" next ;
week with another display of
choice apples at the First Nation
al Hank in Waj nesvilie, according
to It. H. Boone, association presi
The exhibit will be set up today
and will remain at the bank until
Saturday, October 30.
District PTA Conference Opens Here
Tomorrow In WTHS Auditorium
Of 500 Expected
For Annual Event
A record attendance of approxi
mately 500 people is expected here
Friday at the annual District I con
ference of the North Carolina Par
ent-Teacher Association at Waynes
vilic High School.
Representatives will he here
from 11 WNC mountain counties
including Buncombe, Cherokee.
Clay, Graham, Haywood. Hender
son. Jackson. Macon. Madison.
Swain, and Transylvania counties.
A gavel will be presented to the
association having the largest num
ber present from the greatest dis
tance from WaynosviJIe. The dis
trict director, Mrs Weimar Jones
of Franklin, also announced that
arrangements have beeri made to
maintain a "nursery" at WTHS to
care for pro-school children of par
ents attending tht. conference.
The meeting. which will begin
;ii ft:90 a in. anil adjourn at l :to
p.m. fur lunch in the high school
cafeteria will include talks by
stgle PTA leaders, reports, and
election of new district officers.
Present district officers, whose
three-year terms are expiring are
Mrs. Jones, director: Mrs. Olin
Dillard of Candler, vice director:
Mrs. G. K Slier of Asheville. sec
retary. and Mrs. 11. Bueck of Mur
Principal speakers and their
topics Will be:
Mrs. John Crawford of Raleigh,
state president, "Charting Our
Course": Mrs. J. W. Burke of Gib
sonville, state executive secretary,
"Life Savers Along the Way," and
Miss Blance Haley, state field
Worker, "Problem Shooting".
The day's program will get un
i der way at 9:30 a.m. w ith registra
I lion an J cali to order at 10. After
; a devotional by the Rev. T E.
1 Robinett, pastor of the W'aynes
I ville Baptist Church, delegates w ill
be welcomed by C. E. Weatherby,
principal of Wayncsvillo High
School; M H. Bowles, superintend
ent of Waynesvillc Township
schools, and Lawrence Leather*
(See PTA?Page 8)
Ferguson Attending N.
C. Bar Council Meet
Frank Ferguson member of the
N. C. Slate Bar Council, is in
Haleigh lor an executive meeting
of the group. He was recently nam
ed to represent the 20th Judicial
While in Raleigh he plans to
attend the Slate Fair.
J. A. tiVVVN RFTl'KNS
James A. Gwyn returned to his
hme on the Country Club Road ;
yesterday afternoon after .spend
ing three weeks as a patient al !
Memorial Hospital in Asheville,
CRABTRKB PTA TO MEET
Crabtree - Iron Duff I'TA will
hold a regular meeting at 7.JO p
m. Monday at the school, accord
ing to Jack Kay. publicity chair- '
Seven Polio Cases Reported
Within Haywood This Year
Haywood County has had a total'
of seven cases of polio this year?
four of which have occurred this
month, according to records in the
office of the Haywood County'
Two cases were reported in Am.-1
ust and another in September.
Five of the victims have been j
children, two have been adults.
The only critical case is Linuel
Hay Miller. 28. husband of Mrs
Dorothy Miller. 812 Love Lane, j
reported to be suffering from bul
bar poliomyelitis. He is a patient
al the Asheville Orthopedic Hos
. Other victims are:
Danny Kisen. r>. the son of Mr
and Mrs. Sevmore Eiseh of Pigeon
Doyci' Stephens 3, son of Mr
and Mrs. William Stephens of
Kenny Daniels, (i. son of Dr. and
Mrs. Hugh Daniels of the Grand
view section of Aliens Creek, who |
has been discharged from the
Asheville Orthopedic hospital.
Patsy Ann Mercer, 11, the;
daughter of Mrs. Thelma Painter
of Crahti ( c i
Mrs. Mary Arlington llecse, 3tl.
\' ife of Kali W Reese of Satinook
who has also been discharged from
the Asheville hospital
I.croy Medford, 13, son of Mr.
and Mrs. CJIen Medford of Aliens
Creek, who was taken to Asheville
According to a nation-wide re
port on iHilio on file at the health
department, during the week of
October 9 a total of 1,758 cases
were reported, in comparison to
the total of 1,287 for the same
week in 1953. The total for this
year, however. Is expected to be
about the same as last year's ap
proximately 36.009. A total of
.ill.1)5.5 had been report?rl as ol
Another report disclosed that Ha
state of Florida continues to re
port large numla-rs of cases with
1U2 for the current week. In the
two weeks previous there were 5(i
and 8fi. respectively, in that state.
Tallahassee has tn-en especially
The Incidence of polio usually
drops sharply with.the coming of
According to health authorities
one of the best safeguards against
I he disease is to avoid extreme
NO. I IN NOKTII CAROLINA as a breeder and r
seller of ponies is Joe- Reinertson. owner of ?
Koekv Knot* I arm on liie Katie's Nest Itoad. olio a
recently purchased .'it ponies at auctions in sev
ral different states. Mr. Reinertaon poses here
itli two of his price animals, which average
bout 10 inches in height.
I ? ns-i-.
o'lviuitnuirri i limn'
Local Farm Now N. C's.
Largest Pony Breeder
Tl. . - 1 t 1- ?? ? ?.. - ?
Daisy Avenue Is
Being Widened By
Twenty More Feet
Street crews have started work
of grading Haisv Avenue 20 feet
wider at the Central Elementary
This will provide for additional
parking for patrons of the school.
The widening project will he ex
tended for about 1.000 feet, ac
cording to f?. ('. Ferguson, town
Crushed stone will In- put on
the newly graded area.
Farmers can Met White fine
tree seedlings free this year b>
making applications for Iiicm at
ttie eiuTily aRent's office, aeeord
niR to Homer Sink, assistant farm
"Sitice you yet a higher liva
bilitv I rom Irrrs planted before
spring, an order will l>e sent off
November 15 and another on
March 15." Mr. Sink said, urging
farmers lo submit their applica
tions before those dates.
"Why not plant those idle acres
that are not Suitable for anything
else, in trees and get some income
from them. Remember to order
those tree sdedlirtgs and increase
your farm Income as well as the
value of join- farm," Mr. Mink
? in i.nm M pons i<h in in [Niiriu
Caiuluia lu.s jusl been establish
ed here bj .l?e Heinertson at his
Itocky Knoli I ami on tin* Eagle's
Nest lioad in the Kairview Coin
Already known as a leading
breeder of registered American
saddle horses and registered horn
ed Hereford eat tie. Mr Keincrtson
lia- entered the pony sales and
breeding field with a herd of 34
Shetland* purchased at sales in
Minnesota. Iowa Texas, Illinois.
Ohio Missouri, and Indiana
The popularity of ponies has
zoomed in the last several years ?
due in large part to their fine per
forniuiiee in horse shows over the
.nation. Mr Iteiiiertson said. Iowa
and Missouri presently lead the
nation in the sale and breeding of
ponies lie added. In sales, one
animal brought as iniii h us $7,500
Slu t lands. which average around
40 inches in height, usually reach
their lull growth 111 three years,
.Hid grow about only one inch al
ter they are two years old. Their
liuiue is derived Iron! (he Shetland
Islands nil the coast ot Britain.
Ponies usually li\e several years
longer than horses, Mr. Heinertson
pointed out. surviving up to 55.
Pony owners and breeders are
now organized into the Shetland
Pons Assoc tat ion. which publishes
the impressive American Shetland
Pons Journal. t
Since Mr HeinertsOti's ponies ar
rived at his farm, more than 1.000
persons have visited there to see
the animals including one class
froip Hazel wood School.
A cordial welcome has heeli ex
tended lis the sportsman to parents
and children to visit his farm on
tile Kagle Nest to look over the
Freud Morgan manages llorky
Knob tor Mr. Heinertson, who di
vides his time between Western
North Carolina and Florida.
Surfacing Of 17
2 Miles Complete
The town street paving pro
gram has ended for the season,
<j. C. Ferguson, town manager
| said today.
During the past few months. IT
streets have been surfaced, for a
total of two miles, he said.
"Tliiii gets our street paving
program pretty well up to date.
Although there are other streets
that need paving, we have ex
hausted the fund, and too it is
rather late to get additional pav
ing done." he pointed out.
To Start Sunday At
A special program and writ's of
sermons on personal guidance will
i begin Sunday at the First Metho
I (list Church under the leadership
of the pastor, the Rev. Karl II.
The nerinons will he delivered
each Sunday night. October 24
through December 12. at 7 ltd
o'clock. They will he based on lire
book. "A Guide to Confident Liv
ing" by Dr. Norman Vinecnt IVale.
pastor of Marble Collegiate Church
in New York City.
As a prelude to the special pro
gram Mr. Hrendall will preach
Sunday morning on the subject,
"The Art Relaxation". At this
time the congregation will receive
information and instruction lor
group cooperation which will begin
at tlie evening service
During each night service there
will be a place on the program for
a period of silent meditation and
prayer. Cards will be provided it'
llifr .Methodists?Paae 1*
Tobacco Show To Award
Total Of $165 In Prizes
Prizes mikI rules for I lit' tobacci
show ;il the eighth annual Tohac- ')
co and Home Demonstration Kx- ,
hibition at the Waynesvillo Arm- |
ory November 16-17 have been an
nounced by Homer Sink, assistant (|
county farm agent. I,
A total of $165 in prize money
will be distributed to hurley grow- ,
crs for outstanding exhibits in j(
lour diirerent classes: flyings or u
granulatora, lugs, leaf, and Individ- M
In the first three classes, $1(1 will t|
be given for first prize, $6 for sec
ond. $6 for third. S4 for fourth, and n
$2 for fifth. In the individual ex- ^
hiblt. S25 will be awarded foi first 1
place. $20 for second. $15 tor third, ^
S10 for fourth and $5 for fifth. ,
In the first 111mm* classes, rxhi
Its will lie made up til lour hands
f tobacco. while 12 hands will be
isplaycd in the individual class
In consist of four hands each of
yiriRs or uranulatoi's, lugs, and
l ot- the tobacco show flyings and
ranulatorx arc defined as the first
'aves stripped from the base of
ic plant. lugs are identified as
le next leaves above the flyings
nd leaf as tlic nejcj leaves above
ie lugs and below llic tip.
All tobacco entries must be
tade at the armory hv 10 a.in. on
lies.I iv November 18, and should
e removed by 10 am. Thursday,
Killed . .; ; 3
(Tbti Information com
piled from Records of
btate Uisbnay Patrol.)
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