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teen enumerators will start
ing Farm Census inl'orma
Haywood County Monday
sk which is expected to re
I month to complete.
Farm Census is taken each
ears: it was last taken in
1950 This year is the first
has been conducted in the
the year, according to Car
irk oi Canton, county census
first agricultural census was
in 1840 the present one w ill
aerators who will work un
le direction of Mr. Clark
ir\n Allison. Jonathan Creek
(terville: Helen VV. Caldwell,
luff; Wilburn P. Campbell.
Mary C. Cody, Beaverdam;
L. Coin, Maggie; William
is. Fines Creek: Grace K.
t. suburban areas of Can
lerthenia A. Dunn. Lake
ska. Ratcliffe Cove. Francis
and Saunook; Gladys S.
i, Cruso and Cecil: Nancy
rwood. Lake Junaluska and
an areas of Waynesville and
oud. Everett Carroll Powell,
Cove: Verlin T. Shelton,
Geneva M. Singleton.
Valley; and Leamon J
I, Henson Cove,
ussing the census, Mr. Clark
led: "Congress has directed
akc this census because the
ation being obtained is
by farm people and their
mtatives, by the govern
and by many other groups
! with farm people.
1 good management of our
our businesses, and our gov
lt depends on good inlor
Decisions must be made
day and every hour by op
of big farms ^nd little
by merchants selling pro
ofarm people, and by manu
r of products for farms,
one of these decisions should
n on good Information. The
purpose of our farm census
>ro\ide good information a
ur farms and farm people.'
meant farts to be provided
e agricultural census, Mr.
reas of production of corn,
rice. milk, eggs and each
ant farm product,
nount of production of these
products in each county or
he kind of farming activities
1 on in each area of our
amount and kind of farm
wry in use.
umber and hours of work of
'orkers employed on our na
Ganges in farm practices
'he last census.
wrese in food production as
i to our increasing popula
rmation compiled from the
'? Mr Clark pointed out,
I farm operatrs themselves
nr own planning.
lv a benchmark for making
II crop and livestock esti
b.v the United States Agri
?y manufacturers and deal
w make and distribute $20.
T Farm Census?Page 8)
lusons To Attend
flard Ferguson and Barbara
pon. the son and daughter of
Kd Mrs. Paul Ferguson of
I Creek, will represent Hay
ICounty at the annual North
M Farm and Home Electric
P*s for 4-H Club members
parlotte next Monday and
Founty winners in 4-H Club
r Projects, Bernard and
F1 will be guests of the Caro
P?*r and Light Co.
jjkrably cooler today. Fri
~^y and rather cool.
by the State Test
Ma*. Mln. Pr.
te ?? 75 25
- - ? 73 32
72 44 .03
SWORN IX as Farm Census enumerators Tuesday
by Carson Clark (right) were (left to right) Wil
liam C. Davis, Wilburn P. Campbell, Robert L
Coin, Mrs. Raymond Caldwell. Mrs. (irace I>uck
ett, and Mrs. Kathryn Allison.
Rotarians Of 280th District
Close Successful Meeting
, ??/ . ; - ?
Forest Fire Threatens Area
On Haywood-Jackson Line
On Parkway Link
Up 25 Per Cent
A 25 per cent increase in
travel on tlie Blue Ridge Park*
way link here along Mile High
and llrintooga overlooks for the
month of October has been re*
ported by Park Warden James G.
Mr, Varner talked with mem
bers of the Western North Caro
lina Press Association last .Nat
| urday and pointed out various
points of interest in the vicinity
; of Mile High.
The Rev. Malcolm R. William
son, pas'or of the Waynesville
Presbyterian Church for the past
13 yeai;s. has announced that he
will preach his final sermon as
pastor of Ihe church here Sunday
morning at the 11:00 o'clock hour
of worship. His resignation as
pastor of the church has been ac
cepted bv the congregation in order
that he might accept a call to the
Tenth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Mr. Williamson has chosen as
his subject for Sunday morning.
' The Hour of Decision." Prior to
the morning service the children
of the church arc requested to
meet to arrange lor their partici
pation in the service. A picture
will be made of this group of some
40 or more children \v(io each Sun
day compose the children of the
church group for whom Mr. Wil
liamson has a special message.
All members of the church con
gregation and friends of the com
munity are cordially invited to at
tend the servici.
I Through County
The State Highway Patrol ill
Haywood County was called on
early Wednesday afternoon to re
lai a badly needed drug?to be
given a critically ill patient in the
Sylva hospital?from the Haywood
Buncombe line to the Haywood
Patrolman V. E Bryson picked
up the drug, which had arrived at
the Asheville-Hcndersonville air
port on a plane from Raleigh, at
the Buncombe line and took it as
qtdckly rs possible to the Jackson
line where another patrolman pick
ed it up to hasten on to Sylva.
Patrolman Bryson explained that
such service is provided by the
pairoi in serious niu-isimn?.
Crabtree Cannery To
'Open For Meat Canning
The Crabtree Cannery will be
open by appointment November 16
| and 17 for meat canning.
Those interested may make ap
I pointnients with H F Neshill.
;2 2 cares, is burning at an eleva
tion of 5.500 feet on what is to
| become the Blue Ridge Parkway's
Control of the fire is exceedingly
difficult because of steep moun
tain slopes, huge boulders and
cliffs?which make it necessary
| that water be brought in tanks on
the shoulders of the fire fighters
'arid keep bulldozers and other ma
chinery from operating in some
A bulldozer lent by the Mead
Corp. of Sylva, has cleared a 12
loot fire break around a portion of
the area, but the terrain is too
sleep in other sections for the big
Parkway Hanger Art Henderson
said the blaze was located in the
most difficult location for working
he had ever seen in his career as
a U. S. Forest Service fire fighter
j ?which includes 13 parachute
jumps in the Montana mountains.
As to rainfall. Robert E. Howe,
| chief ranger for the Blue Ridge
i Parkway's Asheville district, said
1 it Would take about four inches of
rainfall (more rain than this area
, usually gets during the entire
! month of Octoberi to bring the fire
light fall last night barely wet
I the parched ground.
The most serious forest fire this
frill is now being fought on a
24-hour schedule by state forest
fire-fighters alop Hornbuckle Moun
tain on the Haywood-Jackson coun
The blaze, which has destroyed
At First Methodist
A large audience practically fill
j ed the First Methodist Church last
i Sunday evening when the pastor,
the Kev. Earl H. Hrendall, began
a series of sermons on "Conf ident
The sermons, based on the book.
" Guide to Confident Living." by
Or. Norman Vincent Peale. pastor
of Marble Collegiate Church in
New York, will be delivered each
, Sunday night through December
The sermon topic for next Sun
day night will be "Get Rid of Your
Inferiority Complex." The Youth
: Choir will sing and other special
I music will be provided.
1 The service will begin promptly
| at 7:30 o'clock nad will continue
about fifty minutes. The program
will include congregational singing
of hymns and a period of silent
meditation and prayer.
The Methodist pdMor has plan
j ned the series of sermons as a part
| of a special program on Personal
Guidance and Counseling. Cards
are provided in the pews for the
convenience of those who desire a
personal conference with the min
Orders may be placed for a copy
of Dr. Poale's book at the close of
I each service^
The entire series of sermons will
bo broadcast over Radio Station
'miss miller recuperating
Miss Robina Miller, who was In
jured in a fall several weeks ago.
is recuperating at the Le Faine
Hotel where she ia the gu^st nf her
sister, Mrs C F Kirkpatrirk.
Rotariahs of the 280th District j
ended a successful two-day confer
ence here Tuesday night, with a j
banquet, which featured Joseph A
A bey. of Reading, 1'a.. as the main
Abey. a newspaperman, carried j
i thorugh the Conference theme of j
service and working for world- j
v ide peace.
Just prior to the time for him to j
address the large audience in the i
I new VVTHS cafeteria. Abey was!
j made a lifetime member of the:
I Eastern Band of Cherokees, as he !
was presented a certificate, after |
smoking the peace pipe, w hile j
c leaked in a robe of eagle feathers.
William Wulkingstiek and John
1'arris, of Cherokee, presented the
j visitor with the certificate and
i assigned him the Cherokee name!
of "Askuv Tusaue Kanolieskie"
which means. "The Man Who
j Speaks With A Straight Tongue."
Director A bey, complimented i
| conference leaders, and said the1
I program was comparable to an
| Ernest Ross, district governor,
of Marion, reported that 33 of the 1
| 37 clubs in the district, were rep-!
i resented at the conference. The ,
j district extends from Monroe to j
"Rotary alone cannot bring
about world peace." A bey said,,
; but members of Rotary can have
| a bearing on world affairs and
j work diligently on peace and un
derstanding throughout the world."
A Truthful l.ife
He pointed out* that Rotary en
courages a truthful and useful life
'and arouses the ambition of
achieving greater things in life.
(See Kotar.v?I'age 2>
To Set Auction
1 The Burley Sales Committee will ;
meet November 8 at Lexington,
i Ky. to fix sales dates for the 1954- I
j 55 burley tobacco marketing scas
I The sales committee is empov.
I fed to fix opening dales' for bur
ley auction markets, regulate hours
and quantities of sale and to de
termine marketing holidays.
The meeting, set for 11 a.m. at j
(i20 South Broadway, Lexington. |
was announced by President Albert I
G. Clay of the Burley Auction I
Membei<||Of the committee this
season include Matt Jennings, ;
Nashville, director of markets in j
Tennessee. Godrey Vann. Grecne
ville, Tenn.: Park Bernard, Abing- '<
don. Va.. and J. C. Dean, Knox
ville. ' I
13,000 Votes Predicted In
Haywood Election Tuesday
The Haywood County Hoard of
Elections today announced the reg
i. Stars and judges for the Tuesday
election, as last-minute details were
completed for the 13.000 expected t
W. G. Byers, chairman of the I
hoard, announced that the polls ,
would open Tuesday morning at i
6:30. and remain open until 6:30 i
This Saturday will be challenge
day since registration books clos
ed last Saturday afternoon.
Each precinct will have three
I allot boxes Tuesday, with some
having four in cases where there
is a township race.
There will be the state ballot,
county, state amendments, and
township For the state box there
will be two ballots?one long one,
and a very small supplement,
which has the name of one judge |
l'or an eastern district. The small I
ballot was necessary because of the j
recent death of the judge for that1
A sample of the ballot on amend- j
mcnts will be found on page I
three, section two of this issue,
while th? county ballot is printed ,
on the back page of this section j
In the general election of 1952. 1
Haywood polled M.795 voters in
the presidential election. Political :
observers today predicted that the ,
vote in Haywood Tuesday would be
iibout 13.000. The same observers !
s!tid they felt that 95 per cent of J
the votes cast would be straight
tickets, with very little mixing of
the candidates of the two parties.
Chairman Byers said that to date,
about 50 absentee ballots had been
requested. "Almost all of them
have been by voters who are in
military service," he explained.
The state ballot has 27 Demo
cratic candidates listed, while there
arc five Republican candidates
On the county ballot 14 Demo
cuts are listed and seven Repub
Democrats without opposition on
tne county ballot include: T. D.
Bryson. Jr., solicitor; Jule Noland.
register of deeds; J. B. Siler, clerk
of court; Bryan I). Medford. tax
collector. J. W. Killian and Clifton
Terrell, members of the board of
education; and Dr. J. Frank I'ate.
Opposition in the five races are:
staW* senate, representative, sheriff,
chairman and two members of the
board of commissioners
William Medford and David M
Hall, Democrats, are opposed in
the race for state senate by Mrs.
Roland Owen and F. E. Parker.
Jerry Rogers, Democrat, is op
posed for representative by, Ross
In the race for sheriff, Fred Y.
Campbell. Democrat, is opposed by
(Sep Election?Pare 8)
Discuss '55 Plans
Regional directors of Western
.North Carolina Highlanders, Inc.,
met today in the N. C. Park Com
mission office in the Masonic
Temple to lay plans for the 1955
Committees were to be appointed
and projects discussed.
Presiding was John Parris of
Sylva. who was elected president
of the Highlanders at a meeting
here in September, He replaces
?laj. O. A. Fetch of Kontana Vil
lage. who served in that post for
13 Haywood 4-H Members
To Be Honored At Asheville
Thirteen Haywood County 4-HI
Club members and four adult lead
< rs will attend the annual 4-H Rec
ognition Day Luncheon at the
Grove Park Inn at Asheville Sat
urday. it has been announced.
The 4-H'cri making the trip to
Asheville are county winners in i
their various specialties and have
also participated in district and
, The group includes:
Martha Swaim of Canton and |
N'cal ? Kclley of Bethel, public '?
f peaking: Frances Km ma Yates of
Crabtree-lron Duff, dress revue;
Amelia Morgan and .loan Green
of Bethel, acrobatics; T L. Francis
of Waynesville, forestry; I'atricia
Messcr of Crabtree, piano; Linda
Gribble and Jo Ann Wright of
East Waynesville. group talent;
Jimmy Francis of East Waynes
ville. reading; Jackie Folmel of
Waynesville. and Verlin Edwards
of Waynesville, judging team; and
Bernard Ferguson of Fines Creek,
farm and home electric.
Accompanying the 4-H members
w ill be Mrs. O. L. Yates, leader of
the Crabtree-lron IJuff clubs; Miss
Mary Cornwell, home agent; Miss
Jean Chiiders. assistant home
agent, and Joe K. Davis, assistant
n? i*41 % ai w 1 w ri'l <13 rli !T g
I WL. . . ^aJB, *
PROMINENT PARTICIPANTS in the Waynesville
Kiuanis Club's observation of its third annivers
ary Tuesday night were (left to right! Hooper
Alexander, Jr., Harold Shipley, president of (lie
Asheville Kiwanis Club: live Sheptowirh, presi
dent of the WaynesvlUe Kiwanis Club, and K I..
Plriness, w tin was in rhanre of the anniversary
procram. (Mountaineer Photo).
C'hirf of Poller Orvillr Nolanri
tif Waynesville and Koy Stephens
of llazrlwood and Sheriff Fred
Campbell have no objection to '
anyone having any innocent fun
But all officers warned town
and county residents against ma
licious pranks and theft or des
truction of property. Policemen
and deputies will be especially
watchful Saturday night to keep 1 (
the celebrating within bounds, i ,
and offenders will be brought i j
A special warning was issued |
concerning the defacing or des- <
truction of mail boxes since such ,
a violation constitutes a federal
The State Highway Patrol also ,
urged parents to warn their
rliildren against throwing things
into the streets and highways
where vehicle* will run over [
them. I ,
Last Halloween several ears
had their tires cut by objects
thrown by pranksters.
Although no general civic cele
bration is planned herr, businrss
streets are expected to be throng
ed with costumed relebrators and
residential doorbells are likely
to get a stiff workout from "trirk
or treat" participants.
Many schonbt within the eoun- '
ty are planning Halloween carni
13 Haywood Men
Named On District
Three Haywood men have been j
elected to the executive board of j
the Daniel Boone Council of Boy 1
Scouts. They are M H. Bowles. ,
Waynes ville; Bill Prevost, Hazel- j
wood; and Carlton Peyton, Can
ton. Peyton is a vice president i
ai.d was named for a three-year!
Forrest B. Gardner of Hender
sonville, was re-elected president
at the annual meeting.
Other officers re-elected were:
Andrew Gennett. Jr.. of Asheville. |
vice president; Julian B. Stepp of
Asheville. treasurer; Harry W.
1 ove of Asheville, trustee; Dr. j
i Samuel Kobinson of Asheville. j
commissioner; and John C'orbett of
, Marshall, M. E. Gambrell of Hen
clersonvllle, Paul Kirk of Sylva.
VV. C. Hennessee of Sylva. Dr. T.
! M. McRae of Burnsville, executive
| committee members.
I Caldwell Heads County
Students At Mars Hill
1 Wayne Caldwell was recently
.elected president of the Haywood
County Club at Mars Hill College
at a recent dinner meeting in the
Also selected were Joe Hoyd of
Waynesville, vice president, and
. Grace Erwln of Canton
Miss Collie Garner is faculty I
Waynesville Kiwanis Club
Marks Third Anniversary
The Waynesville Kiwanis Club
elcbrated its third anniversary!
I ucsdav night at a meeting at
ipaidon's Restaurant. also observ
(1 as "Ladies Night "
Feature of the program was the
voek trial of a club member,
Hooper Alexander, Jr., on charges
]( "neglecting his home to work |
tin Kiwanis Club projects."
The "prosecutor" was Mrs. K L. j
I'leincss. the "defense attorney"
A livc-memtier " jury" found the .
icfeudant guilty and sentenced him
lo "one month at hard labor"? I
tielping bis wife wash dishes.
R. L, I'leincss was in charge of
Ihe program, while president Hye
slicptowitch presided at the meet
Guests Included members of the ?
Vshevillo Kiwanis Club and their J
Aives and two ipembers of the'
Waynesville High School Key Club.
Talis for perfect attendance were
presented by Harold Shipley, Ashe
ulle club president, to these 14
Three years Rufus Carswell. R.
V Johnson. Frank Underwood, Bob
Winchester. R L. 1'leiness and
Two years Roger Amnions
Henry Clayton. A. I) Harrison. Bill
Roberts, live Sbeptowiteh and
[ bailie Underwood.
One year Boh Conway
Seventy-eight Haywood County
men were classified by Selective
Service Hoard 4."> at its last meet
ing. They were:
Class 1-A Melvin Itryant Ear
ley; Lamar Kverett Killlan; Her
bert Conrad; Troy Von'roc Prcssley;
Hubert Handolft Sutton; Billy .loe
Lowe: Bruce Leon MeKinnish;
Carl Lynn Stanley; James Claude
Caldwell; Wade McKtnley Reece;
James Homer (Jreeno; LeRoy
Reece; William Howard Trull.
Class 1-C (enlisted)?James Rob
ert Chambers; Charles Kenneth
Class 1-C 'inducted??Billy Odell
Conard: Karl Leon Morris; Delton
Culiins; Frank Davis Mcdford; Roy
Wayne Pope; James Kdson Jaynes;
Roy Lee Holeombe; R. O. Frady;
Eugene Arlington; Reuben Wll
burn Adams; Eddie Ray Caldwell;
George Thomas Holeombe; James
" ?? ? t. si?? a. tinti:
lio> ranon: .tames nuncn nnnaiii
son: Hoy Allen Walker; Thad Way
Crawford: Ervin Jack Rogers; Tom
my l<lank(Mi?hip: Thomas Glen
Caddy; Joseph Wade Osborne; Al
bert Johnson McCracken, Jr.; Car
roll Ceal Smith; William Fulton
Class 1-C 'reserve) ? Charles
SafTord Russell; William Howard
Wilson; George Asbury Gaddis;
Clayton Elmer Baldwin: Jesse Hay
Hunter; Wallace David Swann. Jr.;
Furman Leon Bolden; June Z. Gib
son: Herbert Carl Turner; George
Benjamin Coward, Jr.; Willard Lee
Dockery: Kenneth Edward Smith;
(See Draft?Pa?e (D
Banks To Close
On Election Day
County schools, county offices
In the courthouse, and the banks
?sill be closed Tuesday (or the
xenera) election*. It has been
I'olls In the county will be
open from 6:3U a.m. until 6:3#
One school?Itock llill?an
nounced that plate lunches, sand
wich**. and drinks will be served
to voter* during the day?with
proceed* to go to the school.
Our hundred Republican p.irly
workers in Haywood County at
tended a county-wide rally and din
ner meeting at the Canton High
School cafeteria Tuesday night.
Eltnef "Red" Miller, chairman
of the Haywood County GOI' exec
utive committee, served as toast
master. Introduced at the meeting
were Republican candidates for
county offices, including Glenn A.
lioyd. candidate for chairman of
the Hoard of County Commission
ers, H. F. Sfierrill and Millard Fer
guson. for members of the Board
of Commissioners, and Ross Kil
patrick, who is running for repre
sentative. Claude Thompson, can
didate for sheriff, was unable to ho
present for the meeting.
Charles W. Cunningham of Hen
dersonvllle, candidate for Congress
from the 12th district, was intro
duced bv Milter and spoke briefly,
enumerating some of the things
accomplished by Congress under
Eisenhower and Republican lead
ership. Among tlje things men
tioned were: An additional 10 mil'
lion people benefitting from Social
Security; a tax reduction of 7 4 bil
lion dollars; no shooting war going
on for the tlrst time in 20 years;
Communists and security risks be
ing evicted from government of
Ices; a strong national defense pro
(See County GOP?Page ?>
Killed . ::: 3 j
(Thta Inform*tie* com
pile* from Reeorde of
State Hlckwoy Patrol.)