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WAYWESVtLLE. N. c.. MONDAY AFTEKNOON. NOV. 15, I9M- 7,-?- O" tl
Adv*"? In Haywood and JkIuod Coon'tiea"
[,330,000 Burley Crop Foreseen For Haywood
h Annual Tobacco Festival Opens Tuesday
ith annual Tobacco and
s Exhibition will Bet
horn tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Ifaynesville Armory will
to the public to view
entries and home dem
club booths will be
Tuesday morning at 10
he exhibits were set up
the day today,
liory will remain open
ntii 7 p m. when it will
the annual program in
'oom. which begins at
this program will be:
.1 M. Eleazar, public
i specialist from Clein
ec: beauty contest be
inercttes" from the var
in eoininuiiities; an
il of'community dcvcl
inie demonstration, and
awards, and special
aers will include:
Ilipps of Lake Junalus
lolo, accompanied by his
nda. on the piano: Dale
Lake Junaluska. piano
J. Edgar Burnctte of
il solo, accompanied by
immons, and the Soutli
lartet of Canton,
lis for prizes in the un
contest will he Iron
year's winner: West
iekety. and Upper Crab- 1
d, As Car
ng Wayncsville men cot
tking Friday night as ,
4-door Chevrolet left
Logan Hoad and went
in V K. Bryson, investi
cer said Harold L)ean
. of Allen's Creek, was
( car. which was owned
lith. .11 . 21. of Chestnut
' Waynesville. The two !
S towards Lake Logan
to make the first curve j
Ing Highway 276. The
Id the vehicle went 292
hgging across the road,
plunged 50 feet down a
of the occupants were
pamagcs to the car were
Bn Bryson said Grasty
M with reckless driving.
load Projects Finished
lay wood During October
i projects in Haywood
lifted during October, ac- ;
o an olTicial report by
chanan. commissioner of
district. The total dis
about 8 miles.
*ood County, highway
ice forces regraded the
eiEht-foot wide roads to
installed drainage, and
ifhc-bound macadam. 12
on these roads, and their
Nsgah Creek. 0.2 mile;
Bol Road. 0 1 mile; Buz
0-5; mile; Ball Road.
Harkins Cove Road. 0.1
Cove, 0.1 mile; Tripple
1 0H5 mile; and Squaw
face of the Fie Top Road
flhend for 0.8 mile. Lake
ad was regraded 30 feet
Paved with trallic-bound
macadam and a bituminous sufraco
treatment. 18 feet wide, for 3.4
Three other county roads and
their lengths, were graded 28 feet
wide, and paved with traffic-bound ,
macadam and a bituminous surface
treatment. 16 feet wide: Dogwood :
Drive, 0 2 mile; Oakmont Drive. I
0.4 mile; and BlacK Camp Gap, 0.5
j'aMe 'cloudiness and
tuolcr today. Cooler
y the State Test Farm.
Max. Min. Pr,
Tobacco Festival Schedule
MONDAY ? tobacco, home .arts exhibits set up at
10 a.m.?all exhibits judged at armory.
1 p.m.?armory opened to public.
7 p.m.?armory closes.
7:30 p.m.?annual program starts in
courtroom, including beauty
contest, talk by J. M. Eleazar
ot Clemson College, announce
ment of CDP, HDC, and 4-11
Club awarde, and special music.
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.?armory open to public.
' THURSDAY ?
All exhibits to be removed before 10 a.m.
(No Admission Charge)
Pisgah Areas Crowded As
Hunters Fill All Quotas
In Pisgah Open Deer Hunts ;
Mure than 2,500 deer hunters
were turned away front the David
son Kiver checking station this
morning, it was learned by The J
Mountaineer at noon today from
the ranger station.
A total of 1,365 hulers went into
the forest from all of the stations
of the Pisgah Game Preserve, fori
the first day of the 12-day open
At noon, there were more than
enough cars already waiting for
the Tuesday hunt, according to Pis-j
gah officials. The checking in be-'
g.in at five this morning, and hunt
ing began as soon as a area was
Most of the hunters wanted to ,
get in on the first day hunt, as the
prospects for getting a buck was
termed "better" than waiting to
wards the end of the 12-day hunt
At least one deer had been kill- j
ed at noon, according to the report
of the Davidson Ranger Station. }
The open hunt attracted far!
(See Deer Hunt?Page 8) >
Fire Run Made
Waynesville firemen made a run ?
to the residence of Bill Frady on
Daisy Ave. this morning to answer!
a call turned in because of a de-i
fective operation of an oil stove at '
No damage was reported.
125 Pints Needed
To Meet Quota
One hundred and twenty-five
pints of blood are needed to meet1
the quota of the Bed Cross Blood-1
mobile on its next visit to Waynes-'
ville, Friday, November 19, ac-j
cording to Mrs. Charles McDarris.!
executive secretary of the Red i
The Blood Bank will be in oper
ation in the basement of the First
Methodist Church from 11 a.m. un
til 5 p.m.
This visit is being sponsored by
the Waynesvilie Jaycees with John I
Edwards and Rudolph Carswell
serving as chairmen. Jaycee mem
bers are circulating blood donor
pledges in the community in an ef
fort to meet the quota.
Red Cross Gray Ladies with Mrs.
Felix Stovall and Mrs. Ben Colkitt,
co-chairmen, will assist with the
operation of the Blood Bank.
Cited In Wreck
Near Camp Hope
Both drivers were charged with
traffic violations by the State High- ,
way Patrol as the result of an ac
cident above Camp Hope on Route
276 at 9:45 p.m. Friday.
Cpl. Pritehard Smith of t+ie pa
trol said that a 1940 Chevrolet, |,
driven by David Larry Davis of j,
Route 1, Candler, struck a 1953
Chevrolet, owned by Robert Tay
lor Burress of Route 2. Canton, j
which was parked partially on the '
Cpl. Smith said that Davis ap
plied his brakes on a curve and
then skidded into the Burress car.
Davis was charged with reckless ,
driving; Burress with improper
CLYDE'S EIRE DEPARTMENT now boasts this
new Pirsrh fire engine, iust purchased from Oak
Rider, Twin. Posing with thr new truck are (front
row. left to right! H'. A. ilalihurton. raptain:
Larry t'agle. fire chief: J. R. Martin, assistant
chief and driver: (hack ro]w ( Elmer r.oodson.
Claude Jsllfr. l/?tfr Ward, Fdw'in Jackaon,
Jamrs Newman, captain; Carl Gillia, Glenn Allen,
Dewey Mann. Lemuel Mackey, Troy Stamey, cap
tain; A mo* Medford, and Charle* Matthew*.
(See other picture*?Paee I, Sec. '?>
I i Mountaineer Phnlot.
The Haywood Highlanders plan
to increase promotion of springi
and fall travel into this area. L. E. ;
DeVous. president, announced, fol-1
lowing the monthly dinner meet- j
ing of the organization.
The group discusssd plans for,
next >'ear. an?l decided on a bigger!
and broader promotional program.!
concentrating on the spring and ]
fall months of encouraging travel. I
"A longer season is the primary
need, and since Haywood is the
center of scenic travel in the area,
it is only natural that we start this
pronation right here in Haywood."
De Vous pointed out.
Inquiries about region are being
received in the regional office, and i
are being serviced with a vacation]
map and spring folders, the official !
of the group said.
Up to now the Haywood High
landers have served each inquiry
with the organization's booklet, but ,
since the popular booklet of infor
mation is exhausted, the lis) of in
quiries will be sent to each mem
ber of individual servicing until
the new booklets are published j
soon after the first of the year. De i
"Inquiries about this area are,
running high for this time of year..
and most of them are for 1955 busi
ness," De Vous continued. (
The group decided to emphasize
in the future, the fact that Hay
wood is the center of scenic attrac
tions. and activities, and include 1
that in their stepped-up promotions
"One example of Haywood fast
becoming the logical center is the
recently opened Fontana Koad.,
Now a round trip can be made
there and back in one day, easily," I
De Vous said.
Plans were made to hold monthlv
dinner meetings of the organiza-1
(ion to continue the planning for
Wins Weekly j
Grid Contest i
Hay liogue of Houte 1. Wayne.-.- <
ville, won The Mountaineer's week
ly football contest with 11 out of
12 correct predictions, missing only
Ihc Auburn-Georgia game.
Thirteen contestants missed only J
two games, while 30 others missed
The game that hurt most of the
prognostieators was Arkansas' up
-et by SMU.
PROPER HANDLING OF HURLEY TOBACCO to
get the highest possible price on the auction mar
kets was stressed by S. N. Hawks, agronomy spe
eialist at N. C. State College, at a special demons
tration held Fridav morning at the Mountain
Experiment Station. (Mounaineer Fhoto).
4 Hurt As Sylva
Cars Hit Head-On
Two Sylva residents met in a
head-on- automobile collissipn two
miles east of here Saturday after
noon on 19A-23 between here and
Lake Junaluska. Pour persons
were painfully but not seriously
injured in the wreck, according to
Patrolman V. E. Bryson. investi
Patrolman Bryson said a Mercury
coupe driven by Lacy Herman
Thornburg, of Sylva. was headed
cast, and was following behind a
truck. As Thornburg pulled into
the left lane to see if he could
pass the truck, he met head-on with
a 1947 Packard driven by Edward
M. Augunbright. 68. also of Sylva.
Thornburg received a knee in
jury. his 3-month-old daughter.
Sarah Frances, received a bruise
on the head, while Mrs. Thornburg
was not injured.
Augunbright suffered a cut fore
i.ead, and Grady Hall, of Waynes
\ille, a passenger in his car, re
ceived a severe forehead cut.
Patrolman Bryson said all four
were given treatment at the Hay- 1
wood County Hospital and later
A charge of reckless driving has
been placed against Thornburg, the ,
investigating officer said.
Each car was damaged about ;
$500. according to an early esti- I
mate by the officer.
Clyde's Fire Department
Buys Modern Fire Truck
Although the Clyde Kire Depart-1
inent has boon organized for only
16 months, it now has a tiro truck
comparable to the host in Haywood 1
County?with tho recont purchase!
of a vehicle from Oak Kidgr. Term
Manufactured by tho Pirsch firm
of Kenosha, Wis., the new truck
has a 750-gallon-a-minuto pumper, i
a 300-gallon booster tank, two
foam tanks, two "Indian"' tanks
1.000 feet of 2' i-lnch hose. 300 feet |
of l'g-inch hose, and 200 feet of,
The Clyde Fire Department, j
which has six officers and 18 fire
men, offers 24-hour service in the
Clyde Township and vicinity. All
frre calls are taken over 6731 in
the Canton telephone exchange.
The department also has recently
completed construction of a $3..100
cinder-block fire house to aceom- j
modate its new equipment. The
Structure is a one-story affair,
measuring 21 by 30 feet, and bus
a concrete floor.
Kire Chief Larry Cagle said that
? he Clyde Fire Department still
needs SljBQO to buy the remainder
of the equipment It needs and ask
ed that all donations be left at I lie
f'tvde Town Hall,
3 Forest Fires
Set In Sunburst
Area Of County
Fire fighters had a lane around
three tires at Sunburst in I'is
gah Forest at noon today. The
blaze started as a person or per
sons deliberately set oUt " tires
in the area, according to Forester
Aid Cecil Cordcn. of Pisgah
Kanger Station at noon.
No report was available as to
I how much acreage the fire had
burned, but it was said to be un
All three fires were in the same
general area, and were the result
of the setting, the official said.
Paul Bryson Is
l'aul Bryson was named presi
dent of the Hazelwood Boosters:
Club, succeeding Richard N, Bar- j
ber, Jr., who becomes vice presi-!
dent for the coming year.
Glenn Wyatt was named sccre- i
tary of the 30-year-old civic club, i
succeeding Roy Wright, and Mil- ,
burn Ballanco is the new treasurer,
succeeding George Summerrow.
The board of directors is com
posed of C. N. Allen, A P. Lcdbct
ter and Ralph Summerrow. These
will serve with the officers as the
The club recently donated
$378.45 to the Waynesville Town
ship High School band, which is
one of their chief civic projects.
The new officers w ill be installed
at the December meeting.
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PAUL BRVSON has beep named
president of tin- II.ui (wood
Group Votes To Resume
Out-of-State Farm Tours
(See Pictures on Pi(fi 4 and 5>
More than 200 persons at a Hay
wood County out-ol'-state farm tour
"picnic," held Saturday night at
Camp Schaub, voted unanimously
to resume the tours next summer.
Held consecutively for 12 years,
the tour this summer, scheduled to
pass through Georgia and Florida,
was cancelled because of lack of
Named as a planning committee
to arrange a tour for next summer
L. N. Davis of Wayncsville, tem
porary chairman; It. C. Francis of
RatclifTc Cove, Welch Singleton of
Bethel, Turner Cathey of Bethel,
K. O. Carswel! of Thiekety, Mrs.
l'aul Robinson of Clyde, Mrs. Lo
gan White of Canton, Mrs. Howard
Cole of Morning Star. Mrs Henry
Francis, and Mrs. R. G. Chason of
When the committee has com
pleted its work and is ready to re
port its findings, another general
meeting of the farm tour group
probably will be called.
Approval of past 'eurs and rec
ommendations that the tours be
resumed next summer were made
in brief informal talks by Zimmery
Messer, K. O. Carswell, Mrs. Welch
Singleton, Mrs. Logan White, L. N.
Davis. Reeves Noland, Frank Da
vis. and Clark Medford.
Welcoming talks to the groups
were made by R. 11. Boone and C.
(See Farm Tour?Page 8)
Haywood County's burley tobac
co crop this year will bring be
tween one and a quarter million
and one and a half million dollars
?with the final figure likely to fall
near $1,330,000. it has been pre
dicted by Virgil L. Holloway, coun
ty farm agent.
This season the county has a
little more than 1,400 acres in bur
ley tobacco production, he said.,
Mr. Holloway estimated that
Haywood producers averaged about
1.900 pounds per acre with their
burley, and forecast that an aver
age price of 50 cents would be paid
on the auction markets for this to
He asserted that market prices
this season may be slightly under
those of 1953.
A. W. Ferguson, county ASC
manager, predicted that the coun
ty's 1954 burley crop would top
last year's poundage total by about
2 per cent?espite a sharp 10 per
cent decrease in acreage.
He estimated that the yield
would avgrage about 50 pounds
more acre more this year than in
Mr. Ferguson added that a num
ber of Haywood County farmers
planted tobacco in excess of allot
ments or without allotments, and
will have to market some of their
crop udder a penalty tag.
| At a burley tobacco demonstra
tion held Friday morning at the
; Mountain Experiment Station, S.
N. Hawks N. C. State College to
bacco specialist, asserted that 20
| per cent of Western North Caro
lina's burley tobacco is resold by
! "pinhookers'" and others who profit
by farmers' failure to handle and
J grade their tobnebo properly.
| He explained, sjep by step, how
to strip, tie, pack, and prepare hur
? ley for market and how to handle
it on the market to obtain the high
i est possible price.
! Mr. Hawks urged county produc
' ers to "keep your profits at home."
"Improving Group Meetings"
will be the theme of a special
school of instruction to be spon
sored by the Haywood County PTA
I Council at East Waynesville School
; Tuesday at 7 p.m.
In charge of the school will be
Miss Blanche Haley, field repre
; sentative of the North Carolina
Parent-Teachers Association, who
j will discuss ways to improve meet
ings and then conduct a question
1 and-answer session.
Preceding the school a covered
dish supper will be held in the
school lunchroom from 6 until 7
PTA groups throughout the
county have been urged to send as
many representatives to the meet
ing as possible.
An invitation has also been ex
tended to adult leaders of other
organizations ? such as church,
civic, and school groups and Boy
and Girl Scouts?to attend the cov
ered-dish supper and school.
Burgin Constructing 3
Brick Buildings On Main
Street In Hazelwood
Construction of three Main
Street buildings in Ilazclwood are j
well underway. The buildings are I
being erected by \V. H. Margin, and j
;ire across the street from the Post ;
The owner tore down three wood- 1
t n buildings and is replacing them ,
with brick front buildings with
walls of cinder blocks.
One of the buildings will be 30
by SO feet; unother 20 by 50 feet, !
and the third. 15 by 25 feet. The .
buildings are scheduled to be com- I
I'leted by December 15th. Mr. j
Margin explained that, the differ
ence In ; izc was due to the shape
uf the lot. The three buildings will
have a frontage on Main Street of
Mc said most of the building had
The wooder. buildings were oc
cupied by a taxi firm, a shoe shop,
and Little's Variety Store. <
Hurgin made no statement as to
the approximate cost of the con
Killed . . .; 3
(TU> Information com
piled from Record* of
tilato Highway Patrol.)