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* ' ln Adva"ie In Haywood and Jackson Counties
eipts Show Increase
Postoffice receipts, considered a
good barometer of business, show
ed an increase at Hazelwood of
$1,371.26 during 1954 in compari
son with 1953. it has been announc
ed by Thurinan Smith, Hazelwood
Receipts for last year totaled
$71,400.08. while those of the
year previous amounted to- $70.
028.82, Mr. Smith said.
Totals by quarters were:
First quarter, $17,850.78: sec
ond quarter, $16,378.71; third
quarter, $15,695.17: fourth quar
A new record was set at the
Hazelwood postoffice in Decem
ber. according to Mr. Smith, when
a total of 59.800 pieces of mail
were cancelled during the month
? the highest figure ever for De
Also up sharply from 1953 were
monev order receipts, which
totalled $195.939 57 -? an increase
I let' Sees
t Jail Cell
l Carson, Western star in '
id television films, watch
anrise Fridav morning in
-from the town jail,
t, who was making a se
ippearances at a Canton
was released Friday on
charges of drunkenness
a Policemen F.. E. Moore,
offitt and Albert Fouts.
de the arrest, said they
led by theater employes
I Carson was drunk and
?e afraid he would "hurt
" during a shooting dem
n which is a Part of his
?urt, $3,900 Damages
sed In 3 Accidents
?men were injured, a cow I
^B' fatally, and property
S.'l 900 was caused in
accidents reported by 1
^^?' Highway Patrol during
J^B Luther Ward, Jr.. 31, Cah
^Bgist. suffered multiple in
j^B 8:30 p.m. Sunday when
Mallear plunged otf the high
MH a slight cur\ e on U. S.
H'l of Canton and over
j^Bomplctcly demolishing the
^^nnan V. E. Brvson of*the
Bghway Patrol said Ward
Hly was driving his car ?
^Beitiuc. with only 250 miles
^^Hpeedometer ? at a high
^Bpeed at the time of the
?some 492 feet and over
four times after go
^B m Brvson termd the
I car 'the worst I have
H1' ' The loss was estimat
^B M? morial Mission
m Asheville. where Ward
?en. said the Canton man
a broken left leg. lacera
j^B Hie face and head, mufti
^?ses. and possible internal
His condition was called
^B>s a pharmacist at the
^^B" Cut-Rate Drug Store
s have been filed pend
^^?letion of the investigation, :
^?n Brvson said.
^Blames Davis and Frank
^B ')0,h ?f Waynesville, were |
? at 11:30 p.m. Saturday
B' 1949 Ford Pickup truck j
they were riding ran off 1
. Bk's Nest road Into a
^?suffered a broken nose
^^?Hll in Haywood County
Medford had two brok
^B'an Harold Dayton of the
^Bghway patrol estimated
B? ,he 'ruck at $150. He is !
^?e ">e investigation.
being rounded up b>
I Ki,?n k"u'? 276 between j
^B1 '' and Bethel, darted out
? highway and was struck i
H? Fn|fl driven by Marvin1
? ?* Cake Junaluska at I
^B owned by O. P. Stiles,
^B ;n n,'sville. was badly
^?nd had to be destroyed. [
I Was estimated at $50.
1,1 Yarbourough's carl
^^Blall \ ?
an unavoidable one
? oy an ornery cow."
^H>'d cool today. Tuesday, in
? cloudiness and cool with
H<y of rain.
Btod by the State Test
Max. Mln. Pr.
? 42 25 .02
I 45 It
1 47 38 .09
I- 49 28
Carp To Be
Open warfare has been declared
on the carp population of Lake
Fishing experts will come here
in February to make a survey of
the fish population in the 250-acre
lake, and according to present
plans-, will return when the carp
spawn and catch them in whole
J. W. Fowler. Jr., superintendent
Of the Lake, said the Liberty Fish
Company, of Philadelphia, was-in
terested in clearing the Lake of all
"rough*fish"* such as carp, leaving
only the game fish.
Drag nets, seines, and traps will
be used, itv cooperation with the
North Carolina Wildlife Hesourees
Commission, in catching the carp.
Some expert fishermen here pre
dict that some of the carp will
weigh 20 pounds, and are at least
35 inches long.
The carp often live in the mud.
and spawn in the shallow water of
the upper Lake. Visitors at the
Lake during the spawning season
say the carp sometimes go into
water onlv four inches deep to la>
their eggs, and that half of their
bodies will In- out of the water. By
standers often kill the carp with
sticks and pocks as the spawning
fish flounder about in the shallow
water. almost rolling each other.
Supt. Fowler said the company
wants to take the live carp in a
tank truck to Philadelphia, where
they will be sold on the market.
"The officials of the company
said there is an excellent market
there for carp," Fowler explained.
"Once we get rid of ttye carp, we
will have one of the finest game
fishing areas anywhere in this part
of the state," Fowler continued.
The Lake has in recent years
been stocked with bass, and the
population of bass is expected to
leap fast when the carp are re
Four Members Of
In All-State Unit
Four members of the WTHS or
chestra, and their director. Charles
Isley, leave Wednesday for the all
state orchestra in Winston-Salem.
There wil lhe 129 members in
the orchestra, and the three-day
meeting will be climaxed with a
concert under the direction of
John Iuele, director of the Win
Two concerts wil be given dur
ing the event.
The musicians representing th^ ,
local orchestra include: Agnes
Jane Roberson, violin: Beverly
Teague, violin; Ann Ruff, viola and
Joe Jack McElvoy, oboe.
A SAFETY PLAQUE was presented u> ?6 em
ployees of the Haywood Electric Membership
t'orp. last week for working 50,000 man hours
without a lost-time accident, from August, 1953
through October, iS.i-i. rresenung the award to
K. Sheffield. RE.\ manager, (right) i* James
McGeV of Knoxville, representing Employers
Mutual. Inc., of W'ausau, Wis.
Special Meeting Planned Here Friday
On Possible Burley Production Cuts
' ?. ? , J
An important special meeting of
all hurley tobacco growers in Hay
' wood County w ill be held at the
courthouse at 7:30 p.m. Friday to
i discuss possible cuts in Hurley to
At a recent meeting of represent-!
atives of the eight-state Burley
' Belt, it was agreed that action
sliould be taken to reduce the pro-,
duction of burley?in view of the
present surplus on hand.
Burley counties have been asked
to conduct open meetings of tobac
co producers and then report then
findings and recommendations at
District representatives w ill then
meet again at Lexington. Ky. and
report finally to the U. S. Depart
ment of Agricjuure at Washington.
County Agent Virgil L. HoIlowa>
said that one of the chief points
of contention is whether to abolish
the present regulation which ex
empts growers w ith .7 of an acre or
less from reductions in burley to-,
If this exemption is removed..
many small-scale growers in the
county would face a cut in their
burley income. Mr. Holloway as- i
Ti e meeting here Friday night j
is being sponsored by ail agricul
tural organizations in the county?
including tire Extension Service. |
ASC. Farm Bureau, Soil Conserva
tion Service, vocational agricutlure
departments, and others.
A Western North Carolina dis-;
. trict meeting will be held in Ashe
ville on January 29.
Merschell Rogers was' elected
chairman of I hp Haywood County
Soil Conservation District at a
meeting last week at the court
D. J Bdvd was named vice chair
man and Van Wells secrelarv.
During a discussion of the soil
district's financial problems, a bud
get of $600 was proposed by Mr.
Wells and a soil and water conser
vation contest involving the Pi
geon River watershed was taken
It was also determined that
membership dues in the State and
National Associations of Soil Con
servation Districts would amount
to about $40 and that incidental
fees lor correspondence will be a
In order to obtain more adequate
office space, Mr. Rogers was ask
ed to appear at the next meeting
of the county commissioners to ask
j for use of the present Health De
partment 'laboratory on the first
| floor of the courthouse when the
Health Department moves into its
! new Quarters later this year.
Roy Beck, work unit conserva
; tionist, read the soil district's an
nual report for 1954, which was
! adopted by the three soil super
visors and is to lie forwarded to
! state headquarters in Raleigh.
It was also disclosed that Mr.
Rogers and Mr. Boyd will attend
Hie State Soil Conservation Supcr
| visors mee.ting at Goldsboro, Jan
An open meeting on the mental
health problem in Haywood Coun
; ty will be held at the First Meth
j odist Church at 7:30 p.m. tonight
' under the sponsorship of the Hay
wood County Mental Hygiene
The principal speaker will he
Stanley Nale, clinical psychologist
for the State Department of Pub
lic Welfare, who w-ill discuss what
1 other town and county mental
health groups liave accomplished
in North Carolina.
The Haywood County Mental
Hygiene Society was organized
here last summer with Ear! H.
Brcndall as president and Mrs.
Jack Klopp a.% secretary.
1955 Tobacco Allotments
Will Be Announced Soon
Hurley tobacco allotments for
1955 have been determined and
county growers will receive their
allotment notices within the next
week, it has been announced by
the ASC office at the courthouse.
Haywood's adjustment" acreage
has been set at 7 acres ? to be
apportioned among the county's 12
communities, it was explained.
Adjustments for the commun
ities and Individual producers will
be determined by ASC committee
men and growers receiving addi
tional acreage will be mailed a re
Farmers who have sold 1954 to
bacco were reminded that all mar
keting cards are to be returned to
the ASC offlce>
The second week of the civil
term of Superior Court began this
morning, with Judge Dan K.
Moore, of Sylva. presiding,
A full calendar faces th+ cawrt,
with special interest centering
around the scheduled case Thurs
day of. the lawsuit of the Haywood
Board of Education against the
Town of Waynesvilie over owner
ship of the Central Elementary
Cases disposed of last week in
cluded the awarding ol $450 in the
case of Morris Jenkins vs Theodore
Shipman. Granville Mull was
awarded $60 in the case against A.
T. Ward, administrator of David
In the ease of A. T. Ward, admin
istrator of David Underwood vs
Lee Smith and wile. Blanche, in
volving a $1,218 note. The court
held the Smiths had naid $1,285,
and by agreement, offered to pay
an additional $189.41 in interest.
A T. Ward, administrator for Da
vid Underwood estate, an award of
$41.54 was made in the case against
R. R. Jeter and wife.
R. L. Prevost. Sr., was awarded
$1,750 in the case against Daniel
County Births During 1954
Exceeded Deaths By 687
8 Road Projects
In Haywood Done
I Eight road projects were com
pleted in Haywood during Decein
! ber, according to a report of Harry
! Buchanan, commissioner of the
The projects for Haywood in
In Haywood County, the follow
ing 14 to 24 ft. roads and their
I lengths were graded, drained and
| suriaecd with traffic-bound mac
adam by highway maintenance
I forces: ketner Hoad, 0.3 mile; H.
' M. Medford Hoad, 0.2 mile; Nlne
vah Road south. 0.3 mile; VVHCC
Transmitter Hoad, 0.2 mile ;and
Thompson Mill Road lor 0.2 of a
mile. The following three roads
and their lengths were strengthen
ed with traffic-bound macadam
by highway forces: liyatt Creek,
1.5 miles; Ratclit'fe Cove, 0.4; and
Smokcy Cove Road, 0.3 mile.
Income Tax Laws Arc
Explained In Articles
The first of a series of articles
by an expert on the current in
eome tax laws begins In this
The articles will contain some
valuable information and are ex
plained in simple, understand
Births in Haywood County dur
ing 1954 exceeded deaths by 687,
I according to records in the Health
During the year there were 874
live births and 187 deaths, it was
disclosed by Miss Dorothy Whisen
liunt, records clerk in the Health
The county's ratio of births to
| deaths ?? 4 7 ? was considerably
1 higher than the slate ratio for
1935, which was 3.5. That year,
there were 113.386 births and 32,
| 292 deaths in North Carolina.
In Haywood County the highest
number of births last year?88 ?
i occurred in June. The fewest num
| ber of births was in October, when
there were 52.
The highest number of deaths
in the county during 1954 took
place in October, when there were
21. The fewest number of deaths
was nine in February.
The record for the entire year is:
Month Births Deaths
January 69 15
February ... : 74 . 9
March .. 66 10
April 67 18
May ... 79 12
June 88 17
July 84 14
August 80 19
September 58 18
October 52 21
November ... ... 83 16
December ;. .... .. 74 18
Several Major Projects Are
Under Way At Junaluska
Leaking Valve Found In ,
Little Suzanne's Heart, (
Future Is Not Too Bright
Niws from the bedside of little
Suzanne Milner, at the University ]
of Minnesota Hospital. Minneapolis,! 1
was not encouraging this morning.! '
After a series of examinations by I
specialists since Thursday, they re- '
1 ported a leaking Mitral Valve in j '
the heart, which cannot be correct-;
;ed by surgery. The specialists this ? j
morning began another series of j ^
examinations to be positive of their ,
It was first thought that an oper
ation could be performed, but the
latest examinations reversed this j
j earlier belief.
The specialists have told Su-1
zanne's parents. Mr, and Mrs. J
James Milner that under present i
I circumstances, and based upon
their Saturday examination re-j
ports, the 6-month-old little girl
. could live from two to four months.
The examinations consisted of i
determining the amount of pres
sure in the heart area, and the i
I faulty valve was discovered be- ,
tween the two sections of the heart,;
in the lower right side of the or
If the examination today veri
ties earlier findings, the parents
i and Suzanne will probably return
home this weekend.
At several Haywood churches
Sunday, special prayer# were of
fered for Suzanne and her family.
The trio left here last Tuesday'
? for Minneapolis, taking a special
- pressurized cabin plane from Knqx- i
. j ville.
A number of friends have made 1
special contributions to a fund. ,
Miss Kathleen Calhoun, treasurer |
1 of the First Methodist church is'
r serving as head of the fund.
t T ? ? ? i
March Of Dimes
Pushed In Area
Chairmen of the various com
mittees of the March of Dimes
here said this morning their pro
grams were "going along satis
No total had been compiled as
of this morning, but Rotarians,
heading the drive, said the two
days on the dime boards ? one
here and the other in Hazel
wood, showed about S400.
Mrs. Robert Winchester, chair
man of publicity, said that a de
tailed report would be available
by Thursday. The quota for this
area is $7,500 ? half of the
county quota of $15,000.
Ore hundred twenty-seven em
i ployees of the A. G. Lawrence
Leather Company's Hazelwood tan
nery vverj honored for long ser
\1ee with the company at ceremon
ies held on Friday. January 14
Well over 1,800 years of service
were represented by these em
ployees. each of whom has beei
with the company for 5 years o
Recognition was also given a
the same time to long service em
ployees of A. C. Lawrence's tan
neries and offices in other part
of the country. In all of the tan
neries and offices. 93 out of ever;
hundred employee? have beei
with the company more than '
years, and 43 per cent of ever;
i hundred employees have been wit!
the company lor more than 2<
All employees with more that
five years of service were present
ed lapel pins signifying the num
ber of years they have been will
the company. People with undei
35 years of service were presentee
silver pins, and those with over 31
years of servic were presentee
gold pins in recognition of thei
many years of loyalty to the com
ii. N. Goodspeed. president o
the A. C. Lawrence Leather Co.
said that these people, and th<
other people, who have been witi
the company for all or the greatei
part of their working lives, can In
| justly proud of the creative worl
j they have done and of their loyal
I ty to the company, lie emphasizec
: that. "The strength of a com pan;
' lies in its people ? the men an<
I women who, year after year, ge
i pleasure and satisfaction out o
| working together."
The record of service of A. C
Lawrence people, Mr. Goodspee<
pointed out, "means that A. C
Lawrence has a wrlth of skill an<
i experience with which to produei
a consistently high quality pro
duct t- to produce in all sorts o
situations ? to continually im
prove and progress. It also seem
to indicate that in A. C. Lawrcno
plants and offices, men and womei
i have found satisfying work and as
sociation, and fair treatment an<
He went on to say to these long
service people, "You're a part o
a company whose people have th<
skill and experience to make J
superior product at a reasonable
cost. You can wear your scrvici
Local Senators Named
To Important Assignments
State Senator William Medford
has been named chairman of the
Senate Committee on Conserva
tion and Development. In addi
tion to this important assignment,
he will serve on the following oth
er committees: Courts and judicial
districts; education, finance, Judic
iary No. one: manufacturing, labor
and commerce; penal institutions
and propositions and grievances.
State Senator David Hall, of
Sylva, the other senator of this
district, is a member of the follow
ing committees: vice chairman
county, cities and towns; courts
and judiciary districts; elections
laws; senatorial districts; finance;
Judiciary No. one and University
The committee assignments will
be made in the House on Thurs
? Set At Lake
1 An international Methodist con-'
i ference will be held in 1956 at Lake
^ Junaluska. it was announced inj
j Cincinnati last week by Bishop
i Ivan Lee Holt of St. Louis, presi-i
-1 dent of the World Methodist Coun- !
" ; cil.
1( The bishop, in Cincinnati for a
r meeting of Methodist agencies, said
] a tentative date of Sept. 5 has been i
' ; set for the opening of the confer
ence and that it will continue for
10 days to two weeks. He said
more than 1.000 delegates would
Mrs. Paul Arrington of Jackson.1
' Miss,, vice president of the World
i Federation of Methodist Women.
said that organization would meet
, at the same time at Lake Junalus
. i Bishop Holt said the actual dates
j | and the program for the interna
,? | tional conference would be de
1 tcrmined June 1-7 at a meeting of
t the council's executive committee
f in Belfast, Ireland.
( Lt. R. H. Winchester
Gets New Assignment
' First Lt. Robert H. Winchester,
c 400 Branner Ave., formerly execu
' tive officer of Waynesville's Tank
' Company, 120th Infantry. North
.Carolina National Guard, has been
assigned as supply officer of the
L> 1 Third Battalion of the 120th Infan
1 try, with headquarters in Kings
Other Third Battalion units are
. at Shelby and Spindalc and two
f more are now being organized at
j Sylva and Hendersonvillc. The bat
j talion commander is Lt. Col. James
e M. Davis of Waynesville.
e Lt. Winchester will continue to
reside in Waynesville.
Axe Being Pushed
Several projects are moving a
ong at a fast pace at Lake Juna
Four streets are being cut, 2.200
feet of water and sewer lines built,
ind about 40 to 50 more building
ots along the south shore will be
placed on the market for fine type
homes. The lots are of 120-foot
frontage, and h^ve an unobstructed
J. W. Fowler, Jr., superintendent
Df Lake Junaluska, said that ex
tensive improvements are also be
ing made at Shackford Hall, where
the second floor is being finished,
and the exterior of the building
On the third floor, a sound pro
jection room is being constructed
for demonstration and classroom
work by the Sunday School Board.
This will be ready for use this
Just as soon as the weath
er permits, work will begin
on the $65,000 rock Archives
Building, near the chapel. This
work will be pushed, and Supt.
Fowler said he hopes it will be
ready soon aftei; the opening of the
Revised plans have been com
pleted for the 47-room addition to
Lambuth Inn. The new wing will
also contain an auditorium, two
classrooms, and will be of fireproof
construction throughout. Supt.
Fowler said he did not feel this
could be completed in time for the
Another project which carries a
lot of interest is the fact that the
swimming pool, built last jear.
will have a concrete bottom this
season. Plans have been complet
ed to pour the concrete. The pool
is 125 by 100 feet, and last sea
son more than 12.000 swimmers
took advantage of the facilities of
the modern pool.
54 Lancer Lases
Fewer; Gains In
Cancer, the nation's No. 2 killer
disease, showed a sharp drop in
the number of cases reported in
Haywood County in 1954 as com
pared with the year previous, ac
cording to Health Department rec
ords, but the total of a number of
contagious diseases was higher last
year than in 1953.
There were 24 cases of cancer
reported last year 115 resulting in
death) in contrast to 38 in 1953. ac
cording to Miss Dorothy Whisen
hunt, Health Department secretary
and records clerk.
Among contagious diseases, how
ever, the only actual decrease was
in diphtheria ? with no cases re
ported during the year. There were
four in 1953.
Although there were only 16 new
cases of tuberculosis recorded dur
ing 1954?in comparison to 30 list
ed for 1953 ? Miss Whisenhunt
pointed out that the difference is
due largely to the fact that a mass
TB survey was made here in 1953
? which always discloses more
cases of the disease than would be
found normally. Another survey is
tentatively scheduled in Haywood
County this year.
The number of polio cases was
doubled?from four to eight. Two
of these cases resulted in death.
The biggest increases were in
measles ? 73 cases in 1954. only
three in 1953, and scarlet fever?
(See Cancer?Page 8)
Killed .... 0
(This information com
piled from records oi
State Highway Patrol.)