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H\G BURLEy PRODUCTION was dis
' ^Hy county farmers and agricultural offi
l^Ha special meeting at the courthouse Fri
!|^Ht In a huddle here before the start of the
|H were (seated, left to right) J. L. C'agle of
Hemphill. H. C. Shook of Clyde, and F. M. Rogers
of Fines Creek; (stanr,'.ng) Henry Allison of
Cove Creek and Dewey Franklin of Jonathan
? (.Mountaineer Photo).
trers Pass 3 Resolutions Aimed
utting Production Of Burley
afl Rites For
^^Btcs for Corporal Gerald
who died in action in
^^Bcovember 4, 1950, will be
the Riverside Baptist
-?^B Lake Logan, Thursday I
* Rav. Paul Grogan and the
Thttnas Erwin will officiate
burial will be in Riverside
?tery. Military rites will be
}ct<l by members of the Ed- j
l?ClAt Messer VFW Post No
'lof^anton. Pallbear?V"s will
tefjlrmbers of the VFW Post.,
'? Iflriy is expected to arrive
Ifl Wednesday morning and
^^Bken to the home of the
B^Br. and Mrs. Herbert S.
?Hi Canton, Route 3.
?^Bgers entered the service
?^?946 and served in Italy
prior to going to Ko
in addition to the par-;
three brothers, Lannes
??? Asheville, Leonard Rog-i
Ridge, Tenn., and Jcr-!
jj^B of Manteo; four sisters,'
B. Dew of Knoxvtile, Mrs.
^^Bcary of Canton, Mrs. Al-:
of Cherryville. and
Chambers of Canton.
I arrangements are under
^^Bion of Wells Funeral
Ii Lions To See
Lions will see a movie
4 National Lions Conven
hey meet Tuesday night
le's. Tha movie will be
L. A. Coman. Also on the
>gram will be a him of
Paper and Fibre Com
idson is president of the
meeting will be at seven
Three resolutions concerning the
reduction of hurley production in
the eight-state "burlev belt" were
passed by Haywood County farm
ers and agricultural officials at a
special meeting Friday night at the
coirrthouse. An overflow crowd a'- ,
tended the session in the court- i
The three resolutions urged:
1. RETENTION of the present
law exempting all growers with
.7 acre or less in hurley from al
2. INCREASING the present
penalty of 50 per cent on excess
tobacco to 75 per cent.
3. ABOLISHMENT of all penal
ties for failure to plant a full al-1
The hurley producers also nam
ed a committee of three?Charles
McCrarv, \vr. G. Byers, D. J. Boyd j
? to represent Haywood County
at a regional meeting at Asheville
this Saturday, at which time repre
sentatives of each of the state's
burley-growing counties will meet
to present the recommendations of
A meeting of all eight states in
the hurley belt will be held at Lex
ington, Ky. in February.
The Haywood County growers
also went on record unanimously 1
as opposing the "weighing charge" j
instituted in Asheville tobacco
warehouses the past season by the
North Carolina Burley Warehouse j
Association, charging farmers 10
cents per hundred pounds of to
Virgil L. Holloway, county farm
agent, estimated that this weighing
charge cost Haywood growers ap
proximately $1,700 this season.
Mr. Holloway also said that
there are, at present, some 207,
000 growers with .7 acre or less of
burley tobacco, and only 116,000
with more than .7 acre.
It was pointed out at the meet
ing that even before the opening
of the 1954-55 burley markets,
there was enough burley tobacco
on hand to supply all needs for 6' 2
Albert W. Ferguson, ASC man- 1
ager, termed this an "alarming 1
situation" and warned that action ]
would have to be taken to curb
He asserted that 10 per cent of j
all tobacco produced last year, was (
grown in excess of allotments and |
termed Haywood County "typical" ]
in this respect.
Mr. Ferguson also explained that
the government this year purchas- .
ed 40 per cent of all the burley
sold, but said that the U. S. can
not continue its buying at such a
Oral L. Yates, district field rep
resentative of the North Carolina (
Farm Bureau, called burley tobac
co the "life blood" of many Hay
wood County farmers and explain- *
ed that the state ranks third in the ,
nation as a burley producer?be- '
hind Kentucky and Tennessee, re
J. R. Caldwell, pesident of the fi
Haywood County Farm Bureau, >
presidrd at the meeting.
B-Mng cloudiness and cold
Biesday, partly cloudy and
Btcd by the State Test ]
Max. Min. Pr.
?1 40 17
? ... 42 17 .40 1
H- 3!) 23 (snow) |
Still Not Returned
Approximately 650 tobacco mar
keting cards have yet to be turned
in by Haywood County burley pro
ducers. it has been announced by
the ASC office,
A. W. Ferguson, ASC manager,
warned that growers may have
their 1955 burley allotment reduc
ed unless the marketing cards are
returned to the ASC oflTice.
Allotments for '55 are mailed
only after receipt of the markcing
cards from the season recently
Six days a week, Cordell
Chambers, Linotype operator at
The Mountaineer, and Ben Church,
job printing foreman, meet each
other in the composing room of
Friday at noon the two men had
another meeting which was some
what distressing in that both were
driving cars at th.' time
The two printers met head-on
when Mr. Chambers, driving west
on Wall St., swerved to the left
to avoid a car backing out of a
parking place and drove into the
path of Mr. Church's car.
Damage to Jhe two cars, com
paratively minor, has not been
Judge Dan K. Moore of Sytva,
has under consideration, the law
suit of the Haywood Board of Edu
cation. plaintiff. and the Town of
Waynesville, defendant, over own- I
ership of the Central Elementary
Judge Moore heard the state- !
ment of facts from lawyers in the
case for two hours Thursday after- j
noon, and will file his decision with
the clerk of court. Some court offi
cials expect the decision within the j
next two weeks.
Representatives of both the
plaintiff and defendant have indi
cated they will take an appeal to
the Supreme Court if the Superior
Court decision is not in their
The Supreme Court session is
scheduled for August, and it was
felt that the decision of that court
I would come somewhere near the
I first of September.
The suit is the outgrowth of the
ownership of the block-square
piece of school property. The 1953
General Assembly, through a spe
cial act, deeded the property to the |
town of recreational purposes when j
the county board of education fin- j
ished using the property for school
purposes. The building, condemned j
(See Court?Page 6)
ASC To Offer
Pre-measurement of all allot
1 ment crops will be offered to farm
ers in 1955. Farmers will be re
quired to pay only the- actual cost
of the work. In previous yeai.
farmers have used various methods I
to determine the area to plant to;
an allotment crop, which have fre-'
quently caused the farmer to ovpr-i
plant. This unintentional overplant-j
i ing costs the farmer fertilizer, un
used plants or seed as well as the
J cost of measuring.
On making application for pre
measurement at the county ASC
| office, the farmer will be required '
' to deposit sufficient funds to cov- |
er cost of pre-measuring. The pre
measured acreage will be accepted
I as official unless it is later deter
mined that (It the crop has not 1
, been planted within the pre-meas- 1
ured area; <2t less than the pre
i measurer area has been planted or j
(3) there was an obvious error in
the pre-measurement. Costs for pre- ,
measurement will be .60 per acre 1
or $5 per farm, whichever is larg- '
j Attends Press Meeting '
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The,'
I Mountaineer, attended the 30th an
nual midwinter North Carolina
| Press Institute in Chapel Hiil last j
weekend. He returned Saturday ]
TO ATTEND CONFERENCE
Mrs. Jeannette Abbott of Can
ton. public health nurse, will leave ,
Wednesday tp attend a 10-day con- ?
ference on mental health at the
State Hospital at Raleigh.
Canton To Play Host
To Baptist Brotherhood
Cartlon will play host to the sec-1
and annual Region Nine Baptist
Brotherhood Convention, to be
held at the First Baptist Church
Friday night, starting at 6 p.m.
The Haywood Baptist Associa
tions 1 Brotherhood will act as host :
fo rthc convention. Tha Rev. Hor
ace Smith is pastor of the host1
Baptist Church in Canton and Phil
Kinken is associational brother
The theme for the meeting is:
The program will be:
7 p.m.?Devotion singing.
7:13 p.m.?"Business Challenge".
7:30 p.m.?Reports by associa
8 p.m.?Royal Ambassadors, Bill
8:10 p.m.?Cottage prayer meot
ngs. Horace Easom.
8:20 p.m.?Special music. Vcrl
rapps, First Church, Charlotte.
8:30 p.m.?Talk by Nelson Tull,
;ecretary. Baptist Brotherhood of
Region Nine of the Baptist
Brotherhood includes the Haywood.
Buncombe. Yancey, French Broad, s
Newfound. Transylvania. Carolina, J
and Mitchell associations, I
CHUBBY AND HEALTHY LOOKING U Shirley Jean Grooms,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grooms of Hazel wood, who was
stricken with polio at the age of 2. When first sent to Asheville
Orthopedic Hospital, she remained, for two months and has been
back twice for short pefiods to learn to walk on crutches. Shir
ley Jean is only one of thousands of youngsters in the United
States who have been aided by funds from the March of Dimes
in the fight against the dreaded crippler of children.
(Photo bv Jean White).
Shirley Jean Learning
To Walk After Polio
Left Her Legs Crippled
A goal of 200 pints will be sought
here Tuesday aftertioon when the
American Red Cross Bloodmobile
is scheduled to pay its first visit
of 1955 to the VVaynesville area.
The trip here tomorrow will be
sponsored by employes of the Day
ion Rubber Co.
Virgil L. Holloway and Clyde
Fisher, new Blood Bank chairmen,
announced that the mobile unit will
he ii> operation from 1 until 6 p.m.
at the Hazel wood Presbyterian
Assisting in the work will be
the Red Cross Gray Ladies, direet
?d by Mrs. Felix Stovall, chairman,
and Mrs. Ben Colkitt, co-chairman.
rB Fund Drive
Still On; Goal
Not Yet Reached
It is still not too late to send in
contributions to the Wayncsvilte
Tuberculosis Committee for Christ
mas Seals sent through the mails
last year, Mrs. R. R. Campbell, re
minded the public today.
The seal sale goal of $1,500 has
not been reached and a number of
persons have not yet sent in dona
lions for the seals they received.
Funds from the sale of Christ
mas seals is used for educational
and preventive work dealing with
the detection and treatment of
tuberculosis ;? especialy In the TB
chest X-ray program.
\ Area Veterinarians
To Attend State Meet
Dr. Mack Setser, Dr. A. R, Ricgg.
Or. R. R. Jeter, and Dr. C. R. Bor
ler, VVaynesville area veterinari
ins, will attend the 17th annual
conference for veterinarians to be
teld at N. C. Slate College Tucs
lay through Friday.
The conference is sponsored by
state College and the North Caro
ina Veterinary Medical Associa
At the four-day meeting, the four
Vaynesville veterinarians will par
icipate in forums conducted by
mtstanding specialists from all
icctions of the United States.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. LaFounlainc
innounee the birth ol a son on
fanuary 21 at Memorial Mission
By BOB CONWAY
How would you feel if you awoke
1 on a bright summer morning and
? found one of your legs completely
Although she was too young at
the time to realize the full signifi
cance of her condition, that's just
what happened to Shirley Jean
Grooms of Hazelwood on July 8.
On that morning, Shirley Jean
, was unable to walk or even to
. move her right leg. When the doc
tor came, his diagnosis confirmed
the fears of the girl's parents:
i i At first the dreaded illness af
fected only Shirley Jean's leg, but
? soon it had spread over her entire
. body and she was sent to the Ashe
, ville Orthopedic Hospital for
She stayed for two months the
j first time and has returned for
short periods twice for assistance
in learning to use crutches.
Shirley Jean was two years old
when stricken with polio; she is
now three and a half. Today her
condition has Improved consider
ably over what it was 18 months
a?u> and further improvement can
be expected, but doctors hold little
hope for her complete recovery.
Her susceptibility to the disease
was increased by infections of the
(See Shirley Jean?Page 4>
In Waynesville At
The Town of Waynesville issued
building permits during 1954 to
taling $425,200, according to the
records of Lloyd Jones, building
The report, on file with G. C.
Ferguson, town manager, shows
that there were 34 new homes con
structed in town during 1954, and
the other 21 permits were for com
mercial buildings, repairs, and ex- i
pansions of buildings. There were
55 permits issued.
The largest single permit was
for the construction of the building
for the Dixie Store, on Miller and
Haywood Streets, for $60,000.
A number of the 34 permits for
homes were for $20,000.
Town Manager Ferguson said he
believed this past year saw more
new homes built within the city
limits than at any time in several
years The 1954 report was one of
the highest in the history of the
town, only exceeded by the year
when the first Baptist church and
several motor courts were con
Throws Off Bad
Cold And Upset
Little Suzanne Milner is over
her cold, and the effects of the trip
to a heart specialist in Minneapolis.
The black-eyed little girl was
reported at noon as being "100 per
cent h?;fJer than Friday ??as far as
I her cold and stomach upset were
Mr. and Mrs. James Milner are
' receiying floods of mail, and tele-,
1 phone calls from all parts of the'
! country with suggestions for Suz-j
j anne. Some recommended certain
: hospitals, or doctors, while others
recommended other things, such as
Some of the mail has been from
parents with children suffering a
similar heart ailment as Suzanne.'
j and ask for advice and information. '
The formal medical report from ;
the .University of Minnesota Hos-;
pital has not yet been received.
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3 Canton Men
Charged With j
Three Canton men were placed j
; in the Haywood County jail at 3 j
' a.m. today on charges of breaking j
, and entering in connection with
the robbery of the J. L. Connard
service station near the western
! town limits of Canton on January
Sheriff Fred Y. Campbell iden
j tified the three as Kenneth 'Tex"
j Robinson, Paul Blankenship, and
i Willard Blankenship.
They are charged with taking
I tools and a tool chest worth $260,
' a radio, hot plate, and a quantity ,
of motor oil from the Connard sta
tion last Monday.
The trio will be returned to Can
ton for a bearing before Justice of
the Peace B. R Mease.
M. R. Williamson Pastor Of
Church Destroyed By Fire
Member# of the Tenth Avenue
Presbyterian Church in Charlotte,
were today surveying the ashes
and blackened rubble remains of
; the 53-year>old building which
was destroyed by fire early Sunday
Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor,
and until November first, pastor of
the Wayncsville Presbyterian
Church, said over lonR distance to
day that the estimated loss is a
hout $250,000 with insurance of
$75,000. Included in the loss was
a new $25,000 organ.
The pastor had not been permit
ted by firemen to enter his study
since the fire. The study was ser
iously damaged, and many of the
personal effects of the pastor in
cluded in the loss. He was concern
ed about the paintings given him
while District Governor of Rotary.
These W.N.C. scene paintings were
hanging on the wall of his study.
The blase Is believed to have
started In the boiler room of the
church. The heavy Mate roof on
the building kept the blaze from
spreading to other nearby church
buildings, firemen said.
The congregation plans to re
build. the pastor said, but might
consider a new site. The glass
windows in the church were con- j
i sidercd as being among the most
beautiful in the South, and a
I coustlcal engineers often referred
to the tones as being "julmost per
; feet" in the sanctuary.
Rev. Mr. Williamson was sched
uled to be officially installed as
pastor next Sunday. The services
I will be carried out at the First
The fire was a five alarm blaze,
and brought out most of Char
lotte's fire fighting equipment.
Many Haywood citizens saw pic
tures of the disastrous fire on TV
Regular services of the church
will be held in the fellowship
building of the church, Rev. Mr.
LEAVING. Bfv. Archie Graham,
Hazel wood pastor, announced to
his congregation Sunday he was
going to a Rock Hill Presbyterian
church February 3rd.
To Rock Hill
The Rev. Arohie C. Graham, pas
tor of the Hazclwood Presbyterian
Church, has accepted a call to the
Northmlnster Presbyterian Church
in Rock Hill. S. C., according to an
announcement yesterday in a con
gregational meeting in the Hazel
Mr- Graham came to llazelwoqd
in February, 1953 while still a
student at Louisville Presbyterian
Seminary. During the two years of
his minlatry, the church member
ship has Increased from 78 to 110
and raan>" improvements have been
made in the church property. New
pews, pulpit furniture, lights, and
carpet have been placed in the
sanctuary, the basement has been
rebuilt and a new heating system
installed. A garage has also been
built for the manse.
Mr. Graham was instrumental in
starting a fund for the purchase of
an electronic organ in memorv of
the (ate Harry R. (Blue) Robinson.
The fund has $1376.70 of its goal
Since coming to the community
Mr. Graham has been active in
civie affairs. He is a member of
the Hazelwood Boosters Club, the
P.T.A., and the Haywood County
Mr. Graham, with his wife and
three children, Linda, David, and
Johnny, will leave for Rock llill
Thursday, February 3.
Cub Scouts To Meet
At Central At 7 P. M.
The local Cub Scout pack will
meet at Central Elementary School
Tuesday night at 7 o clock instead
of at 7:30 p.m. as-has been the
custom in the past, it was announc
ed today by Bill Cobb. j
A PTA meeting will follow at 8
Killed .... 0
Loss .. $8,199
(This Information com
piled from records ol
State Hlfhwajr Patrol.)