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I (wood County Goes
ill Over $15,000
rch Of Dimes Quota
At noon today it appeared that
' the March of Dimes campaign here
! would exceed the quota by more
j than $2,500, according to Rev. Karl
Hrcndall. general chairman. The
quota was $7,500, and the cam
i paign in this area ol the county
1 was sponsored by the Rotary Club.
Rev. Mr. Brendall said that sev
eral committees had not made a
final report, and he was asking that
all reports be completed and in by
From the schools, it was learned
, through M. II. Bowles, chairman.
that the S2.500 quota would be ex
' ceeded b\ about $500.
The two dime boards which
were operated by members of the
Rotary Club, both on the streets
here and Hazelwood, netted $1,300.
.-.eo Weill and Roy Wright were
in charge of this phase of the cam
Three industries contributed
well over $5,000. The reports from
others were incomplete this morn
ing, John N. Johnson, chairman
Dave Hyatt, in charge of the
campaign among business and pro
j fessional men said the reports
were incomplete, but "above the
The Canton area is well over
their quota of $7,500. which is half
| of the Haywood quota of $15,000.
Turner Cathey Is general chairman
in the Canton area, said over Sl'S,
000 was in hand.
Pisgah Forest had about 67t>,
000 visitors to the recreation areas ;
j in the forest during 1954. Ted
Seely, chief forester told The ;
( Besides those seeking recreation
facilities, the Forest accommodated
about 8.000 hunters during the
i deer season. Of this number about
' 2.400 hunted in Sherwood Forest
! and 5,600 in Pisgah. Seely report
This year marks the golden an- ,
niversary of the Forest Service and
I Seely said plans were to prepare
a number of interesting facts about
Pisgah National Forest and some
of the main attractions in the area.
He said that the pioneer road of
the Blue Ridge Parkway from
Bridgers Camp Gap to Beech Gap
had been completed, and he ex
pected Clement Brothers, contrac- i
tors, to resume work about April
on that connection of the Parkway.
! Ward Remains In
J. L. Ward, Jr., Canton drug
gist'. was reported today from Mis
sion Hospital as being conscious
and "wanting to talk". His condi
tion remain* critical, the report
Ward was injured in an aulomo
bile wrctk January 16, east of '
,T. CVRIL MINETT
VILLE AFB. Miss?2nd
W. Minett, a 1947 alum
he University of North
will shortly assume lead
"Dixie" Flight at Green
Force Base. Mississippi,
lett. who is planning a
a professional Air Force
ieer. graduated at Miss
el Training Installation.
3. 1954. Prior to his
into the flying program,
is squadron commander
id AFB. Texas; and while
y training at Columbus
i Base, Mississippi, the
rpliua youth was group
>r. Finishing f-6 train
It was ranked highest in
es and flying among his
>. After moving into the
i Greenville, he was made
?cutive of the cadet unit,
year-old natrlve of Wsty
s the son of Mr. and Mrs.
nett of that community.
!d the United States Air
September of 1953.
lett was schooled at the
lie High School, graduat
ine of 1947. From this
t he moved on to the
r where he was engaged
d tennis; played freshman
ind was head cheerleader,
nember of Kappa Alpha
1 the Episcopal Church,
on duly with the Air
Command's Flying Train
oree. Minett will be one
?eds of jet instructors
Itialified pilots for combat
i the United States and
I'r Visitor Dies
ias been received by
of the death of Mrs.
irterman on January 15
ie in Savannah, Ga. Mrs.
n has been an aftnual
?iter at The Maples for
Bi Rains Melt
m Snow, Ice
^?arm and heavy rains
? night literally washed
Br remaining sndw and
^Som the streets. Many
^kemain in shady places,
^B"|.v. ranger of Pisgah
B iul about six Inches re
?>? the original 11 at
H Road (lap. Highway
^Sau- kept Highway 216
all the snow.
floudy and colder tonight
* temperature of 14 de
rtday. snow, possibly mlx
ll'ct and rain.
w aynesville temperature
d hy the State Test Farm:
Ma*. Mln. Prec.
4* 8 ?
12 26 ?
14 17 11
CDP Aid To Be Sought
In Sanitary Fill Program
A meeting of chairmen of CDP
groups in the county with a spec-1
ial committee named by the Hoard
J of liealth will be held in the near
! future to discuss possible sites for
j sanitary land fills for the disposal
of garbage in both town and rural
I At a. meeting of the Hoard of
Health and the six-niember com
mittee at the courthouse Monday |
night, the possibility of establish- I
ing several land fills throughout
the county and plans for picking
! up garbage were discussed.
It was suggested that private
haulers might contract to handle
the removal of garbage, or that
residents themselves might cafry i
their own refuse to a community 1
j Since the creation of land fills :
actually increases the value of i
waste land, members of the com
mittee expressed the belief tlidt
owners of eroded sections might 1
agree to having the fills on their (
Pofhted out as an example \fas
Hickory, where eroded lands along
a highway were turned into hous
ing areas after having been graded
and used as sanitary land tills.
Faradav C Oreon chairman of
the county commissioners, said
that although the county realizes
the problems involved in proper I
disposal of garbage, the county j
government has no funds to be j
used in such a program and is not
likely to have any in the future.
lie said he thought the garbage
disposal problem could be solved I
best by the communities and indi
viduals directly concerned.
Mr, Green added that hiring
private contractors to pick up gar
bage is probobly the most satis- ?,
factory way to handle the matter.
Four open dumps are now be- <
ing maintained in the county at
VVayncsville, Canton, Hazclwood
and Lake Junaluska.
Canton has been one of the
strongest supporters of the plan
for sanitary land fills to overcome
the pollution of the Pigeon River,
source of the town's water supply.
The Hoard of Health also (1*;
heard a report from Dr. A. P.
Cline of Canton that county den
tists will equip a dental treatment j
room at the new health center on
the Asheville road, and (2) re
elected Dr. N. F. Lancaster of
VVayncsville to a four-term as a
member of the board |
I,EARNING AT AN EARI.Y AGE about hurley
tobacco, during the annual hurley school at the
courthouse Wednesday, was little Doris Anne
Mil V W -??W w~:
Underwood of South Clyde, who attended with
her erandparents. .Mr. and Mrs. F.lmer Chambers,
also of South Clyde. (Mountaineer Photo).
200 Haywood Farmers
Hear Tobacco Specialists
Some 200 Haywood County bur
ley tobacco farmers attended the
annual tobacco school at the court
house yesterday to get the latest ;
information on burley varieties,
disease and insect control, fertili
zation. and irrigation.
Principal speakers w ere Harold !
Nau and F. A. Todd of North Caro
lina State College and Dr. Luther
Shaw of the Mountain Experiment
Discussing irrigation, the special
ists said that irrigation of tobacco
fields is growing in North Carolina,
but cautioned farmers to select the
tj?pe of irrigation equipment best
suited for their particular farm.
They also warned of the danger
of spreading plant disease ? par-1
ticularlv blaekshank ? in the wat
er used in irrigation. I
Special emphasis was placed on j
the production of better tobacco
plants to insure a high-paying bur- '
ley crop. Last year, according to
Farm Agent Virgil L. Holloway.
there were not enough good,
healthy plants grown here.
The farmers were especially in
terested in a discussion of a new
variety of leaf, called "Burley 21".
which is high yielding, of good
quality, and highly resistant to
wildfire. It was pointed out, how
ever. that seed tor this variety will
be very limited this year.
Several growers at the meeting
expressed tlx- belief that, by fol
lowing recommended practices,
they can raise as much burley this
year as in the past ? even if a 10
per cent cut in allotments is en
The speakers urged farmers to
notify the county agent's office im
mediately whenever any plant di
sease appears in their burley crop
so that the particular disease can :
be identified and proper control
Rep. Jerry Rogers
Bills For Canton
Rep. Jerry Rogers introduced
the three bills for the Town of j
Canton in the Tuesday session of
the House, which he described
while home over the weekend.
The bills arc Numbers 127. 128
and 129, and are as follows:
To authorize the board of alder- j
men of the Town of Canton to ;
adjust assessments for street, side- '
walk and sewer improvements.
Counties, Cities and Towns.
Relating to the filing of claims
against the Town of Canton. Coun- !
tics. Cities and Towns.
To fix salaries of officials of the
Canton police court. Counties.
Cities and Towns.
To Hear Talk
By Taft Monday
Michael Taft, managrr of the 11
State Advertising Bureau, will be I
the principal speaker at a dinner
meeting of the Haywood County I
Highlanders at 7 p.m. Monday at [ <
Spaldon's Restaurant, according to ?
President L. E. DeVous.
Mr. Taft, a former Aahevyie j
resident and onetime manager of
the Battery Park Hotel, replaced
Fred Whittaker as manager of the j'
State Advfci tlslng Bureau last i
A special invitation to attend the
meeting is being given to Chamber |
of Commerce members
Back To Snooze
Sleepy-eyed Ulr. Groundhog
peeped out of his den Wednes
day. squinted about for a mo
ment. whiffed the chilled air,
squinted again from the glare of
the snow, yawned, and went bark
to his bed. lie saw his shadow,
and in his opinion, there were
six more weeks for him to sleep |
before winter weather would be
The men and women who get
paid for predicting the weather
hinted there was more winter
weather to come, but did not say
how much, nor how long.
?and according to the out
look ?t noon today, Mr. Ground
hog might have had the right
idea for today at least, because
the clouds look mighty like snow.
Schedule At PTA
Parents are Invited to follow the
day * school activities of their chil
dren at a meeting of the Parent
Teacher Association of the Way
nesville Township High School.
.Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Each student will take home a
copy of his class schedule lor his
parents to follow. The teachers
will be in their respective rooms
to receive the parents and answer
This plan, as announced by the
Rev. Earl H. Brendall, vice presi
dent and program chairman of the
PTA. is made to give parents an
opportunity to visit each of their j
children's classes, meet their teach
ers and to gain a better knowledge
ol school activities,
Prior to 4he program, a brief
business session will be held in
the auditorium with the Rev. J.
W. Fowler. Jr. presiding. Infor
mation on the progress of the PTA
and future plans will be given at
All parents are especially urged I
to attend this meeting.
County Now Has
There are 11.172 privately
owned vehicles ill Haywood
County, a<cording to the recent
report of the .Motor Vehicles De
These 11,172 vehicles are part
of the 1.437,823 in North Caro
lina, the report shows. There are
1,373,299 trucks, trailers, autos,
buses and motorcycles in the
state. 35,229 vehicles registered
under the name of dealers and
29,295 public owned vehicles.
.Mecklenburg tops the list with
84,902, and Tyrell the fewest
Fire Hits 2 Homes
In Canton Section
Two homes in the Canton area
have been damaged by fire in the
past few days. The heme of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Russell was destroy -
el by fire, with onl\ a washing ma
chine saved, Mrs. Russell and a
small child was at a doctor's office
when the fire broke out. and the
other five children at school. Mr.
Russell was at home.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Gaith
er Rollins, of the Scottsdale Road,
was damaged when the roof caught |
on fire. Neighbors helped save the
house by use of water from garden
Both homes were outside the city .
limits, and without fire protection.
To Meet Here
Jaycees of North Carolina's First
District 'will meet here at 7 p.m. ,
Friday at- Spaldon's for a district
Tom Posey of Asheville. district
vice president, w ill be in charge of ?
the business session.
In charge of arrangements for
the events will be Waynesvllc Jay
cees John Carver. Andy Bianton.
and Kalph Thurman. 4
288 Cases Of Varied Nature
On Criminal Court Docket
With Judge Moore,
Some 288 cast's arc listed on the
docket for hearing during the two
week February criminal term of
Superior Court, which will convene
Monday morning before Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva.
Of that total. 165 cases have
been continued from previous
terms of court, while 123 are new
On tlw opening day of court,
nine grand jurors and a foreman
are due to he chosen
Court officials said today that
they expected the case of Kohert
Ledford. charged with beating his
wife and 8-inonth-old baby would
take at least half a day. Officers
arrested Ledford on charges of
cruelty to his wife and baby, and
for not providing them with food.
When officers arrived at the place
where the Lcdfords lived, they
found the place without a fire on
a cold day. Physicians said the
baby had numerous bruises about
the body, and the eyes crossed.
Ledford has been in jail since his
Another ease which will likely
take at least half a day is the
charges against Burrell Warren for
shooting his son, Allen, a Korean
war veteran. The shooting hap
pened below Canton.
One of the major cases to be
tried w ill be a manslaughter charge
against Karl Dean Moody, growing
out of a fatal accident last fall at
the intersection of U. S. 19 and the
Jonathan Creek road. On the dock
et the charge is listed as "murder",
but court officials said the count
probably will be changed to man
slaughter since the death of Van
Moody was caused accidentally.
Again leading the docket are
charges of driving drunk ? total
ing 80 ?^vhile speeding is second
with 49 cases ljsted.
Other major charges are:
Breaking and entering and lar
ceny, 12 cases; reckless driving, 11;
driving without an operator's li
cense. 19; liquor law violations, 7;
non-support, 17; assault. 19.
Other charges to be heard in
Resisting arrest, violation of the
game laws, violation of the health
laws, disposing of mortgaged prop
erty. assault with a deadly weapon,
carrying a concealed weapon, pos
session of a still, carnal knowledge,
embezzlement, hit and run, allow
ing cattle to run at large, indecent
exposure, forgery, passing a bad
cheek, damaging property, fraud,
affray, driving after revocation of
operator's license, use of vulgar
language, drunkcncss, driving on
the wrong side of the road, inter
fering w >Ul an officer.
Probably the most unusual case
on the docket is a charge of refus
al to open a church against llobart
Franklin, custodian of a small
church in the Hemphill community.
The jury list for the first week
C. P. Parham, James B. Soesbcc,
J. Carl Burnette. Coy Messer.
Roy Reeves, J. G. Burgess, Lee
Smith, James R. Gregory. Robert
S. Rvmer, II. C. Johnson, William
S. Ray, Hubert Creasman, John
Milliter, Dillard Hooper, Kelly
King, H B. Angel. W. H. Burgin,
John E. Pless, Robert L. James,
Harlcy B. Mann, Grady Pruitt.
(See Court?Page 2>
Cancer Death Rate Lower
In Haywood, Survey Shows
(Special to 1 he .Mountaineer)
Official figures, just released by
the U. S. Public Health Service,
show that the rate of death from
cancer in Haywood County is con
siderably lower than in most parts j
of both the United States and the
South Atlantic States.
The government data contained
in the new report, covering 1951.
shows that there were 30 deaths j
from cancer and other malignant
tumors among residents of Hay- j
wood County in the year.
This represented a rate of 784 '
deaths per 100,000 population
and was much lower than the na
tional rate for the year, which was
t.342 per 100,000. In the South
Atlantic States the record was
1.035 cancer deaths per 100.000.
The general average in the State
of North Carolina was 797 per
The imporlanee of the cancer
problem and the reason for the
emphasis being placed upon it is I
indicated by the mortality figure*
This year, states the American
Cancer Soci..y, the toll from the
disease will reach 235,000. It esti
mates that more than 40 million
Americans now living will at some
time develop cancer. Sixty percent
of them, under existing conditions,
will die as a result.
Despite all the research work
on the problem, the incidence of
cancer has actually gone up rather
than down, although new proced
ures have reduced the mortality
in some forms of thy disease.
The higher Incidence is explain
ed as due in largp measure to the
fact that great progress has been
made in cutting down the death
rates from other diseases, such as
tuberculosis, thus increasing lon
gevity and leaving more older peo
ple as targets for cancer.
In Haywood County the 30
deaths In the year attributed to
cancer marked a slight decrease
from the 31 reported for the prior
HEADING FOR TIIF. TALL TIMBER are these does released in
the Harmon Den Wildlife Manacement Area last week. Hind
quarters of the animals are painted red for identification. See
other pictures and story on Face 1, Section 2. (Mountaineer Photo).
3 Communities' Porchlight
Drives Net Total Of $2,437
(See Picture, Pace Five)
A total of $2,437 was raised in
the Waynesville. Canton and Clyde
areas in porehlight drives for tin
March of Dimes?with Bethel still
to be heard from.
Canvassing Waynesville, Hazel
wood and Lake Junaluska homes
Tuesday night, the Waynesville
Secretaries chapter raised a total
of S2C7?with another donation
promised from St. John's School.
The same night, approximately
$1,700 was donated in the Canton
area to the "Mother's March on
Contributions in Canton proper
were $048.88, In West Canton.
$301 60; Thickety. $176 16; Beaver
dam. $105.29; Hominy. $100.90; and
Morning Star. $172 95.
Mothers in Clyde led off the
parade last Thursday night by raid
ing $470 in that community.
Canton Man Hurt
John J. Duckctt, 36, of 14 Walls
! street, .sustained a double frac
ture of the left leg Saturdu.s mor.ri
j ing, when his car skidded on it >
? The accident occurred about 6 45
! a.m. near Salisbury.
Duckctt was going east, travei
, ing in a 1953 Chevrolet owned b>
K. F. Mills Co.. of Charlotte, when
i he lost control of the car on a
bridge. He was thrown from lin
ear as it overturned, and was
pinned beneath as it came to. a rest
on his leg. Damage to the car wa.s
placed at $750.
Duckett was admitted to the
ltowan Memorial Hospital immedi
ately after the accident, and was
later moved to the Presbyterian
Hospital in Charlotte where he is
Duckctt is a personnel analw
and sales auditor for the E. F.
j Mills Company of Charlotte.
According to Highway Patrol
man E. W. Jones, another accident
had occuTed at the same place
earlier Saturday morning.
To Go To School
On 3 Saturdays
Canton area students will go
to school on three Saturdays to
make up the time lost during the
recent snow, which fell on Wed
nesday, January 19.
School hells will ring through
out the Canton system this com
ing Saturday and on February 19
and .March 5, according to Sup
erintendent of Schools Itowe
Two accidents in the Canton area
were reported yesterday toy Patrol
man VV. It. Woolen of the State
One took place on the North
Canton road when a 11148 Ponliac
driven by Floyd Franklin King of
Canton and a 1949 Ford driven by
William F.rccl Clark, Route I.
j Canton, collided headon.
i King, who was charged with
[driving on the wrong side of the
highway, told Patrolman Wooten
that he grabbed for his small soil
who was about to open a car door
and in so doing he swerved the
vehicle over the center line.
Damage to both cars was esti
' mated at $300.
Charles Richard flaynes. Route
3, Canton, lost control of his 1932
Ford truck when it ran off the
pavement onto a soft shoulder on
the new four-lane highwav a mile
cast of Canton at 1 p.m. Wednes
I The truck turned over on its
i right side, spilling out several bags
of chicken teed which llaynes w-as
Damage to the truck was esti
I mated at $50
Chas. B. McCrary
At Burley Meet
Charles H. McCrary left by plane
, Monday for Lexington. Ky., to at
| tend the burley conference. He
represent Haywood at the confer
| once with Federal Agencies, in the
' discussion of further curtailment
of allotments of burley acorage.
Haywood growers went on record
j in a mass meeting opposing a cut
for growers with ail allotment of
seven-tenths of an acre or less;
increasing the penalty from 50 to
75 per cent for over allotment crop,
and remove all penalty for failure
to plant full allotment
Killed .. . i 0
(Thin information com
piled from records ol
State Highway Patrol.)