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jriAR NO. t> 18 PAGES Associated ftess WAYNESVILLE, N. (., THl'HSDAV AFTERNOON, FEB. 24, In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
lison County Delegation In Raleigh Asks Public Hearing
earing Called On Pigeon River Road Plan
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?getables Can Increase Farm Income $500,0(M
I County fanners could
leir income by at least a
In dollars each year by
egetables and fruits for
jercial markets, County
|il L Holloway told The
irmers assembled at the 1
to hear specialists from
te College discuss the
rotation on the growing
Irs and some fruits,
and the raising of poul
attle, and hurley tobae
ly well stabilized in the :
present and apparently
increased materially in
>, Mr. Holloway said. I
portable iparkel is wide
e both the soil and the
grow vegetables and
aantity and quality," he
d ot vt getable produe
* crowded and the t'u
bright because Ameri
days ar? eating more
i. Mr. Holloway explain
r. we must have quality
hiih will bring premium
case the size of the
s coniniercial vegetable
county agent- believesl
a tor need is for a mar
to the ones in Ho'ider
' can get such a market
f the production and if
i s display interest in
ire w ( tables and lruiis
the county, at Hender
tshrville, Atlanta, and
lyoesville Chamber of
is interested in this
tl is currently studying
sliment of a market in
Mi Ilohoway said,
county's total of 2.900
county agent estimated
i porchlight drive for
( clothing for the Com
othing Closet will he
?sdav night, March 3,
it 7:30 p.m.
io, sponsored by the j
er of the Moose, is ;
an effort to replenish J
cf clothing for which
nstant demand. Collec
s made by members of
nd volunteers from the
Club and the Woman's
i with clothing to con
asked to turn on a
at the specified time,
will not be at home
evening are asked to
lights on and their do
the porch. Calls may
the home of Mrs. Rog
GL 6-6045, or to the
office, Gp 6-4141, for
> is overlooked by the
? to Mrs. Walker, the
f'd is for children's
it adult garments are
I It is requested that
! be put in as good con
o^ible so that it may
cd at onee.
cooler Thursday. Fri
r*ble cloudiness and
' In temperature with
'casional rain. '
* the State Test Farm:
Max. Min. Prec.
M 42 ?
S3 50 .70
S2 38 .80
RECORD Sl l as the Dayton Rubber March of
Dimes Committee hands over checks totaling
S3.825.75 to Rev. Earl ISrendall, chairman. Shown
here, looking on are left to right: Minnie Spen
cer, Chairman Rrendall. Bessie Tucker, l,ewis
Keener, Noble ArrinRton, and Truman Grasty.
chairman of the Dayton Committee. Absent when
the picture was made are John Messer and Don
1,000 Jehovah's Witnesses
To Meet Here March 11-13
Scout Quota Of
To Be Near Goal
The $2,100 quota for the Boy
Scouts will be met. according to
all indications. Chairman l'aul
McElroy announced today.
Several of the 30 teams of the
Kot&ry Club have until this
weekend to complete their can
vass, McElroy said.
Chairman McElroy said that
every member of the Rotary
worked and worked hard on the
canvass. "The quota this year
was $500 more than last year,
which meant much harder and
consistent work on the part of
the Kotarians," McElroy pointed
Interest in Scouting 'here has
increased in the past few years,
and the plans for an enlarged
program at Camp Daniel Boone
in this county will affect this
area, Scout leaders have point
Between 800 and 1000 people are
ekpeeb d 0> tlift. three-day
meeting of the semi-annual Cir
cuit Assembly of Jehovah's Wit
nesses here March 11-13.
The 1955 semi-annual event for
Circuit No. 2. embracing Western
North Carolina. Northeastern
Georgia and South Carolina, will
be held in the Waynesville Town
ship 'High School auditorium, it
was announced by Henry H. Cur
tiss, of Waynesville, spokesman
for the Witnesses.
Mr. Curtiss pointed out that
twice yearly the New York world
headquarters of Jehovah's wit
nesses, the Watchtower Bible and
Tract Society, Incorporated, spon
sors small conventions of this
kind throughout the world. Our
last Circuit Assembly was held in
Grfcenville, S. C., last October, at
the Meadowbrook Ball Park, with
; 835 in attendance. t
The Circuit Assembly for Way
nesville is a three-day event and
its purposes is Bible instruction
and concentrated Gospel preach
(See Church Group?Page 4)
Selling Out Store
Announcement is being made to
day that Larry H. Cagle, owner of
Cagle Furniture Company, Clyde,
is going out of business. The an
nouncement in this issue, explains
that the furniture stock will be
sold at auction, starting Friday
j Cagle opened the business 10
years ago, just* after geUing his
| discharge from the Navy after
j four years of active duty.
Prior to pntering service he was
connected with Champion Paper
and Fibre Company. He is police
court judge of Clyde, and fire
He has made no announcement
as to his future plans.
Friday To Plan
'56 ACP Program
An open meeting of county agri
j cultural officials and farmers will
(be held at the ASC at 2:30 p.m.
Friday at the courthouse to discuss
| recommendations for the 1956
Agricultural Conservation Pro
Albert W. Ferguson, ASC coun
ty manager, explained that the
ACP program is set up months in
advance through recommendations
of "grass root" groups. Results of
the meeting here will be reported
to the state ASC office, which
will, in turn, make its recommen
dations to Washington.
The meeting at the courthouse
is open to interested farmers and
will be attended by ASC, Extens
ion,, Soil Conservation, District.
' and Vocational Agricultural rep
Anniversary Banquet Is
Set Friday By Rotarians
Rotarians will combine three
events in one here Friday night at
a banquet at the WTHS Cafeteria.
The banquet will be an observance
of the Waynesville Club's 30tli an
niversary. and International's 50th
anniversary, both combined for
a ladies night program.
Admiral VV. N. Thomas will be
the principal speaker.
Attending the meeting will be
District Governor Ernest Ross, Mrs.
Ross of Marion, and former dis
trict governor. Rev. and Mrs. M.
! R. Williamson, formerly of Waynes- I
? ville and now of Charlotte.
William S. Ray, president, will
preside, with M. H. Bowles serv
ing as master of ceremonies.
The banquet will be served un
der the supervision of Mrs. Rufus
Slier, and the Cafeteria staff, with
Home Ec students serving.
Jack Elwood is general chairman
of the banquet program, which is
part of the international observ
ance of the 50tfi anniversary of
Retary. The organisation is n<r..
operating in 89 countries of the
world, in 8.400 clubs having a mem
bership of abrfht 400 000.
Folk Set Record
For Polio Fund
Employees of Dayton Ru >oer
, Company went $325 above their
$3,500 March of Dimes assumed
quota, as they paid over to the
fund, checks totaling $3,825.75.
Truman Grasty, chairman, said
the committee set a goal of $3,500
for the Davton group early in Jan
uary. "We knew the goal was high,
but we also knew that by hard
work we could reach it with suc
Chairman Grasty said that the
total is well over an average of $3
per employee, and that in the
Maintenance Department, the av
erage there was $6.08 per man. *
M. . '
Drendall. area chairman, pointed
out the pleasure it had been to
work with such a cooperative,
hard-working group of people.
The Dayton employee contribu
tion was the largest single sum
! paid into the fund this year in
Agency In Clyde
T. Hugh Rogers of Clyde has!
purchased the Ford tractor agency |
I here, known as the YV'aynesville
! Tractor Co., and has moved the
dealership to a site on the super
highway in Clyde.
) Mr. Rogers will be the author
ized dealer for Ford tractors and
; Dearborn farm equipment in Hay
wood. Jackson, and Swain counties j
j and will offer complete service 011
I all makes of tractors and farm ma- i
chinery. Six people will be em
ployed by the new Clyde firm.
Mr. Rogers is one of the original j
; owners of the Waynesville Trac-1
tor Co. t
Tonight will bring to a close the !
t-day county-wide revival services
of Haywood's 53 Baptist churches.
Rev. Elmer Greene, Associational
Missionary, said the pastor's con
ference would continue through
the Friday morning session at the i
Clyde Baptist chdrch. Attendance
at the pastor's conferences has i
been about 35 or more daily.
The attendance at the five :
churches in the county where the
revival is being held has been]
somew hat lower than last year, be
cause of wide-spread illness, and
the bad weather. Rev. Mr. Greene !
said. The average attendance for1
the first two nights was about 685.
The theme of the revival is "A
United Front For Christ."
- Speakers for the five churches
E. L Spivey, state mission sec
retary of the North Carolina Bap
tist Convention, at Waynesville;
the Rev. Guy S. Cain, Ilainpton
ville, N. C., at the Barberville
Church; J. C. Pipes, assistant pro
motional secretary of the N. C.
Baptist Convention, at the Fines
Creek Churclj; the Rev. Nane
Starnes. pastor of the West Ashe
ville Baptist Church, at Calvary
Church, ahd the Rev. Earl Brad
lay. promotional secretary of the
N. C. Baptist Convention, at Mt.
; /-ion church.
To Be Planned
By Red Cross
A meeting of volunteer workers
for the annual Red Cross drive in
the Waynesville area will be held
at 8 p.m. Monday at the home of
chairman Leo Leslie on Jackson
Drive in the Country Club section.
The Red Cross enrollment cam
paign will open March 1 and con
tinue through the month. The goal
this >ear is $.1,000. Another drive
will be collected in the Canton
Mr. Leslie invited persons in
terested in the Red Cross drive to
attend the meeting Monday night.
The need for rural workers is
especially urgent, he said.
Ln addition to the solicitation to
be carried on here, several hund
red letters also will be sent to
summer residents of this area.
Ed Sims Sells
Firm To Haynes
Ed Sims, a well-known business
man here for the past 15 years, has
?old his business to Joe Haynes,
and plans to enter another field in
the near future, in a nearby town.
Sims will keep his farm, al
though he sold his business and
about an.acre of land and building
Mr. and Mrs. Sims will live here
until school is out. and then plan
to move to their new home. Sims
said he would have an announce
ment to make relative to his busi
ness plans in the near future.
Self - Education Pays Off
For Native Of White Oak
By BOB CONWAY
Although formal education is
very helpful, the lack of it has |
not proved to be a barrier to suc
cess for a White Oak native who
left this section more than 40
| years ago and rose to a high po
sition in the Aluminum Company
of America (Alcoa).
The subject of this modern suc
cess story is D. R. Baldwin who
decided he wanted "to see the
world" back in 1912 and headed
over the mountain from his Hay
wood County home to seek work
as an electrician.
?j His first stpp *as in Knoxville,
j Tenn.. where he worked one year
| for Bell Telephone. He next went
to Chattanooga for a job with the
Tennessee Power Co. and later left
' that Arm for the company he was
to remain with for 39 years??
(See Baldwin?Page 4)
I ? -l.
n. R. R AJ.DWIN
Governor Hodges Given 1
Facts About Park Area
GOVERNOR Ll'THER IIODGES i
heard many details relative to
the Great Smokies and roads in
the area, and their importance
to Park development, at a con
ference in his office Tueslay.
Governor Luther Hodges show- s
?d keen interest in the presents-1
ion ol Edward Hum me 11, superin- t
endent of the Smoky Mountains ' c
National Park, of the program of (
'oads in and adjacent to the Park i i
Supt. Huinmell was accompanied !
o the Governor's office Tuesday
-norning for the conference by <
Chairman A. H. Graham of the j 1
state Highway? Commission; R.' 1
[Jetty Browning, chief locating en-1 '
jineer of the commission, State' i
Senator William Medford, Repre- ; <
sentatiye Jerry Rogers, Charles | !
Ray. former chairman of the N, C.
Park Commission, and D. Reeves i
Noland, former highway eommis- j
sioner of this district.
Governor Hodges showed much
interest in the steady increase of
travel in the Park, as Supt Hum-1
mell cited that more than 2,500,- I
000 visited the Park last year. The
Park official also expressed a de- i
sire that, state roads would soon
be completed whereby the Eastern |
end of the Park could be develop-!
R. Getty Hrowning. armed with ?
a sheaf of maps, showed Governor |
Hodges the area in its relation to
the Eastern Seaboard, and the
areas of population from which
the Park attracts the greatest num
ber of visitors. ?
Governor UoAges was visibly
impressed wittf the additional
facts he received from those at
tending the conference Tuesday
Senator William Medford. author
of the bill creating the State Park ,
Commission several years ago, ar- j
ranged the conference. -
Chest X-Ray ;
Plans for the operation of two
, state mobile units, which will con
duct another mass X-ray survey |
here in May and June, were made ,
Wednesday afternoon at a joint 1
4 meeting of the Tuberculosis com-)
mittees of Canton and Waynesville I
at the courthouse.
After some discussion, it was a- <
greed that the first unit will be in i
operation at Hazelwood May 13.
14, 17, and 18; in Clyde on May
19. 20. and 21. and at Canton from
May 24 through June 11.
The second unit will be in Way
nesville from May 26 through |
i ? Both the Canton and Waynes-1
ville areas will contribute $400 for
the survey from funds raised by ;
i the sale of Christmas seals.
It was also decided to pay the
two clerks who work with the!
mobile units $7 per day.
Miss Dorothy Whisenhunt. sec
retary at the Health Department
and treasurer of the Waynesville
TB Committee, disclosed that the
county had a total of 24 active
cases of tuberculosis last year ?
of which number 12 were in sani
loriums, 2 in veterans hospitals
and 10 at home.
During 1954. nine persons were
admitted to the hospital for the
first time as TB patients, and 15
were discharged from the hospital
j ? several against doctors' orders.
Miss Whisenhunt said.
Planned in conjunction with the
X-ray survey is a poster contest
for students of the county's seven
high schools ? with prizes of $15,
' $10. and $5 to be awarded.
Heading their town's TB com
mittees at the meeting yesterday
were Dr. Jack Davis of Waynes
ville and Lee McElrath of Canton
E. A. Williamson appeared in be
half of the Hazelwood Boosters
Club and Boosterettes to ask that
the unit operate in Hazelwood.
Nets $470 _
A total of $470.55 was donated |
to the Waynesvillc area Heart
Fund Sunday afternoon during a
drive conducted by the Waynes
ville Junior Chamber of Com
merce, according to Dwight L.
Beaty, treasurer for the campaign. '
Twenty-five workers participated
in the drive in which the Waynes- 1
ville - Hazel wood - Lake Junaluska
area was divided into eight dis-1
Persons who were not at home
Sunday afternoon were left en
velopes in which to send their con- ?
tributions to the heart fund. The
envelopes were to be addressed |
to Mr. Beaty. Box 766. Wayncsville. \
Part >?f" fclwr mondy collected in
this and other state drives will stay j
in North Carolina; the remainder ;
will be used by the National Heart (
Association for research on di- J
seases of the heart and blood ves-,
Mr. Beaty pointed out that part
of the money for the exploratory
operation on Suzanne Milner of
Ilazelwood at the Maj?> Clinic in
\ January came from the Heart Fund
and several of the techniques used
i were developed in research financ
ed by the fund.
Mrs. Aaron Prevost, district
chairman of the Pisgah Girl Scout
Council, and Mrs. Roy Campbell
| and Mrs. Clyde Fisher, neighbor
| hood chairmen, are attending the
last session of a leaders' course in
2 Haywood Boys Nominated
For $5/000 Scholarships
j Two Haywood high school sen
| iocs arc among the six from the
Sixth District recommended to the
central committee for a $5,000
More head scholarship at the Uni
versity of North Carolina.
Ted Rogers of .Waynesville and
Charles Stamey of Bethel will go
to Chapel Hill, March 8-9 to h"
Interviewed by trustees of tfie Uni
versity and the Morehead Scholar
ship Central Committee.
The district committee recently
interviewed 23 candidates, and
selected six D lliden Ramsev,
Asheville, I* district chairman.
State Senator William Medford is
a member of the .district commit
The other four seniors from the
Sixth District going to Chapel Hill
for further interviews are: Clifton
Metcalf, Transylvania County;
Charles B. Reed. Jackson; Gary M.
Hipps, Polk, and Benjamin C.
William M. Corpeuing and Rich
ard A. Wood, Jr., of Buncombe
were chosen as alternates,*
inter - State
The State Highway Commission,
neeting in Raleigh this morning,
ailed a special public hearing be
orc asking that the Pigeon River
toad b? put on the inter-state
The hearing will be before a
?ommlttee of three members of the
commission, to be named by
Chairman A. H. Graham. The
icaring will be held in Asheville,
ind the date, will be announced
Harry Buchanan, commissioner
jf the 14th district, told The
Vlountaineer over telephone from
Raleigh, that the public hearing
was called at the request of a dele
gation from Madison countv, head
Pd by Sheriff E. Y. Ponder. The
Madison group, accompanied by
some Buncombe citizens, held a
confeernce BdHt Governor Luther
Hodges Wednesday about high
The Madison delegation, with
their Highway Commissioner, J. F.
Snipes, of Marion, asked that the
hearing be held before the State
Highway. Commission took formal
action of requesting the Bureau of
Public Roads put the Pigeon Riv
er Road on the inter-state system.
Last December the Tennessee
State Highway Commission took
action asking that the ropd be
placed on the system, and re
quested the same action of the
North Carolina Highway Commis
Commissioner Buchanan was all
aet this morning to make the mo
tion and get the North Carolina
Commission to formally, request
that the Pigeon River Road btf put
on the Federal inter-state system.
"We are not fighting any road?
(See Hearing?Page 4)
Held Today .
William Garvin Cole. 78, retired
Canton merchant, died unexpected
ly Wednesday morning in his home
Funeral services were held at
3 p.m. today at the Canton First
Baptist Church. The Rev. Horace
L. Smith, pastor, officiated and
burial was in Bon-A-Venture Cem
Active pallbearers were Frank
Wykle, W. G. Rodgers, I'atil Mur
ray. P. V. Hamrick. Frank Col
lins. and Gurley Robinson.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Men's Bible Class and
the Baraca Class of the First Bap
tist Church, Flower bearers were
members of the church's Women's
Missionary Society and TEL Class.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Minta Searcy Cole; two sons,
Charles of Savannah, Ga., and W.
G. Jr. of Nashville. Tenn.; two
daughters, Mrs. Frank Hester of
Roxboro, N. C? and Mrs. Thomas
Goodman of Canton; two brothers,
(See Cole Funeral?Page 4)
County 4-H Council
To Meet Saturday
Plans for observance of National
4-H Club Week by Haywood
County 4-H Clubs will be made
Saturday at 10 a.m. at a meeting
of the 4-H Council at the court
Neal Kelly, of Bethel, council
president, will be in charge of the
National 4-H Week w ill be mark
ed this year March 5-13.
Killed ?.. ? 0
Loss ?. $10,384
(Thta Inforautioft c*m-*
piled from reeeids ?t
State Highway Patrol.)