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fEAR N?- 21 20 ''A(;ES Associated Prcse WAYNESVILLE. N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOOnTmARCH 21 1955 &M In Advance In Haywood and Jactaon C^tiT.
oard Closes County Home As Economy
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0,000 In Cash Donations Given Library
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IAL DONATION made to the building
the Haywood County Library was an
today. along with others, making a total
of S10.000. This is a copy of the S5.000 check to
the fund from Alex Shuford. of Hickory.
on Board Asks Consideration Be
in Highway By-Pass Around Town
aynesville area boys
ury and possible drown
iday night at 8:30 when"
i truck in which they
i plunged over a 30-foot
:? into Dix Creek in
er of the truck. Ronald
iMIvitt Cmk, a stiv
syncsville Hi eh School.
Patrolman , V. E. Bry
ie noticed the steering
had failed and at
i apply his brakes, but
! had already left the
and careened over the
rning over four or five
ruck came to rest in ap
r four feet of water in
Kk Wreck?Page 6)
d In State
lion is r.pected on the
ts of the County Board
on named in a House
lian and Clifton S. Ter
'?ch included in the bill
tr term on the board,
were nominated last
e Democratic primary
ts on the board of cdu
'tnt is through the
sembly. The bill is now
?te. and no changes, as
?ood is concerned, will
; was learned.
i tie i^diuuii Duaiu ui rtiuei men
fee! consideration should be given
to a by-pass around the town, in
stead of a proposed viaduct. They
make this suggestion in a letter to
Highway Commissioner Buchanan,
and point to utilizing funds which
have been allocated for the pro
posed 800-foot viaduct for use on
the possible by-pass.
The Canton officials gave Com
missioner Buchanan a requested
answer in a lengthy letter. The
highway official had asked for a
definite answer from the Town of
Canton by April 1st as to whether
or not they would pay one-third the
cost of right-of-ways for the pro
posed 800-foot viaduct through
The letter from the Canton board
re-states, in fadt, the position tak
en last fall .as they pointed out they
did not feel the Town of Canton
should have any financial obliga
tion in the construction of a re
gional highway through Canton.
At present there is $1,550,000 set
aside for the Canton project in
State Highway funds.
No definite figure has been made
(See Canton Board?Page 6)
James Luther Ward, Canton
druggist, who was seriously injur
ed in an automobile accident Jan
uary 16. returned home Tuesday
from the Memorial Mission Hos
Wihile he will be confined to his
home for some time, he was able
to see and talk with friends Tues
The accident occurred on the
highway just east of Canton city
limits. Ward's new car was com
pletely demolished when it over
Ahead of Schedule
The 43-piece WTHS orchestra
is due to arrive in New Orleans
this afternoon at 5:30, al
though they ran two hours ahead
of schedule yesterday.
The bus, and two-car caravan
arrived in Tuscaloosa, Ala., at
6:30 (EST) Wednesday, instead
of the scheduled hour of 9 p.m.
The orchestra plays Friday af
Details and picture on page
one, section three.
Increased profits from timber
land and planting to control soil
erosion will be two themes of the
annual forestry school scheduled
in the county tomorrow (Friday),
according to County Farm Agent
Virgil L. Holloway.
The school will consist of two
identical meetings ? one for
farmers in the northern portion of
the county, the other for those in
the southern portion.
The first session wil be at 9:30
a.m. on the Floyd Teague farm in
the White Oak community. The
second will be at 2 p.m. on the
Ellis Wells farm on the Edwards
Cove road in the West Pigeon
Speakers at the school will be
John Gray, in charge of extension
forestry work at N. C. State Col
lege: Fred Whitfield, extension
forester at N. C. State, and Ray
Orr. division forester for the
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany at Canton.
Among subjects to be discussed
will be how to thin, underplant.
and prune trees, how to estimate
the growth of timber, and general
principles of woodland manage
ment ? aimed at producing the
highest profit per acre.
Special stress will be placed on
identifying and controlling the
Southern pine beetle, which has
caused heavy damage in this part
of the country, including several
sections of Haywood County.
Rogers Grants Time
Study Of Sheriff Bill
"11 Of a proposed bU!
sheriffs office on a
^and authority to name
& also on a salary, was
Rep. Jerry Rogers on
"as announced in
trs told The Mountain
| original plans were to
^bill last Tuesday,
?"*r - Wanner today
?*? of scattered light
?*Wday, clearing and
^?MaetvUle temperature 1
V by the State Teat!
? Max. Min. Pr
? 07 52
? 65 33 2.01
? 58 20
(22nd) but at the last minute he
decided to hold up the bill, when
he learned. some people had not
had a chance to study the measure.
'"I want everyone to have a fair
chance to study the bill. I had
some people tell me they could not
express an opinion on the merits
of the bill until they had studied
it further. One of them was Sen
ator William Mcdford, down here
in the Senate.
"I feel the provisions of the bill
are fair, and are urgently needed
in Haywood County. I arrived at
this decision after a long and care
ful study of the subject.
"On the- other hand, I do not
want to appear hasty, or let it
seem that I am trying to push any
thing too fast. I want people to
gtudy the bill, and understand why
I am proposing the change in our
sheriff's office. I feel it is needed,
and what 1 am proposing is in
keeping with what is being done
in other progressive counties.
"I arrived at .the terms of the
bill after a thorough study and
consultation with other counties.
This is not anything new ? it is
being tried and tested in many
countios in the state."
Reg. Sogers went on to say that
while under his proposal the cost7
(See Sheriff Bill?Page S)
Fund Project i
Cash contributions to the build- i
ing fund of the Haywood County
Library are now in excess of
$10,000, it was announced today
by James Kilpatrick. of the build
ing fund committee of the board
A check for $5,000 from Alex
Shuford, of Hickory set the pace,
with a donation of $3,000 from Mrs.
Homer Ferguson, Newport News,
and a $1,000 check from Dr. John
Smathers, of WaynesviHe, and the
fifth check of $1,007 from the
Waynesville Woraans Club.
Mr. Shuord is the son of Mrs.
Kilpatrick said a goal of $75,000
had been set for cenverting the
Ferguson building on Haywood
Street into a modern library build
ing. The Ferguson home place was
donated to the Library last fall
by Mrs. Maude F. Watson of Hick
ory and Mrs. Marjorie Blaylock, of
Waynesville and Florida. The prop
erty was valued at $40,000.
Soon after the donation of the
property, the board of trustees be
gan working with architects on
plans for modernizing the brick
building into a modern home for
the Library. Kilpatrick said a set
of plans had been presented, but
the final details had not been
Other cash donations are ex
pected to be received for modern
izing the building.
Kilpatrick said that the sale of
the stoog billeting <>n ^.23-iOQt lot,
now the home of fh'e Library on
Main Street, would be sold as
soon as the Ferguson home is
renovated into a new home for the
The board of trustees are now
at work on plans for raising funds
for starting the renovation pro
gram at an early date.
Rep. Rogers On
Rep. Jerry Rogers is a member
of the 25-man joint sub-committee
on appropriations. This commit
tee is working daily on appropria
tion bills, and have been notified
there will be weekend meetings.
Rep. Rogers said he hoped to
get off and come home this week
end. if the committee schedules
"We are being kept mighty busy
now, and every committee meeting
is vitally important," he said. "I
hope to get him this weekend if
the committee schedule is arrang
ed so I can make it."
Aliens Creek CDP
Plans Ham Supper
The Aliens Creek CDP will have
a baked ham supper Saturday
night at Aliens Creek School.
Women of the C DP will serve
from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Plates will
be $1 each.
Proceeds from the supper will
be used to finance community
CANTON OFFICIALS study major problem of a
proposed viaduct, and the possibility of a high
way b.v-pass around the town. The officials have
just answered a letter of Highway Commissioner
Buchannan, re-stating their position on the pro
pqse<l viaduct. Seated left to richt: Henry Seaman,
alderman; Charles Beall, alderman: E. M. Geler,
clerk: W. J. Stone, mayor, and C. F. Stanley,
(By Frances' Photo Service for the Mountaineer).
[Order Placed For 1,497 Units Of Polio
Vaccine For Use In Haywood Schools
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Has Waiting List
For 43rd Season
Camp Junaluska for Girls is
destined to have another ban
ner season, as the camp enroll
ment was filled in January. The
waiting list is growing, accord
ing to Miss Ethel J. McCoy, own
This is thr 43rd season of the
Camp, and complete details will
be found on page one of the 3rd
Slated At Lake
The county's annual tractor
; maintenance school will be held at'
' 1:30 p.m. Thursday. March 31, at
the Haywood Tractor and Imple
' ment Co. at Lake Junalu?ka. it has
been announced by County Agent
Virgil L. Holloway.
Principal speaker at the school |
will be J. C. Fereguson, agriculture
engineering extension specialist
from N. C. State College, who
will discuss principles of internal |
combustion engines, air cleaners
and carburetors, fuels, lubricants
* and oil fillers, ignition systems
and engine tilling, cooling sys
i terns, tire care, wheel weighing;
and hitching, and tractor and farm
The school will last from two to
1 three hours.
An ordai for T?97 units" of flaik
polio vaccine was placed by the
Haywood County Health Dejfcrt
ment this week, according to Dr.
S. W. Jabaut, county health officer.
This figure represents the total
number of parrtits of first- and
second-grade pupils in the county
who consented to their childrens'
receiving the Immunizations ? if
they are given in April and May.
Parents of 42 children stated
specifically they do not wish their
children to have the shots, while
sohie 061 others did not return
the forms sent out by the Health
Department, asking parents to in
dicate whether they want their
children to be immunized. A total
of 2.200 forms were sent out two
Whether the Salk polio vaccine
will actually be used here and
throughout the United States will
not be known until April 12 when
the Polio Vaccine Evaluation Cen
ter at the University of Michigan
will report on the results of thous
ands of shots given last spring to
school children over the nation.
If a favorable report on the new
vaccine is given and it is licensed
fok use by the U. S. government,
the immunization program will be
gin here in April and continue un
til the end of the school term in
The anti-polio shots will be giv
en at the schools by members of
the Haywood County Medical So
ciety, assisted by Health Depart
| The Salk vaccine, manufactured
through use of March of Dimes
i funds, has been furnished by the
National Polio Foundation to the
48 states and territories free of
. I I | .
jFrom Iron Duff
Meet In Korea
PFC Frank E. Chambers and
| Pvt. David Hugh Tate cousins and
also neighbors in the Iron Duff
1 community, recently learned the
truth of the saying, "It's a small
Now in service and unaware of
1 the other's whereabouts, the two
met not long ago in an armed
forces snack bar near Seoul,
Comparing notes, they found
that their bases are about 15 miles
apart and that both are on duty
with the Korean Military Assign
I ment Group.
Group To Meet
A roving civic-improvement com
mittee will be named at a meeting
of Canton's "Finer Carolina" or
ganization at 7 p.m. Friday at the
Hall Whitworth, general chair
man of the "Finer Carolina" pro
gram. will preside at the meeting.
Also on the agenda Friday night
; is a report by the youth center
Businessmen Urged To Get
Facts On U. S. Road Program
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j Local businessmen were urged
today to inform themselves on the
| basic issues behind the President's
i multi-million dollar highway pro
gram, the proposed minimum wage
increase and state right-to-work
| laws by Robert M. Maxwell of the
I Chamber of Commerce of the
United States. Maxwell, Manager
of the Roanoke District was here
to discuss legislative affairs with
local Chamber of Commerce di
i The luncheon meeting was held
at Spgldon's at noon today, with
Richard Bradley, president, in
Maxwell said the highway issue
was not whether we need better
roads, but how to pay for them.
He pointed out that the President's
program would quadruple present
federal highway aid, and thus in
crease dominance bv Washington
(See Businessmen?Pace I)
ROBERT M. MAXWELL
Kibbe Bruised As
Into His Truck
Russ Kibbe, Jr.. local oil (lis- i
tributor, was bruised when thr j
pickup truck he was driving, was
hit by a passenger car near the
trestle underpass between here
and Sylva about noon Tuesday, j
Pfc. S. W. Sanford of the Patrol
said John McDowell Gowan, 24.
of Marion, RFD 4. was treated at
the C. J. Harris Community Hos
pital here for lacerations of the
mouth and injuries to the teeth
and that Gowan was charged with
operating a car on the wrong side
of the highway.
Sanford said Gowan was driving
a bar on U. S. 19-A about six
miles east at Sylva when his car
and a pickup truck collided head
on on a curve.
Damages were estimated at $600
to the ear and $47-1 lo the trurk
For Pair Whose
Nearly $200 was raised at a spe
cial shower last Saturday at the
White Oak Community Hopsc in
behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby
Hunter, whose home was destroyed
by fire the night of Friday, March
The event was attended by 90
members of the While Oak CDP.
who contributed both money and
household furnishings to replace
those lost In the fire. s
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, who were
married last year, were preparing
to move into the dwelling which
burned. The house itself was in
sured, but not the furnishings.
Music was provided at the showi
er by Billy, Jay, and May Kirkpat
rickrinri Carol Best.
Haywood's county home has been
closed, and the move will save tax
payers about $10,000 per year.
The 13 people at the home have
all been transferred to state li
censed nursing homes under a
plan worked out through the Wel
fare Department in cooperation
with state and federal agencies.
Six of the 13 are at a home in
Jackson county, while the others
are here in Haywood. Three of the
13 people are classified as bed pa
tients, and their coat to the county
will be $19 per month for each one.
The other 10 are being cared for
at a cost to the county of $9 each,
while the Welfare Department,
through direct benefits to the peo
ple. make up the difference.
Mrs. Sam Queen, superintend
ent of the Haywood Welfare De
partment, told The Mountain
eer this morning:
"I have checked the people
who were at the county home
and who are now in licensed
nursing homes, and they are so
happy with their new places.
They have repeated time and
again how much they enjoy the
The Board of Commissioners
have had the matter under consid
eration for the past few months,
and have been checking with state
and local welfare officials on the
"In the face of the substantial
i savings, and the fact that the nurs
I ing homos are actually better pre
pared to take care of the people, it
was a move which appears prac
tical and best for all concerned."
F. C. Green, chairman, said.
"From reports, we learn that all
| the people are happy in the nurs
| ing homes," the chairman con
tJh^irman Gree^, afid the other
two commisstonars. fc'loyik Woody
and Frank Medfnrd, were In ses
sion Wednesday noon, as the an
nouncement was made.
Chairman Green said it was his
personal feeling that the 135-acre
county home farm should bo leased
for cash rental after this year.
"It is too late to go into such a
plan for this year as the crop is al
ready started and it would compli
cate matters," he explained.
The county home farm super
intendent Is Jack jVltlaon, and un
til now, he has been in charge of
(See County Home?Page 6)
From Bill Fixing
Open Doe Season
Haywood County is exempt from
a bill which would fix an open sea
son on doe deer.
The House has passed and sent
the bill to the Senate. The bill's
aim is to permit open season on
doe deer when the deer popula
tion gets out of balance.
Other counties exempt include:
Hoke. Bladen, Pender, Scotland.
Brunswick. Franklin and Caldwell.
The Haywood Wildlife Club pro*
tested to a measure wihch would
permit the killing of doe deer
found bothering crops of farmers.
Burley Quota Referendum
Appears Unlikely At Present
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The liklihood of an eight-slate I
referendum on burley tobacco at- ]
lQtments has been ruled out tem-1
porarily following the defeat of a,
new quota measure in the U. S.
House of Representatives in Wash
The bill, which would have
authorized a new cut in quotas,
reduced acreage allotments and
set up a referendum, was defeated
by a vote of 260 for and 151 a
gainst?? 14 short of the necessary
One possibility remains of get
ting the bill through the House ?
a request that the Rules Commit
tee give it a priority positi6n.
Two federal officials from the
Department of Agriculture, in
Waynesvllle Monday afternoon for
a special meeting on burley allot
ments, expressed a belief that the
measure to reduce quotas would
be approved by the House.
One of th? men ? Joe Williams,
a native of North Carolina ? told
the 700 farmers at the meeting
Monday that cuts in burley are
necessary mainly because of heavy
overproduction in the face of an
8 per cent decline In tobacco con
In 1954 it was predicted that
the nation's burley crop would
total 581,000,000 pounds, but it
actually reached 602,000,000. De
spite a 10 per cent cut in allot
ments from 1953, the total pound
age rose sharply because of record
(See Burley?Page 6>
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