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_ PI Published Twice-A-\Veek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Q^ p
jjgjjl NO. 23 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. MARCH2R. 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood^andJackson Counties
ounty Apple Crop Loss Estimated At $500,000
iht Candidates File For Posts In
laynesville And Hazelwood Elections
wood Has |
[or the municipal elee
lay 3rd began this week
; filed in Hazelwood, and
ynesville for office,
n each town will name a
i a 3-member board 01
[iling in Hazelwood in
te C. Davis, seeking re- j
Smith for alderman, i
rved as alderman four :
Bud' Burress for al
le is a guard at Dayton
Blalock seeking re-elec
ember of the board of
Cline. former assistant
ent. now in business in
, for alderman,
anger, for alderman. He
the board prior to the
Kesville there have been
Kates to file for pasts on
? of aldermen.
I T. Worsham, a young
Kan of the Depot section
Blarcus, owner of a taxi
Klso of the Depot section.
Knal notices of the elec
K that the deadline for
Baielwood Ls the 23rd, ac
lladolph Carswell. clerk,
?deadline in Waynesville
B> of April, G. X:. Fergu
? Haywood County men
? draft classifications by
Bervice Board 45 at a
Hit week. They were:
?1 (available for induc
^pDllam Arthur Grasty,
H>r Franklin, Frederick
B (inducted* ? Charles
Badbetter, Robert David
BL Price, Robert Alvin
? Clarence Raymond
? Milton Russell Burke,
B|ord, Gene Edgar Mc
B Douglas Warren, Wil
F 'enlisted) ? James
B'enaon, Charles Baxter
? Wade Edward Inman,
Bf Robinson, Lawrence
B'reserve) _ Robert
Bjerson, Jack McPhail
BJ?* Joseoh Womack,
B?d Burnette, Frank Ol
B^r., Gilbert Hasque
??r Frank Lowe, James
^?. Joseph Lee Byers,
B Welch, Richard Jay
^Puene Bryant, Duey
Grady Boyd, Jr.,
Bhiiru L Grasty. Wil
Jr., Roger Guy
? W|'ey Carroll Clark,
B* Whitman. paul Plott
Bennett Neal Mack
'l^lor service or sole
? .^evid George Price.
Krur Queen, Lawrence
B ? Walter
?SmS!!? Reece' Br??
Bcri vf**' Mark Joseph
?^Thomas Rath bone,
'??te Test Farm:
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STILL ABOUND THE COBNEB in Western North Carolina is
real spring weather, but flame-haired Coretta Henson, 314 Vance
St., Waynesville, toe k advantage of some warm sunshine last Wed
nesday afternoon to admire the seven-foot high bank of yellow
Forsythia in back of St. John's School on Church St. Miss Hen
son is a first-grade teacher at Hazelwood School.
Foresters Speak On Control
Of Southern Pine Beetle
Near The Lake
The county's annual tractor- j
maintenance school will be held at
1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Haywood
Tractor and Implement Co. at
Lake Junaluska, it has f>ecn an
nounced by County Agent Virgil
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 i
combustion engines, air cleaners
and carburetors, fuels, lubricants
and oil filters, Ignition systems
and engine timing, cooling sys
tems, tire care, wheel weighing!
and hitching, and tractor and farm I
The school will last from two to
Miss Julia Ann Calhoun, a junior
at Western Carolina College, spent
.he weekend with her mother,
Mrs. Fred Calhoun, and had as her
guest her classmate, Miss Rcnee
The county's annual forestry
school was held Friday despite
rain that marred the morning ses
sion at the Floyd Teague farm at
White Oak. The afternoon meeting
was held on the farm of Ellis Wells
at West Pigeon. N
Speakers were John Gray, in
charge of extension forestry at N.
C. State College; Fred Whitfield.
Western District extension forest
er; George Smith, extension for
ester, and Ray Orr, forester for
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company at Canton. ?
Chief emphasis at the school j
was placed on controlling the
Southern pine beetle which has
caused extensive damage through
out the South ? including many
locations in Haywood County.
When the beetle attacks a pine
trce^ landowners are advised to
cut down the affected tree and
also fringe trees around the edges.
Such timber can be marketed,
but buyers should be informed of
damage so the wood can be im
mediately utilized, it was pointed
The pine beetle was described as
an insect about the size of a grain
of rice who makes S-shaped pat
terns on the bark and trunk of
(See Farmers?Page 6)
Cold Weather May Force
Cancellation Of HDC Tour
i Freezing temperatures, which j
have caused heavy damage to crops
! throughout the -South, also may
hring about the cancellation of the
Home Demonstration Club tour to
Charleston, S. C.
Miss Mary Cornwen, nome dem
onstration agent, said this morn
ing she expects to hear from the
Charleston Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday as to whether the cold
weather has damaged the flowers
In the famous gardens of the area.
Miss Cornwell said that Julian
Metr, executive director of the
Charleston Chamber, told her by
I telephone thi? morion-? tint < "??'
winds blew over the area Saturday
and Sunday, sending the temper
ature to "about 32 degrees." He
added that the city was blanketed
with a cold gray fog today.
If damage to flowers is reported
tomorrow, the home agent said, the
tour probably will be conceited.
She said that the decision will be
, made later this week by the Home
Demonstration Club Council.
Miss Cornwell disclosed that a
| total of 47 club women have made
reservations for the tour. This
group will return In a bus and two
i private cars If the tour is made,
i she explained
?7-7"--:?- - -
A large majority of merchants
and other businescs men of the
area will meet tonight at 7 o'clock,
to formulate plans for the Mer
chants Association, which is a divi- I
sion of the Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting will be held at
Spaldon's Restaurant, and a large
attendance Is expected, Harry
Whisenhunt, president, said at !
"Tentative plans for the wide
promotion program of the mer
chants will be presented," Whisen
hunt said. "The meeting tonight is
to discuss the proposed program
and take action in order that the
program can be put into effect."
The nominating committee nam- ;
ed by the president has about com
pleted its work, it was said, and
ballots will be mailed to members
for voting this week.
"The meeting is an organization
al meeting, and the aim is to com
plete plans for carrying out an ef
fective program beneficial to every
businessman in the area, Whisen
hunt pointed out.
Maggie Girl !
Ernestine Edwards of Maggie,
senior at Waynesville Township j
High School, has been selected to
reign over the annual Haywood j
County Ramp Convention at Camp :
Hope May 8th.
The announcement was made to-1
day by Bill Palmer of Canton,
chairman of the Ramp Commit
tee, which selected the queen. Miss
Edwards is the daughter of Mrs.
Lizzie Edwards and the grand
daughter of Verlin Campbell.
Asked as to whether coid weath
er may have damaged the sprout
ing ramps. Mr. Palmer replied that
he has never known cold weather
to seriously harm the highland
herbs. He said freezing tempera
ture may retard the growth of
ramps somewhat, but added:
"We're not worried."
Mr. Palmer disclosed that spe
cial invitations to attend the Ramp
Convention will be sent to meaij
bers of the North Carolina General
Assembly and members of the
"Chilling Club" at Wilson.
Homer Henry Remains
On Critical List
Homer Henry of Clyde remains
in a serious condition in the Hay
wood County Hospital where he
has been a patient since being sud
denly stricken on March 17. He
was reported "Slightly improved"
yesterday. . 1
Mr. Henry is not allowed visitors.
SIX NEW CLASSROOMS will b?; ready for stu
dents at llazelwood School next fall when this
construction is completed. Jerry Liner has the
general contract and the total cost of the work
will be $74,165.23. The school will have a total
of 27 classrooms with the new addition. Also
under way is construction of three new class
rooms at East Waynesville School, to eive that in
stitution a total of 10 classrooms?one of which
is to be converted into a library. The contract
there is for $35,571 34. ?
Three traffic accidents ? none
involving injuries ? were investi
gated by tiie State Highway Pa
trol during the weekend.
At 9 p.m. Friday, Benjamin
Franklin Hill of Hyder Mountain,
driving in a heavy rain on the
Soco Koad, attempted to turn into
the Black Camp Gap road, but
cut too sharply and overturned
his 1940 Chevrolet over a bank,
according to Patrolman Harold
Damage was estimated at $150.
At 11:55 p.m. Saturday, coming
off the driveway of tb? Maggie
Playhouse at the end of the square
dartco there, Marion Burgess, driv
ing a 1952 Chevrolet 11 '2-1 on truck,
struck the left side of a 1947 Ply
mouth driven by John Thomas
Painter of Cramerton, N. C,
Damage was estimated at $350
to the Plymouth and $40 to the
Burgess was charged by Patrol
man Dayton with driving on the
wrong side of the road.
At 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Mar
garet Faye Lake of Laverne, Okla
homa, driving a 1955 Ford, passed
a 1946 Chevrolet driven by Paul
Baxter Young of Burnsvllie, but
had to cut back quickly to avoid
hitting an oncoming car. In so do
ing, the Lake car sideswiped the
Young car. causing the latter to
run into a ditch at the side of the
Damage to the Chevrolet was
estimated at $150 and to the Ford
Mrs. Lake was charged by
Patrolman Dayton with improper
March Has Been
With four days still to go, the
month of March, 1955, has prov
ed to be one of the wettest In
Haywood County in the past sev
The 2.0i-inch deluge that came
down last Monday night and
early Tuesday morning brought
the total for the month to 5.54
The heaviest fall during 1954
occurred in January.
Ketner's Apples Gone, To
Plant 500 Bushels Onions
The hard freeze over the weekend brought about the
complete change of business plans of C D. "Shorty" Ketncr.
"Since I harvested 28,000 bushels of apples last fall, I was
expecting to repeat the same procedure this fall, and not go into
| the spring planting of truck crops.
"Now that the freeze has virtually wiped out the apple
crop in my orchards, I ordered 500 bushels of onion sets this
morning and will start planting onions this weekend.
"I plan to plant from 50 to 60 bushels of onions per week,
as well as all types of greens, such as mustahl, turnips, and spin
ach. Of course there will be radishes, too."
Mr. Ketncr said It takes from six to seven weeks for ah
onion to grow to marketable size after planting. The difference in
time is dependent upon the warmth of the soil and weather
"The freeze Just changed my harvesting dates ? instead
of harvesting apples in the fall, I'll now haiVest onions in the
'This freeze is another big argument for diversified farm
ing " Ketncr said
Bank Deposits In County
Show 15.6 Per Cent Gain
Being Poured In
Workman arc pouring the con
crete bottom to the swimming
pool at Lake Junaluska. The
project is expected to be com
pleted within a few weeks, ac
cording to Supt. James \V. Fowl
. The water of the Lake will be ?
kept down to a point below the '
pool until the work is complete,
The pool Was completed last
spring, but a gravel bottom was
used for the season, as some 12,
000 swimmers used the facilities.
4 Civic Clubs
To Hear Noland
On Pigeon Road
Reeves Noland of Lake Junalus- '
ka. former highway commissioner,
will make a series of talks on the 1 '
Pigeon River Road before four '
civic clubs this week and next.
Mr. Noland will address the I
Waynesville Kiwanis Club Tuesday '
night and the Hazelwood Boosters
Club Thursday night. Next week I
he will appear before the Waynes
ville Lions Club on Thursday night i
and before the Waynesville Rotary i
Club Friday at 1 p.m. I
Currently under consideration
| by the North Carolina Highway ;
I Commission is whether to desig- i
? nate the Pigeon River Road as
part of the inter-state highway
system. The Tennessee Highway ; ,
Commission has previously approv- 1 ,
ed the route for inter-state desig
Election officials have been
named In Clyde to serve during
the town's election Saturday, May
Herman W. Ensley will serve as
registrar and Harry Hayncs and1
Mrs. Troy Stamey as judges.
Registration books will open on
April 16 and remain open daily un-!
til April 23.
The deadline for candidates to
file for office ia April 23. according
to Town Clerk Joyce Hayncs. 11
On May 3 Clyde will elect a
mayor, three aldermen, and a
police Judge. FVesent officials are:
Gerald Fish, mayor, J. W. Morgan, i
Bruee Sellers, and Cecil Spencer, j
aldermen, and Larry Cagle, police |
(Special to The Mountaineer'
NEW YORK?-On the basis of
noney in the bank, one'of the im
lortant indicators of economic sta
lility, residents of Haywood Coun
y are in a better financial posi
ion than they ever were.
The findings are'In a report re
eased by the Federal Reserve Sys
ein, showing bank deposit data
or every county in the United
states as of the last fiscal year.
Money on deposit in .the savings
end commercial banks of Haywood
founty reached the IHgh level of
57.917.000. II 'represents tune and
lemand deposits of Individuals,
rartnerships and corporations and
s exclusive of Governmental and
This marks a gain of 13.8 per
?ent over the $0,848,000 reported
"or the county after the previous
survey, two years ago.
It was a ? better showing than
,vas made in the period In most
i<arts of the United Slates. The
ise there was 77 per cent. It
ivas also better than in the South
Atlantic States, 6.5 per cent.
There are now about 210 billions
?f dollars that people could get
Lheir hands on quickly for spend
ing or investing. This privately
iield money supply, nearly foui
limes what it was at the end ol
1929. is of terrific importance tc
the general economy.
It amounts to nearly 85 per cent
of a year's afler-tax income thai
could go into new cars, new homes
furniture or stocks and bonds.
And the backlog of quickly avail
able money is continuing to in
crease. with people saving on a
The potential for a big buying
spree is there. Should the people
decide suddenly that the time tc
spend is now. they could wipe the
inventories olT alt store shelve!
with the outlay of only a tenth ol
their cash holdings.
Car Lift' For
A "car lift" will bo operated by
A'aynesville lodge, Loyal Order
)f Moose, to take persons to church
m Easter Sunday who do not have |
iransportation. it has been an
nounced by Woody Lacky, chair
nan of the Moose civic affairs
Persons who do not have trans
portation to church for Easter are ,
isked to call GL 6-4610 and leave !
heir name and address.
The "car lift" program Is being
sponsored by Moose lodges
:hroughout the United States.
80 Per Cent
Of '55 Yield
Freezing weather, which sent the
temperature down to only 4 above
zerq in county apple orchards dur
ing the weekend, caused damage to
the 1955 apple crop istimated at a
half million dollars.
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway
said that Abe average loss report
ed by appro growers was about 80
per cent. Some producers fear an
almost complete loss of their crop.
The county's tobacco plants ap
peared to fare considerably better,
Mr. Holloway said. "Some beds
were damaged," he said, "but oth
ers probably will come along."
He advised burley growers to
wait three or four days and observe
their tobacco plants before decid
ing on possible'replanting.
Apple growers had already spent
75 per cent of the total cost of
raising their cyop when freezing
weather closed in on the orchards.
Mr. Holloway said that Delicious,
Grimes Golden, and Stayman vari
eties of apples have been virtually
wiped out. Given a chance to sur
vive are some Rome Beauty, York,
and Winesap varieties.
The county agent said that it
will be perhaps two more weeks
until the exact extent of damage
to apples can be assessed. He said
the loss cannot be determined un
til warm weather returns, bring
ing new growth to the trees.
Mr. Holloway pointed out that
come growers are concerned over
possible permanent damage to th^
trees themselves?which may not
appear for several years. He added
,that trees which had to be remov
ed from orchards last year were
believed damaged back in 1951.
Mr. Holloway said that other
liuiU?including cherries, pears.
'' plums, and peaches-?were also de
stroyed by the frigid temperatures.
The county agent said that Bar
I ber's Orchard, second largest ap
I ? pie producers in the South, estim
ated their loss at 80 per cent, ac;
cording to present indications.
Last year, apples brought Hay
; wood County producers nearly
$800,000 on the markets.
Mr. Holloway. who traveled
through the South Carolina peach
belt around Spartanburg Sund^.
remarked: "I don't see how they
i can have a single peach down ,
i i snorty Ketner, fruit grower an.I
operator ol a wholesale produce .
? market, estimated that the total
? loss of all crops, flowers, and shruh
? bery in the county would total bc
! tween a million and a half and two
i million dollars.
He said that he grew 28.000 bush
els of apples last year, but would
t be happy if he gets 10 per cent of
, that amount this season.
He added that alt buds with sap
? in them were killed by the cold
? | snap.
i Early spring flowers in the area
also were among the victims of the
! return of old Man Winter. Among
! those varieties killed or heavily
> damaged were jonquils, tulips,
s spirea. japonica. hyacinths. Many
': property owners reported that their
1 flowers were left lying flat on the
ground by the cold weather. Some
individuals saved their prize flow
ers by covering them up.
Not damaged seriously were the
hardy perennials like pansies, can
dy tuft, an^ allysum saxotile.
Three Clinics Set ?
Pre-school clinics will be held
Thursday at Rock Hill School at
9 a.m. and at Maggie School at 11
a.m., according to Mrs. Rubyc Bry
son, public health nurse.
On Friday, the clinic will be held
at 9 a.m. at Patton School in
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County's First Tourist Court
Pool Is Under Construction
Haywood County's first tourist I
court swimming pool is now under j
construction at Rocky Waters J
motel on the Soco Road at the foot ,
of Soco Mountain.
The pool will be of Gunnite con
crete and pre-strcsscd steel con
struction. It Will measure 20 by 40
feet and will feature heated water, i
underwater lights, chrome fix- ?
tures and a lining of white marble
"i1u?t" from Ceot'Cia, and Chemic
ally-controlled ftltered water. Cost
of the pool, which is being built by
the King Pool Cpnstruction and
Engineering Service of Gatlin
burg. Tenn.. is $10,000.
Completion of the pool is expect
ed within 30 days, with opening of
the unit set tentatively for May 1.
Owner of the Rocky Waters
motel is Wilton Stewart of Gatlin
(This Information com
piled from records of
State Hlchyay PatroU
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