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iEAR NO. 26 20 PAGES Associated Press ; WAYNESVlLLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 31, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson"Counties
me Demonstration Tour
Ion, which was scheduled
his morning, has been
until next year because
dona to gardens by the
ry Cornwell, home dem
agent. said that officials
rleston Chamber of Com
ised her that the famous
the area are "below par"
d cancellation of the tour
isappotnting the club wo
in Charleston were not
sere those in Western
olina. but did suffer ex
mage in locations such as
Middleton, and Cypress
ven members of county
nonstration clubs regis
the tour, which would
n this morning and con
ough Saturday evening.
h and sixth in a series
school sight-saving clin
held this week and next,
to Mrs. Rubye Bryson,
tic was scheduled Wed
trning at Patton School
Another will be at 8:30
by at Hazelwood School,
(presenting the state ex
pils screened by princi
bachers and Health De
nurses. From 35 to 40
fe usually examined at
glasses are prescribed,
rovided to those in need
ions Clubs of Haywood
? Canton, Clyde, and
nics were held last fall
tore in January.
Of Chamber Unit
Frank Moore was named presi
dent of the Merchants Association,
and a 12-point program of activi
ties adopted, as the group met
Monday night for a dinner meeting
at Spaldon's. The Association is a
division of the Chamber of Com
The group adopted a resolution
opposing Senate Bill 350 which
would impose a 3 per cent tax on
advertising in newspapers and on
radio and TV. Copies of the reso
lution were delivered Tuesday to
members of the General Assembly
by a delegation from here.
J. C. Jennings was named vice
president; Ernest Edwards is the
treasurer. Moore succeeds Harry
? Whisenhunt as president of the
The membership will vote this
week on six members of the board
to be added to the six which are
being carried over from last year.
The six carry-overs are: H. P. Mc
Carroll, Joe Cline, W. M. "Bill"
Cobb, Euel Taylor, J. VV. Hay and
Ballots for the election of others
are being mailed the membership
One member each is to be voted
from each of the six groups, which
| Wearing apparel?C. J. Reece.
] W. L. Turner, A. D. Harrison, Hye
Furniture?C. N. Allen. Homer
Justice, Francis Massie, Henry
Clayton, Bob Brannon.
Hardware?C. D. Ketner. Roy
! Parkman. Harvey Dulin, Horace
Services?CliiTord HarreU, Paul
Davis, Ed Potts, Howard Kaiser'
Grocery and drugs ? Tommy
Curtis, Ralph Summerrow, George
Williamson and Bob Wilson.
Jewelry?Jesse Soloman, Kurt
Gans, Boyd Edwards.
Richard Bradley, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, out
lined a program which had been
! previously discussed and prepared
| by the board of directors. The
program of activties for the asso
ciation is as follows:
1. Will strive for 100 per cent
membership and participation by
all eligible businesses.
2. Will establish and regulate
store hours and holiday schedules.
(See Merchants?Page 8)
Toggery To Open
'Budget Shop' On
The Toggery, 148 Main St.,
Waynesvllle, will open its new
"Budget Shop," situated in the
basement of the clothing store Sat
urday morning, according to own
er Hugh Massie.
The new unit will have 4,000
square feet of space, tilte floor, and
fluorescent lights. A general line
of shoes and clothing will be car
Entrance to the recently remod
eled basement is on the ground
floor of the Toggery.
Mity Of Plant Beds
' Have Survived Freeze
?resent indications! the
"Wley tobacco beds
of? probably will survive
t severe freeze, County
til L. Holloway said to
?Her plants, such as those
t*o leaves, generally
fetter than the larger
four leaves, the county
? Plants which were Just
? ? 1
about to come through the ground
may have been killed, he added.
Mr. Holloway stated that some
beds may be replanted when it is
not actually necessary to do so,
but said he would not advise
"We have not had such bad
weather in many years and have j
no previous experience to back
us up," he commented.
The county's commercial apple
drop appears to be virtually a total
loss, the county agent said. Com
plete destruction of their crops
were reported by orchardmen Boil
ing Hall, Herbert SingletSry and
Zack Massey, while Dick Barber
remarked: ">Ve won't have enough i
left to fool with." R. H. Boone I
said: "We'll have a few apples, but
Apple growers also fear their
trees may sutler permanent dam
age from the freeze, but the extent
of any such damage cannot be de
termined for some time, Mr. Hollo
Pastures also suffered severe
damage, but will recover with
warm weather, the county agent
Ivliewhat wanTK"r to
miS;,o,Kiy ?d ??d
""y the State Test Farm:
*?! MIn. Pr
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EXECUTIVES OF THE WNCAC meeting here
Wednesday night mapped a program of projects
covering II counties to present to the quarterly
conference of the organization in Andrews in
April. Seated, left to right: Beekman Huger, vice
president; I)r. M. B. Morrill, Oullowhee: standing
Dick Wood, Ashevillr. and C. M. Douglas, Bre
vard. Also attending as a member of the execu
tive committee was W. Curtis Buss, Waynesville.
Six More Candidates File
For Offices In Two Towns
Five more have filed for alder
men in Waynesville. and one new
j candidate for mayor in Hazelwood.
as th? date for the municipal elew*
lions ncarsT This makes severt
i candidates in each town, to date.
Clyde Fiaher. former mayor of
Hazelwood. is the only new can
didate to file for office in Hazel
In Waynesville. five others have
filed for places on the 3-member
board of aldermen. They are:
Henry Miller, Henry Caddy and
Joe Liner, all three seeking 're
election. Also Mrs. Jake Betsy
Schulhofer, business woman, and
Derry Norman, business man of
the Allen's Creek area.
There has not been any candi
dates to file for Mayor in Waynes
ville. the town clerk reported at
Those who filed earlier in Way
nesville for alderman included:
Douglas Worsham and Rufus
In Hazelwood. Lawrence Davis
filed for re-election as mayoi. while
Joe C. Cline, John Blalock, Grady
Smith. Carl Swranger and -Boiling
"Bud" Rurress filed for members
of the board of aldermen.
Waynesville candidates have un
til the 16th of April to file, while
in Hazelwood the deadline is April
Both towns will elect a mayor
and a 3-member board of alder
men. The election will be Tues
I day, May 3rd.
Bloodmobile To Be
At Prison Camp
The American Red Cross Blood
mobile will pay a visit to the Haz-'
elwood Prison Camp from 9;30 un
til 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Although the majority of con
tributions are expected to be made
by prisoners at the camp, the pub
lic is also invited to donate blood
on Saturday morning.
t Bewilders Dock
There's a bewildered white
i duck in the area of Lake Juna
I The duck was enjoying: the
calm and placid waters of the
I Lake, when suddenly the fowl
' was swept into the whirlpool of
j the water being drawn through
' the flood gafes of the dam.
The duck came out alive below
the dam, but a somewhat bewil
: dered, battered, shocked and
' shaggey looking fowl.
A bystander remarked that it
. must have been a Baptist duck,
seeking more than just shallow
; Highway Paving
Project Set For
Next Thirty Days
A low bid for finish surfacing
j the 11.33 miles between Dellwood
and Canton of Highway 19, was
| received by the Highway Commis
sion in Raleigh on Tuesday from
Dickcrson. Inc., Monroe.
The bid was for $123,782.40.
G. G. Page, district highway en
gineer said the work would prob-1
ably begin in 30 days.
The 4-lane highway from Lake i
Junaluska to Canton was completed j
! Six firemen from Waynesville,
four from Haxelwood. and ten
from Clyde attended a meeting of
the Western North Carolina Fire
men's Association at Brevard Tues
day afternoon to watch the burn
ing of a builltng on the Brevard
I College campus.
The college had been planning to
raze the structure, but instead do
nated it to the WNCAremen to
i conduct a demonstration of new
Are-Aghting techniques and equip
From Waynesville were Felix
Stovall. fire chief; John Boyd, Bill
Frady, Freddie Sheehan. Sam Kel
ly, Montgomery Queen. G. C. Fer
guson, town manager; T. Henry
Gaddy and Henry Miller, aldermen;
Orville Noland, police chief, and
From Hazehvood were George
BischofT. Are chief; Roy Stephens,
police chief; Wilbur Wright, and
From Clyde were Larry Cagle,
Are chief; J. B. Martin, assistant
chief; G. C. Starr, Jr., chaplain;
Glenn Allen, Troy Stamey, Fred
Medford, Lawrence Carver. Elmer
Goodson. Lemuel Mackey, and
i Business in Haywood in Feb
? ruary was much better than a
| year ago, according to a report
on sales tax collections to the
Last year the sales tax for
i February was $26,967. while this
year the total was $29,770. This
shows that a total retail business
on taxable items totaled more
than $100,000 above that of the
same month in 1954.
The total sales tax collection
, in the state for the month was
Stump Is Removed
jFrom Center Gate j
Of Junaluska Dam
Workmen have removed a large
stump,which washed into the cen
ter gate of the Junaluska dam and
kept the gate from closing.
A wrecker was used in pulling
1 the lodged stump from the frame
| work of the gate. When the stump
I was removed all flow of water from
| the Lake was stopped. The fish in
the area below the dam floundered
around in the mud and small pools.
Some residents who were stand
) ing on the banks watching the oper
j ation gathered up some of the
: fish ? perhaps for re-stocking in
To Meet Monday Night
The Haywood County Highland
ers will hold their regular monthly
meeting at 7 p.m. ? Monday at the
Townc House, it has been announc
President L. E. DeVous will be
in charge of a business session
following the dinner meeting.
$15,000 Parsonage Of The
Dutch Cove Baptists Is
Complete; Open House Set
Open house will be held Sunday
afternoon from 1 to 5 o'clock at
the new parsonage of the Dutch
Cove Baptist Church.
The parsonage was completed
this week at an approximate cost
of $ 15,000. The brick home has
four bedrooms, kitchen, " living
room, dining room, study, bath and
full size basement, and is located
directly across street from church
on Dutch Cove Road.
Construction of the parsonage
was started in October with part
of the work under contract and
much of the labor by men of the
The church has a membership of
I The pastor, the Rev. John Smith,
! came to the church the first of
this year. Prior to that the Rev.
Doyle Miller was pastor of the >
Mr. Smith came to the church
from the Hickory Valley Baptist
Church in Chattanooga. Tennessee.
He and Mrs. Smith have one son,
9 years old.
Receiving will be Mr. and Mrs.
The pastor expressed his grati
tude to the many who gave of their
time and money to help make pos
sible the huildinr
State Agrees To Replant 18
Memorial Trees On 19A-23
Chemicals Pni In Lake To!
Rid Waters 01 Rongh Fish
Chemicals were put into Lake
Junaluska Tuesday In the last step
of a program to rid the lake of
The chemicals were put in by
Mr. Hatledge, Biologist of the State
Wildlife and Restources Commis
sion. Me explained that the chemi
cal is harmless to all humans, ani
mals and fowls. It alTecls only .
The restocking of the Lake with
bream and bass has been program- |
med for the next few weeks. The I
bream and bass taken from the
lake during a recent seining pro
gram will be put back into the lake
within a few days.
The lake will not be open for.
spring fishing, but will be ready
for fall fishing, it was announced. I
I "We have completed the first
I major step in our program for mak
ing the lake a fisherman's para
! dise," J. W. Fowler. Jr.. superin
! tendent said. "We are pleased
over the prospects of this becom
' ing a fisherman's ideal fishing
Pvt. lames Parton j
Seriously 111 At
Alaska Army Base
Pvt. James H Parton is seri
ously ill according to a message ]
received by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Parton. yesterday from
John A. Klein. Major General of
the U. S. Army.
t JThe irtre hW parent* is as fol
"The secretary of the Army has
aslcod me to express his deep re
gret that your son Pvt. James R.
Parton has been seriously ill in
Alaska since 29 March 1955 as re
sult of a brain abscess prognosis
questionable, and the Alaskan,
Commander deems the presence of j
i Roy C". Parton. father, necessary.
| Travel Instructions will follow, Ad
| dress mail to him as follows "Rank, |
Name. Service number. 5001st U. S
Air Force Hospital. A.P.O. 731, Se
Pvt. Parton entered the service
October 12 and received his basic
training at Fort Jaekson. S. C. The
first of this year he was transfer
red to Fort Bliss. Texas, for anti
i aircraft artillery training. He left
Fort Bliss February 26th for Se
attle. Washington, and arrived at
the Eilson Air Force Base in Alas
! ka on March 13th.
Prior to entering the service he
was a student at Mars Hill College
Mr. Partln said this morning that I
j he is completing plans to leave as
soon as he can make reservations
j to fly to his son's bedside In Alas
; ka. Mr. Parton is owner of Par
' ton's Feed Store here.
Serious Injury In
Fall From Car
Ian Fergusson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Fergusson, Route ls
Waynesville, escaped serious in
i jury when he fell from his fath
j er s car last week at the inter
: section of Highway 19A-23 and the
; Aliens Creek road.
The boy fell from the front seat
, of the car a* the vehicle turned
| from the main highway into the Al
iens Creek road. His only injuries
were contusions of the scalp and
Larger 'Hen Fruit'
Is Much In Evidence
The sad plight of the fruit crop
being lost, is partially olT-set by an
Increase in the size of "hen fruit"
if the egg brought in by Mrs. B.
H. Holland is any trend. '
The egg weighs 6V4 ounces, has
a circumference of 6*4 inches, and
measured from end to end is 9!'i
The egg is perfectly shaped and
To Present Senior Play
The Clyde High School senior
play. "Aunt Abby Answers An Ad."
will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Fri
day In the school auditorium.
Directors are Mrs. C. E. Brown,
Jr and Mi?? Belle Hannah.
April Fool's Day
Will Usher Out
Tomorrow will br open season |
on all gullible Individuals whose
friends tell them their shoe laces
are untied, or those who stoop
to pick up what appears to be a
lost billfold on the sidewalk?
only to find a string attached.
In the event the date ^Jias
caught you unawares, it'll be
April Fool's Day ? beloved by
To most of us, however, it will
mark the end of the very disa
greeable month of March, the
hope for real spring weather, and
thr nearing of the Easter season.
Drive Opens j
The annual Cancer Crusade in
the Waynesville area will open Fri- j
day and continue through the;
month of April, according to Mrs.
Kebekah Murray, chairman of the
I Business and Professional Women's
I health and safety committee.
' The campaign will be sponsored
here by the B&PW and in the Can
ton area by. the Hapoy Homeraak
! ers Home IVrnottfi.jitlon Club.
The county's budget fbr the Can?
trr Crusade is $2,423. If this
budget is reached, Mrs/Murray ex
plained, from 40 to 00 per cent of
the funds raised will remain in
Haywood County t<f be used for
cancer detection work and to assist
! indigent patients.
Cancer clinics in this area are
held at Memorial Mission Hospital I
Ashevllle, Wednesday morning,
and at the C. J. Harris Community
Hospital, Sylva. Friday morning.
Other members of the B&PW
committee for the drive are;
Miss Mary Cornwelt, home dem
onstration clubs; Mrs. Kurt Gans,
treasurer: Mrs. George Craig and
Mrs. H. G. Coffee, coin boxes and
posters; Mrs. Ken Fry, radio; Miss
Frances Hose, letters to business
men; Mrs. Grace Stanley, schools;
Mrs. Iiubye Bryson, theatre pub
licity; Mrs. Clara Rippctoc and
Mrs. Lois Gentry, special events.
$32,225 Is Being
Paid In Dividends
By Building Loan
Friday will bp April Fool's day |
lo a lot of people, but to some
1.200 to 1,500 shareholders of the
1 Haywood Building and Loan Asso
ciation. it will be dividend day.
L. N. Davis, secretary and gen
eral manager, said that $32,225 was
being distributed in the semi-an
nual dividends. Many of the share
holders will receive checks, while
others will have the dividends add
ed to their accounts.
N. C. Highway
Eighteen suitable memorial trees
will be replanted on Highway 1?A
, bo,ween VVaynesville and Lake
?Minaluska in the near future.
Hie IB while oak. trees were cut
down by highway forces a year or
*o ago. and a constant campaign
tas been staged for replacing the
trees led by Mrs. H. Howell. Sr.
This week, Mrs. Howell received
? letter from A. H. Graham, chair
man of the state highway com
mission aaylng the department
would plant the trees. His letter
in part said:
"'After going into your file care
fully. 1 wish to express my sineere
regret that one of our foremen,
who was instructed to cut two
trees, took it upon himself to cut
several other trees and thereby
caused the damage and destruction
mentioned in your tetter.
"I am requesting our landscape
S.TTm t0 SHecl and f??nt*
f^ M .0ry trees as "Placements
for the trees destroyed, to the end
if ?!fe m*y * e'Stlcen trees
along this stretch of road. It may
advisable to consider changing
somewhat the exact spot, where
but ,r, "'l'e8 are to be bia"?r-d.
hut ti ls is a matter which can host
be determined on the site bv your
club representatives and our land
tin,,W.e ^i11 giVe continued attend
' " I? these trees s? that same
iTL. ,P,0teeted and nourished
1| ' J? Perpetuate the memo. -
originally intended for the
rZ'?" youn? men of Haywood
County who gave their, lives |n
I World War I."
F H. Brantt is the landscape en
Bumer of th^doprntmen,
! wxdl as'rtTn^o.h^
I ???i. ?
Kesolutions from businessmen in
Haywood protaesting a new busi
ness tax were taken to the General
Assembly Tuesday, and personally
handed members from this area
,. , 6 r'-ts were carried to
Haleigh by W. Curtis Itu.ss. Ken
Fry. Waynesville, and Harley K
Wright. Canton They were ac
J A. Gray. Sylva.
JRi'more. Hendersonville, and
fcd M. Anderson, Brevard
A hearing was held before the
Joint finance committee Tuesday
in which every section of North
Si?r8" represented as more
than 300 protesters gathered to
Point out to the Legislators the
dangers of a proposed new tax
o? f. XT'd PUt a 3 per lcnt tax
on all advertising in newspapers
on radio and TV.
The tax was protested along with
Mte one on machine parts, and raxv
materials for manufacture, which
ril ,"C"rb the "ddi,i?n of new
industries' in the sUte spokcs
men pointed out. The statement
3 nor e ?f 3 P'Oposed
3 per cent tax on newsprint.
Spokesmen for the press and
radio associations in the state made
a vigorous protest before the Joint
Dogwood Being Planted On
Super - Highway At Clyde
A quantity of pink dogwoods
have been planted along both sides
of a three-block stretch of the
new highway in Clyde as a part of
the town's "Finer Carolina" civic
To be planted when warmer
weather comes will be white dog
wood and marigolds. The white
dogwoods will be furnished by Roy
McKinnlsh of Clyde from his farm
at Candler. The pink dogwoods
were purchased from the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce.
The planting of the seedlings
was carried out by members of the
Clyde School 4-H Club. The project
itself is sponsored by the Clyde
Planned for later this spring Is
the setting up of picnic tables near
the site of the old depot for use by
tourists. The area will be enclosed
by a fence and the fountain at that
On Mav 7 members of the Clyde
Fire Department will conduct an
open house at the new firebousc,
completed last fall.
Killed ?... 0
Loss ?. $14,424
(This Infonaatioo com
piled from records of
Stale Highway Patrol.)