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YEAR no. 33 11 PAGES Associated PreaT^ W AYNESVILLE, N. C.MONDAY AFTERN(K)N. APRIL Z5. 1955 ~ $3.50 In Advance inHay woodand Jackson Counties
Hey Referendum Set Thursday;
riculture Leaders Urge 'Yes' Vote
[XG GROUND for their new educational
Sunday morning were these officials of
lie Baptist Church (left to right); Roy
director of the Training Union; Grover
chairman of the finance committee: Or
F?e?, chairman of the building committee;
Brown. Sunday School superintendent;
Rev. J. O. Goodwin. Jr., and Joe Shuler, chairman
of the deacons. When completed by late fall, the
one-story concrete block building will provide
space for more than 30 classrooms, four assem
bly rooms, pastor's office and study, church li
brary. recreation area, and a kitchen.
ille High School's team
rface in beef cattle and |
ig, while Bethel School
t in dairy cattle judging
m FFA Federation con
day at Clemson College ;
ltle'if 'winning beef
ire Bill Gaddy. Keith:
ad, and Tommy Boyd,
first-place judges were
lie, David Vance, and
laced fourth in dairy
1th a team including !
itopher, Jack Farmer. !
sbitt is vocational agri
eher at Waynesville. M.
is the same position at
?am FFA Federation is
1 Haywood and Jackson
Ittesville and Bethel will |
1 the district contest in
Id of the squirrel which
Idly Buckner of the Dix
Imunitv last week show- I
Is of rabies, according to i
?on tin state laboratory
lirrel hit Mrs. Buckner
lies on the lace, head.
In the yard of her resi
I action of the normally
|l. it was believed that
Bering from rabies when j
I from a nearby woods i
l?rge. extension dairy
I H. C. State College.
1 the Mountain Experi
ln in Ratcliffc Cove at
Idny to conduct the |
I t-H Club dairy-judging
? Haywood County will
ly-judging team to the 1
I Club convention at '
lowing to County Agent
Ground Broken For Clyde
Baptist Educational Building
Haywood Had Per
Last Year $1,014
Haywood county ranks 51st in
the state according to per capita
assessed valuation of all proper
ty. locally taxable for the year
The record shows Haywood
with an assessed valuation of
$38,178,023, Riving a per capita
valuation of $1,014. The per cent
total levy is of assessed valuation
The highest per capita valua
tion fo rlast year was in Forsyth,
with $3,654. and the lowest was
Ashe county with $444.
Ground was broken at 12:15 p.m.
Sunday by members of the Clyde
Baptist Church for the congrega
tion's new educational building,
which will provide. space for 40
classrooms ? completely depart
Actual work will begin on the
addition in May and is expected to
be completed fey late fall. The
building will be a one-story con
crete block structure, with a total
floor space of 9,000 square feet. It
is being built by Howard Hall at a
cost of between $65,000 and $75,
An acre of ground for the build
ing was purchased by the congre
gation some time'ago.
The Clyde Baptist Church has a
membership of 400 and a Sunday
School attendance of about 200 ?
a gain of 70 in the past two years.
Eligible To Vote
In County Polls
Three thousand Haywood County
burley tobacco producers?includ
ing farm owners, operators, and
tenants?are eligible to vote in the
eight-state burley referendum to
be held Thursday, according to A.
W. Ferguson. ASC county manager.
At stake in the voung is whether
price supports and marketing quo
tas shall be retained on the 1955
The ballot to be used Thursday
asks the question: "Do you favor
or oppose the redetermined nation
al marketing quota for the 1955
crop of burley tobacco with gov
ernment price support at 90 per
cent of parity?"
In order to pass, program ol
quotas and price supports must be
approved by a two-thirds majority.
The referendum, however, will
have no effect on redetermined
acreage allotments on burley tobac
co, announced previously. It also
concerns only this year's crop.
County and state agricultural
leaders are urging a "yes" vote on
the issue in order to retain price
supports and marketing quotas.
Mr. Ferguson cited the 1954 bur
ley average of 54 cents a pound as
compared with the record low of
8.7 cents a pound in 1931. The pres
I ent quotas program was inaugurat
| ed the next year and burley prices
: started climbing.
All voting places for the referen
1 duni in the county will be open
| Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.in.
Balloting will take place at:
Beaverdam?City Hall. Canton.
Clyde?Clyde High School.
Crabtree ? Crabtree* Iron Duff
Fast Fork?Cruso Grocery Store.
Fines Creek?Fines Creek High
Iron Duff?Jarvis Caldwell's Mill
Ivy Hill?Burgin's Store. Dell
Jonathan?Hock Hill School, (Big
Creek and Cataloochee' ? J. M.
White Oak?Community | Build
Panther Creek?Polling Place.
Higher Vegetable, Fruit Production
Will Be Discussed Here Thursday
Cancer Fund Needs $900
To Meet $1,213 Budget
The Waynesville area still neeas
$.900 to reach its quota of $1,213 j
for the annual Cancer Crusade, ac- I
cording to Mrs. Rebakah Murray i
of the Business and Professional ,
Women's Club, which is sponsor
ing the drive in this area.
No porchlight drive of other j
house-to-house canvass is planned. ;
Mrs. Murray said, btu area resi- j
dents are urged to contribute to '
the drive against the Nation's No. !
2 killer ? cancer.
Since the first of the month j
funds have been solicited during a i
special shoe shine project direct-1
ed by Mrs. Clara Kippetoe and
N(rs. Lois Gentry, with collections '?
at downtown theatres, and with I
(See Cancer?Page 8)
N. C. Poultry
Expert To Visit
W. G. Andrews, poultry specialist
at N. C. State College, will be in
Haywood County Wednesday for a
visit with broiler producers.
He will visit poultrymeh to dis
cuss general problems, marketing,
and price outlook information.
One of North Carolina's leading
poultry specialists, Mr. Andrews
has made extensive studies of broil
er productions in this and other
Display Of Wild
The chances of legislation affect
ing the keeping of wild animals for
tourist attractions seem remote, ac
cording to C. M. Douglas, Brevard,
a strong advocate of laws prohibit
ing the penning of wild animals.
Douglas, just back from Raleigh,
said no bill will be introduced,
and that exhibitors would have to
comply with the present regula
tions of the Wildlife Resources
Commission. He said captive wild
hears must have running water
through their pens, shelter and
Douglas has been trying for some
time to get a law on captive wild
animals. He said: "Just because T
Tailed this time is no reason J will
rtot/ be back before the legislature
later. I am gf ng to keep trying."
Set Up In Budget
An appropriation of $112,000 has
been set up for the paving of the
14-mile section of Parkway from
Soco Gap to Heintooga.
The money Mill have to come
out of the allocations made avail
able July first. Part of the project
is the Blue Ridge Parkway and the
other part *s the responsibility of
the National Forest Service.
The Mountaineer learned that
the protect will be handled through
the Bureau of Public Roads, and
the paving done under their super
The initial surfacing coating, or
seal, was put down about two years
ago ' i
Indications are the work will get
under way in lli? laU fall or early
Increased production and mar
keting of vegetables and small
fruis in Haywood County will be
discussed at a special county-wide
meeting of farmers at the court
house at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, ac
cording to County Agent Virgil L
Because of the reduction of bur
ley tobacco allotments and the
heavy damage in the county from
freezing weather, the need has
been felt to increase the county's
production of vegetables and small
fruits to offset the loss in income
from tobacco and apples, the coun
ty agent explained.
"Haywood County farmers could
add at least a half million dollars
by growing more vegetables and
small fruits." Mr. Holloway said,
adding: "And that'sa conservative
Although vegetables and fruits
are profitable, farmers should care
fully study the markets and have
, the know-how before starring pro
duction of any commodity, the
county agent cautioned.
Leading the discussion Thursday
1 afternoon will be George Abshier.
vegetable marketing specialist at
i N, C. State College, who will speak
i on various aspects of vegetable and
I fruit production and marketing,
i Among topics likely to be dis
cussed is the Chamber of Com
I raerce's project for the establish
' ment of a curb market in this area.
Mr. Holloway asserted that there
is a good market for Haywood
County produce within the county
itself, in Asheville. and in Hender-,
sonville?with the latter being con
sidered one of the top markets in
| the Southeast.
"If we can get our production
up. the marketing will take care of |
itself.". Mr. Holloway observed.
All county farmers, agriculture
officials and teachers and other
interested persons are invited to
the meeting Thursday,
AMONG 1.506 PUPILS in (he first and second
grades of Haywood County schools who will re
reive inoculations of Salk polio vaccine this week
are Glenda May Francis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Kobei't Francis of KatclifTe Cove, and N'eal Ann
Webb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Joseph
Webb of Hast St.. Waynesvllle. both from Hast
Waynesvllle School. Giving the Inoculations la Dr.
A. Howard Smith, assisted by nurse Mrs. Lura
Davis. (Mountaineer Photo).
n i * sns
51 Candidates File For
Offices In Four Towns
To Seek New
Health Officer ?
The first meeting of the Hay
wood County Board of Health
since the death of Dr. S. >V.
Jabaut, health officer, will be
held at V p.m. tonight at the
The board will discuss the em
ployment of a new health of
ficer to succeed Dr. Jabaut. who
suffered a heart attark in Ashe
ville last Monday afternoon af
ter attending the hearing on the
i Pigeon River Road and then
going to the Buneombe County
Asheville Health Department to
pick up the county's portion of
Salk polio vaccine, lie clied at
Memorial Mission Hospital.
The federal government re
quires that counties must have
health officers ? if obtainable?
to receive federal and state
With filing and registration j
over, candidate* In Haywood's four
towns got down to earnest cam
paigning this week, looking to the
municipal elections on Tuesday, i
There are 51 candidates died in
the four towns; 16 in Waynesville;
10 in Hazelwod; 11 in Clyde and
I 14 in Canton.
Hegistralion ended Saturday,
with most of'It* towns reporting
"brisk business'' on Saturday. Fil
ing olso ended Saturday for Hazel
wood. Clyde and Canton, while the
deadline for Waynesville can
didates ended the lblh of April.
The only change in filing in any
of the four towns over the weekend
| was in Canton, when J. Paul Mur
ray, who filed last Wednesday,
withdrew from the race, and Bruce
G. Nanney filed for the post of
mayor. The race in Canton for may
or is now between Maurice T.
(See Candidates?Page 8)
Forty-seven members of Uelti
Sigma Pi professional business
fraternity at the University o
North Carolina were honored here
Friday night at a dinner meetini
at The Towne House.
With the group were two Way
nesville residents?Charles Hyatt
son of Mr. ^nd Mrs. Harry Hyatt
and Robert Massie. son of Mr. an<
Mrs. Guy Massie.
After touring the Americai
Enka plant at Enka and the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre plant a
Canton Friday, the group arrive*
at the Haywood Motor Inn ii
Waynesville, where they weri
guests of J. H. Woody, prcsiden
of the First National Bank of Way
At the banquet at the Town*
House, the UNC students wen
welcomed by David Felmet. speak
ing for Mayor J, H. Way. Th<
principal speaker of the eveninj
was Ned Tucker, executive vie*
president of the Chamber of Com
inerce, who was introduced bj
Mr. Prevost and R. N. Barber
Jr., both Carolina graduates, anc
Monroe Landreth, district di
rector of Sigma Delta Pi, wen
guests at the meeting.
Following tl(e banquet, a part]
was given for the Tar Heels b>
the Chamber of Commerce at tin
Piedmont Hotel. On Saturday, tlx
group went to Mile High Overlook
in a motorcade led by Miss Kath
According to reports, several ol
the students had never before
been in the mountains and wert
warm in praise of the beauty ol
this region and the hospitality ol
One youth remarked! "This I*
where I'm confing on in> honey
Hayvrood County apparently es
caped some of the damage dealt to
Buncombe County by heavy winds
and rains which lashed sections of
Western North Carolina Sunday.
Roy Wright, manager of the
Carolina Power and Light Co. of
fice at Mazelwood said that storm
* damage to power lines was "very
' , slight", while only "minor scatter
f ed trouble" to telephone equip
ment was reported by C. T. Mc
* , Cuiston. manager of the Wayncs
| ville and Canton exchanges of
- Southern Bell Telephone.
* L At 11:30 a.m. yesterday, an
- ominous looking dark gray sky
J blanketed the mountains, causing
one Clyde woman to remark: "It
1 looks like the world is coming to
" an end."
! ' The second "monsoon" moments
i later drove away the eerie, dark
t 1 llitjli winds, hail, and driving
sheets of rain characterized the
third downpour of the day in the
, i afternoon.
i ] Precipitation varied consider
. : ably throughout the county. Only
? an inch of rain was recorded at the
j Mountain Kxperimenl Station, but
? j was much heavier in other por
. jtion* of the county.
Pupils in the fii-st and second
grades at Ucaverdaiti and North
Canton schools were the first in
Haywpod County to get inoculations
of the new Salk polio vaccine as
the week-long program got under
way this aftcrnuon at the Iwo
Teams of doctors and nurses will
work through the week in giving
Mhc Brit shot vaccine to protect
youngsters from the dreaded crtp
pkr, po'llo The series of Initial In
oculations will end at 2 p.m. Friday
at Maggie School.
Some 1.506 first and second
graders in the county will gel one
shot tills week, a second shot with
in four weeks, and a third In seven
months. The first two shots will be
given free?with vaccine furnished
by the National Polio Foundation.
The third will be given at "mini
The shots will be given by mem
bers of the Haywood County Medi
? cal Society?assisted by personnel
of the Health Department, volun
teer registered nurses, and PTA
After the Polio Vaccine Evalua
tion Center a) the University of
Michigan reported tlint the Salk
vaccine is 90 ner cent effective. Dr.
Jonas Salk, the developer of the
immunization, asserted that he will
continue his research until the vac
cine is 100 per cent effective.
The fight against polio has been
financed In recent years by funds
raised during the March of Dimes.
During January, a total of $27,
,870.16 was raised in Haywood
(See Polio?Page 8)
Twenty-nine Haywood County
men were given draft classifications
at a recent meeting of Selective
Service Board 45. They were:
Class 1-A (available* for induc
tion! ? Johnny Robert Ashe,. Jr.:
James Arthur Moore."
Class 1-C (enlistedi ? Kugene
Bennett; Joseph Charles Leather
Class 1-C freservdl-?Mark Neal
Hoglen; Frank Chambers; John
Daniel Green; Kenneth Kay Muse;
Frank Hunt. Jr.; Guy Samuel
Mathews: Bobby Kuscoe Caldwell:
(See Draft Board?Pace 8)
Proposed Link Ol Highway
In Pisgah Would Add Loop
I ' I np ni'xi major projm ui mau
building for the Plsgah National
?' Forest Service will be a short
', stretch of road on the ridge be
s l tween Pin Hook Gap and Beech
?jGap?elevation 5 339 feet.
This link of completed road
would provide for a loop trip from.
, Rosman to Beech Gap and then on
p down to Lake Logan,
p The road from Rosman to Pin
Hook Gap was a CCC project, and
i only a small section of the link re
mains to be built, according to Hon
J. Mnrriss, Miperviso ruf North Car
olina National Forest*.
Morris* said there were about 23
recreational areas in the 11 west
ern counties of the state, and
funds for the year will just about
I "provide for maintenance," he said.
He pointed out that he supposed
that the State Highway Commis
sion would pave the Ptsgah Motor
Road some time this summer. "We
spent almost $20,000 putting a
cushion on the road before turn
ing it over to the state fur main
tenance," the supervisor ssid.
Four Haywood county bills intro
duced by Rep. Jerry Rogers passed
the House Friday and Saturday.
Clarification of whiskey posses
Agricultural, Livestock project
Fixing salaries of sheriff and
Setting up five districts for nom
inating board of education.
A fifth bill which Rep. Rogers
introduced last week deals with
transfer of title to a water line in
: Canton to the town from the Can
| ton school board.
Rep. Rogers this morning told
The Mountaineer that he did not
anticipate any trouble with any of
the Haywood bills passing in the
Senate and being ratified.
He said the bill recently intro
duced by Senator William Mcdford
, in the senate, providing (hat the
State Highway Commission pay all
costs of the proposed viaduct was
slated to come to the Senate floor
Tuesday. Rep. Rogers said the out
look for the measure seemed very
favorable In passing the Senate and
Rep. Rogers was asked when
the General Assemble would likely
? adjourn said:" "It now looks like
May 19th, but with the finance bill
coming out Tuesday to be debated,
there can be a long delay there."
Among the state - wide bills
which Rep. Rogers is a sponsor is
one w'hich will curtail printing of
reports of various state agencies,
' and also prohibits sending the ex
pensive copies of new laws to ail
Justices of peace and magistrates
i in the state. The potential savings
to the state is estimated to be be
tween $80,000 and $100,000 per
This measure would set the com
pensation of the sheriff of Haywood
County at $4,500 per year, plus $1 .
000 travel expenses. The bill pro
vides for the naming of three dep
tSee New Law*?Page 8)
14 Haywood Bills
Passed By House
A meeting of the steering com
mittee for the voluntary automobile
inspection program to be conduct
ed throughout Haywood County
during the first two weeks in May
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday
at the Chamber of Commerce of
fice here, according to H. L. Brad
ley, committee chairman.
Cars and trucks will be inspected
at special cheeking lanes in the
county manned by experienced
' mechanics, assisted by other volun
teer workers. Owners of the ve
hicles will be given a report of the
inspection and urged to have any
defects corrected. When approved,
cars will bear an inspection sticker.
Haywood County is one of the
10 areas in North Carolina selecl
. ed to participate in the nation-vyide
inspection prAgrain. which is being
sponsored by the National Safety
Council, Inter-Industry Highway
Safety Committee, and Look maga
Members of the county steering
committee, in addition to Mr. Brad
ley, are M. H. Bowles. Jimmy Wil
liamson. C. C. Poindexter, Mrs.
Paul Robinson, Bob Smith. Ken
neth Fry. Bbb Tippett, O. L. Nol
and, Harley Wright, and Bob Con
Killed ? ? ? ? 0
Accidents ? ? 47
(TMt Information im
plied from records ol
Stste lllghw?r^Piitrnll.)j^ I
COOL * j
Mrtly cloudy and '
Visibility reduc- 1
^Tuesday, generally J
*Vnesville tempera- 1
by the State Test
Ma*. Min. Vr. 1
75 43 .07 J
m- 7? ?*m .14 i
BU 78 53
P | 70 87 .35 I