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VEAR " rAU6S Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON. APRIL 28, 19M $3.50 In Advmnce InIlaywood and Jackson Counties
i Cutter Vaccine Used In
gntv School Polio Clinics |
id County i'ealth Dcpart
icials emph. slzed today
he Salk polio vaccine in
county schools this week ,
factored by the Eli Lily j
?lieved that none of the
i use in North Carolina
is made bv the Cutter
ies of Berkley, Calif.,
trine has been ordered
i from use by the U. S. .
ealth Service after re
t eight children in the ^
utracted polio after be
eral officials stated that
t been proved that the '
auscd the disease, and ;
e withdrawl order "pre- I
eight polio cases report
ere from California, two
o. and one from Chicago,
lia. Idaho, Arizona and
ico stopped vaccinating
ails until the Cutter vac
in through tests fn gov
aboritories. The city of
w also cut off its pro
mporarily for safety's
ough using tlie vaccine
orothy. Whisenhunt. see
the Haywood Health De
disclosed that a number
i have called this niorn
; about the vaccine, but
t indicated they had
heir mind about having
of 855 first and second
) county schools receiv- 1
io vaccine through Wed- !
Kuykendall, Jr., was j
the new commander of 1
I Memorial Host 438 of
ican Legion in balloting j
Ificers chosen were:
fhitner, first vice presi
H. Swanger, Jr., second
dent; Ernest M. Sutton.
Robert Glllett, sergeant
Jesse Messer, chaplain,
"an Smith, finance of
i officers will be install- .
Hazelwood post Tuesday. >
Tucker Cites South's Gains,
Needs Of Waynesville Area j
The interior of the courthouse
is getting a new look.
The walls are being hand
Scrubbers are using soap and
water in washing down the walls,
and making them many shades
The thorough job gives the ef- j
feet of a new paint job.
Ralph L. Summerrow. Hazelwood j
grocer, was elected president of the ,
Hazelwood Lions Club for 1955-56 |
at a meeting at Timbes Brothers' i
Restaurant Tuesday night.
Also elected were:
Kyle Campbell, first vice presi
dent; Charles McCall, second vice
president; R. L. Hendricks, third
vice president; Jack Bass, secre
tary; Fred Harron. treasurer; Hol
lis Chase. lion Tamer; Glen VVyatt.
Tail Twister; Ed Boone. Assistant :
Tail Twister; Clyde L. Fisher.and j
John Smith, directors for two j
years, and Sam Lane and Lewis
Green, directors for one year (both ?
Inducted by Mr. Boone as new j
members were Creighton Childers!
and Bob Smathefs.
Seventeen charter members were
presented special lapel buttons for
perfect attendance by Glen Wyatt,!
chairman of the attendance.com
mittee. J. C. Burrell also was pre- ,
sented with a billfold for sponsor-!
ship of two new members in Janu
Guests included W. E. Michael,
Jr., of West Asheville, cabinet
secretary-treasurer of Lions Dis
Among announcements made by
retiring president Clyde Fisher was :
one reporting contribtuions of $345
for the sponsorship of a team in
the Mountaineer Little League.
The "dynamic advance" made by
the South in recent years, and Hay
wood County's place in the regiou's
economy were outlined before the
Hazelwood Lions Club Tuesday
night by Ned Tucker, executive
vice president of the Chamber of
The Chamber executive cited the
1. The population of the If!;
Southern states increased from 41
million in 1940 to 48 million in
2. In natural increase of popu
lation?the excess of births over
deaths?the South gained 19.5 per
cent from 1940 to 1950 compared
with 11.4 for the remainder of the
3. Although the number of farms
in the South decreased 11 per cent
in the 10-year period, the number
ot farm owners increased 12 per
cent, and the number of tenants
decreased 37 per cent.
4. The South gained 33.7 per
(See Tucker?Page 8)
A Haywood Baptist Association
Sunday School rally will be held |
at the Barberville Baptist Church I
Monday night, starting at 7:25 ;
Opening events of the rally will
be music by Mrs. Roy Stewart; a
hymn. "To the Work", and scrip
ture and prayer by the Rev. Jarvis
At 7:45 a series of simultaneous
departmental conferences win be
Pastors and Superintendents, B.
A. Horton; Adult Workers, Miss
May Holtzclaw; Young People's
Workers, Mrs. J. G. Goodwin; In
termediate Workers, Mrs. B. A.
Horton; Junior Workers, Mrs.
Carl Painter; Primary Workers.
Mrs. B. C. Pressley; Beginner
Workers, Mrs. Ina Frady; Nursery
Workers, Mrs. W. S. Young;
Cradle Roll Workers, Mrs. Clinton
Drake; Extension Workers, M. M.
Crisp; Intermediate and Junior <
Pupils, Mrs. Sarah Wright.
At 8:30 p.m. the group w ill re
assemble in the auditorium for
announcements and business and
a program on stewardship.
County Agent V. L. Holloway
and George Abshier, vegetable
marketing specialist from N. C. |
State College, opened a special
meeting at the courthouse this
afternoon to discuss the increase
of vegetable and small fruit pro
ductidh and marketing facilities in
Mr. Holloway pointed out that
Haywood agriculture officials bsve
felt the need for boosting predate
tion of vegetables and small fruits
to offset the drop In income from
the late March freeze and the cut
in burlcy tobacco allotments.
The county agent has estimated
that farmers could add at least a
half million dollars to their income
by expanding their vegetable and
small fruit growing.
[ils Take Polio Shots i
pi 'Stiff Upper Lip'
' COB CONWAY
Is shed a few tears and
Wd the doctor and nurs
it just a minute," but
he 33 first and second
St. John's School Wed
lernoon faced the long
t needles with no more
?n many groups of sol
jP patiently and quietly
>alk polio vaccine shots,
ngsters trouped through
1 about 15 minutes,
"'led, while others dis
iosity or indifference as
*<1 up for their inocu
?nany soldiers who look
? immunized, most of the
?isisted upon looking at
? E. Fender and the sy
?*ld in his hand. Many
?wr teeth as the needle I
?aark. but most managed 1
? "stiff upper Hp" during |
? John's students were 1
?ihe 855 first and second I
? county schools who had I
Salk vaccine by Wed- |
??h* Shots?Pane 8>
"??y ?nd considerably
"?tag windy this after*
" 'wtttred showers,
ynesvllle temperature i
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High School PTA
To Elect New Officers
The Parent-Teacher Association i
of the Waynesville Township High
School will elect officers for the
coming year at a meeting Monday
at 7:30 p.m. in the school audi
The Rev. James W. Fowler. Jr.,
will preside and the Rev. James
Y. Perry, rector of Grace Episcopal
Church, will conduct the devotions.!
IN NEW YORK
Dave Feldman, co-owner of Re
liable Jewelers, left yesterday for
a week's buying trip in New York.
He will buy summer merchandise
at the present showing.
Haywood Behind Neighbor
Macon In Cancer Drive
Although Haywood County has
more than twice the population of
Macon County, the latter county
has raised more than twice as
much as Haywood County in the
current Cancer Crusade.
This fact was disclosed when the
North Carolina division of the
American Cancer Society reported
that Macon County was the first
of North Carolina's 100 counties
to reach its cancer drive goal.
With the drive still in progress.
Macon County has raised more
than $600. while Haywood County's j
total was only $331 at noon Wed-[
Haywood County has been out
standing in the March of Dimes
for polio and raised more than
$27,000 in January's drive. This
sum, along with others through
out the nation helped greatly in
research which has been climaxed
with the development of Salk polio
However, although dramatic in
its crippling effects on children,
polio is not even in the top 10
causes of death in the United |
States, whereas cancer is No. 2
| ?exceeded only by heart disease.
Last year, while only one resi
dent of Haywood County met
death from polio, 40 died from
The current Cancer Crusade
fund drive is being carried on in
the Waynesvillc area by the Busi
ness and Professional Women's
Club, with Mrs. Rebekah Murray
as general chairman. 1
Checks for the fund should be
made payable to the drive treas
urer, Mrs Kurt Cans.
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WHEN DOGWOOD blooms that means it is not '?ng until the an
nual ramp convention. And at every Ramp Convention there must
be a queen. And the 1M55 queen is Miss Ernestine Edwards, of
Maggie. She is a senior of WTHS. and will be officially crowned,
Sunday May 8th. by North Carolina's Secretary of State Thad
Eure, "speaker for life" at the convention. (Mountaineer Photo).
30 Bushels Oi Ramps To
Be Carried To Raleigh
C. of C. Banquet
Tickets On Sale;
i Tickets for the annual Cham
ber of Commerce banquet for
May 5 went on sale today.
Ned Tucker, executive vice
president of the organization,
said the tickets would be limited
to 500, and plans are to complete
! the sale by Tuesday. Directors
will have tickets, as well as vari
ous committee chairmen. Tickets
may also be secured at the Cham
ber of Commerce office.
The banquet will be held at
7:30. Thursday. May 5, at the
WTIIS cafeteria. The tickets are
Slated May 14
The annual meeting of the Can
ton-Bethel-Clyde Chamber of Com
merce will be held at Camp Hope
on the evening of May 14, accord- j
ing to announcement made this
week by Kalph Bailey, secretary. ;
Recreation facilities at Camp .
Hope will be open at 4 p.m., for 1
those who wish to go early, pnd
supper will be served at 7 o'clock.
John Parris of Sylva. of the
Cherokee Historical Association,
will hie the guest speaker.
The demand for Haywood ramps
Next week. 30 bushels of the
potent little bulbs will go to Ral
Teu bushels of ramps will be
used dn a TV program on May 4th,
when W R. "Bill" Palmer, and A.
W. Parker, leaders of the North
Carolina Friends of the Ramp So
ciety, go to Raleigh and help stage
"We are going to have 10 bushels
available for those who see the
show and want a few to taste." said
On the two following days, a
Raleigh cafeteria will feature Hay
wood ramps on their menu. Palmer
"We are taking the manager
there 20 bushels in order that he
can supply the demand. Plans are
to have a huge banner in the cafe
teria saying that Haywood ramps
are on the menu.
The two men are elated over the
way the current c ^p of ramps are
overcoming the effects of the re
"They are growing fast, and are
getting better every day. We
could not have selected a better
(See Ramps?Page 8)
Box Supper Slated
For Little League
A box supper to benefit the
Mountaineer Little League will be
held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Hazel
Persons interested in the Little
League program are urged to bring
a box supper to the community
$5 Tax Per Car Proposed
Instead Oi Cigarette Tax
(Special To The Mountaineer)
A proposal of putting a $5 privilege tax on each
car in order to raise $7,500,000 for the general fund of
the state was making the rounds in the halls of the Gen
eral Assembly this morning.
The $5 car tax would' be over and above the
The proi)osal was made as a means of raising the
seven-and-a-half millions instead of putting a two cents
per package tax on cigarettes.
The proposal was hinted some time ago, but had
not been heard discussed until this morning when op
ponents of the tobacco tax raised the issue, and pro
posed the $5 tax per car.
No bill has been introduced on the proposal, and
legislators spending the weekend at home are expected
to get the feelings of the citizens as to which tax would
be the most acceptable ? $5 per car, or two cents per
package on cigarettes.
Hard Campaigning Marking
All Four Municipal Elections
Canton Viaduct Bill Is
In House Roads Committee
The bill authorizing the State
Highway Commission to pay for V
construction of an elevated high- I
way in Canton, passed the Senate ?
by a voice vote, and is now in the
Roads Committee of the House 1
It is doubtful if the House eom- I
mittee will get to act 011 the mat- ?
ter this week, as on Friday the _
members of the General Assembly 11
will go to Fort Bragg for the day I
The measure was approved after
its introducer. Sen. William Med
tord of Haywood, told the Senate
and State Highway Commission "
was anxious to build the through- ' 1
way but the town had blocked it ;l
for some years by refusing to pay
one-third of the right-of-wav costs. 1
as required under present law.
The bill would permit the State *
to pay all the right-of-way costs j
when a local situation makes it im
possible to construct a highway f
bypass around a town.
Engineers say it is impossible to
build a by-pass around Canton, '
and the Commission sponsored the '
hill, giving thetn authority to pay 1
the right-of-way costs.
Hep. Jerry Itogers said he was '
working on the bill and would
make every effort to see that it '
was approved by the House.
Town Adds '
Construction of 3,000 feet of ,
1 new sidewalk has been completed
' recently by the Town of Waynes
' vllle and 300 more feet will be
added this summer, according to '
G. C. Ferguson, town manager.
? A total of 1.500 fact of sidewalk
: has been poured on the west and '
south sides of Dellwood Road with
in the town limits. The new side
walk was set back two feet from
, the old pavement ? allowing the
. road at that point to be widened.
The State Highway and Public
i Works Commission will pave the
j two feet strip between the old
I pavement and new sidewalk.
Another 1,500 feet of sidewalk
has been completed on the south
side of Pigeon St. ? with 500
' feet more to be added when a new
! fill has settled sufficiently, Mr.
i Ferguson said.
I In conjunction with the town's
work on Pigeon St., the state is
now widening the bridge at the
foot of the street some eight feet.
At several other points in town,
including places on Main St.,
broken sidewalk has been remov
ed and new concrete is being
Baptist Bible School
Clinics Planned Friday
Two Haywood Associations! va
cation Bible school clinics will be ;
The first will be at West Canton j
church beginning at 10:30 a.m., !
and lasting until 2:30 p.m. The
i program includes conferences,
demonstration and message from
the associations! moderator. Rev. i
T. E. Robinett of the First Baptist
Church in Waynesvllle. The clinic
; is under the direction of the asso-'
ciational superintendent of vaca- j
tion Bible schools, Mrs. Wallace
! Cole of Canton.
The second clinic will be at Rat
I cliffe Cove Church on the same
day beginning at 7 p.m. The same
program is planned for this even
ing session. : i
Balloting Is 1
Voting in Haywood County in '
he eight-state hurley tobacco ,
eferendum is "fairly heavy and
good vote is anticipated." A. W.
'erguson. ASC county manager,
old The Mountaineer at noon.
At stake is the question of
rhether the present price support
ind marketing quofu program shall
>e retained. Not involved are
icreage allotments, which have al
eady been determined.
County agriculture olficials have
Oined in urging a "yes" vote at
he polls to insure continued sup
>ort of hurley tobacco at 90 per
?ent of parity or not less than 46.2
^ents a pound.
Voting is being conducted in the
rourtfy at Waynesville. Canton.
Clyde, Crahtree. East Fork. Pigeon,
Fines Creek. Ivy Hill, Jonathan
Creek. Iron DulT. White Oak, and
In order to pass, the price sup
port program must be given a two
The referendum involves only
this year's hurley crop and has no
direct bearing on the future.
Fifteen members of the Waynes
ville Lions Club have been nomi
nated as officers and directors of
the club for 1B35-1956, according
to Lee Davis, chairman of the
The slate of nominees includes:
Ernest Edwards, president; Dr.
James E. Fender, first vice presi
dent; M. T. Bridges, second vice
president: Ben Phillips, third vice
president; Charles Heed, secretary:
Chick Fowler, assistant secretary;
James llardin Howell, treasurer;
J. C. Jennings. Lion Tamer: Bill
Swift and Charles Balentine. Tail
Twisters; Frank Kirkpatrick. W
L. Turner, directors for two years,
and Herbert Angel and Hoy Park
man, directors for one year.
Election of officers will be held
At their next meeting, the
Lions will observe "ladies night'
with a program at-the Lake Juna
luska School cafeteria. The pro
gram will include music by a quar
tet from the Candler Lions Cluh
and a skit by members of that
To Meet In Clyde
The Haywood County Ministerial
Association will meet at the Clyde
Central Methodist Church, Monday
at 12:30 p.m.
The Rev. J. H. Brendall. pastor
of Trinity Methodist Church. Ashe
\ille, will speak on "The Protest
tant Church and Education."
George A. Brown. Jr.. and Hugh
Leatherwood were in Raleigh today
Haywood Car Inspection
Program Officials Named
Separate committees have been
appointed in the Waynesville and
Canton areas to conduct the,coun
ty-wide voluntary car inspection
program in May. according to R.
L. Bradley, chairman of the main
inspection committee, which met
Monday night at the courthouse.
Among the ? committes named
Waynesville check lanes -r
Waynesvilie Chief of Police Orvllle
H. Noland. chairman; Hazelwood
Chief of Police Roy Stephens, Jim
Milner, Ned Howell. Stan Henry.
E. Norris English. M. L. Sadler.
Charles Balcntinc. Claude Wood
ard. Ed Potts, Roh AIII w??n. Cpl
' Prltchard Smith of the Highwa>
I Patrol, and Bill Cobb.
Canton check lanes?Canton Po
lice Chief W. N. Stroup, Clyde
Police Chief Lawrence Carver:
Lynn Simmons. I .on Goodson. Bob
Murphy. Harry Cabe. Mark Reno,
Carl Green. Wesley Holtrclaw, and
Waynesville fiinance?Paul Da
vis, chairman; Ted Stackpole. Vir
gil Smith. Charles McDarris. and
Canton finance?Edwin Haynes
and Roy Patton.
Members of the steering com
mittee at their meeting Monday
(Krr Car Inspection?Page *>
i I* i
Growing In All 4
The 51 candidates who have fil
ed for office In the four Haywood
towns entered the home-stretch
in their campaigning today. The
tempo of the campaign stepped up
considerably during the past few
days. taking the spotlight of news
in the county, ?
The polls will open at 6:30
a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m.
The predictions in all four Hay
wood towns are that the vote on
Tuesday would be exceedingly
heavy, as interest is steadily ris
ing, in alt four of the municipal
In today's issue, friends of the
WaynesvHIc board of aldermen
and the mayor, are using a two
page advertisement to give the
record of the four officials over
the past four-year term.
Part of the advertisement is de
voted to a report of the four of
ficials of permanent improvements
made during the past four years,
which consists of 16 projects cost
ing $430,410. The report points out
; that these achievements were
made without an increase in the
tax rate of $1.40.
Many candidates .in all four
towhs, were putting in every min
ute they could spare campaigning
It was learned that a number were
making a house-to-house visitation
in behalf of their election.
All terms are for four years.
Waynesville has 3 candidates
for mayor, and 13 for aldermen,
Hazelwood also has 3 for mayor,
and 7 for aldermen, while in Clyde
there are 3 for mayor, 6 for alder
men and 2 for police court judge.
Canton has 2 candidates for
mayor" B for aldermen" 2 for the
school board, 1 for police court
judge and one for solicitor.
There are two precincts in Way
; nesvllle. The fire station and the
Aliens Creek school.
M. H. Howies, district superin
tendent of schools, this morning
asked that those voting at the Al
iens Creek school please enter the
cafeteria fur voting, and not go
through the main school building.
In this way, he said, interference
with school work will be held to
Election officials at Precinct one
?the fire station will be Huth
Kelly, registrar: George Brown and
Harry Clay, judges.
Officials at precinct 2 ? Aliens
Creek ? are Vance Muse, regi
1 strar, and Charlie Duckctt and
Hitdred Page, judges.
In Hazelwood the voting will be
at the town hall, with Mrs. R. VV.
(See Election?Page 8)
Think real hard. Did you list all
your motor vehicles for taxes- on
the county sheet in January?
Here's why we ask.
Bryan Medford, tax collector for
Haywood county, has just received
a complete list of every motor ve
hicle registered from Haywood
county with the Motor Vehicle De
partment as of January first.
There are about 10.000 of the
listings, and by checking the tax
roll with this new list it is easy to
find who forgot to list their cars
"We figure there are about 200 in
that Rroup." Medford said. ''There
' is a penalty for not listing the?''
vehicles, but if those who forgo'
j will get in within the next day or
so, it will be to their advantage,"
(This Information com
piled from records ol -j
State Highway Patrol.)