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NO. 43 14 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON. MAY ?0, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiei
OPPING OPERATIONS now under way
? four-lane highway between Lake Jun
d Canton will be completed in about
i half weeks, according to an engineer
on the job last week. This machine lays the sur
facing and is then followed by a roller.
lalive Schedule Is Announced
July Out-OI-Slale Farm Tour
nesville Car Inspection
1 To Top 2,000 Mark
exact figures are not
I on the recent volun
Kction in the Waynes
iications are that the
teed the 2.000 mark.
taOrville Noland said
I vehicles were in
! Canton area and this
t incorporated with
|p arrive at a county
?b originally desig
?lf 10 areas in North
nrry on the safety
k smaller cities usu
k inspection through
?ty. the Canton area
Hi has been spon
fcly by the National
leil. the Inter-Industry
?i Highway Safety, and
k a check lane was
B Boundary St. in
lasd on Beech St. in
B police and highway
?>, by mechanics from
B and members of the
? High Safety Club. In
keck lane was locat
ions Club had
?y at 7 o'clock
ant. Six key
d to the mem
?d to any Lion
w members in
wood, a candi
ernor in 31-A.
? Master Key
2 25 members,
le key for two
I. Davis, Henry
ihn Nesbit and
ell, Jr. I
i presented by
of Zone 5, and
cussed at the
oors Sunday in
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?""Wign for district
W[ place Tues
Jailer Says He
Will Open Up For
With the courthouse observ
ing Memorial Day, all offices
| were closed except the sheriff's
office. This prompted Jailer Bill
Plemmons to jokingly remark
that he was only opening the jail
for old customers, and on an
According to the officer's re
ports, business was not too brisk
, for Jailer Bill, as there were
only a few arrests over the week
end. Several were picked up for
being drunk, and were getting
out this morning.
Twenty - five Waynesville area
firms have joined forces to pro
"mote the observance here of the
state and national "Slow Down
j and Live" campaign, w hich opened
| last Friday and will continue
j through Labor Day.
Urging "Let's give our children
the right to grow up," sponsors of
the safety campaign point out:
"Now that school's out, you'll be
seeing more of the kids. Make
sure you see them first . . , drive
with extra care all summer long.
Children at play often forget to
Watch out for traffic ... so you
must remember to watch out for
children. Pledge yourself now to
help keep the streets safe for the
Other slogans of the safety
"In a hurry? Remember, seconds
gained may mean ^ life lost.
Pledge now to slow down and pro
ceed cautiously wherever there
may be children at play."
"Take your time . . . don't take
a life. Summer is playtime for
children. Pledge now to keep it
a wonderful time for them and
you. Drive carefully."
Sponsors of the drive arc: Alli
son and Duncan Tire Co.. Biltmore
(See Safety Program?Page 6)
i Although final arrangements lor
the out-of-state farm tour in July
will be made by a special county
j committee appointed for that pur
pose. a tentative schedule for the
trip has been disclosed by Virgil
! L. Holloway, county farm agent.
Mr. Holloway and Homer Sink,
, returned here Thursday night from
I a 10-day trip, during which they
! traveled the route that the tour
will take July 18-28.
Commenting on the many scenic
attractions on the 12-state tour,
Mr. Holloway described the Bad
lands of South Dakota as "the most
impressive sight I have ever seen."
"The Badlands aren't pretty, but
everyone should see them. They're
very eye appealing." he added.
Approximately 100 persons are
expected to go on the trip which
will have for its first scheduled
stop the home of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company?Ham
Next comes lunch at Purdue
University at Lafayette, Indiana
and ^ tour of the university's agri
I The group will spend the night
at the famed Conrad Hilton Hotel
in Chicago and then visit the Union
stockyards?the world's largest?
the next day. The Museum of Sci
ence and Industry at Jackson
Park also will be seen during the
From the Windy City, the tour
will turn northwest toward Madi
son, Wisconsin, state capital and
home of the University of Wis
consin. While in the Badger State,
the group will tour sortie of the
j state's outstanding dairy farms.
Next on the schedule is Min
neapolis where the Haywood count
(See Farm Tour?Page 6)
Wins 4-H Club
I Leona Davis, a Waynesville High
I student and a member of the Sau
nook Senior 4-H Club won first
j place in the annual 4-H speaking
I contest at the courthouse Satur
day with her speech on "Building
World Peace Through 4-H."
Miss Davis will represent Hay
wood County at the district 4-H
elimination contest at Asheville in
June. Each county is entitled to
send both a boy and girl entrant,
but two boys who intended to en
ter the Haywood contest here Sat
(See Leona Davis?Page 6)
Irrigation Most Profitable
On Tobacco, Truck Crops
?'' - ? 3 - *. - i
Irrigation in Haywood County
would be most profitable if used
on burley tobacro fields and for
truck crops, it was asserted Friday
by Howard Ellis, agriculture en
gineering specialist from N. C.
State College, at an irrigation dem
onstration at the Mountain Experi
In some instances, irrigation
can also be utilized profitably on
alfalfa and corn silage, the special
However, it has been found that
it does not pay generally to irrigate
pastures for use by beef cattle,
Mr. Ellis pointed out.
In the case of dairy cattle, irri
gation is advised only when both
pastures and stock* are top grade,
he told the audience at the test
Irrigation is steadily becoming
more popular and In time may be
come a necessity for farmers com
peting with growers who Water
their fields regularly, he said.
Before buying any irrigation
equipment, however, Mr. Ellis
warned, farmers should take two
factors into consideration: (1) type
of soii, including its moisture cap
acity and rate of absorption, and
(2) type of crops to be raised.
It is also very important to buy
equipmen "tailored* to fit. the
particular needs of the farmer's
(See Irrigation?Pace fi)
'tt?d cool today.
^ 8t?te Test Farm:
*?*. Mln. Free.
-? 90 ?
1 51 ?
While highway patrolmen re*
ported heavy traffic over the week
end, there was a decided turn
from the large number of wrecks
which marred the past two week
jnds. Only two small accidents
were reported over the weekend
here, Cpl. Pritchard Smith of the
Highway patrol said.
This morning at 5:30, two out
of-county men crashed at the in
tersection of Highway 276 and 19.
Cpl Smith said John C. Woodell,
of Columbia, driving a 1955 Chev
rolet, traveling west, started to
turn left off Highway 19 into 276,
and as he did an International
truck, driven by Don Franklin
Ducker, of route 3. Asheville, also
going west, started to pass.
The two vehicles went side-by
side off the highway into a field.
Neither driver was hurt. Dam
age to the Chevrolet, which had
been driven only 1,500 miles was
$300 and about $150 damages to
Woodell was charged with fail
' >ng to give a hand signal when
making a turn, and Dncker was
charged with improper passing at
Saturday afternoon, two cars
met head-on on a gravel road in
Sunset Park at Canton. There were
, no injuries as cars driven by John
Bob Conard and Vance Roger
Shephard met in a sharp curve.
Conard'5s car was damaged $75
and Shephard's $58. according to
a report by investigating officer
Cpl. Prichard Smith.
Conard was charged with reck
Mrs. Lura Davis, 307 Boundary
St., Waynesville, was elected
president of the North Carolina
i Practical Nurses Association at the
) organization's state convention last
week at Durham. She succeeds
| Mrs. Eva Sessom of Goldsboro.
Mrs. Davis, who is an assistant
of Dr. Boyd Owen at the Owen
Smith Clinic, has been president
of District 1 of the Practical
Nurses Association since its or
ganization in 1952 and is serving
as a member of the Board of
Nurse Registration and Nursing
Education on appointment by the
She is also a member of the ad
visory committee of the School of
Practical Nursing at' St. Joseph
MRS. LURA DAVIS
Adventists Believe Return
Of Christ Is Very Near
Awards At Bethel
Barbara Jean Burnett, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Edgar Bur
nett of Cecil and a graduating sen
ior at Bethel High School, receiv
ed the Citizenship Award present
ed by the Sonoma chapter of the
Order of Eastern Star last week at
the BHS commencement exer
The award, made annually to |
the outstanding girl graduate at
Bethel, was presented by Mrs.
Six years ago, Barbara Jean's
sister, Winifred Anne, now Mrs.
G. L. Warren, Jr., won the OES
Billy Joe Davis of Cruso receiv
ed the boys' Citizenship Award
given by the Masonic order of
Bethel and presented by Carson
J. C. ROSE
The condition of J. C. Rose is
reported to be "good" today at the
Haywood County Hospital, where
he has been a patient for the past
MRS. SHOOLBRED IMPROVING
Mrs. John N. Shoolbred is "im
proving nicely" at her home on
Walnut Street where she has been
confined on account of illness for
the past several days.
(See picture Si Page 3)
"Seventh-day Ariventists around
the world are united in their firm
belief that the literal return of
Jesus Christ is very near," Evan
gelist Ben L. Hassenpflug declar
ed last night as he spoke to some
2.000 people attending the opening
service of the Carolina Adventist's
Summer Bible Conference, Lake
Hassenpflug, recently returned
missionary from South Africa, in
speaking on "Christ's Happiest
Moment" explained that the One
who has "joy over one sinner that
repenteth" will surely be made
glad when He can return to gather
all unto Himself.
His coming will mark the time
when the saints will be reunited
with their loved ones, he said. His
sermon was illustrated with the
use of colored slides and a "black
light" device called "Colorama."
When asked about his evangel
istic work during his seven years
in South Africa, he said, "People
in Africa are just as earnest for
the coming of Christ as in Ameri
ca." He explained that out of their
meager substance the African
gives liberally to help spread the
gospel to all the world.
Hassenpflug revealed that in
South Africa alone there are over
135,000 baptized members of the
church and some 140,000 in bap
tismal classes awaiting baptism.
He appealed to the audience to
be ready for Christ's coming by
(1) coming fully to Jesus, 12) by
confessing all sins, (3) by forsak
ing the sins of the world, (4) by
living for Christ, and (5) by look
ing for His appearing.
His subjects Monday and Tues
(See Adventlst?Page 61
HOC Craft School Opens j
Tuesday At Camp Schanb
A three-day Western District
Home Demonstration . Club handi
craft workshop which opens Tues
day at Camp Schaub is expected
to attract some 200 women, in
cluding state HDC officials, home
demonstration agents from all over
North Carolina, and members of
clubs in Western North Carolina.
The state officials will Include
Miss Ruth Current, state home
demonstration agent, N. C. State
College. Raleigh: Miss Rose Ell
wood Bryan, extension economist
at State College; Miss Jean Ander
son, extension home economics edi
| tor at State College; Miss Iola Prit
chard. extension economist in food
conservation and marketing at
State College, and Miss Mary Har
ris, district home economist.
I The planning committee for the
workshop is made up of the follow
ing home agents; ?
Anne Benson Priest of Transyl
vania County, chairman: Edna
Bishop of Cherokee County, craft
exhibit; Mrs. Mamie Sue Evans
of Buncombe County and Miss
Mary Cornwell of Haywood, in
structors: Mrs. ? Florence Sherrill
of Macon and Pansie Deal of
Swain, vesperg' Mrs. Mary Ruth
C. Wilson of Henderson. Nellie
Jo Carter of Graham, and Mary
Farmer of Buncombe, dietitians;
Mary Johnston of Jackson, coffee
hour; Mary Helen Neili of Wa
tauga and Catherine Holcombe of
Watauga and Jean Childers of
Haywood, information hostesses;
G. L. Carter, assistant state 4-H
Club leader, recreation.
Among the craft instructors are
Mrs. Bert Cagle of Bethel, and
Mrs. J. A. Singleton, Route 1,
Waynesville, basketry; Mrs. Jarnes
(See Craft School?Pare *1
Current Junaluska Program
Expected To Attract Record
Attendance For 47 th Year
Day Is Set For
Sunday, June 12
The forty-third annual season of
the Methodist Church's southeast
em summer assembly grounds at
Lake Junaluska will open June
5 and run through Labor Day.
featuring 27 national and South
I wide conferences, institutes, work
shops and training schools.
The Rev. J. W. Fowler, Jr.. sup
erintendent, said total attendance
by delegates, summer residents ;
and tourists from as many as 35
states is exoected to surpass last
year s 30.000 figure.
Lake Junaluska is the Methodist
Church's largest summer program
headquarters. It operates princi
pally as a leadership training cen
ter for 12,180 churches and 11.230
' Sunday Schools in nine southeast
. em states.
Programs are sponsored by the
denomination's Southeastern Jur
isdistional Council, Atlanta, C?a.,
I in cooperation with national
boards and agencies of the church
in New York, Washington, and
North Carolina's Gov. Luther 11.
Hodges will be the guest speaker
June 12 at the assembly's tradi
tional "Haywood County Day" for
Methodist churches of the vicinity.
A leadership training confer
ence of 300 college students and
adult counselors of II states,
June 7-14, will open the summer
series of meetings, it was announc
ed by Dr. George E. Clary, Sr.,
Atlanta, executive secretary of tile
jurisdictional council and the as
sembly's program director.
Other June meetings include the
Methodist Historical Society. June
19-21' an evangelistic training
school for ministerial students.
June 20-28, and a Southdude Bible
Conference, June 27 - July 2.
Meetings of two Methodist wo
men's organizations will open the
July program. The Wosleyan Ser
vice Guild, headed by Mrs. E. V.
Ennis. Norfolk, Va., southeastern
secretary, will meet July 1-3, fol
lowed July 6-10 by the annual
School of Missions sponsored by
the Woman's Society of Christian
Service. Mrs. E. U. Robinson. Gal
latin, Tenn., is president, and Mrs.
L. L. Jackson, Birmingham, Ala.,
is program chairman.
Other meetings listed by Dr.
Clary Include a Missionary Confer
ence, July 15-20; two youth work
shops July 6-13 and July 14-21;
annual ministers' conference, July
21-25, and a laymen's conference
July 28-31, headed by J. Carlisle
Holler of Columbia, S. C., south
eastern president. ?
Sunday school workers and
church musicians will come to the
assembly for a series of three
training schools August 1-14.
An "old time" Methodist camp
meeting and evangelism school is
scheduled for August 14-21. The
chief speakers will be Bishop
Arthur J. Moore, Atlanta; Dr.
George A. Fallon, Cleveland, Ohio,
and Dr. Nels F. S. Ferre of Van- J
derbilt University, Nashville.
An eminent British clergyman,
Dr. Thomas Morrow of Yorkshire,
England, will lecture August 24- |
25, and a Southwide Family Life
Conference, August 25-28, will
end the summer meetings.
Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard Hubbell of
Miami are expected to arrive June
1 to spend the summer at their
Two Hay wood .County men have
been charged with forgery and
cashing of worthless checks fol
lowing their arrest last' week by
Sheriff Fred Campbell a-id the
Police Chief Orville Noland
identified the two as Ralph Sor
rells, about 20. of Clyde and form
erly of Waynesville, and Johnny
Bradley, about 30, of Maggie.
The chief reported that the pair
wrote and cashed one check for
$23 at Timbes Tavern on Main St.
and another for $15 at the Spur
Oil service station on Depot St.
The bank rejected both checks
and notified the police. The two
were arrested last Wednesday
night while asleep in Bradley's
taxicab on the Hall Top road.
The two are scheduled for a
hearing at 4 p.m. today before
Mayor J. H. Way.
Mrs. Jackson Bound To
July Term Of Court
Mrs. Alice Jackson was bound
over to Superior Court today on
charges of possessing one and a
half gallons of non-tax-paid liq
uor for the purpose of sale.
She waived a hearing before
Justice of Peace Johnny Ferguson
and he set bond at $300.
Waynesville area industries, the
courthouse, and both postoffices
observed Memorial Day as a holi
day today by closing their doors.
Shut down were Dayton Rubber.
Welleo, Unagusta, A. C. Lawrence,
Shift workers at the Champion
Paper and Fibre Co. at Canton re
ported as usual, but the Champion
offices weer closed for the nation
Honoring dead servicemen of
several wars, special services were
conducted at Green Hill Cemetery
in Waynesville by the American
Legion and at Bon-A-Venture
Cemteery between Clyde and Can
ton by the Veterans of Foreign
Unlike many areas of the nation
where the Memorial Day weekend
was marred by traffic fatalities, no
one was injured in two accidents
investigated In the county the past
For Project Bids
The board of aldermen are today
calling for bids on two projects
for June 9.
The board plans to erect a con
crete bridge over Aliens Creek on
Hendrix Street, instead of the
present wooden-floored bridge.
The other bid calls for a pickup
truck which will be used by the
water department of the town.
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Measurement Of Tobacco
Acreage To Start June 10
Measurement of burley tobacco
acreage in Haywood County by
representatives of the ASC will
start about June 10, according to
ASC manager A. W. Ferguson.
To instruct some 30 persons
who will take the measurements, a
three-day training schopl will be
held at the courthouse next Thurs
day and the following Monday and
The measurement program?cov
ering some 2.000 burley plots?
will require about six weeks. Most
of those doing the measuring will
be county high school students,
Mr. Ferguson explained.
Acreage will be determined by
ground measurement, but compu
tations will be made at the county
ASC office, which will notify pro
ducers of (he figure* obtained.
Growers over their allotments
will have 10 days in which to make
a request to destroy their excess
tobacco. If this is not done, those
farmers will receive* a red card
which will prevent their receiving
the market support price on their
burley crop this winter. A penalty
of 37 cents will bo charged on all
No penalties will be made, how
ever, if producers request permis
sion to destroy their excess and do
so under ASC supervision.
Last year, the measurements dis
closed that 26 per cent of county
farmers were over their burley al
lotment. Of this number, 7 per
per cent chose not to destroy their
excess tobacco and paid penalties
on the markets.
(Thta Information earn
piled from record, of
State Hlrfcway Patrol.)