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YEAR NO. 57 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNE8VILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 18, 1955 (3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Cotratfci
IYWOOD LIONS who are members of the
itrict governor's cabinet, were installed at
rict meeting here Thursday night. Left
t: M, T. . Bridges, publicity; Lawrence
Leathenrood, district governor; Harry Whisen
hunt, secretary-treasurer; and Bill Shull, chair
man of Zone Three.
K.eave Here Tuesday
2th Annual Farm Tour
I rifle shots into a tele
He on the Dellwood Road
ke interruption in tele
Ivice in Haywood County
? July 9, it was disclosed
|C. T. McCuUton, county
?for the Southern Bell
fcuit.von said that the tele
fcrvlce was interrupted
lownpour of.rain soaked
I through the holes left
I was off in the Waynes
I for 13 minutes and for
fcriod of time at Lake
I. Maggie, Jonathan Creek
SM tgfher picture pgge two)
neaivecord crowd of. 1,500 at
led Itoals of the eighth annual
Festival in Canton Sat
Hpt. The annual event was
H with the crowning of
^kvis of Waynesville as
?Springs successfully de
I title as champion of the
Hsion on the square dance
Hi, winning out over Enka
Htauntain won out over
Hlley in the clogging di
Bcalf family of Flag Pond,
^Bi the individual talent
square dance band was
io be Taft Crawford's
ey of Haywood County
ard for best old time
rts, daughter of Mrs.
i of Waynesville, won a
i scholarship with beau
?f the beauty contest
L Talton and Douglas
[Petersburg, Fla., W. C.
?iami, Fla., and MUdred
Fohn E. Jones of Ashe
Approximately 80 Haywood
County residents will leave the
courthouse at 6 a.m. Tuesday on
the 12th annual out-of-state farm
tour which will pass through 12
states and return here Thursday,
The group will have lunch to
morrow in Corbin, Ky., dinner In
Hamilton, Ohio as guests of the
Champion Paper and Fibre Co.,
and then spend the night in Hamil
Wednesday the group will tour
the Champion Paper and Fibre
plant at Hamilton and then head
westward into Indiana. After
lunch at the College Union of Pur
due University and a tour of the
University's agricultural college,
the tour will move into the Chica
The group will spend the night
at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in
Chicago and then go on a boat
cruise or to a major league base
Thursday events include a tour
of the Chicago Union Stockyards
and the Museum of Science and
Industry at Jackson Park. From
Chicago the tour will move into
the dairy lands of Wisconsin and
continue to La Cross, Wis., where
the group will spend the night.
Other attractions to be visited
are in Minnesota, South Dakota,
Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and
The two tour buses are sched
uled to return to Waynesville at
7:30 p.m. on the 28th.
(See Farm Tour?Page 5)
Higher State Burley
Yield Is Predicted
The current North Carolina bur
ley crop is estimated at 20,085,000
pounds from 10,300 acres for an
average yield of 1,950 pounds.
This compares with production
of 24,384,000 pounds and yield of
1,920 pounds last year.
350 Lions Attend
A note of optimism was sound
ed throughout the installation pro
' gram of the district governor and
! 14 cabinet officers of district' 31A
of Lions International here Thurs
day night, as some 300 attended a
banquet at the WTHS Cafeteria.
Lawrence Leatherwood, county
superintendent of education, was
officialy installed as district gov
ernor along with his recently ap
pointed cabinet members.
On hand to participate and help
in the installation program were
the eight international counsellors
who have served as district gover
nor of this section. It was the first
time all eight had been together
id.their official capacities.
Twenty-six of the 45 clubs with
a membership of 1,900 in the dis
trict had representatives at the
Hugh Monteith, past district gov
ernor, in his response to the ad
dress of welcome by Ernest Ed
wards, president of the host club,
predicted that "this will be a great
year for the district, under the
capable leadership of Leather
The Haywood Board of Educa
tion were special guests at the
meeting, in honor of their county
Robert Barnes, Candler, also a
past district governor, the princi
pal speaker of the occasion, cited
the 'growth of Lion Clubs in the
state, and said that by next sum
mer's annual meeting there would
be nine districts in the state in
stead of six.
Barnes made a plea that "Lions
plow deep ? because under the
surface lies untouched opportuni
The Candler speaker also asked
for a dedication on the part of all
Lions to strive to take advantage
of the many opportunities that
await those who work for their ful
The immediate past district gov
ernor, Alston Broom, of Asheville,
in formally presenting the 14-mem
(See Lions?Page. 6)
Ministers From Assembly
Tour Three Communities
A farm and home tour for
Methodist ministers and their
families from the Lake Junaluska
Assembly was conducted Satur
day afternoon through the Francis
Cove, Ratcliffe Cove, knd South
Clyde communities with 157 par
The program included:
Invocation by Dr. James W.
Sells, executive secretary of the
Southeastern Methodist Jurisdic
tional Council: lunch at the Fran
cis Cove Methodist Church; as
sembly in church sanctuary with
Mary Cornwall, home demonstra
tion agent, in charge; welcome by
R. H. Boone, past chairman of the
Francis Cove CDP, and Mrs. Henry
Francis, president of the Francis
Cove Home Demonstration Club,
and a discussion of the CDP in
Haywood County by the organiza
tion's first chairman, R. C. "Bob"
After plans for the afternoon
were outlined by Virgil L. Hollo
way, county farm agent, the group
left at 2 p.m. for a tour of the
Francis apple house, led by Pink
Francis; the Francis home, led by
Mrs. Francis; Frank Christopher's
truck garden (viewed from R. H.
Boone's lawn); Frank Leopard's
farm, Ratcllffe Cove .Cemetery,
South Clyde Community House
with Lloyd Justice, past chairman,
Purpose of the tour, acocrding
to Miss Cornwell, Is to demon
strate the coordination of church
and other civic activities and to
provide practical examples of the
role of the rural church in the
B Slows Measurement
^Eounty Burley Fields
Itd hot and sultry with
ittcred afternoon thun
i today and Tuesday.
ported by the State Test
Max. Mln. Pf.
82 84 .01
80 62 .05
... ... 85 58
Held up frequently by down
pours of rain, ASC checkers arc
going ahead with their measure
ment of Haywood County burley
tobacco fields ? with the program
expected to be completed within
Out of a total of 1.099 in the
county, 1,684 fields have been
measured and 745 found to be In
excess of allotment.
As of noon Friday, 107 farmers
had requested remeasurements of
their tobacco plots and remeasure
ments were made on 43.
EXcess tobacco of 361 producers
has already been destroyed under
supervision of the ASC.
The one-week term of Superior
court adjourned here Friday after
noon, to climax one of the busiest
weeks ever known in a criminal
term of court, according to offi
cials. Judge Dan K. Moore of
Scores of cases were cleared
from the heavy docket. Many of
them involved traffic charges, with
most of the defendants entering a
plea of guilty. /
Thursday saw the court impose
heavy fines on five defendants for
possession of liquor for the purpose
of sale. Two defendants who ent
ered a plea of guilty to the charge
were held in jail until Friday, when
Judge Moore passed sentence. He
gave Willie "Lightning" Davis.
Canton, A fine of $400 and costs,
and a 3-year suspended sentence.
Louise Clark, operator of an
eating establishment on Pigeon
Street drew 62 days in jail, on a
liquor charge. On Thursday Mrs.
Alice Jackson was fined $2,000 and
costs; Lorine Dalton $300 and costs,
and Homer Patton 6 months in
jail. Judge Moore gave Mrs. Jack
son 30 days in which to pay the
second $1,000 after making a Sl,
000 payment on Thursday.
J. B. Siler, clerk of court, said
his office collected $12,182 for
the week of court. Much of It was
fines, and several payments in non
support cases were Included. The
office staff of the clerk's office
put in long hours over the week
end in trying to complete scores of
papers resulting from sentences
imposed on defendants during the
week of court.
, Twenty commitment papers were
being filled in today for the sher
iff's office awaiting to carry priso
ners to state institutions.
As court adjourned Friday after
noon, W. C. Medford gained per
mission of the court to publicly
express appreciation to the officials
for their efficiency in handling
court and enforcing the laws. Med
ford made a brief statement, and
then asked for a rising vote of
thanks from the large throng.
Judge Moore and Solicitor Thad D.
Uryson acknowledged the tribute. >
"We think we have all observed
with what dispatch the business of
our courts here has been handled
during the past six months. How
that the laws have been enforced
and during this term, the liquor
laws in particular.
"1 have heard numerous citizens
express themselves as being pleas
(See Court?Pare 6)
Aliens Creek Fire
Laid To Faulty Cord
Waynesville firemen made a run
at 6:45 a.m. Saturday to the home
of J. C. Crane on Allen's Creek
Road where fire started In a bed
room from a faulty extension cord.
Fire Chief Felix Stovall esti
mated the damage at $500.
LITTLE BROWN-EYED Suzanne Milner. who was critically
ill last January wjth a serious heart ailment, observed her first
birthday Friday. She is now a spry, happy youngster, learning to
talk and walk. (Photo by Hugh Norton).
Pretty Little Suzanne
Marks First Birthday
5th Timber Sale
Set By Town From
Bids will be opened Aufiul 11
by town officials for about two
million feet of timber in tbe
Cherry Cove section of tbe water
This is the f'fth sale of timber
from the 9,000-acre water shed,
and the timber cutting program
is being carried on under the
supervision of TVA and State
Foresters. W. W. Davis, local
timber expert, is representing
the Town of Waynesville.
The four previous sales have
brought in a total of $135,000 to
the town, according to the rec
ords of G. C. Ferguson, town
The water from the area
where timber cutting is carried
on is diverted into the unused
streams from the watershed.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Leather
wood and son, Edward, left Friday
for Hampton, Va.. where they will
visit Mrs. Leatherwood's mother,
Mrs. George Hendricks, before go
ing to Virginia Beach for a vaca
By W. CURTIS BUSS
i Last January six-month-old
I brown-eyed Suzanne Milner was
' critically 111 with a heart ailment.
Friday, the frisky, happy little
Lady observed her first birthday,
with utile evidence of what she
went through last winter as she
was flown to a famous surgeon in
the mid-west for a possible opera
Suzanne, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Milner, Hazelwood, was
the topic of conversation in this
and many other communities last
January. Prayers were offered for
her recovery by scores of indi
viduals and in numerous churches,
when the frail child underwent
numerous painful examinations, as
physicians sought to And how to
relieve her of a critical heart con
It was a cold January day, with
! ice on parts of the road, when she
was rushed to Knoxville, and there
boarded a pressurized cabin plane
and flown to Minneapolis to the
After the examinations of about
a week, the doctors gave the par
ents but little hope, and little Suz
anne returned home.
Interest in her case continued.
Prayers were continued, and Suz
anne soon recovered from the or
deal of the trip and examinations.
Now the solid little 19-pounder
(See Snzanne?Page 6)
Now Under Way.
A meeting of the Pigeon Valley
Fair organization is now being
held the second Tuesday of each
month, according to M. C. Nix,
! The date of the next meeting
will be August 8.
Several active committees are
now working to make the 1955 fair
the best ever held.
Among recent additions to the
fair organization is Carlyle Shef
field, vyho has been named secre
tary-treasurer of the group.
MISS SHELBY DAVIS, 17-year-old Waynesvtlle high school
senior, was named beauty queen of the annual YFW Folk Festival
in Canton Saturday night. Miss Davis, center. Is shown accepting
the trophy from Miss Barbara Ann Hlghtower, right, queen of the
L. 1954 festival, while Miss Gall Woodard, left, also of Waynesville,
the runner-up looks PH. Mias Davis is the daughter of Mrs. Ruby
Davis, and Mias Woodard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Woodard, also at Waynesville. (Photo by J. M. Deatonl.
400 Southern Methodist
Pastors At Junaluska For
Meeting On Wednesday
More than 400 Methodist pastors
and district superintendents from
nine southeastern states are ex
pected at Lake Junaluska Wed
nesday for a seven-day ministers'
The program of workshops, edu
cational clinics and speakers is
sponsored by the Methodist
Church's Southeastern Jurisdic
The Rev. Millard C. Cleveland,
minister of First Methodist church,
Tampa, Fla., is president of the
pastor's section. Dr. James A.
Fisher, superintendent of the
Brownsville. Tenn.. district, is
president of the southeastern asso
ciation of district superintendents.
The daily platform speaker will
be Bishop Arthur J. Moore, Atlan
ta, president of the jurisdictional
council. He will give the first of
seven addresses at 8 p. m. Wednes
Other speakers will be Dr. G.
Ray Jordan of Emory University.
Atlanta: Dr. Harold A. Bosley, pas
tor of First Methodist Church.
Evanston, 111., Bishop William T.
Watkins. Lousiville, Ky., and Dr.
Albert Dale Hagler, Sarasota, Fla.
Link Will Be Open
By Early Autumn
The Parkway link between
Wagon Road Gap and Beech Gap,
is expected to be completed and
paved in time for the fall color
season. Sam P. Weems, superin
tendent of the Blue Ridge Park
way told the N. C. Park, Parkway,
and Forests Development Commis
sion today in its annual meeting
The commission earlier went on
record as listing the Balsam to
Soco Gap link of the Parkway as
its No. 1 priority for future con
struction. The commission made a
similar request some time ago. and
this morning went on record re
affirming its stand. Supt. Weems
asked for the commission's feel
ings, since the plans for next year's
construction program are being
prepared for Inclusion of the presi
dent's budget to Congress.
The commission elected William
Medford of Waynesville as chair
man of the group, succeeding Dr.
Kelly Bennett, of Bryson City, who
has served for the past year. Frank
Brown, of Cullowhee was named
vice chairman, and C. M. Douglas
of Brevard was re-elected secre
tary. Mrs. Edith P. Alley is to con
tinue as budget officer. Brown
succeeded W. R. Winkler, of
Don Morriss, supervisor of Na
tional Forests in North Carolina,
told the commission he is
the nekl forest highway prtyeet 10
be the eompU'itun oi t?,e*ead treat
Rosman via Pinhook Gap to Beech
Gap and down to Lake Logan
through Sherwood Forest. This
road would connect with Highways
64 at Rosman and 276 at Bethel.
No survey has been made, and
Morriss said that construction
would likely be a year or two
He also told of the budget in
creases, and plans for a recreation
center at Cable Cove, near Fon
Morriss said that hunting prob
lems would be discussed Wednes
day at a meeting in Asheville with
the Wildlife Commission when the
hunting dates will be set for the
annual fall hunts. He said there is
a strong possibility that some
changes will be made in regula
(See Parkway?Page 6)
Opens New ,
Dr. Jack Dickerson. a surgeon,
opened an office on the first floor
of the Masonic Temple hero Sat
A native of Monroe, Dr. Dick
erson took pre-medical work at
Wake Forest College and Rutgers
University and received his medi
cal training at Tufts College in
I Boston and the. Bowman-Gray
i School of Medicine at Winston
Salem, where he received his M.D,
' ?^yee in V?8.
graduation, the doctor1 in
terned in New Orleans, took spec
ialized training in surgery at the
Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem,
and also did chest surgery at the
Western North Carolina TB sani
torium at Black Mountain.
Dr. Dickerson spent a year as an
Army surgeon at Ft. Bragg in 1951
and was discharged as a captain.
Prior to that time, he had a three
year tour of duty with the Infan
try and Medical Corps during
World War II.
Dr. and Mrs. Dickerson and their
four children?Aged 11. 7, 5, and
2?will reside here at 449 South
Main St., in the former Ray house. ,
They are members of the Baptist
The doctor plans to limit his
' practice to general and thoracic
, DR. JACK DICKERSON
Clearances Start 22nd
Friday morning will ace the cur
tain rise on a community-wide
Mid-Summer Clearance Sales in
the stores here.
This event promises to be the
"big thrift era" of the year, as
the program wil be for eight days.
Merchants are making elaborate
plans for the event, and will have
bargains in every field of merr
chandising, they announced.
This is the second community
sales event of the season. The
first one was highly successful as
thrifty-minded customers took
advantage of the bargains offered
by the stores during the July 4th
At a recent meeting of the mer?
chants promotion committee, it
was apounced that this Mid-Sum
mer Clearance Sales would per
haps be a peak in sales, due to
the large number of stores par
ticipating, and in view of the fact
that the merchants have been
working towards this promotion
The event will begin Friday
morning, July 22nd. and continue
through Saturday, July 30th.
An extensive advertising cam*
paign is being staged, and the
event is expected to attract shop*
pers from a wide area.
The merchants here in discuss*
ing their year's programs, have "
decided* to make an all-out effort
to turn Waynesville into the shop
ping center of this wide area of
Western North Carolina.
With this plan in mind, the me?
chants have added brandtd lines
of merchandise, and modernized
(Sec Summer Sales?Page 5)
: (TO DATE)
Injured ... 56
(This information com
piled from records of
SUto Highway Patrol.)