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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National ParV *Ment
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EAR NO. 58 24 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESV1LLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 21, 1955 $8.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson"CountieT
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?G A SIGN on one of the two out-of-state farm tour t
Ld.iv morning were those three assistant farm agents C
Kht) A. L. Ramsey, Bob Tippett and Cecil Brown. Mr. d
?ned the tour group, while the other two rematnel be- ^
?king out of a bus window is A. B. Robinson of Canton,
puking his 10th trip with the county group.
(Mountaineer photo). b
i Tour En Route
Wisconsin Dairvlands \
And 13th |
annual Carolina Jubi
ow will be held here i
d 13. it was announc
C. C. League, presi
lywood County Horse j
tion. Inc., sponsor of <
Ion walking horse of '
llinas will again be
will he the closing '
e show, League said. j
0 and 200 horses are
be entered in the
king I had a call from
[olina horseman Pbout
pd he is bringing sev
Itries," League said,
lowers is general man
show, and Ed Sims as
id that some addition
(nts were being made
>r the show, and that j
were being set up to
even larger crowds j
which was estimat
10.000 spectators for
jtbits on the two days.
hie, colored, was hos
p.m. Wednesday from
ihot wound inflicted
tnnie, at their home
town section "of Can
e told Deputy Sher
ell that the shooting
accident'* that took
an argument with
o was shot in the
>elow the knee, was
aywood County Hos
ell is continuing his
f the accident.
By W. C. MEDFORD c
CHICAGO ? (Special)?Eighty- J
nine Haywood countians on a 12
state farm tour visited the Union r
Stockyards in Chicago this niorn- j
ing and the Museum of Science 0
and Industry in nearby Jackson ^
Park and then left for the famed a
dairylands of Wisconsin.
The group is scheduled to spend r
the night tonight in La Crosae, J
Wis., and then go on into Minne- a
sola and South Dakota. ? -? J
With their ranks swelled by
several last-minute additions, the J
county's 12th annual out-of-state
farm tour group left the Haywood
courthouse at 6:19 a.m. Tuesday *
in two large air-conditioned buses 1
and a private car. s
The Tar Heel travelers had F
lunch in Corbin. Ky., and dinner
in Hamilton, Ohio, where they t
were guests of the Champion Pap- p
er and Fibre Company. 1
The Carolina caravan left Way- ii
nesville in the midst of a fog, but
it lifted before the group reach- c
ed Cherokee. ii
Two more persons joined the v
tour at Cherokee and another at d
Knoxville, bringing the total to 89. n
The weather in Kentucky was
hot, but a heavy rain near Win- }'
Chester cooled the air. '?
After traveling for 402 miles,
the tour passed through Cinctn- h
(See Farm Tour?Page 8> tl
Nine Camps In Haywood
Have Capacity Of 915
Clyde Lions Club
Will Hear Wooten
State Highway Patrolman W. R.
Wooten will be the principal speak*
er at a meeting of the Clyde Lions
Club at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the
Central Methodist Church.
Guests will include Lawrence
Leatherwood. district governor;
W. E. Michael, deputy district gov
ernor, and F. E. Shull, chairman of
Lions Zone Three.
A. R. Leatherwood, newly elect- i
ed president of Clyde Lions will
preside at the meeting.
incic are mne camps in Hay-1
wood, with a capacity of 915 camp
ers, according to the latest statis
Camp Daniel Boone, owned by '
Daniel Boone Council -of Boy ,
Scouts of America. The camp has i
a capacity of 130. and is for boys
of Scouting age. The camp opened
Camp Hemlock. Maggie, for boys ' I
6 to 17, has a capacity of 65 and 1
was opened in 1944. The camp is :
owned and operated by Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Crum. 1
Camp Laughing Owl, Waynes
ville. has a capacity of 40, and is
operated by James A. Hudson. The
camp is for boys, and was opened J
in 1934. . <
Camp Alverno, Waynesville, is ?
directed by Sisters of St. Francis .
of Assisi for girls from 5 to 16. I
The camp has a capacity of 73r"iftid
was opened in 1940.
Camp Dellwood, Maggie, also t
operated Joy Mr. and Mrs. Fred ,
Crum, is for girls 6*17. The camp
has a capacity of 65 and was open- '
ed in 1926. '
Camp Junaluska for girls, at
Lake Junaluska, Miss Ethel McCoy s
director, is for ages 8 to 18, and j
lias a capacity of 165. The camp .
was opened in 1912.
Skyland Camp, Clyde, for girls. .
lias a capacity of 80, was opened t
In 1917. The directors are Miss
Helen Hemphill Harris, and Miss
Prances Harris Brown. i
The eighth camp, which is now (
owned and operated by the Metho- t
list Assembly is Camp Adventure, .
lust across the highway from the t
west shore of Lake Junaluska. The
:amp has a capacity of 150, and t
s used by various churches for a n
?See 9 Camps?Pare 8) > f
11 Burley Planting
fted To County ASC
Pof farmers plant
:o after measure
Ids have been re
JC, A. w. Fergu
U - . I
iy and hot with scat
rshowers today and
ted by the State Test
Max. Min. Pr. <
85 BO 1.00
87 62 .01
. 80 84 .05 I
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son. county manager, said today.
The reports have been made by ,
other farmers in the communities ,
involved, Mr. Ferguson explained.
When such unauthorized planting ,
is discovered, he said, the ASC
County Committee is required to
reduce a farmer's allotment the (
following year by the amount of \
tobacco be has planted illegally. ,
Such growers also get a red mar
keting card, Mr. Ferguson pointed ]
out. which means that they will not j
receive price supports on'their to- ]
bacco and also must pay penalty ]
on all excess lea/.
Discussing reports of wildfire <
infection of county burley, Mr. <
Ferguson said that considerable j
damage may be caused to the Hay- i
wood tobacco crop and that the <
prevalence of the fungus disease 1
Is ;'!?*<! in -tome areas."
Registration books will open at
I a.m. Friday in Waynesville and
iazelwood for the recreation bond
ilection in the two towns August 9.
The books wil remain open un
il July 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
laily and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
iaturday at the Waynesville fire
tation and the Hazelwood Town
The registrar for the precinct
t the fire station, Waynesville, is
drs. Ruth Kelly", with R. L. Coin
nd Henry Davis, judges. The Al
ens Creek registrar is Vance Muse
idth Charlie Duckett and Hilliard
'age, judges. Voting will be at the
tllens Creek school for that pre
Hazeiwooa s voting place is the
own hall, with Mrs. Raymond
Crawford registrar and Mrs. Ru
lolph Carswell and Mrs. Carroll
Two issues will be at stake in
he elections. The first will con
ern the issuance of $136,500 in
ionds by Waynesville and $38,500
iy Hazelwood for the purchase of
and and construction of a civic
The second will be to authorize
he two towns to levy a tax of not
nore than 10 cents on each assess
d valuation of $100 on taxable
The recreation center would in
lude a playground, swimming
tool, and youth center, all under
The recreation bond election was
equested early this year by a
tecreation Commission, made up
if Waynesville and Hazelwood resi
lents, headed by Dr. Boyd Owen
Plan To Reopen
A temporary dog shelter will be
established oa the grounds of the
rown of Waynesville's dump in a
hed built five yean ago for that
The announcement was made
his week by Mrs. Elaine Hudson,
'resident of the Haywood CoUnty
lumane Society, following a meet
rig of county commissioners.
Mrs. Hudson said the couAty ofTi
ials agreed to a proposal of Way
esville aldermen that the town
rill pay Ernest Chambers, county
og warden, to supervise the ani
lal shelter and to answer calls
pncerning d. gs within the town
imits. This arrangement, she said,
5 a temporary one.
Mrs. Hddson added that the town
as also agreed to make repatirs to
he shelter on its property.
NEW OFFICERS of the N. C. Park Commis
sion were elected here Monday as the annual ?
meeting was held. Left to right: Frank H. Brown,
Jr., of Cullowhee, vice chairman; Senator Wil
liam Mfdferd, chairman, Waynmlllr, and C.
M. Douglas, of Brevard, re-elected secretary.
Eight-Day Midsummer Clearances
Open In Waynesville Area Friday
Link Closed 6
Days Each Week
The link of the Blue Ridge
Parkway Wagon Road Gap
'will be open only on Sundays,
it was announced today.
Contractors are preparing to
pave the 11-mile link from
Wagon Road Gap to Bench Gap,
and that work, together with
sloping the newly cut banks,
prompted officials tc announce
the closing until the work is
Ranger J. L. Orr said the
three contractors are pushing
the work on the project.
A reunion of former students,
teachers, and friends of Haywood
Institute will be held Sunday, Au
gust 7, on the old institute
grounds, it has been announced.
i'he reunion program will in
Picnic dinner, 1 p.m.; session.
"Do You Remember?"; erection of
a marker, and discussion of plans
for a 1956 reiinion.
The event is expected to attract
20C persons, according to Mrs. Lee
Evans, chairman in charge of ar
Friends of the institute are in
vited to attend and bring a picnic
Fines Creek's cannery will open
for the season Tuesday morning,
according to Mrs. Rufus Siler of
the Board of Education office, who
supervises county canneries.
The schedule for next week in
the other three canneries is:
Waynesville, Tuesday; Bethel,
Wednesday; and Crabtree, Friday.
The schedule for the following
>veek will be announced later, Mrs.
Bargains and bargains ? many
j unusual?feature the community
wide Mid-Summer Clearances of
local stores starling Friday morn
! ir,g .
Tne eight-day event will continue
through July 30.
The community-wide sales event
is being termed the "thrift era"
of the year for shoppers in this
wide area, served by local mer
According to Ned Tucfcer. execu
tive vice president of the Chamber
of Commerce, a survey of the busi
ness district today points out sharp
ly why Waynesville is fast becom
ing one o! the top shopping cent
ers in Western North Carolina.
A wide selection of merchan
dise was found at regular prices
ranging up to 25 per cent under
prices for comparable merchandise
in larger shopping centers. For
the summer clearance sale starting
j on Friday, new merchandise of
well-known brands is being mark
ed as much as 50 per cent under
regular prices. These prices were
found to be from 10 to 25 per cent
under sale prices for the same
brands elsewhere. "Lower over
head here in Waynesville makes
these prices possible," one mer
Another leading merchant re
ported: "Much of my merchandise
is to be sold below actual cost. I
expect to be sold completely out I
in less than a week?we are al
' ready having calls for fall merchan
( dise and we want to put our fall
| lines on display."
All of the merchants interviewed
talked in terms of lines well known
to "brand conscious" shoppers
throughout the country. These
j items included shoes, hose, sheets,
' house dresses, and party frocks,
and all items of clothing for the
A supplier of building materials
was very emphatic in his claim
that top quality building materials
could be bought here in Waynes
ville for cash prices equal to any
in Western North Carolina.
NOT THE SAME HENKV
The Carl Henry who forfeited
a $150 bond in Superior Court last
week here is not the Carl Henry
who owns the Twinbrook Resort
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ratcliffe an^
young son, Carl, Jr., tire leaving
Saturday for Daytc.a Beach,
Florida where they will spent a
Methodist Leaders From
Nine Southeastern States In
Ministers' Meeting At Lake
Methodist pastors and district
>uperintendents of nine southeast
?rn states, plus numerous visitors
rom other sections, are attending
he annual Ministers Conference
vhich opened last night at the
^ake Junaluska Assembly and con
lnues through Tuesday
Pastors and district superintend
-nts are meeting separately for
lusiness sessions, workshops and
liscussion groups and come togeth
er at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. for joint
ilatform hours in the main audi- ,
The pastors' section Is headed .
iy the Rev. Millard C. Cleveland,
ninister of First Methodist 1
'hiirrh, Tampa. Fla southeastern '
president. The Rev. James A, Fish
er of Brownsville, Tenn, is presi
dent of the district superintend
Bishop Arthur J. Moore, Atlanta,
Ga? was the guest speaker at the
opening session. He will speak a
gain tonight at 8 o'clock, at 11 a.m. |
tomorrow and Saturday, and at 8
Dr. G. Ray Jordan, professor of
homiletics at Emory University,
Atlanta, spoke to the group this
morning, and he will speak again
it 8 p.m. tomorrow. Bishop William
T. Watkfns. Louisville, Ky., will !
precch Sunday at the 11 a.m. ser- ,
Also Gave $1,000
The Dayton Rubber Company,
through A. L. Freedlander. presi
dent, rave (1.0M towards the
surrey conducted here about 1>
mouths ago for a recreational
This fact was not mentioned
in a recent account of the his
tory ot the Recreation Commis
sion, and the (115101 bond elec
tion set for August 9th.
There was 92,990 contributed
to corer the coat of the surrey.
One thousand each by Dayton
Rubber, and Ilelns Rollman.
The survey was made by
Charfes Grares, recreational en
gineer of Atlanta. A detailed
report of the survey was Bled
with the 11-man Commission at
Many Haywood Highway
Projects Are Completed
x-t vboi auiuuui ui lutiuwuin i>
underway and being completed in
the Fourteenth Highway Division
during thjs summer, Commission
er Harry Buchanan of Henderson
ville said today.
During the month of June, a
total of 39.6S miles of mountain
roads in the Fourteenth were im
proved. Buchanan commended
highway forces upon their fine
In Haywood, the following 14
foot wide county roads, and their
lengths, were strengthened with
two inches of additional stone:
Fines Creek, two miles; Rabbit
Skin, 1.5 miles. The following
roads, and their lengths, were re
graded from eight feet wide un
improved to 26 feet wide and pav
ed with traffic-bound macadam,
14 feet wide; Muse Road, 0.43 mile;
Sales Road, 0.15 mile; Shelton
Cove, 0.5 mile; Downs Mill, 0.4
mile; Owens Road, 0.25 mile. Wal
nut Ford was regraded from eight
feet wide unimproved to 26 feet
wide and paved, 16 feet wide, for
0.1 mile. Four other county roeds,
and their lengths, were strengthen
ed by the addition of two inches
of traffic-bound macadam; Inman
Church 'Road, one mile; Panther
Creek, 1.5 miles; Beaverdam
Mountain, 1.5 miles; and White
Oak. one mile. Otner Cove Road
was regraded from eight feet wide
to 26 feet and paved 12 feet wide
with traffic-bound macadam for
0.5 mile. Golf Course Road was re
graded from 18 to 26 feet wide and
paved 16 feet wide with traffic
hound macadam or 0.3 mile. All
this road work was done by high
way maintenance and road oil
ttivii uiTioivii iicauquai itis in
Sylvs, the Fourteenth is composed
of Haywood, Henderson, Polk,
Transylvania, Cherokee, Clay. Gra
ham. Jackson, Macon and Swain
counties. C. G. Page is division
engineer. C. W. Lee Is assistant
division engineer. P. J. Dupre is
district engineer at Henderson
ville; E. L. Curtis is district en
gineer at Bryson City.
The Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Yountz
of Winston-Salem, formerly of
Waynesville are spending a vaca
tion at the Junaluska Apartments
at Lake Junaluska.
PFC Chambers v
Leaves Hospital I
Army PFC Samuel Chambers, | \
19, of Cecil, injured in an auto- 1
mobile accident last May 7, left *
Walter Reed Hospital in Washing
ton. D. C. this *oek. n
He was accompanied home by o
his mother. J
Chambers, home on weekend c
leave from Ft. Jackson, S. C., was a
hurt when his car left the road
above Lake Logan. i,
IRON DUFF SINGING gET a
A sing will be held at the Anti- ri
och Baptist Church in Iron Duff at
8 p.m. Saturday. ri
All singers and the general pub- h
lie are invited to attend. o<
The cool, damp climate which -
has enveloped Haywood County g
for the past several weeks has
brought about a severe attack of *
wildfire on county burley tobacco |
beds, A. L. Ramsey, assistant farm
agent, said today.
Wildfire has been reported from
all sections of the county and prac
tically all fields have suffered at
least slight infection, the agent
< pointed out.
1 The only hope for control. Mr.
Ramsey said, is a change in the
weather toward a warmer, dryer
The assistant agent described
wildfire as a fungus, soil-borne
disease w hcih thrives in a cool, S
t moist climate. 1
Unless the weather docs get I
warmer, he added, county burley
producei-s face losses in their fields i
running from 5 to 50 per cent of 1
their expected yield.
To avoid the spread of wildfire,
Mr. Ramsey advised county grow
1. Do not cultivate or hoe in- ; I
fected tields. 1
2. Do not visit infected fields of 1 ^
others if your fields have not been g
3. When It is necessary to work ?
in infected field, work first in those
areas least infected.
A new variety of tobacco. Bur
ley 21. is showing slight signs of o
wildfire infection, Mr. Ramsey v
said, but apparently will have d
I enough resistance to withstand I
' the attack. r
As a possible control measure,
streptomycin sulfate is being spray- ?
ed experimentally on wildfire '
areas by county agents, but re- 1
suits are not yet available. c
The invasion of wildfire is gen- '
eral throughout Western North 4
Carolina burley-producing areas. '
but most counties have not been '
< as hard hit as Haywood because '
of their lower elevations, Mr. Ram- I
One report has' also been rocelv- '
ed of black shank in a tobacco field ^
in the Hemphill section of Jona
than Creek ? a plot with a past (
history of the infection.
Black shank is regarded as the *
worst of all tobacco diseases since
it leaves the soil almost perman- ^
efitly infected, the assistant agent 11
pointed out. |?
Neal KeMy of Bethel, president
f the 4-H Club county council,
>111 be a candidate for vice presi
lent of the state 4-H council at
taleigh next week during the an
lual 4-H Club Week program.
A rising senior at Bethel High
ichool and the son of Mr. and
drs. R. O. Kelly of Route 3, Way
lesville. Neal has been a club offi
cer at Bethel for six years, partici
>ated in all four of the county's
i-H exchange trips, trained and
ed the county 4-H square dance
earn to the National 4-H Congress
n Chicago, won the county 4-H
>ublic speaking contest thrre
imea and the district contest imr.fr
IAS been, a member of the coumy
1-11 judging team for two years.
He is also a. member of the Beta
?lub at Bethel High School, Dem
ilay chapter,- a varsity player at
SHS in footbail and basketball,
'resident of the Waynesville sub
istrict of the Methodist Youth Fel
9\vship and a member of the West
rn North Carolina Methodist
'outh Council, and a former Life
In 1954 he represented Haywood
ounty at a Red Cross leadership
raining course at Gulfport, Miss.
Neal was selected as a candidate
Dr state 4-H club office by a youth
ommittee made up of farm agents
nd assistant agents from the
Vith Thefts In
Three boys, alt aged 13, who live
ear Lake Junaluska. were placed
n probation this morning by
uvenile Judge J. B. Siler on
harges of theft of property from
Deputy Sheriff Gene Howell re
orted that the trio has been tak
lg radios and other accessories
?om wrecked cars in the "auto
lobile graveyard" on the Ashe
ille road owned by Leroy Har
Deputy Howell recovered two
idios and other auto parts in the
odie of one of the boys, but three
ther radios are still missing.
11 CDP Community Tours
To Be Held During August
n. scneauie or n. naywooa
County CDP tours and picnics
starting August 3 and ending Au- at
guest 27, has been announced by
Bob Tippctt. assistant county agent. <?
The list includes:
Wednesday. August 3 ? Fines
Creek at Iron Duff.
Friday. August 5?Upper Crab
tree at White Oak.
Saturday, August 6 ? Hatcliffe
Cove at Allen's Creek.
Tuesday, August 9?South Clyde
Wednesday, August 10 ? West,
Pigeon at Francis Cove.
Saturday. August 13?Iron Duff
Tuesday. August 16 ? Thickety
at Upper Crabtree.
Wednesday, August 17?Francis
Cove at Ratcliffe Cove.
Thursday, August 18?White Oak
at West Pigeon.
Saturday. August 20 ? Allen's
Creek at Fines Creek. L.
Saturday, August 27?Saunook
Injured ... 57
(This Information com
piled from records oJ
State Highway Patrol.)
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