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I Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park u P
fc^jp^oTil 18 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVIELE, N. t\. THl'KSDAY AFTERNOON. SEIT. 29. 1955~ $3.50ln Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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jihool Board To Sell Old Central Property
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Uon ftoarf Would Relieve Traffic In Smokies
11-Mile Parkway Link In Pisgah To Be Opened
Ling of the highway
L giver would be of
rniue to the Park, and
I us solve our number
I of heavy traffic over
Er Edward A. Hum
Intendent of the Park
|ouniainecr this morn
Ln River Road would
(of commercial traffic
L*i, gates to have to
Luntain over Newfound
Ktich tends to slow
Lvel of visitors into the
| Park superintendent
Lunel also said the Pi
| Boad would enable
L to develop the East
|the Smokies, which Is
L reach. The Pigeon
(would touch the East
Ihe Park at Waterville.
? Superintendent made
Ltement in an address
Cj Club here a few
ling he said it was' dur
Kon and answer period
|i address before the
technical Society, that
Es might have to be put
Ices to the Park to con
|of traffic unless some
liven from present in
Enel has pointed re
I the inadequacy of
II through the Park,
ltd it too steep, too nar
Lring out fast because
?ant pounding of com
Iffic. which hates to
loxville address he said
toblem could be solved
I around Cherokee and
?The completion of the
It Road, he indicated,
I necessary relief right
?Bel said this morning
?ns were for the color
It its peak in the Park
It 15 to 25 He had just
It subject with natural
(gers when he was in
ly The Mountaineer.,
It. a sudden change in
? can change thL> pic
I overnight," the Park
Jder, tax collector and
I for the Town of Can
Igned his tax positioh,
Pay. He plans to con
lolice clerk. His tax
?e taken over by Sam
It a native of Jackson
? been a resident of
11917. A merchant for
? years, he sold hid
Eftl and was appoint
I'or for the town.
lr also served several
Highway Officials To Hold
Pigeon River Road Meeting
Just before leaving Henderson
ville this morning for Raleigh
. rry Buchanan, highway commis
sar for the 14th district, told
The Mountaineer that he would
hold a conference with other high
way officials during the next three
days on the Pigeon River Road.
The Highway Commission meets
rriday, and Commissioner Buch
anan will be in Raleigh until
Tuesday. He will be in a con
ference, at the request of Gover
nor Hodges, on Monday, on mat
ters regarding the further develop
ment of the tourist business in
"I have been in touch with
Chairman Graham and engineers
ol the department relative to the
Pigeon River Road, and we will
have a conference on the matter
when I get to Raleigh." he said.
The annual sessions of the
Western North Carolina Confer
ence of the Methodist Church of
f.cially opened yesterday in Char
lotte. Ministers and laymen of Hay
wood County left Tuesday to at
tend the conference and most of
the ministers' wives will leave Fri
day. Reading of appointments will
be Sunday afternoon.
Overwhelming approval was vot
ed at the opening session for
creation of an eleventh district
within the conference.
1 he new unit, to bo known as
the North Wilkesboro District,
will include the counties of Alex
ander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery,
Watauga, and Wilkes.
Before adjournment yesterday
afternoon, retiring Bishop Costen
J. Harrell was presented a 1955
automobile by the ministers of the
Laymen and women of the con
ference presented Mrs. Harrell a
Prayers for the "speedy and
complete recovery" of President
isenhower will be made during the
24-hour prayer vigils being kept
during the conference.
Few changes are expected to be
made in the pastorates in Hay
Three persons were injured at
6 45 a.m. Tuesday on the Lake
Logan road in a head-on collision
above Messer's store near the
Virgil Haney residence.
State Patrolman V, E. Bryson
reported that a 1952 Ford, owned
by Herschel R. Owens of the Lake
Logan community and driven by
his son. Ray, 18. collided on a
sharp curve with a 1953 Chevro
let pickup truck, owned by Ken
(See Wreck?Page 6>
Hearing On Sale
For Friday, 7th
By mutual agreement of all
parties, the hearing on the in
junction before Judge Dan K.
Moore on the sale of the County
Home and Farm, has been set for
Friday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.
The original date was one day
later?Saturday, Oct. 8.
The lawyers and the judge
1 found the earlier time more con
venient for the hearing.
More than 600 cattle from Hay
wood County were sold at the an
nual Western North Carolina
yearling steer sale at Asheville
The Haywood group was by far
j the largest of the 1,245 animals
consigned from eight WNC coun
Prices paid for this county's
livestock also exceeded the aver
age, according to County Agent V.
L. Hotloway, who commented:
"Our farmers were well pleased."
Buyers were present from East
ern North Carolina, Maryland, Vir
ginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana and
South Carolina, in addition to
Western North Carolina.
The sale was held under a pro
gram sponsored cooperatively by
the N. C. Department of Agricul
ture, the Extension Service of N.
C. State College in Raleigh, and
the livestock market
Nine head of cattle graded fancy
brought prices ranging from $18.75
to $20.50 per hundred pounds.
A total of 204 cattle graded
choice brought a price range of
from $18.40 to $20.65.
A price range of from $17.50 to
$20.50 was reported for 592 head
A total of 336 head graded me
dium brought a low of $16 and a
high of $18.
To Name '56 Officers
Haywood County Highlanders
will elect officers for 1956 at 7:30
p.m. tonight at the courthouse.
President L. E. DeVous will be
in charge of the meeting.
Farms In Haywood
Market Burley Crop
fttco will be market
land winter by 1,890
pnty (arms, according
??piled by the county
M for these farms is
I ''so shows:
B of lot farmers did
1955 burley allot
f farmers harvested
Idv *?d mild today
' the State Test
"!?? win. Fr.
- 2 54
? 77 5# .14
excess tobacco?totaling 1.93 acres.
3. Three farmers planted tobac
co without any allotment?on land
totaling .3 of an acre.
The report was made by the
county ASC to the state organiza
Acreage Quota Restrictions
Removed From ASC Aid
"Haywood County farmers who
are considering conservation prac
tices this fall and winter and need
assistance through the ASC may
Ind themselves in a better posi
tion to get that help this year,"
A. W. Ferguson, county ASC man
ager, said today.
Prior to the 1955 crop year. Mr.
Ferguson said, ASC aid was not
available to farmers who did not
comply with acreage allotments on
i his farm. Starting this year, how
I ever, allotment restrictions were
removed from the ASC program.
The Agricultural Conservation
Program shares with farmers the
cost of many conservation prac
tices that are considered in the in
terest of the nation as a whole.
Some of the practices included in
the County are the establishment
of permanent vegetative cover, con
tour strip cropping, establishing a
stand of trees or shrubs and con
structing diversion terraces,
ditches and dikes. "There are also
other conservation practices in
The 11-mile link of the Blue
Ridge Parkway from Wagon Road
Gap to Beech Gap will be opened
in time for the color season, Sam
Weems, superintendent of the
Blue Ridge Parkway told The
1 he exact date will be announc
ed soon, the superintendent said.
The section has been closed for
some weeks while the contractor
| has been completing the project
: alonK the crest of Pisgah. "The con
tractor is making excellent prog
ress," Supt. Weems said.
The color season is predicted to
hit its peak in the Pisgah area
about October 12-15, dependent
upon weather conditions.
Supt. Weems said that all indi
cations pointed to the best color
season in a number of years. The
heavy rains during the growing
season resulted in a terrific amount
of foliage, and the fall weather has
been ideal for beautiful coloring
The amount of frost, moisture and
wind in early October will be a big
determining factor am to the peak
date, Weems pointed out.
The link of the Parkway from
Soco to Heintooga Js being paved
and will not be opened this fall
"We need every day to get the job
completed before being forced to
close down for the winter," Supt.
"We want to finish the paving
this fall so we will not have to
close the section for further pav
ing work next spring," the official
It was learned that, officials are
giving much consideration to start
ing a link of the Parkway between
Balsam and Ravensford late this
fall. The project has not been fully
decided, but it wasr learned that
"serious consideration" is being
given the matter. No indication v as
made as to where the section being
considered is located.
The Balsam-Soco link of about
12 miles has been listed by the
N.C. Park and Parkway Commis
sion as the number one new project
| on several occasions.
Rep. Geo. Shuford
To Address Yoling
Congressman George A. Shu
ford will be the speaker at the
meeting of the Haywood Young
; Democrats, Monday. 7:30 p.m. at
the Canton Police Department.
, Walter Clark, president of the
i Haywood organization, said com
: mittees will be named for the com
I ing year.
Clark also said that Joe Tate,
; immediate past president of the
organization, would give a report
on the state convention to be held
in Durham Saturday.
The public is invited to attend,
and hear Rep. Shuford and the
others on the program, Clark said.
Delegation Makes Requests
For Improvements In Park
A delegation from North Caro
lina and Tennessee held a confer
ence this morning with an assistant
secretary of the Interior in Wash
ington on a development program
for the Great Smoky Mountains
The North Carolina delegation
was led by William Medford,
chairman of the N. C. Park, For
ests and Parkway Development
Commission. About four other
members ol the state commission
accompanied Chairman Medford.
A similar number from Tennessee
joined the Tar Heel group in .
Listed as the number one pro
ject for the Park is the immediate
improvement of Highway 441 from
Ravensford to Newfound Gap,
which crosses the Park.
Chairman Medford. just before
leaving Waynesville, said the con
ference was called in order that
the Department of the Interior
could get the thinking of the two
groups as to the pertinent needs *
[ in the Park.
I Other recommendations include
a museum at Havgnsford 41,d GM
linHurg. improvement of the Little
1 River in Tennessee, additional
rangers and Park naturalists,.
Chairman Medford plans to re
turn via Raleigh, where he will
confer with state officials on sev
eral matters about this region be
fore returning home.
Services Now 30
Evening church services in this
community will be 30 minutes
earlier, ht-K inning Sunday.
The services for the Sunday
evening, and Wednesday evening
services will be at 7:30 instead of
at 8 p.m. as has been the hour all
: Exihibits at the seventh annual j
Pigeon Valley Fair w ill open at 9
I a.irr. Friday and remain open all
during that day and on Saturday |
until after the horse show.
Exhibits will be judged tonight,
and a queen will be selected from
among 12 candidates representing
six Pigeon Township communities.
?General and agriculture exhibits |
will be in the cafeteria. Commer
cial and industrial displays will be
in the cafeteria and nearby class
rooms, while farm equipment, cars,
and trucks will be exhibited on the
The five-day fair program open
ed last night with a community
religious service at the Bethel
High School auditorium.
Events scheduled Friday are a i
pet show at the stadium at 9 a.m.. a
livestock show at the new FPA
barn at 10:30 a.m.. and the Bethel
Hendersonville footbalt game at j
the stadium at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday events are the hound }
show at 10 a.m. and the horse show
at 1 p.m., both at the stadium.
A folk festival also will be pre
sented Thursday, Friday, and Sat
urday nights in the Bethel gym
featuring square dancers, string
bands, and singers.
The final event of the fair will be
a community sing at the school
auditorium at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Buyers Pay $11,035 For
About 10 Acres At Lake 1
Approximately 10 acres of the
Charles Edwards farm at Lake
Junaluska brought $11,035 at auc
I tion on Wednesday afternoon. The
! sale was conducted by West and
Among the buyers were M. 11.
, Caldwell, Chrest George, and
Harry Lee Liner.
WORLD SERIES RESULTS
The second game of the World
Series: Yankees 4; Dodgers 2,
Lake Junaluska Station
Chosen For Film Scene
The Lake Junaiuska train sta
tion has been selected as the site
of a rail station scene in "The
Swan," now being filmed by MGM
at the Biltmore Estate and starring
Academy Award winner Grace
The announcement was made by
Charles Vidor, director of "The
The scene to be shot at the Jun
aluska station portrays the arrival
of the prince (English actor Alec
Guinea*) to visit the princess (Miss
Scheduled to be used in the
scene is an old Baltimore & Ohio
'Railway locomotive, built In 1888
| towed to Ashevillc by a modern
Diesal locomotive from a railroad
museum near Baltimore. ALo to be
used will bo an old-time car. about
60 years old, believed to be the
| first in America to have a built-in
For a time It appeared that
j cloudy, dull weather would delay
i filming of "The Swan" at the Bilt
? more Estate, but the sun came out
j Tuesday morning in time to meet
Other principals in the film with
Miss Kelly and Guiness are French*
actor Louis Jourdan and American
' actor Brian Aberne.
MKS. R. N. ROGERS, who says '
she has lived a Ionic time bc
because she honored her father
and mother. Is looking forward
to her 105th birthday anniversary I
which will be celebrated Sunday
at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. R. A. Justice, on Wesley
Creek. Mrs. Rogers has spent the
past year at the Teague Nursing
Home in Waynesville but she
continues to to back to her old
home at Fines Creek on special I
occasions such as homecomings
and birthdays. Sht was born Oc
tober 2, 1950 In Madison County, |
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ht
ram IJuckett At twenty she was
marrkcj} to the late Mr. Rogers
and moved to Fines Creek where
she continued to make her home
until last year. She is the mother
of twelve children, nine of whom |
are living. She expects to spend 1
her birthday receiving her fam- I
ily and friends at the home of j
I hp Haywood Hoard of Kduca
fVnfr T decidcd to the old
Central Momentary School prop.
11 > up for sale as an ecenomy
move lor the school system. The
c ecish>n to sell the property, which
has been the source of legal contro
versy. and involved in a court case
tor the past U months, was made
a the hoard s meeting Wednesday
night. No date has been set
Jaryis Caldwell, chairman, said
tentative plans were to utilize the
money from the sale of the prop
erty tor the construction of a war<?
house for use by the school board.
We do not have adequate ware
house facilities, and consequently
have more waste of supplies than
we should have." Caldwell said
The hoard is also taking under
consideration, the possibility ?|
including administrative offiees in
the purposed building, since the of
fices at the courthouse arc too
Lawrence Leatherwood county
superintendent of education, said
another proposal to which the
board is giving serious considera
tion, is the inclusion of a small cold
storage plant in the warehouse for
keeping foods, and even frozen
foods, which are shipped in from
_ ' We now have to store about
7,500 cases of food we get per year
In many places, and keep the froz
en foods, and some perishables In
commercial food plants.
"Some storage of supplies is at
the county garage, some at the old
Central Elementary school build
and the courthouse office.
With supplies so scattered, It is
hard to maintain an accurate tn
wests, Leatherwood -raid
. "uprirtnl<?*"? Leather* nod
?aid the proposed ceutral ware
house would serve ail schools, and
keep everything under one rooi
Ho pointed out this would cut
down on overhead, waste, and in
Leatherwood said the county
uses about $0,000 in Janitor's sup
plies r year, some $7,500 of in
structional supplies, with library
materials running about $3,000 and
replacement materials going to
about $5,000. These-, plus about
15 000 books, presents a problem
for adequate storage, he said.
We have been hampered by lack
of space, and have tried to util
ize the old Central Elementary
School, but there are many dis
advantages there, and we find the
(See School?Page til?
Of Court I
The September term of Civil
Court "caught up" with the work
by Wednesday afternoon, but Judge
Dun K. Moore, presiding judge,
said he would not adjourn the term
until Saturady, in the event any
thing else turned up for trial.
A $350 settlement was made of
the case of A. T. Ward, adminis
tiator of the David Underwood es
tate against Dewey Carver and
A divorce was granted in the case
ot Margaret Underwood Mitchell
from Hugh H. Mitchell; and Sarah
Sneed Beck from Sam Beck.
A motion has been filed to set
Aside the $1,300 Judgment award
ed Allen D Casey against the Cog
dill Motor Company and the Com
mercial Credit Company. A jury
<See Court?Page 6)
(1954 ? 2)
Injured.... 76 .
(1954 ? 42t
(This Information com
piled from record* of
State Highway Patrol.)
Suggestions Sought For '56
Out-Of-State Farm Tour
Suggestion* on a route for May
wood County's next out-of-state
farm tour are now being sought by
a special 14-man committee and
the county farm agent and home
At a picnic of farm four families
at Camp Schaub last week it was
voted unanimously to have a tour
in 1H5Q and a comniittee was ap
pointed to make plans for I he trip.
Headed by Paul Davis of Hazel
wood as chairman, the committee
also includes K. O. Carswelt of
Thlckety, Mrs. Paul Kobinson of
Clyde. Mrs. Harold Hansen of Can
ton. Mrs. Halph Crawford of Can
ton. Mrs. Jim ltarrell of the Dell
wood Road, I.loyd Reno of Beaver
dam, Turner Cat hey of Center Pi
gion, Charles Liner of Waynes
ville.. Mrs. Welch Singleton of
Bethel, Hugh Terrell of Pigeon.
R. C. Francis of Ratcliffe Cove.
Mrs. Howard Cole of Canton, and
Albert Robinson of Canton.
At a meeting following the pic
nic, the committee discussed next
year's tour and invited farm tour
families to make suggestions con
cerning a route for the trip.
During the picnic, color slides
were shown <? by Mi's. Terrell,
Bob Tippett. assistant county a
gent, and Mary Cornwell, home
demonstration agent, and black
and white prints were shown.
A number of persons at the pic
nic called the 1955 tour the best
in the county's history, and the
majority agreed that a 10-day trip
is most satisfactory.
Building And Loan
Paying $34,391 In
Dividends Oct. 1
Stock holders of the Haywood ,
Home Building and Loan Associa
tion are receiving $34,391 on Sat
urday in semi-annual dividends. !
L. N. Davis, secretary-treasurer of I
the Association announced this
The amount being paid Saturday I
is more than $2,000 over that paid
last April first. The total for the
year paid by the Association will
The Association is in its 36th
year, and has assets of over three
million dollars, the current finan
cial statement shows.
County To Send
400 Calves To
Annual WNC Sale
More than 400 calves from Hay- I
wood County will be sold at the
anual WNC feeder calf sale at the |
Asheville Livestock Yards at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, County Agent Virgil i
L Hotloway has announced.
A total of 396 have already been
consigned from the county, he said ,
All calves to be sold must be at
the Asheville yards by 5 p.m. Tues
day, October 4.
Some 550 head are expected to
be offered for sale.
1,000 Pieces Oi ^lotJ^nq
Collected For Needy
Approximately 1,000 pieces of
clothing were collected by mem- ?
bers of the Waynesvllle Moose i
lodge Tuesday night during ' a 1
porch light drive for the Coinmun- '
ity Clothing Closet..
Moose officers and Mrs. Roger i
Walker, Clothing Closet president,
both called the drfve "very success- i
Members of the Moose lodge also 1
have helped the Clothing Closet I
to obtain racks for clothing now i
stored In the basement of the I
courthouse In rooms formerly oc- (
cupied by the Health Department.
Clothing collected in the drive
will be distributed to needy per
sons in the area who are referred
lo the clothing closet by school
teachers and principals. the
Welfare Department. Health De
partment, and Red Cross,
The drive was made primarily
lo obtain clothing for under
privileged school children before
the arrival of cold weather. Al
though the collections made Tues
day night temporarily alleviated
the situation, it is expected more
children's clothing will be needed
(See Clothe*-Pane 61