The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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:ear NU. n? ? ? _ Associated Press WAYN KSVII>1.K. N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON. OCT. 13, 1955 $3.50 In Advance In HavwnnH r^.mti.1
aywood Burley Expected To Brin^ $1,200,000
Of workers of the nine
the United Fund Cam
pushing ?he work hard
ig, and scattered re
Imet, campaign chair
lign workers have car
tram for the one-solici
jign for 25 agencies
ustrial plants, as well
business district, and
Felmet said he expect
getting reports by the
reek from ail nine ol
rs are encouraged, and
; the campaign on a
ad thorough manner,
neter has been placed
thouse lawn to show
f the campaign which
of $38,841 for the 25
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lid the thermometer
inted as reports come
render. president, also
note of appreciation
m for the manner in
workers in the cam
tarted out on the first
man of the different
ted Fund?Page 8)
7, 8, 9
t the annual Tobacco
tival and Home Arts
f held November 7. 8
b announced by Virgil
?an also said he felt
uld be the best show
here. "We have the
i lots of interest, and
' working on the pro
*r of Commerce, Mer
ociation, and CDP
'her with others are
fther this year as co
? details have already
I out, Holloway said,
rs are being taken care
firemen answered an
? Cnagusta Furniture
0 1 plant at 7:30 p.m.
' limited damage to
dions by arriving on
'hin two minutes af
forted when sawdust
0clone unit became
r?ught the fire under
plubs To Send Four
tag Teams To N.C. Fair
?wUi send three
teams to the
* State Fair later
?wording to Cecil
??* county agent in
^ *-H work.
It>s* 4"H livestock
go to Raleigh
wm?in through the
J. tuming cooler
^ rtoNvers today.
nd ^ler Friday.
Estate Test Farm.
*?? Min. Free.
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81 35 ?
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week of the state fair, while two
burley tobacco judging teams will
journey to the capital October 20.
The livestock team placed sec
ond in July iir competition with
squads from all over the state, and
will return to Raleigh for a runoff
contest. The state winner will win
a trip to the National Livestock
exposition in Chicago in November.
Members of the livestock team
are Neal Kelly of Bethel, Verlin
Edwards of Maggie, and James
and Jerry Ferguson of Fines
Creek, who compiled a second
place score of 1,130. The winning
total was 1,147.
Members of the two burle.v to
bacco judging teams will be select
ed Friday in qualification tests
between representatives of four
clubs ? Waynesville Township.
! Crabtree-Iron Duff, Fines Creek
High School and Fines Creek com
Six winners will be selected
'mm 12 rontestants.
BUYERS AND 4-H and FFA boys talk over the
coming annual fat calf sale, as thc.v gathered at
the banquet Wednesday night. Shown here, left
to right: Ralph Summerrow. president Hazel
wood Lions Cluh, Johnny James, Joe S. Davis,
cashier. First National Bank: A. K. Cat hey.
Bethel, Albert Burnette, Canton Kiwanis Club,
and Jackie Felmet, owner of the 1954 champion
of the show.
First-grade students in Hay
wood County schools who took
their first Salk polio vaccine shot
lour weeks ago will receive the
second inoculation next Monday.
Tuesday, and Wednesday, accord
ing to Dr. George Brown, county
First graders and those in high
er grades who have not had the
shots can now obtain them from
their family physician, Dr. Brown
pointed out. The series of inocula
tions should be started now In or
der that they may be finished be
fore the start ?itbe polio "seam"
next year, the doctor added.
Recommendations are that the
second Salk inoculations be giv
en four weeks after the first and
the third be given seven months
after the second. Dr. Brown said.
The schedule for the shots next
Monday ? Beaverdam, Patton.
and North Canton at North Can
ton, 9 a.m.: Pennsylvania Avenue,
dVlorning Star, and Reynolds at
Pennsylvania Avenue, 10 a.m.:
Crabtree-Iron Duff, 9 a.m.; Fines
Creek. 10 a.m.; East Waynesville,
10 a.m.; Lake Junaluska. Maggie.
Clyde, and Rock Hill at Junaluska,
1 p.m.: Pigeon Street. 1 p.m.
Tuesday ? Bethel and Cruso at
Bethel, 8:30 a.m.; Central Element
ary and St. John's at Central.
8:30 a.m.; Cataloochec, 10 a.m.; Mt.
Sterling, 11 a.m.
Wednesday ? Hazelwood, Sau
nooK, and Aliens Creek at Hazel
wood, 8:30 a.m.
Canton Man Wrecks
Truck Near Theatre
Rutledge Deaver Gaddis of Can
ton lost control of his 1954 Chevro- |
let pickup truck on a sharp curve
near the Canton Drive-In Theatre
at 1 a.m. Tuesday and wrecked
the vehicle oil the left side of the
1 road, according to Highway Pj
trolman V. E. Bryson.
Gaddis suffered minor cuts and
bruises and was charged with ex
! ceeding a safe speed and driving
| on the wrong side of the highway.
Damage to the truck was esti
i mated at $300.
Bear Facts - There
On Lake Grounds
The bare facts about bears arc
, that there are signs of them on
the Lake Junaluska Assembly
Workmen have found where a
; bear dug out a yellow jacket's
j nest. The tracks indicate it was
a sizeable bruin.
James W. Fowler, Jr., super
intendent, said he did not know
there were any bears on the As
sembly grounds, but took a fact
as a fact when the matter was
presented to him.
He did say, however, that
I, inters were warned not to try
It hunt on the Assembly
! Grounds for bear, squirrels, or
| any other game, as the entire
land of the Assembly is posted
erty will be guilty of trespass
ertp wil Ibe guilty of trespass
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Gather On 19th
An effort to unify the tourist
i industry in the mountain region
of Western North Carolina will be
discussed Wednesday. October 19,
at the Battery Park Hotel. Ashe
ville. at 11 a.m., Beekman Huger.
president of the WNCAC announc
Huger said that the boards of
' directors of the Western North
Carolina Associated Communities,
the Western North Carolina High
[ ianders, and all others interested
in an effective cooperative effort
of promoting the tourist industry
in the region were expected to at
tend the meeting.
The WNCAC members, at their
fall meeting in Fontana Monday,
went on record asking for the area
?vide meeting, in an effort to work
out a constructive program.
4-H And FFA
Pre - Sale
Aboul 75 buyers and parents, to
gether with 4-H and FFA boys and
girls, attended a steak supper at
the WTHS cafeteria Wednesday
night, as a get-to-gether program
prior to the annual fat calf sale
! on November 1 and 2 at Enka.
Virgil llolloway. county agent,
served as toastmasler, with John
Nesbitt giving the address of wel
Holloway called on various civic
I leaders for expressions on the
| program, and Ned Tucker, execu
; live vice president of the Chani
I ber of Commerce, said he felt that
there was a shortage of adult
leadership, and thai the boys and
girls of today would feel the lack
of this definite phase of their
training in the years to row He
also pointed to the need of train
ing the youth in spiritual ways of
life, as well as developing them
: for meeting the economic trends
(See FFA and 4-11?Page 8)
NEW ASSISTANT on the staff of 1
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway
is Eugene MoCall, a native of ,
Henderson County, and a gradu
ate of Clemson College, lie suc
ceeds Homer Sink, who resign
ed to accept a position with the
American Dairy Association in
Haywood County's 1955 burley
tobacco crop will bring approxi
mately $1,200,(100, County Agent
Virgil 1., Hollow ay predicted today
on the basis of early estimates re
ceived by bis office.
Quality also will be "exception
ally high." the county agent said,
pointing out that county farmers
had the best curing season this
year since 1951,
A total of 1.002 acres of burley
tobacco have been harvested on
1.890 farms -a decrease from last
year because of the sharp cuts in
allotments made in the eight-state
| burley belt. Last year. 1.341 acres
of tobacco were harvested.
The yield this year will average
1.975 pounds per acre as compared
to 2.144 in 1954, one of the high
est yields on record.
Higher quality often results from
lower yields of hurley tobaceo,
Mr. llolloway explained.
With county farmers now direct
ing their attention toward grading
and packing their tobacco for mar
ket. the county agent urged grow
I ers to be certain that the stems of
' burley leaves are thoroughly cur
| ed before grading.
As to market prospects. Mr. llol
loway said there probably will be
j a strong demand for red tobacco
and for lower quality varieties.
! Higher quality leaf is expected to
I be sold about at support prices, he
Best Color Show
Will Begin About
Park officials said today they
expected the best color of foliage
in the Park the last ten days of
Ulue Ridge Parkway officials
told The Mountaineer today that
present indications are that the
peak of the color season in the
Pisgah area would be October
Si, John's New $100,000
School Plans About Ready
Indications today were tiial work
on the $100,000 school for St.
John's would get under way in late
November, according to Father
The last details on the plans are
| being made, with the hope that the
blueprints can be completed in
time to get bids so that work will
get started by late November, "If
we miss the timing this fall, we
will hold up on construction until
early April,' Father Newman said.
| "In either event, our plans are to
have the school ready for the 19.i(i
term in September," he continued.
The building will be at the
corner of Church and Meadow
Streets, right next to the rectory.
The building will be modern i.t
every detail, according to Father
Newman .who has shown members
of his church the tentative blue
prints for the structure.
A substantial sum has been rais
ed for the building, and on Sun
day Father Newman told the con
gregation that the $60,000 church
is out of debt. The brick church
was constructed on Church street
about 14 years ago.
(See St. John's?Page 8>
REV. LAWRENCE NEWMAN
Pisgah Parkway Link
Open This Weekend
'The 11-mile link of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Wagon
Road Gap to Boech Gap will be open, on Saturday and Sunday of
this weekend. The. link will be closed again from the 17th to the
21st. while contractors complete the final surfacing.
The link will open again October 22 and remain open until
closed for the winter. The winter closing usually comes about
November 1 to 15, depending upon the weather, and thf amount
of ice on the roadway.
Officials said some color would be seen in Pisgah this week
end, but it would be light The height of the color season in that
area would be the 22nd-25th.
Motorists using that, link of the Parkway this weekend might
experience a slight delay in the event the contractor's crews are
at work, making up for the four days lost last week due to weather
The opening of the 11-mile link will afford a complete loop
through Pisgah and back through Sherwood Forest via Bake Logan.
TURKISH AROMATIC TOBACCO, the only such
crop grown In the county this year, brought farm
owner A. L. Freedlander nearly one dollar a
pound Wednesday afternoon when sold at the
Farmers Federation here. The crop of 311 pounds
went for 1299.50. On either side of the sack of
tobacco are L II. Rlackwell of the Southeastern
Aromatic Tobacco Co. of Anderson. 8. C., (left)
and Koy ('rouse, Turkish tobacco specialist at N.
('. State College. At center is John Wilkrrson.
field representative for the South Carolina coin
pasy. The tobacco was grown by Wayne Gar
rett on the t'recdlander farm at Aliens Creek.
Chamber Of Commerce To
Have New Folders Soon
Tree Has Fruit
And Also Blooms
Mrs. I). M. Smith, Canton, had
an unusual experience this week.
She pieked rlpr June apples and
blossoms from the same tree?
both many months overdue, or
about eight months ahead of
The apples are perfectly form
ed. red. and smelted delicious.
The blooms from the same tree
looked like early spring.
Mrs. Smith had no explana
tion except to say, "here's the
proof." and so It was. June
apples in October.
Theft At Canton
Two brothers from the Canton
area pleaded guilty this morning
after a hearing before Justice of
the Peace J. J. Ferguson on charg
es of breaking and entering and
were bound over to Superior Court
Bond was set at $300 for each nut a
Sheriff Fred Campbell identified
the two as Clint Thomas. 21. and
Mitchell Diomas. 22. of the Fillet
Plant ftoad near Canton, and said
that they admitted breaking into
the Canton Drive-In Theatre.on
N. C. Ill) last November 21.
The sheriff said the brothers
took a quantity of food?including
candy, cigarettes, popcorn and po
tatoes?and several electric drills,
all worth $125
Sheriff Campbell said he broke
(the drive-in theatre case while
working on another more reccpt
case of breaking and entering.
The Chamber of Commerce i
j board of directors ordered 20.000
colorful folder-booklets as they
met Tuesday night.
Ned Tucker, executive vice presi
dent. has been working on the
folder for some lime, and has been
consulting with some of the best
advertising men of the state on the
The folders will be ready this
fall for early spring distribution, i
The directors aiso heard a pro- J
feraioul movie cameraman pro
pose to make a local film for use;
i in civic clubs and schools over the !
south. The proposed film would
j he made this fall during the color
J season and would carry much in
! formation about this entire sec
The final decision on this project
rests with a committee named by
Richard Bradley, president.
Various reports were given by
i chairmen of committees. These
included the work of the highway
committee, and covered the recent
developments on the proposed
Pigeon River Road.
To Open Office
Dr. Eugene R Harpe. oplome- i
trisl, will open an office at 302
South Main St. in about two weeks. 1
Dr. Harpe served in the Navy !
for three and a half years and dur
ing that time was stationed at
; Camp Lejcune. and in Japan and
A graduate of the Southern Col
? lege Of Optometry in Memphis. ]
Dr. Harpe is married and has a six
Dr. Harpe lias an uncle. Dr.
Robert King Harpe. who is an op- j
tometrist at Canton.
N.C. Music Group
Charles Isley, director of the
WTHS music department, was
named vice president of the North
Carolina Music Educator's Associ
ation, as the 'group met for their
fall convention in Greensboro
The featured speaker of the con
vention was Dr. Robert A. Choate,
dean of the Boston University
School of Fine and Applied Arts
and president of the educator's na
Dr. Choate said that good music
set in motion becomes a power
that in time will refine, elevate
and humanize an entire commun
Dr. Charles Taylor of High Point
was elected president of the asso
ciation, succeeding Dr. Robert L.
Carter of Greenville.
Turkish aromatic tobacco (frown
! on the /arm of A L. Freodlander
at Aliens Creek by Wayne Garrett
brought nearly a dollar a pound
when *?ild at the Farmers Federa
tion here Wednesday afternoon.
Top leaves brought as much as
$1 25 per pound.
The entire crop of 311 pounds
was purchased by the Southeastern
Aromatic Tobacco Co. of Ander
son. S. C. for $399.3<i
Ten pounds went for $1/5; 40
pousds fur $1.10, 116 pounds for
93 cents, 107 pounds for 60 cents.
24 pounds for 60 cents, and 14
pounds for 40 cents.
Roy Crouse, former Haywood
County assistant farm agent and
now an aromatic tobacco specialist
al N. C. State College, was on hand
at the sale to discuss the produc
tion and curing of aromatic leaf
with interested county ftrniers
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way said thai all approved methods
were used in the growing of the
tobacco on .5 of an acre on the
Freedlandcr farm?including cur
ing by oil heat. However, the first
priming was lost because buildings
till the fann were not readied in
time to store the tobacco, the
county agent explained
Mr. fyolluway said that tlie major
problem in the growing of aroma
tit tobacco is finding soil of suffi
ciently low fertility, on which the
ITurkish loaf tiirives.
The aromatic variety also re
quires considerably more iulior
than ' growing burley. he added.
PTA Meeting Changed
The Crabtree-lron Dull PTA will
meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Oc
tober 20. instead of October 31 as
Hay Mllnor. president, will be
in charge of the meeting.
N. C. Music Vlcc-Presidcnt
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Killed .... 2
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(This information com
' piled from records of
State Highway Patrol.)
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