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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 Park ^ **? ^
gjjf NoTil 20 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 3, 1955 |8.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CountST
10GERS. of Clyde, is shown with the
tampion of the Fat Calf Show and Sale
day and Wednesday at Enka. Lloyd real
mis a pound for his 1,215 pound calf at
Wednesday's sale. Rogers Electric Company
bought the animal. Lloyd is the sou of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Rogers.
(Photo by J. P. Brady for The Mountaineer).
ywood Calves Make
cellent Showing, Bring
pd Prices During Sale
Signs On County Farm
Down Wed. Night
I Up Again In
Natwe is still acting
ink Leopard of Rat
ays there's a cherry
her chicken house
Ave blossoms and
en leaves on one
?rn the frost hasn't
>lossoms, which Mrs.
scribe's as pretty and
le Camp Branch sec
arvey Beech reports
Irw of yellow Early
ries bore two bushels
?st before the frost
r tree of red June ap
ri two or three bush
he added, bloomed
hel High School boys,
"id juniors at the
teen charged by Ser
npbcll with the theft
)m tw? soft-drink ma
1 Dew Bethel gymnas
" said that the boys
Set Into the machine
a key obtained last
given a hearing
* ?[ the Peace J. J.
*? bound over to Su
Bond was set at
tey and $300 for the
Fz>ur large auction cloth banners,
two wooden arrows, and about a
dozen large cardboard placards
were torn down on the county
home property sometime Wednes
day night, T, W. West, auctioneer,
reported to the sheriff's office to
West told officers that he had
put up the signs Wednesday morn
ing which advertised the sale of
the 140-acre farm for November
When West went back today to
finish his work of getting ready for
the sale, he said he found the signs
torn down and on the ground, and
one sign frame split up.
"This is the first time in my 37
years as an auctioneer that such a
thing has happened to me," he tola
West estimated the damages
would be above $50. and said he
would replace the signs either to
'day or Friday.
West said that a reward of $50
was being offered for information
leading to the conviction of the
person or persons who tore down
the signs Wednesday night.
West said the reward would
hold for any further disturbance
of sale signs now beirtg erected on
the county home farm.
Masonic Meeting Set
Sonoma Lodge 472, AF&AM, will
hold an emergent communication
at 7 p.m. Monday to confer the
Master Mason's degree.
All Master Masons are invited.
(More Pictures Page 1, Sec. 2)
Haywood County won a major
ity of the prizes at the annual
WNC Kit Stock Show and Sjle at
Knka Tuesday and Wednesday as
31 calves exhibited by 4-H Club
and FFA 'members captured five
first places, four second places,
one third, two fourths, and one
The top prize taken by a Hay
wood countian was won by Floyd
Rogers of Clyde, whose 1,215
pound Shorthorn was named Re
serve Champion of the annual
Floyd is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. Hugh Rogers of Clyde and bred
his animal on his father's farm.
The Grand Champion was an
Aberdeen Angus shown by Ray
(See Fat Calves?Page 8)
Among 32 Hurt
In Wrecked Bus
Betty Ann Howell, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Howell, Pigeon
Road, Waynesville, was one of 32
student nurses injured i n the
crash of a Greyhound bus and a
tractor trailer seven miles south
of Concord this morning, which
killed one girl ? Clara Jane Dil
lingham, 19, of Stocksville.
Miss Tlowell was listed as hav
ing suffered a cut nose.
The student nurses, in training
at Presbyterian Hospital, Char
lotte, were returning from a con
vention in Winston-Salem when
their bus sideswiped a disabled
tractor-trailer and plunged into a
The Injured were taken to hos
pitals in Concerd and Charlotte.
The only other Western North
Carolina girl in the wreck was
Miss Billie Nichols of Asheville.
Goes Up To
The United Fund Campaign hit
$22,625 this morning, according to
Dave Felmet, campaign chairman.
This is against the budget of $38,
"This report is incomplete, be
cause we have several workers yet
to report," Mrs. Raymond Cald
well, office secretary, said.
Some of the late reports are ex
pected to swell the present total
much larger, it was explained.
Chairman Felmet this morning
said that he was calling a meeting
of the chairmen of the nine divi
sions, plus the executive board of
the United Fund, for Monday af
ternon. At that time a discussion
of the status of the campaign as of
Monday noon will be held.
The campaign forces felt that
considerable work would be com
pleted this weekend on the drive,
which will benefit 25 agencies,
(From The Asheville Times)
The board of directors of the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
will ask Governor Luther Hodges
to again request an engineering
survey of the proposed Pigeon
River and French Broad River
The directors meeting Tuesday
at The Manor, approved a recom
mendation from Jack Barfleld,
chairman of the Highway Com
mittee, that the Governor be re
quested in a letter to have the
The board also passed a resolu
tion requesting the NatJbnal Wbk
?Service to assign a full time natu
ralist for duty on the Blue Ridge
Parkway in the Asheville area.
Chamber president Maurice
Gene Watts, alias Gene Bigger
staff, of Canton, 29, has been charg
ed with housebreaking and larceny
by Sheriff Fred Campbell in con
nection with the theft of two shot
guns and a rifle from the residence
of John Rhinehart of Clyde, Oc
Sheriff Campbell said that Watts
was arrested Tuesday on his job
as a truck driver, and the rifle was
found at his home. He had sold
the two shotguns, but both have
now been recovered, the sheriff
Sheriff Campbell reported that
the firearms were stolen on a Sun
day morning when the Rhineharts
were at church. The thief gained
entrance into the house through
an unlocked door.
Watts was given a hearing Wed
nesday morning before Justice of
the Peace J. J. Ferguson and
bound over to Superior Court on a
bond of $1,500.
On Glenn Brown
GLENN D. BROWN
The title of knight commander
of the court of honor, Aaheviile
Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons,
was recently conferred upon
Glenn p. Brown of Clyde by the
(See Glenn Brown?Page ?)
WHEN THE FODDER'S IN THE SHOCK. Hay
wood countians start looking forward to the an
nual Tobacco Festival, to Thanksgiving, and to
Christmas ? which is only 52 days away. This
scene is in Ratcliffe Cove, looking toward
Waynesvllle. (Mountaineer Photo).
Much Interest Shown For
Tobacco Harvest Festival,
Home Arts Show Nov. 7-9
Tobacco Festival Edition
Will Be Published Monday
The 9th annual Tobacco Harvest Festival and Home Arts Show
edition of The Mountaineer will be published on Monday, as the
show will begin Tuesday morning.
Many special features are being prepared for this special
section, and will include recent photographs of tobacco crops in
the county, preparing the crop tor market, ar>d other features.
Besides the pictures of this year, there will be pictures of
festivals of the past, together with a brief history of the festival
whi^h dates back to 1947.
All this and more will be in the special Festival edition of
The Mountaineer Monday'.
Burning Of Feed On Farms
Mars Haywood's Halloween
For Black Filly
Rustler* are at it again in
Haywood County and a $100 re
ward is now being offered by
O. P. Grasty for the return of
his two-year-old filly, stolen last
month on Fie Top Mountain
near Cataioochee Ranch.
Mr. Grasty told SL*riB Fred
Campbell that the horse is black
with a white hind foot and has
barbed-wire scars on the inside
of the right leg.
The horse was stolen from a
pasture, his owner added.
Haywood Farm Bureau
To Meet Here Monday
The Haywood County Farm
Bureau will meet at 1 p m. Mon
day in the courtroom to formulate
resolutions for presentation at the
State Farm Bureau Convention.
All farmers are invited to attend
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T. G. MASSIE IN HOSPITAL
T. G. Massie, who has been a
patient at Memorial Mission Hos
pital since Tuesday, is expected
to return to his home Saturday or
Although Halloween was ob
served fairly peacefully in Waynes
ville, except for the destruction of
the fence on the lawn of Miss
Robina Miller on Haywood St.
mischief-makers in rural areas kept
the sheriff's department busy
throughout the night and early
Sheriff Fred Campbell said he
got seven different reports Hal
loween night of feed, hay, cane, and
corn being burned on farm lands,
including areas in Iron Duff, Crab
tree, Big Branch, Burnett Cove,
Henson Cove, and Dutch Cove.
Later Hubert Wells of Crabtree
and Frank Brown and Carl Green
of Fines Creek reported corn
shocks on their farms were burned.
While patrolling near Cruso,
Deputies Gene Howell and John
Boyd were halted by a "road
block" on Highway 276, consisting
of cane and heavy logs. They
cleared the road and proceeded1
south, but found the barriers put
across the road again on their re
The deputies waited at the scene
for some time, hoping to catch the
culprits, but everything was quiet.
However, after returning to the
courthouse the officers received a
call that the road block was up
The sheriff and his deputies An
ally got to bed at. 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Dr. D. W. Colvard, dean of the
School of Agriculture at North
Carolina State College. Raleigh,
will be the major speaker at the
coruthouae portion of the Tobacco
Festival at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Also scheduled at the courthouse
Tuesday night are: the crowning
of the 1955 Tobacco Queen, award
ing of CDP community contest
awards, announcement of Home
Demonstration Club awards, pres
entation of 4-H Club pins and
awards, and election of CDP offi
cers and director* for the coming
At the Waynesville Armory,
Home Demonstration Club exhib
its will be set up all day Monday
and judged Tuesday morning,
starting at 10 a m. The armory
Vill then be open to the public
from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m.
Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 9
Exhibits will be removed Thurs
day morning and the armory must
be cleared by Thursday noon.
Dr. Colvard, a native of Ashe
County, formerly served on the
staff of Brevard College, the Moun
tain Experiment Station here and
the Western North Carolina Ex
periment Station at Swannanoa.
Competing for community prizes
this year are West Pigeon, winner
in 1954; White Oak, Fines Creek,
Upper Crabtree, Iron Duff, Francis
Cove, Allen's Creek, Hatcllffe Cove,
Thickety, and South Clyde.
Sales Tax Total
Rose To $54,168
September sales tax collections
in Haywood County exceeded those
for September of last year by
$15,073, according to "The Re
tailer," published monthly by the
North Carolina Merchants Associ
ation at Raleigh.
The total reported for Septem
ber, 1955 was $54,168, compared
with $39,095 for September, 1954.
Part of this increase is due to
the new 3 per cent tax on rooms
which went Into effect in July."
For August, "The Retailer" re
ported lax collections of $47,793
for Haywood County.
Civic leader* and officials of
three counties will protest a pro
posed change la Highway number
19-A from Lake Junaluska to Ela,
via Waynesvllle, it was learned
The proposal was made reeently
by the Highway Commission that
all alternate route numbers be
changed or discontinued. Provi
sion was made by the Commission
to hear all groups before any
changes are made. There is a pos
sibility that the hearings will be
on December second.
Highway 19-A was set up when
the road from Lake Junaluska via
Soco Gap to Cherokee was opened,
and designated as Highway 19 all
the way to Ela, where it intersects
with Highway 19-A.
If 19-A is changed, then, accord
ing to the original state highway
law, it was learned, the 8-mile link
of highway from Gateway to Ela
would be without a highway num
ber, as the highway from the Lake
to Dillsboro would be Just 29, and
from Dillsboro to Gateway would
Letters of protest as to the pro
posal are being written to Harry
Buchanan, commissioner of the
14th division. The commissioner is
expected to schedule a hearing be
fore the full commission relative
to the matter.
Commissioner Buchanan (his
morning said that officials of Jack
son and Hayweod had talked to
him about the proposed change
and all expressed themselves as
I being opposed to any changes whaL
URW Local ,
WaynMVille'i Local Union No.
277, United Rubber Workers-CIO,
has been choaen as the ouUtandlng
CIO union In North Carolina, ac
cording to an announcement made
at the recent atate convention of
Delegatea to the covention, Flor
ence Drlnnon and Lucioua Cagle,
will report to membera of Local
277 at a regular meeting of the
organization this Saturday' after
noon at the union hall.
The meeting will be held In two
sessions?one for the people work
ing the 3-11 shift, which will start
at 1:30 p.m, and the other at 3:45
Also slated at the meeting Sat
urday will be the naming of three
delegates to attend the meeting of
District 8, United Rubber Workers
Council, lo be held in Memphis.
Candidates are Doris Bishop,
Marshall Caldwell, Florence Drin
non. Elizabeth Mitchell and W. W.
A door prize of $45 also will be
given at the meeting.
Burns 2? Acres
At Cove Creek
Haywood County had its first
forest fire since last April Sunday
night when some Wi acres of
woodland burned at Cove Creek.
County Fire Warden R. E. Cald
well said that his crew brought
the blaze under control in two
hours Sunday night and then
checked the site again Monday
Mr. Caldwell said the fire was
on the property of D. C. Davis and
dmild with showers,
fj^ng cooler this af
? generally fair
^ by the SUte Test
Max. Mtn t>*
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Budget Of $5,000
An advertising budget of $5,000
has been approved by the hoard
of directors of the Haywood High
landers for 1056. it was announc
ed today by L. E. DeVous, presi
dent. This is $1,000 more than
The 5-member board made tenta
tive plans to erect" four large high
way signs at key points near the
county border, and to include on
them an inslgna of the organiza
tion, which will be prominently
displayed in front of the business
establishment of every member
DeVous said the large sign would
stresc the importance of "staying
at a place displaying this sign,
because it is an approved place."
The organization will again
publish 20.000 colorful booklets
containing information about the
area and the listings of the mem
bers. he said.
"We have tentative plans for
staging a motorcade into Eastern
Carolina," he said, "since we feel
that work needs to be done in that
section for Western North Caro
DeVous said there were now
about 50 members in the organiza
tion, and a potential of cloae to 90.
The 1956 membership campaign
has opened, he pointed out, and
dues are now being paid for the
DeVous in a formal statement.
(See Highlanders?Page ?> ,
Widow Derived Deep Satisfaction
As She Contributed To U. Fund
A frail, sparkling-eyed widow
stopped Dave Felmet on the
street, unfolded two well-pressed
dollar bills, and handed them to
"I've had these put aside for
some Ume for a special purpose.
In fact, I was saving them for an
Item I have wanted for a long
time, and had planned to get It
for myself at Christmas?abont
my anly Christmas. But I want
ed to do something for the
United Fund. It Is not much,
but It la a real sacrifice," she
Her face beamed aa she hand
ed the two one dollar bills to
Felmet, and she continued:
"You know, as badly as f
thought I wanted something for
myself, I And much more pleas
ure In giving to this campaign.
I know It will be spread out to
help a lot more people, and I
ean't complain. While I don't
have much in the way of worldly
goods. I do have a peace of mind,
and am happy. Maybe I am
happy because I have always
tried to share with others, and
think of them rather than think
?? much about myself," she went
"Now look at my clothes, they
are not the finest, hut they are
neat and clean, and warm.
Underneath thin dress and eoat
Is a heart of lore. Dave, and
that Is something I live with for
34 hours out of every day.
"I'm glad I met you today.
Dave, because now I know I
bare done my part on the drive,
and I hope you get all your goal,
son, 'cause If you do, it will mean
a lot of happy people. I moan
(See Widow?Pago ?>
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