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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 ^ n
92 21 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 7, 1955 , $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
tnth Annual Tobacco Festival Opens Tuesday
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Haywood County's ninth annual
Tobacco Festival and Home Arts
Exhibition, with two new features
scheduled, will open at the Way
nesville Armory Tuesday at 1 p.m.
The annual program at the court
house will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Planned this year are a tobacco
judging contest, slated at the
armory from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until
10 p.m. Wednesday, and a lighting
demonstration, also to be at the
The program at the courthouse
tomorrow night, announced today
by Virgil L. Holioway, will in
Group song led by the Rev. C. L.
"Kay" Allen of Allen's Creek.
Vocal duet by Betty Jean Parham
and Barbara'Jean Green of Can
Election of Community Develop
ment Program officers.
Song by the Joy Quartet of Iron
Introduction of speaker by M.
R. Whisenhunt, director of the
Mountain Experiment Station,
Address by Dr. D. W. Colvard,
dean of the School of Agriculture,
North Carolina State College.
Duet by Jean and Betty Row
land of Saunook.
Announcement of Home Demon
stration Club awards by Miss Mary
Cornwell. home demonstration
Presentation of tobacco show
awards by Joe C. Cline, CDP treas
urer. , -
miiiuuucemeni 01 community '
| judging contest winners bg Jona
than'H. Woody, president the
First National Bank, WaynesvillA
Song by the Lindsey Family trio
of South Clyde.
Crowning of the 1955 Tobacco
Queen by Elmer Hendrix, president
of the Wayneaville Junior Chamber
Jack Ray of Iron Duff, present
chairman of the Haywood County
CDP, will act as master of cere
(See Festival?Page 8)
Twb traffic accidents, exclusive
of the one at Aliens Creek which
claimed the life of Don L. Brock,
were reported during the week
end ? one by the Waynesville
police and another by the State
Police said four cars were in
volved in a "chain reaction"
series of rear-end collisions or.
South Main St. at the Intersection
of Balsam Drive at 4 p.m. Friday.
Chief of Police Orville Noland
said that a 1949 Ford driven by
David Edward Mullally of Ashc
ville stopped in a line of traffic
and was struck from the rear by a
1949 Willys Jeepster driven by
Bobby Levi Young of Weaverville.
The second vehicle was in turn
(See Four Cars?Page 8)
State Tax Office Here
To Be Closed Friday
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The state tax office in the base
ment of the courthouse will be
closed this Friday, but will be
open all day Thursday, according
to W. E. Martin, deputy collector.
The office is ordinarily open
each Friday from 8:30' a.m. until
Killed .... 3
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(1954 ? 51)
(This information mm
piled from record* el
State Highway PatroD
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Yywood Burley Crop Over Million Pounds
Haywood County's 1955 burley
tobacco crop, previously estimated
in value of $1,200,000, will weigh
a total of approximately 2,097,450
This estimate was made today by
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway,
who pointed out that advance pre
dictions on the total poundage ot
the burley crop are difficult be
cause of the variances in wieght
for the same volume, and because
of the differences in measuring
burley acreage this year.
This^ year, 1890 burley produc
ers harvested a total of 1,082 acres
of tobacco an average yield of
1, 957 pounds per acre. In 1954, a
total of 1,341>acres were harvested,
for an average yield of 2,144
pounds ? one of the highest in
Despite the approximate 8 per
cent decline in this year's yield
the 1955 burley crop is of excel
lent quality, and among the best
on record, Mr. Holloway pointed
"Acreage cuts are what hurt us
this year," the county agent said.
Despite this," he added, "some
coupty farmers will make as much,
even with reduced acreage( as they
did last year."
"In 1954," Mr. Holloway re
marked, "our tobacco weighed like
lead because of the dry weather."
Because of the unusually wel
weather early this suiftmer, wild
fire infected burley creps in. a
number of areas throughout the
county, but the infestations latci
cleared up with the coming of dry
Smoke engineers are due here
shortly to make a survey for the
town in connection with the re
cently adopted smoke abatement
The four men are expected to
be here two days, according to a
letter, G.,C. Ferguson, town man
ager, received from Jack Vogele,
organization manager of the Coal
Producers Committee for Smoke
Abatement in Cincinnati.
The engineers are to make a
survey in Knoxville and one in
Charlotte, but told Ferguson that
while enroute between the two
(See Smoke?Page 8)
?US tnird nignway tavjimy tnis year
I early Sunday morning when Don L.
?-year-old used car dealer, crashed near
?i Creek school and was instantly killed.
this photograph shows the car, with Elford Sut
ton holding his hand where Brock's head was
crushed. In the inset, upper left, is a picture of
Brock. (Mountaineer Photo).
But. 45, a Waynesville
Hilt his life in a high
Ht early Sunday morn
H instantly killed when
? wis driving left the
I overturned near the
Irt School about 12:45
k*ay Patrolman Harold
k investigated the acci
kut Brock's car knock
kower pole and the im
kd to have thrown open
?of the car allowing
k to get cauuht between
kd the top of the car.
kas crushed when his
knt of the car, Ed Pat
? Waynesville, was un
? ?fficers to rdach the
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J. W. Reed, Jr.
James W. Reed, Jr. of Way
nesville won the weekly football
contest sponsored by The Moun- .
taineer and $15 in prize money
by making nine correct guesses
out of 12 on weekend gridiron
Ties in the Duke-Navy and
Georgia Tech-Tennessee games
and several upsets caused prog
nosticators to miss more than
the usual number of games in
last week's contest.
Several other contestants
missed only thre games, but Mr.
Reed predicted 25 points as the
combined score oif the Waynes
ville-Elizabethton game Friday.
62 01 United Fund Goal
Beached At Noon Today
The gifts to the United Fund
drive climbed to $24,210.75 this
morning, which is 62 per cent of
the $38,841 quota, Dave Felmet,
Felmet broke the contributions
down this morning for the nine
divisions, showing the percentage
of their quota which had been re
The report, with only two indus
tries reporting, is as follows:
Division Percentage Raised
Adv. Gifts 80% $ 6,221.00
Public Employees 32% 255.00
Industry 45% 7,048.00
Residential 100% 1,173.50
Schools 100% 2,000.00
Commercial 87% 5,261.00
Rural 30% 460.00
Professional 92% 1,792.25
Negro 0% None
Reported in 62% $24,210.75
Felmet said a meeting of the
chairmen of the nine divisions, plus
the executive committee of the
United Fund would be held at
three this afternoon to determine
a few matters relative to the cam
Make 2 Weekend Runs
Waynesville firemen made two
runs during the weekend ? one
Saturday night and the other Sun
The firemen answered one alarm
at 8 p.m. Saturday when an un
occupied frame tenant house on
the property of Fred Caldwell of
Dellwood was destroyed by fire of
They were also called out at 2:45
p.m. Sunday to extinguish a grass
fire behind the Biltmore dairy
bar near Lake Junaluska in which
no damage was done.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Shepard, who
spent the past several months at
their summer home at Balsam,
have returned to Sarasota, Fla., for
t Creek Burley Team
d In State Contest
Fines Creek School's 4-H Club
burley tobacco judging team took
second place and won $85 in prize
money in the state contest at
Raleigh during the week of the
North Carolina State Fair, accord
ing to information received here
today by County Agent Virgil L.
The contest was held October
21, but the results were not an
nounced until today.
The Fines Creek team scored
273 points in the contest, to
place second behind the Marshall
High School FFA team, which was
first with 296. In third place was
the Spring Creek FFA, which won
the title last year. Waynesville's
team was 10th among the 15 par
A member of the Fines Creek
team, John Evans, was third in
the state in individual scoring with
(See Fines Creek?Page 8)
ler. 38, was found dead j
? this afternoon in a
? Green Valley area of |
?rank Pate, Haywood
?paneled a jury this
?<! held an inquest. Dr.
?yder died, he believed,
I a m. and noon.
? did not find any evi
? of this county.
I *as found by John S.
?" later served on the
?try. Other members
?r Inman. BUI Bryson,
? Mark Kirkpatrick and
?*? Accompanying Dr.
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and rather windy
Br tonight and Tuesday,
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11 County Beauties To Vie
For Tobacco Queen Crown
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Eleven Haywood County com
munities have nominated high
school girls as candidates for the
1995 Tobacco Queen, to be chosen
Tuesday night during a Tobacco
Festival program at the court
' The candidates are:
Bobbie Jean Radford, Francis
Cove; Dorcas Rhitiehart, Aliens
Creek; Susie Clark, Saunook; Bon
nie Louise Best, Upper Crabtree,
Barbara Ann Crawford, Iron Duff;
raincia buuisc Linascjr, aoutn
Clyde: Glenda Ellen Wells, West
Pigeon: Patsy Louise Palmer, Rat
cliffe Cove; Virginia Dare Led
ford, White Oak; Patricia Ann
Kirkpatrick, Fines Creek, and
Estelena Robinson, Thickety.
All candidates must be students
in Haywood County high schools,
must be single, and must wear cot
ton dresses. <
Miss Jean Child* rs, assistant
home demonstration agent, will be
in charge of the contest.
TOBACCO FESTIVAL BOUND are these hands
of hurley tobacco, which will be exhibited by
Sam Liner at Ratcliffe Cove in quest of some of
I the $195 prise money to he vlftred at the annual
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tobacco show. Farmers who intend to enter all
evenU must have 24 hands of tobacco.
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County Home Farm Goes
Up At Auction Wednesdav
The Board of Commissioners in
session this mornirtg were told by
their attorney, Grover C. Davis,
that their plans to offer, for sale at
auction the 140-acre County Home
and Farm at 10 a.m. Wednesday
could proceed as planned. This ad
vice came after Cogburn and Cog
burn, Canton lawyers, filed with
the Clerk of Court on Saturday an
application for instituting a suit
in behalf of four plaintiffs, rela
tive to the county home sale.
The application shows Ray
Haynes, Est on West, W. O. Cald
well, Jim Murray, and others, as
The first paragraph of the ap
plication sets forth: "That the na
ture and purpose of said action is
to recover damages from the de
fendants, (the board of commis
sioners) on behalf of Haywood
county, for the sal,e of county
property at a grossly inadequate
price and to injoin the sale by the
defendants of the Haywood Coun
ty Home property owned by Hay
The second paragraph of the ap
plication cites: "that the plaintiffs
are not able at. this time to file
their eomplaint in said action for
that they have just learned of the
fact upon which this action is bas
ed and the defendants propose to
sell the county home property on
November 9, 1955.
"Wherefore, the plaintiffs pray
the court that they be granted ad
ditional time within which to file J
their complaint and that an order
issue allowing them to serve upon
the defendants, together with the [
(See County FGarm?Page 8)
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tobacco judging contest.
10 a.m., Judging of Home Demonstration ClAb exhibits (not
open to public).
1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Atmory open to public.
7:30 p.m., Annual program at courthouse, to include HDC,
CDP, and 4-H Club awards and crowning of the
9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Tobacco judging contest.
9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Armory open to public.
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Crews have finished paving 11
streets in town, for a distance of
about two miies, according to G. C.
Ferguson, town manager.
Among the streets paved were:
Parkway Drive, Burma Road. Fair
view Gardens, First, Second and
Third Avenues off Smathers
Street, four streets in the Henry
Bottoms, Bryson Street, Test Farm
Road, one in Aliens Creek and
LORRAINE 8ANFORD of Upper Crabtree (Heated) was crowned
as the county's 1954 Tobacco Queen last November by Mrs. Vanita
Morrow Medford, 1952 queen, during a program at the court
house. Miss Sanford will be on hand Tuesday night to crown the
1955 queen. (Mountaineer Photo).
Home Clubs Reach Year's
Climax At Achievement Day
Twenty-eight Haywood County
Home Demonstration Clubs will
reach the climax of a year's pro
gram thla week when they observe
their annual Achievement Day.
Each of the clubs will have a
booth at the Waynesville Armory
for the two days of the Tobacco
Harvest Festival, Tuesday and
Wednesday. The exhibits will be
open to the public from 1 p.m. un
til 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 0 a.m.
until 0 p.m. Wednesday.
The booths, which cover a floor
space of 10 x 10 feet with a 7 foot
ceiling, will show what Haywood's
more than eight hundred home
demonstration club members have
been doing during the past year.
The exhibits are one of the main
features of the Festival and al
ways draw large crowds to the
Each club plans its own exhibit,
the idea for which is kept a dark
secret from the otber clubs. Some
of the displays will show the
actual results of a club project,
such as canned and frozen foods,
house furnishings, clothing, or
crafts, while other displays will
(See Home Clubs?Page I)
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