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tcond Injunction Stops County Farm Sale
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inth Tobacco Festival Termed One Of Finest\
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Cove walked away with
honors at the ninth an
icco Festival and Home
imunity took first place
f contest; first place in
|o show, with Mrs. Ray
Inner, ana to climax the
fiung saw their entry
Fn for 1955?Miss
a senior of WTHS.
1 daughter of Mr. and
Lday festival attracted
Ms at all of the events,
tag room only on Tues
lu crowds packed, the
fs top place in the CDP
he second time the com
|s won the top honor,
in 1949, which was the
Lf the county-wide con
r blue-ribbon communi
year were: Thickety,
re, and Upper Crabtree.
Fed $150, with Ratcliffe
I a $25 bonus for being
ribbons, and checks for .j
It to West Pigeon and |
*k, with Saunook and
jetting white ribbons j
wncement of the CDP
tre made by Jonathan
I Bruce Nanney.
k county chairman of
?aster of ceremonies.
r the CDP contest were
t Of $115
?we. 40, night clerk at
t Hotel in Waynesville,
largcd by Sheriff Fred
tod Chief of Police Or
i with the theft of $115
otel late Tuesday night
"Bourtt stolen, $101.72
deposited in the hotel |
tok Williams, a guest at
ind an employee of the
-urb Market across the
i the LeFaine, The re
's taken from the hotel
"s first missed early
morning when tele
11" the hotel went un- i
He was last seen at an '
?aurant at 4:30 a.m.
!nt whereabouts are un
officers believe he may
Impossible to publish
*" 26 blue ribbon*
this issue. ..Only
? being published but
* will be published as
J^nee Is being given
**? They are being
'warn the top of the
??each booth will be
* second section of
' This was a time
Wece of reporting.
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nfi and 0001 todai
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CONGRATULATIONS gro to Zemry Mfsstrt cen
ter) chairman of the KatclifTe Cove CDP, winner
of the top 1955 honors, with a $175 check. On the
left is Jonathan Woody, and on the right is Bruce?
Nanney, mayor of Canton. The two made the an
nouncements of the judges' decision Tuesday
Sheffield To Head County
CDP Council For The Year
R. C. Sheffield, of West Pigeon, will serve as chairman of the
county CDP council this coming year. He was elected along with
other officers on Tuesday night. Sheffield succeeds Jack Kay, who
served as chairman this year. C. L. Allen, Aliens Creek, will serve
as vice chairman, and Robert Robinsbn, secretary, and Mrs. Walter
Rhodarmer, of South Clyde, treasurer, while Mrs. James Medford,
of Ratcliffe* Cove, will be the reporter.
The directors are: Jonathan Woody, chairman, R. C. Francis,
vice chairman, Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, secretary, and W. J. Stone,
treasurer. Other members include: Richard Bradley, Troy McCrack
en, Phyllis Hartman, Bob Francis, Mrs. Mark Ferguson, Miss Kate
Robinson, Mrs. J. M. Wells and Mrs. Kenneth Fry.
40 Merchants To Sponsor
'Golden Harvest' Program
Some Offices To
Close Friday For
Postoffices in the county, the
Haywood County Public Library,
Health Department, Welfare De
partment, Waynesville employ
ment office, and Southern Bell
Telephone business offices in Way
nesville and Canton and the state
tax office at the courthouse will
bo closed Friday in observance of
Veterans Day (Armistics Day).
Mail will be put up at the post
offices and lobbies will be open,
but windows will be closed and no
mail deliveries will be made.
Although the library will be
closed, the county's Bookmobile
will run as usual.
County banks also will be open.
C. E. Grenell, Lake Junaluska
photographer, left yesterday foi
his winter home in- Daytona
Starting next Tuesday and con
tinuing indefinitely the Waynes
ville Merchants Association and 40
cooperating business concerns will
award varying amounts of money
each Tuesday at 4 p.m. at "Golden
No purchases are necessary. Par
ticipants in the contest need only
go into one of the sponsors' stores,
obtain a ticket, put his name and
address on it, and leave it with
All the tickets from the 40 con
cerns will be put into' a hopper
and one will be drawn each Tues
Winners will receive certain per
centages of the pot?ranging up to
50 per cent. Tickets will come in
several colors ? with each color
representing a specific percentage
of the pot?which will vary each
week. The first pot will be $500.
Ticket holders must be present
to claim their prize, but those ab
sent will receive token awards.
Participating merchants in the
"Golden harvest" program are:
Western Auto Store. Stovall's
5-10-25 cent Store, Belk-Hudson
(See Merchanta?Page 4)
Stolen School Cheese
Two Canton men are in jail
because they swapped 60 pounds
of government cheese, taken
from the Patton Avenue school
lunchroom, for some liquor.
Besides swapping the stamp
ed cheese for liquor, each man
is charged with passing a forged
check for $27.50 and faces that
charge, it was learned today
from Sheriff Campbell, who re
turned Monday with the two men
from Portsmouth. Va.
The men left the county be
fore their liquor-cheese case
came up in the July term of
court, and the sheriff arrested
them Monday on a capias. The
forgery charge came later. Botn
men left here and went to De
troit. r.nd then to Portsmouth.
William Ray Clonts. 24, and
Ed Chapman. 28, both of Can
ton, waived a hearing when re
turned here and" were bound
over to the fall term of Super
ior Court which convenes the
21st of this month.
Willie "Lightning" Davis, a
colored bootlegger of Canton,
told officers he got the cheese
in a swap deal with the two.
Davis is now serving a sentence
on the roads for selling liquor.
He was tried last July.
Mrs. Hoy Meador of KatclilTe
Cove nearly scored a clean sweep
in the tobacco show at the armory
Tuesday by rapturing three out of
four first places and winning $57
in prize money.
She won $25 for first place in the
individual exhibit of 12 hands, $12
each for first place prizes in the
lugs and leaf classes and $8 for
third place in flyings.
The other first-place ranking in
the show was won by Charlie R
Liner in flyings.
Other winners in the individual
R. Glen Francis, second, $20;
R. C. Francis, third, $15; Sam
Liner, fourth, $10.00, and W. C.
Chambers of Crabtree, fifth. $5.
Other winners in the various
Flyings?Will Leatherwood, sec
ond; Mrs. Meador, third, H. F.
Francis, fourth; R. - C. Francis,
Lugs?If. F. Francis, second:
Mrs I) n I."- 1- ?
In Escape Try
Hubert Hall, 26, Haywood Coun
ty man serving a prison term at
Gates Prison Camp, recently had
a salty but unsuccessful \ime try
ing to make his escape, according
to an AP dispatch from Raleigh.
Hall, working in a boxcar un
loading salt in a prison truck, lay
down on the flodr of the truck
bed and had other prisoners throw
salt over him.
When the truck was loaded, the
guard noticed Hall was missing.
The guard played a hunch, order
ed the salt moved and uncovered
a well-salted Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Snyder of
Bude, Miss, and their son. Tommy
Snyder of GalTney, S. C. and T. M.
Snyder of McClain, Miss, are visit
ing Mrs. Marguerite Welsh in
- *?. v^. * i antia, mu u, odlll
Liner, fourth, and R. C. Francis,
Leaf?H. F. Francis, second; R.
C. Francis, third; Sam Liner,
fourth, and Mrs. R. C. Francis,
Mrs. Meador grew approximately
(See Tobacco?Page 4)
Three traffic accidents ? none
involving serious injuries ? have
been reported by the State High
A dog was blamed for one ac
cident which occurred at 11;30 p
m. Wednesday just north of "The
Narrows" section of the Crabtree
The driver, Billy Albert Justice,
24, of Center Pigeon, told State
Patrolman V. E. Bryson he was
driving north on Highway 209,
(See 3 Accidents?Page 6)
TOP WINNER at tobacco shows in Haywood County during the
past eight years has been Mrs. Roy Meador of RatclifTr Cove, who
has won more than $400 in prise money during that time. In the
1955 show this week, she won a total of $57 by taking first place
in the individual exhibit, leaf and lug clauses, and third place in
flyings. She was assisted by her son. Tommy, sixth-grade student
at East Waynesville School. Mrs. Meador averaged 62 cento a
pound at the auction market with her 1954 barley crop.
rAiB* Lutlofi rii.iir.n, 01 luiu'liiie i ?ve, a siuucni ai waynes
ville High, was crowned as the 1955 Tobacco Queen at the annual
Tobacco Festival Program at the courthouse Tuesday night. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Palmer. (Mountaineer Photo).
$25,663 Reported Raised
To Date For United Fund
m t_ A r AA l J 1 A _ il
a doui was aaneu 10 tin
United Fund campaign this week,
as several committees made re
ports on their activities.
Mrs. Raymond Caldwell, office
manager, said that the total now
stands at $25,663, against the quota
of $38,841, over 66 per cent.
A number of groups were get
ting out this weekend, thgy re
ported, to clean-up the remainder
of their assignments. 'Some of
these were in the industrial, busi
ness and rural divisions.
Dave Felmet, campaign chair
man, said that the later reports
were indeed encouraging, and that
he believed the goal would be met
by the time all the workers com
plete their assignments.
"We have had many obstacles to
come up since the campaign be
gan," Felmet said, "but I find the
workers are determined to make
a clean-sweep of assignments as
early as possible."
The United Fund program em
braces 25 agencies, including the
WTHS band. Scouts, polio and 23
other worthwhile causes, the Unit
ed Fund leaders pointed out.
Legion To Honor
Area Gold Star
Parents At Dinner
Gold Star parents of the Way
nesville area will be the guests of
Haywood Post 47 of the American
Legion at a Veterans llay dinner
Friday night at Timbes Brothers
Senator William Mcdford will
A second court Injunction, serv
>d just a few hours before the 140
icre county home farm was to go
>n the auction block, halted the
icheduled sale Wednesday morn
ng. The commissioners were
lerved with the papers between 2
i.m. and 5 a.m. Wednesday morn
ing. with the sale slated for 10 a.m.
Officials estimated that several
thousand people visited the farm
Wednesday morning expecting to
attend the sale. The three commis
sioners, and Grover C. Davis,
county attorney, went to the farm,
and at 10 o'clock announced that
the sale had been stopped by the
The complaint, listing 108 plain
tiffs. asks besides the injunction
to stop the so'*, recovery of $3,500
from the commissioners for "rea
son of the improper and unlawful
sale of the livestock, equipment,
and machinery used in connection
with the Haywood county home
The injunction was signed by
Judge J. Frank Huskins, who is
holding court in Boone.
The hearing in the matter is
now set for Monday, November
21st, 10 a.m. here before Judge
Dan K. Moore of Sylva. 'Thls*ts
the same day and hour which th<
two-week term of criminal court
Is slated to begin.
A bond of $1,000 was posted
with the clerk of court in the case
The bond was signed by Noland
Pless, Turner Cathey, Kelly How
ard, Guy S. Cook, and Pauline
Cogburn and Cogburn, attorneys
for the plaintiffs, signed the com
plaint which seeks four things:
the sale of equipment and live
stock: for judgment requiring the
defendants to pay the costs, and
fourth, for "such other relief as
the court may see just, right and
The new complaint, similar in
some details as the one which
Judge Zeb Nettles signed in Sep
tember, and later disolved by
Judge Moore, points to the statute
creating the county home, the ex
penditure in remodeling after a
fire in 1953, and the removal of
the inmates to private nursing
In paragraph nine, the complain!
sets out "that the defendants are
now seeking to dispose of said
county home property by pretend
ing to sell same at public auction
on Wednesday, November 9th with
out properly advertising said prop
erty for sale in either of the news
papers or over the two radio sta
tions in Haywood county; as a re
sult of which the intended pro
ported sale will be a sham and
said sale will be held without the
(See Court?Page 4)
be the principal speaker.
Miles Ferguson of the Legion
post is In charge of arrangements
for the meeting.
About 50 postmasters of the 12th
district will meet here Saturday
night for their semi-annual meet
ing of the N. C. Postmasters Asso
ciation, with state officials of the
organization attending. .
The dinner meeting will be at
the Towne House, 7:30, with R. G.
r* m ? ?
50 Postmasters Of WNC
To Attend Meeting Here
Hawn, district manager of tnc post
office department, Charlotte, the
Mrs. Effie Brickhouse, Columbia.
N. C., Ls the state president, and
James T. Martin, of Liberty, is
secretary-treasurer. Both plan to
attend the meeting here. Joe Ray,
Murphy, is district president.
Enos Boyd, postmaster of
Wayneavilie, will be local host to
Killed .... 3
(1954 ? 52)
(1954 ? 51)
Accidents 159 .
(This Information com
piled from records of
State Hick way PatreU
Snow Arrives Late
Somehow the weatherman has
rotten completely confused this
By tradition, lie should have
ordered today's snow for the
annual Tobacco Festival, which
closed last nlrht after a two
In the past he has come up
with some nifties?especially in
1950. when three inches of snow
blanketed floata In the Tobacco
Festival parade that year.
Or, falllnc to spoil the To
bacco Festival, he could have
saved all his white stuff for the
four county football rames
achrdnled Friday. He certainly
went all out in putting the damp
er on Waynesville games for two
weeks in a row earlier in the
As it is, the weatherman
hasn't spoiled anything much,
but It's too late to relax. He
may try again tomorrow.
(The snow appeared to be
general throughout the county.
At the same time snow was fall
ing in Waynesyille, it was also
reported coming down at Canton
and Fines Creek.
Highway Patrolman V. E. Bry
(See Weather?Page 6)
The United Fund Campaign Has Started ? Give Generously For The 25 Agencies||
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