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71st YEAR NO. 7 12 FAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 23, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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A group from this area are ex
pected to appear in Raleigh Thurs
day in protest to the proposal to
elimination of Highway No. 19-A.
The group will be headed by
Harry Bucnanarv, commissioners
of the fourteenth division, and he
said a number of people from Hay
wood, Jackson and Swain counties,
who have protested to the pro
All commissioners and mayors of
the three counties have been con
sulting about the matter, and are
expected to have representatives
at the meeting to formally enter
The officials sometime back
j^ave notice to Commissioner Buch
anan that they would protest the
plan to abolish the old established
The proposal came up some
months ago in the highway de
partment as the proposal was made
to drop all the supplementary
highway numbers In the state.
Highway No. 19-A runs from
Lake Junaluska to Ela, via Way
nesville and Sylva. To drop the
number would mean a portion of
highway between Ela and Midway
would be without a designated
highway number, It was pointed
Betty Pressley, 16, of Waynes
ville, suffered a cut nose in one
of three traffic accidents reported
by the State Highway Patrol.
She was a passenger in a 1950
Ford coupe, driven by James Ed
ward Green, 16, of the Thompson
Cove Road in Clyde, which ran off
the highway on old U. S. 19-23 on
Green was charged by Patrol
man V. E. Bryson with failure to
report an accident, exceeding a
safe speed, and driving on the
wrong side of the road.
Damage to Greens car was esti
mated at <150.
Robert Cecil Fie, 23. of Maggie,
overturned his 1950 Chevrolet on
a sharp curve on the Rhodarmer
Cove road, two miles south of Can
ton, at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, ac
cording to Patrolman W. R. Woot
No charges were placed against
him, but his car was damaged to
the extent of $250.
A collision at 6:30 p.m. Satur
day on the Sutton Town road in
the Cove Creek section involved a
1951 Dodge pickup truck, driven
by Troy William Franklin, 26. of
Cove Creek and a 1952 Chevrolet,
driven by Claude Long, 17, also of
Patrolman Wooten reported that
the two vehicles collided on a
curve on the narrow dirt road and
charged Franklin with driving on
the wrong side of the road.
Damage to both the truck and
the passenger car was estimated at
Canton Lions To Hear
Musical Program 24th
Sol Cohen, instructor of Music.
Asheville School for Boys, will pro
vide the program for the Canton
Lions Tuesday night, 7 p.m. at
Glenclle's. The program under Co
hen will be given by a group of
The first meeting in February
will be held at the new Reynolds
High School, with the PTA serv
At the last meeting. Senator Wil
liam Medford discussed segrega
C. A. Smith is president.
Dave Feldman, owner of Re
liable Jewelers, left yesterday for
New York City, where he will buy
stock for his store.
Occasional rain mixed with
sleet, snow or freezing rain at
time* changing to snow flurries.
Official Waynesville tempera
. ture as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Jan. 19 ?. SO 37 .45
Jan. 20 . . , 40 26 .15
Jan 21 37 25
Jan. 22 44 19
' NEW OFFICERS of the county council of Hay
wood County Home Demonstration Clubs, elect
ed Friday, are (seated, left to right) Mrs. Iluih
Noland of Crabtree-Iron Duff, secretary; Mrs.
R. J. Fowler of Fairview, president; Mrs. V. E.
Wilson of Morning Star, treasurer; (standing)
Mr*. Jimmy Williams of the Waynesville Homr
makers. second vice president, and Mrs. George 1
Frady of Beaverdam, first vice president. Absent
when this picture was made was Mrs. Waiter
Rhodarmer of South Clyde, historian.
HDC County Council Elects Officers,
Adopts Several New Projects For '56
WTHS Musicians To Play
At WCC, ECC Programs
Mrs. W. C. Russ'
Father, 84, Dies
Foster Bennett, 84, father of
Mrs. W. Curtis Russ, passed away
this morning at hit home in Hen
dersonville. He had been in ill
health for a number of years.
A native of Illinois, he went to
Hendersonville as a boy, and soon
entered the lumber business with
his father, and later with his two
brothers. Since 1918. he and a son
have operated the firm.
He was active in the First Bap
tist church, and a former director
of a bank and building and loan of
Besides Mrs. Russ. he is survived
by two daughters, Miss Myrtle
Bennett and Mrs. Roy Tillotson.
I and one son, Roy C. Bennett, all of
Hendersonville. There are six
Funeral services will be held in
the Shepherd Funeral Home at
Hendersonville Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock.
Farmers To See
Silos In Haywood
A group of approximately 20
Madison County farmers will tour
Fines Creek, Crabtree. and Iron
Duff Tuesday to inspect new silos
in those areas, especially-the new j
horizontal bunker-type silo.
The group will be accompanied
by Harry Silvers, Madison County
farm agent, and Virgil L. Hollo
way, Haywood County farm agent.
In his recent television program
on WLOS-TV, Mr. Holloway dis
cussed silo construction and show
ed pictures of outstanding struc
tures in Haywood County.
Former Baptist Pastor Is
In Columbia Hospital
The Rev. Broadus E. Wall, form
er pastor of the First Baptist
Church here, is a patient in the
veteran's hospital at Columbia, S.
C? following what is reported to
be a slight stroke. The last report
^ave his condition as fair.
Twenty - one Waynesville High
School musicians will be at oppo
site ends of the state this week
end for performances with all-state
band and orchestra groups.
Fifteen will journey to Western
Carolina College at Cullowhee.
while the other six will go to East
ern Carolina College.
Selected at auditions to perform
with the western section of the
North Carolina All-Slate Band at
Western Carolina have been Eddie
Damour and Betty Barber, flute;
Mary Ann Fisher and Gary Evans,
saxophone; Joe Jack McEvoy, oboe;
Bruce Clark and Leon Turner,
trumpet; Ben Sloan, Jr., cornet;
Sam Lane, bass horn, and Phyllis
Also slated to play with the
workshop band will be Sue Morgan
and Susan Prevost, saxophone;
Jimmy Barrett; cornet; David Rus
sell, trombone, and Patricia Patton,
Paul Bryan, director of the Duke
University band, will direct the
all-state band,1 while George Kirs
ten, assistant band director at
Lenoir High School, will lead the
The performance, of the two
bands is one of the features of the
annual band clinic at WCC, spon
sored by the North Carolina Band
(See Musicians?Page 6
Attends Press Meet
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The
Mountaineer, returned yesterday
from Chapel Hill where he attend
ed the 31st annual Midwinter'
The institute is sponsored by
the North Carolina Press Associa
tion in cooperation with Duke Uni
versity and the University of North
Mrs. Russ accompanied her
husband to Chapel Hill and they
also visited their daughter, Miss
Marguerite Russ, who is a student
nurse at the University.
MRS. RAY IN AKHEVILLE
Mrs. Clyde H. Ray is expected
to return home tomorrow from
Mission Memorial Hospital where
she has been a patient since break
ing her arm last week. She sus
tained the break in ? fall at her
Mrs. R. J. Fowler ol Fairview
Community was elected president
of the county council of Haywood
County Home Demonstration
Clubs at a meeting Friday after
noon at the courthouse.
Mrs. George Frady of Beaver-'
dam, first vice president; Mrs. j
Jimmy Williams of the Waynes
ville Homemakers, second vice 1
president; Mrs. Hugh Noland of
Crabtree-lron Duff, secretary;
Mrs. V. E. Wilson of Morning Star,
treasurer, and Mrs. Walter Rho
darmer of South Clyde, historian.
The new officers weee installed
in a candlelight ceremony by Miss
Mary Cornwell, home demonstra
The meeting was opened by the
retiring president, Mrs. L. J. Can
non of McKimmon Club, after
which Mrs. J. Edgar Burnette, of
Cecil, music chairman of the HDC
council, led the group in singing.
Committee reports were made
Mrs. Frady, Achievement Day
Committee; Mrs. Frady, Interna
tional Relations Committee, and
Mrs. Carl Medford, Nominating
Appointed for the 1956 Home
Demonstration Club program were
a Budget Committee, Ways and
Means Committee, and Home
Mrs. Wilson heads the Budget
Committee, ? which also includes
(See HDC Council?Page 6)
Meeting Set Here Tuesday
On New Employment Law
A meeting to explain the amend
ment to the North Carolina Em
ployment compensation law will be
held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Waynesvllle Town Hall, it has
been announced by Miss Debrayda
Fisher, manager of the local Em
ployment Security Commission of
The new amendment, made by
the state to conform with a pre
viously-passed federal regulation,
brings employers with from four
to seven employees under the pro
visions of the employment secur
ity law. In the past, only employ
ers with eight or more workers
were covered by tt* aw.
Principal speakers here Tuesday
will be Steve Carlisle of Hender
sonville. field representative for
the ESC, who will discuss the new
amendment, and Maurice Williams
of Waynesville. ESC claims deputy,
who will speak on claims.
Approximately 10,350 additional
employers and 60,000 workers will
be covered in North Carolina by
the new law.
Home Demonstration Club Exhibits
Separated From Tobacco Festival
A $100 reward has been offered
jointly by the West Pigeon CDP
and the Town of Canton for infor
mation leading to the arrest and
conviction of anyone found throw
ing garbage in the Pigeon River
or along the roadways between
Bethel and Canton.
The award was agreed on Thurs
day at a West Pigeon CDP meet
ing after a discussion between
West Pigeon and Canton officials.
Mayor Bruce Nanney of Canton
pointed out that the "Pigeon River
valley is the watershed for the
Town of Canton and stressed that
the river must be kept as sanitary
The reward was authorized by
the town and the community since
dumping of garbage in streams or
j on highways is against the law.
Mayor Nanney also explained
that any resident of Haywood
County can bring their garbage to
the Canton incinerator for only 50
cents a load.
The Canton officials were invit
ed to the West Pigeon CDP meet
ing by It J. Justice, chairman of
the community's road beautifica
D. D. York. CDP chairman, pre
sided at the meeting.
Martha Swalm of Canton was
elected president of the Haywood
County 4-H Exchange Club at a
meeting Saturday at the court
Other officers chosen were:
Barbara Ferguson of Fines
Creek, vice president: Aurelia
Morgan of Bethel, recording and
corresponding secretary. Jerry
Ferguson of Fines Creek, treasur
er. and Ann Cathey of Canton, re
Two committees also were ap
pointed. one to raise funds to en- 1
tertain a 4-H group from Weld
County, Colo., and another to plan
the program for the summer visit
of the westerners.
The fund-raising committee in
cludes Verlin Edwards of Maggie.
James Ferguson of Fines Creek,
Ann Cathey of Canton, and Ellen
Cathey and Aurelia Morgan of
(See Exchange Club?Page 6)
Raymond Caldwell Elected
President 01 Farm Bureau
Raymond Caldwell was elected
president of the Haywood County
Farm Bureau here Friday at the
annual meeting. Caldweir succeeds
Other officers elected included
Mrs. Quay Medford, vice presi
dent; Mrs. O. L. Yates, secretary
and R. H. Boone, treasurer.
The board of directors Is com
posed of:\Tom Rogers, Raymond
Caldwell, H. H. Francis, Jack Ray,
Mrs. Quay Medford, Charlie B.
McCrary, John Rhodarmer, Mrs.
O. L. Yates, D. J. Boyd. Woodrow
Plemmons. Frank Medford, Mrs.
Jack McCracken, and R. H. Boone.
Honorary directors are: Virgil
Holloway, county farm agent; Miss
Mary Cornwell, county home a
gent; Roy Beck, soil conservation;
Joe Jack Atkins, First National
Bank; T. T. Turnley, F.H.A.; Joe
Tate, state feed and seed inspect
or; R. C. Sheffield, community de
velopment; M. C. Nix, vocational
agriculture; and Mrs. Joe Palmer,
The following committees and
commodity chairmen were elected:
policy execution, G. C. Palmer,
Jr., chairman, John Plott, and Mrs.
Welch Singleton; policy develop
ment, Frank M. Davis. M. C. Nix,
and Mrs. W. D. Ketner; budget. R.
H. Boone, Raymond Caldwell, and
Fred Setzer; membership, John R.
Carver; fruits and vegetables, Bob
Francis; tobacco, Dave Boyd;
dairy, James Klrkpatrick; beef cat
tle, Frank Medford; poultry, Her
bert Singletary and G. C. Palmer.
O. L. Yates, field representative
of the North Carolina Farm
Bureau spoke briefly on the part
Farm Bureau has played in recent
months to benefit the farmers in
this area, and explained some of
the policies that Farm Bureau has
made in the county, the state, and 1
on the national level.
Canton, Waynesville, and Pigeon !
Valley Toastmasters Club members ]
and their wives will have a Joint (
meeting at Lake Junaluska School
at 7 p.m. Thursday, It has been an
Speakers will be Bruce Nanney,
Ted Stackpole. and Conley Gibbs, ,
and evaluators will be Bob" Hall, ,
Albert Harvey, and C. A. Stone. |
Jack Felmet will serve as toast- i
master. David Wright will issue the I
instructions, and Dr. Carey T. (
Wells, Jr., will give the invoca- '
Hall Whitworth will be table
topics master, Harold Hansen table
topics evaluator, Dr. Jick Dicker
son, grammarian, and Frank Vokes,
Dealers To Hear
Haywood County seed and fer- I
tilizer dealers will meet with the
county farm agents at the court
house at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to '
discuss the seed and fertilizer i
recommendations which the agents I
will make for the 1956 crop.
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway
explained that the recommenda- 1
tions are made on the basis of re- i
search conducted at N. C. State I
College and at the state's agricul- i
ture experiment stations.
At present there are approxl- i
mately 25 seed and fertilizer |
dealers In the county. I
Bobby Nix, 2't>-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Nix of Bethel,
cut off most of his left hand when
he stuck It into an electric sausage
grinder at his home Thursday af
Mrs. Nix had been grinding
sausage in her kitchen and turned
off the grinder to go to another
room. In her absence, Bobby turn
ed on the grinder and reached in
to get a piece of meat when his
hand was badly mangled.
He was taken to Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, where the Injured
fingers and thumb were amputat
ed below the wrist. His condition
today was termed good and he was
due to be discharged from the hos
The Nix family has two other
sons and one daughter. Mr Nix Is
vocational agriculture teacher at
Bethel High School.
To Meet Tuesday
The Haywood County Agricultur
al Workers Council will meet at
3:30 p m. Tuesday at the REA
building to elect new officers and
fiscuss the county's agricultural
program for 1956.
County Agent V. L. Holloway is
now president df the council, which
Is made up of all professional agri
culture workers In the county. In
cluding the county farm agents,
home agents, ASC, KHA, Soil Con
servation. Service, Mountain Ex
periment Station personnel, and vo
cational agriculture and home
economics teachers in the high
Council ? members meet once a
month to correlate their activities.
To Attend Annual
Brown W. Ross, young Jonathan
Creek farmer, has been selected to
represent Haywood County at the
annual Short Course in Modern
Farming at N. C. State College
The course is sponsored state
wide by the North Carolina Bank
ers Association and Mr Ross' par
ticipation is sponsored by the First
National Bank of Waynesville.
The course will include Instruc
tion in poultry, marketing, field
:rops, farm planning, soils and
fertilizer, farm machinery, hortl
mlture, livestock, and poultry.
Mr. Ross is engaged in farming
with his father, Roy H. Ross. Their
principal enterprises arc burley
obacco and beef cattle.
MRS. IRIS TADLOCK of Wilmincton. State winner of the 1956
Polio Mather of the Year Award, receives a bit bias from her sev
en-year-old son. Donald, as he and Ms brother. I-anr. fourteen,
leave for school. Mrs. Tad lock was first strichen with polio when
the was eifhteen months old and took her first step, without
crutches and braces, when she was sixteen. Later, as a wife and
mother, polio struck her acaln. Judtes for the contest were Georfia
Carroll (Mrs. Kay Kyser), Paul Green, and Noel Houston, all of
Apple Crop Prospects Held
Bright - Barring A Freeze
Prospects are bright for a good
apple crop In North Carolina this
year ? barring damage from an
other freeze such as occurred in
1955, Melvln H. Kolbe, horticul
ture specialist from N. C. State
College, told 35 Haywood County
orchardmen at a prunnlg demon
stration last weak at the Cosby
Frady farm in Francis Cove.
He added that fruit buds on
trees at present look good..
Mr. Kolbe demonstrated correct
procedure for pruning apple trees
of various ages. Including the use
of power machinery for pruning,
and also discussed fertilization,
sprays, and orchard management.
, He especially cautioned growers
to be sure that they use the recom
mended amounts of boron and nit
rogen on their trees.
After the meeting, refreshments
of coffee and apple pie were serv
ed by Mrs. Frady in the new pack
ing house on the Frady farm.
To Be Held
In Early Fall
Exhibition of Home Demonstra
tion Club booths, one of the
major features of the annual Hay
wood County Tobacco Festival
during the past several years, will
be held as a separate even during
This action was approved at the
January meeting of the Home
Demonstration Club county council
meeting Friday after a report by
the chairman of the Achievement
Day Committee, Mrs. George
Frady of Beaverdam
The date for the 1956 Achieve
ment Day program will be set
later, but is expected to be during
the last two weeks of September
or the first week of October.
Theme of the program will be
"Planned Family Living."
A special feature of Achieve
ment Day this year will be an In
ternational Relations Booth in the
center of the Waynesville Armory,
with exhibits by each of the 28
home demonstration clubs in the
Individual club booths will be
located in four semicircles around
the International Relations Booth.
As was the custom during the
Tobacco Festival, club booths will
be assembled Monday, judged
Tuesday morning, and opened for
visitation Tuesday afternoon and
evening and from 9 a.m. until 9
p.m. on Wednesday.
Themes for the club booths were
drawn by club representatives dur
ing the county council meeting.
Booths once again will be judged
by the Danish system, under
which blue, red, and white ribbons
Tentative plans also call for an
open house at the armory Tuesday
night to "especially invited guests"
?including state, county, and town
officials, industrial executives,
school and church officials, county
merchants, and others chosen by
the county counll executive board.
10 Pet. Ahead
Of Last Year
Listing of county taxes for 195(i
is 10 per cent ahead of last Jan
uary,.Tax Collector Bryan D. Med
ford said Saturday.
Payment of 1955 taxes also is
generally ahead of collections a
year ago, he added.
Taxes are being listed for Way
nesvtlle Township by Mrs. Ruth
Kelly and Wayne R. McCracken in
the rdom adjacent to the county
auditor's office, formerly accupied
by the tax collector's office. Their
hours are from 9 until 5 six days a
Taxes are listed for Beaverdam
Township in the Canton Chamber
of Commerce office and for Clyde
Township at the Clyde Town Hall.
In rural areas, tax listers work at
home and in designated places in
Mr. Medford warned county tax
payers that penalties on payment
of 1955 taxes will start February 1.
He added that listing of 1956
taxes must also be completed this
Sam Jones Reports
To Fleet Headquarters
Samuel H. Jones. Jr., personnel
man third class. USN, son of Mrs.
Sam H. Jones of 460 Main; St .
Waynesville, reported in early
January to the headquarters of the
Commander In Chief, U. S. Atlan
tic Fleet, at Norfolk. Va.
(1955 ? 0)
Injured ?. . I 4
(1993 ? 5)
(1935 ? 19)
Loss ... $7,630
(This Information compiled
from records of State Hick