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71st YEAR NO. 10 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C-, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 2, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Harrison Is Now
A. D. HARRISON
State president of the North
Carolina Jaycees?Edgar Gurganis
of Williamston?will be the princi- I
pal speaker here Saturday night
at a First District Jaycees meet
ing at the Waynesville Elks Club.
The program will start at 6:30
p.m. with a reception, to be follow
ed by a dinner and a business
meeting, at which time Mr. Gur
ganis and other Junior Chamber
officers will speak.
Co-hosts for the meeting are
Elmer Hendrix, president of Way
nesville Jaycees, and J. P. Brady
of Franklin, district vice president.
In charge of arrangements for
the quoting is a committee com
posed of Ralph Thorman, chair
man; H. C. Turner, and Walter
CDP To Sponsor
Visit Feb. 14
The Red Cross Bloodmobile
from the regional center in Ashe
ville will visit Waynesville Tues
day, February 14. under sponsor
ship of the Haywood County Com
munity Development Program.
The unit will be in operation
from 1 until 6 p.m. in the base
ment of the First Methodist
Church, with assistance from the
^local Red Cross Gray Ladies, head
ed by Mrs. Felix Stovall.
Goal for the visit here will be
125 pints of bldod.
Each CDP group has been ask
ed to form a committee in its own
community to arrange for donors to
the Blood Bank here.
A. D. Harrison, manager of
Stovall's Five and Ten Cent Store,
was elected president of the Mer
chants Association at a meeting
Monday night. He succeeds Frank
Moore in that post.
Other new officers of the Mer
chants Association, which is one of
five divisions of the Chamber of
Tommy Curtis of the Curtis
Drug Store, vice president, and
Roy Parkman of Parkman's Hard
Directors in addition to past
president Moore are:
Stanley Henry, J, Euel Taylor,
Hugh Massie. W. L. Turner, Max
Rogers, Charles Balentine, J. C.
Jennings. J. W. Ray, Francis Mas
sie. Charlie Woodard, Hye Shep
towitch, and N. J. Tucker.
Committees named included:
Budget and Finuance Commit
tee ? Frank Moore chairman;
Hugh Massie. and Ray Parkman.
Store Hours Committee ? C. J.
Reece, chairman; Wilford Ray, Joe
Howell, Bob Wilson.
Christpias Decorations Commit
tee ? Hugh Massie, chairman;
Harry Whisenhunt, and J. W. Ray.
(See Merchants?Page 8)
Robert Evans won the annual
speech contest sponsored by the
Haywood Chapter, United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, for boys
In the WaynesviUe junior high
school. The son of Mr. and Mrs."
Robert Evans. Sr., Robert is an
eighth grade student. His speech
was "The Death of Stonewall
Jackson." by Theodore Roosevelt.
Tommy Campbell, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, Jr..
also an eighth grade student, won
second place with "The New
Americanism," by Henry Walter
[ Honorable mention went to
Jimmy Francis, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Harley Francis and a student
in the seventh grade. He also
gave "The Death of Stonewall
Other contestants were Ricky
McCirroll, Tommy Walker, Phillip
Chase. William Roland, and James
The contest was held Tuesday
morning in the high school audi
torium. Mrs. Sam Queen presided
and Mrs. Millard Ferguson award
ed medals to the winners.
Judges were Glenn W. Brown,
Kenneth Fry and Charles Mc
Hazel wood Man Sails For
Ltitle America 'Deepfreeze'
Antarctica, (delayed) ?
Lawrence Cunard, pipe fitter
third class, l'sn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Conard, Hazelwood.
and husband of the former Miss
Willodene Sanders of Gideon,
Mo., is serving aboard the Oper
ation Deepfreese icebreaker CSS
Edisto which sailed yesterday
for Little America from the
McMurdo Sound Site of the Air
The crew of the Edisto have
performed the multiple duties of
icebreaking, cargo handling and
general roustabouts while the
ship cut channels through thick
ice and led heavier . ships
through broken ice, towing them
When it was found that the
ice was too jagged for her thin
ner skinned sister ships, the
Edisto and other icebreakers
created a shuttle service, carry
ing supplies and equipment from
cargo ships at the mouth of the
Bay to the unloading site 40
miles inside the bay.
The unloading operation prov
ed more difficult than expected
when the weight of equipment,
combined with freak antarctic
weather conditions, threatened
to break up the remaining shelf
Crewmembers, working in
shifts on a 24-hour basis, sev
eral times were forced to reload
cargo unloaded only a few min
utes before, when fierce winds
swept it and the ice founda
tion out to sea.
When the Edisto lost a pro
peller in the continuous opera
tions, she assumed new duties
as an escort vessel, obtaining
hydrographic data and explor
ing sites for future weather sta
tions and emergency landing
Mild and windy with moderate
to heavy rain today. Friday gradu
al clearing and turning colder.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pr.
Jan. 30 .I SO 32 .40
. " 81 ....... 51 22
Feb. 1 _ 47 18 ,37
Sale Of State Stock For
Development Going Good
The sale of stock In the North
Carolina Business Development
Corp. by Waynlsville Jaycees will
end Saturday night, president
Elmer Hendrix announced today.
He said that the sale of the
stock here is going over well, but
must end Saturday slight to meet
a previously established deadline.
Mr. Hendrix asked any area resi
dent interested in purchasing the
stock to contact him or any mem
ber of the Junior Chamber of Com
merce before Saturday night.
North Carolina Jaycees have
agreed to sell $200,000 of a total
of $1,000,000 authorised by charter
to raise funds for the development
of new industry in the state.
More than $800,000 has already
been raised by Governor T.uther
Hodges and his staff.
FANCY LUGGAGE looks rood on an ocean liner or train, but far
more practical is a German rucksack ("back sack") which carried
all of Geraldine Fish's possessions on her bicycle tour throurh
18 European countries. Miss Fish asserts: "I'd rather loss my poos
port than lose my rucksack." (Mountaineer Photo).
Clyde Girl Says Bicycling
Best Way To See Europe
Ronnie Medford, six-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Med
ford of Canton, remains uncon
scious in Memorial Mission Hos
pital. Asheville where he has been
a patient since last Wednesday
when he was struck by a car on a
A report from Mrs. Medford to
day reveals that Ronnie's general
condition is considered a little
better?his pulse and color are
According to aUending physi
cians the child is still in the lower
level of consciousness and it may
be sometime before he regains full
Ronnie suffered a brain injury
and a severe gash on the left side
of the head.
See Silos Here
A group of Jackson County
farmers, headed by County Agent
Paul Gibson, will tour Haywood
County today to inspect new silos
which have been constructed here
Haywood County Agent Virgil
L. Holloway said that the Jackson
group is especially interested in
the new horizontal bunker and
trench types of silos.
Another group of farmers from
Madison County toured Haywood
Tuesday to inspect silos, beef cat
tle, and sheep on county farms.
The Madison group was sched
uled to be here last week, but had
to cancel their plans because of
the snow which fell last Monday
night and prevented their crossing
into Haywood from Spring Creek.
By BOB CONWAY
When It comes to traveling in
Europe, most Americans tend to
think in terms of luxurious ocean
lindrs, fast airliners, cars, or
But a Clyde girl just back from
a stay of a year and a half abroad
is convinced that the best way to
see foreign countries is on a bi
Despite the fact that a bicycle
moves comparatively slowly and
demands more energy than a lot
of car-loving Americans are will
ing to put forth, Geraldine Fish,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald
Fish, traveled through 17 European
(See Clyde Girl?Page 8)
Future Outlook For Burley Tobacco
Production, Prices Termed ^Bright'
TALKING THINGS OVER at the annual hurley
tobacco school held here Wednesday at the court
house wer* Roy R. Bennett, tobacco specialist
from N. C. State College; Dave Boyd. Jonathan
Creek farmer; Dr. Luther Shaw, in charge of to
haoco research at the Mountain Experiment Sta
tion; Furrier Todd, plant pathologist at State
College, and Virgil L. Holloway, county farm
4 (Mountaineer Photo).
The future outlook for burley
production and market prices in
the U.S. is definitely bright, Roy
R. Bennett, tobacco specialist from
N. C. State College, told 100 Hay
wood County burley growers at
the annual tobacco school held
Mr Bennett said that prospects
are encouraging because of the fart
that cigarette manufacturers are
putting more burley into their
cigarettes tan average of 40 per
cent now as compared with 29 per
cent in the past), because of the
increase in the national population,
and the rise in cigarette consump
Cuts in acreage allotments also
are starting to bring supplies in
line with demand. Mr. Bennett
In regard to the latest research
on burley tobacco, the specialist
urged farmers to pay more atten
tion to their tobacco beds and not
to seed them too thick, using no
more than a tablespoon of seed per
100 square yards of beds.
He also advised the watering of
beds at germination time if the
ground is dry.
Furney Todd, plant pathologist
at N. C. State, advised growers to
give special attention to disease
control in plant beds, especially
Control measures for wildfire In
the plant bed are the same, he said,
except for one new method?the
use of streptomycin sulphate in
dust or liquid. This chemical was
used in the county in demonstra
tons last ye#r and proved very ef
(See Bwry?Page S)
78 Pints Of Blood
Given In Canton
Seventy-eight pints of blood were
donated during the visit of the
Red Cross Bloodmobile in Canton
Facilities were set up at the
YMCA and the visit was sponsored
by the Canton Lions Club.
Fourteen persons contributed
their eighth pint, making them
| eligible for membership in the
One Gallon Club. Thesd donors
were Robert L. Snakenbrug, Clif
ton Miller, Edith Cochran, R. G.
Chason, Mae Shipman, J. J. Martin,
Letch R. Hall, Rex W. Clark. Mary
Louise Cowart, Dan C. Tate. Mor
ris B. Rowe. C. C. Rickman, Wil
ma A. Rhodarmer, and Joe G. King.
225 Cases On Conrt Docket;
Will Convene Monday At 10
With the addition of 18 more
cases to the docket this morning.
J. B. Siler, clerk of court, said
about 225 cases would face the
February term of criminal court
as it convenes Monday morning.
Judge J. Will Pless, Marion, will
The first matter to claim the
court's attention Monday morning
will be the selection of nine mem
bers, and a foreman for the Grand
Jury. Nine members named last
July will serve again this term.
The majority of cases on the
docket are termed by court offi
cials as being of the type that will
not consume much time for trial.
Among the cases on the docket
is that of Forest Bryson, charged
with the death of a 12-year-old
girt in a car accident near Balsam
Also Charles ? H. Leatherwood
charged with the death of Charles
W Gidney. of Canton, as the re
sult of an automobile accident al
Clyde in May, 1933.
On the docket is the case ol
Burle Warren, who was granted a
new trial by the State Supreme
Court. He was charged with the
wounding of his son at their home
Thad D. Bryson, Jr., solicitor
(See Court?Page S)
Ground Hog Emerges
To Find Cold Rains
The early Ground Hot forecasters ? February 2nd variety
? tot to stay above (round today, in a sprinkle of cold rain.
There were no shadows to scare the weather prophet back
into his den. However, the cold rain was mouth to make the sleepy
headed fellow dart back for a warmer place than the surface of the
(round afforded today.
Some Ground Hots, accordinc to tradition, do not check on
the weather until Valentine s Day ? February 14th.
Just what is the thinkint of Haywood Ground Hots io not
known, because it was too cold to stand out and watch for any
Ground Hot peepint up this morninc.
Anyway, the cold dristle made it miserable for man or
Ground Hot to be outside this mornint.
And as to the prospects for more winter weather ? there
always has been more winter after even February 14th.
CDP To, Stress Rural Fire
Protection, Health In '56
Haywood Ministers Set Up
Chaplaincy At Hospital
Small Farm Full
Frank Christopher's little farm
In Francis Cove community
wouldn't stock np much against
other farms?In tilt, that Is. *
But Haywood County Assistant
Agent A. L. Ramsey says Chris
topher is making a living on his
191 w acres of land by growing
The energetic farmer makes a
year-round Job out of vegetable
growing, using the winter season
to clean up, prune, plow, and get
his land ready on time.
Tea Is Set
The annual tea, sponsored by
the WaynesvtUe Woman's Club for
the benefit of the Hayweod County
Library, will be held in the library,
Tuesday, February 7, from 2 p.m.
! until 5 p.m.
The event will mark the twelfth
, anniversary of the establishment
' of county-wide library service.
Receiving at the tea will be mem
bers of the library board, officers
r of the Woman's Club, Miss Mar
i garet Johnston, librarian, and
1 members of her staff.
Mrs. W. S. Roberts is general
A silver offering will be taken
for the benefit of the library build
The public is Invited.
The Haywood Ministerial As
sociation has set up an interde
nominational chaplancy program
for the Haywood County Hospital.
The plans were set up at the
monthly meeting of the organiza
tion Monday, at the Central Meth
odist Church, Clyde.
Rev. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., chair
man of the committee, was named
to head the committee to get the
program under way. One member
of the organization will serve as
chaplain for a week at a time.
James Y. Perry, Jr., rector of
Grace Episcopal church is presi
dent of the organization, and pre
J. G. Goodwin, Jr., pastor of
First Baptist Church, Clyde, In
troduced Dr. Hugh A Matthews,
Canton physician, who spoke on
the theme. ? Hospital- Visitation."
Dr. Matthews reviewed some of
the problems of the hospital ad
ministration and staff in trying to
meet the needs of the patients
and maintain good public relations.
He emphasized that the first con
sideration is always the welfare of
the patient. In discussing visita
tion in general, Dr. Matthews
made the following observations
and suggestions: ?
"A visit will either do good or
harm; regular visiting hours of the
hospital should be observed; keep
visits as brief as possible: visitors
should refrain from smoking in
the corridors and wards: and that
too many visitors can be harmful
to the patient."
The ministers were reminded
that they could do some significant
work in helping the doctors with
The role of the minister in his
hospital visitation was discussed.
A question and answer period
followed Dr. Matthews' remarks.
There were 32 members and
guests present. The next meeting
will be held on March 5. at 12:00
in Clyde's Central Methodist
A countywide picnic and rural
health conference, establishment of
a county garbage disposal system,
and improved rural Are protection
are among the major goals for
1956 adopted by the Haywood
County Community Development
The CDP program for this year
was discussed Monday night at the
courthouse at a meeting of county
officers, directors, and chairmen of
the individual community groups.
To make plans for the "county
picnic and rural health conference,
a committee was named, consisting
of Sherrill Jimson, Mrs. Kenneth
D. Fry, and Mrs. James Mcdford.
Dr. H. A. Matthews of Canton will,
act as consultant for the committee.
Commlttes are yet to be named
to study the garbage disposal and
rural Are protection problems.
At their meeting Monday night,
the CDP officials also voted to:
1. ESTABLISH a safety com
mittee in each CDP organization.
2. ENDORSE the cooperation
of the CDP with Haywood County
Soil Conservation District super
visors in participating in the Caro
lina Power and Light's "Finer
(See CDP?Page 8)
Annual Banquet Here
Set For February 16
The annual Chamber of Com
merce banquet will be held Thurs
day, February 16. it was announc
ed by Hichard Bradley, president,
The banquet will be held at the
WTHS cafeteria, and will feature a
noted speaker. Details of the
banquet are being compiled by Ned
J Tucker, executive vice president
of the organization.
MOODY TO CO TO FRANCE
Airman Second Class Ed W.
Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble
Moody, Route 3, Waynesville, has
been re-assigned to a United States
Air Force unit in France. He has
been at Reese Air Force Base. Tex
as. in Food Service since 1953.
Vocational Guidance Clinic
Advocated For Waynesville
Establishment of a vocational
guidance clinic in Waynesville to
assist juniors and seniors in high
school has been advocated by Leo
Leslie, advertising manager at the
Wellco Shoe Corp.
Mr. Leslie, speaking to the
Waynesville Kiwanis Club, said
that business and professional
men of this area could volunteer
their services for the vocational
clinic and help students profit by
Mr. Leslie pointed out that a
dult speakers would not attempt
?o "sell" students on their own
business or profession, but rath
er would only help young people
to make up their minds by outlln
ing Information on jobs such as
training and education needed, op
portunities for advancement,
specific problems to be encounter
ed and future outlook for expan
These discussions also might
include, he said, specific informa
tion on various types of employ
ment such as management, sales,
production, technical, and re
search. the' feasibility of generali
sation or specification, and oppor
tunities for employment in this
area or away from here.
Emphasas also should be laid on
the proper mental attitudes to In
sure success In a chosen'field such
(See Vocational?Page U
<1955 ? ?)
Injured .... 11
<1955 ? 7)
, <1955 ? 19)
Loss ... $8,905
<1955 ? 58.699)
(This lafersuUM compiled
from records of State Hish