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71st YEAR NO. 21 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MfoNDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 12, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Laid Te Cedars
HENRY CLAYTON, Waynesville
merchant, was appointed as exec
utive committeeman of the Dem
ocratic Party from Haywood
County at a meeting of the state
committee last week in the state
capitol at Raleigh. He succeeds
the late J. Tom Leatherwood of
Haywood County unit test dem
onstration farmers and their fami
lies will have a covered-dish s%up
per at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the
South Clyde community center, it
has beeen announced.
The principal speaker will be
W. P. Collins of Asheville, Western
District farm agent, who will dis
cuss the test demonstration farm
A business session also will be
held at the meeting, with president
R. H. Boone presiding, to discuss
several important matters, includ
ing selection of the special dem
onstrations to be carried on this
year by the UTD farmers.
There are now 36 unit test dem
onstration farmers in the county.
Officers of the group in addition
to Mr. Boone are J. Sam Jackson
of Clyde, vice president, and T. D.
Brummitt of Fines Creek, secre
Women who plan to attend the
meeting are asked to contact Miss
Mary Cornwell, home demonstra
tion agent, in regard to yie cover
ed dish to bring.
At Drive - In
Four teen-aged boys will be giv
en a hearing before Justice of the
Peace J. J. Ferguson this Saturday
on a charge of stealing a speaker
from the Waynesville Drive-In
Theatre Saturday night. They
were arrested at Hazelwood by
Chief of Police Roy Stephens.
The four youths told Sheriff Fred
Campbell they sneaked into the
drive-in Saturday night by driving
through an exit in a jeep with
the lights turned off.
They admitted stealing the
speaker, valued at $7.30, for "pure
meaness"and added that they threw
it away later after taking it from
Sheriff Campbell reported that a
dozen or more of the speakers have
been taken from the Waynesville
and Smoky Mountain Drive-ins
here and the Canton Drive-in
Theatre on the Canton-Bethel high
He said, however, that the four
boys charged Saturday night as
serted that was their first attempt
at stealing a speaker.
Partly cloudy, windy and colder
today. Tuesday, considerable
cloudiness and rather cold with
chance of rain.
Official Waynesvllle temperature
as reported by the State Teat Farm:
Date Max. Mln. Prec.
March 8 69 81 .95
March 9 61 19 .01
March 10 61 22 ?
March 11 61 44 .03
The eradication in Haywood
County of all red cedar trees,
which are blamed for "cedar rust"
damage to county apple orchards,
is the goal of a campaign planned
by the Haywood County Apple
The orchardmen pointed out at
their meeting last week that the
red cedar harbors a fungus which,
carried by the wind, harms all
apple trees within a radius of three
miles or more.
The rust, they said, afTects both
foliage and fruit of apple trees,
causing spots and discoloration.
The growers explained that the
rust damage not only causes a
decreased in value of Haywood
County's apple crop, but also forc
es producers to go to the expense
of buying sprays to combat the
rust, which they would npt have
to do if there were no red cedars
in the county.
County Farm Agent Virgil L.
Holloway said there aren't many
red cedar trees in Haywood Coun
ty, but added "even one would be
He asserted that other trees are
better for landscaping grounds and
do not harm nearby apple or
At their meeting last week,
members of the Apple Growers
Association voted to hold three
meetings each year, one in con
junction with the annual apple
school, one as a dinner meeting in
early May, and another as a pic
nic in mid-summer.
The orchardmen also voted to
assess association members annual
dues of $2 and expressed hopes of
enrolling all of the 74 residents
of the county who own commer
cial orchards with 100 or more
apple trees. ,
Plans also have been proposed
to furnish to truckers a map of
Haywood County, showing the lo
cation of all apple orchards, and
to erect signs advertsing apples.
Is Named To Post
At Clare Co.
T. Fred Ratcliffe of Waynesville
has been appointed wiring super
visor of the C. P. Clare Co. plant
at Fairview, it was announced yes
terday by M. E. Pritchard of Chi
cago, assistant to the president of
the company, which manufactures
Pritchard made the announce
ment of the appointment at the
same time he announced the addi
tion of a wiring department to the
Fairview plant, which was just
opened January 3.
Ratcliffe will assume his duties
March 15 and will go to Chicago
to the main office for preliminary
training before the opening of the
wiring department on April 1.
At present Ratcliffe is in the
electrical business in Waynesville.
He formerly has been supervisor
of electrical contracting for Martin
Electric Co. here and Ivester Elec
trical Co. at Greenville, S. C.
GROUND WAS BROKEN Sunday for the $200,
040 Colonial type sanctuary - education building
of the Haxelwood Baptist Church. Some of the
participants on the program, include those shown
here, left to right: Frank Saunders, director of
the Training Union; Talmadge Woodard, chair
man of board of deacons; Mrs. Oscar Knight,
president W.M.U.; Hobart Williams, Sunday
School superintendent: Emmett Green, president
The Brotherhood; Carol I'nderwood choir direc
tor, and Rev. John Riser, pastor.
Half Of Tqday's Issue Is
Devoted To Forestry Story
A large part of the second section of today's issue is devoted
to the interesting, and timely story of forestry.
Several weeks have been spent gathering material for this
section of The Mountaineer, and with cooperation of forestry
specialfsts of the area, feels that the section presented is unusually
good, and the facts are given in an interesting manner.
Realizing that forests are so vital to our local economy, The
Mountaineer hopes to make this an annual feature of the news
paper early every spring. ?
Schedule Announced For
County Pre-School Clinics
C. N. Allen, Dr. Stuart Roberson,
and A. P. Ledbetter were named
as trustees tor the Hazelwood
Boosters Club to handle the organ
ization's business transactions?es
pecially those which will arise out
I of plans to construct a community
center building at Hazelwood.
The Boosters Club recehtly pur
chased a lot from George Wails
near Hazelwood School to erect the
community center. The club hopes
to start construction "as soon as
At the club's regular meeting last
Thursday night, members discuss
ed the town's annual Fourth of
July program, the community cen
ter project, and the 1956 Finer
Reports on all three of these
projects will be made at the next
meeting of the Boosters Club in
MRS. BOYD CRITICALLY ILL
Mrs. Jimmy Boyd, Hazel St., was
reported this afternoon as being
ir. a critical condition at the Hay
wood County Hospital.'
She was taken suddenly ill and
admitted to the hospital about 11:30
The annual Haywood County pre
school clinics for all children en
tering school in September will
start Wednesday at Rock Hill and
Maggie schools and end May 16 at
During the clinics, children will
be examined by physician members
ot the Haywood County Medical
Society and given the necessary
immunizations for entering school.
Corrective work also will be recom
mended by the doctors when they
conduct their examinations.
County PTA groups and home
demonstration clubs will assist at
the clinics and will present a pro
gram of entertainment to acquaint
children and their parents with the
schools. During the clinics, par
ents are urged to accompany their
children to the schools
The complete clinic schedule is:
March 14?Rock Hill, 9 a.m.;
Maggie, 11 a.m.
March 16?Lake Junaluska, 9
March 22?Morning Star, 9 a.m.;
Reynolds, 12:30 p.m.
March 28?Fines Creek, 9 a.m.;
Crabtree-Iron Duff, 11 a.m.
March 29?Allen's Creek, 11 a.
m.; Saunook, 1 p.m.
'April 4?Cruso, 1 p.m.
April 5?Pennsylvania Avenue,
April 6?Clyde, 9 a.m.
April 11?North Canton, 9 a.m.
April 19?Patton, 9 a.m.
April 27?Bethel, 9 a.m. and 1
May 3?Central Elementary, 1
May 4?-East Wayneaville, 1 p.m.
May 8?Pigeon Street, 9 a.m.
May 11?Beaverdam, 9 a.m.
May 16?Hazelwood, 9 a.m. and
Life Ends For Man
In Coma Four Years
Life came to an end yesterday
for Cliff Green after exactly four
years and one month of uncon
sciousness?being unable to eat,
speak or move.
The former Marine from Hazel
wood, unconscious since he fell and
suffered a brain injury in 1952.
died in the Swannanoa VA hospital
at 10:10 a.m. He was 49 years old.
Since he fell from a scaffold
while painting a church, the Hay
wood County war veteran lingered
in a state of sosnewhere between
life and death. He was sensitive
to neither sight nor sound and
could not even open his mouth to
He Was fed through a stomach
Until a few months ago, he re
mained relatively healthy from a
physical standpoint. Then his con
dition began to decluine.
Greene suffered severe damage
to his brain in the fall and there
was no chance an operation might
bring him back to conaciousness.
He became unconscious a half-hour
(See Green?Page S)
A1 Marshall, Virgil Smith, Jack
Noland, and Wayne Rogers will be
the speakers tonight at a meeting
of the Waynesville Toastmasters
Evaluators for the four talks
will be Jack IJickerson, William
Medford, Cliff Harrell, and C. R.
A1 Marshall will give the invo
cation, Jerry Rogers the instruc
tions, and Ray Ellis will act as
Homer Justice will be table
topics master. Jack Snyder will be
table topics evaluator, Ted Stock
pole will be grammarian, and
Charles Underwood will be master
Hazelwood Baptists Break
Ground For New Sanctuary
Held At Site
Impressive ceremonies marked
1 the dedication of the lot and break
j ing of ground for the new $200,000
sanctuary, and educational build
ing of the Hazeiwood Baptist
Church shortly before noon Sun
Between 250 and 300 gathered at
the lot on the corner of Main
Street and Virginia Avenue, with
Rev. John Kizer, pastor, in charge.
Preliminary services were held
at the church, and then the con
gregation went to the site of the
new sanctuary for the remainder
of the service.
Jerry Rogers, chairman of the
building committee, gave a brief
history of the new church proper
ty. John Blalock, a member of the
building committee, and in charge
of construction, gave the prayer of
dedication, and the pastor gave a
brief description of the new
Excavating was slated to start
today, and actual construction will
follow on the Colonial type struc
ture. The sanctuary will face Main
Street, and will occupy a half acre
The announcement was made
yesterday that next Sunday will be
"Buy A Brick Day" with the bricks
selling for Ave cents each. Much
interest is being shown in the
The construction schedule calls
for completion of the sanctuary
sometime between Thanksgiving
The sanctuary will have a total
seating capacity of 607. There will
be pews for 404, with, 33 seata in
the choir loft, and 130 seats in the
balcony, making a total of 557 per
manent seats. Space will be avil
able for 50 additional chairs, the
I The educational building will
(See Baptist*?face S)
'Dairy Outlook Bright, But
Competition Must Be Met'
"The future outlook for the
American dairy industry Is
bright," F. R. Farnham, dairy
specialist from N. C. State Col
lege, asserted here last week at
the annual Haywood County dairy
school. He warned, however, that
dairymen must be efficient pro
ducers to meet present competi
Another N. C. State dairy spec
ialist on the program, George
Hyatt, emphasized the value of
keeping accurate records on dairy
herds, and advised Haywood Coun
ty farmers to take advantage of
two programs being carried on in
the county at present: (1) the
DHIA testing program, and (2)
the artificial breeding program.
He also recommended paying
particular attention to growing
good replacement heifers and pro
ducing an abundance of feed on
the farm ? especially silage. In
regard to the latter, the speaker
pointed out that some high-pro
ducing dairy herds are being fed
almost entirely on silage.
Also on the program were re
ports made by Frank Davis,
Charles Francis, and James Klrk
patriek, who were named recently
by the Haywood County Dairy
Producers Association to investi
gate the use of the new bulk milk
After visiting dairymen in other
counties, the three-man commit
tee reported that users of the new
tanks generally are well satisfied.
They pointed out that the major
problem in connection with the
tanks are installation and financ
The bulk tanks, It was evplained,
are of stainless steel, have an aver
age capacity of from 150 to 300
gallons, and cost from $1,500 to
Milk-distributing plants have
been urging dairymen to install
the new tanks on their farms, con
tending that they save labor
costs, and^produce milk of a high
The Haywood dairymen have
expressed the opinion that if the
tanks are to be obtained, they
should be bought collectively by
The dairy school program was
(See Dairy?Page S)
C. of C. Board Will
Meet Tuesday Night
The monthly meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce will be held
Tuesday night, at the Town Hall,
according to ft L. Bradley, presi
Reports of various committees, I
and the membership teams will be
a feature of the meeting.
Early9 Trout Season
Fails For Arden Men
Two Arden men. unwilling to
wait for the opening of the
trout season and apparently be
lievers In Ashing with the leas*
amount of energy, tried their
luck at the N. C. Fish Hatchery
on the Balsam Road late Satur
The pair managed to net one
good-sized trout, but before they
could catch a string big enough
to brag about, the two men
found themselves In the Hay
wood County Jail.
Fred Mathis, 42, was appre
hended first by Leo Reiger. sup
erintendent of the Ash hatchery.
Later, Sheriff Campbell arrested
Dennis Mathis. 3?. near the
truck which the two men had
parked behind the hatchery.
The sheriff reported that a tub,
? net, and the cap of one of the
men was fonnd by a pool at the
hatchery. In the men's truck
were two large metal drums
filled with water.
The Arden pair told the sheriff
they Intended to eat all the fish
they caught, but admitted they
"aimed to get a load." Both were
drunk when arrested, Campbell
One man related he gained
entrance Into the hatchery
grounds by "climbing the fence
and falling over."
The brothers hare been charg
ed with trespassing and attempt
ed larceny of state property by
District Game Protector Howard
Wooten and will be given a hear
ing here before Justice of the
Peace J. J. Ferguson.
Merchants All Set For Big
Spring Bargain Festival
The first of a community-wide program staged by merchants
will begin this weekend with the Spring Bargain Festival.
Merchants earlier in the year planned several such commun
ity-wide events, and this one is the first for 1956.
The merchants have been working in anticipation of this event
and have had their buyers scouting the markets for items just for
this big occasion.
Through a cooperative plan, all banners and decorations will
be the same.
A, D. Harrison, president of the Merchants Division of the
C. of C. said it appeared this would be the best such campaign
ever staged here.
The Thursday edition of The Mountaineer will carry listings
of what the merchants aer offering as specials for this big Spring
CDP To Hold County- Wide
Tour-Picnic This Summer
Instead of the individual CDP
tours and picnics which have been
held in Haywood County since
1949, a county-wide tour will be
held this year by the Community
Development Program organiza
The decision was made Monday
night at the courhouse after CDP
county officers and directors heard
a report by a committee on tours
and picnics, headed by R. C. "Bob"
Francis of Ratcliffe Cove.
Tentative plans call for a num
ber of different tours during the
morning ? Including those to see
beef and dairy farms, poultry, bur
ley tobacco, and home improve
ments. At noon the CDP members
and their families will have a pic
nic and then enjoy a program of
recreation in the afternoon ? In
cluding softball and horseshoe con
tests between the various com
zThe date for the county-wide
tour has not been set, but it prob
ably will be held on a Saturday in
the middle of the summer.
Bob Tlppett, assistant farm a
gent in charge of CDP work, said
individual tours ihvolving two
communities have sometimes been
difficult to arrange in the past be
cause some groups prefer the
event to be held during the week
and others on Saturdays.
Mr. Tippeit added that during
the past six years the individual
tours and picnics have been held,
most organized communities in the
county have visited all the other
On the committee planning the
county-wide tour, along with Mr.
Francis, are C. L. Allen, Mrs. Hoy
Robinson, Jarvis Caldwell, and
Mrs. Walter Rhodarmer.
[Haywood Schools Stressing
Drinking Of More Milk
A campaign now nnder way in
Haywood County schools to in
crease students' consumption of
iniik resulted in a gain of 2.040
pints consumed during the first
week of the campaign as compared
with the week previous.
This announcement was made by
Mrs. Rufus Siler, county school
cafeteria supervisor, who said that
the campaign is being conducted
at the request of the North Caro
lina Department of Public Instruc
Department officials recently
disclosed that state public schools
used only $861,200 of a total of
$2,330,856 allocated during the
1954-55 school year by the federal
government for its special school
Goals in the North Carolina
school milk drive this year are:
1. Milk served in every school
to which milk can be delivered.
2. At least a half pint of milk
per dey consumed by each child
in each school serving milk.
3. Adequate lunches available to
each child in each school with
food service facilities.
4. All National School Lunch
Program and Special School Milk
Program funds utilized.
Mrs. Siler explained that school
students in all grades buy one
half pint of milk with their lunch,
and are encouraged to buy extra
milk at a cost of only three cents
a half pint.
Schools are now urging students
to drink a half pint in the morn
ing, one or two at noon, and an
other in the afternoon before
classes are dismissed for the day.
There is no limit on the amount
of milk children can buy for
three cents a half pint.
In the milk campaign thus far,
Mrs. Slier said. Aliens Creek
(See Milk?Page 8)
Fire Early Sunday Destroys
Carver Home Near Canton
me four-room irame nouse of -
Mrs. Troy Carver in the Greenhill ,
section a mile west of Canton was
destroyed by fire of unknown ori
gin early Sunday morning.
The Clyde Fire Department ans
wered the alarm, but found on
their arrival that the blaze had
already gained too much headway.
The fire, which started about
12:30 a.m. Sunday, was discovered
by a neighbor, Ralph Breedlove,
who was returning home from his
job at Enka.
The house was not occupied .
when the lire broke out in the
living room as Mrs. Carver was
ipendlng the night at her father's
lome in Canton. Her husband is
low in service.
Mrs. Carver had moved into the
3reenhill residence only last week
?nd had all new furniture. The
'louse, owned by C. W. Ledford,
was partially insured, but the
Furniture was not insured.
Damage was estimated at #4,500.
A heart attack took the life of
little Linda Glbeon, 19-months
old daughter of Mr. and Mr*.
Louie Gibson yesterday in Ga?
The little girl came to the at
tention of Waynesville residents
last December when her parents'
home on Hill Street and all their
belongings were destroyed by fire.
It was learned at that time that
the child suffered from a congeni
tal heart condition and donations
were made to help send the moth
er and child to Bowman-Gray
Hospital In Wmston Salem. Trans
portation to the hospital was furn
(See Gibson?Page 8)
(1955 ? 9)
Injured ? ?. ? 24
(1965 ? 19)
(1955 ? 51)
(1955 ? 111,794)
from records mt Stat. Hlcfc