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E? The Waynesville Mountaineer
j-j Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? ?
71st YEAR ? NO. 29 12 PAGES Associated Press . WAYNESVILLE. N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 9, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
The jury list was announced to
day for the May term of Civil
Court, beginning May 7 and ex
tending through the week of May
14. Presiding will be Judge Zeb
On the Jury list for the first
week are Bill Norm, Canton; L.
W Henderson, Canton; E. J.
Moody, Hazelwood; T. M. Rudisal,
Canton: Willis Kirkpatrick. Can
ton; Lillian A. Himes, Canton:
Robert Harris, Canton: Dan Coch
ran, Canton; G. W. Knabb, Canton:
E. C. Broyles, Canton; Taylor Wil
son, Waynesville; Lynwood Rogers,
Waynesville; G. G. Rector, Clyde;
Ralph Laney. Hazelwood; Euel J. !
Taylor, Waynesville; Charlie A.
Smith, Canton; Kenneth R. Mills, ,
Canton; Harley B. Parton, Clyde:
H. F. Robertson, Waynesville; J, 1
H. Rose, Canton; Lonnie Hather
lee, Canton; J. L. Messer, Canton;
Roy I. Jones, Clyde; Craig J. Al
Jurors for the second week in- '
elude William Haney, Clyde; C. L.
Moore. Canton; Ben Mooney,
Clyde; J. D. Silvers, Canton; Rich
ard TruH, Canton; S. J. McJunkin,
Waynesville: L. A. Anders, Canton:
Moody McElrath, Canton; Roy E.
Arrington, WSynesville: Charles
Beall, Canton; H. A. Jeffries, Haz
elwood; E. E. Cog burn. Canton:
W. G. Rogers, Canton; Conley
Ward, Waynesville; V. B. Bram
lett, Canton'; Robert McElroy,
Waynesville; Harmon Erwin, Can
ton; G. H. Ruff, Waynesville.
Set At WTHS
The Waynesville High School
junior and senior bands, the or
chestra, and chorus will present a
band concert in the school audi
torium at 8 p.m. Friday, it has
The senior band will perform
numbers to be presented at the
state music contest in Greensboro
Proceeds from the Concert will
be used for transportation to
Greensboro. Tickets are now avail
able from band members.
Directing the concert Friday
night will be Charles L. Isley, Jr.,
and Robert Campbell of the Way
nesville High music department.
T. W. Johnston Dies
In South Carolina;
Father Of Mrs. Liner
Funeral services were held Sat
urday for T. W. Johnston of Flor
ence, S. C., father of Mrs. Harry
Lee Liner, Jr., of Waynesville. Mr.
Johnston died Thursday night of
a heart attack following a brief ill
Survivors in this area besides
Mrs. Liner are her sister, Mrs. J.
D. Liner of Asheville, her daugh
ter Bette and son H. L. Liner, III,
CHARLES B. McCRARY
C. B. McCrary
Charles B. McCrary, Fines
Creek farmer, this morning an
nounced his candidacy for the
House of Representatives of the
North Carolina General Assem
bly?subject to the action of the
He is the first county resident to
file a notice of candidacy. The .
deadline for filing for office is this ,
Saturday at noon, according to
John Carver, chairman of the Hay
wood Board of Elections.
Mr. McCrary will seek the post
last held by Jerry Rogers of Haz
el wood, who is now serving as
superintendent of the Hazelwood
Prison Camp and has announced
that he will not seek reelection.
Mr. McCrary has been active in
both agricultural and political af
fairs of Haywood County for a !
number of years. He is now serving
as Turkish and burley tobacco field
man in the county for the Farmers
Federation, and previously has
been k member of the ASC county
Mr. McCrary also has been ac
tive in the establishment of the
REA in the county and the exten
sion of telephone lines into rural
'55 Haywood ASC
A "summary of accomplish
ments" report on the 1955 ASC
program has been completed and
submitted to the state office, it
fcas been announced.
The summary shows a total of
1,611 farms participating in the
ASC program last year, with a
gross cost-share total to farmers
Thus far, a total of 1,370 farms
have participated in the 1956 ASC
Last week members of the ASC
office staff attended the state ASC
conference in Asheville.
W. Curtis Russ, Mountaineer
editor, was resting comfortably
this morning, according to Mrs.
Russ. who is with him.
Mr. Russ is a patient at North
Carolina Memorial Hospital in
Chapel Hill, where he underwent
dental surgery last week.
Off ? Duly Yatrolmen Catch
Two Trout, Three Convicts
Last week while off duty, Cpl.
Pritchard H. Smith of the State
Highway Patrol and Patrolman
Harold Dayton of the State High
way Patrol went trout fishing in
The two patrolmen caught only
one fish apiece, but you hardly
could term their trip a failure. On
their way west, the Haywood of
ficers captured three escaped
convicts being sought by the FBI,
the SBI, and other law-enforce
ment authorities in North and
Cpl. Smith related the story
Driving west on U. S. 64 at Wal
lace Gap west of Franklin, the two
patrolmen passed three men driv
ing a 1953 Mercury. Acting on a
hunch and feeling that the men
"didn't look right", the officers
turned around and halted the
Mercury, which was proceeding
On looking at the interior of
] the car, the officers noted that the
ignition had been "straight-wired"
?usually a sign that a vehicle has
Cpl. Smith and Patrolman Day
ton handcuffed the three men and
later learned that they had escap
ed from jail in Anderson, S. C.
Two members of the trio also
proved to be escapees from the
jail In Stanly pounty, N. C. Be
cause of the fact that they stole
a carv after escaping from jail in
North* Carolina and crossed into
South Carolina, ,the two fugitives
were wanted by the F3I.
The Haywood patrolmen identi
fied the three men they appre
hended as: rtarry Handford Wil
liams, 34, of Greensboro, driver
of the Mercury, serving 25 years
on a charge of armed robbery;
James Curtis Armstrong. 20, of
High Point, serving 14 to 20 years
on two counts of auto larceny and
the (heft of $1,300; Charles Clif
ton Lollis, 19, of Anderson, S. C..
serving a term. on charges of
<See Patrolmen?Page ??
Fair to partly cloudy, alightly
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Pr.'
April 5 68 43
" 6 70 91 .82
H 7 68 42
* 8 53 32
Apples, Tobacco Escape i
Damage By Cold Weather
Despite last night's frost and the
fact that a reading of only 23 a- '
bove was recorded at the Moun
tain Experiment Station at Rat
cliffe Cove, Haywood County's ap
ple crop apparently has escaped
serious damage, according to j
County Agent Virgil L. (Holloway.
Mr. Holloway said that Robert
H. Boone of Francis Cove said that
his crop suffered no damage to
amount to anything, but said that
it will take two or three days be
fore the effect of the weekend's
cold weather is apparent.
Richard Barber of the Barber
Orchards at Saunook said that the
center bud in his Rome Beauty
apples have been killed, but ex
plained that this will not hurt his
crop too much. He added that the
county's apples should be safe if
the weather does not remain cold
Mr. Holloway said that he has
inspected several tobacco beds so
far and found them to be unharm
ed?commenting: "Tobacco plants
can stand quite a bit of cold
Most likely to have been affect
ed by cold weather in Haywood
are cherries, peaches, and pears,
the county agent said. None of
these, however are major crops
here, Ihe added.
Win High Ratings
At District Meet
All six Waynesville entrants
won ratings of either superior or
excellent in the Cullowhee District
Piano Contest Saturday at West
ern Carolina College.
In the junior division Ann Du
lin. Gail Kirkpatrick and Betty
Owens were ranked as superior.
Seniors Rosalind Amnions and
I.ibby Smathers were rated super
ior, and Linda Boone, excellent.
All the entrants are piano stu- ,
dents of Henry Loqutst at Waynes- J
vilie Toiynshio High School.
Contestants who attained a su- I
perior rating are eligible to repre
sent their schools in the state
contest in Greensboro April 21.
To Visit Canton
The Bloodmobile from the Ashe
ville regional center of the Ameri
can Red Cross will visit the Cham
pion YMCA in Canton Wednesday,
and will be in operation from noon
until 6 p.m. v
The visit will be sponsored by
the Canton Civitan Club.
Don W. Randolph, blood pro
gram chairman at Canton, said that
doners Wednesday will receive a
"gift certificate" which will entitle
them or members of their family
to blood for one year. ?
Just a little more than 24 hours
after a, blaze on Smathers St. left
five families homeleas on Wednes
day, another fire Thursday after
noon caused damage estimated at
$1,500 to the residence of William
Lenoir on the corner of Haywood
and Bryson Streets near Central
Fire Chief Felix Stovali said the
fire started from an overheated
stove in the living room on the
first floor and spread to the sec
ond flbor, where most of the
damage was done.
Waynesville firemen were on
the scene from 2:30 p.m. until 3:40
The fire Wednesday completely
destroyed two dwellings on Smath
ers St. and partially burned two
others. Damage to the property
owned by the heirs of the late
Jim Ewart ("Jim Canadian") was
Seek New Site
For Annual Event
Ramp Convention officials are
seeking a new site for the annual
county event since it will not be
held this year at Camp Hope as
it has for the past several years.
Bill Palmer of Canton, presi
dent. said the Ramp Convention
has been set tentatively for Sun
day. May 20.
Palmer declined additional com
ment pending further develop
Literature dealing with the ob
servation of Soil Stewardship
Week in May has been distributed
to members of the Haywood Coun
ty Ministerial Association by Van
C. Wells, Soil Conservation Dis
Thirty-five sets of bulletins were
given out to county ministers last
week and others are available to
pastors by calling at the soil dis
trict office in the basement at the
On Soil Stewardship Sunday,
May 6. ministers are asked to stress
in their sermons the importance
r4 soil stewardship.
IN FULL BLOOM last Wednesday was this Crab
applr tree in the yard at Miss Alice Quisled. 117
Pieran St. Since the return of raid weather to
this area, apple frowers are fearful of Croat dam
are to their crop.
t Mountaineer Photo).
Carver Heads New Board of Elections;
Precinct Registrars, Judges Named
John Carver of Waynesville
was elected chairman of the Hay
wood County Board of Elections
after being sworn into office along
with Jack Woody of Canton, the
other Democratic representative,
and C, B. Hawkins of Clyde, the
The three were sworn into of
fice for a two-year torm Saturday
hxorning at the courthouse by J.
B. Siler, clerk of Superior Court.
Named as cleric for the board
was Mrs. Raymond Caldwell of
During the first meeting of the
new board, Mr. Carver disclosed
that the deadline for filing for of
fice is this Saturday at noon. In
order to accommodate candidates,
the board of elections office on
the second floor of the court
house will remain open as much
as possible between now and Sat
urday noon, the new chairman
To be elected this year in Hay
wood County, Mr. Carver pointed
out, are a state representative,
school board members from Dis
trict 3, Clyde Township; District
4, Crabtree and Iron Duff town
ships. and District 5. Fines Creek,
Panther Creek, Wtiite Oak town
ships; and constables and magi
Mr. Carver said that the law
concerning the election of school
board members was charged by
the last state legislature.
He added that the Democratic
primary will be held May 26 and
the general, election November 6.
The new board of elections also
appointed the following precinct
registrar* and Judges:
i First name is registrar, second
name is Democratic judge, third
name is Republican judge, and
fourth name is Democratic alter
Alleris Creek ? BiU Hendrix,
Dewey Brendle, Grady Farmer,
Beaverdam No. 1?Harley Ram
sey, Bryon Rhea, Delmar Reed,
(See Board of Elections?Pace 6!
In last Thursday's issue, a
story on the Lord's Acre project
in Ratcliffe Cove incorrectly
identified the participating
group as the Ratcliffe Cove Bap
tist Church. However, the proj
ect is being sponsored by the
Elisabeth Chapel Methodist
Church of Ratcliffe Cove.
The congregation is cultivat
ing a crop of onions on land
lent by Hugh Ratcliffe. Last
year Elizabeth Chapel netted
(150 on its Lord's Acre project.
The Mountaineer regrets the
error made last week.
HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
members for 1956-57 were sworn in Saturday
morning by Clerk of Court J. B. Siler (left). They
are (left to right) Jack Woody of Canton. John
Carver of Waynesville. and C. K. Hawkins of
Clyde. Carver was later elected chairman of the
Farm Fruit-Vegetable Sub-Station
Is Envisioned For Haywood County
If Haywood County farmers can
grow enough fruits and vegetables,
a produce sub-station may be
opened in 'his county by the
Western North Carolina Farmers
Market at HendersonviUe, Philip
Cronkhite, manager and auction
eer, told The Muuutaineer last
Major buyers of furmers' fruits
and vegetables demand volume
production, and they can't go all
over the country to get it, the mar
ket manager pointed out.
He added that "Western North
Carolina is a wonderful area for
vegetbhles, and many stores like
to feature 'mountain-grown' pro
duce because of its high quality
and superior taste."
"WNC farmers can earn a good
income from the production of
fruits and vegetables," Mr. Cronk
In order to serve mountain
farmers, he explained, efforts are
now being made by Farmers Mar
ket to expand its present volume
of produce brought for sale.
Mr. Cronkhite said that Farmers
Markets, in only two years of op
eration, has increased its staff of
buyers from eight to 35, and now
includes representatives of most
(See Sub-Station?Page 6)
Soviet 'JJeijjf Look' Termed
'Only Eyewash' By Weill
The Russian "new look" is "only 1
-ycwash." declared industrialist '
Weill before Rotary Club mem
>ers Friday. "It is just a change of
)olicy," he said, "because Russia
ealizes that in this Atomic Age.
hey cannot start a new war and j
ire trying now to persuade the still
ree countries to switch over to ,
heir policy by promising them help
with material and money." i
The Marshall Plan has been a
itrong factor in promoting good
vill between the European recipi
ents of aid and the Western Hemi
iphere, he stated. "The Austrian
teople realized that the Marshall
Plan and all the financial assistance
>f the Western Powers helped them
n building back their bombed
tames and industries," he explain
The text of Mr. Weill's address
Every morning you are inform
ed of what is going on in this
roubled world. But, fortunately,
we are living in such a wonderful
eountry that we do not pay too
nueh attention to what goes on in
i foreign country?and yet, it is
norc important than we realize
hat we know the facts and under
stand the happenings in foreign
aiids. So, I hope that it may inter
est you to hear something of my
sersonal observations and Impres
I left Waynesville the beginning
(See Weill?Page 6>
Dies In Brevard
Funeral services were held Sun
lay at Long's Chapel for Fredrick
Augustus Stall, 80, who organized
Ihe first Boy Scoufr troops in
Canton and Waynesville in 1920,
Mr. Stall lived for a number of
rears on Branner Avenue, and was 1
noted for the quality of his wood
working, upholstering and auto <
hody repairs. He was active in
:hurch and civic affairs in Way- ,
nesville during his residence
here, and had spent 36 years in .
Scouting. He was awarded the
First Silver Beaver in North Car6- '
Survivors .include two daugh
ters, Mrs. Ralph Waldrop of Bre- 1
rard. at whyse home he had been 1
living, and Miss Earlene Stall of
Brevard: two sons. Kenneth Stahl i
if Waynesville and Roland Stall ;
?f Battle Creek. Mich.; two broth
ers, Walter Stall of Jacksonville,
Fla., and George Stall of Summer
vllle, S. C.; one sister,'Mrs. Evelyn :
Love ot Summervllle, and seven ;
The Rev. Don Payne officiated
at the funeral rites, and burial 1
wag In Crawford Memorial Park, i
Rocky Knob Farm
Buys Galloway Bull
A 1.400-pound registered bull has
?een purchased by the Rocky Knob
Firm of Waynesville from M. O.,
jalloway of Arden. formerly of
IVaynesville, owner of Graceland
The bull?C. M Publican Dom
ino?was bred by Charles Mayhew
it Mesquite. Texas, and had a
'register of merit" sire and grand
iire. It is two rears old and will
ae used as the junior herd sire on
Rocky Knob Farm,
Fread Morgan, operator of the
farm. which is owned by Joe Rein
ertson, said that the public is in
vited to see the new bull. '
Haywood Students Win 12
Events At WNC Field Day
Three Haywood County schools?
Waynesville, Canton, and Bethel?
took 12 out* of a total of 31 first
places awarded at the 10th annual
High School Field Day on the
campus of Western Carolina Col
Wayneftville, Canton, and Hayes
ville finished in a three-way tie
in the number of first places gain
ed?each having five.
Flat Rock was first in four
pvents, Andrews and Sylva won
Ihree, Bethel two, and Cullowhee.
Enka. Tryon, and Hall Fletcher of
Asheville one each.
More than 500 students and fac
ulty members from 21 Western
North Carolina high schools attend
ed the annual event at WCC. _
Waynesville winners in the field
Jay program were:
Johnny KUIian. essay contest;
Patsy Holder, stenography; James
E. Hall. Jr., plane geometry (tie
Tor first place); Libby Smathers.
Irst-year Spanish grammar. - and
Carolyn Ratcliffe, elementary al
Canton winners included:
^ Janice F.arley, bookkeeping;
Melissa Osborne, typing; Richard
Williamson, intermedaite algebra;
Margaret Ann Gldney, advanced
Spanish grammar, and Robert Deas,
Bethel winners werl Neal Kelly, I
memorized declamation, and Ken
neth McNeill, world history.
Directors Of Chamber
To Meet Tuesday Night
The April meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce board of
directors will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Waynesville Town
Hall, with President Richard
Bradley ip charge.
At the meeting, reports will be
made by representatives of the ?
five divisions of the Chamber and
by a committeeman on the cur
rent membership driye of the or
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Loss .. .$21,639
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