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13 n Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ^ * ?
71st \EAR NO. 34 18 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 26, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
DEAUIIMUATIUH Of H1UHWAYS in Haywood
County was discussed at a meeting Tuesday af
ternoon at the courthouse between county lead
ers and State Highway Department engineers.
Among the principals at the meeting were these
seven men: (left to right) Van C. Wells, chairman
of Soil Conservation District supervisors; H. A.
Tf-W _ o rn m - m
logging of Sylva, 14ib District landscape super
visor; Virfil L Hollo way, county farm agent; F.
H. Brant of Raleigh, state highway landscape
engineer; Roy R. Beck, soil conservationist for
Haywood County; D. R. McMichael of Winston
Salem, assistant landscape engineer, and D. J.
Boyd, soil supervisor. (Mountaineer Photo).
beautmcgtion Oi Roads
In Haywood Is Discussed
A resolution was adopted here
Tuesday afternoon to undertake
a series of highway beautification
projects in Haywood County com
munities ? with participating
groups working through the county
farm agent's office.
The* resolution was proposed by
Ned J. Tucker, executive secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce, and
seconded by Charles B. McCrary,
of Fines Creek, representing the
Farm Bureau, following a meeting
at the courthouse of Haywood
County leaders with landscape en
gineers from the State Highway
The meeting was called by super
visors of the Haywood County Soil
Conservation Metric*, to diecuss
seeding of bare, eroded road banks
and setting up of a general pro
gram of highway beautification.
The principal speaker at the
meeting, F. H. Brant of Raleigh,
chief landscape engineer for the
State Highway Department, said
that "highway beautification is
much more than a matter of plant
ing a few trees and shrubs", and
involves other factors such as
erosion control, keeping roadsides
clean, .and development and im
provement of all land visible from
Mr. Brant pointed out that the
State Highway Department alone
cannot achieve the goal of beauti
ful highways since the department
has jurisdiction only over the com
paratively narrow (80 to 100 feet)
rights-of-way. Remarking that the
right-of-way is "only a frame" for
highway scenery, he stressed that
communities and individual prop
erty owners must bear the greater
part of the responsibility for im
provement of land lying within the
risibility of motorists.
The speaker explained that th?
State Highway Department adopted
i new policy in 1954 involving the
treatment and seeding of bare road
banks along all new construction,
irid the preservation of natural
growth along new routes.
However, he said, some thought
less people have made the task
jf beautifying the highways diffi
cult by cutting trees and shrubs
ind dumping trash and garbage
along the state's roads. On this
subject,-Mr. Brant commented: "I
am surprised at the large number
if people in North Carolina who
apparently don't care how our
highways look. Perhaps they out
number those who are concerned
100 to 1."
The engineer said that the state's
program of highway beautification
Is limited, as are other projects,
by the lack of funds. However, he
?xplained, the department has
spent more on this program in
(See Beautification?Page 6)
Plan Series Oi
The first in a series of exchange
.isits between pastors and con
gregations of the Central Metho
iist Church and Louisa Chapel
Methodist Church of Clyde will be
beld at 7:50 p.m. Sunday at the
Speaker for the first service will
be the Rev. V. N. Allen, pastor at
Louisa Chapel. Music will be pre
sented by the choir of Central
Meetings will be held by the
'.wo churches on the fifth Sunday
bf each month which has five Sun
21 Haywood 4-H Members
To Compete At Asheville
Twenty-one' members of Hay
wood County 4-H Clubs will go to
Asheville Saturday to compete in
the annual district contests, to be
held this year at the Clyde Erwin
Representing this county in the
talent contest will be Lynn Good
son and Ann Cathey of Canton,
Ann Hill of Hazelwood, and Jim
my Cunningham of Lake Juna
Entered ln*the speaking contest
are Joretta Clark of Fines Creek
and Gene McGaha of Waynesville. '
Competing in the officers' con- '
test will be officers of the Maggie '
4-H Club, Bunnie Setzer, presi- 1
dent; Jim Miller, vice president;
Gilmer Grasty, secretary-treasur- p
er; Thomas Leatherwood, report- (
or, and Robert Bradley and j
Frances Jaynes, song leaders.
In the demonstration events will t
Jack Farmer and Doug Christo- j
pher of Waynesville, forestry fire
prevention and soil and water con
servation; Verlin Edwards of Way
nesville, livestock conservation; (
Mildred Clark of Fines Creek. (
vegetable and fruit marketing; 1
Barbara Ferguson and Pat Kirk- I
Patrick of Fines Creek, dairy 1
foods; Ashby Cathey and Pat Kirk- 1
Patrick of Fines Creek, farmers' 1
cooperatives, and John McCracken \
of Clyde, dairy management. C
The 4-H'ers will be accompanied
by their advisors, Miss Jean Chil- .
ders and Cecil Brown.
Registration Books j
To Open April 28
For May Primary ?
John Carver, chairman of the a
Haywood County Board of Elec- C
tions, announced this morning that F
registration books for the May 26 f
primaries will open Saturday, li
April 28 and will close May 12.
Persons who have not previously j,
registered for county elections t!
will have to register to be able to c
vote in the coming primaries. ti
Registrars will be on duty in a
each precinct each Saturday from fl
8 p.m. until sunset Any person n
unable to register on Saturday may n
contact his precinct registrar at
home during the week.
Challenge day will be May 10. j.
WILD FLOWERS DISPLAYED 1
A display of growing wild flow- *
ers from the Clyde R. Hoey gardens H
may be seen at the Canton Public
Library this week. The arrange- F
ment includes flowers, ferns, and o
? 1,16 1
Partly cloudy, windy and warm *
with a chance for scattered show- 11
ers and thunderstorms tonight. *
Friday,, fair and partly cloudy.
Date Max. Mln. Pr. t'
April 23 ... 63 39
Apr. 24 69 38
Apr. 23 C7 32 , *
laseball ? 2 i
diss Grace Thomas 4
drs. Charles Alley ,. 9 j
Electronics Group 8
dental Health Week in Canton 1
dental Health Week, Way 1
lev. F. R. Davis .3
?"red Newton Gaddis 3
tnti-Lltterbug Week 9
lob Pitts ...... 6
damaged Car 6
>abtree Methodist 1
Erabtree Parsonage ? 1
lev. A. R. Davis 1
drs. C. O. Newell _ 1
lev. Frank C. Smathers 1
lev. C. O. Newell !..... ...1
Vaynesville High Play Cast 4
V'aynesville High Play Marshals 4
Jirl Scouts 6 1
OTHS Students |
To Sing In
Ten members of the mixed 1
horus of the Waynesville Town- '
hip High School left yesterday ?
ccompanied by their director, I
:harles Isley, to participate in the
'estival Chorus, sponsored by the 1
forth Carolina Choral Association 1
a Greensboro. '
The Waynesville students will 1
oin groups from high schools '
hroughout the state to form two 1
horuses of 500 voices each. Prac- 1
ice sessions will be held today 1
nd tomorrow and a public per- 1
ormance will be presented Friday '
ight in Aycock Auditorium at Wo- 1
In the group from Waynesville
re Rosalind Amnions, Glenda 1
'.avenson. Patsy Clark, Elizabeth '
teeves, Llbby Smathers, Joe Walk- '
r, Jimmy Fowler, L. B. Liner, '
like Leatherwood, and George 1
The quota for singers in the
'estival is assigned to high schools (
n a basis of the number of slu
ents in the chorus.
)ellwood Baptists '
To Have Revival
The Dellwood Baptist Church
/ill hold a series of revival serv
:es beginning Sunday April 29.
The Rev. Paul T. Mull, pastor
f the Barberville Baptist Church,
rlH be guest speaker at the serv
:es which commence each evening
t 7:30 o'clock.
A cordial Invitation is extended
d anyone who wishes to attefd
y the pastor, the Rev. George
tehaffey and the membership of
No Longer A
W. Roy Francis, Waynesville at
torney, told the Board of Elections
this morning thst he would be un
able to remain in the race for
Representative and asked to have
his name removed from the ticket
for the primary election to be held
on May 26.
His decision was based, he said,
(*i the fact that his practice occu
pied his time to such an extent as
to preclude his campaigning. He
pointed out that he would have
four weeks in Court during May.
Mr. Francis' withdrawal leaves
four other candidates in the House
race. They are Charles B. Mc
Crary, Fines Creek farmer;
Charles W. Edwards, Jr., member
of the Waynesville High School
faculty; R. E. Sentelle, Waynes
ville attorney and W. Homer
Owen, Waynesville groceryman.
William Medford, chairman of
the N. C. Park Commission confer
red at length with James S. Burch,
head of he state highway statistical
department, yesterday, relative to
a proposed economic survey of the
Smoky Mountain region.
Chairman Medford said that
there are several agencies involved
in the proposed program which
will cover the Smoky region of both
North Carolina and Tennessee. The
chairman said it would take con
siderable time to contact all the
agencies, and to present the pro
posals for the survey.
a iic wuuuuik survey is a need
ed project In this area?for both
North Carolina and Tennessee, but
it is a huge undertaking, tand one
that wiy take a Jot of time, since
several governmental agencies are
involved, it means that details have
to be carried to all of them. An
economic survey is far different
from just an ordinary traffic count
survey," Chairman Medford said.
, A series of four clinics on va
cation Bible schools will be held
at four Haywood County Baptist
churches, starting Monday, April
30, and continuing through Friday,
The clinic schedule is: April 30,
Beulah; May 1, Bethel; May 3,
Crabtree, and May 4, Barberville.
With Mrs. Vester McGaha pre
siding, each clinic will be opened
at 7 p.m. by the host pastors, song
leaders, and pianists. At 7:13, de
partmental workshops will be held,
including one for pastors and
principals, conducted by Miss Eula
M. Keener; intermediate workers,
Mrs. B. A. Horton; junior workers,
Mrs. Jack Medford; primary work
ers, Mrs. Ben Pressley; beginners,
Mrs. Ina Frady, and nursery, Mrs.
W. S. Young.
The clinics will be concluded at
8:30 by a talk on VBS visual aids
by the Bev. Elmer Greene.
Rural Church Institute
Set Monday At Clyde
One of three institutes on the
rural church and community
planned at churches throughout
North Carolina, will be held at the
Central Methodist 1 Church of
Clyde Monday, according to the
Rev. George C. Starr, Jr., pastor of
The meeting, open to all laymen
and ministers interested in the fu
ture of the rural church and com
munity, will begin at 9:3d a.m. and
close at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be
served at the church, and registra
tions can be made by writing or
calling Bev. Starr.
Speakers at one or more of the
institutes will be Morris L. Mc
Gough, executive vice president of
the Asheville Agriculture Develop
ment Council, and Dr. C. Horace
Hamilton, rural sociology depart
ment. N. C. State College, discuss
ing: "What's Happenning In Rural
On the subject of "The Program
of the Church In the Rural Com
munity." will appear Dr. James M.
Carr, secretary of the town and
country department, Presbyterian
Church in the U. S., Atlanta, and
Dr. A. J. Walton, practical theology
professor at Duke University. Oth
er representatives of church, agri
culture and community service
agencies will conduct panels on
church and community coopera
WILSON NF.SBITT. chairman of
the rural church committee of
the N. C. Council of Churches,
win be In eharre of ? ponel on
the rural church at a'apecial In
stitute at the Central Methodist
Church of Clyde Monday. , '
A PROGRAM of Inaugurating a coon try-cured
ham project in Western North Carolina was dis
cussed here Monday night. Dr. John Christian,
meat specialist of N. C. State College, left, is
shown going over some details Just before the
> meeting opened with Beekman Huger, center,
president of Western North Caroline Associated
Communities, sponsor of the project, and Wil
son Lathem, of Cherokee, who has been work
tnr on the project for some time. About 35 from
the 11-county area attended the meeting.
Ham Production Seen As
Increase In Farm Income
Civic leaders from Murphy to
Asheville heard Dr. John Christ
ian here Monday night discuss
"home-cured #hams as having end
The proposed project of West
era North Carolina Associated
Communities met here for a form
al discussion of the project, and
heard Virgil Holloway, Haywood
County Agent, explain that the
ham project was one already under
way here in Haywood for next
Dr. Christian and Holloway ex
plained that it was necessary to
begin feeding pigs in May for next
April's cured hams.
The speaker is a specialist of
N. C. State College, and went in
to the details of curing hams, and
the possibilities of a ham show and I
The proposal is to improve the
quality of country haras, and also
to increase the quantities, togeth
er with establishing a staple mar
It was brought out during the
discussion that hogs could be rais
ed here in Western North Carolina
at a profit, and that properly cur
ed hams would add materially to
"Farmers with good hogs can
make money. It is a sound deal,"
Holloway said. "Our farmers need
lots of information on ham cur
ing, and we have already started
in Haywood with Yorkshire and
"This is a long-range program,"
Dr. Christian said, "and one under
which we must get the farmers to
cure hams under uniform, and
scientific methods. It is an edu
cational program. We have proof
that farmers can produce and sell
hams at a profit when the work is
done right ? that is curing a uni
Dr. Christian, by frequently us
ing a blackboard, pointed out that
the maximum weight of a ham
should be 22 pounds and from a
"The big problem is in Novem
ber at killing time ? and I do not
feel the moon has anything to do
as to the time when to kill hogs.
Too many farmers kill hogs at
(See Ham?Pace 6)
Make Two Runs
The Clyde Fire Department
made two runs Monday?one to
put out a blaze stared by a car,
the other a brush Are.
The first run was at 4 p.m. to
the residence of Elmer Wood a
quarter of a mile west of the Clyde
city limits on the old highway
where a 1951 Chevrolet caught
Are and threatened to ignite the
Firemen, however, quickly ex
tinguished the blaze with only
?light damage to the car and none
to the house.
The second run went to a point
near the residence of Johnson
Smith on the road to Louisa
Chapel. This Are, too, was brought
under control quickly.
Set For Saturday
By VFW Groups
The VFW Post 5196 and Auxi
liary will have a Joint installation
meeting at the post home Satur
day, April 28, at 6:30 p.m.
The VFW Auxiliary will have Its
monthly meeting Thursday, at the
Human Bones Found In Car
Parked V/est Of Soco Gap
Highway Patrol Pfc. L. A. Tur
ner revealed Wednesday human
bones were found recently In the
trunk of an auto parked just off,,
U. S. Highway 19 two miles west
of Soco Gap. ?
He said the report was not
made public until yesterday be
cause Investigators had been atr
tempting to find the person or
persons who abandoned the auto.
The bones were sent to Raleigh,
he said, for examination at the
State Bureau of Investigation
laboratory. A report ftiriiratart the
bones, as such, were more than
SO years old.
He said they Included a com
plete skull, four bones of a leg,
or legs, a rib, part of a pelvis and
were in a burlap bag. Neither the
age nor sex of the subject was
known, Turner said.
The license plate of the 1940
Ford was removed.
The officer reported the car
was discovered by State Highway
Department workers and that two
young men, splattered with mud
were seen nearby. However, he
would not say whether the men
were seen there the same day or
He said the vehicle might have
been parked there the same day
it was discovered.
Jackson County Deputy Sher
iff Roy Bradley Is investigating
Held In Raleigh
For Mrs. Allen
Funeral services were conduct
ed Tuesday afternoon In the
chapel of Brown-Wynne Funeral
Home, Raleigh, for Mrs. William
Ola Allen, who died unexpectedly
at her home In Raleigh Sunday
Dr. W. R. Cullon of Wake For
est College officiated and inter
ment was In a cemetery In Spring
Hope, N. C.
Mrs. Allen la survived by her
husband, a former resident of
Waynesville; three children by a
former marriage, Mrs. Kenneth
Rollins of Washington. D. C.; John
Pitta, Chief Warrant Officer with
the U. S. Army in Germany, and
Kenneth Pitts of San Diego, Calif.;
and two sisters, Mrs. A. T. May of
Spring Hope and Mrs. Earl Ward
of Wilmington, V. C.
Champion YMC A
Officers were elected for the
coming year at the April meeting j
of the Champion YMCA Board of ,
Directors. George H. TTostel,
president; Wesley Holtzclaw, vice ,
president, and Edwin Haynes, (
treasurer. Henry T. Michael was
reelected to the office of secretary. |
Other members of the board arq: .
Ralph Goforth, Howe J. Dotson. ]
James M. Deaton, Howard Henfp
hill, Howard Sellars, Bruce Nan
ney. Steve Scarborough, George 1
M. Trostel, W. N. Freel. L. E. I
Gates, D. E. Morgan, Fleetwood i
Smathers. and W. W. Mitchell.
Committees will be appointed i
and announced at a later date. ]
Clyde High FFA
Father And Son
Banquet Is Tonight
The Clyde High School chapter
of the Future Farmers of Aifteri
ca will hold its first annual
Father and Son Banquet at 7 p.m.
tonight in the school's cafeteria.
The program will include:
Opening ceremony by FFA of
ficers; Invocation by the Rev. J. G.
Goodwin, pastor of the Clyde Bap
tist Church; toast to dads by
Donald Williams; response by Roy
Haynes; recognition of dads and
guests by F. F. lioper, FFA advis
or; FFA speech by Dean Haynes;
chapter accomplishments by Mike
Leatherwood; "Establishment in
Farming" by Jackie Reynolds;
readihg by Mike Rogers; "Father
and Son Relations'' by the Rev. G.
C. Starr, Jr., pastor of the Central
Methodist Church of Clyde, and
recognition of cooks and waitres
The meal will be served by the
Clyde chapter of Future Home
makers of America.
Manager For Gov.
Hodges Visited In
Harold Makepeace, state manager
for Governor Luther Hodges' cam
paign in the coming primary, spent
several hours in Haywood Tuesday.
Mayor Makepeace ? mayor of
Sanford?was on his tour of this
end of the state in behalf of Mr.
He announced that there would
be no county managers named, as
is the common practice of many
It may not be until ?Haywood
County's commercial apple orch
ards reach the peak of thair bloom
?expected to come next week?
that producers will be able to fully
ascertain the damage to their ne#
crop' from the recent cold weather.
The orchardmen agree that some
damage has been incurred, but
they add that It can't be accurately
determined at this tiW.
Bill Corbin, foreman of Barber's
Orchard at Saunook, told The
Mountaineer this morning that
there has not been much damage
to the crop there except in the low
places. He said he felt that the
crop as a whole has not been hurt
W. T. Kirkpatrtck of the Dell
wood Road, long-time orchardman,
said that Stark, Stayman and Gol
dens have been badly damaged,
but not all have been killed. He
added, however, that the Rome
Beauties probably will produce a
Albert L. Ramsey, assistant coun
ty agent, said he has examined
apple trees and has found some
evidences of damage, but cannot
accurately estimate the extent of
the possible loss until trees have
reached the peak of their bloom.
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way said earier this year that there
is almost always some damage to
apple crops from the cool spring
weather usually experienced by
Western North Carolina producers.
Some 23 or 30 representatives
of Episcopal-ehurches of Western
North Carolina, Including nine
from WajrnesvUle, axe expected at
a conference at Cataloochee Ranch
this weekend for an evaluation of
the work end life of the Church.
The Rev. James Y. Perry, rec
tor of Grace Church, Waynesvllle.
will be host for the meeting, which
will Include" 'members from Can
ton, Highlands Franklin, Chero
kee. Sylva, and Murphy.
The Rev. Richard U. Smith of
New York, associate secretary of
the Episcopal National Council's
department of Christian education
will lead the parish life confer
Set For Sunday
Formal dedication of the new
$23,000 Crabtree Methodist church
will be held Sunday, it was an
nounced today. '
Complete details of the program,
and pictures of the brick church
and parsonage will be found on the
front page of the third section of
Along with the dedicatory story,
will be found a history of the fam
ous church, which has played an
'important part in the religious his
tory of Haywood county.
Canton Moose Lodge
To Install Officers
Howell Pies* la scheduled to be
installed ?a governor of the Can
ton Lodge No. 315, Loyal Order
of Moose, Thursday at 7 o'clock.
Other newly-elected officers to
be Installed include Clarence
Rickman, Junior governor; Jack
Sharp, prelate; J.- E. Whitaker,
treasurer, and C. K. Sorrells,
Refreshments will be served fol
lowing the Installation ceremony.
In Haywood . .
(1?55 ? ?)
Injured .... 30
UIM ? 16)
IMS ? 47)
(ItSS ? $17 JM)
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