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The Waynesville Mountaineer p?#?i
D n Published Twice-A-Week In The County Sent of Haywood County At t he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park ? ?
71st YEAR NO. 45 12 PAGES Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 4, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Survey Of Travel
In Smokies Slated
Bumper Crop Of
'Good Luck' In
There will' be no need for
horaeslfoes, rabbits' feet, or any
other rood look charms in the
future at the home of Mrs. Jack
Elwood, who lives on the Ashe
rille Road. Mrs. Elwood recent-^
ly discovered that she has a
bumper crop of rood luck. She
found not only the common
three-leaf clover growing in her
yard, but she also found an
abundance of four, five, six,
seven, right, and even nine-leaf
If the old saying that two
times as much of something
makes it twice as rood applies
in a case like this, Mrs. Elwood
can forret about bad luck with .
her home surrounded with in- \
numerable home-grown good |
S. A. Dantzler,
R. L. McKittrick,
Form Partnership ]
A "new corporation?with S. A. .
"Dan" Dantzler and R. L. McKit- 1
trick as partners?has been form- 1
ed to operate Dan's Drug Store, j
307 Main St., Waynesville, it has
Mr, Dantzler has operated the
store for the past four years. Mr. .
McKittrick was formerly associat- j
ed with Smith's Drug Store. ,
The store is now being painted 1
and remodeled?including reloca- i
tion of booths, and enlargement of <
the prescription department. The '
store also plans to carry a larger
variety of merchandise. I
Second Lamb j
For June 25 ;
The county's second lamb pool !
of 1956 will be held at the Clyde '
stockyards Mionday, June 25, it 1
has been announced by County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway. 1
The pool was originally sched
uled for June 16, but was postpon
ed to avoid conflict with other ac
Producers are advised to sell all
fat lambs weighing 75 pounds Or 1
over. At the first lamb pool on
May 25, a total of 359 head were
sold for $5,163.
It has also been announced that
the annual WNC wool pool will be
held in Asheville at the Carorlina
Warehouse, June 25 and 26.
Beginning Tuesday, the North
Carolina State Highway Commis
sion will conduct a three-month
long travel survey of the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park,
Highway Chairman A. H. Graham
The purpose of the survey is to
evaluate the future demands for
both needed highway improvements
and tourist accommodations with
in a 50-75 mile radius outside the
Park. The new route of the Inter
state Highway via Pigeon River is
expected to influence future traffic
Execpt for some minor campsites,
there are no tourist accommoda
tions. filling staitons, or resaurants
within the park itself. Graham ex
plained. Instead, he said, tourists
must depend on private enterprise
outside the park to provide food,
fuel, and lodging. ,
The survey data will give an up
to-date picture of the average Park
visitor?where he comes from, how
long he stays, how touch he spends
for lodging, food, gas and entertain
ment, and what he enjoys most
about his park visit.
Graham pointed out that the
Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, situated between Western
North Carolina and East Tennessee,
encompasses some of the most
beautiful and highest mountains in
eastern America. It attracts more
visitors yearly than any of the
other National Parks since it is
within a day's drive from many
of the large population centers in
North Carolina, Tennessee, Ken
tucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Travel
to the park has more than doubled
in the past nine years.
A similar travel survey was made
in 1947 by the Tennessee Depart
(See Survey?Page 4>
By noon today, no other candi
dates than Clarence 'Toxie" Ed
wards had requested a second pri
mary, according to John Carver,
chairman of the Haywood County
Board of Elections.
Edwards last week requested a
second primary in the race for
Waynesville Township Constable.
In the May 26 election, Edwards
was runner-up to incumbent A. F.
Mr. Carver said that today is
the deadline for candidates to
make their requests for second
Farmers Can Get Refund
On U.S. Gasoline Taxes
Haywood County farmers can
now get a refund on the federal
excise tax they have paid on all
gasoline used on the farm, County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway disclosed
The refund ? at the rate of two
cents a gallon, ? is provided for
by a measure passed recently by
First refund payments will be
made after June 30 on gasoline
purchased and used during the
first six months of 1956. There
after, refunds will be made for a
one-year period from July 1 to
Refund claims should be filed
after June 30 and before October
1 on Form 2240, which is now
available at the county agent's
office. Form 2240 is short and
comparatively simple and can be
filled out in two or three rain
utes from records kept by the
In this connection, Mr. Hollo
way said, farmers who expect to
file claims should keep sufficient
records to verify the accuracy of
(See Farmers?Pare 4)
CHARLES BRIDGES was gradu
ated from Chowan College at
Mnrfreenhoro with an associate
degree in Graphic Aria. He re
ceired the college award present
ed to the outstanding student in
graphic arts. The son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Bridges of Wayaes
ville. he was a member of the
Baptist Student Union during Ms
two years at Chowan. He la a
graduate sf Waynesrille Towa
ahip High School. ,
Partly cloudy and a little warm
er today. Tuesday, mostly sunny
Official Waynesville temperature
a? reported by the State Test Farm.
Date Max. Mia. Free.
May 31 i 83 53 ?
June 1 ...JO 58 Jl
June 2 82 48 ?
June 3 88 42 ?
MAKING PLANS for the joint Medford-Cooper
family reunion to be held in July are (left to
rifht) Mr. and Mrs. Amos Medford of Clyde, on
whose property the reunion will be held, and Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Cooper of Asheville.
Survey Of Beetle Damage
To Pastures Is Planned
An entomologist from the office
of George D. Jones, In charge of
extension entomology at N. C. State
College, will visit Haywood Coun
ty soon?possibly this* week?to
survey pasture damage caused by
Asiatic beetles and suggest control
Last week. Albert L. Ramsey, as
sistant county agent, reported that
pastures in a number of areas in '
the county have suffered serious
damage from the insects. He ad
ded that it was first believed that
the damage was casused by ex
tremes of weather?dry spells in
the summer ^and freezes in the
spring?but additional investiga
tion has revealed the Asiatic beetle
to be the major cause.
The assistant agent explained
that the larvae of the Asiatic beet
les closely resembles grubs of the
Japanese beetle and somewhat re
semble those of the "Junebug."
Strangely enough, Mr. Ramsey
pointed out, the beetles thus far
have been reported only in Blue
grass-type pastures with northern
The assistant agent said the
visiting entomologist will make a
complete study of the beetle prob
lem and help select the most effec
tive and least expensive chemicals
to extermiane the insects.
Pvt. James R. Parlon left today
for Ft. Benning, Ga. after spend
ing a furlough with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Parton.
Near Wreck ?
A collision was averted between
i passenger car and a truck at the
ntersection of the four-lane high
way and N. C. 209 near Lake Juna
luska, but 25 bags of fertilizer
vere destroyed when the truck
Iriver slammed on his brakes to
ivoid hitting the other vehicle.
Patrolman W. R. Wooten said
that Edward Clark, 19, of Wash
ington, D. C., drove his 1951 Chev
rolet from N. C. 209 into the path
>f the 1953 Chevrolet truck, be
ng driven south on the four-lane
highway by Carl Deweese, 45, of
128 Smathers St., Waynesville.
The patrolman reported that
nhen Deweese put on his brakes,
the truck left the highway and
sweryed across the center strip of
the road, causing the fertilizer
bags to spill out of the truck bed.
The fertilizer was valued at
(2.75 a bag.
Clark was charged with failure
to yield the right-of-way.
Two other accidents that occur
red last week were reported to
The Mountaineer too late for In
clusion in issues last week.
One took place at 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 27, when James
Cti rtonn Poolo 10 nf Rltltlo 1
liU5tHC V/O^iv, IVj Wl *,
Waynesville, lost control of his
1948 Chevrolet while driving down
the Sheepback road in the Maggie
section, Causing the vehicle to
overturn in the road.
He was charged with driving on
the wrong side of the road, exceed
ing a safe speed and failure to re
port an accident. Damage was
estimated at $180.
Another accident last week oc
curred on U. S. 276 when Walter
Houston Plemmons, 34, of Route
1, Waynesville, overturned his
1949 Ford pickup truck after ap
plying his brakes to avoid hitting a
car driven by Mrs. Willie Shuler,
who was making a right turn in
to the driveway of ker home.
Pltrrmons was charged with fol
lowing too closely. Damage to his
truck was fixed at $250.
Named To Valley
Three Haywood County 4-H Club
members have been selected to at
tend a Valley States 4-H Confer
ence at Fontana Village, June 6-8.
Chosen as regular delegates we're
Barbara Ferguson, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Ferguson of Fines
Creek, and Douglas Christopher,
a WTHS graduate, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Christopher of
Francis Cove. Both of the dele
gates fathers are active unit test
demonstration farmers in Hay
Also attending the conference
will be Neal Kelly of Bethel, past
president of the 4-H County Coun
cil and now state vice president of
North Carolina 4-il Clubs.
The conference, sponsored by
the Tennessee Valley Unit Test
Demonstration Farmers Associa
tion, will discuss the past, present,
and future of soil and water con
servation In the Tennessee Valley
area, which includes Western
Reunion Set At
Clyde July 15
A Joint Medford-Cooper reunion
will be held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Medford of Clyde on
Sunday, July 15.
. The descendants of Jonas and
Lydia Massey Medford. the Israel j
Medford line of McDowell and Hay- j
wood counties, the Fulbright and
Eisenhower lines, John and Naomi
Massey line, William and Polly
Banks Warner Cooper are invited
to attend as well as the numerous
other family connections, either
by blood or marriage.
Through the efforts of Mr. arid
Mrs. Wayne Cooper of Asheville
the old Medford family reunion has
been revived once again after many
years. Mr. Cooper is a descendant
of Jonas Medford through George
and Charlotte Medford Cooper.
Many of the older persons can well
remember the fine old reunions
once held at the old Medford Farm
resort hotel near Clyde.
Speakers will be William Byers,
Senator William Medford, Attor
neys Sam M. Robinson, Grover C
Davis, W. C. Medford, and others.
Several charts will be shown,
outlining the different family con
nections, showing the ways in
which they are related. Also some
old pictures will be on display
showing some of the old Medford
reunions of long ago and some of
the original sponsors.
The Medford and allied families
with the various family connections,
are believed to be the largest In
this section of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Medford
make up the publicity committee
for the reunion.
$250 Reward Offered After
Golf Greens Are Damaged
To Be Awarded
During Month I
During the month of June, the (
Haywood County Dairy Associa- j
tion will award 20 silver dollars to c
waitresses and waiters in restaur- j
ants who suggest that customers
The silver dollars will be, given .
to unidentified persons who will
present them at restaurants where
milk is suggested when meals are f
Waiters and waitresses who do I
not suggest milk will be given 1
cards, informing them that the/
missed a. chance to win a silver 1
A reward of $250 is being offer
d for information leading to the
irrest and conviction of the person
it persons damaging three greens
in the Country Club Golf Course
ometime Saturday night.
George M. Kimball, manager of
he Country Club, said that greenr
3, 15 'and 18 suffered Intense
lamage. A knife was used to cut
etters in the sod on one green
ind sand from a sandtrap war
hrown over another green. The
leel of a shoe was used to kick up
he sod on a third green, Kimball
Workmen replaced the sod. and
jlay on the course was unlnter
One of the greens is near the
lome of Warren Eller, owner ol
(See Reward?Page 5)
Ever See A Purple Rosee:
Local Grower Has One
To Gertrude Stein, it may be
that " a rose is a rose is a rose."
but to Miss Roth Jones of Wal
nut Street her new Amy Van
derbllt rose is something very
The rose is special to other
rose growers, as well as to the
rose-loving public, since It is
said to be the first lavender- or
lilac-tinted specimen to be bred.
For a number of years rose
growers, from the national con
cerns producing millions of
bushes to the individual who
battles beetles single-handed,
have been hoping to develop a
blue rose. The Amy Vanderbilt
Is said to he the first one which
shows definite tones of Mae.
Miss Jones' bush has several
roses blooming right now, with a
number of buds. She describes
the color as changing from a
purple-lilac bud through laven
der-lilac to a cool lavender. The
flowers are to 3 Inches a
cross, growing In clusters of four
The Amy Vanderbllt is only
one of Miss Jones' collection of
roses. Her garden has been a
hobby since she retired from a
Civil Service position to reside
with her mother, Mrs. Eugenia
Jones. She cays that she Is "very
much thrilled" to see a real
purple roue contrasting with the
older varieties in her garden.
County School Board Asking
$50,000 For Four Projects
Industry To Be Honored
At Haywood County Day
The annual Haywood County
>ay at Lake Junaluska on Sunday,
une 10, will honor Industry, with
pecial recognition to the 50th an
lversary of Champion Paper &
ibre Company and its president,
:euben B. Robertson. Invitations
ave been extended to officials of
ther Industries operating in Hay
ood. As many as 5000 county resl
ents and others are expected to
The program is scheduled to be
in at 3 p.m., preceded by a bas
et lunch picnic at 1 p.m. between
le auditorium and the old office
uiidlng. The Rev. F. C. Smath
rs, Superintendent of the Way
esville District of the Methodist
'hurch will preside.
At 3 o'clock following a prelude
f music, Glen Draper will lead
roup singing. The Rev. J. G.
roodwin, pastor of Clyde Baptist
Church and secretary of the Hay
rood County Ministers Associa
lon, will give the invocation. Ed
rin L. Jones, president of the
loard of Trustees of Lake Juna
jska Assembly, Inc., will deliver
he words of welcome.
Ned J- Tucker, executive secre
ary of the Waynesvllle-Hazelwood
,ake Junaluska Chamber of Com
lerce. Is In charge of the recogni
ion of Haywood County industries.
:harles E. Ray, Jr., will give a
ribute to Champion. A feature on
he program will be a presenta
lon by Mrs. Walter Ketner, Im
mediate past chairman of the Dls
rlct Federation of Home Demon
At this point Senator William
(See Industry?Page 4)
Bet For July 1
An all-day program for the 2nd
tnnual Pigeon Valley Memorial
Jay July 1 is being planned, ac
cording to officers of the Bethel
Cemetery. The Memorial Day Is
or the purpose of raising funds
or the upkeep of the cemetery and
he employment of a caretaker.
The program will be held at the
Jethel Methodist Church, with all
churches in Pigeon Valley cooper
iting. Following morning services,
i picnic dinner will be held. The
ifternoon will be devoted to quar
:et and group singing.
Secretary of the organization is
Mrs. Carson Clark. Mrs. Horace
Peek Is treasurer.
Meeting Set j
All workers for the recreation *
center campaign are scheduled to
meet Thursday night. June 7, at a
8 p.m. at the Courthouse. There
thrjr will be briefed on how to ?
conduct their fund-raising in the
areas to which they are assigned '
and will reoetre their instruction
General Chairman Jonathan q
Woody has aaked any other per
sons wishing to volunteer for the n
drive attend the meeting, which ?
is not limited to those whose c
names appeared in The Moun- q
taineer last week. w
Raising of the *50.000 needed ti
to commence construction on the w
center and swimming pool is ex- E
pected to be accomplished in a I<
whirlwind drive the week of tl
Street Dance J
Slated For j
The opening street dance of the o
summer season will be held Wed
nesday evening, June 0, In the
parking area of the Courthouse.
Pete Hill's string band will play. 1
and "Bugs" KuykendaU will call
The first dance is set to begin
at 8:30 and will last until 11:30
The Jaycees are sponsoring the
dances, to be held every Wednes
day night throughout the summer.
At West Point
Cadet James M. Davis, Jr., son
of Lt Col. and Mrs. James M.
Davis of Hazelwood. has received
a number of honors recently at
West Point, according to informa
tion received here.
Cadet Dawls has been named top
man in his comDanv and also nam
ed the outstanding intramural ath
lete In his class. He has been
issigned a squad for the remainder
>f this year and will hold the rank
if corporal at the U. S. Military
Vcademy next year.
This summer, Cadet Davis will
be on a tour of U. -S. military,
iaval, and air installations?induci
ng the Norfolk Navy Base, Ft.
lustis. Ft. Lee, and Ft. Belvoir in
'lrgiuia, Ft. Benning, Va., Max
ell Air Force Base, Alabama or
iglin Air Force Base, F'orida, and
't. Monmouth, N. J.
He is expected to arrive in Haz
'lwood in August to spend a leave
vlth his parents.
Carl Setzer To Serve
As Summer Patrolman
Carl Setzer of Maggie, Haywood
bounty school attendance officer,
.as been employed as a traffic
>atrolman this summer by the
?Vaynesville Police Dept., accord
,ng to Chief of Police Orville No
Setzer will help Patrolman
James Turner direct the town's
heavy summer traffic. Chief Noland
laid, and bring the local police
force to a total of nine men.
Before being named as school
attendance officer, Setzer was a
Producers To Attend
Virginia Ram Sale
Several Haywood County pro
ducers are expected to attend the
all-breed purebread ram sale at
Staunton, Va., June 13, according
to Albert L. Ramsey, assistant
Among breeds to be shown and
sold wifi be Hampshire, Suffolk,
Southdown, and Shropshire.
The Board of Education has re
quested $50,000 for four Haywood
school projects from the Board of
The Education Board in submit
ting their annual request for the
1955-56 budget asked:
For $22,000 for Ave classrooms,
a library, and audio visual educa
tion room and study hall to be
converted out of the present audi
torium of the Waynesville Town
ship Iflgh School.
For $12,000 for the construction
of a vocational shop building at the
Crabtree-Iron Duff school, to re
place the building which Lawrence
Leatherwood, county superinten
dent of education terms, "too
small, dangerous, and far from
For $10,000 for maintenance, '
with a bulk of it going far a new
floor in the E. Waynesville lunch
room, and renovation of the rest
rooms of the school. Plus paint
ing and general repairs through
cut the system; including an office
and storage space at Maggie.
For $6,000 for the construction
of walkways, and covered walks at
Fines Creek, Crabtree-Iron Duff,
Clyde, Bethel and Waynesville
Leatherwood explained that all
these are "essential projects" and
due to crowded conditions in Way
nesville High School, there were
(See School Board?Page 4)
Safety Awards ?
Given Friday At
Safety awards were presented at
a meeting Friday night of the Hay
wood County Traffic Council to
school bus drivers and to winners
in the Safety Essay contest just
concluded by the council.
At the same time winners of the
recent "Roadeo" contest were rec
ognized, and a report was made
on the Safety Inspection lanes
operated last month.
Essay contest winners were Jim
Hall, Waynesville High; Frederick
Warner, Canton High; Jim Wilkin
son, Canton; Kenneth Ledbetter,
Bethel High; and Gail Kirkpatrick,
Waynesville. Honorable mention
went to Joretta Clark. Fines Creek;
Kathryn Cross, Waynesville; Gail
Bradshaw, Fines Creek; Bruce Sin
gleton, Bethel; Patsy Sheehan,
Waynesville; Jon Joe King. Canton;
(See Safety Awards?Page 4)
TB Survey Under Way;
407 Get Chest X-Rays
A total of 407 Haywood rcsi- v
dents received chest X-ray? Sat- r
urday during the first day of the (
month-long mass TB survey In the t
One of the state's mobile units .
at Hazelwood made X-rays of 250 [
persons, while another unit at
Clyde examined 157.
The unit at Hazelwood will re
main there until Friday when it '
moves to the courthouse parking 11
lot in Waynesvtlle for the remain- 1
der of June. The unit at Clyde t
CAROL GRAM* son of Mr. and
Mrs. Llnwood Grahl of Waynesvllle.
received the degree of Doctor of
Dental Surgery this morning at
commencement exercises at the
University of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill. *
He is a member of Delta Sigma
Delta, dental fraternity, and has
served as an officer In his chapter.
fill be there Tuesday and Wed
lesday, and then will move to the
Canton postofflce for the rest of
The mobile units will be open
rom 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday
hrough Saturday during their
tay in the county.
The chest X-rays will be given
ree to all Haywood residents a
ove the age of 15. However, per
ons below that age may receive
he X-rays by obtaining written
ermission from the Health De
iartment or their family doctors.
Home Demonstration Clubs in
he county will assist in the pro
ram by conducting a house-to
louse canvass and working at the
ite of the mobile units.
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 40
(1953 ? 37)
(1955 ? 79)
Loss ?. ? $30,281