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Published Twice-A-Week In The County Seat of Haywood County At T he Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park O ? '?
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71st YEAR NO. 48 22 PAGES Associated Press ~ WAYNESVILLE, N. C- THURSDAY AFTERNOON. JUNE 14, 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Htywood and Jackson Counties
Recreation Center Campaign Now At $32,060
Asiatic Beetle Plauina Havoc With Pastures
Glenn Wyatt Is
Glenn Wyatt has succeeded
Ralph Summerrow as president of
the Hazelwood Lions Club. Wyatt.
along with all other officers, was
installed Tuesday night by Law
rence Leatherwood, district govern
Other officers for the 25-mem
ber club includes: Charles McCall.
first vice president. Dr. Warren
Kitts, second vice president; Jack
Bass, third vice president.
W. E. Cope, Jr., is secretary and
Herschel Caldwell is treasurer.
Kyl? Campbell is tailtwlster and
Lowry Ga^dy Lion tamer.
The board of directors is com
posed of John B. Smith, Talmadge
Woodard. Clyde Fisher and Ralph
The new president is slated to
make committee appointments at
an early date.
As mobile chest X-ray units in
Canton and Waynesville began
work today the county's total
stood at 3,782 and was expected to
go over the 4,000 mark today.
At Waynesville, 300 persons got
free X-rays Tuesday and 250 Wed
nesday. The figure at 12:45 today
At Canton, totals reported were
199 Saturday, 309 Tuesday, and
The mobile units are in opera
tion from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily
Tuesday through Saturday. They
will remain in jCanton and Way
nesville until the end of June.
T. S. Roeder
T. S. Roeder has been named as
the new park ranger at Soco Gap,
succeeding Art Henderson, who
has been promoted to naturalist and
assigned to Washington, D. C.
A graduate of Lawrence College
in Wisconsin. Mr. Roeder formerly
Jsught in schools at West Yellow
tone, Montana, and worked as a
park ranger in Yellowstone Nation
al Park. He also spent one year at
the University of North Carolina
while in service and did four years
4>f graduate work at Waskinxnn
' He Is now living at Soco Gap
with his wife and two children.
Partly cloudy and aultry with
scattered afternoon showers and
thunderstorms today and Friday.
Official Waynesville temperature
as reported by the State Test Farm.
Date Mas. Mia. Free.
June 11 J.. 65 81 ?
June 12 88 52 ?
June 13 83 55 ?
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Hundreds of acres of pasture
land in Haywood County have al
ready been badly damaged by As
iatic garden beetles and further
losses may be sustained by farm
ers unless immediate control meas
ures are taken. Assistant County
Agent Albert L. Ramsey warned
He called the beetles "the worst
threat in a number of years" to
the growth of the county's some
61,000 acres of bluegrass and white
Mr. Ramsey pointed out that the
total damage in the county is diffi
cult to estimate without a lengthy
survey, bht said that the beetles
have been reported in most of the
He added that one of the
hardest-hit farms is one in Clyde
Township where more than hajf of
a 135-acre tract of pasture has been
The assistant agent, explained
that most of the damage at present
has been caused by the grubs
(larvae) and pupae eating the roots
of pasture grasses. He warned,
however, that adult beetles may
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vegetables and floweis by eating
Such beetles, he said, fly by
night and remain inactive during
Mr. Ramsey said that although
arsenate of lead and DDT can be
used to control the adlllt beetles,
the peals can be eradicated much
easier by the use of a 1 per cent
Paratbion dust on pastures while
(See Beetle?Page 8)
DIOOINU IN for specimens of Asiatic garden beetles on a farm
in Ratrllffe Cove, Assistant Farm Agent Albert L. Ramsey had no
trouble at all in finding a large number of larvae, pupae, and
adult beetles, who are now causing heavy damage to Haywood
County pastures. Immediate treatment of infested areas with a
1 per cent Parathlon dust is advised by the county agent's office.
$66,401 Paid Monthly In
Social Security Benefits
To 1,420 Haywood Citizens j
There are 1,420 residents of Hay
wood county receiving $66,401 a
month in Old-Age and Survivors
Insurance benefits at the beginning
of this year, according to N. G.
Grubbs who provides local service
in this area as Field Representative
for the Asheville District Office of i
the Social Security Administration.
These figures represent a 14 per
cent incerase in beneficiaries and
an 18 per cent increase in total
monthly benefits over correspond
ing figures for the previous year.
The total amount of benefits be
ing paid to County residents, by
type of benefit was as follows:
There were 634 retired wage
earners and self-employed persons
were receiving $38,942 monthly;
Also 218 wives of retired persons
were receiving $6,631 monthly:
And 371 children under 18 of re
tired or deceased wage earners
were receiving $11,832 monthly.
In addition there were 197 other
beneficiaries, including dependent
husbands and parents, widows over
63 and widowed mothers of chil
dren under 18 were receiving $8.
Only a small part of the increase
In total beneficiaries resulted from
(See Social Security?Page 8)
Two Phillips 66
Two Phillips 66 Service Stations
will stage formal openings this
The Potts-Medford Station just
west of -Five Points, Hazel wood,
and the Sutton Station, just west
of Soco Gap.
Details of the two openings will
be found on pages 5 and 8 of'sec- I
tion two this issue.
Prevost To Mark
Important Step In
Friday at 2:30 p.m., R. L. Pre
vost, Sr., president of the Unagus
ta Furniture Co., will set a pair
of gold-plated anchor bolts in the
cornerstone of the plant's new fac
Setting of the bolts will repre
sent the start of the final erection
of steel for the new structure.
More than two-thirds of the steel
work is now up.
The modern factory building is
being constructed to replace the
plant unit which was destroyed by
fire last November 30.
Work Under Way
On County's New
Construction um started Wed
nesday on the new $60,000 ad
ministration building l? e i n g
erected by the Haywood County
Board at Education behind the
iy noon today, trading of land
for one level of the new build
ing was finished.
Jerry Liner, general con
tractor, has estimated that the
project will be completed in 60
ASIATIC BEETLES, now the Public Enemy No. 1 of Haywood
County farmers, are shown here in three stages (left to right) lar
vae, pupae, and the adult beetles. The insects are placed on a
ruler to give an idea of their comparative size. Immediate control
measures are advised by the eounty agent's office while the pests
are still in the soil. (Mountaineer Photo).
A Serious Matter
The County Agent's office is gravely, concerned over
the spread of Asiatic garden beetles in Haywood county.
A survey of the county shows that some pastures of 25
to 30 acres have been wiped clear of every blade of green
grass by the devastating pest.
Experts on the beetle say that right now is the time
(o curb the further spread of the pest that eats the roots
of grasses and the foliage of vegetables, flowers and crops.
A method has been found to destroy the beetles which stay
[ in the ground during the day, and fly at night. The pro
cedure costs about $7 per acre, which is low as compared
with the ultimate damage the beetles are doing.
Unless checked, the beetles which multiply rapidly,
can easily become a major economic problem to Haywood
county farmers, according to those who have watched the
beetles in their devastating program elsewhere.
The county agents have the information for combat
ting the beetle, and every citizen that has land owes it to
himself, and neighbor to be up and doing something about
this major problem.
It is serious business, as a visit to the stripped pas
tures nearby will reveal.
The time to act is now, while the beetles are still
Meet Set For
Plans have been completed (or
the third annual Mountaintop
Medical Assembly to be held at
the Waynesville Country Club,
June 21*13, according to Dr. R. S.
Roberson, general chairman for
The assembly will open at 8:30
a.m. on the 21st with registration
at the Country Club, and close at
Six of the leading doctors in the
South will speak during business
sessions at the assembly, includ
ing Dr. Julian Price, pediatrician
from Florence, S. C.; Dr. Kinloch
Nelson, professor of clinical medi
cine, Medical College of Virginia,
Richmond: Dr. Phillip H. Jones,
professor of clinical medicine at
Tulane University, New Orleans;
Dr. William G. Hamm of Atlanta,
past president of the American
Society of Plastic and Recon
structive Surgery; Dr. Robert G.
Greenblatt, professor of endocrin
ology, Medical College of Geor
gia, Augusta, and Dr. Park Nicely,
urologist at the Acuff Clinic,
A three-day program of enter
tainment has also been planned
for the wives and children of the
Thursday events include a visit
to the pool and playground at
Lake Junaluska, Dutch luncheon
at the country Club, fastrfosrabow
at the Town and Country Shop,
square dancing at the Maggie
On Friday the women will en
joy bridge and golf at the Coun
try Club, have a Dutch luncheon,
and then tour the Champion Paper
and Fibre Co. plant at Canton.
That night at 7 30, an informal
buffet banquet will be held at the
On Saturday, the group wUl
take a trip to Cherokee, Mile
High and Heintooga. In the after
noon a golf tournament will be
held, starting at 1 p.m.
To accommodate the doctors
and their wives, baby-sitting ser
vice will be provided during the
The new Atlantic service sUtion
on the corner of Brown and
Georgia Avenues in Hazelwood
will have its formal opening Fri
day, when six grand prizes will be
Tomorrow the station also will
give a free lubrication with the
purchase of five or more gallons
of gasoline. S. & H. Green Stamps
will be given on all purchases.
Owners and operators of the
new station is the Gentry-Liner
Oil Co. _ ,
Details on pages 2 aod 3 of sec
Farm Bureau Leaders
To Meet Tuesday Night
Officers and directors of the
Haywood County Farm Bureau
will lay plans for the approaching
Farm Bureau membership drive at
a Dutch supper at 7:30 p.m. Tues
day at the Junaluska Wayside
Raymond Caldwell, president,
will be in charge of the meeting.
Wild Strawberries Picked
In Apple Orchard Likely
Covered With Poison Spray
Orchardmen and the Health De
partment issued a joint warning |
today that "eating wild strawber
ries picked from apple orchards |
was extremely dangerous". [
The statement came after a num- t
ber of people had ignored signs of t
warning at orchards and had pick
ed the wild berries for home use c
and sale. t
Bill Milner, health official, raid )
the aiWnate of lead and DDT used r
in spraying the apple trees was very 1
dangerous, and could not satisfac- c
torily be washed off the berries
[rowing under the trees.
"The spray is different with ap
>les, as it is not used for 60 days
>rior to picking, and by that time
he spray has weathered off," the
lealth official said.
Orchardmen have been unable in
nany instances to convince people
hat it is only a safeguard of the
lealth of persons eating the ber
ies that the warnings are posted
rhe orchardmen said they did not
are for people getting the berries,
(See Wild Strawberries?Pagr ?
JUNIOR AND SENIOR WINNERS at the 4-H Club dress revue
at the REA building Wednesday were Mary Chambers of Waynes
vtlle, junior, and Barbara Ferguson of Fines Creek, senior. Miss
Ferguson will represent Haywood County at the state 4-H dress
revue at Raleigh. (Mountaineer Photo).
Ferguson, Chambers Top
4-H Dress Revue Winners
Haywood citizens, as well as oth
ers in the 14th Highway District,
will have an opportunity Friday, 2
p.m.. at the Courthouse to ask
questions of Highway Commission
er Harry E. Buchanan, and the en
gineers of the district.
Commissioner Buchanan said he
was holding the meeting in the
various counties in order to give
the citizen* an opportunity to dis
cuss firsthand any highway prob
He said he had had in recent
weeks numerous letter! from Hay
wood folk about projects in the
county, and felt it timely to come
here and discuss the projects with
Miss Rosemary Herman, who
teaches In the Spanish Department
of Mary Washington College, Fred
ericksburg, Va? has arrived to
Visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. K. Herman.
Barbara Ferguson of Fines Creek
was selected as the senior winner
and Mary Chambers as the junior
winner at the annual 4-H Club
dress revue at the REA building
Winners in the various divisions
of the revue were;
School Dress (juniors) ?Linda
Bradshaw of Fines Creek, first;
Linda Dills of Hazelwood. second;
and Mary Chambers of Waynes
School Dress (seniors)?Pats
ricia Kirkpatrick of Fines Creek,
first; Gail Bradshaw of Fines
Creek, second; and Carolyn Fer
guson of Waynesvllle, third.
Best Dress (juniors) ? Mary
Frances Prebeck of Rock Hill, first;
Mary Chambers, second.
Best Dress )seniors) ? Barbara
Ferguson, first; Kay Boyd of Way
nesville. second; and Joretta Clark
of Fines Creek, third.
Play Outfit (juniors) ? Linda
Whitted of Canton.
Play Outfit i seniors) ? Joretta
Clark of Fines Creek first; Bar
bara Ferguson, second.
Party Dress (juniors) ? Mary
Chambers, first; Linda Deaver of
(See Dress Revue?Pace 4)
Saturday At 6
A total of $32,060 had been sub
scribed to the $50,000 goal of the
Recreation Center as of noon to
day, Jonathan Woody, chairman
of the finance committee an
With about 24 working hours
left before the compaign closes,
Woody said It meant a lot of work
was yet to be done. The campaign
will definitely close at 6 p.m. Sat- *
urday, he said.
"We promised a short, but fast
campaign on this project, and we
are sticking to what we promised.
It closes at 6 p.m. Saturday. Allow
ing 6 more working hours today,
plus 8 Friday and 8 Saturday, and
two hours after supper," he said,
"we have but a short time left to
"Throw money into the mini
ature pool so yon can swim in
a real pool" appeared to be the
theme song today for this week
end for the Recreation Commis
sion. as they announced contri
butions for any amount would
be received at headquarters.
Woody said the barrel would
give hundreds of young people
an opportunity to take part in
the campaign to raise $54,040
for a recreation center here.
On the first day, the subscrip
tions-totaled $12,300. The next day
went up $10,000 and by Wednes
day night had reached $28,610.
Some members of the commit
tee felt that a large number of
subscriptions would be turned in
Friday afternoon and early Sat
A number of organiiations have
taken a number of shares in the
project, such ss Lions Club, $1,000;
the Rotary Club $1,000: Beta Sig
ma Phi $150; Ratcliffe Cove CDP
430; fountain View Garden Club
980, and a number of others.
Thg first $18,000 of the fund will
be used for paying for the 17-acre
tract of land which was purchased
from the Haywood Horse Show
Association. The remainder of the
money will be used for the con
struction of recreation facilities
on the property, it was explained.
While the campaign to raise
money has been under way, other
committees have been at work on
different phases of a recreation
(See Recreation?Page 5)
Forty-two 4-H Club members and
adult leaders from Weld County.
Colorado, are scheduled to arrive
in Wayncsville about 1 p.m. Mon
day for a week's stay in Hay
wood County with 4-H members
Last year, Haywood County
opened the Exchange Club visits
by visiting Colorado the latter part
of June and the first of July.
A motorcade of cars represent
ing civic groups of Haywood Coun
ty will meet the Coloradoans at the
county line at Soco Gap and es
cort them to the courthouse, where
they will be welcomed officially.
While here, the visitors wtll live
in the homes of Haywood 4-H mem
Adults in the Colorado group will
be Mrs. Lucille Gillespie, assis
tant home demonstration agent;
Mrs. Roy freemyder, 4-H Club
leader; Mark Goold. assistant farm
agent; Mrs. Mark Goold, and Earl
Cogburn, 4-H leader and a former
resident of Haywood County.
The visitors will start their re
turn trip home Sunday, June 24.
Plans For Pigeon Street
School Now In Raleigh
Final plans (or an $85.0p0 Pigeon
Street school building are now In
Raleigh awaiting forqial approval,
according to Lawrence Leather
wood, county superintendent of
Leatherwood said today that the
Board of Education is in the pro
cess of acquiring the Dr. Thomas
Loye house and lot site on Pigeon
Street and an adjoining 1V4 acres
of the W. T. Shelton property.
These two tracts, plus the present
ball ground, which is owned by
the county board, will make ap
proximately 3 acres on which the
new school building will be con
structed. The new site is just across
the Nlnevah Road from the present
Leatherwood said that everything
is being done to get construction
under way by July 1. The brick
building will consist of three class
rooms, a cafetorlum and kitchen.
The school has an enrollment of
ibout SO students in grades 1
"We are going to push this proj
ect as fast as possible and hope to
lave it completed shortly after the
aeginnlng of the 1936-57 school
term," Leatherwood said.
The money for the project has
ilready been set up from the State
'unds and all technical details are
completed and just awaiting Anal
ormal approval of plants by the
State board. Leatherwood said that
le hopes to call for bids on the
jroject within a few days.
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 41
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 7?>
Loss . ?. $30,706
(1955 ? 939.479)
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