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71st YEAR NO. 50 20 PAGES Associated Press ~ WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY APrERNOON. JUNE 21. 1956 $3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ~
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Federal Funds Sought To Combat Beetles
Vote Of 3,500 Predicted
In 2nd Primary Saturday
Saturday. Haywood countians
will go to the polls for the second
time in a month?this time to cast
ballots in the second -primary be
tween Charles B. McCrary of Fines
Creek and Charles W. Edwards.
Jr. of Lake Junaluska for the Dem
ocratic nomination for state repre
At noon today, political observ
ers predicted a vote of 3,200 to
3,500 in Saturday's election.
Polling places will be open Sat
urday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30
In the regular primary May 26,
McCrary was the leading candi
date in the field of four, polling
2.282 votes?just 82 short of a ma
jority. Edwards, the runner-up
In the representative's race got
1.633 votes and called for the
Last month. 4.690 voters cast
ballots and an even lighter vote is
predicted Saturday by John Carver,
chairman of the county board of
elections, who pointed out that
the vote in second primaries ordi
narily is less than in the first elec
There will be no registration
for the second primary?
Except lor oap or two changes
the same precinct officials will
serve Saturday as were named
last month. The officials are:
(First name is registrar, second
(See Second Primary?Page 8>
Set At Lake
"White Man's Magic." a one-act
play by Mrs. Sidney H. Ruskin of
Decatur, Ga., will be presented
Saturday evening at 8 o'clock in
the Lake Junaluska auditorium.
The play is the story of the
struggle of Scquoya, a Cherokee
Indian, who decided that he would
create an alphabet so his people
could read and write. The Indldhs
believed that what made the white
(See One-Act Play?Page 6)
Zoning Maps For
Ready For Study
The maps from the zoning survey
just made of Hazelwood are ex
pected to be ready for study of
the zoning commission within a
week, according to Mayor Lawr
The survey was recently made,
and a zoning board named by the
board of aldermen.
Just as soon as the maps arrive,
the commission will go over the
suggested program, with the view
of formal approval, the mayor
'DOCTORS'from a wide area were registering here today for the
three-^ay Mountaintop Medical Assembly at the Hazelwood school.
From'eft are Dr. W R. Hudson, of Canton, Dr. C. S. Sink, North
Wilkes boro. and Dr. C. H. Pugh, Gastonia.
1 (Photo for The Mountaineer by Jack ? Dickerson).
Odor Of Local Ramps
Spreads Far And I
By Agnes Fitxhngh Shapter
In the race far nation-wide
publicity, Haywood County
should win by a nose.
Ramps are on the march again
and conditions permitting, should
soon' be smelt from Pennsyl
vania to California.
During the past week one re
quest for information and two
more for the pungent delicacies
?leaf, bulb and all?have been
A Philadelphia garden enthus
iast would like to add ramps to
his collection. He raises onions
and garlic and wants to add their
shy Southern cousin. Some days
ago he telephoned the United
Press to ask their help in ob
taining bulbs. UP contacted Bill
Palmer in Canton, long-time
holder of the First ' Order of
Noble Ramp Eater, and Bill
promised to see what he could
Now Thad Eure, perennial
speaker for the Ramp Conven
tion. not to mention being North
Carolina'^ Secretary of State,
ti ted a while back to raise ramps
on the lawn of the Capitol build
ing in Raleigh. He couldn't. The
ramp seems to have a good deal
of the independence of its hu
man neighbors; It demands the
refreshing mountain air and
pines away in the flatlands.
Other folks have tried to raise
them in other places, and with
the same lack of success. We
(See Ramps?Page 6)
I The momentum of the 6-day
campaign to raise $54,000 for S
i Recreation Center is still being
felt. Several donations have been
: received by the committee since
the campaign closed Saturday at
Jonathan Woody, chairman of
the 0-man committee, said sev
eral checks had come In by mail;
some from people away from
The week-long campaign went
over the goal by several hundred
dollars, and the first project to
! be bnilt on the 17-aere site Is a
modern swimming pool, leaders 1
have pointed out.
TB X-Ray Total At 6,575;
Units Here 8 More Days
With onljfe eigh^ days still to go,
Haywood's total of free chest X
rays made this month stood at
6.575 at the start of operation of
mobile units at Canton and Way
The Waynesville unit examined
200 persons Tuesday and 191
At Canton, 327 X-rays were
made last Saturday, 301 Tuesday,
and 1*5 Wednesday.
The units are open (rom 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. daily Tuesday through
X-rays are made free of all per
sons above the age of 15, but chil
dren below that age can have them
made by obtaining permission from
their family physicians, or from
the Health Department.
Last year, there were 32 cases
of tuberculosis in Haywood Coun
ty, and there have been 15 report
ed thus far this year.
Health authorities emphasize
that TB can be cured if early
enough, and point out that X-rays
show up the disease before it pro
duces any outward symptoms.
i Partly cloudy and warmer with
widely scattered afternoon thun
dershowors today and Friday.
Official Waynesvtlle temperature
as reported by the State Teat Farm.
Date . Max. Mln. Free.
June 18 ?...83 37 .37
June 18 B2 61 .17
June W ._... ?TB 37 IM
Seventy-seven physicians regist
ered this rhorning at the opening
of a three-day medical assembly
at the Hazelwood School in Way
nesville, North Carolina.
These included doctors from
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida.
The first talk was presented by
Dr. Park Nicely, Acuff Clinic,
Knoxville, Tennessee, who talked
on urological injuries following
surgery ih the abdomen and pelvis.
He demonstrated his talk with lan
tern slides and pointed out that
diseases and ailments of the uri
nary tract produce symptoms
which are freuently mistaken for
those related to the muscles, back,
and intestinal tract. In the prac
tice of urology, like in all of the
other phases of medicine, a detail
ed and careful history and physical
examination is most important and
frequently will enable hn early
diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Dr. Walter M. Hart, practicing
pediatrician of Florence, S. C.,
spoke on the care of the prema
ture infant in the second talk. A
premature infant is one under 5Mf
pounds at birth and presents a real
problem in management to assure
survival. In the care of the tiny
premature infant who freuently
are barn as much as two months
earlier than normal, "an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound ?>;
cure". The most important factor
in handling the problem of pre
mature infants is to prevent them.
Methods of preventing premature
deliveries include most important
adequate parental care or periodic
checkups of the expectant mothers
prior to their deliveries. The most
important cause of premature de
liveries is illness of fhe expectant
mothers. Therefore Careful check
(See Medical Meeting?Pace t)
Camp Hope Opens
For Season With
A group of girls left Sunday af
ternoon to enroll for the first ses
sion at Camp Hope, as the summer
season gets under way.
The camp, operated during the
summer by the Champion YMCA.
is filled to capacity for the three
weeks period far girls, several of
them remaining for the full time,
will return after a week to make
room for others who have register
ed for the second and third weeks.
Boys Camp will get under way
in July after the girls' program
Walter Holton of the YMCA
staff, is directing the activities.
IN THE LAND OF MOUNTAIN DEW. Mary
Mosier (second from left) of Weld County. Colo
rado, enjoys a (lass of punch after arriving in
Haywood County with a group of 42 4-H Club
members and lenders for a week's stay In West-*
ern North Carolina. Haywood roontiaiM with Mis*
Mosier are Anrelia Morgan of the Bethel 4-H
riab. Misa Mary Cornwell. home aaent. and Bob
Tippett. assistant farm agent.
BEETLE DAMAGE to Haywood County pastures
was surveyed Wednesday by two entomology
specialists: H. O. Windsor (center) of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture plant pest control
branch in Asheville and George Turnipseed (right)
of Wilkesboro, assistant research professor of
entomology, N. C. Agriculture Experiment Station.
At left is County Agent Virgil L. Holloway. who
has requested federal funds to help oounty farm
ers control the beetles. (Mountaineer Photo).
Meeting Set Wednesday
On Soil Bank Program
An open meeting for all Hay
wood County burlej* tobacco pro
ducers will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in the courthouse to
explain how the provisions of the
new soil bank plan will affect
The meeting will be under the
joint sponsorship of the ASC and
the county agent's office.
Virgil L. Holloway, county farm
agon*, and A. W. Ferguson, coun
ay ASC manager, attended a meet
ing of WNC agricultural officials
Tuesday in Asheville, where the
new program was outlined,
Mr. Holloway explained that
Haywood tobacco growers can re
ceive soil bank payments through
one of four provisions:
1. If tobacco has not been plant
ed, a farmer can sign a statement
at the ASC office affirming that
the crop was not planted because
the producer intended to take ad
vantage of the soil bank program.
2. If tobacco has not been plant
ed, a farmer can sign a statement
affirming that he was prevented
from planting his crop becouse of
3. If the tobacco was planted, j
(See Soil Bank?Page 8)
Dollar Days Open Here
Today; Continue 4 Days .
Today marked the opening of the four-dax Dollar Day event
of local merchants. The event will continue through Monday.
A. D llufhis. pusidsnt of the iiiwhillia. saM this wua one
of a number of promotions planned tar the year by the merchants.
The promotions were set up last January by the group.
Most of the merchants have made special purchases for this
occasion, Harrison said, and are offering some unusual values
for the four days.
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Community Band, Chorus
Organized For This Area
A community band for the sum
mer has been organized in the
Waynesville area for the second
year and a male chorus has been
formed for the first time, according
to an announcement by Charles L.
Isley. Jr., head of the WTHS mu
Alt an organizational meeting
Monday night. 40 musicians turned
out for the band, and 40 men sign
ed up for the male chorus.
In the band, sponsored by the
Chamber of Commerce, arcs college
and high school students, and
adults living in this area. The cho
rus will be directed by Glenn
Draper, director of music for the
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
The first concert by the band and 1
the chorus will be July 4 at Lake '
Junaluska. Other concerts will be 1
held later during he summer sea- 1
The first rehearsal for the com- *
munity band v\ill be on July 3. and
each Monday night thereafter. Re- t
hearsals for the chorus will be held N
on Friday nights. f
Positions are still, open in both j
musical organizations. Persons who 4
want to Join the band are asked to |
contact Mr. Isley. Those wishing to (
be in the male chorus may make ar- t
rangements wltn either Mr. Isley f
or Mr. Draper.
Two traffic accidents have been
reported in the county in the past
several days?one by the State
Highway Patrol ant the other by
the Waynesvillc Police Depart
Patrolman Harold Dayton of the
Highway aPtrol said that a 1052
Buick driven by James Ray Trout
wine of Lewisburg, Ohio, and a
(See Patrol?Page 8)
Waynesville Band To Leave
Here Sunday For Miami
Waynesville's "Pride of the
Great Smokies" band will move
out of the mountains and into
palm-tree country next week to ap
pear before tome 20,000 Lions
Club members at the annual Lions
International convention at Miami.
The WTHS musicians will leave
here on two 42-passenger buses at
7 a.m. Sunday, spend the night
at Ocala. Fla.. and go on to Miami
the next day.
On Wednesday night they'll par
ticipate In the big Lions parade
down Biscayne Boulevard, and
present plans call for them to head
the large delegation of 3,000 North
Carolina Lions in the line of
On Thursday night, the Waynes
vllle band will perform in the
Orange Bowl along with, several
other N. C. high school bands for
the gala "North Carolina Night"
program in honor of incoming
Lions International president, John
L. Stickley of Charlotte.
After performing Saturday at
Stickiey's inauguration, the band
will start its return trip to Waynes
viile, staying overnight again at
Ocala, and then arriving here Sun
While at the convention, the
band will be quartered at Ft.
Lauderdale, occupying one wing
of a hotel in the city.
Polls For The Second Primary Open 6:30 AML And Close At 6:30 P.M. Saturday
The possibility of getting federal
funds to help Haywood County
farmers combat the Asiatic bettle
is now being investigated in Wash
ington, according to a tefegram
received by The Mountaineer Wed
nesday from Rep. George A. Shu
ford of Asheville.
Mr. Shuford's telegram read: '
"Yesterday after I had been ask
ed to help the farmers of Haywood
with their beetle problem, I con
tacted Mr. Burgess, chief of the
pest-control branch of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, and
requested his assistance. He im
mediately asked representatives in
Norfolk. Va., to go to Waynesville
to confer with local and state au
thorities to see what could be done
to bring this damage menace under
"I have also asked the Depart
ment of Agriculture to grant the
aftected farmers of Haywood fin
ancial assistance. Under present
laws it is possible for the govern
ment to contribute as much as a
third of the cost for an eradica
tion program if the insect species
comes under an established cri
"The department's decision will
not be made until ther representa
tives complete their investigation
and submit their findings and rec
"I dispatched the June 14 issue
of The Mountaineer to Mr. Bur
gess for his Information and use.
The excellent coverage you gave
this problem has been most help
In Haywood County yesferday
to survey the damage done by the
beetles and to gather specimens of
the pest for identification were H.
O. Windsor of Asheville, of the
U. S. Department of Agriculture
plant pest control branch, and
George Turnipseed of Wilkesboro.
assistant research professor of en
tomology. N. C. Agricultural Ex
Mr. Windsor said specimens of
the insects are being sent to the
j main USDA laboratory at Belts
ville, Md., for positive identifica
tion and control suggestions.
Mr. Windsor commented that he
has worked for the past eight years
in portions of North and South
I Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia
and said this is the first report he
lias received of serious damage to
j pastures by Asiatic beetles,
t One stop on their tour of the
county was a visit to the farm of
Mrs. Fred Davis in Francis Cove,
where the two officials reported
that excellent control was gained
(See Beetles?Page 8)
Hazelwood Plans Record
Fourth Of July Celebration
A Fourth of July program, de- ;
igned to break all records, has
>een completed by the Hazelwood
boosters Club, sponsors of the an
nual event for the past 11 years.
Sam Lane, general chairman,
;aid there would be seven rides
n operation op the High Schools
(rounds, from Monday July 2nd.
hrough Saturday July 7th. There
vill be added this year, three skill
(ames for the adults. The games
lave been bought by the Club
ind will be operated by the mem
>ers. They -will include "Feed The
?ltwn" a toss game; a baseball
hrow game at milk bottles, and
i dart game to balloons.
On the evening of the Fourth of
July, the club will have a gigantic
fireworks display, of over 100
pieces at the football stadium. The
firemen of the two towns will
handle the fireworks.
Baseball games of the Little
League and Pony League are
scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Wed
nesday and Saturday. The league
members will also handle the ice
cream and candy concessions, while
the Hazelwood PTA will have the
food concession, with the proceeds
gcing into their recreational fund.
The seven rides, owned by Wil
liams Company, will include: ferris
wheel; merry-go-round, two kiddie
rides, swing, octupus and loop-o
The schedule of operation calls
for every evening and all-day
Wednesday and Saturday.
(1955 _ 1)
Injured .... 41
(1955 ? 37)
(1955 ? 75)
Loss ... $31,556
(1955 ? 339.479)
from record. W Stat. Hlch