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71st YEAR NO. 52 18 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 28, 1956 *3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
White Oak 'Phone
Project Under Way
Work on one new telephone
project ? extension of telephone
lines into the White Oak com
munity?started this week, and a
second project?installation of ad
ditional telephones in the Balsam
area?is nearlng completion.
?E. H. Hawson, manager of the
W aynesville and Canton exchanges
for Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Co., said that the con
tracting firm of Wright and Lopez
has begun erecting telephone poles
to carry 10 miles of new lines
into White Oak. An additional two
miles of wire will be strung on
Mr. Rawson reported that South
ern Bell is spending $7,743 to bring
telephone service to White Oak,
the only community in Haywood
County at present without tele
He said that the telephone com
pany hopes to start service In the
White Oak area prior to Septem
ber 1. He said that 13 families in
the community have already ap
plied for telephones and three
more are expected to do so by
the time that service is inaugur
At Balsam. Mr. Rawson reported.
Southern Bell will install 60 new
telephones and already has 38 put
in. The remainder arc expected
to be installed by the end of this
week or the first of next.
He said that extension of Hay
wood County lines into the Balsam
area (in Jackson County) will cost
$24,942. The work there includes
the erection of 500 feet of hundred
m- pair cable. 15.000 feet of BO-pair
cable, 9,000 feet of "B" wire, and
five miles of iron wire.
Mr. Rawson disclosed that in
the month of June alone the
Waynesville exchange will gain 137
new telephones?which includes 60
at Balsam and 45 in the new ad
dition to the Lainbuth Inn at Lake
For Sales Staffs
A training program for retail
sales clerks, store managers, and
business owners will be conducted
by the Merchants Association this
fall, it has been announced.
Ned Tucker, executive vice pres
ident of the Chamber of Commerce,
will set up a course of instruction
based on recommendations by the
N. C. Department of Education.
The program will start either in
September or October.
Tentative plans call for a 10
hour course of five two-hour ses
sions. Employees will be given time
off from work* with regular pay to
attend these classes.
ON UNC DEAN'S LIST
Geraldine Keenum of Hazelwood
and Donald R. Leatherwood of
V.'aynesville were included on the
dean's list for the spring semester
at the University of North Caro
lina School of Pharmacy.
And Flame Azalea
At Peak On Soco
Solid banks of laurel are
blooming at Soeo Gap, and flame
asaiea challenges the eye of the
motorist along the Parkway to
Showy masses of laurel are
close to the highway as well as
scattered farther back from the
Those who want to see the
laurel on a regular wholesale
basis can drive up to Soco Gap,
keeping their eyes to the right
as they near the Gap and to the
left after they have crossed it.
Flame asaiea is in riotous blase
on the road to Mile High, with
a particularly large display near
Wolf Laurel Gap.
Stockholders of the Waynesville
Recreation Development Commis
sion heard detailed plans for the
proposed swimming pool and other
projects on the 17-afcre site as they
gathered at the Courthouse Tues
Richard Bradley, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, presided
and explained to the group the
recommendations of recreation en
gineers in locating the various
recreational projects on the prop
The swimming pool, he said,
would be built just to the right
of the driveway leading into the
property from Marshall Street,
with the diving boards so arranged
| that the sun would be to the diver's
back. The pool is along the prop
erty line about half way between
the two ends.
The center of the property will
be made into a play area, accord-"
ing to the recommendations of en
Ned Tucker, executive vice pres
ident of the Chamber of Com
merce, told of the study made by
the swimming pool committee,
headed by Mrs. William PreVost,
as to size and general construction
The pool is to be of reinforced
concrete, T-shaped, with a diving
well built on the base of the T.
Henry Foy, architect, said today
that he hopes to have plans and
specifications completed by this
weekend and ready for submitting
to contractors for bids.
Bradley said that the incorpora
tors would meet within the next
few days and formally elect a
president, vice president and secre
tary-treasurer from the nine-mem
ber board, which is composed of
Bradley. Euel Taylor, Charlie
Woodard, Mrs. Prevost. Mrs. Harry
Whisenhunt, Mrs. Howard Liner.
John Carver, Tucker and W. I.
Dooley, with A. T. Ward attorney.
. Those heading the project have
been told that the pool can be
completed within 30 to 40 working
days after construction is started.
Commander Thomas C. Jones of
Washington, D. C. is visiting his
grandmother, Mrs. Eugenia Jones.
Second County Lamb Pool
Proves Best In History
A new record was set at the
county's second lamb pool of the
year at Clyde Monday, when 200
animals were graded as "choice"?
the largest number in Haywood
Only 21 lambs were graded
choice in the first pool, and the
highest number last year was 80.
A total of 465 head was sold at
the pool Monday for $7,182.09.
Prices paid for the lambs included:
Twenty-two cents for 183 choice
anirauls, 21 cents for 12 choice
heavy lambs; 20 cents for five
choice bucks; 18 cents for 92 good
lambs; 17 cents for 15 good bucks;
1G cents for six good tieavy bucks;
IS cents for 96 mAlium lambs; 14
cents for 18 medium bucks; 10
cents for 35 common lambs, and
five cents for three cull lambs.
In the first pool this year, held
May 25. only 21 animals were
graded choice and 78 good. One
hundred and forty-ot^e were rated
medium and 23 were sold as culls.
Total receipts then were $5,159.42
in comparison to $7,182.09 paid this
Results of the second pool prove,
according to County Agent Virgil
L. Holloway. that Haywood County
producers "are doing a better job
of growing out their sheep.
He announced that the third and
final pool of the year will be held
at the Clyde stockyard Thursday.
Sunny and warm, less humid to
day. Friday, fair to 'partly cloudy
Official Wavnesville tempera
ture aa reported by the State Test
Date ' Max. Min Pr.
June 25 84 59 29
June 26 85 61 .15
June 27 80 63 .02
AGRICULTURE LEADERS discuss the new soil
bank program here, preparatory to presenting the
facts to farmers last night. Shown, from left,
seated: Virgil Holloway, county agent; A. W.
Ferguson, county manager of ASC; Thurman
Davis, ASC committeeman; standing, from left:
Floyd Fisher, county ASC chairman, and Roy
Beck. Haywood Soil Conservationist.
Soil Bank Applications
Due, Starting On Monday
First applications for 1956 soil I
bank payments will be taken in
Haywood County Monday at the
ASC office in the courthouse, A.
W. Ferguson, ASC county manager
He said that all applications
must be made not later than July
20. Actual payments will be made
at some time between that date
and October 15.
Mr. Ferguson explained that
payments will be made on land not
planted in wheat or tobacco when
owners have allotments ? or, in
the case of tobacco, when farmers
are willing to plow under their
crop. Wheat, however, cannot be
Wheat farmers can receive pay
ments if they underplanted or did
| not plant their crop because of
adverse weather conditions in the
fall of 1955.
Burley producers can receive
payments through one of three
provisions: (1) if they did not
plant their crop or underplanted
because of adverse weather con
ditions, or if they anticipated
joining the soil bank program;
(21 If their crop was destroyed by
natural causes prior to July 20,
1956, or (3i if they voluntarily
destroy their tobacco prior to
Mr. Ferguson pointed out that
land put into the soil bank can
not be used for pasture or for
crops this year, but can be plant
ed with a soil-conserving crop.
The ASC manager estimated
that 200 tobacco prducers in the
county will be eligible for soil
bank payments this year.
Mr. Ferguson and County Agent
Virgil L. Holloway spoke at a
meeting last night at the court
By M. T. BRIDGES
(Special to The Mountaineer)
MIAMI, June 27 ? The Waynes
vllle Township High School band
made a wonderful impression in
the 3-mile parade down beautiful
Biscayne Boulevard here tonight.
"The Pride of the Smokies"
marched in perfect precision, and
their playing was on a par with
the almost 50 other bands from
over the nation, as the colorful
parade marched before almost a
half million spectators. The band
members are , enjoying Miami,
and the parade tonight was term
Waynesville Lions participated
in the North Carolina unit in the
parade, and are here to see a fel
low Tar Heel inaugurated as 39th
International president ? Jack
Stickley,' of Charlotte, a recent
Waynesville visitor and speaker.
A record number of North Caro
linians are here in behalf of
Thursday night, the Waynesville
band will stage an 8-minute show
in the large and colorful Orange
Bowl, as "North Carolina Night" I
is staged in honor of Stickley.
(See Band?Page 6)
Flies To Miami
To Join Band
David Russell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Russell, Jr.. 503 East ,
St., left by plane Tuesday for i
Miami to join the Waynesville
Township High School band
during its stay at the Lions In- i
ternational convention this week.
David was scheduled to leave
with the band Sunday morning,
but stayed behind to attend the
funeral of his sister, Teresa Lee
RUssell, 9, who drowned in the ;
swimming pool at Lake Juna
luska ^Saturday afternoon.
The money for David's airline |
ticket was contributed by em
ployees of the Waynesville post
office (where Mr. Russell is a
mail clerk I and by Ernest Ed
wards. outgoing president of the
Waynesville Lions Club; Dr.
Hugh Daniel, and Dr. Jack Dick
In Lobby Of
Patrons of the Waynesville post
office found a difference in the
lobby this morning. The general de
livery window has been shifted to
the left side of the lobby, utiliz
ing the center window where
money orders and box rents have
Postmaster Enos Boyd said the
change was made in order to re
lieve the congestion near the
stamp and parcel post window.
The changes were made upon
recommendation of a postal spec
ialist here several days ago.
The chapge was made in order
to conserve time for both patrons
and postal staff, Postmaster Boyd
The windows formerly used for
general deUvery will remain clos
ed for the present, and might be
taken out and a section of lock
boxes placed in their stead, it was
Postmaster Boyd said he had a
waiting list for lock boxes that
ran into several hundred, and
could easily use two more sections
of boxes which would be about
The post offfce here has re
ceived a drive-up mail box for the
convenience of patrons who want
to post letter from their cars. The
location for the box is now under
consideration, and will probably
be placed in front of the office on
the Main Street curb.
Canton, Reynolds Graduates
Lead County High Schools
In Continuing Education
Canton and Reynolds high
schools ranked above the state
average and the county's other
five high schools, below, in the
number of 1955 graduates who
continued their studies or entered
military service, according to a fol
low-up survey just completed by
the Department of Public Instruc
In North Carolina as a whole,
44 per cent of last year's graduates
went on to senior* or junior col
leges, trade, business or profes
sional schools, or entered the arm
ed services. At Canton the figure
was 48.8 per cent; at Reynolds, 50
per cent; and in the County sys
tem 37.8 per cent.
A total of 98 graduates of Can
ton High were contacted in the
survey. Of these, 30 had enrolled
in senior college, 3 more in jun
ior college, 4 in technical schools
and 11 were in military service.
Of Reynolds' 12 graduates, 3
were in senior colleges, 1 In trade
school and 2 in the service.
The County system's 279 grad
uates reporting stated that 43 had
enrolled in senior college, 11 In
(See Reynolds High?rage 6)
Pigeon River Road Included In Bill
Passage of the Federal highway
bill by Congress Tuesday brought
the Pigeon River Road nearer a
' Commissioner Harry E. Buch
anan of the 14th District said in
a recent meeting in Waynesville
that the State engineers were
ready to proceed with plans on
a five-link section of the road
for contract just as soon as the
Federal bill had been passed.
Buchanan said the Pigeon River
road would be four lanes wide,
and the State would pay 10 per
cent and the Federal Government.
90 per cent. There Is a surplus
in the State funds from three
prior allocations by Governors
Cherry and Scott of several hun
dred thousand dollars which will
be used in matching Federal funds
for construction of the modern
highway connecting Western North
Carolina and Eastern Tennessee,
skirting the eastern end of the
Commissioner Buchanan indi
cated that no time would be lost
in getting the project of the Pigeon
Kiver road under construction as
soon as the Federal funds were as
(By the Associated Press)
The new 33-billion-dullar high
way bill, biggest nondefense spend
ing program in history, was passed
by Congress today (Tuesday) and
sent to President Elsenhower.
The roadbuildlng program in
cludes just about everything Elsen
hower requested, except for bond
financing of the federal outlays.
Congressional Democrats succeeded
in substituting tax boosts to help
pay for the 13-year program.
Eisenhower has listed the high
way bill as -an "urgent" item on
hlr program for Congress. Sup
porters of the legislation expect
him to sign it promptly, perhaps
The bill provides for a $14,800.
000,000 hike in taxes to be levied
on highway users in the next 10
years. These will go into effect
(See Pigeon River?Page 0)
$115,000 For Bulk Tanks
Between now and April 1, 1997,
Haywood County's 68 dairy farms
will spend a total of $115,000 on
bulk milk tanks to improve the
quality of milk being produced in
The majority of dairy farms will
install the bulk tanks between now
and the end of the year, and the
remainder will have units in oper
ation by next April.
James Kirkpatrick, president of
the Haywood County Dairy Pro
ducers Association, said that this
county will be the first in West
ern North Carolina to adopt the
new bulk tank method 100 per
He said that the tanks range in
size between 100 and 500 gallons
capacity, and will cost dairymen 1
an average of $1,700.
Mr. Kirkpatrick explained that
: the tanks provide improved quality
of milk by insuring better sanita
| ticn and immediate cooling of milk
! to 34 degrees. All the tanks are '
; stainless steel inside, and some '
also have stainless steel exteriors. ,
A carload of the bulk tanks will
arrive here within the next two
! weeks, and will be installed shortly
thereafter. Mr. Kirkpatrick added. '
In addition to installing bulk
tanks on their farms, the Haywood
dairymen also will operate a milk
tank truck to transport all milk
produced in the county to proces
sing plants at the Pet and South
According to a report of the of
ficial returns in last Saturday's sec
ond primary, filed by John Carver,
chairman of the board of elections,
Charles B. McCrary received 2,470
votes and Charles W. Edwards, Jr.,
The unofficial count made last
Saturday night gave McCrary the
same number as the official tabula
tion, but reported 1,282 for Ed
wards instead of the official 1,278.
As the Democratic nominee, Mc
Crarv will face the Republican
candidate, W. A. Bradley, in the
November general election.
Makes Hole In One
Mrs. Harold Carpenter, of Tam
pa. Fla., who has a summer homo
on Country Club Drive, shot a
hole in one on the 17th green of
the local links last Friday, accord
ing to a belated report received by
The 17th green has a par of
Make Oil With
Somebody in Haywood County
either has a strong appetite for
chicken, or else intends to go
into the poultry sales business.
According to Sheriff Fred
Campbell, SO chickens were stol
en Tuesday night by thieves who
visited three henhouses.
The sheriff reported that the
poultry pilferers took six hens
from the property of Mrs. Mote
Dillard on Liner St., 19 hens
and a rooster from Claud Rog
ers on the Dellwood Road, and
23 hens and a rooster from
Dewey Messer on Lee St.
DR. CONWAY BOATMAN
BISHOP JOHN BRANSCOMB
DR. CONWAY BOATMAN will be the speaker at the Lake Sun
day, Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday morning* next week. Bishop
Bransromb will be the evening speaker Sunday, Monday and Tues
Two Noted Speakers Set For
Lake Programs Next Week
Dr. Conway Boatman, president
of Union College, Barbourville. Ky.
will deliver the 11 a.m. address
in the auditorium at Lake Juna
luska Sunday. Bishop John Brans
comb. resident bishop of the Jack
sonville Area, Jacksonville, Fla .
will speak Sunday evening at eight.
Dr. Boatman will use "The Peace
of God" as his topic. He is a
former educational missionary to
India and has been president of
Union College for 17 years. The
board of trustees of the college
gave Dr. and Mrs. Boatman an
expense-paid world tour lasting
four months during the summer
Bishop Branscomb supervises
both the Florida and Cuba Con
ferences which make up the Jack
sonville episcopal area. He was
chosen vice-president of the Joint
Section of Education and Cultiva
tion of the Methodist General
Board of Missions for the 1952
He is a trustee of the Lake
Junaluska Assembly and Wesleyan,
Florida. Southern, and Bethune
Dr. Boatman will be platform
speaker here Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday mornings at 11
o'clock programs. Bishop Brans
comb will be the platform speaker
for 8 p.m. programs Monday and
Davis Discusses CDP
Before Asheville Lions
Frank Davis, former County
Commissioner, spoke yesterday at
the weekly luncheon of the Ashe
ville Lions Club. He traced the
growth of the Community Develop
ment Program in Western North
Carolina since 1949.
The CDP projects have resulted,
he said, in many benefits, includ
ing the discovery of leadership a
mong our farm families, better
churches, schools and homes, and
a restoration of true community
spirit among farm families.
NC Press Group
To Visit Parkway
At Annual Meet
The North Carolina Press Asso
ciation will visit the Wagon Road
and Beech Gap link of the Blue
Ridge Parkway when they meet
at Ashevilte for their annual
summer meeting; on July 12-14.
Two years ago the Press Asso
ciation met at Lake Junaluska
and vlsied Soco Gap. Mile High i
and Cherokee. They hare been to
this area on a number of occa
sions. each time visiting some
scenic spot in the area.
Leslie Thompson of Whlteville
is president of the organization,
which will probably have 304
delegates at the meeting.
New Food Store
On Balsam Road
To Open Friday
A new food store ? Kenneth's
Cash Grocery at the intersection
of the Aliens Creek and Balsam
roads ? will have its formal open
ing Friday and Saturday.
The store is owned and will be
operated by Kenneth Muse, who.
at 23 years of age, will be one of
this area's youngest businessmen.
Mr. Muse, a 1951 graduate of
WTHS, served two years in the'
U. S. Army in Germany, and was
employed at the Haywood Furni
ture Store before going into busi
ness for himself.
The store, located in a new
block building measuring 25 by 60
feet, will be operated as a self
service unit. Business hours will
be from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mon
day through Saturday.
Four Community Canneries
Will Open Next Week
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Haywood County's four Com
munity canneries will open for the
1956 season next week and remain
open until September 28, according
to Mrs. Kufus Siler, County super
Dates of the openings are:
July 3, Fines Creek; JulyS,
Woynesville and Bethel; JulyS,
Concerning the community can
neries. Mrs. Siler pointed out:
"All canneries will open at 8 a.m.
and all food must be ready to
process by 12 noon. The canneries
are not set UP stay open after
freezing weather, so if you have
meat to can. plan to do so before
September 28. ?
"Due to an increase in the price
of tin, we have had to pay more for
cans, so the prices this year will
be: No. 2, 8 cents; No. 3, 10 cents,
and No.10. 20 cents The cans are
perfect to freeze fruits and corn.
The flavor is perfect. t
The canneries are not operated
for profit, but as a service to the
community. The manager and
teachers are in the cannery to teach
you how to conserve food and do
not have time to do any of your
werk. So bring your food (Just
what you can prepare yourself),
take your turn, and clean up after
Managers of the canneries will
be: M. C. Nix at Bethel, B. F.
Nesbitt at Crabtree, James C. Car
penter at Fines Creek, and John
Nesbitt at Waynesville.
Killed ; 2
(1954 ? 11
Injured ... ? 42
? (1955 ? 37)
(1944 ? 74)
Loss ... $31,996
(1954 ? 934,479)
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