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71st YEAR NO. 51 16 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 5, 195ft |8.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ~
Many Masons Will
Several hundred Masons are ex
ofX'c 'V?r 'he 1956
Selert ? CounciI ol Royal and
,0 'b *?*? of North Carolina
day ld Sunday through Tues
Headquarters will be at the
hp ira EIementary School, with
headquarters for the ladies at the
L V Davis Company lounge
dp' "1""'8 assembly, Masonic
degrees; vv,|j be conferred and a
? p wi" be made to the Masonic
Marker at Black Camp Gap.
Jul, h"?8 WiM oppn Sunday,
Ul> 8, with registration and as
iMimenis from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
a. the school. At 8 p.m. a Masonic
service will be held at the First
Methodist Church conducted by
*ev. and Companion A. Dc
ed?bv ,hy' C;:and Chaplain, assist
Farl H ? 7,,*"* ComPanion
chi,h R'endall, pastor of the
church. A social hour and re
heshmcnts will follow in the din
ing room of the church.
9 1 m Council wi? open at
trnrinpti ^' incluchng the in
troduction and reception of dis
tinguished guests. At 2 p.m. there
will be an exemplification of the
Royal Master s Degree by Tyrian
Council No 19 0f Elizabeth City
At 8 p m there will be an exempli
fication of the Select Master's De
g ee by, Charlotte Council No. 8
On Tuesday at 9 a m. Grand
Council will reconvene for its clos
makoT"- M 2 Pm Masons
make the scenic motor trip to the
Masonic Marker to hear an ad
by Companion C. R. Holmes
tsee Masons?Page g,
Want Ad Finds
Dog New Home
If it had been raining cats and
nogs, the Founts could have
disposed of every one of them
following a want ad in last
Oliver (Babe) Yount and Ila
lean Yount wanted to find a
good home in the country for
their boxer, so a week ago Mon
day he put an ad of his own in
as he went about his regular
Job of making up ads for The
the lime he got home, the 4
paper was off the press and his
wife with a gleam in her eye
wanted to know what he had
been doing?the phone had al
ready started *o ring with callers
wanting old Rocky.
Rocky was soon established
out in Maggie, but the phone
continued to ring. Mrs. Y'ount
thinks there were some 30 calls,
lasting all week long: "After so
long," she says, "I just quit
So if you want to find a home
for a pet, just advertise in The
Mountaineer ? there must be
at least 29 people hereabouts who
REV. HAROLD COLE will be
guest speaker at revival services
next week at the First Baptist
Church of Waynesville. He is
pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Auburn, Ala.
To Open Monday
At First Baptist
Revival services at the First Bap
tist Church of Waynesville will be
held the week of July 9-15 with
the Rev. Harold Cole, pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Auburn,
Ala., as visiting minister.
Evening services will be at 8
p.m. beginning on Monday. July
9. Morning services will open at
7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
The Rev. T. E. Robinett is pastor
of the Waynesville church.
Mr. Cole, director 'of student
work for the Baptists of South
Carolina, is a native of Greenville
County He is a graduate of Fur
man University and received his
theological training at Sogthern
Baptist Theological Seminary at j
Louisville, Ky.. graduating in 1944
He has work toward a Ph. D. at
Union Theological Seminary. New 1
Mr. Cole has traveled extensive-;
(See Baptist?Page 8)
Road Near Balsam
Blocked By Slide
During the recent heavy rainfalls |
a small slide temporarily blocked |
the highway near Balsam, accord-)
ing to C. W. Lee. 14th Highway
Division engineer. Balsam has
been hit by heavy rains four times j
in the past two weeks, he said.
An estimated several thousand
dollars damage was done to roads
and highways in Jackson County
by the rains, with several roads
blocked by falling rocks and dirt.
BothScotts Creek and the Tucka
segee^fcpr were swollen in their
banks^PPr the deluge Monday af
ternoonHiut did not reach the flood
Lee said Tuesday that state high
way crews were repairing and
clearing the highways. "We have
done nothing in the ,?>st few weeks
but make repairs to damage caused
by these flash floods." he said.
Proposal Made To Build
Nature Study Center At
Lake As George Memorial
A proposal has been made for
establishing a Nature Center near
the Children's Center at Lake Jun
aluska, in memory of LeRoy
George, 10, late son of Rev. and
Mrs, L. B. George, who died last
January of a rare heart disease.
The proposal calls for a build
ing adjoining the present children's
center, and provides for an educa
tional feature which has proven
highly successful in the 77 cities
across the nation where such facil
ities are provided.
Out of educational insurance and
contributions sent in during and
after the illness and operation, the
lad's parents have started a LeRoy
George Memorial Fund which they
propose to use for the establish
ment of the Nature Center.
A number of persons interested
in'minerals, plants, flowers and
shrubs of this area, have volun
teered their services to the pro
The whole proposal is in the
planning stage, and a meeting has
been called for July 10 to discuss
i further the general idea, and for
mally present a recommendation
to the Assembly Board of Trustees.
Several members have individually
endorsed the proposal.
Much interest followed the young
Bethel schoolboy as he underwent
an operation last January. His in
terest in nature, and his collection
, of many things in this area,
prompted the idea of the nature
Partly cloudy, rather sultry,
svith scattered afternoon and
early night thunderstorms today
Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date i Max. Min. Pr.
July 2 83 58 .05
July 3 85 57
July 4 82 62 .01
HAYWOOD COUNTY AROMATIC TOBACCO
won the praise of a specialist?J. S. Wilkinson,
assistant manager of the Southeastern Aromatic
Tobacco Co. of Anderson, S. C.?who was in the
county this week and last inspecting the crops
being grown by Wayne Garrett at Aliens Creek,
Coleman York of West Pigeon and W. J. McCrary
of Orabtroe. Mr. Wilkinson, (loft) shown here
on the Vork farm with tho owner (center) and Mr.
McCrary, said that tobacco in other parts of
North Carolina and in South Carolina has boon
hurt recently by drought conditions.
(Mountaineer Photo). j
3000 Delegates Expected
At Jurisdictional Meeting
Delegates and officials of tin
Methodist Church's southeastern
jurisdiction ? nine states and
Cuba ? will hold their quadren
nial session at Lake Junaluska
Primary interest will be center-!
ed on the election of two new
bishops to fill vacancies created
by the retirement at the confer- j
ence of Bishops Costen J. llarrelt.
Charlotte, and Clare Purcell, Bir
The conference committee on
the episcopacy will assign the jur
isdiction's eight bishops to the
episcopal areas they will supervise
during the next four years.
The conference also will elect
jurisdictional members to the de
nomination's general and regional
boards and agencies, and plan edu
cational, evangelistic, missionary
and benevolent programs.
Voting delegates will number
364 laymen and clergymen, equal
ly divided, it was announced by
the Rev. Dr. Lud H. Estes, Mem
phis, Tenn., conference secretary.
They and 118 reserve delegates
were elected by 17 annual confer
ences to represent more than 2.
526.000 Methodists in the South- i
Church officials and visitors are
expected to push total attendance
beyond 3.000, Dr. Estes said
Bishops have not vote in confer- j
ence procedure, but preside at
; plenary sessions. In addition to
j Bishops Harrell and Purcell, they
are Bishops Arthur J. Moore. At- j
lanta, Ga.; William T. Watkins. i
I Louisville, Ky.; Marvin A. Frank
lin. Jackson, Miss.: Roy H. Short,
j Nashville, Tenn.; Paul N. Garber.
(See Methodist?Page 8>
Sealed bids for construction of
I a swimming pool at tbe new
! Recreation Center site will be
received at the office of archi
tect Henry Foy, 303 Main St.,
Waynesville, until 2 p.m. Mon
day, July 9, it has been an
At 2 p.m. the bids will be
opened and read for the furn
ishing of labor, materials, and
equipment for the pool.
Plans and specifications for
the projects are now available to
bidders from Mr, Foy.
Contractors were informed
that they must be licensed un
der North Carolina law in order
to enter bids.
Contract To Be
Let August 28
Tile letting of contracts for con
struction of Highway 23 and 19-A,
from Sylva to Willets, has been
postponed until August 28 accord
ing to an announcement by C. W.
Lee. regional engineer of the North
Carolina Highway Division.
Lee said that the postponement
came because of an inability to get
schedules out for the highway.
Because of the frequent show
ers which have fallen in the last j
several weeks. Haywood County ]
now has some of the best Turkish 1
tai'orfJatic) tobacco in North Card-'
This was the word Tuesday from
J. S, Wilkinson, assistant manager
of the Southeastern Aromatic To- j
bacco Go. of Anderson. S. C., who 1
said that tobacco in other sections 1
of North Carolina and in South]
Carolina has been suffering from ;
lack of moisture.
He explained that aromatic to- ?
bacco is drought-resistant, but
still needs a certain amount of
moisture for best growth.
Last week and this week.. Mr.
Wilkinson has spent some time in
Haywood County visiting the coun
ty's three growers of aromatic
leaf: Wayne Garrett on the A. L.
Kreedlander farm at Aliens Creek.
Coleman York of West Pigeon,
and W, J. McCrary of Crabtree.
While here, Mr. Wilkinson has
been assisting Mr. York and Mr.
McCrary install new curing equip
ment tor their crop this year. He
mentioned, also, that Mr. Gqrrett
has enlarged curing facilities for
his three acres of tobae'eo. The
other two growers have approxi
mately an acre and a half.
Mr. Wilkinson said that prices
to be paid for aromatic leaf will
be the same as last year ? with
top grades going for $1.25 per
County Agent Virgil L. Hollo
way said that if the crops now be
ing grown by Garrett, York, and
McCrary prove successful, there
probably will be "five limes as
many" growers of aromatic tobac
(Sec Tobacco?Page 8)
First Bulk Milk Tank Is Installed
The first of some 68 bulk milk
tanks to be purchased by members
of the Haywood County Dairy Pro
ducers Association was installed
last Friday on the farm of Mr. and
Mrs. Raymond Duckett on the
Lovejoy Road in Pigeon Valley.
Purchased from the T. S. Mor
rison-Foard Co. of Waynesville. the
new stainless steel tank has a capa
city of 200 gallons and costs slight
ly over $2,000.
Milk will be poured directly
from milking pails into the bulk
tank, where it will be cooled to 36
degrees within 15 or 20 minutes.
The milk will remain cool and j
sanitary in the bulk tank until it is
pumped into the new milk tank
truck which will be operated by
the Haywood Dairy Producers As
James Kirkpatrick, president of I
the dairy association, announced
last week that members of the
group have voted to purchase the
new bulk tanks to improve the
quality of the milk they produce.
When this new equipment is in
stalled. Haywood County will be
come the first county in North
Carolina and one of the very few
in the entire United States to adopt
the new bulk tank method 100 per
Mr. Kirkpatrick said that a car
load of the tanks will arrive here
(See Milk Tank?Pare 8)
a ? ??? mjm+t-m 111 ?iir * wuni ? UUU ,? muu"
try began last *?k when the first of 68 bulk milk
tanks was installed on the farm of Mr. and Mrs.
n.iyiTM'Fia i/urnru on mr Lovejoy ivoaa. if ere yirs.
Duckrtt pows with the new tank, which has a
capacity of 200 callous. i Mountaineer Photo).
U. S., State Aid Requested
For Cove Creek Flood Area
State and fec.era' agriculture
agencies will be contacted to de
termine if any aid can be obtained
for farmers in the Cove Creek area,
whose lands were damaged heavily
by a flash flood Saturday afternoon.
County Agent Virgil U Holloway
Mr. Holloway said that "a con
servative estimate of the total dam
age done by the flood would be
The county agent explained that
the affects of the flood included
washing away of valuable topsoil,
destruction of crops, and damage
to farm machinery and buildings.
Among crops hardest hit were ;
burley tobacco, corn, hay, and gar
dens? most of w hich were termed
"a complete loss".
Mr. Holloway said that some late
garden crops might be replanted,
but said that replanting of corn, |
other than for silage, might prove >
impractical. He said that replant-1
ing of hurley tobacco might pos
sibly pay off but is questionable ?
depending on the weather the re
mainder of the summer. The main j
trouble. Mr. Holloway said, is that i
much of the land swept by the flood
waters cannot be cultivated at pres
The county agent said that farm- ;
ers mainly affected in the flooded
area were C K Ward. W. ( Sut
ton .Medforri Hannah, Karl Foe. I
Frank Hyatt. C, 11 Franklin. K P j
Sutton. George Boring. Marion
Me'sser, R C. Sutton. Larry Sutton.j
C. 11. Franklin, W'. M. Hall. Floyd
Jenkins. Roy Jenkins, and Mrs. Ar
To prevent damage from flash
floods in the future, Mr Holloway
said. Cove Creek probably would .
have to be straightened and dredg
ed?an expensive undertaking,
A W Ferguson, manager ol the
Haywood County ASC office, said
that a number of Cove Creek farm
ers probably are eligible to apply
for soil bank payments because ol
their crops being destroyed by "na
They also can receive assistance
in seeding a sod crop on their dam
aged land, he added.
Credentials Of Six
Cpl Fritchard H Smith of the
Highway Patrol and Sheriff Fred >
Campbell arrested a teen-aged boy j
last night driving a ear stolen ear- ;
Her at Franklin, but the officers
are frankly puzzled over one thing
the boy's name.
In his possession last night they i
found credentials issued to six dil- "
ferent people: a driver s license,
a birth certificate, and four Social
(See Stolen Car?Page 8)
AMONG THE FIRST APPLICANTS for soil bank payments in
ila.vwood County this week was J. Forest Justiee of Bethel com
munity. who is shown applying here with ASC Manama A. VV
Ferguson (lefti in accordance with the provision that he did not
plant his hurley crop this year, anticipating participating in the
soil bank program. The deadline for appl.vng for soil bank pay
ments is Friday, July 20. (Mountaineer Photo).
Assets Oi First National
Bank Sets New Record
The report of the First National
Bank as of June 30, published to
day, shows assets at $6,289,576.
the largest in the 54-year history
of the bank.
Jonathan Woody, president, said
this morning that savings ac
counts had increased from April
27 to June 30 by $126,665. In lat
April the bank increased interest
rates paid for savings accounts to
21l- per pent.
The report being published to- _
day, besides showing the largest
assets of the bank, shows deposits
at $5,824,570, also an all-time high
for the banking institution.
In the report the banking house
and drive-in is listed among the
assets at only $37,305.
The officers of the bank are J.
K. Massie, chairman of the board,
Jonathan Woody, president: J. H
Way, executive vice president:
James T. Noland. vice president;
Joe S- Davis, cashier and J. J. At
kins, assistant cashier.
Bank directors are L. N, Davis,
James E. Massie, James T. Noland,
Glenn C- Palmer, J. A, Prevost,
J. Wilford Ray. A. T- Ward, J. 11.
\\ ay and Jonathan Woody.
Of Horse Shows
Horse show activities this sum
mer at the new Recreation Center
site will be planned at a meeting
at 8 p.m. Monday at the court
house, it has been announced
At the meeting will be repre
sentatives of the Waynesx die
Chamber of Commerce, the Rec
reation Commission, and W. W.
Morgan of a Canton horse show
Tentative plans now call for
major show here August 10-11 and
smaller shows at other times this
An overly-generous pay tele
phone was paying out 65 rents
for every 10-eent call the other
A telephone repairman was
railed and corrected the miscal
culating mechanism. The instru
ment. although generous to pa
trons, had not cost the Southern
Bell Telephone Company one
All the excess change clanked
out to patrons had been put bark
into the telephone coin box. The
telephone was on the grounds of
Lake Junaluska Assembly.
4th Of July
Only two minor traffic accidents ;
were reported in. Haywood Coun
ty during the Fourth of July holi
day. which was termed "very
?Ugct" by both Sheriff Fred Camp
bell and Chief of Police Orville
One of the accidents took place
on the Newfound Road north of
Canton at 6:20 p.m. yesterday j
when a 1046 Mercury driven by 1
Hobby M. Dills of Route 1, Can
ton. collided with a 1951 Plymouth j
driven by Mrs. Sally Grogan Mann.
74. of Canton.
Patrolman W. R. Wooten of the i
Highway Patrol said that his in
vestigation of the accident dis
closed that both vehicles may have
been over the center line, but he
did not make any charges against
(See Fourth of July?Page 8>
One Week Of Court Will
Convene Here Next Monday
A total of 307 cases are on the
docket for the July criminal term j
of Superior Court, which opens;
here Monday morning with Judge
Zeb V. Nettles of Asheville presid
The court will last for only one
The major case to be heard by
the jury this week will be charges
of drunk driving and murder a
gainst Dewey Forest Bryson of Al
iens Creek in connection with the
traffic death last October 9 of
Miss Bobbie Jean Crowder of Bry
son City on Highway 19A-23 at
Other major cases include:
Charges of reckless driving, rac
ing on the highway and speeding
90 miles per hour against Dale
Gilliland and Edgar Lawrence Ray:
charges of assault and rape against
Floyd Stevens and Johnny Henson,
and charges of breaking and enter
ing and larceny against several
iSee Court?Page 8)
I 1956 I
I In Haywood
I Killed 2 1
(1955 ? 1)
I Injured .... 42 I
(1955 ? 37)
I Accidents.. 100 I
(1955 ? 76)
I Loss ... $32,321
(1955 ? $39,479)
I (This Informstioa compiled I
I from rrmrdi of Sltlt Hlfk- I
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