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The Wayne syille Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-\Veek In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park *
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71st YEAR NO. 57 ? 12 PAGES Associated Press WAYNESVILLE. N. t\. MONDAY AFTERNOON. JULY 16. 1956 $3.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Haywood County has a bumper
apple crop this year, but the value
of the harvest will be cut consider
ably in some areas by severe cedar
rust damage to apples.
H. H. Eavenson of Saunook esti
maes that he will lose from 200 to
300 bushels of apples ? worth be
twe?^J400 and $500?because of
rusFwJbge to three acres of Rome
Beauty, Golden, and Stayman ap
Other orchards in the Saunook j
community and also in Francis
Cove have reported costly damage j
from cedar rust.
County Agent Virgil L. Holloway
explained that cedar rust is a fun- ;
gus harbored in red cedar trees j
which is borne on the wind into ?
orchards where it affects both fruit
and leaves of trees. Wlien leaves of
young trees are infested. the
growth of the trees is stunted.
The county agent pointed out
that sprays are not effective against
cedar rust, and added that the only
way to prevent damage to orchards
is to cut down all red cedars.
He said this woulcf not seriously
inconvenience property owners be
cause there are only a few red
cedar trees in the entire county.
Mr. Holloway related that mem- i
bers of the Haywood County Apple
Growers Association have discussed j
the problem and have offered to
replace with other shrubs all red
cedars which are cut down.
The county agent said he under
stands that Virginia has a law j
which requires the cutting of all
red cedars within the vicinity of
orchards. North Carolina, however,
has no such law, he added.
To Hold Revival
Revival Services will begin Sun
day. July 22. at the First Baptist
The visiting speaker will be the
Rev. Charles Neal, pastor of Alexis
Baptist Church, Alexis. Before re
cently going to Alexis. Mr Neal
was assistant pastor of First Bap
tist Church, Charlotte.
The weekday services will begin
at 7:50 each evening and will con
tinue every evening through July
Homecoming Day will be observ
ed on July 29 and a record attend
ance is anticipated for the services
on that day.
Rev. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., is pas
A SHORT TIME after this picture was tnadc Sat
urday afternoon by a Mountaineer photographer,
the f'.Vfoot smoke stack at the new I'nagusta
plant crashed to the ground, and was mashed
beyond i epair. The top of the crane twisted and
buckled and the ?' -.'-ton stack, which is five fret
in diameter fell. No one was injured. The crew
left Sunday, and said they would be back with a
new stack next Monday. The delay will not inter
fere with the completion date of the plant.
Asheville Man Bound Over To Court
Here On Charge Of Cattle Rustling
An unusual charge of cattle
rustling at Fines Greek was given
a two-hour hearing today before
Justice of the Peace J J Fergu
son, after which one of 'he three
defendants named in the indict
ment was bound over to Superior
Placed under a $5,000 bond for
trial in the November term of Su
perior Court was Ernest Beach
board, 28, of Asheville. Absolved
of blame in the case was Beach
board's wife, Mrs. Nellie Ferguson
Beachboard, and John Dillenger,
both of Asheville.
The hearing in the courtroom
today, which lasted from 11 a ni
until 1 p.m., was attended by some
75 persons?mostly farmers.
In the indictment, Beachboard
was charged with taking eight
head of cattle, owned by Joe Davis
of White Oak, and pastured on the
land of Fred Ferguson of Fines
On the stand. Beachboard ad
mitted taking the livestock, but
said he was under the impression
the cattle belonged to his wife,
(See Asheville Man-?Page 6)
Health Board Asks
225 To Return
For X-Ray Retakes
The County Health Department
has issued an urgent plea to all .
persons w ho were not i tied to re- j t
turn for additional free chest X- )
ra\ > to report for their retakes as ,
soon as possible. ?,
During the drive, over 9.000 i
count> residents were X-raved and j
225 ??were notified to return. Of j
these 98 have come in.
Hours for the plates to be made I
are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30
to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. j
The department pointed out that (
no matter how many films are re- r,
quired, there is no charge.
Governor Discloses Plans
For N.C. School Legislation
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RALEIGH ? Governor Hodges
mede public Saturday the steps he
and his Advisory Committee plan
to recommend that the Legislature
and the people take in order to
"preserve: public schools and help I
preserve the public place.1'
The gist of the school preserva- 1
lion plan would simply provide at- '
tendance expense grants, formerly \
referred to as tuition grants, to j
citizens who do not want their
children to go to school with a
member of the opposite race, and '
allow a local school unit to sus
pend operation of its schools, upon
majority public vote, if the situa-1
lion is considered intolerable.
If the Legislature approves, the
people of North Carolina may vote
un these questions, probably in
The announcement followed a
second round of conferences with |
legislators. In April, most of them I
visited the mansion for discus
dons. During the past week, the !
Governor and his associates met
with legislators in four convenient
places in the State. The final
meeting w as held Friday in Way- j
Here briefly is what the five sug- ;
gested bills would do
1. Provide for a public vote on
the question of amending the State
Constitution to permit the Gen
eral Assembly to provide local op
tion and education expense grants.
2. Provide for the setting up of
machinery for regulating the local
option plan, which, of course, j
would depend upon the people's ,
approval of the constitutional ;
Elections to decide whether a '
school or schools in a local' option I
unit will be closed may be called !
upon petition of at least 15 per- |
cent of the registered voters within |
that local option unit. A like 1
(See Schools?Page 6)
And Smoky Bears
"Mountaineers' Shootin' Match" !
and "Great Smoky's Bears" are !
the titles of two picture stories
in the August issue of "Friends," ,
distributed by Chevrolet dealers.
The "shootin' match" is of
course the far-famed annual
beef shoot which takes place at
Cataloochee Ranch each Aug
ust. Seven black - and - white
photographs and a sketch of a
frontiersman accompany a brief
text describing the event.
With four photographs and a
sketch of a somnolent bear re
clining in a deck chair, the bear
story points out that the moun
tain park bears now lead "the
life of Jliley."
Two WNC Men Are Killed
In fcAir Crash Fatal To 45
Tiijpfc(.'stern North Carolinian
lost ffielr lives in the crash of a
Military Air Transport plane near ,
McGuire Air Force Base in New
Jersey Friday in which 45 person* :
They were <Oipt. Vance M.
Spivey, 31. a graduate of Waynes
ville Township High School, and
Airman 2/c Richard Carlton Wil
son, 19, son of Mr. ahd Mrs. E. W.
Wilson of Canton.
Capt. Spivey, son of Mrs. John
M. Spivey of Asheville, was en
route to Newfoundland to fly an
other plane back to McGuire. He
and his wife. Dorothy, and their1
two sons, 8 and 5. had moved into j
a new 7-room house in Moorestown. ?
N. J. only last Easter.
Wilson, youngest of 10 children
in the Wilson family, had ended a
30-day furlough at homo last Sun
day and was en route to England
for a three-year tour of duty. His
(See Two Men Killed?Page 6)
Partly cloudy, ?warmer and
humid with scattered showers and
thunderstorms mostly during the
afternoon and early night hours
Monday and Tuesday.
Official Waynesville tempera
tures as reported by the State Test
Date Max. Min. Pr.
July 12 . . 80 67
July 13 . - _ 77 63 .19
July 14 . .80 66 .35 j
July 15 82 58 -1.181
STEPHEN COX will be promoted
to Eaele Scout tonight as the
monthly Boy Scout court of hon
or is held at the First Baptist
Church. Canton. 7:30. Stephen
has been a Scout for 3'-? years, I
has earned 39 merit badges, and
is a member of Troop 16, Canton,
with F. F. Lawrence as Scout- ,
master. Botany Was his hardest
merit badge to earn, the aggres
sive scout said, lie is a member
of the 10th grade of Canton High
School. He is the son of Dr.-i
James Cox. Siler City, and Mrs.
Lewi* Drye. Canton.
Gov. Hodges Approves Cove Creek
Flood Control Project; Estimated Cost
Dredging, Widening Set At $10,000
Governor Luther Hodges has ap
i proved the? project for straighten
ing and widening the channel of I
The Governor told a committee |
I of Cove Creek farmers and others
while on a visit here Friday after*
noon that he was in sympatln with
their project and would be glad to
approve the suggestion of widen
i ing and straightening the channel
'so as to reduce the potential dam
age of further floods,
A preliminary survey has al
ready been made of the creek,
which went on a rampage June 30,
destroying an estimated $100,000
of property including much crop
land, pastures, roads and personal
It js expected that highway en
gineers will make the survey for
tlve project and the Governor said
he hoped that work could get start- .
ed us soon as possible. He gave no
time as to when work might start.
It was estimated that the cost
would be approximately $10,000
and the Governor told the group
that YV)' w ill take Care of it.'.'
i The damaged farmers oi Cove
Creek had met here a week ago
j and made plans for a committee
; composed of Senator William Med
ford. Representative Jerry Rogers.
S Chairman of the Board of Commis- J
, sioners Faraday Green and Jona- i
: than Woody to present the needs i
for the w ider and straighter chan-j
nel of Cove Creek to the Cover- J
I nor. The committee, using photo- i
graphs made by The Mountaineer ,
I and news articles from this news- j
paper, presented the facts to the
I Governor. The Chief Executive im- i
j mediately saw the need of the !
(See Cove Creek?Page 6>
Excavating for the modern
swimming pool at the Ilerrra- I
I tion Center is three-fourths rom- I
pleted. according to W. C". Nor- 1
ris. contractor. 1
Norris said he would put in
a pump in the diving well exca
vation today which would enable 1
work to proceed on schedule.
90 To Leave Thursday
On 13th Annual Farm Tour
Niney Haywood County residents
will leave Waynesvillc early Thurs
day morning tor a 3.332-mile tour
through 15 states and two provinces
of Canada?returning here Sunday,
More than 90 persons wanted to
make the 13th annual tour, but
County Agent Virgil L. Hoi to way
explained that accommodations
could not be found for more than
this number at several points on
The trip will he made in two air
conditioned buses and Mr. Hollo
I way's passenger tar. !
High points of the tour will be
a visit to the Gettysburg Battle
I held, tour of he Hershey Chocolate '
I Co. plant in Pennsylvania. trip to ,
j the Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park.
I -V. Y and the George Vanderbilt
(See Farm Tour?Page 6)
COVE CREEK FARMERS, and others heard good
news froui Governor I Hither II. Ilodges as he
told them he would make an appropriation for
correcting the stream bed of Cove Creek to aid
in preventing further Hood damage. From the left
are: Jonafhan Woody, Faraday C. litem, Mrd
tord Hannah. Governor lloders. George Boring,
F.arl Poe. Rep Jerry Rogers and Senator W illiam
i Mountaineer Photo).
Aid Deadline i
Friday, July 20, is the deadline :
011 applying for soil bank payments ?
on 1956 crops, \SC manager A W
Ferguson reminded Haywood,'
County farmers today.
lie estimated that approximate-:
ly 200 county fanners are eligible '
for soil bank payments, hut thus
far only 20 have applied for the as- j
liurlev producers can treceive J
payments through one ot three
provisions; tit if they did not plant !.
Lheir crop or underplanted because |
if adverse weather conditions, of |
if they anticipated joining the -oil
hank program; <2> if their crop wa
Jestroyed by natural causes prior
lo July 20, 1956, or (Si if they nil- i
pntarily destroy their tobacco priot \
lo July 31.
Mr. Ferguson pointed out that I'
land put into the soil hank can- ]
not he used for pasture or for
crops this year, but can he plant
ed with a soil-conserving chop,
Clyde Couple To
Sail For Korea
Hcv. J. G. Goodwin, Jr., has re-!
signed as pastor of the First Bap
tist Church, Clyde, in order to ae- i
cept appointment as a foreign mis
sionary to Korea.
Mr. Goodwin has been pastor of i
(See Clyde Couple?Page til
Next Jurisdictional Conference Of
Methodists Also Set For Junaluska
The Southeastern Jurisdictional1
Conference concluded a 5-day ses
sion at Lake Junaluska Sunday
night, after voting 378 to 6 to re
turn to the Lake in 1960 for the
next quadrennial meeting.
Last night a large audience at
tended the service which saw the
ollicial retirement of Bishop Cos
ten J. Harrell. Charlotte, and
Bishop Clare Purcell. Birming
ham. Their successors. Dr. Bach
man G. Hodge of Chatanooga. and
Dr. Nolan B. Harmon, of New
York, were consecrated.
In the only other major busi
ness the Jurisdiction dedicated a
new $100,000 youth center in mem
ory of the late Bishop Paul B.
Kern, who died in 1953.
In preaching his farewell sermon.
Bishop Harrell praised the "mood"
of his conference but said, "There
is nothing more tragic than for
us to plan great programs and then
become too busy to worship God.
Sometimes we talk so much about
j saving the world that we forget
(See Bishops?Page 6|
BISHOP B^CHMAN G. HODGE
of Chattanooga, succeeds Bishop
Clare Porcell, as head of the
I Birmingham area. He was elect
ed Friday hy the Conference,
BISHOP NOLAN B HARMON, j
who snrrrda Bishop Costen J. j
Harretl, of the Charlotte Area,
was flfftwl to the post at the i
I..ike TnrsHay nieht.
Farm Water Tank
At Jonathan Creek
A water tank from the farm of
Glenn James at Jonathan Creek
was destroyed by a bolt of light
ning which struck the tank
shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
The lightning bolt set the
wooden structure of the water
tank afire, but the water escap
ing from the tank soon extin
guished the llames.
The tank was only a short dis
tance from the James residence,
hut the home was not damaged.
PFC Frank Crisp
Dies In Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J Massif
loute 1. Wayncsville, have beet
lotifk'd by the Department of the
\rniy that their son, PFC Frank
L'ri.sp, :t8. died ill Germany July t
is the result of a gunshot wound u
PFC Crisp a veteran of both
World War II and the Korean
?onflict. had a total of 14 yea'r>
n service and had been in Germany
K-arly two years on his latest tout
if duty H?> was serving with a tank
anil near Heidelburg.
The body will be sent here to the
jarrett Funeral Home and burial
a ill be in Buchanan Cemetery at
Aliens Creek. Funeral arrange
nents are incomplete.
Hot Rodders' Forbidden
To Drive Or Own Cars
The July Criminal Tern,
Superior t ourl an mn i i,, <1
' 1 p.m Friday !i,?v 11 .,i <il< ?
total of 295 cases. Judgments vu,
ordered in 194 eases; cash bond
[ were forfeited in 47 more: and
| fendants were called and failed ' >
: appear in 54 others. Judge Zeb V.
Edgar Lawrence 'Tobyi Ray and
! Andrew Dale Gilliland. driver- . m
a race near Saunook February l~i
? were forbidden to drive or to w v.
a ear for five years. A 12-inonUi
road sentence was suspended.
in the closing days of the term,
cash bonds were forfeited in ti e
Larry Ned Warren. ' speedn ,
Junior Paul Bolts, -peedii ,
Hugh Rhinehart Bryant, permit ?
ting unlicensed person to drive,
Jennings Stanley Coleman,
' j George Theodore Hunter, speed*
' ling. $30.
Ruby S. Smith, speeding. $31.25.
1 Ronald Martin Christian, spi ? -
i ing. $50.
j Bennie Boyee Fortner, speeding,
i David Lee Hannah, speed11 ,
Ralph R. Holder driving dvuu ,
Troy Neal Paxton, -iH-edn g. $5 t,
D. J. Payne, speeding, $50.
,Reece A. Stephens, Speedu i,
G. S Leatbertnan permit tii s'
unlicensed persoii to opera':- nmt*
(See Court?Page 6>
Director Considering Opera
For Waynesville Area In '57
The >ta?iiitj of opera in the !
Wayiwsville area next summer has |
been proposed by Dr. Arturo Di
Filippi. managing director of the
Opera Guild of Greater Miami, who
was a visitor here last week.
In Wayhesville as the house
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles K-er
sten on Fairway Drive, Dr. Di Filip
pi expressed the desire to stage
one or two operatic performances
with members of opera companies
in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
He explained that the singers
who would comp here are under
studies to noted Metropolitan
Opara and European stars. He said
that these younger performers are
very talented, but have not yet at
tained the recognition accorded to
Thursday afternoon Dr. Di Filip
pi discussed summer opera for this
area with three men: his host. Mr.
Kersten. who heads the Ft. Lauder
' iScr Opera?Pace 2>
- J '']
(1955 ? 1) j
Injured .... 43
(1955 _ 37)
(1955 ? 76)
Loss .. ? $32,621
(1955 ? $36,179)
(This Information compiled
from records of State Hlcfc