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1 WAYNE8VILLE, N. C. TgnStUAV AETEKNOOX. W,.V ?, - ^TTn Adyance ,n Haywo^ ?d d^CounHe,
Pigeon River Project Gets Big Financial j
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Pisgah Recreation Area Started At Sunburst
Site Is Near
VY'ork began today on a new rec
' ryation area on the West Fork of i
the Pigeon River in Pisgah N'a- !
tional Forest. Ranger Ted Seely ;
announced this morning.
The section chosen is about 3
miles above Lake Logan, at the
entrance to the National Forest
and just below the Sunburst Game
Plans call eventually for more j
than two dozen picnic tables and
18 fireplaces, but Seely said today
that funds will not permit full i
i development of the area this year, j
Me expects, however, to have the
access road and parking area and
some facilities ready for public
use by ' early fall, possibly by
| Labor Day.
I The land lies on the right side
j of the Beech Gap road and is ap
proximately 700 feet along the
! road and 400 feet deep. The pic
nic area will be designed in a
half moon with the access road and
parking areas separating one group
of tables from the other. Parking
| facilities, it is estimated, could
accommodate 100 cars.
In addition to tables and firc
I places, two latrines and a dozen
; trash cans will be provided.
Seely said that for the past
several years the Forest Service
has been hoping to get funds for
development of a recreation area
somewhere along the Sherwood
Forest or Pigeon River section.
He stated that he had just oh-j
1 tained funds sufficient to make a '
start on the development, with the
whole layout to be completed
later. This week the work of
grading the parking area was
1 started, and picnic tables are
under construction at the service's
| shop in Biltinore.
TOWERING TOBACCO for this time of year is
this crop of Burley 21 on the land of ('. II Rhine
hart in Jones Cove, grown by >lr. Rhinehart
(right) and his son-in-law, Ben Mears (left). In
some portions of the .75 of an acre, the leaves
stand more than si* feet high. Mr. Rhinehart said
he has not had to spray his Burley 21 at all this
year, whereas he had to spray a crop of Burley
16 several times last year. Three hundred pounds
of ammonium nitrate and 1.000 pounds of fertiliz
er have been used on the field.
William Wilhelm, landscape en
gineer of the National Park Serv
ice. told members of WNCA Tues
day that the Blue Ridge Parkway
from Soco Gap to Srriokcmont is
completely under contract with the
exception of the bridge across the
Oeonalufty River. Wilhelm said
he expects the bridge to be put
under contract soon in order that
it may be completed at the same
time as the roadway, which he
predicted would be early 1958
He said that top priority had
been given to a new alignment
and improvement of Highway 441
from Cherokee to Newfound
Gap. This is part of the National
Farfc Mission 66 program.
Wilhelm also told of projects
costing about $400,000 on the North
Carolina side of the Park for
homes and other facilities for park
personnel. This would include five
homes for park personnel families,
tocctkjt with maintenance shops
ai d i U necessary buildings.
On Property Of
300 In County
Liens were placed on the prop
erty of some 300 Haywood County I
taxpayers this week for failure to
pay 1955 county taxes, Tax Col
lector Bryan Medford announced
Taxes paid during the remainder I
of July will bear an interest rate
of 4 per cent, and will increase
one-half of one per tent each 1
In addition, taxpayers must also
pay one dollar apiece to bear the
cost of advertising their property.
The liens are in the name of
Partly cloudy and continued
warm today and Friday. Little
change in temperature with scat
tered afternoon and evening show
ers and thunderstorms.
Official Waynesville temperature
a> reported by the State Test Farm:
Date Max. Min. Prec.
July 23 82 , 58 .09
July 24 82 58 ?
July 25 83 01 .50
Recreation Fund Pledges
Come Due Next Saturday
All pledges to the VVaynesville Recreation Fund are due by
Saturday. August 4. it has been announced by the Recreation
Money pledge is urgently needed to pay for the first project
a( the recreation center, a swimming pool, which is now under
Joe Davis, cashier at the First National Bank and acting
treasurer of the recreation fund, disclosed that approximately
$20,000 has already baen paid on pledges, and more than SSO.OOO
remains to be paid.
Mr. Davis explained that the Recreation Commission has no
funds available to send out statements, and urged that all per
sons who made pledges! pay them by August 4th.
He added that the payments should be made to him at the
First National Bank. >
Farm Tour Group Enjoying
Three-Day Stay In Canada
Now Under Way
Today marked the beginning
of a community-wide clearance
sale, with the merchants offer
ing many unusual bargains, as
will be noted in the advertis
ing columns of today's .Mountain
This is one of the several com
munity-wide sales events which
were scheduled earlier this year
b> the Merchants Association.
In addition to the thousands of
regular copies of The Mountain
eer. there are today being pub
lished many extra copies for dis
tribution throughout three coun
ties in this area.
IIION 111 EE SERVICE SET
The (lev. Lonzo Strickland ot
Marietta, S. will preach at the
Riverside Baptist church in Iron j
Dull community at 2 p.m. Sunday.
By \V. C. MEDFORI)
(Special to The Mountaineer)
OTTAWA, July 2ti ? Haywood
County's farm tour will spend its
last full day in Canada today
beginning the day at the capital
of the dominion?Ottawa? and
ending at one of the country's
largest cities -Toronto.
Highlights of today's itinerary
will be a stop at a harbor grain
elevator at Prescott, Ontario and a
boat cruise of the Thousand Is
Tomorrow (Friday) the tour will
reenter the United States, reach
ing Detroit about 2:15 p.m. At
3:30 the group will tour the Ford
Motor Co. plant and some of the
folks will see a major league base
hall game in the evening?Detroit
Saturday the tour will turn
south passing through Toledo,
Findlay. Dayton, Ohio to Cincin
nati. where the night will be
After breakfast in Cincinnati'
(See Farm Tour?Page 2)
Haywood 4-H Judging Team
Places First In State Meet
Haj wood County's 4-H Club
j livestock-judging team topped a
squad from Ho wan County by eight
j points to capture first-place state
[ honors Monday during the annual
4-H Club Week piogram at Raleigh.
Hayfood was fiist with 1.167
points out of a possible 1.350.
Rowan was runner-up with 1,159
Haywood County also took in
dividual honors in the livestock
judging as Neal Kelly of Bethel
scored 392 points out of a possible
450 to finish'in first place in the
state. Neal also is vice president of
the State 4-H Council.
Other members of the Haywood
judging team were .Jerry Ferguson
' of Fines Creek. Verlin Edwards
'.of Maggie. R. E. Cathey of Bethel,
and Tommy Boyd of Jonathan
Creek. Coach and advisor to the
team is Cecil Brown, assistant farm
agent, in charge of 4-H work.
As state winners, the Haywood
I C'ountians will go to Richmond, Va.
in September to compete in the
Atlantic Costal States judging
The team, along with othei
members of County 4-H clubs, will
'return from Raleigh Saturday.
For Soil Bank
Friday is tjhe deadline for ap
plying for soil bank payments for
1950, ASC manager A. \V. Fergii
! son reminded farmers today.
The deadline Was previously set
for Friday, .Inly 20, but was ex
tended until this Friday.
Farmers must make application
in person at the ASC office in the
Pless Family Reunion
Is Planned This Sunday
1 The annual Pless reunion will
be held Sunday ,'July 29. at the
home of John Pless at Woodrow.
A picnic dinner will be served
j at 1 p.m.
Ilelatives and friends of the
| family are invited.
DAVII) T. VANCE LODGE at Camp Daniel
lioone i|i Pigeon Valley was dedicated at cere
monies Monday night, attended by executives of
the Pigeon River District and Daniel Boone Coun
cil. The lodge was named for David T. Vance of
Plumtree, Scouting benefactor. Construction of i
the new huildiiiK was supervised by the Cham- i I
pion Paper and fibre Company.
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Beef Shoot j
The shoot in' irons will ho boom-1
ing again on Fie, Top Mountain '
Starting at 9 a.m. the celebrated
Cataloochee Beef Shoot will he!
held for shooters and lans of the
old-time muzzle-Ioadiiig rifles on i
the grounds of mile-high C'ata- i
From 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; the I
road leading to the ranch will be ,
kept one waj b> the State High- j
way Patrol to accommodate the
throngs attending tiie event?ex
pected to number more than the
one thousand which showed up
In 1955, there .were more than
154 sharpshooters entered in the
marksmanship match -and a simi
lar group of entries is expected
There'll be five divisions for the
shooters: boys through the age of
19. for men aged 20 through 39.
for men from 40 through 59, for
men 60 and over, and one for wo
men of all ages 'Women will not
he required to disclose their age.)
Defending champion in the,
group of men aged 60 and over is
Bill Bradley of Wax nesville.
The prize once again will be
prize beef and owner Tom Alex
(See Beef Shoot-?Page 81
Drilling For Dam Site At
Mile-High Balsam Lake Set
Core drilling for a proposed dam site just off the Blue Ridge
Parkway near Beech Gap is scheduled for this summer, accord
ing to Don Morris supervisor of Pisgah National Forest. Morris
said that the proposed Balsam Cake, often referred to before as
"Yellowstone Cake.'' has been planned under a cooperative pro
gram with the Wildlife Commission in the Beech Gap area.
The lake would be fed by streams from the Balsam mountains
and would comprise about 100 acres at the mile-high altitude. It
could become one of the mosf popular fishing lakes in eastern
Supervisor Morris said that there was no money right at the
moment for the project hut he was working closely with Walter
J. liamtoft, Canton, a member of the Department of Conservation
and Development. Who had been named to work out details with
the forestry service on the project.
Man Injured Critically
In One Of Seven Accidents
The generous hearts of neigh
bors?all over the county?have
already provided the Jack Carv
er family with everything they
need to set up housekeeping
The Carver home was totally
destroyed by tire early Sunday
morning while the family was
away. All their possessions were
(SeeCarver Family?-Page 8>
Throe persons have been injured
one orii ioally?in seven traffic
icoidettts reported by the State
Highway Patrol. Two of the acci
dents took place last weekend, but
were not reported to The Moun
taineer in time for inclusion in j
William 1 .any Kelley. 44. of;
Canton, remains in a critical con
dition at Memorial Mission llos- >
pital. Asla-viHe, as the result of
injuries suffered in an accident at
li pm. Saturday on N.C. 110 near
the J L. Donaldson residence.
Kelly suffered head and chest
injuries when his car overturned
after colliding with another car
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v.. i.i t n ny .>us iroromy waters |
Greggs, 29. of Route 2. Canton.
Patrolman V. K. Bryson of the
j Highway Patrol reported that
. h el ley was driving a 1952 Olds
mobile at "a very high rate of
(See Wrecks?Base 21
Cherokee Park Entrance
... ... ii nwi hi vai-i
0 1 i n a Associated Communities ;
meeting in Cherokee Tuesday !
termed the condition "becoming in
tolerable" in reference to getting
through Cherokee, and its position
as a national park entrance.
Francis 1 lea/el, Ashevillc, told
the group representing some 22 ,
western North Carolina counties, j
. "We need to have an attractive 1
1 aid convenient entrance to the .
Great Smokies on the North Car
olina side. There is urgent need i
t.i control the growing trend of
j Cherokee and the action of the j
J Tribal Council is essential. 1 feel
! that WNCAC should offer to lender ,
help and persuade the Tribal Coun
cil to adopt a zoning ordinance." |
Behkman Huger, 'president, was
requested to name a committee to
work with the council.
HAZF.LWOOD LITTLE LEAGUE ALL STARS
were scheduled to meet North VVilkeshoro at For
est City at 2 p.m. today in the semi-linaLs of the
district tournament as the result of a 5-1 vic
tory over Canton at llazelwood Monday. The all
star squad includes (first row. from left) Max
Marcus, Troy Inman, Larry Holloway, Marty
Scruggs, Kay Kdwards. Kalph llenry. and Randy
Scruggs: (second row) Rill Owens. Joe Bridges,
llruce Bowman. Wally Wiebe, Doug Hill. Weaver
Kirkpatrick, Steve Milner, and Manager Rock
Powers. (Mountaineer Photo).
Community - Wide Clearance bales Mow In Progress ? With Big Bargains
The third major allocation to
the Pigeon River road project?
$2,200.000?was announced yes
terday afternoon in Raleigh by
A. II. Graham, chairman of the
Two million dollars of this is
Federal money and the $200,000
is State money, according to
Graham's statement in announc
ing that this fund was for grad
ing. structures, and building a
dual lane from Cold Springs
Creek to the Walters llam. a dis
tance of 5.3 miles. This section
has three tunnels.
Graham announced that tin
Pigeon River road was one of 17
projects for the state, totaling $2<l
The Pigeon River project was
the only Western North Carolina
project outside of a paving job
In Burke County set up tor $1,200,
The new appropriation for the
V3-mile link of the Pigeon road
will connect with a 6,50-mile link
completed about a year .pro from
the State line up Pigeon River to
Cold Springs. This leaves approxi
mately 7.5 miles from the dam to
the mouth of Fines Creek in the
White Oak section for funds yet. to
Commissioner Harry Buchanan
ol the 14th Division announced
some time ago that he hoped to be
able to let a contract on this link
of the Pigeon River road in August
Commissioner Buchanan was in
Raleigh today and could not be
contacted, hut it is understood that
It.i project is ready for engineers
t*> work out contract specifications
The first allocation for the Pig
eon River road was made hy Gov
ernor Gregg Cherry. $450,000, fol
lowed by two appropriations from
Governor W. Kerr Scott, one for
$500,000 and the other for $1,000.
In making the announcement
Chairman Graham said that the
$28.2 million allocation was the
largest earmarking of highway
funds ever made at one time in the
history of the State.
The 1056-57 Interstate lughwa \
funds were made available by the
new national highway bill together
with State funds. Under the new
road hill, North Carolina received
an additional $25.5 million for the
first year on its portion of the
Interstate system. Congress au
(See Pigeon River?Page 8>
Entry Deadline For
Last Lamb Pool
Is This Saturday
Farmers planning to consign
animals for the county's third and
final lamb pool of the year at the
Clyde stockyards next Thursday,
August 2. must notify the county
agent's office not later than this
Saturday Assistant Agent Gene
McCall said today.
No animals will be accepted for
sail unless consigned before the
deadline, Mr. McCall pointed out
Lambs will be brought to the
stockjards between 7 a.m. and
10 a.m. and all must be in by the
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .... 46
(1955 _ 37)
(1955 ? 7C)
Loss ... $35,341
(1955 ? $30,479)
(This '-formation compiled
from records tf Stat* BUb