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Season's Travel In Haywood Shows 25% Gain
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County's Apple Crop Estimated At $500,000
Jones Maintains That Junaluska
Is, Jdeal World Headquarters Site
I)R. ELMER T. CLARK was re- i
elected secretary of the World
Methodist Conference. He will '
maintain his headquarters at
Lake Junaluska. as in the past.
EDWIN L. JONES, president of
the Lake Junaluska trustees, was
re-elected treasurer of the World
Methodist Conference in a busi
ness session Wednesday.
The 12-day Ninth World Metho
dist Conference ended at Lake
Junaluaica Wednesday night with
the el* fojgn of a president and a
300-nu.JJ^r Council and the adop
tion of a statement of Methodist
principles in this contemporary
Dr. Harold Roberts of Stirrev,
England, college president, was
elected president, succeeding
Bishop Ivan Lee Holt of St. Louis.
Mo. Dr Elmer T. Ciark was re
Among Western North Carolin
ians named to the Council were the
Rev. Dr. Embree H. Blackard. pas
tor of Central Methodist Church.
Asheville; Dr. Elmer T. Clark and
the Rev. James W. Fowler, Jr., of
Lake Junaluska; Bishop Nolan B.
Harmon and Edwin L. Jones of
The executive committee will
meet in Rome. Italy, next year;
the Council will not meet again
for five years.
In colorful academic ceremonies,
honorary doctorate degrees Wed
nesday were conferred on 15
(See Dr. Clark?Page 6>
I Associated Press)
New arguments for making Lake
Junaluska a , world headquarters
for the Methodist Church were j
brought up yesterday, disputing <
claims that Negroes might not;
have normal access to it.
Edwin L. Jones, chairman of the
board of trustees for this 2.500
acre assembly grounds, said criti
cisms impl.Ning racial restrictions
here were largely "mistaken and
. . . quite wounding."
In a memorandum to the World
Methodist Council at the close of
a 12-day conference Jones main
tained that the location and facili
ties of this retreat met the full
needs of a world headquarters.
Jones, a wealthy Charlotte con
"Our negro brethren when on
the business of the World Method
ist Council are as welcome as any
other members. Sincere research
students among them would find
no hinderance to their studies."
The conference just concluding,
bringing some 2,000 white and col
ored delegates from 44 nations,
has been held on a non-segregated
basis, with participants sharing
housing and eating accommoda
Officials have hailed it as the
largest such meeting ever held in
The question of making it a gen
eral administrative center came
up in the presentation to the coun
cil of a new StOO.OOO building, fi
nanced largely by Jones and other
After Charles Parlin, a New
York attorney, and some other
delegates questioned whether Ne
groes regularly could use facili
ties here, the council voted to ac
cept the building now only to
house archives and as a tempor
ary U, S. office.
A decision of whether to make
it a permanent central headquar
ters. correlating the council's
world-wide functions, was referred
to an executive committee for ac-1
tion. It meets a year from now in ?;
Jones, in detailed replies to Par
lin's questions, said this lakeside
retreat offered transportation,
communication and other links es
sential to council business as ade
(See Jones?Page 6)
Two vehicles, a 1952 Dodge and
a 1951 Chevrolet half-ton truck,
were involved in an accident at j
Retreat Wednesday about 6:45
Patrolman V. E. Bryson, who in
vestigated. said Boyd McCoy Ship
man. 19, of Route 3, Canton, back
ed his Dodge from the drivewaj
in front of C. H. Ledbelter's Store j
across the highway into the path
of the truck driven by Roy Lee
Carver, 35, also of Route 3.
There were no injuries, the pa
trolman said, and damages to the
vehicles involved were slight.
Shipman was charged with fail
ure to yield the right-of-way.
Another traffic accident which
took place last Saturday, but was
not reported for several days, in
volved five toen-age boys riding in
a 1950 Pontiac driven by John
Douglas Price, 16, of Canton,
which overturned in front of A. J.
Trantham's residence in the Thick
ety section. All five of the boys
escaped with minor cuts and
Price was charged with exceed
ing a safe speed.
Mostly sunny and warm today
and Friday. High temperatures
Ofticial Waynesville tempera
ture as recorded by the State Test
Date Ma*. Min. Pr.
Sept. 10 70 40 .02
Sept. II 76 45 .01
Sept. 12 73 47
INDICATIVE of the fine crop of apples in Haywood is this limb
of Stayman Winesaps, hanging from a tree In a local orchard.
Tentative Plans Made For
Tobacco And Apple Festival
Tonight At 8
The directors of the United Fund
will meet at 8 o'clock Thursday
night in the Commissioners' room
at the Courthouse, according to an
announcement by Russell Fultz,
president of the organization.
The budget committee, headed
I by Paul Davis, will make their
| formal report and recommenda
tions to the directors for the com
Charlie Woodard, campaign di
rector. is expected to name co
workers and outline plans for the
campaign, which will be staged
within a few weeks.
Fultz said that much interest
is being shown in the second year
j of the United Fund here in
! YVaynesville. and that details will
! be completed tonight and an
I nounced to the public in the next
issue of The Mountaineer.
Two .22 bullets in the telephone
cable at Saunook last Saturday
caused damages of $225, according
to E. R. Rawson, local manager of
A committee of the Merchants
Association and County Agents
staff will meet soon to discuss ten
tative plans for a "Tobacco and
Apple Harvest Festival".
The combination of two of Hay
wood's cash crops will be utilized
this year instead of having just
the Tobacco festival, it was point
The Home Arts show v.hit'h in
the past has been a part of the To
bacco Festival will be held at a
different time this fall.
The Merchants' committee is
(.See Tobacco-Apple?Page 6>
Recent rains stimulated the
growth of apples in Haywood,
Virgil Holloway, county agent, said
today, orchardmen began pick
ing a crop estimated to bring about
a half million dollars this year.
The current crop is about 20
per cent larger than the 1954
crop. Holloway said, which was
set at 287.000 bushels.
Picking is under way in most
of the orchards, and several truck
loads have been sent to market.
One orchardman said picking
would continue for the next nine
or ten weeks.
"1 hope we arc finished by then
? if not. we'll be picking snow
balls." the orchard owner said.
New types of packing are also
being used in some Haywood apple
houses. Some orchardmen are
packing 5-pound bags for super
Mrs Cosby Frady is using two
new packs for the fruit from the
Frady Orchards, in Francis Cove.
She is using the Western tiard
box. in which each apple is
wrapped in a sheet of blue waxed
tissue. This style packing brings
$1.25 more per bushel.
Another pack is the tray pack,
in which each apple is placed in
a small cup-like tray in a card
board container. The bushel car
tons are marked mountain apples.
The Frady orchard, oldest com
mercial orchard in the county, has
some 10,000 trees, and is the sec
ond largest in the county. Mrs. |
Frady said she was finding the
double and the triple Red Deliei- (
ous the best marketing apple, and
th^t hundreds of trees of this i
(See Apples?Page 6)
Dry Weather Is
(By the Associated Press)
"Considerable deterioration" of 1
burley tobacco was announced by
the Federal State Crop Reporting
Service out of Raleigh yesterday.
The service says prolonged dry
weather in the burley belt was the
cause of the reduction in burley.
Based on Sept. 1 conditions an
average field of 1,800 pounds per
acre was forecast, a drop of 150
pounds under the Aug. 1 estimate.
This would bring the state's
Burley production down to 17.640.
000 pounds, or 5.3 per cent under
the 1955 production of 18,620,000
Early predictions here had plac
ed the average yield per acre for
Haywood at slightly under the 1,
875 pound figure for last year. The
continued dry weather is likely
to make the Haywood average
nearer the state average of 1,800
pounds, it was hinted today.
4-H To Inaugurate Annual
Livestock Show Saturday
A new event in the history of Haywood County 4-H Clubs?a
livestock show?will be held Saturday on the parking lot of the
courthouse from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Beef and dairy cattle, swine, and sheep will be shown and
judged: poultry will be shown and also sold. To assist beef exhibit
ors, James Patterson, N. C. State College livestock specialist, will be
here to give pointers on a showmanship.
Beef will be shown by both 4-H Club and FFA members, and
dairy calves by the 4-H alone Other livestock show events include
a poultry exhibit and sales, with prize money to be donated by the
Waynesville Farmers Federation, and a pig chain, sponsored by
Sears-Roebuck and Co.
All judging at the show will be under the Danish system, in
which blue, red, and white ribbons are awarded to first-, second-,
and third-place contestants.
DAVID FRADY is wrapping individual apples in waxed tissue for
a speritl pack known as the Western Hard park, for special trade.
This type pack brings about SI.25 more per bushel.
Escapee From Prison Camp
Recaptured In 31-2 Hours
_ _ I
Towns Asked To
To Check Sewer
The Board of Directors of the
Chamber of Commerce Tuesday
night recommended to the boards
of Aldermen of Waynesvllle and
llazcluood that they get en
gineers to come check the sewer |
line near the head of Lake Juna
luska to determine if there is a
sag in the line which causes an
overflow in some areas after j
The directors, after hearing a
review of the sewer line project
and a letter from J. \V. Fowler.
Jr.. superintendent of Lake Juna
luska, felt there must be "an
obstruction or sag in the line
which causes the line to overflow
Mayor Lawrence Davis of
llazelwood and G. C. Ferguson.
Waynesville town managrr, were
at the meeting and were in agree
ment with the recommendations
of the directors.
A Negro honor-grade prisoner
at the Hazelwood Prison Camp
escaped at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
and then accosted but did not
harm two Hazelwood women, be
fore being recaptured at 10
o'clock last night by a searching
party of law-enforcement officials
near the Dayton Rubber plant.
In the search party were a team
of bloodhounds from the prison
camp, prison officials, Hazelwood
and Waynesville police, sheriff's
deputies, and highway patrolmen.
Jerry Rogers, prison camp sup
erintendent, identiied the escapee
as Russell Williams, 44, of Ashc
ville, who made his break by pry
ing open a secondary gate and
then climbing a pile of tile to get
over the main fence.
Mr. Rogers said Williams had
been a good inmate previously, but
somehow got hold of an intoxicant
and then decided to make a break
D u r i n g the three-and-a-half
hours lie was at large. Williams
first entered a room at the old
(.See Escapee?Page 6)
County Sales Tax
Shows Increase Of
Sales tax collections in Haywood
County for the month of July this
year were up nearly SI 1.000 over
July of *1955. according to figures
published in "The Retailer." issued
by the North Carolina Merchants
Collections for July. 1956 were
listed as $51,276.61 as compared
with $40.645 94 for July. 1955.
In June the sales taxes in the
county totaled $44,511.70.
Contracts To Be
Let This Month
Contracts for relocating US 19A
23 from Sylva to Willets are to be
let the latter part of September,
according to officials of the 14th
State Highway Division.
The part of the project from
Balsam to the fish hatchery is
scheduled to be let next year. Com
missioner Harry G. Buchanan said.
The contract to be let the end of
this month was originally sched
uled for letting on August 28. but
the commissioner said that more
local funds were needed before
Federal aid could be received.
Buchanan also said that there
would be no detour during the
entire construction period of the
A survey just made here shows
that travel business in the Hay
wood county area showed an in
crease of 25 per cent this summer.
The figure was determined af
ter*!. E. DeVous, president of the
Haywood County Chapter of the
Highlanders made a personal sur
vey of the tourist places over the
county. The figure was also given
by Ned Tucker, executive vice
president of the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce, after mak
ing a study of the season's activi
Both men felt optimistic over
the fall season, pointing to a
number oif reservations for the
coloring season in October.
The season got off to a fairly
good start early, with business in
May and June termed "good"; July
weak because of excessive rains,
and for August it was a "bumper
crop." The first half of Septem
ber has been termed as fine.
DeVous said he found some ex
ceptional cases ? some which
showed an increase of 100 per cent
over last year; others 50 per cent;
and others who felt it had not been
up to last July.
The survey revealed that the
several large conferences at the
Lake ? Southeastern Jurisdiction
al Conference and the World
Methodist Conference, had con
tributed largely to the large gains
over last year.
DeVous said he already had res
ervations for many of the confer
I ence folk for next year. This wa
ttle first visit to Western North
|Carolina for many of them, and
they are "already sold on coming
back," DeVous explained.
"And they were such nice folk
to work with," he added
Tucker said he heard fewer
complaints this year than ever, and
felt it by far the best season thi
area had ever enjoyed .
"Our correspondence shows
there is a lot of interest in the
color season, and I feel there will
be an unusual amount of travel
for that period "
As.Tucker talked, a man from
Wilmington came in, asked for a
city map. explaining he was com
ing back in October, and Was sug
gesting that his son bring his
family to the area.
Tucker said he had had an un
usually large number of requests
for the farm type facilities, and
had found many people wanting
(See Tourist?Page 6>
Count Notes I
The official canvass of the Sat
urday election made by the Board
of Elections Tuesday showed that
the unofficial tabulation as com
piled by John R. Carver, chair
man and Mrs. Raymond Caldwell,
clerk. Saturday night in The
Mountaineer office was the same
as the unofficial canvass, with one
vlight exception of two votes on
The official canvass is as fol
School amendment... For 4101;
Legislative compensation ...
For 3130; Against 1144.
Legislative date change . . . For
3416; Against 755. ?
Wife's power of attorney . . .
For 3403; Against 837.
There were three absentee bal
lots cast in Saturday's election, ac
cording to Carver.
Killed . . . ? ? 4
(1955 ? 1)
Injured .. ? ? 71
(1955 ? 69)
(1955 ? 137)
Loss ? ? ? $45,000
(1955 ? S54.22C)
(This information compiled
from records of State High
Rail-Highway Engineers Disagree On Viaduct Plans
Officials of Southern Rail
road and the State Highway
Commission failed to get any
where Tuesday as they met in
Canton to discuss a right-of
way for the proposed viaduct
Harry E. Buchanan, commis
sioner of the 1 Ith hirhway riis
trict. told 1 he Mountaineer this
tnorninjr that, "I hope for a
future conference with a differ
ent croup of railroad officials
than those present for the Tues
Commissioner Buchanan said
the railroad officials were "un
cooperative, and opposed every
means of trying to work out
plans for the program to give
Canton the viaduct in order to
relieve congestion of through
"We provided the Southern
with a set of our plans, and
have tried to work with them
on this matter, but they still
complain that it would ruin
them in Canton. Our engineers
cannot agree to this, as we
would only touch a small part
of a track that serves a busi
ness which the highway depart
ment is going to buy," Buchan
"I want to get the viaduct
projert groins so it can be in
use by the time the Pigeon Riv
er Road is opened," Buchanan
Buchanan was bitter in his
denunciation of the railway of
ficials, saying that "in their
opinion, cooperation was a one
"The highway officials have
helped get three major indus
trial plants into this area that
will mean untold millions in
revenue to Southern, and yet
when we want some cooperation
from them, we do not get it,"
the highway official continued.