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71st YEAR NO. 95 18 PAGES Associated Press ? WAYNESV1LLE. N. C.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON. NOV. 15, 1956 (3.60 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties ~
3 Street Projects
3150 Feet (
In Streets i
Is Proposed 1
The Board of Aldermen have
maps of three street extensions in 11
the^^siness area w hich they are |
Ferguson, town manager,
said he expected the first project
to be undertaken will be a 1400- t
ffl foot street extending from Pigeon ,
Street, to US 10A-23 at the eeme- i |
tery entrance. The street would. j
be an extension of Welch street j ,
' ' -'n.l /irxnrtc mt II IlfiP Vf?lnOf>ri I
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property. and go by the site |
where the American Legion plans ,
to start erecting a building soon, j
The street will be 30 feet wide, |
? and calls for moving some 8240 ?
cubic yards of dirt. Ferguson said.
The town manager said he ex- j
pected work would start 011 this j
project "as soon as practical." j
Plans for another street calls for j |
turning off Pigeon Street between <
9 . , Welch and Main, at about 45 de
M grees. and swerving northeastward ,
towards East Street. This street
will be about 350 feet in length, (
and 40 feet wide, according to the .
maps. This would be an extension '
of Wall Street, which runs paral
Jj lei to Main Street.
The third project calls for the J .
extension and widening of Wall j
Street from East Street to As- ,
The engineer's plans show wid- J
ening of the present Wall Street
except just back of Eagle Five and j
Ten, where the deep fill will make
(See Streets?Page 4)
7 Telephone i
Seven Haywood County eBt* .
ploves of the Southern Bell Tele
phone Co. were among a group of
35 from the Asheville district who
were awarded service pins at a din- '
ner at Lake Tahoma near Marion
Waynesville exchange employes
honored were: R. L. Norman, cen- 1
tral office foreman. 15 years; VV. A.
Green, installer - repairman. 10
years; T. C. Davis assignment man.
five years; J. M. Long, Jr.. lineman,
Canton exchange employes hon- i
ored were: L. K, Peek, switchman,
15 years: G. L. Brown, installer
repairman. five years, and R. L. ?
Pruett, installer-repairman, five I
N, H. Posey, plant foreman for
both exchanges in Haywood Coun
t.^^lso attended the event.
^Mot.il ot .ITo years of service
represented in the pins
awarded throughout the district.
H. L. Smith. North Carolina
plant manager, was the principal
speaker.and presented some of the
Santa Claus confirmed an invi- j
ation today to appear in Waynes
.ille, Friday, November 23, and
;ake part in a 10 o'clock parade, I
t was announced by A. D. Harri-;
ion, president of the Merchants i
A special float is being built for ;
Santa to ride on in the parade, I
Harrison said, and there will be at I
east two bands in the parade, be- 1
-ides a number of cars, and march
ers, including Scouts and others.
The parade will go through
Hazel wood and Waynesville. The
exact route will be announced I
ater, Harrison said, as will other j
letails of Santa's arrival.
The merchants in session yes-<
erday. announced store hours fori
lie holidays. The stores will be'
>pen all day Wednesday, Nov, 21,.
and as usual, closed all day'
In December the stores will be
>pen all day Wednesday the 12th !
and 19th, and will remain open
antil 9 p.m. on Friday, 14th,
Thursday and Friday, December
20th and 21st. The program calls
for closing the 25th and 26th, and
also on New Year's Day, but re
maining open all day Wednesday,
Hours for grocery stores call
tor staying open all day the 19th.
and until 9 p.m. the 21st. They will
be closed the 25th and 26th.
Postponed For '56
A decision has been reached that !
I he ;inmi;t! tnhnrrn harvest festival I
will not be held this year.
The special committee named to
check on the program found con
tacting dates in the availability of
Ihe Armory, and several other fac
Virgil Holloway, a member of !
the committee, said plans were to 1
begin work earlier next year on
the annual event.
C. Of C. Committee
To Nominate Sixteen
For Board of Directors
A nominating committee is at
work compiling a list of 16 nomi
nees for the eight posts to be
filled on the board of directors
of the Chamber of Commerce. The
report will be made to the board
C G. Thompson, president, an
nounced the following committee:
J. E. Taylor, chairman, R. L. Brad
Icy, Charles Way. W. L. Turner
and Roger Ammons.
Haywood Forests Hit By -
Five Fires Over Weekend
After having no forest fires at
ail through the months of Sep
tember and October, Haywood
County was hit with a regular epi
demic of five fires this week, ac
cording to Eldridge Caldwell,
county fire warden.
The first blaze broke out at
10;50 a.m. Sunday on the Town of
WovnacirillAtt u^(iirclio/l ume
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fought by a crew of 12 men until
brought under eontrol at 12:45
Mr. Caldwell said three acres of
timber were destroyed ? with
especially heavy damage to young
The fire warden said lie believed
the fire was started hy hunters
who failed to put out their cigar
On Monday three brush fires
started by REA crews got out of
control. Two on Iron Duff destroy
ed about an acre of timber, and a
third on Fines Creek burned over
?tmM*r\vi<wnfnlat ?. I 1C noon lnnd
uFr* UAiiimiCJj a (idII dUC Ul ia?u.
In all cases, the fires were
brought under control by the work
On Tuesday, R. C. Sheffield,
manager of the REA here, gave
(See Forest Fires?Page 4)
Increasing cloudiness, windy
and mild with showers likely by
late afternoon or night. Colder
i Official Waynesville tempera
ture as reported by the State Test
Date >lax. Min. Pr.
Nov. 12 67 40
Nov. 13 51 21
Nov. 14 .... 71 25
Haywood Burley Crop Of High Quality
Police Report Overturning
Of 13 Cemetery Tombstones
Waynesville police and other law-enforcement authorities in
this area are now seeking to establish the identity of vandals, who
have turned over 13 tombstones in Grecnhill Cemetery in the past
Chief of Police Orvitle Noland said that five tombstones were
turned over Halloween night and eight more last Friday night.
There was no actual destruction of property, however, he added.
The chief termed the incidents a "disgrace'' and said that such
wanton disregard for cemetery property will not be tolerated.
He expressed a belief that the tombstones were overturned by
teen-aged boys and predicted that they will be apprehended
J eventually. If raught. he said, they will be prosecuted vigorously.
wuamy 01 naywooo county s
1956 bur ley tobacco crop is the
highest it has been in the last
several years, and should bring
producers more than a million
dollars. County Agent Virgil L.
Holloway told The Mountaineer
Last year the crop was sold for
a total of $1,106,000, he disclosed.
The average yield of this year's
crop, however, is down from the
1955 figure, which set an all-time
hioh. Mr. Holloway said that the
yield this year will average be
tween 1.800 and 1.825 pounds per
acre as compared to 1.875 in 1955.
The county agent said that the
high quality of this year's hurley
crop is particularly noteworthy in
view of alternate spells of dry and
excessively wet weather during the
growing season. Good weather
during curing nine neipea consid
erably to improve the(crop, he
During some tobacco stripping
demonstrations in Haywood Coun
ty the latter part of October, one
specialist remarked that this coun
11 y has some of the best tobacco
he has seen in the entire hurley
As to market prices. Mr. Hollo
way said that indications point to
.1 strong demand for red grades
i this year because of the increase
j in the manufacture of filter-type
Over-all prices, he predicted.
; will be very close to that paid
I last year.
According to records in the Hay
wood County ASC office, a total
of 1,048.62 acres of hurley tobacco
(See Court?Page 4)
$62,150 Being Paid For
Christmas Savings Clubs
Chocks totaling some $62,150 were mailed last night to about
1,200 people of this community for their Christmas Savings Club In
the First State Bank, Hazclwood, and The First National Bank,
The 1,200 people began putting from 50 cents-to $10 weekly
inlo the Club plan last November and for 50 weeks have made pay
ments into the fund. )'
The checks mailed last night represent about $20,000 more
than last year.
The new Christmas Savings plan will open November 26, it
Mrs. Regina Rogers is in charge of the program at First Na
tional, and Miss Sue Crocker at The First State Bank.
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WORK on installation of connecting water and
sewer lines between East Street and the Hospital
area is nearing completion. The project is being
done by Town Water Department forces. The link
was deemed ijecessary as a matter of protection
to the Hospital and Fast tVaynesville. KatelifTe
t'ove arras in case of a break-down on the other ^
main line. The new- line will stabilize the pres
sure in the areas.
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Haywood Takes Honors
At Fat Stock Show-Sale
Good Sale Prices
After taking the top award in j
the WNC Fat Stock Show Tues-;
day, Haywood County 4-H Club:
and FFA members were paid the !
highest average in the sale Wed-1
nesday at the Enka pavilion.
Haywood's 23 steers brought an
average of 32.3 cents ? nearly ]
five cents higher than their last
year's average of 27.5 cents. The j
total paid for all the animals was;
The top price in the sale, 50
cents a pound, was paid by the:
Colonial Stores for Floyd Rogers' I
grand champion Shorthorn steer.
Other prices paid to Haywood j
4-H members were:
Joe Jenkins, prime, 36 cents; |
Johnny James and Vickie Rogers,
both prime, 36 cents; Kay Boyd, I
prime, 34.5 cents; Larry Ammons, j
good, 32 Vents; Barbara Jenkins, i
choice, 30.5 cents: Charles Boyd.!
prime, 31 cents; Charles Henson. j
Pat Powell, and Neal Allison,
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prime, JU cents; lummy L?c-uK?cJiu,
good. 36 cents; Andy Boyd, choice, !
29 cents, and Jimmie Sloan, stan
dard. 25 cents.
Prices paid to Haywood FFA !
Phil James, prime, 35 cents;
Jack W. Felmet and Earl Clark,
prime, 34 cents; Jimmy Lee Best.
(See Sale?Page 4)
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Rothermel To Speak
At Rubber Group Meet
E. M. Rothermel. technical sup
erintendent of Dayton Rubber
| Company, left today for New Or- !
' leans, where he will attend an or
ganizational meeting of the South
ern Rubber Group.
Rothermel will speak Saturday |
: morning on the subject, "Natural
and Reclaimed Rubber."
He is also scheduled to lake part
on a panel discussion.
The ?meeting will be held Friday
Sales Taxes From
Haywood Are Up
Sales ta* collections tn Hay
wood showed an inerease of $4,
883 for September this year over
the same month last year.
The September collections
were up above $5,300 over Au
gust according: to the official re
port of the State Revenue De
Three Named On Tax
A special committee, composed
of Ned Tucker. William Medford
and Frank Riggs have been named
to make a special study of the
tvx situation, on a state level,
along with similar committees of
other communities, it was an
nounced by C. G. Thompson, presi
dent of the Chamber of Commerce.
Stock Show Success
Floyd Rogers, a 4-H Club mem
ber at Clyde School, took top hon-j
ors at the 22nd annual WNC Fat
; Stock Show Tuesday at Enka with
'his Shorthorn steer "that was ad-'1
judged grand champion among the
107 animals entered.
The prize - winning animal, 16
months old. weighed in at 1.185
Floyd, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
T Hugh Rogers, exhibited the re-1
serve champion last year.
The reserve champion Tuesday i
was .show n by John Killian of j
In addition to taking the grand j
chaippionship, Haywood County cx
hihiloi s also placed second in three
other events to win a total of $39.
Haywood won $20 in the contest for
the best group of five fat steers,
and $i5 in the contest for the best
group of three fat home-raised j
steers. Jack \V. Felmet received $4
(See Fat Stock?Page 4)
Eagle Stores Adding Big
Extension To Buildina Here
United Fund Is
Within $3/000 Of
The United Fund was edging
nearer the goal today, as the
figures compiled by Mrs. Ray
mond Caldwell, clerk, showed
the fond within $.1,000 of the
Efforts are being made to
bring the campaign to a success
ful conclusion within the next
few days, it was pointed out by
Charlie Woodard. campaign
chairman. | i
Construction of a $15,000 addi
ioti to the rear of the Eagle Store
in Main St.. WaynesviHe. to give
he store 4.950 more square feet
if sales and storage space, is now j
The addition, to be constructed
it concrete block and a brick fac
ing, will he a two-story affair,
measuring 44 by 55 feet on both
lloors. The basement floor will be
ised for storage, the second floor
.s ill be utilized to extend the pres
ent sales floor.
The construction is being under
taken by Joe Mormitio. owner of
[he property, under supervision of
I A. Clay of Forest City of the |
Eagle Stores firm.
Miss Elizabeth Leatherwood is
manager of the Eagle Store here.
Plans For Modern Library
Now Being Studied By State
On Docket !
A total of 292 cases are listed
an the docket for the November
irimlnal term of Superior Court,
which will be convened here Mon
day morning by Judge 7-eb V. !
Nettles of Asheville.
Among the total of 292 are H>8
eases put on the books since I lie
July term of Superior Court.
Among major cases on the docket
A charge of murder against Wal
ler Kichard "Buck'' Norris of
W tynesville, in connection with
the fatal shooting September 24
ot Billy Clark Robinson. 29. of
Asheville and formerly of Clyde; 1
another charge of murder (likely
to be changed to manslaughter j !
against Tommy Fleetwood Burnette
of the Pigeon section in eonnec- ,
tion with the death of Jimmy Ashe.
1 ?. Route 3, Canton, following an
accident on the I.ake Logan Road i
August 6; charges of rape and in
cest against W. C. Piercy of Can
ton and another charge of rape
against James E. Barrett, also of
Among the new cases are 51
charges of driving drunk. 44 of
speeding. 21 of driving without an '
operator's license, and 11 of reck
Other traffic violations include j
charges of driving after license
ievoked, driving with an expired
license, no registration, driving on
the wrong side of the road, failure
to report an accident, improper
registration, no registration, un- <
lawful possession of a car, no |
chauffer's license, aiding and abet
ting driving drunk and aiding and
abetting speeding, and driving with
Heading the list of general j
crimes in number are 10 charges j
ol assault. Other charges include: 1
Carrying a concealed weapon, as- '
sault with a deadly weapon, slan
der, non-support, abandonment,
drunkcness, disposing of mort
gaged property, breaking and en
tering, larceny, arson, cmbczzle
(See Burlry?Page 4>
Trunk Sewer Line
Workmen have already cleaned
the tin tik sewer line between
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< IK"* llldiuiuics uuuu^ii vik wv?
ford bottom near Lake Junaluska,
and this morning were on the sec
tion of line which crosses Rich
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
said the crews had gotten sand and
gravel from the line, but no major
obstructions. Where the crews have
already worked was known to be
fairly free of obstructions, but of
ficials felt it necessary to start at
that point in order to give each
section a thorough inspection under
strong lights, which are put into
the pipes as workmen check the
links for breaks in the line.
Plans call for continuing the
cleaning program around the
shore of Lake Junalusku, and then
the engineers plan to install a
series of gauges along the 5-mile
line to determine the volume of
sewage passing each point sever
al times a day over a given period.
Ray Again Heads
Charles E. Ray has been re- i
elected chairman ot the board of
directors of The Carolina Motor i
Club The election came at the
annual meet inn held at Clemson
College Ray was first named to
th? post last fall
The 34-member board discussed
tl ? continuance of the highway j
safety educational program, and
heard A 11 Graham, chairman of !
the North Carolina State Highway
Commission and Claude McMUlian. i
chief of the Highway Commission,
of South Carolina
Serving in executive capacities
in the organization include Cole
l man W. Roberts, president; T. E.
Pickafd, Jr., executive view chair
? tnan; and directors include Gen
eral Mark Clark, president The
Citadel, Charleston; Miles L. Clark.
Elizabeth City; Leo Harvey. Kins
ton; Winchester C. Smith, Willis
ton, S C,; Hal L. Coffey, Lenoir,
and Harry Buchanan, Hcnderson
The annual union Thanksgiving I
service of the First Baptist. First '
Methodist. Waynesville Presby
terian. and Grace Episcopal
churches, will be held this year
in the First Methodist Church at ;
!) o'clock Thanksgiving morning.
The Rev. T. E. Robinett. pastor 1
I of the First Baptist Church, will
[ deliver the Thanksgiving message j
and the Rev. James V. Perry, rec
I tor of Grace Church, will lead the
i responsive readings and prayer, I
Tile Rev. Earl II. Brendall. pastor j
of Hie host Church, will preside.
Music will be presented by a
combined choir of the four par- j
The offering will go to orphan
ages and children's homes of the
churches as designated.
Be Made Soon
Proposed plans for converting
the VV, U. Ferguson home into a
modern home for the Haywood
County Library were sent yester
day to the North Carolina Library
Commission for their study and
The trustees of the Haywood
Library have hold numerous meet
ings on the plans and expect a
member of the State Commission
to bring the plans back here about
Monday, and discuss details with
the Library board.
The Haywood Library board
have studied the proposed con
version program, which will con
vert the Ferguson home at the
corner of Haywood Street and
Heyd Avenue into a modern home
for the Library. Tentative plan*
(all for 'selling the Main Street
stone building now occupied by
No estimate of the proposed cost
has been announced, pending ap
proval of plans by the State group
Architects have estimates of all
costs, a member of the board of
trustee pointed out. but the esti
mates are based upon several alter
nate proposals in the plans.
The board is at present without
a ( hairnian, since the recent resits- 1
nation of .1 H Howell It was an
nounced that one member of the
ti-member board has been away,
and a chairman nil! be named
immediately upon a meeting of
the full board.
The 5-aCre site and house was
donated to the Haywood County
Library several years ago by two
daughters of the late W. B. Fergu
son?Mrs. Maude F, Watson and
M'-s. Marjorle Hla.\ lock ?
Food For Needy
The Key Club of the Waynes
ville High School has made plans
for its annual Thanksgiving proj
ect of collecting food for the
Members of the club will make
a house-to-house drive Monday
night. November 19, from 7 until
10.30 o'"lock, to pick up donations
of citizens of the community. Cash
will be accepted also.
Last year the Key Club collected
19 bushel baskets of food and ac
cording to Iialph I'revost. Jr., the
group expects to exceed that
amount this year.
The food is turned over to the
Haywood Coutgy Welfare Depart
ment for distribution.
Added to the collection of the
Key Club will be contributions of
other high school clubs and class
Issuance Of Tobacco Sales
Cards Will Start Monday
Tobacco marketing cards will be;
issued by the ASC office at the '?
courthouse starting Monday, it has ;
Cards must be picked up by
farmers at the ASC office and
then returned after tobacco has
j been sold.
I ASP nfffr-bilc nnint??H nut ihnt
fanners have four responsibilities
in connection with the tobacco
1. Tobacco marketed from the
farm for which a card is issued
shall be identified by memoran
dums issued from the card.
2 If memorandums from a card
issued to one farm is used to mar
ket tobacco from another farm,
producers are liable to penalty on
their tobacco, and may have their
next year's allotment reduced.
3. Marketing cards must not re
main in the possission of a buyer.
carat are 10 be returned to
the ASC office when all tobacco
frr-m the farm has been marketed,
or all memorandums used.
Killed ...:: 4
(1953 ? 3)
Injured .?. . 99
<1955 ? 83)
(1955 ? 159)
Loss ... $63,700
(1955 ? $68,695 >
(This information Compiled
from words of State Hifk