This is not quite good enough to make it into our Annals of Insanity folder, but it's still pretty awesome. From a North Carolina newspaper in 1957:
Click here for a larger version. In an adjacent article, the improbably named Texas oilman Tom Slick announced a plan to search for the Abominable Snowman. Also, firemen from Leaksville went to douse a fire in nearby Spray. There has to be something funny about that.