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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
NO. 12 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1941
$1.50 In Advance in
es Own Life
C Bites Held For J. H.
QtOn Monday Af ter-
At Clyde Baptist
. ..m H. Gossett, 64, was1
Erin a barn at the
m -. nvAe around
morning. Dr. J. K.
Q Haywood county
F. .l. Jm as BUI- :
Va, llStM tne u- -
fc,iv fold the officers that
Kin ill health for sev-
y threatened 10 va.c mo
Gossett was a
te operator and had been
d ia several developments
Ul services were neia at
Hoiday afternoon ai me
Dintist church, with the
I H Gerald, the Rev, Mr.
, jth Rev. E. C. Price
iij. Burial was in Pleas
1! cemetery at Clyde.
hutn were Cromer Cham-
Men Dotson, Herbert uoi
Ifcmat Swayneim. Howard
ttfood, and Horace Ander
Lsf Mr. Gossett had charge
Lag are his widow, the
,Xiss Ethel Brown, I uun
Maty: two daughters, Ruth
Gossett: two sons, Paul
'A of the U. S. Navy; his
Mrs. R. L,
W and Mrs. Bob Teague.
jtacester, Mrs. H. L. Evans,
hilotte. and Mrs. Walter
I i Asheville; and three
M, Calif., A. B. Gossett, of
'A and R. C. Gossett, of
A of the U. S
Ure. S. ,M.
Is; six sisters,
fit, Mrs. E. A. Di
ai arrangements were un
kirettion of Wells Funeral
i Canton, . ..V ,. . '
:ert Will Be
tnted On 28th
prapam to mark the first
P7 of its public appear
;tracen of the Waynesville
ip band which was to have
' on Friday, the 14th. has
:tponed on account of the
l5tnat day, is now set for
W 28th. . ;
Program as announced loo
P be presented, under the
t of the band
ts bought for the first
oe good for the evening
!?fcnvedfrom the concert
'.4 to buy music and de-
expenses of the band.
P Sacred Concert
wist Church Here
"1 College Concert
""Mine of OK : j
-ill . OCieCLCU
fHodist church here on
I m t 7:30 o'clock The
Zr be der . the
Uohn Hawkins, of the
ent of the college.
remilai' S,,J.. :
P l even-
JIM MILNER, son or Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. Milner, of Hazel wood,
who represented the local high
school at the Sduthem Conference
of the Music Educators National
Conference hejd recently in Char
lotte. Young Milner, who sings
bass, sang in the Southern High
School Chorus. He was selected
to represent the local school because
of the natural quality of his voice.
He was accompanied to Charlotte
by L. T. New, Jr.
Spring Starts At
7:21 p. m. Today
At 7:21 p. m. today, East
ern Standard Time, Spring
will officially begin her reign
on the Northern Hemisphere,
and Autumn will take her
throne down in the Southern
Winter held on with its icy
grip and seemed loath to re
sign, for even to the last day,
she lashed her cutting sting
across the morning hours. Not
until late yesterday did the
rays of the sun have any sug
gestion of the warmth of
While winter for the most
part has shown her milder
moods, she staged a big show
as a dramatic climax to end her
The cold weather persisted
at a time when Spring usually
begins to shake but her gar
ments, and show the colorful
lining of the crocus, the gold
en tints of the daffodils, and
the tender green shades of the
flowering shrubs. But this
season Winter pushed her
aside and kept her in her place.
So Spring is far behind in
her regular schedule in this
Patriotic Program To Be Given
By 2,000 County School Pupils
No Word On
The contract for the con
struction of a modern plant
near Hazelwood for the Day
ton Rubber Manufacturing
Company was scheduled to be
let yesterday in the Dayton
office of the company.
AfcWtjurocian ' . w. wie- company
stated that the; bids would be
opened privately, and last
night as The Mountaineer went
to press no word had been re
ceive here as to the outcome
of the opening of the bids.
Contractors entering : bids
had to specify the starting time
and completion date, it was
said. ' . . " '
Board To Meet
April 2nd -3rd
The ' county commissioners, sit
ting as a board of equalization and
review,, will hear complaints from
taxpayers in Waynesville township
on April 2 and from Beaverdam on
April 3, it was announced yester
day by George A. Brown, Jr., chairman."-
Prior dates had been set but were
changed this week.
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d Beaper wiU be
Lois Massie Wins
Third Place In
State DAR Contest
Miss Lois Massie,, winner of the
Ruth Bryan Owen citizenship
award, which is given annually by
the local DAR chapter to the out
standing girl in the senior class of
the Waynesville township high
school, received honorable mention
in the state-wide contest in which
all local winners competed.
Miss. Massie made the third
place in the state, receiving special
notice of the artistic arrangement
of the material in the scrap book
which she compiled as a part of
She is second alternate to tive . fi t w ld War
Schoolmasters Qub Are
The Haywood Schoolmasters
Club sponsored a county-wide music
festival last fall, with plans made
for the eveni to be held in the
spring. The program was designed
to unite the schools of the county
into one group, with o competitive
features or recognition of any
special students. ; .
, JThe even wiH4afclac sdm
time during the next two weeks,
the date, which will be determined
by the weather, will be announced
at a later date.
A committee composed of a
music teacher from each school dis.
trict were appointed as follows ;
L. T. New, Jr.; Waynesville, chair,
man; Miss Marguerite Clark, Fines
Creek; Mrs. Kate Reeves, Clyde;
Mrs. Ruth Tucker, Bethel; and
Mrs. Oral Yates, Crabtree,
Approximately 2,000 children
from the elementary gades from I
the fourth through the ' seventh
grades will participate in the event,
which will be held in the high school
The program will be patriotic,
showing the history of America,
through songs. It will start with
the portrayal of American life,
with an Indian song.
Then the European influence will
be picked up in a number of songs
coming to this country from Euro
pean centers, including England,
Scotland, Ireland, France, Germa
ny, Spain, and Italy.
The early colonial period will
be represented by a colonial dance
by a group of students from Fines
Creek. The American Revolution,
with Yankee Doodle, and the War
of 1812 with the Star Spangled
Banner, will be depicted.
The expansion period of the
West will be illustrated by cowboy
songs, and the life of the pioneer
building a new community life
through hymn and the songs taught
in the schools.
As a background for the Civil
War, negro spirituals and the songs
of Stephen Foster will be sung.
From the Civil War will be used
"Dixie" and the "Battle Hymn of
the Republic " "Keep the Home
Fires Burning," will be significant
Have A Modern
"Star" To Open Its Doors
To Public Saturday Night
The Star Theater, Hazelwood, in
stalled with all modern moving pic
ture equipment, will open its doors
on Saturday night, March the 22nd,
at 7:15 to the public for its first
The theater is located in the
Allen-Killian building on Main
street m Hazelwood. Comfortable
seats haye been installed, and the
seating capacity will be around
The building has been completely
renovated inside and out, with an
attractive finish on the interior, In
"The Real Glory," starring Gary
Cooper, will be shown at the ini
tial performance. This favorite
star will be at his best in an ad
First class pictures will be shown
every night of the week, with two
matinees, one on each Saturday
afternoon and one on every Sunday
afternoonboth at 2;30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mitchell, the
owners of the new amusement
house, have active business inter
ests in Bryson City, and in Mary-
ville, Tenn. They are residing in
Bryson City at present,
Jasper Garrett, of Bryson City, a
nephew of the owners, and an ex
perienced operator, will be in
charge of the theater.
Thirty Years in Congress
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Vic President Henry A. Wallace (left) congratulates Rep. Robert
Doughton (center) t North Carolina and Senator Pat Harrison of
Mississippi as they celebrate their 80th year in Congress. Doughton
is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Harrison is
chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Goes On The Air
Sunday, 6:30 p. m.
The Waynesville township
high school will go on the air
Sunday afternoon at 6 :30 when
four of the school organiza
tions will present a 27 min
ute program j&verWWNC, ;
" " The progtam tj"be "present-'
ed is E part of series sponsor
ed by WesMrn Carolina Teach
ers College entitled, "Western
North Carina Schools in Re
view." The,, local presentation
will be the fourth in the series.
'The Waynesville township
band, the jgirls' glee club, the
boys' glee yfliub, will each give
two numbets, and the dra
matic club. short play.
M. H. Bowles, district prin
cipal of the Waynesville town
ship schools, will speak briefly
at the closed of the program.
Robert Ferguson, member of
the senior class, will serve as
announcer on the program.
Fine Program Ready
For REA Exposition
Asks More Ships
winner in the state who will go to
the national congress in April.
Mrs. Helen Orr To Direct
Program At Woman's
Club Meet This Afternoon
Mrs. Helen Orr, chairman of
gardens, will have charge of the
program at the meeting of the
Woman's Club to be held this af
ternoon at the home of Mrs, Wil
. Serving with Mrs. Hannah as
hostesses will be Mrs. White Mease,
Mrs. W. G. Francis, and Mrs. Jack
Messer. Mrs. Felix Stovall, retir
ing president, will preside. Mem
bers are asked to assemble prompt
ly at 3:30 o'clock.
History will be brought up to
date with the Waynesville high
school band playing current pop
ular tunes and the program will
h rinsed bv the entire 2,000 stu
dents singing "God Bless America."1
Miss Vera Hosaflook. who is at
tending Western Carolina Teachers '
College, is spending the nonaays
here with her parents.
Miss Emelyn Haynes, student at
Western Carolina Teachers col
lege, is spending the sprin vacation
here with her mother, Mrs. Claude
Mrs. Wilkes, Of Sylva
In Charge Of Program
At Music Club Meeting
Mrs. Hugh A. Love and Miss
Mildred Crawford will be joint
hostesses on Saturday to the mem
bers of the Music club on the oc
casion of the March meeting in
the Sunday school rooms of the
Mrs. Grover C. Wilkes, of Sylva,
will have charge of the program
and Mrs. Henry Foy, president, will
William Stringfield student at
the University of North Carolina,
arrived on Sunday, from Chapel
Hill, to spend tte spring holidays
here with his pa:"ents, Dr. and Mrs.
I Sam1 Stringfield. ,
J. M. Long Better
J. M. Long, owner and operator
of the Waynesville Country Club
was taken ill on Saturday and
rushed to an Asheville hospital by
ambulance on Sunday morning,
where he was aperated on shortly
after his arrival.
Mr. Long has been seriously ill,
but his condition was reported to
be much improved late last night.
Appearing before the House Naval
Affairs Committee, Rear Admiral
Royal E. Ingersoll, assistant chief
of naval operations, supported a re
quest for 200,000 tons of naval
auxiliaries, saying the ships may
figure in the British aid program.
Goes On Taxes
An additional penalty of one
half of one per cent will be added
to all unpaid 1940 taxes on April
first, it was announced by tax
Collectors this week.
The penalty on and after April
first will be two and a half per
cent -;' '
4-H Club Calves Gain Total Of
1997 Pounds During Past 28 Days
J. D. Pless Wins Bag Of
Feed Offered To Owner Of
Calf Making Greatest Gain
The baby beeves being fed by
the 4-H club boys m Haywood coun
ty have made a record breaking
gain during the past month, of a
total of 1997 pounds with an aver
age of 66.5 pounds per calf.
J. D. Pless, with a gain of his
calf of 115 pounds during the
allotted 28 days, won the 100
pounds of feed offered by Hallet
S. Ward, of Lake Junaluska.
The 30 calves being fed by the
Haywood boys is the largest num
ber of animals being fed in any
county in the state, according to
the county farm agents.
The calves are being fattened
for exhibition at the Haywood
County Livestock show to be held
at the high school grounds in the
fall, then at the Western Carolina
Livestock show, and still later at
the State Fair in Raleigh.
The gains made by the calves
during the past 28 days and the
names of the owners follows, with
the breeds designated by the first
letter, H, for Hereford, A, for
Angus, and S, for Shorthorn. In
the case of the last three names on
the list the boys have only recently
purchased calves and the animals
have only one weighing date:
Names Breed Gain
Calvin Francis (Jack) H
Calvin Francis (Lad) i H
N. C. James A
Max James A
Neil Grogan A
Bobby Rhea A
Glenn Trantham A
Gilbert Jolly A
E. O. Powell I A
Reeves Ferguson H .
Wayne Stamey H
Boyce Medford H
Louise Reece H
Ben and Glenn Davis H
Margaret Cogburn H
Jonathan Caldwell H
Thomas Rhinehart H
Billie J. Bradshaw H
J. D. Pless H
M. B. Reeves, Jr. H
Howard Chambers H
Raymond Caldwell H
Tom Ferguson H
Robert Buchanan H
Neil McCracken H
Boyd Messer H
T. J. Powell H
Lillian Pressley H
Raymond Trantham H
Aubert Poston A
Francis Boyd S
Calvin Francis H
Billie Pless H
Electrical Show Will Open
At The Armory Here On
March 28 For Two Days
All indications point to a record
breaking attendance at the two-day
RtElA exposition, which will be held
here at the Armory on Friday and
Saturday, March 28 and 29.
J. C. Moore, general superintend
ent on the Cruso Electric Member
ship Cor?0rtion,td yenterday,
that interest in the exposition was
growing, and that with a general
and complete line of appliances,
ranging from curling irons to re
frigerators and hammermills in
actual operation, that almost every
one of the 500 patrons of REA, to
gether with, many others are ex
pected to attend... ,; " ''t
EleCtricarealers from all sec
tions of the county will have di
plays at the armory, and have their
many appliances in actual Opera
tion for the two days of the exposition.
The amateur program has been
-opened 'to. any school child in Hay
wood, and cash prizes totaling
$15.00 will be awarded to the win
ners. There will be no entrance
fee for this event. The admission
to the exposition will also be free.
The exposition is being sponsor
ed by the directors of the REA and
The Mountaineer. :
Next Week's issue of The Moun
taineer will carry a complete pro
gram, and detailed information of
the entire exposition.
Plans now are to open the ex
position at two o'clock on Friday,
and close about ten. Then on Sat
urday, the Armory will be open
from ten in the morning until ten
that night. ' ;.
Mr. Moore - stated that several
officials of the national REA office
in Washington had indicated their
intention of being here for the two
f days. :
This is the first time that such
an event has been held in Haywood,
and the entire program has been
designed for education and enter
tainment for the two days without
tont to those attending.
The amateur program is being
arranged by J. Dale Stentz, expe
rienced radio man, and all those
who wish to enter, should see Mr.
Stentz at the Chamber of Commerce
this week, and give him the num
ber of stunts which they wish to
81 1 perform in the contest. In this way
69 he can arrange a well balanced pro
90 1 gram, so that it can be published
63 ' in detail next week.
89 Every person attending will be
Groups To Hold
Plans Will Be Formulated
For Extension Of Program
In Haywood County
The members of all the commit
tees recently appointed to work out
the details of the defense program
for Haywood county under the su
pervison of J. C. Lynn, county
farm agent, will hold a meeting at
7:30 o'clock on Monday night,
March 24th, at the court house.
Chairmen and their committee
members include the following:
Schools, Jack Messer, chairman,
I. A. McLain and D. J. Boyd.
Demonstration farmers,' J. L.
Westmoreland, chairman, C. A.
George and Frank M. Davis.
Home demonstration clubs, Mrs.
Henry Francis, chairman, Miss
Mary Margaret Smith and Mrs. W.
Farm security, Yates Bailey,
chairman, Miss Catherine Winston
(home supervisor), and C, R. Liner.
Ministers. Rev Oder P. Rnrnptt..
chairman, Rev. H. G. Hammett and
Rev. J. G, Huggin, Jr.
W. P. A., N. Y. A. and A. D. C,
Mrs. Sam Queen, chairman, Mrs.
Jimmie Boyd, Mrs. Elizabeth Baird,
and Berry Plott.
Industry, Jonathan Woody, chair
man, Mason Swearingen and T. W.
Publicity, J. E. Barr, chairman,
Bryan Medford, Letch Worley, W.
C. 'R'uss', and H. C. Wright.
Speakers committee, R. T. Mes
ser, chairman, Jack Messer, and
American Legion, W. H. F. Mil
lar, chairman, Guy Massie, Major
J. H. Howell, and S. J. McCracken.
91 ' eligible to win a valuable prize.
Beautiful displays, some of them
most expensive, will be used by
the dealers in their booths. A
64 I complete range of appliances will
60 be shown, including cooking uten
23 sils, ranges, ' radios, washing ma
53 j chines, refrigerators, farm equip
115 ment, household needs, and many
33 smaller appliances.
71 1 .." . - ' - " ,.'; :
91 nr:.. rrr'li:. t.4-1. ,V.A Un knn
visiting her brother and sister-in-
law, Mr. and Mrs. George Rotha,
in Charlotte, has returned home.
Miss Emily Siler arrived on Sun
day from Chapel Hill, where she
is a student at 'the University of
North Carolina. Miss Siler will
spend a week here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Siler.
Holy Week Will
Be Observed In .
, Holy Wee? will be ahsorved " in
all the local churches, with each
congregation having services every
night, beginning on April the 6th,
and continuing' through the even
ing of Good Friday.
The' services will be conducted by
the pastors' t the churches. While
the Presbyterian church has no reg
ular minister at present, it was
learned that thejni bers are mak
i'c 'J fftf'i vl hold "services
in tiieir f toclii"! '
' ne TS jhe town are
asking W T ef rain from
making hff W m wwgagements
during Holy j'oin in the
They also, state that they hav
been given every assurance by the
school authorities that no programs
to which the public is invited will
be held during the period.
E. B. McClure Is
Elmer B. McClure who has been
critically ill, was reported to be
resting some easier late last night,
but his condition is still serious.
Mr. McClure was taken sick at
his home Sunday night, the 9th,
and on Friday of the same week
was removed to the Haywood Coun
ty Hospftal for treatment.
Mr. McClure, well known citizen
of the community, has been mana
ger of the building department of
Hyatt and Company for approx
imately 33 years.
$15.00 In Cash
Aw a i t i n g
this big amateur contest,
open to all school children in
the county (both elementary
and high school) offers REAL
CASH to the winners.
If you can do something that
you think will appeal to the
judges, and audience at the
REA EXPOSITION, then this
week right now file applica
tion, . with- MrStentz at the
Chamber of Commerce. No
The contest will be part of
the REA EXPOSITION that
will be staged at the Armory
on March 28 and 29.