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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
ZjgXEAir NO. 14 Sixteen Pag
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1941
(a Busy Clearing
, Ws of some of the
" .. v;rv ever
U KM ni"
P. .v ..tinn was Un
it, Mffl LUIS tv" .
(Hi Waynesville "tation
I rfthis weekfor Lowder
4berJ, road contractors,
Carted work on section
L Parkway at Soco Gap.
tfckesvy machinery was
( to the job, some 42
L toy clearing the right
CtetheMnae Bection which
Sb three tunnels. .The
jatd h about 3 miles from
liatative of the contrac
yaterday that several
file machinery had been
kind would be here by the
clearing was compieieu.
Wane montns cas uwu -
the clearing project.
.i , nain were sent
I lairo v -
Denver, the home office
bin. One of tne neaviesi
..j that Attracted lots
..I I9.vard carrv-
Si was an over-sized scoop,
peks up m yarus ux uuk
L md when it dumps the
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1 1 spread out according w
fihet of the operator.
itottract pnce was (4D,o.
it welfare conference of
ptfai western counties will
1 hut is the court house on
. Among those attending
i&toanty welfaft super
and case workers from
Mtiei included. .
Anna Cassat, state super
neue workers, will conduct
ift program of study. Sim
wfags are being held in
toti over the state.
Washington will soon be beautified
by the cherry blossoms which an
nually bring thousands to the na
tion's capital. And here is the
cherry blossom queen, beautiful
Nancy Strong, daughter of an army
officer. Pretty, eh?
!? Last Night
Word Ray, who underwent
operation at the Biltmore
r-Mwraay aiternoon, was
tat night to be much ira-
was taken violently ill
"today mornine and a
ft after was taken to the
P Hospital. He has been
ffui, bat is now reported to
No New Candidates
To Date In May
While there have been rumors
that the number of announced can
didates for the four offices in the
city election on May 6th, would be
increased, to date there have been
no new names added to the list.
Last week Mayor J. H. Way and
aldermen T. L. Bramlett, Hugh
Massie and L. M. Killian announced
themselves fia e candidates for re
Red Gross Chapter
Will Hold Open
Meeting, May 5th
Tn a conference held here during1
the past week of the officers and
chairmen of the Haywooa nea
Cross chapter, With Mrs. Cather
ine M. Stewart, field representative,
plans were made for an open an
nual meeting to be held on May 6th.
A1J paid members as well as the
public in general are invited to
attend the meeting, at which time
the annual election of officers will
Mrs. Stewart stated that it was
necessary for all Red Cross chap
ters of the county to perfect. the
committee groups to greater ac
tivity to meet the pressing needs
of the calls for aid to Europe.
While On Leave
Jerry Smith, Of Fort Jack
son Met Death By Report
ed Accidental Shot
Jerry Smith, national guard train
ee, of Fort Jackson, who was on
leave for a few days was reported
accidentally shot on Thursday af
ternoon at the home of Will Carver
on Jonathan Creek, with a revol
ver in the hands of Ural Carver, 16
year-old son of Will Carver.
According to the account of the
shooting given the officers by young
Carver, the two were looking at
the pistol when it suddenly went
off striking Smith in the left breast,
piercing his heart.
Funeral services were conducted
on Saturday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at the Garrett Funeral
Home with Chaplain William H. R.
Jackson, of the 120th Infantry, of
Fort Jackson, officiating. Burial
was in the Plott cemetery. Mili
tary honors were accorded the dead
soldier at the grave.
Serving as pallbearers were:
Sergeant Mark IE. Robinson, Ser
geant Mark G. Edwards, Sergeant
John R. Carswell, Jr., Corporal
Robert H. Wright, Corporal Robt.
H. Winchester, and Corporal Joe
G. Shipley. v
Smith had been Jiving for several
years with the Carvers, and had no
relatives in the community.
Injured by Bomb
' 1 I
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A 0. 8. air corps observer In Lon
don, Major Robert B. Williams was
seriously injured by a German
bomb and may lose the sight of on
eye. He has been observing aerial
tactics in the Battle of Britain for
tna past three months.
To Ooen Store
;e Success: Will Be Reneated
f sful was the two-day
-j. ..Mk as nela nere
"Wk-tlld. that K vis-
CWsors were asked
sprioj p again
h conservatively estimated
. peopie attended the
IBIt nt V. j j ... .
j. vuC uaaen arop
fc and snow on Sat-
- wen pleased
7 response on th
number of electrical
tond other appliances
the first of this
httgthey would purchase
&yJhw attracted REA
DM ' "s"u ana n&i
2r?. officers from other
m their nraise of tfe
--r- vurougnout the
. in Haywood. an1
u. " say thev AiA
W', The Monn
DPJ Croo Electric
l?ntcome of the
f.j11 one way or
HarL f816 Pnraiture
ville, and C. N. Allen and Company,
A number of valuable prizes
were given during the two days,
with the $75t3eneral Electric wash
inr mnohinn. o-ivpn bv Massie Furn-
iture Company, going to R. T. Boyd,
of Jonathan's Creek, wnue Mr.
Boyd turned down the offer to talk
over the public address system, he
did put on one of his famous dances
much to the delight of the well
Other prizes were awarded to:
Mrs. J H. Howell, Grace Mitchell,
Fletcher Hill, C. C Francis, Henry
Francis, W. H. Burgin, Mrs. Lester
Bliss, Oscar Moore, Letha Knight,
Ethel Moore, Mrs. Otis Burgin, Mrs.
Clem Cabe, and Mrs. Fred Allison.
Also Mrs. A. V. Phillips, Mrs.
James Morrow, L. N. Davis, E. E.
Morgan, Mrs. John Hoxit, Miss
Mary Margaret Smith, Oral Yates,
t m irinoW. Ffnh Caldwell. Mrs.
Fletcher Hill, Mrs. Fred Davis, Mrs.
Glenn Tate, Maggie James, Charles
Hill, Tom Terrell, and Tom Rogers.
During Saturday afternoon, Mrs.
t rr.;n. nf the educational
t nf the Waabinirton BitA
" .1 1 M
office gave a timely aoo-eas .
large crowd. ;
n-i ta tvn davs. Miss Mary
WeineL REA borne economist of
Raleiirh. eave demonstrations on
smaUar appliances. She baked and
mnioJ in an ordinary electric
roaster, and explained the many
angles of using such appliances
Saturday aftermm. a bar Deque
was served to some 400 by the
-i The barbeque
T,.r Tfnfiia Siler. OI
t. -i 'iw.v Satnrdav morn-
Of Holy Week
The ministers of the town are.
making an effort to reach the peo
ple of the community during the
RPrviees to be held in the churches
during Holy Week, and are urging
the co-operation of the public in at
tendance of the services which will
start on the 6th. and close on the
11th. '; -''-.. -vv
The Rev. HG.Hammett, pastor
of the First jBaptist cnurcn, me
O. Hutrein. Jr.. pastor of
the Methodist Church and the Rev.
Raymond E. MacBlam, rector oi
Grace Episcopal church have issued
the following formal statement : .
"No serious mind these days
questions the need for the spiritual
regeneration of people the world
over. TO bring responsiDimy clos
er home, is there any sincere, ma
ture mind among us who questions
the need for the spiritual regener
ation of the people of our own
community T We are lax in morals,
we are disrespectful of law and
therefore careless m its eniorce
ment, we are lacking in a concern
about community influence tnat
rlotrimpntl to the best life, we
are indfferent as to spiritual values,
we politely reluse to accept me
AomanA at moral and spiritual re
sponsibility, we1, fearing an over
dose of piety, too oiten taKe reiuge
in a frivolous attitude toward religion.
"Now, the Easter season is com
! rnnnd acain. and it is time to
take stock, if we are brave enough,
of our inner selves, in oraer inai
oil nrhn wish so to examine their
spirits may do so, the churches of
Waynesville are navmg noiy yieex
.n.r;i Ml the members and
friends are invited to attend their
churches, In - each instance tne
minister will conduct the services
in his own church, except that the
Presbyterian laymen will be re
sponsible for services in their
"The churches are asking the co
operation of everyone who is re
sponsible for the asembling of peo
ple in Waynesville for any purpose
whatsoever during the evening
hour of 7:30 .to 8:30, Monday
through Friday of next week, and
requesting that all meetings which
are scheduled for the evening of
next week be postponed or held be
fore, in order that no conflicting
engagements will interfere with
the attendance at the churches.
"It is hardly necessary to add
that we over whose names this
letter is published have as our first
concern the welfare of the hearts
of the people among whom we live
and whom we have been called to
serve. Through our churches wo
offer ourselves for any leadership
of which we may be capable, pledg
ing our best labors, our abiding
interest, our sincere prayers.
Special lenten services will be
conducted at the high school on
Tuesday by the Rev. H. G. Ham
mett, and on Thursday by the Rev.
J. G. Huggin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs, Lawrence Saun
ders and family, of Franklin, were
wests of Mrs. Allie Saunders last
week. They left Monday to take
up residence in Hampton, Wash
Contract Signed At One
O'clock Today; Workers
Will Be Called Back To Jobs
The 12-day strike at the
American Enka Corporation
came to a close at 1 :30 Thurs
day afternoon, when the bar
gaining agents of the com
pany and the negotiators for
the United Textile Workers
Union formally signed a con
tract at one o'clock in an Ashe
ville hotel following a parade
of 600 cheering workers
through the downtown section
Members of the union had
met earlier in the morning and
heard provisions of the con
tract which their representa
tives had agreed to with Enka
officials shortly before mid
night on Wednesday.
After agreeing to the pro-
TW Union CJothinV Company viciVma nf iha rnntrApf th
will open next week, according to I . mnrrhpd nn Patton
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i. Q. OIHCK, UWI1CI WHO
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then back to Haywood Street
to the George Vanderbilt Hotel
where the contract was signed
in room No. 628.
The terms of the contract
were not made public.
Certain employes in the main
tenance and chemical departments
will return to work first and others
will be recalled as rapidly as nor
mal production' can be resumed,
Until recalled, employes will con
tinue to be deemed on strike.
Dnt-inc the month of March, a
total of 27,054 persons traveling in
9,113 vehicles, visited tne ram.
This represents an increase of
7 per cent over travel for March
1940. The visitors were from all 48
states and the District of Columbia,
with those from Tennessee leading
the list, followed in order by North
Carolina, Illinois, Ohioand Michi
gan. Sixty-six per cent of the visit
ors were from the local states of
Tennessee and North Carolina.
Travel for the travel year to
date exceeds last travel year
March, 1940 by 19 per cent.
Greatest travel for any single
day during the month was on
March 2 when a total of 4,535 per
sons, in 1,263 vehicles, visited the
park. This was a new record for
a single day's travel during the
the building next to Western Union
renovated for the new concern.
The firm will operate a credit
system with easy payments on
wearing apparel for men ana wom
Mr, Slack said there would be
no red tape about getting credit,
and no additional charge lor tne
The Union Clothing Company
also has a store in Canton, where
it has been operating for several
J. R JSbyd Named
Memfier Of County
J. R. Boyd has been appointed
a member of the Haywod county
welfare board by Mrs. W. T. Bost,
state welfare commissioner, it was
learned this week.
The board is made up of three
members, one appointed by the
state, another by the county com
missioners, and the third appoint
ed by the first two named.
It is understood that the second
member will be named by the coun
ty board of commissioners at their
regular first Monday meeting on
The state appointee win serve u
. vonrs. tne couiuy
term ui j ' ,
member two years, and the member
chosen by the first two a term
W. u r! Uommptt is out aEain
after being confined to his bed lor
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
Dirt Moving Fast On
Rubber Plant Site,
To Pour Foundation
Flynn At Dinner
Edward J. Flynn, above, Chair
man of the Democratic National
Committee, who will be one of the
looflini. flmim at tliA annual Japlc
.i . . . 1 i j nl J. '
son Lay V'nner w db neia r riuny
n irht. Anr 4. n the Bir waiter
Excavations For Wing Of
Plant Completed; Will Poor
Concrete Monday Morning
Excavation for the "wing" of the
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
plant, near Hazelwood, was com
pleted yesterday, and a large shovel
was making splendid headway
clearing the top soil from the siU
of the main plant.
About 15 men were engaged oo
j the job yesterday, and according
to contractor, more will be added
as fast as the work moves along
"With favorable weather, w
should be pouring foundations by
Monday," a representatives of
Merchant Construction Companw,
general contractors, told The Moun
taineer. The topsoil is being scraped off
and will be used in covering a fill
which will have to be made near tho
Work is scheduled to begin with
in a day or two on the railroad
sidetrack to the property, according
to representatives of the Southern
Railway System who visited tu
No information was available as
UKm, nyiu t in wio w - -
Hotel in Raleigh, to help raise to when construction would begin
funds with which to wipe out the
deficit incurred last year by the
Nntinnnl Committee in the SUC-
on the water and sewer lines.
Besides doing considerable exca
vation, the contractors have built
!1 HUUI1M1 VAJIHIIUVbCV Hi - I ' " " " "
i omn.;n n Mioot Preflt. several tool houses and an office,
LPiliniftii w - . -
..it SonaW Rontt W.1 At present they said one power
UCTllt 1VUVDV wv w ... v m .
Lucas Of Illinois will deliver the
principal speech, but, according to
Joe L. Blythe, Chanrman of the
Jackson Day Committee, Chairman
Flynn will bring greetings from
President Roosevelt to the diners.
Warner Bros. Sign
Son of Local Couple
For 7-Yr. Contract
shovel would keep ahead of tha
nnnrinir of the foundations, but
they had another available in casa
the one fell behind on the work.
A large number of men have filed
application for jobs, and the gen
eral contractor said yesterday that
they would be glad to have all who
were qualified to work to. sign up.
"We ar iaklnr on the asen in-ioa
roreWWf. their applications, it
was pointed out. All ther common
labor is from this immediate sec
tion. "Only our skilled men hava
been brought to the Job," It waa
further pointed out.
Mr. Neuffer, architect, ia ex
pected to arrive this week, and will
probably remain here until the
work is completed, which is sched
uled for July 15.
Bryon Barr, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Barr, who has visited his par
ents since they have resided here,
was signed up by Warner Brothers
during the week for a seven year
Barr went to Holywood four
years ago. Shortly after his ar
rival in California he enrolled at n tv.'
the Ben Dard Dramatic School, J ftRQ U, lWClO
which ne aitenaea ior mo
He also studied with the Pasa
dena Play House, and won a year's
scholarship for the following year.
At the time he was signed up by
Warner Brothers he was on the
legitimate stage playing the role
of "Abie' in "Abie's Irish Rose."
Mr Barr appeared in "Mischievous
Husbands," by producers which
was shown at the "Star Theater"
in Hazelwood the first of the week
and attracted a number of local
people, who knew Mr. Barr and
his parents. .
TheylVorkWhile We Sleep
Editor's note: This is the first
of a series of articles aDouwm-
iwk while we sleep.
The Mountaineer sent Hilda Way
Gwyn to interview about O oi mese,
and she has prepared an article on
each one. The first is -
night telephone operator. Anoiner
will appear next week.
"I really dislike to call anyone
over the telephone, said . Ida Jean
Brown, night operator of the South
ern Bell Telephone company here,
in an interview after her recent ob
servance of 20 years service with
the company. ,
Miss Brown, daughter of Mrs.
I. J Brown, went to work for the
o' Roll Telephone company
I in the local office on March 1, 190
and has never misseu "
work on account of sickness.
There was a vacancy in the of
fice here in 1919 and Miss Brown
put in her application for thejob
in October. In the following Jan
uary she started coming into the
office in her spare time and helping
out with her services and at the
same time learning the business of
operating a switchboard. In March
she was made an operator.
"A friend suggested that I apply
for the job, and I have never re
gretted taking up the work," she
"Much as I like it, it is just like
another kind of work, it gets monot
nous at times, but altogether it's
very pleasant work," she continued.
She says that most people are
very considerate, and that it's fifty
fifty when it comes to impatience
in men and women when they are
you can almost see Miss tda Jean
Bv using a little imagination, - flBJlMil.ht
nrown'B lios say: "Number Please," "..;T-"IT" ,
of Patsy Gwyn's camera to catch her at tne swivcuu -
in a hurry to get a number.
'The longest connection we have
ever made from this office was to
Liverpool, England," was her re
ply in answer to the question as to
the most distant call ever put in
It is very interesting to hear
Miss Brown talk of her work, and
tho human side of the life of
an operator, for many of her ob-1
serrations show up the public in
an amazing manner.
She state that people are nsing
i. toionhnno for business far
than formerly, and that worn
en do much more visiting over the
phone than men, but that the latter
will talk business just as long as a
woman will visit.
When asked about the slowest
hours in her round of duty she
"Between midnight and 5 o'clock
is the dullest time on night duty,
but around 3 and 4 o'clock, is the
fatal hour when the doctor is caH-
(Continald on page 4)
Wins Woman's Club
Jane Dudley Francis was award
ed the gold medal annually offered
by the Woman's Club to the winner
of the reading contest held for
girls of the Waynesville township
Ruby Frances Brown won sec
ond place and was given the cash
award. Meta Dicus and Ida Me
haffey received honorable mention.
The contestant and their read
ings were as follows: Marcelle
Webb'The Children's Hour," by
Longfellow; Meta Dicus, "Gunga
Din," by Kipling; Ruby Frances
Brown, "Winston Church," by
Thompson; Rosemary Herman,
"Last Farwell of Jose Bizal."
Also, Jane Dudley Francis,
"Scene From Lady Windemere'a
Fan," by Oscar Wilde; Ida Me
haffey, "The Ballad of the Harp
.Weaver," by Edna St Vincent Mil
lay; Florence Cagle, "The Revenge
of Hamish," by Lanier; Nina Mae
Norman, "Sidney Carton," by Dlc
ens; Shirley Colkitt, "The Lady of
Shalott," by Tennyson.
The entrants were judged on
f hrpp main noints under which were
a number of features, namely, read
er's person; mechanics of reading;
To Finish Work .
The county commissioners, sit
ting as a board of equalization and
review, are scheduled to conclude
their work today, as they hear
taxpayers from Beaverdam town,
ship. A revaluation was made this
year on all real estate.
Yesterday waa spent in receiv
ing complaints from taxpayers of
Waynesville township. Other
townships in the county have been
The Waynesville Rotary Crub
will hold their annual election of
officers at the regular meeting
here at the Hotel Gordon Friday
t 12 -iK. Officers elected Friday
; will assume office on July first
"y. of Waynes
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