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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1941
v ;sh to vote in the
on iv 6th, have
. afternoon 1o reg
& of aldermen or
weU known in the
Tde formal announce
tf j. candidate for
ftj board of aldermen.
S to 17 yeam n
C He is connected with
Qlle Candy Company.
; previously announced
V.V H. Way for re-elec-fint
board of alder-
L H Killian, are seeking
' uid Roy Camubell is
ite for a place i
11.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
These 82 Graduates Of The Waynesville Township High School Will Graduate Tuesday Night
iwice into Stovalls 5c-10c-(
it being completely mod-
jijy located on one side
aiding at the front of the
ibu been removed to an
sa of the building. Now
cf one door into the store
1 be two entrances, and
I be three show windows
if two. ' : .
modern materials are being
iht reconstruction of the
which will be made more
at for the customers and
active for displaying the
saineM, owned by Dewey
I to established in 1934.
liBride was claced in man-
it the store and he has
t position continuously since.
3mli, owner, is a native of
Hf, rma amm r.o way
, I years ago and entered
vHe owns and operates
a Sylva similar to the one
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j "too owner of the Waynes.
A Company, a wholesale
:!i which he is actively con
Bt was at one time asso
rt!! his brother, Felix
the American Fruit
. Atkins is owner of the
.md C. T. Norriais in
f tonstruotion, v- .v
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House Burns to
gowned by W. T. Lee
m by Tom Trammell
' family burned to the
''dock Sunday morning.
(M not j t il.
, wa naa lail-
i'MBothin 9 iii .
r !, tnree rooms, also
1' Lee located approx-
rt away and occupied
k - "o nuii iawrence
, - ., lamnies caught
beat from'the burn
P i nearby, and was Consid
i'N.. Both houses were
P ouse was completely
uui tne nremen
to put out the blaze
house, and to help
Household effects and
f.fl f're was un
firemen stated that
il ? firemen valnnhlb
w!16' WU1 the
.!,1W:.e WU1 be the
t" be v the losing
; hbii, w speaker.
T. J. CATHEY, who was re-appointed
for a term of two years as
county auditor by the Haywood
County Board of Commissioners at
a recent meeting. Mr. Cathey has
finished a four term period of eight
year? in this office
T. J. Cathey was reappointed
auditor for Haywood County by
the County Board of Commission
ers at a recent meeting.
Mr. Cathey has held the office
since 1933 when he succeeded W.
H. Noland, as auditor. He has
made a very fine record in the of
Mr. Cathey is a native of the
Piegon section of the county and
is well qualified for the position
by both training and experience.
For several years he was book
keeper and in charge of payroll for
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company in , their operations at
Hartford, Tenn- Later he was
cashier and president of the old
Bank of Canton. He also served as
depot agent for the Tennessee and
N. C. railroad at Woodrow.
Two candidates are seeking the
place as mayor in Hazelwood, and
five are candidates for members
of the board of aldermen, accord
ing to the number who had filed
yesterday with R. B. Woodard,
Dewey Hyatt and J. V. Blalock,
a member of the present board of
aldermen, are candidates for mayor.
Both are well known in Hazelwood,
and have been active in civic af
fairs a long time.
Grady Smith is the only alder
man seeking re-election in that
capacity. The four new candidates,
are R. L. Prevost, L, M. Richesom,
Carl Swanger andC. A. Scruggs.
Running true tb'forik, the town
election in Hazelwood- is carried
on a quiet manner, an the aver
age person on the streets would
not be aware of the approaching
voting period judging from street
talk. , .
Howard Passmore is regisrar,
and W. A. Whitner and W. II.
Snyder are judges.
Local Men Attend
Hereford Sale in
J. C. Lynn, Wayne Corpening,
Claude Francis, and son Calvin
Francis, and L. Z. Messer attended
a cattle sale held on last Saturday
at t.hp Morlinda Farms in Lewis-
burg, W. Va., at which time 65
Herefords were sold.
Thp nnimnln broucht an average
of $592 each and sold for a total
of 1 39 ,072. This is probably, ac
cording to the county agents the
highest average ever received at a
Hereford sale in the East.
Buvers and breeders from
state attended the sale. A num
ber of -the outstanding Herefords
in Haywood County are irom wis
famous farm. They are owned by
Claude Francis. L. Z. Messer and
J. M. Pleas. ,
Mr. Francis bought Morlinda
MniJ 11th a rlanchtpr of Sir Dom-
ino 97th, one of the outstanding
Hereford bulls in the unitea
State. Tlio hpifpr is 20 months
old and will be kept for a whfle
on the Morlinda Farm and bred to
Rpnl Silver flnminn. the 9th. a bull
just purchased and a very out
standing individual. . . ,
J. D. Pless Wins
First Place In
Calf Gain Contest
J. D. Pless, of the Bethel 4-H
Club, ws the winner of the 100-
pound bag of molasses feed offered
to the owner of the calf making the
most gain during the month. The
Pless animal gained 105 pounds.
As a close runner up for the first
place was Raymond Caldwell, of
the Crabtree 4-H Club, with his
calf making a gain of 102 pounds.
The calves being fed by the 37
4-H Club boys and girls of the
county made an average gain of
62.4 pounds during the past month.
The calves that are putting on
the most weight each month are
being fed on corn, molasses feed,
and cotton seed meal in the follow
ing proportions; 6 parts corn, 1
part molasses feed and 1 part cot
ton seed meal.
The calves are being weighed
each month and a prize is being
given the owner of the calf mak
ing the highest gain. The prize
won by young Pless was donated
by the Farmers Federation of Way
nesville, and next month the George
Brown Supply Company will give
a bag of feed. -.
Photo by Patsy Gwyn
82 Seniors To Get
iyiil Mil " '. 1
REV. J. HUGCIN, pastor of the
.Methodist church of Waynesville,
vill deliver the baccalaureate ser
non at the high school auditorium
m Sunday, night, April 27th.
Martin Electric Company was
awarded the electrical contract for
the Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
plant, which is under construction
Fred Martin, member of the
firm, returned here Wednesday
from Dayton, where he had a con
ference with officials on technical
details of the specifications of the
contract. ; '
Workmen started Wednesday, in
making entrances for wires through
the concrete walls which; are now
The contract calls for the gen
eral electrical wiring, and not for
any motor of light connections, as
these will come under a separate
contract. '' ..
The bid was given the local com
pany over six other electrical
firms. The contract price was not
Water And Sewer Lines Being Built
From Hazelwood To Rubber Plant
To Call Election
While petitions bearing approx
imately1 2,000 names, asking that
an election be called to give the
citizens of the county an appor
tunity to vote $50,000 in bonds
for a building expansion of the
Haywood County Hospital were
presented the county commissioners
here in session Monday the board
did not officially take up the mat
ter. W. T. Crawford, county attorney,
was instructed to ascertain if the
signatures were bona-fide and to
present the petitions to the board
et the regular first Monday meet
ing in May, when the matter
would be officially considered.
Work started Tuesday on laying
2.500 feet of sewer and water lines
from the Hazelwood city limits
near the Royle-Pilkington plant to
the site of the Dayton Rubber Man
ufacturing Company, just south of
The work is scheduled to be
completed within 15 working days.
The contract was awarded to
Reed & Abee, of Asheville, for $7,
950. The water mains are of 8
inch pipe, while the sewer line pipe
will be 10 inches. The lines are
being laid on the north side of
Highway No. 19. Both lines con
nect with city lines in Hazelwood,
with the sewerage going into the
main Hazel wood-Pigeon River line,
and the 'water coming direct from
the Waynesville reservoir.
D. Hiden Ramsey Will
Deliver Literary Address
To Graduating Class
Commencement exercises will
start on Sunday evening at the
Waynesville District High School
when the Rev. J. G. Huggin, Jr.,
pastor of the First Methodist
Church, delivers the baccalureate
sermon at 8 o'clock in the school
The Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, will
give the invocation. Miss Nancy
Killian will be the accompanist for
The processional and the reces
sional. The High School Choir
will sing an anthem, "Beautiful
Savior," by Christianson.
On Monday night the High
School Band will give a concert,
the last of the school year, honor
ing the 1941 graduating class, with
the following program: "Military
Escort" (march), by Bennett;
"Hutchinson Field", (march), by
Richards; "King John", (over
ture) by Moehlmann; "Trapelo"
(overture) by Fulton; "Youth of
America (march) Yodcr.
Also "Saskatchewan" (overture)
by Holmes; "Drum Taps Patrol''
(march), by Peters; "Comet"
march, Oiivadoti; "Horizon", (ov
erture) by Buys; "Dixie", by Em
mett; "Indian Boy" (novelty) by
Bennett; "Spanish Dance", by
Church and Dykema; "Prince and
Pauper", (overture) by Johnson;
with "The Star Spangled Banner"
closing the program. There will
be no charge for admission.
D. Hiden Ramsey, manager of
the Asheville Citizen-Times, will
give the literary address at the
graduating exercises on Tuesday
evening, when 82 graduates re
ceive their diplomas.
The Rev. R. E. McBlain, rector
of Grace Episcopal Church,, will
give the invocation and the bene
diction. Clarence Arrington will
give the Salutatory and Winifred
Rodgers will deliver the Valedic
C. E. Weatherby, principal of
the High School, will present the
graduating . class, with M. H.
Bowles, superintendent of the
W a y n e s v ille School District,
awarding the diplomas.
The D. A. R. Good Citizenship
medals will be awarded by Mrs. S.
H; Bushnell and Mrs. W. F. Swift,
and the American Legion honors
To Deliver Address
D. HIDEN RAMStfY, Manager
of the Asheville Citizen-Tiroes, who
will deliver, the literary address at
the commencement exercises of
the high school on Tuesday night.
Concrete Walls i
At Rubber Plant
Work at the Rubber Plant is
moving along on schedule, with
two concrete mixers running full
time preparing concrete for the
walls of the plant, , according to
Merchant Construction Company,
Many more men were added to
the job during the past week.
Preside Over May
Term Civil Court
The May term of Civil Court will
convene here on May. the 5th, with
Judge Frank M. Armstrong sched
uled to preside. ' It was learned
here yesterday that there might
possibly be an exchange of judges.
The calendar is unusually light,
with a small number of cases set
for trial. All uncontested divorce
cases will be heard at the conven
ience of the court.
The following jury has been
drawn: First week, Robert B, Wil
liams, Waynesville: Harvey N
Trull, East Fork ; Cash Cole, Beav-
erdam; G. H. Hunter, White Uak;
J. Yoder Davis, Crabtree; McKin
Jey Green, Clyde; Albert W. Ferg
uson. Crabtree; Hiram Leather-
wood, Cataloochee; Harry Evans,
by a member of the Waynesville ' J;;. F"nJ E?l' 2eav"
ffWinnpH n n.M in - erdam; Willis Kirkpatnck, Beav-
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Farmers Urged to
Fill Out National
Twenty six hundred cards,
as a part of the National De
fense, program, were mailed
out from the office of the Hay
wood County Farm Agents,
containing definite questions
which should have been an
swered. To date, according to the
agents only 300 of these cards
have been filled out and re
turned to the office.. The ag
ents are urging that the farm
ers and their families give this
matter their immediate atten
The information contained
in the answers is necessary in
working out the National De
fense program in this county.
erdam ; Jesse J. Carpenter, Ivy
Also Hallet S. Ward, Waynes
ville; Thomas L. Jackson, Clyde;
Mason Medford, Iron Duff; Cleve
Noland, Fines Creek; Tommie Led
ford, Fines Creek ; Herman C.
Rhinehart, Clyde; Grady Wilson,
Jonathan; James B. Green, Fines
Creek; Emerson McCracken, Crab
tree; R. E. Owen, Jonathan; J.
Wiley James, Waynesville; George
R. Sharp, East Fork.
Drawn for the second week were:
Tom Burnett, East Fork ; Lonnie
Cogburn, Pigeon; John M. Mc
Clure, Iron Duff; Harry McCrack
en, Crabtree; Swan Hendricks,
Waynesville; J. Earl Morgan,
Pigeon; Grover Rogers, Clyde; R.
T. Green, Fines Creek ; Wilburn
Whidden, Ivy Hill; M. K. Hipps,
Beaverdam; G. B. Ferguson, Fines
Creek; H. W. Woodard, Waynes
ville; R. L. James, Crabtree; James
Garrett, Waynesville; Tok B. Med
ford, Waynesville; R. J. Trammell.
Beaverdam, Harl Reece, Cecil.
Greensboro Boy Improving
From Cut, Said To Have
Keen Received In Brawl.
Nothing has happened recently
that has so stirred the community
as the experience the local high
school band met with in Greensboro,
where the group went to attend the
State Music Festival and compete
in the band contests held on Friday.
However, the attitude of the people
of Greensboro and the press of that
city have served somewhat as
salve to local indignation.
The trouble started Thursday
night, shortly after the arrival
of the band in Greensboro when a
group of boys of high school age,
none members of the Greensboro
band or participants in the festi
val contests, removed the caps of
some of the Waynesville boys and
carried them off.
According to L. T. New, Jr.,
director, he was on the third floor
of the building in the room where
the students kept their instrumenas,
when four Waynesville boys came
up and told him that some of the
Greensboro boys had taken their
caps and would not give them back.
Mr. New then came downstairs
and as he started down the long
steps outside the building saw a
movement that indicated that caps
were being passed by the boys
with a definite motion toward one
of the parked cars in front of the
Mr. New and the Waynesville
students involved in the trouble,
state that no blows were struck up
to this time, but that when they
attempted to recover their caps,
which were still in the possession
of the Greensboro boys, who re
fused to give them up, the latter
jumped on Mr. New. He and the
Waynesville boys then engaged in
a "free for all fight." According
to the Waynesville boys, Mr. New
was "covered" with assailants.
During the brawl, Frank Kerno-
dle, 18, of Greensboro, was stabbed
in the abdomen, It Was said that
he told officers he did not know
the time, or the place on the
grounds he was stabbed, or who
stabbed him. He did not know, in
fact, that he was cut, until he
he saw the blood. He wes rushed
to the Piedmont Memorial Hospi
tal where later in the night he was
said to have undergone on emer
gency operation. Later it was
reported that the statement given
out regarding his condition was
somewhat exaggerated. ,
Latest information about his
condition reveals that he is im
proving in a satisfactory manner,
and will shortly be released for
When the officers came to the
building it is said that they had
trouble getting through the crowd
and while doing so arrested one
Greensboro boy who was lodged In
jail that night, charged with dis
Officers reported the crowd in
fighting mood and an attack was
made on the police car in 'which
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Broken on Opening
184 Fishers Make A Total
Catch of 1,235 on the
Opening Date in This
On the opening day of the fish
ing season in Sherwood Forest,' G.
C. Plott reports that there were 184
persons, receiving permits, the
largest number ever issued on an
opening day in this territory.
The total catch was around 1,-
235, with the largest fish measur
ing 13 inches.. At least 45 of the
184 persons made the; limit bag
of 12 each, according to Mr. Plott.
Willie Messer, of Cove Creek,
enjoys the distinction of landing
the largest rainbow ever known
during Mr. Plott's time to come out
of the lower end of Jonathan Creek.
On Saturday morning around
7:30 Mr. Messer called on the
game and fish warden and showed
him a rainbow that measured 22
and one half inches and weighed
3 and three fourths pounds.
Around 10 o'clock on Saturday
night Mr, Messer came to town
again and showed Mr. Plott a rain
bow that lacked only one half inch
making a two foot record and
weighed , four and one fourth
"Never have I seen the public to
be as much interested in fishing as
this year, and never have they been
more cooperative than they are at
the present", Mr. Plott stressed
in discussing the current fishing