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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
SEVENTH YEAR NO. 41 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1941
fL50 Ib Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
wwood Calves Win Top Honors At Catawba Fair
ed Prizes Had Been
it By Haywood. Stock
, For Past Six Years.
fat calves won all top
t the Catawba Fair in
yesterday, a goal which
raisers of the county have
.-king for the past six
rand champion of the fair
by Wayne Staraey, while
ve champion is owned by
mncis. , ' ,
aywood calves took first
i county group, in addi
k top prizes. - '
j of 12 calves were exhi
id nine were left and will
at auction today,
ther three were brought
rt and will he taken to
next week for the State
,d from there- the Hay
ve will go to the Southern
air in Charlotte.
j Agent Wayne Corpening
t night, "We are snowing
major livestock shows this
side of the Haywood show,
cations are we'll win more
The calves won the
;roup prize at the Western
irolina Fair in Henderson
era! weeks ago.
ihampion or tne naywooa
hmtA bv Louise Reece of
Ihas not been shown since
here, but has been reserv
h State Fair. :
Will Be Held '
if the more than two hun-
b' Scouts in Haywood coun-
expected to take part m
aal Scout-O-Ral which will
ace next Saturday after-
the Waynesville township
pool athletic field.
vent will be under the di
rt Carlton Peyton, of Can-
Irict commissioner; William
chairman of the Haywood
W. A. Bradley, of Hazel-
istrict chairman of 'eamp-
W activities; and Floyd
Mutant Scout executive of
m Boone Council.
will be held in the foi
sts: inspection, fire build-
WJck cooking, dressing
Piling relay, knot tieing,
ping, first aid and fire by
the contests the Scouts
Pete against a time stand-
11 units that finish the
the set time will be award
bon. Long streamers will
Ned the troops that take
pento are scheduled to be-
mptly at 3 o'clock. (The
M 38 establishmenU in
H countv lint h th
FPrtment of revenue to
' t retail.
compiled by the Brew
North Carolina Beer Disr
1 Committee, show that the
issued retail licenses to
let m 98 North Carolina
Of Octnhor 1 The
F f or beer licenses begins
yymond McBlaine, rector
"J-Popal church was a
at iint meeting
jncan Legion and Aux
l wi ipoke Bpon the ehllrcii.8
Klety t present
urged ft. observance
f ; worhip fa! the lumi and
I influence in the com
trrt ' Uo Pointed out how
-u "a rawe the moral of
kr" T Heel's Boys'
HiIL where he rep
1 "al post.
Parents Of Movie Star Live Here
BYRON BARR, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barr, movie actor, who
is sismed up with Warner Bros, for a long term contract was seen
here last week in support of Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray in
"Dive Bomber", A few weeks ago he was seen here in "Light Cal
Other pictures he has parts in are ''Sergeant York", to be shown
here in the near future; "The Tanks Are Here" taken at Fort Knox,
and "Captain of the Clouds", made at Ottawa. Canada. In the pic
ture, "They Died With Their Boots On", the story of Custer's Last
Stand, he has one of the leading parts, also booked here for a showing.
Young Barr has been with Warner Bros, less than a year,
but has already made a place for himself in the movie world. He
has been in Hollywood five years, and has appeared in 50 plays on
the stage prior to his going into the movies.
Leave Here In
Nineteen boys made up with
one exception of the list as an
nounced last week by the draft
board left here on Friday morning
at .8:40 for Fort Bragg, They went
as the fourth selective draft group
from this area, but the 18th call
from the government.
In the group were two volun
teers, instead of one as announced.
At the last minute Jerry David
Liner was accepted as a volunteer
in place of John Thomas Fowler,
draftee, who was given a thirty
day deferment on account of high,
way construction work on which he
was employed. The other volun
teer was Thomas Benjamin Wool
ard. Richard Queen was appointed as
leader of the group, and Beedee
Coalson as assistant leader. Oth
ers making up1 the call in addition
to those alredv mentioned wre:
Verlin Wiley Shelton, George Wfl
lard Browning, Ronald Winifred
Adkins, J. C. Noland, Nola Green,
Floyd Stamey. James Paul Phil
lips, Fred Walker Rathbone, Wil
lard Odor Rector, Johnnie Lewis
Ruff, Leo Long, Carl Asbury Set
ser, Roy Smith, Glenn Edgar Sisk
and Homer Horace Cagle.
Car Wrecked When
Driver Is Forced
The case involving the ' wreck
age of a car driven by Bill Varner,
of Brevard, by Worley Free, of
Clyde, is scheduled for trial before
the magistrate's court here tomor
row afternoon at 4:30.
Mr. Vamer is said to have been
forced off the highway near the
Fish Hatchery around 11:30 o'clock
Friday night by Free. Mr. Var
ner is reported to have been unhurt,
but the damages to his car were es
timated to be at least $300.
Free is alleged to have left his
car on- the high way, with ' the mo
tor running, following the acci
dent. He was taken into custody
by the officers an hour or so later.
L A. Miller Shoots
Mis Son, Kenneth
All Schools In
The local township schools
and all those in the county
will be closed all day Friday
according to a statement made
yesterday by Jack Mesaer,
county superintendent of ed
ucation. . The holiday has been declar
ed in order that the teachers
may attend the annual meet
ing of the western district of
the : North Carolina Educa
tional Association which is
held each year in Asheville.
Heretofore - only a half day
has been allowed' for attend
Hannah Resigns As
Fire Warden, 0. L.
Orville L. Nol?nd has been ap
pointed fire warden of Haywood
county by the county commissioner
to fill the vacancy ciused by the
recent resignation of Mark Hannah.
Mr. Hannah has served as war
den since 1939, and is resigning to
accept a position with the' Park
Service. He will be located In the
Bisr Creek section.
Mr. Noland has been . operating
tne isoiana mm nere xor tne ynut
few years. He will assume his Bow
duties October the 15th, .,'""'?'',.
Get Pictures And
Data Of Section
Charles Parker and Bill Baker,
of the state advertising department
spent the week-end here making
scores of pictures and gathering
information for nation-wide public
ity releases. ' -
The two spent considerable time
at Beech Gap and Devil's Court
House taking pictures, using Miss
Elizabeth Henry, Miss Margaret
Perry and Miss Josephine Cabe as
models in the scenes,
Sunset pictures were made from
the Lickstone ' Are tower on the
A number of pictures were made
of Barber's Apple Orchard. These
pictures will be used in a booklet
advertising Western North Caro
Special 32 Bullet Barely
Missed Heart Of 51-Year-
Old "Waynesville Plumber, j
Kenneth "Ken" Miller, 51, did
not think his father, L. A. Miller,
would make good his threat to
shoot if the son entered the plumb
ing shop where they both worked,'
md now the son is a patient at the
hospital, suffering from a bullet
Just as Kenneth got inside the j
plumbing Bhop, the 74-year-old '
father threw up a beautiful hand
made rifle and sent a special 32
bullet into his son, just below the
hnnrt. The bullet came out of the
left side of the back.
Last night the Bhot man was said
to be resting fairly well at the
Haywood County Hospital where
he was rushed a few minutes after
the shooting, which occurred about
12:30 Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy Sheriff John Kerley ar
rested Miller and lodged him in jail.
Officers stated that the father was
drinking at the time, and "not
The father and son had been
working in the shop all of the
latter's life. According to officers,
it was said that lately the two
ho J ad numerous disagreements.
The elder Miller was quoted as
having told officers making the
arrest, that he had told his son not
t enter the shop or he would shoot
Khini. The son paid no attention
to the feat as he did not take
it MTiously when he started to
enter the shop yesterday, v
Walter Ray was said to have been
the only witness to the shooting.
The gun which was used in the
shooting, was taken to the sheriffs
office, and described by officers as
being a "beautiful weapon" with
silver inlay on the handle. The
gun was acquired by Mr. Miller
several years ago, and had ben
reworked to take a special 32 bullet.
Going To Fair
A carload of cattle will be ship
ped from here Friday for the State
Fair in Raleigh, which will open
next Tuesday. The cattle will be
judged Tuesday and Wednesday.
A number of Haywood stockraisers
plan to be present for the judging.
Wallace Paxton, of Canton, who
was injured around 4 o'clock Sun
day morning when his car struck
a telephone on the highway near
Clyde, was discharged from the
Haywood County Hospital, where
he was taken for treatment fol
lowing the accident
The accident is said to have been
due to the fact that Mr. Paxton
had fallen asleep while driving
had fallen asleep while driving.
The automobile was completely
demolished, but Mr. Paxton, owner
and driver, while suffering lacer
ations about the hand and head,
received no serious injuries. ;
The accident occurred near the
residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Sellers, who came out and gave
assistance to the injured man.
Mr. Paxton is an electrician at
the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company, of Canton.
WAYNE CORPENING is now
county agent of Haywood county,
having been promoted from as
sistant agent to succeed J. C. Lynn
, z (
J. C. LYNN who served Hay
wood county as county agent for
over two : vears. is now district
county agent, supervising the ex
tension work in 20 counties.
Members Of The 4th Call For Selective Service
Of Faith During
Mt. Olivet Revival
A three weeks' revnl rtwl
last Sunday at the Olivet Baptist
rhnrch at Margie, conducted by
the Rev. Jarvis V. Ur.derv"f
pastor, assisted by the Rev. John
Finger. The Rev. Charlie Evans
'conducted the singing.
i The meeting was marked by a
large attendance, with 10? con
versions. Two . baptism services
were held during the revival The
members of the church extend
.rHi1 invitation to other congre
gations to meet with them.
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f r' s. :;V
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The nineteen boys from the Waynesville area wo left here on Fsiday morning for Fort Bragg.
Richard Queen was appointed leader of the group for the trip to camp. Photo by Joe Woodrow Davis.
Cables Family Of
Arrival In England
Dr. and Mrs. Sam L. Stringfield
received a cablegram Sunday from
their son, Dr. Thomas Stringfield,
of his safe arrival in England.
The message was sent from Chert
sey, about 20 miles from London.
Dr. Stringfield is in the civilian
medical service under the sponsor
ship of the American Red Cross.
The British ministry Of health
made an appeal to the Red Cross
for 1 ,000 young doctors to rein
force the British medical service
as civilian emergency workers.
The service is entirely volun
teer and the Red Cross is accept
ing doctors as fast as the appli
cations are approved.
Dr. Stringfield has been asso
ciated with his father and uncle
in the practice Of' medicine here
for the past five years, which hap
pened to be the time required . by
the Red Cross for his oversea ser
vice. Ha left here for New York
the first week in September and
sailed shortly after for bngiana.
Rose Wins On His
At Baltimore Show
The 29 head of purebred Aberdeen-Angus
from the Joe Rbse
farm at Balsam sold for 13 H cents
-t the Baltimore Fat Calf Show
this week, after 15 of the steers
won third place in the car lot class.
A group of five steers also won
third place. . ' '
Jn all, this was the highest award
ever won by North Carolina cattle,
It was said. :
Lynn Promoted To
Took Job October 1
Reitzel Will Remain As As
sistant Agent; To Get An
other By November 1.
LYNN NOW OVER 20
COUNTIES IN W.N.C.
No Changes Will Be Made
In Haywood's Weil-Rounded
Wayne A. Corpening has been
named county agent of Haywood
county, succeeding J. C. "Jack"
Lynn, who was promoted last week
to district agent of twenty west
ern counties. Mr. Lynn takes the
place of Fred Sloan, who will be
come state program leader of the
Extension Service, with offices in .
Mr. Corpening has been assist
ant county agent here since 1936.
He is a native of Henderson county
and a graduate of State College.
John Reitel, who came here in
August of 1938, will continue in
his capacity as assistant agent,
specializing in work in the Pigeon
Another assistant Will be named
soon to join the county agent's
force it was announced. The sec
ond is expected to come here by
Mr. Lynn came to Haywood as
county agent in July, 1939. He
moved here from Mitchell county
where he spent 3 Vi years as county
agent, and prior to that he was
assistant agent in Yancey county
for year. He graduated from
Clemson, college in 1933.
It was not definite where Mr.
and Mrs. Lynn would live, but in all
probability they ' will make their
home in Raleigh.
Mr. Lynn is the youngest of the '
five district agents in the state.
"i deeply appreciate the co-operation
given me by farmers, bus
iness men, county officials and civic
leaders of Haywood during my
stay here, and ask for the same co
operation and consideration for my
successor, Mr. Corpening. I have
never worked with two finer men
than Mr. Corpening and Mr, Reitzel.
(Jiven the same fine co-operation
that was afforded me, the agricul
tural program of Haywood will
continue to go forward under their
efficient leadership," Mr. Lynn said..
"My new duties will bring me
to Haywood often, and I shall al
ways look on all of you as a close
friend and neighbor. My work in
Haywood was most pleasant, and
shall always be remembered as a
happy period of my life," he con
cluded. The board of county commission
ers went on record Monday request
ing the officials of the state ex
tension service to permit Mr, Lynn
to retain his residence in this com-
munity. Soon after coming here
Mr. Lynn bought a home on Main
street in Hazelwood.
The change was made without
much fanfare, as time was short,
and Mr. Lynn had to begin his new
work at once in order to make a
complete check of the 20 counties
before the annual conference on
County Agent Corpening said
that no change would be made in
the. well rounded program already
underway in Haywood.
Halmond Hardin Is
President Bethel Class
Halmond Harding was recently
elected president of the Bethel
senior class, with Frances West
as vice president, and Martin Rog
ers secretary. The sponsors of
the class are Mrs. Ray Cathey and
Mrs. Tyson Cathey. -.
Scouts To Hold
Court Of Honor In
Billie Allen, of Canton, Troop
one, will be promoted to rank of
Eagle Scout at the Haywood district
court of honor which will be held
on next Tuesday at 7:30 o'clock in
the Champion "Y" in Canton.
The Alexander Thomson trophy
for Scout craft will be presented at
this time to the Boy Scout troop
of the district which attained the
neatest number of nninta at fh
annual Scout-O-Ral which will be
held here at the high school ath
letic field on Saturday.
Bill Alexander, of Canton, Troop
one, will receive the bronze eagle
award. WHlburn Rhea, of Can
ton TroOD one. will t nromntari tn
Life Scout. Jack McCracken, of
Canton Troop 7, will be promoted
to Star Scout.
A number of other awards and
merit badges will also be present
ed at the court of honor.
- Parents and friends of th smut
are cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stovalt
had as their guests over the week
end Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Smith,
of Whiting, Indiana, the latter's
brother and sister-in-law.