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T he Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
UENTHYEAR N0. 47 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1941
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
, a 11-11 I II. I laa aaa .aa i
Services At Eight,
intball Game At 2:!
'i Pay's High Spots.
. will suspend Thursday
'..livin-the first time
Tday for giving thanks
ified that j Tar jaerfs
go the last inurauoj
will observe Sunday hours,
ft. post office, bank, and
ouse offices. , ' ,t ,
Lnual union service wiu do
the Presbyterian cnurcn at
'dock Thursady morning,
le Rev. R. & macDiain, rw
Grace episcopal cuurvu
it the message. Bepresen-
(f all cnoirs ox "
fovide music lor tne service.
Wj will be marked py many
Iwimions. and scores of stu-
Jre expected to arrive for the
uuiual football game pe
Waynesville and Canton is
U to draw several thous-
k two-thirty. :1
lumber of sportsmen have
led for hunting parties dur-
dav: some will seek fleer,
bear, while still others plan
tear lakes and try to oring
ft J T1iiiic1qv
btn Sunday, the Pet Dairy
pi Company will suspend de-
of milk on Sundays, ac-
I to R. B. Davenport, ,man
pible orders will be -left on
laj mornings, he saii 4'
Bueert will not be effected by
We, as the plant will on-
:o receive milk as usual on
Thanksgiving Day the plant
elosed for both deliveries
keiving of milk, Mr. Daven-
suspension of deliveries
fdays was made in order that
fees might have one day
wy seven. This same plan
pt into force last winter and
Annual Achievement Day
Held Here For Haywood
Home Demonstration Wo
Thirty-nine members of the
Haywood County Home Demon
stration Clubs were presented cer
tificates of award of merit from
the North Carolina College Agri
cultural and Engineering Exten
sion service in demonstration work,
at the annual Achievement Day
held here in the First Methodist
church Tuesday.' Presentation of
awards was made by Miss : Anna
C. Rowe. Western district home
Approximately 150 attended the
meeting with large representation
from each club in the county. Mrs
Henry Francis, retiring president,
Jonathan Woody, president of
the First National Bank, was
awarded a plaque in appreciation
of his encouragement in making
possible the home arts show and
the home beautification projgram.
The' Fines Creek Club won the
gavel for the third year for larg
est number in attendance and will
now keep it permanently.
The Bethel Club won the award
offered to the dub making the
most improvements during 1941,
With a grade of 95. , Mrs., Frank
Williams, of Beaverdam Uub, won
the notebook contest award.
A number of official workers ad
dressed the group during the day,
including Miss Willie Hunter, ex
tension specialist in clothing. Miss
Hunter told the women to study
themselves as to health, posture,
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Giving A Pint Of Blooi To Save A Life....
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RAr PH PREVOST is shown giving the first pint of blood for the blood plasma bank just established
at the Haywood County Hospital. Right behind Mr. Prevost stands Dr. G. Mack Davis, who was second
to give a pint of blood. A Haywood physician is shown regulating the flow of blood from Prevost's arm
into the vacuum bottle, while a nurse of the hospital staff stands nearby. Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
very satisfactory," he
Jnty-Wide BTU I
t To Be Held
fssociational conference meet-
be held for all Baptist
('? Union members in the
in the county at the First
P "lurch of WaynesvCle on
officers and leaders of the
't unions in the countv will
' 8 p. m. for a supper at
"ch, and at 7 o'clock will
led by all members and ner-
"terested in BTU work in
nty churches. " .
C. Brooks and other
workers will assist in the
Pice, and speak on "Growing
i raining Union". Rev.
Hammett, pastor of 'the lo-
Kl and nastyir oHvispr
foup, will gneak on "Everv
BJU workers and members
"ally" invited to attend the
to be hel4 t 7 nVlncV
unite Un 30th
Iionary institute for the
Kat ehurehes of the Way-
Ii !lemne. Nov. 30. berin-
Ulf ' according to Rev. J.
r tone cl,airrtk
toy has been designated as
"T SnnHo l iv .
""itioft'tn . JSj-x '
keld . " - "-i n-i. program
Sylva in the alter-
( lne evening.
, 5ter, of the .one have
:iw.Bnaerwy- Details of
, 'm. will be announced
Of Gordon's Chef
The first diner-dance of the sear
son has been annouced for Satur
day night by the management of
the Hotel Gordon.
The event will mark the formal
presentation of the new chef of
the Coffee Shop, F. C Hichox to the
public in this section, and aso the
first public appearance of Ted
Martin's ten-piece orchestra, made
up of local talent.
Mr. Hichox comes to the Coffee
Shop with many years experience,
having worked at some of the larg-
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Here Every Day
According to Lawrence Kerley,
official weather observer, the mer
cury has been below freezing every
morning for the last six days.
On Wednesday of last week the
mercury went into a power dive and
hit i7. ''V'X.-XX
The mercury has been climbing
steadily until on Tuesday of this
week it hung grimly on to 6&.
Seeing Them Off
I "'. nn. . -
t far :Z,.ior yth and the
The youth ses-
Ttium r.4 r.v " ln casement
JIMMY SWIFT, son of Captain
and Mrs. W. F. Swift, and Linda
Sloan, young daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Sloan, distributing ciga
rettes among the thirty men who
left here last Friday for Fort
Bragg in the fifth call from this
area. The donation of cigarettes
was part of a program sponsored
by the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter
-.f the DAR. Photo by Patsy Gwyn.
. One.of tha mo -devastating for
est fires 1n Haywoollnwany years
was 'put out late Tuesday after
noon, after 350 acres on the moun
tain at the head of Camp Branch
The fire is said to have started
early Thursday afternoon, but due
to lack of formal approval of a
county fire warden, no fire fighters
went to the scene on this side of
the mountain until Sunday after
noon when the fire had gained
considerable headway. Pisgah for
est rangers stationed men on gov
ernment lands Friday.
"The fire in 24 hours destroyed
what it took nature a thousand
years to build," one forestry ex
pert told The Mountaineer yester
day. "An experienced fire warden
with men could have prevented
much of this," he continued.
To Save Lives
Calls Made For Volunteers
To Give A Pint Of Blood
For Sake Of HumanU;
Board Of Twenty Will As
sume Office January First;
Six Served On 1941 Board.
Members of the Chamber of
Commerce elected the 1942 board
of directors in a three-day secret
balloting, which started Saturday.
The new board will take office
on January first, it was announced,
with six members of the 1941
board retained to serve next year.
Those elected yesterday were:
Representing agriculture Wayne
Corpenine. Henry Francis and
George A. Brown.
Representing automobile sales,
and service M. D. Watkins and
Representing business and pro'
fessional men Dr. G. Mack Davis,
Frank Fersruson. Jr.. and Jack
Representing hotels and hoard
ing houses Georsre Martin and
Mrs. Tom Alexander.
Representing industry Joe Da
vis and Ralph Prevost.
Representing merchants Fran
cis Massie and Ralph Summerrow,
The six directors named to serve
again next year are; Paul Davis,
R. N. Barber, Jr., R. B. Davenport,
Felix Stovall, Spauldon Underwood
and Chrest George.
During the past year Bill Pre
vost served as president.
Approximately 150 balioU were
cast during the election.
By W. CURTIS RUSS
Monday afternoon we saw a busy
young business executive and an
alert professional man saving lives
yes, human lives.'
They were not dashing in and
out of a burning building, or fight
ing icy waters to get to a sinking
form. They were as much at ease
as if they were getting a shave
in their favorite barber's chair.
In the still silence of the Snow
white walls of the emergency op
erating room at the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital, a prominent physician
"This pint of blood you have
given might be the means of sav
ing the life of one of your friends.
an employee, or even a member
of your family.
The remarks were addressed to
Yesterday Orville Noland, who
.nl.A M.rir Ralph Prevost, furniture manu-
Hannah who recently resigned, 'nJcnJ,T he ecame
asked the board that his name be v, "T i
ly esiaousnea piuua piasma uana..
Earl Justice, 41, who was in
jured last Friday evening around
7 o'clock when he was struck by
an automobile while crossing the
main street in his home town of
Clyde, remained in a critical con
dition late last night, so it was
withdrawn. Mr. Noland is the son
of Commissioner Dock Noland. The
state department of conservation
and development refused to ap-
The reserve Mr. Prevost, none
the worse for his contribution, just
smiled, as the nurse pushed away
prove the appointment of Mr. No- S!'
Goal For Poultry
Set For Haywood
The "National Defense goal" for
poultry in Haywood county nas
been set at alt increase of 69,210
eggs over last year, according to
Wayne Corpening, county farm
Since most of the chickens in
the county are in flocks of less
than 50 birds, the county agent is
pointing out means by which the
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land on the grounds that he was
inexperienced. The state depart
ment is said to have tendered the
names of three experienced Hay
wood men, but the board of com
missioners refused to act on either
of the three. As a result, Hay
wood is without a county fire war-
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$5:00 Will Be Awarded First Person
Guessing Correct Score Of Game
Five dollars for a correct guess.
Easy money if you're a lucky
guesser. ' .
Throw yourself into a huddle,
and figure out the score of the
Waynesville-Canton game which
will be played here Thanksgiving
afternoon, and then go to one of
the twelve advertisers on page
eleven, get a blank, fill it in and
deposit with The Mountaineer.
- If your guess is the first cor
rect one brought in, then on Fri
day morning your name will be
posted in the window of this news
paper, and a five dollar check will
Very simple, isn't it?
Get your blank right now. You
have until five o'clock Wednesday
to get it to The Mountaineer office.
Nothing to buy. Nothing to selL
Nothing to write, but your guess
as to the score, and your name.
Get busy. Five dollars is five
dollars, ' and it's mighty easy to
make a, guess and a score in a
a Waynesville-Canton game can
be anything almost.
tie of blood, which will be placed in
readiness at the hospital here for
any emergency, after being pro
cessed. Standing just outside the door,
waiting to make a similar contri
bution towards saying a life, was
Dr. G. M. Davis, a busy dentist.
As a professional man, and advo
cator of good health, he knows
that time and blood plasma are two
essentials in saving lives in many
In just a few minutes the nurse
was pushing away the same table,
with another contribution to the
blood plasma bank.
But that is only two donors, and
sometimes one critically injured
nafipnt fnair rcwinir spvprol timr '
frHv.w..v j . -n
learned from attaches at the Hay
wood County Hospital where he
has been a patient since the ac
cident. Private Albert Rhoades, U. S.
army, is reported to have been the
driver of the car that struck Mr.
Justice, who is said to have been
walking west of the red light
when the car knocked him down.
Both his legs were broken in sev
eral places and he suffered serious
Private Rhoades, who was said
to have been en route to a camp
in New York, where he is now
stationed, was arrested but made
bond for $1,000.
No date has been set for the
hearing of the case, pending the
condition of Mr. Justice
Bill Will Be
Many Cases Cleared From
Docket In Two Days Of
Court Under Judge Bobbitt.
Solicitor John M. Queen expect
the grand jury to return two more
true bills in murder eases today,
and next week hopes to dispose
of the three murder cases, which
are now on the superior court
Judee William H. Bobbitt,
of Charlotte, said he will adjourn
court this afternoon until Monday
morning, giving the court officials
three days for Thanksgiving.
A true bill was returned yester
day in the case of two negro wom
en, charged with the death of their
father. The women, Myrtle Le
noir Cullin, 24 and Katherine Le
onir, are charged with shooting
their father, Oscar Lenoir, to death
at their home on Sunday, October
Solicitor Oueen expects a truo
bill in the case in which Mandel and
Charlie Woodard and Roscoe Mes
ser are alleged to have given Love
Clark whiskey with strychnine.
Clark died shortly afterwards. This
case dates back to Oct. 9.
In the death case of William Al
bert Finney, 62, two boys are be
ing held for fatally stabbing him
on November 4, in the Maggie
section. The boys are William Clay
Grant, 16, and Ray Shelton, 17.
' Since court convened Monday
morning a large number of cases
have been cleared from the docket.
The case of Hugh Caldwell (by
his best friend, his father, Clarence
Caldwell) versus Carl W. Kaese-
mever. was compromised, witn tne
latter paying the costs and 300.
The case grew out or an automo
bile accident, when a car owned by
Kaesemeyefand driven by his
UwtKi Fftd Kaesemeyer, strtrck
truck in which Hugh Caldwell, three
year old child who was riding with
his father, at the time and receiv-
M. D. Robinson, charged with
abandonment, was given 18 months
on the roads.
Twelve men had their licenses re
voked for a year and. were fined
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Sixteen Men To
Leave In Draft
On Monday, 24th
Sixteen men will leave here on
Monday the 24th in the 6th order
under the selective draft service
from the Waynesville area, and
the 20th call from the government.
The order was for fifteen men in
the call, and the extra man is Wil
liam Howard Haney, who was de
ferred from going in the last group
owing to a death in his family.
The men are scheduled to leave
from the court house at 7:30 by bus
for Fort Bragg.
The Dorcas Bell Love chapter
Held This Week
Four tobacco grading demon
strations will be held in the coun-
ty beginning on 1 nursaay, accoru-, fc booi these two men wh0 are will send a group to bid the men
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securea lie servitea ui u. 1. ifccim,
extension tobacco specialist pf
State College, and W. L. Brad
sher, of the agricultural marketing
The farm agents point out that j
the demonstrations will be of great
value to the farmers in showing
them how to class their tobacco.
Tie price the farmer will receive
this year will depend to some ex
tent on the way it is graded, ac
cording to the farm agents.
The grading demonstrations wul
4-H Club Groups
The seven 4-H clubs of the couniy
recently elected officers, for the
year. They are:
Cecil President, Merle Ashe;
vice president, Robert Buchanan;
secretary, Evelyn Chambers; treas
urer, Reba Mae Lowe; reporter;
Winifred Burnette; local leaders.
Miss Mable Clark and Robert
Cruso President, Margaret Cog
bum; vice president, Billy Connor;
secretary, Geneva Massey; treasur
er, Hugh Poston; reporter, Betty
Clark; local leaders, Hugh Rogers
and Mrs. Duvall. :
Fines Creek President, Dorothy
Green; vice president, N. C. James;
secretary, Dorothy Rogers, treas
urer, Elizabeth Rogers; reporter,
Ed McCracken; local leaders. Miss
Marguerite Clark and Sam Fergu
Crabtree President, Georgia
McCracken; vice president, M. B.
Reeves; secretary and treasurer,
Betty Rogers; reporter, Jessie Bry-
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Canton Man Killed, Wife Seriously
Injured And Two Others Hurt In Wreck
Three persons were killed and
five other were injuried, four of
them seriously, when cars said to
have been driven by Thomas A.
Clark, Jr., of Canton, and Fred D.
Morris, of Richmond, Va., collided
just before noon on Saturday at
be held at the following places :i"e intersection 01 wignway io-a
Thursday, at 10 a. m. at the C I Durham-Wake. Forest road
R. Liner farm in Waynesville miles north of Raleigh. v
township; Thursday, 1:30 p. m. atj Those killed were Thomas A.
Van Wells' farm in Pigeon town- Clark, Jr., John A. Morgan and
hin: Friday at 10 a. m. at Glenn 1 of Richmond, and Mrs. Fred D.
A. Boyd's farm in Jonathan Creek
township; and on Friday, at 2
p. m. at the Sam Ferguson farm
on Fines Creek.
Tobacco growers are urged to
aUnd one of these meetings.
Morris, both of Richmond, occu
pants of the other car.
According to officers investigat
ing the case, the Virginia man head- out this week and if necessary un-
m tne last 01 tbis month, until trie
Red Cross Roll
Until Goal Reached
The annual Roll Call for mem
bership in the Red Cross to raise
the local quota of $1,200 got under
way last Tuesday and, according
to Rev. Malcolm Williamson, chair
man of the drive, the workers have
been meeting with encouraging re
sponse A number of the committee
chairmen and their workers have
not turned in complete reports, so
Mr. Williamson was unable to give
the amount in full.
The drive will continue through-
Morris, of Richmond.
Injured were Mrs. "Thomas A.
Clark, Pr., John A. Morgan and
Mrs. Paul Launer, all of Canton,
passengers in the car driven by
Clark, and Mrs. Kellum and Fred
ed south and Clark's car headed to
ward Wake Forest, when the acci
dent occurred, approximately in
the center of the intersection. It
was reported that both cars were
traveling at a high speed,
Mrs. Clark and John Morgan
were taken to Rex Hospital It
was learned late last night that all
hope had been abandoned for Mrs.
Clark's recovery.: She received
serious internal injuries, a deep
amount set is reached, according
to Mr. Williamson.
The national headquarters is
asking for the largest quota ever
set for this chapter, but the work
ers seemed confident late last night
that the goal would be reached.
TAKES POSITION HERE
Raymond Pruitt has been named
as Secretary at Pet Dairy Products
gash' cut across the abdomen, and Company here. Mr. Pruitt is from
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