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T HE W A YNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
rggyENTH YEAR NO. 49
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1941
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Covntiea
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OVemoer arKu;mVet Un U7ol$7M Above Floor
y Park In,
J 1 Thirty Days
,ors Were From 47
With Greatest Number
t y i. CmaIfi If nun
' in tne ureal ohiuhjf iu-
Rational Park during the
f November showed an w-
of 70 per cent over travel
i !ur:hg the month of
Lr las' 'suT. according to J.
L for the first two months
travel year, which is from
rl,of one year through Sep
Ki nf the next year, amount.
19 per cent increase over the
trioA of last year, which was
red a record breaker.
h was a total of 48,609 jer-
( raveling in 15,879 vehicles,
ting in the park during the
of November. Of this num
I visitors. 38 Der cent were
Ither than the local states of
fcsee and North Carolina.
isitnrs were from 4? states.
istrict of Columbia. Hawaii.
Lnal Zone, Panama, Cuba, and
Lessee lead with the largest
r of visitors, a total ol 2S,mz;
Carolina second, but a bis:
lelow Tennessee with a total
138; Georgia ca methird, with
visitors; Illinois, fourth with
of 2,39; and Ohio fifth, with
HIn Fall Rally
iing Democrats In West
Hold Banquet and Dance
Fall R'ly of the Young
prats in Weftern North Caro
ls scheduled to be held this
lay night with a banquet and
on the roof ballroom of the
en Hotel in Asheville. The
will feature a meeting of the
is Hux. Stat President.
ailed a meeting of the execu-
tommittee at this tim and all
if Democratic members in this
Jon of the state will be given an
"unity to meet the new state
w and committee members.
Gregg Cherry, prominent
Ftic leader, of Gastonia, has
""Wed to make the principal
uthers on the program m
Solieitor O. O. Riddings, of
City, Solicitor Thomas John-
f Asheville, and Solicitor
Queen, of Waynesville.
wnquet will be followed by
ce and a colorful floor show.
pointed on various committees
naywood county are the fol-
ffa'le Khea. and Jim Deaton:
pesville. William Modford
Queen TVy r".,rKn T- .
pood, Mayor Clyde Fisher and
augers; Clyde, C. E. Brown,
rrett, and Hugh Snyder.
prne Cow Completes
nw record v, J
w the Guernsey breed for
a?e and in t
. . , vtlii lino just, utrcii
Wed by a four and one-half
W cow, Maid of Haywood,
and ownoH U n . r
ft H ihmciim v-
official record supervis-
M announced by The Amer
aernsey Cattle Club is
Pounds 0f milk and 655.6
- outter fat in class BB.
IT' 1 i I
To take your mind off the war and
.ther unpleaoant news we give yon
i picture of beautiful Mildred Bar
line, of Greensboro, N. C made on
theMnds of Miami Beach.vV j '
Of Boosters Club
Hazelwood Civic Organiza
tion Elects Officers For the
Ralph Summerow was elected
president of the Hazelwood Boost
ers Club at the annual meeting for
election of officers held in the Fel
lowship Hall of the Presbyterian
church last Thursday evening.
Ralph Prevost, retiring presi
dent, became vice president, and
L. C. Davis was elected secretary.
F. C. Compton, who has served as
treasurer for many years, was re
elected. After the election of officers, the
club reviewed the activities and
projects of the past year.
Serving as presidents for the
club which was organized in 1926
are as follows: C. N, Allen, J. M.
.ong, A. P. Led better, J. V. Bla
lock, L. M. Richeson, Sam Knight,
loe Davis, W. H. Prevost, L. N.
Davis, R. A. Gaddis, Dr. R. Stuart
Roberson, William Chambers, Jr.,
R. L. Prevost, J, E. Shields, and
Haywood To Nominate
Senator For 1942f Is
Paired With Henderson
Approved By District Au
thorities and Confirmation
By State Department Ex
pected, Eldridge Caldwell, of the Ivy
Hill section, was recommended by
the county commissioners here on
Monday for the position of county
ire warden, made vacant a few
weeks ago by the resignation of
The recommendation of Mr. Cald
well for the post has been approv
ed by the district authorities, it
was learned yesterday, and the
commissioners expect to be noti
fied this week by the State Con
servation Department of their con
firmation of the recommendation.
Mr Pnldwoll Vina hud tpn Vearg
experience in forestry work, hav-1
ing been employed by the
Service a number of years. He
Haywood To Nominate One
Of the Two Democratic J
Senators From New District .
Haywood will nominate one of the
two state senators from the new
state senatorial district for the Gen
eral Assembly that meets in 1943,
it was decided at a joint meeting of
representatives of all democratic
executive committees of the five
counties in the district recently.
Haywood is paired with Hender
son, and will rotate in nominating
one of the two senators, while the
second senator will come from the
other three counties, each taking
a turn in rotation, but every three
terms, while Haywood and Henderson-get
every other ters.
The counties in the new district
as set up by the 1941 legislature
includes Haywood, Henderson, Polk,
Transylvania and Jackson. The
committee chairmen acted under
section 6014 of the consolidated
statutes, .'.' ' - ' . . -.
The agreement, as nigned by the
five county chairmen, set forth:
a ' . , ., .; J0,,..,nn1 and
Iiy tilts CUUHViCB u "m
i TTAndorann . TTnvwnnd '' rnnntv . to
also has a high rating with the nomlnate the gaid senator for tht
federal government, having passed year 1942 (term which convenes in
examinations for forest fire fight- january 1943), and Henderson
inf. . ; , County for the year 1944, and there-
A few hours "after his recom- after the senator to alternate be
meridation a small fire broke out tween the two said counties in the
at the head of Jonathan creek and same order.
the county commisisoners contacted j "One senator shall be nominated
the district agents, who authorized j,y tj,e counties of Jackson, Poly and
Mr. Caldwell to take charge.
Hay wood Folk Lead
Square Dance In
Rankin Ferguson, Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Caldwell and Ned Moody
assisted their hostess, Miss Erma
Bains in Lexington, Ky., last week
stage a real mountain square dance.
Music was furnished for the
affair by a string band from the
Lexington radio station, and Rankin
Ferguson, well known local artist
of the mountain folk dances called
' Miss Bains spends every summer
at the Cataloochee Ranch and the
local people visited her during their
stay in Lexington.
72 Join Baptist
Past 12 Months
' Rev, H. G. Hammett Ends
First Year Of Successful
Pastorate At Ch urch Here.
Last Sunday marked the end
of the first year as pastor of the
First Baptist church here for H.
G. Hammett. The service Sunday
morning was centered around the
completion of a year's work, as he
preached on "The Pastor's Com
The pastor cited instances of en
couragernent he had had during his
year here, and said he had never
regretted making the decision to
come to Waynesville and would
make the same choice again.
While the pastor did not bring
this out in the course of his ser
mon, the office records show that
'38 have joined the church by bap-
j oj 1... 1
VlSm UIIU O' VJf iciici guimg uic
past year, for a total of 72.
Plans are underway to hold a
special service on December 28th
at which time all mortgages on the
church will be burned as every
thing will be paid in full.
monstration Farmers To Honor 250
jaywood Teachers and Preachers On 11
food county school teachers
I!fchf8 wiu t steak and
wa dinnor : .
pJNla - 1,11 iiiiiijja iicai
..r M'e Armory, s
the demonstration farm-
hn t honoring the two
k irifi , their W01 assist
kl i the ,,Food Freedom"
Ni7o ,'be on hand. it was
ay- A short interest-
fa? W,U held after the
- viiuc me committee
of demonstration farmers will heap
upon the honorees their thanks
for helping in the program of sav
ing, planting and canning more
foods for defense.
Something like 20 members of
the 4-H clubs will be on hand for
A spokesman for the farmers said
that this one time the preacher?
would have to forgo chicken and
instead accept the choicest steak
available fixed to perfection. The
affair will get underway at 6:30.
At the regular first Monday of
the month meeting the county com
missioners appointed the follow
ing tax listers recommended by
Earl Ferguson, county tax collec
tor: : .:' , '
Clyde township, Mrs. Clifford
Brown; Beaverdam township, Mrs.
James Henderson, Jr.; Crabtree
township, Clinton McElroy; Cata
loochee township, Ed White; Jona
than Creek, Grady Howell.
Ivy Hill township, Mark V. How
ell; Iron Duff township, Horace
Bryson; Pigeon township, Gay Bur
nett; Waynesville township, J. S.
Black; White Oak township, Mrs.
W. H. Williams, and Fines Creek
township, Cauley Rogers.
All tax listers appointed Monday
are asked to report at the office of
tax collector in the court house on
Monday morning, the 8th, for sup
plies and instructions regarding
their work, which will begin on the
first of the year.
Transylvania. Jackson County shall
nominate the senator for the year
1942; Polk for 1944 and Transyl
vania for 1946, and thereafter the
said senator shall alternate among
said counties in the same order."
C. E. Brown, chairman of the
Democratic executive committee-of
Haywood signed the agreement for
Haywood: while M. M. Redden rep
presented Henderson; E. L. McKee,
represented Jackson; J. T. Arledge,
of Polk and Ralph H. Ramsey, Jr.,
The agreement was signed on
November 26th. ;
Burley tobacco on the Asheville
market yesterday had an average
of $30, an estimate made late yes
erday afternoon by Lawson Jordan,
sales supervisor, who had not re
ceived the final reports when con
tacted by The Mountaineer.
The highest basket of the day
was sold for $45.00 per hundred, and
the lowest at $6.00.
"I have never seen farmers bet
ter pleased, and it was the best sale
I've ever seen," Mr. Jordan said.
A lurge number of Haywood
farmers sold their tobacco yester
day, while many more have their
crop on the floor ready for sale. One
( of the highest sales was for a crop
belonging to Grace and Nichols of
''Haywood, selling for $43 per hun
dred. 1 The average yesterday was about
ten cents a pound higher than the
opening day lHst year.
. Hunderds of farmers and buwi-
ness men attendind the opening
The buyers were paying about
. 9iu mure jivr nuiiuivu iiiuii tnu guv-
ROBERT C. PLOTT, son of Mr. ernment guaranteed price.
and Mrs. G. C. Plott, of Waynes-1
ville, has been elected president f I llctriPl inilt
the senior class at Mars Hill Col-1 AlOUIi.l.'Ol,UUl
Dr. Stringf ield
In Hospital 20
Miles from London
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, son of Dr.
and Mrs. S. L. Stringfield who ans
wered the call of doctors for ser
vice with the Red Cross is now on
duty in the Botley's Park War Hos
pital,, according to information re
ceived here by his family.
The hospital, a 1,400 bed insti
tution is located at Chertsey, Sur
rey, about twenty miles out of Lon
don. Dr. Stringfield is a resident
Dr. Stringfield left here in'brp.
Haywood Boy On
Kenneth Bramlett Sails For
England, To Serve R.A.F.
Somewhere on the north Atlantic
Kenneth Bramlett is sailing for
England, to take up his work as
radio technician with the Royal
..The Mountaineer had a letter
from the Waynesville boy the day
he sailed from a Canadian port,
after spending aome weeks in Can
ada taking special training for
the work abroad, Mr. Bramlett said
that ... "everyone in Canada treat
ed us wonderfully. Montreal is
truly a fascinating city, I was just
a little sorry to leave, for it was
a very pleasant stay."
He continued, "I am anxious to
get started on my voyage and into
the thick of things. I understand,
however, that there are many
things that are impossible to get
over there," such as razor blades,
cigarettes, cigarette lighters, candy,
silk stockings, etc., and even writ
ing paper. Such things can be
sent over by friends, duty free,
which makes the prospects bright
er."; ' .;'': ;.;':
Mr. Bramlett concluded his let
ter by giving his address, and stat
ing "I promise to answer all let
His address is: Kenneth Bram
lett, C. T. C. No. 527, Command
ant, Civilian Technical Corps, Eg
lan Court, 7 Kyneveton, Road,
General Harley Ferguson
Leaves For The Winter
General Harley B. Ferguson left
Tuesday for Wilmington, N. C af
ter which he will visit various
places during the winter, includ
ing points in Florida and Missis
sippi. He will return arouna
tember and has been on duty in the hi st 01 .May to nis nome nere mi
hospital about two months. the summer and fall months.
Big Christmas Buying
Has Already Started
Miss Tillie Rotha spent the
week-end in Asheville as the guest
Sale Of License
Light This Week
Sales of 1942 motor vehicle li
ense plates which were started
here on Monday of this week are
-eported to be very light to date,
ccording to Miss Geneva Wines,
who is in charge of sales.
The license plate are being
landled this year by the Carolina
Motor Club, with offices located
m the first floor of the Masonic
Temple. The hours are from 9
to 4 o clock.
Heavy buying of better merchan
dise, especially in toys was in
evidence here over the week-pnd
and the first of this week, mer
chants of the community reported.
Some dealers reported heavy
sales on wheel goods, while others
said the better gift items in wear
ing apparel had been moving fast.
"People are looking earlier this
year, and are buying faster and
more gifts," one merchant said,
in discussing holiday business.
Christmas decorations are in ev
idence in all stores, and the town
aldermen are meeting tonight on
the matter of lighting the streets
with colored lights. The board
favors the lights, but it is a ques
tion of getting necessary equip
ment in order to light the streets.
Miss Wines was formerly con-J With the opening of the tobacco
nected with the Carolina Motor : market yesterday, merchants be
Club in Canton. gan making plans to cash hun-
A reduction is being made this dreds of dollars in tobacco checks
year in the price of plates for : during the next few week.?,
trucks owned and operated by Most merchants reported heavier
Leaders Will Be
Boy Scout district officers will be
elected at the annual meeting of
Haywood district scouters at the
Champion Y. M. C, A. in Canton
next Tuesday evening at six -thirty.
Scouts of the district who have
earned advancement awards will
receive them at the court of honor
which will follow the annual meet
District Chairman William Med
ford will preside at the scouters
annual meeting. Committee reports
of the activities of the past year
will be heard.
Noel Sharp, of Canton Troop 4,
will receive the Eagle award at the
court of honor, and Bob Gibson, of
lit .'II . m n . I '
waynesville i roop 2 win pe pro
moted to Life Scout. The follow
ing scouts will be advanced to the
rank of Star: Billy Richeson, of
Waynesville Troop 2, A. J, Reno,
Jr., of Canton Troop 7, and Adam
Knight, of Canton Troop 6. :
: The court of honor will be held
in the 'Y" gymnasium at eight
o'clock. Parents and friends of the
scouts are invited to be present.
Haywood burley on the opening
market in Asheville yesterday aver
aged $37.40, or about $7.00 above
the floor average, according to an
official report furnished The Moun
taineer by the county agent's office.
Yesterday's sale was at Bernord's
The sixty Haywood growers sell
ing on Wednesday's opening sale,
told 38,662 pounds for $14,424.72
for the day's high average of $37.40.
Haywtod has 934 burley growers.
Hundreds of Haywood farmers
and business men were on hand for
the first salts, and were well pleas
ed at the showing Haywood crops
Estimates are that the county has
900,000 pounds, and yesterday's sale
of over 38,000 pounds merely scrat
ched the surface.
All indications are that the prices
will continue to hold up. Plans are
to complete sales at Bernard's today
and go over to the Carolina.
The following official report
shows poundage and gross amounts
paid by buyers for Haywood to
bacco: Grover Bradshaw, Iron Duff, 322
C. S. Green, Fines Creek, 1,286
J. M. Medfoid, Iron Duff, 920
C. W. Medfoid, Iron Duff, 606
D. J. Boyd, Ivy Hill, 980 pounds,
Jule Boyd, Ivy Hill, 1,416 pounds,
J. R. Hardin, Pigeon, 1,320
A. E. Moore, Pigeon, 1,334
J. I Kinsland. Criibtree, 570
Zora Silvers, Jonathan Creek,
188 pounds $42.90.
George Sutton, Jonathan Creek,
346 pounds, $56.54.
H. O. Smith, Fines Creek, 384
R. E. Cowan, Beaverdam, 494
F. K'. Medford, Crabtree, 822
(Continued on back page)
More Good Cattle
Are Brought Into
Four Haywood county Hereford
breeders purchased some outstand
ing animals at the Southern Na
tional Hereford sale which was held j
at Clarksville, Tenn., on Novem
Those making purchases of ani
mals from Haywood included,
Jarvis Palmer, of Jonathan Creek
township, bought a bull; Claude
T. i rancis, of Waynesville, a heifer;
Mrs. Mabel Gill, of Ivy Hill town
ship, a heifer; and Way Abel, of
Pigeon township, a heifer. :
Attending the show and sale
from this county were W. A, Cor-
penihg, county farm agent, J. L
Reitzelt assistant, farm agent, C
T. Francis and Way Abel.
Breaks Records Of
The local state employment of
fice has been unusually active dur
ing the past three months, which
are as a rule rather dull from th
standpoint of calls from prospec
tive employers, according to Mrs.
D. D. Alley in charge. i . ..
During the month of Septembe,
when as a rule there1 Is a decided
(Continued On Back Page) : .
Local Cm i rl Transferred To
Miami, Fla., Until April
Miss . Melba Mull, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ji. R. Mull, of Waynes
ville, who has besn connected with
the Southern Bell Company, of
Asheville, for the past several
years, has been transferred to
Miami, Fla., until the first of April.
Miss Mull left town on Monday
after a visit with her parents be
fore going to take up her new work
The Salvation Army will begin
the annual Christmas effort this
week by placing in the stores and
other houses of business the Christ
mas cheer contribution boxes. These
boxes will be well identified with
the Salvation Army Red Shield,
:-nd will he pl;ieed conveniently for
those who are shopping or paying
bills to drop their change into the
box to help in this worthy cause.
The red kettle will also be placed
on the street again this year.
The Salvation Army's mountain
mission work in Western North
Carolina arid working out from
Wavliesville, has been growing
each year and there will be more
families on the list this year than
la.st. The friends and well wish
ers of this work 'are asked to co
operate to make this year a good
farmers for transporting
products and farm supplies.
stocks than at any time in many
years. , . " ; '
Tennesseeans Land In Jail Because
They Took Wrong Haywood Road
Rather than follow the straight
and narrow way as set out in the
Bible, three Tennessee rum runners
decided to take a turn to the left,
and as a result, are now boarders
on the fifth floor of Haywood's
temple 'of justice.
Last Monday night three Ten
nessee negroes with a 35-gailon
load of non-tax paid liquor, en
tered Haywood via Max Patch,
with Waynesville and Canton as
At Fines Creek they took the
wrong road and at White Oak ran
into a group of officers who were
looking for suspects in the White
As the officers proceeded down
Pigeon River to a point near Bill
Williams', stopping all cars they
met in -search for the men they
wanted, a suspicious car rounded
a curve with three negro occupants.
Upon searching the car, the offi
cers found the 35-gaIlons of joy
The officers in the searching
party were: Federal Officer Stan
berry Jenkins, and Deputies Noble
Ferguson, John Kerlry and Carl
The defendants were finger
printed yesterday, and are still in.
jail awaiting a hearing before U
S. Commissioner W. T. Shelton
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