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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, December 04, 1941, Image 1

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!ER2 ecuJ m by J 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 TWENTY PAGES WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1941 $1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Covntiea M. ..,A;-,:.-:.:;-r:;rv,';- "A" iMiifiifAAfl AnrBnrr Biroongs OVemoer arKu;mVet Un U7ol$7M Above Floor 1 Persons y Park In, J 1 Thirty Days ,ors Were From 47 Tennessee Kept 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. Lkin, 'superintendent. 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 visitors, Venus illllMpi pood Citizens Take Prominent HIn Fall Rally iing Democrats In West Hold Banquet and Dance Asheville Saturday. 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 executive committee. 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- Canton: 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 Official Record 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 NWHIIMHIIIMMM tvC 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 ' Ralph Summerrow Named President Of Boosters Club Hazelwood Civic Organiza tion Elects Officers For the Coming Year. 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 rJalph Prevost. Haywood To Nominate Senator For 1942f Is Paired With Henderson Class President Eldridge Caldwell Recommended For Fire Warden 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 Mark Hannah. 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 Lexington, Ky. 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 the figures. ' Miss Bains spends every summer at the Cataloochee Ranch and the local people visited her during their stay in Lexington. 72 Join Baptist Church During 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 forts." ;' 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 ho ..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 the evening. 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. Commissioners Appointed Tax Listers Monday 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., for Transylvania. 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 sale. 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 ege. 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 urgeon. '.';r'. Dr. Stringfield left here in'brp. Haywood Boy On Atlantic Heading For England 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 Air Force, ..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 ters." ' His address is: Kenneth Bram lett, C. T. C. No. 527, Command ant, Civilian Technical Corps, Eg lan Court, 7 Kyneveton, Road, Bournemoulh, England. 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 of relatives. Sale Of License Plates Reported 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 Named Tuesday 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 ing. .-'.'. 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 warehouses. 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 brought. 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 pounds, $108.02. C. S. Green, Fines Creek, 1,286 pounds, $440.88. J. M. Medfoid, Iron Duff, 920 pounds, $318.39. C. W. Medfoid, Iron Duff, 606 pounds, $227.66. D. J. Boyd, Ivy Hill, 980 pounds, $340.70. Jule Boyd, Ivy Hill, 1,416 pounds, $481.91. J. R. Hardin, Pigeon, 1,320 pounds, $444.96. A. E. Moore, Pigeon, 1,334 pounds, $446.38. J. I Kinsland. Criibtree, 570 pounds, $170.48. Zora Silvers, Jonathan Creek, 188 pounds $42.90. George Sutton, Jonathan Creek, 346 pounds, $56.54. H. O. Smith, Fines Creek, 384 pounds, $138.32. R. E. Cowan, Beaverdam, 494 pounds, $155.72. F. K'. Medford, Crabtree, 822 (Continued on back page) More Good Cattle Are Brought Into Haywood County 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 ber 26. 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. Employment Office Breaks Records Of Placements Made 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 in Florida. Salvation Army To Solicit Christmas Funds V II. 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 one. .' farmers for transporting products and farm supplies. farm 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 their destination. 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 Oak section. 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 water. The officers in the searching party were: Federal Officer Stan berry Jenkins, and Deputies Noble Ferguson, John Kerlry and Carl Bryson. The defendants were finger printed yesterday, and are still in. jail awaiting a hearing before U S. Commissioner W. T. Shelton i. I ! 7 ' 'i

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