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HE Waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 26 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1914 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Count!
fcd More 'F Bond
es To Meet Quota
cm To Be Made
lining Few Days To
i, ltf in
ir?..n Drive. Hay-
LVithin 190,000 of the
f Jl-ntinued hard work
, M a little
Id pureM".. - "
bonds, ana a "
be made during the re-
U days to show a mK
ln bonds of this type.
Uesville arj-a "u
fclg.508.50 as ot ju.y
Canton aiea .ii-
.jij 417.25 as ol me
,J ' .1... n.linfU
LA area m "e
half of me
,,j auction sale held at
" .. ... c.iwv Tues-
lied th.' aynesvuic
hems of mer-
llonatnl by merchants ami
S;.t,., . re ottered
$31 ,0 '
H ay wood is
v. ' ds roach
, must bear
mt u few
' heavier in
, of some 1,
,:id scores of
Claimed By Death
' ' s ' I
i.A.-iy m:i s name
bha -'ai' by nir.l Wed
m !. Kifrb Y- 31 Loan
" ... .) Jonathan Woody,'
:' t!:- bank. The wo
under the supervi-
Mif. William Medford, 19
the stars and sales
bv of the hank.
JOHN H. ALLEN, of Canton,
well known farmer and religious
leader, whose death occurred in an
Asheville hospital last Friday.
John II. Allen,
Last rites were conducted at th.
Canton First Lantist church en
Sunday afternoon at ,'! n'cleck for
John 11. Allen, 71. promin nt H.-iy-w-hmI
county sti-eh rai-vr and firm
!, who died in an . . 5 1 v i 1 1 . ho
pital on Friday.
Rev. F. H. Laker, of the Baptist
church of Canton and IJev. S. R.
Crockett, pastor of iho Hazelwood
Presbyterian church ofliciated.
Members of the Pigeon River Ma
sonic Lodge No. ,'iSO of Canton
were in charge of the services at
(Continued 01. poge 7)
Court To Convene
Here On Monday
Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of
Asheville, Will Preside
The July Superior term crimi
nal court will convene here on
Monday morning, July 10, with
Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Asheville,
presiding. The docket is said to
be much larger than the last term
of criminal court held here in Feb
ruary. Drawn for jury service the first
week are: Jack Medford, Beaver
dam; Herman Duckett, White Oak;
G. W. Wright, White Oak; J. A.
Chambers, Iron Duff; J. Bascom
Smathers, Pigeon; R. G. Jaynes,
Beaverdam; J. B. Gaddy, Waynes
ville; Arley Partem, Clyde; Seth
Wood, Beaverdam; Eleon Cathey,
Pigeon; Roy A. Green, Fines Creek.
W. A. Smathers, Waynesville;
Dave Melwood, Waynesville; C. N.
Allen, Waynesville; O- M- Hamp
ton, Beaverdam; Rufus Marcus,
Waynesville; Nathan Walker,
Clyde; Roy Matney, Ivy Hill; John
Fullbright, Fines Creek; Grady
Messer, Crabtree; Hugh Best,
Crabtree; Edgar Morrow, Jonathan
( reek; Dave I'less, East Fork, Ned
Drawn for second week are:
David Turin r, Waynesville; Carl
MoCracken. Waynesville; J. C.
Ilipps, Dn-averdani; C. D. Hurch,
Clyde; Frank D. Crist opher, Way
nesville; Boone Cagle, Clyde; Tom
(Continued on page 7)
At Vmnt Ihmse
Killed In Action
V V( 1
1 XV aJ j
CAPTAIN DAVID S. STENTZ,
who was reported missing in action
on May 2o, 1943, has been officially
declared killed in action by the
War Department in a letter dur
ing the week to his widow, Mrs.
Haseltine Swift Stent.
Capt. David Stentz
Dead By War Dept.
('apt. Stentz Has Keen lie
ported Missing Since May
2"), HI 1.5.
Dr. It. L. Walker,
Funeral services were conducted
on Friday afternoon' at the Crab
tree Baptist church for Robert L.
Walker, 80, Haywood county phy
sician, who died at the Haywood
County Hospital on Wednesday
night. Burial services were post
poned until Saturday morning at
10 o'clock pending the arrival of
a son from Florida and were con
ducted in the church cemetery.
In charge of the service were:
the Rev. Forrest Ferguson, the
Rev. R. P. McCracken, and the
Rev. J. R. Burgin, the latter pastor
of the Methodist charge.
Active pallbearers were: Hugh,
Ed, Spencer and Babe Walker, G.
Russell and Fred Trull.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the Haywood county medi
cal society and Jonathan Woody,
Jeff Reeves, Hugh Leatherwood,
Jack Way, and R. V. Welch.
The nieces and grand nieces
were in charge of the flowers.
Dr. Walker was a native of
Haywood county mid had been a
practicing physician for 61 years
ii the county. He attended the
Kentucky Medical School at Louis
ville, and began the practice of
medicine nt the age of 17. At
the time of his last illness he was
visiting some of his patients in
(Continued on page 6)
Ten Boys Become
Month Of June
No Polio In County,
Precaution Urged By
Local Health Officer
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Smith To Posts
Dr. C. N. Sisk Gives Symp
toms Of Infantile Paralysis
and Urges Children Avoid
With the outbreak of infantile
paralysis in various areas in North
Carolina, Dr. C. N. Sisk, district
health officer, is warning the
citiiens of Haywood to take certain
He advises that all children 12
years and under be kept at home
and away from places where peo
ple congregate such as swimming?
pools, wading pools, shows, carni
vals, picnics and summer camps.
While there are no cases in this
county Dr. Sisk recommends that
all citizens be on the alert and
points out certain symptoms of
polio. It is an organism so small
that it cannot be soon with an ordi
1111 rv microscope. The irerms en-
teis the body through the nose and
.throat. The first symptom is a
I mild fever, usually accompanied by
headache with occasional nausea
or vomiting and diarrhoea.
The last phases of the d; -i"im!
lasts from one to llmv days. In
a large proportion of ca e- 110 fur
t hi r symptom.; i. el..p an. I t ho
dmase niav vani-h with little at.-
r i i-i 't i 1
1 dm i
k . n.l
: "! "'a
. the lOl.lt
.11-1 1 net ion
from Champion Paper and
. omi an . The machine shop
1 a 1
roft For Pre
pllowing sixty-four men re-
fo Camp Croft for pre-in-
esaminations on Friday,
0. from the Waynesville
idly Lee Howell served as
f the uxoun and assistant
'f!i-: Joseph Fisher Set-
Ale Russell Safford. and
group were seventeen vol-
as follows: John Mull Cald-
kyton Oliver Haynes, Henry
rnce, tarl Jackson Kath
Ewett Smith. Tommie
Idwell, Charles Mark Di-
Robert Alna Lafavette
JJimmie Lee Wright, Linuel
Robert William Smith.
wdburn Setzer, Theodore
Safford, McCreary George
James Davi SoffnrH
Calvin MePr n..u
h re: Robert Floyd Rich,
"raser, Johnny Dee Moore,
pUd on page I)
f n Promotion
ARMY air vnnr.v.
Kfreant Wayne B. McCrmck
Mit 1, has
Pde of Tv.,;i o
P of an a a v
f operating from an ad-
uan base, Sergeant Mc
18 been nn .f;
"ty for more thnn
ber of the oldest heavy
an theatre. SenrMnt
r8. been awrded the
Mr- and Mrs. Howell Mc-
f And Auxiliary
We Annnol m
P At Home On 12th
rnesdav aft,, ti
mbers of thfi loca, t
Jmencan Legion and Aux
meet at the Legion
S C,eM"Up Day.
th. : w"rKm too,.8
m " "oon spent m
1.1 v the ground!.. K.5.
K?. b held of the
hn .ich a picnic
Pvt. Ernest Messer
Private Ernest Boyd Messer, 21,
son -of Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. Messer,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, has
been reported missing in action
since June 11, according to a mes
sage received by his parents from
the War Department.
The telegram read as follows:
'The Secretary of War desires me
to express his deep regret mat
your son, Private Ernest B. Mes
ser, has been reported missing in
action since eleven June, in J ranee.
If further details or other infor
mation are received you will be
Private Messer entered the ser
vice on January 22, 1943 at Camp
Croft. From Croft he was sent to
Camp Young, Calif., and then to
Camp Maxie, Tex., prior to being
sent overseas to England in De
cember, 1943. He was serving with
the U. S. Army and was with me
Pvt. Messer is a graduate of the
Fines Creek high school and was
engaged in farming prior to his
entering the service.
of ( hampi-m made the polo.
A ru'v f i 'an the Waynesville
. roe' ; iilie.eiit poll red the con
crete foundation, which is seven
feet deep, am! four feet square.
The finishing touches on the top
of the foundation were completed
The pole is steel gray, and is
one of the best and highest in this
area. The pole supplments two
other pole which failed to stand
the pressure of the wind against
the large flag.
The Agricultural Award flag
which was awarded the county last
February will not be flown from
the pole as it adds too much weight
to the pole.
In Action 2nd Time
Handy Hoglen, technician fourth
grade, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. S.
Hoglen, of the Crabtree section of
Haywood county has been reported
wounded in action according to in
formation received by his parents
during the week.
Young Hoglen was serving with
the armed forces in Italy at the
time he was reported wounded.
This is the second time during the
past ten months that he has been
reported wounded while in combat.
HERE and THERE
HILDA WAY GWYN
A - 51
ENSIGN MARJORIE PLOTT LT. ) LUCILLE PLOTT
For years we have held a grow
ing respect for professional wo
men, for women who have definite
ambition and then make good at
their chosen work. We had the
privilege of interviewing two such
girls during the past week. So
we want to pass on to you the
interview plus our impressions of
Lt. (jg) Lucile Plott and her
younger sister, Ensign Marjone
Plott, both serving in the N.C.U.S.
N They are the daughters of Mr.
arid Mrs. J. R. Plott and make a
stunning pair in their battleship
grey uniforms with their regula
tion navy caps and also in their
white uniforms, as shown above.
(Continued on page 2) '
hi- v ile. Mrs. 11a . ll ill,- S'
Stint;'., daughter of ('aplain
Mrs. W. V. Swift.
('.llit,- ill Stent;-., ' ho was . ,.f
ing with the l'. S. Ail Co; ps. faded
to return from a di .- l-anlier mi- --ion
against an enemy installation
near Pali rmo. Sici'c, a. oi din:;- to
the wai records.
The adjutant geneial in his let
ter to Mrs. Stentz stated:
"I hope you may find sustaining
comfort in the thought that the
uncertainty with which war has
surrounded the absence of your
h ishand has enchanced the honor
(Continued on page 7
111 .11 1- III
s, 1, ,
li I .
1 in !he
g to the
i aft hoard:
Sam Caddis, (,vo ( 'reels ; Hubi rl
Crancis Caldwell, Waynesvilh , R.
I'd). No. 2; li. V. Bradley, Clyde,
I; l-'.D. 'n. 1; Kufu.- Colue-lei'
Ma4vi.( Waynesville, It K.D. No. ..;
Wayne McNeil Hicks, Waynesville,
R.f'.D. No. 1; Donah! Aster Hath
mono, Joe; Floyd Rufus Fie, Mag
uie; Floyd Dean Fullbright, Way
nesville," R.F.D. No. 2; Jack Wil
burn Setzer, Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 2; Harold Junior Byrd, Hazel-wood.
!'a i in
. i reap
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i M.. ml,. v.
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f cas, .
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county homo demonstration agent,
was reappointed to her po-ii i.-n ' "
tho cominir year.
Eidi idge Caldwell w3 roavpoh.t-; riymnUm
ed as county lire warden for f n
period of one year.
I u ecu
i occn '.-n.-il
laif e lnajor
hil li . a limb r
Gwyn Advises Farmers
To Sell Their Cattle
During Next Two Months
Are Best Time To Sell In
View Of Drought and Feed
The beef cattle business in
North Carolina is now in the
most critical condition in several
years, according to T. L. Gwyn,
cattle marketing specialist with
the State Department of Agricul
ture. In the opinion of Gwyn, this
serious situation is due in largo
measure to the drought which has
prevailed in many sections in the
eastern counties and has also af
fected pastures and crops in the
Gwyn estimates that the hay
crop in the western counties of the
State will be approximately 50
per cent of that harvested in 1943,
and is of the opinion that the corn
crop in many sections throughout
North Carolina will be virtually
Worthless unless ample rainfall
comes before July 15. The failure"
of these crops will lead to heavy
liquidation of cattle during the
late summer and fall, he said.
"Grass in the mountains is both
late and very short," declares
Gwyn, and he adds that this and
other conditions will result in the
selling off of stocker and feeder
cattle. This will have two effects:
overloaded markets and elimina
tion of butcher cattle competition.
Ordinarily, these thin catUe
would be an excellent purchase
for feeder cattle buyers in Eastern
Carolina, Virginia and elsewhere,
but for the fact that the east is
in the grip of the drought and is
unable to provide sufficient feed
tie." " .
Cattle are now bringing good
prices, the demand being sharp,
and these prices should prevail
through July and August. By
maintenance of a steady flow of
cattle into market during these
months, the seller will, (J) have
the advantage of an active market,
(2) lighten the load on his pas
tures, and (3) stay clear of the
overcrowded October market and
the break which is likely to occur
at that time.
To Meet Here
Eriday, July 14th
Town and county tax collectors,
and attorneys for all towns in Hay
woou, Jackson and Transylvania
counties will meet here Friday,
July 14, at 3 o'clock at the court
The meeting will be conducted by
Peyton B. Abbott, Assistant Di
rector of the Institute of Govern
ment, who has juHt completed two
guidebooks: "The Foreclosure of
City and County Property Taxes
and Special Assessments in North
Carolina," already distributed, and
"Guidebook for Tax Collectors in
Cities and Counties of North Caro
lina," which is in process of print
ing. Their purpose is to discuBS mat
ters of interest to county and city
tax collectors, attorneys and fin
ance officers in the field of local
taxation and possible improve
ments in the tax laws.
:naii 1 1' si a. ..
a child dclveops. sugges-
th 'mi . y physician be called ini-
( mediately. It is requested that all
'cases be reported to the health de
' pnrtmont promptly. It is advisable
that patients he treated in a hos
pital, if that is possible.
There is no proven means of
prevention. Vaccines, sera and nas
al sprays have been tried with
Quiet Wartime 4th Is
Observed In County
Haywood observed another war
time Fourth of July in a sane, and
Business suspended, and citizens
took the day to catch up on things
they had been postponing during
the rush of the times.
Peace officers reported only four
arrests, marking the day the quiet
est in the memory of even the
The athletic programs at the
high school grounds drew good
crowds, while the dance at the ar
mory in the evening was one of
the largest ever held in Haywood.
Hundreds were unable to get on
the dance floor.
A large number of citizens
heard Governor J. M. Broughton
in an address at the Lake during
The usual number of sporting
Gwyn's advice to cattle produc- j events were carried out throughout
ers: "Sell now, if your cattle are
in marketable condition and fair
prices can be obtained."
"If the bulk of the North Caro
lina cattle crop is held back until
the usual marketing time around
the first of October there will al
most certainly be congestion in
the market and consequently se
vere breaks will occur in the prices
paid for stocker and feeder cat-
! the community, with family groups
and several business places holding
The weatherman gave this area
ideal weather, with almost a cloud
less sky throughout the day, with
Old Sol having mercy on those out
in the open.
Canton business houses observed
a two-day holiday Tuesday and
At 11 o'clock in the morning
Governor Broughton spoke on
"Christianity and World Peace."
The Governor who has been the
Fourth of July speaker annually
at the Methodist Assembly during
In the course of his address the
Governor expressed the conviction
that men in the service will come
out of the war with deeper ideas
concerning God and the Church
than ever before. He said, "Out
of the war itself may come a bless
ing. I feel it is a war in which
Christians may participate without
any restrictions of conscience of
body or mind. Christianity means
a fight and the sword of conflict
will be our experience until oppres
sion is broken down and we are
Among the platform guests for
the Fourth of July program at the
Lake were Bishop H. M. Dobbs, of
Asheville, Mrs. Broughton and R.
D. Coleman, of Canton. The Gov
ernor was introduced by Dr. W.
A. Lambeth, of Asheville, superin
tendent of the Methodist Assem
bly. Following the program at the
auditorium a luncheon was given
Governor and Mrs. Broughton at
the Terrace Hotel.
Bob Francis Wins
Cash Award At N.C.
State FFA Meeting
Bob Francis, son of Mr .and Mrs.
Henry Francis, and a member of
the Smoky Mountains National
Park Chapter of the Future Farm
ers of America was given a $100
cash award at the recent State con
vention of the FFA held in Raleigh,
according to J. C. Brown, vocation
al agricultural teacher in the local
The award was made by the Fire
stone Rubber Company and was
handled through the Future Farm
ers organization. Young Francis
was singled out along with others
in the state for his outstanding
supervised practice work and oth
er Future Farmer activities in tie
(Continued m page )
To Be Open Each
The Haywood County Public
Library will open to the publie on
each Friday evening from 7:30 to
9:30 according to Miss Margaret
Johnston, county librarian.
The evening hours are being ob
served for the benefit of the visi
tors and the local people here and
throughout the county who are es
pecially busy at this time of the
year. This weekly schedule will
be held through the months of
July and August and a continua
tion will depend upon the needs at
a later period.
Local Health Authorities
Meet At W. C. T. C.
Dr. Mary Michael, assistant dis
trict health director, and Mrs. J.
R. McCracken, supervisor of pub
lic health nursing in the district,
are attending a two-day education
al institute at Western Carolina
The institute which is part of a
state-wide program sponsored by
the State Board of Health, is being
held primarily for the purpose of
coordination of the community,
home and schools I in a health pro