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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER DO, 1916
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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holt Mcpherson, district
governor of Rotary, will pay his
official visit to the Waynesville
Rotary club at one o'clock today.
Howard Clapp, president, has call
ed a special meeting of all officers
and committee chairmen to meet
with the district governor at noon
Mr. McPherson is editor of The
Shelby Daily Star, and secretary
of a broadcasting company of that
Wage and Other Costs
Reason For Request
The authority to increase rates
for telephone service in North Car
olina was requested by Southern
Bell in a petition to the State
Utilities Commission filed Thurs
day, the additional revenue being
necessary to meet greatly increased
wages and rising costs of material
and building construction.
If granted by the commission,
rates in Waynesville would change
as follows: Business individual
line, from $3.50 to $4.50 per month;
Business two-party line, from $3 00
to $3.75; Business four-party line,
from $2.50 to $3.00. Business cus
tomers only would be subject to
an increase, the rates for tele
phones at homes will not be af
fected under the changes sought.
Southern Bell, however, is asking
authority to increase long distance
rates five cents on most calls with
in the state.
Although the increases sought
are not expected to produce
enough revenue to meet all changes
in operating costs, the company
felt it to be to the best interests
of business in the state that resi
dential rates be kept as low as pos
sible. "The telephone company did not
manager in the Carolinas. points
profit from the war," E. H. Wasson,
out. "Earnings declined through
out that period and are today less
than half of what they were at the
beginning of the war. Earnings
declined from an average invest
ment return of 5.56 per cent in
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Immediate Attention To
Educational Needs Cited
In Talks By Leatherwood
"There is every reason why im
mediate attention be given to edu
cational program in North Caro
hna, as many new problems have
arisen in the past few years," Law
rence Leatherwood, president of
the Haywood Chapter of the N. C.
Educational Association told the
Parent-Teacher Association in Haz
elwood Monday night, and the Cen
tral Elementary association on
Mr. Leatherwood is principal of
the Hazelwood school, and cited
the seven points of the program
adopted by the State Educational
"The proposed program is not
just for the benefit of the teachei,
but for the educational program
in the state as a whole. There are
many problems which have arisen
during the past few years which
must now be faced, and faced im
mediately," he said.
Since Tuesday A. M.
In Civil Court
The jury in the case of Fred
English against Fred Freeman, E
Y. Ponder. Alvin Dockery. J.
Robert Johnson, Ernest Shelton,
and Moody Brigman, involving a
$50,000 damage suit continues to
disagree after nearly two days of
deliberation. The case which ori
ginated in Madison county was
brought to Haywood county for
trial and was included on the cal
endar of the September term of
Superior Court, now in session with
Judge Felix E. Alley presiding.
The trial is the result of a contest
involving the Clerk of Court in
Mr. English was appointed as
acting clerk by the Madison coun
ty board of supervisors to succeed
Clyde M. Roberts, clerk, who was
granted a leave of absence for
duties with the navy.
Judge Zeb V. Nettles held that,
the board was without authority to
name the acting clerk and appoint
ed Mr. Johnson to the office, when
Mr. English was said to have re
fused to turn over the office to Mr.
Johnson, he was held in contempt
of court by Judge Nettles and was
placed in Buncombe county pail,
December 22, 1943, being released
two days later.
Since Tuesday one other divorce
case has been heard and granted
bringing the total of the week up
In the case of Browning against
Warren, in which the plaintiff was
bringing suit for $1700, the case
was settled in favor of the defen
dant. As The Mountaineer went to
press the case of Millwood vs Nich
ols which involved an automobile
accident, had been brought up for
Winners Will Get
Winners in the W. N. C. junior
dairy cattle show held recently at
Biltmore, will receive premiums
awarded by the Asheville Mer
chant's association, which sponsor
ed the event.
According to an announcement
this week, the premiums will
amount to $9.50 for blue ribbon
winners, $9 for red ribbon winners,
and $8.50 for white ribbon winners.
The premiums are to be paid from
funds remaining after other ex
penses of the show are paid. A
number of Haywood county 4-H
and FFA members are eligible for
the cash prizes.
Pupil Fractures Arm As
School Bus-Truck Collide
A collision between a Canton
school bus and a truck Tuesday was
reported to have injured one pupil.
Teddy Jones, eight, who received a
fractured left arm. None of the
other students ridieg in the bus
were injured enough to require
medical attention. The collision
occurred about two miles east of
Canton on the Asheville highway.
The seven points which Mr.
Leatherwood discussed in detail
1. A more adequate program of
health in the schools with provision
for physical examinations of all
school chldren and corrective med
ical care, with financial assistance
in cases where it is needed.
2. Increased salaries of instruc
tors and supervisors commensurate
with the rising cost of living.
3. An effective system for the
enforcement of the compulsory
school attendance law.
4. Increased retirement bene
fits. 5. More teachers in the system
to relieve overcrowded classrooms
and provide instruction in addi
tional worthwhile subjects.
6. A stronger continuing con
7. State participation on an
(Continued On Tage Eight)
Loses Legs - But
Wearing her new artificial legs, Jo Ann Jackson, 15, of San Francisco
practices singing as she rehearses for a career with a I SO band unit
composed of disabled vets. Studying to be a ballerina, the plucky girl
lost both legs in a trolley accident last February. (International).
Canton Draft Board
To Move Here Monday
The morning visiting hours
at the Haywood County Hos
pital, which have been from
10 to 11 o'clock will be discon
tinued, according to announce
ment made yesterday by Mrs.
Irene Rogers, superintendent.
"This action is necessary be
cause of the overcrowded con
dition on each of the floors,
and the large number of opera
tions performed in the morn
ing, all of which keep every
nurse and helper too busy for
the interruption caused by
visitors," explained Mrs. Rog
ers in making the statement.
"This elimination of the
morning visitors is for the
benefit of the patients, in order
that we may give them better
service," further pointed out
The afternoon hours from
2 to 4 o'clock and the evening
visiting period from 7 to i!
o'clock will remain the same,
said Mrs. Rogers.
Three Given Road
Fifteen persons wore tried in
Mayor's Court here Monday.
Of 12 persons tried for public
drunkenness two were given SM
days on the road and one perosn
was sentenced to 32 days on 1 lie
road, being guilty of repeated vio
lations. Seven on the same charge
were released upon payment of
court costs, and the other two wore
given a suspended sentence, to be
cleared upon payment of court
One man was arrested for driving
drunk, and fined $50 and costs,
with driver's license suspended for
a year. One on a charge of dis
orderly conduct was fined $25 and
costs, and a man caught gambling
was fined $10 and costs.
J. D. Hyatt
School In N. Y.
J. D. Hyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Dewey Hyatt, who has been con
nected with the advertising depart
ment of The Waynesville Moun
taineer left Wednesday for New
York, where he will enter the
Julliard School of Music.
He successfully passed the ex
aminations and auditions necessary
for entrance to the school during
June of this year.
A veteran of World WTar II, young
Hyatt is a graduate of the local
high school and served in the army
for three years. He was attached
to the finance department of the
Army Air Forces, and was given
special training in his work at
Wake Forest and Duke University.
He was stationed for the greater
part of the time he was in the
service at Ncwburgh, N. V.
At Meeting Monday
Haywood county's two Draft
Boards will carry on their work in
the Waynesville olliee, discontinu
ing at Canton, effective Monday.
At a meeting Monday afternoon
in the Board No. 1 odk-e at the
court house, members of I lie tw o
boards deeided on the details of
their consolidation. All records
will he brought from the Hoard
No. 2 office at Canton to (he Draft
Hoard olliee here by Mrs. Norma
H. Hriggs, clerk, but kepi separate
from the records of the local hoard.
The Canton board members:
James K. Henderson, llarley E.
Wright and Mr. Mitchell, will hold
their meetings here on Thursday
of each week, and the Waynesville
hoard. Dr. Tom Stringield, T. I.
Crccn. and il. C. Ferguson, will
meet on Fridays. Each will deal
with (lie .selective service regis
trants lioin their respective areas.
Miss Edna MeCracken, clerk for
the local board, explains that this
consolidation is in line with poli
cies set by Ihe national direelor of
selective service. The large amount
of work which was brought on by
the war has decreased now to a
small routine of filing discharges
of men released and classifying the
few men who yet are eligible for
service in the armed forces.
Because of changes in the draft
law and the fact that most men
who are of age for service have
already served, few inductions
have been made in Haywood dur
ing recent months. Several men
have volunteered, but the rate is
small now in comparison to the war
During the past week, reports
Miss MeCracken, two men left for
induction. Love Leo Moore, a vol
unteer, and Roy Allen Rhinehart,
a transfer from the Sylva board,
were to report Wednesday for pre
induelion examination at Fort
A county-wide meeting of the
teachers in the public schools will
be held Friday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock, in the auditorium of the
Waynesville Township high school,
according to Jack Messer, county
superintendent of education.
Lawrence Leatherwood, presi
dent of the Haywood county chap
ter of the North Carolina Edu
cational Association, will preside.
The meeting will be devoted en
tirely to perfecting the organiza
tion for the coming year, and all
teachers are expected to attend.
William Andrew Kohl, of Ridge
wood, N. Y., to Louise Scott Barnes,
Henry Toole Clark, of Scotland
Neck, to Blanche Burress, of Canton.
District P.-T. A. Meet Opens
Tuesday in Hazelwood School
Fast Bound Passenger
Train To Asheville
Will Leave At 9:15
Effective Sunday the Southern
Railway passenger trains going
through Waynesville will operate
on a changed schedule.
The 11:15 a, in. (local timei train
No. 17 going west to Murphy will
leave at I 1 30, which is 15 minutes
later. Train No. IB will leave
Waynesville for Asheville at 9:15
An advertisement published in
this isst.e of The Mountaineer an
nounces the change of schedule.
Since Ihe railway uses Central
Standard lime rather than Eastern
Standard lime that is used locally,
hours listed in the advertisement
are in railway time.
II is pointed out that the arrival
of the train in Asheville will af
ford convenient connections to
trains bound South and East.
Some changes in mail delivery
from here are expected. However,
the local post office will receive
details of the new schedule It will
follow from the chief postal clerk
at Greensboro, who is in charge of
such arrangements. No instructions
had been received by Thursday.
The earlier hour followed by (be
train going -to Asheville will dis
continue the "11 o'clock mail" go
ing East unless a substitute carrier
is provided. However, the local
post office explains that at present
(here is a motor vehicle used on
an early morning route to Ashe
ville which may be transferred to
lake care of the morning outgoing
mail. If (his transfer is made
there would only be a slight change
in the mail going West and none
in that going Eas(.
McElroys To Open
Saturday morning will mark the
opening of MeElioy's Grocery
Store on the Dellwooil Road, Mr.
and Mrs. Everette McElroy are
owners. The grocery department
is an expansion of the business
they have operated for some time.
The firm will have in addition
to the large modern grocery de
partment, the service st ition. taxi
service, wood yard and do local
and long distance hauling.
A fleet of four large trucks are
being used by the hauling depart
ment, and sales of sand, stone and
brick are also handled by the firm.
The grocery department has just
been completed, and a large stock
of staph and fancy groceries, pro
duce and cold meats will be fea
tured. The owners will serve refresh
ments all day on the opening Sat
urday. The store will remain open
until nine each evening.
Haywood FSA Personnel
Attend Asheville Talks
In New Federal Agency
Haywood county's three Farm
Security Administration commit
teemen and administrators attend
ed the two-day meeting at Ashe
ville this week in which a discus
sion of new legislation on farm
credit was held and the needs for
better farm and home planning
were brought out.
Vance E. Smith, state director
of the FSA, spoke to the represen
tatives of Western North Carolina
counties who attended, describing
the new Farm Housing Adminis
tration organization which will take
over the work now beng done by
the FSA and certain operations of
the Farm Credit Administration.
W. B. Oliver, district supervisor,
presided at the sessions, held Tues
day and Wednesday in the Langren
From Haywood the following
attended: Charles C. Francis, Way
nesville; Charles R. Liner, Lake
DR. FRED li. BROWN, former
pastor of the First Baptist church,
Knoxville. Tenn., will preach from
the pulpit of the local f irst Baptist
church in a series of meetings that
begin Sunday morning.
Dr. West Announced
As Visiting Evangelist
A special series of evangelistic
meetings will begin Sunday at the
First Baptist church, continuing
through October 2, with Dr. Fred
F. Hrown, pastor emeritus of the
First Baplisl church of Knoxville,
Tenn., eoiuliicl i ng the services.
Dr. Brown, who retired after a
pastorate of 25 yc.-ii:, at the Knox
ville church in May, has been ac
tive in dciiomiiiat ional affairs since
1921. He was executive secretary
of the Promotions Committee of
the Southern Baptist convention
for the years 1931-32, and the fol
lowing year was elected president!
of the convention
He is a trustee of Carson-1
Newman college anil the Tennessee'
Baptist Orphange, and a member'
of the exeenlive committee of thej
lennessee Slate convention
Subjec t for lu In st sermon, Sun
day morning, will be "The Glorious
Gospel ol ChrM." In the evening
service be will speak on "The
Church." Monday evening at 7:30
o'clock, Dr. Brown will use as his
subject "(loci's Plan for a Revival,"
and on Tuesday evening will preach
Dr. Brow n. comemnls Rev. L. G.
Elliott, pastor ol the local church,
is one of the most lovable spirits
there is; a great preacher, and a
greater Christian, lie extends an
invitation to Haywood Baptists and
all other I c ' 1 1 c 1 1 1 i i i ; 1 1 1 1 s to allelic!
these special nii'cl ings.
REVIVAL IADS AT ( I.VDE
A revival at the Louisa Chapel
Mi-lhoelisl chinch in Clyde will
conclude tonight at the 7.30 ser
vice. Rev. R. M Hardee, former
army chaplain and pastor at High
lands, has been assisting Rev. C.
O. Newell in the .sc ries of meet
ings. Junaluska: and Jarvis R. Caldwell,
Iron Duff, members of the FSA
committee; .1. A. McDerris, FS su
pervisor, and Bertha Proffitt, FSA
The new federal credit agency,
FHA, will begin operating Nov. 12
at which time the FSA will be
abolished. Administrative person
nel from the FSA and that part
of the FCA which also is abolished
are expected to be absorbed into
Under the new organization, one
change on credit regulations will
require that the borrower certify
that he can not get money from
private lending agencies. Another
point brought out at the meeting
was that although the 40 year re
payment loans still exist, the maxi
mum amount that the government
will lend an individual is $7,500
(which was up to $12,000 for vet
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From W. N. C.
To Attend Meeting
Mrs. Bessie Howell of Swan
nanoa, state president, and many
district officers in the Parent
Teacher Association will attend the
district meeting which will be held
Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Ihe Hazel
wood Elementary school.
Registration will begin at 9:30
a.m. for the approximately 200 del
egates expected from all counties
in the wetsern part of the state.
The program will begin at 1(1:00
o'clock, with Mrs. Allen Luther of
Asheville, district director, presid
ing. Mrs. Albert Abel, local chair
man in charge of arrangements,
announces that there will be short
talks by each president from the
various local I'.-T.A 's who attend.
Mrs. Howell also is to speak, and
an information period will be con
ducted by Mrs. J. S. Blair of
Wallace, district secretary. Follow
ing the program lunch will be
served in the school cafeteria.
Mrs. J. W. Burke, state secre
tary, of Gibsonvillc; Mrs. Tom Fer
guson, of Bryson City, assistant
district director; Mrs. Charles For
tune, district secretary; Mrs. J. C.
Wright, publicity chairman; and
Mrs. R. U. Sutton, chairman of
the Home and Family Life com
mittee, from Sylva, are among the
officers expected to attend.
This is the first district meeting
held in the Waynesville school dis
trict for several years.
Streets Near Central
High School Are
Automobile traffic in the vicinity
of the Central Elementary and
township high .schools will be held
down to a speed of 10 miles per
hour during school hours, and local
police request the cooperation of
drivers in complying with the new
zoning regulations that are going
For more than a week one of the
town policemen has been on duly
j at the junction of Academy and
j Main Streets (by the Baptist
j church! where a large number of
pupils cross over to g.( to Central
'Elementary and the kindergarten
I Warning signs announc ing that as
a school zone and slowing traffic
to the legal .speed will be set up
' shortly .
1 Town Manager G C. Ferguson
announces that the junction of Hay
wood and Boyd Ave. 'by Central
Elementary ' will be oned, as well
as that part of Brown Ave running
in front of the high school. Tin
East Waynesville school, he- ex
plains, is out of town liinils and
it would be up to the- highway
commission to zone the road in
front of that school.
Eggs and Poultry
With egg receipts light, the price
at the Farmers Exchange advances
to 55c a dozen. Hens are quoted
at 20-22c a pound. The market in
Asheville is stronger, receipts light.
Grade A large 57; A medium 46,
B large 45, Grade C 32, checks and
dirties 20. The live poultry mar
ket due to less beef and pork
reaching the public is showing a
strong increase. Broilers and fry
ers 42 to 45. Heavy breed hens
Hendersonville: Market about
steady, receipts moderate. Bu.
Romes 1.65 to 1.75; Stamins 3.00;
Red Delicious 2.25, Golden Deli
cious 1.50. (Report from Atlanta
is as of Wednesday) Atlanta: N.C.
Bu. baskets inch min. Stamins
3.50-3.75; Romes 3.00 to 3.25; bulk
per bu., various varieties, mostly
ordinary quality, 1.25 to 1.75. New
York: Va. Delicious 3.75, X. Y. Mc-
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