ee Waynes ville. Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYN ES VILLE, N, C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
I tiiekiiiff :. up about th
lihouse. Haywood county pol-
Ikrfl beginning: to warm up
I )ary term of court is always
jd time to do business on an
l"9n year. Since there will be
'lection for sheriff this time
center of - attractions is
fed on the office of register oi
As yet no public announ-
Jit has been made, but there
Kid to be three in the race
Klition to Charlie Francis, who
1 like to continue in the office.
Vthe decrease in the sale of
4 age license has not dimmed
jjjppeal of this office.
a Cathey, A sheville attorney,
'lis going out for Zebulon
Ner's seat in Congress was in
')unty this week. Political ob-
h were of the opinion that on
rst visit Mr. . Cathey was
to find whether -or not Mr.
er was "still nrst in tne
I of his countrymen in Hay-
" more than he was trying
himself. Which was very
of Mr. Cathey, for a cam
11 must be planned to meet the
I J and obstacles. Mr. Cathey
lo aouDt mane mucn oi tne
ithat He is a native son of
rood, when he gets his cam
'I in running order. He made
iunds of the court house, meet-
811 "the powers that be" with
mise to look after the inter
'( disclosure that it has been
V'ested" to state highway pat
fa by their chief that they,
S.bute to the campaign fund
immissioner of Revenue Max
fiho ia the superior officer of
Jail, has put Governor Hoey
e spot. As one state paper
ointed out, there are six men
ng for Governor, but one man
pernor," hence it is up to Vm
U and explain very definitely.
.fhe idea crtRinly J'siiggst"'
jhe Governor might not be so
rtial in the coming six point
(that he has led the citizens
state to believe. It is too
ecause there are lots of peo-
they once got an idea it H
jto change them.
i :::: .-.'
hen a Republican Lincoln
dinner in 'North Carolina
-I more than twice as big a
CA as a Jackson Day Demo-,
dinner the fact is highly)
icant even when it is taken
consideration that the Re
isans charged only a straight
fhile the Democrats collected
person, most of which went
Jthe Democratic campaign.
J was the pertinent comment
paper during the week. It
litive proof of the report that
ylepublican party is taking
fi that the third term issue and
j of disgruntled tax payers
jive them a nice wedge in the
ig presidential conflict. For
U ia nothing like a family row
t . .
ids also id ' that Senator
did not 'hurt himself at the
jisboro dinner, ; It had been
jted that he is a poor speaker,
0 had no reputation to live up
Zte showed his ability to mix
or he brought his evening
with him but when he found
flkat most of the diners would
I business suits he did not
fjis tails, though most of those
speakers table wore them,
seems .; while they were
impressed, the North Car-
pRcpuLIians did not commit
-telvr 3 to freely to Mr. Taft,
jey j ,. j aiming to stand be-
the : i who will have the
ch:r ' makinc the final
o Vv ton. nd an vet Mr.
chai i : re rather indefinite.
icnim . are sun worneu
lie third term issue. It grows
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JL Hardin Suffers
Vies From Fall
j 'X. Hardin, secretary to Con
itaan Zcbulon V. Weaver, ar
L in town from Washington on
iay and is confined to his bed
s resjgence on mum
scount'of injuries received
f a J -Ui
t jnd fractured a rib.
1 to go to his office
: ;ng, but his condi
i painful that he was
, f top work. He left
i Sunday nigTit for
d will remain here
20 Purebred Bulls
Coming To County
G. F. BALL, sales representative
for Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey, who recently took over the
work in this territory.
Photo by Sherrill'B
G. F. Ball Takes
Over Sales For
Standard Oil Co.
Former Sanford Man Is
Sales Representative From
Canton To Murphy
G. F. Ball, who recentlv mm a to
this territory as sales representa
tive for the Standard Oil Company,
of New Jersey, reported that the
response to the new gasoline had
been gratifying, -
Mr. Ball has all - the" "-territorv
from Canton to Murphy, and was
transferred here ' from Sanford,
succeeding C, . C.. Gibbs, vwho '; t-.
oincu iv cuier uusiueHg ior nim
Mr. Ball pointed out that sales
for the entire company from De
cember 31, amounted to 63 million
gallons. This, they said, represent
ed over 12 million individual sales.
"I am very fond of this terri
tory, and like the people very
much," he said. Mr. and Mrs. Ball
and two children are making their
home in Sylva. "
Dewey Potter Is
Paroled After 6
Years In Prison
Was Sentenced To Serve
20 to 25 Years For Slaying
Of Thomas Price
Dewey Potter, serving a 20 to
25 year prison term for second de
gree murder, was granted a parole
by Governor Hoey this week.
Potter was sentenced in Novem
ber, 1933 to serve from 20 to 25
years in state prison, for the slay
ing of Thomas J. Price, New Jersey
railroad executive. Mr. Price was
killed on a Sunday afternoon, while
horseback riding on the mountain
near his summer home not far from
The trial was one of the most
sensational that has been tried in
Haywood courts in many years.
The court room was packed during
the several days the trial was in
First Banker Of Waynesville To
Observe 99th Birthday Sunday
WILL BE 99 SUNDAY
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CAPTAIN ALDEN HOWELL
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First National Bank And
Plans are being completed this
week for the purchase of u'l) bul'.s
for the farmers of Haywood Coun
ty, it was leunied from the office
of the county farm agent. The
movement is being sponsored by
the First National Bank and the
county board of commissioners.
The county agents, with I. L.
Case, head of animal industry f
the extension service and a number
Lof the leading fanners and cattle
men of the county will leave some
time around the first of March and
arrive in Kansas City on the 3rd
for the biggest round-up sale in
Sixteen farmers have placed
orders for bulls. The present plan
is for the farmer wanting a bull
to give a full description of the
breed, type and age, and the buy
ers will make every effort to pur
chase the kind of animal desired.
Farmers wishing to buy a bull by
this method are asked by J. C.
Lynn, county farm agent, to place
their order before March the 1st.
Mr. Lynn states that if the buy
ers cannot find the right type of
bull, or rather one that meets the
description of the prospective pur
chaser, the animal will not be
bought. It is hoped that outstand
ing bulls can be purchased for an
average of $175.
"The placing of 20 high type
bulls will mean more in improving
the beef cattle of Haywood County
than any other move that could be
made," said one of the outstand
ing beef cattle men at a meeting
held at the court house Saturday
afternoon when fifty of the leading
cattle producers discussed the
It was pointed out at the meet
ing that a man with 10 cows could
WCjl .afford to pay $150 to $200 for
a'gfibd hull in that it would add
that much to the value of one crop
of steers or heifers.
The value of exchanging the
bulls so as to prevent in-breeding
was also brought out at the meet
ing Saturday, and thereby keep the
bulls in the county over a longer
L. B. Leatherwood
For Burley Crop
From four-tenths of an acre of
burley tobacco, L. B. Leatherwood,
of Jonathan Creek, received an av
erage of $29.90 for his crop. This
is believed to be as high an aver
age as was received during the
past year by any Haywood farmer.
Mr. Leatherwood grew 638
pounds, and it brought $190.62
He had 134 pounds that sold for
47 cents; while 148 pounds brought
29 cents and 154 pounds went for
24 cents and 86 pounds brought 16
Mr. Leatherwood sold his crop
in Morristown, on January 8th.
Tax Expert To Give
Assistance On 20th
A representative of the Internal
Revenue Department will be here
February 20, at the post office, to
assist any one with their income
The representative will be at the
post office all day
Awaiting orders for his last
march, Captain Alden A. Howell,
veteran of the War Between the
States, native of Haywood County,
and for more than half
a prominent figure in the life of
this section, will observe his 99th
birthday anniversary on Sunday the
itn, at tne nome oi his daughter,
Mrs. John Johnston, in Los An
geles, Calif., with whom he resides.
Captain HoweU is the son of D.
Collins and Mourning Garrett
Howell, and was horn on February
the 18th, 1841 on Jonathan Creek
of this county.. He is a descend
ant of Joseph Howell of Revolu
He attended the schools in the
county and as he was turning into
twenty-one the fatal guns were
fired on Fort Sumter and the hos
tilities between the North and the
South, which were to last four
Captain Howell enlisted in 1861
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Elected By Haywood Farmers
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These officers were elected by secret ballot recently by the demon
stration farmers of Haywood, at their annual meeting. A. J. McCrack
en, lower right, was re-elected president, and C. R. Liner, lower left,
was named vice-president. Sum Ferguson, stunding on the right was
named secretary and T. Weaver Cathey, standing left, was named
treasurer.' Committeemen was ulso elected at the same time.
I'hoto by Sherrill's Studio.
A. J. McCracken Again Heads
County Demonstration Farmers
Extension Of The
Cruso Electric Co.
Officers Of Company Go
To Washington For Final
The officers of the Cruso Mutual
Electric Company, their attorney,
Chester A. Cogburn, and J. C.
Lynn, county farm agent, plan to
leave over the weei-end for Wash
ington, where they go to get the
final approval of the proposed ex
tension of the present Cruso rural
electrification program into other
parts of the county.
The last figures show a total of
500 persons making applications
for lights, which should assure the
project so it is claimed, of accep
tance from the Rural Electrification
Administration in Washington,
The proposed extension of the
Cruos lines will take in about 140
miles and include the following
areas: Clyde, Crabtree, Iron Duff,
Fines Creek, Jonathan Creek,
Hemphill from Cove Creek to Lib
erty church, from Hepco to Sam
Ledfords, f rom Lake Logan to Carl
Moody's, from Lake Logan to the
site of the old CCC camp, from
Wood row to Cathey Gap, and into
the Murray section of Pigeon.
The farmers who have not sign
ed up for lights in these sections
will not be considered in the con
struction of the proposed lines.
Harry Dewar, engineer, has
spent sometime in the county mak
ing surveys and checking up with
the officials on the final plans that
will -he submitted to the Rural
Electrification Administration in
Barber Shop Here
The Sanitary Barber Shop has
just been purchased by Robert L.
Sutton, well known Haywood man,
and operator of barber shops for
the past 22 years.
The shop was purchased from
J. Wiley James and J, R, Medford.
The new owner said this week
that the place would be redecorated
and that two additional chairs
would be added, making the shop an
No changes in personnel are
planned, Mr, Sutton said. "We
plan to improve the looks of the
shop, and to give service that is
equal to that found in any large
Mr. Sutton formerly owned the
shop in the George Vanderbilt
Hotel, in Asheville, and is now
owner of another shop at Hiawas
He has worked in many, states
during the past 22 years, but has
always wanted to come "back
Miss Elizabeth Francis, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs, Chas. C. Francis,
who is a junior at the Women's
College of the University of North
Carolina, has recently been made a
student instructor in the home
economics department, of the university.-
A. J. McCracken will again head
the Haywood County Mutual Soil
Conservation and Land Use Asso
ciation, Inc, it was learned this
week from the office of the county
The election, which was by bal
lot, took place at the recent an
nual meeting of the group which
was held here in the court house.
Others who will serve with Mr.
McCracken are as follows: vice
president, C. R. Liner; secretary,
Sam Ferguson; treasurer, T. W.
The following community com
mitteemen have also been appoint
td: Waynesville township, G. F.
Plott, chairman; F. L. Leopard, W.
A. Bradley, C. C. Francis, alternate.
Clyde township, J. W. Green,
chairman; J. B. Holder, Lee Rogers,
and C. R. Jaynes, alternate; Iron
Duff township, Jarvis Chambers,
chairman; T. C. Davis, Joe Medford,
C. B. Hogan.
Jonathan Creek township, Glenn
A. Boyd, chairman; M. L, Messer,
Jarvis L. Palmer, and John Howell,
alternate; White Oak township,
Walter Wright chairman; M. W.
Jenkins, Sam Ledford, and W. L.
Fines Creek township, L. Z. Mes
ser, chairman; Chas. B. McCrary,
Glenn James, and N. C. James, al
ternate; Beaverdam township, John
II, Allen, chairman; Mrs. Frank B,
Davis, J. R. Hipps, and Will A.
Ivy Hill township, D. J. Boyd,
chairman; 1). C. Campbell, W. D.
Ketner, and C. A. Campbell, altern
ate; East Fork town-hip, Oder F.
Burnett, chairman; L R. '.-Howell,
Ira 11. Cogburn, and W, B. Poston,
Cecil township, W. F. Hipps,
chairman; L. C. Moody, Carl Woody
and J. E. Burnett, alternate; Pigeon
township, Grover J, Abel, chair
man; R. O. Kelley, C. S. Rollins,
and Mrs. E. D. Wells, alternate;
Crabtree township, John F. Rogers,
chairman; M, B. Reeves, W. C.
Kirkpatrick, and M. B. Rogers, al
Miss Frances Dunn, who is con
nected with the Vanderbilt Uni
versity Hospital, of Nashville,
Tenn,, is visiting her mother, Mrs.
C. B. Atkinson.
Bobby Lee Promoted To Rank Of
Eagle Scout On
Bob Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Lee, of troop 2, Waynesville,
was presented the award of Eagle
Scout at the regular court of honor
held at the "Y" in Canton on Tues
day night. William Medford, chair
man of the Haywood district, made
the impressive presentation. Young
Lee is not yet sixteen, and is the.
youngest boy to receive this high
honor in Haywood County.
Wythe Peyton, of Asheville,
chairman of the annual Boy Scout
drive for the Daniel Boone Council,
made a stirring appeal to the lead
ers for work in the coming drive.
Harry Love, also of Asheville, vice
chairman, pointed out the neces
sity for larger amounts this year.
Bryson Ledford, of Canton troop
1, was awarded the Gold Palm,
which was presented by A. M.
Fairbrother, commissioner of the
Other badges and awards made
were: tenderfoot, presented by
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Liners Start Work
Building Band Mill
A total of $4,083.35 was col
lected during 1939 in the city
court, according . to Mayor J.
H. Way, Jr. This is one of
the highest records ever made
in collections in the municipal
The fines, alone, which ar?
included in the total amount
came to $1,049. This was
turned over to the local school
fund, while the remaining
$3,034.35 was diverted into the
general town fund.
Buried In Green
American Legion Held Last
Rites At Grave For World
Funeral services were conduct
ed yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at Grace Episcopal church for
Marion Carlisle Green, (Ponzy),44,
World War veteran, who died at
his home at 7:30 o'clock on Monday
morning following a heart attack
suffered last week.
The Rev. W. Herbert Mayers,
rector of the church, officiated.
Burial was in Green Hill cemetery.
The American Legion was jn
charge of the rites at the grave.
Serving as active pallbearers
were: Frank Davis, Clayton Walk
er, W. L, Hardin, Jr., Zeb Curtis,
and Charlie King and Weldon Wil
liamson, of Canton.
The members of the Eastern Star
had charge of the flowers.
Honorary pallbearers were: L.
M. Killian, J. P Dicus, John M.
Queen, Dr. R. II. Stretcher, E. C.
Moody, Paul Walker, T. L. Bram
lett, W. T. Rainer, Albert Abel,
Dr. O. T. Alexander, W. C. Bout
well, Dr. Dudley W. Smith, Mason
Swearingen, R. V. Welch, Dr. R.
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., J. W. Ray,
George A. Brown, Jr., A. L. Mease,
Clifford King, Hasque Haynes,
(Continued on page 7)
Canton Board Is
Asked To Revoke
2 Beer Licenses
The Brewers and North Carolina
Beer Distributors committee has
petitioned the Canton board of
aldermen to revoke the retail beer
licenses of two Canton dealers.
Edgar It, Bain, of Goldsboro,
state director in charge of the beer
industry's ''clean up or close up"
campaign in North Carolina, filed
the petitions upon complaints of
local enforcement officers.
The petitions originally were
filed with the county board of
commissioners, but Chairman
George Brown suggested that the
petitions be submitted to the Can
ton authorities. One of the deal
ers did not have a county license,
Mr. Brown said, and with refer
ence to the other, he wrote:
"This man is operating inside
an incorporated town. We, there
fore, feel that you should ask the
officials of the Town of Canton to
revoke this license as they have
RECEIVES SCOUT HONORS
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' 123 Men Will Be Given
Work Cutting Over 2.800
Tract At Max Tatch
Construction work started yes
terday on the band mill for Grace
Lumber Company, in the Max
Patch section. The firm, located
in Haywood, will give employment
to 125 men, it was learned from
Harry Lee Liner, Sr., president of
the partnership which owns the
company. Mr. Liner's sons, Harry
Lee, Jr., and Jere David, are the
other two members of the firm.
The company purchased a 2,800
acie tract from the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, and it
is estimated that 10 years will be
required to cut the tract. The
timber is just across the line in.
Tennesse, but the mill, camp and
the home for workmen will be in
It was said that this will be the
only band mill in the county.
Desiel engines will furnish power,
although steam will be used for
operating the carriage and other
The mill is being built on the
Cold Spring farm, a part of the
Pisgah National Forest. The
water supply for the camp will be
the same as that now used by the
The sawmill at ueliwood, also
owned by the Liners, will be rebuilt,
with work starting Monday. Mr,
Liner said. The mill was destroy
ed several months ago by fire.
About 20 men will be employed at
the mill, and 15 in the woods at
the Dellwood mill.
Lumber from the mills will be
used by the novelty woodworking
plant of the Liners, the Carolina
Hill Billies. Lumber will be placed
on the open market from the two
The Hill Billies reported yester
day that they had orders to keep
them busy for the next Tour
The band mill at Max Patch
will have a capacity of 25,000 to
30,000 feet of lumber a day, Mr.
This is the second mill to be es-
tablished in that immediate area
during the past 10 days. The Gulf
Lumber Company, started construc
tion of a mill to cut over 6,000
acres last week, and will give em-,
ployment to 100 men. This firm
is headed by E. B. Rickman.
Miss Ray And Mrs.
Collins Open The
Sport Shop Here
The Sport Shop is the name of
the ready-to-wear business which
was established this week, when
Miss Frances Ray and Mrs. Rosa
Jyn Ray Collins purchased the
ready-to-wear department of C. E,
The Sport Shop will remain on
the second floor of C. E. Ray's
Sons, and will be owned and oper
ated by the two sisters, and will
be independent of the department
Miss Ray ha3 been manager of
the department for the past seven
years, Mrs," Collins has been con
nected with the firm for the past
Charles Balentine, well known
service station operator, purchas
ed Waynesville's only Shell station,
Mr. Balentine has been connected
with local stations for the past
Regular service will be featured,
together with road service, the new
owner said. The station is on
Main street, near the First Na
7Ae lUeath&i Repast
H. M. HALL, Official Observer
Feb. Max Min 7:30 a m. Prec.
8 35 24 24
9 53 24 29
10 53 29 48 0.55
11 C3 28 28 0.27
12 49 24 26
13 56 26 40
14 55 22 22 0.55
Mean for week
High for week ;
Low for week
Mean 7:30 a m.
Below February normal