Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties!
(km been completed for
. o.rwnod County Live-
L which wiU be held at
i Khool stadium on ucto-
inr-two page catalogue will
.press by Saturday. These
jet will be sent to all the
wd business men of Hay
will be distributed
I county farm agent in the
dvised by the coun
.. hpHn making plana to
Lir animals. Substantial
Ms are being onerea in u
i, beef cattle, horses and
lW attraction will be the
if $25.00 whicn wm oe giv-
ite team of norses in nay
Ctlifiir the greatest weight
, 0 - , i T j
tint will be done Dy me oy
r,new development in test-
mil in nower 01 learns.
amission fee will be charged
trance "d every effort if,
k forth by the county
formers ana uusineso men
tb show an outstanding
In New War Post
President Roosevelt has named
Benedict Crowell, wartime Assist-,
ant Secretary of War and director,
of munitions, as special consultant!
to the War Department in its re
t On The 26th
regular quarterly meeting
Haywood Baptist Assoola-
5U be held on next Thursday,
ih, at the Oak Grove Baptist
in the Thickety section of
iinty, beginning at 10 and
through 3 o'clock.
urainn will Ha AtMv4vA iV
jr. G. G. Lanter, of Ashley,
Jbo ii conducting revival ser
tor the Rev, H. K. Masteller,
irst Baptist church, of Can-
Rev. Frank Leatherwood,
tor, will preside over the
program will center around
ion of the goals and ob-
of the ensuing year, with
it outlined by the leaders.
churches are asked -to send
f ntativea to the meeting.
Wist Leaders Of
Districts To Meet
On Tuesday, 26th
annual Coaching Day for
of the Asheville and Way
f districts of the Women's
of the Methodist churches
designated areas will be held
local church here on Thurs-
Pe 26th, from 9:30 to 1:00
f officers of the Western
Urohna conference will be
rt m explain the new nhases
p under the re-organization
M 150 are exnefteri ta at-
k - -
fe meeting, with officers and
present from woman's group
two districts'. A t nnnn
m be served in the church
room at a nominal charge.
r Of Mrs. Baker
d In Command Of
f t U. S. Air Base
naer Osborne Hardison,
Wadesbnrn. M P. ha
placed in command of the
.naval air base of the TI. S
ostia on the Potomac River
fwmngton. This is not only
Pt air base in the country,
bo has the largest number of
L 7 Davy supervision.
rMder Hardison is
Li-ii. . D A' Baker, -;of
len v . pent many
i -".U nis aunt here.
ruling TTT M
Stin!rf tte couitry since
1d .Methd8t groups, will
t Cburch on Tuesday
11' 1' G' Hugin. Jr., paa
ch. will present the
til, T e new organization
hapwl!0 elecW for
C!r?m futnr will
fc" AU members
enf 1' an1 ob who
ilTuday night wUl
3ifl? ,ta M the char
the . on Sep-
I ," " yiva. Mr. Pal-
with Smith's Drug
Soco Gap Dance
Team Featured In
Pictures were taken during the
past week of the Soco Gap Square
Dance Team at Soco Gap under the
direction of Robert Bruce for 'Wild
injj Pictures" of Hollywood, for the
Atlantic Grey Hound Company.
The pictures of the local dance
team are part of a continued fea
ture called "Amazing America."
and will be used extensively all
over the United states by tit'
Pennsylvania Railroad and the
Grey Hound Bui Company in their
coast to coast advertising cam
At the same time the picture was
made of the Soco Dance Team, pic
ture were also shot of scenes in
the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park, that will be part of
According to Richard Queen, as
sistant manager of the Soco Gap
team, the pictures will be released
on December the 25th.
300 Attend REA
Three hundred persons attended
the rural electrification meeting,
sponsored "by the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation, which
was held on Monday night at the
Crabtree school building. Miss
wiary jocKey, KJSA borne econo
mist, of Washington, D. C, was the
Miss Lockey told of the vanous
uses of electricity in the rural
home and on the farm. She also
pointed out the many things to be
considered in purchasing electrical
Joe Howell, superintendent of
the Cruso Electrical Membership
Corporation, talked on proper "wir
ing and advised all subscribers to
have houses and buildings wired at
once. He emphasized the use of
duty wiring and the services of li
censed electricians to do the work
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First National Bank, told the farm
ers and their wives that his bank
would aid in financing the instal
lation of electricity as well as wa
ter systems in the rural homes of
J. C. Lynn, county farm agent,
spoke of ways and means of n
ancing equipment and installation
of electricity in the farm homes
In behalf of the First National
Bank Mr. Woody offered $50 to
ward helping install electricty in
the home to the person whose name
should be drawn. Miss Mary Davis,
of Iron Duff, was the lucky win
ner of the fifty dollars.
The Cruso Electric Membership
Corporation offered a free wiring
job to the person whose: name
should be drawn in connection with
this contest. This was won by J. L.
McElroy, of Iron Duff. A number
of electrical appliances were also
given away in drawings.
President Roosevelt used a rally of
Dutchess County Democrats at
H vde Park. N. Y- as the setting for
his announcement that he was nam
ing Frank C. Walker to succeed
James A. Farley, resigned, as post
master general. Walker operates a
chain of theaters in Pennsylvania
and New roric
Mrs, R. L. Burgin was installed as
the president of the American Le
gion Auxiliary at the meeting held
in the Legion home on Tuesday
night. Mrs. J. Harden Howell, re
tiring president was in charge of
the installation ceremonies.
Others who will serve with Mrs.
Burgin during the coming years
are as follows: first vice president,
Mrs. J. H. Howell; second vice pres
ident, Mrs. Guy Massie; treasurer,
Mrs. M. C. Green; secretary, Mrs.
Hurst Burgin; chaplain, Mrs.
George Kunze; sergeant-atarms,
Mrs. Edna McGee.
During the business period, Mrs.
George Kunze reported on the suc
cess of the stand maintained by the
Auxiliary during the Labor Day
During the joint social hour with
the Legion, Mrs. M. C. Green and
Mrs. W. C. Boutwell served as
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley
Is Attending National
PTA Board Meeting
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, state pres
ident of the North Carolina Con
gress of Parents and Teachers, left
Tuesday for Chicago, where she
went to attend the meeting of the
National Board of Parents and
meeting which convened on
Wednesday will last through Sat
urday. Only state presidents nd
national committee chairmen will
Woman's Club To Stage
Last Dance Of Season
The benefit square dance to be
held at the Gordon Hotel tonight,
beginning at 8:00 o'clock, will be
the last of a series to be sponsored
by the Woman's Club this sum
The dances were inaugurated in
the early summer and have been
held weekly since that time. Music
haa been furnished by a well known
local string band, and the callers
of the figures have been among the
most talented of the local devotees
of the art of square dancing.
Death Claims Mrs.
George R. Stuart
On Saturday, 14tl
Mrs. George R. Stuart, of Lake
Junaluska and Birmingham, Ala.,
beloved by hundreds of people
throughout the South, died at her
home in Birmingham at 1 o'clock
Saturday afternoon. Mrs, Stuart
had not been well for the past two
years, but her death at this time
was unexpected. ,
Her daughter, Mrs. 'J. Dale
Stentz, had been notified by wire
Saturday morning of her illness
and shortly after she received a
phone call telling of her sudden
death. Mr. and Mrs. Stentz left
at once for Birmingham.
Funeral service were held at the
First Methodist church in Birm
insrham at 3 o'clock Sunday after
noon, prior to which the church
had been opened to friends for two
Following the rites at the church,
the body was taken to Cleveland,
Tenn.; for burial beside her hus
band in the family plot there.
Mrs. Stuart was the widow of
the late Dr. George R. Stuart noted
evaneelist. lecturer and an out
standing minister in the Southern
She was the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. David Sullins, of Bristol, Va.
Her father was the founder of Sul
lins College, and was for many
years president of Emory and
Henry College. She was born on
December the 25th, 1861, in Wythe-
Mrs. Stuart had been coming to
Lake Junaluska since it was first
established. Her husband had been
one of the leaders in the organiza
tion of the Southern Methodist As
sembly, and was active in the work
until his death in 1926. The
Stuarts had one of the first homes
erected at the lake.
Surviving ' are the following:
three daughters, Mrs. J. Dale
Stentz, of Waynesville, Mrs. James
B. Preston, of Birmingham, Ala.,
and Mrs. A. P. Pettyjohn, of Lynch
burg, Va., and one son, George R.
Stuart, Jr., of Birmingham; and
Miss Emily Siler has gone to
Chapel Hill, where she will take
some special work at the Universi
ty of North Carolina.
Dr. T. H. Spence Will
Preach Here Sunday
Dr. T. H. Spence, curator of the
Historical Library of the Montreat
Presbyterian Assembly, will fill the
pulpit at the Waynesville Presby
terian churoh at the 11 o'clock
Sunday morning service on next
; The pastor, Dr. R. P. Walker, is
out of town for two weeks. He is
conducting revival services in
Joe Davis has returned to Chapel
Hill, where he will be a student at
the University of North Carolina,
On Potato Seed
Keeps Away Bugs
'The way to have bugless po
toes, is to thoroughly dust the
seed in powdered sulphur just
before planting," said William
Shoolbred, as he exhibited a
bag of over-sized potatoes
from fcis patch.
'I did not have a single bug .
on my vines this year, and be
sides that, the sulphur seemed
to help the potatoes to grow
and mature," he explained fur
ther.' Mr. Shoolbred planted two
pecks of seed, and harvested
12 bushels of potatoes. He
planted a peck of Irish Cob
blers and a similar amount of
Spaulding Rose, and the latter
he prefers, although they NTM
a lattf potato.
Samples of the potatoes
grown under bugless vinea are
on display at The Mountaineer
Boys Win $77.00
In Prizes At Fair
Haywood County exhibitors of
calves at the Western North Car
olina Fair held this week in Hen-
dersonville, won $77.00 in cash
prizes according to J. C. Lynn,
county farm agent, late last night.
Mr. Lynn also stated that the com
petition this year was the keenest
even known in this section.
Calvin Francis, with his calf,
won first place as reserved cham
pion in the heavy weight class.
Francis Boyd won second in the
light weight class. Lloyd Buch
anan won 6th place in the light
In the medium weight class,
Richard Bradley won 8th place; P.
J. Powell 6th place; Jack Rogers
9th place; and Billy Hall 10th
In the heavy weight class J. D.
Pless won 7thi In the county group
of choice of 6 best calves shown as
a group, Haywood county 4-H club
boys won 3rd place. .
In feeder calves Collier Howell
won second place.
Calves entered by the following
were judged to be the best five
from Haywood County and will be
shown at the State Fair: Calvin
Francis, Francis Boyd, Jack Rog
ers, J. D. Pless and T. J. Howell.
By Civil Court
The September term of civil
court convened here on Monday
with Judge Wilson WarlicJc, of
North Wilkesboro, presiding. While
a number of cases were disposed
of -through yesterday afternoon, it
was the opinion of court at
taches that court would continue
through the week.
A restraining order enjoining
Canton town aldermen from pay
ing the salary of Way Kinsland
as tax collector from June 80, 19:19
to September 2, 1940 was dissoiv.
by Judge Warlick. The restraining
order was sought by J, D. Mackey,
who resigned early this month as
tax collector of taxes at Can-on
following more than a year ot .n
The jury was sworn in and a
number of the witnesses had tes
tified late yesterday in the case of
Chas. W. Roberts versus McCrack
en Furniture store in which the
plaintiff is asking $20,000 in dam
ages. The case grew out of an
automobile accident which occurred
sometime airo. when Mr. Roberts
was injured while ri'ding in a truck
belonging to the McCracken Furn
Other cases tried during the
week include: Universal Credit
vs. Chas. C. Smathers, in which the
plaintiff: was granted a judgment
of $125 and costs.
H. A. Osborne received a judg
of $285.75 and the costs in the case
of H. A. Osborne versus G. W.
Singleton, Admr. of Mollie Sing
leton, V The plaintiff received $500 and
costs in the case of Cogdill and
Self against . the Morris-Taylor
In the case of Dewey Heatherly
and Ben Heatherly against Albert
Bros., contractors, each plaintiff
received a judgment of $125 and
the costs against the defendant.
The ease grew out of an automo
bile accident. 4
The case of Dave, Millwood ter.
ui m tweet was non suited,
but Millwood gave notice of an
appeal to the Supreme court.
The plaintiff received $45 and
costs in the case of Haywood Gar
age versus John Campbell.
The plaintiff recovered $54.60
judgement in the case of Alec Tay
lor versus Newton Brendle.
The case of W. W. Pressley ver
sus E. B. Rickman, involving a long
intricate account was referred to
a referee for a hearing. The ref
eree had not been named late yes
Several divorce suits will come
up during the week. One had been
granted to date, that of T. M
Massie from Florence Massie.
Company H Prepares
To Leave Soon For A
Year at Fort Jackson
A. B. A. President
jUimjwMiiHim imiiniiin 11
Jacob Mark Lashley, St Louis at'
torney elected president of the
American Bar Association, ad
dresses bis colleagues alter taking
office In Philadelphia, where the
lawyers bald their convention.
TWO LOSE LICENSE
Eugene Johnson, of Canton, and
Melvin Stamey, of Clyde, had their
driver's license revoked recently
both on charges of driving drunk.
Johnson was convicted in county
court, Asheville, and Stamey in
Canton police court. ;
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Pursefull,
of Asheville, announce the birth of
a daughter at the Biltmore Hos
pital on Wednesday, September the
18th. Mrs. Pursefull is the former
Miss Virginia Sherrill, daughter
of Mrs. Carey Siler Brewer and the
late George Sherrill.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Murphy, Jr.,
of High Point, announce the birth
of a daughter, Patricia Gay, on
August the 15th, at High Point
Mrs. Murphy is the former Miss
Susan Sharpe, of High Point. Mr.
Murphy is the son of Dr. and Mrs.
J. C. Murphy, of Waynesville.
MORE THAN 96 PER CENT OF
HAZEL WOOD TAXES WERE
PAID IN 1939
Hazel wood has had a prosperous
year and as a result tax payers
have been unusually alert about
paying their taxes. More than 96
per cent of the taxes levied for the
year 1939 were paid, according to
G. C. Summerrow, tax collector
Council PTA Held
Meet In Canton
Mrs. H. K. Terrell, of Bethel,
gave the high light! of the Parent
Teacher Association v Institute
which was held during the late
summer int Chapel Hilf at the
meeting of the Haywood County
PTA Council which, tool-place-in
Canton on . Saturday afternoon
Representatives from ten.' schools
Mrs. George A, Kunze, council
president, presented standard cer
tificates to the following schools
Beaverdam, East Waynesville
Hazelwood and North Canton.
Mrs. E. C. Brooks, of Clyde, re
ported on. the three reasons why she
attended the recent institute in
Mrs. George Kunze, who repre
sented the Hazelwood PTA at the
institute discussed the things to
be stressed in the co-operation of
PTA groups with other organiza
The yearbooks, which had been
made by the students of Miss Har
riet Boyd at the Bethel school
were distributed. Members were
urged to attend the district meet
ing to be held in Brevard on Oc
tober the 16th.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frehn, of
Bristol, Ten-n., spent the week-end
in town with the latter s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus H. Blackwell
All Men Between 21 and 35 To
Register For Draft On Oct. 16
The first peacetime conscription others later. The bill places a
of man power in American history
became a law shortly ofter 3
o'clock Monday afternoon when
President Roosevelt signed the con
scription bill over which Congress
has been squabbling for tibe past
several week. :
At the same time the President
issued proclamations and execu
tive orders instructig 16,500,000
men to register for potential mili
A registration day, October 16th
has been set when an estimated
16,500,900 men from 21 to 85 in
clusive will be required to register
for possible induction into the
armed forces for a year's compul
sory training on a selective basis.
- Within' an hour after congress
completed action on the momentous
measure Saturday, President Roose
velt asked the legislators for
$1,733,866,976 cash and $207,000,
000 in contractual authority. A
large part of these funds will be
used to finance the draft program.
The draft bill provides in a nut
shell the following:
The nation's approximately 16,
600,000 men twenty-one to thirty
five years old, inclusive, must reg
ister on a day to be fixed by Prev
dent Roosevelt, perhaps early in
About 75,000 are expected to be
mustered into service in November
for a year's training. A total of
400,000 selectees are due to be in
training early in January, 1941;
900,000 limit on the number of
trainees in the Army , in any one
Exemptions and deferments would
be granted to men with dependents,
ministers, theological student, men
in essential occupations, certain
government officers, aliens, the
physically unfit and conscientious
objectors. The latter are liable
for non-combatant training.
Trainees would receive $21 a
month for the first four months and
$30 subsequently, with opportunity
for raises. ,
The trainees could be used any
where in the Western Hemisphere,
and in United States possessions
and territories, including the Phil
Upon the completion of training,
a trainee would be entitled to return
to his former job unless changed
circumstances made it impossible
for his employer to rehire turn.
No men could be called to serviceJ
until Congress made appropriation
for their training. Mr. Roosevelt
requested the funds today.
The men in service would be en
titled to vote providing their state
of residence had absentee voting
The legislation would continue
in effect until May, 1945; voluntary
enlistment would be encouraged.
Industries balking at filling gov
ernment defense orders on the gov
ernment's terms could ; be taken
over on a rental basis.
Special -Train WiU Carry
Local Men And Equipment
Now In Camp At Armory
Company "H," Waynesville unit
of the National Guard took up
their quarters at the local Armory
under regular military routine on
Monday in compliance with orders
from the Adjutant General Metts,
North Carolina. From here they
go to Fort Jackson for a years
service. .,"' : " -.
Since enterine camp, officers,
regular national guardsmen, and
volunteers have undergone rigio
physical examinations made by
Col. Phillip L. Cook, and Captain
William A. Bruton, both of the U.
S. Medical Corps and Captain Jo
seph Cutchins, of medical reserve
Examinations started early Mon
day morning and continued far into
ach night on Monday and Tues
day, being completed around noon; .
It was learned that a number ot
men ; would be disquaiined on ac
count of physical disabilities, most
of which were minor defects.
It was learned that in case the
company does not have its full
quota of 123 men and 6 officer '
after the number of disqualified are .
dropped from the roll, recruits will
be added from the Asheville army
recruiting office. Any local man,
wishing to join Company "H" may
transferred from the Asheville
recruiting office after be has vol
unteered there, to this company, it
When the company was ordered
into home station for military rou
tine it was reported that they
would remain in euch position for at.
least ten days, but it haa been re
ported unauthoritatively that Com
pany "H'' will leave during the
week for Fort Jackson near Col
ombia, S. C, but the day and hour
o departure will not be mada
The company and all equipment
will go by special train to Columbia.
It was learned that the Canton
Signal Corps will go by motor.
The men are being drilled 8 hours
a day, but are allowed to leave
camp from 4 :30 in the afternoon
to 11 o'clock at night to go where,
The following calls have been in
effect this week:
First call for reveille 6:15 a. m.
Reveille 6:25 a. m. :
Assembly 7:00 a. m.
Mess call 7:00 a. m.
Inspection of quarters 7:30 a. m.
First call for drill 7:50 a. m.
Assembly 8:00 a. m.
Recall 11:30 a. m. '
Mess call 12:00 noon.
First call for drill 1:30 p. m. '
Assembly 1:40 p. m.
Recall 4:00 p. m.
Retreat 4:30 p. m.
Mess Call 6:00 p.m. '
Call to quarters 9:30 p. m.
Tattoo 9:45 p. m.
Taps 11:00 p. m.
The men are being well fed as
evidenced in the following menu for
today: breakfast, Rdce Krispies
ham, grits, cream gravy, stewed
prunes, toast and coffee. Dinner,
beef stew, string beans, sweet
pickles, rice pudding, bread And
coffee. Supper, weiners, sauer
kraut, pork and beans, pie, milk
and bread. .
For tomorrow they have the fol
lowing: breakfast, French toast,
bacon, apple sauce, coffee, butter
and syrup; dinner, ham, boiled
cabbage, cream potatoes, stewed
tomatoes, com bread pudding, and
coffee; supper, corned beef hash,
creamed onions, cheese and maca
roni, slaw, sliced peaches, bread
Three guards are on duty at the
entrance to the armory, each for
two hours at a time with every
four hours off duty.
The following six - officers and
' CContinaed on page 8)
MACK MILLER INJURED
IN MOTORCYCLE SPILL
Hack Miller, employee of a local
oil -company, was resting com
fortably last night at the Haywood
Hospital, following, a "spill" from
a motorcycle late Monday after
noon on north Main Street. He has
a compound fracture of the right
leg, and other minor injuries.
The side stand of the machine
dropped down as Miller started
around- curve, and caused the
machine to fall over on him.