THE W AYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entranct oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wds At Rallies
t,H.ywood Democrats are
Cto&crowii at their ral
,L county which opened on
& Matnri with
JMedforcl and James Queen
GTweaver, Grover C. Davis
fgw Tompkins, of Sylva, ad
XhtB- E-Sentelle and Ches
Cogbarn will address atn-
it Cecil. , .
Urww night Sam Cathey, of
jjille, Walter Crawford, and
j, Sentelle will speak at Bethel
week's campaign will be cli
i. on Saturday nigrht in the
ind barbecue to be held at
N. Davis Named
.a.fnr lit I hA
1 !1J:. P- T nnn
. N. Davis was elected mem
f the board of directors of the
nood Home Building and Loan
edition Monday night. He
i the vacancy caused by the
4 of S. H. Bushnejl, who was
L tecretary-treasurer of the as-
Jim. - '
lecretary-treasurer will be
id at the reirular monthly
jtiif of the board next Monday,
m announced. Until that time
jikowd instructed A. T. Ward, at
wrfor the association, and Miss
js McCracken, assistant to the
toUry, to maintain the office
Harry on the business, with E.
Hyatt as acting secretary.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Counties
This Draft Board Serves The WaynesviUe District
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, Chairman
T. L. Green, Secretary
G. C. Ferguson, Member,
Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Have Barbecue At
The Haywood County Democrat
ic executive committee is staging a
barbecue supper at the Cruso
school building prior to the rally
which is to be held in East Fork
on Saturday night, beginning at
Clifford Brown, county chairman,
will preside over the meeting.
Principal speakers will be W. G.
By era, Walter Crawford, and R.
All the candidates running for
office on the Democratic ticket in
Haywood County will be presented
and each one introduced at the
Special music will be rendered
by a well known county string
band between the political speech
The public is cordially invited to
attend the rally.
Pictured here are the five mem
era of the Draft Board No. 1,
vhich will serve the townships of
WaynesviUe, Crabtree, Iron Duff,
Vhite Oak, Fines Creek, Cataloo
'iee, Ivy Hill and Jonathan Creek.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield is chairman,
r. L. Green, secretary, G, C. Fer
guson, member, Dr. N. F. Lancast
er, physician and R. E. Sentelle,
attorney. This group have about
2,000 names in their district. Clerks
have not been named for this board.
aweU Victim Of
.Mineral services were held on
Jirday afternoon at 3 o'clock
1 the Cove Creek Baotist church
t Kinney Howell, 29, who died
I Friday morning at 8:15 in the
pwod Couhty Hospital.1:' tfie
0dell Brown, pastor of Shady
M Methodist church assisted by
. T. S. Roten, of Dellwood,
jilted. Burial was in the f am
Jtemetery near his home.
Jr. Howell was putting a belt
I is Dlanin? mill on his nla.'e
jtove Creek late Thursday when
tnuchinery flew back and knock-
Itai unconscious. He was rush-
the Haywood County Hospi
wt never regained conscious-
.Serring as active pallbearers
f:Thad Howell, Raymond Mes
f William Howell, David Boyd,
W Howell and Grover Davis.
.Honorary pallbearers were: H.
J Sutton, R. p Sutton, James
fw. John , Evans, Eugene
mm, Orvill Franklin, Everett
P, Elmer Sutton, Atbur Con
."Bntt Franklin, Andy Messer,
m Carver, Virgil Franklin,
tjisrge of the flowers were:
f Nelson, Charlotte Chas
Bradshaw, Fannie Mar
Howell, Arbie Howell, Vir
f Howell, Jean Nelson, Claudia
,,eola Neal. Mildred Dotsori,
2 ?e sser wiu'e ' Kisnland,
jL ssmore. Maude Medford,
vjV,!drP Alma Long, Mil
,'wmchester, Pauline Warr n.
Z "e. and May Boyd,
living are the parents, Mr.
John Howell, two sis
W Sam Chambers and Miss
j"? Howell, aU of Cove Crsek.
ftires After 21
nths Spent Here
W- Herbert Mayers,
W. l Mrs- Mayers left town
w"f fo' Clearwater, Fla
.future1"11 ttke tt,ir hme
'1lje? bad 8erved ,ocal
uJi ur other churches in
'W 1the Pa8t 21 months.
d,: a .the retirement list of
C1' " sent into this
Tuir.t; ":,iect om special
i "illation n .v. . ,r ,
R. E. Sentelle, Attorney.
Dr. N. F. Lancaster, Physician.
The Canton District's Board And Their Clerks At Work
I u 1 j
I Dr. J. F. Pate, Physician.
vX w church, and
iplilied hU ouUined
t, .".011' wrvice.
tt). Z m Gc church was
Wr?lCen,ed witk etablish-
? to? "n legal ba8i ac
t,.d EPwcopal eclesiaeUcal
W 18 ordance to ihe sUte
w! was mtlch interested
itV and leading
SuK work of the
XTST'PWW under tie
f " and Un- Mayers
ijy friends during-" their
Ray Back From
Chas. E. Ray, Jr., returned Tues
day from the fall meetirg of the
members of the department of
Conservation and Development,
which was held at Mt. Mitchell.
The board was present for the
dedication of the Gilkey Memorial
Hall, on the side of Mt Mitchell on
(Sunday. Routine matters of bus
iness were disposed of during the
the three-day session.
, A photographer for The Moun-'
taineer snapped the above picture of
wme members of Haywood Draft
Board No. 2 while at their desk in
Canton. From left to right: David
D. Fish, assistant clerk, J. D. Mack,
ey, clerk; J. T. Bailey, chairman;
W. W. Mitchell and Virgie McClure,
secretary. On the right is T, A.
tlark, legal advisor and Dr. J. F.
Pate, on the left, is the physician
)f the board. Their district is com
prised of Beaverdam, Cecil, East
Fork, Pigeon and Clyde townships.
Fred Medf ord In
Of Auto Accident
Fred Medford. of Clyde, is a
patient in the Haywood County
Hospital, as the result of injuries
received in an automobile accident
which occurred around six o'dock
His car collided with that of
Crura E. Cole, of Canton, at the
curve near the location of the old
Morgan Mill this side of Clyde.
Both men were driving alone. Mr.
Medf ord, while painfully hurt was
not dangerously injured, but suf
fered several cuts about the head.
Mr. Cole was brought to the hos
pital for treatment, but was able
to go to his home that sight.
I ' I '' ' II
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Gregg Cherry To
Speak In Canton
Gregg Cherry, prominent at
torney, of Gastonia, and a leader
of the Democratic party in the
state, will address the voters of
the county at the high school in
Canton on Thursday, October the
31st, at 7:30 o'clock.
Mr. Cherry is a former chair
man of the state executive commit
tee of ; the Democratic party and
was speaker of the house of repre-
sentaitives in the 1937 legislature.
The public is invited to the rally,
Haywood's 2 Draft
For Drawing 29th
S. H. BUSHNELL, prominent in
the business and civic life of the
community for many years, passed
away the 18th, following an illness
of two weeks. Prominent people
from many parts of the state at
tended the funeral services last
Haywood Hospital Is An Approved
Hospital Of International Group
Fatally Shot At
The body of Walter Rich, 25-year-old
farmer -ef . the-.Maggie
section, was found shot early
Tuesday morning at the home of
his parents. The fatal shot had
gone through his head. He was
rushed to the Haywood County
Hospital where he died at 3 o'clock
on the same afternoon.
He had told the members of his
family as be left the house that
morning, with his rifle, that he
was going to the bam to kill a
chicken. Shortly after his body
was found, with the rifle nearby
No inquest was held.
Funeral services will be conduct
ed at 2 o'clock this : afternoon at
the Maggie Baptist church. The
Rev; John' White officiated, and
burial was in the Maggie cemetery.
Surviving are the parents Mr.
and Mrs. S. A. Rich, of Maggie;
four sisters, Mrs. Leona Rathbone,
of New Jersey, Mrs. Bessie Hosa
flook, of WaynesviUe, Mrs. Mattie
Mehaffey and Mrs. Fannie Grant,
and four brothers, John, Roy, Clif
ford, and Woodrow Rich, all of
The Haywood County Hospital
was one of the 2,806 hospitals in
the United States and Canada, to
be on the approved list as made by
the American College of Surgeons
at their 23rd conference in Chicago
Dr. Malcom T. MacEachern, as
sociate director of he-college and
in charge of its hospital activities,
called attention to the fact that
in less than a quarter of a cen
tury the number of approved hos
pitals has grown from 89, the
total the first list issued in 1918,
to 2,806, which is eviJence of re
markable progress, and added:
"Ten million people were cared
for in our hospitals last year,
meaning that one out of ever 13
individuals in the United States
and Canada was at some time dur
ing 1939 in a hospital. Three-
minion underwent major surgery.
That Is why communities and the
medical profession are concerned
WaynesviUe District Board
lias 1,993 Names, Canton
District Board 2,055
Haywood's selective draft boards
have put in three hard days this
week, making final reports of the
4,000 registered Haywood County
men, in preparation for the na
tional drawing of numbers on next
: Tuesday, in Washington.
Each registered man has had a
J serial number put on his card, and
I several copies of the registration
made for permanent records. All
this required many hours of pains
taking work, and careful checking.
Yesterday members of both of
Haywood's boards spent the day in
Asheville receiving final instruc
tions for carrying out the vast de
Hails which remains before the
first man is actually called for a
physical examination with pros
pects of entering the service.
A list of all those who registered
and their serial number will be
posted at the court house door
within a few days, it was an
nounce by the local board last
Here ia brief, is the way the
men will be selected for service!
Every local board has assigned
each registered man a serial num
ber. Every board started with
number one. In the case of the
Waynesvil!e board, their numbers
are from 1 to 1,993. Now keep in
mind, the local board gives only
In Washington, on next Tuesday,
Secretary of War Stimson, Presi
dent Roosevelt, and other officials,
will draw from the famous draft
bowl, lips of paper with num
bers from one to the highest num
of any draft board registered in
Far example, if number 49 is
drawn, then the local boards will
go down their list and to the man
they had previously assigned se
rial number 49 to, will give hint
order number 1.
Suppose President Roosevelt in
the second draw, should get num
ber 345, then the local boards
would find their number 345 and
(Continuld on page 4) 4
II. M. Hall Closes
Book Store Here
Harry M. Hall, for a number o
years manager of the WaynesviUe
about , the standards pf hospitals, Book Company, and a resident of
since so many lives are entrusted tni community for a total of twen
to their care. Hospitals are en-1 ty-two years, left town on Monday
gaged in a never ending conflict, fr a visit of several months, most
T. A. Clark, Attorney.
Among the members of the Wake
Fnrest debating team who will
make a tour of the southwest, will
j be James Leatherwood, son of Rev.
and Mrs. Frank Leatherwood, oi
Leatherwood was a member of
the 1939 team
ment Opened By
This week will mark the opening
I of a savings department of the
First National Bank, it was an-
1 nounced yesterday by an official of
The opening of this department,
will permit people to save their
money regularly, and get 2 per cent
interest, it was pointed out. Ac
counts in the savings department
will be opened with $10. After the
account is opened deposits as
little as $1 will be accepted.
The bank is also granting the
withdrawal of One check a month
on savings accounts without service
Interest on the accounts will be
compounded on June 30 and De
cember 31 of each year.
Deposits made on or before No
vember 5 will bear interest as of
The Federal Deposit Insurance
law requires that each depositoi
present their pass book to the bank
when making a deposit or a with
drawal from the saving! account.
This is the first time in the 3?
years of the First National Bank
that a savings department has been
against disease and death, and we
must strengthen the fortifications
to enable them to cope with the in
creasing problems incident to con
scription in the United States and
war service in Canada.
Other hospitals in Western
North Carolina listed, were: Mis
sion,. Aston Park and Biltmore, of
Asheville; Western Carolina Sana
torium, Black Mountain; Mountain
Sanatarium, Fletcher; Petrie, Mur
phy; Veterans Administration,
Oteen; and St. Luke's in Tryon.
of which will be spent in the North.
He has temporarily discontinued
the business and the store is closed,
Mr. Hall is one of the best in
formed persons who have ever liv
ed in this section. Knowing some
thing about a great many things,
his versalitity brought many to him
for information on a variety of
subjects. He enjoyed talking about
things that interested him, and his
listeners never failed to catch his
He firs came to WaynesviUe in
1912, from Charlotte, where he had
Mr. and Mrs. John Hall, Jr.. u VV V!
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Haywood's First Draft Board
Mrs. J. Wilford Ray
Reported Much Improved
Mrs. J. Wilford Ray, who under
went a maior operation at the
The college team Biltmore Hospital last week, is
will participate In 75 intercollegiate reported as being much improved
debates and take part in four tour- last night. She is expected borne
M ts. sometime in the near future.
In July, 1917, the above picture was made In the post office, of tha
Haywood Draft Board, and their clerks. The board served until March
31, 1919. Reading from left to right, are Charles U. MUler, clerk of
the board, Dr. J. R. McCracken, J. L. Morgan and Captain R. A. L.
Hyatt Of the four Dr. McCracken is the only one living. The pictura
is owned by Mrs. Fred Davis, a niece of Mr. Morgan.