Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson Co little
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tsTo Begin This Week-
j construction has started
Soco Gap-UneroKee x-mu
L.. w.c tioured Tuesday
f,, about a mile below the
jbffl the nrst cuiven or v
W trews are expected to be
work this week-end
Vright-of-ways. The 12-
urns niviucu mw vnv
& going to Kaipn Jta. wiua,
:tion Company, 01 ,rran
rrnws are expected to
l on both ends oi the rqaa
,,a MvsTdi the center. -
rod bed of the extension oi
i will be 26 feet with paving
. i r l ill i.
tide, wnicn win ue n
tite than the road irom
iml to Soco Gan.
Mtimated that it will take
ten months to complete the
Mximum erade will be eight
f . . . .
kt and the road will be 6im
f design and construction as
Im hi tue si.
. Hills was awarded the con
for the job for $386,589.50
wt for structures on the
lain end of the road was
M to Hobbs Peabody Con
ftim Company, of Charlotte,
it road to Cherokee will short-
distance by about 11 miles,
line route will be easier to
Aft was stated.
til expected that a contract
TuiUing a bridge across the
jit Cherokee will be let at an
t date. This will be over and
If the highway job.
.T, Usry, resident engineer, in
7 ftf nnatmnf.irtti the
1Mb Si S
Entering The Home Stretch
J. C. Galusha Is
A newer shovel started removing
dirt Tuesdav for the excavations
for-a 25 by 80 foot brick building
on Main street, across from the
Park Theatre, which will become
the hew home of Western Autc
Associate Store, owned by J. C.
The contract, which is held by
Cosby Frady, calls for the building
to be completed within 45 days.
The store will be one story high,
with a modern plate glass front,
and a full sized basement.
Behind the store, Mr. Galusha
says he will have a large parking
The nrooerty is known as the
Willis propery, and was sold at
public auction a year ago. There
are three other building sites in
the same tract.
Mr. and Mrs. Evander Preston
and two children left Saturda for
a three weeks visit to points in the
IJlgii 'f v pSWSfSS
W. L. HUTCHINS, Superinten
dent of the Waynesville District of
the Methodist church, was returned
to this district by the conference
in session in High Point last week.
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inj uepaixment, wis wees
M his offiiw to Dillahora. where
pld be nearer the bridge con
ftion work at Cuilowb.ee and
sboro. He now has two assist
t tnd expects to have about 15
fH out of his office within a
lutruction of the road from
pood to Soco Gap was started
wh, 1933, and since its com
pos has been a dead-end road,
F.H.G. Hammett To
h Sunday lorning
H. G. Hammett, of Great
S. C, will fill the pulpit of
ifirst Baptist church here Sun
f soming for the eleven o'clock
l "PMial request of a ijroup
cons who heard Mr. Ham
Km (Si. k, .i o
( . iiuiiie cnurcn last ouu-
will repeat his ternio.i on
Methodists Make But Few Changes
In Waynesville District, For Year
The Ket; W. L. Hutcnins, superr
The iron heels on rough shoes
were the means of returning two
escaped prisoners to the State
Prison Camp in Murphy this week.
In his midnight rounds on sun
day Officer Sam Cabe, of the city
nnlicn Henartment. noticed two
men hanging around the Southern
Railway station. Alter a goou
look at their feet,which were in
cased in shoes resembling those
usually worn by state prisoners,
he questioned them. They told
him that they planned to ride the
But the officer changed their
plans, and invited them to ride up
tn th eountv iail. where they con
fessed that they had made their
escape on. Wednesday from tne
nrisnn (amn io Murphy. Both men
eA tViov were nervine a three
vpnr term for larceny.
-TViair ware turned over to the
authorities at the Hazelwood pris
on camp, and from there were re
turned to the Murphy camp.
Workmen, are scheduled- to start
this morning remodeling and com
pletely renovating the building
formerly occupied by the Waynes
ville Book Store and the American
Cafe, on Main street, and across
from the First National Bank.
The property has been bought
by N. W. Garrett, and when re
built, will become the home of
Garrett Furniture Company.
The aide wall of the buildine.
1 J facing the Pure Oil station will
i be refaced with brick veneer, ine
1 Dartitiona which now separate the
i two stores will be removed, and a
I modern front, with a single lobby;
but with two entrances will be built.
The building will be reinforced with
The second floor of ihe building
will be built into modern display
The property has a footage of
48 feet on Main street and goes
back 281 feet. . The purchase was
made from Miss Clara Lindsfois,
former resident here, but now of
-'"..-Mr, Brrtjj'--vuiotiiieed that
Jerry Linerhad been awarded (he
contract f of the fob. . (
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FRANKLIN P, ROOSEVELT
intendent of the Waynesville dis
trict of the Methodist church, was
returned to his work here by the
Western North Carolina confer
ence of the church in session last
week in High Point.
The Rev. James G. Huggin, Jr.,
Considerable excavating will be
done to complete the basement un
der the Boek Store building.
Mr. Garrett started in the furn
iture business here in October,
1925, when he purchased an inter
est in the Sluder Furniture Com-
m i i 'i-i. ..u.i;t nanv. In March of the next vear
pastor oi me ioci r iroi mcumuui j- .... , L . , r.
church, who has served here a oougnc ine compiew Bloc. i
pastor for the the past three years, W imu......
was also reassigned, with a number No time Hm.t has been set for
of others in this county. j the compu-tion of the work on the
Tlinafl in the Wavnesv 1 e district, ouuaing
to be returned to their churches in
the county in addition to the Rev.
Huggin include: The Rev. B. W.
Blitch to Bethel; the Rev. W..H.
Kelly, to Canton Central; Rev. M.
V. Morton, to Rockwood, Canton;
the Rev. C. E. Price, to the Clyde
station; the' Rey. W. H. Neese, to
Crabtree; the Rev. C O. Newell, to
Dellwood; the Rev. C B. Brown, to
Junaluska; Rev. Odell Brown, to
New pastors assigned to chifrch
es in Haywood County include:
the Rev. J. B. Tabor. , to the First
church, Canton; the Rey. G. W.
Bumgarner, to the Morning Star,
Canton; and the Rev. Joe T. Shack.
, (Continued on page 8)
During the past week, the presidential campaign has become quiet
heated, as both candidates, and supporters, launched their final plans
to poll larger votes on November 5th. Both parties claimed early vic
tories, with public opinion votes swinging from one to the other.
Draft Boards Expect To Get Order
Numbers From Raleigh This Week
Big Week-End In
The County Jail
The Haywood County jail
was one of the most popular
centers in the community ov
er the - wek-end-if arrests
f . are any proof .OTwGktx..igbt -
persons were lodged on tne
third floor of the court house
from Saturday through Sun
day .night, said to be one of the
largest week-ends on record.
Among; the list were two
drunken drivers, and the re
maining twenty-six all "public
drunks," and in the number
were two young girls.
J. M. Broughton,
Democrats From 13 Coun
ties Expected To Attend ;
Motorcade From Asheville
Five thousand Democrats of 13
counties are exnertixl here Satur
day afternoon for the district rally,
at wnicn time senator J. W. Bailey,
Hon. J. M. Broughton, and Con
gressman Zebulon Weaver will
be the speakers at the court house,
beginning at two o'clock.
C. E. Brown, chairman of the
Haywood Democratic executive
committee, announced last night
that the speakers would be brought
here bv a motorcade from Ashe
ville, and would be met at the Hay
wood-Buncombe line by a group
The motorcade leaves Asheville
at noon, and the Haywood delega
tion will be at the line at that hour.
Upon arrival in Waynesville the
motorcade will drive up Haywood
street, to Academy street, and at
the First Baptist church will be
met by the Waynesville high Bchool
band, which will lead the parade
down Main street to the court
house. The parade is scheduled to
begin at 1:15, with 15 minutes be
ing allowed for al! cars to get
Beginning at 1:30, the band will
give a concert for thirty minutes
in front of the court house.
Chairman Brown is making plans
for an over-flow crowd. For those
unable to get in the court room,
Thousands of detailed question
naires, the answers to which will
determine the first men who win
be called for service as the
twtn'u A fat- nflnnA.fiiMa Anafrint . 1
will be mailed late this week or the speeches will be heard over a
early next. The questionnaires! public address system, installed
will go, out in batches o( fifty ptr on the outside.
day, in order of number drawn.!'1 Mr. Brown will preside, and giva
HawonH'a two aels- tfv drai.". lSj ,UrH nf welcome. ' (
boai-flil" Mr 'all set fot..teTJ.gin- " Sam " M. Robinson, "of "Canton,
)10 IHlayuood Draft Numtiers
ompiied! Sy Mountaineer
snowing ig the unofficial
JO which registrants of Hay-
elective Draft Board No. 1,
yJVin Tuesday's lottery
. Mountaineer spent many,
jTbourg Ubulating these
ts Your Draft
1. tmta late yesterday,
'If? httry numbers had
released from Wash
sjeton. From these, The
ijountaineer spent many,
17 hours in finding the
ijs of men registered
"m the WavnesvilU Rnarrl
yoar name is not in to
Paper, we wfll have it
J nt week. But don't
j,1 you're so far down
OZr wyway, that there
"Httle likelihood of you
Aor numbera with the serial num
bers and are giving both, together
with the names and aaaress ui
The list of order numbers which
The Mountaineer worked outxmly
went to 5,000. There were
j Wa nr. which means
Ul AwU XI Will l.' rf-F " " . -
that those registrants whose serial
numbers fell in the last 4,uuu win
be published next week.
numbers, are those
numbers by which the men will be
sent questionnaires, ana wie
numbers are given here consecu
tively. The serial numbers are sec
1 158 fiufus Leonard Rector, oi
2192 James Derick Frady, Jr.,
Route 1. ,
3 105 James Spirgon Cope, Kt. l.
4 188 Ernest Owen White, Mt.
5 120 Fuller Taylor, city.
6 846 Fred Brown, Clyde, Rt. 1.
7 161 Bengem Stridden, Mt
8 14 Carl Worth Cook, Rt 2.
9 57 Verlin Evans, Et f.
10 153 William Mitchell Cates,
1119 William Vaughn Haney,
Clyde Rt 1.
12 766 Vance Davis, Clyde Rt 1
13 172 James Coleman Adams,
city. ' -' ;:
14 126 Grover Steadman Caldwell,
15 187 Erastus Grasty, Rt 2.
16 1854 Henry Glen Edwards, Rt
17 167 Julius Crson Cope, Haz
elwood. 18 1369 Sam Medford Burgess,
19 162 John Thomas Messer, Has
elwood. 20 147 Raymond Kenneth Pearson,
.. city. ' '';'
21 1300 Raymond Rathbone, Clyde
22 1355 Lemuel Vannie Shepherd,
23 689 Norman Wayne Silvers,
Rt2. - i
24 1295 Finis Bradford Stroud,
25 1234 Dillard Haney, Clyde R. 1
26 31 Homer Julius Norman, Rt 1
27 156 Marshall Taylor Ferguson,
Clyde Rt 1-
28 676 Wilford Carvei, Clyde B, 1.
29 112 William Rows, Hazelwood.
(Continued on page 14)
Elected To Serve
1941 AAA Program
TJie AAA committeemen for
Haywood County under the 1941
Agricultural Adjustment Adminis
tration have been selected during
the past two weeks at the various
township elections held through
out the county.
! '''..'The committeemen will also be
in chare-e of the issuing of the
hurley marketing cards, and will
conduct the burley referendum
which will be held on November the
23rd. They will also establish
1941 allotments and goals, as well
as take care of the o'.her duties as
set out by the AAA.
The county officers are: J. D.
Boyd, chairman, of Waynesville,
route 2; Vice chairman, Sam E.
Ferguson, of Clyde, route 1; T. C.
Davis, of Waynesville, route 2;
first alternate, Charlie R. Liner,
of Waynesville, route 2; second al
ternate, W. C. Morrow, of Jonathan
Creek; secretary, J. C. Lynn,
Waynesville, and treasurer, Miss
. (Continued on page 8)
8000 Votes To
Be Cast Tuesday
Is The Prediction
Haywood has about 15,000 regis
tered voters. Of these, 12,900
are registered as Democrats, and
2,500 as Republicans, according to
Gudger Bryson, chairman of the
board of elections. Predictions are
that with favorable weather, about
8,000 votes will be cast
Voting on next Tuesday will be
gin at sunrise and continue until
All schools in the county will
be closed on election day, it was
announced from the office of the
superintendent of education yesterday.
. . .
complete set of sample bai
L. N. Davis Named
Of B. & L.
L. N. Davis was named full time
secretary-trennrer of the Hay
wood Home fiuildi.ii' s nd Loan
Association by the board of, di
recors p'l lit Monday night.
Mr. Dav succeed i S. H Bush
nell, who passed away two weeks
In making the announcement R
L. Prevost, president, said that
secretary Davis would devote his
entire time to the office of the secretary-treasurer.
The office re
mains on the second floor, aboue
tic" task of mailing the' question
naires. The official lists are ex
pected to be receivd ". from state
headquarters by Friday noon.
" Draft registrants have five days
in which to return the question
naires to the boards.
Selective draft board number
one, of which Dr. Tom. Stringfield
is chairman, this week named Miss
Debrada Fisher, as clerk. Others
might be added later as typists, he
said. "Right now we are waiting
on the official list from Washing
New Power Lines
The Carolina Power and Light
uompany is rebuilding Hazelwood
lines according to a representa
tive of the Canton office. Old poles
are being replaced with new creo
sote ones and new wiring is also
being used where it is needed.
These improvements will give the
community better service.
Work is going forward on the
Main street in Hazelwood at pres
ent and is being done by the Boul
igny Construction Company of
will introduce Mr. Broughton, Dem
ocratic candidate for governor.
Judge Felix E. Alley will in
troduce Senator Bailey.
Congressman Zebulon Weaver
will make the closing speech of the
Plans are t recognize all prom-
(Continued on page 8)
For 200 Sunday
The Citizens Bible class of the
First Baptist church plan a rally
Sunday morning, with an expected
attendance of 200, according to J.
R. Morgan, teacher.
For the Sunday service the class
will meet in the main auditorium.
Mr. Morgan announced that Ad
jutant Cecil Brown of the Salva
tion Army, and her associate, Lt.
Thelma Colton, will be present for
the service, with Miss Colton
teaching the class.
Special music is being planned
for the occasion, with John M.
Spivey in charge. For this . Sun
day, the class will begin at 9:30
with a special song service.
3 Arrested For Disposing Of
$20,00 Bag (D)f Jewelry ,
The mvsterv surrounding- the loss
of a bag of jewelry on the night of
August the 18th, reported upon au
thority to be worth between $20,
000 and $30,000, and said to be one
nt the 1 arrest thefts on record in
this section, has been cleared.
Three persons have been arrested,
Linzie (Red) Case, 25, and his wife,
Fay Case, of Waynesville, and Jack
Edwards, of Newport News, Va.,
formerly of Waynesville. The ar
rests are the result of the combin
ed efforts of the local police depart
ment and the detective bureau of
the Asheville police department ;
On Saturday, August the 18th,
Bryant Smith, of Davis-Smith Jew
elers here, with Mrs. Smith, and a
couple of friends, left the store
late at night, going to their car
parked in a back alley. Mr. Smith
put the bag, containing the jewels,
down while he unlocked the auto
mobile, got in and drove off, leaving
the bag in the alley. When He dis
covered the bag was missing, he
drove back, but it was gone.
While iMr. and Mrs. Smith were
maVinir frantic efforts day and
night to find the lost jewelry, less
I.a. A ... a!aJ m na4 TNvaavtaV
wiM be found elsewhere in this than 2 blocks away froni their resi
newspaper. dence on the corner of Walnut and
Hazel Streets, their stolen property
was hidden under the floor of the
Case home on Boundary Street for
several days following the theft.
Private detectives were engaged
to investigate the case, and the
police departments of Waynesville
and Ashevilje have been constantly
on the seareh.
The first clue came about three
weeks ago when new jewelry was
beginning to show up in the pawn
shops of Asheville. The parties
pawning the jewelry were willing
to take comparatively small
amounts, which also aroused sus
picion. On Friday, October the 18th,
exactly two months after the-theft
two women and one man pawned
articles at the same shop in Ashe
ville, all new pieces, within fifteen
minutes of each other, and as it
was later learned all gave fictitious
The manager of the shop got in
touch with the police department
and two detectives, H. G. Davis
and C B. Joyner were sent to ob
serve the two women. One of them
pawned a f 100 dinner ring for $10.
It was after hanking hours, so they
took the check to a store and bought
a bowl of goldfish. They then went
to the post office, then back to the
(Con tinned on page 8)
The Paper A Little
Late . . . .
All because we felt it our
duty to inform the public of
the outcome of the draft
drawings, by giving the
names of the men and their
draft numbers. It will not
take but 20 or so minutes
to read all of- it, but it took
us many hours to prepare.
It was a mechanical impossi
bility to come out on time
and give these. So, the in-
convenience of getting your
paper a little late, we are
sure, will be overlooked since
the reason is known.