Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1940
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood And Jackson CounUea
rfeen Lose Drivers
Lnn A c (f!r i in i n i 1
llOVJ VA lllllllUl
Mnrder Cases, Out-
F 4 Of Wrecks, WiD Be
Daring The mm
persons were fined ?50
iAvei't licenses revoked
C during the three days
Member criminal court
Lened here on Monday
- Wilson Warlick, of
(en round a dozen cases
f ae offense pending trial
.rdiy afternoon, that will
farinr the week.
those losing their driv
dji were: Robert C. Case,
i, Run, Roy Berry, Weaver
iflde Gahagan, jr., dames
nn McClure, Rankin Fer
itn Rattler, Fred Walter
k,Q. M. Kippe, Bill Flynn,
Jjea, Donald Medford, Gra
osley, Hugh Russell, and
al Lee Gibson, charged
'.jar drunk, was sentenced
rod for three months and
ie impended for a year. ;
tawa to be tried for driv
pe intoxicated include: Wal
Wmer, George Gibosn, Ar
3yatt, Grady Ducket, Lee
U William C. Mann, Wil
li Monroe, and C. D. Ford.
I jirj was drawn and the
iaj begun in the case of the
Terras Lester Bramlett,
4 with manslaughter, during
Vioon yesterday. It was
A by court attaches that
tl tonld continue for lev-1
1 '. v -.''
tut pew out of a bead on!
sf the car driven by
Bnmlett with that or Harry
toiiou, of New York, in
ltter'g wife, Mrs. RichJ
u instantly killed and
i ker injured. Officers
Ralph Prevost Is
Of Boosters Club
The- Hazelwood Booster's Club
brought to a close its fourteenth
consecutive year with the election
of officers on Thursday evening at
their annual meeting iu the Fel
lowship Hall of the Basel wood
Presbyterian church. Ralph Pre
vost was elected president and E.
L. Armour was elected secretary.
Frank Compton was re-elected
" 7 '"' will serve aa vice president Di
rectors I are : Ralph Summerrow,
Dr. R. Stuart Roberson and Jerry
The club went on record as ap
proving that a stop light be placed
at the intersection of Brown Ave
nue, Church street and Main
street and appointed a committee
to meet with the board of educa
tion to see that school zoning
signs are placed where needed.
Serving on this committee are:
L. N. Davis, Lawrence Leather
wood and E. L. Armour.
The speaker of the evening was
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i "to of the road,- but that
car swerved from his
mi into the other Vehicle
ffy returned a true hill
Herman Lowery, L. C. Me
nd Glenn McDowell, ml.
rf fi"t degree murder of
ob and Glenn Calhoun.
f Few out of an automo
jW'dent which occurred on
W mght at 10:30 on Sentem-
at the intersection of
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Captain Howell Given
Gold Medal By Masons
In a ceremony sponsored by the
Masonic Lodge of Los Angeles,
Calif, the Grand Master of the
State of California, presented U
Captain Alden Howell a gold medal
The medal had been sent from
the Waynesville lodge to the Cali
fornia official for presentation to
At the presentation the Grand
Master aUted that Captain Howell
enjoyed the distinction of being
the oldest Mason in California.
Captain Howell will celebrate his
one hundredth birthday anniver
sary in February.
(teek the Mountain Division
Wntion Army sent off aev-
and a large number of
rarments to stricken
PPes were made by the
the vicinity of the Moun
of the Salvation Army
fJdirecMon of Adjutant
f "own, who has organized
3 into groups to sew for
Cil work is part of the
Army u over the
tsen Directors For Chamber Of
erce To Be Elected By Tuesday
begin On, Saturday
director, for the Cham
if'te fo the coming
t" the new officers to take
f" Member first.
IJ1ntaining 31 nomi
1m. ,rtt Prepared, and ia
V 1 tte three voting places
.immunity Chamber of
H ft h is Prmted el8e"
U" oewspaper, may also
will continue through
i0nday d nnta
rtday, it was announ-
j. . -
ri before, and Prtsl-
teom;lan' Bai1 theomi
,m.ttee had in mind feet-
ui 004 on board to
". work of U,e organic-
U J011 Bommated ill
ttkl d ,uDy Pbl4 of
a, Ponsibilitiea placed
ed. rv"- . ;
Those nominated Monday night,
in the six classifications are as
follows: : '-
Industrial group, 3 to be voted
on, J. E. Shields, BiUy Prevost, R.
B. Davenport, Charles Underwood,
and William Chambers, Jr.
Merchants division, 3 o be voted
on, J. G. Galusha, John W. Boyd,
Harold Massie, William Ray, Felix
Stovall, G. C. Ferguson, L. E. Hud
son. Agricultural division, vote for 2,
J. E. Barr, J. C. Lynn, Earl Fer
guson, and R. N. Barber, Jr.
Business and professional men,
vote for 4, Dr. Grover M. Davis,
James Queen, Marion T. Bridges,
Jas. T. Noland (Jim), Howard
Hyatt, Paul Davis and J. W. Kil
Hotel and boarding houses, 2 to
be voted, ftuinby Kipp, Mrs. W. D.
Ketner, Mrs. Grady Boyd and C. A.
Auto service, sales and repairs,
2 to be voted, Ervin Leatherwood,
Hallet Ward, D. J. Howell and
Total Of 8,539
In giving the ofiicial Ubula
tioa of votes, The Mountaineer
made an error in reporting ie
. total for Glenn C, Paimer,
Democratic candidate for
House of Representatives.
Mr. Palmer's official total
was' 8,539. The figure given
last week was about 200 less
This newspaper regrets that
the error was made.
Five Coons "Treed" In One Catch
Called. Out 4 Times
Friday To Sunday
Two Alarms Came Within
Five Blinutes Of Each Other
From 9:15 a. m. Friday morning
through Sunday morning, the fire I
department was called out four
times, and in each case serious
damages .were averted by the quick
and efficient service rendered by
The first call which came at
9:15 was the home of Mr. and Mrs,
Jim Miller on East street. The
fire had caught from the kitchen
flu, which resulted in around $125
in damages to the roof of the house.
The second call came five min
utes after the first to be exact
9:20 from the home of John Wesley
Lee colored, whose house in colored
town had caught from a defective
flu. One of the children received
severe burns and the house was
damaged to the extent of $100.
The third call came at 3 p. m. the
same day from the home of Mr.
and Mrs.R. L. Lee on Walnut
street, where the roof had caught
from sparks from a chimney. The
durnage'was estimated at $100.
The fourth call, which came at
3:30 on Sunday morning from the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Davis
was the most serious blaze result
ing in around $500 in damages.
I, Mrs. Davis was awakened by
moke and gave the alarm, which
Vj!wred a once. The blase
wfjjtfMS)- jna! considerable head
way feVthe kitchen, having caught'
from the electric wire of the front
door bell which extended back to
the kitchen, was soon brought un
der control. The damage was con
fined to a large extent to the kitch
en and pantries.
Hold Last Meeting
For 1939-40 Term
The county board of commission
ers, Geo. A. Brown, Jr., chairman,
T. C. Davis, and son T. Frank Davis, of Iron Duff, treed" five coons
in one tree on Utah Mountain on Monday, November 4th. Reading
from left to right: T. C. Davis, Frank M. Davis, Sebe Bryson, T. Frank
Davis. The dog is "Jack" one of the two Davis hounds used in the coon
Saturday The 23rd
Crop Estimated To
Be 700,000 Pounds
Two Hundred Are
Expected 23rd For
OES District Meet
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Down Poundage About One
Third Under Last Year
ExUma'.es made this week by
the county - agent's office, placed
Haywood's 1940 burley tobacco
Around two hundred women are cr0P "at one-third less than last
expected on Saturday for the an-J year, or about a 700,000 pound crop
nua meeting of the eleventh dis- or the 1941-41 sellirg Reason,
trict of the order of the Eastern J. C Lynn, county agent, told
Star which will be held in two ses- Tne Mountainee that, all dica-
tlnht warn tliaf Un MAl k.. !....
ers, ueo. a. crown, jr., cnainnan, ' : . n. .taP;n(, at -vwir in . i -y
R. T. Boyd, and Frank M. Davis, " ""V" tartlK t 2 oclock in priet,g wouId be better than )ast
Edwards And Case
Given 2 Years In
Faye Case Was Released On
Two Years Suspended Sen
tence In AsheviHe Federal
Jack Edwards and Linxie (Red)
Case, who were tried in Federal
court last week in AsheviHe, be
fore Judge E. Yatea Webb, were
given two years in federal prison
on charges of transporting more
than $5,000 worth of jewelry be
longing to others into another state.
Faye Case, wife of Linzie Case,
who had been arrested at the same
time the men were, was released on
a two years suspended sentence.
The three were arrested last
month in connection with the dis
posal of a bag of jewelry belong
ing to Davis-Smith, local jewelers,
which had been left accidently by
Bryant Smith, manager of the firm
on the night of August the 17th.
The loss remained a mystery un
til the latter part of October when
the jewelry began to show up in the
pawn shops of Asheville, and even
tually led to the arrest of the three
Case and his wife here, and Ed
wards in Newport News. Va.
The two men are now being held
in the Buncombe county jail, but
sometime during the coming week
will be taker) to the Federal insti
tution In ChHlicothe, Ohio, where
they will serve their sentence,
A preliminary hearing before U.
S. Commissioner W. T. Shelton was
held here the week before the trial
in Asheville, and the three were
bound over to court under a $1,000
bond for each of the men and a $500
bond for the women. , -j,'-;
Eleven On Friday
Haywood along with the rest Of
the nation got the first taste of
wintery blasts lat week-end, when
the official mercury here dropped
to 11 degress on Fridav. The high
for the week was 61, according to
Quimby Kipp, official weather ob
server for Waynesville.
Numerous pipes and cars were
reported frozen by the sudden drop
in temperature, but the warm sun
of Sunday poon thawed things out
who have served the county for the
past two years held the last meet
ing of the board on Monday of this
They ordered that a bond for tax
collector J. R. Ferguson be secured
from the American Security Bond
Company, so as to take care of the
unexpired position of the present
tax collector, otherwise the day was
marked by routine matters.
The first meeting of the new
board, elected in November, to serve
for the coming two years will be
held on December the 2nd.
The new board will be made up
of the former chairman, Geo. A.
Brown, A. T. Boyd, and D. J. No-land.
uie aiiernoon ana ineotner at v:3U year. He based this prediction
in the evening. largely on the current flue-cured
Mrs. Leola Byerly, worthy prices which averaged about three
Grand Matron: and Mrs I.oia R' ' cema more man iat year,
Haywood Hen Get
Four Big Bears
Two bear hunts staged by local
men during the past week, netted
four bears, all of a good size.
C. N. Allen and party returned
Wednesday morning from the Lin
ville section, where they bagged a
350-pound bruin in a two day hunt.
Five or six hunters shot at the bear,
so the actual killer was underter-
Last week-end, W. A. Bradley's
party brought back 8 bears from
their twoday hunt in the Sher
wood Forest section. Vernon HOI
killed a 175-pound one, while Rob
ert Boone got the choice bear of the
hunt, a 300-pounder and Mark Han
nah a 175-pound one,
McNeal, district Grand Deputy,
both of Asheville, will be among
the distinguished out of town
members who will attend.
Representatives from all the
twenty odd chapters in the district
will be present. The degree teams
of Asheville and Swannanoa, will
give demonstrations of initiation
and other chapter work, r
Extensive plans are being made
for the gueta by the local chapter.
Iron Duff Boys Enlist
For Service In Army
The following young men of the
Iron Duff section have enlisted for
service in the army within the last
few days: Kendrix Caldwell, Jack
Hogan, Wallace Tate, and Wilson
McClure. . : 7 .
Iron Duff and Jonathan Creek
townships have the best average
crops in the county. The two
floods of last summer ruined many
crops, especially in the East Fork
and Cecil townships.
The late cold spring hampered
the planting and the scarcity of
plants brought about a lower acre
The early frosts this year caught
many crops still in the fields, Mr.
Lynn said, and some crops were
cut during the cold east wind, which
was not best. There is a lot of
green tobacco in the county, it was
Last year something like $250,000
was paid Haywood - farmers for
their crop. There is a possibility
that even with a shorter crop, but
with the outlook for better prices,
that the gross for the 1940 crop
will equal that of 1939.
These Boys Win National Honors
Officers For Haywood
Medical Society WUl
Be Elected Tonight
The Haywood County Medical
Society, of which Dr. K- Stuart
Roberson is president, will meet
with the staff of the Haywood
County Ho"ital at the nurses'
home on Thursday evening, No
Dr. J. L. Reeves, of Canton, will
be in charge of the program. The
organisation will elect officers at
this meeting. ,
Service To Be Held
At Baptist Church
The Rev. H. G. Hammett, recent
ly called to the pastorate of the
First Baptist church here from
Great Falls, S. C, will deliver the
Thanksgiving sermon at the an
nual union service to be held in
his church at 8 o'clock Thursday
Other ministers assisting in the
service wiH be the Rev. J. G. Hug
gin, Jr., pastor of the Methodist
church; the Rev. McBlain, rector of
Grace Episcopal church, and Dr. R.
P. Walker, pastor of the Presby
terian church. , !
1.4C0 Growers In Haywood
Urged By Farm Agents
To Vote In Election
POLLING PLACES IN
County Agents Have Spent
The Past Two Weeks Hold
ing Township Meetings
Tobacco growers sill over the
country will vote in a referendum
on marketing quotas on Saturday,
November the 23 rd. For the past
week the county farm agents have
been busy holding meetings over
the county, explaining the questions
thai will be decided upon in the
election on Saturday.
There are 1,400 farmers in Hay
wood County who grow tobacco,
but in the last burley referendum
only 500 of this number voted. J.
C. Lynn, county agent, is urging
that the growers cast their ballot
this year in view of . the impor
tance of the situation. .
The following have been desig
nated as polling places for the elec
tion: Beaverdam; Canton Chamber
of Commerce office; Clyde school;
Crablree school; Fines Creek, Fines
Creek school; Iron Duff, old school
house; Ivy Hill, Taylor Ferguson
store; Jonathan Creek, Rock fiill
school; Pigeon, Cecil and East Fork,
Bethel school; Waynesville, court
house; White Oak, Presbyterian
The polls will open at 8 a. m. and
will close at 5:00 p. m. ,
The following questions and an
swers will give much of the de
sired information about the burley
situation and the issues to be set
tled in the election on Saturday:
Q. What questions will be on the
aljotf (Growers will vote on three
; tu ,f I J. Are you in favor jf jmwtaa,
fia three. jers, (2) Are you ep-J
posed to quotas for three years,
but favor the quota for one year?
(3) Are you opposed to quotas T
Q. What was the 1939 burley
A. 394,800,000 pounds.
Q. What is the carry-over? '
A. Stocks on October 1, which
amounted to 750 million pounds.
This exceeds the carry-over a year
ago by C6 million pounds.
Marketing quotas. . .
Q. Would approval of quotas m
the November referendum have any
effect on the prices burley growers
get for their 1940 crop?
A. Yes. The market for the
1940 crop will be strengthened if
buyers are assured that the total
supply will not be further increased
by a large 1941 crop.
Q. What will be tb6 effect on
prices if quotas are not approved?.
A. The prospect of excessive
production will tend to depress
prices to growers. Without quotas,
both old and new growers can be
expected to expand production,
which will require further cuts in
allotments to old growers, both
under the Agricultural Conserva
tion program and marketing quo
tas.". Q. If quotas are rejected, can a
large crop be expected in 1941 ?
A. Yes. Without quotas a 1941
crop of 400 million pounds is likely
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Two Waynesville Boys Awarded
Degrees As American Farmers
JAMES FRANCIS, son of Mr. ELMER HENDRIX, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Francis. nd Mrs. Swan Hendrix.
Two of the five coveted American
Farmer degrees given North Caro
line boys at the recent national
convention of F. F. A. clubs in
Kansas City, were awarded to
Waynesville boys Elmer Hendrix
and James Francis. This makes
the third time such awards have
been won by Waynesville boys, as
William McCracken won a similar
award in 1939.
lEimer is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Swann Hendrix, and is operating
and managing a. 40-acre farm own
ed jointly by he and his father.
James Francis is registered in
State College, Raleigh, as a fresh
man. He won the state supervised
practice contest award in 1939, and
was awarded a trip to Kansas City
to the national convention.
Both boys have made an out
standing record in vocational agri
culture and FFA work as well as
notable achievements in other
Qualifications for American
t .'east thxe tars.
2. Hold active membership and
the degree of State FarnH? fi at
iesst t we've months prev'.ou-i to
the national convention of which
nominated for American Farmer
3. Possess demonstrated ability
to farm by having conducted an
outstanding program of supervised
practice throughout the period of
vocational 'training and active
membership in F. F. A.
4. Be engaged in a farming oc
cupation or have definite plans for
becoming a farmer.
6. Earn and deposit in a bank,
or otherwise productively invested
at least $500,00.
6. Possess demonstrated ability
to work with others by having par
ticipated in some agricultural co
operative enterprise or movement.
7. Be ia the upper third of his
class in scholarship during his en
tire period of high school training.
8. Be recommended by the Na
tional Board of Trustees and re
ceive a majority of votes of the
1. Satisfactory membership fort delegates present at the National
I Convention of Future Farmers