Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1940
tcury Drops To 12
Of The Lowest Read
rded So Far This
Uury dropped to 12 on
m . r.f tli a eold-
L f the season, uunng
fij -ave the low reading
J8day mowinir the officii
rts 21, accorawg u
.; weather ODserve u.
ISciil repon v uw.
Bef. W. H. Baucom, former
f the First Baptist church
wis appointed chaplain of
M Samaritan Mission m
,:!le, it a meeting held this
Sj the board. V.
I action followed the resigna
be Rev. J. S. Williams, who
id the post since the organi-
( if the mission 29 years ago.
lev, Baucom has been asso
? ith. the" fission' for the
Jam' years",'' "" an' assistant
p. Williams. He will now as
tin entire duties and respon
ds of the chaplaincy. w"
I Cuod Samaritan Mission
'wd for the purpose of aid
V sick and lonely, particu-
itrangers in Asheville.
?, In "Who's
" In Colleges
Hill, grandson of Mrs. Char
t Thomas, who is a junior in
lemical Engineering Depart
ure Georgia School of Tech
l k one of the two members
t entire Junior class that will
fd in the 1940-41 issue of
ft who among students in
?itan Universities and Colle-
The book will be released in
purpose of the publication
h&n as an incentive for siu
M get the most out of their
sfeareers; as a compensation
" iey have accomplished;
"wimmendation to the buei
wrid; and as a standard of
P'tWent for otTlrlonto Mmnin.
flich agencies as Phi Beta
( .' :.-'M-:'
3 Hill is a member of the
u social fraternity at Geor
is. vice-president of the
M C A-5 secretary of
Mnt Council, is an associate
, the school paper "Tech
1 4Tas tor-in-chief of the
L --:; was president of
Irenes Scott Bible class;
Mb-, 0f the Amricail Insti.
F Chemical Engineers; and is
-5." advance R. O. T. C.
r the Coast Artillery Corps.
F PW-ated from the Florida
T1 School in Davtona
r.ttlree years a, when he
w ot the school paper and
, ..- ,
J Harden Howell, Jr.
T(s For Fort Jackson
w. -"wu noweii, jr.
.r and Mrs, J. H. Howell,
fwesday for Port Jackson,
; will jom the 120th j,.
I J" Howell volunteered
, '-e week for service in the
fduatin froi4 the law
i vj the tate university he
W "sociated with the firm
-Jid Ward, attorneys,
DR. R. P. WALKER
Dr. R. P. Walker
Accepts Call To
Has Been Pastor Of Local
Presbyterian Church For
Past Ten. And Half Years
The resignation of Dr. R. P. Wal
ker, pastor of the Waynesville Pres
byterian Church, for the past ten
and a half years, was officially ac
cepted on last Sunday by the church
and ratified the following day by
the Asheville Presbytery. v '
Dr. Walker has accepted a call
to the McGee Memorial Presbyter
ian Church, of Charlotte, and plans
to move about the middle of this
month. He filled the pulpit there
last Sunday. He and Mrs, Walker
will reside at .3014 Glenwood Ave.,
CharlotteiJ . ': i ... ,v
here in- Mayj '1930. Hi came to
Waynesville from -Covington, Ga.,
where he nad served as pastor of
the Presbyterian Church there.
.Among the congregations that
Dr. Walker has- served are: the
church in Hillsboro, Texas; Coving
ton, Tern.; Lewisburg, Tenn., and
in Paw Creek church, near Char
lotte, the latter located near his
newly accepted charge. '.-.
For two years Dr. Walker; was
an evangelist , for the Synod of
South Carolina. He has held seve
ral revivals for ministers ,n other
sections since his residence here.
Dr. Walker is a native of South
Carolina ; is a graduate of the Pres
byterian College, and the Columbia
Theological Seminary. In 1918 he
was given a degree of Doctor of
Divinity by the Presbyftirian Col-
Dr. Walker has taken an intereset
not only in the work of his own
congregation, but also irt all relig
ious and civic activities of the
community. He has bean a mem
ber of the Haywood Coimty Minis
terial Association, of ( the Junior
Order, and the local Masonic Lodge,
and has served as chaplain in all
the York Rites. V : .
Mrs. Walker has been active m
the work of the churchy the DAR
chapter, and a member of the Wo
man's Club. v'
Both Dr. and Mrs. Walker have
made many friends during their
residence here, and will be greatly
missed. . . .- :.
Methodist Women- Will
Hold Annual Harvest Day
The annual Harvest Day dinner
of the members of the Woman's So
ciety of Christian (Service, of tbe
First Methodist Church, will . De
held on Tuesday evening December
the 10th at 7 o'clock in the dining
hall of the church.! . .
Mrs, J. Harden Howell, president,
will preside at the meeting, and
Mrs. Troy Wyche will have charge
of the program.
Eastern Star Chapter
Will Meet Tonight
the regular meeting of the local
haoter of the Eastern Star will
je heJd at 7:30 tonight in the as
sembly rooms of the Masonic Tem-
County Officials Ta'ie Oath Of Office
.f - f i l is
IF 7 L'
Monday morning was a busy time at the court house, as oaths were given those officials elected in No
vember, and the county's governmental machinery thrown in gear for the next two years. Shown here is
tV. G. Byers, clerk of superior court, on, extreme left, administering the oath. Next to Mr. Byers is George
A. Brown, Jr., county manager and charman of the bard of commissioners, R. T. Boyd, a re-elected mem
ber of the board and D. J. Noland, the third member of the board. J. E. Ferguson, tax collector and tax
supervisor is next and C. C. Francis, re-elected register of deeds is the man on the extreme right.
You Have Another
Chance To Give
As has been the custom for
the past few years, The Moun
taineer will sponsor a Christ
mas list of the needy families
in this and other communities
of the county.
The list is being prepared
in the office of the county sup :
erintendent of welfare and will
appear in this paper next week.
The cases will be described in .
detail as to number and finan
cial condition of family. As
usual they will be designated
by numbers, and those taking
them are asked to call into the
office and give the number they
It is the wish of the Moun
taineer that the number of
everv familv on the list be tak-
are urged to select their ease
their Christmas in this manner
as early as possible, so that
there will be time to take care
of any families left over, ii'
the last minute Christmas rush.
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Corey
In Sylva Tuesday
Mrs. Sarah Hedden Cory, 73,
widow of the late Oscar Corey, ope
rator of the Corey House here, died
at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ray
mond Glenn, in Sylva on Monday
morning at 3 o'clock, following an
illness of several months.
Funeral services Were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Glenn Furieral Home in Sylva.
The Rev. H. M. Hocutt, pastor of
the Sylva Baptist Church, officiated.
Burial was in the Keener cemetery
Nephews served as pallbearers.
In addition to the Corey House
here which Mrs. Corey has operat
at one time managed the Gordon
and Bon Air Hotels in Waynesville,
as well as a number of other hotels
in various southern cities.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.
W. B. Underwood, of Waynesville,
and Mrs. Etta Brown, of Easley,
S C., and several nieces and neph
ews. , ' ' ; . '
Three Out Of Five County Officials
Began Serving Second Term Monday
British Sea Hero
Commander-in-chief of the British
Mediterranean fleet. Sir Andrew
Cunningham directed the fleet's air
arm attack on the Italian naval
base at Taranto in which the British
claim to have sunk half of Italy's
Herman L. Haynes
Dies From Self
Herman L. Haynes, 48, who re
sided in the Clyde section, died
Tuesday morning in the Haywood
County Hospital frOm gunshot
wounds in the head, which are al
ledged to have been self-inflicted at
the Haynes home Monday morning.
It is said that neither members
of the family nor friends could ac
count for any reason for the action,
Mr. Haynes had been employed
at the Champion Paper and Fibre
Company for a number of years
4 Z Ik. w iT-rThHe'-ws a World War Veteran and
for the past 15 years, she had .. , 4mj,a
Funeral services will be conduct
ed this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the Clyde Baptist Church, with the
Rev. E. C. Price, officiating. Burial
will be in the family plot near Bon
A-Venture cemetery. . ..
The American Legion will be in
charge of the final rites at the
grace, and members will also serve
Surviving are his widow, three
children, Evelyn, and Ruby Haynes
and Herman Haynes, Jr.,; one
brother, Fulmer Haynes, and two
sisters, Mrs. Grace Rogers, and
Mrs. Clara Davis, all of Haywood
Geo. A. Brown, Jr. And
J. C. Lynn In Chicago
Attending Livestock Show
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman
of the county board of commission
ers, and J. C. Lynn, county farm
agent, left here on Monday after
noon for Chicago, where they are
attending the International Live
stock Show, which opened there on
They will make a study Of the
beef cattle situation, with a view
to helping the farmers in this sec
tion improve the livestock industry
in Haywood County.
Mr. and Mrs. James D. Hender
son, of Canton, announce the birth
of a son, James Drayton Henderson,
Jr. at the Haywood County Hos-
ole. All members are urge a w.i" " .
I . 'I' - '
lttend. ( . I unDIK RRTTTPP
namra wit u uiau -, . .
annual Christms grab bag, which
will be a featured of the Cnris'.mas e ."..C
corfined to his bed ince Monday.
Haywood Chapter UDC
Meets Friday Afternoon
With Mrs. J. J. Ferguson
Mrs. Johnny J. Ferguson will
be hostess tomorrow afternoon to
the members of the Haywood chap
ter of the Daughters of the Con-
ftorrv on the occasion of h.
Mrs. Grover C. Davis will have
the paper of the afternoon, her
subject being, "HospitoJiration m
the Confederacy, lSSl-lSeS."
Mrs. R. N. Barber, who repre
sented, the chapter at the general
convention which was held last
month in Montgomery, Ala., will
give a report from the meeting,
The Haywood County board of
commissioners, George A. Brown,
Jr., chairman, R. T. Boyd, and D.
J. Noland, and Charlie Francis, reg
ister of deeds, and Earl Ferguson,
tax collector , took the oath of
office at the court house en Mon
day before W. G. Byers, clerk of
the superior court.
George A. Brown, Jr., takes Up
his duties as chairman for a second
consecutive term, and a third term
as a member of the board.
R. T. Boyd starts his fourth term
a member of the county board of
commissioners. Mr. Boyd served
his first term from 1930 to 1932;
his second in 1936 to 1938; his
third in 1938-40; and now begins
his duties for the 1940-42 term.
"I guess I really know the needs
and problems of HaywoddOtainty
pretty... welll. a eid Mr. 'Boyd ,on
Monday shortly after haying been
sworn into office. '
D. J. Noland, former superin
tendent of the county home, will
serve his first term as a member
of the board of commssioners, Mr.
Nolard has been active for a num
ber of years in county politics.
Charlie C, Francis, takes up
his duties as register of deeds for
his third consecutive term.
Earl Ferguson, the choice of the
voters for the office of tax collec
tor, make his intial entrance into
public office in the county on Mon-
Through experience and knowl
edge of conditions in this section,
and of the county affairs in gen
eral. all men going into office are
exceptionally well prepared for
Mrs; J. A. Carver
Is Buried Sunday
r uneral services were held on
Sunday afternoon at the Antioch
Baptist church in Iron Duff town
ship at 3 o'clock for Mrs. Marilda
Elizabeth Cothran Carver, 71, wid
ow of the late James Asbury Car
ver, who died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Frank Leatherwood,
at 6:50 Saturday afternoon. She
had been confined to her bed for
the past six-years. -
The Rev. H. K. Masteller, pastor
of the First Baptist church, of
Canton, officiated. Burial was in the
Servfeg as pailbearer were: J. H.
Barnes, T. G. Stump, L. C. Davis,
C. W. Bavnes, J. G. Reeves, and
S. E. Coalson.
Surviving .are two daughters,
Mrs. Frank Leatherwood, of Way
nesville and Mrs. R. J. Dotson, of
Canton; five sons, M. E. Carver, of
Knoxville, Tenn.; J. D. Carver, of
Atlanta, Ga.; S. M. Carver, of Al
bany, Ga.; D. C. Carver, of Wash
ington, D. C, and F. F. Carver, ol
San Frar.cisco; 13 grandchildren,
and one great granddaughter.
East Waynesville P.T. A.
Will Meet On Monday
The East Waynesville PTA will
$1.50 In Advance In Havwood And Jackson Counliea
New Officers Assume
Tasks In Court House
I ' - I 1
The Burley tobacco market
in Asheville started off this,
week for an average of $21.16
per hundred pounds, for a gain
of $4.71 over last year's av-
Ftirmen in general were op
timistic over the opening av
erage, which were holding up
In Wednesday's sales.
Prices ranged from a high
of $30 per hundred down to a
low of $7, on the Asheville
Increase Of Crop
Of Alfalfa Noted
Walter Crawford Is Named
County Attorney By Board
Of Commissioners Monday
The county board of commission
irs, George A. Brown, Jr., chair
nan, R. T. Boyd, and D. J. Noland,
'lected in the November election,
leld their first meeting following
heir induction into office on Mon
A number of preliminary actions
of the working plans of the board
for the coming two years got un
derway, among which was the ap
pointment of Walter T. Crawford
as county attorney.
J. J. Ferguson, who has had a
number of years experience in the
tax collector's office, and Bryan
Medford, who also served the past
term, were appointed assistant tax
collectors for the coming two years.
Bond for J. Earl Ferguson, with
the American Security Co., in the
sum of $50,000 for tax collector
and supervisor was presented and
Bond for Chas. C, Francis, regis
ter of deeds, In the sum of $5,000
was presented and approved.
Bonds in the sum of $1,000 each
were presented and approved for
the following constables: W. C. Sut
ton, of Jonathan Creek; Shay Hen
son, of East Fork township; W. H.
Scott, of Beaverdam township; A.
F. Arrington, of Waynesville town
ship.;' While it was understood that the
board would have another meeting
before tHe regular third Monday
of the month, for further matters
of organisation for the coming two
years, no date was set on Monday.
In Park Shows
Increase Of 14
The month of November. 104(1.
Last yesr the farmers f Hay
wood County grew around twenty
acres of alfalfa. This year there
is an expected increase, according
to the farm agents.
The land on which alfalfa is
grown must be in a high state of
cultivation, well limed and have
good drainage. As the county
agents pointed out the farms of
Haywood county have not been in
condition in the past to grow al
falfa, but many are now through
extensive cultivation ready for this
Alfalfa is to be investigated as
an important source of protein,
and as a crop yielding carotene,
chlorophyll, and hemiccllulose as
valuable by-products, says Dr.
Henry G. Knight, of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture in com
ment on the expanded program of
research now getting under way
at four regional laboratories for a
study of industrial utilization of
"The protein corotene of air-
dried alfalfa leaves," says Doctor
Knight, "runs from 20 to 25 per
cent and, as forages go, the whole
plant contains a high percentage
of protein. This important and
widely useful substance probably
may be obtained fairly easily from
alfalfa, which fact carries with it
possibilities for industrial use in
many different forms.
Dr. Knight .has further pointed
out, "We may have a source of
cheap commercial protein about
which little is known today. Al
falfa may be an important source
for recovery of carotene, closely
allied to the vitamins, and it might
be useful in the study of the chem
istry of vitamin-like compounds.
The study of chlorophyll offers the
possibility of uses in pharmaceu
ticals and in food processing as a
oloring matter. The research
program will include pilot plant
studies an the production of chlo
rophyll, proteins and carotene."
states, the District of Columbia
Hawaii the Canal .bne, Panama,
the Philippine Islands, and Trini
dad, to the Great Smoky Moun
tains National Park. For the first
tfme in four months the majority
of visitors were from the local
stales of Tennessee and North
Carolina, In which Btatcs the park
is located; 57 per cent of the visi
tors were from these states. This
total number of visitors represents
an increase of three per cent over
travel for the month of ovember,
1939. Travel for the travel year
to date exceeds last travel year
through November, 1939, by 14
After several months further
down the list, the visitors from
North Carolina brought this state
into second place in the number of
visitors, thus making the states in
number of visitors: (1) Tenressee,
(2) North Carolina, (3) Illinois,
and (4) Ohio.
Father Of Mrs. Hopkins
Is Claimed By Death
J. H. Daniel, father of Mrs. J.
S. Hopkins, the wife of the Rev.
J. S. Hopkins, former pastor of the
First Baptist Church here, who was
meet on Monday evening at 7:30 called recently to High Point, died
o'clock, with Mrs. Zeb Curtis, presi- at his home in Oxford on November
dent, presiding. . the 19th, so it was recently learn-
Miss Mildred Crawford will have ed by friends here,
charge of the program of the even- Mr. Daniel is survived by seven
ing. All members are urged to be sons and seven daughters. Burial
present. , 1 was in Oxford.
Letters To Santa
Will be published in this news
paper every week from now
A special mail box has been
arranged in The Mountaineer
jffice to receive his mail. , ,
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