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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941
11.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
flans Underway For
resident's Ball 25th
Enthusiastic Plans Being
launched For'Annual Presi-
ent's Ball In Haywood
Last Rites Will Be
Held Today For
Mrs. E. B. Camp
Mrs. Florence Alvord Camp,
widow of Everett B. Camp, died at
ner come on Pigeon street at 1 :30
lans for the President's Ball,
ch is scheduled to take place
this county on Saturday the
n, are weii uuuci wnj wm
Ined this week from James S.
Ibers of various workta g com- rToonTt 3 00 Z " .Thrace
lees are elated over the music - .
khe dance. Littie Jack Little ZT"-T 7""
in Waynesvdle,have b Buria, wn, iQ
C. Of C. President
for the occasion.
view of the prestige of the
those in charge are optimis-
Serving as active pallbearers
Will be J. Hard an TTnwoll T.t..
er the prospective attendance, Burrin. W. A. ni-.n ' w t.
ey fed that an unprecedented Hardin, Jr., Marion T. Bridges,
ir oi spectators as wbi u John Bovd. Rnherf TTno-V norl
and J. is. Masaie.
Honorary pallbearers will be
Clyde H. Ray, W. T. Shelton, Dr,
O. T. Alexander, Dr. N. P. Lan
caster, J. L. Stringfield, Clyde H,
Kay, Jr., J. W. Reed, W. Curtis
Kuss, J. H. Way, Jr., T. Lenoir
are from 9 to 1 . Gwyn, H. C. Lindslev. Dravton D
Perry, Jeff Reeves, Dr. J. R. Mo
Cracken, J. R. Morgan, Harry
Chairman ! Kotha, E. L. Withers and J. C
Mrs. Camp, a native of Lickens,
fa., came to Waynesville from
Kentucky with her husband, the
ers will be. attracted by this
w dances will be held at the
time this year, one in the
nesville Armory and a square
ie under the direction of Sam
at the Gordon Hotel. The
s oi Dotn
W . I f - ILL
! lUiluwiiiK cuninuitees xiKve
i: music, W. S. Prevost of
wood, and C. C. Nichols, of
pn; advertising, Tom Camp-
Hugh Snyder, Fred Ferguson,
rd Queen, and Dr. Thomas late Mr- Camp, lumberman, thirty-
Meld; sponsors, Mrs. S. P.
Waynesville, and Mrs. Daisy
. i y-i i - . . ' r
itte, canton; puDiicity, Airs,
noir Gwyn, Waynesville, and
y Wright, Canton.
wnship and community chair-
have been named as follows:
esville, Bill Ray: Hazelwood,
ard Hyatt; Beaverdam, Char-
King; Clyde, Lowery Cagle;
Hill, Richard Queen; Lake
kluska, Miss Pearl Johnson;
ithan Creek, Medford Leather-
geon, John U. Cathey; Cecil,
tree, Hugh Rogers ; Fines
Miss Mildred Rogers; Big
k, Mack Caldwell; Cataloochee,
mo nivacv vuau man x
community and will direct
of tickets. Each will also
Bit their own committee.
pur to the elfihpaign to raise
to "fight infantile paralysis"
: the week was given when
United States Public Health
e released the total fig-
of the 1940 epidenmic of
gins, men ana women
tricken during the year.
sponsors will be announced
two years ago to reside.
Suffering physical handicaps
that would have been insurmount
able to most people, she gave un
selfishly of her time and talent to
her friends and to civic affairs.
She was beloved and respected by
a large circle of friends.
She had been an active member
of the Waynesville Music Club
since she first came here to live,
having served as president She
was for years organist of Grace
Episcopal church, and a former
nresident of the Women's Audi.
b-1 Grogan; East Fork, Mrs. iary,v in which she-had also held
Hipps; Cruso, Roy Pless; many offices. -
Interested in history and having
pride in her forebears, Mrs. Camp
was an active member of th Dor.
Noland; White Oak, Lonzi ca8 Bell Love chapter of the Daugh
ter: Balsam. Leo Reierer. Itr nt th AmUn Pairni.it;nn
h township chairman will ha vino1 aorviwl a a Maont f rr a form
and for years as secretary and
treasurer, as well as in other ca
pacities. Retaining her membership on ac
count of a son, a World War veC
eran, the late Eric Inglebert, by
her first marriage to the late Eric
A. Inglebert, Mrs. Camp was ac
tive and for many years served as
nrAaidpiit of th Wnmnn'o Anvil.
btaistics iary 0 tne jjaj pngj 0( tne Amer
9,768 boys ean I,,,,
She established some years ago
the Haywood Print Shop and was
associated with her son, Everett B
Camp, in active business.
Surviving are one son, Everett
B. Camp, and one sister, Mrs. Otto
Burkhart, of Blacksburg, Va.
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Home Guard To
All men between the ages
Of 18 and 21 and 36 and 45
who are interested in orgsni
sing a home guard unit in
Waynesville are requested to
meet at the American Legion
home on Friday night, the
17th, at 7:30 o'clock.
. Major J. Harden Howell,
World War veteran, will be in
charge of the organisation of
Here During Week
Officials of the Dayton Rubber
W. S. Prevost, of Hasdwood, Manufacturing Company, with
new president of the Waynesville theilf nPneer, architect, and per
Chamber of Commerce, elected by nnel director apent Friday, Sat-
the board of directors at meeting , y ana ounaay in town.
They were her in the interest
on Friday night
Heads Chamber Of
Commerce For '41
W. S. Prevost, of Hazelwood, was
elected president of the Waynes
ville Chamber of Commerce at the
initial meeting of the new board
of directors held Friday night.
Other officers elected at the same
time were Paul Davis, treasurer.
and J. Dale Stents, secretary, was .for the modern building, which is
re-elected to the position he has to be made of steel, brick and glass
held for the past several years. i are being drawn. The plant light
The election of vice presidents in wil1 " near 100 per cent
was deferred until the next meet- daylight as it is possible to make,
ing. The vice presidents will head with nih ceilings and a free floor
the several departments of the or- which means no supporting or
A numhsr nf maUiiH turf,in(n I no personnel airector, k, m.
to the coming season were discuss
Photo y ratsy Gwyn.
Richard Bradley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Bradley, outstanding
of winding up some legal matters (student in the local school band,
pertaining to the transfer of the who has been selected to play in
Welch property on the Balsam the All-State Band concert to be
Road, to the company, on which 1 given tomorrow night in the city
plant will be located in the near fu. auditorium in Asheville, sponsored
ture. ' Funds are already tn the bv the state school band directors.
!! m 'I''.'
local nana xor payment to the prop
erty owners, which is to be made
during the week, it was learned
It will in all probability be
around 30 days before bids for the
contracts for actual construction
of the buildings will be opened.
In the meantime the final plans
ed. . It was decided to retain the
present quarters in the Citizens
Bank building, and operate the
community center with a number
Whether or not the Chamber of
Commerce should participate in the
Weimer will come to town some
time during the next month to
make a survey of local labor and
Will Play In All
State Band Concert
Richard Bradley, selected as the
outstanding band student of the
Waynesville high school band, will
be one of the 80 members of the
All-Star State Band which will
give a concert in the city audito
rium in Asheville on Friday night
The band is being sponsored by
the North Carolina Bandmasters'
association of which H. A. Mc
Dougal, of Greenville, is president
The 80 students from over the
state will be entertained in the
to complete plana for receiving homes of the Asheville band atu-
applications for jobs In the plant
Large Gain Made
two-tours that are being suggested . Jn pncf fif f oa
for commerce bodies in this sec-1 -all tlal vflllLC
Receipts In 1940
tion of the state was also discussed,
with no definite action taken.
83 Lost Drivers'
License Last Year
There were 83 Haywood County
4 rites were held yesterday
xrn at 2 o'clock at Davis
Methodist church, in the
)uff section for Thomas J.
83, Well known f armor nf
inty, who died at 7-30 n m citizens who lost their drivers' li-
7 ai me home of his daugh
rs. Gordon Shook in Miami,
here he was visiting.
Colton, of the Salvation Ar
lountein Division, and the
F. H. Neese, pastor of the
Icnapel charge, officiated,
was in the cemetery ad
lews served as pallbearers.
vavis was a nntivn nf Mm
i the son of Frank M. Davis
I born on Feb. 16, 1858. He
'gaged in farming and the
juuuairy lor many years. He
memDer of the Methodist
Davis was married twice.
Miss Sarah McCracken. He
ived by the following chil
t this marriage: B, F. and
parts, of Iron Duff, V. R.
t Canton, Tom Davis, of
, Texas, and Mrs. F. W.
of Canton. .
!econd wife, who was Miss
wns, before her marriage,
with the following chil
Mrs. Jim Davis, of Fines
1 Mrs. Nancy Thomas, of
i. and Mrs. Gordon Shook,
"s surviving are two broth-!
F. M. Davis, of Canton,
i J. C. Davia. nf Rnla T
cense from driving while under the
influence of an intoxicant, during
the past year.
The largest number of revoca
tions took place in December, with
16, while both in August and
March there were 15.
The total revocations for the
state in 1940 reached the high
peak of 6,065, a gain of 429 over
Guilford county led the state in
revocations with a total of 387.
Sale Of 1941 Auto
Plates 300 More
Than Last Year
The total sale "of license plates
up to Tuesday night of this week
was 2,825, according to J. Dale
Stents, who is handling the auto
tags again this year for the Car
olina Motor Club, in the Chamber
The total at this time is three
hundred more than at the same
period last year. Mr. Stents at
tributes this increase to better eco
nomical conditions and the pres
ence in this area of such a large
number of people from other
states who are worldnsr on the
riddy connected throughout Glenville and Nantahala projects,
s"ty, navmg nearly a bun- and who have to buy North Caroli
sces and nephews, and more na plates in order to operate their
Open At Fines
Two courses in National De
fense work for the vocational de
partment of the Fines Creek school
have recently been approved by the
officials, according to B. G. O'Brien,
The courses are: auto mechanics,
including the operation, care and
repair of autos, trucks, and trac
tors; and elementary - electricity,
including the operation, care and
repair of all electrical equipment
Charlie Rathbon'e will be in
charge of the electrical course and
Waldo Green will head the auto
mechanics Course. Approximately
45 boys have signed up to take the
courses, all are required to be be
tween 17 and 25 years, and out of
The courses are given without
charge, and are scheduled for ev
ery school day of the week, with
the classes being held in the voca
tional shop of the Fines Creek
There was an increase of $2,
848.07 in total postal receipts ef
the Waynesville post office for the
year just closing over 1939, accord
ing to J. H. Howell, pontmaster.
During the last quarter alone
there was an increase ef $1,577.09
and in the month of December just
past a gain of $831.17 over De
cember of 1939.
Since Postmaster Howell went
into office six years ago, there has
been a 58 per cent gain. The total
receipts for the past year were
Mr. Howell attributes the large
increase to a general improvement
in business throughout the county.
dents, and will be given a banquet
at 6:30 before the concert
L. T. New, Jr., local band, direc
tor, will also attend. A number
of instructors of high school bands,
as well as directors and supervi
sors of college bands are expected
Wm. Shoolbred, Patient
In Baltimore Hospital V
Reported Much Improved
William Shoolbred, who has been
confined to the Union Memorial
Hospital in Baltimore for the past
several weeks, is reported to be
much improved. ' -. "
Mr. Shoolbred will be able to
leave the hospital this week and
be removed to the home of his
sister, Mrs. Walter Taylor, in Baltimore.
Health Officers Re-elected To
Serve For Next Two Years
I ' ' tA I
Dr. C N. Bisk, who was re-elect
Dr. Sisk, Health Officer, And
Dr. Stringfield, County
Physician, Named By Board
Dr. C. N. Sisk was re-elected
county health officer for a term of
two years at the annual meeting
of the Haywood County board of
health which was held in the health
department offices on Monday
night with Mayor J. H. Way, Jr.,
Dr. Sam Stringfield, county phy
sician, was also named for a aimi- j
lar period to serve the county.
The board is composed of George
A. Brown, Jr., chairman of the
county commissioners, J. H. Way,
Jr, mayor of Waynesville, and
Jack Messer, county superintend
ent of education, ex officio members
Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick, Dr. J.
L. Reeves and Dr. A. P. Kline, of
Following the election of the
health officers, Dr. Sisk gave a
detailed report of the work of the
county health department which
ed county health officer, at the will be carried in a condensed form
meeting held Monday Bight of the in a later issue of The Mountain-
county health board.
Draw Jury For
The jury for the February term
of criminal court, which will con
vene here on February the 3rd,
with Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of
Asheville, presiding, has been
drawn by the county board of com
Members of the jury for the first
week include: J. Howard Myers,
Beaverdam; E. W. Fisher, Fines
Creek; W. H. Kuykendall, Waynes
ville; Chas. H. Burnett, East Fork;
R. W. Miller, Beaverdam; Arthur
Hendrix, Waynesville; N. C. Un
derwood, Waynesville; J. Albert
Sharp, Beaverdam; H. Homer
Jasper N. Henliue. Clyde: Med
ford Leatherwood, Jonathan Creek;
uscar t. Arlington, Waynesville:
Jack Smathers, Beaverdam; T. L.
Gwyn,- Waynesviller Nelson Cur
tis, Waynesville; T. Walter Fer
guson, Waynesville; Rufus A. Buff,
ivy am; P. V. Phaiips, Waynes
ville; James Boyd, Jr., Waynes
ville; D. P. Jaynes, Ivy Hill.
Henry H. Garner, Pigeon; Hor
ace Bryson, Iron Duff; Jess Ful
bright Iron Duff; Lowery C. Fer
guson, Crabtree; Charlie C. Pal
mer, Waynesville; Wm. William
son, Beaverdam ; W. W. Pless.
Beaverdam; Charjes Hugh Rogers,
J. Mack Caldwell, Cataloochee;
Norman Penland, Clyde; Lawson
Teague, White Oak; L. C. Messer,
Fines Creek; Emmett Tranthan,
Fines Creek; L. B. Leatherwood,
Jonathan Creek; John T. Vance,
Pigeon; Mark L. Shipman, Pigeon;
C. M. Moody, Cecil; Ellis F. Bur
nett, Pigeon; C. T. Noland, Crab
tree; Fred Trull, Pigeon; and Lon
J. Rogers, Cecil.
Drawn for the second Week were:
J. Walter Underwood, Waynesville:
Paul Launer, Beaverdam; Wesley
H. Mehaffey, Pigeon; C. A. Camp
bell, Ivy Hill; Ray Miller, Way
nesville; J. H. Page, Waynesville;
H. G. Crawford, Iron Duff; L. C.
Waddell, Waynesville; William Co
Stonewall Rathbone, Fines
Creek; James G. Kuykendall, East
Fork; Wayne M. Smathers, Beav
erdam; Robert H. Cogburn, East
Fork; J. P. Green, Iron Duff;
Frank Albright, Waynesville; Ori
on Davis, Waynesville; Jack T.
Cabe, . Beaverdam ; Thurman ' Rob
Milas M. Noland
Claimed By Death
Funeral Sen-ices Held At
Fines Creek Baptist Church
On Saturday Afternoon
Milas M. Noland, 72. prominent
Haywood County citizen, died at his
home here on Friday morning, fol
lowing an extended illness.
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at the Fines
Creek Baptist church, with the Rev. 1
II. G. Hammett. Dastor of the First
Baptist church of Waynesville, and a,11 waa impossible to get enough
the Rev. A. H. Phibbs, former pas
tor of the Fines Creek Methodist
church, officiating. Burial was in
the cemetery near the church.
Serving as pallbearers were
Lyle Noland, John W. Boyd,
Furman Noland, Noble Ferguson,
Milas Ferguson, Glenn Noland,
Attendance Is Holding Up
Well In Waynesville District'
The influenza epidemic, which ia
so prevalent over the entire coun
try, has made it necessary to close
some of the schools in the county,
according to Jack Messer, county
superintendent of education.
The Fines Creek school, with BOO
students, was closed Monday morn
ing. Plans now are to re-open on
Monday the 20th, pending an im
provement in conditions.
The Clyde high school was closed
on Monday and Tuesday of this
week due to the fact that prac
tically all the teachers were sick,
Mark Ferguson and Steve Fergu
Nieces were in charge of the
Honorary pallbearers were John
M. Queen, Dr. S. L. Stringfield, Dr.
Tom Stringfield, J. M. Palmer, John
R. Hipps, E. B. McClure, W. J.
Campbell, Asbury Howell, Grady
Boyd, R. T. Messer, E. K. Herman,
W. H. McCracken, Gray den Fergu
son, Forest Messer, Joe Tate, D. J.
Noland, N. C. James, R, V. Welch, 1 would not be
T. L. Gwyn, Verlin Campbell, T. L. them.
Green, Jarvis Allison, Oliver H.
Shelton, G, M. Fish.
Mr. Noland had been identified
with the business and political af
fairs of the county for many years.
For a number of years he was one
of the largest stockholders in the
First National Bank of Waynes
ville, and for 10 years was a direc
tor of the institution. He also had
mercantile and extensive farming
substitutes. Classes were resumed
In the Clyde elementary school
more than 100 students were ab
sent yesterday. Mr. Messer stated
that the school would continue
throughout this week, but would
not open on Monday unless the at
tendance had improved.
In Bethel 30 per cent of the stu
dents were confined to their homes
with influenza yesterday. School
will continue through Friday, but
unless conditions improve, will not
open on Monday, it was learned. ,
i The attendance was holding up
better in the Waynesville district
! schools by a check up yesterday
j than in any other in the county,
and the authorities felt that it
necessary to close
Bank Hold 39th
Politically, he had been promi
nent in both county' and city af
fairs, having served on the board
of county commissioners 32 years.
He was first elected in 1894 and
served consecutively until 1928,
20 years of the years being chair
man of the board, the latter being
the longest service of its kind on t
record in Haywood County. He
was also a' member of the board
of aldermen of Waynesville.
Mr. Noland was a member of the
First Baptist church of Waynes
ville, and took an interest in the
work of the church, having at One
time been a member of the board
Mr. Noland is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Kittie B. Noland, of
Waynesville; three daughters, Mrs.
Marion Kirkpatrick, of Fines'
J. T. Noland Promoted To
Cashier, AnS :. IT TrVJr.,
Made -Vice . President
The 3y th annual meeting of the -shareholders
of the First National
Bank was held in the offices of the.
institution on Tuesday morning, at
which time a satinfactory report
by the management was made of
the past year's earnings.
J. R, Boyd, chairman of the
board of directors, stated that
while the prospects for 1941 looked
encouraging he felt that caution
and a close watch On developments
should be maintained during the
The following directors were
ejected to serve during the coming
year: J. R. Boyd, Jonathan Woody,
J. H. Way, Jr., J. E. Massie, J. W.
Ray, Glenn Palmer, and L. N.
After adjournment of the share-
Creek, and Mrs. Millard Ferguson
and Mrs. Henry Davis, of Waynes
ville; eight grandchildren; four
brothers, W. B. Noland, Wiley
Noland, Charlie Noland, and Lee
Noland, all of Fines Creek.
Others include five sisters, Mrs.
D. B. Duckett, of Hot Springs,
Mrs. Addie Coward, of Trust Mrs.
C. Plemmons, of Orlando, Fla.,
Mrs. Sarah Green, of Clyde, and
Mrs. H. C. Ferguson, of Waynes
ville. - - .
Three Courses In
At High School
Three courses for defense train
ing have been organized and are
being held in the shop and garage
of the Waynesville high school, it
was learned this week from J. C.
Forty boys, from 17 to 25, all
out of school, have enrolled in the
classes which meet in the evenings
for a three hour period on each
Monday and Friday night
There is one course offered in
electricity, and two in automobile,
truck, tractor repair and operation.
The electrical course starts at 7:30
and the mechanical classes meet at
The courses are under the gener
al supervision of J. C. Brown, ag
riculture vocational teacher, with
Fred Ratdiff electrical instructor
and Lewis Jones in auto mechanics.
As the need is brought to the
attention of the supervisor other
courses wil be offered.
holders, the directors met and the
following officers were named for
1941: chairman of the board, J. R.
Boyd, president, Jonathan Woody;
vice president, J. H. Way, Jr.;
cashier, J. T. Noland, who well de
serves the recognition given him
at this time.
Mr. Noland, who has been em
ployed with bank for the past sev
en years, is widely connected in the
county. He is the son of Mrs. J.
M. Noland and the late Jim No
land. He is married and has four
Mr. Way who becomes vice pres
ident, has the longest record with
the bank of any officer. He has
been connected with the institution
since 1910 and served as cashier
for the past 22 years.
Mrs. G. C. Boston left Tuesday
for Cairo, West Va., where she
will spend a month visiting rela
tives. She was accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. W. M. CowelL of
Cairo, who has spent the past few
Local Draft Board
Office Has Visit
From Army Officer
Major J. C. Donald, 377th En
gineers, chief liaison officer be
tween the assistant secretary of
War and the office of J. Van B.
Metts, adjutant general, N. C., vis
ited the office of Haywood local
draft board No. 1, here on Monday.
Major Donald, according to Dr.
Tom Stringfield, of the draft board,
stated that the local board was
most fortunate in having such
large and comfortable quarters
on the third floor of the court
Major Donald has been visiting
draft boards in the western part
of the state since the first of the
year. His visits are more for the
purpose of contacts at this tim
than for inspections.
He checked with the board oi
uniform classifications as well as
other matters of general interest
in co-ordinating the actions of all
military, governmental, and dvO-
with her. While in
West Virginia she will also visit i ian efforts toward the common roal
a sister-in-law, Mrs. Edgar Wilson, of effective national defense.
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