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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 23,' 1941
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
rationally' Known Orches-
ra To Play For Annual
terest in the President's Ball
held in the Waynesville Ar-
Z on Saturday night is daily on
ncrease since the announcement
Little Jack Little and his fa
j orchestra will play for the
ty event, according to James
n, general chairman,
ttle Jack Little had planned
e a doctor when he first, en
d at the Iowa University, and
no intention of ever devoting
life to dispensing dance rhy
i, but rather to major in medi-
his life-long ambition,
it Jack Little had a flair for
jo playing, and he needed money,
jtwo prime reasons why today
is listed as one of the leading
jctors in the country. He or-
ized a college orchestra to pro
I music for the social functions
as orchestra was too good to
in one college, other schools
ighboring cities began to want
roup for their dances and grad.
the success of his efforts
iged the course of his life work,
decided that music was his
pen came his radio fame and
las been making musical his-
in u i a jji u x a i no biiu ilia uauic
become a household word in
"rovision is beine made for Rfjec-
irs, who wish to take advantage
'he opportunity to hear the fam
orchestra leader and his group,
ging from the response from
i sale of tickets the number of
jctators will be the largest to
r attend a President's ball, says
onathan Woody will be master
ceremonies at the ball. A re
sal is Uing hod at 7:30 o'clock
5day evening in the Armory f or
lthose taking part in the grand
Vch, which will include the spon
1 and their escorts, and the var
I chairmen of committees. Mr.
I Mrs. James Queen will lead
bonsors and their escorts from
wn of Canton, Miss Mary Lou
I and Lt. G, M, Ellis, Jr.
Jiamber of Commerce, Miss Ger
he Robinson with Dr. Thomas
inirfield of Wavnesvillo
Ivitan Club, Miss Mary Jane
iey, with John Bull.
isiness and Profession nl WftTM.
Club, Miss Muriel Cavinaugh,
ons Club. Mm. FJoofwnnd
hers, with Mr. Smathers.
Men Club, Mrs. John H.
with T. i;nMA
; ". am., x icicis,-.
Vdale Club, Miss Irene Cook
Wanx Club, Miss Margaret
ton with Bobby Coon.
Jian's Club, Miss Margaret
with Dr. G. Mack Davis.
Scouts, Mrs. Chas Rhine
with Mr. Rhinehart
jnsors from Waynesville and
escorts will include 'the fol-
wn'of Waynesville, Mrs Tom
pbe l, Jr., and Mr. Campbell.
amoer 0f Commerce, Miss
n welch with William Ray.
Kotary Club, Miss Ruby
p "wn, with Ben. Colkitt,
Lions Club, Mrs. Chas. D.
with Mr. Ketner
Oman's Club, Mrs. Felix Sto-
wnn Mr. Stovall.
American Legion, Mrs. W.
Yadley with Mr. Bradley.
W'c Club, Mrs. W. L. Hardin,
Fltl Mr. Hardin.
Eastern Star, Mrs. John M.
o with Mr. Queen.
e Enterprise Club, Miss Hasel-
Swift with Robert Plott.
"cas Bell Love Chapter, D. A.
rs. James M. Long with Mr.
Wnesville Township High
Miss Carroll Louise Bell,
Lester Burgin, Jr.
fh School Dramatic Club, Miss
pd Rogers, with Bobby Lee.
irnalism Club at High School,
Dorothy Richeson, with Fred
in, Jr. ; . ..... ..
oky Mountains ParkChapter
FA, Miss Polly Francis with
yweod Chapter U.D.C, Miss
ywood County, Miss Corinne
e sponsors and their escorts
wn of Hazelwood, Mrs. Fred
bell with Mr. Campbell.
sters dub, Mrs. Bill Cham-
kixmunaed oni page 12)
LITTLE JACK LITTLE and his
nationally famous orchestra, will
play for the annual Roosevelt
Birthday ball at the local Armory
on Saturday night
Which Was It,
Change Of Moon,
How would you account for
such a contrast?
Over the week-end of Jan.
11th, 35 persons were lodged
in the Haywood County jail.
Over the week-end of the
18th, 1 person was taken into
custody and was the guest of
the county on Saturday and
Wade McDaniel, Jailer,
claims, that after consulting
a number of authorities, they
state that it was the change
of the moon (shine. ) :
Local People Attended
Among those from Waynesville
attending the inauguration in
Washington on Monday were Judge
F. E. Alley, Hayes Alley, F. 6.
Alley, Jr., and daughters, Miss
Mary Lee Alley and Miss Betty
Gene Alley, both students at Mon
treat Junior College, W. R. Francis
and Solicitor John M. Queen.
Hazelwood Missionary Group
To Meet With Mrs, Woodward
; The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hazelwood Baptist church
will meet as a circle at the home
of Mrs. J. M. Woodard on Thurs
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mrs.
Woodard and her daughter, Miss
Ethel Woodard, will act as joint
Typified Badge Sale
"Going Like Hot Cakes"
Last Saturday Postmaster J. H.
Howell received 200 badges, "Help
the Child AroUnd the Corner," at
10 cents each, the sale of which is
a part of the drive for funds to
fight infantile paralysis.
Tuesday morning Postmaster
Howell sent a check to John Hart,
originator of the idea, and secre
tary of the National Postmaster's
Association for $20.00.
Lawrence Kerley, of the city
fire department, was given 70 of
the 200 to sell and in a few min
utes he had disposed of the last
STATE STUDENTS HERE
. Three students of State College,
spent the week-end with their par
ents m the county. They were ;
Joe H. Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs
Glenn C. Palmer, Crabtree, How
ard Stamey, of Pigeon, and Vin
son Howell, of Jonathan's Creek.
They went back to Raleigh Sunday
with Representative Glenn C
Palmer. - -
' BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Taylor an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Cecilia Ann, at their home in Ha
zelwood on January the 16th. ,
7te QUeeMte Report
Q. M. Kipp, Official Observer
Week Ending Jaunary 21,
Jan Max Min 7 p. m.
60 31' 42
42 40 42
55 42 46
46 35 38
31 22 24
33 16 32
63 20 47
Mean maximum ........
Mean for week
High for weekJ.
Low for week .
Below January normal
Precipitation for week .
Below January normal
Precipitation since Jan. 1
Defiicit for year
Glenn Palmer On 18
Is Chairman Of One
It looks like it's about time
the Registers of Deeds in the
state sent out an S. 0. S. to
the 1HX Legislature to do
something about the marriage
laws they passed in 1939.
' In 1938 there were 390 mar
riage licenses Bold in Haywood
County; in 1939, 165; in 1940,
- They still marry in Hay
wood, but they go down into
Georgia and South Carolina to
buy their licenses, instead of
tackling the N. C. red tape
Chas. Gaddis Wins
UDC Medal Offered
In Annual Contest
Charles Gaddis was the winner
of first place in the annual ora
torical contest held by the Haywood
chapter of the UDC , on Tuesday
morning at the high school. The
contest in which boys of the junior
high school are eligible to enter
is in observance of the birthday
anniversaries of Lee and Jackson.
Young Gaddis was presented
with a gold medal. Virgil Hoglen,
winner of the second place receiv
ed a silver dollar. Doyle Alley was
given honorable mention.
The contestants and their
speeches included the following:
Bill Kerley, "The New South;"
Odell Bradley, "The Union of the
Army, the Battle Ground of Vir
ginia.", V'V; .O':': -
Charles Gaddis, "The Christian
and War;" Vernon Steading, "The
South and Her Problems;" Doyle
Alley, "The Sword of Robert E.
Lee;" James Siske, "Chivalry;"
Henry Clayton, "The South and
Her Problems;" Neil Wyatt, "The
Mrs. Noble Garrett, president,
opened the program, after which
Miss Robena Miller, historian, took
charge. M. H. Bowles gave the
invocation and the Rev. H. G. Ham
mett, pastor of the First Baptist
church, pronounced the benedic
tion. Mrs. R. N. Barber made the
presentation of the awards.
Serving as judges were Mrs. J.
C. Brown, Mrs. Tom Seawell, and
Mrs. Jimmy Boyd.
Rotary Club Will
Meet At Gordon
The Waynesville Rotary Club will
in the future, meet at the Hotel
Gordon, meeting at the usual hour
-12:45. The change in place will
be effective this Friday,
. Instead of meeting on Monday
and Friday night the three courses
in defense training offered at the
high school meet each night from
Monday through Friday from 6:30
to 9:30 o'clock.
'.' Clarence A. Smith, of Canton,
surgical case, is better. . s
-Andy Hightower, of Waynesville,
medical case, is improving.
The condition of Troy Ferguson,
of Canton, operative case, is good.
Baby James Eugene Warren, of
Canton, medical case, is better.
Master Harold Bryson, of Ha
zelwood, surgical case, is resting
well., " . .
The condition of B. G. O'Brien,
of Clyde, medical case, is good.
Mrs. E. E. Clark, of Canton,
medical case, is some better. .
: Miss Emily Barrett, of Canton,
medical case, is resting more com
fortably. The condition of - Miss Kate
Crumple, of Waynesville, medical
case, is good.
Buddy Rogers, of Waynesville,
medical case, is some better. .
Miss Grace Ann Ramsey, of
Canton, operative case, is improv
ing. -; '
Miss Helen- Mull, of Canton, op
erative case, is resting fairly well.
The condition of Miss Fay Mull,
of Canton, surgical case, is better.
The condition of Mrs. Sam Allen,
of Cap ton, operative case, is good..'
Haywood Representative On
Most Important Committees
Of The Legislature
Haywood's representative in the
legislature, Glenn C. Palmer, has
climbed to the top rung of the
ladder in the legislative halls in
As a member of eighteen of the
46 House committees and chairman
of one, he is busier than the pro
verbial cat on a tin roof. He is
on" two of the most important com
mittees of the legislature appro
priations and finance. These two
groups put in longer hours and
have more headaches trying to
work out their problems than any
Mr. Palmer heads the committee
on Expenditures of the House, and
is a member of the following com
mittees:'. . '': , '
Banks and Banking, Congressional
District, Conservation and Devel
opment, Education, Expenditures
of the House,, Finance, Health
Manufacturers and Labor, Pen
sions, Public Welfare, Roads,
Rules, Senatorial Districts, Em
ployment Compensation, Justice of
the Peace, Printing and Trustees
of the University.
Mr. Palmer has ever reason ti
believe that the bili to establish a
new Congressional district will pass
without any difficulty, as well as
the reappropriation bill which
would give more representatives
to some of the larger counties.
He had no statement to make
regarding any local measures
which he might introduce, other
than to say that there were sev
eral up for consideration, but all
"required much study" before any
aennite action would be taken.
' Mr. Palmer is residing at the
home of H. D. Godfrey, on Bed
ford avenue, telephone number
23-047, He receives his mail at
the l, Stat Capitol, . ,;v. .
Farmers Will Hold
Meeting Feb. 1st
The annual meeting of the Hay
wood County Mutual Soil Conser
vation & Land Use Assciation, Inc.,
which is composed of all demon
stration farmers in Haywood Coun
ty, will be held at the court house
in Waynesville oh Saturday, Feb
ruary 1, at 10:00.
W. M. Landess, of the agricul
tural division of the Tennessee
Valley Authority will be the prin
cipal speaker at this meeting. Also
attending the meeting will be Mr.
R., W. Shoffner, extension econo
mist in farm management, State
College Station, Raleigh.
Colored slides will be used illus
trating these talks and it is planned
that all demonstration farmers and
also other interested farmers will
attend this meeting.
The county officers of the demon
stration farmers are: A. J. Mc
Cracken, Clyde township, presi
dent; C. R. Liner, Waynesville
township, vice president; Sam Fer
guson, Fines Creek township, sec
retary; and T. W. Cathey, Pigeon
township treasurer. Township and
county officers for the coming year
will be elected at the meeting.
Ralph Winchester, of Waynes
ville, medical case, in improving.
Mrs. Myrtle Price, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is better.
Miss June Evelyn Wright, of
Bryson City, operative case, is rest
Mrs. Glenn James, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is improving.
Baby Wills Mae Gaddy, of Can
ton, medical case, is some better.
Amos Rathbone, of Waynesville,
operative case, is resting well.
The condition of Baby Marie
Overman, of Canton, medical case,
Mrs. Callie Putman, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is resting more
Mrs. Pearl Brown, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is resting more
The condition of Carroll Chris
topher, of Canton, medical case, is
Baby Roy Haynes, of Waynes
ville, medical case, is improving.
Mrs. Wylie Medford, of Waynes
ville, operative case, is better.
E. P. Caldwell, of Waynesville,
medical case, is improving.
A. Jamison, of Canton, surgical
(Continued on page 12)
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, became President of jthe United
States for the iiiiird time on Monday and Henry A. Wallace became
Vice Pres&tenfc in impressive cerentarvlee in front of tihe ruV:inial capital.
Drive For Greek -Relief
Contributions to the Greek re
lief fund have now passed $250, it
was learned yesterday from J. R.
Boyd, local chairman, and Chrest
George, native of Greece, who are
handling the drive in the commu
The remaining names on the list
of contributors will appear in next
Have Signed Up In
Home Guard Unit
Twenty-five men volunteered and
signed for service in the home
guard on Friday night, according
to Major J. Harden Howell, who
is jn charge of the organization
of the unit.
The members of the home guard
must be between the ages of 18 and
21, and 36 and 45. In the group of
volunteers there are six World War
veterans, all , within, the Sge limit
specified. ' ' . ' " v' '
Major Howell Stated yesterday
that the qualifications of the twenty-five
men volunteering make up
a nucleus from which he expected
an efficient organization.
Fifty men' will be required to
complete the unit. Since the ten
tative organization of the guard
on Friday night, a number of men
have signified their intention of
The officers, including the cap
tain, and a first and second lieu
tenant. The officers have not been
announced, pending their endorse
ment by the State Adjutant General.'-
Haywood Responds To
Call For Supplies
Haywood citizens were generous
as well as prompt in heeding the
recent call for medicines, bandages
and surgical supplies to be sent to
A "large load" was delivered to
district headquarters in Asheville,
after Haywood doctors had led the
campaign and gathered up the sup
plies donated by citizens.
Dr. Walter R. Johnson, of Ashe
ville, district chairman, was warm
in his praise of the response from
Fines Creek Methodist
Parsonage Is Repaired
A number of major repairs have
recently been made on the Fines
Creek Methodist parsonage, now
occupied by the Rev. and Mrs.
Joseph Shackford, the former is
pastor of the charge. The improve
ments include a new water system
Calls Itself Out
To Own Fire
. The fire alarm sent its ter
rifying sounds throughthe air
r around 10:30 Tuesday morn
ing, but those who investigat
, ed found .that it was merely
the fire department calling it
self out to its own fire.
About 75 feet away from
the fire trucks a blaze had
started - in the electrical stor
age room in the municipal
buildings, caused from a fire
left in an effort to thaw out
some frozen pipes.
One of the trucks was rolled
out, but a hose attached to the
spigot nearby put out the
blaze, which had caused not
over $15 damages.
Flu Epidemic Is
Checked And All
Schools Are Open
The influenza epidemic,
which was raging in the coun
ty last week is reported to be
checked. On Monday morning
all schools in the county were
open and the attendance has
been noticeably improving
since then, according to school
During last week three
schools in the county were clos
ed on account of the large
number of absent students
and the increasing cases of In
fluenza threatened the neces
sity of closing others.
Members of the Hazelwood Meth
odist church met 'last week and
formulated plans 'for the building
of a new Methodist church here.
A large Jpt on Jh corner of Bal
sam and Beactj Streets was bought
according to the Rev. R. Odell
Brown, pastor of the church, and
the finance committee is engaged
in raising funds for this under
taking. . .' '. ..
'Regular Sunday services have
been held here by the Methodist
denemination in the old Hazelwood
Presbyterian church budding since
Donald Mackey, a ministerial'
student, of Atlanta, Ga., assisted
Rev. Brown with the work here
during the summer. For the past
few months, Rev. Mr. Whidden, of
Jonathan Creek, has preached at
the 11 o'clock service on Sunday
Beginning Sunday, January 26,
Dr. J. A. Baylor, of Lake Juna-
luska, will fill the pulpit at the
morning worship service. Rev.
Brown preaches here each Sunday
evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Passed Away Wed.
Funeral arrangements were in
complete last night for Jasper
Brookshire, whoassed abway at 4
o'clock Wednesday morning at the
Haywood County Hospital. Mr.
Brookshire was 67 years old.
He is survived by his widow, and
one daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae
Nelson, and a son, David Brook
shire, of Asheville.
Mr. Brookshire was a guard at
the state prison camp in Hazel-
John W. Mull, Native
Of Haywood County, Is
Spending Week Here
John W. Mull, of Natural Bridge,
Va., is spending this week in town.
Mr. Mull left this county 16 years
ago and went to . Virginia to reside.-'
He owns a 330 acre farm in the
rich Shennandoa Valley, where he
breeds fine dairy cattle.
He was called here on account
of the illness of his mother, Mrs.
Hardy Mull. This is his first visit
in five years.
L. T. New, Jr., Will
Attend Choral Clinic
To Be Held In Salisbury
L. T. News, Jr., director of the
Waynesville township bands, will
attend a high school choral clinic
to be held in Salisbury Saturday.
The clinic is being sponsored by
the North Carolina Choral direc
tors to discuss high school choral
All legal obstacles have been .
cleared, and payment was
made in full yesterday by the
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Company for the 10-acre fac
tory site just south of Hazel
wood. The transaction was handl
ed here by the company's local
attorney, William Medford,
who presented the fiieirs of J.
C. Welch a check in full fov
the land and received the deed.
Architects and engineers
are rushing plans to comple
tion and it was announced that
actual construction should be
underway within the next
Dr. D. W. Smith
Sent To England To
Work In Hospital
Dr. Dudley W. Smith, local sur
geon, sailed sometime during the
week from New York City to Eng
land, the hour and day being kept
secret by the U. S. government.
He spent ten days in New York
taking some special training.
: He was one of a unit of six be
ing sent by the American Hospital
for Britain, which is maintaining
a 300 bed hospital 60 miles from
London, the hospital is staffed en
tirely by American doctors and
nurses, and also financed by Ameri
cans. The selection of Dr. Smith as a
member of the unit is a distinct
recognition of his ability, as only
outstanding orthopedic surgeons in
the United States are being chosen
for this work. :
, f Is sai tHaV.the ex ilian cas
ualties in the bombing areas in
England now total around 12,000
a month, and it is predicted may
reach 30,000. The sufferers are
first treated in the city hospitals,
and after a few days are removed
to the institutions that are being
established in the country areas. "
The members of the units being
sent from America work f a six
months period and then replaced
High School Band
Will Present Mid
The Waynesville high school
band will give their mid-winter
concert on next Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock in the high school au
ditorium. This is. the second concert of the
year, the first having been present
ed prior to the Christmas holidays.
An entirely new program of
numbers varying from appealing
Spanish dance tunes to some of th
more popular current numbers will
be presented under the direction
of L. T. New, Jr., director.
A small admission charge will
Two Haywood People
Get Jobs In House
Representative Glenn C. Palmer
secured jobs in the House of Rep
resentatives for two Haywood peo
ple during the past week, and he
further obliged them by providing
transportation back to the cap
ital ror them as he returned Sun
day. They began their duties
William James, of Mr. and Mrs.
N. C. James, of Fines Creek, Is a
page in the House.
Miss Virginia Osborne, of Pigw
eon, daughter of Mrs. Maude Os
borne, and the late Charles Os
borne, is a stenographer in the
engrossing office of the House.
Second Quarterly Meeting
To Be Held At Long's
Chapel Sunday Morning
The Rev. W. L. Hutchins, super
intendent of the Waynesville dis
trict of the Western Carolina
conference of the Methodist
church, will conduct the second
quarterly meeting at Long's Chapel
Sunday morning the 26th.
The meeting will be held follow
ing the regular Sunday morning
service conducted by the pastor.
the Rev. C. D. Brown.
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