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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. G THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1941
11.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
jUKc Krw -
Wdict Of Jury
l .i.-.,.r term of Superior
P'i.:i. evened on Monday
it week adjourned sine die on
7day afternoon, after a busy
dm session, with Judge Zeb
J. nf Asheville. presiding.
L case against Herman Low-
colored, cnargea wim man
Shter, which grew out ,ot J
Lj-on collision oi v
tmber, ending we uemn
white men, and seriously in-
.u nesrroes. was set
Ieby Jud?e Nettles as being
... weight of evidence, The
Let of the jury had been in-
ther cases compieiea on iuun
i i,inrfed the granting of two
irCes. Sue Brown versus Char
Brown; and William Yarbor
hfrom Margaret Lee Yarbor-
UafTV WAS KlTCll pwinvuvv
1 nn the roads for driving
lik and violating a suspended
r Tnman. charged with non
tort, was sentenced to 18
iths on the roaas.
r Elders, charged with lar-
l, was given a two years sus-
the case of Walter Allen,
tged with non support, the de-
Bant will have to pay tne wtie
children $35 a month and the
b of the action.
fcylor Grasty, for violation of a
tended sentence, was given 12
iths work at the court house or
other county building.
mine Robinson, charged with
lult with a deadly weapon, was
in a suspended sentence, on con-
fcn that he pay the sum of $500
(he prosecuting witness, Glenn
le, at the rate of (10 per month
all amount is paid.
bnnie Fowler, charged with non
tort, was sentenced to make
fcnents as the county supenn-
ent shall designate, and must
rt each month to the superin-
Wins Banner For Outstanding 4-H Club In County
2 ft? u 1" f Ti
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Members of the Crabtree 4-B Club, who received banner at the Annual Achievement Day for the
best record in county. The members are, David Rogers. Billy Davis, Howard Chambers! Wilfred Noland
Lowery Ferguson, Leon Sanford, Thomasene No'.and, Bobby Hogan, Martha Best, Sara f ullbright, Blanche
Sanford, Bonnie Chambers, Kathryn Wells, Roberta Dotson, H. R. Noland, Kenneth BeW
Jack Sanford, Max Best, Margaret Davis, Jonathan Caldwell, H. El Caldwell, Hlen Noland, Atha
Bradshaw, Jessie Bryson, Josephine McCracken, Katheryn McCrary, Georgia McCracken, Clara Dotson,
Frances Yarborough, Georgia Jolly, Ruby Smith, Margaret McCracken, Sara Jones, Josephine Crawford,
Floyd Fullbright, Glenn Davis, Hilda Crawford, Hilda Dotson, Miss Mary Davis, local adult leader.
, Malcolm Messer, James Bradshaw,-J. B. James, M. B. Reeves, Ben Wavis, Ray Sutton.
Holding the banner, on left Raymond Caldwell and on right Christine Rogers.
Lywood was among the seven
h Carolina counties producing
73,400 commercial apple crop
940, according to the Depart-
of Agriculture's, recent fig-
he report shows that 962.000
;ls were produced, for an ave
of 70 cents per bushel.
;sides Haywood, commercial
cs are grown in Wilkes, Surry,
;ander, Buncombe, Henderson
mmett Will Be
e Hazelwood Booster's Club
meet in the Town Hall on
pay evening, February 13,
peir monthly supper meeting.
p. Hammett, pastor of the
nesvuie Baptist church will be
peaker of the eveninc.
fe program committee ia L. M.
leson, C, N. Allen and Dr. R.
. .., I
RAYMOND V CALDWELL, of
Crabtree 4-H .Cluh, who, wa recog
nized as the outstanding 4-H Club
boy in the county for 1940, at the
meeting held on Saturday, Feb. 1.
1939 Retail Business
In Haywood County
Almost 5 1-2 Million
L. Rabhan, mother of M. H.
Morton Rabhan. owners of
Md's Department Store here,
m away Monday nieht in
Iinah, following a lingering
ss. Funeral services were held
day. She was 53.
( is survived by her husband,
sons and three daughters. Mrs.
an visited her sons here last
)e Rotary Club
fonts of Waynesville troop No.
were guests of their sponsor,
Rotary Club last liViMnw.
T the meal. kw niVbiro
pts in camn in the His-h Point
IC. McBride, scoutmaster, in
uCed his urnntjt t tTia nlnK
troop committee was named
we cominir Tear, with H. fi.
imett, chairman, J. Dale
and W. Curtis Russ.
r. and Mrs. Henry Davis, and
Wilburn, and Mrs. Milas No
i left Tuesday for a thr
k stay in Florida. They will
- greater part of the time
Issued By First
The first national currency issued
by the government for the First
National Bank was recently found
among the papers of the late Dr. J.
Howell Way. Dr. Way served as
chairman of the board of directors
of the bank from its establishment
in 1902 until his death in 1927.
The bill is a five dollar denomina
tion, marked with number 1, dated
December 5, 1902 It bears the
signature of G. W. Maslin, presi
dent and W. T. Blaylock, cashier.
The bill is of the large type, no
longer in circulation. Banks have
ceased to issue what is known as
circulation notes or currency.
It is said that the discontinuance
of this large type of bill has saved
the engraving division of the treas
ury department approximately
$1,000,000 a year.
It was learned from the officials
of the bank that the bill is to be
framed and hung In the lobby of the
Work Started On
Actual construction was started
Monday on the remodeling of the
front of the E. C. Moody Grocery
Store. The front will be of modern
construction, of plate glass, glass
brick, and the second story faced
with cream brick.
The building is owned by D.
Reeves Noland. No definite plans
have been made as to the second
The entire building is being ex
tended 14 feet. Jerry Liner has
Fund Now $300
Local contributions to the Greek
relief fund is only 44 cents short
of $300, acording to C. A. George,
chairman of the drive.
Contributions this week of $20.50
brought the local donations to the
fund to $299.66.
The report of the week is:
Previously reported 4279.16
Wavnesville Coal Co.
J. Lloyd Kirkpatnck
Edward Glavich ..L
R. O. Harris
Leatherwood & James Esso
Davis Brothers ;.
M. N. Ferguson
J. Q. Allison .........
J. R. Morgan .
Louis Allen ....... .
Mrs. J. C Welch
Mrs. Harnett Young
E. C. Moody
oAnn11 .nJ PotnnlH Enloe.
A C 1 1 Jt J W
the latter of Sylva, left Monday for
Retail sales in Haywood County
for 1939 amounted to $5,408,000, ac
cording to the official statement
just issued by the census bureau.
This county had 272 retail places
of business that year, the report
Following is further details of
No. Stores Type
General & food 1,310,000
General mdse. 225,000
Filling stations 432,000'
Lumber & building 520,000
Drug stores 248,000
Grocery combination 648,000
Other eating, places 141,000
' Feed stores 247,000
MISS DOROTHY COLE, mem
ber of the Canton 4-H Club, who
received the award of outstanding
4-H Club girl in the county at the
annual .Achievement Day.
Frank L. Leopard, who has been
employed on construction work at
Fort Bragg for several weeks, and
who returned home last week is
now located in Brevard. He is with
the Ecusta Company of that place.
Dr. D. W. Smith
Cables Of Safe
Arrival In England
Dr. Gladys Osborne had a cable
Sunday from her husband, Dr.
Dudley W. Smith, local surgeon,
who sailed over three weeks ago
from New York for England, stat
ing that he had arrived safely.
Dr. Smith is a member of the
unit sent from this country to the
American Hospital for Britain, a
300-bed hospital 40 miles from Lon
don. Only outstanding orthopedic
surtgons in the country are being
selected for this service. He will
remain six months on duty at the
hospital, after which he will re
turn home and be replaced by an
Band Concert Said
To Be The Best
Ever Given By Group
The concert given on last Thurs
day night by the high school band
at the school auditorium before an
audience of approximately 600
persons, was said to be the best
performance ever : given by the
group. On on occasion has the band
has played has the audience given
such attention or such applause.
The numbers were carefully chos
en and made up a well balanced
program, closing with the stirring
strains of the Star Spangled Ban
Is Being Built
A new threater is scheduled to
open in Hazelwood within the next
few weeks, according to Jasper
Garrett, experience'd movie opera
tor, who will manage the theater
for Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mitchell, of
The brick building at the corner
of Brown Avenue and Main street,
is being remodeled, and will be
made into a modern theater seat
ing about 300.
Mr. Garrett stated that first line
movies had been contracted, and
that modern equipment for the
projection room and sound equip
ment had been purchased.
Workmen are busy renovating
the building, tearing! out the old
front and building in a ticket booth.
No definite date has been set for
the formal opening.
127 MUes Of New
REA Line Energized
David Stentz To
In The Air Corps
Income Tax Man
Coming On 20th
Time is growing short for Hay
wood citizens to file their Federal
income tax returns.
C. H. Robertson, of Greensboro,
collector of internal revenue, this
week informed The Mountaineer
that on next Thursday, February
20, a deputy collector will be at
the post office here to assist In
making out returns.
It is estimated that at least twice
as many persons will file Federal
income tax returns this year as
did last year since Congress has
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Bible Classes To
Start On 18th
In High School ,
A course in Bible study will be
inaugurated next Tuesday in the
high school, here, With H. G. Ham
mett, pastor of the First Baptist
church and J. G. Huggin, Jr., of the
Methodist v church, be in charge.
They will invita ' others In to help
for the one-hour lesson period a
There is a probability that this
will be made part of the school
course next year, if interest is
sufficient to warrant, M. H. Bowles,
Forty-five from the 8th grade
said they wanted to take: the
course, 11 from the '9th,-22 from
the 10th and 20 from the 11th.
The classes convene at 2:30 each
Tuesday and last one hour.
Local Men Left
On Tuesday For
W. H. Massie, member of the town
board of aldermen, J. Dale Stentz,
secretary of Chambers of Com
merce, Dr. J. R. McCracken, and W.
A. Bradley, left Tuesday for Ahe
ville where they joined the group
going by bus from Western North
Carolina on a good will tour
through Florida. The party will
be away 12 days and will visit all
the major points of interest in
J. Dale Stentz will have charge
of the radio programs which will
be broadcast from several cities.
Thousands of pices of literature
about this section will be distrib
uted. . ; '.,.' -"" '"
Ray Re-elected As
Charles Ray was re-elected for
the third term, a director of the
North Carolina Merchants Associa
tion, at the mid-winter meeting.
Haywood Boys Outstanding F. F. A. Members
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are from Waynesville. These
two, together with three others, were awarded the American Farmer degree, the highest honor given
by the National Organization of the Future Farmers of America. On the left is Elmer Hendricks,
and on the extreme right is James Francis. Next to Elmer is Clarence Martin of Rockingham, then
Thelbert Boykin, of Nash County, and State president, and Grady Martin, of Stony Point. J. C.
Brown is instructor of the local chapter, which is known as the Smoky Mountain National Park Chapter.
David Stentz Is one of 22 flying
cadets from this state who will soon
be wearing air corps wings.
The igroup completed their basic
flight training at Randolph Field,
Texas, last week.
They are now taking ten weeks
of advance flying at Kelly Field
and then will be commissioned as
second lieutenants, and awarded
the coveted pair of wings, emblem
of military pilots. ,;
Uncle Sam now has more than
10,000 trained airplane pilots, but
an additional 12,000 officer-flyers
are to be trained in the coming
year, according to air corps plans.
David is the son of Mr. and Mrs,
J. Dale Stents, o VTaynei i llle. , : .
Mercury Drops To
11 For Third Time
The mercury dropped down to
11 on Monduy, the third time it has
reached this mark during the win
ter. The first time was on Novem
ber the lGth, and the second on
January the 6th.
A trace of the big snow thai
has. been anticipated by the younger
generation was noticed on last Sat
urday, but failed to materialize.
The report for the week as re
corded by Q, M. Kipp, U. S. weath
er observer, is as follows: .
Feb. Max. Min 7 p. m. Prec
5 42 20 32
6 46 22 43
7 48 21 22
8 28 16 25 trace
9 32 12 24
10 46 11 86
11 50 16 38
Mean maximum ..42
Mean minimum - 17
Mean for week ..... .... ...30
High for week 50
Low for week 11
Mean for 7 p.'m. .31
Below February normal 7
Precipitation for week 0.00"
Precipitation for February .....0.00"
Below Feburary normal .....,1.69'".
Precipitation since Jan. 1st ..-.3.11"
Deficit for year ...2.23"
Palmer Here On
20th To Assist In
Filing Tax Returns
W. R. Palmer, deputy commis
sioner of Revenue, will be at the
court house on Feb. 20th, for, the
purpose of assisting the taxpayers
in filing their returns for their in
come and intangible personal prop
erty taxes for the year 1940.
Any person subject to filing
either or both of the above returns
must file such returns with the
state department of revenue on or
before March 15th, 1941, and pay
the tax due thereon.
Any single person having an in
come of 1,000 or more during the
year 1940 and any married person
having an income of $2,00 or more
must file an income tax return.
Any person owning on Dec 31,
1940, any intangible personal prop
erty; such as money on hand, ac
counts receivable, notes, bonds,
mortgages or other evidence of
debt, or shares of stock must file an
intangible tax return.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Colkitt return
ed on Friday from a trip to Char
lotte and Mt. Holly, N. J.
' 411 Families Being Served
With Electricity; Plans
, Made For 63 More Miles
The last lap of the 127 milea of,
extension of the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation was en
ergized during the week, according
to James C. Moore, superintendent.
The extension is serving 411 mem
bers. The new lines are serving the Tr
idents in Iron Duff, Ivy Hill, Jon
athan Creek, Fines Creek, Crab
tree, and Clyde townships.
The original lines of the corpor
ation of 37 miles, with 175 members
served only the people in the Pig
eon, Bethel and Cecil sections of the
county. It is said that the original
area is one of the most thickly set
tled rural electrification territories
in the United States operating un
der the REA.
The combined lines of the ex
tension and the original mileage
now totals 164 miles with 686 fam
ilies being served in the county.
Tentative plans are now under
way for another extension of ap
proximately 63 miles, that will go
into Beaverdam, Maggie, Cov
Creek and Ratcliff Cove. Applica
tions have already been made for
The Cruso lines were energized
in the late summer of 1939. Work
on the extension, recently complet
ed was boguri last summer, with
preliminary survey made while ap
plication, for funds were pending.
On Octoi. ' '"Tall the nec
essary arrangements had been
made with the REA and the work
of completion continued throngb
67 Scouts Given
Promotions. At :
Court Of Honor
Sixty-seven awards were mad
at the Haywood district Court of
Honor at the Champion Y. M. C. A.
last Tuesday evening. Waynesvill
troop 3 was presented the February
advancement ribbon for having
more promotions than any other
troop in the Haywood district. The
presentation was made by J.
Assistant Scout Executive Floyd,
New was in charge of the tender
foot investiture. Max Erwin Mc
Cracken and Rogers Howell, of
Canton troop 1, Therman W. Mc
Cracken, Ernest Howell and Billy
Richeson, of Waynesville troop 2,
Tommy Cable and Everett Davis
of Canton troop 4, Wilson Holland
and Hillard Medford of Clyde
troop 9, and Herbert Bentley o
Canton troop 10 were presented
Billy Kerley and Ribert Gifford
of Waynesville troop 2, Zeb Alley
of Waynesville troop 3, Nelson
Clontz, Paul Harkins, and Paul
Moore of Canton troop 4, and Wal
lace Knight of Canton troop 6 were
promoted to the second class rank
by J. R. Secrest, vice chairman of
the Haywood district.
J. E. Henderson, troop 6, troop
committee chairman, awarded first
class certificates to Robert Gibson,
of Waynesville troop 2, Ray
Mann, Jr. and Jack McCracxen of
Canton troop 7, and Donald Swayn
gim of Lake Junaluska troop 8.
Tbe following scouts were award
ed merit badges by H. F. White
head, member of the committee an
advancement: Billy Allen of Can
ton troop 1, first aid to animals;
Jimmy Deas of Canton troop 1, rep
tile study; Bobby Smathers of Can
ton troop 1, swimming; Carey
Wells, Jr., of Canton troop 1, reptile
study; Jimmie Albright of Waynes
ville troop 2, firemanship; Richard
L. Bradley of Waynesville troop 3,
handicraft, automobiling, safety,
salesmanship, poultry keeping, ho
tel work and aviation; Phil Medford
of Waynesville troop 3, camping;
Frank Worthington of Waynesville
troop 3, first aid and pioneering;
Billy Edwards of Canton troop 4,
bookbinding; Ted Whitted, Jr, of
Canton troop 4, handicraft; Ray
- (Continued on page 12)
The Boy Scout section scheduled
to be published today has been held
up until next week. In order that
more Haywood Scoots could par
ticipate in preparing the special
type copy which the edition will
The edition will be onasnal la
design and in content.
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