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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. O, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1941 $1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
yfHYEAR NO. 20 Sixteen Pages
j iviih fnrrent
diiitms By Officials
Wowing menace iw
,1 war developments, and
Intv for farmers to increase
ion of certain iuuuo u
tain while restricting pro
of others, was tne nign
Fast Central Regional
I nee at Charlotte last week
lg to D. J. Boyd, county
hairman of Ivy Hill, who
luted Haywood cowity.
of the conference
live farmers throughout
ion S cnantc iu unci u
ions for improving next
aaa program, Mr. Boyd
Jyry farmer was assigned
( seven working commit-
lich mapped plans fo the
program to be discussed
Rational AAA meeting in
irton in June, he explained,
led that our considertions
ed all the discussions.
ivd was most impressed by
i e r l t
ting speecn 01 oecremry vi
Jure Claude R. Wickard,
Iclared that this is no time
if -way measures, and that
Id and munitions America
ontinued on page 8)
1 Draft Board
r To Classify
bcal draft bord has received
ions from the government
out all questionnaires and
bify all registered men . at
wek questionnaires were
to men with numbers from
1550, This week men from
50 are being called to fill
(e to complete and return
naires is an offense pun
hv imnnif.iltYifnt aril fir a
pointed out by the local
egistrant whose order num-
Included in the above num-
d who seeks a deferred
Jation may, within 5 days
date submit proper affi-
k the local board. He may
jfuoh affidavits in the space
in ms questionnaire or
pestionnaires must be filled
pve days, but as many of
nave failed to notify the
rd of their change in ad-
delay has been caused in
the cases, it was nointed
jhe draft board is urging
wants to notify them in
fge in residence.
oducing . . .
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PHIL MEDFORD, 15, son ol
Dr. and Mrs. N. M. Medford, who
received the- rank of Eaple Scout
at the Haywood County Court of
Honor held here on Tuesday night.
Boy Scouts Hold
Court Of Honor
Phil Medford, Son Of Dr.
And Mrs. Medford Received
High Rank Of Eagle Scout
rnn Meaiora, lb-year-old son
of Dr. and Mrs. N. M. Medford,
was awarded the high rank of IBagle
Scout at the court of honor of the
Haywood County Council held in
the court house here on Tuesday
night, The presentation was mude
by Dr. O. T, Alexander.
Young Medford is a member of
the incoming senior class of the
Waynesville township high school.
He is a member of the school band,
of 'the' journalism club, and has
held various offices in school organ
izations. He has been a Boy Scout
for the past three years. ;
Bobbie Iee, who holdVthe rank
of Eagle S"4', , so oVtr. and Mr,
K. L. Lee, was awarded a Dronze
palm by William Medford.
M. B. Reed, of Canton, made the
Star Scout awards of the court.
Phalti Lawrence, of Canton, pre
sented the merit badges to a num
ber of Scouts. Tenderfoow certifi
cates were awarder by Floyd New,
assistant Scout executive, of Ashe
ville. One interesting feature of the
program was the part the sponsors
of the local troops had in speaking
of the ideals of their organizations.
W. II. F. Millar spoke in behalf of
the American Legion sponsor, of
Waynesville, troop number 3. Joe
Davis, of the Boosters Club, of Ha
zelwood, told of the objects of his
group. Williams Medford spoke in
behalf of the Waynesville Rotary
Club, sponsors of Waynesville troop
Sunday, May 18
Proclaimed" I am
Sunday, May the 18th, will be
observed throughout the country
as "I Am An American Day," by
presidential proclamation. Every
native-born and naturalized citi
zen is expected to observe the
The proclamation follows:
"That the third Sunday in May
each year be, and hereby is, set
aside as Citizenship Day and that
the President of the United States
is hereby authorized and requested
to issue annually a proclamation
Setting aside that day as a public
occasion for the recognition of all
who, by coming of age or natural!,
zation, have attained the status of
citizenship, and the day shall be
designated as "I Am An American
"That the civil and educational
authorities of states, counties, cities
and towns be, and they are hereby,
urged to make plans for the prop.
er observance of this day and for
the full instruction of future citi
zens in their responsibilities and
opportunities as citizens of the
United States and of the states
and localities in which they reside.
"Now, therefore, I, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, President of the United
States of America, do hereby des
ignate Sunday, May 18, 1941, as
'I Am An American' Day ami
urge that this day be observed as
a public occasion in recognition of
our citizens who have attained
their majority or who have been
naturalized within the past year.
And I do call upon all federal,
state and local officials, and all
patriotic, civil, and educational or
ganizations to join in exercises -calculated
to impress all our citizens,
both native-born and naturalized,
the special significance of citizen
ship i nthis nation." :
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Band Will Give
First Concert Of
Season On Sunday
The Waynesville high school band
will give the first concert of the
summer season at 4:30 o'clock on
Sunday afternoon on the court
house lawn. The next concert will
be given in Hazelwood with the
date to be announced later.
The following program will be
rendered on Sunday afternoon:
"Honor Band," march, by Weber;
"Blue Moon," by Ribble; "Hutch
inson Field," march, by Knchards;
"Yesternight,"' serenade, by Eis
enburg; "Flyer," march, by Weber.
Also, "Comet," march, by Oliva
Ar.ti. "Parifim Moon." overture, by
Johnson; "Victorious,".' overture, by
Blind Committee Of
Lions Club Give
Program Of Work
Francis Massie, member of th
committee on blind work of the
Lions Club, had charge of the pro
gram at the regular weekly dinner
meeting on Thursday night.
Mr. Massie gave an account of
the 60 cases the club has helped
since their organization, in which
he stated that 59 children had been
fitted with glasses and one receiv
ed treatment A total of $281 had
been spent in this work by the club.
Mr. Massie pointed out that
while it might have been possible
to have fitted more children with
glasses, it was necessary from time
to time to have glasses changed,
and the committee felt it was a
better policy to give the proper at
tention to the cases in hand rather
than take on more than could be
Bill Frevost told of the trips
made to specialists in Asheville,
stating that four children were us
ually taken on one trip.
It was also brought out that
complete histories of each Case were
kept and that in every instance the
child fitted with glasses "had shown
improvement in their school work.
During the evening five children
who had been fitted with glasses
-by the club were introduced and
their cases explained by ome Lion.
At the close of the program two
numbers were given by a quartet
from the Eagles Club, an organi
zation of colored men in the town.
Several visitors were present for
REV MALCOLM RUSSELL
WILLIAMSON, former pastor of
Signal Mountain Presbyterian
Church, who recently assumed pas
torate duties of the Waynesville
Mrs. L. C. Waddell
Dies In Asheville
Mrs. L. C. Waddell, 33, died at
3:40 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon
in the Biltmore Hospital, Asheville,
after an eight weeks illness.
Funeral services will be held in
the Waynesville Baptist church
this afternoon , at three o'clock
with the Rev. II . G. Hammett,
pastor of the church, officiating.
Active pallbearers will be: C. N.
Allen, Ralph Prevost, Lawrence
Davis, Dewey Hyatt, Wayne Rog
ers and Lester Burgin.
The Young Matrons' class of
the Waynesville Baptist Sunday
school, of which she was a member,
will act as flower girls. .
She was a member of the Way
nesville Baptist church and was
active in Parent-Teachef work.
Surviving are: her husband, one
daughter, Fredla Ann VWaddell;
Sllr-gtnT'TSreek Wadd'ell ; Tier
mother and father, Mr. and Mrs.
M. W. Jenkins, of Hiirh Point;
three sisters, Mrs. Joe Oliver and
Mrs, Myerhoffer, of High Point,
and Mrs. Henry Holbrook, of
Kearnctsville; one half-sister, Mrs.
Jerry Franklin, of Franklin, and
two brothers, Charlie Jenkins, of
Newport News, Va., and E D. Jen
kins, of High Point.
Winter Stages A
Old Man Weather has dealt
out an unexpected varkety of
temperatures during the past
fortnight, with a high peak
of 82 degrees on one day and
the lowest point on yesterday
morning when the themometer
dropped to 31 degrees, accord
ing to Quinby Kipp, official
weather reporter for this vi
cinity. On Tuesday of this we.tk
flurries of snow were reported
from the Crabtree Bald, Soco
Gap and other high altitudes.
Jack Frost laid his icy hand
over vegetation on at least
five mornings in the immediate
community, and more often in
higher altitudes. Thin coat
ings of ice were reported yes
terday in this vicinity.
Housewives, having tlnished
their spring cleaning and think
ing they were through with
fires, had to turn on the heat
and fight soot and smoke again.
Gardeners, who were ambi
tious to have early" vegetables
and flowers, report frost bitten
plants in many instances. In
the higher altitudes serious
damage is said to have been
done to the gardens.
Some potatoes, corn and
bean crops were reproted kill
ed. ' ;
The apples and other fruits
were repoVted unhurt as they
were in advanced stages and
the full leafing of the trees
proteted them. One fruit man
reported his plums were killed.
Drive Starts Friday
To Raise 4,200 For
To Get Honor
And Curbing Being
The walks leading from the main
entrance of the court house are
to be widened and a concrete curb
ing is being built around the drive
way at the aide of the building to
prevent motorists from driving on
The width of the walks are to
he enlargvd from (5 to 8 feet, and
that on the left leading toward
Depot street is to be raised as the
water stands on it during a rain,
and the elevation will cause it to
Farm Leaders From Nearby Counties
Here To Discuss Getting REA Lines
Miss Lucile Hott To
Join Navy Nurse Corps
Miss Lucille Plott, of Newark,
On Hazelwood Store
Work is moving along rapidly
on the expansion of the Cash Gro
cery Store on Main street in Ha
zelwood. The new addition which
is being built will exactly double
the size of the present building.
This will give the Cash Grocery
Company 4,500 square feet of
floor space in their store and 1,600
square feet of warehouse space.
Grady Farmer has the contract.
When the addition is completed
the store? will be modern in every
respect and only quality: grocer
ies,; meats and vegetables will be
handled, Ralph Summerrow, man
ger of the store said.:
Brockton- "Youth of America," visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs
march, by Yoder; "Cliffs," overture,
by Thomas; "My Old Kentucky
Home," by Foster; "Old Folks At
Home," , by Foster, "Dixie," by
Kmmett The program will close
with the playing of "The Star Span
The band started rehearsals on
Monday morning, following a two
weeks vacation. .
The public is cordially invited to
attend the concert Sunday after-
Fifteen young men who have
N. J., has returned home after f recently completed courses in de-
Representatives of three nearby
counties met in a two-hour con
ference with directors of the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation
here lust night to discuss details of
extending the REA lines from Hay
wood into their counties.
Those counties represented
were: Jackson, Swain and Transylvania..
Plans were completed for holding
community meetings in the various
sections of the three counties, with
the first four scheduled for Swain
county next week.
Yesterday afternoon, the direc
tors met for several hours in ex
ecutive session, and heard officials
from Washington discuss the new
plumbing projects, and also went
over the business details with na
tional REA auditors, who were com
plimentary on the work of the
Cruso co-operative. '
Dewey Pless, president of the
Cruso co-operative and J. C. Moore,
superintendent, had charge of the
Those present from adjoining
counties included: G. R. Lackey, R.
G. Hunter and Mr. Moses, of Jack-
Miss Ruby Frances Brown,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Brown, will receive the Curved Bar
award this afternoon at the Girl
Girl Scouts Hold
Court Of Honor
The Waynesville troop of girl
Scouts will hold a court of honor
this afternoon at 3 o'clck in the
Sunday school rooms of the First
Methodist church, according to Mrs.
E C. Wagenfeld, captain of the
There are to be a number of high
awards presented, including the
"Curved Bar," one of the highest
honors given in Girl Scouting.
The court of Hon-i open-to
the public and friends and members
of the families of the Girl Scouts
are cordially invited to attend.
Directors Of Chamber Of
Chamber Of Commerce Will
Make Campaign; See Goal
The Community Betterment pro
gram, sponsored by the Chamber
of Commerce, will get underway
Friday morning, with the board
of directors of the organization,
under Bill Prevost, president, mak
ing a thorough canvass of the en
Under the plans of the unified
budget, the board has mapped out
a community-wide program, cov
ering all phases of local activities
and adequately included each in
the budget of $4,200.
The budget this year will do
away with further drives for funds
with which to operate community
projects, officials said.
In the past, separate drives have
been made to take care of the
many events that come each year,
and this year, the board decided to
incorporate all community activities
under one heading and operate
from one lone budget. This would
save time, money and several so
licitation trips, they said.
The budget as adopted by the
directors several weeks ago is as
Agriculture and Livestock
Advertising .. 250.00
Annual Dinner (Victory
Dinner) ..... .... ......... 125.00
High School Band .............. 100.00
Dental Convention .... 50.00
Labor Day '. 160.00
Masonic Convention (An
Office Supplies and Janitor
Pntb Graves has returned
after visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Kimsey at their home in Marion,
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Worthington
and son, Jack Wortningion, re
turned on Friday from a trip to
points in Georgia and Florida.
Mr and Mrs. J. C. Hickson, of
Miami, have, arrived and will a-
cupy their new home near the
Country Club for the summer sea
J. R. Plott, of Dellwood, for the
past two weeks.
Upon completion of her vaca
tion Miss Plott will report for
duty with the Navy Nurse Corps,
her station being the U. S. Naval
After completing the three-
year nurses' course at Newark
City Hospital, Newark, and an
advanced course at Columbia Uni
versity, Miss Plott has remained
at the Newark City Hospital as
teaching medical supervisor for
the past five years.
Rufus Summerrow, of Hazel
wood, formerly with the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company, having attended the
training school of the company, has
been transferred to the Navy Yard
at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. t He will
leave San Francisco about May the
Dr. Mack Davis is attending the
annual state convention of the
North Carolina Dental Society in
Pinehurst this week.
fense training at the Waynesville.80;
township high school have been
awarded certificates by the office
of education,' Washington, D. C,
according to J. C Brown, supervi
The greater number of trainees
have completed courses in auto
mobile and tractor mechanics with
a total training period of 240 hours,
The following were among those
receiving awards: mechanics, Haw
ard Passmore; mechanics helpers,
Claude Norman, Robert Gillett,
Stanford Wyatt, Charles Long,
John Owen, Charles Pruitt, Junior
Kuykendall, and Junior McDonald.
Receiving certificates as elec
trician helpers were: Norman
Grant, Mack Green, Capers Green,
Frank Smith and Tillman Fisher.
The classes have been under the
supervision of . the vocational ag
ricultural department of the high
school. The certificates were sign
ed by Jack Messer, county super
intendent of education.
Mrs. Dan Watkins has returned
from Stanford, Conn., where she
went to attend the marriage of
her sister, Miss Maria Sellers.
Howard Clapp and R. F. Britain-
all, of Swain.
Transylvania was represented
by J. A. Glazner, Dan Glazner, A
M. Paxton and Walter McNealy.
Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Hudson,
owners of the Parkway Hotel, pre
dict a good season for Western
"Inquiries have already started
to come in, and we have received
reservations for an earlier date
than last year," they said yester
day, upon their arrival here from
St. Petersburg, where they spent
"We are using newspaper ad
vertising in Florida, and are feeling
the results," they said. Their
plans are to open June 15th.
With Each Year
A wide diversified of accommo
dations, awaits the tourists in this
section. They may stop at a coun
try, club with all .'modem' conven
iences' faring' one 'of the best golf
courses, in the South. They may
stop at a hotel. :
They may chose to stay in a
boarding ''.house, maybe , a smaller
gUest house, perhaps a ranch, a
farm house, a tourist camp, any of
which. they will find in this Vicinity.
As the demand hits come for a
greater variety of types of accom
modations the new places have
opened up .
The list of accommodations is
sued each year by the Waynesville
Chamber of Commerce is indicative
of the many comfortable and at'
tractive places to stop when in
Along with an increase in num
ber of places open to tourists there
has been noted a higher standard
of quarters. Improvements are
made each year by those taking
guests in this sectionand in many
instances "Satisfied, customers"
show their pleasure by raturnlng
year after year to the same hotel
or boarding house.
Each year there is an increase
in the number of tourists who make
Waynesville and the surrounding
area headquarters for seeing West
ern North Carolina. This is anoth
er sign that the accommodations
are improving and meeting require
ments. Since there are a number of
places with steam heat open the
year round there has been a
noticeable influx of tourists stay
ing late in the season in the fall
and arriving in the early spring.
All these things show that this
community is a good plate to visit
and a good place in which to live.
rostage .. ......;...............
Rental . ...............
Secretary Salary ..
Incidental Travel .............
Telephone and Telegraph ..
Water, Lights and Fuel ......
Hostess Community Center,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cqlkitt left
Saturday morning for a trip to
Philadelphia and Atlantic City.
Of Aviation Work
Lieutenant David Stenti told Ro
tarians some of the "ups and
downs" in the aviation work of the
Air Corps, at their weekly meet
ing last Friday.
He told in a vivid form, some
thing of the work and experiences
of a modern aviator, especially of
tne transport pilots. Due to mil
itary regulations, he dwelled on
commercial lines instead of the
military air force.
He was introduced by j. G. Hug
President Prevost said that the
unified budget plan had been
heartily approved by every one fa
miliar with the general program,
and that the budget of $4,2000 was
expected to be subscribed within a
Mr. Prevost also announced the
committee chairmen of the organ
ization, which has already been at
work oil the year's program.
Harold Massie in charge of ways,
Commercial community interests",
C. A. George.
Roads, public works and parks,
Agriculture and livestock show,
J. C. Lynn.
Publicity and advertising, Marion
Courtesy campaign, Mrs. Grady
New Industries, Jonathan Woody.
Recreation, James Queen.
Sports, C. E. Weatherby.
Community center, VR. B. Davenport.--
-'--- -------:.-i--.v ;, .
Labor Day, William Chambers,
Hunting and fishing, Felix Stov
all, J. W. Killian and Dill Howell.
Community dances, William Ray.
Paul Davis is treasurer and J.
Dale Stentz is secretary.
Mr. Prevost pointed out that
$1,000 In the budget for the live
stock show early this fall will be
supplemented by other agencies,
and result in the largest and one
of the best such events ever
staged in Western North Carolina.
Two V conventions Masons and
Dentists are also included in the
budget in addition to $100 for
the band, and $75 towards building
tennis courts at the high schooL
"Our entire program is desig
nated towards constructive means,
which will bring about better con
ditions in our community in fact,
it will make it an even better place
to live," President Prevost said.
TO PREACH AT HAZEL WODO
Rev. M. W. Williamson will
preach at the Hazelwood Presby
terian church Sunday night at
eight o'clock. The Rev. Mr. Wil
liamson is the pastor of the Pres
byterian church here in Waynesville.
Dr. N. M. Medford left yesterday
for Knoxville, where he will at
tend the Tennessee State Dental
convention in session this week.
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