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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNEgVILLE, NO, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1941
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
'j Pledges Meeung
'V Says Officials.
I m iaM about half of
f Stand everybody who
fJJUd i enthusiastic
fwxts for the coming
Commerce plans to "
jPNVOst, president of the
W Commerce last .night ,
&n for funds was launched
r Vy.r w th three teams
ffw three captains, All re
(JwipaM to date in their
te raise we ui
u captains in the drive
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CapUin Stovall are R.
;fflport,J.W. Killian, J. C.
uxt Ma Grady Boyd,
ail James Queen has work
tkiB Bill Ray, Dill Howell,
lain HaroM Massie has sol
f. n hin team. Chrest
flliliuo w" 1 -Paul
Davis, and Marion T.
m learned late last mgnt
rybody in the community
Eke firen an opportunity to
i donation by the end of the
foil! in VlfiVA A
B my member of the teams
Muni to make a eomnouuoa
id to get in touch with pres-
lUlllt IWfl JM ... .
It than ii other years as the
Id tommunity events are in-
ii the smoont asxea. ine
M it ires best to have all
lit; activities neaa up un-
Mffgf a fh nlnn would
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s money and time. '
a! Group In
h Ray was appointed by
w Bronghton this week, as
! thairman of the United
by and a group of other
Men, left here Wednesday
1 for a state-wide meeting
'"sboro, at which plans will
mUted for co-ordinating
dilations which will com-
efforts with all service
inch as the Y. M. C. A.,
rum, Salvation Army and
trades in carrying out a
"1 program during this in-
im emergency. ;
hf accepted as temporary
m until tlio n MA1iij
pboro, and there he said he
I t that someone else be
N permanent chairman of
Wins Curved Bar
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Photo by Patsy Gwyn
RUTHIE WAGENFELD, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Wagen
feld, who was awardedthe certi
ficate of Curved Bar at the Girl
Scout court of honor, the award
equivalent to an Eagle Scout in
Girl Scouts Hold
Court Of Honor
Ruby Frances Brown and
Ruthie Wagenfeld Receive
High Rank Of Curved
Injured In Auto
W. Frank Bridgers, Of :
Asheville, Was Fatally
Injured and Bird Severely
Harry Whisenhunt, who was in
jured on Saturday afternoon around
6 o clock wnen the brakes of the
car in which he was riding in the
park gave way and the vehicle ran
down the highway and turned over,
was reported last night to be im
proving. W. Frank Bridgers, of
ABheville, another occupant of the
car, was fatally injured.
Mr. Whisenhunt was riding in
the car with Allen Bird of Harts
ville; S. C, when Mr. Bridgers,
president of the Smoky Mountains
Tours Company, en route to Knox
ville, picked a ride with them just
before they reached Newfound
Gap. The car in which Mr.
Bridgers was riding broke down
with ignition trouble, and while
he got a ride his companion stayed
with the car.
As they drove down the moun
tain the brakes on the Bird car
started to smoke, and a little fur
ther on they gave way and the
car picked up speed. Mr. Bird
made every effort to get the ma-
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P the Park Theatre and
CT; wn operates theaters
i City and Gatlinburg trn
l ? management, will
I Motion Picture Theater
f AKooation which is be
ljyear in Hollywood.
& the nartv iii
lenn.. whpra t.
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Mrs. Howard Choate,
i3aT r marria?e was
Wo.: e- They will
I Paint Rock, Texas, and
h t.. Hargrove,
Two members of the Waynes
ville troop of Girl Scoots, Ruthie
Wagenfeld and Ruby Frances
Brown received the hitrh award of
iiCurved Barat the xourt of honor.
which was held on Thursday I
ternoon in the Sunday school rooms
of the First Methodist church.
The Curved Bar in Girl Scout
ing is equivalent to the rank of
"Eagle Scout" in Boy Scouting, The
presentation of the awards were
made by Mrs. IE. C. Wagenfeld,
captain of the local troop.
Ruby Frances Brown is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Colvin
Brown and was graduated from the
local high school this spring. She
has been a Girl Scout for five
years. She has received a number
of merit badges in various fields,
but concentrated on music to earn
the Curved Bar.
Ruthie Wagenfeld is the daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs. E. C. Wagen
feld. She is a member of the in
coming junior class at the high
school and has held various of
fices in school She is a member
of the high school band and of the
dramatic club, and was the winner
of the American Legion award
o-iven annually to the outstanding
-girl of the eighth grade.
Doris Colkitt, daughter oi air.
and Mrs. Ben Colkitt, received the
rank of First Class Scout. She
also was awarded the following
merit badges: camp craft, boating,
life saving, hostesses, cook and
Promoted to Second Class Scouts
were: Ida Lou Gibson, Mary Ann
Massie, Jane Wyche, Else Jane
Green, Dorothy Mattel, Betty Joe
Brown, Lorraine Martel, and Car
olyn Burgin. .
Other awards included: Rosemary
Herman, photography; Lois Mas
sie, transportation and communi
cation; Mary Ann Massie, hostess;
Lula Frank Medford, bibliophite;
Dorothy Martel, hostess; . Ruby
Frances Brown, ; music, minstrel
music appreciation, dancing; Ruth
ie Wagenfeld, my troop, transpor
tation, my country, and my com-
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Car And Truck
Sale Starts Sat.
D. A. Riddle, sales manager at
Abel's Garage, announced yester
day that about thirty used cars
and trucks would go on sale here
Saturday at the garage in East
Waynesville. . '. ... ,
"I believe that this Will be the
largest number of cars and trucks
ever offered for sale at one time
in this community," Mr. Riddle said.
Claude K. Penland and his family,
of New York, were the guests dur
ing the week of the former's moth
er, Mrs. David M. Penland on the
Pigeon road, and Mr. and Fred
Plott on the Fafrview road. At
Mr. Penland is visiting
ay a ;ouv wua
.other relatives in Murphy. 4
Red Cross Head
Miss Jackson Is
Named On Staff
Of College Paper
Miss Alma Jackson, a junior at
Western Carolina Teachers College,
was recently appointed associate
editor of the Western Carolinian,
a bi-monthly publication of the
Miss Jackson is slated to write
two regular features for the paper
"Campus Wearables" and a gen
She served as secretary-treasurer
of the Journalism club and as a
member the staff for the past
year.. ; '.L"iu..
Shut nra Tecentlv elected treasur
or t nf tn dramatie clnb for the
coming year, and a member of the
Big Sister club, which is composed
of girls elected by the Woman's
Home Government Association.
Rev. H. G. Rammett
Red Cross Chapter
The Rev. H. G. Hammett, pas
tor of the First Baptist church, was
elected president of the Haywood
County , Red Cross chapter at a
meeting held on Monday night.
He succeeds L. N, Davis in office.
Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan was re
elected as vice president of the
chapter. .Others elected were
William Medford, treasurer; Mrs.
Ben J. Sloan, secretary, and Mrs.
Felix Stovall and Mrs. Elmer
Shields as members of the execu
The newly elected group of of
ficers will meet in the near f uture
to complete an organization for
the annual drive to be held in the
Of Aldermen To
AH Present City Employes
Will Be Retained In
At a recent meeting of the
newly installed board of aldermen
it was decided that the three mem'
bers re-elected would have charge
bf the deartments which were
formerly under their supervision,
according to J. H. Way, mayar.
'Hugh Massie will continue in
charge of the police and fire da
partments and of the finances.
L. M. Killian will continue to
have under his supervision the
water, lights and sewer systems,
T L. Bramlett will have under his
management streets, cemetery and
For the present it is understood
that there will be no change in
the employes of the town. Mrs.
Hugh A. Love will continue with
her duties as town clerk.
J, L. Stringfield is chief of police
and the force composed of Nor
man Caldwell, J. W. Patton, Sam
Cabe, and Tom Gilliland will be
Robert Hugh Clark will again
serve as superintendent of lights,
and Bradford Mehaffey will be in
charge of the water. Lawrence
Kerley will continue as chiel ol
the fire department. .
New Traffic Laws Go
Into Effect June 1
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On New Emblem
People in all walks of life have
been most complimentary of the
community emblem which made its
appearance last week.
A number of firms have ordered
used on their printing,
while others are anticipating use
of it in their future orders.
The Morganton News-Herald
editorially congratulated the . com
munity on the emblem, terming it
"novel idea, and the design is yery
attractive ,and well calculated ?to
attract attention when used as it
doubtless will be, extensively, on
advertising matter." v ., ,
Willis Smith Heads
Willis Smith, of f18'
elected president of the North
Carolina Bar Association at Jhe
annual convention which was held
in Greensboro last week.
Mr. Smith is the son-in-law of
W T Lee, of Waynesville, who
was for twenty years a member of
the North Carolina Corporation
General H. B. Ferguson
Has Arrived To Spend
Summer At Home Here
General Harley B. Ferguson, who
has spent the winter at various
points in the South, ,s now the
Lest of his daughter, Mrs. Otis
f"6 .t.niip He nlans to
is hme Vere in the near
fure and will spend the summer
Barrett Is Transferred
To Spruce Pine Section
r H Barrett, who has been local
representative of the Carolina Pow
er and Light Company, has been
transferred to the fZt
ritory as manager. Mr. Barrett
Sphere Monday to take-up his
new work. He will have offices m
SPWmiamnSaylors. of Asheville
came Tuesday to fin the place Irft
vacant by the transfer of Mr.
W. G. Byers To
Attend Call Meet
W. G. Byers, Haywood county's
representative"" ! the state Dem
ocratic executive committee, will
leave in the morning for Raleigh
where he will attend the call meet
ing of the state committee. '
The meeting is to be held for
the purpose of naming a successor
to Congressman A. t. Folger, as
a member of the National Demo
cratic committee, who was recently
killed in an automobile accident.
There are two candidates for
national committeeman, Ex-Governor
Clyde R. Hoey and R. J. Rey
nolds, Jr., mayor of Winston-Salem
and treasurer o f the National
New Bakery To
Open On May 30
The Waynesville Bakery will
open on Friday, May 30, it was
announced here this week by E. H.
McFarlan, owner, who operates in
Hendersonville and Canton. The
business will operate on Church
street opposite the Masonic Temple.
Mr. McFarlan has been in the
bakery business in Hendersonville
since -"i932, and last December
opened the Canton Bakery in
Canton, with Mr. and Mrs. R, B.
Pearce as managers. Mrs. Pearce
will be in charge of the business
here, which will cater to the re
tail trade and not sell at wholesale.
A complete line of high grade
bakery products will be handled,
they said, v
Poppy Day Will
Be Observed Here
Flowers Will Be Sold On the
Streets In Memory Of Uie
World War Veterans.
Poppy Day will be held here on
Saturday sponsored by the Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary, with Mrs.
Charles Burgin serving as chair'
man of the sales.'
The ooppy which will be sold and
worn on Saturday is a tribute to the
men who gave their lbres to Amer
ica 23 years ago and: jsach- flower
carries ah inspiring Aniesage for
Americans of the highest type of
patriotism. It carries memories
of the days when life itself was
not conisdered too much to give for
America, when the nation was
united in the spirit of patriotism
which brought quick Victory Over
The poppy is the memorial flower
of comrades who fell in France and
is worn to honor their memory
arid to aid those who were disabled
and their families, and the families
of the dead.
Wearing a poppy is an indi
vidual way of showing that today
citizens of this country are grate
ful for the sacrifices made.
To Open Friday
CLYDE FISHER, recently elect-
ed Mayor of Hazelwood will take
Officials To Be
Sworn Into Office
The new town officials who were
elected in a non-partisan election
on May 6, will assume their duties
on Thursday evening, May 22.
The new mayor, Clyde (Dutch)
Fisher, will be sworn into office by
the retiring mayor, W. H. Prevost.
He in turn will administer the oafh
of office to the new aldermen, R. L.
Prevost and Carl Swanger. The
other member of the board of al
dermen is Grady Smith, who was
re-elected to office in the recent
J. A. Gwyn, Retired
From Dupont Co.,
Comes Here to Live
Mr. and .Mrs. James A. Gwyn,
recently of Wilmington, Del., ar
rived on Friday to make their
Mr. Gwyn retired early in April
from the Dupont Company, with
which he hod been connected for
the past 25 years, but remained
until last week helping his suc
cessor to get established in his
Mr. Gwyn is the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Gwyn, of
Springdale Farms and spent his
earlv boyhood here. He is the
brother of T. Lenoir Gwyn, of
Waynes ville, and Mrs. F. T. Peden,
Mr. and Mrs. Gwyn have leased
the cottage owned by Jere David
T : nn .Un Doloam kitrtiuiatf unA
A , Win. Krade " f will occupy it temporarily. They
mamiwm oFnrnu nrr. n bui,d a houge nere.
Grocery on Church street, accord- n .g the former Mrg,
inrto wa riranc o , daughter of Mr.
Homer Justice, well known here, ( w -.'
and an experienced market man. ... A
He worked in one of Waynesville's TrUltt Breaks Arm
largest markets, for three years, Jn Softball Practice
tnr nnnthpf vpAr win mftnaeer :
of a market in a chain store in Carroll Truitt, an -outstanding
Asheville. . , , player of the Tannery Softball
All modern equipment nas been team, broke his left arm in two
installed, and a complete line of places last Thursday night, as he
meats both native and western was snqing imo nome ;
will be handled. ing a practice game.
Workmen To Begin Today
Widening And Graveling
Alley Behind Main Street
A power shovel and a crew of
men are scheduled to begin today
widening and graveling the alley
parallel with Main street, starting
at the Pure Oil Station and run
ning to the former Fernet property,
in the first step of preparing for
rigid enforcement of new traffic
laws which will go into effect June
The city aldermen on Tuesday
night adopted new ordinances,
which are designed to better traffic
conditions on Main street.
The city officials, in pointing out
the new laws, said, "We are taking
trucks, buses and taxis off of Main
street and other streets, putting a
stop to double parking, and in
structing the police to rigidly en
force the laws."
In prepartion for the enforce
ment, the police department have
had printed, a number of citations
which they will issue to violators
of the traffic laws.
Parking on Main street from
the LeFaine Hotel to the Hotel
Waynesville will be restricted to
30 minutes between the hours of 6
a. m, and 6 p. m.
No buses will be allowed to load
or unload passengers on Main
street after June first, the new
ordinance Sets out.
Truckers will not be allowed to
load or unload on Main street be
tween 9 a. m. and 11 p. m. The alley
back of the stores will provide
ample space for such, it was pointed
out by the aldermen.
The new ordinance also prohibits
any vehicle from standing on the
street for the primary purpose of
Advertising. Double parking will
also be prohibited.
All taxi cabe will be banned
from Mi street, 126 feet on one
aide of East street, none on Church
or Miller streets, and none on
Depot street between Main and
Montgomery.. Parking lota fac
ing any of these streets will be
Signs will be placed on all poles
oh Main street between the LeFaine
and Hotel Waynesville, setting out
the parking time limit, it was said.
The city officials also called at
tention to the law which called for
every resident who owns a car to
register with town clerk and get
a city tag. These tags cost $1.00.
The new laws are printed in full
elsewhere in this newspaper.
They Work While We Sleep
- -f hi in the fourth
CdllUI a ny r- .
in a series of interviews with peo
ple in the community who "work
- i. Hilda Way
wnue we wn . ,
Gwvn. This week a night watchman
in a local launury.teu y.
"I just naturally like to work at
rn thincr T like the night
weather. In summer it's cooler,
and here in this place
warm in winter," said Hilhard
Sheehan, night watchman of the
Mr. Sheehan is one of the
several persons, who work at night
who has recently been interviewed.
It was found, that he might be
classed as both a day and night
worker. , . ,
Mr Sheehan goes on duty around
7 o'clock at the laundry, and when
he gets off in the morning drives
a truck for another company and
does not get home until after 10:30
o'clock. . .
You might think that he would
take at once to his bed when he
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htt.T.ART) SHEEHAN. nitfht watchman who makes the rounds
of the building of the Waynesville Laundry and punches the time
clock every hour.
Local Masons Are
Honored By State
Dr. J. R. McCracken was elected
Grand Stewart of the Grand Coun
cil of Royal and Select Masters
of the North Carolina Masons at
the annual meeting of the Grand
.York Rite Masonic bodies which
Was held recently in New Bern.
C. B. Hosaflook was appointed
Grand Sentinel of the Grand and
Royal Arch chapter of North Car
olina and Dr. D. K. Medford, of
Clyde, was advanced to the Third
Veil of the Grand Royal Arch chap
ter of North Carolina. .
Dr. McCracken has been asked
on many occasions to have his name
submitted as a candidate, but at
the recent meeting he was drafted
for the position and elected by
acclamation in appreciation of his
activities as chairman of the sum
mer assembly held here each year.
Lions And Rotary
Clubs Hosts To
Group Of Farmers
The Rotary and the Lions Club
are hosts tonight lor dinner at
7:30 at the Gordon Hotel to a
group of the demonstration farm
ers of the county.
W. M. Landis, assistant chairman
of the Agriculture Relations Divi
sion of the Tennessee Valley Au
thority will be the principle speak
er of the evening.
J. C. Brown, president of the
Rotary Club, will open the meet
ing preside over the first part of
the program, after which he will
turn the gavel over to Alvin Ward,
president of the Lions Club.
The farmers who will be guests
on this occasion of the two clubs
will be hosts to the same group on
the annual farm tour to be held
later in the season.
Lee Ross, of Statesville, has join
ed the mechanical department of
The Mountaineer as operator of one
of the linotype machines.
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