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The w aynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAYS JUNE 5, 1941
$1.50 la Advance la Haywood and Jackson Counties
Hey Work While We Sleep
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Photo by Patsy Gwyn.
MARGARET WHISNANT, graduate nurse on night duty
'ijtood County Hospital. She is in the office on the second
L fo junds of the clock point to one o'clock in the morning,
Vito for the red light to flash on, signaling her to some sick
Editor's note This is the fifth
in a series of interviews with peo
ple in the community who "work
while we sleep," by Hilda Way
Gwyn. This week a nurse tells
of the duty in the Haywood
i Jane 12th
iOf Prominnt Hay-
Men Buy Yards, Plan
"towood Mutual Stock
I open on Thursday, June
i new board ol directors
it was announced yes-
"di were recently pur-
lf i group of prominent
Id men, and Tuesday night
'wing officers were elected:
j Bramlett, president, D. J,
poeral manager, Med-
ienrood auctioneer, Jack
I Kcretary and Jonathan
naiarer. ; Thes&: officers
jastitBte the board of di-
Lp ire advertising "Fair
ftteboth seller and buyer,"
tat the yards are "ded
better livestock and bet-'
haents will be made on
Brty before the opening
M said, at which time
p of livestock will be
ud told. : .
31 be held every Thurs-
;w o'clock rain or shine.
t Board Is
g To Locate
are beine Rhno'ht hv
N1' Selective Rprvieo T)af
J'Hlire! have heon mailoil
M either they have not
or nave failed to re-
' Upen, according to the
' after The Mountaineer
d last week carrying
bout the board want-
Sutton, a friend of the
pfte board the desired
"""Sutton was in the
Cion, and had no way
h!; tte Questionnaire,
not been contacted.
r aa soon as he re-
t . ,'
anxious to contact
7: Hardy Smith (651);
Jones (774); Edgar
Lzy 790: Edward
i" (8ll); Everett Ray
t; Arthur Pless Mes
I niS? Charle8 Gudger
have been mail.
i n. r registered
- naynesville boaid.
k ' was named
W the board of trus-
- county Hos.
ir0. U3W R. Hoey.
V" in? elect-
i, J. canton.
XtnA OH DUS1-
vies on the hos
lr? "pected to be
"Yes, I like to nurse at night
and never get sleepy. It offers a
change from day duty. I enjoy
getting ' patients ready and com'
f ortable for sleep," said Margaret
L. Whisnant, graduate nurse at
the . Haywood County Hospital
While serving her two months per
iod on night duty,
The graduate nurses at the hos
pital are given night duty at in
tervals from four to six months
and with the exception , of the
night superintendent they serve
only these assigned periods on
night duty.' Each night, however,
they are given a period of relief
-with a meal served and a bit of
Miss Whisnant is one of those
"born" nurses, who always want
ted to enter the profession. She
recalls that when a small child
she had a friend whose father was
a doctor and she and the other
little girl would make call after
call with the father, interested in
everv natient he visited.
Miss Whisnant. a native oi
Granite Falls, is a graduate of
the Davis Hospital at Statesvuie,
She had three years experience
(Continued on page 7)
Of Haywood In
Dire Need Of Rain
Three Townships Get Good
Rains While Light Showers
Fall In Others
Haywood still needs lots of
rain, as the situation is "very
serious" according to the county
agent's office yesterday.
Good rains have been reported
in Fines Creek, White Oak, Jon
athan Creek and upper Ivy Hill
sections, while showers have fall
en in Iron Duff, Crabtree, Clyde,
Beaverdam and Waynesvule.
"Over the mountain in Pigeon
and Cecil township, very little
rain has . been had," it was ex
The rains thus far have formed
over Fines Creek and White Oak,
and have spent themselves before
getting very far.
Corn is not suffering much, but
small grain and truck crops and
pastures are heavily damaged, a
general survey of the county show
Some farmers reported dry wells
for the first time in many years.
Hasten Gas Line
Project Is Moving Satisfac
torily For Getting Natural
Gas Into WNC.
"Things are moving satisfactor
ily," was the reply of W. H. F,
Millar, legal advisor of the Tennes
see Gas and Transmission Com
pany, who propose to pipe natural
gas into this section.
The query was prompted by the
recent news that gasoline lines
from Louisiana to Greensboro had
been contracted. The gasoline
lines, however, are not a part of
the project which would bring nat
ural gas here, Mr. Millar said. '
'.A bii; 'pending before congress",
known as the Cole Bill, is expect
ed to be amended to include gas
lines crossing state lines as an
emergency measure under the In
terstate Commerce Commission su
pervision This would bring things
about much quicker, it was said.
Engineers on the project say it
will take 115,000 tons of iron pipe
to build the proposed gas lines.
I it ll -
W. H. F. MtLLAR, was recently
elected commander of the local post
of the American Legion. Mr, Millar
and other officers will assume of
fice in July. ;
Mrs. H. O. Champion spent the
week-end With her mother in Gas
tonia. ' . . ;
REA Group In Washington Seeking
Approval Of 225-iiiile Extension
Ohio Cars Break
Saturday brought an influx
of travelers from Ohio.
Norman Caldwell, traffic of
ficer, estimated between 600
and 800 cars from Ohio alone
passed through Saturday. A
number of the Ohio visitors
explained that since friday
was a holiday, a large number
had taken advantage of the
week-end to make the trip to
Mr, Caldwell also reported
a large number of cars from
Indiania. In his opinion, the
number of foreign cars broke
all records during the week
Representatives of the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation
are in Washington today seeking
approval of a 225-mile extension
of the system. Appearing in be
half of the local cooperative are
James C. Moore, superintendent of
the local REA set-up, and J. C
Lynn, county agent.
The proposed extension would
put 75 miles of lines into Beaver
dam, Ratcliff Cove, White Oak and
Cove Creek in this county and
about 150 miles in Swain, Jack
son and Transylvania counties.
Richard Gerringer, of Waynes
ville, in charge of the plumbing di
vision of the local cooperative, also
made the trip. The group spent
yesterday in Raleigh at a state
wide meeting and from there went
Those making the trip besides
the Haywood men included Howard
Clapp, of Bryson City, G. H. Lack
ey, of Sylva, and J. A. Glasner, of
No Action Taken
Commissioners Asked To
Prohibit Sale Of Ale, Beer
Arid Wine On Sundays
The county commissioners have
deferred action on the request of
a group on Monday, that a ruling
be made prohibiting the sale of
wine, ale or beer between the hours
of midnight Saturday and the same
hour Sunday night.
Another group, opposed the pro
posal requested the commissioners
yesterday to refrain from taking
any action. ;
The board said the matter was
under advisement until a latter
date. . ...:.' ;'V , f' i-'
Abiding By New
Traffic Jams Avoided As
New Laws Go Into Effect,
Plenty Of Parking Places.
Motorists are co-operating in
every way, since the new traffic
laws went into effect Sunday, ac
cording to Norman Caldwell, traf
"We have issued several warn
ings, but in general the motorists
have been most co-operative."
An extension of time was given
the bus company, in regards to
parking on Main street, until the
alley in the rear of the stores
could be completed. Work has
been held up on the alley for sev
eral days due to the power shovel,
but work is to be resumed this
week, possibly today, it was said.
Officers also explained that light
weight trucks could park on Main
street the same as an automobile
as long as they parked in desig
nated places and observed the 30
minute parking limit. :
Parking places have been plen
tiful since the law went into force,
and parking lots have been used
extensively, instead of crowding
"Since Saturday night we have
not had a traffic jam," Mr. Cald
For USO Set At $500
LIEUTENANT TH ELM A COL
TON, of the Salvation Army
Mountain Mission Corps, has re
ceived word from the Charlotte
headquarters that she has been
promoted to the rank of captain.
Captain Col ton will have charge of
the spiritual work in the seven
mountain centers that she will be
working with her officer, Adjt.
Fire Hazards In
Rains over the county during
the past week have reduced the
hazard of forest fires, according
to Daniel Blake, district ranger,
who was here yesterday making
an inspection of damages done by
"Between 35 and 40 forest fires
have been recorded in Haywood
since January he said. "Of
these, 99 per cent were started
by human carelessness. About a
week ago, one was started by
"With the recent rains, the sit
uation is pretty well cleared up,"
Because of the continued drought
throughout the state, Governor
Broughton issued a proclamation
this week, setting it apart as for
est fire prevention week.
Meet On Saturday
Will Complete Plans For
Second Annual Livestock
and Home Arts Show Here
A special meeting of the direc
tors and officers of the Haywood
County Livestock and Home Arts
Show will be held Saturday after
noon, at. two o'clock at the court
house. The purpose of the meet
ing is to complete plans for the
second annual show wbielr'wW Mr
held the middle of September.
The officers have named tne
committees for every department
of the show, and announced them
yesterday. Officers and directors
C. T. Francis, president; Jarvis
L. Palmer, W. A. Bradley and Mrs.
Paul Hyatt, vice presidents; W.
A. Medford, Jr., secretary, and
J. R. Boyd, treasurer.
' Jonathan Woody is general su
perintendent, and the publicity
committee is composed of W. A.
Medford, Jr., W. Curtis Russ,
Harley Wright, and W. C. Allen.
J. R. Boyd heads the finance
committee, with Geo. A. Brown, Jr.,
Bill prevost, and Joe E. Rose.
W. C. Kinsland is in charge of
Russell Rogers will be in charge
(Continued on page 12)
Dr. Green Will
Speak Here At
President Of Coker College
And An Authority On World
Affairs, Is Coming
Drv Sylvester Green, president
of Ooker College, will be the
speaker at a union service here
Sunday night at the First Baptist
church, at eight o'clock.
Dr. Green, a former outstand
castor, and authority on world
affairs, i being brought brt by
the WaMwSllLKfltajry Club ; -.V
"Dr. Green nas a gift of inter-
oerting events and trends of in
ternational affairs, and how it
effects America,"' J. C. Brown,
president of the sponsoring club
said. "He is a forceful speaker,"
The public is invited to attend,
and hear a man who nas held im
portant pastorates in many south
em states, and served as secre
tary of the State Baptist conven-
Show An Increase
Tax collections in Haywood are
considerable above last year, ac
cording to a report given the com
missioners this week by J. (E. Fer
guson, tax collector and tax su
The report shows that from May
6 to June 2, a total of $10,969.64
was collected. Some of this was
for taxes as far back as 1927.
This is a net gain of $4,036.63
over the same period last year, the
Woody Named Director
Wellco Shoe Corporation
Jonathan Woody has been nam
ed a director of the Wellco Shoe
Corporation, which will manu
facture shoes in the Dayton Rub
ber Manufacturing plant at Ha
zelwood this summer.
The firm has a sales office at
100 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Mrs. Gwyn Breaks
Left Arm In Fall
Mrs. T. L. Gwyn was suffering
considerable pain last night, from
a broken arm, which she sustain
ed early Tuesday morning when
she fell at her home. Both bones
of her left arm were broken.
Mrs. Gwyn is associate edijor of
C. Of C. Campaign
Directors of the Chamber of
Commerce are scheduled to com
plete their annual drive this week
for funds for the $4,200 budget.
Reports yesterday were incom
plete, but indications were that
the goal would be reached.
No dates have been made for
the annual victory dinner.
StovaD Will Not
Build Now, He Says
Dewey Stovall, owner of the
Main Street property opposite
Smith's Drug Store, said this week
that he had no immediate plans
for building on the site, although
excavations are underway.
The owner of the property ex
plained that the town needed dirt
to fill in the alley which they are
building, and the lot would have
to be excavated for any building,
so it was to the advantage of both
that the dirt be moved from his
lot at this time. .
Charles Ray Heads Group
To Stage Campaign For
Funds To Help Service Men
Representatives' from civic, so-
cial and service organizations in
Haywood, will unite under the re
cently organised Haywood unit
of the United Service Organiza
tion, to make plans for raising the
$500 quota assigned this county,
it was announced yesterday by
Charles Ray, county chairman.
The U. S. O. is a war service
organization endorsed by the Pres
ident, the army and navy, which
will bring together six national
agencies in a program of service
to persons engaged in national de
fense activities. It will benefit
directly the several hundred Hay
wood men who are now in the
army and navy.
The organizations plans to es
tablish recreational centers for sol
diers, sailors, marines and de
fense workers in sections where
needed. U. S. O. centers will be
located at every camp in North
The chairman explained that
during the first World War, all
six of the national agencies tried
in part to operate in every camp,
naval station and manufacturing
center. There was a lot of dupli
cation of endeavors, and in many
instances, it caused a hardship on
the officials in charge of the cen
ters. The government, realizing
that six of the national worth
while agencies could not adequate
ly fill the needs of every camp or
manufacturing center at one time,
requested that they combine their
efforts, and let the government
assign to each certain areas ana
sections to care for, and in ao
doing, the government would pro
vide the necessary sousing facil
ities. This, of course, would M
impossible to provide all tlx at any
on, t tha .centers, it waa poiatea
'In view of this program,- r.
pv said, "it will mean donations
from the people back home in order
that the work can be CMriwl on
with the young men and women in
service or conjested manufacturing
(Continued on page 7)
Haywood Leads J
Counties In State
In AAA Lime j
Haywood county leads all other
counties in North Carolina inr
the amount of lime used under the
1941 program of the AAA, accord
ing to the county farm agents.
Since November the 1st, 1940,
when the current program was in
augurated, up to the present date ,
the Haywood farmers have applied"
140,000 tons of lime to their land.
This has been done at a total cost
of $25,000 which includes the cost
and hauling of the lime.
"What this amount of lime will
mean to the Haywood county farms
cannot be estimated in values to
the land owners," said J. C. Lynn
in discussing the record made by
the farmers in their co-operation
with the AAA program.
ARM IN FALL
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Uim y after hav-
k.bone8 her left
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To Direct Campaign To Raise Haywood's $500 Quoto For U. S. 0.
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w T. HANNAH, county.
P' " wide secreUry-teasurer. L . . .... ...... , ... ,
i rriARLES RAY, county REV. M. R- WILLIAMSON, chair- LEE MeELRATH. chairman of ROBERT H. HANES,
j j WtASmaiT of Waynesville area. Unton area. man
Parris Is Head
Of New Grocery
P. H. Parris, well known gro
ceryman, of Hazelwood, is an
nouncing this week that a formal
opening of a modern grocery store
with an up-to-date meat market
will be held next week. Mr. Parris
is manager. The name of the firm
will be announced at that time, ha
The store is in the rock building
on the highway just opposite the
Mr. Parris has had over 18
years of experience in the retail
grocery business in Hazelwood.
For over a year he was associated
with a wholesale firm. Details
of the store and dates of the
formal opening will appear in this
newspaper next Week.
Work Moving Fast
On The Parkway
The pioneer road on the Blue
Ridge Parkway between Soco and
Big Witch Gaps, has been com
pleted for about two miles, accord
ing to Lowdermilk Brothers, gen
Several , additional pieces of
heavy machinery have been put
on the seven-mile project, and
work is moving satisfactorily, with
more than 100 men employed.
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