The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, … /
June 19, 1941, edition 1 /
Part of The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, N.C.) / About this page
page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
The Mountalneeer's Roving Reporter Visits
In Ratcliff Cove
Editor's note- The Mountaineer
traveling reporter spent some
time in Ratclifl Cove community
this week, jotting down things and
events that make news. This re
porter is covering every section
in Haywood. Watch for his column
on your section. "
The Ratcliff Cove community is
distinguished by its large number
of land-holders small but fairly
there being very few tenant farm
ers. Most all farmers in the cove
still grow wheat, and wheat this
year is fairly good. The drought
has, of course, cut pastures, hay
crops, potatoes and oats, but corn
is looking good.
The community is alive with
farming activities from the Fran
cs farm (Claude Francis, breeder
of fine beef cattle) to the head of
Underwood Cove. Every farm has
its orchard and this year the cherry
trees are bending with the ripe,
The greatest building activity
has been on the Turner farm, a
development, we were told that
no less than thirty residences have
been built on it during the past
few years. .
Tuesday the writer found Uncle
Albert Francis, 85 years old, up
and able to be ''poddering around,"
as he put it. Mr. Francis is the
oldest resident of the community.
He says he can remember when
there were only six houses in the
Ratcliff Cove and when there were
only four post offices in Haywood
county, viz: Waynesville, Pigeon
River (now Canton), Crabtree (at
Hill's store and Jonathan's Creek.
T. L. Wyatt (Uncle Tom), is in
his eighty-fifth year.
G. C. Underwood, of Johnson
City, Tennessee,: returned home
this week, after an extended visit
with relatives in the community.
John Morrow, of Cove Creek,
has just finished his residence on
the Russell farm and is moving
in. Mr. Morrow bought the farm
several months ago.
Howell Underwood has recent
ly taken work at Kannapolis," N.
., and will move his family there
Jack and Chas, Underwood, of
Johnson City, Tenn., were the
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. "Will Corzine are
new citizens if the Cove, they
having purchased about seventeen
acres, that part of the Turner old
home place from "Mr. Moore.' Mr.
Moore has fixed up the little brick
building, formerly the school house,
and now lives there.
Recipients of medals at Franklin
Institute, Philadelphia, were Ralph
A. Bard (left), Assistant Secretary
of the Navy, and Sir Gerald Camp
bell, British minister, who appeared
for Sir Chandraaekhara Venkata
Raman of India. The honor were
bestowed for Bard's development of
the submarine rescue chamber and
Raman's 80-year leadership of sci
ence in India.
A Bible school is being taught
at the Methodist church this week.
Rev. Oder Burnett is pastor of the
Baptist church and Rev. C. O.
Newell of the Methodist.
FFA Boys And
At State Meeting
Waynesville's chapter of Future
Farmers of America received its
share of recognition at the recent
ly held annual convention in Ral
eigh. . i .
Sam Amngton, the local chap
ter's public speaking representa
tive, was awarded second place in
the State contest in addition was
chosen the outstanding pupil in
the western district for the year.
A further honor was his election
to the office of secretary to the
Sam was awarded the $20 cash
prize for his efforts in public
speaking and a free trip to Kansas
City, Missouri, next fall to attend
the National Convention of Future
Farmers, by reason of having been
winner in the supervised practice
contest for , the district. He was
also recommended to receive the
American Farmer Degree in JKan
sas City next fall. This is the
highest honor a Future Farmer
may attain in the organization,
other than holding national office
and which is a prerequisite to hold
ing such office.
Others honored at the conven
tion the past week were Jimmie
Boone, immediate past president of
the local organization, Hugh Fran
cis and Francis Boyd, all elected
to Carolina Farmer degrees.
J. E. Whisenhunt
Rites Were Held
(Continued from page 1) -
Reeves, Dr, J. W, McKay, Lawson
Mehaffey, Frank Morrison.
A. P. Lawrence, Mr. Hosaflook,
Dr, 0. T. Alexander, Bill EDler, L.
C. Waddell, Bill Winchester, Ralph
Prevost, Aaron Prevost, Tom
Queen, and Grady Clayton. :
Mr. Whisenhunt, who retired
on October 1, 1940, due to ill
health, began working for the
Southern in May, 1910. He work
ed a short, while at Nantahala and
Whiting, then was sent to Whittier
where he remained for 21 years.
The last seven of his thirty years
were spent at Hazelwood. He was
the second oldest operator in the
point of service on the Murphy
For the past fifteen years he
has been a Mason, having joined
at Bryson City and moved his mem
tership to Waynesville when he
-was transferred to Hazelwood.
He was also a member of the Way
He was ft son of the late D. W.
"Whisenhunt, a prominent and
influential citizen of Andrews, and
lived his early life there.
Survivors are: his wife, Mrs.
Frances Gibbs Whisenhunt, three
sons. Harry E. Whisenhunt, of
Hazelwood, J. E. Whisenhunt, Jr.,
of Hartsville, S. C, Earl Whisen
hunt, of the U. S. Navy, located
at Honolula, Hawaii; one daughter,
Mrs. Same Lane, Jr., of Hazelwood;
one gTandson, Samuel Hounston
Lane, In; two brothers, John M,
Whisenhunt. of Long Island, N
Y, and W. R.' Whisenhunt, of
Oneida, Tenn.; . and two sisters,
Mrs. R. C. Sawyer, of Philadel
phia, Penn., and Mrs. Sam Taylor,
of Andrews. '
Fatal Disease To
Maple Trees Is
Reported In County
The county farm agents are call
ing attention to property owners
in this section of the "maple wilt,"
a fungus disease which is fatal to
maple and which has appeared in
this section in a number of cases,
according to the Appalachian For
est Experiment station in Ashe
Similar in its nature and meth
od of operation to the "Mimosa
wilt" which has also occurred in
some cases in - this section
the fungus disease which at
tacks maples is particularly bad
with the 'Norway maple, so often
used on streets.
The native red maple, found in
the mountains here, is less suscepti
ble and therefore not in the same
danger as the other variety.
A number of trees in Haywood
county have been killed by "maple
wilt," according to George H.
Hepting, associate pathologist,
with the station.
The experts are not quite sure
just how the wilt travels, but they
are' inclined to Suspect that indis
criminate pruning may have had a
great deal to do with the spread
of the disease, at least in some
Also the movement of soil, and
the movement of wood has been
found to give evidence of spread
ing the fungus to trees not infect
ed before. .
In some instances pruning has
been resorted to after the disease
has appeared, but this is believed
to be of little value.
The fungus gets into the wood
and cuts off or blocks the water
channels to the leaves eventually
killing the trees. ,
Canton Man Heads
Mack Byers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Byers, of Canton, was chos
en president of the student govern
ment association1 at the Wake
Forest-Meredith summer school at
Mars Hill College, Mr. Byers is a
graduate of Mars Hill in the class
of '41. He was president of the
Haywood County club, Sunday
school class president, and a so
ciety officer. ;.
Number Of Visitors
Lease Homes For
A number of families who have
leased houses for the summer sea
son have arrived during the past
fortnight, it was learned from the
rental agencies in town.
The leases this year, are in most
cases lor a longer penoa mm "
Several years, according v
agents. In some instances they
extend over a six months season.
Among those arriving recently
who have leased homes are the
following: Mrs. D. A. Amerise, of
Miami, who has the Barber apart
ment on Love Lane; Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Kennedy, of Miami, who has
the home of Mrs. Henry Foy; Mr.
and Mrs. L. L. Chandler, of Gould
es, Fla., who has the home of Mrs.
Syda Ray; Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Flemming, of Dellgrades, Fla., who
h taken the home of Mrs. J. B.
the Henry on Dellwood road; Mr. and
Mrs. Miller, of Miami Beach, who
are occupying the Hunter Worsham
residence on the Eagles Nest road;
and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick, of St
Petersburg, who have leased the
home of Mr. and Mrs. M. A.
Poteate on the Fairview road.
CARD OF THANKS
We want to thank our many
friends for the many expressions
of sympathy shown us at the re
cent passing of our brother, George
Canton Fire Chief
C. L. Westmoreland,
chanic for the Canto, ,
the Champion Papet
Company, was unaniniou,
ed chief of the Canton
fire department durine t
election of officers held
hall with the full ttemt
The average rate of egg pro
duction per layer for April, 1941,
was 16.26. eggs compared with
15.76 eggs per bird during April
last year, reports the State De
partment of Agriculture.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many
friends for their kindness and their
sympathetic understanding shown
in our deep sorrow and for the
many beautiful flora! offerings sent
during the illness and death of our
father and husband.
Frances Whisenhunt and family.
-.m Packages 21
Ifeer Mason Lids W
Ball Mason Lids 23c
Th milk "Tram
Q Small 22
9 Large 22
46 oz. Grapefruit Juice
DO AWAY WITH FLIES
Small Can 100
1-2 Pint 150
Spray FlUld Full Quart 35(5
SANDWICH LOAF, SALT RISING,
RAISIN, CRACKED WHEAT, 100
PER CENT PURE WHOLE WHEAT
2 lbs 27c
3 lbs 39c
Pan Cake Flour
24 lb Bab Plain or Self Rising
M IIHI -'vr
iT LyUlI White Water Rose
Makes Delicious Drinks
6 flavors bottle
'"' Fresh Corn
Cucumbers lb 50 3 large ears 1
Nice Ripe Fancy
Lettuce Celery Green Beans
f'ig Log Cabin d (6
See Us For Feeds
SHORTS 73 lb bag SI-3
100 lb Dure GRAY WHEAT $M
100 lb RED DOG
DAIRY FEED 16 per cent
DAIRY FEED 24 per cent
WHEAT BRAN 100 lbs
"The Better Food Store
Main Street HazeW
The Waynesville Mountaineer (Waynesville, N.C.)
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
June 19, 1941, edition 1
Click "Submit" to
request a review of this
page. NCDHC staff will check .
0 / 75
North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Open ONI. View system reports.
DigitalNC is a project of the North Carolina Digital Heritage
Center, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Hill Libraries and our sponsors.
Background image: Grandfather Mountain,