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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 ,
W AYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JULY 3, 1941
$1.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Conntlea
(. Even 100 Registered In
Lesvilleand 98 In Can
L With Haywood Draft
ins voung men who
1H enousrh to vote
general draft registrar
Ortober who regisweicu
d here and in Canton on
hL'the estimate fell short of
! 250 that had Deen preuicwu,
, -mW of volunteers in
.....rtaven among those under
cvui . .
ntj-one years or age account
lie jmaller numDer oj. rKiD-
wcording to to the local
t pen 100 registered in Way
&e, The places of registration,
Ui. nntv. the offices of the
W . I ,
logrda, were open from 7 in
I morning to W ociock in uw
i-u. .) cWks of the local cf
urived shortly before 7 two
i were waiting to be registered,
fast man to be signed up was
Eiim Jesse Mills, of . Waynes
L md the last. Leo Buckner,
fi card was filled out around
in the evening. ;
jjf the 100 men, 85 were resi-
ta ol this county, out were
U out of the state as follows:
Irom Mississippi. 3. from Ten-
Isee, 1 from Georgia, and 1 from
tim, while the other 9 were
k North Carolina. Two of the
0f the 98 registered in Canton
I; 6 were from out of the coun-
tith only 1 out of the state,
tone being in Georgia.
Judffe Bobbitt To
Preside Over Term
Of Criminal Court
Docket Rather Heavy With
Possibly Two Murder Cases
Scheduled For Trial.
Judere William H. Bobbitt. of
Charlotte, is scheduled to preside
over the July criminal term of
Superior Court to convene on Moii-t
day, the 7th.
The docket is rather heavv wr i
a number of important cases to
come up for trial.
The jurors drawn for the term
First week Beaverdam. W. M.
Allen. C. Guv HioDS. J. K. Caddy.
W. J. Cogdill; Fines Creek, F!uyd
Fisher, H. L. Justice; East F .k,
J. Harrison Feece; Ivy Hill, D:m
Carpenter, Alney Mehaffey; Crab
tree, G. W. Messer, Crawford Best;
Waynesville, W. H. Frazier, Burl
McCaha, Grover Leatherwood,
Geortre Troutman. W. H. Burcrin;
Pigeon township, Burton S. Blay-
lock; Iron Duff, Joe Medtord:
Clyde, Marvin Rhmehart, fcam JJ.
Rathbone: White Oak. Lloyd
Teague; Jonathan, Gaddy Howell.
Second week B e a v e r d a m,
Charles A. Smith. Harry N. Mat
thews. A. J. Gillis: Ivy Hill, As-
bury Bradley, Frank A. Setzer;
Waynesville, George Galloway,
Ellis Setzer, Jerry R. Mull, Charlie
Scruggs, Gaston Ferguson, M.
Stamey: Crabtree, Thomas Fer
onunn Knh Rocern: Iron Ulllr
Clarence A. Dotson, L. B. Brown ;
White1 Oak. Talmadge Hoglen;
Fines Creek, C. S. Green ; East
Fork, James R. Metcalf; Clyde,
Fred S. Medford.
itv Police Ts -
.Funeral servfs will be held this
mm at ton o'clock at the Shen.
1 Wneral Hnma in Hpnrlerann
t. for W. R. BnmoM 89 fnrm.
thief of police of Waynesville,
mea at tne home or his daugh
ters. J. W. firnstv in tlniid
TueSfiftV mnrninty of Q efn1ine
Following the funeral services in
mersonville the body will be
nere tor burial in Green-
i cemetery, where brief final rites
1 he cnnHnpfo4
i Serving as pallbearers will be
Nsons as follows: Eugene
twty, Robert McClure, Blaine Mc
(f. and 0. C. Gray, all of Ashe
Edwin Potest, of Waynes-
Ji nd Clvde Fisher of TTorel-
to. Burnett is a native of this
unty. hut hoA
Hendersonville for the past
- jcura. ne served at one time
npenntendent of roads in Hay.
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!. ' two omer aaugnirs,
B. McClure and Mrs. M. A.
ltpntii tit ...
i . j . waynesville, ten grand
fUoren anH i j. j
W. (,Westt'rn North Carolina
ET y v:u will meet in the au
fnam of the Hazelwood Bchool
ff 7 evening, July 8, at
l- H. Wooten, of the Gulf Oil
IniT ? W1U 8Peak on "Industrial
""cation and 5t t
A feature f the evening
i - peciai numbers by a ne
Pqnartette from the Ecnsta
ilr Corporation at Brevard.
lPresentatives from the State
Z 8 Compensation Bureau
L: - Bailey, chairman th
Zl ngof trophies.
L Unagnsta Manufacturing Com-
n''e & Pilkington Co Inc.,
r 00d; the Sylva Paper
Utu r "nuanaia rower anu
v pany f Franklin; and
l' Wrohna Wood Tnrnino- Oim-
j0 Rotary Club
toft ?ew members were taken
Friday Rotary Club here Uat
-neh v y 'were Presented by
"WL ie. and welcomed by
v8'- Thev were: Guv
8. IfJi, ke Janalnska, Rev. R.
Frank Ferguson, Jr.
Is Given Federal
Frank Ferguson, Jr., local at
torney, has been appointed by
JuHce Yates E. Webb to try petty
offenses committed in the national
park, jiational forest or on any
other tfoVeMrrfent Sr'.pd property
in this. ylcinityTV , - I
All euch violatio- t of the law
have heretofore bet f 'yied in Bry
son City, but owir ' o the large
nrp of eovernmeni i. ,nds covered
in this section, it has not proved
feasible to have all cases tnea
there, so the appointment of Mr.
Ferguson was made lor tnis sec
The appointment was made lor
a four-year term Deginmng uu
June the 2nd.
Mr. Ferguson is a graduats or
DnV University and following his
oraduation taUeht for a few years
in the local Schools, tie was a
mitted to the bar in 1939.
Verdict In Whitted
Death Given As
Unavoidable death was the ver
At w in-rv at the coroner's in
UIVV V W..w J -
quest held in Ashevme on jwonaay
morning over the death of Allen
whittpd 45. of the Candler sec
tion who was struck by an automo
bile driven by W. T, Crawiora, locai
ottnmev around .9:10 oaiuruay
It was brougnt out it mt,""
f tWat a nassine car naa
Mr Crawford so that when
v. j;aAAVaT-oH him walkine about
15 feet ahead he swerved his car
and the man moved in tne same di
rection so that the accident was
unavoidable. s "
Mr Whitted was rusneu
Asheville hospital and lived until
about 3:15 Sunday morninK.
, w. ;jont occurred two and
half miles South of Candler near
the T. L. Miller store.
One Killed, Two Hurt As Car And Truck Crash
. i . i . 1 i 1 . J . . nn J VA..t t,ilr ffnmoliuVied Aa thp fOitlllt of ft
une man is aeaa, iwo seruiumy iiijueu, cw u ucai; - - -
head-on collision just beyond Hazelwood early last Saturday morning. Photos by Homer Davis for I he
Bank To Close
This Afternoon For
The First National Bank
will close at the regular hour
two o'clock this afternoon and
will not reopen until Monday
morning at nine o'clock.
The week-end holiday has
been declared for all state and
national banks by . the gover
nor of the state, according to
the officials. Any transaction
of business during the two-day
holiday will be regarded as
Opening Of Library
To Be Observed
Plans are being made bv the
board of dierctors of the Waynes
ville Public Library to observe
the fiftieth anniversary of the
opening of the institution to the
public on July 11th, I8U1.
On Fridav afternoon the 11th
open house Will be held in the
building with the board entertain
ing at tea. The public is general
is invited to attend an dinspect
the building on which a number oi
improvements have recently been
made. . .
The members of the board who
operated the library for , years
before the current board took
over the management will officially
receive the callers on Friday.
A silver offering win De taicen
cive the citizens of the com
munity an opportunity to show
their appreciation ol this nau
century of service, which ha been
..iv.ia nnlv hv clasfl mansife-
ment and time given by those who
One man met his death, another
is in ' a critical condition and
third is badly hurt as the result
of a head-on-collision of a car and
a truck on the Balsam road around
midnight on Friday. .
Emanuel C. Markowiti, native
of New York City, jewelry sales
man, 47, who was driving the car,
suffered fatal injuries and died
at 11:10 o'clock Sunday morning
in the Haywood County Hospital
where he had been taken for treat
ment. ' His wife arrived by Diane
and reached here before his pass
Officers visitine the scene after
the accident wereiof the opinion
that Mr. Markowitx must - have
been asleeD when he passed the
truck since it was directly in front
of his car, with the latter on the
wronir side of the hisrhway.
The dead man suffered severe
internal Injuries, his chest was
knocked in by the steering wheel
and his head was cut by the wind
shield. The body was shipped
North on Monday and final rites
Will be conducted this week in the
Bethel Cemetery In- -Borgin coun
Ed Wooten. of Ardi. unver Oi
ment ana time given i . ..w-.., -,- , - t
have worked for years for the the truck owned by Perry Alexan
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A Dream Of 30
A Reality Today
Tndav trucks will be turned in
on the back street running parallel
with Main street, extending from
the Puroil Station to East street
Fnr thirty years the need of this
nassaire way has been agitated
to aid traffic on Main street, but
it remained for the present town
officials to see the project through.
While the street will in all prob
ability be known always as the
"back alley," it is in reality a street
from 20 to SO feet wide, with a
'substantial eight inch bed of
All trucks delivering merchan
dise to the stores on Main street
in this area are required by a city
ordinance to use this back street
during certain hours. This also
applies to the passenger buses
Hjivwnnd Housewives Will Save About
$35,000 Yearly Jrom Sales lax un rooa
Former U. S.
Consul To Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Hona
ker,: of Washington, D. C., were
guests during the past week here
at "Blink Bonnie." Mr. Honaker
has been Consul General to Ger
many from the United States for
the past seven years, located at
Mr. Honaker has been in the
diplomatic service for thirty years
and his career has been marked
by many interesting experiences.
He is a nephew of Mrs. S. A.
Jones and this was his firs; viit
here since 1904 when he was a
student at the Bingham school
for boys in Asheville.
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Thpir Weekly Meeting
Aaron Prevost, new president of
iv. villa Rotarv Club.' will
me . j 'v- . , .
nreside at the first meeting of
the new year on d
A decision Was reached yester
j... ".Vir." the weekly meeting
Mm nince it was a national
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holiday. :' - ' :
Clyde R. Hoey To Make Principal
Address At LaKe un
Christian Patriotism will be the
. t oiro Junaluskas ob-
seance "of Th7 Fourth of July.
Probably the most extensive pro-
cram ever plannea, duv d .
ara ort the Independence
Highlights of the programmed
evS include an evening address
!I a o'clock by former Governor
Syde B ? Hoey; of Shelby, on the
Snic "Our Country-Peace or
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The lilting of the sales tax of
3 per cent on Tuesday, July 1st,
from North Carolina's breadbasket
will save the housewives of Hay-
Wood county approximately $35,000
a year, according to local authori
ties, estimate based on the State
figures and those of other counties.-.:
The housewives of the state will
be saved a total of more than $2,-
000,000, state authorities claim.
The remove! of the tax is the result
of a. bill oassed n the last legis
lature, which was one of the main
planks in the platform of Governor
Breughton in his campaign.
From now on all food products
used in the preparation of the
meals in the home will be tax
exempt. However, the three per
cent tax will continue to be col
lected on many household articles
purchased at grocery' stores, such
as candy, mops, bluing, soaps, and
other, supplies of this type.
"If housewives," says J. B. Vog
ler, who introduced the bill in the
General Assembly, "will only keep
in mind that all. food for human
consumption is tax free and that
everything else is taxable there
- (Continued on page 12)
Elizabeth Francis Takes
Up Duties As Assistant
Home Agent of Iredell
Miss Elizabeth Francis left Sun
day for Statesville, where she will
assume her duties this week .s
assistant home demonstration
agent of Iredell county.
Miss Francis is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Francis ami
urns irraduiited last month from the
Woman's College of the Univer
sity of North Carolina.
D. A. Howell Is
. D. A. Howell was named city
collector of privileged taxes "last
Thursday at a meeting of the town
Mr. Howell served as city tax
collector lor I three-year period
a few years ago and also served
as tax collector of Haywood coun
ty for one year.
Mr Howell's work will include
collection of all items that come
under the srrouninir of privilege
taxes, including the operation of
hotels, tourist homes, places oi en
tertainment, chain stores, sales of
wines and beer and numerous other
specially taxed items.
Of Town Employees
The Hazelwood board of alder
men this week re-anoointed the
heads of all departments of the
town for the coming year.
j . R. Hovle was retained as treas
nrere! R. B. Woodard as clerk
George Summerrow as tax collector
and in charge of the water depart
.Jerrv Roeers will remain as
chief Of police, and William Med'
ford, Is town attorney.
Mavor Clvde Fisher said yes
terday that work on the budget
for the coming fiiscal year would
be completed as the annual audit
in (tuhmitted the board. The au
ditor plans to complete the Work
in ten days.
No changes have been made in
the nrivileire license taxes for the
current year, it was pointea ous.
A New High
was reached this week by
Again this week, the cir
culation department added
over 100 new subscribers.
1,000 Crappie Placed
In Lake Junaluska
During Past week
One thousand crappie were placed
in Lake Junaluska last week ac
cording to G. C. Plott, county game
and fish warden.
The fish, which belong to the
brim family, were 6 inches. While
thev are around 14 inches at ma
turity, the legal size for fishing is
For July 4
Program At Lake Will At
tract Hundreds, As Busi
ness In General Suspends.
Observance of the Fourth for
this community will center around
the all-day program at Lake Juna
Business in general will ob
serve Sunday hours, with the bank
and state offices remaining closed
until Monday. The court house
officials will have a one-day holiday.
Some of the stores in Hazel
wood and at Lake Junaluska are
advertising in this issue that they
will remain open all day the
Sport fans will have a diversity
of events to select from. Hun
dreds are expected to take to the
streams, while the golf courses an
ticipate capacity crowds. Begin
ning at three o'clock, the inter
city softball teams of Waynesville
and Canton will play. Four games
will be played at eacn town, a
full program of athletic events are
scheduled for the lake, also.
The address by ex-Governor
Hoey at eight o'clock at the lake
ia evnerted to attract several thous
and, while a large number plan to
hear senator tiaiiey in a western
North Carolina political rally m
Asheville at the same hour. ,
A dance at the Piedmont tonight
will mark the first festivities of
the Fourth. The sauare dance at
the Hotel Gordon, sponsored by
the Woman's ciun is expected to
attract large numbers.
A central aurvev of hotels and
boarding houses this week showed
a large number of reservations
had been made, and a heavy influx
of visitors are expected over the
week-end. , :
Tom P. Jimison Is
Visiting In Haywood
' Tom P. Jimison, of Charlotte, is
spending several weeks visiting
relatives and friends in Haywood.
Mr. Jimison is a native of Hay
wood, and several years ago when
conducting a daily newspaper col
umn in Charlotte gave this section
many a boost. Mr. Jimison is a
At present he is staying with his
sister, Mrs. W. M. Tate, of Lake
A total of 109.095 persons, in
61,005 vehicles, visited the Great
Smoky Mountains National Park
durinor the month of June.
This was an increase of 32 per
cent over travel to this park dur
ing June, 1940, and brings travel
for the travel year to date wen
over the half -million mark, and 35
ner pent ahead of the correspond
ing period for 1940 (travel year-
October of one year througn Sep
tember 30 of the next). The visit
ors were from all 48 states, the
District of Columbia, Hawaii, Fan
AIM. the PhiliDDine Islands, Cuba
Central and South Americas, and
two Canadian provices. Fifty
three per cent of the visitors were
from other than the local states
of Tennessee and North Carolina,
in which states the park is locat
ed. Tennessee furnished the most
visitors, with North Carolina, Illi
nois, Ohio, and Indiana following
in the order named.
Heaviest travel on any one day
during the month was on Sunday,
June 15, when 15,689 persons vis
ited the park.
Senator Bailey To Address Politica
. '. fJSSJl SBJ SJJ SK
Rally In Asheville un h riday Nignt
triotie rally, the fir8t
of its kind conducted in Western
North Carolina in many years, will
knnr tniret.her citizens from 22
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counties in Asheville on the night
of July 4 to hear an important ad
dress by Senator Josiah W. Bailey
Not only Western North Caro
lina, but the whole nation will fol
low the proceedings, for Senator
Bailey's speech is to be broadcast
over the facilities of the Columoia
Broadcasting Sytem from eoast-to-
invitations to attend the meet
ing' have been sent out to many
public officials and prominent per
sons in the western counties. Pos
ters explaining the purpose of the
rally have been distributed for
1 1. j: 1
pUDlIC display. ,
Senator Bailey, despite the press
of official business in Washington,
has agreed to come to Western
North Carolina because he leeis
J SENATOR J. W. BAILEY
In Out-Of -County
Farm Tour On 15th
Tnterest in the OUt-of -county
farm tour to be taken by Haywood
county farmers and business lead
ers on July 15, 16, 17, and 18, is
growing, according to the larm
The tour promises to be one of
the rnont educational and spec
tacular tours ever taken in the
The date of the tour has been-
ret at a time when the crops of"
the state are in their prime.
Some oi the hign lights ot tne
tour are a visit to Morocroft Farms
at Charlotte, owned by ex-Governor-Morrison,
a trio to the coast andt
a deep sea fishing expedition, a
ride out on the sound, a visit to me
mansion to see Governor and Mrs.
Broughton and a stop at State
Persons wishing to make the
tour are asked to make applica
tion at the county farm agents'
Mrs. Boyd Becomes
For Three Counties
Mrs. Jimmie Boyd, former area
supervisor of the NYA, has been
appointed Youth Personnel Inter
viewer of the counties of Haywood.
Henderson and Transylvania un
der the re-organization plan of the
National Youth Administration in
Mrs. Boyd will be in the NYA of
fice in the court house here each
Tuesday and in the afternoons on
each Thursday for the puprose
of interviewing youths interested
in the NYA program and to take
applications for entrance in the
various NYA centers.
Mrs. Boyd has been connected
with the NYA work in this sec
tion for the past five years.
Fisher On Advisory
Board Institute Of
Clyde Fisher, mayor of Hazel
wood, has been appointed to rep
resent this congressional distrfet
on the advisory board to co-operate
with the Institute of Govern
ment staff in working out a train
ing school program for city and
county officials in this state.
The appointment was made by
Albert Coates, director of the in
stitute of government at the State
(Contined on page 7)
CLYDE K. HOET
d Yates Bailey.
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