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The w aynesville- Mountaineer
. Published In The County Seai of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
lyESTH YEAR NO. 29 , Sixteen Pages
W AYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1941
$1.50 la Advance la Haywood and Jackson Counties
fasomc Meeting Will -Be July 21 - 22 EES
Standing Masons Are
fed To Take Part On
Ls from all sections of East-
fcnci will begin registra
Sunday for the 7th an
Maimer session m waynes
i kree attendance is ex-
iwording to Dr. J. R. Me
lt, incal chaiman on ar-
" ". - . ... . n .
kmts. The first event on ine
Uij program, is the special
i at the irst Baptist cnurcn,
dock, Sunday with William
' Smith, an outstanding lay-
lid Mason, of Raleigh, speak-
Ling at 9:30 Monday morn-
the Masonic Temple, will
the opening of the Grand
11 of North Carolina by the
Master. Included on the
la will be introduction of
address of welcome by
Master C. B. Shulenberger.
ki by visitors, and closing
Doric Council No. 20. of
kille, will take charge and a
from Charlotte will confer
fleet master's degree. The
will then adjourn for lunch,
liming at 2:30, the delegates
jrirt to the Masonic Marker
jck Gap Camp, where a short
W will be held, and then eon
It Heintooga Bald for one of
ktiews in the park. "
MO Monday enlng . will
tie conferring oinh i. JJ;
by the thrice - illustrious
council of North Carolina. ',,
fine o'clock the annual Ma-
Dance at the Armory to
the public is invited. In ad
to the dance, the committee
prge have secured the ser
if one of the outstanding ma
s of the country, who will
thirty mmute program at
(Continued on page 8)
)se Of 1941
N receipts of this year are
n I decided gain over those
F year for the same nerinHa.
to Postmaster J. Harden
be month of June, 1940, they
UW3.03, while last month
ched $2,902.36, ,
the 1st of this month
the Hth thpro hao Kaon .
F $645 over the receinta of
Quarter of Anrii; Mw d
last .ear the total re
re&ched Sff.Ri9fia.-in iaAn
' just closed during the
period this year, the total
P Helena Hendrix d Jame8
' "m of Hazelwood, were
Hers thi - .v '
- vi me Buvsr
eri each Tuesday evening
I" K)uare danesa held at
Wea ,on jfcrk in Asheville.
waple wcre eligible to com
tk 1AsheviUe contest be
ey had been selected as
; uple on the floor.at the
Monday night dance at the
m Wynesville Armory
the local State Guard.
testi are beta .teged
t fcfV0?8 the winners
C Ashevill. On August
rnr,. ... 1 winner x
Pl Will k. kij -a. ....
,' """iR couple will
Back trom tfntain TT l r r
rv 1 naywooa ijoes uver
Top On U.S.O. Drive
i-v "J '
First woman to ferry a bomber to
England, American aviatrix Jacque
line Cochran ta shown back In her
New York apartment after return
on a ferry plane to Canada and a
quick hop to LaGuardia Field. She'a
sitting on her odd map floor.
Krand prize free
ith $50 for spend-
t each dance to
. ' "nnounced yester-
i will k. w ,,uy zi nis
."iu be on tii j
118 dpnt.,1 . .
! K. wees nave been
Ohio Man Suffers
Broken Arm In
Larry Schelter, 21, of Hamil
ton, Ohio, was seriously injured as
the result of a collision with bis
car and a" half ton truck Which
owerre(yaroand S:45 Monday af
ternoon in front of the A. B. Ar-
rington store on the Balsam road.
Fred Cline, 36, of Bryson City,
was the driver of the truck, but
escaped unhurt from the collision.
It was alleged by those visiting
the scene that the accident was due
to the wet condition of the high
way and was almost unavoidable.
The total damage to both vehicles
was estimated to be between two
and three hundred dollars.
Young Schelter, an employe of
the plant of the Champion Paper
and Fibre company located in Ham
ilton, suffered several broken
bones in an asm, with the hand
crushed. He was rushed to the
Haywood County Hospital for im
mediate attention and has since
been moved to the Biltmore Hos
pital, where every effort is being
made to save his arm.
I. E. Verble Takes
Over Duties Of
I. E. Verble, of Concord, has
assumed his duties as sanitarian of
Haywood county with the health
department. Mr. Verble succeeds
George A. Kunze, who was re
cently transferred to a similar po
sition in Leaksville;
Mr. Verble has been in the work
smce 1938 and has served as coun
ty sanitarian in both Cabarrus and
Burke counties, coming here from
Morganton, where he served the
84 From Haywood
Enjoying Tour In
Spent Yesterday Afternoon
Boating At Morehead City;
Go To Raleigh Today.
By Staff Correspondent of The
MOREHEAD CITY, July 16.
The 84 Haywood persons on the an
nual out-of-county farm tour, went
boating this afternoon, after driv
ing in almost continuous rain since
leaving Waynesville early Tuesday
morning. All sections of Hay
wood are represented,
The tour is running on schedule,
and many are seeing the cypress
and long leaf pine country for the
Tonight the group of 64 men and
20 women will spend the night
here by the sea, and early Thurs-
day morning will leave for Kins-
ton and then on. to Raleigh for
the remainder of the day and the ;
longed-looked-for banquet at
State College Thursday night.
Friday morning the party will
leave the capital for Durham to
visit a THcco factory and a short
visitn Duke " University campus
and "then.: to Greensboro. From
Greensboro the tour will go direct
ly to Waynesville, arriving about 8
Tuesday morning the first stop
was made at J. u. Cleveland's
farm near Hendersonville, where
an outstanding herd of Herefords
At Charlotte the tour visited the
farm of former Governor Morri
son, with its herd of 400 Jersey
cows, hundreds oi cnickens, sheep
and hogs. The equipment on the
Morrison farm especially appeal
ed to the Haywood group.
The first night was spent at
Lumberton, and from there the
tour went to Wilmington and out
to Camp Davis, which all 84 agreed
was "a wonder."
The tour is traveling in 19
cars, and is running on the exact
schedule as mapped by the coun
ty agent's office several weeks ago.
The Mountaineer ha a repre
sentative on the tour, and complete
details will be given of the high
lights next week. I
County Quota Was $500,
While Total (Donations
Reach $736.64 This Week.
Haywood County over-subscribed
her U. S. O. quota by $236, Charles
Ray, general county chairman stat
ed last night as a complete check
was made. The county quota was
set at $500.
The campaign was launched
several weeks ago, and committees
from this end of the county and
from Canton worked together in
mapping the campaign plans. The
drive in Waynesville, Hazelwood
and Lake Junaluska was held
about three weeks ago, and at
Canton two weeks later. :
Rev. M. R. Williamson was chair
man of 'the Waynesville area, and
Lee McElrath was chairman of
the Canton area, and yesterday
sent the county treasurer, Mrs,
William Hannah, a check for
$283.25, making the county total
Mr. Ray said last night that
complete details of the drive would
be available for the press by the
first of the week, and would be
given In next week s issue.
The Colonel in Camp
iMMotattrf from New
Brtt, North Ctr
Join The Crowd
Tomorrow To Bid
The Boys Goodbye
A brief patriotic program
will be given at 8 o'clock to
morrow morning on the court'
house lawn honoring the de
parture of the 13 men who will
make up the first group call
ed under the Selective Draft.
Dr. Tom Stringfleld, chairman
of the local board will be in
Short talks will be made by
Major J. H. Howell and Mayor
J. H. Way, with Mayor Clyde
Fisher representing Hazel
wood. The high school band will
play "Hutchlns Field March,"
"There is Something About a
Soldier That Is Fine," and
"The Star Spangled Banner."
Old A luminum Will Be
Gathered For Defense
Call Election On
The county board of commis
sioners will: call an election on a
$50,000 bond issue for the pur
pose of building an addition to the
Haywood County Hospital at their
meeting on Monday the 21st.
While it has been learned that
definite action will be taken on
calling an election, it was also
learned that the date will in all
probability not be set on Monday.
It is mandatory for the com
missioners to call an election fol
lowing the establishment of the
legality of the petition bearing
some 1,600 names oi voters oi
the county, but the law does not
specify that the date should be
set at the time, leaving that to
the commissioners. i
It was learned unauthoritative
that owing to the present conditions
throughout the country, that the
date of the election might not be
named until sometime in the fall.
Shop Moves Quarters
Tbe Personality Beauty Shop
moved this week to their 'new and
larger quarters On the second floor
of the Boyd building.
The present quarters are about
twice the size of those formerly
occupied, according to Mrs. Ruth
Criminal Term Of Court Adjourns
After Being In Session A Week
Will Be Nominated
Nine directors to serve the
Cruso Membership Electric Cor
poration will be nominated Satur
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, when
a nominating committee meets in
the office of the firm at Clyde.
The committee will nominate a
director from each of the nine
townships which the REA corpor
ation serves. Three will be wom
en and six will be men.
The nominations will be submit
ted to the annual meeting of the
corporation on August 16th.
The nominating committee is
composed of: Joe L. Michal, East
Fork; J. W. Cathey, . Pigeon W.
F. Hipps, Cecil; W. P. Harm,
Beaverdam; J. P- KZr, Crab
tree; J. Manson Medford, Iron
Duff! D. Reeves Noland, Fines
Creek; Mr. R. W. Howell, Jona
than Creek, and Amos Medford,
The July term of Superior Court,
with Judge W. H. Bobbitt, of
Charlotte, presiding, adjourned
sine die here late Friday afternoon
with a large number of cases on
the docket carried over to the next
term of court.
In the Case of tbe state against
Herman Lowery, colored, charged
with the slaying of Glen Calhoun
and Odell Mason in an automobile
accident last September at the point
where the Ratcliff Cove road joins
Highway 19 and 23, the Jury failed
to agree. -
After the jury reported that
they had failed to come to an
agreement, a poll was taken which
Cannery Now Fired
Up For Bean And
The first bean pack of the sea
son was canned at the Hazelwood
Mutual Cannery on last Friday and
the first blackberries went into
tins on Tuesday. Some of the
latter were brought from points 60
miles away in Jackson county.
In another week the cannery will
be running at full tilt, according
to Frank M. Davis, field supervisor
and general manager. Due to the
large acreage contracted the man
agement anticipate! the necessity
later in the season of a 24 hour
operation, with a three hour shift
Mrs. Prevost Heads
Local Drive For
Mercy Ship Funds
Mrs. Whitener Prevost has been
named co-chairman with R. D.
Coleman, of Canton, chairman' to
head . the. cominitte in ..Haywood
county to campaign for fun4s to
purchase an ambulance - airplane
as a gift to the people of England
from the citizens of North Carolina.
Mr. Coleman will serve the Canton
area and Mrs. Prevost the Waynes
Other members of the local com
mittee appointed by Governor
Broughton include, W. C. Runs,
Hugh Leatherwood, J. R. Morgan,
C. C. Walker, H. Lester Burgin,
Mrs. Hugh Love, and Mrs. T. Lenoir
Assisting Mr. Coleman in Can
ton are members of the American
Legion post, Mrs. Herman F. Bol
en, Clyde R. Hoey, Jr., Albert J.
Reno, Reuben Robertson, and John
W. Shook, of Clyde,
The "Mercy Ship" will cost
$76,000 and the drive in this state
known as the "Old North State
Fund" to raise the amount will
be carried to every community of
George Ross Pou, state treasur
er, who is serving as treasurer of
the fund is urging that the drive
get underway at once as the need
for this aid to England is so
In a letter to Mr. Coleman, Pou
stated "Since the Old North State
(Con tinned on page I)
Over 6 Inches Of
Rain Falls In 15
Days On Dix Creek
The TV A rainfall station on Dix
Creek, in charge of Thomas H.
Deaver, showed 6.27 inches of rain
for the first 15 days in July, which
brought the 45-day period from
June first to 10.31 inches.
The records for the station show
This depends on the prices brought that less than an inch fell in May.
The official record for the year,
on the green vegetable market.
There are at present around
10.000 empty cases which mean
around 240,000 cans stored away
ready to be filled. Orders are
coming in daily, many of them
(Continued on page 8)
To Visit Local
The Waynesville chapter of the
order of the Eastern Star will bold
a special meeting on Saturday
showed 11 for conviction and one night at 8 o'clock for the -official
for acquittal A compromise ver-. visit of the Worthy Grand Matron,
diet was then reached with Lowery
to pay each of the widows $200
and all the costs of the action. Tbe
defense offered n evidence.
A true bill for first degree burg
lary was presented against Dews?
Harrison, negro, for alledged crime
of entering 'the residence of Mr.
(Cootineed en page )
Miss Bessie Gaddy, of Raleigh.
Tonight at 8 o'clock the regular
stated meeting will be held at
which time all tbe members are
urged to be present.
Both local members and visiting
members are cordially invited by
the Worthy Matron, Mrs. Zeb
to July 15, totals 20.77 inches. Jan
uary was 1.94; February 1.19;
March 4.34; April 2.14; May .85;
June 4.04, and the first 15 days
in July 6.27.
Points Throughout County
Are Designated Where Val
uable Metal Can Be Left.
The nation's gigantic aluminum-
srathering campaign is scheduled
for the week of July 21st, and lo
cally will be observed on July 24th
and 20th. It is estimated that
enough aluminum will be collected
iaihe United States to. construct
the aluminum parts fof 2,000 fight
er planes. ..'
Anything that's made of alum
inum will do," says J. C, Lynn,
county chairman of national de
fense. "That old kettle with the
holes in it that's been lying around
for years will help in making
plane. A careful search of pan
tries, basements, back porches, and
outbuildings will probably reveal
several items no longer usable
that will go to increase our pres'
ent aluminum supplies."
Among the items which may be
contributed are: pots and pans,
radio parts, toys, shakers, screen
ing, old washing-machine parts,
picture frames, book ends, ice trays,
measuring cups, camera equipment,
kettles, and double boilers, bottle
and jar caps, refriegator plates, and
dozens Of others.
In the Waynesville area, which
also includes Hazelwood, the Lions
Club is sponsoring the Boy Scouts
in their collection project. The
Scouts plan to make a house to
house canvas in these two towns
collecting ; all discarded items of
A committee has been appointed
for each locality, with J. W. Boyd,
chairman for Waynesville, and Dr.
G. M, Davis, chairman for Ha
zelwood, to assist the Scouts.
In the rural sections the citizens
are asked to take their collections
to the centers designated by chair
man Lynn for this purpose, which
are as follows:
Beaverdam township, Frank
Mann's store, J. B. Hipps' home;
Mrs. Harley Reno's home; Mrs.
Nora Rhodarmer's home, and
Chamber of Commerce, Canton.
Clyde township: Edwin Fincher's
Store, and Rogers' Filling Station.
Cecil township: Joe Phillips'
store, and John Rogers store.
East Fork township: Ira Cog-
burn's store, and O. M. Massie's
Pigeon township: Rlckman's
store, Bethel school (W. P. White-
(Contineed on page 8)
The Nation is appealing to all its citizens for their active as
sistance for the first time since President Roosevelt's declaratjpn
of a full national emergency May 27. . .
The Nation needs aluminum for planes and other vital items
In its defense program more rapidly than existing facilities can
produce it. Additional facilities are beiag constructed as quickly
as possible. "
In the meantime, the people of the Nation can help by donat
ing all used aluminum that can be spared from their households
without being replaced. No individual or group or corporation will
make any profit out of this transaction.
All aluminum will be used exclusively for national defense.
In theee times of national emergency conservation of all vital
national resources needed for defense purpose is essential.
So I hereby declare that July 24 and 25 be act aside in this
community for the purpose of collecting all need aluminum and I
ask the wholehearted response of the citizens In this first general
anaeal from our Government.
J. H. WAY, JR.
Mayor of Waynesville.
More Than Required Vol
unteer But Failure To Pass
Tests Give 3 Draftees.
Of the thirteen men who will leave
tomorrow in the first call in the
Selective Draft from this area,
ten will be volunteers.
More than the required number
of men volunteered, but out of the
number ten were able to pa the
physical examination, otherwise
there would have been no draftees.
The group will leave in the
morning by special bus at 8 o'clock
from the court house. They will go
to Fort McPherson, Ga., and from
there will be sent to other camps.
The following is a list of the
men, the first ten being volunteers:
Thomas Hitchcock Davis, Hazel
wood; Samuel Glenn Curtis, of
Allen's Creek; William Robert
Stillwell, Hazelwood; Vinson Wind
field Dyer, Maggie; Charles Ed
ward Rogers, Hazelwood; Glenn
McKinley Collins, Hazelwood;
James David Ashe, Waynesville;
Sidney Eugene Phillips, Hazelwood;
Joseph Ronald Evans, Hazelwood;
Harry Willard Connard, Hazel-
wood; Woodrow Dewey Arrington,
(number 76), Waynesville; George
Willard Browning, (number 73),
Allen's Creek; Hiram Leonard
Wyatt, (number 54), Waynesville,
8 Volunteers And
5 Draftees Going
From Canton Board
The' following men, the first eight
volunteers, will make up the list
accepted for service from the
Richard Robert Harkins, Can
ton; Lewis Edward Shields, Can
ton; Donald George Black, R. F. D.
1, Canton; William Lee Mull, R.
F. D. 1, Canton; Marion Lusk, R.
F. D. 1, Canton; Marvin Odell,
Cloer, Canton; Joe Sam Parks, R.
F. D. 1, Canton; Robert Pione
Pitts, 21 Oak St., Canton; Charles
Thomas Hemphill, Oakland Circle,
Canton; Barney Monroe Woody,
Cruso; Joseph Turner Cathey, R.
F. D. 2, Canton; Cecil Thomas
Darnell, Champion YMCA, Can
ton; James Woodrow Parker,
Smathers Hill, Canton; Lloyd Saw
year, R. F. D. 1, Clyde.
- The last named man' is being
transferred from the Canton board
at Morristown, Tenn., for induc
tion by the lacol board there.
5th District Of
W. N. C. Committee
J. Dale Stents was named vice
president of district five of the
Western North Carolina Commit
tees Associated, for the coming
year, at the annual meeting in
Hickory recently. .
The fifth district is composed of
Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood,
Jackson, Macon and Swain conn-
Mayor A. L. Edwards, of Hen
dersonville, was named president
of the group.
This organization is the spon
sor of the annual tour of Florida.
The organization will soon un
dertake an intensive educational
campaign throughout Western
North Carolina, so that the people
may understand that Western
North Carolina Associated Is de- .
signed" solely to advertise Western
North Carolina to better advan
tage with a view to attracting
more tourists, more new indus
tries, more home and farm owners
and to bring about better devel
opment of the entire region.
Dr. Norton To Tell
Of Africa Travels
A travel talk on South Africa
by Dr. C. C. Norton, of the faculty
of Wofford College, Spartanbng,
is scheduled for the Rotary pro
gram here Friday at the Hotel
Dr. Norton gave his Illustrated
talk at the lake auditorium Sat
urday night, and it was declared
"to be om of the most inBeresting
ever given from the Assembly platform."
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