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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
UyEXTirYEAR NO. 30 Twenty Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1941
$1.50 la Advance la Haywood and Jackson Counties
sMsrwMsasj . .
79 Men Of This Area Now In U. S. Service
Thirteen Leave For The Army
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Long the 13 young men who left for camp last Friday morning
10 volunteers and three draftees. I he group was given a rous
goodbye, with the band on hand and several appropriate speeches
made. Shown standing directly behind the soldiers-to-be, are
Jrs of Haywood Selective Service Board No. 1. Left to right,
ire Dr. Tom Stringfield, chairman, Dr. N. F. Lancaster, pnysi
T. L. Green and G. C. Ferguson, members, with Miss Carmen Plott,
Lt clerk and Mies" Debrada Fisher, clerk to the board, on the
m right. Photo by Joe Woodrow Davis.
volunteers And Three Draftees
t Friday Morning for Army Training
e Board Will
fins To (Jet Funds. For
W Ship To England.
In view of the hour set for de
parture a surprisingly large num
ber of people gathered on the court
house lawn Friday morning to say
goodbye to the 13 men, who left
here in the first selection made by
the draft board for this area.
The 13 boys occupied seats at
the foot of the steps at the en
trance of the court house during
the brief program. Seated direct
ly back of them were members of
the high school band in uniform.
The band gave a number of patriot
ic selections under the direction of
L. T. New, Jr. ; '.
The occasion was rather serious,
the significance of the going away
of this first draft brought world
conditions home to this community.
Lieut-Col. J. H. Howell, World
War hero, who was wounded while
his battalion was pushing toward
we board is to be placed on
street in front of Burgin's
for the benefit of the cam
for funds for the local quota
p purchase of an ambulance
F s a gift to England from
fuens of North Carolina, is
earned yesterday from Mrs.
!rter" . Prpvnat mjikflirmall
f-D. Coleman, of Canton, for the Hindenburg line, spoke to the
punty. ? I bovs. He told them what it meant
waynesville troon of Girl i to be a soldier in the army of the
p ill be in charge of the United States. He stressed the im-
working in shifts undefr, nortance of obeying orders and
N of their leader. Mrs. E.khe fact that America is worth
Kenfeld. fis-htine for. if we are compelled to
p will, be a booth located fight.
J drug store at Lake Juna-t Mary Anne Massie and Jean
Iw the, purpose of receiving Anne Bradley, representing the
pitiong. Boxes will also be inral troon of the Girl Scouts, pre
ffl some of the hotels in the sented each of the boys with cir-
Nty for the convenience of garettes.
n?. I Following the program many of
plane which is called the those Dresent went down the line
p Ship" will cost $75,000 and and shook hands with the boys
P in the state, known as led by the dralt Doara, w. ion
Pld North State Fund" to ' Stringfield, T. L. Green and G. C
we amount Rt.. will h nar.i Feru-uson. and clerks. Miss De-
pntinued on page 12) 1 (Continued on page 7)
Only 3 Draftees
Now In Service
Haywood Has Large Num
ber Of Volunteers, Includ
ing Those In National
The mountaineer still lives up
to the reputation of his sturdy
There are at present approxi
mately 600 men from Haywood
county now serving in the branch
es of the army, navy and the ma
rine corps. Out of this number
there are to date only 8 drafted
Until the last order call Hay
wood county did not have a single
drafted man. In the group leav
ing the county on last Friday were
three drafted men from Waynes
ville and five from the Canton area.
Up until this last call Haywood
was one of the three counties hav
ing such large numbers of , volun
teers that there had been no draft
eeh, the two others, Brunswick and
The Waynesvjlle draft board
serves the following townships: Ivy
Hill, White Oak, Fines Creek,
Crabtree, Iron Duff, Cataloochee
and Waynesville. There are now
in the service from this area 266
men plus the 13 who left here on
Friday. . :
Men already in service, army,
marine corps, navy, national guard
Mack Albright, William Aldridge,
Jr., Glen Weaver Allen, Harley
Manson Allen, Jr., "Dave Zack Al
lison, Edward E. Arrington,
Frank Rufus Arriiton, James
Russell Arlington, John R. Arling
ton, Lane Arrington, Larry C. Ar
rington, Lawrence Hugh Arrington,
Robert Lee Arrington, Ted Dona!
Arrington, William G. Arrington,
Roy Knox Ashe, John Best, Her
schel Mark Bishop, Archie Glenn
Boineau, Jr., Homer H. Boone.
Frank Charles Boyd, Wade
George Brown, Millard M. Buchan
an, Leo Lafayette Buckner, Charles
E. Burgess, Charlie G. Caldwell,
Kenneth C. Caldwell, Loyd
Brown Caldwell, Robert B. Cald
well, Ralph Edward Calhoun, John
Richard Carswell, Jr., Robert Love
Carswell, Rufus Thomas Carswell,
Samuel Abel Carswell, Eugene
Carver, Thad O. Chafin, Jr., Ray
mond Wid Chambers, Dallas Rhea
Clark, Paul Samuel Clark, Zeb
Thomas L. Cochran, Robert Lee
Coin, Jr., Robert Cope, Jr., Matthew
Moore Cox, Harry Crawford,
Charles Curtis, Jr., William New
ton Darr, Charles Jack Davis,
Claud Grover Davis, Edwin Wil
liam Davis, James Montville Davis,
Fryson Deaver, Alvin R. Deitz,
Jacob Ruthledge Dotson, Henry
Clay Dunavant, Charles William
Edwards, "Jr., David C, Edwards,
James Boone Edwards, John Ellis
Edwards, Mark Edwards, Max G.
Edwards, Samuel M. Edwards.
Charles Lee Ferguson, Edwin
(Continued on page 12)
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W. ROY FRANCIS
Office of Assistant
U. S. Attorney
W. Roy Francis, assistant Unit
ed States attorney for the west
ern district of North Carolina, has
tendered his resignation to the at
torny general, effective t the close
of business September 15.
Mr. Francis has held the posi
tion for the past 7 years and haa
served with signal distinction, hav
ing been active in the rederai courts
during this period. He first served
under the late Mark Erwin, and
later under Theron L. Cauble, U. S.
i (Continued on page 12)
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County Has Good
Statement In This Issue
Shows No Defaults Made
On Any Bonds Of County.
Haywood's financial condition,
according to a statement published
in toduy's issue, shows that no
bonds have bten defaulted, and
that over $102,000 in cash was on
hand to apply on indebtedness,
which now amounts to $1,414,
396.33. The report shows that $121,799.
17 in unpaid taxes are still on the
county books. Of this amount, over
$58,000 was for 1940-41, with the
lasts three years averaging slight
ly over $20,000.
Property valuation for the cur
rent year was $23,574,257.
The statement was compiled by
T. J. Cathey, county auditor.
It. G. O'Brien Accepts
Teaching Position In
Union Grove School
R. G. O'Brien, who has been
teaching vocational agriculture in
the Fines Creek high school for
the past five years, has recently
tendered his resignation to the
county board of education.
Mr. O'Brien has accepted a sim
ilar position in Union Grove, and
is leaving this week to take up
his new duties. Mr. O'Brien, who
has done outstanding work along
agricultural lines with his classes
in this county; is a native of Rockingham.
Two Bystanders Wounded By Shot,
As "Dater" Tries To Claim His Girl
The pitfalls of dating two in presumably at Everett Mitchell,
one evening were illustrated in a who was unhurt, but Margaret
dramatic manner on Tuesday night Gilliland, innocent bystander, and
when th 'fit date" refused to Glenn Lunsford were hit.
give way to the "late date". J Margaret Gilliland received shots
LeRy Woody, 19, native of jn both knees and young Luns
Bryson City, now in a CCC camp ford also felt the sting of the
near Hot Springs, is lodged in the shell s. Both were rushed to the
county jail because he is alleged Haywood County Hospital for
to have tried to shoot his way clear treatment.
to keeping a late date with his Lunsford was able to leave after
K'r'- ( his wounds were dressed, but Miss
Everett Mitchell had a date to Gilliland remained at the hospital
take Evelyn Campbell, 15, to the tjl yesterday.
Young Woody is alleged to have
admitted that he had anticipated
trouble and that after he left the
church went to the place he was
staying and got his gun, later join-
County Agtnt J. C. Lynn
Mark Hannah Will Also
Serve Another Year As
County Fire Warden.
: The county commissioners re
appointed J. C. Lynn as county
farm agent, Miss Mary Margaret
Smith as county home demonstra
tion agent, and Mark Hannah as
fire warden for Haywood county
at their meeting here on Monday.
J. C. Lynn has served the county
as farm agent for the past two
years, coming here from Mitchell
county in 1939.
" Miss Mary Margaret Smith, home
demonstration agent, hav been in
office for four years and this
starts her fifth year of work among
the women in the county.
: Mark Hannah has served as fire
warden for the past two wears.
Wayne Corpening, assistant farm
agent is appointed by the State
Agricultural Extension service,
with the approval of county com
missioners, and John Reitzel, also
assistant farm agent is appoint
ed by the TV A. Both appoint
ments are for an indefinite period.
Assistant Agent Wayne Corpening
Little Rock church in the Plott
Creek section. He was to leave
her as they passed his house and
LeRoy Woody was to take her
home from there, so the story
came to The Mountaineer through
an interview witn Woody,
Woody was taken in custody by
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4Yn BViprifT'd rfpnurtment Around
among tnem tne inree aireaoy , """Vr:-"-:. "irj
A group of young people had
been to church and started home.
mentioned, when young Mitchell m.dmght Tuesday, the shooting
refused to leave his girl and give P about o clock,
way to the second date. An argu- No hearing had been set yester-
"ment took place between the boys, day for the case, pending develop-
Reaching a heated point Woody ments 01 we injuries receiveu
i. .Aid to have brouarht out his Margaret Gilliland and young
shot gun and fired in the crowd Lunsford.
Haywood Group On State-Wide Farm Tour With State Officials In Raleigh For Picture
Assistant Agent John Rietzel
To Set Date Of
Commissioners Go On Reo
ord Calling Election For
The' county commissioners went
on record at their meeting here
Monday authorizing the submis
sion of a bond issue of $50,000 to
the Voters of the county. The
amount will be used for the con
struction of an addition to the
Haywood County Hospital.
W. T. Crawford, county attor
ney, was asked to prepare a reso
lution to be submitted to the next
board meeting. The date of the
election will be set by the county
board of elections and is expected
to be announced at an early date.
Last April a petition bearing
signatures of 1,600 voters of Hay
wood county was submitted to the
boMrd asking for an election rel
ative to a bond issue for this pur
pose. ' . . .
Following the establishment of
the legality of the petition by the
county attorney, it became by law
mandatory for the commissioners
to call an election.
While the need for additional
space at the county hospital had
been recognized for sometime, the
commissioners pointed out that in
view of the present critical condi
tions throughout Ihe country they
felt that the step must not be tak
en without the full consent of the
majority of the voters.
84 On State-Wide Farm Tour Say It
Was The Best Ever Staged from Here
By Staff Correspondent.
We had paused for a few min
utes on Canton hill last Friday
night to exchange passengers for
it;' 7. ;1
UUP mJf- rig, Xl .ypJ
84 from Haywood, 1 the best tour ever held from Hay
m iron v 4-4-A
r r tiiBi. f ci !,, lv des the Hay-
Broughton and officialsfwood group, STTlTb
i. vo!le lo.t a with dark suit, De-
. '.uoO miiM i .. .. . r y p.Wr and T. 1j-
Gwvri. Dean I. O. Schaub, direc-' Janes, assistant management spe-
n, f Extension Service, Miss , ciaiisi.
Ruth Current, assistant, director of
Extension Service, John W. Good
man, also an assistant director of
Extension Service, and H. B.
Those making the trip and
shown in the picture are:
J. E. Rineheart, of Clyde; C.
A. Campbell, Ivey Hill; Bob Ar
rington, Fines Creek; T. F. Hipps,
Beaverdam; Judson Pinner,
Beaverdam; Clark Medford,
Waynesville; Mrs. Frank B. Da
vis, .Beaver Dam ; Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Robenson, Beaverdam; Will
L. Clark, Beaverdam;
Harris Beaverdam; W,
W. F. Hipps, Cecil ;' Ed Janes,
Clyde; C. R. Liner, Waynesville;
(Conunaed em page T)
the last lap of a 1,050-mile tour.
"I don't see how it could have
been better," remarked Mrs. Annie
Davis. "I enjoyed it better than
I did the Out-of --State farm tour
Perhaps it is too much to say
that all felt this way about our
trip, but certainly the great ma
jority of them . did djespite the
rain that we had for more than
half the time of four days and
Crowded with interest, fun, and
excitement, the detailing of which
would be too much; however, here
are some of the high-lights:
Broad Acre Farm near Hender
sonville, commanding a fine view of
the French Broad Valley, stocked
with prize-winning polled Here
fords, an outstanding- herd for
those who prefer the polls but
"All aboard, boys! It's going :
to rain!" Bhouts Wayne Corpen
ing through his mike. ."."
And soon we were rolling into
Charlotte, where we had lunch
before going out to Governor Mor
"Now,, ye see what money will
do," said Uncle Abe as we got
out at magnificent "Morrocroft."
"J ist what won't hit do?" .
"Ill tell you,! replied Clarence
Campbell, "It won't save a man's
"Morrocroft!" As we drove
through parks and lanes, by flow
ering shrubs and . gardens and
- (Continued on page 7)
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