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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrant oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
fgjVENTH YEAR NO. 33 Eighteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N, G THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1941
$1.50 la Advance la Haywood and Jackson Coaatfoa
nected To Make Trip
day On Farm Tour
jim win readiness for the
Voal county iann wur
heduled to sutn
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to in trie momme,
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gents who nave muw
Lr is sponsored by the
Mutual Soil Conservation
Association composed of
Utely 500 demonstration
litation is extended to all
bents in the county and
this section to join tne
U inspect the rural life of
county. - : ' r
representing the State
Service will be R. S.
jer, horticulturalist, R. W.
forester specialist, jK, W.
farm management spe-
They will all make brief
carious stops on the tour,
the luncheon hou at the
hool building piciares of
projects will be shown.
p will be given demmstra-
the TVA in hay j Tying,
best types of rura vater
and bath room equi, ment
1 s1: '..':
of the town residents in
ii shown by the fact that
s civic groups of Way
nd Canton are joining the
noon for their weekly
will be official cars for
ting organizations: Town
f Waynesville, Clyde, Ha-
and Canton; the Lions
Waynesville; the Lions!
Canton; Civitai Club of
Rotary Club of VrryAeS- j
osters Club of Hazel
Vaynesville Chamber of
; the AAA officers;
of the Haywood Coun
al Soil Conservation and
e Association; 'officials -'of
wood County Livestock
ywood county commission
Hay wood county board
ationj Pigeon Valley
Haywood Milk Producers'
tive Association; the Min
ssociation; and the Na
fense Council of Haywood
st stop will be made at
'rancis' farm in Ratcliff
ntinued on page 8)
Will Be Held
tesday the 20 th
al quilt and rug show
1 by the Woman's Club,
ffscts large numbers of
J People and visitors, will
1 the community center at
of Commerce build
wnesday the 20th.
will be open to the
r " ciock and . remain
11 o'clock in the even-
exhibiting are asked
1U articles in place before
f nonr so that the judges
na mark the winners.
W: Killian is serv
enal chairman this year
'""owing committee: Mrs.
"Davis, Mrs. Dan Wat-
Linwood Grahl, Mrs.
Mrs. c. F. Kirkpatrick,
y yche and Mrs. Joseph
-Best appliqned new
new silk quilt $1.00
t old quilt
t hooked woolen
wg on Bar a
Draft Board Has
Third Call For
The local draft board has
received orders for the third
call for men from this area
which includes 15 selective
draftees or volunteers, as the
case may be. They will leave
here on September the 10th.
The board is urging that any
one wishing to volunteer in
this call put in their applica
tion at once so that they may
be examined and all neces
sary reports completed on time.
It was pointed out in the last
call that there were volun
teers making application too
late to get in the second call.
Last rites were held Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock at the Clyde
Baptist church for DeVere Keith
Medford, 51, prominent druggist
and business man of Clyde and one
of the state's outstanding Masonic
leaders, who died at his home at
1 o'clock Saturday morning. Bur
ial, with Masonic honors, was in the
The Rev. J. H. Paris, pastor of the
Baptist church, assisted by the
Rev. Edgar CJPric, pastor of the
Clyde Methodist church, officiated.
Serving as active pallbearers, all
Haywood county Masons were: Ed
win Fincher4 Glenn D. Brown, R. H.
Terrell, Grover C. Haynes, T. H.
Rogers, and T. H. Haynes. Mem
bers of the Eastern Star were in
charge of the flowers.
Mr. Medford was active in civic,
religious and commercial life of
Clyde and Haywood county. ; His
(Continued on page 8)
T. W.Ferguson Dies
At Home Here
Thomas Walter Ferguson, 55, for
years prominent in the cattle in
lustry in this section, died sudden
ly at his home here around noon
Last rites were held at the resi
dence at 3 o'clock Tuesday after
noon with the Rev. H.'G. Hammett,
pastor of the First Baptist church,
officiating. Burial was in Green-
Serving as active pallbearers
were, James M. Palmer, T. L.
Bramlett, Earl Ferguson, Mark
E. Davis, Hugh Leatherwood, Wal
ir Crawford. Bob Hardin, and
Mr. Fereuson was a native of
Hvwood county and was the son
of the late Dr. William and Clecie
Davis Ferguson and had been en-
gaged in farming for many years,
Surviving are bis widow, Mrs,
rwito Vnlnnrf Fereuson: mree
sons, Noble, Ned and Milas Fergu
oil t Wfivnesville: one daugb
ter; Mrs. Robert McLeod, of
Fletcher; two brotners, j, w
guson , of Waynesville, and Zeb
v Pormsnn. of Clyde, route 1;
and six grandchildren.
nesvj ie Kindergarten
Junior v;rti ,it
tne srrounrf nf ttu
e townshu. v:v i t
to JArv td2 i w
M. Ernest Herman
.K. Herman has had
?T and 12 years
V miergarten work.
establiahed her school
" ol around 15
Gas Curfew Gets Horse Laugh
Former Manager Of Local
Employment Office Succeed
ed By Mrs. D. D. Alley.
Mason Swearingen, who has been
manager of the local State Em
ployment Service, has been appoint
ed to a similar position in the
office in Lexington.
Mr. Swearingen is a native of
Vienna, Ga., and has been resid
ing in this section for the past 17
years. He has been prominently
identified with both county and
. Mrs. D. D. Alley, who has served
as senior interviewer in the office
for the pust five years, has been
made manager to succeed Mr.
Swearingen. Mrs. Alley is also
vice president of the North Caro
lina chapter of the International
Associations of Public Employ
Mrs. Alley's successor will be
announced during the week. '
Cabbie Mike McCann has a hearty laogh at news of the gasoline curfew
ordered by Oil Coordinator Ickea. You see, Mike's eab is powered by a
bone, and with no shortage of bay, Mike sqes good times ahead. Mike's
stand is in front of the Hotel Plaaa in New York City.
New Project Started
On Link Of Parkway
Extra Fine Beans
During the past week the Hazel-
wood Mutual Cannery , has been
operated on a 24-hour, a fj f sched
ule to take care of the produce
that was brought in by he grow
Fancy beans have brought $1.00
bushel during the past few days,
with the larger number of grow
ers bringing in mis nign Krue.
Monday marked one of the busi
est days in the history of the local
rjlant with 25.761 pounds of beans
brought in for canning and to be
sold on the green vegetable mar
Last Thursday 20,642 pounds of
beans were put into number two
- m i m. 1
cans, one or me nigneBt rauiua
ever reached m the pacKing oi
beans in one day by the local
plant. . - ' '
R. T. Boyd picked during the
week 230 bushels and 14 pounds
of beans from one acre. This was
the first picking, but Mr. Boyd
plans to gather two more crops
from this same plot.
According to the management
the beans are the finest quality
ever hold here and with improved
weather conditions give promise of
being the largest crop ever pro
The greater percent of the beans
brought into the cannery this year
to date have been grown in the
Jonathan Creek section, accord
ing to Frank M, Davis, local field
supervisor and manager for the
plant. '. '.. .....
Mrs. H. O. Champion
In Charlotte Memorial
Mrs H O. Champion, who un
derwent an operation last week in
the Charlotte Memorial Hospital, is
said to be improving. . .-
She will remain in .the institu
tion for two or three weeks longer
it was learned yesterday.
To Speak Friday and Saturday At Lake
Si-:.' i ' . " K':V!':. J I : s ' I
I I . .
2.9-Mile Section Under Con
si ruction From Big Witch
Gap Towards Ravensford.
Work has already started on the
2.8-mile section of the Parkway
from Big Witch Gap towards Rav
ensford. by W, H. Anderson pt the
Asheville Construction Company
This section is termed by engi
neers as the roughest On the en
tire 485-mile park-to-park road.
Included in this section are two
Engineers who have been work.
ing in that section reported yester
day that there had been rain every
day for seven weeks.
In spite of the heavy fains,
Lowderrnilk Brothers, contractors
for the 7.5 miles from Soco Gap
to Big Witch were reported to be
ahead of schedule on their proj
Brading Gas Buys
Brading Gas Service, Inc., has
purchased the assets and good will
of the Haywood County Gas 6
Heating Co., from G. W. Colkltt and
W. L. Hardin. The announcement
was made by Stanley F. Brading,
president of the Brading Gar Ser
"We are now prepared to give the
best type of service to any house
hold or business," Mr. Brading
stated. "We are handling not only
Essotane, especially adapted to
smaller domestic gas users, but
also gas in bulk for underground
systems for restaurants, hotels,
tourist camps, and the larger users,
Because of the greater economy
of the underground systems we
are calling our gas for this pur
The company now offers a com
plete service including selling, In
stalling and servicing appliances
and equipment, with experienced
persons in each department. .
Employees of Unagusta Manu
facturing Co., last week voted 268
to 68 for local union No. 335 to
represent them in collective bar
gaining, accoraing to ueorge
Walker, regional director of the
Upholsters International Union,
A. F. of L.
The election was a consent elec
tion, and was conducted by Robert
Knadler, field examiner of the
National Labor Relations Board.
The election, according to reports
followed an organization drive by
the AFL Upholsters during the
past two months in the Hazelwood
A victory celebration was held
at the Hazelwood school, with re
freshments and entertainment fea
turing the occasion.
Officers of the local union were
announced as follows:
Tom Bryson, president; Arthur
Hicks, vice president; recording
and corresponding secretary, How
ard Passmore; financial secretary,
Paul Smith; treasurer, Larry Robinson.
Trustees are: Tom J. Moody,
Jewel Buchanan, Baxter Hooper.
Will Fisher is sergeant at arms.
46 Defendants In
Police Court Paid
$505 During July
Defendants in Waynesville police
court during July, paid in costs
and fines a total of $505.58, accord
ing to Mayor J. H. Way, who is
judge of police court.
Three of the 46 defendants were
charged with reckless driving, one
with illegal shooting of a gun, and
the remaining 42 for being drunk.
Fines totaled $86.03, while costs
mounted to $419.65. The fines
went to the county school fund,
and the money from costs went to
the general fund of the town.
BISHOP H. LESTER SMITH
BISHOP E. E. HUGHES
Visitors Will Be '
The usual program honoring the
summer visitors in town will be
presented on Friday evening from
8 to 9 o'clock in the community
renter under the supervision of
Mrs. R. 0. Covington, official host
ess of the center, and J. Dale
Stent, secretary of the Chamber
A number of local and out of
town artists will appear on the
oroeram which promises to have
exceptional merit and entertain,
T. Leon Campbell Is
Reported Improved But
Still In the Hospital
The condition of T. Leon Camp
bell, who suffered painful and se
rious injuries to his back in i
truck accident last: week, is re
ported to be improving.
Since the accident which occur
red near the Welch Farm between
here and Lake Junluska, Mr. Camp
bell has been confined to the Nor-
burn Hospital, Asheville, his con
ditiori making it impossible for re
moval to his home.
G. C. FERGUSON
Local Schools lo
Start On 21st
Juniors and seniors of the Way
nesville high school will register
for the 1941-42 term next Thursday,
according to M. H. Bowles, super
Sopomores will register on the
22nd, and the eighth grade on the
Buses will run for the first time
on the 26th and bring all those who
were unable to register on the
specified days. First classes will
be held on Wednesday, 27th.
A district teachers meeting will
be held on Saturday, the 23rd.
Mr, Bowles announced that as
was the usual custom, Labor Day
would be observed as a school hoi
iday.:, , : "
To Be Named At
Nine directors for the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation
will be named at the annual meet
ing which will be held at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon in the new
Annual reports from the presi
dent, secretary-treasurer, super
intendent and the two coordina
tors will be made at the meeting,
Plans for the coming year will
he presented, and other matters of
importance will come before the
group, according to Jimmy Moore,
A comparative report of June
this year and the same month last
year, showed the following:
Customers . 160 627
Killowatts sold .......4427 14,757
Total billing ... ..$345.69 $1,111.01
G. C. Ferguson Is
Will Act As Purchasing
Agent and Look After Af
fairs Of Town Of Waynes
G. C. Ferguson, town treasurer,
went to work Monday morning on
full-time basis as the result of
an extension of his duties by the
city board of aldermen at their
regular meeting held during the
wet-k. .' ..'-,;'
Mr. Ferguson's duties will be
much like those of a city manager.
He will have entire charge of pur
chases for all the departments and
also the 30 or more persons em
ployed by the town will be under
his supervision. The delinquent
light and water bills will also come
under his jurisdiction. -
The business of running the
town of Waynesville has been ex
tended in so many ways that it
was necessary to have one person
on full time as supervising the
affairs, it was pointed out by
Mayor Way and the members of
the board of aldermen.
Mr. Ferguson has served as
treasurer of the town of Waynes
ville for the past nine years and
is familiar with the work of all
the departments under his super
vision. During the time he has served
as treasurer he has been on part
time employment, operating his
grocery store on Depot street. His
business will be conducted for the
present by Atkins Morrow who
has been connected with the firm.
Edward Robeson, III
To Naval Academy
Edward Robeson the III, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Robeson, of New
port News, and grandson of Prof,
and Mrs. E. J. Robeson, has re
cently received an appointment to
the Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Young Robeson, a member of the
rising junior class of the Univer
sity of Virginia, was accepted
without examination on the high
scholarship record he made both
in high school and college.
Local Boys Will
Leave On Monday
In Second Call
On Monday the 18th at 9:30, the
second group of draftees will leave
the Waynesville area by special
bus for Fort Bragg. In this second
group are 15 men, with one vol
unteer, Troy Lee Ferguson, of
route 1, Clyde, Ihe others draftees.
The public is invited to the court
house to bid the men goodbye. No
special program has been planned,
but an informal ceremony will mark
The list will include in addition
to Volunteer Ferguson the follow
ing: Robert Medford Fulbright,
Waynesville; Troy James Steven
son, route 2, Waynesville; John
Williams Boyd, route 2, Waynes
ville; Glenn Robert Brackett, Lake
Junaluska; Fred Alley Wyatt,
route 1, Waynesville; John Mull
Caldwell, Salem, N. J.; Charles
Homer Smith, route 2, Waynesville.
Samuel Jack Liner, route 1,
Waynesville; James Nichols Pal
mer, Asheville; Robert Britt
Franklin, Cove Creek; Weldon
Hughey Henry, Lake Junaluska;
Cordell Lewis Bradley, Maggie;
Jerry Retodd Massie, route 1,
Clyde; Arthur Wilford Burchfield,
route 2, Waynesville,
Miss Ashley Will Be Crowned Queen Of
Lake Junaluska On Saturday Evening
Program highlights for the Lake
Junaluska Assembly this week cen
ters around the Coronation of the
Queen of Lake Junaluska On Sat
urday evening. At this time, Miss
Caroline Ashley, of Nashiville,
Tenn., will assume regal honors
succeeding Miss Virginia Spence,
of Raleigh, who was last year's
Brilliant and colorful pageantry
will mark the coronation rites
which will take place in the assem
bly auditorium at 8 p. m. The
crown will be placed by the re
tiring queen; , E. R. RiedeL of
Shenendoah, Va., will officiate as
master of ceremonies.
A program of stunts, music and
other features will be presented for
the divert isement of the Queen and
her royal court.
Dr. Paul N. Garber, of Duke
University, whose lectures on Meth
odist tradition have attracted large
crowds, will ' close the ser.es at
10:30 a. m. Thursday. A mystery
play will be presented at 4:30 p.
m. today (Thursday) by pupils of
Miss Annette Hirst, teacher of
speech and drama.
Bishop Edwin - H. Hughes,, of
Washington, D. C, is scheduled to
give the first of a series of three
sermons at 8 p. m.' He will speak
twice on Friday at 10:30 a. m.
and 8 p. m. respectively.
Bishop H. Lester Smith, of Cin
cinnati, is expected Saturday and
will speak at 10:30 a. m. and fill the
Junaluska pulpit at morning and
evening hours of worship.
Staged by students of the Plonk
School of Creative Arts, "The Pass
ing of the Third Floor Back," pleas
ed a large crowd Wednesday even
Captain R. G. Roberts
On First Visit Here
In Thirty-two Years
Captain and Mrs. R. G. Roberts
and children, of Galveston, Texas,
are visiting relatives in the county.
They have with them as guests
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Delbardado
and Mrs. Be Tramontre, all of Gal
Captain Roberts is the son the
late Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Roberts and
is a native of this section. This is
his first visit in 32 years.
Captain Roberts is In mmand
of the SS Scottsburi, of Ithe
Lykes Bros. Steamship lines. He
has recently returned from a five
months business trip in the Orient.
Fund At Gordon
A travelogue will be presented
at the Hotel Gordon recreational
hall on Sunday night beginning at
9 o'clock for the benefit of the lo
cal drive for funds for the ambu
lance for Britain, which is being
purchased by the state.
The entertainment is being given
through the courtesy of the hotel
management and Lee Gamsu, of
New Orleans, a guest at the hotel.
The picture Sunday will show
outstanding points in Cuba, Flor
ida, and the sport of dee,p sea fish
ing'. A small charge will be made
for admission. . ,
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