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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance, oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
gvENTH YEAR NO. 34 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1941
$1.50 la Advance la Haywood and Jackson Counttai
uso REA Assured $300,000 For Expansion Program
m B. Price, State REA
irman, Attended An
Aleet Of Cruso Cor-
tion. ' '
uncement was made at the
meeting of the Cruso Rural
iction Corporation held in
Dn Saturday that the ad
stion in Washington had
the group that the allot-
$306,000 for extension of
i Hywood, Swain, Macon,
i and Transylvania coun
uld soon be available,
ipal speakers at the meet
re Gwyn B. Price, of Ral
lairman of the State REA,
V, Hannah, chief of the
Jction of the Rural Elec-
idministration in Washing-
nother visitor was Joe uiu,
iNew York Puttie Utilities.
following directors were
to serve the corporation
the mrins? Tear, from
the officers will be elected
eeting in September; Chas.
rary, Mrs. D. L. Fless,
Eiwm. Mrs. E, B. Ricfc-
I, T. Rainer, W. P. Harris,
fustioe, Carter Osborne and
.Medford. The last two
took the nlaces of Miss
J)avi .end Fred Ferguson
re selected bv the nominat-
t.mittee, but asked to have
J. W, Simmers
i W, Summers. 59, repr-
re for many years of the
n Hardware'! CorapafaJ? W
City, Tenn., in this see
the state, died here at his
n the Kirkpatrick apart
m the Asheville road Sun
ning at 10 o'clock,
iummers had not Toeen well
lietime, having suffered a
Illness last year, from which
kr fully recovered; ; Last
he returned to ihis home in
i City but came back to
ville a few weeks airo en-
fhe Haywood County Hos-
tr treatment, later moving
pi services were conducted
old Summers residence at
fk Monday afternoon and
fM in a local cemetery there.
"g are lis widow, a
lr by a former marriaee.
I w r
f 'en Summers, two sisters
mber of persons from here
1 the funeral on Monday,
Dr. N. M. Medforf, Mr.
r- Geo. A. Brown, Jr., Mrs.
"wara, Felix Stovall, flar
ed Lawrence Kerley.
Labor Day Committees
Planning Big Program
Committeemen have about com
leted all details for an elaborate
Labor Day program here in this
community September 1.
J. Dale Stents was named general
chairman hy the board of directors
of the Chamber of Commerce last
week, and he has already gotten
his seven committees to function-MS-
Tk general program will follow
somewhat the geneml plan of last
year, with a parade in the morn
ing, followed by a full , program
of athletic events, Softball games,
and the annual Labor. Day street
dance in the evening at Hazel wood.
-Cash prizes are being awarded
in each event, including the parade,
it was announced.
Committeemen as announced
yesterday by Mr. Stentz, are:
Parade: L. M. Richeson, Law
rence Kerley, A. P. Ledbetter and
W. A. Bradley.
Publicity: M. H. Bowles, chair
man, W. Curtis Russ and C. N.
Mutt parade: Francis Massie.
Band: L T. New, Jr.
Square dance: "Bug" ' ten
dall. . ;
Athletic events: C. E. Weatherb'
and E. C. WagenfeR
J. Dale Stents.
Second Group Of
Here On Monday
James Nichols Palmer was made
group leader of the 15 second
draftees, from the Waynesville
area who were taken by bus Mon
day morning to Fort Bragg, from
which point they will be sent to
other camps. Samuel Jack Liner
was assistant leader.
Troy Lee Ferguson was the only
volunteer among the second group
to go. The bus left around 10
o'clock, with a crowd of relatives
and friends telling the boys good
bye. The list included in addition to
Volunteer Ferguson the following:
Robert Medford Fulbright, Way
nesville; Troy James Stevenson,
route 2, Waynesville; John Wil
liams Boyd, route 2, Waynesville;
Glenn Robert Brackett, Lake Juna
luska; Fred Alley Wyatt, route
1, Waynesville; John Mull Cald
well, 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; Wei don
Hughey Henry, Lake Junaluska;
Cordell Lewis Bradley, Maggie;
Jertfy Retodd Massie, route 1,
Clyde; Arthur Wilford Burchfleld,
route 2, Waynesville.
Senator and His Fiancee
it i . ' )
Sen. Robert Reynolds (left), 57, of North Carolina, and Evalyn Walsh
McLean (right), 20, whose mother owns the famous Hope Diamond,
have announced they will be married soon. Reynolds has been wed
four times previously. :
3 Prominent State Legionnaires Will
Be On Program Here Tonight At 7:30
3 At Clyde
fWy sale of cattle at the
4 County Mutual Stock
ted in Qyde totaled 190
1 brought per hundred-r-e:
cows, $4.80 to $6.50;
-35 to $8.40; steers,
' $8.00; calves, $3.00 to
"UU8. 17; nhoon tA. hnn
Four township farm tours of the
demonstration farms in the chos
en area will be held on Friday and
Monday, according to the county
Starting at the fame hour of
1:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon
a tour will be made of the Way
nesville township, beginning at
the farm of Bob Welch and one of
the Fines Creek . demonstration
area with the group assembling at
the N. C. James store.
On Monday a tour will be made
to cover the Beaverdam township
and the center Pigeon area dem
onstration starting at 1:00 o clock
at the Garden Creek mill and will
go from there to the farm of Will
L. Clark. Other farms to be vis
ited are: Mrs. H. G. Reno, W. J.
Smathers, Judson Pinner, Grover
I. J&lbel, and George Stamey.
At the same hour on Monday a
tour will be made of the Iron Duff
Watershed and Crabtree township,
starting at the Jarvis Caldwell
farm in Iron Duff. Other farms
to be visited include, Joe D. Med
ford, John F. Rogers, F. A. Justice,
W- C UGrkpatrick, Harley R. Bry
son, and Oral L. Yates.
P'e of lots at Clyde Satur
f termed as very satisfac-i-Krs.
j0hn Morgan, owner.
Puction was conducted by
pne Auction and Realty
L Forest City, weU
i le8 promoters and auc-
number of residential
f? fold, and many buyers
jpney Would build at an
,"nd Lieutenant "
I Harden rr.n t
sionoJ "vwtui w r., w
fZ second lieutenant
.'witry on Tuesday of thia
iL Jaon, where he
lHoweU " ' o
- r-oimsjitf oi way-
Reeves Noland Improving
Two Main Street Buildings
C. N. Allen Hehd
Of Hazelwayne .
C- N. Allen was named president
of the Hazelwayne Corporation at
a recent meeting of the board of
directors. Mr. Allen succeeds J.
M. Long, who has served as presi
dent for the 14 years that the cor
poration has been organized.
The corporation built the build
ing which is occupied by Royle
Other officers include L. M. Kil
lian as vice president; E. J. Hyatt,
secretary-treasurer, with Hugh
Massie and CM. Dicus members of
the board of directors together with
Last Kites Held
ForE. M. Scates
Funeral services were conduct
ed Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Haaelwood Baptist church for
Raymond M. Scates, 38, who died
from a self-inflicted bullet wound
at his home on Main street Thurs
day evening at 7:10 o'clock. The
pastor, the Rev. J. M. Woodard,
officiated. Burial was in Green
Active pallbearers were : Leon
Morrow, Bill Milner, Jack Bur
nett, James Leatherwood, Joe Ship
ley, and Thomas Hoyle.
Dr. J. R. Westmoreland, coroner,
who made an investigation, said
Mr. Scates ended his own life by
shooting himself through the
mouth with a bullet from a 3.2
Mr. Scates was the only surviv
ing son of the late J. P. Scates, a
former mayor of Hazelwood. He
attended Western Carolina Teach
ers College, and was a member of
the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are the widow, four
sons, Corporal Frank Scates, of
Fort Jackson, R. Jr., Edward
and Joe; two daughters, Frances
and Yvonne; one sister, Mrs. H.
B. Milner, of Hazelwood, and his
tep-mother, Mrs. Sallie ScaUa.
Corporal Joe Shipley, of Fort
Jackson, spent the week-end with
his family here.
Glenn Palmer Renamed
Trustee of W. C. T. C.
Glenn C. Palmer is one of the
nine persons recently appointed by
Governor Broughton as members
of the frrard of trustees for WesU
em Carolina Teachers College. The
members will serve until May 1,
1945. : -
Others appointed on the board
include: Mrs. D. H. Tillett, of An
drews; Harry E. Bunchanan, of
Hendersonville; Frank Hyatt, ot
Brvson City: Mrs. J. S. Silver-
teen, of Brevard; Mrs. E. L. Me
Kee, of Sylva; E. E. Wheeler, of
Asheville; Gilmer A. Jones, of
Franklin, and D. Hiden Ramsey,
D. Reeves Noland, prominent
Haywood County farmer, who has
recently purchased a block of busi
ness buildings on Main street ad
joining the recently completed
Boyd Furniture Store, is making
extensive improvements on the
One building was occupied for
many years by the late Jefferson
Reeves who operated the Waynes
ville Pharmacy, and the bther the
Moody building was occupied by
Mrs. Lou SilVerthorn for a num
ber of years, but more recently by
a shoe shop. .
Both buildings are being reno
vated with many changes. The old
Jefferson Reeves store will be con
verted into a modern business
house, with a full length basement.
On the second floor there will be
two apartments and two offices.
The Moody buMing will be re
modeled and reoccupied by the
shoe shop. It will also have a base
ment and a second story apartment.-
Fred T. Peden Has Heart
Attack In Pittsburgh
Fred T. Peden, manager of the
Champion Fibre Company Store
in Canton, and member of the
Haywood County Hospital board of
trustees, was stricken with a heart
attack on Monday while attend
ing a feed convention in Pitts
burgh, Pa. The physicians stated
that due to his condition he would
not be able to leave the hospital for
at least two weeks.' Mrs. Peden
left yesterdy for Pittsburgh.
10-Day Revival Begins
Sunday At Shady Grove
A ten-day revival will begin
Sunday at the Shady Grove MetS
odist church on Jonathan Creek,
with Rev. Frank Leatherwood as
sisting the pastor, Rev. Odell
Brown with the preaching.
Services will be held each night
at eight o'clock.
"We invite everyone to attend,
Rev. Mr. Brown said.
Mr. and Mrs. James Moore had as
their guest last week the lattert
mother Mrs. M. B. Munn, of Char
Heads To Give
Friday will be "Dayton Rubber
Day" for the Waynesville Rotary
Club, when officials of the Dayton
Rubber Manufacturing Company
will be present and provide the pro
Charles Ray is chairman of the
The officials of the company will
designate their speaker for the
School Will Begin
9:15 And Dismiss At
3:45 Until Sept. 28
When the Waynesville town-,
ship schools open on Wed
nesday the 27th the pupnls
will assemble at 9:15 and be
dismissed in the afternoon at ,
8:45, Daylight Saving Time.
This will be observed until
September the 28th, after
which date the old schedule
will be uned, according to M.
H, Bowles, district superin
Haywood county's Old North
State fund quota has been doubled,
with the final collections amount
ing nearly $1,800, according to
Chairman R. D. Coleman, of Can
ton, and Mrs. Whitener Prevost,
who was in charge of the Waynes
The local troop of Girl Scouts
under the leadership of their cap
tain, Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld, operat
ed a dime board for several days,
which brought more than $250.00.
Boxes were also placed in the va
rious hotels in the community. The
total amount realized was approx
The money raised will be sent
to help buy an ambulance plane at
a cost of $75,000 to be presented
to England as a gift from the citi
zens of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stovall
had as their guests Sunday Mrs.
W. D. Smith and Mr. and Mrs.
Wood row Smith, of Candler.
Quilt, Rug Show
The annual quilt and rug show
staged here on Wednesday by the
Woman's Club in the community
center in the Chamber of Com
merce building was attended by
a large number of visitors and local
The following served as judges
of the shown: Mrs, R. N. Smith,
of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Henry
Baynard, of St. Petersburg, and
Mrs. Fort Adams, of Atlanta, all
guests at the Waynesville Coun
Mrs. James W. Killian served as
general , chairman with the fol
lowing committee members: Mrs
G. C. Davis, Mrs. Dan Watkins,
Mrs. Linwood Grahl, Mrs. J P.
Dicus, Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, Mrs.
Troy Wyeheand Mrs. Joseph Weh
Many interesting articles both
old and new were exhibited in the
various classes entered, with the
hooked rugs perhaps holding the
limelight. ' ...
Those winning prizes included:
class 1, best appliqued new quilt,
$1.00, Mrs. Woodson Jones, with
Mrs. W. F. Swift honorable men
tion; class 2, best new patchwork
quilt, $1.00, Miss Katheryn Queen,
with Alice Stringneld honorable
mention; class 3, best new silk
quilt, $1.00, (a) Mrs. Jonathan
(Continued on page five)
J. C. Lynn, -county chairman of
national defense, has called a spe
Haywood County Council tomor
cial meeting of all members of the
row night at 8 o'clock (daylight
saving time) in the court room.
Chairman Lynn points oqt that
this is a very important meeting,
called for the main purpose of or
ganizing aircraft observation posts
in Hrrwwd county. The aircraft
warning stations must be set up
by September 10, so plans must
get underway in the near future.
Plans will also be discussed for J
pushing the program of food con
servation for the family in the
county. A committee on nutrition
will be appointed at the meeting.
Three outstanding men of the
North Carolina American Legion
organization are slated to appear
on the program tonight at the lo
cal American Legion home on De
pot street at 7:30.
W. H. F. Millar, commander of
the Haywood Post, said yesterday
that Tommy Green, district com
mander, James Tisdale, area chair
man on Americanism, and Burgin
Punnell, past commander, will ap
pear on the program, m addition to
an interesting entertainment.
.Commander Millar said old A,
E. F. songs would be featured the
first of the meeting, and promised:
"No one will be asked to contribute
to anything at meeting of this
post" '. - -
"Haywood Post No. 47 is revived
and rejuvenated, and all veterans
are cordially invited to Bttcnd,"
1941 Flower Show
Prize List Is
Interest in the annual flower
show sponsored by the Waynes
vile Woman's Club continues to
grow, according to Mrs. Frank
Ferguson, chairman in charge of
Entries may be placed on the
evening of the 25th or on the
morning of the 20th, but in either
case must be in readiness by 11
o'clock when the judges start their
The various committees assist
ing include: entry committee, Mrs.
Jack Messer, Mrs. Felix Stovall,
Miss Mary. Ashworth Barber, and
Mrs. M. G. Stamey; arrangements,
Mrs. Orr, Miss Robena Miller, Miss
Caroline Alsteatter, and Mrs. Jere
Prize list, Mrs. C. F. Kirkpat
rick and Mrs. John Queen; judges,
Mrs. Wra, Hannah and Mrs. James
W Killian; silver offering, Mrs.
Troy Wyche, Mrs. R. N. Barber,
and Mrs. G. C. Davis.
Clyde Fisher Takes
Training For Work
In Rubber Plant
Clyde Fisher, mayor of Hazel
wood, left for Dayton. Ohio, durimr
tne week where he will go in train
ing at the Dayton Rubber Manu
facturing plant there.
He will return after his period
of instruction and will be connect
ed with the rubber company here
when the branch plant which is
now under construction begins operations.
Mr. and Mrs.' Floyd Perry and
two children, of Gastonia, are the
guests of Mrs. P. L. TurbyfiU. Mrs.
Perry is the granddaughter of Mrs.
TurbyfiU and was before her mar
riage Miss Julia Henson, daughter
of Mrs. Garnett Henson.
Mrs. Charles W. Edwards, Jr., of
Columbia, S. C, is visiting her
parent this week, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawson Mehaffey, on the Fairview
Being Made For
3,000 At "Party"
Three Steers, Six Pigs and
Five Lambs To Be Barbe
cued For Saturday Event. '
WTHS BAND TO PLAY
Soco Gap Dance Team and
Band To Provide Evening
Of Free Entertainment.
(See Page 15)
"We want to have one big
happy get-together and meet all
of our new neighbors at one time
if possible," stated officials of the
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Company when they arrived in
town this week to make prepar
ations for the free barbecue and
square dunce to be held at the
plunt Saturday night, August 23rd.
This looks like one of the big
gest events of its kind eve." held
in Haywood county. The plant is
being tidied up and while some of
the machinery is already installed,
there will be plenty of space avail
able to serve the barbecue and re
freshments and to conduct four or
five square dance groups at one
time. ; .
A public address system is being
Installed so that Sam Queen can
call for four or five dance rings
at one time. The famous Soco
Gap string band will play from a
specially erected band stand in the
center of the spacious dancing area
The Soco Gap dance team of na
tionally known ability, will also
give an exhibition. Every thing
is being provided for the enter
tainment, comfort and safety of
Door prizes for both ladies and
gentleman as well as novelty
dance prizes will be given. An old
timers buck and wing dance will
be be one of the high spots of the
evening. In between dances guests
will hear the singing of famous
The barbecue will be served in
cafeteria style. The company i
providing for three thousand peo-..
pie. Three choice Haywood coun-.
ty steers, six fine pigs and five,
lambs will provide the barbecue.
All of the other regular barbecue
trimmings will balance but the
menu, including a wide choice of -refreshments.
The fiO-piece Waynesville Town
ship High School Band will give
a band concert while the barbecue
is being served. The band will
perform under the direction of L
T. New, Jr. '
Officials of the Dayton Rubber
Company who will be in attend
ance are: J. A. MacMillan, chair
man; A. L. Freedlander, president
and general manager; C. E. Hooven,
vice president; William G. Pickrel,
general counsel,- E. A. Baker,
treasurer; P. T, Mayle, comptrol
ler; H. S, Mooradean, factory su
perintendent; R. M. Weimer, per
sonnel director and R L. Wetzel,
advertising manager. :
Jonathan Woody will act as mas
ter of ceremonies. Ha ami h
following committees are serving
with the company officials in lining
up the big get-together.
Barbecue CommittM P.
Siler, chairman, C. N. Allen, W. A.
Bradley, C. A. Georjte. L. N.. Rirh
sort, Hallett Ward. E r: w...
feld, W. L. Hardin, Jr., Aaron Pre
vost.: , . i .
House Committee R. L. Pro
vost, Jr., chairman, Charles Ray,
vice chairman, Grayden Ferguson.
v.B.. jerry Liner, How
ard Hyatt J H. Way, Jr., Thoma.
Stringfield, Jr., R. V. Erk.
Reception Committee J E Mas
sie, chairman, L. N. Davis, vice
chairman, R. L. Prevost, Sr., D. J.
Noland, George Brown, Jr., R. T
ydLnColkitt' W- R- Franciaj
Frank M. Davis.
Ladies Committee Mrs. T. L.
r'- ciiairman' M- George
Bischoff, Mrs. D. D. Alley, Mrs. R.
L. frevost, Mrs. C N. Allen, Un,
Rufus SUer, Mrs W. A. Bdley;
Mrs. L. M. Richeson, Mrs. J. M.
Long, Mrs. J, H. Woody, Mrs. Jack
M!Mer' rs. Geo. Brown, Jr Mrs.
Johnny Ferguson, Mrs. Bill Pre
vost, Mrs. William Medford.
Transportation and Safety
Sheriff R. v. Welch, chairman, O.
K. Roberts. Norman raMw.lt c.
Cabe, J. L. Stringfield, Jerry Rog-
erguson, u L. Kerley.
Door P r i i e Committe Jack
Messer, chairman. J. Dal st.n.
vice chairman, J. M. Long, J. r
ooya, Ferguson, Ben Sloan.
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