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Published. In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
VENTH YEAR NO. 36 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1941
11.50 In Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
Sixteen From Waynesville Area Go To Army
is the second group of draftees to leave th Waynesville area. There were 15 draftees and one
, r,u l,w Fertruson. Shown here, left "to right first row are: Troy terguson, Kobert r uil-
iota Bovd. Cordell Bradley, Fred Wyatt. Second row, Jack Liner, Glenn Brackett, Charles Smith,
mrhev Arthur Bircnneld, Troy Stevenson, arm rranmin, jerry .massie. jonn taiuwen nu
aimer. In the background are tne secretaries oi me ooara, jmss ijeorauu naner, una wu
fctt, and T. L. Green, member of the board,and Dr. Tom btringneld, chairman, rnoto by Joe
Davis. '. . ' ' . ' --" ' "
)re Roads Needed
Park, Eakin Says
nt Roads Are Taxed
d Capacity As Record-
king Crowds Visit Park
sent need for mora toad
area, were the principal
liscussed at a meeting of
park Service officials,
h Newton B. Drury, di-
nd civic leaders of West-
th Carolina, in a series of
in Asheville Tuesday af
night and Wednesday
? out that 32,515 people
e park on Sunday before
y. which Ret a record, ex
the previous record es
on July Fourth of this
ly eleven thousand. J.
kin stressed the impor?
more roads in the park,
purist traffic has become so
park road facilities en the
prolina side are inadequate
pst accommodations, es-
on the Tennessee side, are
in the park has been
pus," Mr. Eakin. the first
said; "We just don't know
I going to do about it.
ments for the care of tour
' failed dismally on the
e side. During the last 10
yone going to Gatlinburg
' m. without a reservation
"e to get accommodations.
Pt 31, 32,515 people
the park. We have had
day and two or three
"120,000 days. In August,
Fple were in the park, a
Hi per cent over August,
1 .that time there were
I visiting the park, a gain
fr cent above the corre-
period last year.
rd to build more roads
Rr the people out. The
fWinued on page' 7) -
Going To England
ral at th Bt,-j r
bich started August 24th,
,l Bned to this week-end, it
pneed this week by Rev.
ftherwood, who is doing
f"f Rev. R. o. Brown
r the church.
ttedance has been a f ea-
Meeting, with 15 pro
oeffig made through last
DR. THOMAS STRINGFIELD
leaves today for England.
Killed En Route
Here For Visit
Mrs Bessie Caldwell, 43, wife
of Cordell Caldwell, of Richmond,
Va., died in Grace Hospital, Mor
ganton, for injuries suffered in an
automobile accident near Morgan
tori Saturday. '
Mrs. Caldwell was en route to
Haywood county for a brief visit
with relatives. She was a passen
ger in a car driven by her eon,
Hilliard, when the car is said o
have struck a truck going around
a curve. Mrs. Caldwell was taken
at once to the hospital, but Jived
only five hours following the ac
cident. : , , , i T
Last rites were held at 2 o clock
Tuesday afternoon at the Maple
Grove Methodist church with the
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor vl
the First Baptist church, of Way
nesville, officiating. Burial was
in the church cemetery. .
Mrs. Caldwell was a native of
this section, but at the time oX ier
death was residing hi Richmond,
Va. She is survived by her hus
band, two wn. Hilliard Estxm
Caldwell and Rufus Cordel Cald
well, and one granddaughter, all
of Richmond, Va.
Judge Sam Cathey
To Address Meet Of
Judge Sam Cathey, of Asheville,
will address the annual meeting of
the Young Democrats of Haywood
county here on Saturday night at
8 o'clock at the court house, ac
cording to Larry Cagle, county
Mr. Cagle Btates that there will
be a formal business session, but
there will be no entertainment or
banquet as is the usual custom.
Officers of the county orjrar.i
zation will be elected at the meet
ing and from the group 14 delegates
to the state convention in Winston-
Salem will be named.
In view of the unusual interest
in the state convention this year,
large number of the younger
members" of the party is expected
to attend the meeting here on Sat'
Goes To England
Under Red Cross
Volunteers Service In An
swer To Appeal From Brit
ish Ministry Of Health.
Dr. Thomas Stringfield, son of
Dr. and Mrs, Sam L. Stringfield,
leaves today for New York and
will be sent from there to England
for civ;! medical service under
thtf 'sponsorship of;the- American
The British ministry made an
appeal to the' American ".'Red Cross'
for 1,000 young doctors to rein-
force the British medical service
as civilian emergency workers.
The service is entirely volun
teer and the Red Cross is accept
ing the doctors as fast as appli
cations can be approved aiier
meeting the tests required by both
the British ministry of health and
the Red Cross. .
Dr. Stringfield is associated with
his father and his uncle, Dr. Tom
Stringfield in the practice of medi
cine here, having just completed
his five vears of active practice
required by the Red Cross for ser
vice in July. . ,
Dr. Stringfield took his acad
(Continued on page 7)
As N.C. Lawyer
W. H- F. Millar, a well known
resident and civic leader of the
community, recently completed his
residential requirement in the state,
and upon application, has been
duly licensed to practice law in
North Carolina.-- .
M,r. Millar is from Chicago, and
has continued to represent clients
of that area since coming here. He
has offices in the Masonic Temple,
and will d a general practice of
law, specializing in corporation
law, patent and trade mark liti
Dr. Gudger And
Queen To Address
Dr. Eugene Gudger and John M.
Queen will be the speakers at the
Masonic meeting Friday night at
8 o'clock at the Masonic Temple.
J. C. Brown is in charge of the
program. . ,
E. H. Balentme is master of the
Waynesville Lodge and C. B. Hosa
flook is secreUry.
7th On Aluminum
Haywood county made 7th
place in the number of pounds
of aluminum'collected in North
Carolina during the recent
drive for scrap aluminum ac
cording to J. C. Lynn, county
A total of 8,770 pounds was
collected in Haywood, and sent
from here to Asheville, which
was the distributing point for
twenty-one of the western
Chester Davis To
District Court Of Honor
Will Be Held At Hazel wood
School Next Tuesday.
Chester Davis, of Hazelwood
Boy Scout Troop 5, will be promoted
to the Eagle rank at the Haywood
district court of honor next Tues
day evening at the Hazelwood ele
mentary school. , - :
Ted Whitted, Jr., of Canton
Troop 4, will be presented with the
Star Scout award.
Troop Committee Chairman BUI
Prevost will present the Eagle
award at the special request of the
applicant. Dr. G. M. Davis is
scoutmaster of the : Hazelwood
troop. The Boosters Club, which
Sponsors the troop, -will attend the
court of honir In a body. v ;"-.' ".'
A special advancement ribbon
vill be presented to the troop of
Haywood district which reveives
the most promotions before the
court. The meeting will be called
to order promptly at eight o'clock
daylight saving time. There will
be a meeting of the Haywood dis
trict committee immediately fol
lowing the court of honor.
Increase Over 1940
The enrollment for the first week
of the current school term of the
Waynesville district schools shows
a slight increase over the enroll
ment of the first month of 1940, ac
cording to M. H. Bawles, district
The total enrollment in the high
school of the first month of 1940
was 696 while the first week of
1941 shows that 627 students have
registered, making a gain of 81. '
The total enrollment in 1940 In
the grammar grades (from one
to seven) amounted to 2,191, while
last week there were 2,207 enrolled,
showing an increase of 16.
It is expected that there will
be a still larger increase as a num
ber of children, for various rea
sons, enter school late.
The enrollment by schools is as
follows: East Waynesville, 264;
Lake Junaluska, 157; Maggie, 181;
Rock Hill, 274; Hazelwood, 573;
'Central Elementary, 244; Saunook,
112; Dellwood, 59; Allen's Creek,
f Want Ad Adver- '
fta and vege
Paid Big Dividends
j-York last week
,fon have something to
?? by using a Want
: m The Mountaineer.
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Largest Pack Trip Ever To Enter
Parle Will Leave Next cdnesday
The largest pack trip to leave
for the Park will take off from
Cataloochee Ranch next Wednes
day with 28 guests and eight men
under the direction of Tom Alex
ander, manager of the ranch. ..
The 10-day trip wiU be the sec
ond such event this year.
The group will traverse all parts
of the Park on horseback, and will
camp outdoors for the entire ten
oW Fresh foods are packed in
eroup at various pom
Will Bleet Here Sept 13-14
The Haywood Singing Conven
tion will meet the second week
end in September, the program
starting at 8 o'clock on Saturday
night and lasting through Sun
day. All the programs will be given
at the court house. A large num
ber of groups of singers have sig
nified their intention of attending.
At Def ense Meeting
Various committees were ap
pointed at the meeting of the Na
tional -Defense Council held here
on Friday night, with J, C. Lyiln,
county chairman, presiding.
W. H. T. Hillar was named
chairman of the committee to have
charge of the erection of the air
ebserwaliion posts to be placed in
the county. Others on the com
mittee are J. C. Brown and F. Ef.
Maps .are being sent from the
state effice of the National Defense
(Continued on page 7)
Red Cross Work Room
To Central Elementary
The headquarters for the Red
Cross workroom have been chang
ed from the Chamber of Com
merce building on Main street to
the rooms in the basement of the
Central Eelementary formerly oc
cupied by the nursery schooL
Arrangements are being made
to open the Tooms on certain days
during the week for those who wish
to sew for Ahe Red Cross. The
room has keen supplied with four
J. C. Moore Goes To
Washington To Attend
RE A and Food Meeting
J. C. Moore, superintendent of
the Cruso Electric Membership Cor
poration, left yesterday for Wash
ington, D. C, where he will attend
a two day session of a national
meeting of Rural Electrification
projects and food conservation for
Defense. He was accompanied by
Chas. B. McCrary, one of the di
rectors of the Croso corporation.
Get Idea Of
Troops Will March In;
Planes Will Fly Over All
a Sections Of County.
During the next few weeks Hay
wood county will be invaded by
army troops on maneuvers. Truck
will roll, troops will march, planes
will fly, and the citizens of the
county will get some idea of mod
ern warfare. The position of
every plane must be known to
army headquarters, .
Eleven air ; raid warning posts
are to be set up in the county. ,
These posts, manned by crews of
civilian volunteers, will be con
stantly on the lookout, and will
telephone a report of any plane
to army interceptor headquarters,
where the information will be
plotted on a large map.
The U air raid warning posts
will be located as follows: place of
J. L. Westmoreland in East Can
ton; Lee Smith, ranger station, t
Big East Fork High Bridge; Bethel
school; Vard Green's place on
West Fork ; Chambers Mountain
Fire Tower J Shell Service Station
at Lake Junaluska.
Bradley ; Store on the Balsam
Road; the home of Mrs. R. H.
Plott on the Soco Gap Road;
Alexander Ranch; Waterville Dam;
and the Waterville Power Plant.
The Haywood County National
Fifteen men are scheduled to Defense Council and the American
leave here at 7:30 next Wednes-1 Legion are asking for volunteers,
THE MOST REV. EUGENE J.
McGUINNESS, I ). D., bishop of
Raleigh, above, will officiate at the
double church dedication to be held
at St. John's church. Waynesville,
and St. Joseph's church, Bryson
City, September 10. Complete de
tails on page 3.
Takes Third Call
From This Area
day morning in the third call for
men under the selective service
Bystemt but the 17th call by the
government. Due to the large
number of volunteers from this
particularly in the remote rural
areas to man these air raid warn
All men and women anxious to
aid in national defense work can
Of Asheville Area
To Hold Meet Here
The fall meeting of the Convo
cation of Asheville of the EpiscO'
pal church will be held Sit Grace
church here on Tuesday and Wed
nesday of next "week.
Officers of the convocation are
the Rev. Arthur W. Farnum, of
Asheville, dean, and Rev. W. Green
wood, secretary and treasurer, hi
the absence of the dean, who is re
cuperating frcrm an operation, the
Rev. Rufus A. Morgttn, of Frank
lin, will preside.
The meeting opens at 3 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon with a busi
ness session and reports from the
field followed by a round table
discussion on "How To Improve
Our Church School Presentation
Service". At 4:30 the Rev, W.
Greenwood -of Black Mountain,
will lead a discussion on "The
Church said Co-operation."
The sermon that night will be
delivered at 8 o'clock by the Rev.
C L. McOavern, of Tryon.
On Wednesday the Holy Com
munion will be celebrated mt 7:80
a. m. The morning session will
open at 9:30 and will deal with the
general topic '"Current Phases of
the Church's Work". The follow
ing will lead in the discussion,
Rev. G. Mark Jenkins, of Fletcher;
Rev. James B. Sill, of Craggy;
Rev, Frank A. Saylor .of Bat
Cave, and Dr. Harold V. Smed
berg, of Brevard. The public is
Invited to attend.
Bection not until the 15th call was b(J 0f Berv(ce, it was pointed out
it necessary to make up a quota j by the county committee, who are
from here. I urging the citizens of the county
Tjhe men will leave by special i to voiuatcr'" for this important
and be taken to Fort Bragg, ) tfork- , -
the induction station for this area
The public is invited to bid the
Making up the third call, none
of whom are volunteers are the
following1. Charles Troy Rhine
hart, Lake Junaluska ; Ned Snydr
Davis, Buck roc Beach, Va. ; Hugh
Menjamin Messor, Cove Creek ;
Ernest Li-Roy Ininan, Waynesville,
route 1; Billy MuElroy, Clyde,
route 1; Gordon 1'hillips KauD,
WHyncsville, route 1; Cecil Blaine
Charles I). Lance, Haeel wood ;
Sherman Thad Landon, Waynes
ville, route 1 ; Leonard Lee Leath
erwood, Waynesville, route 2; Ed
ward Smith, Clyde, route 1; Earl
Monroe Messer, Clyde, route 1;
Fred Henry Moody, Waynesville;
Claude Wilson Underwood, Way
nesville, route 1; William Sheffy
Anyone wishing to give their
time and services are asked to
communicate with J. C. Lynn,
county chairman of the national
defense council, before September
the 15th. Legionnaires are espe
cially requested to offer their ser
vices for this duty at home.
Rosalind F. Rieman, member of
the extension department of the
University of North Carolina, spent
sometime here the first of the
week, in the interest of gathering
"Folk"' material. She is a social
(Continued on page 6)
Mrs. S A. Jones Reported
Improving Late Yesterday
The condition of Mrs. S. A.
Jones, who has been confined at
her home on Walnut street for
the past two weeks, was reported
to be improved late yesterday.
Bascom L. Lunsford
Gives Stephen Foster
Song Books to Library
The Waynesville Public Library
received a gift of twenty-five copies
of "The Stephen Foster Song
Book," containing both music and
words of these popular selections
which have been revived so ex
tensively. The gift was made by
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, collector
of mountain ballads and an au
thority on native folk dances. 1
Court House Lawn
The county commissioners pass
ed a resolution at their regular
meeting held here the first of the
week regarding preaching on the
court house lawn. In the past this
privilege has been generally allow
ed, but in the future it will be ne
cessary to obtain special written
permission from the county com
The reason for phohibiting the
holding of religious services is the
result in part of the complaint of
great annoyance to the persons
working in and about the court
house and also to the public pass
ing by.--- ----vr---'--.-7--r,'7"
The contract for filling the walls
built on the lot next to the Hotel
LeFaine, which is to be used as
a parking space was let to Derry
Norman. Work is to begin at once,
it was learned from the board.
Community's Longest Parade Was A
Feature Of Successful Labor Day
The Labor Day celebration here 'on horses and children riding
Redmond Decoration Is
Set For Next Saturday
The annual decoration at the
Redmond cemetery on Fines Creek
will be held on Saturday, Septem
ber 6, beginning at 10:30 o'clock.
AH who are interested in the
upkeep of the cemetery are asked
Monday attracted one of the larg
est crowds ever assembled on this
annualcelebration. It is said that
around 6,000 persons lined Main
street Monday morning, with an
equal number waiting on the
streets in Hazelwood, all bent on
watching the parade in progress.
Many have stated that it was
the longest parade ever staged
here on any occasion. It included
floats, decorated cars, the com
pany of State Guard in their new
uniforms, the high school and ele
mentary school bands, bicycle rid
ers and a large number of persons
The parade started at the Hotel
Gordon at 10 o'clock, passing up
Main street and on to Hazelwood,
then through the Main street there
and on to the football stadium
at the high school.
The celebration began on Sun
day night at the Methodist church
when the Episcopal, Presbyterian,
Baptist and Methodist congrega
tions joined together for a union
service. The Rev. J. G. Huggin,
Jr., pastor of the Methodist church,
was in charge of the program.
(Continued on page 7)
Mrs. Leslie Toms
Makes Gift To
The Waynesville township high
school library received a gift col
lection of books during the week
from Mrs. Leslie Toms, of Rich
mond, Va., who has spent some
time here. Mrs. Toms is. the sis
ter of Mrs. Hugh A. Love, Mrs.
J. L. Stringfield and Miss Caro
The gift is a handsome deluxe
11th edition of the Encyclopedia
Britannica, consisting of 29 vol
umes, and twelve books of fiction.
Mrs. Toms had read in a recent
copy of The Waynesville Moun
taineer an appeal from the librar
ian, Mrs. Jimmy Neal, for the
need of standard works for the
use of the students.
August Was Extremely .
Dry; 1.23 Inches Rainfall
August was an extremely dry
month, according to the official re
port of Thomas H. Deaver from
TV A station No. 253 on Dix Creek.
Mr. Deaver reported 1.23 inches
of rain for the month.
. throughout the trip.
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