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The WiiilriLLEj Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park .
XTHYEAR Nft 37 Twelve Page WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1941 I1.S0 In Advanc hi Haywood and Jackson CoubUm
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ial Meeting Held Here
n.,.n. local attorney,
U president of the Young
r t..u t Havwood
u . t t ..... rDCPiA
t succeea wm
, .t the annual meeting
lj ,t the court house on
s elected to serve with Mr.
,,inHe. vice president, Mrs.
It, treasurer, Clyde Fisher,
jwood. . . :
father, of AsheviUe,
of the evening, was intro
, r E. Brown, chairman of
(wood County Democratic
committee. Judge Cathey
the importance of periect-
Liations of : young Demo-
He referred : to his own
Ihio in the group since
ten the clubs were being
1 over the state by the
D. Alley. He made a
appeal for 'unity at this
Mine that democracy was
Uted as never before b
try of tbe world.
Im Medford, state organiz-
recognized and spoke brief
ing all delegates and of fi-
iattend the state convention
Uld in Whuton-Salero this
He pointed out that Hay-
ks entitled '.to 14 delegates.
licKinney, -president of the
ibt county -clubs, also spoke
Two Catholic Churches Dedicated
With Impressive Ceremonies
Wednesday martctd a historical
milestone in the history and prog
ress of the Catholic church in this
section of North Carolina, known
for many years as the territory of
St. John's Parish.
Yesterday St. John's church was
dedicated here in a beautiful cere
mony conducted by the Most Rev.
Eugene J. McGulnness, D. D.,
bishop of Raleigh, whose Untir
ing support of the local pastor,
Father Ambrose Rohrbacher, made
the church possible. ,
Here in these mountains more
than four centuries -ago, Holy
Mass was offered for the first time
by a priest tf the church who was
one of the company of that intrepid
adventurer Hernando TteSoto. The
wilderness -closed in upon the path
blazed hy these adventuresome
Spaniards, and even the memory
of V Christian church service was
net -retained tor jlong ' by the sav
age Indians who roamed the moun
tains and who probably stood awe
strucTc by the solemnity of this
first church rite offered up in the
mountain region of "Eastern Amer
Centuries later the Catholic
church turned its -eyes once more
upon this territory and almost as
a TOemor'ial to 'this first priest to
the church wuose -weary feet beat
a Tpath through virgin forests and
whose indomitable spirit biased the
-way f or a Iknowle'dge of the reli
gion of "Christ set up St. John's
Parish with ra 'Tectory in Waynes
ville. .- For -years servants of the church
from this place have ministered
to -the peorjle'f the parish and in
the absence of the church have
held Mass in the rectory here and
in -mix 'mission stations in private
REV. A. F. ROHRBACHER
C R. Palmer Hurt
C R. Palmer, who suffered lacer
ations about the forehead and other
injuries in an automobile accident
about 3:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon, was reported to be resting
fairly well late last night. .
Mr. Palmer, driver of the car,
was accompanied by Rufe Harris,
and as they made the turn on the
Balsam highway near the Hahn
apartments the car slipped off
the pavement and turned over a
couDle of times in the cornneia.
Mr. Harris escaped without in
jury. The car was considerably
damacred. Mr. Palmer was rush
ed to Haywood County Hospital for
It was said by those witness
inir the accident that no other car
was passing and that the accident
was due to the car skidding off
the pavement onto the shoulder
of the highway.
Officers Of Cruso Electric Corporation
'(Continued on back page)
ing. officers were extended
Svote of thanks and the
ected cSfiet rg were recog-
bdsDoke brief; v. .. . ;
ittwing towmirp officers J rpmes. .v - , ;
pointed, with others to be In 1927 St. John's M:
p the neaT future ; Waynes--
resident, iqm umpuea,
sident, Sarah Welch ; see-
lreasurer, Fred Campbell.
township, president, L. H.
ice president, Mrs. Worley
Hill township, president,
Medford: vice : president.
irdairi, president, James
pee president and secretary
f! to be announced later,
Duff townshiD. president.
fryson, with vice president
iretary-treasurer to be an-
Fn Creek township, presi
de Boyd; vice president,
fed Allison ; secretary-
f'i Kobert Howell. ;
F Duties In
Tucker has been appoint
or in the local office of
e employment service here,
1 assumed his dirties, ac
ta Mrs. D. D. Alley, mana
icier is a former teacher.
T he was athletic director
"irews schools, and ior the
"ears has been assistant
teacher in the Canton
r?1- He is a graduate of
I Urhna Teachers Col-
Fwker is the former Miss
fracken, daughter of Mr.
L7a7r McCracken, and
U 2 he Crabtree schools.
I Mm. Tucker are resid-
Partments of Mrs- Carl
f t Lake Junaluska
CCC Camps Taken
At Welfare Office
Beginning effective the first of
this -month any boy wishing to be
sent to a OCC camp may make ap
plication to the local county wel
fare office on Main street.
Those :accepte'd will be sent be
tween the first and 25th of the
month to the -.camp nearest this vi
cinity. The boys applying must
be between the ages of 17 and 24
After September the 13th, the
Waynesville Public'Library will not
be open in the -morning except on
Saturdays, according to Mrs. James
Atkins, Jr., librarian.
The usual afternoon hours from
2:30 to 5:30 each 'day will be ob
served and on .each Saturday
morning from 10:00 to 12:00 o'clock
the library will be open.
Two Haywood Boys Enlist
In the U. S. Marine Corps
Fifteen Men Left
Yesterday By Bus
For Fort Bragg
Fifteen men composing the third
call In" the ' selective ; draft service
from this rea!kft town promptly
at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing for Fort Bragg, where they will
be inducted 'into the service.
Fred Henry Moody, who has
been connected with Garrett Furn
iture Company 'for several years,
was -made the' leader of the group,
and Ned Snyder Davis, who has
been Ideated at Buck roe Beach,
Vs., assistant ! leader.
The hus is due to arrive at Fort
Bragg at 6:45 with two stops, one
in Charlotte at 12:45 for lunch,
and .another .!v?ytsevnie at 6:30
fordinner The government allows
50 cents for lunch and 75 cents for
dinner ten :route t camp.
Making up the third call from
this area (but the 17th by the
government) were in addition to
the leaders, the following: -Charles
Rhinehart, :Lake Junaluska; Hugh
Benjamin Messer, Cove Creek;
Ernest LeRoy Inman, Waynesville,
route 1; Billy McElroy, Clyde,
route 1; Gordon Phillips Rabb,
Waynesville, route 1; Cecil Blaine
Charles ID. Lance, Hazel wood;
Sherman Thad Landon, Waynes
ville, ronte 1; iLeonard Lee Leath
erwood, Waynesville, route 2; Ed
ward Smith, (Clyde, route 1; Earl
Monroe Messer, Clyde, route 1;
Claude Wilson Underwood, Way
nesville, route 1; William Sheffy
) ??r 19 Men
? 0cioher 3rd.
i tft6 the oup
Waynesville area and
men for the ser-
ffom there to other
il board ?. s....
W rup composed of
Mi yu' Morgan were
i.,"11 week of
i at their home in
Sixteen Year Old
Boy Injured In
Fall From Truck
Bill Aiken, 16, to -of Mrs Chas.
Aiken, of the Howell Mill road,
-who suffered a fractured skull
Monday morning "while riding on a
truck of balled hay, was reported
last night to be resting more com
fortably at the Haywood County
Hospital where he was taken fol
lowing the accident.
Young Aiken -was working for
Hugh Welch at the time of the ac
cident. Mr. Welch was said to
have been driving the truck load
of bay and young Aiken was rid
ing on top, When the truck left
the highway and centered a side
road, in the -.shifting of the gears
it is alleged that the vehicle jerked
and young Aiken fell flat on his
back on the highway.
The accident is said to have oc
curred on the AsheviUe highway
near the Connatser filling station
around ten o'clock.
James IL Toy Is
Now Located With
Firm In Allanta
James Henry Toy, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Toy, began work
last week for , Arthur Anderson
and Company, certified public ac-
. J Jfu. -M- All-. '
counjants ana auuiuirs m nuana.
He recently completed a 30-day
coaching course in accountancy at
their home office in Chicago, and
was assigned to their hranch of
fice in Atlanta. It is ne of the
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CHARLES B. McCRARY
: V'"'om, wLT t iTMarteat accounting firms in the
ana inrs. j. c. iuj, nu jiciiii v. -
Swavnerim. son of Mr. and Mrs
Raymond Swayngim, have joined
the Marine Corps. They reported
to AsheviUe on Tuesday and were
sent from there to Raleigh, from
which place they will go to Paris
Island for six weeks intesire train
After the oeriod of training they
will be given a ten days furlough
Young Toy graduated in June
from the University of North Car
lina after a record of unusual
scholarship distinction and partici
pation in college activities.
As early as 1939 Young Toy's
record at the University began
to attract prospective employers,
I their scouts going to Chapel Hill
The regular quarterly meeting
of the district health department,
of which Haywood county is ' a
part, was held here in the offices
in the court house Monday, with
Dr. C. N. Sisk, (district health of
Special health work among
school children and imaternal wel
fare were the topics lunder discus
sion. Plana were outlined for both
phases of work in the counties
comprising this ifiatrict.
Attending the meeting were Dr.
G. B. Lynch, of Bryson City, as
sistant district health (Officer, Miss
Alma Kee, district supervisor of
nursing, who makes Waynesville
headquarters ; Mrs. Myrtle Vrabel
and Mrs. Ruby Bryson, both Hay
wood county public health nurses.
Also Mrs. Josephine- Gaines, of
Franklin, health nurse vt Macon
county; Miss Jessie Mae Alexan
der, of Brevard, nurse of Transyl
vania county ; Mrs, Lina Padgett,
of Sylva, health nurse of Jackson
county; Mrs. Ethel Silvers, public
health nurse of the Cherokee Reser.
vation; artd Mrs. Doris Hicks, of
Bryson City, public health nurse
of Swain county.
.MRS. E. B, RICKMAN
C. B. Atkinson
C. B. ' Atkinson, prominent
political and civic leader, suf
fered a Stroke at f.:30 o'clock
at his home on Bojd avenue
Mr. Atkinson has not been
well for the past several weeks
hut had been at his office in
the court house as usual on
; . Tuesday. '
Carter Osborne was elected
president of the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation last night
at the first meeting of the newly
elected board of directors.
Mr. Osborne succeeds Dewey
Charles B. McCrary, coordina
tor and director, was named vice-
president, and Mrs. E. B. Hickman
was re-elected Becretary-treasurer,
Directors of the corporation are
Mrs. E. B. Rickman, Mrs. D. L.
Pless, Chas. B. McCrary, Carter
Osborne, W. Tom Rainer, W. F.
Harris, F. A. Justice, Thomas Er
win, and Roy B. Medford.
Nineteen Cases Of
A car containing about 19 cases
wf tax paid liquor was captured
at Betsy's Gap on Spring Creek
at the Madison-Haywood county
lino around 5 o'clock Monday
morning by county officers.
It was alleged that the -whiskey
was being transported into this
county from Newport, Tenn. The
officers gave the car a chase, but
finally captured it on the county
Eugene Wright, driver of the
car, was taken into custody and
brought to the Haywood county
jail. He has made bond for $400.00
and will be tried at the next term
of the superior court. ;
Building Is Being
General Expansion Program
Prompts Move Of Offices
To Waynesville From Clyde.
Aa one of the first steps in the
expansion program of the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation
into Jackson, Swain, Macon and
Transylvania counties, the offices
are to be moved from Clyde to
Waynesville, it was learned yes
terday from J. C, Moore, super
intendent The corporation will occupy the
office next to the cleaning estab
lishment in the D. Reeves Noland
building on Main street as soon
as the renovation of the building
is completed, which is thought
would be around the first of October.
The Office personnel consists of
Carlyle Sheffield, bookkeeper; Misa
Iris Rogers, stenograpner; jonn
Foster, lineman, and J. C. Moore,
When the corporation first start
ed operations two years ago they
had offices in the Rickman build
ing at Woodrow. At that time the
lines covered three townships, Pig
eon, East Fork, and Cecil with 87
miles and 175 subscribers.
When the corporation began ex
pending its lines the offices were
moved to Clyde, a more central
point of serving the subscribers. "
At present every township in the
county is served by the lines and
there are 600 subscribers.
All plans are ready to begin a
program of expansion covering
covering 300 additional miles into
four other counties at a cost of'
Mr. Moore, superintendent, states
that pn his recent visit to Wash
ington, D. C, he was assured by
the Rural Electrification Admin
istration that the money for the
expansion is ready when the ma
terials are available. Due to the
defense program materials are
being delayed so that the work will
not start as soon as was antici
pated when application was made
months ago to the RE A adminis:
to come home and will be assigned to interview him. Before taking
to duty immediately after, his present position he had offers
rrom several corporauons.
Special Edition Of The Mountaineer
Will Be Published Next Wednesday
Next week The Mountaineer will publish a special Live
stock and Home Arts Show edition, with many articles of
interest, written by authorities.
Another feature of the edition will be pictures of Hay
wood farms and farm people.
Hundreds of extra copies will be printed and complete
coverage of Haywood and Jackson counties will be made.
Due to the fact that the hundreds of extra copies will
take more time in the mechanical department, all advertis
ing copy must be in the office by Tuesday at six o clock and
no news can be taken after ten o'clock Wednesday morning.
v Orders will be taken up to six o'clock Tuesday for extra
copies to be mailed.
To Volunteer For
Air Post Service
Volunteers for the air observa
tion posts in the county are being
urged by J. C. Lynn, county chair
man of defense. While there has
been a number of volunteers there
are still not a sufficient number
to arm the posts, according to in
structions received locally.
Chairman Lynn received the fol
lowing wire from Governor J. M.
Broughton on Monday:
"Am greatly concerned over
possibility that North Carolina
may fail to organise in time for
aircraft warning maneuvers. I
consider this a real emergency.
Please contact observation post or
ganizers. Urge them to make
every effort to complete all or
ganization not later than Septem
ber the 15th."
Those giving their services will
work in six hour shifts on a 24-
- (Continued on page 7)
Judge Bobbitt To
The September civil term of Hay
wood county Superior Court will
convene here Monday morning
with Judge William H. Bobbitt, of
There are 31 divorce cases on
the docket for Monday, with only
one contested. Among the cases
scheduled for trial during tie term
are: Bowson -versus Bowson; Bol
den versus Bolden;. Green versus
Green; Brandon versus Brandon;
Gillette versus Gillette; Rogers
versus Rogers; Hawkins versus
Chavis versus Chavis; Williams
versus Williams; Boone versus
Boone; Martin versus Martin, Bur
nette versus Burnett ; Toohey
versus Toohey; Holland versus
Holland; Sharp versus Sharp; Fow
ler versus Fowler.
Smathers versus Smathers, Jones
(Continued on page 7)
Draft Board Seeks
Two County Boys
The draft board is trying to
locate two men whom they have
not been able to contact, and they
would appreciate any information
of their whereabouts.
Clay , Horace Conard gave his
address as Clyde, route 1, but com
munications sent to this, address
hae not been answered.
Charles Queen, formerly of
Hazelwood, has changed his resi
dence since registering- and has
failed to answer the last two
notices sent out by the board.
Both men are now required to
take physical examinations.
Hold Two Day
Around fifty person- attended
the fall convocation of AsheviUe
of the Episcopal church here at
Grace church in a two-day session
beginning on Tuesday and closing
at noon on Wednesday. The Rev.
Rufus Morgan, of Franklin, pre
sided. A decision to change the Epis
copalian church school presenta
tion service from Trinity church
AsheviUe to Calvary church at
Fletcher was reached at the Tues
day afternoon session. This
event takes place the week after
Easter . '
The Rev. Westwell Greenwood,
(Contined on page 7)
Weaver McCracken, Jr., left
Saturday for the University of
Alabama, where he will be a .stu
dent and also assistant instructor
in geology. ;-
48-Page Book For Livestock Show
Is Being Distributed In Haywood
Interest in the Livestock and
Home Arts Shaw was running at
a high pitch here this week, as
4,000 copies of the 48-page cata
log was distributed throughout the
county and state.
All indications are that the show
will even exceed all expectations
of the officers, and that more en
tries will be made than was Ori
Last minute details were being
cleared this week, according to
C. T. Francis, president.
The county agents and the home
demonstration staff are spending
this week in the field completing
details of many exhibits. Calves
for the 4-H Fat Calf exhibits are
being given their final . weight
"Everything points to a large
and successful show," , President
Francis ; said. "No 1 admission
charges will be made ; no entrance
fees, and the whole show will be
without any carnivals or anything
to get money. This is an educa
tional event, and we will keep it
Thousands of peopfe are expect
ed to attend the two-day show,
on Friday and Saturday, Septem
ber 19 and 20th.
A large number of state special
ists will be here for the two-day
show, while a number of cattle
raisers from over the state and
nearby states have indicated they
will be on hand.
The program for the two-day
show has been completed, and will
be given in detail next week.
Interest Grows In
For Friday Night
Keen interest centers in the va
rious contests to be staged in the
'high school stadium on Friday
night of the second annual Hay
wood County Livestock show and
home arts exhibition next week. '
"Old Man Read Wilson" of WWNC
will serve as master of ceremo
nies. . ...
Six string bands have already
been entered in this class and those
j in charge are hoping that the num-
Der win reacn ten. umy bands
with three or more pieces are eli
gible for entry. -
Five buck and Wing dancers have
signified their intention of compet
ing and five more entries in this
class may be made.
One of the promising features
of entertainment is the contest be
tween the famous Soco Gap team
with Sam Queen calling and the
Champion team, of Canton, with
Fred Ferguson as leader, when
they compete for honors.
Another feature of interest will
be the parade of livestock winners
in order that those who were un
able to attend the show in the day
time may see the fine entries in
There will be ten dollars offered
in door prizes , in addition to the
many other prizes given during
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