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gjJjHYEAR NO. 40 Sixteen Pages
k Ray Heads
m was elected chair
S last week in Ashevflte.
ud in the development of
The group uriuMs -.
on was .
k. Don Elias, president
steriiie ennmu. -----suggestion
U of the sUte.
1 nresenveu "
' . - it.. nvMin an
.request oi w
, neral Park develop,
u -.nriit by this section.
inittee voted to work for
,pment of the Heintooga
k high elevation camp- and
ion of a museum on
rolina side of the Park.
B, Whitaker, oi cryson
.minted to taKe up mo
i,iiiins a road into the
tk section. It was decided
G rADresentativa to a
if the board of the North
npnartment of Conserva-
Development to be held in
on October 15, to asK ior
i 1- A. . 1 .
to in tne worn vo in u.-
to serve with Mr. Ray,,
B. Ferebee, of Andrews,
hiirman ana ueorge i
of Asheville, as secretary.
Road To Be Open
Contractors Making Good
Time On 12-Mile Road Down
Mountain To Indian Center.
With favorable weather during
the next few weeks, Santa Claus
can travel ironr Waynes ville to
Cherokee "via the Soco Gap-Cherokee
highway, as he makes his an
nual trip into these parts on De
Highway officials yesterday pre
dicted the road would be open to
traffic by Christmas.
The surfacing of the road, how
ever, will be done next spring, but
the road Would afford comfortable
travel after Christmas, it was
The Ralph E. Mills Construction
Company have the contract for
the building of the 12-mile road.
The new road is a state project,
and goes close to the famous Soco
Will Go On
is of the community will
a opportunity in the near
y the highest grade of
Utive beef that has ever
on the local market, BO it
bed yesterday. v- .,
fen of the Haywouq'Siwnj;
calves put upt uie can
Id at the Western North
Ftir in HendersonvUle last
Ire sold, and a large number
reht by Haywood citizens
been brought back into the
some of which at $ to be
red and offered' On . the
knty farm agents and the
f members are grateful to
(wing business places for
pat the sale: C. E. Ray's
Pampion Employees Store,
P..C, Cafe, First National
Imerican Fruit Stand, and
wown Supply Co.
nnouncement will be made
act date the choice beef
put on the local markets.
Byron Barr Seen
In Motion Picture
Here This Week
Byron Barr, son of Mr. and Mrs,
E. Barr, movie actor, was seen
here on Monday and Tuesday nights
at the Park Theatre in support
of Errol Flynn and Fred MacMur-
ray in "Dive Bomber."
Mr. Barr was born in St. Cloud,
Minn,, and was educated in Wash
ington, D. C, where his father
was located in a government posi
tion for several years. He went
to Hollywood where he hoped some
day to become a motion picture
actor, taking at first any employ
ment that he might find.
While he was working as a ser
vice station attendant and drive-in.
restaurant "car-hop" he appeared
in a Community Playhouse pro
duction. He was discovered here
by a talent scout who gave him a
screen test , .
Aaa resnVa long term contract
was triven Barr by Warner, and
itnotion picture critics are predict
ing a brilliant career lor him.
Published In The County Seat of Hdywood County At The Eastern Entralc oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park : . .. ,
L50 la Advance ta Haywood and Jackson Coontlea
State Guard Shows
Real Ability In
Local Unit losts Of Barbe
cue At Wajnesville Armory
The members f the local unit of
the State Guar were hosts of a
chicken barbecu supper, followed
by their first ex libition of drilling
at the Armory o i Friday night.
Around 125 wire present for the
affair, including the wives of the
members, mends and other spe
cial guests. Th meal was served
cafeteria style ty members of the
unit, and the gu sts were seated at
Captain J. HaWen Howell, of the
local unit, was master of ceremo
nies. Following the serving of
the 70 barbecued chickens with
salads, sauce an! drinks, the guard
gave an exhibition of drilling.
The compana in full uniform,
surprised thr fcuests with their
ability to go through the intricate
drills lead by Captain Howell, as
the unit has hafl only 86 hours of
Of special interest was the den
onstration of Captain Howell's own
creation of a company wedege
The various drills included the
squadjdiagnol and wedge. They
also went through the full manuel
of arms, bayohet drills, platoon
diagnol and platoon wedge, also
Following the; exhibition of tdrill-
ing a sm" dance was held with
an addi' : s " ! 100 or more guests
joining t 1 crowd, Music was
furnished by! the Soco Gap String
Bang and "Bug" KyVmdall call
ed the figures.
Lwigston, state director of
"J distribution for the
Ji of Charities and Pub
said this week that
d county received 41,662
surplus food supplies
" month of August with
wket value of $2,516.49,
P1, recipients served with
Fa numbered 3,934 per
j26 eases. .
5 August the county had
f 1 hinch room certified in
faded school pupils are
?t At Piedmont
i,nal Rotary picnic win
r "may svpnino e.4n
f'mont Hotel barbecue pit,
flounced yesterday by
5 will have their wives
l . ' w people are expected
i'k?! Pam was an.
w "1 h Picnic will take
the regular mid-day
venport chairman of
d aU those bringing
tC0 f to conUct him
i y"! at telephone 10,
1 to Bed
Jy"wno was taken illlast
j noers of his f amfly,
Baucom On Mission
Work In Asheville
: The storv and work of the Good
Samaritan Mission, of Asheville,
was given Rotarians here last Fri
day by Rev, H. W. Baucom, chap
lain of the Mission, and former
pastor of the First Baptist church
Mr. Baucom gave instances of
how the mission had assisted peo
ple, and the constant demand for
the services of the organization.
The mission pays a lot of atten
tion to the sick, and especially those
from out-of-town in Asheville and
The organization has 25 directors,
and is supported by contributions,
with some help from tne commu
JOSEPH MOORE, of route one,
was amonsr the six North Caro-j
linians to recently get a commiS'
sion as a flying officer at Randolph
Field, Texas, a training base fori
the Air Corps.
Two Killed On
Of Two Districts
The first study leaders meeting
of the Woman's Society of Chris
tian Service of the Metnomsi
church was held in the First Meth
odist church here for the Asheville
and Waynesville district on last
The afternoon session was de
voted to business, with Mrs. J. V.
Stentz, district president, presia-
ing. Mrs. ti. l. bigr.vv, i
presented an appeal for lay mem
bers for the conference Brother
hood. Eight new members were
Lunch was served by the women
of the church at the noon nour
to the 200 in attendance.
Meet In Burnsville
Mrs. J. R. Morgan, Superin
tendent, Will Preside Over
The- annual rrfeeuhg of the Bap
tist Women's Missionary Union
of the Asheville Division will be
held in Burnsville with the Bap,
tist Women's Union of the local
church on Wednesday, October the
8th, beginning at 10 o clock. Mrs
J. R. Morgan, superintendent, will
The Asheville division embraces
the Buncombe, Carolina, French
Broad, Haywood, Mitchell, New
found, Transylvania; and Yancey
associations. All members of the
Missionary Unions of the associ
ations will be welcomed as dele
gates, and all Baptist women and
pastors in the associations are
invited to attend.
The program will consist of re
ports, demonstrations, and inspi
rational addresses. A number of
state officers of Raleigh Will be
present. Among the speakers will
be Mrs. J. Clyde Turner, of Greens
boro, state president of the W. M.
U., and Miss Pearl Johnson, of
South Carolina, missionary to
China. ' v.-' ,
Those attending may bring a
piece of linen to be sent to the
Baptist Hospital in Winston-Sa
lem. A large number of the W.
M. U. members of this county are
expected to attend.
The Highway Safety Division re
ported this week that Haywood
county had 2 traffic fatalities charg
ed aitainst its 1941 record at-thi
close of the eighth month of thi
The 742 persons killed in traffic,
accidents on North Carolina streeti
and highways the first eight months!!
of this year represented a 45 pen
cent increase over the 609 per
sons reuoiied killed in the same
period last yea', a:id the number
killed through An Just of this year
exceeded the number killed through
October of last year.
" Althouarh traffic natalities alU
over the country have increased this
year as a result of increased mo
tor vehicle registrations, soaring
gasoline sales, the stepped-up tem
po of life in general, and various
other factors, North Carolina's Re
cord stands as a shameful com
mentary on the thoughtlessness,
recklessness, carelesness and mat
tention of our drivers," declared
Ronald Hocutt, director of the
Only two states in the country
have a higher mileage death rate
than North Carolina and only one
state is charged' with a greater
percentage increase in fatalities,"
District P. T. A.
In Canton Wed.
250 Attend Annual Event,
Outstanding Program Giv
en By State and District
Canton was host to the annual
meeting of Parent and Teachers of
District One yesterday, with ap
proximately 250 attending the ses
sions which were held at the First
An address, "We Aid In Nation
al Defense," by Mrs. J. S. Blair,
state president of Elizabethtown,
was a highlight of the meeting,
Others appearing on the pro
gram included Carlton Peyton, Roy
Scout leader; R. J. Reverly, high
school principal; Dr. H. K. Mas-
teller, pastor of the First Baptist
church, Canton; Tommy Furness,
safety director of Champion Fibre
and Paper Co.; Dr. V. H. Duckett,
representing the Lions Club, and
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, of the state
Mrs. E. L. McKee, of Sylva, gave
a talk on "What American Wo
men Can Do To Aid Defense."
A question and answer period
was conducted by Mrs. E. N. How
ell, state field worker,
Officials of the town of Can
ton, the Canton schools and Can-
ton P. T. A. welcomed the visitors.
Lunch was served by the women
of the Central Methodist church,
Among those who attended from
here were: Mrs. Zeb Curtis and
Mrs. M. C. Green, of the East Way
nes ville P. T. A.; Mrs. Linwood
Grahl, Mrs. Jess Crouser, and
Mrs. C. B. Atkinson, of Central
Elementary and from Hazelwood,
Mrs. Dewey Hyatt, Mrs. George
Bischoff and Mrs. Green.
Road From Cruso To
Nineteen Men In
4th Call Leave
Nineteen men will leave here to
morrow morning at 8:40 for Fort
Bragg in the fourth selective draft
from this area and the 18th call
from the government, according
to the local draft office.
In the group will be only one
volunteer, Thomas Benjamin Wood
ard. There were other volunteers
at this time, but their papers did
not get through by the date set,
so they will go in the next call.
In addition to the one volunteer,
the list includes, Verlin Wiley
Shelton. George Willard Brown
ing, John Thomas Fowler, Ronald
Winifred Adkins, and James Rich
Also J. C. Noland, Nola Green,
Flyod Stamey, James Paul Phil
lins. Fred Walker Rathbone, WU
lard Oder Rector, Johnnie Lewis
Ruff, Leo Long, Carl Asbury Set
zer, Beedee DeForest Coal son, Roy
Smith. Glenn Edgar Sisk and
Homer Horace Cagle.
Prof. E. J. Robeson
After Slight Stroke
Prof. E. J. Robeson, who suffer
ed a slight stroke on Tuesday of
last week, is said to be resting more
comfortably, and his condition gen
erally more favorable.
Sacred Music Will
Feature Masonic Meeting
Sacred music will be featured at
the Masonic meeting here Fridty
evenincr at 7:30.
, A special invitation has been
issued to all past masters to be
present. A choir has teen secured
to give the program.
E. H. iBalentine is master
C. B. Hosaflook is secretary.
iw iCnH'nnnl Assets Show Increase
Of Over $285,000 liurmg rasi aivmia
Resources of the First National
Paul Davis To Attend
Paul Davis left Tuesday for a
six week's training course at the
the Travelers Insurance Company
home office in Hartford, Conn.
Mr. Davis is general manager
of the L. N. Davis Co.
Mrs. Davis accompanied him as
far as New York. She will re
TtnnW reached a new high mark,
orifVi the issuance of the third
rniartof statement, published in
A net gain if 1285,083.31 during
h vear is shown, maung ine
total assets of the institution now
1 1 43fi fil9.01
"We are well pleased with-this
increase of over $285,000," an offl
The report shows that the bank
has over a million and a quarter
of deposits, which is about $200,-
000 more than this time last year,
Soco Gay Dance
Team Dancers Are
In, Shelby Today
" The Soco. Gap- dance .teamTl
dancing this afternoon and evening
in Shelby at the Cleveland Coun
ty Fair. '
According to Richard Queen, Jr
mmber of the team, who often
calls the figures for his father.
Sam Queen, manager, the team
wijl also give exhibitions later in
thp month at the Mecklenburg
County Fair to be held in Charlotte
and at the State Fair in Raleigh.
Last Rites Will Be
Held Today For
J. P. Robinson
Last rites will be held this after
noon at the Pleasant Balsam Bapt
ist church for Joseph Pinkney
Robinson, 57, who died from a heart
attack at 4:10 Tuesday afternoon,
at the Haywood County Hospital
The Rev. C. Allen will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenhill ceme
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Emma Robinson, two daughters,
Mrs. Bonnie Arrington, and Miss
Clarice Robinson ; two sons, William
and Daniel Robinson, all Of Hazel
wood; four sisters, Mrs. May Med
ford, Mrs. Minnie Wright, bf Haz
elwood: Mrs. Louise Bechieles and
Mrs. Maggie Mil woods, of Gaston
Sowing Of Small
Grains On Farms
With cotton seed meal and other
protein supplements increasing in
price, the county agents are recom
mending that Haywood farmers
sow small grain mixtures for win.
It has been found, according to
J. C. Lynn, county agent, that
Iitle Or no protein supplements are
necessary when plenty of green
winter grazing crops are available.
Mr. Lynn further points out that
under the national defense program
Haywood farmers will be asked to
increase their milk production. He
advises that this can be better done
by increasing the production of
the cows rather than buying too
many new animals.
Mixtures of barley, wheat and
rye make an excellent winter graz
ing, crop as well as a good cover
crop, the county agents continued,
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Briggs,
of Lake Junahuka, spent last
week in Jersey City, N. J and New
York City, having visited Mr.
Briggs' sister, Mrs. W. V. Davis,
of Jersey City, en route. Mrs,
Minnie Briggs, mother of Mr.
Briggs, accompanied them and will
spend the winter in Jersey City.
Changes Made On
The chanee of the schedule of
th trains on the Murphy Branch,
unless kept on time, will put the
local cost office in a considerable
Th train is now due to arrive
here in the mornings at 10:50 in
stead of 10:36 as was formerly
the schedule. The train going to
Asheville from Murphy now ar
rives at 12:30 instead of 12:40
Any delay in the arrival of the
first train runs the two schedules
The chanire wis made to aecoi!
modate connections in. Asheville,
since four trains have recently
been taken off there. The morning
train from Asheville. now waits
on the New York train.
5-Mile Stretch Of Road Will
Be Complete Within Ten
Days; 3 More Miles Being
Black top surfacing of Highway
No. 276 from Cruso to the steel
bridge was started yesterday morn
ing by highway forces, according
J. C. Walker, district engineer,
who was here yesterday.
About ten days will be required
surface the 5-mile section of
the road, Mr. Walker said, and dur
ing that time only "essential'
travel will be allowed over the
Crushed stone has been placed
on the mountain road about a half
mile above the bridge towards
Wagon Road Gap. There remains
about a mile and a half of grad
ing to be done. It is three miles
from the bridge to the top of the
This road, when completed, will
compare favorably with the Trans
ylvania side, which is thought oy
many to be the most beautiful
mountain and scenic road in this
section of the state.
No more surfacing can be done
on the remaining three miles until
next spring, Mr. Walker said, be
cause of the weather,
The road from Cruso to Wagon
Road Gap is a WPA project, under
the supervision of the state high
Brading Gas And
Bakery To 'Swap'
The Brading Gas Service and
the Waynesville Bakery will soon
exchange places of business on
The gas service needs more room
and the baker has too much, so the
exchange of places was arranged.
Haywood Scouts To
Hold 2nd Annual
PTA Will Meet Monday
The Central Elementary PTA
will hold the first meeting of the
year on Monday the 6th, at 7:30
o'clock . . ' -
Mrs George Kunze was elected
president of the group last spring,
but since she has moved out of
town. Mrs. Linwood Grahl, vice
president, will serve as president
during the current school term.
All members and patrons of the
school are urged to attend the
initial meeting on Monday
Eastern Star Will
The Waynesville chapter 165, of
the Order of the Eastern Star, will
hold the regular meeting tonight at
8 o'clock in the assembly rooms
in the Masonic Temple.
The annual birthday anniversary
party will be observed with a spe
cial program and refreshments.
The worthy matron is urging all
members and visiting members to
attend the meeting tonight.
Twelve Boy Scout troops of the
Haywood district will contest for
Alexander Thompson trophy for
Scoutcraft at the second annual
district Scout-O-Ral which will be
held on Saturday, October 11, at
the Waynesville athletic field.
Ribbons will be awarded to all
patrols qualifying in each of the
following events: fire buuil ding,
flapjack contest; dressing race ;
knot relay; tent pitching; signal
ing: first aid: firt by flint and
Details of the rules governing
each event will be mailed to the
scoutmasters. It has been suggest
ed that each troop set up a supply
tent at the edge of the field, flying
their troop flag.
Parents and friends of the scouts
are invited to watch the contests,
State E. S. To
The Western District, North
Carolina Chapter, International
Association Public Employment
Services, will hold a meeting in
Asheville October 4. Headquar
tera for the 'meeting-will be the
George Vanderbilt Hotel. -
R. Mavne Albrisrht, international , ,
president, Ernest McCracken, North
Carolina chapter president, Major
A. L. Fletcher, chairman North Car
olina Unemployment Compensation,
Commission, will take part on the
program. Mrs, Doyle D. Alley,
vice president, will preside. Miss
Catheryn Queen will serve as
The meeting will open at 1:30
p. m. with a luncheon at which time
Judge C. E. Cowan, member N. C.
Unemployment Compensation Com-
. . t
mission, Morganton, wiu spea.
The afternoon session will begin
at 2:30 o'clock at the George Van
derbilt Hotel. Music will be fur
nished by Sons American Legion
Drum and Bugle Corps, directed
by Major H. Koon.
Bank To Observe
Effective October 13, the First
National Bank will inaugurate new
banking hours, it was announced
Officials explained "in order to
comply with the wage and hour
law requirements and to fully co
operate with the defense program,
we will observe the following bank
hours on and after October 13th:
"Monday through Friday, of
each week, 9 a. m, to 1p. m.
"Saturday, 9 a. m. to yt noon."
Mr. and Mrs. W. Hurst Burgin
announce the birth of a daughter
on September 28th, at their home
on the Dellwood road.
REA Gets $25,000 For Relending Their
Members On Appliances and Equipment
An allotment of $26,000 has just
been made to the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation for relend
ing to finance housewiring, plumb
ing and the purchase of appliances,
according to James C. Moore, sup
The money is now available,
and a solid carload of electric re
frigerators have been received by
the cooperative for their members.
To date 42 plumbing jobs have
been installed,, with a number of
applications on hand for others.
The allotment was broken down
for $10,000 to apply to plumbing,
$10,000 to appliances and the other
$5,000 to housewiring.
The allotment granted the Cruso
cooperative was one of the largest
announced from Washington. Only
midwestern REA nnits received
more than did the Haywood County
Miss Grace Darling Bingham,
74, native of Udina, 111., who main
tained a summer home at Balsam,
died at two o'clock yesterday after
noon at the Haywood County Hos
pital. Miss Bingham had resided
for years in Daytona Beach, her
family being among the pioneers
of that section of Florida.
The body will be shipped to
Jacksonville, Fla., for cremation
and funeral services will be held
later. Burial will be in the Bing
ham family plot in Pinewood ceme
tery, Daytona Beach. ,
Miss Bingham is survived by
four nieces, one of whom, Miss Lil
lian O. Bingham, had made her
home with her aunt for a number
of years. Others include Mrs. W.
M. Stuart, of Evanston, 111., Mrs.
S. C. Babey, of Fort Thomas, Ky
and Mrs. George A. Isley, of Ral
eigh, a former North Carolina
state president of the American
Betty Burgin Appointed
Cheer Leader at W.C.T,C.
Miss Betty Burgin, who is at
tending -Western Carolina Teach
ers College, has recently been
appointed a cheer leader by the
Miss Burgin, the daughter of
Mrs. Chas Burgin, is a graduate
of the local high school and has
also , studied for two years at
Peace Junior College This fall
she entered Western, Carolina
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spearman
and two sons, David and Charles,
were guests over the week-end of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C Lynn and other
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