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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 42 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1941
$1.50 la Advance in Haywood and Jackson Coon ilea
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(& Mm Umws
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Annual Session Of
District Dental So-
1 To Gather Sunday.
ten 150 and 200 persons,
, the dentists and their
tnd their assistants, are ex-
to attend tne tweniy-umi
!ession of the First District
Society, which will be held
, the 19-20-21, with head
s at the Gordon Hotel. The
Mimorises around 25 coun-
tpnHine as far as Gastonia.
Lgram of exceptional inter-
been prepareo, wion vr, o.
chairman. Dr. G. Mack
End Dr. N. M. Medford, local
in charge of the arrange-
M. Matheson, of Boone, is
in of the program commit
I serving with him, Dr. S. H.
Ln, of Lincolnton, Dr. Walter
f Asheville, and Dr. S,.- P.
M, Medford is in charge of
if committee, with Dr. A. W.
k and Dr. A. P. dine, of
assisting. Dr. W. T. Mc
f Asheville, is director of
three day meeting is sched
pen at 10:00 o clock Sunday
K with a golf tournament
Country Club, and .at 3 in
kmoon a tour will be made
treat Smoky Mountains Na-
ktration will be held in the
if th Gordon Hotel at 8:00
Monday, with the opening
at 9:00. : The Rev. H. G
itt, will; Five invocation, ' J,
xix stt Atai-y ox tite Cfiany
Commerce, the address of
e, 'and Dr. G. Shufprd Ab-'
of Hickory, responding.
W. Kermit Chapman, of
president, will deliver his
address. Other features
lectures as follows: 4The
Carolina Dental Assistants
tion," by Dr. F. L. Hunt,
Ftflej "The Dental Assist
ly Mrs. Mildred Thompson,
kville, Tenn.; "Removing
from Mottled Enamel,"
; and movie) ; "Acrylic Resin
i. Jackets and Inlays." by
C. Current, of Gastonia.
30 Monday morning there
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tions To Be
DeteH Rv 22rH
Action of the county and
'rtjr committeemen under
ncultural Conservation pro
Wch were started last week
"tinue through Thursday,
we 23rd, until all the town-
ctons have been held.
Fgs.have been held in the
f townshinB! Trnn riifF
0ak, Jonathan Creek, Ivy
Ne, and Beaverdam.
' an election will : be con
11 the East Fork township at
school at 1:00 o'clock;
wool house at 6:30 Friday
6! Waynesville township, at
rt house on TnPRrtav 9ist
'cIck; Cecial township at
"OOI On WpHnoarlc, OOnA
O'clock in Ptm..' t.rn'
wnel school on. Thursday,
at 6:30 o'clock .
ns who have been notified to
lr application for payment
e not done so, may sign
,-'vuon during the first
the meetinu-a it tVip
fMtings: a motion nicture
S"OWn before tha oWHnn
- A11C 11MII1C VI
uis ' Soils for Tomorrow,"
scenes have been taken
Ready to Take Their Seats
Man Takes Own
Life With Gun In
Investigating officers reported!
suicide in the case of Henry R. j
Gibson, 51, whose body was found j
about a quarter of a mile from
his home near : the Bethel high
school in Cecil township about 1
p. m. Sunday by his sister, Mrs.
Annie Freeman. : ,
Gibson had been shot ". through
the heart with a shot gun. He
had left his home where he lived
with his mother and sister about
10 a. m. saying that he was going
squirrel hunting. His family stated
that he had been despondent for
Dr. R. Stuart Robinson, acting
coroner, stated theue was no ne
cessity for an inquest as the case
was a suicide.
Officers stated .that he had placed
the gun against his chest and fired
the weapon by tripping the trigger
with a stick.
Funeral services were held at
the Pineland cemetery in Sunburst
Mr. Gibson was a farmer in the
Sunburst section. He was the son
: (Continued on page eight) ,
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Hunter Killed When
Gun Went Of f As He
Climbed Over Fence
Melrin Porter, 28, Was Vis
iting In Iron Duff; Acci
dent Early Wednesday.
Roll Call Chairman
Mrs. R. N. Barber
Presided Over Meet
In Asheville Mon ;
' : :, '
Mrs. R. N. Barber, president of
the state society for the Preser
vation of N. C. Antiquities presided
over a meeting of the group held
in Asheville on Monday. A num
ber of state officers were in at
tendance, as well as Dr. Christo
pher C. Crittenden, secretary of
the State Historical Commission.
The meeting was devoted to con
templation of plans to arouse in
terest in this district in the pre
servation of places, spots and
items Of historical value.
t Board Has
r For 30 Men
"aer the selective service
are required in the
f'he 7,1 m Friday' No"
l.Jth-at 8 o'clock.
iOrtk WlU accepted
--uw the men in
Brown, State President
Is Called To Raleigh
J. C. Brown, president of North
Carolina Agricultural Teachers As
sociation, was called to Kaieign
this week for a conference with tha
entire state staff of agricultural
education division and the execu
tive committee of agricultural as
sociation. The purpose of the meeting is to
consider policies affecting agricul
tural teachers of the state.
The two newest Supreme Court Justices, James F. Byrnes (left) and
Robert H. Jackson, are shown for the first time In their robes of oflice
as they prepared to take their seats on the bench of the nation s
0. R. Roberts, state highway
patrolman of this area, spent last
Friday in Raleigh, having been
called into the office of T. Bodie
Ward, commissioner of motor ve
hicles, for conference.
V Mr. Roberts says that the state
authorities are alarmed over the
increase in the number of accidents
on the highways and that they
are stressing all safety measures.
"There were more accidents in
Haywood county during the past
three months than during the first
six months of the present year,"
commented Patrolman Roberts,
"Nine times out of ten it is not
the fault of any defect in the car
but lack of precaution on the part
of the driver, The important thing
to remember is that you not only
have to look out for yourself, but
watch the other fellow. You may
be in the law and in your rights,
and still have a serious accident,
a victim of the other fellow's care
(mns," he continued.
Accidental death, due to a shot
gun wound in the stomach, was
the verdict of the coroner's inquest
held in the case of Melvin Porter,
28, whose body was found around
9 o'clock Wednesday morning be
side a rail and wire fence about
a quarter of a mile from the home
of Mrs. Zack Davis, in Iron Duff.
Dr S. L. Stringfield served as
acting coroner in the absence of
Dr. J. R. Westmoreland, county
Porter, who had been an instruc
tor in a CCC camp in Louisiana,
I came here about two months ago to
' be with his mother, Mrs. Wiley
Davis, of Baltimore, who was spend
ing 'sometime with her '-mother-in-
1 law, Mrs. Zack Davis, of Iron Dutf.
j He left the house Wednesday
morning to go squirrel hunting and
his body was found shortly after
ward near the fence with the gun
on the other side.
The bcu y was discovered by Mrs.
Holland Burgess, who had been
about 50 yards away when the gun,
on old-fashioned shotgun went off,
and she immediately followed in
, the direction to see what had hap
pened. She rushed to the Davis
h me and notified the family of
the accident, but by the time they
reached the spot, Porter was dead.
"' He was shot through the stom
ach. The position in which he was
found lead the officers inveBtigat-
ine the case to believe that when
he was crossing the fence he, "must
have nulled th gun after Mm ana
that the trigger caught in the wire
(Continued on page eight)
Mrs. J. L. Walker
Died In Asheville
Last rites were held at 3 o'clock
Two Cars Injured
Former Pastor Of Metho
dist Church And Family
Among: Those Hurt.
Five persons were injured as
the result of a collision of two
cars, one driven by Ralph Mit- Tuesday afternoon at the Crabtree
chell, attorney or ispananDurg, ano Baptist church for Mrs. Knox V,
the other by Ollie Coalson, of the Walker, 72. of Lake Junaluska sec-
Plott Creek section, which occur- tion of the county, who died in an
red around 5 o'clock Saturday Asheville hospital Monday morning.
afternoon near the Boone Med-, officiating were the Rev. R. P.
ford garage on the Balsam hign- McCracken, of Crabtree, the Rev.
C. D. Brown, pastor of Long's
Chapel, Lake Junaluska, and the
Rev. Forrest Ferguson. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Nephews served as active pall
bearers and nieces were in charge
of the flowers.
Mrs. Walker, well known in this
section, was a native of South
Carolina. For the past 41 years
(Continued on page eight)
In the car with Mr. Mitchell
were his wife and her parents, the
Rev. and Mrs. M. F. Moores, of
Black Mountain. The Rev. Moores
and his family are well known in
this section as the former Was
pastor of the Methodist church
here at one time.
Mrs. Moores was seriously in
lured, suffering a fractured left
arm and right leg. She was rush
ed to the Mission Hospital in Ashe
fVnHniioH on ntn" eitrht)
Haywood Calf Brought 44 Cents A Pound
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WAYNE STAMEY is shown .noia.ng nis ' - ' . f $4m0.
p" wdL The 1085-pound calf was sold for 44 cents a pound, for a net of
u r tZ fair owned by Calvin ,rancis, sold fcr 33 cents a pound. His calf
hampion of the and Ge rge Stamey and Calvin FrancU is
Wayne Stamey is the son of r. ana w j
Botn Doys are n. "6
at the Catawba
The reserve champion
9R5 Dounds. W ayne
Cut courtesy Hick-
The record of the Hazelwood
Methodist church reads almost like
Organized just a little oyer a
vear ago, tne cnurcn nas a aeea
for the property has the present
budget paid in full, have a mem
bership of 90, with 36 having been
added during a recent revival.
Rev. R. Odell Brown, pastor, said.
that all this was cause for re
The Sunday school had 76 last
Sunday, with both the Benior and fli:,! Wit Vl Una
junior leagues well attended. VyUlllUcO IT till UIlC
Of the 36 which joined during
the revival, 32 were by profession of
faith and four by letter.
REV. M. U WILLIAMSON
In Charge Of Red
Cross Roll Call
Rev. Malcolm Williamson, pas-
'or of the Wayncsville Presbyter
ian church, was named chairman
of the annual Red Cross Roll Call
to succeed the Rev, J. G. Hug
gin, Jr., who has served the chap
ter for the past two years. The
appointment was made- V m,et
ing of the chapter held(Oft Thurs
day afternoon. " . 1 ' "'
The Rev. Williamson stated yes
terday that he had just received
the literature relative to the drive
and that he would announce next
week the dates for the Roll Call.
Mrs. Bill Prevost was appointed
chairman of the Junior Red Cross,
with Mrs. Joe Liner and Mrs.
Ellen Louise Kill ian Queen as as
sistants. Other appointments at this time
included the following: Chairman
of production, Mrs. Felix Stovall;
vice chairman of production, Mrs.
S. P. Gay; chairman of cutting the
garments, Mrs. C. C. White. M,iss
Alice Stringfield will continue as
chairman of knitting.'
Many First Places
Won By Animals
Wallace Ward Makes Ex
cellent Record With His
Shorthorns; Louise Reece -
Had Reserve Champion.
Haywood county cattle made an
excellent showing at the State Fair
this week, with many of the top
prizes going to local animals,
"We're tickled pink over the out
come and, the showing of Haywood
cattle," County Agent Wayne Cor
pening said last night over long
distance from the fair grounds.
Louise Reece, owner of the grand
champion of the Haywood Live
stock show, won reserve champion
in the heavyweight 4-H Baby Beef
division. This animal will be sold
Friday at the fair grounds.
Wallace Ward won four top hon
ors in the Shorthorn division, get
ting grand, senior and junior
championships and a first place.
W. A. Medford also won a grand
champion place in this division,
while Fred Thompson got second
and third places for the best yearl
Wallace Ward also took first
place for the best pair of Short
horn calves and J. M. Cathey took
first place for animals in the 2-year-old
Shorthorn bull class.
Osborne's farm won fourth place
in individual Guernsey, 5th place
on get of sire and thiro place on
Guernsey calves. ,
Mrs. Joe Gill took reserve cham
pion on all Hereford bulls, and
Jarvis Palmer was second.
Roy Haynes won first on Here
ford' yearlings and Grover Abel
Claude T. Francis won first and
fourth places on Hereford bull
calves, and also first for the best
pair of calves, a heifer and bull. Mr.
Francis also had h 2-year-old heijer
that won the reserve champion of
all Hereford females. . "
Jarvie Palmer won fourth place
in the age class cow, and C. N.
Allen got fourth place on calves.
Haywood's Aberdeen-Angus made
a good showing, with Roy Robin
son taking second place for cows
and Joe Rose second place for bulls.
Mr. Rose also won third place in
the 8-year-old bull class, second
for best pair of bulls, and third for
(Continued on page eight)
Hammett To Hold
A 10-day revival service will be
gin Sunday at the Hazelwood Bap
tist church with Rev. H. G. Ham
mett, pastor of the Waynesville
Baptist church preaching each
evening of the week, beginning at
Rev. Mr. Hammett Will occupy
his pulpit at the Waynesville church
for both services on Sunday.
The Hazelwood church is at
present without a pastor, but have
services each Sunday with a sup
A large attendance is expected
at each service of the revival.
Two Cars Damaged
When A Truck
The record of this young church
is to be envied 'by much older
Sale On Store's
Friday morning will mark the
opening of the 14th anniversary of
Massie's Department Store, ac
cording to C. J. Reece, owner.
The store is several times larger
than when it was founded, and
additional departments have been
For the occasion Mr. Reece is
announcing an anniversary sale,
which has been an annual event of
the firm for years. As in the past,
huge crowds are expected for the
opening Friday morning.
A pick-up truck driven by Arlie
McClure collided with a car driven
by J. A. Fisher, of Franklin, Mon
day morning near the W." A. Brad
ley store on the Balsam highway
and the impact of the two vehicles
damaged the car of Carl Carpenter
Officers reaching the " scene
shortly after estimated that the
total damage to the Carpenter and
Fisher cars was around $300. The
truck was undamaged.
E. B. Jeffress Makes
Visit Here on Monday
E. B. Jeffress, of Greensboro,
one of the owners of the Greens
boro News Company, Inc., and a
former chairman of the State
Highway Commission, was in town
during the week visiting his moth
er who now resides here.
Mr. Jeffress was en route to
the celebration at the Glenville
dam on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Woods
Of New Orleans To
Build Home Here
The Belle Meade : properties
closed a deal this week with
Mr. and Mrs. James Woods,
of New Orleans, for the
purchase of a lot on Breezemont
Drive, overlooking the golf course
at the Waynesville Country Club
near the 16th green.
'We are big boosters for this
section of the country, and have
been coming here so long that we
really : feel like 'old timers.' We
think you have a wonderful cli
mate and expect to live here more
than half of each year," said Mr.
Woods in discussing his recent
Mr. and Mrs. Woods have been
coming to, Waynesville J for,-the
past fifteen years. They were
guests for several years at the
Piedmont Hotel, but for the past
three or four years have been stop
(Continued on page eight)
Belk Sells Over
15,000 Pieces Of
China In One Day
"After helping wrap over 15,000
pieces of china today, I'm eating
supper out of a paper plate," said
one of the weary salespersons at
Belk-Hudson's Tuesday, after one
of Haywood's largest : buying
throngs had swept into the bargain
annex of the store and bought the
china specials which went on sale
The crowd was so packed into
the store, that the wrappers had
to be roped off in order to get el
bow room to wrap the packages.
One , customer stooped down to
pick something off the floor and
was shoved under a table, and said
it was 20 minutes before she could
In all, the management said that
less than 25 pieces were broken in
the store during the day.
Sales ranged from one piece to
f Mr nd Mrs. C. T. Francis.
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