The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$L50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ftgyENTH YEAR NO. 48 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, NO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27,1941
'r Busy Christmas,
i Will Be Lifted De-
L 15; Homes May
AW on nf,m
began decorating: for the
.iii h' first of the sea-
Lk.ndise was displayed. -
j toy departments in town
for opening this week-
it BelK-tlUUuu r
fl completed for the ar
Vereuson, town manager,
tod cheer for the occasion,
revealed that notice had
ired that the blackout ban
t lifted by December 15,
bably before. This will
kt store windows, ouwioor
ind advertising signs wui
line at night. '
i household has been dis-
W the report that due to
krgency eiecinc ism
ks trees in homes will be
M now that the order has
linded. and the little lights
ink among the decorated
b send forth their gleam
ftninewr u always. ' :
jinti were optimistic over
pert of good business for
m, and have unusually
' Ai of merchandise. Many
iy departments bought their
4 January.' : '
the tobacco crop bringing
uted quarter of a million
dollars into the county,
indications pointed to
level.'. ,'J. s
m than 951 ahnnnfnff dfLVt
intores reported a number
items were already mpv-
i . - .
Says Mr. Francis
Business has been picking up
of late in the sales of marriage
licenses, according to Charlie
Francis, register of deeds.
Things have been pretty dull
in this line since the North
Carolina laws went into effect
in April, 1940, that slowed
up the sales with applications
for health certificates.
Most couples have apparent
ly found it much easier to
drive into another state and
get "quick service." .
From Nov. 17 through the
22nd, nine marriage licenses
were sold, and four couples
made inquiries that sound
like they might "be back" ac
cording to Mr. Francis.
The recent record is quite
a contrast to that of the past
quarter, when only 82 licenses
were issued in the entire three
Early Monday morning Mr.
Francis was much elated over
his large sales, but after Mon
day when 11 divorces were
granted, he complained that
" the courts were "unmarrying
them faster than he could get
'em married." '
Driver Of Car,
Tried At February
Justice; 41, of Clyde, who
ked down by a car, while
: the main street in his
n and seriously injured on
the 14th. died at 6:20 a.
pgiving Day at the Hay
toraty Hospital as the re-
p injuries suffered.
P Albert Rhodaes. U. S,
M to have been the driver
r which struck Justice,
fsted following the acci
it made bond for $1,000.
the death of Justice
IKncades was indicted for
Miter, but was allowed to
ft Mitchell Field, where
I Rationed. He will return
F trial at . the February
services were held on
My at the Clyde Methodist
2:30 for Mr. Justice, with
r.v U. Washam, pastor,
f Burial was in Bon-A-
I cemetery. (V
.'"6 ItS nn haflfAM waa
Cfgle, Homer West, Ed
ne Medford: ttarl Price
r1? are the widow. Mrs
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Park Director Sees Park From A Haywood County Point
iv:0 V! ' ' f I ft'W
Estimated To Bring
( Marketing Cards
All Farmers Urged To Meet
At Designated Points and
The 1941-42 hurley marketing
cards are now ready to be deliver
ed to the farmers of the county, it
was learned yesterday from the
county agent s office.
The marketing cards will be
en to the following places and dates
for distribution in order to dave
the farmers the cost and trouble
of coming to the county agent a
The county agents are asking
those who have not signed their
applications for payment to do so
f fhaaa i-nurTmhin mAetinsra. All
Plans for new access highways into North Carolina's side of the Park are progressing, following tobacco growers are urged to at
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the first visit of the National Parks Director tfewt n B. Druiy to this side of the development. At Cove
reek Gap, in this county, an undeveloped entrance on the eastern end of Park, are shown, eft
t t Part. ThnmM Allen. Ri.hmoiid. district Park director; Charles1
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Green Tree Tea
Go On Sale 29th
State Chairman Has Set
Goal Of Comnvinity At
Tuberculosis Christmas . Seals
will go on sale this Saturday, ac
cording to Mrs. Frank Ferguson,
"hairman of the committee from
the Woman's Club sponsoring or
ganization of the annual sale.
The seals will be sold through
the schools as has been the cus.
torn for the past several years,
with a few slight changes in the
method of handling the sales.
The local quota has been set
for $160 by the state chairman of
the North Carolina Tuberculosis
Anyone wishing to buy seals at
mce and do not wish to be con
tacted through the schools may
-ecure them at the office of Jack
Messer, county superintendent of
education, in the courthouse.
Three fourths of the money de
rived from the sale is kept for
local work among undernourished
"bildren and needy tubercular sus
: Mrs. Ferguson, local, chairman,
pointed out that last year there
were 60,000 deaths in this country
from tuberculosis, which shows
how the ravages of this dreaded
m ; (Continued on page 8)
Red Cross Short Of
$150 Reaching Goal
Chairman Urges AH Those
Who Have Failed To Join
To Do So At Once.
With reports from all workers in
the annual Red Cross roll call
membershiD drive not eomplete the
total amount now stands at 11,064.
ii .acuurdine to Rw. -Malcolm -E.
Williamson, .chairman of the cam
paign . ';. V. 'i''
The quota set for the local chap
ter was $1,200, the highest amottnt
ever asked by the National head
quarters, but Mr. Williamson feels
confident that by Completion of the
drive the amount of the goal will
It is said that the total to date
represents the largest amount ever
raised locally for the Red Cross
in the same period of solicitation
SV3urder Cases Slated 4 New Home
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I o ise i rieu louay
Boys Left Monday
For Fort pragg
Despite the early, hour, a, large 1
J number of people, werf at the
bid ; the , fourteen selectees from
Haywood county draft board No. 1
froodbye, as they1 entrained by bus
for Fort Bragg.
The order from the government
was for sixteen men, but two were
deferred until the next call.
William Ray was made leadir
of the group and Henry Parker
Parris, assistant leader for the
trip to Fort Bragg.
Mrs. Thad Howell, and Mrs. S.
H. Bushnell. reoresentinflr the
Court Disposes Of Many
Cases First. Two Days Of
This Week Under Judge
Bobbitt. ' V
If anv one has been overlooked Dorcas Bell Love Chanter, assisted
n the drire, often people were out oy Miss Sarah Welch, distributed
when the workers called on them, cigarettes among the men.
Mr. Williamson urges that they join ( xhe men leaving in addition to
at the office of William Medford, -the two mentioned were: Baxter
who is treasurer of the chapter, j Conard . of Cove Creek j Aude Wil-
They will be given membership jjamg Tanner, of Waynesville;
cards and pins just as those con
tacted earlier in the drive,
Salvation Army Workers
To Teach Citizens Bible
Class on Sunday Morning
Capt. Cecil Brown and Lt.
Thelma Colton, of the Mountain
Division of the Salvation Army,
will teach the Citizens Bible class
on Sunday morning.
Dr. Tom String! icld Finds Newport
News Looks Like A Second Haywood
"Why I saw more Haywood coun
tv bovs than 'Carter had oats.'
"cis, son of Mr, and Mrs.
' I F. F. A i0mK l,or
f when delegates from
-uHHes met at the local
ouse for an annual elec-
1 ?re formulated for the
and tha m-nnn Aa.
fnwt monthly ta work out
uuai neia aay set
" Stock inA.
A J.g was opened by Car-iWOrth,pre8identofthe
There were so many of them that ,
they suggested I come and stay,
for I could make a living out of
them," said Dr. Tom Stringfield
this week after his return from the
launching of the Battleship In
diana. "I had the best time I ever had in
my life. En route to Newport
News I attended the Carolina-Virginia
game in Chapel Hill on
Thursday, on Friday the launching
of the Indiana, and on my return
Saturday, I took in the Duke
State game in Raleigh," continued
f, 'Pnng, aigo , oratoricai .Dr. Tom. : , . ;
Dr. Stringneia ana nis aBugnier,
Miss Alice Stringfield, were special
guests of Edwin J. Robeson, Jr.,
personnel officer of the Newport
cury Dips To 17 On Tuesday For One
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"west Headings Of The v inter
""Wcnry drnnnj The, Mnnntaineer office, '
r the wool, m 3 Mflnrf tnr tha week is as
of f 6 of the t re- follows
rpnL . 8easo". according Date
a f wrence Kerly, 19
W" service to the pub- 21
t M!n7ts have been made 22
.eny and Th Moun- 23
Post th J;l ia
ePrt in the window of 25
Max. r Min.
68 1 37
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News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Company, and son of Prof, and
Mrs. E. J. Robeson, of Waynesville.
At the ceremonies which launch
ed the heaviest ship ever to slide
down the ways in an American
ship yard, Dr. Tom was on the
Grandstand with Secretary Knox,
Governor Schricker, of Indiana,
Governor Price, of Virginia, offi
cials or the company, government
dignitaries, and naval officers.
Not only the Haywooa ooys in
the plant made Dr. Tom feel at
home, but also the president of
the company, Homer L. Ferguson,
who is a native of Haywood. Fol
lowing the ceremonies Dr. String
field and his daughter were guests
at a luncheon at the Country Club,
and were shown numerous cour
tesies. Dr. Tom stated that the launch
ing of the battleship was the most
impressive sight he ever witnessed.
The christening of the ship had
been set for 10:53 a, m., high tide,
but was delayed seven minutes and
24 seconds while persons on the
sponsor's stand were being rear
ranged so that the newsreel camera
could record the bottle crashing
against the hull.
Mrs. Lewis C. Robbing, of Wich
ita Falls, Texas, daughter of In
diana's governor, hurled the "be
ribboned bottle of champagne
against the towering bow at ex-
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William Howard Haney, Waynes
ville; Edward Earle Best, Clyde,
route 1; Enloe Charles Mull, Lake
Junaluska; Paul Green, Haiel
wood; Woodfin Ledford, route 1,
Clyde; Ray Jenkins, Cove Creek;
David Dee Green, route Z, way
nesville; Clyde Ray, Hazelwood;
Paul William Kirkpatrick, route
I, Clyde; Lawrence Andrew Park
Two murder trial are scheduled
today, according to John M. Queen,
solicitor, after the grand Jurjt re-
tumed'-true bills jir fcoth Instances,
in the November term of Superior
court which reconvened here on
Monday after a recess for the
Two bills were returned against
Mandell Woodward, Charlie Wood
ward and Roscoe Messer, one for
giving poison liquor to Melvin
Messer and Love Clarke, and anoth
er for the murder of Clarke.
Clay Grant, 17, was given from
fifteen to twenty years in state pris
on and Ray Shelton, 18, from ten
4 fifteen years, both pleading
rullty of manslaughter in the case
f the death of W, A. Finney, who
was slabbed to death on the night
of November 4th.
Pleas of nolo contendere to
charges of murder in the second
degree were submitted on Tuesday
afternoon by Clay Grant. A ve
nire of 75 names were drawn, but
later the defendants entered a
plea of guilty of manslaughter.
The case involving the murder
of Oscar Lenoir, with which two of
his daughters are charged, is sched
uled lor trial today.
Other judgments handed . down
since Monday mornintr are as fol
Divorces were" granted to Connie
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Work has already started on the
new home xor ureen iree ie
Room, and plans of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Rung, owners, are to have
the new place in East Waynesville
ready for occupancy by spring.
The : Rung's bought the East
Waynesville Grocery site from
Alf Arrington, and are building a
modern tea room of rustic design.
The place is being builbt to seat
160 people. ' '
An extensive landscaping pro
gram is included in the plant of
Best Crop In Years, Ac
cording: To Expert Here
This Past Week.
. Haywood burley tobacco crop
has been officially estimated at .
900,000 pounds by County Agent
Wayne Corpening and L. T. Weeks,
tobacco specialist, who spent some
time in the county last week.
According to Mr. Weeks, the crop
in the county is above average,
and this is the best crop for ciga
rettes in five years.
"While the poundage is less, the
quality is better, and will make up
for it in dollars and cents," tne
specialist said, as he discussed his
work before the Rotary Club.
Meetings were held in the coun
ty during the week, in which grad
ing of burley was stressed. All
burley warehouses this season will
Operate under government grading
standards. This is a service ren
dered the farmer and is no cost to
farmer, warehouseman or buyer.
The advantage of the grading en
ables every grower to compare his
prices on the same grades with
the market average of the day be
fore, it was pointed out.
Burley will be graded into four
groups the lower leaves going as
flyings, next lugs, then leaf and
the top leaves known as tips. Five
qualities and five colors will be
given to the burley crop, and a
ymbol or letter will indicate eacn.
(Continued on page b;
iVomeh To Meet At
Clyde Sunday ,
(Continued o ftffi Sj J i f Woman's Mission union auxm
ary oi tne naywooa nnpim
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JACQUELINE BERRY, young
wuhter of Mr. and Mm. Deane
3erry, who bas recently been made
Claimed By Death
Gaither Ferguson, 61, well known
Haywood county farmer, died at his
home in Lower Fines Creek town
ship, on Monday afternoon at 1:30
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Lower Fines Creek MethO'
dist church with the pastor, the
3ev. Mr. Garrison, officiating.
Serving as active pallbearers
were: James Noland, Shirley Con
natser, Jule Noland, Sam Fergu
son, Hugh Noland, and Hessie
Mr. Ferguson is a native of this
county, the son of the ' late Mr,
and Mrs. : Harrison Ferguson, of
Buncombe county. .
Surviving are the widow, Mrs,
Dolhe Ferguson; an adopted
daughter, Mrs. Vance Hollbrook,
of Franklin: one sister, Mrs, Lela
Noland, of Lake Junaluska, and
two brothers, Gaston, of Fines
Creek, and Bascombe Ferguson, of
Truck Turns Over 8 Times Down 200
Foot Embankment, 7 People Escape
A scene for which movie compa
nies would have paid thousands of
dollars was enacted last Sunday
morning free of any . charge and
without benefit of an andience on
the. road to White Oak, 16 miles
A ' pick-up trucky. containing
seven passengers, with an attach
ed trailer, turned over eight times
as it. rolled approximately 200 feet
down a steep mountain side.
The truck was completely demol
ished, the trailer came out almost
as good as new, and while , three
persons were injured, no one was
The setting was peneet for a
movie. The scenic grandeur of the
White Oak road at all times offers
a ' picture worth the j taking. The
winding high road, one side a bank,
and on the other looking down one
could vision the steep hillside, par
tially wooded, jotted with bowlders,
sharp stones, and greenery. Then
just below the Pigeon River wend
ing its way through the pictures
que valley, a peaceful looking scene,
yet a potential, hazard to the driver
of a car who lets his eyes leave the
highway one instant...-!.
But the scene suddenly changed
the official mascbt of the Waynes- j and became in a moment as dra
'Te Township High School Band, (matic as ever flashed before a
She created quite a sensation at camera. ' ,.' :
her first aopearance with the band Sustained action marked the
, fioM .t tha rantan-Wnvnes- eight turns made by the truck. On
t' avfn"i"' football game.'
""v-to by Sherrills Studio. ' .
the first terning four "boys in the
back of the truck were spilled out
elation will be held at the Clyde
Baptist church next Sunday, Nov.
30th, beginning at 2 o'clock, '
Mrs. H. A. Quickassistant su
perintendent of group 2, will be in
charge of the program. AH mem
bers are urged to attend, especially
all officers, young people, leaders,
and all members of committees,
members of churches having no
missionary organisations are in
vited and any others interested in
On Sale Monday At
The 1942 motor vehicle license
plates will go on sale here at the
Masonic Temple in room number
nine on the first floor Monday
morning, December the 1st.
Miss Geneva Wines, who was
formerly connected with the Caro
lina Motor Club in Canton, will
have charge of the sale of the
plates here. Her office hours will
be from 9:00 to 4:00 o'clock.
Attention is called to the new
law regarding trucks owned and
operated by farmers for transport
ing farm products and farm sup
plies, which has put the price of
such plates at one half the regu
lar registration fee.
On the next two rounds the three
occupants in the cab of the
truck kept their seats, but on the
fourth rolling, Ernest Early was
Breathlessly the fifth turn was
made and the two remaining in the
cab, Lonize Messer and Miss Edna
Blanton, were able to hold on, but
the sixth turn was not so easily
made, for Miss Blanton was thrown
at least ten feet in air and landed in
a bed of briers, and as she fell a
tree knocked down, by the rolling
truck descended on her body.
The driver, Lonzie Messer, re
mained the lone occupant of the
truck and was still at the wheel
on the seventh turn, but on the
eighth "go round." which wa n.
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In Many Years
Thanksgiving 'Day, 1941, now
past history, was recorded as one
nf the quietest ever observed local
ly, as far as the city police de
partment and the county sheriff
Wade McDaniels stated that he
fed only thirty-five persons on
Thanksgiving Day, and the greater
number were in jail waiting trial
at the present term of court. I
The police department reported '
only five arrests over, the holiday.
Wo particular reason was given
for the law abiding celebration.
Employers Of County Have Paid Almost
Hall Million Into Unemployment Fund
Nearly twenty million dolla
$19,316,430 in wages have been
paid workers in Haywood by em
ployers subject to the Unemploy
ment Compensation Law in the
four and a half years from Janu
ary 1, 1937 through June 30 of
this year, Commissioner A. L.
Fletcher has just announced,
county received $107,851.37 in job
less benefits included in 12,723
Employers contributed $477,727.
42 to the unemployed fund during
the 4H years.
This report covered 48 employers
and 3,743 employees. Application
for work in the 4tt years totals
13,598, while placements on jobs
Unemployment workers in this went to 4,029, the report showed.