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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
JJGHTH YEAR NO. 31 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1942
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.rmanent Committee Is
Led For County;
Lakers To Appear Be-
i,re Civic uu
pining of the second USO
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tin? on the drive trom August
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(day the Rotarians will hear
Id Cory, comptroller of Bea-
aanufactunng omimny, uu
jent of the Asnevuie vyummu-
ftipst discuss tne toy cam
i Mr. Cory is also president
Ihe board of the Asheville
A and under nis direction,
fommunity chest raised $62,
county-wide committee is
eek writing all ministers of
county, asking that they will
jppropriate announcement on
lay, August 9,' regarding the
,e permanent committee is as
Iarlie Ray, general chairman
iron Prevost, chairman of Ha-
kod and Waynesville areas.
MoElrath, chairman of Can-
t. R. E, MacBlain, secretary -
Immittee members : V. J. Ma
ly, Captain Cecil Brown, Rob-
ffl. Gibson, Mrs. C. C. Miller,
:. Wagenfeld and Jack Mesaer,
if Waynesville, and Hazelwood,
Miu Theo Jentz, G. C. Buttles
!C. R. Secrest, of Canton, Fran-
Maseie is chairman of public-
Im Arrington has been awarded
of the scholarships to North
lina State College, given an
ly by Sears-Roebuck Com-
tt was learned : here this
from J. C. Brown, vocational
l i. - -
culture teacher in the local
school. . He plans to enter
f College in September.
lung Arrington, who has made
outstandine record both in
ilastic and agricultural activ-
state secretary of the Fu
Farmers of America. nst
Went and nast sprrotarw f
local Smoky Mountains N-
'1 Park Chapter of the F. F.
ant a past president of the
rat body of the Waynesville
ct high school.
r 1940-41 he held the record
.he "standing Future Farmer
le Western district and was
d a trip to Kansas City, te
National convention of Future
LAt this meeting he was
me American Farmer de-
fJnK Arrington has been ac-
, wmmnnity,' religious, and
1 activities. He has made
record for himnAlf .
er, having taken part
Zr 01 " declam-
go to RaloiVh Oft,
to attend ... ";: "I
WWconst of the Future
L fTe he represent
Astern district .
P'tbeld last week in Ashe-
Mav SpKaI r
chonil "c Broup oi Hun-
the Haywood Coun
P s Association will
I I 30 clck it was learn-
on Sunday pas post-
? Trie:. r . M umi l K
r, h0 the churches in
T 0Vok.place in Clyde.
Nt of q ? lncreas in 6
f area . worK
Sentellp ay' cording to
1 Of "" impiisi
h BelZi'neivi,le' Allen's
FH Covi r De,llwod. Olivet,
p. e Creek, and Hatiiflr
iriti. 18 spendine a few
n moth- m.
July Draftee Quota
Will Leave Here On
Sixty-fiv men are scheduled to
leave here around 11:00 o'clock on
Friday morning for induction at
Fort Jackson. They compose the
regular July quota under the se
lective draft system.
They make up the largest group
to leave this area. As previously
announced there will be no fare
well ceremonies, as the men have
not as yet passed the final exam
inations required by the govern
ment. Those not meeting the
physical standards set by the gov
ernment will be returned and those
accepted will be allowed a two
In the group are six volunteers.
John Kelly Carver, Sylvester Dock
Mull, Ben Howell Knkpatrick,
Benjamin Everett Gutshaw, Homer
Verlin Conard, and Paul Painter,
who has been transferred to Texas
Others leaving Friday are: Hol-
bert Hall, Hurley Goodwin Brown,
William Atkin Medf ord, Walter
Houston Plemmons, Floyd Wilson
Davis, Johnnie Max Fish, Carter
Thomas Boone, John Boone Reeves,
Robert Lee Underwood, 'Eugene
Henry, Thomas Stringfied Frank
lin, James Zebulon Vance Rogers.
John Ebid Bramlett, Arthur
Haze Franklin, Lloyd George Jones,
Woodrow Wilson Underwood, Wil
lis Shelton, Alfred Clark Arring
ton, Charles Roy Frady, Robert
Daniel Fisher, William Wayne
Wright, Glenn Green, John Gordon
Reeves, John Henry Parker, Rufus
Jaskell Davis, James Robert Wyatt,
Robert E. Lee Parton.
John Riley Wyatt, Vinton Delis
Jones, John Henry Swanger, Jack
Best, Walton Wise Willett, Jr.,
Leo Sanson, Howard William
Long, Milton Luther Morrow,
Pinkney Lafayette TurbyfUL .- Jr.,
Commodore Herschal Curtis, Wil
liam Lester Moody, Jim Sutton,
Salem Henry Wyatt, William
Frank Emith, Edward Cordell
Haney, Harley Manson Tate.
Roy Mitchell Davis, Julius Henry
Kenneth Cutshaw, Brody Zachry
Ureen, Hugfhey Glenn Gunter,
Moses Beecher Winchester, Jack
son Woody Price, Jack Miles Mc
Cracken, James Virgil Smith, Wel-
don Rufus Sutton, Enos Rilev
Boyd, William Walter Massey, Jr.,
DiHard Cook, and Homer William
Dies At Home In
Springfield, S. C.
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon in Springfield, S. C
at the Methodist church there for
Miss Jeanette Phillips, summer
resident of Waynesville for the
past twenty-two years.
Miss Phillips had been in ill
health for sometime and her death
on Monday at her home in Spring
field was not unexpected.
Miss Phillips had a summer
home here on the Johnson Hill road,
just off East street. Since her
first visit here she had been asso
ciated with Mrs. Silverthorn in
her management of the Aiken Gift
Always gracious and cordial she
had made many friends during the
years she had summered in this
Surviving are five brothers, Roy
Phillips, and Joe C. Phillips, of
Black Mountain, Frank Phillips,
of West Asheville, Rev. Arthur
Phillips, of Columbia, and Walton
Phillips, of Springfield, S. C; three
sisters, Mrs. Fullmer, Miss Attie
and Miss Annie Phillips, all of
No Action Taken
In Selecting Site
For Test Farm
RALEIGH, July 29 ( Special
to The Mountaineer) The State
Board of Agriculture did not take
action on selecting a site for the
mountain test farm at their meet
ing here today.
The board heard a report of the
20 sites that have been inspected
in the mountain counties, includ
ing four places in Haywood. The
board found it essential to have
more data on some of the propos
ed sites before reaching a decision.
Many of the owners of proposed
farms did not submit a price for
the property, and further infor
mation is necessary in some in
stances as to soil.,
No definite date has been set
for selecting the site to replace
the Swannanoa Test farm, which
was recently sold the federal gov
ernment for a government hos
It was thought today, that Com
missioner W. Kerr Scott, would
call a special meeting at an early
date just to dispose of this one
matter, Which has to have the ap
proval of the council of state be
fore final decision can be made.
Attending today's meeting were
D. Reeves Noland, of Clyde, and
L. L. Burgin, of Horseshoe, both
are members of the relocation -committee.
The position of the farm is a
big item, and will play a large
part in arriving at the final de
cision. A minimum of 810 acres
are necessary, and the specifica
tions as set out call for 176 aces
of oottom land, 124 acres bench or
terrace land, 70 acres of upland,
440 acres of mountain pasture.
The group of inspectors were
here July 21, and visited four
Haywood farms. The group includ
ed specialists of the extension de
partment, department of agricul
ture, members of the state board
of agriculture and representatives
Mrs. O. T. Alexander, of Char
lotte, formerly of Wraynesville, and
a party of relatives are spending
a few weeks in town, guests at the
home of Mrs. Hugh Jolly.
County Grade A".
Officers For Year
A. J. McCracken was re-elected
president of the Haywood County
Grade "A" milk producers' Asso
ciation at a recent meeting.
Others elected to serve with Mr.
McCracken include, vice president.
G. C. Palmer, ami secretary and
treasurer, Mrs. Mary S. Ketner.
Elected as directors for a one
year term were: G. C. Palmer and
Mrs. Mary S. Ketner; for a two
year term, Mrs. C. A. Campbell
and Mrs. W. F. Swift. W. A: Brad
ley was recommended as a director
at large. i
Hyatt Reunion To
Be Held Sunday
The annual Hyatt reunion will
be held on Sunday, August 2, at
the home of W. A. Hyatt, Waynes
ville, on the Fairview road.
Mr. T. L. Green will be the prin
All descendants of Edward
Hyatt, are cordially invited to
Pleasant Balsam Church
To Be Dedicated On
Sunday, August 16th
The dedication of the Pleasant
Balsam church on the Balsam road,
which has recently been completed,
will take place on the third Sun
day in August, it was learned
from the pastor, Rev. Ben Cooke.
The meeting will begin at 10:00
o'clock and continue throughout
the day. Dinner will be served on
the grounds at noon. The public
is invited to attend and bring picnic
lunch with them.
Miss Mary Jones, young daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs, J. S. Jones,
of Kingsport, Tenn., has returned
home after visiting her aunt, Mrs.
Plott Finds There Is A Bumper Crop
Of Squirrel, Bear, Quail and Acorns
Oak trees in the woods are break
ing down from the bumper crop of
Evidence of the largest crop ever
seen in Haywood, was brought in
by G. C. Plott, county game war
den. Several half inch limbs were
broken oft because of the heavy
weight of the thick clusters of
acorn 8, which were the bitter oak
These particular limbs were irom
the' Jonathan Creek area, and ac-
of bear, and with the bumper crop
of acrons, the bear and squirrel
should fare well for food.
Mr. Plott cut three acres of hay,
and found three quail nests, and all
but 3 of 40 eggs hatched, which
gives evidence of a good bird
season in store,
Some one ventured the guess
that a bumper crop of acorns meant
a hard winter. To this Mr. Plott
said he did not know what it meant,
other than squirrels and bear woald
cording to Mr. Plott there are more have plenty to eat as soon as the
squirrel and quail this fall than I acorns started falling in Septem
ever before. There will be plenty J ber and October.
WEAVER II. McCRACKEN
was named chairman of the Hay
wood County Hospital board of
trustees Tuesday night. Mr. Mc
Cracken succeeds Edwin Fincher,
jf Clyde, Who resigned.
Of Hospital Board
Weaver H. McCracken was elect.
ed chairman of the Haywood Coun
ty Hospital board at the meeting
of the group held at the nurses
home on Tuesday night. Mr. Mc
Cracken succeeds Edwin Fincher, of
Clyde, who resigned from the
Announcement was made of the
appointment by the county board
of commissioners of Mark Fergu
son, of Fines Creek, to member
ship on the board, to take the place
of the late W. L, Hardin, Jr.
Bids for painting the hospital
and the nurses home were sub
mitted to the board, but no ac
tion was taken on the matter.
The board in addition to Mr. Mc
Cracken and Mr. Ferguson is com
posed of Hurst Burgin, Aaron Pre
vost, John F. Cabe, Glenn Moore,
and Frank Ensley, " " '
Makes Service Flag
C. A. Campbell was re-elected
president of the Campbell family
reunion at the annual gathering
held last Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell at
Other officers elected were: Wil
liam C. Smith, devotional leader,
Miss Bessie Boyd, secretary and
Mrs. Fred Campbell, Miss Fannie
Peal Campbell and Miss Louise
Campbell, members of the program
The first part of the program was
devoted to the making of a service
flag for those of the family who
are now in the armed forces of
The flag contained fourteen stars
representing the following mem
bers of the family: Craig Camp
bell, U. S. Army, (Alaska): Lt.
Carroll W. Hoffman, U. S. Army
medical corps; Charles Campbell,
U. S. N., Carrier Wasp; Richard
H. Campbell, medical corps.
Lt Grace Plott Campbell, A. S.
N.; Herbert Moore Plott, U. S.
Army; William Campbell Reegan,
U, S. A., Hawaii; Thad Chafln, Jr.,
U. S. Army; Larry Cagle, U. S.
Navy; Jack Cambron, U. S. Army,
Puerto Rico; Bil Henson, medical
corps, U. S. Army.
Dr. T. A. Groce, of Asheville,
was the principal speaker of the
day. He made an inspirational
talk on "Memories of the Good Old
Days," stressing the spiritual good
to be derived from family gath
erings. A large number of relatives and
family Connections were present
and the special guests included Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Prevost, Mrs. T. A.
Groce and son, Robert and Hugh
Wood, of Asheville, Mrs. J. Grant
Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla., Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Odell and Mrs.
Georgia Myers, of Fort Lauder
Are Much Better
Lawrence L. Kerley, Way
nesville's fire chief, was feel
ing much better late yester
day afternoon, according to
the hospital, where he has been
a patient since July 14, when
he was burned when an oil
tank at the Standard Oil bulk
Fred Walkup, a transport
truck driver, was also report
ed as being much better, as
was W. C. Fincher, employee
of the town of Waynesville,
who were also injured and
burned by the exploding gas
oline. Wednesday was Mr. Kerley's
"best day" it was learned.
Haywood 4-H Club
The Haywood county 4-H club
members who attended the annual
camp at Swannanoa last week made
a fine record, with one of their
members, Calvin Francis, winning
the title of "Best all round camp
er" among the boys. X
There were twenty-five boys and
seventeen girls among Haywood
county members attending the
camp. They were accompanied by
Wayne Franklin, assistant county
agent, Miss Margaret Smith, coun
ty home agent, and Miss Mary
Davis, local leader of the Crabtrce
Iron Duff groups.
All those attending the camp
were placed in four groups, in
cluding Head, Hearts, Hands and
Health. Billy Jim Bradshaw and
Billy Hall were voted the best
boys in their group, and in addi
tion to his award for best all round
camper Calvin Francis was also
winner of his group. Mark Hipps
and Bob Smathers received cer
tificates in swimming.
Those attending from Haywood
clubs were: girls, Faye Hall. Joan
Hall, Noryella Clark, Mary Cath
erine Ward, Shirley. Silverr -JtiM
I vestai1, ; Geneva Anderson. Bettv
Jean Smathers. Erma Lou Lonir.
Elizabeth Church, Mary Wright,
Geraldine West, Carolyn Medf ord,
Katheryn Wells, Peggy Noland.
and Edith Noland.
Boys included Neil McCracken.
J. Frank Mann. Billie Jim Brad
shaw, Chas A. Howell, Bob Smath
ers, Mark Hipps, Bill Frank Hall,
Win ord West, William Whitesides,
Davis Whitesides, Hoyt Powell,
Phill Sherrill, Donald McCracken,
Virgil Browning, Foster Chason,
Tommie Henson, Glen Davis, Ben
Davis, H. R. Caldwell, Jr., Jona
than Caldwell, Billy Joe Haynes,
David McCracken. Max James. Ted
James, and Calvin Francis.
Franklin Is Bound To
November Court For
Death Of Winchester
Party Travels 145
Miles By Bicycles
In Two Days Time
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wil
liams and Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Pack, all of Try on,
have solved transportation
problems as far as travel in
Western North Carolina is
The four made the 70 odd
mile trip from Tryon to Way
nesville on Saturday by bicy
cle to visit their kinsman, Roy
They left Tryon at 10:00
o'clock Saturday morning, tak
ing time out to stop in Hender
sonville and Enka and visit
friends and be sociable en
route. They arrived here at
10:, W that night. Mrs. Pack
has been riding a bicycle for
only a month, but the other
three are veteran bicyclists.
They needed no entertain
ment upon arrival, according
to their host. All they asked
was, rest, and that at once. .
They left here on Sunday
morning around 10:00 o'clock
expecting to have a shorter
trip down the mountain with
less exertion than coming up
School Days Are
Here Again, Three
Districts Open 3rd
When the school terms for 1942-
43 open in the Bethel, Crabtree and
Fine Creek , districts on Monday
morning, approxioiatelv 2.000 stu
dents will t er.rotTed, it was learn,
ed from Jack Messcr, county su.
perintendent of education.
The number of students is based
on the enrollment in the three
schools of last year which was as
follows: Bethel, 1,267; Crabtree,
480; Fines Crefk, 511.
Mr. Messer announced the
following t" i- for the Fines
Creek schooi. Fred L, Safford,
principal; high school, Edna Mav
James, Mrs. Katheryn Kirkpatrick,
and John H. Nesbitt.
Eh mentary grades, Lurile Walk
er, Bonnie Faye Duckett, Pearl
Elizabeth James, W. Frank Kirk
patrick, Mrs. Fannie Noland, Mrs.
Melton Harbin, Jar-vis Teague, and
Mary Ann Bryson A) gel.
Rotary And Kindred Organizations To
Play Important Part In Rebuilding The
World, Says Dr. Green, District Gov.
A Sweet Reminder
Stamp Number 6
Good Until Aug. 22
Beginning on s Monday morning
of this week, rationing stamp
number 6 will be good until August
22nd. Each stamp is good for two
pounds of sugar.
If you have not used number 7
it is a bonus for an additional two
pounds during the designated pe
riod, which ends on Saturday, Au
R. L, Noland, of Waynesboro,
Va., is visiting his daughter, Mrs.
"Rotary 's Contributions to Civ
ilization,'' was the expansive toDic
of the talk bv Dr. C. Sylvester
Green before the local Rotary Club
Friday. In this talk he pointed
out especially the contributions
that Rotary and similar organiza
tions will be able to make in the
rebuilding of the world after the
In his introduction he traced
the contributions that America as
a nation has made to the progress
of civilization, and upon which the
philosophy of Democracy was bas
ed and has developed. "These are
America to the rest of the world,"
he pointed out, "and they are Amer
ica to those of us who stop to
think. America has emphasized
peace, religious toleration, votes
for all, a welcome for all comers,
and a diffusion of well-being for
everyone. These five things the
late President Eliot, of Harvard
described as America's major con
tributions. 'But they are true for the fu
ture as well as for the past. They
are the basis of a glowing patriot
ism. They are essentially normal,
for beneath each lies a strong ethi
cal sentiment, a strenuous normal
and social purpose. These make
our Democracy, and by them we
teach the world. So today we face
the task of preserving a country
where such achievements are pos
sible. We have a two-fold job:
to win the war, and to win the
war after the war. The latter will
be war against poverty, injustice,
and hate the very qualities out
oi which wars ar bora.
"At least five things Rotarlans
will contribute and teach others to
contribute. The very - genius of
Rotary makes these contributions
possible. We must insist on a just
peace for all. We must see that
religious liberty becomes an uni
versal possession. We must see
to it that all men have a right in
the government under which they
live. We must be allowed to go
and Come about the world with no
fear of molestation, sharing with
others the good things we have
and sharing with them the art and
(Continued from page 4)
Cadet James R. Leatherwood Is Making
Outstanding Record In The Air Force
Hazelwood, Man Confesses
Fatally Shooting His
Boney Frankin, 39, of Hazel
wood, was bound over to Superior
court for trial at the November
term at a hearing yesterday af
ternoon before Cyde Fisher, mayor
of Hazelwood, for the alleged
murder of his brother-in-law, Hen
ry Ralph Winchester, 49. No men
tion was made of bond.
Franklin is alleged to have shot
and killed Winchester around 1:30
o'clock Monday morning at the
Franklin home in Hazelwood. The
bullet, it was brought out at the
hearing, was fired from a ,32 cal
ibre pistol from which only one
shot had been fired.
Officers who investifigated the
case, quoted Franklin as saying
that he fired upon Winchester,
when he found him at his home,
when he arrived early Monday
After the : shooting the officers
said that Franklin went in search
of John Evans, Hazelwood police
man, stopping at a neighbors
house to inquire the officer's whereabouts.
Upon finding lEvans, Franklin is
alleged to have told him that he
had shot a man in his own home and
surrendered himself, He is said
to have told the officer that he was
not certain as to whether or not
the man was dead and asked him to
go to his home and investigate.
Evans brought Franklin into
Waynesville to the county jail,
where he has since been lodged.
After Evans had reported to Sher
iff R. V. Welch, the latter with
deputies' Wade . McDaniela and
Noble Ferguson investigated the
Upon their arrival at the Frank
lin home, they found the body of
Winchester at the foot of the bed.
as Franklin ia alleged to have told
them. They Called the county cor
oner and told him of the facts. The
coroner is said to stated that in
view of the circumstances no in
quest was necessary.
Both men were employed at the
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany, m Hazelwood, Winchester
. . . . - i it i i:
as a cabinet worKer ana r ruriimu
in the finishing plant.
(Written for The Mountaineer by
Geo. W. Holt, 1st Lieut. A.A.F. and
commanding officer of Santa Ana
The story of Cadet James R.
Leatherwood is one of striking in
cidents and unusual occurences.
He came to Santa Ana as an
aviation cadet after having com
pleted a training course at the
Advanced Flying school for multi
motored ships at Albuquerque, N.
In spite of the fact that he was
already a pilot with a rating of
flight squadron leader, he has
pitched in and done more than has
been required of him all the way
through. He has at times served
with the army ferrying command,
and for a period of two months he
flew as the leader of pride of the
Pacific fleet, with the interceptor
command on Pacific patrol.
At the request of his commander
Cadet Leatherwood started an ex
tensive course leading to the job
of trans-oceanic bomber pilot
Throughout this coarse his average
grade was 95 per cent. He is leav-
(Continued on page 12)
FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services were held for
Winchester at 2:30 Tuesday after
noon at the Hazelwood Presbyte
rian church. The Rev. S. R. Crock
ett, pastor, assisted by the Rev.
Frank Leatherwood, pastor oi the
Hazelwood Baptist church, officiatd.
Burial was in the Fu'bright ceme
tery. Pallbearers were Claude Mc
Clure, Ivey Troutman, Cecil Moon-
ey, Ellis Arrington, Harper Even-
son and Homer Snyder,
Nieces of Mr. Winchester were
in charge of the flowers.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Julia Ann Smith Winchester; three
daughters, Nancy, Lura and
Dorothy; two sons, Ben and Ed
ward; six brothers, Labon, Will,
Gill, Lawrence, of Waynesville,
route 1, Lee and Dan, of Hazel
wood: and two sisters. Mrs. A. B.
Lakey, of Swain county, and Miss
Frankie Winchester, of Waynes
ville, route 1.
Eileen Massie Resumes
Her Work At The
Miss Eileen Massie, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs, James E. Massie,
has resumed her work at the
Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena,
Calif. She will complete her junior
year in the dramatic courses she ia
taking at the Playhouse on Au
Miss Massie who has outstand
ing talent, plans to continue her
work next year at the Playhouse
and will graduate in the summer
Charles D. Moody
Called to Active Duty
Charles D. Moody, son of Mr.
and Mrs. C. M, Moody, of Jona
than Creek, who volunteered some
time ago in the supply corps of the
U. S. Navy, has been called into
active service, and given the rank
Ensign Moody reported to the
naval base at Miami last week. He
will remain there for a few weeks
and the last of August is to be
sent to Harvard for three months
special training. Ensign Moody
graduated from the University of
North Carolina in June.
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