FOR t n . , ii Vim PHE ICTORY BUT CNITKU STATX3 BONDS STAf.!?S 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 $1.75 la Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countic WAYNESVILLE W il l m ' ' A U1 UP vkVA i if ii 11 if ii i i vi ii ii i vi ii i i ii i i ii n " jis I If I I V V II J I J III 11 II 1 -M II Jk II II 1VI WW ISO Drive To Start In wv kywood Next Week .rmanent Committee Is Led For County; Lakers To Appear Be- i,re Civic uu le 0 in fen pining of the second USO . iim-wood will formally Brown, m c Armv WOrK Jieic A' i i U nnrt of the j Service Organizations. iarlie Ray. cou"1 -V'"' i - ninpnr. IIMl Com- L for HayWOOU,. B" ooiu w Groundwork naa Dt-eu m tin? on the drive trom August L thp Kith. " (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- area.. . t. R. E, MacBlain, secretary - lurer. 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- M promotion. !m Arrington 'no Jia uuiuiaiaiujj State College 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- wntests. go to RaloiVh Oft, to attend ... ";: "I WWconst of the Future L fTe he represent Astern district . P'tbeld last week in Ashe- Jnesvillp Mav SpKaI r eet Sunday chonil "c Broup oi Hun- the Haywood Coun P s Association will I I 30 clck it was learn- oftL:u!.!countyps- (k tul ' oreanirnt; on Sunday pas post- ? Trie:. r . M umi l K r, h0 the churches in T in Clyde. Nt of q ? lncreas in 6 f area . worK ,arge crowd Sentellp ay' cording to "r Waynes- 1 Of "" impiisi h BelZi'neivi,le' Allen's tXrffr' Rich" FH Covi r De,llwod. Olivet, p. e Creek, and Hatiiflr Kd rWyatt.ofWash- iriti. 18 spendine a few n moth- m. ,a".-tukejunalu ; July Draftee Quota Will Leave Here On Friday Morning 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 weeks furlough. 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 for induction. 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 Smith. i Summer Resident 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 Shop. Always gracious and cordial she had made many friends during the years she had summered in this section. 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 Springfield. 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 of TVA. 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". Producers Elect 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 cipal speaker. All descendants of Edward Hyatt, are cordially invited to attend. 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. Hospital Chairman v X Miss Mary Jones, young daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs, J. S. Jones, of Kingsport, Tenn., has returned home after visiting her aunt, Mrs. Sam Jones. 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 acorns. " 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 variety. 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. Weaver McCracken Elected Chairman 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 board. . 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, " " ' Campbell Family Makes Service Flag Honoring Members 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 Maggie. 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 committee. 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 their country. 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 dale, Fla. Men Injured By Explosion 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 plant exploded. 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 Members Make Fine Record 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 concerned. The four made the 70 odd mile trip from Tryon to Way nesville on Saturday by bicy cle to visit their kinsman, Roy Blackewell. 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 had been. 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 gust 22nd. R. L, Noland, of Waynesboro, Va., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Otis Burgin. "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 war. -. 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 Brother-In-Law Early Monday. 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 morning. 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 Station, Calif.). 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. M. 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 Pasadena Playhouse 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 gust 15th. Miss Massie who has outstand ing talent, plans to continue her work next year at the Playhouse and will graduate in the summer of 1943. 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 of ensigij. 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. I " . i 4

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