The w aynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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YEAR NO. 28 12 Pages
W AYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 12, 1945 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson Counties
ark fcnalls Amdl EH3B
kumj Mm Meet Mere Wb
Uflicials Will Be
To Discuss Mat-
Willi Land Owners
, , he lu-lil at the
x t Wednesday
lck on the or-
,, a .--oh conservation
hide all of Haywood
. 1 1 i ...I, ,,.!, I
ii.iiili. chairman, u. u.
N. C. Experiment
I j. (Jarrctl. state soil
loiust. ami W. K. Beick-
:o forest er.
ml owners, anil others, are
god Id attend this meet
hoar the question discuss
llic matter explained and
the hearing, the next step
Uanuation of the district
to hold a referendum on
.lion of organization. Only
Hers can voir in organising
onsrrvatkm district. Bal-
(uniished each qualified
regular balloting places
lugh Hie mail and the
expresses his preference
lor or acainsl the organi-
i( Hie ilislrict. signs the bal-
driis il in the ballot box
ns to I he county agents
Only a majority of those
aling in the referendum is
ry to carry the question.
orning body of five (5)
are responsible for direcl
alTaus of a soil conserva
iriel Two (21 of these
appointed" by the State
Inservation committee for
if out- Mi and two I2 years.
ply. Three 3i are elect
ee 'itMlilicd voters in the
district. The two 2
k'f. apply to he Secretarv
for a charter or certificate
Ration in the name of the
district. The five (51
the governing body of a
are known as soil conser-
(tistmt supervisors. The
ctrrl supervisors serve
period of three i3 years.
the supervisors draw a
They do, however, receive
Iipih and expenses while at-
me mn-.f important re-
fiitifi ef a board of soil
'list net supervisors is
"P program and work
Hie district. The nro-
N 'nk plan will include
Matement pertainine to
ifullure of the district.
"f 'arms, number of work-
ntl other livestock, kinds
ln"nts of farm machinery,
l of the leading farm
me district and a sum.
lf I lie main agricultural
1S m the district and the
ors Plans and procedures
"S the problems.
"wral. Mate or local
v furnish assistance tn
frvtsors upon request. For
United States Dc
"f Agriculture throuEh
conservation scrvirn mv
'liable to the supervisors,
Mnners (men) tn rtvoi
1 nlonc 4 1
landowners in thn rfidriof
F assist the farmers in
l"i erosinti . i
, ".unnui prac
ticed in the fr-m i-
!0 .lh( 'and. Such nrar-
lu'le approver! nr
r"P cropping, terracing,
. "'version ditches, sub
K: tiMaep- Bully treat-
-i acvclopnicnt, refor
"d 0,hpr applicable prac-
-"jn page 6)
led 6n First
0f July Court
,w, m inineen
bunt uk:."" ierm of su-
H ACTntd Mon-
nminal . ..
rwd a Clvu cases are
y to civU cases.
y through noon of
For 18th On
Eclipse Of Sun
The eclipse of the sun on
Monday morning did not cause
the usual excitement noted in
former years, when such
events have been anticipated
by scientists. Most people
took it in the day's run.
No doubt the startling
changes of the past few years
wrought by man somewhat
dimmed this miracle of nature.
Some reported a clear cut
crescent, while others stated
that the eclipse was a bit hazy
as seen by them. It was view
ed in many ways. Some squint
ed at the brilliant morning sun
through dark bottles, while
many used smoked glass pre
pared for the occasion. The
eclipse was only fifty percent
in this area.
Hour Parking On
Main Street Here
Ten persons were lined for park
ing overtime, and three wen
brought into the mayor's court for
exceeding the speed limits in the
town of VVaynesville, according to
O. R. Roberts, chief of police, who
is inaugurating a si rid observance
of the rules governing traffic on
"We are short one man on the
force and the traflic)n Main street
is a serious probjem and will be
come more so during the next two
months. We arc asking the co
operation of the public and that
each motorist realize that they
have a personal responsibility in
improving the situation," continu
ed Mr. Roberts as he discussed the
situation yesterday afternoon.
"It is after all a personal mat
ter, for it is the individual who
is the offender, and until people
in general get the idea that it is
up to them to cooperate, and not
put the responsibility on the other
fellow, things will not he improv
ed." he added.
The ten persons who parked
over time or improperly were each
fined $1.00 lor their offense. The
three persons lined for speeding
each paid $10.00
The limit for parking mi Mam
street from the post office to the
Hotel Lefaine is only one hour,
and after that time every offender
will be fined, it was pointed out
by Mr. Roberts.
Absolutely no parking is per
mitted on the north side of Church
street from the intersection of
Main to Montgomery, as it is so
designated by the signs on the
streets, yet according to the offi
cers this sign is often disregard
ed. Three Homes In
During The Week
Three homes were sold here dur
ing the week, as reported by
Henr Caddy yesterday, who made
The Walter Crawford home, on
Haywood street opposite the Cen
tral Elementary School, was sold
to Mr. and Mrs. C. R. EckholT.
Mr. and Mrs. Krcd Davis sold
their home on Thomas Drive to
Mrs. E. II. Youngkin. of Athens.
Ga. She bought it for her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bing
ham, of Cecil, who expect to move
into it about October.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Strange
sold their home to W. A. Grover.
of Miami. Mr. Grover plans to
spend four to six months here
No prices were made public on
any of the sales.
As of Today:
Killed In Action 104
Missing In Action 25
PVT. PAUL 1SUCHANAN. son
of ('. C. liiichanan, of Canton and
husbiind of Mrs. Mabel heather
wood liuchanan, of Lake Juna-
luska. who has been posthumously
l awarded the Purple Heart for
i wounds received in action.
j Paul Buchanan
Gets Purple Heart
Private Paul Buchanan, who was
I killed in action on April 22 of this
I year. has been posthumously
i awarded the Purple Heart, which
has recently been received by his
I wife. Mrs. IHichanan, of Luke Jun-
Pvt. Buchanan was a member
J of a litter bearer squad and was
assisting at an aid station when
an enemy artillery shell exploded
nearby, the shrapnel from the
! shell severely wounding him.
Pvt. Buchanan was the son of
C. C. Buchanan, of Canton, and
entered the service in November,
1942. He was inducted at Camp
Croft and was trained at a num
ber of posts prior to being sent
overseas, where he had been serv
ing since January, 1944.
Pvt. Buchanan is survived by
his wife, the former Miss Mabel
Leatherwood of this county: two
sons, Jerry and David Buchanan;
' two brothers, Robin and Clarence
Buchanan, of Canton; three sisters,
Mrs Roy Smith and Mrs. Helen
Hendren, of Canton, and Miss Ma
rine Buchanan, of North Canton.
Office Has Over
During the month of June 1.030
i reception contacts were recorded
; in the local employment office,
i Of this number 139 represents
contacts made by veterans and
! 131 of these veterans of World
War II, availing themselves of
; various services such as job rc
! lerral. job information, GI Claims,
i referral to veterans representa
tive or other agencies. '
J The office gave additional ser
j vice to 812 people. Of this number
122 were referred to local jobs,
I and 65 placements were verified,
' others pending.
i Placement assists were given
Current local orders for work
; ers are being carried at the pres
j cut lime for approximately 300,
majority of these needs arc for
I male applicants 18 years of age
! and up. Efforts are being made
to recruit these workers as rapid
ly as possible. Workers returning
to this community arc helping to
meet USE'S labor demands and
during the past two weeks appro
ximately 100 such contacts have
been recorded in the office.
Attention is called to . recent
change in office hours on Satur
day of each week when the office
will close at 12:30 p. m. Monday
through Friday the office is open
to the public from 8:30 a. m. until
4:30 p. m.
Miss Louisa Rogers
Accepted For Duty With
American Red Cross
Miss Louisa Rogers, daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Lec C.
Rogers, of Clyde, has recently been
accepted for service by the Amer
ican Red Cross.
Miss Rogers is a former Hay
wood county teacher and for the
past three years has been a mem
ber of the faculty of the North
Canton school. She is a graduate
of Western Carolina Teachers Col
lege and is now at American Uni
versity, Washington, D. C, before
she will be assigned to duty
Water-Level Highway To
Newport, Tenn., Being
Sought By Committee
Going To Market
In Large Quantity
Haywood beans in the first
Urge quantities this year went
to market Monday, when Farm
ers Exchange shipped 300
bushels. The firm plans to in
crease this by 100 bushels a
day until 800 are being: ship
ped out earh day.
Last year the firm shipped
more than a million pounds
of beans, with 42,000 pounds
going out in one day. Present
indications arr that the crop
will be in "full" within the
next ten days.
Besides beans, large quan
tities of greens, spinach, rad
ishes, potatoes, onions and
beets are moving to the mar
ket. Pvt. A. D. Hughes
Time On May 1st
Private A. D. Hughes. 20, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Hughes, of the
Hydcr Mountain section of the
county, has been wounded a sec
ond time, according to a message
received by his parents. The last
time he was wounded in action
on Okinawa on May 1 of this year.
He was previously wounded on
Guam on August 18. 1944.,
Pvt. Hughes entered tb: service
on September 10, 1943, at Camp
Croft and took his training at Fort
Jackson, and Camp Wljcelcr, be
fore being sent to the Pacific the
atre, where he has served for 14
Pvt. Hughes has one brother
in the service, Pfc. Albert L.
Hughes, who is now at home for
a thirty -day furlough after having
served for over two years in the
European theatre, after which he
will report for duty in the Pa
Another brother. First Sgt.
Ralph Hughes, was killed in ac
tion in France on July 2(5. 1944.
Lt, F. S. Stahlman
Reported Killed In
Action In Italy
Added to Haywood county's
casualty list is the name of First
Lieutenant F. S. Stahlman, 27.
son of Mrs. J. M. Caldwell, and
stepson of J. M. Caldwell, of Mt.
Sterling, who was first reported
missing in June, 1944. and later
declared killed in action in Genoa,
Lt. Stahlman entered the ser
vice in October. 1942, at Nashville.
Tenn. Before going overseas he
was trained in Nashville. Santa
Anna, Calif., and Carlsbad, New
Mexico. He had served overseas
in North Italy after arriving over
seas. At the time he entered the ser
vice lie was teaching in the high
school at Andrews.
Surviving arc his mother and
stepfather, a sister. Mrs. Reed
Sutton, a brother. J. M. Caldwell.
Jr.. all of Mt. Sterling.
Sugar And Shortening
Are Scarce Items Now
Haywood grocers and jobbers re
mained sugarless and without
shortening yesterday and with
some promises of replenishing
their stocks, but nothing definite.
The merchants are getting ex
actly half the sugar they got last
year, and with more canning
scheduled this season, the situa
tion has brought about an acute
shortage, with some merchants be
ing out for two weeks.
One jobber reported yesterday
they had received a small ship
ment, and had divided it among
their customers. In most instances
the shelves were bare in less than
There is a vague promise of
more sugar in August, one jobber
reported, but emphasized his state
ment with "this is just a promise
from those in Washington hand
ling the sugar."
Proposed Road Would
Run From Cove Creek
Post Office Via Watcr
villc To Newport,
Among the highway matters dis
cussed last week with road men
was the proposed highway from
Cove Creek post office down the
Pigeon river by Waterville to
Last week. Charles Ray and D.
Reeves Noland. representing the
county road committee, met with
John A. Goode, district highway
commissioner, and J. C. Walker,
district engineer, in Asheville, and
discussed the general plans for
the highway program in this coun
ty. Particular stress was made on
the need and value of the Pigeon
river road, as it would open a
north-south traffic highway, and
also be the direct means of gel
ling into the Big Creek and Cata
loochee areas of the Park.
The proposed highway would
follow the river from the Cove
Creek post office, going through
the famous and scenic Pigeon
gorge, and on around the Water
ville lake and power plant of Car
olina Power and Light Company.
Following Ihc river, the highway
would terminate near Newport,
making a water level road from
the Tennessee town to Waynesville.
The local committee arc working
up complete details and informa
tion to present to the highway
and Park officials at an early date.
To Hold 14th
Reunion On 22nd
The fourteenth annual reunion
of the Campbell family of Hay
wood county wil I be held on Sun
day, July 22, according to an an
nouncement this week by Miss
Bessie Boyd, secretary.
The family will hold their re
union at the old homestead of (fil
iate Wilburn A. Campbell, the
present home of Mr. and Mrs.
John B. Campbell al Maggie.
Hugh Brown Campbell, of (,'hai
lolt, formerly of Haywood county,
will be Hie main speaker al the
reunion The 'uiniiMcc in charge
has arranged an interesting and
Officers of the family group are
C. C Campbell, president; Jarvis
C. Campbell, vice president; sec
retary. Miss Bessie Boyd; Mrs.
Fred Campbell, chairman of pro
gram committee, with the follow
ing members: Mrs. Roy Martin.
Miss Louise Campbell and Miss
All members of the family are
urged to attend the event.
Dr. Roherson Is Much
Better; Will Be Out
Of Office Until August
Dr. R. Stuart Roherson was re
ported much better yesterday after
undergoing treatment in an Ashe
ville hospital the past week. He
will spend from now until August
Dr. Roberson is being sen! to the
coast, and will be accompanied by
In the meantime home canners
are trying out new canning re
cipes, and on many a table there
is a dish of honey being used to
sweeten the coffee and saccharin
is being used freely as a sweetener,
while many ardent coffee drinkers
are taking it straight.
The shortening situation was as
bad, with only small shipments
coming in, and far behind the de
mand. One jobber got 120 cases
and had orders from 300 grocers
on hand, which gave him not only
a mathematical problem, but a
"pain in the neck" trying to di
vide the shipment.
Shortening manufacturers in
letters to merchants and Jobbers
pointed out they would resume
shipments just as soon as the
government would allow them.
Killed In Action
LT. HUGH L. DAVIS, 27. son
of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Davis, of
the Iron DufT section of the comi
ty, who was killed in action on
Okinawa on April 28 of this year.
Lt. Davis ua.s a graduate of
Georgetown University, and at the
time he entered the service was
a law student In a recent letter
fro mhis commanding officer to
his mother high tribute was paid
LI. Davis, excerpts from which
"On April 211. our company at
tacked strong Japanese positions
from his commanding officer to
for this hill was fierce and enemy
fire Intense. Hugh led his platoon
up this ridge, eliminating many
positions. As he rose to go for
ward again, alter a particularly
tierce exchange of fire, a sniper's
bullet lilt him in the head, killing
"Hugh was buried with full mili
tary honors in t lie 27th Division
cemetery on Okinawa. The site of
the cemetery is beautiful and
peaceful, far from the noise of
battle. The cemetery will be giv
en the best of care by the gov
"I held (lie greatest personal
regard for Hugh. He was an ex
cellent officer, well liked by his
fellow officers and respected by
Ihe enlisted men. He was Ihorougli
in his instructions during training
and his conduct in combat was
exemplary . His men swore by him
is a leader. He often spoke of
his friends of the 301 h Division.
j which he was at one tune a
John T. Turpin
Will Be Buried
I uiieral services will be conduct
, ed this afternoon at (he Maple
Grove Methodist church for John
I Thomas Turpin. 07. native of llay
; wood county, who died at his home
on East street al (i:45 p. in. on
' Monday. Rev. C. R Ross, pastor.
! will officiate. Burial will he in
the Turpin fainilv ceinetciv near
by Serving as pallbearers will be:
Hugh Leatherwood. John Boyd.
James R. Thomas, Earl Ferguson.
; W'al'er Crawford, and Milliard
; Mr. Turpin is survived by his
j widow, the former Miss llaltie
I Mlanton. two sons. Edgar Turpin.
of Bernville. Pa., and Richard E.
Turpin. of Sylva, who was. recently
discharged from the service after
serving overseas for many months;
four daughters, Mrs. Harold Lar
son, of Minneapolis, Minn.. Mrs.
Frank James and Mrs. L. L. Lud
vigsen. both of Waynesville. and
Mrs. James R. Green, of Amenia,
N. Y.: four brothers. James A..
G ('.. W. T. and Mack Turpin.
all of Waynesville; three sisters.
Mrs. Clarence Parson, Mrs. Wal
ler Massey and Miss Hester Tur
pin. of Waynesville; and five grand
children. Garrett Funeral Home will be
in charge of the arrangements.
Two New Panels
Added To Local
Two panels were sworn in al
the local War Price and Rationing
Board this week, as completion of
a standard organization was com
pleted. The information panel, headed
by Rev. L. G. Elliott, as chairman,
is composed of C. E. Weatherby,
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, M. H.
Bowles, with the press relations
being handled by W. Curtis Russ.
The second panel to be sworn
in Tuesday was the new farm
mileage group, which is headed by
Albert Abel and assisted by E.
J. Hyatt, Glenn McCracken, and
Of Park Will Be
Shown On Friday
Arthur Stupka Will
(live Illustrated Lec
ture At Court House
An illustrated led me. with col
ored slides being used, will be
given at the court house here Fri
day. July 13th. at 8 o'clock, by
Arthur Stupka. naturalist of the
Great Smokv Mountains National
Last year approximately 350
people attended one of Mr. Stup
ka's Park lectures here. II was
greatly enjoyed and enlightening
to many residents as well as sum
mer guests The event is being
sponsored by Ihe Chamber of
Commerce. There will Jo no ad-
i mission charges.
! Mr. Stupka has been working
i on the plant and animal life of
j the Park for the past ten years,
j and has an outstanding collection
i of pictures he has made on all
j phases of the Park life.
There are (iOO miles of trails
j and 500 miles of fishing streams
wllliin Ihe Park's half-million
J acres. There are Hi peaks more
than (i.OOO feet high. The Park
contains more than 1.000 different
kinds of flowers, 130 different
kinds of trees, wild honey-suckle,
azalea, dogwood and rhododendron
Roaming through the Park are
hundreds of bears, red and gray
foxes, squirrels, timber wolves,
deer, chipmunk, lizards and rattle
snakes. It is also one of the homes of
the falcon, or duck-hawk, the
fleetest of birds. Song birds are
The Park slides and lectures arc
both educational and highly en
tertaining. Two million visitors
are expected to visit the Great
Smoky fountains National Park
after the war.
Well Known Sylva
Here To Practice
Dr. W. Kerinil Chapman, prom
inent dentist of Sylva. who was
recently retired from active duty
in the army, has moved to Waynes
ville to practise his profession. He
has leased the offices in the Boyd
building on Main street, which
were lonneily occupied by Dr.
S P. (Jay, now id Greensboro.
Dr Chapman has been Residing
in Sy lva incc I'XZ'.i and lived there
until he volunteered m the dental
corp.'. m the Army Air Forces in
June, 1!)')2 He served overseas as
rhief of dental services at various
army air bases in England from
December. 1043. to January. 1945.
lie has been retired with the
rank of captain and was placed
on the inactive list in June, 1945.
While in Sylva Dr. Chapman
was active in church and civic af
fairs lie served as a steward
in the Methodist church and is a
past president of the Sylva Rotary
Club and secretary of the Chamber
Dr. Chapman is a member of
the American Dental Association,
the North Carol ina Dental Asso
ciation and Ihe f irst District Den
tal Society, having served as presi
dent of the latter organization dur
Monday, the Kith, has been set
as the tentative date for opening
his offices here for practice, it was
learned yesterday from Dr. Chap
man. Another Friday 13
But The Last Of
The Year 1945
Tomorrow is Friday. 13th
a day when (hise who harbor
superstitions in their soul ap
proach with misgivings.
There should be comfort in
the fact that it will be the last
Friday, I3th, in the year of
Perhaps this should be a
sig'n that the year will hold
many bright spots along the
way to light up a dark world.
With everyone going at
breakneck speed about their
tasks, perhaps no one will have
time to dwell on the signs and
omens that they have brought
to mind on other Fridays that
have fallen on the 13th.
Maybe the news from the
Pacific will be so encouraging
that tomorrow will lose its
name of ill Fate and gain
prestige of Good. Luck.
Will Discuss The
Eastern Areas Of
Great Smoky Park
j Group Will Have
I Luncheon Meeting At
Piedmont As Guests
Of Chamber Of
The largest group of Park offi
cials ever to meet in Waynesville
will be here for a luncheon meet
ing on Thursday, July 19th, and
discuss with state officials, perhaps
headed by Governor Cherry, and
highway men and civic leaders of
j this vicinity, the general plans for
development of the Prk In the
; post-war era.
j Heading the list of Park officials
I will be Newton B. Drury, director,
j who has been here before. Ac
i companying Mr. Drury will be his
I ,nlflA etnflT in.l..J!.M . I . t
the Blue Bidgc Parkway, and Blair
Ross, superintendent of the Park.
Charles Ray is general chairman
on local arrangements for the
meeting, and said yesterday the
party would arrive shortly before
noon, and go immediately to the
Piedmont Hotel where luncheon
will be served at noon. The
luncheon is being sponsored by
the Chamber of Commerce with
the co-operation of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce and the
Carolina Motor Club.
George A. Brown, county man
ager, will serve as official host
to the visitors.
"There will be an exchange of
ideas with relation to the Park,
the Parkway, and related high
ways, with particular reference to
the eastern entrance," Mr. Ray
said in discussing the purpose of
the meeting. .
This is the first time some of
the Park officials' have been here
since the Park was officially dedi
cate in September. 1940. it Is
the Urgest group' that have visited
here at one time.
Park officials who plan to be
here include besides Mr. Drury,
A. E. Demaray and Hilary Tolson,
assistant, directors; Tom C. Vint,
chief landscape architect; Theo.
Allen, regional director; Ralph
Emerson, regional landscape archi
tect; Sam P. Weens, superinten
dent of the Blue Ridge Parkway;
Blair Ross, superintendent of the
Park; John B. Needham, chief
ranger of the Park, and Raymond
A. Wllhclm. landscape architect
of the Parkway.
Governor R. Gregg Cherry is
invited to head the state dele
gation and have with him the fol
lowing members of the state high
way department: A. H. Graham,
chairman; George Patton, attorney,
Vance Baise, chief engineer; R
Getty Browning, chief locating en
gineer, John A. Goode, commis
sioner of this district. J. C. Walker
and J. T. Knight, district engi
neers. Senator Clyde R. Hoey, who is
now in the state, is also being
urged to attend.
A number of civic leaders of
Canton and Asheville will jojin the
local delegation at the luncheon
and business session afterwards.
Sims Opens New
Modern Home For
Sims Tire and Battery Company
are announcing this week that they
have moved to their new and mod
ern home next to Martin Electric
Company on Main Street. Ed
Sims, owner, also announced that
all his business was "under the
one roof" at the new location.
Construction of a modern ser
vice station is now going on next
to the new building which houses
his auto store and in the base
ment is the large tire recapping
Plans for a formal opening are
now underway, and will be an
nounced later, Mr. Sims said, at
which time he will formally open
the auto supply store.
Last Of Canning
Now In The Mail
Clerks and 'volunteers were
working late last night to clear
their office of canning sugar ap
plications, and plans were to mail
the last of 600 remaining appli
cations this morning.
The office had almost 15,000 ap
plications, and issued well over
100.000 pounds of sugar for canning.