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Standard PRINTING CX
U0-2o0 S First S
The Waynesville Mountaineer
Live within 20 milei of
WaynesvilW their Ideal
Published Twice-a-Week In The County Scat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
U county s inn u
.i . i
,rd Home s
Ld with indica-
shpw et on ui-
i additional pioj-
H and conimu-
'ttie meetings of
bs in the county
ijie High School
iht. Oct. tr to
Ihf animals being
low. A barbecue
h about 500 per-
bc there at the
for the barbecue
ace Ward, Paul
almer. Miss Mary
!Dr. J- L. Reeves,
Bob Sutton. One
been donated for
opens the follow-
re will be three
fcntries. Two will
restock and home
Ird to a new fea-
Prevost has been
o( the industrial
icturing firms in
led Doutt, J. G.
Jen Colkitt com-
irmors of America
rig for their cx-
the main tents.
bus station will
Oct 8th a special
tl planned, with
erson invited to
Id possibly square
bcludcd. The urn-
for the first night
Sims, with Billv
ffoodv. Dr. A. P.
ler Cathnv C r
jfy E. Wright, Joe
" t. Rav. and
p of Oct. 9th the
ford sale will be
tan Gartin. na-
'id . selling the
Us and 50 fcmnlp
Ml list-have al
H. countv awnt
h addition of four
W'. Thpco inlJ.
fwrs one to two
Hers one to two
tow and calf,
'hese groups are
r Calves, George
,R- V. Welch,
L. M iotl,
pfwk: Steers one
lL. Gwn W
" J'Mrs of age
ynd Hiram Mc-
' Crabtree- .tk
Nile; and T. C.
Pident of the
?f that the an
id f held Satur
'V the Armory
i eiectic of
r of Can.
fck. 7 "w S
:. ior fu-
The Stork continues to make
a regular beat over the Hay
wood County Hospital and he
stepped up to an all time high
record during the month of
August, with 96 "bundles from
Heaven" dropped in his round
Up to the past month, June
of this year with 86, held the
top record, with only a slight
drop to 81 during the month of
July, it was learned from Mrs.
Irene Rogers, superintendent.
"Sometimes we have had as
many as 18 babies in the hos
pital at one time, which as you
know is beyond our planned
accommodations in the mater
nity ward," said Mrs. Rogers
"We may have even a larger
number of births in September,
according to present prospects
of reservations being made in
the maternity ward," continued
the superintendent with a sigh.
"H'e have been trying to get
the mothers and babies out of
the hospital when the latter are
36 hours old, as it has been
necessary in order to make
room for the others coming
in," explained Mrs. Rogers.
16 Enter Junior
Stock Show From
County 4-H Clubs
Sixteen 4-H club members from
Haywood county will enter dairy
calves in the Junior Dairy Cattle
show that will be held Sept. 16th
at Planters Tobacco warehouse in
Biltmore, it was announced at the
county agent's office this week.
In addition to these, there will
be from 12 to 15 entries by mem
bers of the Future Farmers of
America. Those who go will leave
here Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12.
to arrive in time for the banquet
at 7 o'clock that night, at which
F. 11. Jeter is announced as speak
er. Most of the calves entered by
4-H'ers are near 15 months of age.
All are Guernseys except one
Jersey heifer, owned by Billy Man
ious of the Bethel club, son of C.
K. Manious. His calf was born
from a Jersey he won at a pig show
in past years.
Other 4-H entries arc as follows:
Marion Ellis Howell, son of Grady
Howell; Nancy and Janette Leo
pard, daughters of Frank L. Leo
pard, all of the Waynesville club.
C. V. Rhodarmer, son of R. R.
Rhodarmcr, of Morning Star.
Zene Wells, daughter of Van
Wells; Hugh Terrell, son of H. K.
Terrell; Jack Chasson and R. G.
Chasson, Jr., sons of R. G. Chasson,
all of Bethel; Nickv Williamson,
daughter of R. L. Williamson, and
Weaver Hipps, son of G. H. Hipps,
both of Beaverdam.
Pete Noland, son of Fred Noland.
and H. R. Caldwell, son of Hardy
Caldwell, both of the Crabtree
club; Albert McCracken, Jr., son
of Albert McCracken, of the Clyde
club; Frank and Eugene Medford,
sons of C. C. Medford, of the Penn
sylvania Ave. (Canton) club
Structure To House
A new buildin? nf hriflf nnil enn.
crete blocks now going up on Main
oireet in Hazelwood will house the
Hazelwood Electric Servi
Operators of the new business,
which is expected to open within
30 days, will be Houston Swanger
and Kim Parham. Bill Prevost is
an associate in the firm.
The company will do electrical
servicing and will carry a complete
line of GE electrical appliances.
(Furnished The Mountaineer by
the U. S. Weather Bureau):
Thursday, Sept. 5 Fair and con
tinued cool today and tonight.
Friday, Sept. 6 Fair and cool,
becoming partly cloudy and warm
er in the afternoon.
(Official Waynesville temperature
recorded by the staff of the
State Test Farm):
Dt Max. Mln. Rainfall
Sept. 2 80 50
3 78 50
4 70 55
Life Term Colored
In Aliens Creek
William Whiteside, colored pris
oner at the State Prison camp in
Hazelwood, escaped from the crew
of men working at the rock crusher
on Aliens Creek Tuesday morning
and has thus far not been recap
tured. Whiteside was sentenced for life
on a burglary charge in Buncombe
county. His home was in Ashe
ville. The escapee is described by W.
F. Swift, superintendent of the
prison, as 25 years of age, brown,
six feet high, weight 190 pounds.
He was in striped uniform at the
time he made his get-away.
A search has been under way
since notice of his escape, and all
authorities in the county and near
by areas are looking for Whiteside.
In Cecil township, near Aliens
Creek, the ascaped convict caused
considerable excitement. Mrs. J.
Edgar Burnette, Mountaineer cor
respondent, reports as follows:
The serenity of the community
was disturbed Tuesday afternoon
by the hue and cry of the man
hunt. Guards with pistols and a
bloodhound, aided by men with
rifles from the vicinity, trailed the
Negro from the home of George
Inman, where the Negro had
grabbed some light-colored overalls
from the porch.
He was trailed on the back side
of Lake Logan and up McClure's
Creek on the ridges, where the
search was dropped about dark
without apprehending the man.
Many doors were locked up early
that night. Rifles were still in
evidence on Wednesday morning.
The orders given were "shoot on
sight." A reward of $10 was of
fered for capture of the Negro
"dead or alive."
Kin McNeil Back
Home; Gives Up
Kin McNeil, formerly with the
Associated Press staff in Charlotte,
has resigned his position, and has
moved to his home at Bethel,
where he will do considerable fea
ture writing for numerous news
papers and national magazines.
Mr. McNeil will devote part of
his time to the South Literary So
ciety, of which he is head.
Many of Mr. McNeil's articles
have been published in national
magazines. He is also conducting
a Sunday feature column based on
Western North Carolina.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs T L Gwvn. associate editor
of The Mountaineer, has returned
to her home here after undergoing
an operation at the Biltmore hos
Baseball Game At
Manager Bud Blalock of the
Hazelwood baseball team an
nounced Thursday that the
game between Hazelwood and
Canton will be played on the
Canton field rather than here,
where It was originally sched
uled. Football light posts and
extra seats have been placed
on the local field to make It
impractical to play here.
An announcement on the
sports page that the game
would be played here was on
the press at the time this in
formation was learned, so all
fans are asked to disregard
that and plan to see the game
375 Attend Wellco's
Annual Barbecue Event
Between 350 and 375 attended
the annual. Labor Day barbecue
given by the Wel'.co Shoe Corpora
tion at the armory Monday after
noon. Twenty-three employees were
given 5-year certificates, and
initiated into the 5-year club, with
Christy Reggie, oldest employee in
point of service, cutting the cake.
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1916
HOW ARTIST PICTURES NEW NAVY
RESULTS of the Bikini experiments do not foredoom the Navy, according
to Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, commander of Operations Crossroads. They
merely point to a complete new designing of all naval vessels; strength
ening hulls, reducing superstructures, and shielding crews and guns.
Artist Louis Biedermann gives his conception of such ships In action.
The vessels will probably be powered by atomic energy and fire atomic
missiles. Rocket weapons will be used extensively. (International)
Budget For $38780 Is
Adopted By Hazelwood
C. C. Poindexter Thanks
AH For Holiday Help
C. C. Poindexter, general
chairman of the Labor Day
celebration, has expressed his
appreciation to the people of
Waynesville, Hazelwood and
vicinity for their cooperation
in making the program at Can
ton successful this year.
Mr. Poindexter states that
the work of the Waynesville
High School Band was very
fine. He adds that when the
next July 4th comes around,
the people of Canton will help
in putting over the annual pro
gram at Hazelwood.
12 Register Here
At Draft Board
During Past Month
Twelve new registrants, 18-year-olds,
reported during August to
the draft board office at the court
house. There also were seven men
whose discharges were cleared
through the Waynesville board.
The registrants were: James Guy
Lanning, Rt. 1, Waynesville; Eu
gene Hamilton Nichols, Hazelwood;
James Theodore Sorrells, Jr., Rt.
1, Waynesville; Raymond William
Woody, Rt. 2, Waynesville; Zebulon
Doyle Alley, Waynesville: Wayne
Ferguson, Rt. 1, Waynesville.
Dill Price, Rt. 1, Clyde; William
Newton Phillips, Hazelwood;
Thomas W. McDaniel, Jr., Waynes
ville; David Eldridge McCracken,
Rt. 2, Waynesville; Love Leo
Moore,' Cold Springs; and Doyle
Lawrence McCracken, Rt. 1. Clyde.
Returned Haywood county ser
vicemen w hose discharges were an
nounced by the draft board are:
SSgt. Willim M. Plott. discharged
at Fort Bragg. Pvt. Ernest M. Mes
ser, Ft. Sheridan, 111; Pfc. Mc
Creary G. Beasley. Ft. Bragg; S 1c
James Wilburn Ledford, Shelton,
Va.: Pfc. Clyde Hampton Mehaffey
(Marine Corps". Early, N. J.;
MoMM 3c Homer Randolph No
land, Shelton. Va ; and T3 James
D. Safford, released at Ft. Bragg.
Each of the 23 was given an en
graved fountain pen.
Short talks were made by Leo
Weill, president, Heinz Rollman.
general manager and Mr. Feist
man. Jonathan Woody was master
After the barbecue, square danc
ing was enjoyed by the group,
which included about 100 special
The Hazelwood board of alder
men adopted a budget Tuesday
night calling for $.iii.7H0 for the
present fiscal year. The budget
calls for $11,852.15 to be raised by
taxation with a $1.45 levy. The
valuation of the town has been set
The officials set up in the budget
that water rents would bring in
an estimated $15,000, and sewer
charges another $2,400. The col
lection of past due taxes $500 and
privilege taxes $200.
Also set up in the budget is
$6,685 for debt service, with $5,000
going for bond maturities and
$1,685 for interest. The town has
a bonded indebtedness of about
$40,000, with $30,000 of the amount
in sewer bonds, which arc self
liquidating by a charge being made
on every water bill.
The general fund will require
$6,395, the budget showed, and a
street fund of $9,250 was set up.
The water fund was established at
$16,450, with $10,000 of that
amount set aside for the cost of
water from the Town of Waynes
ville. Also set aside in the water
fund was $5,000 for extension of
The purchase of a truck and trac
tor for $2,000 was set up in the
Off Main Street
Yesterday noon officers did not
have any trace of a blue 1941 super
de luxe Chevrolet coupe stolen
sometime after 11 o'clock Monday
night from the parking lot on Main
street to the T. L. Gwvn home.
The car was owned by Mr. Gwyn.
Officers have broadcast all de
tails, but as far as could be learned,
no clues have been obtained.
Are Made For
It has been learned just be
fore The Mountaineer went to
press that a local bus will op
erate between Waynesville and
Cullowhee each school day for
students who wish to attend
Western Carolina Teachers
Supt. of Education Jack Mes
ser announces that arrange
ments have been completed
with Tom Lee, owner of the
Twin-City lines, for this serv
ice. Registration will begin at
W.C.T.C. next Tuesday, and all
students who wish to live here
and attend regular classes
there are urged to see him at
once. Priority on the bus will
go to those who see him first,
states Mr. Messer, but he will
attempt to find transportation
for all who desire it.
Two New Directors
The meeting last Saturday of
members of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation at the
Court House was the best attended
since its formation. Reports of
considerable progress in extending
electrification throughout the area
served, and announcements that a
large expansion program has Fed
eral funds behind It and will get
under way as soon as materials
become available were made.
During the election of directors
for the REA cooperative, two new
members were chosen for the
board. Roy Rogers took the place
of Mrs. C. S. Green to represent
Fines Creek, and Dewey Burton
of Hosman was elected to represent
Transylvania county. He replaces
T. W. Cat hey, whose position w as
dropped on the consolidation of the
Cecil and Pigeon townships to
make place for a new director from
The remaining directors are: L.
N. Davis, Cecil and Pigeon; Carter
Osborne, Clyde; W. P. Harris,
Beaverdam; Roy B. Medford, Iron
Duff; A. W. Ferguson, Crabtree;
Ira II Cogburn, East Fork; C. M.
Moody, Jonathan Creek; H. W.
Davis, and C. W. London, Upper
Hominy (Buncombe county).
The directors met separately and
elected Mr. Davis to be the new
president of the cooperative, suc
ceeding Mr. Osborne; and re-elected
Mr. Cogburn secretary-treasurer.
Gwyn Price, state chairman of
the REA, addressed the group,
commending them on their prog
ress. He stated that the Haywood
REA was making as much or bet
ter progress than other coopera
tives In the state. He remarked
that It was his desire to see every
rural home get electricity and new
R. M. McGirt, of Washington,
D. C, another guest speaker, dis
cussed the shortage of electrical
materials and expressed the hope
that supplies soon would be avail
able. He announced that Federal
funds already have been allotted
to serve all the people In this dis
trict and take care of extensions
that have been planned. This will
make possible the new line into
Macon county when materials can
R. E. Sentelle, attorney for the
cooperative, read the minutes of
last year's meeting, which were
adopted by vote. There were 138
members present in person, 492
members represented by proxy, and
an estimated 100 visitors.
The managers report was given
by R. C. Sheffield, showing the
firm's increase in assets and finan
cial standing at the end of the past
fiscal year. He gave comparative
figures showing the growth in num
ber of miles of line 237 to 280,
consumers 1,131 to 1,555; power
sold 48,616 KW to 67,116 KW.
In the absence of Carter Os
borne, past president, Mr. Davis
gave the president's report. He
showed that the group was about
ready to eliminate their past finan
cial deficit, and expressed the hope
of cutting down consumer expenses
in the future. He mentioned the
large number of applicants for
service, adding that lines are being
built as rapidly as possible and
although held back by the mater
ials shortage, that the workmen
were doing their best to serve all
Three new amendments to the
by-laws were passed by majority
vote. These were: I) To refund
membership fees when member
sells property and moves out of
the service area, 2) To dissolve
(Continued on Page Four)
Legion Post Reports
Good Progress In Drive
Many new members are being
added to the local American Le
gion post, and Howell Crawford,
chairman of the membership drire,
feels that its goal will be reached
before the drive is concluded.
Haywood Post No. 47's executive
committee is attempting to secure
some prominent Legionnaire as
speaker for its next monthly meet
ing on September 13. The meeting
will begin at 7:30 that night In the
American Legion Home.
D. F. Whitman, post commander,
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
First State Bank
To Open Tuesday
New Bank Cashier
JOHN H. SMITH has been named
cashier of The First Slate Hank,
Hazelwood, which will open for bus
iness Tuesday morning. (Photo by
Ingram, Sky land Studio).
Of No. 276
Is Well On
Workmen are pushing ahead on
the project of paving a 3-mile sec
tion of Highway No. 27(i at Wagon
Road Gap over I'isgnh, the engin
eering department told The Moun
Work is running on schedule,
and actual surfacing is expected to
begin Monday or Tuesday. For the
past week workmen have been lev
eling crushed stone, and packing
the roadbed in preparation for the
On Wake Forest
A. J. Ilutchins of ('anion, has
been named on the planning com
mittee for Hie construction of the
new greater Wake Forest College,
which was recently appointed by
the Wake Forest College Board of
Trustees' executive committee.
Others on the committee are
O. M. Mull, of Shelby, chairman.
Robert P. Iloldcn, of Smithfield,
Basil M. Watkins, of Durham, and
President Thurmau Kitchen of
The committee has been author
ized to consider the physical layout
of the campus, erection of build
ings, employment of architects and
A campaign for building funds
will get under way as soon as
preliminary plans and agreements
have been reached and the test
A three-man committee to pre
pare a test case for the State Su
preme court in connection with
the college's acceptance of the
7.. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Fund and its move to Winston
Salem has been named by the col
lege board of trustees. On this
committee are former Governor J.
Melville Hiouqhfon of Raleigh,
Judge L. R. Varser, of Lumbcrton,
and Irving, Caiiyle of Winston
Salem, with the college's attorney,
J. Wilbur Bunn, of Raleigh.
BOX SUPPER AT BETHEL
A box supper, sponsored by the
Young Adult class of the Bethel
Methodist church, will be given
tonight at 8 o'clock. Entertain
ment features will be Included on
reports that at the recent state
convention of the Legion, some im
portant changes were made in the
state organization which empha
sizes new aims and objectives. The
executive committee feels that an
explanation of these changes would
be beneficial to the Legion mem
bership, and would familiarize re
turning veterans with what the
group stands for.
All returning veterans ace urged
to attend the coming meeting. It
is believed that a very interesting
program will be presented.
Renovated For New
Final preparations are being
completed this week for the formal
opening of The First State Bank,
Hazelwood, on Tuesday, Sept 10th.
The board of directors and stock
holders held a meeting this week,
and went over final plans for the
Hie building at the corner of
Main Street and Brown Avenue,
has been remodeled into a modern
I he institution announced bank
ing hours would be from 10 until
twoo'ulock daily except on Fridays,
when the bank would remain open
until six o'clock to accomodate
those getting weekly pay checks
from the various plant.
Officers of the bank are Jonathan
Woody, president, ('. N. Allen and
Joe S. Davis, vice presidents, and
John H. Smith, cashier.
Directors include Jonathan
Woody, C. N Allen, Joe S. Davis,
L. N. Davis, J. K. Mamie and R. L.
The formal opening of the
Dixie-Home Super Market on Main
street here Thursday morning
brought out large crowds of shop
pers throughout the day.
At times, the front door had to
be closed in order to let soma cus
tomers get out.
The opening was termed "suc
cessful" from every angle, accord
ing to officials of the company who
were here for the opening. Many
scarce items, that have been off
grocery shelves for months, were
Spare Stamp 51
Good For Sugar
Spare Stamp 51 in Ration Book
No. 4 is good for five pounds of
sugar through December 31, if the
grocer has the sugar, OPA remind
ed housewives yesterday.
The stamp became valid Sunday.
On that day also Stamp 49 was
supposed to expire, but because of
sugar shortages in many cities,
OPA extended its validity through
September 30 so that consumers
may cash it.
Spare Stamp 9 and 10 each are
good through October 31 for five
pounds of home canning sugar.
Eggs and Poultry
Eggs at the Farmers Exchange
are still in short supply and bring
50c a dozen. In Asheville the mar
ket, as of Thursday noon, was re
ported stronger, supplies light.
Grade A large eggs 51; A medium
and B large 45; Grade C 32; and
current receipts 38-40. Live poul
try, market steady, supplies mod
erate. Broilers and fryers 31-32.
Supplies light on hens. Heavy
breed hens 25-27; light breed hens
All varieties of apples at the
Farmers Exchange are quoted at
2.00 to 2.50. Hendersonville: mark
et steady, receipts heary. Bushel
Stamin Wlnesaps and Rod Delic
ious, 3.00-3.25; WoM Hirers ad
Rome Beauties 2.50. Atlanta: mark
et steady. Ga,.N. C, and Va. bu.
baskets 2V4 inch minimum Delic
ious 4.00-4.50. Various varieties,
2Vi inch minimum, quality fair to
The Farmers Exchange: Potatoes
2.00. Squash 2.25-2.50. Hender
sonville: Beans, market steady, r
ceipts heavy. Bu. tender-greeris
Poles bu. 3.50 and receipts very
light. Peppers, receipts heavy, bu.
bull nose type 1.00. Atlanta: Squash
market firm, N. C. bu. hampers
yellow type 4.25-4.75. Beans, mark
et firm, Ga. sacked per bu. green
round type 3.25-4.00; Poles 3.50
4.50. a few at 5.50. Potatoes mark.
et steady, N. J. 100 lb. sacks No.
1 cobblers 2.90-3.00; Washington
100 lb. sacks No. 1 Longwhites