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Published Twice-a-Week In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVSILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1916
$3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
U-ttTh No. 76
Officers Confer With C. Of C. Secretary
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of the Association, and Harvey i-aiioon, tnmus ....... .
k chairman of the program committee. Left to right seated are: Rev. M. H. Williamson,
Mr Laffoon, Miss Cobb, Clyde Fisher, Al Resch, of Siler City, and facing the camera is
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U Press Association
ertained On Friday
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Hit Peak in August
Broken In Civil
Term Court Here
Another record was broken
here Monday at the Septem
ber term Superior Court, civil
session, with Judge Felix K
During a period of one and
a half hours in the morning
session twenty divorces were
granted with an additional one
in the afternoon, making a
total of 21 for the day.
II By Rufus
licept the weather
ed to make the bar
lor the North Caro-
soeiation here last
success. The event
by the Chamber of
Ie and entire meal
nd served by Rufus
pes of the directors
ton helped in scrv-
s of the high school
Sroup, traveling in
Wises, arrived here
after 6:00 o'clock
the band grect-
the mountain from
concert, fresh cider
then the barbecue
Nv was master of
fd during the meal,
I1' Indians gave
aery and clow
K Harvey Laffoon,
'""lion lor tho sun.
" (rmal program,
sention of the In-
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Eight 4-H And
Take Blue Ribbons
In Show At Biltmorc
Eight blue ribbons were taken
in the Junior Livestock Show at
Biltmore, Friday by members of
Haywood county 4-H and FFA
clubs. A large number of registered
calves from Western North Caro
lina counties were entered.
County Agent Wayne Corpening
announces the following 4-H win
ners: first prizes Weaver Hipps,
Beaverdam club; Zene Wells (two
calves), Bethel; Foster Chason,
Bethel; Marion Ellis Howell, Way
nesville, and Peter Noland, Crab-
Red ribbon winners were: Jean
nette and Nancy Leopard, Waynes
ville club; Albert McCrackcn,
Clyde; C. V. Rhodarmer, Morning
Star; Nicky Williamson, Bethel;
and Zene Wells, Bethel.
White ribbons were won by Jack
Chason of the Bethel club, Robert
and Frank Medford of the Pennsyl
vania Ave. (Canton!) club, and
Billy Manious of Bethel. Foster
Chason received the second prize
Robert Evans, vocational agri
culture teacher at Clyde, an
nounces the FFA winners. Massie
Osborne won two blue and one red
ribbons, and Blount Osborne took
one blue and one red ribbon. New
ell Jackson and Charles Holder
took red ribbons with their en
tries. David Joe McClure and
Blount Osborne received white rib
bons in other classes.
James A. Gwyn
James A. Gwyn, who underwent
a major operation last week at the
Mission Hospital, where he had pre
viously spent a week, taking treat
ments, is reported to be making
It was expected yesterday that
Mr. Gwyn would be able to be re
moved to his home near the Coun
try Club sometime the latter part
of the week.
Will Meet Here
On October 3
District 1 In State
Pharmacists in District 1 of the
N. C. Pharmaceutical association,
made up of the 13 western coun
ties of this state, will hold their
organizational meeting in Waynes
ville on October 3, it is announced
by J. Louis Cobb, local druggist.
North Carolina has been divid
ed into five districts by the asso
ciation at this year's state conven
tion. It was decided to sub-divide
the state group so that members
would be closer together for meet
ings and could concentrate on prob
lems of local character.
The four districts in the remain
der of the state were organized
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Judge Alley Presiding
Over Civil Term
Superior Court Which
Convened Here Friday
The case of Fred English versus
Fred Freeman, E. Y. Ponder, Alvin
Dockey, J. Robert Johnson, Ernest
Shelson, and Moody Brigman,
which was moved here for trial
from Madison county and has been
pending since 1942 got under way
yesterday afternoon In the Supe
rior court session here with Judge
Felix E. Alley,, presiding.
The plaintiff is bringing suit
against the defendants for $50,000.
The case grew out of the appoint
ment of English to fill the unex
pired term of the clerk of Superior
court of Madison county who en
tered the armed service.
English was appointed by the
Madison county board of commis
sioners and later Judge Zeb V.
Nettles of Asheville, stated that
the appointment was out of their
jurisdiction and came under bis
duties. He named J. Robert John
son to the post.
English Is said to have refused
to turn over the office to Johnson,
and was charged with contempt of
court and lodged in jail.
The following Haywood county
men are serving on the jury during
the first week: Grady Honeycutt,
Joe Campbell, Edwin Hill, Hay
wood Mackey, Grover Davis, J. D.
Hcatherly, Lush Caldwell, Lynn
Chambers, G. G. Rector, Joe Tate
and Will Trammell.
It was thought yesterday that
the current term of court would
continue through this week into
the following week, as the Madison
county case would take several j
Vehicle Count In
Shows Trend In
Early August traffic by out-of-state
automobiles going i.. and out
of Waynesville was the highest
than at any time dining the sum
mer months, records of the Cham
ber of Commerce show.
Since early June the Chamber
of Commerce has been getting a
personal count, made by Miss Bar
bara Boyd, on representative week
days and Sundays of automobiles
bearing tags from other states.
This was made on the main high
way at the eastern edge of town.
In the period covered, visiting
automobiles were more numerous
in early June and July, climbed
to the leak about the middle of
August, and dropped sharply to
wards the last, of that month. The
highest count was made on August
9th, and 11th, 436 visiting automo
biles tallied during a four-hour
check on Friday, Aug 9, and 1,105
counted during seven hours on
Sunday. This total of 1,599 vehicls
makes an average of 145 hourly.
During the June-July period the
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Lost Since 1944
Rain that set in Friday morning
cancelled plans to continue the
search for the C-78 Cessna plane
by the 12-man party from the
Greenville Air Base, and they re
turned to their base that after
noon. Thursday afternoon's hunt locat
ed a few minor pieces of plywood.
The main wreckage has not yet
been found, but still is believed
to be in the general vicinity of
the valley south of Maggie.
Prior to leaving Waynesville,
Maj. T. J. Hieatt, intelligence of
ficer who commanded the party,
stated that he would recommend
that liaison planes make a further
search in the valley. If the main
part of the plane, which was lost
during the winter of early 1944,
can be seen by plane it is presumed
that another searching party will
be sent here at a later date.
Meanwhile, there is considerable
interest among residents of this
area, and the chance that someone
on an informal hunt may sight the
wreckage. Persons who do make
such a hunt are reminded that it
would be better to leave instru
Funeral services were conducted
Monday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock m?nU and Qther.data s .found .so
at the Balsam Baptist church for
William Howard Warren, 3(i, who
died at 6:00 o'clock Thursday. Rev
C. N. Allen officiated. Burial was
in the Balsam cemetery.
Pallbearers were; William Penny
William Coward, George Knight
Eugene Brooks, John Kenney and
Mr. Warren died from injuries
suffered when he is alleged to have
attempted to board a moving log
ging truck. He had thrown his
coat on the truck, and as it started
off he is said to have tried to
throw himself up on the moving
vehicle, but fell underneath. He
died soon after the accident.
Surviving are bis parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Warren of Balsam
one brother, Claude Warren, also
of Balsam; three sisters. Mrs. How
ard Jones of Washington, I). C.
Mrs. Bob Arlington of Norfolk.
Va., and Mrs. Vernon Gurr, of
Garrett funeral home was
charge of the arrangements.
Sang And Danced For Press
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Here are two of the Cherokee Indians who entertained the Press here
Frirfav nieht as they ate their meal. On the left is Chief Standing
Deer leader of the group of entertainers. Besides dancing, singing and
dnine rona stunts, they have exhibitions of archery and blow gun prac
tice. (A Mountaineer photograph, by Ingram, Skyland Studio).
Leave From Work
Dr. Christopher C. Crittenden
director of the North Carolina de
partment of Archives and History
has been granted a year's leave
of absence to do some special work
in Washington, D. C. for the Na
Dr. Crittenden's assignment will
include some special research and
compiling of data on World War II,
for the U. S. Government, and the
request from the National Arch
ives for his leave is a distinctive
recognition of his historical work
in this state.
During Dr. Crittenden's absence,
his wife and three children will
come here from Raleigh, and spend
a year. They will reside with Mrs.
Chas. E. Quinlan, mother of Mrs
Crittenden, and the children will
attend the local schools.
City police arrested 8 for being
drunk over the week-end, and one
Most of the defendants were
scheduled to face trial at Mayor's
court yesterday afternoon.
that dials would not change read
ings and experts could gather valu
able information from them.
An Associated Press release con
cerning the plane listed the occu
pants of it at the time of the crash
as Dr. Carlton Haigls, Greenville,
Mass. (a scicntist on the Oak
Ridge project), Lieuts. Irving Bum
berg of New York and L. B.
Wheeler of Charlotte.
Max Thompson Is
Invited To San
North Carolina's four Congres
sional Medal Honor winners dur
ing World War II, Including Sgt.
Max Thompson of Cane Creek, have
been invited to attend the Ameri
can Legion National convention at
San Francisco from Sept. 30-Oct. 4.
Lt. Charles P. Murray of Wil
mington, Pvt. Jacklyn Lucas of
Belhavcn, Lt. Rufus G. Herring of
Roscboro, and Sgt. Thompson are
the four Tar Heel soldiers who
earned the nation's highest combat
decoration. They are invited to
attend the legion convention as
guests of the state and national
Department Commander William
M. York of Greensboro, will head
the North Carolina delegation to
JAMES W. T1SDALE. World
War 1 veteran and prominent Leg
ionnaire from Asheville, will ad
dress the local post Thursday night.
Legion To Hear
James W. Tisdale
James W. Tisdale of Asheville,
Western North Carolina represen
tative on the American Legion's
state administrative committee, will
speak at the next meeting of Hay
wood Post No. 47 on Thursday
night al the Legion Home.
Mr. Tisdale, who has been promi
nent in the organization for years,
will discuss with those who attend
the changes recently made in state
organization and explain the new
goals of the Legion in North Caro
lina. All members of the Legion and
Auxiliary, as well as all persons
interested in the organization, are
cordially invited to attend the
meeting. ' "
Bill Jordon, 45, truck driver of
Sylva, was beaten fatally about
7:45 p. m. Sunday in the negro
section of Sylva by Paul Dorsey,
negro of that area.
A heavily armed mob of 300 per
sons is said to have stormed Sylva
and its .surrounding territory late
Sunday night and early Monday
seeking the whereabouts of the
young negro veteran. Crowds of
armed men swarmed around the
Jackson county jail demanding that
officers of Sheriff Leonard Holden
turn over the negro whom they be
lieved to be in jail in Jackson.
Jordan, a truck driver for the
Robinson Lumber Company, was
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Dr. J. R. McCracken
Meet At Hendersonville
Dr. J. R. McCracken is attend
ing the meeting of the North and
South Carolina eye, ear and nose
specialists which is being held in
Hendersonville this week.
Efiffs and Poultry
Local egg receipts at the Farm
ers Exchange are still running light
and get 50c a dozen. From the
Asheville market: eggs are steady
with receipts light. Grade A large
55, A medium and B large 45,
Grade C 32, checks and dirties 30,
and current receipts 38-40. The
Asheville live poultry market is
steady on broilers and fryers. Re
ceipts light. Fryers and broilers 33
(Continued on Page Four)
Durham Editor Says State
Must Pay More Attention
To Health And Education
Published In State
The last issue of The State Maga
zine, published in Raleigh, carried
a front cover picture of Heintooga
Gap, which overlooks the park, and
is only a short distance from Waynesville.
Charles Ray, who accompanied
officials on the inspection trip, is
shown in the left of the picture.
Dr. Sylvester Green, editor of
The Durham Herald, was the speak
er at Rotary here last Friday.
Dr. Green discussed health, edu
cation and religion as it now stands
n North Carolina. He pointed out
the lack of facilities for hospitali
zation throughout the state, and
urged cooperation on the proposed
health program now being started
in the state.
In the educational field. Dr.
Green spoke with much feeling,
since he was formerly president of
Coker College, he pointed out the
low salaries paid teachers, and the
inadequate school rooms for the
state at large. "We must pay our
teachers more, and increase stan
dards," he pointed ont.
Much negelct has been given the
field of religion, he told in the
course of his address. Dr. Green,
also an ordained minister, felt
much concerned over the trends
in religious matters.
Dr. Green said the state had
made much progress in many fields,
but in some, the tendency was to
"stand still," and "rest on our
laurels" while we close out eyes
to the facts.
Howard Clapp, president, an
nounced at the club that Holt Mc
Pherson, of Shelby, district gov
ernor, would make his official visit
to the club next Friday. A club
assembly will be held at noon on
B-25 Wrecked Friday,
Five army men, including Maj.
Gen. Paul B. Wurtsnnlh, tempo
rary commander of the Eighth Air
Force, were instantly killed when
a B-25 bomber on the way from
Detroit to Tampa crashed into the
side of Cold Mountain, near I'isgah,
shortly after noon Friday.
No one heard or saw the crash,
and the wreckage was sighted when
a large group of planes went out
to search for it Saturday and Sun
day. Fifty planes joined the flights
to locate the plane, and it was 7:10
Sunday morning when Capt. James
M. Poole and Lt. O. S. Long of
McDill Field, Tampa, flying an
AT-11 first saw the remains of the
W. M. Huber, forestry warden
in the Pisgah National Forest, was
notified of the location, and iden
tified it as Cold Mountain, which
lies in Haywood county near the
Transylvania line. He immediately
organized a ground party, which
was joined by a large number of
army personnel from the Green
ville, S. C. Air Base, and they set
out to find the B-29.
Mr. Huber related to The Moun
taineer that he and the men work
ing with him were equipped with
wanne-taTicie- raarri'tn'.'it allowed
contact with liaison planes flying
over the wreck. They went up the
road following Crawford's creek
for three miles, then followed a
trail that reached the head of
Lenoir crcek The wreck was
found near there, betwen 2 and 3
p. m. Sunday.
Bodies of the occupants were
badly broken up. The army per
sonnel, who were led by Lt. Col.
Edmond Freeman of McDill Field,
and Mai. T. J. Hieatt of the Green
ville base (who last week led the
search in the Maggie area for an
other lost army plane) took the
victims to a Greenville funeral
home Sunday night and removed
part of the wrecked plane.
Other than Maj. Gen. Wurtsmith,
those who lost their lives were Lt.
Col. F. L. Trickey, of Tampa, Lt.
Col. P. R. Okerbloom, of Tampa,
MSgt. Hosey W. Merritt of Ge
neva, Ala., and SSgt. Hoyt W.
Crump of Tampa.
During the flight Friday the
B-29 at 11:57 a. m. reported its
position as 10 miles west of the
Kingsport, Bristol and Johnson
City airport, and the pilot said he
was going to lower altitude be
cause of bad weather. It was fly
ing al about 230 miles per hour,
and evidently was coming in too
low and the fog and rain made it
difficult to sec the mountains.
Three men, two Brevard photog
raphers and one of the army per
sonnel, were lost on the mountain
during the search. However, War
den Huber reports that they were
found Sunday night and early Mon
day by men from the Forestry
Maj. Gen. Wurtsmith had a dis
tinguished combat record in the
Pacific area, and had risen to im
portant commands in the peacetime
reorganization of the army air
Car Wrecked At
Lake; 3 Charged
As Being Drunk
Arthur Green, of Clyde, was out
under bond, charged with driving
drunk, and disorderly conduct, ac
cording to records of the Waynes
ville police department.
Green was arrested Friday night
after police followed him from
Waynesville to the sharp curve just
this side of Lake Junaluska, when
the Pontiac he was driving hit the
guard posts on the edge of the high
way and wrecked.
Policeman Gough and Setzer,
also arrested two other occupants
of the Green car, on charge of be
The highway was wet, and a
heavy fog blanketed the area at
the time Green is said to have at
tempted to outrun the officers.