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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published Twice-A-Wee'. In The County Seat of Haywood Count At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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64th YEAR NO. 51 8 PAGES Associated Press and United Press News
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. MONDAY AFTERNOON. JUNE 27. 1943 $3.00 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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4th Of July
Opens Here
Youth Group Head
Charlotte, is dean of the Western
North Carolina Youth Assembly,
which convened today at Lake
Junaluska, with a registration of
about 300.
Sutton Is
Police Chief
Hazelwoods' new police chief is
Ossie L. Sutton. World War II
Army veteran who served over
seas as a provost marshall.
Chief Sutton started in his new
post on .lune 15, succeeding John
Woodard, who became a Canton
city patrolman.
Hazelwoods new officer, a na
tive of Syiva, told the Mountaineer
Fndav: "It sure is eood to Bet back
b of Char-1 jnto tne mountains."
For the previous 29 months he
had been police chief at Morgan
ton. - .
Chief Sutton went into law en
forcement work in 1935 when he
became an officer in Marion. Be
fore that, he had served as manager
of the James Hotel in his native
Sylva. He went to Marion when
the hotel was sold.
AFfur r.,,r .ma..,, u.. Ar..;,.
aauy for(.e Mr Sutton was inducted in
the Army, and later served in the
European Theater during the war
under Col. Bill Sloan of Waynes
Ailer being discharged in Oc
tober. 1945, he accepted an ap
pointment as police chief at Mar
iuii. wnicn nas a force of seven
officers, and served there until he
was appointed to the Morganton
Mis wife, the former Annie Cun-
(lishing thpiiiinKham, also of Sylva, is connect-
! ef1 w'th Sherrill's Studio in Way-
of hotels. 1 iicsville.
Woody Assumes
neeting ii,:ni,:-. n tT 1
the West. HSeaQ
Associated i Hi T3l m1
set mini-1 Jonathan Woody assumed the
operation duties as president of the Rotary
" "ere Friday as Hallett S.
Ward handed over the gavel he had
wielded for the past year.
Mr. Woody made a detailed re
port of the recent international
convention held in New York,
which adopted as the Rotary theme
lne coming year, "Making the
world a better place."
""ace. and better understand
ing among the nations nf the world
will be stressed," Mr. Woody said,
as he gave an inspiring account of
'he growth and accomplishments
of Rotary.
Committee assignments were
hiade, and all riewly elected offi
cers and appointed committees
"! start their administration next
Sports Being Organized
Thickety Program Is
Showing Good Results
Of Persistent Effort
Working quietly and persistently,
'"'ckety's 500-odd people have
own steadily improving their com
munity. The results of the efforts they
rted investing immediately after
n7 , organized their Community
development. Program last April
are showing in the green pastures,
ne homes and barns, new and old,
n fresh coats of paint, the new
gardens, fencing, and lawns; and
ne work being done on the
wounds of the beautiful Oak Grove
BaPtst Church.
Thev sr"w also In the new trucks
of the
.c uoiciirouu ooosiers ilut is
sponsoring a seven-day program
starting tomorrow night in obser
vance of Independence Day.
The features. Club President M.
H. Bowles announced, will include
Union Services on Sunday night,
a July 4 parade through Waynes
ville and Hazelwood. baseball and
Softball games, and amusement
park rides.
The program will open officially
at 7 p. m. tomorrow at the Way
nesville Township High School
field. The Williams rides will start
running tomorrow nifiht at 7
Thn II 1 i r, . . . . . .
o'clock until 11, following that
schedule every night through July
In addition to these amusement
features, a pony ring will be oper
ated Tuesday through Monday also.
un Saturday night, the Duke of
Paducah and his string band will
give two performances in the high
school auditorium, starting at 7: IS
and 9:15 o'clock.
Union Services, sponsored by ihe
Presbyterian. Methodist and Bap
tist churches and the Church of
God. will be held Sunday starting
at 8 p. m.. with the Rev. M. It.
Williamson, pastor of the Waynes
ville Presbyterian church, as prin
cipal speaker.
The Independence Dav parade
will be held Monday starting at
10 a. m. in front of the Haywood
County Court House. Participat
ing units will include the Ameri
can Legion posts of Waynesville
and Hazelwood, Boy and Girl
Scouts. Waynesville Township High
School junior and senior bands.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Na
tional Guardsmen.
Following the parade, there will
be an athletic meet for boys and
girls directed by Waynesville
Township High School Coach C. E.
Weatherby and Carl Ratcliffe, with
the events scheduled to run from
11 a. m. until noon.
There also will be general events,
featuring contests to decide the
largest immediate family present,
the oldest man, oldest woman, old
est couple,, and baldest man.
The athletic events are as fol
lows: Juniors, age 9 to 14: Boys' Divi
sion 30, 50, 75-yard dashes; 30
yard backward run, sack, shoe,
three-legged and one-legged races;
Softball throw for distance; wheel
barrow race;
Girls' Division 30 and 50-yard
dashes, two-hand race, one-legged
race, and cracker eating contests.
Intermediates, 15 to 18 years old:
50 and 100-yard dashes, 50 yard
back run, 50-yard bear run,
three-legged, sack, one-legged, and
shoe races; baseball throw for dis
tance, banana eating contest, and
wheelbarrow race.
At 3 p. m.. the Hazelwood and
Canton clubs of the Industrial
League will meet in a baseball
That night, a Hazelwood soft-
ball team will play another team ;
to be announced.
Mr. Bowles said half the net
proceeds the Boosters Club will
receive will be donated to the
Waynesville Township High School
He added that the club appeals
to all other civic organizations
and to the community in general
to give their full support to this
State Health Officer
Here For Meetings
Dr. C. C. Applewhite, director
of local health units, will meet in
a conference with the District
Health Department of four coun
ties here Tuesday at eleven.
George A. Brown. Jr.. of Waynes
ville is district chairman, and the
meeting will be held n Mr. Brown's
office at the court house.
Dr. Applewhite attended a staff
meeting of the Health Department
here Monday afternoon.
and other farm equipment, and the
clean herds of cattle.
Though the evidence shows
mostly in the work they have done
on beautification of farm and home,
they are concentrating on every
phase of living.
Recently. T. J- Fletcher and
Howard Dodson rolled up their
sleeves, laid out a Softball dia
mond on a field donated by Earl
Cabc. built a back stop, and cleared
the diamond of rocks and stubble
They got the teen-age boys of
the community together, organized
(See Thickety Page 5
Safety Man
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Mac McKenzic, Western North
Carolina safety supervisor for
the State Industrial Commission,
presented certificates at a sup
per meeting Friday night at the
Mount Valley Inn to 23 depart
ment heads and supervisory
workers of the Dayton Rubber
Company plant at Hazelwood who
completed an industrial safety
course held last May.
Hearings On
Road Matters
Are Changed
Due to changes in policy. James
T. Knight, district state highway
maintenance engineer, will not be
in Haywood on the third Monday
to hear complaints on roads, as has
been done for the past few years
Instead of Mr Knight coming
here, the board of commissioners
will handle petitions, as formerly,
and then once a month every
second Tuesday a district meet
ing will be held in Asheville, at
which time grievances will be pre
sented to the highway officials.
George A. Brown. Jr.. chairman
of the county board of commission
en, sold that Mr. Knight coming
here every third Mondn had been
a very satisfactory plan, and that
tflo nrkmrniuGinnui-c tifinll rxini i m m
to carry on the work and do what !
they could for the people of the!
county about road improvements.
Alvin Downs Hit
On Head With A
Big Rock Saturday
Alvin Downs. 40. was reported
as being "better and improved" at
the Haywood County Hospital Mon
day noon, where lie was taken
shortly after receiving head in
juries said to have been inflicted
with a rock, at the hands of Rob
ert Jollv 33
The incident occurred shortly I
after noon Saturday in Iron Duff
Members of the Sheriff's depart
ment were called, and found Jolly I
had already left the scene They I
l.nti.K.url ho inac nn rnlltu in hie I
father in Hickory, and notified of
ficers there to he on the lookout
for Jolly on the bus.
Within a few hours, the Hickory
officers called and said Jolly had
been apprehended, and placed in
the Hickory jail
Deputy Wade McDaniel went to
Hickory Monday morning to tiring
Jolly back here. He had not re
turned at noon, but was expected
Thickety Meeting To
Be Held Thursday
Thickety residents will hold
their next regular Community De
velopment Program meeting at 7:30
p. m. Thursday at the Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
Community Chairman K. O.
Carswell will preside.
Hospital Uses 78 Pints
Blood From Red Cross
Supply In Five Weeks
Since May 17, there have been
78 pints of blood from the Red
Cross Blood Bank used at the
Haywood County Hospital, it was
learned this morning from Lee
Davis, administrator of the Hos
pital. During the past week, two
emergency calls for special type
blood was sent to the head
quarters in Asheville, and the
State Highway Patrol rushed the
blood to the hospital.
On one occasion, Mr. Davis
said, the blood was at the hos
pital in 47 minutes after the call
was issued. About one o'clock
Thursday morning the patrol
rushed another special lot out
for patient critically ill. Due
17 Counties Represented
VHC Welfare Officials
Talk Over Problems
Fox High Hats
22 Biddies
A red fox crawled into Frank
M. Davis' poultry yard in Iron
Duff early Friday morning.
After resting a few minutrs.
he left, completely ignoring the
sleeping chickens.
Mr, Davis, president of the
Haywood and Jackson County
Fox Hunters Association, said
the scene took place during a
fox hunt on his farm.
Cut off fram the woods after
i a 10-hour chase, the fox sprinted
a quarter of a mile to the fence
I around the half-acre yard, found
a small hole, and lay down In
the grass.
When the 10 hunting dogs had
gone around the outside of the
fence to the far side of the yard
in their search for a hole, the fox
darted out and escaped across
the valley.
The tired dogs, looking dis
gusted, turned back to their
masters, Mr. Davis and Devoe
McKlroy of Iron Duff, and Wes
Milinder and Tom Devlin of Can
ton. Mr Davis also discovered how
the fox knew the exact location
of the small hole in the fine mesh
fence. N
Making his first count in sev
eral weeks, he found only 22
chickens in his original Hock of
That explained the mystery of
the fox's familiarity with the
Mr. Davis shrugged off his
losses casually.
"They were only ordinary
hens," he said. "In fact, some
of them weren't good layers."
"And that was a very unusual
Lions Club
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To Elect
Members of the Waynesville
Lions Club Thursday night voted
to hold the nominations and elec
tion of their new president at their
meeting on July 7.
They also voted to postpone the
formal installation of their offi
cers until July 14.
The election will name a suc-
j cessor to the late President-elect
Lloyd Kirkpntrick, Waynesville
I civic leader, who was killed in an
Motions on the special election
(were made and adopted after Chair
man James Howell of the club's
constitution committee announced
the committee's recommendation
for such an election based on its
interpretation of the rules of pro
cedure. Club officers and committee
chairmen read their annual re
ports on work during the past fis
cal year during the session at the
Towne House
Messages from the Waynesville
Rotary Club board of directors and
from District Governor E. J. White
ner expressing regret over the
death of the president-elect and
paying him tribute were read to
the members.
Among the guests of the club
were Gene Yarborough and Rich
ard Parham. who had attended the
previous week's session of the an
nual Tar Heel Boys State at Chapel
Hill under the club's sponsorship.
The boys expressed their grati
tude for having been given the op
(See Lions Page 5)
to weather, only 58 minutes was
required to get the blood to the
A stock of average type blood
! is kept at the hospital, but when
a special type Is required, it is
ordered special from the blood
I bank in Asheville.
"It would have taken almost
all day to have issued a call for
volunteers and found the exact
type of blood for these patients."
Mr. Davis said. "Instead of it
taking hours, the plan under
which the Red Cross, and the
Highway Patrol cooperate, it only
takes a matter of minutes to get
the essential blood to a patient."
Mr. Davis said.
Dr. FJlen Winston, state public
welfare commissioner, declared
Fridav that some North Carolina
counties are sending too many chit- j
dren to state industrial schools and
Dr. Winston told her audience
that each child must be considered
individually if the delinquent be
longs in an industrial school, he
should be sent there; if the child
belongs in an orphanage, he should
be sent there; but that all pos
sible remedies for the individual
case must be considered carefully.
"We need to learn." she told
welfare officials from 17 Western
North Carolina counties, "whether
we are doing the btst thing for
the individual child or whether
we are Just taking the easy way
out "
Dr. Winston advised that welfar?
officials must decide whether "we
are planning adequately for chil
dren." Her observations were expressed
at a Western North Carolina Wel
fare district meeting, during her
discussion of the child welfare
phase of public welfare work.
In general. Dr. Winston and oth
er speakers went over administra
tive procedure and planning and
state and federal legislation affect
ing public welfare agencies, ex
plaining what county boards ran
do under the laws.
In reference to school attendance
and truancy, she suggested to the
field representatives, county wel
fare superintendents, and county
board members, that they not only
see that the children keep going to
school, but get them to the clinics
for the required inoculations.
Dr. Winston described the school
attendance program as "one of the
best preventative programs we
The people involved in so many
of the case brought before welfare
officials, she pointed out, arc un
educated bfVrid th .pfflty'to
read and write!
She declared it Is the responsi
bility of the board Members to get
truant children to school. She ad
vised them to obtain a list of the
absent children from the school
officials, and to start this work of
school attendance Immediately
after the new school term begins.
Dr. W. A. Sams, chairman of the
Madison County Welfare Board,
in the discussion that followed, said
that Madison county officials warn
parents that their public assistance
grants will be cut unless they get
their children to school.
The state welfare commissioner
also told the delegates that there
(See Welfare Page 5)
To Hold
The Haywood County Milk Pro
ducers Association will hold Its an
nual Dairy Banquet at 8 p. m. to
morrow at the Waynesvlle Armory.
Guests of the producers will be
all of Haywood's milk retailers.
Principal speakers at the din
ner, over which Associaton Presi
dent. James Kirkpatrick will pre
side, will be Major L. A. Ballew
of Johnson City, Tenn.. manager
of Pet Dairy Products Company,
who w'ill discuss salesmanship; Joe
Davis of the First National Bank
of Waynesville, who will speak on
the economic value of milk to
Haywood County; John A. Arey,
North Carolina State College Ex
tension Service dairy specialist,
who will discuss the dairy indus
try; and other authorities who will
talk on the nutritional value of
milk, among other subjects.
Members of the Order of the
Eastern Star, Waynesville chap
ter, will serve the dinner.
Cecil Plans Sunday Soft
Ball Games; Petition For
Paving Being Signed
Mountaineer Correspondent
Approximately 60 Cecil citizens
Thursday night moved to have their
township road paved and to expand
their recreational program.
The action was taken at a Com
munity Development Program
meeting at Cecil School.
The residents, including Cecil
ministers, agreed to the plan to
have Sunday softball games at the
school with both boys' and girls'
teams to be organized.
Dr. A, P. Cline, the community
Four Hurt As Car
Goes Down Steep
Mountain On 276
Eight persons had narrow escapes in two traffic accidents on Hay
wood highways over the week-end. One was seriously injured, three
others lesser injuries and lour miraculously escaped except for cuts
and bruises.
Four Have Narrow
Escape in Wreck
A light pick-up truck turned
over on Highway No 10 Sunday
afternoon about 5:30 near Queen's
Farm, when a lire blew out.
The I ruck landed in a ditch after
turning over, lull none of the four
occupants in the cab of the truck
were injured more than bruises
and cuts, according to Patrolman
Jeff Max. who investigated.
Patrolman May said the party
from F.ctista were en route home,
when the tire gave way, and the
truck wrecked The four were
given first aid treatment, and con
tinued on their way home
The four occupants were listed as
Mr. and Mrs. FJmer Wendell Geve
don and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ray
The truck was badly damaged.
Cars Crash Just East
Of Clyde On Sunday
Two cars were damaged, but no
personal injuries sustained in a
crash just east of Clyde Sunday
Cpl. K. W. Jones ol Hie Highway
Patrol said the crash resulted when
one vehicle pulled from a service
station. Patrolmen had no details,
since no personal injuries were sus
tained. '. .... . . .j -
Group To Meet
Here Tonight
Members of the recently organ
ized Haywood County Recreation
Commission will meet at 8 p. m.
today at the County Court House
to draw up recommendations for
rural recreation in the county
wide Community Development
County Agenl Way ne ('orpening,
who made the announcement to
day, said Hie Commission was
formed recently with Hie appoint
ments of Hie chairmen of the in
dividual cninmiinily recreation
committees and representatives of
civic clubs and business finps
throughout the county
This was the eight h over-all
commission set up for the Com
munity Development Program. Pre
viously established were the Poul
try, Forestry. Tobacco, Beef Cattle,
Dairying. Fruits and Vegetables
and General Commissions.
Canton Baptists
Start Work On
Educational Unit
Jerry Liner of Lake Junaluska
said that work of excavating the
site for the modern educational
building of the Canton First Bap
tist Church began this morning.
Mr. Liner was awaided the con
tract several weeks ago for the
construction of the educational
building, which will cost over
This is I he first of two units the
church plans to build an audi
torium to be bulit later. The offi
cials of the church broke ground
a week or so ago, with several per
sons taking part.
chairman, pointed out that every
Sunday many young people gather
at the school's playgrounds in an
effort to find recreation. The pre
vious Sunday alone, he said, there
were 65 boys there.
Assistant County Agent Turner
Cathey. discussing the benefits of
the Community Development Pro
gram as a whole, stressed the im
portance of providing recreational
'The term recreation'." he de
clared, "covers many things-not
only baseball and the other sports,
(See Ceeil--Page 5)
Four Hurt As Car Goes
Off Steep Embankment
John R. Allen is in Moore Gen
eral Hospital, with a broken back,
and paralyzed from his waist down.
due to injuries sustained about
1:30 Sunday morning when his
car plunged 127 feet down a bank
just east of Pigeon Gap on High
way No. 276.
According to Patrolman JpIT
May, the Allen car ran for 62 feet
on the shoulder of the highway,
then went down the steep embank
ment, turning over several times.
Mrs. Allen suffered cuts aid
bruises, but was dismissed from
the Haywood County Hospital on
Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, also
occupants of the car, were still m
the Haywood County Hospital at
noon Monday, and their condition
was reported "good." Both are suf
fering from cuts and bruises
Patrolman May said no other car
was involved in the accident.
Body Of Canton
Man Is Found In
Davidson River
The body of Jimmy Wells. 21. of
Canton. RFD 2, was found early
Sunday in Davidson River nea''
Brevard, following an extensive
. WoHs.'' 3hmpion Paper aw-
Fibre Company employe and . i
eran of World War II. had been
missing since about noon Satur
day. He and two companions Carl
Trull and Fred Trantham. both of
Canton, RFD 2 began fishing tlv
stream at 9 a. m. Saturday.
They separated and had planned
to meet around noon. Trull nd
Trantham began a search soon after
Wells failed to meet them as sched
uled. Help was obtained and a
party searched until midnight, re
suming operations again Sund:iv
Sheriff B. H. Freeman of Lre
vard. said Wells apparently h.i-1
slipped on a rock and fell into M -water
unconscious. The drown'.'":
occurred at a point between the
Davidson River concrete bri'l 1 avl
the fish hatchery. Sheriff Freeman
said no inquest would be held.
Wells served with the Navv dur
ing the war aboard the l;. s
Hodges, a destroyer. He was dis
charged a boatswain's mate, sec'fd
class, after serving approximately
(See Canton Man Page 5i
Baptists Finish
Excavating Site
For Auditorium
The excavating for the new aud'
torium of the First Baptist Church
here has been completed The
auditorium will be built on the
Main Street lot adjoining the Sun
day School building.
Henry I. Gaines, architect, said
that plans and specificatons would
be ready to submit to contractors
for bids within a few days.
The auditorium will seat 623
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie and
daughter left Sunday for New
York, where they will spend a
week buying fall merchandise for
The Toggery.
Record For
(To Date)
In Haywood
Killed.;:: 3
Injured .21
(This Information com
piled from Records of
State Highway FatroD.

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