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Title Letter from J. Allen Austin to Heriot Clarkson
Date December 29, 1938
Description J. Allen Austin was a High Point, NC attorney and friend of Heriot Clarkson. The letter indicates that Clarkson contacted Austin to find out who wrote an article about Little Switzerland, probably "Mountain Land Values" on Dec. 12, 1938, in the High Point Enterprise. Austin replies that a Mr. [Capus] Waynick was the likely author and offers to help if Clarkson needs to pursue the matter. Also notes John Mebane is editor of Enterprise and he said potentially libelous statements were omitted from article.
Commentary Shows how Clarkson used his connections to make his case in the press. Box 10, folder 539.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual J. Allen Austin
Tags Clarkson, Heriot
Little Switzerland (N.C.)
Public opinion
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.