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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-gEVENTH YEAR NO. 45 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N, C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1941
J 1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Acting As Peace-
faborate Plans Made for Armistice Bay
e're The Facts On Accidents , . ."
'rolman 0. R. Roberts (left) and Corporal E. W. Jones (right)
rs Hilda Way Gwyn the "inside facts" on accidents, in an in
following an increase in highway wrecks on Haywood high-
The two patrolmen point out the ciuses, and also some of their
s in trying to keep people from killing themselves and others
highways. Photo by Patsy Gwyn.
me Motorists Resent
trolmen Trying To
we Them Careful
mod's Two Patrolmen
it Out Drivers Need To
Jze More Responsibility,
Mi persons injured . : . one
. . on a Haywood county
. . , on the same morn
within less than an hour
lit a story to have to write
ft, there were our notes in
i . . . it must be true
fa the highway patrolmen
ren us the facts . . . we
Ipressed, ..' . . Surely some
Wd be done about this
1 '. , the editor passing
pt noting our concern .
"Why, don't you inter-
p patrolmen . . . ask them
"nt for such accidents and
i remedy". ... . . We took
Ration (as we usually do)
m we are to introduce you
" Jones native of Moore
six years in the State
F Patrol service . . .. .
hich have been anent in
N . . . and O. R Rnhorfi
f Buncombe ... two and a
!,rs in the State highway
' ail or which have been
mm. county. . . . Maybe
" they just ride around
if you do . . . forget
don't knniif nf nonU
I, . u. unv Jcwpic
Weir Work mn rm,iDl
"terallv it is .h..
I, i -;- -w umvvci VJ,
P oeath" with thpm on mir
theV Tllf in nnowhorA
P ! 17 hours a dav on the
o you realize that th-A
f" "an 100 miles of paved
wy nothine of the mnnt.
11 eeondary.dirt roads,
7uncyf ... It is their husi.
"P them safe for you to
. mey must be every
at the same time. . ;
ffteiout asking questions
shortly we fnnnA l,i,
with our nenril flv.
'naed on page 2)
I Taxi Rates
e On Monday
k inanr1 lnat new rates
kj ,ey Point nut ir,
le of .:"' "a""ls
u rate will be
Rate, fl5 fents as here
Kr. rl J . ment In to-
Car Crashes Into
Legs Fractured .
Avery Silvers, 34, is being held
in the Haywood County jail as the
result of an automobile accident
which occurred around 6:15 Tues
day night in the Sutton Town sec
tion, about 13 miles from Waynes
ville, on the Cove Creek road, when
the car he was driving is said t
have jammed into a WPA truck and
Carver's left leg was
between the knee and the ankle,
(Continued on back page)
Band Concert To
American Legion Taking
Charge Of Observance;
Have Good Program
rtrmisuce Lay or this vear
which falls on next Tuesday will
be observed locally with the most
elaborate and impressive program
held here in several years, accord
ing to the members of Waynes
ville post of the American Legion,
who are sponsoring the event.
VV. K. rrancis, local attorney
has been engaged as speaker of
the occasion. All the ministers of
the town will have part on the
program. W. H. F. Millar, com
mander of Legion post, will pre
The event will open with a pa
rade, starting promptly at ten
o'clock from the foot of the hill at
the entrance to Greenhill ceme
tery. It will be headed by the
Waynesville Township high school
Others in the parade will include
the local unit of the State Guard
in full uniform, members of the
Waynesville Post of the Legion,
members of the Legion Auxiliary,
and the three upper classes of the
high school, Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts, all ex-service men and gold
star mothers are urged to join the
The American Legion color guard
will follow the band. The colors
will be carried by members of the
state guard who are also Legion
nAires . ... f ' '-
jf The parade will proceed down
(Continued on back page;
And 27 Draftees
Only matters of routine were
taken up at the regular first Mon
day meeting held here by the county
commissioners this week.
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman,
was confined to his home by sick
ness. In his absence R. T. Boyd
served as chairman of the group,
At eight o'clock tomorrow morn'
ing thirty young men will leave
Hardy Carver, . here in the fifth call under the se
! lective draft from this area, but
DroKenithe 19th call from the govern
A group from the Dorcas Bell
Love Chapter, DAR, will be on
hand to bid the boys goodbye. The
Waynesville high school band will
give several numbers: under the
direction of L. T. New, Jr. No
formal program has been arrang
ed, but the public is invited to be
This is the largest group to
leave this area at one time. Three
of the thirty are volunteers, name
ly, Jesse James Moore, John Hamp
ton and John Zebdee Rathbone.
The drafted men included Dewey
(Continued on back page)
Tom P. Jimison Returns To liaywooa, rinas
Preachers Say Ahmen,
And Shortage Of Herbs
By Tom P. Jimison.
For the last three months I've
been a-traipsin' around over old
Havwood. visiting the scenes oi my
boyhood and renewing old acquaint
ence. I have talked over old times
with Bob and Riley Boyd, Frank
Ferguson, Irving Reno, Chief
Stringfield, Dr. McCracken and a
whole nassel of others. I have dis
cussed shorthorns with Capt Ward,
of Lake Junaluska, other crops with
Pless Boyd, of Jonathan, and have
talked wood and paper with the
folks around Canton.
Homer Caele has told me all
about merchandising, and we have
recalled the experiences we had on
Cove Creek when Jim Boyd, John
Morrow and John Howell used to '
nject ; book-larnin' into us with
dogwood switches. J I
I have hunted squirrels with Jim ;
Murray, possums with Sam Jimison
and am a-aim:n' to bag a few coons
rieht away. Went to the Injun
fair with Thomas and Rachel Mur
ray where I sorter got the huntm
feVer. But I don't aim to hunt
with no bow an' arrow. A feller
nuirht meet no with a bear, and
then I crave to have me a double-
shooted blunderbuss loaded to scat
Back In Haywood
Power Curtailment Brings On
Complete Blackout" For Town
W. ROY FRANCIS
W. II. F. MILLAR
ommandor Of American Legion
Mrs. L. J. Cannon
1942 President Of
County Home Clubs
Mrs. L. J. Cannon, of the Morn
ing Star club of Beaverdam, was
elected president of the Haywood
County Council of home demonstra
tion clubs at a recent meeting
of the council.
Others who will serve with her
include, vice president, Mrs. Robert
McCracken, of the Francis Cove
club; secretary and treasurer, Mrs.
W. P. Whitesides, of Bethel club.
The other county officers will be
appointed in the near future.
Plans for the annual Achieve
ment Day were made, which is to
be held on November the 18th, at
the First Methodist church here,
beginning at ten o'clock. Handi
crafts and needle work will be on
display from the different clubs.
At the council meeting the plan
of work for 1942 was discussed.
Food for freedom is to oe stressed
'along with house furnishing and
rat a , n tigTiin
i. t.J? -hedule
I ri U:i 1 A BUi I SIliMLCU Diuiiuciunoa v
V, Ruf ' v Matney.:ter. Iffen that fails to fetch Mr.
Jr . erJe How
UJa Miley, Charles
Wrff' Cliff White.
Rnifn T'll ies run him down, with
me in front.
The latter part of the summer
was spent at Lake Junaluska
A-hobnobbin' with my old Metho-
"BISHOP" TOM JIMISON
dist comrades. But the place has
been invaded by a lot of furriners
who have brung into our mongst
some horrific and horrendous here
sies. They have even got some of
our mountain preachers to sayin'
ahmen at the end of their prayers. I
f have been a-tryin' to do a little
To Monday Nights
The day and hour for the regu
lar county-wide teachers' meeting
have been chanp-ed from Saturday
morning, to Monday evening, at
7:30 o'clock, according to Jack
Messer, county superintendent of
There will be a meeting of the
group on Monday evening, the 10th,
at the Central Elementary school.
"Teaching Art in the Public
school," will be the subject under
study and discussion, '
Actual demonstrations of teach
ing art in schools will be made by
Mrs. Hilda Haliburton, ox the
Clyde school; by Mrs. Inez Brooks,
of the Waynesville junior high
school; by C. C. Hanson, principal
of the Clyde schools; and Miss Eula
Patterson and Miss Mildred Med-
Business Houses and Citi
zens Are Cooperating 100
Percent During Emergency.
. Waynesville experienced her first
"blackout" Tuesday night, after
town officials had been notified by
OPM of the power curtailment, due
to a power shortage in southeast
ern United States.
Co-operation was 100 per cent
in the business district, accord
ing to G. C. Ferguson, city man
ager. All : show windows, adver
tising signs, and outside lighting
will remain black until OPM
changes their order.
A special appeal was made to
housewives to conserve electrical
power in every way.
The orders sent out by OPM
sets out that the utility shall cut
off power to any consumer who
uses electricty in violation of the
order. The utility is responsible
for seeing that consumers on their
lines comply with the orders.
Main street looked like the in
terior of a dungeon, as all window
lights were out, and all neon signs
off, The red and green traffic
lights were the only thing last
night' and the night before to add
color to the town's main street.
The electrical department, . in
an advertisement, is today setting
out the orders under which the
"blackout" must be operated.
J. C. Moore, superintendent of
Cruso JElectric Membership Corpor
ation, urged that all customers on
REA lines heed the orders of OPM.
Mr. Moore has just returned from
Raleigh where the power shortage
Comes To Haywood
1 i Miff islrtirfv i '
DWIGHT I PASCHALL as
sumed his duties here Saturday
as assistant county agent. Photo
by Sherrill's Studio.
D. L. Paschall Is
Assistant Agent y
Haywood's new assistant county
agent, Dwight L. Paschall,4 an ex
perienced and energetic young
farmer, who has been schooled tn
(Continued on back page)
Annual Red Cross Call Drive
Will Get Underway Here On 11 th
The annual Roll Call for mem
bership in the local chapter of the
Red Cross will start on Armistice
Day, according to the Rev. Mal
colm Williamson, chairman, who is
optimistic over reaching the goal
of 1,200 set for the chapter by the
Rev. Williamson is making an
earnest appeal to the community
to answer this call for the Red
vmms at this time, pointing out
the urgent need of reaching the
The following committees will
work in the drive for members:
Two Boys, 16 and 17 Years
Old Held In Jail For Death
Of Dell wood Farmer.
William Clay Grant, 16, and Ray
Shelton, 17, of the Jonathan Creek
section of the county, are being
held in jail charged with the mur
der of William Albert Finney, 52,
by stabbing him with a pocket
knife on Tuesday night about 8
It is said that the boys had been
having trouble with one of the
neighbors in the community and
that two weeks ago had cut the
wires on a fence on his place. A
girl friend had been with them at
the time and is said to have dis
approved and had begged them not
to damage the property.
In the meantime it was reported
that the Story of how the fence had
been cut was circulated in the
community. On Tuesday night
when the boys started . out on a
hunting trip they met the girl in the
road a few yards from the home
of Finney and accused her of tell
ing on them, officers said.
The conversation is reported to
have become heated and that Fin
ney, hearing the boys, went down
to the road to try to make peace.
It is alleged that young Grant wa4
carrying a lantern at the time, and
was standing with both hands be
hind his back.
: He is said to have stooped to
put the lantern on the ground and
when 4e raised up he held in one
hand a pocket knife which he sud
denly flashed across the chest of
(Continued on back page)
New Store Hours
A group of merchants yesterday,
through a committee, announced
a change in store hours, effective
The stores will open at 8:30 each
morning, and on week days will
close at six, on Saturday at nine.
The canvass was not completed
yesterday, and it is expected that
practically all merchants will adopt
the new hours.
Those signing the advertisement
in today's paper announcing the
Change are: The Food Store, Eagle
6 & 10, Massie's Department Store,
Dixie Store, A&P, Reliable Jew
elers, Stovall's 5 & 10, Harold's
House to house: Mrs.: Richard ' rZ '. 'Tu ' BelK-"uf8on
a -i. i v I Company, The Toggery, and C. E.
(Continued on back page) . ! Ray's Sons.
AM Farmers Name Commtteemen,
Adopt "Food For Defense Program
Haywood's AAA Committeemen
(Centinaed on page 8)
I ford, of the
Haywood AAA farmers recently named Glenn Boyd, seated on
the left, as chairman of the county committee for the year. Mr. Boyd
is from Jonathan Creek. The vice chairman is Sam Ferguson, stand
ing, of Fines Creek. Charlie R. Liner, seated right, of Waynesville,
is the third member. Photo by Sherrill's Studio.
Committees have been named
for the AAA soil conservation pro
gram for 1942 in Haywood coun
ty. The Coming year will mark
one of the most active in this group
sinco it was first inaugurated.
The "Food For Defense" pro
gram will require hew Dln in
the farms of the county and more
detail work will be given to the
planning for increased nmtinrt
than has ever been devoted bv the
groups in the past.
Ihe county committee conaiat.
of Glenn A. Boyd, Jonathan Creek,
township chairman ; San Fergu
son, of Fines Creek, vice chairman
and C. R. Liner, of Waynesville
Township committees are:
Beaverdam ; W. A. HioDs. chair
man; Lester C. Johnson, vice chair
man; J. B. Hipps, regular mem
ber; M. Harley Robinson, first, al
ternate; Haywood Chapman, sec
Cecil Township: J. E. Burnett.
chairman; Ned Moody, vice chair
man; G, H. Massie, regular mem
ber; Horace Ledbettev fif olf
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Second Call For
Draftees For This
The local draft board received
a second call for men under the
selective draft service for this
month, it was learned yesterday.
The order is for 15 men to leave
here on November the 24th, which
will make a total of 45 called dur
ing the month.
This will be the largest number
to leave this area in xrjie month
since the first call camey according
to the draft board.