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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 08, 1942, Image 1

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Mountaineer L. Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park IfTY-EIGHTII YEAR NO. 2 Twelve Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1942 $1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties The Waynesvi mm Burns Are i Mai To Iride East Fork Woman Dies Within Few Hours After 1 Clothing Catches On Fire. Mrs. Aleatha Mae Baker, 16, wife jColeman Baker, of the Big East rk section of Pigeon, died Tues f night at 11 o'clock in the ywood County Hospital from the ect of burns suffered, , Mrs. Baker, who is reported to re been in her home alone, is ught to have caught her cloth- on fire from burning logs in an n fire place. Her husband was pping wood on the place and in excitement she is said to Ihed to him for help. V By the time she reached him her jthing had burned from her body, fe was rushed to the Haywood unty Hospital around four lock Wednesday, afternoon and death followed a few hours Serward. irs. Baker was married on No ber 22nd, less than two months , to Coleman Baker. She was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thur i J. Davis, who live near Cniso. funeral services will be held k afternoon at 2 o'clock at the odow Grove Baptist church, 6t Fork, of which Mrs. Baker a member. Burial will be in SGwyn cemetery, urviving are her husband; her rents, two brothers, Guy Davis, k stationed - at Savannah Air je, Savannah, Ga., and Cornelius rs, of Buncombe county; and sister, Mrs. Robert Buff, of erett M cElrov Winnclv Riirnafl An Explosion former Resident Of Way- lesville Recovering From A Gas Explosion. Everett McElroy, formerly of tynesville, was seriously burned I December 28th, while he was pecting his new home, which being built by the Florida !p and Paper Company, near Bsacola, Fla. . ' : Mr. McElroy struck a match, un- iire that a gas pipe had been ; open. ' 'he house was damaged beyond .air. Mr. McElroy is employed by the Irida Pulp and Paper Company (assistant master mechanic, le is reported to De recovering Jthe Pensacola Hospital, at Pen tola. r. Stringfield pers Broken Hip iiesday Morning r. Tom Stringfield, prominent 1 physician, was reDorted to be Iting more comfortably late last ht at the Haywood County fcpital. r. Stringfield fell and broke hip early Tuesday morning as was making preparations to e part in the performance of an ration. The accident occurred ftrtly after seven o'clock. f)r. Stringfield is chairman of the jal board of the Haywood Coun- oeiecuve Service. oena Medford, Haywood's First 1942 aby, Born As Year the new year was just an hour d six minutes old when Roena idford, 7-pound daughter of Mr. d Mrs. Howard Samuel Med fd, arrived at the Haywood iunty Hospital, to win the prizes aiting the first baby born in 'ywood in 1942, in a contest ged by this newspaper last ek.. Little Miss Medford and mother re reported as doing nicely, and t father has already collected the mber of gifts offered to the first by. Mr. and Mrs. Medford live near thel, on route one, Waynesville, temember Pear! Harbor Let's Good Navy Men Si - ' , V A. i CLAUDE G. DAVIS, petty offi cer on the U.S. S. Saratoga, has been in the Navy for fifteen years. far V .... 1 - 'JACK DAVIS, - airplane me chanic, is stationed on the U. S. S. Enterprise, and is due for a pro motion next month. Two Hazelwood Brothers Making Good Records In Navy; Both In War Zone John K. Reeves Assigned To Radio Duty In Air Corps Pfc. John K. Reeves, son of Mrs. W. Garrett Reeves, of Lake Juna- luka, has been graduated with the new class in radio communication at Acott Field, 111., according to an announcement from Col. Wol cott P. Hayes, commandant. Pfc. Reeves having been trained in all phases oi radio worK ai the post, radio university of the army air corps, has been assigned to further duty at another station. Funeral Services Held Saturday For Luther L. Allen Funeral services were conducted at the home on Allen's Creek Fri day afternoon for Luther Love Al len, 62, who died at his residence at 9:00 o'clock Wednesday even ing. The Rev, Oder Burnett and the Rev. Bill Sorrells officiated. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Grady Farmer , Fred Farmer, and L, L. Allen and John Henry Allen, (Continued on page 7) Was 66 Minutes Old Mr. Medford is employed in the transfer department of the Cham pion Fibre Company, Canton. Mrs. Medford was Miss Effie Caldwell, before her marriage. Gifts received by the new citi zen of Haywood included a dress from Belk-Hudson Co., a photo graph from Sherrill's Studio, a year's subscription to The Moun taineer, : some cleaning from the Laundry, a dozen diapers from C. E. Ray's Sons, six cans of baby food from the Food Store, and 15 quarts of pasteurized milk from Pet Dairy. For $1,500 Relief Funds Underway The drive to raise the $1,500 quota assigned this area by the Red Cross National headquarters is now underway, according to the Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson and the Rev. R. E. MacBlain, co-chairmen of the campaign. There will be -no cards issued in this drive, as in the annual roll call as the money to be raised is purely for relief purposes, it was pointed out by the co-chairmen. Those who intend to donate are asked to make contributions as early as possible so that the drive may be completed in the next two .weeks.;- , . :-, .'. A meeting of the workers was held on Monday night and all plans were worked out to push the drive with all possible speed. The following have been announ ced as those in charge of various committees and the members of the groups: Industrial, J. E. Shields, chairman, Aaron Prevost, and Mrs. L. M. Killian. Professional, Lauriston Hardin, chairman, Howard Hyatt, Henry Davis, and Tom Campbell. Booths, Mrs. J. M. Long, chair man, Mrs. S. H. Bushnell, Mrs. J. F. Abel, Mrs. R. L. Prevost, Mrs.. Thad Howell, and Mrs. R. N. Bar ber. Business houses, Mrs. William (Continued on back page) Haywood Has 41 Beer Dealers The State Department of Reve nue has issued retail beer licenses to 41 outlets in Haywood county. Figures compiled by the Brew ers and North Carolina Beer Dis tributors committee, as of Decem ber. SI, disclosed that 4,822 retail outlets have been licensed by the state for the 1941-42 fiscal year. It is probable that the number will reach 5,000 before th tax year for beer licenses) ends April 30. Two Hazelwood brothers, who hold responsible places on two of Uncle Sam's largest warship in the Pacific, wrote their parents re cently they were all right. Chief Petty Officer Claude G. Davis, and his brother Jack, are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Davis, of Hazelwood. Claude is aboard the U. S. S. Sar atoga has been in the navy for fifteen years. He spent a year around the Panama CanaL and a year in European waters. ..Later spent 33 months in Asiatic waters in and around China, the Philip pines and Dutch Indies. Later he was for two years stationed at Pensacola, Fla., and for 30 months at the island of Guam in the Pacific, which has been to the forefront in the news recently. Jack joined the navy about three and a half years ago, and has made his ratings as fast as time would allow. He went from here to the Douglas Airplane plant , iri Santa Monica, Cal., and finished a course in two weeks, which was said could not be accomplished. He (Continued on page 7) Mercury Dropped To 13 Tuesday - Old Man Winter blew his cold breath upon the nation Tuesday, sending the mercury down to 13 for the official reading, according to Lawrence Kerley, official ob server. ' . ' Shortly after noon Wednesday snow began to fall, and for more than an hour fell pretty brisk, then stopped until after dark, and started again lightly. The mercury was hovering around the freezing point last night. Floyd Stamev Completes His Cavalry Training Pvt. Floyd Stamey, who prior to -his induction into the army several weeks ago, lived at Waynesville, has completed his basic training at the Cavalry Replacement Training center at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Pvt. Stamey will now take his place in one of the U. S. Army units. Scrap The Japs With Scrap - - Hazelwood Pastor t . ' r a s REV. FRANK H. LEATHER WOOD has accepted a call as pastor of the Hazelwood Baptist church. He is a native of Hay wood, and for 3 years has served as Associational Missionary, and for seven years has been moderator of the Association. Leatherwood Is Baptist Pastor At Hazelwood Rev. Frank H. Leatherwood Resigns As Associational Missionary After Note worthy Service. Rev. Frank Leatherwood assum ed duties as full-time pastor of the Hazelwood Baptist church last Sunday, succeeding Rev. J. M. Woodard, who hat served for sev eral years.:' U-V--v" -.- - -f, --v' The church has a membership of 283 and has inaugurated plans for a general expansion of the church program and membership campaign. Rev. Mr. Leatherwood tendered his resignation Monday to the executive-promotion . committee of the Haywood Baptist Association, as associational missionary. He - (Continued on back page) Massie Department Store To Aid in Sale Of Defense Stamps v , Defense Saving Stamps are now on sale at Massie Department Store, it was learned during the week. Other merchants in the town are expected to co-operate in a similar manner in the National Defense program in the community. In U. S. Navy If?' i .HIS W-v r ; 1 1 4'- X" BOBBY COIN, JR., on left and DICKY MOODY, on right, picture I taken before they left here in June, 1940, for Norfolk after volun- teering in the U. S. Navy. Tire Rationing Board Operating; Inspectors Named Clayton C. Walker has been selected as inspector yt the tire rationing board for the Waynes ville area and Bryan Payne for the inspector of the tire rationing board of Canton, according to Jonathan Woody, chairman of the county board of National defense. The Waynesville tire rationing board is composed of Dan Watkins, chairman, Dill Howell, and R. N. Barber, Jr., and the Canton tire rationing board of Charles King, chairman, Howell Bluylock, and Guy Hipps. The Waynesville 'board, accord ing to Mr. Watkins, chairman, has supervision , over the following townships: Waynesville, Ivy Hill, Iron Duff, Jonathan, White Oak, Cataloochee, Fines Creek, and Crabtree. The Canton board has supervision over North and South Beaverdam, Pigeon, Clyde, East Fork, and Cecil. Mr. Watkins pointed out that on December the 10th, the sale of (Continued on page 7) Citizens Urged To Buy City Motor Vehicle Plates Citisens in the community who have not bought their city auto mobile plates, are asked to do so at once, as the town board of al dermen has set a deadline for January 17th. After that date any Waynesville motorists driving ft mntxir vaMpIo urlthhnf a Warn... Ville plate will be fined, ; The plates which are sold at $1.00 each are on sale at the City Hall and at the office of the AAA in the, Masonic Tempte. They ayt the same color as the N. C. state license plates for 192, Four Waynesville Men Get Promotions In State Guard; Howell Now Commander Parents Hear From Son In Navy On Pacific Coast Parents of two Haywood county boys in the U. S. Navy on the Pacific Coast have recently heard from their sons. Mr. and Mrs. Grady Moody have had a communi cation from their son Dick Moody, who was on the West Virginia, and Mr. and Mrs, R. L. Coin have heard from their son Bobby. Both boys volunteered in the (Continued on page 7) 1 On Pacific Coast ;1 v ; ' ..... . I v f f Start Gathering Yours Today Get Promotions MAJOR J. II. HOWELL was re enfv promoted to commanHer of the five State Guard companies ia western iNortn carouna. until hen he was captain of the Waynes ille unit. ' captain w. a. brAdLey now has charge of the Waynesville State Guard company. Hews formerly first lieutenant. Military promotions came thick and fast this week to four Waynes ville men who have been identified with the State Guard. Major Howell, who organized the Waynesville company of the state guard, and served as captain since its organization, has been promot ed to the post of commander of five State Guard companies in Western North Carolina. W. A. Bradley has received his commission naming him as cap tain of the local company of State Guards, and Frank Byyrd has been promoted from second to first lieu tenant. Ralph' Prevost received a promotion from first sergeant to second lieutenant.. Major Howell will have super vision of State guard companies in Canton, Asheville, Morganton, Rutherfordton and the local com- - (Continued on back page) Commissioners Draw Jury For February Court The county commissioners drew the following jury for the Febru ary criminal term of Superior court, which will convene here on February 2nd, with Judge Allen H. Gwyn, of Reidsville, presiding: For the first week were drawn, Fain Gaddis, of Beaverdam; Matt R. Caldwell, of Clyde; Frank Al bright, of Waynesville; Grover C. - (Continued on back page) Health Department Rules, Regulations For better protection of public health, the local health department has announced the new rules and regulations prepared by the State Board of Health, governing the sanitation of hotels, cafes, restau rants, camps, drink stands, and all other establishments where food is prepared, handled and serv ed to the public at wholesale or retaiL ; The rules also apply to places where transient guests are served or provided lodging for pay. No such establishment shall operate which receives a sanitary rating of less than 70 per cent. m the future, it was pointed ; s I if V ' - A ' 1. Programs Ready For All Parts Of This County Campaign To Gather Scrap Iron and Other Metals Will Be Inaugurated. The first of ten Haywood "Rally for Victory" meetings will be held tonight at the Rock Hill school, beginning at seven o'clock, w ith prospects for a capacity crowd according County Agent Wayne Corpening, under whose direction the meetigs have been called. The meetings will last for one hour and fifteen mintes, it was said, with everything from a con- . cert by the Waynesville township band to talking movies. "Every minute has been timed, and it takes exactly 75 minutes to put the program on, including the 15-minute, talking picture of act ual fighting in Poland, and the con cert by the 60-piece Waynesville band. In the Canton territory the fine band from there will provide military music and concerts at each meeting," he said. A member of the "V committee" will make a few remarks, and Mr. Corpening will explain the ma chinery program for farmers and food needs. John E. Barr, head o fthe can nery" program, will speak briefly, followed by Jack Messer in behalf of the Red Cross. Plans have been made to have a brief message by a pastor at each meeting. Of utmost importance at each meeting will be the announcement of plans for gathering scrap Iron (Continued on page 7) -- Number Of Civil Cases Cleared In 2 Days Of Court.; Six divorces were granted on " the first day of the January term of Superior court here In session this week with Judge Allen HL Gwyn, of Reidsville, presiding. They included the following cases: C. W. Wright from Amanda Wright; Bertha Riley from Ercell Riley; C. R. Allison from Lena Allison; A. H. Clark from Pearl Clark j Viola Brookshire from Rob ert Brookshire; Juanita Cagle Gaddy from Ben Bryson Gaddy. On Tuesday the jury awarded a verdict of $30,000 damages to Mrs. Annie May Summers, admin istratrix, of the estate of her hus band, J. W. Summers, who was in jured in an automobile accident in August of 1940. , The defendant, C. M. Ingram, of East Tennessee, who was said to have been the driver of the ear which colided with one driven by Mr. Summers, made no deiense. The case of Bryant Smith versus (Continued on back page) Town Organizes Civilian Forces For Defense "Announcement has been made this week of the following chair men of civilian protection for the town of Waynesville and its urban districts: . Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., general chairman, G. C. Ferguson, vice chairman. Dr. R. E. Stretcher, chairman of medical emergency service. Lawrence L. Kerley, chairman of fire protection. Robert Hugh Clark, chairman (Continued on page 7) Enforcing New For Eating Places out by local health authorities, no person shall operate a restaurant within the state who does not poss ess an unrevoked permit from the State Board of Health. No permit to operate shall be issued until a sanitary inspection by a representative of the State Board of Health shows that the restaurant complies with these rules and regulations. Applica tion for such inspeciton shall be made in writing by the person sub mitting the application. Vilotions of any of the rules and regulations, or failure to receive a (Continued on page 7) .(i. , u ft for Uncle Sam

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