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The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. J Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1942
$L5Q la Advance In Hajrwoed and Jackson Counties
flydes New School
o Be Dedicated 29th
he ionniu unuwi""" "
1100.000 concrete Z-room
Ll building at Clyde has been
tor January 29, according to
Messer, county superinten
ioag the prominent speakers
I will appear on tne program
Jlyde A. Erwin, state superin-
ent of public instruction.
ans are to have a general dis
of all departments of educa-
kl work from all schools of the
kty on hand for the dedica
te Clyde school la one of the
It in the state, and finishing
Dies are now being done to the
Hing. The seats in the large
torium were placed this past
ans are to have everything in
;ineB8 for the overflow atten-
e for the dedication, Mr. Hesitated.
id Cross Workers
Ive Are Named
jhairmen Optimistic Over
leaching $1,500 Quota
1 committees working in the
relief emergency quota of the
wood chapter of the Red Cross
asked by the Rev. Malcolm
iamson, co-chairman ' of the
s with Rev. R. E. McBlain, to
I in their final reports by 8at-,
y to William Medford, trea-
r. Williamson stated that the
sonse from the public had been
I gratifying and that the chair
were very appreciative of the
t in which the citizens of the
tnunity had contributed, v
ick Messer, count; auperinten
t of education, is serving as
yman of thex rural-urban com
ees, that are making, golicita
1 for the drive in the areas
ted by the Haywood chapter,
fibers of his committee are:
y Rogers, L. N. Davia, Dill
tea, C. N. Allen, Weaver H.
t..v,., Air Hf y.
Perry and Mrs. Grover . C.
Bank Has Best
Year In Its History
Stockholders Hear Gratify
ing Report At 40th Annual
Meeting Tuesday Morning.
Reports of the past year's busi
ness presented on Tuesday morn
'rig at the fortieth annual meeting
of the stockholders of the First
National Bank showed that the to
tal resources and deposits had
reached the highest mark in the
history of the institution and with
the earnings a satisfactory total.
In the absence of J. R. Boyd,
chairman of the board of directors,
J. E. Maasie presided. Due to the
detailed reports of the officials, the
annual election of officers was post
poned until a later meeting in the
Reports were submitted by Jon
athan Woody, president, and J. H.
way, Jr., vice president. After
outlining the growth of the bank
for the past year Mr. Woody dis
cussed the prospects for the future.
He also spoke of the community
service that the bank had rendered
in its sponsorship and financial aid
of various projects in the county
during the past year.
Regret was expressed during the
meeting over the absence of J. R.
Boyd, who was confined to his
home on account of filness and also
that of Mrs. J. Howell Way, one
of the stockholders. The meeting
Tuesday was the first Mr. Boyd,
former president, had ever missed
during his connection with the
bank and first In several years not
attended by Mrs. Way.
Guns Defend Corregidor
I Volunteers Called
'For Local Air
! Warning Service
The Civilian Defense commit
tee here is calling for volunteers
for the aircraft warning service in
the Lake Junaluska and Hazel
No experience is necessary for
this service and men, women and
children, the latter not under 14
years of age will be accepted for
Anyone wishing to volunteer is
asked to leave their application
at th.e Civilian Defense office in the
commissioner's room in the court
The great guns of Marshall Battery open up with a soar from the "con
crete battleship" on Fort Hughes, a little island near the main fortress
of Corregidor. These guns are ready to blast any Jap ship within range
of the island. The Nipponese opened their offensive against Corregidor
and its sister forts with a five-hour bombing attack. The War Depart
ment 5aid,"There was no material damage to installations on the island."
Rubber Shortage Is
Serious, Says Miller
(immunity committees are as
fws: Rock Hill, Mrs. Medford
therwood, chairman, Mrs. Char
Jloody, Mrs. Troy Leatherwood,
I Jule Boyd, Mrs. Tom Rainer
Mrs. Jarvis Palmer; Aliens
ek, Mrs. R. O. Allen, chairman,
Hiriam McCracken, Mrs.
Muse, and Mrs. Dave Wig-
ott Creek, Mrs. W. A Hyatt,
Oman, Mrs. Thad Chann, Mrs.
fge Plott, and Mrs. Paul Hyatt;
Cliff Cove, Mrs. Dave Turner,
(rman, Mrs, James Medford,
( Mark Galloway, and Mrs.
;h Ratcliff ; Francis Cove, Mrs.
?ey Francis and Mrs. R. . H,
Jnes Creek (Lower), Mrs. D.
es Noland, chairman, Mrs.
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it To 4 Times
(Week By Pet
sffective today. Pet Dairy Pro
Is Company will deliver milk
(four times weekly, according
. B. Davenport, manager,
"he new schedule is necessary in
er to conserve tires, Mr. Daven
t pointed out, as well as gasoline
I repair parts.
eliveries will be made on Mon
I Wednesday, Friday and Satur
I Double orders will be left
a day, in the same manner as
day's , milk has been left on
In A Number Of
Civil Court Cases
The docket of the eight-day civil
term of Superior court which Was
held here during the past two
weeks, convening on Monday, the
5th, and continuing through Tues
day of this week, was well cleared
up by the last day with Judge
Allen H. Gwyn, of Reidsville, pre
siding. , ' '
Judgments handed down ! since
Thursday included the following
In the case of Pet Dairy Products
Company versus R. C. Thomas and
Mrs. John E. Jones, the plaintiffs
failed to recover the $1,050 in
damages asked and the case was
dismissed with the plaintiffs taxed
with the costs. -
Bert Jones, driver of the Pet
Dairy truck versus R. C. Thomas
and Mrs. John E. Jones, involving
a motor accident failed to get the
$2,500 in damages which his at
torneys asked, and the case was
A judgment of $375 was given
the plaintiffs in the case of Grady
Mints versus R. L. Prevost and
wife, which involved an automobile
accident in which a five-year-old
child was alleged to have been hurt.
In the case of Joe A. Parks
versus Jarvis L. Palmer, in which
the plaintiff brought suit for in-
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ar Needs Money YOURS!
This war calls for every ounce
f energy, every dime and dollar
e can muster for ships and
anes and guns.
Hit the enemy with a $25
and. Hurt him with a $50
"wid. Help to blow him sky
en with a $100 or $1,000 Bond.
Don delay every hoar
unts. Buy United States
'tense Bonds and Stamps
For Draftees To Be
Held February 16th
The new registration for men
from 20 to 21 and from 35 through
44 under the Selective Draft Sys
tem, will be held on Monday, Feb
ruary 16th, according to the local
Convenient places throughout
the area served by the local board
will be designated in a later an
nouncement. The registration is being held in
compliance with the new ruling of
extension of the age limits in the
selective draft service.
1 ; i
To 0PM Position
An announcement was recently
made in Washington that A. L.
Freedlander, president and general
manager of the Dayton Rubber
Manufacturing Company, had been
appointed deputy chief of the rub
ber division of the office of Produc
Mr. Freedlander is credited with
a long list of developments in rub
ber chemistry, engineering and
manufacture. He Served the gov
ernment during the first World
Called Out Twice
During Past Week
Executive Of Robber Com
pany Points Oat That Short
age Cannot Be Compared
To Power and Gasoline
"The shortage of rubber in
America today is serious. This
shortage should not be compared
with the recent power shortage, or
the gasoline shortage of several
months ago," Charles G. Miller,
executive of a nationally known
rubber company, told Rotarians
here last Friday,
"Estimates have been made that
the present supply will last for two
months, and, of course, that will
De aivertea into muitary neeas
The possibility it importing raw
rubber is Sill.' The fighting is now
raging in and around rubber plan
tations which supply us with most
of our rubber. Even if ships were
available, it would take a navy
convoy to get it through the submarine-infested
waters from the
Far East.'' Mr. Miller continued.
He disclosed the developments of
Big Crowds In County
Jerry Rogers To
Be In Charge Of
Jerry Rogers', chief of police of
Hazelwood, has been named chair
man of air warden service in Hay
wood county, according to Jonathan
Woody, county chairman of Na
tional Civilian Defense.
Mr. Rogers is calling a meeting
the first of next week for the pur
pose of formulating plans for i
comprehensive organization of the
county. Air wardens will be ap
pointed for service in each section
The mayors of the towns in the
county, the captains of the State
Guards in Waynesville and Can
ton, the chairman of the county
board of commissioners, the county
chairman of National Civilian De
fense and J. E. Tate, of Canton
field manager of the Carolina Pow
er and Light Company of this
area, have been invited to the meet'
ig by the newly appointed chair
man of the air warden service,
Mr. Rogers hopes to have some
compulsory measures passed by the
towns and county by which the
citizens will bo compelled to rec
ognize the demands of the emer
gency and abide by them.
The, fire department was called
twice during the past week, ac
cording to Lawrence Kerley, city
On Saturday afternoon around synthetic rubber, and its possibili-
.ov uifs urone uui near me mm- ties, adding that it was the general
ace ;ui the home of Dr. J. H. opinion of i-ubber specialists that
a-K cnupi irom a ,t would take months to get the
defective flue. The damage was . , .vt w,v ,kk n
estimated to be around $150.
On Sunday afternoon at 4:30
the fire department was called to
the Gordon Hotel, where a fire had
started in the servants quarters in
the basement. ' The damage
amounted to $50 in addition to the
clothes of one of the employes.
F. F. A. Members
Offer Services For
Members of the Smoky Moun
tains National Park chapter of F.
F, A. have registered 100 per cent
for Civilian Defense. In addition
to this evidence Of their patriotism.
the members are also buying a
$25.00 defense bond.
The members are collecting pa
per in the various communities in
which they reside, and are storing
it in a convenient place until call
ed for by the collecting agents. .
Hoey To Address
channels sufficient , to meet mili
tary and civilian needs,
"Reclaimed rubber will play an
important part in this emergency,
but its usefulness is somewhat
limited," the speaker said.
"This nation will be most fortun
ate if we do not have to turn the
pages of history back more than
thirty years in our sacrificing,
in order to bring about victory
Our fathers thirty years ago did
(Continued on back stage)
Resident Dies In
Relatives in the county have
been notified of the death of J. Pink
McCracken, 68, native of Haywood,
who died on Friday the 9th, at his
home in Cedrowooly, Wash. Fun
eral services were held on Monday.
' Mr. McCracken Is widely con
nected in this county, the son of
, the late Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Mcr
racsen, oi rmes creeK. He nad
resided in the state of Washington
for the past forty-five years. He
A t larcro n..nf.tin. naa neia various Dusiness interests
Hvww. . nionrin. ..i!ince he lived there, but for the
- v, ' . . . . . .
the ?Rally for Victory" meeting at 1 rr cve'B1 e" ne naa uevpieo
. .- iniBTi tv a m to vt mi .
the Asheville Auditorium Friday
night, which will feature an ad
dress by Clyde R. Hoey, and several
civic leaders of Asheville.
The rally is sponsored by the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
and will begin at 7 o'clock with a
band concert and combined choir
singing. The formal program
starts at 8 o'clock.
Register Of Deeds Hopes Tire Shortage
Will Increase Marriage Licenses Here
his time to farming.
Surviving are five brothers, Silas,
Charlie, T. B., Jr., and Raymond
McCracken, all of Haywood coun
ty, and Stuart McCracken, of Bun
combe; three sisters, Miss Anne
McCracken and Mrs. Nellie Moon
ey, of Fines Creek, and Mrs. Clarke
Medford, of Waynesville, and a
large number of nieces and neph
J. R. Morgan Will
Club Meet Today
J. R. Morgan, city attorney, will
address the Woman's Club at their
regular monthly meeting which is
being held this afternoon at the
Gordon Hotel in place of Birch
wood Hall, home of Mrs. R. H
Blackwell, where it was originally
scheduled to be held. He will dis
cuss "City Management."
Mrs. Blackwell will be assisted
by the following hostesses, Mrs
Ueorge Bischoff, Mrs. Jack Mes
ser, and Mrs. Felix Stovall. Mrs
J. Dale Stents, chairman of mu
sic, will be in charge of this fea
ture of the program.
The mayor, city manager and
town board of aldermen will be
special guests of the afternoon.
No. 1 Man
Pvt. John W. Castell is the first
soldier of the 75,000 men in the
armored force. Stationed at Fort
Knox, Ky., he is the first man in the
1st squad, 1st platoon, 1st company,
1st battalion, 1st regiment, 1st divi
sion and 1st corps in the armored
force. He hails from Bloomfield, Ky.
Much Interest Being Shown
In Defense Work Through
out Entire County.
"Rally For - Victory" meetings
have been held at the various town
ships according to schedule, with
very good response, according to
the county farm agents.
An attraction at each meeting
has been the program rendered
by the Waynesville township high
school band, which was scheduled
to play for half of the meetings,
with the Canton band playing for
The first meeting was held at the
Jonathan Creek school on Thursday
night, January 8, with an attend
ance of 150. At this meeting the
farmers, after hearing the talks of
Jonathan Woody, W. A. Corpening,
J. E. Barr, Jack Messer, and Rev.
H. G. Hammett, took action in
I meeting one of the first jobs which
were put before them to accom
plish, and that is the collecting oi
scrap metal and other scrap mate
rials. These larmers agreed to d
responsible for their community
in getting the scrap materials to
gether to be delivered to Waynes
ville on the 24th of January.
A meeting was held Friday night
at the Morning Star school for
Beaverdam township with an at
tendance of 75. Those present
took about the same action as the
farmers of Jonathan Creek. Speak
ers present at the meeting were:
A. J. Hutchins, W. A. Corpening,
and J. E. Barr. ' ',
The meeting was held for Fines
Creek township at the Fines Creek
school on Monday, January 12,
with an attendance of 300. At this
meeting Mr, Woody, Mr. Barr, Mr.
Messer, Mr. Corpening, and Rev
Hammett taked. along with Mr.
Charlie Miller, assistant manager
President Kalph Summer
row Outlines General Pro
gram For Year and Seta
' IT nrMni71Jon. V v--ihe n-ton Rubber Company,
Vp VrWMon. &-R,?fcmvetW shortage, k
Annnintm-nt f committees and i rubber and what the people of
The office of the Carolina Motor
Club in the Masonic Temple which
has been handling motor vehicle li
cense plates was closed yesterday
for an indefinite period, it was
learned from Miss Geneva Wines,
who has been in 'charge.
Since (he office opened here on
December 1st, 1941, there have
been 2,917 license plates sold. Of
this number 2,100 were for cars and
717 were for trucks and trailers.
Last year the total sales were
approximately 4,000 for the 12
a general outline of the program
for the coming year was presented
to the Boosters Club last Thurs
day by Ralph L. Summerrow,
ni-wly elected president
A general round-table discussion
of a proposed airport for the com
munity was held by the club, with
out formal action.
President Summerrow named J.
E. Shields as chairman of the com
munity service and betterment
committee, with C. N. Allen and
Carl Swanger as the other two
The Scout committee is composed
of L. N... Davis, chairman, John
Blalock, Lawrence Leatherwood,
Dr. Grover Davis and Wm. S. Pre
vost. The membership committee, is
made up of Dr. R. S. Roberson,
chairman, Sam Knight and Joe S.
Jerry Rogers heads the safety
committee with W. H. Prevost and
R. A. Caddis.
Ralph Prevost is vice president,
L C. Davis is secretary and F.
C- Compton is treasurer. The
board of directors is composed of
L. M. Richeson, Wm. Chambers,
Jr., and R. L. Prevost.
The club has about forty mem
bers and meets the second Thurs
day nifcht in each month.
Marriages would 'seem to be on
the decline in Haywood county,
according to the records of the of
fice of the register of deeds, while
on the contrary the society pages
of The Mountaineer show a large
Back in ) 938 there were 290
marriage licenses sold in Haywood
county; in 1939, 164; in 1940, 121;
and in the year just closed they
had dropped down to 107.
The new law requiring a health j
not been the whole cause, according
to C. C. Francis, register of deeds,
and Mrs. W. L. McCracken,, clerk.
One of the big reasons is laid
to the good roads that wind out of
Haywood and offer the combina
tion of a quick marriage and a
wedding trip in one, with the add
ed touch of romance given by new
It was pointed out that maybe
the rationing of tires will be notic
ed in the increase of 1942 nales
certificate in this state has had and keep the couples here at home
:ts part in the decrease, but has to start on "that long, long, trafl."! prevailed again,
Coldest Weather Of
On Sunday Morning
Winter finally came to this com
munity last week. The mercury
started dropping about eight days
ago and on Sunday registered only
two degrees above zero, according
to Lawrence Kerley, official weath
Prospects looked pretty good for
a real snow on Wednesday and
Thursday, but the light flurry that
fell shortly melted and the weather
was too cold for snowing.
Yesterday the spring-like weath
er that has marked the winter
Maxwell Witt Enters
Boston Radio School
Maxwell Witt, who has been em
ployed by C. N. Allen and Co. for
the past two years, has returned to
his home in Jellico, Tertn., for a
visit with his mother before en
tering a radio school in. Boston.
Mr. Witt, who has written and
sold a number of feature and
sport stories in the past three
years, sold his latest yarn to the
Southern Sportsman. It is en
titled "Pa, He Don't Like Rat
tlers", and it appears in the Janu
ary issue of that magazine.
To Pool Food
The members of the American
Legion Auxiliary are making var
ious plans to meet the emergency.
At their last meeting a motion was
made to . have each member take
one can or jar of every article of
food they had canned and pool for
community use. in an emergency
As national chairman of defense
in the auxiliary, Mrs. W. H. F.
Millar will also serve as chairman
of First Aid for the organization,
She will have an active part in
working out the community pro
county could do to meet the prob
lem. The farmers of Fines Creek
are combining their efforts to col
lect all available scrap material.
A meeting was held Tuesday
night for Crabtree and Iron Duff
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UDC Chapter Holds
The fourth annual declamation
contest Commemorating the birth
day anniversary of General Robt.
E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson,,
which is held in January will take
place on Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock in the auditorium of the
Waynesville township high school
under the auspices of the Haywood
chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy.
Mrs. Thad Howell is chairman
of the contest and of the arrange
ments for the program. Mrs. Grov
er C. Davis, president of the chap
ter, will preside.
The contest is open to boys in
the 7th and 8th grade, and the
winner is presented with a hand
Chamber of Commerce Officials Discuss
Well-Rounded Program For This Year
Aefomnlishmprit nt 10i1 and a I
general outline of plans for 1942 ' is composed of 20 members; 14 of
were discussed at length last night
by - the new board of directors
meeting with the old board at the
Green Tree Tea Room, with Bill
Prevost, 1941-president, in charge.
. The new board will meet at an
early date and elect officers for the
year, they decided.
The board to serve for this year
them were elected last November
and six were retained from the
In making their report of the
year, President Prevost pointed out
that the organization had closed
the 1941 books with a "small bal
ance" in the bank, and with all bills
The tire shortage, and in order
to Conserve gasoline and oil, de
liveries of groceries from C. N.
Allen & Company have been put on
a twice-a-day schedule, beginning
Monday, Claude Alien is announc
The new schedule is set for de
liveries at nine in the morning and
three in the afternoons. Orders
failing to get to the store before
either deadline, will have to be
filled on the next delivery, it was
Ltt This B Your ...
No. 1 Resolution
Help Defeat las
Asjreston by pf
ring your tovisst
regularly is U. S.
Defems Bond ad
I. S. lefusi BCXDS-STAJSfS