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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
-EIGHTH YEAR NO. 4 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1942
$LS0 la Advance In Haywood and Jackson Cmmtica
Iaywood Rallies For
ictory Draw 4,000
. n . .. 1 1 I
accesslUl campaign wan
atriotic Drive In County,
Vith Many Giving Of Time
L-riv four thousand citizens
L ttTwl the "Rallv-For-Vic-
i" meetings that have been held
'various townships throughout
I county during the past two
fks, according to the county
o date, ten out of the twelve
tiriM scheduled have been held.
he the weather has been . un
liable at times, it has kept
;her the speakers nor the crowds
hi attending. In many cases
speakers have faced packed
I either has the cold weather
the Waynesville township
school band from playing,
members have taken part on
S of the ten programs given,
will rlav at every meeting
the exception of one to be
in Beaver dam township to-
it The band as a group
na individuals offered their
Lm rwpntiv at the civilian de-
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41 City Court
! here were 753 arrests by the
police department during the
; year, according to city man
tr, Grayden C. Ferguson.
(he total amount derived from
mayor's court was $4,992.44,
rted to be. the largest sum
f collected by the court. Of
amount (833.63 was paid in
fines and the remainder in the
fhe fines are credited 'to the
inty school funds, while the
s of -the court go into the gen
I fund of the town. ? ;
lost of the offenses are aertl
for: public drunkenness, rack! ess
I drunken driving, and carrying
pealed weapons. j ,
Jr. V. H. Duckett, of Canton,
elected president of the staff
the Haywood County Hospital
a meeting of the group which
I held last Thursday night in
nurses home of the hospital.
Serving with Dr. Duckett as ot
itis of the staff will be, vice
sident, Dr. J. Rufus McCrack-
of Waynesville ; secretary, Dr.
Stuart Roberson, of H axel wood,
director of laboratory and X
f department, Dr. J. L. Reeves,
Red Cross War
Relief Drive Nears
$1,107.54 Of the $1,500
Quota Has Been Turned
In To Chairman.
Of the $1,500 quota alloted to
the Haywood Red Cross chapter in
the jemergency war relief drive,
$1,107.54 has been turned in to
date according to a statement from
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, co
chairman with Rev R. E. MacBlain
on the general committee.
The chairmen seemed confident
yesterday that the .quota would be
reached when reports were com
pleted. Plans were originally to
close the date Of the drive on last
Saturday but due to certain
phases of the drive, it was decided
a better plan to extend it through
this week, v.;
Rev. Mr, Williamson expressed
gratification over the generous
manner in which the citizens of
this area had responded to the call
at this time, coming so soon after
the annual membership roll call,
and also of the untiring work of
the committee in charge.
Next week a full report will be
published with the entire amounts
turned in by each chairman.
Tires For January
The following rationing of tires
allotted to this area for the month
of January has been announced
by Dan Watkins, chairman of the
local board as follows:
'Twe passenger tires to C, W,
Minett, mail carrier, three of the
four truck tires applied for-to t lit
Town of Waynesville for garbage
disposal ; one of the two passenger
or light truck tires applied for to
R. V. Ford, wholesale milk dealer;
one of the two passenger car or
light truck tires applied for to
the Cruso Electric Corporation,
O. L. Noland, who is qualified
to make an application by the
rules, who asked for one tire
could not be supplied at this time
a the quota was exhausted.
The Waynesville area was given
the following quota for the month
of January: passenger car tires
1 0 ; passenger car tubes 9 ; truck
tires 32; truck tubes 27.
Mr. Watkins points out that any
thing below a 32-8-10 ply is classi
fied in the passenger car or light
truck group, while all truck classi
fications must be 32-6-10 ply or
Off Clyde School
Banquet For School Com
mitteemen To Precede Ded
Plans are being completed for
the formal dedication of the new
$100,000 22-room school building
at Clyde, which will take place on
Thursday evening, 29th, accord
ing to an announcement by Jack
Messer, county superintendent of
A banquet will be held at six
o'clock in the school cafeteria, to
which all the county school com
mitteemen. the county board of
education, and the county board of
commissioners have been invited.
Clyde A. Erwin, state superinten
dent of instruction, principal
speaker at the dedicatory cere
monies, will also be a guest.
R. T. Messer, chairman of the
county school board, will preside.
At this meeting, plans are under
way for perfecting an organiza
tion of the county school commit
teemen as a part of the State
School Board Association.
From 7:30 to 8:00 o'clock, the
Waynesville township high school
band will give a concert in the new
auditorium of the school.
A general display of all depart
ments of education work from all
schools of the county will also be a
feature of the program.
Heads Boosters I Haywood To Hold
I Annual Birthday
Ball On Feb. 6th
Photo By Sherrills Studio.
RALPH SUMMERROW, newly
elected president of the Boosters
Club at Hazelwood. My. Summerr
row is manager of Cash Grocery
Glenn W. Miller
When Struck By Car
Glenn W. Miller, 56, of the Dutch
Cove section of the county was
fatally injured Thursday night
when he was struck by an automo
bile as he was crossing the road
near his home. He was taken to
the Haywood County Hospital
where he died shortly after from
a fractured skull.
The accident occurred around
7:65 according to Corporal E. W.
Jonei of the state highway patrol,
who investigated the case. -
sThe Car which struck Mr, Miller
was driven by Owen Wlnf red Gar
ret, 22, a farmer of Canton, route
1. Bond for Garrett was set at
Funeral services were held for
Mr. M iller at the Morning Star
Methodist church near Canton on
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
with the pastor, the Rev. G. W.
Bumgarner, officiating. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Charles
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. t U'EEKLY DIVISION
- SECOND PRIZE
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
WAYNESVILLE, N. G '
' . , January 16, 1942
Fred Davis Opens
Fred Davis, one of Waynesville'g
best known mechanics, has leased
the building on Haywood street,
formerly occupied by the Cherokee
Motor Company, and win open on
next Monday a modern and up-to-date
automobile repair depart
Mr. Davis was for many years
in charge of the repair department
of Davis Brothers Company. The
new repair firm will be known as
Davis Motor Company, he an
Mr. Davis has been in the auto
mobile business here for years. He
will also do fender work and gen
eral repainting bt cars. '
Dr. Sisk Elected
Dr. C. N. Sisk was elected presi
dent of the Haywood County Med
ical Society at a meeting held at
the nurses home of the county
hospital on Thursday evening. ,
Others elected to serve with Dr.
Sisk are as follows: vice president,
Dr. Chas. Owens, of Canton J secretary-treasurer,
Dr. J. F. Tate,
also of Canton.
Dr. Roy H. Moore, of Canton,
was elected the delegate to the
North Carolina State meeting to
be held in the spring and Dr. C.
N. Sisk was chosen as an Alternate.''-
' '. ' '''"'":
Will Be Held In the Way
nesville Armory From 9
Details were completed yester
day for the annual county-wide
President's Ball, with the proceeds
going for the fight against paralysis.-
A general committee, composed
of Mrs. Doyle Alley, Sam Queen,
Louie Byrd," W. A. Bradley, and
W. Lee McElrath, were complet
ing last-minute r details for the
event which will be held here on
Friday, February 6, at the armory.
Sam Queen has been named
chairman of the event, which will
feature both round and square
The committee announced this
year .that the admission would be
held down to fifty cents per per
son. The ball will begin at nine
and continue until one o'clock.
Plans for the event include a
thorough organization in every
township in the oounty.
The observance of the Presi
dent's Ball in Haywood has al
ways been a popular and success
ful affair. Crowds that overflowed
dance halls have always attended,
and this year, on the 60th birthday
of the President, the sponsors look
for a record-breaking attendance.
Will Be Off From
1:30 To 4 Sunday
v ' . . 'V . ' -; v ' ' ,
The letwe .-current, will ! .
off on - Sunday from 1:80 to
4 according to an announce
ment yesterday by Grayden C.
Ferguson, city manager.
Mr. Ferguson stated that the
Carolina Power and Light
Company had made the request
so that some needed repairs
on the lines could be made.
M assie A ttending Furni
ture Market in High Point
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Massie and
young son, Robert, are spending
this week in High Point, where
the former is attending the furni
ture market. While in that sec
tion they will also visit their
daughter. Miss Lois Massie, who
is attending Greensboro College.
Major Mint Reed,
U. S. Air Corps,
Made Lt. Colonel
Major Minthorne W, .Reed, of
the U. S, air corps, son of Mr,
and Mrs. J. W. Reed, of Waynes
villei has recently been promoted
to lieutenant colonel, according to
a notice sent from the air base at
Windsor Locks, Conn. ' . V"
Colonel Reed was born in Way
nesville, and attended the local
schools, graduating in the class of
1924 from the Waynesville town
ing from Duke University In 1928
. (Continued on page 12)
Louis Brewer Goes To
Lenoir Five and Ten
Louis Brewer, who has been
manager of the Eagle Five and
Ten Store here for the past three
and a half years, left yesterday
for Lenoir where he will assume
a similar position with his com
pany there. Mr. Brewer is a na
tive of Monroe and came here
from Sylva. Mr, and Mrs. Brewer
have made many friends during
their residence here.
He is succeeded here by R. J.
Talbert, formerly of Columbia, S.
C, who has been in charge of the
Dr. Smith Home
From Year Spent In
In Recognition Of Services
Was Made Fellow Of Royal
Society Of Medicine.
Dr. D. W. Smith, who has served
with the American Hospital( in
Britain for the past year, arrived
in town on Saturday. Dr. Smith
volunteered his services to the
American group for a six month
service in England, but as he was
needed the period of his stay was
In recognition of the services
given England Dr. Smith was made
a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Medicine, an outstanding honor.
Dr. Smith arrived in Halifax on
the 3rd of January and in New
York on the 6th, where he was
met by his wife, Dr. Gladys Os
borne. Together they went to
Atlantic City, where they attend
ed the annual meeting of the
American Academy of Orthopedic
At the meeting in Atlantic City
Dr, Smith took part on the pro
gram, making a talk on "War
Lt. Ferguson, U. S.
Navy, Is Promoted
To Lt. Commander
Lt. Charles L. Ferguson, of the
medical corps, U, S. Navy has
recently been promoted to Lieut
enant Commander by President
Commander Ferguson is the son
of Mrs. Horace Ferguson, of Way
nesville, and the late Mr. Fer
guson, He was born in the Jron
Duff section of the county and pre-
parea tot ctujire in i .e rvfcj.iev
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Each Town Will Have DriU
To Be Followed By County
Plana for blackouts and air raid
nractices in Haywood county and
in the towns were made at a coun
ty-wide meeting of appointed
srouna to study and outline the
organization at the court house
on Tuesday night. Jerry Rogers,
chief of police ox Hazel wood ana
chairman of air warden service in
Prof Donovan. Canton air war
den, outlined the plans for his
town, which is now tnorougtuy or
iranized to stare a blackout. In
view of this organization it was
decided to have a blackout in Can
It was decided advisable to have
Waynesville and Hazelwood hold
thoir hlxckout toirether. with Lake
Junaluska and Clyde each having
a separate blackout.
WWn nil the towns in the county
have experimented with blackouts
and air raid nractices. it was decid
ed to have a county -wide practice.
In all probability the nre siren
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'Auto Use' Federal Tax Stamps, Costing
$2.09 Are Placed On Sale At Post Office
Hundreds of motorists in Hay
wood will begin digging down for
$2.09 with which to pay the "auto
us" tax, which goes into effect
on February first.
The special stamps, which are
to be placed on the windshield of
every car, are now on sale at the
( post office, according to Postmaster
J. H. Howell yesterday.
. The price is $2.09 for the stamp,
which will be good until July first.
There is only one price. The same
for every make of car, regardless
of size, model or year.
On July first the full tax will
be $5 for a year.
Under the terms of the federal
law, no car will be allowed to oper
ate without the stamp.
White Opens A
C. C. White, manager of Way
nesville Auto Supply Company,
announced yesterday the opening
of a modern service department at
his place of business at the depot
W. C. Jackson, a mechanic witl)
30 years experience, will be in
charge of the department, it was
announced, and service will be giv
en to all makes of cars and trucks.
Mr. Jackson came here from a
large motor firm in Asheville.
Considerable improvement has
been made to the department dur
ing the past few days, Mr. White
Founder St. John's
Claimed By Death
Farther Bernard J. McDevitt,
founder and first pastor of St.
.Tnhn'a Pnthnlie church here, died
of pneumonia, Sunday morning in
Mercy Hospital, Charlotte.
Father McDevitt made many
friends in Waynesville during his
seven years in the community. He
came here in 1927 . and conducted
services in the Parish house on
Church street until his removal to
Pinehurst, where he was pastor
when he died. .
, A -,naUve . ot DonegaLrelaiidyv
Father McDevitt came to AshevUib
when he was seventeeen and lived
with his uncle, John ODonnell.
Following graduation from Bel
mont College, he was ordained by
Bishop Haid in 1923. After serv
ing in West Asheville, Father Mc
Devitt was transferred to the local
Pontificial Requiem Mass will be
celebrated in St. Patrick's church
in Charlotte this morning at 10
o'clock by the Most Rev. Eugene
J. McGuinness, D. D., Bishop of
Raleigh. Burial will be in the cem
etery of the Monastery at Belmont
In New York This Week
Buying Spring Goods
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie are
spending this week in New York,
where they went to purchase spring
merchandise for the Toggery.
I IUMCJR :
The Mountaineer Receives Two Second-Place Awards
In Annual North Carolina Press Association Contest
The Mountaineer won two of the
second place awards in the three
divisions of the annual : Awards
Contest sponsored by the North
Carolina Press Association at the
annual mid-winter institute held
jointly with the University of
North Carolina and Duke Univer
sity. The second-place awards given
this newspaper were for "General
Excellence" and "Community Ser
vice".; The Mountaineer is the only
newspaper to receive two awards
at the same time. -
The "General Excellence' award
was based on general news con
tent, mechanical excellence, edi
torial page, advertising enterprise,
promotion of community interest,
and reporting excellence.
In the "Community Service"
award the judging is based on
worthwhile community projects
sponsored by the newspaper. The
out-of-etate judge wrote' in mak
ing his report in this special divi
sion : "We wish to call special at
tention to the Waynesville Moun
taineer, however, and hope the
attention of its publishers. will be
called to the following: the pre
sentation' of this entry was re
markable, and the publishers
We are proud of the recognition accorded The Way
rfesville Mountaineer at the Mid-Winter Institute of the
North Carolina Press Association held last week at the
University of North Carolina and Duke University.
Coming as it does at the beginning of a new year it will
serve as a challenge to greater effort on our part in both
We will endeavor to enter a higher plain of general
excellence in the coverage of news and the appearance
of The Mountaineer.
In community service we will strive in these trouble
some times to have a better understanding of the com
munity needs and the best way to respond In service.
II we can win second place among the non-dailies of
the great State of North Carolina, we should be able to
win first place. So With determination we start forward
to a higher goal.
should feel well repaid for the
entry in the' most extraordinary
confidence of the townspeople. In
a slightly different type of contest,
the Waynesville Mountaineer might
have stood above every paper in
The awards were given last Fri
day night at the annual press ban
quet at Duke University.
Weekly DivisionOver 1500
THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
WAYNESVILLE. N. C
January 16, 1942