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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
EIGHTH YEAR NO. 9 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1942
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countha
tans Made To Hold Livestock Home Arts Show In Fall
) Repeat Show
metime In Fall
(Beers Named At Meeting
aturday In Preparation
or Another Show.
.... . .naiHerable discussion
he advisability of staging the.
wood County Livestock and
,e Arts show this year definite
... token at the meeting
at the court house Saturday
0 forward with the plans.
,e matter was thoroughly
shed out, with the obstacles
nted by the emergency pushed
e by the enthusiasm for the
was brought out that in the
;ram of national- defense all
iuction would have to be step
up and that cattle would be
important item on the list, not
during the war but following
number of the speakers stress
he point that the show would
e a double purpose as it would
ulate food production and at
same time serve as a stimulus
etter cattle breeding,
aul N. Davis, president of the
mber of Commerce, and Jona-
1 Woody, of the First National
k, pledged financial support of
laude T. Francis was re-elected
kident of the show in recogni
I of the splendid work he had
k itt the past. "
Jthert elected to serve with him
I vice presidents, Jarvis L.
foer, W A. Bradley, Fred
k, Albert , Abel, L. H. Bram
l and Mrs, Paul Hyatt; treas
v, Jim Roland, general super
CimCUli, UUII.UUIU TT UUUJ
irectors. and division heads wiu
mamed at a later date by the
feers elected on Saturday.. -
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Large Attendance Is
Expected Sunday At
PT.ATIDE FRANCIS was re
elected president of the Haywood
Livestock and Home Arts anow a
the annual meeting here Saturday.
Win In District
The Crabtree chapter of the Fu
ture Farmers of America won nrst
fit -the ritual contest held at
Clyde Wednesday aiiernoon, eo
ruary M , between the eleven
schools in the Smoky Mountains
federated chanters. Svlva chap
ter placed second, and Hayesville
third. , . . .. i ,
tm contest was Judged on
.kilif n amaaV noafcura. delivery.
BUUtVJ f J - '
and abilAa j e carry out the has-
ines procedure 01 a meeting, uasa
rta wo mi awarded.
. The Crabtree boys taking part
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113,594 Paid Unemployed In
aywbod, Major A. L. Fletcher
pro council nerc i-usi nigii.
jr Ma j. Fletcher
'he six-member county advisory
ncil of the N. C. Unemployment
npensation Commission, was in
led last night by Major A. L.
tcher, chairman of the commis
i, as the Waynesville office held
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lit From Under
Janket Of Snow
Baywood was fast coming out
p under a -4 H -inch blanket of
w yesterday afternoon, until
I mercury slid down past the
Zing noint acrain loaf nierht.
he snow started -falling about
o'clock Monday night and con
Jed until 3 o'clock Tuesday aft
highways and streets were soon
fned, but the melting snow on
rsday afternoon left a film of
I On mOTIV .fwit. TI7-J-i 1 rr
t '" J dijXCTCWB . TV CUllCDUajl
t made traveling dangerous.
was tne heaviest snow of
Pages 12 and 13
U Find A Complete
.eview For 1941
icturea smA hriat innii
ftements regardinfir the ac
nplishments of the year on
tywooa farms. We believe
1111 On inn -j; XV!- T4-
"Since the law became effective
and through December 31. 1941
we collected from employers oper
ating in Havwood county, unem-
nlovment comnensation taxes of
$533,101.34, plus tne lower raw
taxes collected for l3b," major
4 T. Fletcher, chairman of the
North Carolina Unemployment
Hnmnpn nation commission, said
hr last nieht. while attending the
installation of the local advisory
"Sin Januarv. 1938. we nave
paid out in benefits in your county
$113,694.37. You ? nave , approxi-
41 mvpTpA emnlovers. Plus
s tW Helinauents. in Haywood
county and they have 8,725 pro
tected workers. You win De in
foofo tn know that the total pay
mil a nf covered employers in Hay'
wood county in the last five years
was $19,744,494.07," he continued.
"Tlio rcnrH also show consiaer-
able claims activity in Haywood
.nimtv. Our most recent computa
linn ehnwl that residents of this
county had filed 3,383 initial claims
tno firat claim hied . wnen me
nrnrkPT- becomes unemployed and
28,265 continued claims the claims
tConunoea on page
Draft Board Makes
The following reclassifications
were made by the local draft board
during the past week:
Placed in m-A were: naioro.
Sutton, from 1V-F; Award Clifton j
Allison, from 1V-F, and William
Clinton Medford was continued in
class 111-A. .
Reclassified in Class 1-A were:
James Guy Caldwell, from 1V-F;
Loranza mman, irom iv-x ; tuner
Taylor, from 1-H; Frank Cald
well from 1V-F: Bradford Eu
gene Mehaffey, from 1V-F; Mon
roe JtianKs, irom lv-t: wiuara
Moore, from 1V-F; Lee Allison
Gordon, from 1V-F; Joe Moore,
from 1-H: Cowans Ledford, from
1V.TT. Jamen F.dward Tnman. from
1V-F: Tilford Lee Cooner. from
1V-F: Dewey Lee Cooper, from
1-H; William Deebeery Inman,
from 1V-F; James Erwin Hen
ann. from 1V.F.
Jeff Daniel Reagan was reclass-
HcA from 1V.P to daaa l.B. A'
NAah AnHraw Catea anH Welton
Reynolds wer placed in Class 1-A
lor tb ant tune.
Bob LeeJr. Wins
Medal In DAK
9-Week Campaign Of Go-
Every Sunday Starts In
Reports from all sections of
Haywood yesterday were that
church attendance next Sunday
would show a marked increase,
since it begins the 9-week campaign
of "Go-To-Church Somewhere Sun
Twentv Haywood churches are
cnoneratinir in the movement, and
during the week several thousand
pieces of literature were distribut
ed by laymen to people in every
nook and corner oi tne county
urging them to attend church Sun
dayand every Sunday.
The castors of the twenty co-
oneratinar churches will preach on
the same theme each service.
Sunday morning the pastors will
use as their topic: -meune
Unifying Force In the World".
The eveninar services will dwell
nrniind flhriat'a affirmations about
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State Workers To
A. rnnnfavvkla Sunday school
conference sf the workers of the
IT avurnnA Ttant.iat Association will
be held in the First Baptist church
here on Thursday, Marcn otn. me
meeting will start at 5 o'clock in
Board To Hear
Week, March 16-20
County Commissioners To
Serve As Board Of Equali
zation and Review.
The Havwood county board of
commissioners will sit as a board
of equalization and review, begin
niar on Monday. March 16th. and
continue through the 20th, it was
announced this week by ueo. A.
Brown, Jr., chairman.
All tax complaints on real es
tate will be heard during the five
days, with special days of hearing
designated for each township in
All adjustments in tax assess
ment must, he made while the
board is in session on the five days
set aside lor this purpose, accora-
ing to the law.
Tha pnmnlainta for residents of
Waynesville township will be heard
on Thursday lth.
Tk. anhniliila for other townshlns
in the county is announced as fol
lows? Monday lfith. Tw Hill. Jon
athan Creek, White Oak, Cataloo-
Tueadnv 17th. has heen desiir
nated for Fines Creek, Crabtree,
ann iron iitifr townsmns.
complaints irom ueaveraam ana
Clyde townships will be heard on
Friday 20th. f
In Active Service
Bob Leo, Jr., son of Mr. and the afternoon and close at 9:30,
Mrs. R. L. Lee, was the winner of iwit an intermission at 7 o'clock
Draftees In First
Call For Negroes
Lea ve This Morning
xr.-na apo-ro men will leave on
the regular bus this morning at
8:40 for Fort Bragg lnaucuun ecu-.
ter for the group, tne nrst cau
Wpd draftees from the.
The nine men going um '"-
are a part oi tne jwra w
men under the selective ser-
.-11 - 4-Via
vice, and the 8tn cau irom
area. They are part of the call
that left here last week composed
of 14 white men. v
Four of the men leaving m
morning volunteered their services
some months ago and include, Os
borne H. Foster, Archie Alonze
Snipes, Jack Obey and John Avery
bOthers in the call are, Priestly
Erwin Osborne, John Conroy
Casey, James Martin, Thomas
Ervin, and Eugene Edward Love.
th medal in the 34th annual de
lomoffon eonfeaf. held at the
Waynesville high school during the
regular chapel period on Tuesday
morning, Billie Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Davis, won sec
Young Lee, a member oi the
senior class, has been an Outstand
ing student in high school, and
has attained the rank oi Eagie
Scout in his Boy Scout work.
Young Davis is a junior and a
member of the high school band.
The contestants and their de
clamations including the winners
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Boys In High
Physical examinations of the
boys in the junior and Senior
classes of the Waynesville town
ship high school were started on
Tuesday mornine. They are being
made by Dr. C. N. Sisk, district
health officer, assisted by Mrs.
Ruby B. Brysonn county public
health nursST V
There are 99 boys in the two
classes. The examinations are be
ing conducted as a part of the
health division of the national de
fense program which was inaugur
ated in the schools two weeks ago,
according to M. H. Bowles, district
After the boys have been given
a complete examination, a report
will be submitted their parents,
who are expected to cooperate, in
remedying the defects.'
for sunner and a social neriod.
Three specialists in sunaay
school work, representing the
State Sunday School board and the
Southern Bantist Sunday School
board will be present and conduct
the conference, rc, jj. eenteie,
county associational superintend
ent, will preside.
Hiirh School Pupils
And Faculty Aid
The Wlvneavilla tnwnahin hiih
school "atndenta and teachers have
responded to the national defense
program with patriotic fervor, ac
cording to Jack Messer, county su
perintendent oi education.
A total of tl.409.Aa haa hnen in
vested in defense stamps and bonds
by tne students and the teacners.
There are now 226 students tak
ing first aid courses.
The three months' Intensive
course featuring various phases of
defense preparation is meeting
with interest and enthusiasm, ac
cording to the superintendent and
the teachers. :
Following Men In
This column is devoted to news of
men serving their country. Such
news is solicited from parents and
' friends of these men. When writing,
be sure to sign your name. V
"Remember Pearl Harbor"
Famous Football Star
Now In U. S. Army
Freddie Crawford, first North
Carolinian to make the Ail-American
football team, who made
history in his college days at
Duke University, when he played
left tackle, with Wallace Wade's
famous Blue Devil's, is now tak
ing his chances with Uncle Sam in
Crawford was a student at Duke
University from 1930 through
1934. After he played on the
All-American team against the
Chicago Bears, he Was signed up
with the latter the following year
Haywood Farmers Signing Contracts
To Grow Beans This Year For Cannery
"The farmers of Haywood coun
ty have taken a patriotic attitude
toward signing up for bean acre
age," said J. E. Barr, manager of
the Land 0' The Sky Co-operatives,
who is in charge of the
bean contracts for 1 the Haywood
County Mutual Cannery at Hazel
"The Haywood folks seem to
realize that the country is going
to need food and they are respond
ing by coming into thr office every
day and signing up to grow beans,"
continued Mr. Barr in discussing
to play against the All-American
Turning down several temnt-
inr offers for football he took a
turn in Hollywood, where he play
ed in the movies witn wiu nogers
anA Khirlev Temnle. After "the
movies he went into tfie business
world,, and at the time of ms en
listment he was floor manager of
a department store in Atlanta,
Mr. Crawford spent the week
end ih town with his mother, Mrs.
w. T. Crawford and left here Mon
day morning for Fort McPherson
for induction into the army.
DR. N. F. LANCASTER left
Saturday for Camp Gordon, where
he will serve in the medical corps.
He volunteered several months ago, i
and is the third Waynesville phy
sician to go into service. .
At Camp Gordon
Hantain N. V. Lancaster assumed
Hut io with the medical corns at
Camp Gordon, near Augusta, Ga.,
last Sunday, making the , third
Waynesville physician to leave
here and go into active military
service. . '.5-v.
He came to .Waynesville ten
yeawwo . -
ijaptam lancmairr ww ma -
tlve part in district and state
medical nouns, and often appear
ed on the programs.
Since October, ivw, ne nas
served as physician for the Way
nesville draft board.
He volunteered his services to
the army several months ago.
About ten days ago he was no
tified to report.
He took an active interest in
the Lions Club, and headed their
work with the blind, and under
his direction of the committee,
scores of glasses were provided,
several operations performed and
numerous treatments given.
Mrs. Lancaster and Bobby will
remain here for the present. Their
plans are to join Captain Lancas
Miss Winnie Kitkpatrick will
keep the office in the Masonic Tem
ple open for the present;
The tire rationing hoard has
announced the granting of the fol
lowing applications during the
week ending Feb. 20th;
To T. L Blalock, mining oper
ator was granted his application for
one light truck tire: to J. D. Liner,
coal dealer, granted 1 passenger
tire; to V. A. Campbell, hauling
raw material, two truck tires.
To Grace Lumber company, haul
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f Achievement Day
Here At Ten
Lawrence H. McKay, Mas
ter Farmer of District, Will
Be lMncipal Speaker.
a wnnl attendance is expected
at Haywood's fifth annual Achive
ment Day meeting here Saturday,
when the county's 413 Demonstra
tion Farmers and several nun
dred 4-H club members and others
gather at the court house at ten
Lawrence H. McKay, of Hender
sonville, master farmer of this dis
trict, will make the principal ad
dress of the meeting. Miss Anna
Rowe, district home agent, will
anealc briefly on the 4-H club work.
A. J. McCracken, president of the
demonstration farmers, announced
that an open forum would De a
new feature of the program. The
president also said that a general
discussion of farm problems wouia
be the topics discussed. .
Some 70 4-H club members will
receive certificates of award. These
will be given out by Howard Clapp,
county agent, and Miss Mary Mar
garet Smith, home demonstration
Mr. Clapp announced that about
700 defense garden awards had
been received from Governor
Broughton for distribution in Hay
wood: These will be mailed in
stead of being given out Saturday.
Mr. McCracken announced that
awards for the promotion of agri
culture in Haywood during 1941
would be given to six Haywood
firms and individuals. No an
nouncement was made as to th
winners of these.
The election of officers for the
year will take but a few1 minutes,
it was said. Present 4sfficers are
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John Siler Serving; In
Royal Canadian Navy
John fiiler. son of Mrs. Emily
Siler, who volunteered last spring
and joined the Royal Canadian
Navy, has recently finished a sev
eral months course in engineering.
Young Sner is now stationea on nig
Majesty's Ship Venture, located
somewhere in the waters near
Halifax, Nova Scotia.
the prospects for the 1942 bean
One farmer has siirned us to
supply the cannery with the crop
from fen acres, while several oth
ers have contracted to grow beans
on from five, six, seven to eight
Further proof of the increasing
interest shown in the growing of
uAnM. 41, a TTaraAoil Pannerv fa
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tne lact tnac a numner oi larmens . - ; - .- - .
. - .. . j . i .. I amlnat.ion for aviation cadet tram
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fore are now signing up for bean ms -." w.i. DUU..
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W. IL Chandler ? -
Claimed By Death
Wilson H. Chandley, S3, native of
Baltimore, and former residence
of Waynesville, died last Wednes
day, Feb. 18th, in Memphis, Tenn.,
from a heart attack.
Funeral services ' were conduct
ed Saturday morning in Baltimore.
Mr. Chandley Was engaged in the
lumbering business here for sev
eral years, and he and his family
made many friends during their
Surviving are two daughters,
Miss Byra and Miss Mary Chand
ley, of Richmond, Va., two broth
ers, Theodore and George Chand
ley, of Baltimore and one sister,
Dr. Gudger's Gifts
To School Library
One of the most popular centers
in the library of the Waynesville
township high school, is the scien
tific section of the magazine table,
due to the generosity of Dr. E. W.
Gudger, of the American Museum
of Natural History, of New York
Dr. Gudger sends regularly to
the library the following periodic
als, which after being read in the
library are sent up to the science
(Continued on page 8)
Sugar Shortage Proving Serious To
Illicit Distillers In Mountains
Now Aviation Cadet
Private James Robert Leather
rcood, of Waynesville, stationed at
the U. S. Army air corps
flvintr school at Albauercfue, N.
has passed the qualifying ex
First Inspection Of
30 Haywood Cafes
The survey of the thirty cafes
in Haywood county which started
last month under the supervision
of I. 'E. Vrebal, county sanitarian,
was completed on Saturday.
On the first inspection tour the
points of grading and the require
ments as set forth in the new laws
passed by the 1941 legislature were
explained to all owners ana opera
tors of cafes in the county.
Those which did not have ade
quate facilities and failed to meet
the standards had these aeiecrs
nnlnfjwl nnf. fh them and ways ex
plained by which they could be
On the second survey, which will
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At least for the duration, it
looks like com liquor will be sure
enough corn liquor, and not the
off brand of sugar liquor.
Uncle Sam is trvine to Tjluflr ud
the holes whereby illicit distillers
can no longer get an average of
five and a half train carloads ox
sugar a day for their business,
according to John D. Norton, dis-J
trict revenue officer, who was here
The price of white liquor, which
is almost all together ilicit liquor,
has iumned in nrica above that of
bottled and bond, according to Still-
Smashing Norton. Prices on white
liquor now average about $1.75 a
pint, he said, and with this sugar
shortage, it's likely to go higher.
Sugar mash can be worked in
4 to 5 days, and will yield from 10
to 12 gallons of liquor from 60 j
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So-To-Church Campaign Starts Sunday