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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 32 Sixteen Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1942
$1.75 la Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Miwood Exceeds July War Bond Quota By $12,000
,tal Of $74,918
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harlie Ray and County-
;Aa Committeemen, rre-
Cing For "All-Out"
unooi over -subscribed the
ft War co,m l . V
rniing to Charlie nay, v-uumjr
noan yesterday, as he comput-
t .. iha month.
be total for the county in July
Hftl. more than $60,000 of the
Cj was the E type bonds.
fa two banks of the county lea
bales with the Canton bank, in-
jinjf the Clyde unit, selling
.:ei(. ' ; : ' .
IV First National here sold
Itfi8"5 for the month,
The six agencies selling the
fk in the county, and their
irst National Bank, in E. bonds,
01,25. In F bonds, $3,700,
16,037 in G bonds, for a total
12R.1R8.25. '.: '
N'aynesville post office, sold
68155 in E bonds, and none of
abe Haywood Building and Loan
koeiation sold $1,975 in E bonds.
fit Canton post office had a sale
J8.537.50 of the E bonds.
ik Haywood County Bank in
mod sold 127,600 in E bonds,
1115.000 in F bonds, and the
I branch sold $956.25 in E
D committee recently named
I Wr. Say are makine Dlans to
rrj the campaign into-, every
w ana corner oi the county in
rery near luture, in an effort
pt more Deonle investing in
rids and stamps.
ounty Baptists To
old 57th Annual
feting On 19th
pie fifty-seventh annual ses-
oi the Haywood County Bap
F Association will ho hoU
pesday the 19th with a morn-
uternoon and night session, at
Allen's Creek Banti'st church
Hy affair, but due to the gas
tne time has been short
ed . .
Awn? the speakers appearing
- f.ugram win be: Dr. Jacob
tenhaus, field serrptn nf
w mission board, in Atlanta;
Madge Lewis, county mis
i Itlissinnnrv m xt -WTi.i-
irl Scout fniirf
f Awards To Be
Ore than ba i... j ... .
mu i. ' " UBUees win be
J to members of the Way
Sir TrP GW Scouts at
11, 0 ,n the Scout room at
r? Elementary school, accord
4? rs- Earl C. Wagenfeld,
tefilfe,Slrls wiu be award
Xf9clasf badge, which is
ten Za ?lrl comPletes work
Cfiu 1" three or f
5d8 f activies. This
a ly requires a
J w complete. :
tteP'ay f the work done
Then Wm their bade!
flselP gram will be put on
fo REA Lines
fion w - ."f moersmp Uor
C ection, Lake T.
'during th .fnr' n
Wed T00" and niht it
"tt from th pip a
P ierti, r out m the
nous mage was re-
Kfc Wk in working
Lft wa, lef tha" an how
Hitay? the repair
(V,:- but no other
Gwyn Makes Profit for
State F a r m Through
Purchase of Livestock
Does Good Job
T. LENOIR GWYN
Of Season Falls
The hardest rain of the season
and the- worst electric storm of
the year took place on Monday af
ternoon. The rain came so sud
denly that it caught people with
- The rainfall appeared :Xo, jettle
over Eagles , Nest from the vol
ume of water rushing down the
streams, covering the roads and
cornfields in the area at the foot
of the mountain, particularly in
the section around the B. J. Sloan
The upper part of Smathers
street was covered in water, and a
number of cars were reported Out
of commission as the owners tried
to drive them through the overflow
from the small, streams pouring
even beyond the street.
Cows were reported marooned
in pastures for a short time, for
the rain ran off almost as quickly
as it had come.
The electric curren flashed off
during the downpour. No dam
age of any consequence has been
Two Thirds July
Draft Quota Are
Accepted By Army
Sixty-six men left here at 11:00
last Friday morning ufnder the
selective system for Fort Jackson.
Of this number, 33 of those accept
ed for service returned here on
Monday with around 20 others
who were rejected for various rea
sons. Several of those accepted
did not wish to take advantge of
the two weeks furlough offered and
remained at camp.
The thirty-three men who were
accepted will remain here until
the 17th at which time they will
leave for camp to take up their
regular duties in the service. The
usual farewell program which is
sponsored by various patriotic and
civic groups will be held.
Haywood Man Put Cala
donia State Farm "In
Profit" For First Time
By Bill Baker.
(Special to The Mountaineer.)
RALEIGH Caledonia prison
farm in Halifax county, North
Carolina this year made money for
the first time since it came under
state ownership. Reason for Cbt
edonia's seemingly almost over
night change from a losing prop
osition of some $100,000 a year to
showing a profit of $5,000 this
year can be credited to the efforts
of a Waynesville man, T. Lenoir
Gwyn, and his successful efforts to
establish one of the largest cattle
ranges in the south at Caledonia.
Back in 1928, Lenoir Gwyn in
troduced the first Western North
Carolina cattle to the flatlands of
the eastern part of the state. Few
people took much stock in tk
Gwyn idea that Eastern North
Carolina as well as the west could
successfully support beef cattle.
Today Lenoir Gwyn has two jobs
to do for the State of North Caro
lint. Working in conjunction with
the State Highway Commission and
the State Department of Agricul
ture he buys Western North Car
olina cattle for resale at cost to
Eastern North Carolina farmers.
Under this system, Gwyn works
from a revolving fund of $25,000
(Continued on page 5)
DR. 1). W. DANIELS, humorist,
orator and former head of ; the
English department of Clemson
College, will be the principal
speaker at the annual Farmers
Federation picnic at Bethel, start'
ing at 10 o'clock on Saturday, Au
gust 15th. A large attendance is
expected ,and the program will be
tied in with the war effort, and
called a "War Picnic." War bonds
and stamps will be sold throughout
the day. More details -will be given
From Burns Gotten
At The Explosion
Herbert Braren is in the Nor
burn Hospital, Asheville, under
going treatment for burns he re
ceived while helping to fight fire
here on July 14th, at the Standard
Mr. Braren suffered burns about
the head, when the transport truck
exploded. His hair caught on fire,
his ears were burned, as well as his
His arm failed to heal, and he
has had a temperature since the
He entered the hospital Monday,
and was resting fairly well yester
School To Be Held
At Osborne Farm
One of the three Guernsey judg
ing schools to be held in the state
this year will take place at the
Orsbome Farm, near Canton, on
August 18th, it has been announc
ed by J. A. Arey, state extension
Plans for holding the school are
being developed along the same
lines as that followed last year.
A fee of $1.00 will be charged each
attendant which will be used to
assist in covering the cost of the
school. The farms where the
schools are held will provide free
19-Year-0ld Youth Confesses
Attempting To Rob Theatre Man
Pnrmnn Wvatt. 19. charged with
holdup, drawing gun and attempt
to rob, was bound over to tne
November term of Superior court
at a hearing before .magistrate
Wade Noland here on Monday
morning. Bond was set at $1,500
kit finiioityir John M. Oueen. but
Wyatt had not been able to make
it late yesterday.
Wvatt is alleeed to have
been hiding in the office of the
Park Theatre on the second floor of
the building . around 9:45 Sunday
nirht wrhpn J. E. Massie. owner,
entered, bringing with him the re
ceipts from the Sunday snows.
Wyatt is alleged to nave torn
Mr Massie not to turn on the
lights. At first, according to Mr.
Massie, he thought it was some
hnv trvino' to olav a joke on him.
But when Wyatt, whose face was
partially covered with a cioin,
pointed ,his gun at him and said:
D you, don't turn on that light,
but give me that money,'' he knew
then it was the real thing, a holdup.
""That's what you think," is said
to have been Mr. Massie's answer,
as he turned and started running
down the stairs. Half way down
he called for someone on the
street to catch the man, who was
following fast after him with his
A rather singular coincidence is
the fact that directly above the
switch in the office, is a "badge of
bravery," Mr. Massie brought
back with him from a national
movie convention held in Los An
geles. The badge bears the trade
mark ' of Leo, the Lion, of the
wit If Mr. Massie beside the lion.
- (Continued on page S)
R. N. Barber, Jr.
Serves On National
Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Barber,
Jr., left Sunday for Buffalo, N.
Y., where the former will attend
the International 'Apple Associa
tion, which will be in session from
the 4th through the 7th,
Following the general conven
tion, Mr. Barber will remain over
for another meeting, that of the
national planning committee on
apples, of which he is a member,
composed of 86 outstanding apple
growers in the country.
The committee which has been
especially created at this time, will
determine the year's crop, and how
it shall be priced and handled.
Following the latter meeting,
Mr. and Mrs. Barber will visit a
number of points of interest which
will include a trip into Canada.
They will be out of town about
two weeks. While they are away
their young daughter, Elizabeth
Barber is visiting her grandmoth
er, Mrs. R. N. Barber.
Red Cross Chapter
Organizes To Make
The organization for the mak
ing of surgical dressings under the
direction of the local Red Cross
Chapter has been perfected, it was
learned from Mrs. G. R. Easley,
who is serving as general super
visor of the work. Mrs. Easley is
high in her praise of the response
she has received from the women
of the community.
Four committees will work under
Mrs. Easley as follows: room con
mittee; publicity committee; ma
terial committee, and record com
mittee. Sixteen supervisors in
charge of the rooms and in super
vision of the making of the band
ages wiH work in groups of two
alternating at designated periods
in the work rooms.
Total Blackout To Be
Held Monday Night
Chief Calling All
Air Raid Wardens
To Meet Tonight
All air raid wardens are
urged to meet at the Chamber
of Commerce.-' office', at 8:00
o'cock tonight to complete
plans for the blackout on Mon
day night, which will include
the entire area of the Western
North Carolina district, it has
been "' announced by Robert
Hugh Clark, chief air raid
warden of Waynesville town
Mr. Clark is also urging that
all store owners have outside
switches installed on their
building, and in cases where
it is not possible to have them
ready by Monday night to have
their buildings in total dark
ness before the hour set for
The wardens will receive
their final instructions to
night regarding this test black
out, which is planned to meet
every detail of the revised re
quirements set by the state
and nationional authorities.
Pet Dairy Buys
Pet Dairy '- Products Company
this week bought the business of
Mann's Dairy in Canton, and ef
fective Friday, August 7, will serve
the retail and wholesale custom
ers formerly served by Mr. Mann.
The announcement was made yes
terday by R. B. Davenport, man
ager of the Pet plant.
J. Frank Mann, one of the pio
neer dairymen in the county, will
retain his herd of thirty Guern
sey cows and produce grade "A"
milk for the Pet Company.
Mr. Davenport said that two
large trucks would serve Canton
with pasteurized dairy products,
giving efficient service,
The milk from the Mann Dairy
will be brought to the Pet plant,
and pasteurized before delivered
to the customers.
Mr. Mama has been in the dairy
business for 18 years, and ope
rates a large farm on the New
found road. He has inaugurated
modern farming methods and
raises the feed for his large dairy
herd, He said he sold his business
due to ill health.
Signals Due To Come At
9:50 and Continue Until
10:20, State Officials Say.
A test practice backout will be
staged in Western North Carolina
on Monday, the 10th, it was learn
ed from Bill Prevost, Haywood
county coordinator' of civilian de
fense, this week. y r.
In all probability there will be
army officers on hand to inspect
the manner in which the area
enters into the practice blackout,
according to Mr. I'revost.
The blackout will come between
the hours of 9:50 and 10:20 o'clock
p. m. The signal will start with a
two-minute blast from the fire
sirens and from the factory whis
tles. The termination of the black
out will be signified by two blasts
of one minute each.
All persons in the open will be
required to seek shelter in their
homes or in buildings nearby when
the alarms are sounded, it has been
explained by Mr. Prevost.
A total blackout is ordered with
the following exceptions: defense
plants and power plants will be al
lowed to have lights on. In cases
of emergency operations, lights
will be allowed in operation rooms
All traffic will be stopped on the
streets and highways, with the
exception 'of inter-state buses and
trains, and cars conveying workers
to and from defense jplats;; ,
Each air rid warden is nked
to contact their superior by Satur
day night of this week, it has been
announced by Mr. Prevost. '
Mr. Prevost emphasized the fact
that the community was expected
to comply with all rules and regu
lations heretofore announced in
connection with air raid practices.
Lawrence L. Kerley was report
ed to be much better last night.
Early Wednesday afternoon he had
an upset, but later he rallied and
asked for food.
W. C. Fincher and Fred Walkup,
two other victims' of -the July 14th
fire, were reported as improving.
Roy Blackwell And
Family Return To Tryon
Rov Blackwell and family, who
have been residing here fur several
years, have moved back to Tryon,
their former home. Mr." Black
well was connected with the com
posing room ' of The Waynesville
Mountaineer during his residence
here. He was active in the work
of the First Baptist church, having
served as director of the young
people s ts. T. U.
85 Men Called In
August Quota Of
The August quota for men under
the selective draft system has been
set at 85, it was learned here this
week from the local draft board.
No one will be called as yet from
the last registration. The Septem
ber call will include the first group
in the twenty year olds to be taken
into the service.
One of the best known editors
of the South is Bpending sometime
in Waynesville at the Country
W. W. Ball, editor of the Charles
ton News and Courier, is here for
the first time since 1903, at which
time he and family stayed at the
White Sulphur Springs hotel.
Mr, Ball has been actively en
gaged in newspaper work for 62
years. He has owned and edited
a weekly, edited large papers from
Philadelphia to Jacksonville, and
for four years taught journalism
in the University of South Car
For the past 15 years he has ed
ited The News-Courier, and is one
of the most widely quoted editors
of the Palmetto state. He has al
ways been outspoken on political
issues, especially on state politics.
Since he became editor of The
News and Courier, the circulation
of the paper has more than doubled.
Mr. Ball is very unassuming,
and will discuss any topic or sub
ject but himself.
He did sum up his , views on the
war, by . saying "present news is
mighty disheartening, but victory
will be ours after a hard struggle."
Cruso REA To Hold An All-Day
Meeting At Clyde On The 17th
Monday, August 17, will be a
big day in the history of the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation.
A committee has about completed
plans for the all-day meeting at
Clyde school, where free lunch
will be served after the annual
business meeting of the corpora
tion. ' ' ."-' ",.'''
A prominent speaker will be on
the program, in addition to music.
J. C. Moore, superintendent, an
nounced that many valuable door
prizes would be given away at the
meeting, which will Start at 10.30
and continue until mid-afternoon.
All members of the Cruso REA,
their- families and friends are in
vited to attend.
The committee is composed of
Chas. B. McCrary, J. C. Moore,
Roy Medford and Thos. Erwin.
Mr Moore announced that more
power is being consumed monthly
by the 800 members, who are serv
ed by more than 200 miles of lines.
Mr. Moore just returned from a
conference of REA superintend
ents of eight eastern states, in
session at St. Louis.
The policy of the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation, according
to Mr, Moore, is in line with that
of the national organization as ex
pressed by REA Administrator
Harry Slattery when he said in
addressing the opening session of
the meeting: "Every rod of the
360,000 miles of REA line must
serve the war. When you mana
gers and superintendent keep those
lines working, you are on the war
front you are doing your part."
Mr. Slattery pointed out that
nearly a million farmers, served
with REA power are able to do a
better job supplying much needed
food for ourselves and our allies
One Reason For
Lower Tax Rate
. General Savings In Every
Department Brings About
First Cut In Many Years.
The tax rate for the Town of
Waynesville for the year 1942-43
has been placed at $1.50 per $100
property valuation, which is a re
duction of twenty cents over last
year which was $1.70, it was learn
ed from Mayor J. II. Way here
This is the first time in a num
ber of years that the tax rate has
been reduced so much at one time.
Several reasons were pointed out
by the mayor and board of alder
men that have made it possible for
this reduction and saving to the
taxpayers at this time.
The officials feel that in view
of the refinancing ; program and
the more efficient reorganization of
the departments of the city gov
ernment they were able to make
this reduction, that the tax rate
will not go above $1.50 any time
soon and that a further reduction
can be made another year.
The bonded indebtedness of the
town has been refinanced which
has secured a reduction in the in
terest rate on a large portion of
the indebtedness. The distribution
of the maturities has also been
placed over a period of years.
The officials also point out that
the employment of G. C. Ferguson
as town manager, to look after
the purchasing of supplies and
general supervision of the business
affairs of the town has resulted in
a reduction of operating costs.
The water and light department,
under supervision of L. M. Killian,
member of the board, in conjunc
tion with Mf. Ferguson, has been
put on a more efficient' oasis. -
he street work of which T. L.
Bramlett, alderman, is in charge,
has also been reorganized with a
saving of expense, yet at the same
time the maintenance and improve
ment of the streets have been kept
up to standard, it was pointed out
by Mayor Way.
W. II. Massie has also effected
a saving in the operation of the
police department. s
First Aid Under
James A. Hudson
A group who have been taking
the Red Cross first aid course un
der the supervision of James A.
Hudson, owner and manager of
Camp Laughing Owl, assisted by
Robert Hugh Clark and Mrs. Edna
D. Boyd has completed their work,
and been presented certificates in
standard first aid course, requiring
Those receiving the certificates
were: S. H. Kelley, Clem Fitzger
ald, Ben Colkitt, Walter Crawford,
Leo Martel, John G. Reeves, Dr.
N. M. Medford, Robt. H. Gibson,
Robt, H. Gibson, Jr., O. L. Noland,
George Sisk, Henry Gaddy. W. L.
Miss Mabela Moody. Miss
Blanche Massey, Mrs. Mabel
Brown Abel, Ida Jean Brown.
Robert Suttenficld, Jr., Mrs. Fred
Davis, Alfred Blackburn, David
R. Lewis, John Kellner, Freeman
Nevins, Paul Wilmarth, and Jim
my Fishback. .
Office Will Be
The Waynesville office of th
United States Emnlovment Ser
vice will be continued for the time
being as a full-functioning office
with the same manager nnA rWlr
but as two-person instead of a
tnree-person office, according to an
announcement by the state direc
tor ttiis week.
AH offices are being streamlined
to meet wartime plans and some
will be operated with slightljy
smaller personnel, while three in
the state have been closed.
All offices will service primarily
the four essential activities under
the new plan. Thev will aunnlv
workers for essential war indus
tries, supply help for farmers in
the 'Food for Victory" program,
continue their co-operation with
selective service boards in getting
as many registrants as possible for
war production activities. They
will also continue to handle claims
and benefits for unemployed work
ers who cannot be placed in jobs.