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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
JgHXifYEAR NO. 37 12 Pages WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
j ... o Hardwood
irs. Added Space, New
'.:..., n mndeline and ex-
Kn on the Belk-Hud-
it0re here is ;
' i t least six weeks will
Lrcd t" complete the job,
r i of q ran vco.
I Jennings, maim,
ly. : . . . ,
U call for work irom instal
ls modern neaung piani, m
asement to a new roof. .:
.n,iruiv new front of the
t floor will be built, with the
windows extending Dae
.y feet, affording about three
the Dresent space. .
Lwood floors will be put on
the first and second floors,
the front part of the second
will be changed from Store
rooms, to an ultra-modern
r.tn-wear department. Lounge
L ,nd late designs of fixtures
be featured in the department,
lotex ceilings will be built
th floors, and all walls in the
will be re-plastered.
It itairway will be changed,
ItW rch that now exists about
Way the store will be removed,
from the blueprints,' and speci
hna. we will have one of the
.est stores in the entire see-
when this work is completed,"
iScials of the Belk organiia
liave made several trips: to
nesville during recent weeks
bletine nlans for the changes.
contract was awarded to Ben
last week, and workmen
red in at once. .
Jhe first work is being done in
section where the new read-to-
department will be built,
of the work will be done at
It w it will not conflict with
'it. ' '..'...'. ', ,;.
fizure was civpn as in the
of the remodeliner. hut it will
into several thousand dollars.
Haywood Man Dies
In Accident In
Robert Fort Smathers, 29, native
of Canton, was killed in an acci
dent at Edgewood Arsnel, in Mary.
land, on Tuesday morning at 9
o'clock, according to a message
received by his brother, Fleet
wood Smathers, of Canton.
Mr. Smathers, a former football
star of Duke University, was em
ployed at one time in the sched
ule department of the Canton di
vision of the Champion Paper and
Fibre company of Canton. Seven
months ago he resigned to enter
war work at the arsenel in a civilian
Funeral services will be held at
the Central Methodist church at
ten o'clock Friday, with the Rev,
W. R. Kelly, pastor, in charge,
Burial will be made in Morning
Mr. Smathers served as scout
master of Troop One for sometime,
and Bcouts of the troop will be ac
tive pallbearers. He was a mem
ber of the Canton volunteer fire
department and also a member of
the Phalanx club, and active in
Y. M. C A. work.
The body will arrive at 9:15
today accompanied by Major Wal
ter Cathey, of Clyde, who is station
ed at the arsenal, and a friend,
George Howard Trostel, of Canton,
who )s employed at the arsenal.
Mr, Smathers was well known in
the county and widely connected,
He graduated from tfifi Canton
high school and Duke University
where he played for three years
on the varsity footbal team.
Surviving are one brother, Fleet
wood, wflo is chief paperboard in
spector for the Champion company
in Canton and a sister, Mrs. Marvin
Alexander, also of Canton.
line of Well Known
lored Woman Totally
stroyed By Fire
"f home of Vallee Peterson,
I known colored woman of the
fcnuhity was totally destroyed
are around 1:30 o'clock last
one story house of six rooms
located on Daisy Avenue and
negro Women werp RWninr in
koine at the time. The owner,
pme at the time.
alarm was given the city
department from nmnu
F Creek who saw the fire.
wilding was practically de
?sd when the trpmra
meantime the two occu
rs barely escaped, saving noth-
""m ine house.
Jap Sign In Solomons
I $ m i '; .!
A XT. S. Marin la shown looking
over a Jap sign at th entrance to
the first Nipponese Army camp en
countered by the Leatharnecks in
their offensive push into Guadal
canal Island. Thia if on of th six
Solomon Islands controlled by U. S.
To Yield 9,000
Bushels Of Apples
Apple picking time has started
at the Boone Orchard, and a crop
estimated at 9,000 bushels is ex
pected to be gathered, . according
to R. H- Bqflne and W. K. Boone,
owners. , ;
Tli,p this year is about half
tne average yield, aitnougn tne
apples are larger that the aver
age, it was said.
The Winesap variety is practical
ly a total failure, due to the hard
freeze early in the spring.
The orchard has 75 acres de
voted to the 3,000 trees.
E. W. Gudger
Sew York City
R On Visit
' E-.,)V- Gudger, formerly of
e m ew York ritv fn-
.'v1 years' has arrived for
! .. aL nls nome nere
Wn street. .
tai . ,t . . jo is an mterna
authonty on fish, holds a
''on witK tk a . , .
tanfv T V American Mu
Vf ?vUral History. He 'is a
Irimi, v ana spends
P'h here each summer. This
U'r, ""ymr .out his
h ti. ' "Ul pians w leave some-
I "tier part of next week.
ro ato 20 Inches
)d?rnVtet0 weighting three
CVllun.ces was brouht
. """-aineer office this
-.uon by Marion
We benJfnihas one-tenth of an
K.toes and has
S h. v the bBBt "OPS h
At Public Library
. "United Nations Fight For Free
dom" is the feature display at the
War Information Center at the
Waynesville Public Library this
Posters showing flags of the
United Nations, pictures of allied
service men, as well as Haywood
county men serving with ''the
colors" in the fight for freedom,
maps, pamphlets and books are in
cluded in the display.
Pictures and short biographies
of prominent southern-born ser
vice commanders, MacArthur,
Stillwell, Chenault, Eisenhower,
Andrews, Marshall, Emmons, Bak
er and Jarman, are all shown in
an interesting setting.
Among the pamphlets shown
are; the Atlantic Charter, Over
seas America, Fight for Four
Freedoms, arid War Facts. Books
for reading in connection with the
display are: "Our Country, Our
People and Theirs," "They Wanted
War." "The Revolution of Nihil
ism," ,,Stalin", and "Blood, Sweat
Feeder Calf Sale
Will Be Held On
30th At Clyde
Approximately 500 calves are to
be offered to buyers at the West
ern North Carolina Feeder Calf
Sale, which is to be held at the Hay
wood Mutual Stock Yards in Clyde
at 2:00 o'clock on Wednesday, Sep
tember 30th, it has been announced
by the officials of the stock yards.
The sale is being sponsored by
the owners of the Haywood Mu
tual Stock Yards in co-operation
with the First National Bank.
It is understood from the pro
moters of the sale that the lead
ing stock raisers not only from
Haywood county, but from Jack
son, Macon, Madison and liun-
combe counties, will place calves
in the sale.
The sale is expected to attract
buyers from a large area which
will include T. Lenoir Gwyn, of
this county, who is now with the
State Department of Agriculture,
in charge of the cattle program
at the State Farm. Mr. Gwyn
will bring a group of buyers from
Eastern Carolina to the sale.
A large number of buyers from
out of the state are also expected
to attend the sale which will in
clude representatives from the
firm of Ragsdale-Lawhorn and
Weill, of Atlanta, Dreher Packing
Company, of Columbia, S. C.
J. R. Hipps, local buyer will
represent a group of buyers from
the Stat of New Jersey. J. A.
Stanbury, leading stockman from
the Valley of Virginia and repre
sentatives from the Asheville
Packing Company will also attend
the sale. ; :
Animals will be placed in the
sale by leading stockmen of Hay
wood county which will include
R. V. Welch, who plans to offer
40 white faced calves for sail.
George Brown, Jr., and Joe Em
erson Rose plaft to place around
80 Aberdeen Angus verve af the
sale.' :','.''"": -
Calves offered in the sale will
range in weight from 200 to 600
pounds. Any animal weighing
more than 800 pounds will be held
over for the regular sale to be held
the next day.
Gift for FDR
ft, u I
Ray's Adds Much
Space To Store
C. E. Ray's Sons have opened
the second floor of their store for
retail business, which adds sev
eral hundred square feet of space
to the firm.
Special counters, shelves, display
tables and lighting fixtures were
installed for the convenient show
ing of merchandise which will be
featured in this department.
Men and Women Wishing:
To Take Auto Mechanics
Training Meet Friday
All men and women in the com
munity who are interested in tak
ing courses in defense training in
automobile mechanics, are asked to
meet at the Chamber of Commerce
office on Friday night, the 11th,
at 8 o'clock.
The group is being called to
gether by J. C. Brown, vocational
agricultural teacher in the dis
trict high school, who is in charge
of the courses.
10,000 Pounds Scrap
Metal Salvaged During
Past 3 Weeks InCounty
Judge Alley Speaks
At Dedication In
Judge F. E. Alloy, of Waynes
ville, resident judge of the 20th
judicial district, delivered the prin
cipal address at the dedication of
the Graham county court house
which was held in Robbinsville on
Monday of this week. The build
ing was accepted ,by J. B. Crisp,
chairman of the county board of
The structure is built of stone
and was erected at a total cost of
$81,778. Of this amount the WPA
supplied $50,789 and the county
board of commissioners the remainder.
Ruth Mitchell, sister of th late
Gen. Billy Mitchell, is shown at th
Whit Hous when sh brought
President Roosevelt a gift from the
British women prisoner of war in
Germany. Th gift, a woven baikat,
li mad from th wrapping of Red
Cross fruit packages. Miss Mitchell
a captured by th German while
nring with a Yugoslav guerilla
organisation. Sh wa xchanged
for Grmani held in th U.S.
Sold At Clyde
With 450 head of cattle offered
for sale, the Clyde Stockyards
broke another record last week
Prices remained good, with 15
buyers on hand to bid rapidly for
the Haywood cattle.
Many Virginia buyer have been
in the county recently buying feed
er cattle. The Virginia ri.iri " are
buying earlier than usual.
Last week' averages per hun
Heifers $9.50 to $12.25.
Calves $11.00 to $15.25.
Steers up to $12.60.
Cows up to $11.00.
Taken By Death
Funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the
Dell wood Methodist church : for
Glenn Henry Edwards, who died
at the Haywood County Hospital
at 2:30 Saturday. Rev. T. S.
Roten and Rev. Fred Inman of
ficiated. Burial was in the Dell
Serving as . pallbearers were
nephews as follows: Tom and Ted
Howell, Lee Edwards, Buell Set
zer, Del mas Caldwell and Edward
Mr. Edwards was a native of
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A little more than 110,000
pounds of scrap material has been
collected by junk dealers in the
county during the past few weeks.
The Mountaineer learned yesterday.
The waynesvine area bum buuuv
84,000 pounds, and the Canton
area about 26,000.
"As a rule, the people are slow
nhrmt. tnmin? in their scrap," one
buyer pointed out. "There is plen
ty of scrap iron and other metals
in the county, but the owners are
not doing anything aDout gerang
it to the government, at high
market prices." ,
The Unagusta Manufacturing
Company will soon release 35,000
pounds in addition to what they
have already sold, according to
Pressley Brothers, who have es
tablished a place to buy scrap next
to the Waynesville Coal Company.
Other firms and individuals have
notified junk dealers that about
15,000 pounds will soon be avail
able for release.
According to those in charge of
the scrap metal drive, the 110,000
pounds is a mere fraction of the
metal still left idle in Haywood,
that should be sold. Steel mills
are facing an acute shortage of
scrap metal, and in some instances,
some face closing unless more
scrap is available immediately.
Albert Harris Is Now
Welding Supervisor In
Mr- and Mrs. Albert Harris and
son, of Wilmington, returned home
Friday, after spending a week
with friends and relatives in the
Mr, Harris is welding supervisor
at one of the shipyards in Wil
mington. He said the people were
really "war-minded" in the coastal
area, and were taking the war
news in a more serious mood than
the average person in the moun
Mr. Harris likes his work, but
reported that travel between here
and Wilmington would force them
to make the trip just once a year.
Mrs. Vinson Jenkins Was
Buried Yesterday At
White Oak Cemetery
Funeral services were conducted
yesterdiiy afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the White Oak Baptist church
for Mrs. Arvie Jenkins, 46, wife
of Vinson Jenkins, who died at
12 o'clock at the Haywood County
Hospital on Tuesday noon.
The Rev. Jarvis Teague officiat
ed. Burial was in the church
Mrs. Jenkins is a native-of the
Cove Creek section and was born
in 1896, the daughter of Mr, and
Mrs. John Jenkins.
Surviving are her husband; six
daughters, Mrs. Alma Messer, of
Cataloochee section, and Misses
Philathea, Arbutus, Mirandy, Pol
ly, and Kathleen Jenkins, all of
the White Oak section; four sons,
Dunbar, Wilford, James and Fred,
all of White Oak; three brothers,
Charlie Jenkins, and - Thornton
Jenkins, of White Oak and Lydge
Jenkins, of Marion; three sisters,
Mrs- Fred Henson, of Marion, and
Mrs. John Henson,; Mrs. Octie
Cook, Mrs. Minnie Henson, and
Mrs. Tom Evans, all of the Hen
son Cove area near Canton.
57 Who Reported
In August Leave
Were Given 14 Days Fur
lough To Complete Busi
Fifty-seven reservists in the U.
S. army are scheduled to leave
the Waynesville area during the
coming week. The men were ac
cepted in the August quota sent
for examination and induction at
Camp Croft, and were given the
privilege of returning home for a
two weeks furlough to wind up
their business preparatory to serv
ing in the army.
They will go in three groups,
the first to leave here this morn
ing at 6:30 for Fort Jackson by
special bus. Grasty Warren will
serve as acting corporal of the
group Avhich will include the fol
lowing: Frank McDaniel, William
G. Rathbone, Edgar Owen, Russell
G. Kirkpatrick, Lester Wood, "Clif
ton S. Riggins, John Tull Tate,
Ernest Williams, Jack N. Wal
drop, Hugh C. Palmer, Albrow M.
Wilson, Mack M- Haney, Frank
Griffin, Robert Merritt Buchanan,
Charlie Elmer Messer, and Mc
Kinley Frank Parton.
Leaving at 6:30 on Friday, the
llth, with Jack Rathbone as act
ing corporal will be the following:
Robert C. McGaha, James Hig
gins, Robert C Plott, William B.
Fullbright, Troy Lee McCracken,
Fed B. Moody, Latham Gillett,
Eugene J. ' Lewis, Dewey Edison
Ford, Carl W. Duckett, Glenn C.
Rabb, Paul A. Smith, Howard W.
Long, Robert P. Trantham, Wil
liam G. Gaddis, David Gaddis,
Leeman C. Morgan.
Montgomery K, McElroy, Ken
neth A. Clement, Joseph Liner
Frady, Jr., Hugh E. Price, Jamoi
L. Mills, Anthony Waje . BJram-
lett, Paul A. Sheehan; Lioyd rut
man, Benjamin Everett Cutshaw,
Jame Edgar Mehaffey, Harrison
Price, Willie Allen Rathbone,
James H. Hyatt, Joseph Monroe
Massie, Cesar Morrow, Grady Vin
son Howell, Jr., Charles Rufus
Scates, John Hayes Alley, John
Henry Ledford, and Albert Linell
John William Caldwell will leave
on Monday, the 14th, by regular
bus, for Fort Jackson, the last of
the member of the August quota
to report for duty.
Funeral Held For
Mrs. R. T. Singleton
Funeral services were held on
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Bethel Methodist church for
Mrs. Frances Irene Singleton, 24,
who died at the Haywood County
Hospital at 2 : 10 Thursday morn
ing, September 3.
The Rev- Thomas Erwin officiat
ed, Burial was in the Bethel ceme
Mrs. Singleton was a native of
the Pigeon section. She was the
wife of Robert T. Singleton and the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Chambers, all of the Pigeon sec
Surviving are her husband, her
arents, two small sons. Roy Lee
land Ronald Singleton; three sis-
ters, Mrs. James H. Singleton and
Mrs. Glenn Parris, of Pigeon and
Mrs. Walston Taylor, of Enka;
two brothers, Lawrence Chambers,
of Battle Creek, Mich., and Elton,
of Canton, route 2.
68 Leave Here
September Quota Will Go
To Camp Croft, Leaving
Here By Bus At 7:30.
One hundred and twenty-five
men are scheduled to leave the
area served by the Wavnesville
draft board during the coming
week, which includes the Septem
ber draft under the selective ser
vice system and the reservists who
have already been accepted for
active service. ,
Those included in the September
draft quota composed of 68 men
who will leave on Saturday morn
ing, the 12th, at 7:30 for Camp
Croft for examinations.
In the group will be the follow
ing: Claude Grand Woodard,
Vader Sutton, Alvin Mills, Vance
Caldwell, Loranzo Inman, Carroll
Mack Brown, John Henry Ruff,
William Herman Francis, Glenn
Rathbone, William Everett Dillard,
Shuford Greene, Julius F Davis,
Thomas L. Howell, Howard Thom
as Collins, James Barbson Liner,
Wilburn Franklin Kirkpatrick,
Sebe Taylor Bryson, Shelby Cullen
Bramlett, Louie Lee Byrd.
Lawrence Edward Underwood,
James Carmel Downs, Jeffrie Da
vid Freeman, Edward Eugene
Francis, Jack Ervin Rogers, Yates
Randolph Bennett, Nathan Rich
ard Messer, Floyd Chastin Griffin,
Grady Vernon Henry, Ernest Wil
liam Early, Victor Lee Lewis, Rus
sell Graham Kirkpatrick, Warren
Harden Putnam, Talmadge L.
' Claud Peaiand, Wayne' Milford
Owen, Loyd Cagle, Mel vin Clinf
man Messer, Matt L Woodard,
Jame Denton McClure, Paul Mar
vin Miller, Vernon Jones .Messer,
Hrrbiirt Edward Gibson, Donald .
jrVlj McOrc, Milas Curtis, Jr
Johnny Newton Plato Green, Dean
Fleeniken Reeves, James Thomas .
John Dillard Frazier, Earl Bran
non Sutton, Robert Sisk, Lewis
Lawrence Williamson, Melburn
Lee Miller, Fred Greenhaw Gallo
way, Dewey Rogers, Samuel Grahl
Winchester, Everett Mitchell, Loyd
T. Riddle, Paul R. Shelton, Thad
Clingman Johnson, Robert Long,
James HHliard Trammell, Cyril
Edson Williams, Dan Ball, John
Robert Glance, Virgil Lowery Put
nam, Herman Andrew Carver,
Theodore Roosevelt Duncan, Paul
L. Phillips, Howell Way Craw
ford, and Paul Painter.
Master of N. C. Grange v
Speaks At Bethel Tonight
Harry B. Caldwell, of Greens
boro, Master of the North Caro
lina Grange, is scheduled to speak
at a grange meeting at Bethel
school on Thursday evening, it has
been learned from those planning
the meeting. J -
All members are urged to be
present for the meeting, as the
program will be one of unusual
Parade, Ball Game And
Dance Featured Labor
Day Program Monday
The national colors floated from
every entry jn the parade which
opened the program of Labor Day
on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The entries in the gasless parade
formed in front of the Gordon
Hotel at 1:30 and lead by the
Waynesville fire truck filled with
children of all ages, started mov
ing up Main street.
Continuing up Main street the
march lead through Hazelwood,
then down Brown Avenue to the
high school stadium. While the
floats as a whole were not as
elaborate or as numerous as in
other years, with the patriotic
themd, accentuated they were
equally as improvised.
The Unagusta Manufacturing
Company with a horse-drawn float
won the prize of $10 in defense
stamps. The England-Walton
Company with a wagon load of
men in the various branches of
the service, an army nurse, and on
the front Uncle Sam and a farmer
driving the team of horses, came
out with second place.
The Pet Dairy Products com
pany, also with a horse-drawn
vehicle was third place. With the
driver, Edwin Poteat rode Mrs. W,
T. Crawford, wife of the late Con
a gown, hat and accessories she
had worn in Washington, D. C,
in the "horse and buggy days 60
(Continued on back page)
Last Rites Held
For H. H; Collins
Funeral services were held at
the Clyde Baptist church on Wed
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock for
Herbert H. Collins, of Clyde, car
penter and farmer, who died in the
Haywood County Hospital Monday
afternoon, following a brief ill
ness. The Rev. T. II. Parris, pastor,
Due to the late arrival of mem
bers of the family, burial will be
held at two o'clock this afternoon
at the Medford cemetery, Clyde.
Active pallbearers were: Fred
Medford, Howard Leatherwood,
Cromer Chambers, Tom Reeves,
Harry Cathey, and Steve Mc
Cracken. In charge of the flowers were:
Mrs. Mary Kate Rollins, Miss Har-
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Col. Lee Much Improved
In Health Is Here
On Official Business
Col. and Mrs. : Ira W. Lee, of
Gatlinburg, spent a few days In
town during the week. Col. Lee,
who has been quite ill for several
months and has been confined to
Hines Government Hospital near
Chicago, is greatly improved, and
is resuming his work with U. S.
Public Roads Service. His visit
here was on official business.
hcte Sam Needs Scrap Metal-Sell What You Have Today - Buy Stamps, Bonds