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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
IIGHTHYEARNO. 39 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
very Day In Bonds
ijssed Monthly Quota In
Days; Teachers 10 &eu
in Each At Early Date.
wood bond buyers
iton $74,710 1JI VVOI
. the first fifteen days of
.lw This passed the month
ly by more than $17,000.
.norts from every, secuun m
county sh'owea cuuuhucu
the past week, and
I cations are that the quota will
Inost doubled by October first,
h.rlie Ray, county chairman.
td yesterday that a total of
1518.25 had been invested in E
bonds, and wz.wv m u w
llnswere being completed for
teachers of the county to star
r campaign to sell $300 in
is each. This would mean
k $30,000 for the county.
L sale of stamps through the
Eli will be started soon, it was
and hundreds of dollars are
ted to be raised in this man-
All Of Tannery
In War Bonds
The largest single block of
war bonds bought in Haywood
will be distributed this week to
employees of the Tannery at
Every person on the Tan
nery payroll is deducting from
ten to twenty per cent of every
pay check and investing in
The Tannery is Haywood's
oldest industry, and was the
first industrial plant in the
county to go 100 per cent on
the payroll deduction plan.
For several months, the blue
Minute-Man flag of the treas
ury has waved from the high
flagpole on the landscape yard.
he agents for handling bonds
,rted the sale or Donas as oi
Seller ; E Bonds
1st National Bank ..... ......$18,656.25
wood Building & Loan 2,100.00
taton Building & Loan . .. 37.50
Btoa Post Office 3,076.00
ywood Bank ........... 15,874.60
haluska Post Office ........ 525.00
: Miss Eugenia Martin left this
week for Brevard, where she will
be a student at Brevard College
G Bond Total
$ 6,000.00 $24,656.25
$32,200.00 . $74,718.25
Ixpect Many f
kers To Attend
lyde Calf Sale
Interest is growing in the calf
k to be held by the Haywood
fctual Stockyards in Clyde on
ltdnesday, the 30th, when around
jO choice animals will be offered
Calves from five counties will
entered in the sale, from 200
600 pounds in weight. Animals
fighing more than 600 are to be
pt and offered on the regular
lie on Thursday, the next day.
The sale is held for the purpose
providing calves for restocking
M buyers from over a large area
I- (Continued on page 12)
Irs. Ben Colkitt
famed Head Of
Mrs. Ben Colkitt has been named
airman of the surgical dressings
wnittee of the Haywood chapter
:"ie Red Cross to fill the vacancy
used by t.W resignation of Mrs.
1 1. tasley, who has recently re
Wed to join her husband who
"w m the service.
The rooms for makinc the. hanA-
f11 flor of the Masonic Temnle.
P ' readiness, and work will
Fft as soon as the materials are
ped, which are expected some-
uurmg the next week.
ii,. flic Uift"
F w iret in touch with nnv nf thp
(Continued on page 12)
I -last week this inexpen
Li: Drought 18 re-
r 10 the owner of the elec-
r nge . , .yes, 18 prospec-
m uw article.
lBee-' Phonp so
Hf you have an article of
CJ type that vou .'.n not
C?? why not convert it into
( A small Want AH will
it. Only 25 cents for
LocaVArea To Take
Part in State-Wide
Plans are underway for the
Waynesville area to take part
in- the state-wide blackout
which is scheduled to take
place over North Carolina on
Tuesday the 29th, between the
hours of 7 and 12 p. nr., it was
learned during the week from
Bill Rrevost, county coordi
nator and G. C. Ferguson, com
mander of the Waynesville,
Lake Junaluska and Hazelwood
Since every city, town and
' area in the state, has had a
practice blackout, defense of
ficials believe that the state
organization is now ready for
; state-wide test
All rules governing the last
blackout will be observed in
the blackout on Tuesday, ac
cording to the local and coun
Last Rites For
Set For 3 Today
Well Known Hardware
Salesman Passed Away
Yesterday from Heart
Funeral services will be held this
afternoon at three o'clock for
Claude R. Shipley, 48, well known
hardware salesman, who died early
Wednesday morning at his home
on Brown Avenue.
The services will be held at the
Hazelwood Presbyterian church.
Burial will be made in Greenhill
Mr. Shipley had been in a critical
condition for the past week, suf
fering from a heart ailment. He
suffered a heart attack last June,
from which he never recovered.
The deceased is a native of John
son City, Tenn. For the past 21
years he has traveled for large
wholesale hardware firms. He and
his family moved to Asheville from
Johnson City in 1921 and lived there
until 1932, and returned to John
son City for two years. He has
been a resident of Hazelwood since
His territory was from Marshall
to Bryson City, and h made many
friends throughout the area, and
offten led the entire staff of sales
men of his firm.
He is survived by his widow, and
one son, Sergeant Joe snipley, oi
Fort Jackson, who was here when
he passed away. Also two brothers,
Pierce Shipley, of Chicago, and
Mack Shipley, of Kwgsport, Tenn.,
and one sister, Mrs. Charlie South,
of Johnson City.
Active pallbearers will be, White
ner H. Prevost, Delos Dean, L. N.
Davis, C. N. Allen, Roscoe M. Wad
dell and W. Curtis Rubs.
" Honorary pallbearers will bet
Roy Parkman, David Underwood,
E. J. Hyatt, J. M.Loag, W. A. Brad
ley, Ralph Summerrow, R. L, Pre
vost, Chilton, John Roose, Hugh
Davis, Norman Grant, Jule Hoyle,
Richard McNabb, W. H. Burgin,
George Hyder, Dr. R. S. Robinson,
Dan Watkins, Spauldon Underwood,
L. M. Richeson, Frank Compton,
Guy Massie, Bill Chambers, J. E.
Shields, George Brown, Jr., and
State Guard Officials Promoted
MAJOR W. A. BRADLEY has
just been named commander of, the
8th Battalion. He was formerly
captain of the Waynesville com
Joe Rose, Radio
Artist, To Retire;
Plans To Live Here
Joe Emerson Rose, well known
radio artist, who has been residing
in Chicago for the past several
years, and who has extensive farm
ing interests in this section, is re
tiring from the radio field this
fall, it was learned from members
of the family this week.
Mr. Rose plans to come here for
hia permanent . residence. Mrs.
Rose is the former Miss Wilsie
Smathers, daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
B. F. Smathers. .
Mr. and Mrs, Rose have main
tained a summer home in Balsam
for several years, and they have
spent part of each year here.
Mr. Rose became interested in
raising cattle a few years ago, and
has bought up considerable pas
ture acreage in the county and owns
some of the finest stock in this section.
Homes Of 2 Local
Women Raided hJc
Mrs. Alice Jackson and Maude
Mehaffey, charged with violation
jf the prohibition laws, who wer
Tied before U. S. Commissionei
v. T. tjneiton yesteraay, were
bound over to the Federal court
Their trial will be held in Novem
ber in Asheville. Both women, whc
were arrested on Saturday made
bond for $500 each.
The homes of each were raided
around noon on last Saturday by
nine federal officers who found a
quantity of non-taxed liquor on the
premises of both places.
The officers making the raid wer
as follows: T- E. Patton, who if
an investigator of the U. S. Gov
ernment; Marvin H. Dunn, William
O. Lance, of Charlotte, and Roy
Owen, of Hendersonville, R, G
Reece and Sam Cabe of Wilkesboro
and John D. Norton, A. E. Leaks
and R, S. Bolt, of Asheville, all in.
eestigators for the alcoholic tax.
mg unit of the government
I 1 j . I
CAPTAIN M. H. BOWLES also
received a promotion and is regi
mental adjutant ? of ' ttw ,Bfc6nd
North mTi-' "lins Regiment. " '
Wellco Adds 25
3 Shifts Daily
Twenty-five additional girls were
added to the payroll of Wellco
Shoe Corporation this week, it was
announced by a director of the
The plant is working three
Land O' The Sky Units Pack Over 2
Million Cans; Pay Nearly $170,000
Sept. Terra Of
Only Half Day
The September civil term of
Haywood county Superior court
convened here on Monday morning,
with Judge F. Donald Phillips, of
At noon on , the same day court
adjourned, the shortest term of
Superior court ever on record in
Haywood, county, according to
T. L. Green, a veteran of the
Haywood county bar, stated that
courts had been postponed in Hay
wood county for various reasons
when the judge could not get here,
but never had there been such a
brief term after it had convened.
"There does not Beem to be much
litigation these days. I don't
know whether it is the reaction
of the war or not," was the reply
of Judge Phillips, when asked by
a representative from The Way
nesville Mountaineer regarding
the brevity of the term.
, Three divorces were granted.
Other cases on the docket, which
was light to begin with, were con
tinued to the next term of court.
The members of the jury drawn
for the second week are being noti
fied by the clerk of the court not
to appear next week, as there will
be no court.
rm.ONFl. J. II. HOWELL is
now ' commanner oi ? ormnu
Nrirtv. Carolina reiriment of the
Three Local Men
In State Guard
As Headquarters For
Second Regiment and Also
Major J. Harden Howell, form
erly in command of the 8th battal
ion of the State Guard, has been
promoted to Colonel in command
of the Second North Carolina reg
iment which includes State Guard
units from High Point West
Since the appointment of Colonel
Howell in command of the Second
No C. State regiment, headquarters
have been established for the reg
iment at the Waynesville Armory
Captain W. A. Bradley, form
erly in command of the local unit
of the State Guard, has b$Uv pro
moted . to major, in command of
the 8th battalion, which includes
the units of Rutherfordton, Mor
ganton, Asheville, Waynesville and
Lt. Madison H. Bowles, who was
aide to Major Howell, has been
promoted to captain and made reg
imental adjutant of the Second
North Carolina regiment.
Sergeant Paul Davis, of the 8th
alion headquarters, has been
t.heffprred to the Second North
Carolina Regiment as regimental
Major Howell, a veteran of the
(Continued on page 7) -
Trucks Will Go
Into Rural Areas
And Get Scrap
Crabtree Township To Be
First. Rural Community To
Tuesday morning WPA trucks
will begin gathering scrap metals
and rubber in upper Crabtree
township, in the first ' house-to-house
county-wide drive in the
rural areas in collecting essential
materials for war needs.
Howard Clapp, county salvage
chairman, said the same plan
would be used in every township.
All citizens of the township are
to gather up their scrap, and
notify their neighborhood leader
He in turn will have a truck call.
The scrap will be weighed on the
epot, and a due bill given, calling
for highest market prices. In a
few days a check will be mailed
covering the price of the scrap.
In some instances, owners of
scrap will want to donate it to
some organization. This can easily
be done by having the sales slip
made out and the check made pay
able to such an organization,
The trucks will start in Iron
Duff as soon as they complete the
work in Crabtree. Dates for the
campaign in other townships . will
be announced later.
The canneries in the Land O'
The Sky co-operatives have pack
ed during the current season 62,500
bushels of beans, and minor
amounts of beets, turnip greens,
blackberries, okra and tomatoes, it
was learned this week from the
The pack totaled 2,260,920 num
ber two cans or 94,205 cases of
24 cans each. If placed in rail
road, cars the cans would fill 94
There has been paid out in labor
and produce a total of $169,869,
according to the local office.
The growers have been paid good
prices and in many cases have had
an exceptionally fine yield from
all crops planted.
In some cases more than $300
has been realized on an acre under
cultivation, it was learned from
Thirsty Tanks Are
Filled Up Again
Thirsty tanks of many mo
torists were filled on Tuesday
morning after a "dry spell" for
most of them at least many
of the owners of "A" cards.
Late riders had a chance after
midnight on Monday to use
the joyous phrase, "Fill 'er
up," but they were in the min
It Was just too bad for any :
one who had failed to use num
ber 1 gas coupon, for after
midnight Monday, it was a
useless scrap of paper.
But the miles will have to
be guarded for that coupon
No. 2 will have to last ex
actly two months from Sept.
22 to Nov. 22nd. ,
Leaving This Area
Forty-five reservists which were
accepted from the September quota
of men under the selective serevice
system from the Waynesville area
are scheduled to leave here for in
duction at Fort Bragg at 6:30
o'clock on Saturday, 26th.
On Monday, six more of the
group will leave by the regular
bus at 6:30 for Fort Bragg.
Those leaving Saturday include
as acting corporal, William Herr
man Francis, and Alvin Mills,
Loranzo Inman, Carroll . Mack
Brown, Herman Andrew Carver,
Glenn Rathbone, William Everett
Dillard, Shuford Green, Julius F.
Davis, James Barbson Liner.
Howard Thomas Collins, Sebe
Taylor Bryson, Louis Lee Byrd,
Lawrence , Edward Underwood,
Jeffrie David Freeman, Theodore
Roosevelt Duncan, Yates Randolph
Bennett, Nathan Richard Messer,
Virgil Lowery Putnam, Warren
Hardin Putnam. ,
Talmadge L. Woodard, Lloyd
; Cagle, Melvin Clingman
Matt L. Woodard, Paul
Hold Annual Meet
Here On Saturday
The Dorcas Bell Love chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution will be hostess to the
chapters of district number on
of the state society at the First
Methodist church here on Satur
day afternoon. Around - seventy-
five are expected, including the
staU regent and other distinguish
ed j-uwrts,, iv..'-; ...:,X.,.i.;'t-
Roy L. Morgan, representativ
of the Federal Bureau of Investi
gation will be the principal speak
er, lie will be introduced by Mrs.
J. S. Silversteen, of Brevard, state
Miss Nina M. Greenlee, of Old
Fort, district director, will pre
side. Mrs. S. II. Bushnell, regent
of the hostess chapter, will give
the welcome, to which Mrs. Chas.
L. Newland, of Brevard, will re
spond. The program will start at 2:00
o'clock with the bugle call by Bobby
Leatherwood, followed by the en
trance of the pages escorting the
officers. .;. Mrs. W. L. Matney will
(Continued on page 12)
$2,500 In Prizes
The Mountaineer Among
Papers Of State Aiding In
Getting Scrap Gathered.
The Mountaineer yesterday
agreed to co-operate with the
American Newspaper Publishers'
Association and the North Caro-
ina Press Association in accept
ing the challenge of the war pro
duction board to help conduct cam
paigns throughout the nation to
collect sufficient scrap metal to
keep the steel mills from suspend
ing war production.
The local co-operation will con
sist of the donation of several
pages of advertising and news
publicity, and cash contributions,
based on circulation, to a prize
fund of $2,500 in war bonds to be
awarded in North Carolina to the
County, individuals and junior or
ganizations collecting the most
scrap metal during a contest pe
riod beginning October 1 and end
ing October 21.
In addition, a local prize of ft
$25 war bond will be swarded by
the county salvage committee to
the school district which collects
the most scrap metal per capita of
The state-wide campaign will bo
based on the famous Nebraska
plan sponsored by the Omaha
World-Herald in which the per
capita collection of scrap metal
was 103 pounds in three weeks.
Howard Clapp, county salvage
chairman, said yesterday his com
mittee would meet soon and map
out final plans for entering tb
campaign to win the fir prise of
$1,000 for tb cnmtr.
Haywood has air ' sold many
tons of scrap, but mere remains
hundreds of tons, especially In th
rural sections, the chairman said.
"There is no reason why Hay
wood cannot win the first place.
It just means we have got to get
out here and gather up every pound
oi crajr riomuuie. uur ooys over
there need it,' And Haywood Will
do her part in seeing that they
get all our scrap," he continued.
Information about the sale of
scrap, or any other phase of the
campaign, can be had by calling
either this newspaper or the county
Group Heard Geo.
Snow Here Monday
Assistant State Director
Warm In Praise Of Hay
wood's Attitude Towards
-Work. . -:
Interior Of Hospital
Is Being Re-painted
The entire interior of the Hay
wood County Hospital is being re
painted, according to M. E, Davis,
Several weeks will be required
to complete the job, which is being
done by Davis Brothers.
(Continued on page 12)
A representative group of citi
zens heard George Snow, assistant
state director of civilian defense,
in his address here at the court
house on Monday night when he
spoke on the patriotic duty of the
civilian in the present war.
Mr. Snow was high iri his praise
of the spirit of Haywood county
as shown in the record of the
number of men in the armed
forces of the country and the large
number of Haywood boys in the
various "branches of the service.
For this reason he urged that
the civilian at least equal in effort
that of the men in service. He
spoke of the great sacrifice the
men in thearmed forces will be
Messer, called upon to make.
Marvin I He spoke of the necessity of
At Dayton Rubber
R. C. McBride, who has been
manager of the lopal ntnr nf Ktn-
vall's Five and Ten since its es-
taDiisnment in 1935 has resigned
nis position and has accepted a
post in the shipping department
of the Dayton Rubber plant.
Mr. McBride, who is a native of
MoCormick, S. C, has been asso
ciated with five and ten cent stores
for' the past 14 years. He came
here from Kinsr' f mint a in irltAM
he had been manager of an Eagle
rive ana ren store.
No announcement has been made
yet as to the new manno-pr f h
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Resources Of First National Bank
Are Nearing Two Million Dollars
a higher rate of in
The total resources of the First
National Bank are now higher than
at any time in the bank's history,
it was announced this week by
James T- Noland, cashier. He
placed the resources at $1,800,000.
. This is double the resourcesof
three years ago.
The bank bought $100,000 in
government bonds last week, bear
ing two per cent interest. Banks
that act as selling agents for war
bonds cannot invest in
'' j' ".;
Mr. Noland stated that the in
crease in the bank's resources
was due to surpass the present
figure this fall, when more cattle,
apples and tobacco are Bold.
In making the announcement, he
also stated that Joe S. Davis was
now employed by the bank as
bookkeeper-teller. For the past
14 years Mr. Davis has been in
Imc unite ui ivojie ana niKingron
at Hazelwood, , ' s
350 Head Cattle
Sold At Clyde
Prices rontinnpH trrA -f Anuu
. Bvwvs wi aLLlC
at the weekly sale at the Clyde
stockyards last Thursday, with the
trend slightly upward, as 350
ucau wcie aoiu. -.
Farmers Rppm rAenadA
' r--v,u w lii i,urj
stockyard, as many buyers have
been brought in this year.
Found . . .
it did not take the owner
long to get back their valuable
dog after the small, inexpen
sive Want Ad below appeared
in this newspaper:
STRAYED "Jansev". German
Shepherd police dog; tan, black;
chain choke collar. Reward for
information leading to immediate
recovery. Phone 202 or 203-J.
Use the Want Ad column
... . 25 words for only 25 cents.