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WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
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lyHTHYEAR NO. 46 12 Pages
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0 sell more onus
bMeet Large Quota
,fflnber Quota More
L50 Percent Above
Linos Months, Ray Is
x ti November quota in-
over 50 percent, a commit
ted of Haywood business,
agonal, civic anu -mm.
Mde definite pis
it 1 supper meeung ai
tchool, to sen i"B q""","
) in war Donas wu .
Lrlie Ray. Pneral cnairm"
iK 28 others present:
M out, get more represen-
. - Ball hlB
01 Sll group" auA v...
(hr farm leaders must
a. wl in the rural areas,
Lenting the good job already
r 1 11
1,1 Beeves, serving as
buster, pointed out; 11 w
ry dollar we maKe, re win
w Uss than what a man in
L, tank, on a ship or on the
will be giving."
L Green told the group of
Itr in the last war and cil
ia! 1 spirited talk by Baying:
uid money are important
Uj of war. If you have men
'ted and clothe them properly,
the war. can be won. This is
iJ-ont war, and 11 any man,
it orchild feels they can go
& this war without getting
ed, they will be fooled.
hose who do not help will
their sel f -respect, and that is
rtestestnsset f)f ny indivi-
Green told how Josephus
k had gone straight to the
tat who in turn got the in-
jtion from the War depart-
itihowing that Haywood had
It men in Service according to
ptton than any county in the
wu Mr. Green's suggestion
contacts be made with these
p who are getting money from
T!, and find it a surplus. It
til suggestion that suchv peo-
?it the money in war bonds
semen now in service.
ptative reports were made, in-
ig one from Champion Paper
Fibre, which showed plans
i niderway whereby some-
fc like $35,000 a month would
Rested in bonds by their em
k The Lowdermilk Broth-
leport showed an average of
percent of their payroll for
Hu had gone into bonds.
w Cathey told the group
Haywood farmers would do
f t "The big problem is
p tfiera to realize it is an in-
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Hipps Named To
John R. Hipps has been named,
to fill out the unexpired term of the 1
late Robt T. Boyd, member of the
county board of commissioners. The
appointment was made by Hugh
Leatherwood, Clerk of the Court.
Mr. Hipps will serve on the board
until December 7, the date of ex
piration of the term of office.
No statement was made by the
chairman of the county board of
commissioners as to who would be
named for the two-year term which
will begin December 1, and was
made vacant by the death of Mr.
Boyd, who was re-elected two days
prior to his passing.
Seven-Mile Section of
Parkway Pis Week
ROBERT T. BOYD, county
commissioner and prominent farm
er, passed away early Thursday
morning at his home on Jonathan
Robert T. Boyd,
Claimed By Death
Funeral services .were conducted
Friday aiifc'i.!pii-at : the Shady
Grove Methodist Church for Robert
T. Boyd, 68, prominent farmer and
political leader 01 Haywood tJounty,
who died at his home on Jonathan
The Rev. W. L. Hutchins, sup
erintendent of the Waynesville Dis
trict of the Methodist Jhurcn 01
the Western North Carolina con
ference, officiated, assisted by the
Rev. Joseph S. Johnson, newly ap
pointed pastor of the church. Bur
ial -was in the Boyd family cemetery
on Jonathan Creek.
Active pallbearers were: Troy
Boyd, Dick Moody, Jule Boyd, David
A. Boyd, Ed Simms and Wilburn
Honorary pallbears were: Dr.
Sam L. Stringfield, John R. Hipps,
John B. Medford, Horace Bryson,
John Campbell, and Tom Medford,
and the pers6nnel of the Haywooa
nnimtT official family with whom
Mr. Boyd had been associated for
a number of years as a member of
the county hoard of commissioners.
The funeral was attended by a
lanre number of friends and rela
(Continued on page 12)
Plan Will Start
On November 22
AH passenger cars will be eligi
ble for recapping or for replace
ment tires under the national mil
eage program effective November
22, but motorists will be limited
by quotas assigned to rationing
boards, it has been announced Dy
the local board.
The merging of the gasoline and
tire rationing programs into a sin
gle syste mto control mileage ol
passenger automobiles according to
essentiality of use, is the purpose
behind the new mileage rationing
However the OPA has warned,
according to the local board, that
a board may refuse to grant an
application for a new tire if offi-
"inl inspection indicates the appli
cant has abused or neglected the
tire he seeks to replace. ' '
The crade of tire allowed a mo
torist in case recapping is impos'
sible , will be determined by the
'amount of mileaee allowed appli
cants in their gas rationing books
it was explained by the local chair
The continued rubber shortage
makes it necessary to limit distri
hution of tires by rationing boards
The issuance of tire purchases
recapping certificates will be
(Continued on page 12) .
Leave At 8 O'clock
In the November group of draf
tees five volunteers are scheduled
to leave with the men for induc
tion at Camp Croft on Sunday
morning, the 15th, at 8 o'clock.
Bert Finney, one of the group is
a veteran of World War 1. Others
include Cordell John Conard,
Johnny Green, Walter B. Crawford
and Charlie Mull.
The men will be given physical
examinations at Camp Croft, and
those accepted will be allowed to
return home for one , week's fur
lough. The furlough was formerly
two weeks, but a recent ruling cut
the time down to one week.
In addition to those mentioned
will be the following: Charlie
James Fie, Garrett Pender Howell,
William Lester Rathbone, Samuel
Ruben Jordan, Jerry Woodrow
Mehaffey, Boyd Russell Hannah,
Gilmer James Setzer, Ulys Alvin
Worthington, James Williams,
James Hardin, Leon Yount, Char
les Troy Long, William Paul
Lowdermilk Brothers Fin
ish Grading Work From
Soco Gap To Big Witch
Grading of the 7 V4 miles of the
Blue Ridjre Parkway from Soco
Gap to Big Witch Gap will be com
pleted this week-end, it was learned
from Lowdermilk Brothers, con
tractors, yesterday, as they made
mlans for formally turning over
the job to the Park Service either
today or tomorrow,
Work was started 19 months ago,
and during that time something
ike 750,000 yards of dirt and rock
have been moved, and S tunnels
built their total length being 960
feet About 20 per cent of the
total yardage moved was rocK.
The Parkway has a 80-Ioot road
bed, and plans are to pave 24 feet
The roadbed will be left bare for
the duration. Due to the shortage
of trucks, srasoline and tires, no
crushed Stone was put on the road.
It was estimated that.it would have
required a fleet of 60 trucks to do
the job. This phase of the work
will be let in a separate contract
after the war
The contractors worked as many
as 105 men at one time, and the
entire job was completed without
Ben Ray Phillips, Nelson Parks, 'a serious injury.
Branton Guy King, Rufus Lt-ondis I Some of the tunneling was as
Fr,.,l" Wrhh Wnlior l,ct danirorous work as. has been done
Chambers, Dewey McCoy, George
Furman Mehaffey, Lucius
thin area, it was stated.
Will Be Held
Seventy-eight registered Here
ford animals will be sold at auc
tion at Clyde on November 28 by
the American Hereford Associa
tion, according to C. T. Francis,
director of the state association,
and B. M. Anderson, president of
the national group.
The animals will consist of 11
bulls and 57 females, Mri Ander
son said in announcing the sale.
Further details will be given
" 1136,225.50 worth of war
f ,nd stamps sold in Hay
Fnty durinir th month of
J total of $50,068.50 was
""ugh the schools of the
it has been announced by
sser, county superinten-
a education. .
tales hv Di i. .
li stamps was as follows:
$",335.70; East Waynes-
I4.vi!'7n. ' .
Ajlen's Creek, $1,606.60;
i $99.80; Dell wood,
.JH,326.90; Central Ele
iVl:!' CecU, $66.00;
hVt0'' Crus. 1612.75;
Patrolmen Const iscate
38 Slot Machines In
Big County-Wide Raid
James A. Gwyn
Recalled To Active
Duty By DuPonts
v i " nynesvuie.
L , tS 2,000 in honla hnnffht
James A Gwyn, who for twenty
seven years was connected with
the Dupont Company, of Wilming
ton, Delaware, and retired and mov
ed to Waynesville in May of last
year, has been recalled to active
1868 00. V i t D"-i duty in connection with tne e
,': Jft ;Lake Jnnalnska, war WOrk of that company.
During his residence here Mr.
Gwyn has been active in church
t .(t.sm TXa has served
jem - ana iocbi ouoiif. ,
I . as senior warden in Grace Episco-
- t siv...v orM in a member ol tne
Waynesville Rotary Club. He was
recently named chairman of the
advisory panel of fuel oil. rationing
group of the war rationing board
serving this area.
Mr and Mrs. Gwyn, the latter
the former Bess Lee Page, are
leaving this morning for WUmmg
ton and will probably reside there
for the duration of the war. They
plan to return to Waynesville after
the form ( services with the com
pany are completed.
rUfor Waynesvflle, as
Promptly at 3 o'clock last Thurs
day afternoon law enforcement of
f icers laid a heavy hand on Hay
wood County. At fifteen different
places simultaneously, 15 State
Highway Patrolmen entered, Con
fiscated slot machines and pin ball
table machines ' and arrested ope
rators and owners of the places.
The raid was made by the State
Highway Patrolmen upon recom
mendation of John M. Queen, soli
citor of the 20th judicial district.
Sergeant T. A. Sandlin, of Bry
son City, supervisor of the State
Highway Patrol of District No. 6,
was in charge of the raid. He has
been in the service for the past 12
years and it was the "biggest haul"
he had ever seen at one time, so he
told a reporter of The Mountaineer.
Sergeant Sandlin was assisted by
Lt. W. B. Lenti and Sergeant W. M.
Nail, both of Asheville, with five
others from District No. 5 and the
remaining from District No. 6 In
which Haywood County is located.
Hub Ruff, of the city police depart
ment of Waynesville, also assisted
in the raids. "
One minute before ft o'clock the
raided places were doing business
as usual, but promptly at 8 the
officers entered with as little warn
ing as the enemy gave at Pearl
(Continued on pare 12)
Frankl in. Earl McLean
, (Continued on page 12)
State Guard Unit
A number of promotions were
announced by Captain Frank C.
Bvrd at the regular weekly drill
of the local unit of the stete guard
here on Tuesday as follows:
Sgt. Thomas L. Campbell has
been assigned as 1st sergeant;
Sgt. Guy Messer, as staff sergeant
and second command of 1st pla
toon; Sgt, James B. Neal, staff ser
geant and second command of 2nd
platoon; Pvt. Delos Dean, assigned
to be staff sergeant to Co. Hgd.
as company clerk.
Cpl. Marion Bridges; assigned
as sergeant and squad leader 2nd
squad 2nd platoon; the following
were promoted to privates, first
class: Capers Green, James Kuy
kendall, Dillingham Haskett, Wal
ter.. Underwood, Carl Jones,, Byron
Clark and Oren Coin.
102 Pounds Per
WPB Excellence Banner
Will Fly From Flag Pole
On Court House Lawn.
Haywood is scheduled to get
WPB banner to fly on the court
house flag pole under the atara and
stripes, for attaining an averaga
of 102 pounds of scrap per person
in the September-October drive,
Howard Clapp announced last
night, as he sent the report to
The total for the two-month per
iod was 3.549,497, the county chair
man said. Haywood's total In no
enters in the contest staged
HOWARD CLAPP, county
chairman of the scrap drive, re
ported yesterday that Haywood
had an averaire of 102 pounds per
capita for September and October
and would get the War Production
Board excellence flag. "
of the state.
TWmo surance representatives were nere
TTfftdJ'lwst week 'complimenting dhecon
tractors lor their record against
The dtM'pcft cut on the road
108 feet through solid rock. Other
cuts are as dcop as 93 feet through
The ate-.pi'st curve is 14 degrees,
and allows safe travel at 55 miles
an hour, while the average grade
is six per cent.
The contractors used some of the
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Former Local Man
Hilary Crawford, formerly of
Waynesville, son of Mrs. W. T.
Crawford and the late Congress
man Crawford, has been broad'
casting from the "Million Dollar
Victory window" of one of the large
stores in San Francisco.
Mr,. Crawford, who is a lawyer
in San Francisco, Is a veteran of
World War Number 1, and is con
sidered an authority on National
Make Little Change
In Recent Election
Complete tabulations on page It
The official tabluation of Hay
wood County's vote in the election
of last week, both locally and in
the state, madu little changes from
the. 'unofficial yote as reported in
the issue of November 6th.
From' every precinct came re
ports to the effect that it was the
quietest election on record and that
the lightest vote in many ,jre9
had beeit polled. .Th.pentcrats(
apparently witheut much effort,
still held their majority of four to
one as was recorded in the 1940
Biyan Medford, candidate for
Register of Deeds, led the county
ticket, with Judge F. E. Alley lead,
injr the state race in Haywood.
Senator J. W. Bailey, Democrat
came out with a total of 4,039 votes
us against the 1,080 of his oppon
ent, Samuel Morris. ,
Congressman Zebulon Weaver
polled a vote of 4,015 as against
the 1,109 votes of his opponent,
Wheeler Scott, Candidate for con
stable in Boaverdam, received 788
Others elected as constables
were: C. C Burnett, Democrat in
the Cruso stction over his oppon
ent Shay Henson; Glenn Campbell,
Democrat, who had not entered
the primary, won over his opponent
Emanuel Rathbone; A. F. Arring
ton, of Waynesville was unopposed.
by the newspapers
Mr. Clami said that some scrap
which was found during the cam
paign is now being cut up, nut nas
not been weighed. This would add
to the total announced yesterday.
The War Production Boara Ban
ner 1-to be given each county get
ting 100 pounds or more per person.:.,'
The Haywood chairman was well
pleased with the drive, and paid
high tribute to the school children
and teachers for their part in the
campaign. Several schools of the
county have not given final report
to date, and until they are receiv
ed, Mr, Clapp stated that the coun
ty committee could not award the
$25 war bond to any school aa
winner in getting the most per
pupil. From the reports in hand,
the Maggie school holds a sub
On reporting school totals last
week an error was maae m calcu
lating Clyde's average, ine cor
rect average is 191 pounus per a in
War Inspires New Style Hair-Do
Front and Back View of a Victory Coiffure
MRS. W. VIRON ELLIOTT,, native of Kentucky, who is now
making her home in Waynesville, arranged her hair in a "Victory
coiffure" on the first of January, 1942. She expects to wear it in the
same style until "we have beaten Hitler and the Japs," she said
this week. ' ; :
First she divides her hair and parts in the middle from her
forehead to the back of her neck. Then she rolls each aide, and the
two rolls make a perfect V as shown above. The ends, she braids
and forms into a figure eight. '
Mrs. Elliott clerks in Belk-Hudson store and she is constantly
asked by customers how she gets the effect of Victory so perfectly In
her coiffure. She said it is easy to fix, taking only about ten minutes
and stays put for the entire day and evening, with never a loose
strand. Mrs. Elliott has her "baby hair," never having had a hair cut.
Another advantage apart from the patriotic gesture, is the fact
that one need not visit m beauty shop to wear the new coiffure, pointed
out Mrs. Elliott Photo by Sherrill's Studio
Rev. Hammett Asks
"We are going to be far behind
our quotas in surgical dressings as
"equired by national headquarters,
ind will not be ready for the next
issignment, unless the women of
he community give more of their
ime to the work,' said Rev. H. G.
Hammett, chairman of the Hay
tfood Red Cross "chapter.
"If we fall down on this patri
otic duty, it means that we are
not keeping faith with the boys
who are now serving with the
irmed forces in our country, our
wn Haywood county boys, who
now number over 2,500," continued
Mr. Hammett as he made a plea
yesterday for additional workers
:n the Red Cross rooms in the
The rooms are open five after
noons each week from Monday
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Stations Named By
The local rationing board ha
designated a number of filling sta
tions as official tire inspectors. For
periodic inspection and when no
tires are removed from the wheel
or rim, a nominal fee of not over
twenty-five cents per vehicle may
In cases where a tire is demount
ed the following may be charged:
passenger motor vehicles, tires
each, $0.50; small truck tires (7.50'
by 20 or smaller) each $0.75; largo
truck tires (larger than 7.50 by 20)
each, $1.00; additional charge will
be made for removing inside dual'
truck tires (larger than 7.50 by 20)
$0.50. Stations to serve as official in-'
spection centers: Underwood Sin
clair Service, (Spauldon Under'
wood)' Waynesville Gulf Service'
and Tire Recapping Co., (Ed
Simms); Abel's Garage, (Frank
Underwood); Leatherwood and
James Esso Station, (Irving Leath
erwood). Pure Oil Service Station, (Charl
es Garrison); Ward's Gulf Service,
(Hallett Ward); Medford's Service
Center, (Ed Potts); Walker Ser
vice, (Clayton Walker).
Complete Work In
First Aid Course
A class in first aid which has
been taught by Mrs. W. H. F.
Millar completed their twenty
hours of work on last Friday night
and will receive their certificates
in the near future. In addition
to the regular authorized work
they were given war gas instruc
tions for civilian defense.
The class started with forty
members and only four dropped
out, leaving thirty-six who have
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Buried Piece Of Steam Shovel Dug Up
On Parking Lot Here; Weighed 2,110
"Scrap is where yon dig for it,"
is the theory of R. L. "Bob" Ray,
as he weighed up the lift-arm of
an old steam shovel that had been
buried under a parking lot by tons
of fill-in dirt.
Mr. Ray had been ratherinsr scrarj
for many months, and has hit goal
at 80,000 pounds by the 15th. He
already has collected more than
75,000 pounds of his goal.
The steel arm of the steam shovel
weighed 2,110 pounds, and was
buried back of the Pure Oil Station
on Main Street. Mr. Ray and a
helper dug it out several days ago,
and then with hack saw, chisel
and heavy hammers, they pounded
it to pieces, and hanled it away.
Mr. Ray recalled the heavy piece
was buried there a long time ago,
and as soon as he could, h went
to work on the "bnried treasure."
The arm had evidently been satu
rated with oil before the dirt was
hauled hr, as it showed little signs
of being bnried.
This former useless piece of sera
is now on its way to send some
Axis under the soiL as it has keen