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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 8 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Friday Q Last Day To Kegisteir Fob- War Book Wo
Victory Gardens Will Solve Food Problem, Says Clapp
jjjore Gardens Will Be
Wd In Haywood This
(year Than Ever Before.
trv tn evl -v '
a Vi'.nv garden are going to
1 thf f""1 ll,OL"n" a
ltter MXt till'. ""U
,i .. .....i rhmn countv
iter. ' 1 ' '
L. um,.-H e-tcrday.
The -latnil"1' ,niU URI1 rt
krtajri' ' " r
false alarm It is just us inucu
art as an -ia'"n-" "-
fff mu-t ri.it i nly raise gar
i f,n .mi' fi'i -I' vegetables, but
i,,.! coiiM iv.- all surplus by
mm? arm i" cmi ""k
'if mil families are to
,e balanced menues in the
nth.- l inme."
Mr. Clapp boiled his remarks
tn to-"this year we are going
garden or know what it means
Bo without food."
k survey from every town in
countv. anil in many of the out
i . i j
sections tnis weeK, snowea
it more gardens would be grown
Haywood this year than ever
I'hen tho it values on can-
eouiis were announced Sunday
lit and Monday, citizens in
it walk of life in Haywood were
k to make up their minds
ta Victory garden was definite
n their spring and summer pro-
lime residents of Waynesville
Hazeiw.iod this week rented
much as an acre of land to
w their foodstuffs on. Others
led vacant lots, and have al
ly started cleaning and prepar
last year Victory gardens were
tied as a patriotic measure,
syear people will grow them in
h to have sufficient food. It
hot our intention to scare peo-
but wc are sincere in believing
I sufficient and ample warning
fcld be given in plenty of time
Hi ablebodicd people to begin
r plans for a garden," Mr.
gricultural leaders have found
i enough food can be erown on
0 square feet of garden space
ier nand cultivation, to do one
pon g year.
planting chart and guide has
f prepared by Mr. Clapp and
W published next week. It
five best varieties of each
table suitable for local plant-
"est planting dates, how to
tt and cultivate. This vast
unt of information will nrnio
fisble to many amateur garden-
lns and lots of other such
he COuntv ap-ent'! nffi l,n
f,d much valuable material on
wens, and will be glad to give
Funiea matter, as well na nil
f r "formation to anyone call-
es Go Out
rst Of Month
'tlces to tiK. ninetv-six men
'the ":,kL' ."p ,hl March quota
in tK u-' vice system
l! 'lrst ,,f the
'mrn the board yester-
he in,,,,., l.
. n,i ueen increased
"Lan "ic- it was first announc
10 Hnt,. u. .
hr. ,1 0 are eleven vol-
aronr i p up- a11 of whom
St wll Wl11 be announced
clerk f , as learned from
Clerk f'f the board.
jwjing; After An
Nation In Charlotte
T v t
it ,n :"assie, who nnder-
ian LmPerat,10n at the P8by
X last Tei ?osPitel 1" Char
nR?nr , "Ported to be
hef, d Wl11 . to her
ined forih her,mther and re-
m Mr,seVTral days' n -w-
nw with v. N Ma88'e, Jr.,
w,th her mother-in-law.
Need Your Garden
Now is the time to have a
garden plowed, and plans have
been completed at the county
agent's office to assist thos.
who cannot find someone to do
Just call lti" and the office
force of the county agent will
gladly explain the plan, and
tell you when to expect some
one at your place, and the cost.
The sooner the bookings are
made, the quicker the work
can be done.
"There'll be no excuse for
not getting your plot plowed
this spring," Mr. Clapp said.
Women Respond To
Appeal To Roll Red
Women have answered the urg
ent cal for workers in the Red
Cross surgical dressing rooms in
the community, it was learned
from Mrs. Ben Colkitt, chairman
of the committee in the Haywood
Chapter of the Red Cross.
In view of the response Mrs.
Colkitt stated that the rooms would
be open two, instead of one eve
ning, each week for those who are
employed in the daytime and are
unable to aid the work in the after
The rooms in the Masonic Temple
will be open, beginning next week
each Mondav and Thursday eve
ning from 7:30 to 9:30 o'clock. A
supervisor will be there each eve
ning to direct the work, and in
struct those who have not previous
Funeral For Mrs.
P. L. Turbyfill
Set For Friday
Weil-Known and Life-Long
Resident of Waynesville
Passed Away Wednesday.
Mrs. Julia Catherine Tate Tur
liytill. 7i, widow of the late Pink-in-y
L. Turbyfill, died at her home
yesterday afternoon at 4:40 o'clock
i after an exU-nded illness.
Funeral services will be held
Friday afternoon at three o'clock
at the First Methodist church,
with Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor,
in charge. liurial will be in
(i reenhill eenieU'ry.
The body will lie in state at
the church from two until three
Mrs. Turbytill was one of the
best loved women of the commun
ity. Her natural wit and sunny
disposition, with her charity to
others made all who contacted her,
She was born in Waynesville on
May 2.'!, IBM!, the daughter of
Joseph Manson and Nancy Shook
Tate. She was married to the late
Mr. Turbyfill on February 7,
She was a charter member of
the Woman's Missionary Society
of the First Methodist church and
had been active in the work of the
church since she was a young girl.
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Ciirnett X. Henson, of For
est City, Mrs. O. R. Martin, of
Waynesville, Mm. J. C. Turner,
of Flmer, N. J.; two sons, Charles
Turbyfill, of New York City, and
Pinkney L. Turbyfill, Jr., of Way
nesville, formerly connected with
The Waynesville Mountaineer;
seventeen grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren; and a num
ber of nieces and nephews, as well
as other relatives in this section.
Part Of March
The countv home demonstration
clubs will study "Simple and Sure
Methods of Making A Dress" at
the March meeting, it has been an
nounced by Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, county home agent.
The schedule of meetings for the
first two weeks in March is as
follows: Beaverdam Club will meet
with Mrs. Harley Wright at 2:.".0
o'clock on Tuesday, the 2nd; Al
len's Creek Club with Mrs. Henry
Francis at 2 o'clock on Wednesday,
the 3rd; the Dellwood Club with
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Draft Board Seeks
The draft board serving the lo
cal area is trying to locate; the
addresses of a group of men whose
occupational questionnaires have
been returned unclaimed.
The board is asking the coopera
tion of the public in trying to con
tact the following men: Williard
Daniel Waldrop, Willie Lee Led
ford, Suphes Gregary, Mark Wil
liamson, Josephus Manson Leath
erwood. Horace Baxter Willis, Bob Good
son, Isaac Green, William Foy
Cowan, and James Teague Baker.
Dwight Beatty, Jr.
Wins Medal In DAR
Dwight Beatty, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dwight Beatty, of Char
lotte and Waynesville, was the win
ner of the medal in the thirty-fourth
annual declamation contest held by
the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution at the high school on
The second prize was won by
Charles Caddis, son of Rev. and
Mrs. Robt. Gaddis. Young Beatty's
speech was "The Call to Arms,"
by Patrick Henry, and that of the
second prize winner was, "The
March of Freedom," by Secretary
Other boys taking part in the
contest and their declamations,
which was marked by unusual
credit to each contestant were as
i follows: Billy Davis, "The Elo
iquence of Adams," by Daniel Web
ster; Carmel Hollingsworth, "The
.Four Freedoms," by Franklin
Roosevelt ; James Siske, "The Black
Horse and His Rider."
J. D. Kelley, "The Army of
Democracy," by John C. Coyle;
Winfred Liner, "The Soul of the
American Soldier"; Jarvis Brock,
"Address to Congress," by Frank
lin Roosevelt; Aaron Hyatt, "Wrhy
I am (ilad I am an American"; and
James Rrackett, "The National
Two patriotic numbers were ren
dered by a group of students from
the Boys' and Girls' Chorus Club
directed by Chas Isley as follows:
"We must be Vigilant" and "Med
ley of World War Number 1 soi.gs."
Mrs. S. H. Bushnell, regent, pre
sided over the program, and Mrs.
Charles E. Quinlan, chairman of
patriotic education was in charge
of the contest and presented the
medal and the second prize to the
Announcement was also made
during the program of the winners
of the other thirty three contests.
Grocerymen who need special
tickets for marking the point value
of merchandise can get them at
Also available are special cards
to fit on the edge of shelving to
be used under canned goods not
Both these items are in three
sizes and will fit any standard
Plans Completed To
Launch Red Cross
Drive In District
Sgt. York's Cousin
HERE'S AVIATION CADET Max York
(above), 22, of Indianapolis. Ind , a
distant relative of Sfit. Alvin York,
hero of World War I. who is receiv
ing his training at the Army ir
Force Classification Centet San
Antonio. Tex. Cadet York kill trv
to emulate his' famed cousin in
the air against Axis International)
Large Crowd See
One of the largest crowds y. t tx
gather to bid the reservists good
bye assembled Friday noon on the
courthouse lawn. The majority of
the boys were between IS and 20
years of age. They left shortly
after 12:00 o'clock for Fort Bragg,
and were scheduled to reach camp
about 1:30 Saturday morning.
John M. Wyatt had been named
acting corporal on the trip to camp.
There were thirty-three boys in the
group, while making up the Feb
ruary quota under the selective
service system, many of them had
After receiving final instructions
at the draft office they were guests
of Chres George and the Waynes
ville Bakery for doughnuts and
coffee at the W. W. N. C. Cafe.
Mr. George and Mr. Pearce, of the
bakery extended this courtesy to
every group of men leaving this
The Wavnesville Rotary Club
conducted a brief service before
the men boarded the bus. The Rev.
H. G. Hammett. pastor of the First
Baptist Church and president of
the Rotary Club offered a prayer,
and Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor
of the Presbyterian Church made a
brief talk. The Rotary Club thin
presented each of the boys with a
Testament and a money belt.
In the group leaving were: John
M. Wyatt, Arthur W. Corbin, James
Welch, Scott' A. Mehaffey, Johnny
A. Mehaffey, Vance M. Spivey,
Coman Beasley, Charles W. Ross,
Bill R. Creasman, Ray Haney,
Kermit L. Robinson, John C. Sum
merrow, William D. Hall, Arthur
H. Smith, Robert Justice, J. W.
Finney, Woodrow Queen, William
Milburn C. Trantham, Henry B.
Foy, Grover L. Golden, Troy L.
Parton, James Sheehan, Welch R.
Early, Alvin E. Haynes, Henry
Price, Guy D. Arrington, Tommie
Kirkpatrick, Melvin Smith, John
T. Hannah, Joe A. Brackett, Bud
Phillips and John B. DeWeese.
Final plans for the Haywood
Chapter Red Cross War Fund Cam
paign were perfected on Tuesday
night when a rally of all campaign
workers met at the court house.
The meeting was attended by over
100 volunteer workers, the largest
group ever to asm nible here for a
Red Cross Campaign.
Malcolm R. Williamson, War
Fund Chairman, presided and ex
plained the methods of procedure
to all workers who accepted their
responsibility enthusiastically. Writh
a minimum goal of $4,000 the work
ers will launch the campaign on
Monday and expect to complete it
within the week.
"We would like for the public to
remember that when they are ap
proached for a contribution it will
be by a volunteer worker who is
rendering a patriotic service, freely
and willingly. We want the public
to respond in the same manner,
remembering that it will be neces
sary for each individual person to
give twice as much as heretofore
if we are to attain our goal," com
cented Mr. Williamson.
"This is not a membership drive
nor a roll eall but a WAR FUND
CAMPAIGN lo assist in the Na
tional Red Cross Campaign to se
cure $125,000,000. We anticipate
no other Red Cross campaign this
year," further explained the chair
Some of our largest contribution
heretofore have been mailed in by
Waynesville people who are away
for the winter. Those in charge
are hoping these friends of the
American Red Cross will remember
their local chapter this year in
making tin ir contributions.
"The campaign is upon us let's
get on with the job and in true
Haywood County fashion put it
over," concluded Mr. Williamson in
his final remarks.
Workers have been appointed to
every area in the section served by
the Haywood County Red Cross
Sergeant Shipley Out
Sergeant Joe Shipley arrived
yesterday to spend a 14-day fur
lough with his mother, Mrs. Claude
Shipley, on Brown avenue.
Sergeant Shipley is just out of
the hospital at Camp Stewart,
Ga., where he spent 78 days, fol
lowing an operation.
Duties Of WAS
Explained At Meet
The duties of the aircraft warn
ing service post of the ground ob
servers corps of the army air
forces, first fighter command, were
explained here on last Thursday
night at a meeting held in the
court house, with W. S. Prevost,
county director of aircraft warn
ing service, presiding.
The instructional meeting was
in charge of Sergeant Stack and
CL'poral Liebman of the army air
corps ground section, of Columbia,
It was brought out in the meet
ing by the speakers that the "air
craft warning service could not
properly function unless those re
sponsible for the work were train
ed. There are nine posts in Haywood
county and of this number three
have been reorganized during the
past week. In the group were the
Woodrow section, with Flwood
Shook, chief observer; in Canton,
with Doc Wilson observer, and at
Lake Junaluska, with the Rev.
Miles McLean, observer.
Prior to the meeting held on
Thursday evening the visiting of-
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L. M. R1C11KSON
Last Rites Held
For L. M. Richeson
Well Known Civic, Busi
ness and Church Leader
Passed Away Friday
Last rites were conducted at 4
o'clock on Sunday afternoon at the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church
for Lancelot Minor Richeson, 63,
superintendent of the A. C. Law
rence Leather Company, and pro
minent civic and business leader,
who died at his home at 9:30 o'clock
Friday evening. , .
Rev. S. R. Crochet t, pastor of
the Hazelwood Presbyterian church
and a former pastor of Mr. Riche
son, and the Rev. M. R. Williamson,
pastor, officiated. Burial was in
Serving us active pallbearers
were; M. H. Bowles, C. N. Allen,
R. L. Prevost, Frank Compton,
Lawrence Davis, and E. C. Wagen-
Honorary pallbareis included:
l members of the Haywood Home
j Building and Loan Association,
Members of the High School Band
committee, Session of the Way
.nesville Presbyterian Church, mem
'hers of the Boosters Club, of Hazel
Wood, Waynesville Masonic Lodge,
Charles K. Ray, Dan Watkins, T.
j Lenoir Gwyn, Ben Colkitt, Major J.
II. Howell, J. K. Shields.
William Winchester, Dr. Robt.
H. Stretcher, Dr. R. S. Roberson,
J. M. Long, Alvin Ward, Jonathan
Woody, ('.. (. White, C. E. Weath
erby, T. J. Houlehand, of Ashland,
Ky., and J. F. Shields.
Mr. Richeson was born in Buena
Vista, Va., on January 23rd, 1890,
the son of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Jackson Richeson. He
graduated from the Virginia Poly
technic Institute at Blacksburg in
From his graduation until 1913
he was with the England-Walton
Company of Harrisonburg, Va.,
when he became connected with
the K. I DuPont de Nemours and
company at the City Point, Va.
plant and later was transferred to
the Philadelphia plant.
He came to Waynesville 22 years
ago as superintendent of the A. C.
Laurence Leather Company, of
Hazelwood. He has been active
in all phases of the community's
! (Continued on page 12)
No. 2 This Week
Few People Reporting Sur
plus Canned Goods Or
Coffee; Point Values Are
At the present rate of issuing
War Book No. Two, few if any
citizens of this district will be
without their important food book
on Friday afternoon, when the 19
rationing places in the district
A survey yesterday showed that
all 10 places were doing a land-office
business us citizens took ad
vantage of good weather, and per
haps scared into taking early ac
tion by the high point values
placed upon canned goods by
The rationing force at the court
house, composed of about 2b peo
ple, average issuing 1,000 books a
day. Other places did a propor
The rationing board warned yes
terday that all persons failing to
get their books by Friday after
noon would have to wait until
April first to get Book No. Two.
Many families lost coffee coupons
when it was discovered that cou
pons had already been taken from
books of children under 15 years
of age. The OPA has ruled that
i on and after March first, it will
be permissible to get corfee on
coupons in books of children whose
age is shown as 14 on the face
of Book No. One. OPA takes for
granted that a child that was 14
when Book No. One was issued
would be 15 by now.
About one out of twenty people
report a surplus of canned goods,
and the ratio for surplus coffee
on hand as of November 28, 1942,
is even higher.
"This is the easiest ration inar
,i '.hni " have done," said several
teachers who have been pressed
into duty in every rationing pe
riod. The sugar rationing seems
to have been the hardest.
The public in general seems to
understand the entire program,
and are cooperating, it was report
ed by those in charge of rationing
All canned fruits and vegetables
now frozen, will go on sale under
the point system March first. Mer
chants throughout the district have
placed cards under each item show
ing the number of points each
respective rationing item will cost,
as well as the selling price. The
plan will enable buyers to select
the size cans best suited for their
Printed on page nine of this
newspaper is a chart showing the
number of points the most com
mon sizes of cans of rationed goods
Dried beans were also frozen
along with canned goods, and after
February 28, 8 points will be re
quired for each pound purchased.
Boy Scout Troop
Number Two To
Members of Troop No. 2, of the
Boy Scouts, have placed a contain
er at the Watkins Chevrolet garage
for the convenience of those who
may have been collecting petty
Types of scrap wanted include:
rubber, aluminum, iron, copper,
brass and tinfoil. Tin is not want
ed for it cannot be disposed of at
the present time.
Those who have such scrap can
leave it at this station. It is possi
ble that the container will be plac
ed at other points later.
Group Of Colored
Air Raid Work
Sam Kelly, chief air raid warden
for the community, instructed a
group of colored people on Wed
nesday evening in Air Raid De
The group was made up of those
who had successfully completed all
work in Red Cross First Aid, under
supervision of J. C. Brown and in
cluded the following: Welton Rey
nolds, Edith Casey, Christine Allen,
Lena Love, Evelyn MacDonald,
Mallie Cullins, Virginia Siske, Mary
Scruggs, Leona McDowell, Evan
geline Gibbs, Elsie Osborne.
Jessie Stuart, Narcissus Payne,
Marion Howell, Louis Gray, Esther
Casey, Annie Woods, Jerome Kemp,
Clarine Allen, Annie Lenoir, Lois
Patton, Inex Patton, Amy Lee,
Ella Mae Copney and Helen Harris.
Given WPB Award
For Scrap Shipped
Pressley Brothers, scrap dealers
of the county who maintain their
main yards in Canton, with a
branch here, have recently been
recognized by the War Production
Board as one among the outstand
ing dealers of the two Carolinaa
for their part in shipping scrap
materials in large quantities to the
The merit of award was made at
a dinner meeting at the Spears Inn
in Canton on last Monday which
was attended by the Pressley Bro
thers, War Production Board rep
resentatives and a number of local
business men of Canton. L. C.
Wilson, of Asheville, WPB sal
vage inspector, presided.
The presentation was made by
Henry G. Taylor, of the WPB,
with headquarters in Charlotte.
Mr. Taylor is in charge of all deal
ers in North and South Carolina.
In making the award he stated that
the local dealers were in a group
of 20 in the two states, where there
are 251 operating, to receive such
recognition. He also added that
their work was as essential as if
they were serving at the front.
The firm is composed of Fred Press
ley, G. B. Pressley and R. H.
Among those attending the meet
ing were: Howard Clapp, county
farm agent, Clyde R.. Hoey, Jr.,
acting mayor of Canton, who wel
comed the visitors, James E. Hen
derson, Virge McClure, Rev. G J.
Upton, H. P. Donovan, Harley B.
Wright and J. E. Reister.