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fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The CountySeat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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fAlXTH YEAK WU. 44 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
'in h frsk n vrm n rsn n nn t n
aavwanawDi mwb m Hirst race we s
fas First County In Dis-
To Reach Quota, and
Fifth In North Carolina.
s.twood County has passed her
(u'of $n.600 for the United War
Campaign, C. N. Allen, coun
terman said yesteraay.
. S nil MVITVI4--
fjsct repons iium vunnnn.
have not Been lumeu m, uui
,.h have been received to assure
1m of a safe margin above
bunty Over Quota
h War Fund Drive
Haywood Judging Team
,)ta wnitn will uc uiyiucu
tog me iu"v -o
inruilmg tne u. is. u. ,
Leave For Navy,
Marines And Army
A number of reservists in the
October call under the selective
service have left during the past
Those who have been accepted in
the U. S. Navy have reported to
Spartanburg. From there they
were sent to various naval train
ing centers throughout the country.
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3avw,otl was the first county to i mo group we-e: james
A.k.. miota in this district, ana i " '""", n- unnm nanov
ff.u t report to state neaa- "imam rayton Morris,
11 .... . . a. n.,.,;.. -ii.
ut oi luo unus in mei""" m-mm lumn.
1' rank .Mchlroy. Jr.. .lull Glenn
Welch. Lewis Alvin Kirkpatrick.
iaMnlniLT to Thomas L. Lar
exKiinve state secretary.
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"a a let t r to .nr. Alien mis wees,
Congratulations. We were
WW to receive your telegram
jig us that the Haywood cam-
,fn is over uie. top.
Your county is the first offi-
by victorious campaign in Dis-
One and the fifth in our 105
Japaigns in the state."
Ir. Allen said he expected to
a complete report of the cam-
In this week-end. He also hand-
The Mountaineer the following
want to express to the staff
The Mountaineer my deep ap-
foistion for the splendid public-
given the United War Fund
ripaign. I am most sure tnat
readers of The Monutaineer ap-
fttciate the good work in connec-
with the recent War Fund
With enough turkey on its way
overseas for the holiday dinners
of U. S. S. military forces, the War
Food Administration said yester
day that turkey sales to civilians
may be resumed Monday.
The turkey embargo had been in
effect since August 2 to make it
possible for the U. S. armed forces
to purchase 12 million pounds of
turkeys in time for shipment over
seas, and to obtain part of the re
quirements for the forces here at
home. Overseas requirements have
been met in full and a good share
of domestic military needs have
The entire turkey notds of the
armed forces, totaling approxi
mately I!5 million pounds, represent
less than 10 i'roent of the total
V. S. supply. The remainder of
the supply--expected to total 445
ri,.. i; ;,.. ; , ,, . u, i,,t.... i.' r million pounds- will be available
i 1 1 1 in. iv j ii i 1 1 lc n , 1 1 1 1 ui I in v i jinnr i ii i u i e i i i 1 1 le I s ot .
America t haptcr, which won the honor of representing Haywood
Turkey After All
I , , V. 1 ,.iV 1 I 1.1 r
mmier mm, naipn Miiiiii Hen
drix, Joseph Jackcon Sanford. countv in the judging lontest held in Asheville yesterday and today
Thomas Burl Pannell. Thomas at the annual Western North Carolina Fat Stock Show and Sale. The
er, Raymond McDonald Creene, hoys won in a contest held last Saturday of Haywood county teams
Bragg Higdon, Clyde Alvin Hoop- : held at the farm of Claude Francis. From left to right, back row:
Wood row Samuel Burns, Thurman
Donnie Mobley, Oris Arnold Size
more, and William Luther Black.
Those who will serve in the U.
S. Marines and reported to San
Diego, Calif., were: Robert Joseph
Brown, Mont Harrison Wright and
Aldeen Hamilton Hall, Jr.
Those accepted for service in
the army, who have the longest j
period at home after acceptance,
are scheduled to leave here around
November 10. In the group are:
Ernest Trantham, Raymond Hen
derson Ketner, Neil Robert Press
ley, Elbert Brannor Ray, Howell
William Freeman, James Owens,
Jr., Paul Jones Dupre, Carl Han
nah, Coy Ray Gunter, Emanuel
Jackson Owens, David Alney Put
nam, William Donald Miller, and
Jonathan Caldwell, Kdwin Rogers, and Billy Jim Kradshaw; front:
Robert C. Evans, agricultural teacher, and Ray Ferguson, alternate.
would also like to express
wifh your newspaper, my sin-
thanks to everyone who MWV Oliver Hntrh KhPlt,m .1-
1.:. 1 a J i
In ume aim muney luwarua rais
the quota for Haywood.
h proves once again that Hay-
never fails in the hour of
kinning of Year
To Be Given On
High school seniors in their last
term of school and recent high
school graduates are being urged
by M. H. Bowles, district superin
tendent, to take the Army-Navy
college qualifying test to be held
on November 9.
, Many young men privileged to
enter the army specialized training
program will eventually become
commissioned officers in the army,
and most of those accepted for the
navy program will also become
commissioned officers in the navy,
marine corps, or coast guard, it
was pointed out by Mr. Bowles.
This opportunity is being given
J. R. Shook,
KllQinPCQ Ylntl Iliac uancial status, to attend college in
.m.., or(k,r to mak(, hjs m()st offe(.tiv
Funeral services were held Mon- j
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Pine Grove Methodist church in
the Stamey Cove for J. R. Shook,
66, retired business man, of Can
ton( who died at 9 a. m. Sunday
at his home in the Highland Park
section of Canton, following a long
illness. The Rev. W. H. Pless of
ficiated. Burial will be in the
Public Urged To
For Greek Relief
The Greek War Relief Associa
tion with headquarters in New
York, has applied for permission to
send children's garments on eight
mercy ships, and if permission is
granted, shipping will begin at
once, according to Chres George,
local chairman of the relief fund.
A special appeal is being made
for clothmir for children under
five and from 6 to 14 years of age.
It is pointed out that it is hard
Lifting of the turkey embargo
order at this early date, Army and
Food Distribution Administration
officials state, is indicative of the
cooperation of the public and all
branches of the turkey industry. In
responding promptly to the Army's
call, thiy have helped to assure
turkey dinners on Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and New Year, for our
men and women serving overseas.
The order, (Food Distribution Ord
er 71) has worked smoothly and
j successfully and is being revoked
now because the goal has bien
Cancellation of FIX) 71 is effec
tive Monday at 12:01 a. m.
West Gate Club
Goes To Franklin
The "Wwl '"tfatrtjfcSo! the 4 1st
Tktre were three fatal motor
hfaits and three Dersons killed
Haywood county from January
Wgh September of this year,
prdiriK to a recent release from
5 apartment of Motor ve- , church cemeterv.
of the Highway Safety Di- ! o1,.v, D 'iik
n- vjariann Alien, rain uregg, Mas
king the same period of 1942 ' ,.,, V;a).,A cu 'i, t
P were only two fatal accidents ! f shnnk ' .Tr 'aH Rlnh
-o persons killed. I v;. ' : u ' , -.u'
Jonne; the month of September flowers
win Veai'S tho rooni-A ohoota .
widow, Mrs. Ellie Massie Shook;
two sons, T. Elwood Shook, and
James Howard Shook, both of
Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Ern
est Patrick, of Spruce Pine, and
Mrs. Thco Heatherly, of Cruso;
three brothers, Roscoe Shook, of
Elizabethton, Tenn., Edward Shook,
of Lenoir, and Pink Shook, of Can-
ton; five sisters. Mrs. Joe E. Har
'(;;ir M. H. Rowles, in command grove. Mrs. Jim Hargrove, Mrs.
!' K'h P.attalion rvf the M r i ch.H 1- c 1... v
N Guard, completed his regular all of Canton, and Mrs. James
f'.triy insnectinn nf liio nmnnn n....l.l ,1 n. i i
i j. 1 "A wnijii ejirtni, ui .viiieoii, on., ann JZ grand
fnns the past week. ! children.
'""ipanies incno.tj qui.
Masonic District plans to motor to
for Americans to know what these Franklin next Wednesday evening
articles of clothing will mean to .to join the Junaluska Lodge, of that
the children of Greece as they face j 'own for the purpose of conferring
another winter of chills and famine, the Master Masons degree on a
unbitious boys regardless of fi- Hundreds of thousands can be sav- : class of three candidates. C. I!.
ed from sickness and death, if Hosaflook will serve as director,
provided with proper clothing. The team represents members
Mr. George expressed apprecia- 'from the Waynesville, pigeon Riv
tion of the donation of :!0() shoes er, Clyde and Sonoma Lodges. Th
made by tin Champion Shoe Shop, icast is composed of the following:
He states that anyone desiring t)H. S. Hell, C. B. Hosaflook, R. A.
contribute clothing to the relief Gaddis, B. F. Patton, It. C. Mc
is asked to leave the garments at Bride, S. R. Pelmet, H A. William
the W. W. N. C. Cafe, and he willlson, Edwin Fincher, J. S, Davis,
see that they reach the proper ; Z. V. Price, W. T. Hawkins, C. I),
authorities in Asheville for ship- ; Brown, W. F. Sprinkles, S. E. Con
ment. natser, IE. H. Iialontine, R. W. Fie,
Mrs. J. c Brown, welfare chair- J- A- Inman, P. W. Whitesides, W.
, . , the Woman b Club, who ih i a , , TT
s were conducted . , r ; Abl, and W. H. Rhea
Wayne Stamey and
Saturday IS Calves Win Top
. . . rnzes ai onow
Last vay 10
Book No. 4
The last chance lo get War
Rationing Rook No. 4 will be
Saturday morning, from nine
until noon, in the court room.
The rationing hoard an
nounced yesterday that many
failed to get their hooks last
week due to had weather, and
the three hours for issuing
the hooks Saturday will he the
last opportunity for a long
time, it was pointed out.
To date 11,111 copies of
Hook No. Four have heen is
sued by the local hoard.
It was pointed out that No.
Three War Hook mast be
brought to the court room be
fore No. Four can he issued.
contribution to the war effort. Any
boy interested in taking the exami
nations are asked to get in touch
with Mr. Bowles.
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Margaret
M. Brock Tuesday
Haywood lioys Make Good
Record With Animals At
W. N. C. Fat Calf Show.
Tht two Hereford fat calves,
owned by Wayne Stamey, of Bethel,
won the grand champion and re
serve championship prizes at the
annual Western North Carolina
Fat Calf Show in Asheville yes
terday, in which 50 calves were
It is the first time in the his
tory of the show that one boy has
won both top honors with two
Haywood animals also won first
place in the show ing of three home
rni-ed animals. In the group of
"vo animals, Havwood took ser-
! mid highest honors, with Cleveland
! o'inty coniinir out lirst.
Wayne Stamey not content with
j winning the two top places with
his nTnials, also won the first prize
j for showmanship.
The next best Haywood calf was
the one owned and entered by Don
ald McCracken, son of Mr, and
Mrs. Jack McCracken, of the
County Home farm.
The winners in the judging con
test, staged by the FFA and 4-H
Club boys were not announced until
after The Mountaineer had gone to
A number of Haywood business
men plan to be on hand today for
the sale of the fat calves which
will be sold at auction at one
o'clock. In the past year, several
of the calves have been brought
back to Haywod and sold through
the markets and served by public
Wayne Stamey is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Stamey of the
Bethel section. He has been a
4-H Club member for the past
seven years, and this is hia third
yeajr entering baby beef cattle In
HSrtfs.' HfeVwon first place at the
Hickory show in 1941, and third
place last year in Asheville. The
two calves weighed about 900
Other Haywood boys entering
of-town speakers. animals in the show yesterday, in-
Mrs. Brown has appointed the eluded: Calvin Francis, gflH. of Mr.
following trom the Auxiliary to , and Mrs. Claude Francis, route 2;
Nov. 11th To Be
Observed by Legion
The American Legion and the
American Legion Auxiliary will
hold their annual dinner on the
night of Armistice Day at the Le
gion Home, it has heen learned
from Col. J. Harden Howell, com
mander of the former, and Mrs.
J. C. Brown, president, of the latter.
The members of the two p atriotifeJ
groups and rhHMs Til
seated at two long tables, with
Mrs. Brown presiding over one and
Col. Howell the other.
An interesting program has been
planned for the evening, with out-
have charge of the arrangements
of the dinner: Mrs. Hurst Burgin,
chairman, Mrs. Guy Massie and
Mrs. Clayton Walker.
(serving as head of the Greek Re-
m i . i n 1.
on luesoay airernoon ai .1 u c.oc ,. , , , haa atatoA iut
at the Hazelwod Baptist church (f. nm.'t,. ii't: I '
an with neither fatal acci-
P oi- deaths on the highway.
faj. M. H. Bowles
The team was organized in Feb.,
19.'!.'!, and has served all lodges
for Mrs. Marcaret Melinda Brock. i .u... i. !n the 4lst Masonic District, and
. , mm iJiM-il f A iniut'U ttllll Lllrtl Milt; i . , ,
80, widow of the late Jasper Brock. .,. ,, ,,, , : )V,m . hils mde many visits throughout
who died at her home in Hazel- u.. i ... n: ....... V th' state and Georgia. The Club
wood at 11 :'!() p. m. Sunday. Rev.
Max Best, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Crawford Best, Crabtree; Donald
McCracken, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Jack McCracken, county home
farm; Phil Sherrill, son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Sherrill, route 2,
Canton; Joe Michael, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Michael, of Canton,
Howard Clapp, county agent,
and Wayne Franklin, assistant
There were only ten registrants , ""unty apent' wfre on ,hand. with
of the boys who have become 18 ,! t y'. , . i
during the month registered under
Only Ten Boys
Become 18 Years
During Past Month
the selective service system for
the month of October, according
to the clerk of the local draft board.
The small number is due to the
is servinir as an assistant, to tho
.1. M. Wnodard. assisted by Rev. I work with Mr George.
Kay Allen, officiated. Burial was I .
the show "We are mighty proud of
these boys and their animals. They
certainly held up the tradition
that Haywood is a coming cattle
in Greenhill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were: j
Jesse Messer, Elias Thoutman, Hoc- :
tor Rnbin-on, Robert Chapman, 1
Pink Compton, and Robert Phillips, i
Mrs. Brock was a native of Mad
ison county, but had resided in
Haywood county for the past 77
years. She was the (laughter of
Mr. and Mr. Henry Whitehead, of
Snnrtanburg. She had been a
member of the Hazclwpod Baptist
church for many years.
Mrs. Brock is survived by two
sons, Paul and Jasper Brock, of
Hazelwood: two daughters, Mrs.
Florence Brock and Mrs. Charlie
Palmer, both of Hazelwood ; ten
grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.
Sforza in London
""n. 38th of Asheville, 37th
"Canton. Sfit.h nf PtWV- Ca-f TVin T Wl'lllamc
icTS:!.isHome On Furlough
necking of tv, -fMi,; i4-v. : , T , ,
f eauin ....111s: ciulii- sergeant jonn j. vviinams, u.
isoripi ' ordnar,ce, records, j S. Air Corps, is spending a ten-day
fy.j ""c ciucien- : iuriougn witn nis iamiiy at L,aice
amental operations, mili- ! Junaluska. Sgt. Williams volun-
mr 10 state guard ,1941 and was inducted at Fort . 2U 17C11IIU Uflll
Jackson, and from there was trans- -r j 4- D 4-
ferred to Jefferson Barracks, and IVeglStraniS 1 Ut
then to Luke Field, Ariz., where j t (l -j k
he is now stationed. For two ! 1U VyiaSS X"x.
months this summer he was at I
the administration school at Fort All men who are now or have
heen on the delinquent lists of the
t Mff is ahsolutely no chance j LSan' Cola
Mmff(e will u. j I
t . "Ran ip m , nricii.
hiv(.HmrSa?e The Mountaineer
L Utstion has arisen numer-
ijine Ck'NTJ .Ii -will be found in this
art-"!e coupons in the book : newspaper, about rationing.
v , L,oiiee".
Information . . .
k c printed oeiore
fSJ tr, 1 .
'1 so plentiful, and it
new price changes, and mat
ters of general interest about
A announ make the chane' I the war. This information is
?A points .,. . .. . ! nntVipntif. and should prove
n i T UI nil OTV11 MflQ
r ni tunee now naaivaiuauic lu an
urm stale coffee i rr.a rt Hnninp- iruide Will De
on;.. "wu corree Keeps
a few weeks at best.
of special interest.
draft board are being automatical
ly placed in class 1-A, is was learn-
i hi 1. 1 1 1
en mis weeft jiuni ine jutai uuaiu.
All registrants who have failed
to give their latest addresses to
the draft board are notified to do
so at once, or they will become
Anyone knowing the whereabouts
of the following men are asked
to contact the draft board at once:
Lewis Julian Parker, Grady Allen
Downs, Thomas Morgan Graham,
James Vaughn Graham, Virgil
Cecil Lee, Rufus Wilson Melton,
James Robert Miles, David Evans,
Arlo Caldwell, and Thomas How
Bakery Is Given
Publicity In A
Poarce's Waynesville Bakery re-
still has 9 charter members active fart that a large number of the
on tne team. boys are now volunteering before
All members are urged to be at they come 18 years of age, to avoid
the Masonic Temple here at 4 :.'!() being drafted
for the trip to Franklin, where sup- jn (he October group were the
per will be served at (1:00 o'clock following: Thomas Andrew Sut
prior to the meeting. , f Waynesville, route 2; Kd
" " gar Warlick, Waynesville route 1;
Tnl I II TI rklimll Lewis James Burnett. Waynesville-
vi. ii. a iv TT vil Robert Flint Smith, Waynesville, cently received national publicity
m IllmiPIf intl TTnilf route l; Olas (Jrant Creaseman, on their recent opening here, when
llinjiCCllUll 1UUI Hazlw0(1(L , "The Dough Boy" a national trade
ff Sfnfp fwllirH Spurgeon Clarence Shelton, Way- j magazine of the bakery trade, de-
k ltilU uurtIU nesville, route 2; William Troy I voted two pages, with pictures, to
Col. J. Harden Howell cnni-'Smilh' Waynesville, route 1; Fred; the progress of the local bakery
mander of th Serond North Cr-! ' ,inlon M,,or'- .Vove TQeK HI.uary I M"C "P"B '& months ago
lina Regiment of the State Guard, I , M"dford, Clyde, route 1, Mar
will join General James W. Jen yKt" Haney- route J"
kins, of Henderson, commander of ! .
the State Guard, next week in a , AnOllier Man T aVS
Visit tn tinttntinn tipntnnortni-o omiI
the inspection of local units.
Col. Howell and Gen. Jenkins
will be in Salisbury on Monday,
9th; Shelby, Wednesday, the 10th;
and Waynesville, on Thursday, the
Gen. Jenkins is scheduled to
spend Thursday night here.
COUNT CARLO SFORZA arrived to
London and will proceed at once to
Italy. A former Italian foreign min
ister, he is expected to aid in the
formation of a coal'tion of Italian
political parties aimed at uniting
his homeland agair.st the Germans.
The anti-Fascist has lived in exile
for 15 years. (International)
Past Due Account
Howell McCracken, who deliv
ers mail here in Waynesville, has
got to change his opinion of a man
because he recently received a
check covering a bill made seven
j , Mr. McCracken farms in addi-
Grace E. Mitchell Has tion to his post office duties, and
Finished WAVE Course ven years ago he let a man have
a dollar. The debt went unpaid
Grace E. Mitchell, daughter of until last week, when a check was
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Mitchell, 4 sent into clear the past due amount.
Water Street, Waynesville, has I Mr. McCracken had forgotten
completed her basic training and all about the matter,
indoctrination course at the Naval The dollar was invested in tick-
Training School, Bronx, N. Y., and jets to see Waynesville play foot-
The magazine gave a history of
the firm, and description of the
present layout, and devoted much
space outlining the efficiency with
which Mr. and Mrs. Pearce operate
is now proceeding to Radio Train
ing Station, of the 7th Naval Dis
trict as a Yoeman, Third Class.
Staff Sgt. and Mrs. David Lea
therwood have returned to Thom-
ksville, Ga., after spending a 15-
ball, and anyone who knows the
mailman, realizes what double en
joyment he got out of collecting
this 7-year-old debt.
Rev. H. G. Hammett closed a
successful 10-day revival meeting
at the First Baptist Church in Can
ton last night. Much interest was
shown in the meeting during the
entire period. Rev. Mr. Hammett
is pastor of the First Baptist
Dr. H. K. Masteller is pastor of
the Canton church.
Pfs. Edward Best
Commander Henry Lee is leaving
Waynesville next week for Char-
day furlough with the former's i leston, West Va., where he will
nnrenta Mr And Mrs. CI C T.ea- reside in the futuro witri his si'a-
therwood. Sgt. Leatherwood has.ter Mrs. Cameron Lewis. Mrs. (returned to his post after spend-
been stationed in Thomasville fori Lewis is the former Miss Evelyn ing a ten-day furlough with hia
the past six months. Lee. j parents. ,
Private First Class Edward Earl
Best, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craw
ford Best, of Clyde, route 1, has
recently been awarded a good con
duct medal. This is the fourth
medal Pfc. Best has received. He
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