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Pablished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
tjxfiETHYEAR NO. 2 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Cnntiea
amoaten To Open
Next Tuesday With
Ready To Tackle Task Of
Selling County's Bond
A warning was issued yesterday
L the county war finance commit
tor the puDiic noi 10 gei eAtit-
I Tuesday morning at ten o ciock
hen the whi: ties, siren and bells
If thi.- community DreaK ionn in a
jlam as it will be a reminder
iat the Fourth War Loan Drive
officially underway, and that the
Iuota of $700,000 is a "mast war
J. E. Massie, vice chairman of
lie drive in the county, announced
lestcrday that this end of the coun-
was well organized for the
Lmpaign and had assumed respon-
bility for selling half the county
uota, while Sam Robinson, county
hairman, made a similar an
ouneement from Canton. The Can
m area will also observ; a ' noisy"
rminder of the opening of the
The quota given Haywood by
he treasury department lists $459,-
ICO in E bonds and $241,000 m
and G bonds. The campaign
pens on the 18th, and continues
n-ough the 15th of February, al
bough all E, F and G bonds sold
March first will be counted in on
me campaign, it was said.
Mr. Massie reported yesterday
mat tentative plans were being
ade for a "Free Movie Day" to
k held at the Park Tbfat?e. T,
Ktails of this will be announced
ter, and will probably be held
bout the first of February.
The entire war finance committee
of the county is slated to meet at
be Maples here Tuesday night at
!ven o'clock, for the formal "kick
ff". This will be a 'inner meet
ig, it was announced by the
The women's division of the
ampaign, under the direction of
Irs. Martha Mock Medford, plans
house-to-house canvass, and vol
ntecr workers in every commun
y are being solicited to carry on
Thf cn mpaign will be carried to
he rural areas by Howard Clapp.
s chairman, working through
arm organizations. P. T. A. grouns
nd other school units will be uder
he supervision of A. J. Hutchins.
The complete county-wide or
anization charged wltn the re
I'otHbility of successfully staging
nnther War Loan Drive in Hay
hod is composed of:
Sam M. Robibnson, chairman;
j (Continued on page 7)
Unites To Be
Held Thursday For
kt S. F. Roberson
Last rites will be hpld this after
won at 2 o'clock at the First Bip
m Church for Sergeant S. Fuller
person, 49, native of Haywood
-otinty, who was killed in a air
ilane crash while on a routin
ra-ning flight from Wendover
Salt Lake City, Utah, on
ru-?(hv, December 30.
"hp Rev. H. G. Hammett, pas
orf the church will officiate
'unal will he in Green Hin ceme
fv. The local unit of the Stat'
uard under the direction of Civ
Frank Byrd, will be in charge
i the services at the grave.
Honorary pallbearers will in-
(Continued on page 12)
atten4an-e and much inte
nt "as featured the communitv
reetmg hing hld bv agrcultura'
JlT8 thi, rnon4h, in present 19 '4
"7 Pduction goals to farmer?
Howard Clapp, county agnf
lm fFy Mara Smith, horn
onstration agent and others
ve rresented the plans at variw
h ' . which are, scheduled
F'Ofh the 28th. . ' .
W me?tin tday ts at Fine
oth JUi Fridy Iron Duff
oth will begin at two o'clock.
Head Bond Drive
SAM M. ROBINSON, (top), of
Canton is county chairman, and
assisted by J. E. Massie (bottom)
f Waynesvil e head the commit
tee that will stage the 4th War
Loan Drive in Haywood, with a
iuota of $700,000. The campaign
ithrts next Tuesday.
Again On Approved
List of A. C. Of S.
The Haywood County Hospital is
ne of the 3,253 hospitals in the
United States and Canada and one
of the 81 in North Carolina on the
inproved list of institutions com
piled by the American College of
Surgeons. This list this year
showed an increase of 264 in the
two countries approved a year ago.
The lo al hospital has received
provisional approval. In this group
lie placed hospitals that have ac
cepted and are endeavoring to meet
'he requirements, hut for accept
able reasons have not been able to
1o so in every detail, or were not
it the time of survey complying
sufficient'y to merit full approval.
It is pointed out that the patient
is assured of good care in an an
nroved hospital because snch an
''nstitution is meeting fundamental
(Continued on page S)
ralw,w..i,.,i.i.-,i,.Mli,liy, m m,mi
1944 , The Decisive Year
Nineteen hundred and forty-four may he the de
cisive year of the war. The Pacific offensive already is
under way, aimed at the heart of the enemy Tokyo.
In the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the Allies are poised
for a concerted attack upon Hitler's European Fortress,
are even now administering their first shattering blows.
In hundreds of ways and on scores of fronts, pulp
wood is hastening the day of reckoning.
Flying Fortresses rain destruction over Nazi Eu
rope; their deadly bombs contain explosives made of
pulpwood. Allied fighters inch their way through South
Pacific jungles; aiding their advance are supplies pack
ed in paper products and dropped by parachutes manu
factured from pulpwood.
If you can swing an axe, you can speed victory.
Every.cord of pulpwood you cut means more smokeless
powder, more blood plasma containers, more shell cas
ings. Every cord cut now brings victory nearer.
As the tempo of our attack increases, so does the
need for pulpwood.
Cut the Axis down NOW!
$700,000 War Bond
8 Inches; Mercury
Went Down To 8
Heaviest Snowfall Of The
Season; Low Temperatures
Haywood had the heaviest snow
fall of the season, and some of
the lowest temperatures of the
winter this past week end, accord
ing to the official readings as re
corded by Miss Dorothy Martel,
weather observer here.
The snowfall was recorded at
8 inches. A Vi-inch snow fell Sat
urday morning. The heaviest snow
started falling late Saturday and
continued until about mid-morning
A low temperature of six Mon
day morning caused the melted
snow of Sunday afternoon to freeze
into a sheet of ice. The mercury slid
down to ten on Tuesday morning
and on Wednesday morning was
recorded at twelve.
No accidents were reported, but
a number of people fell on the ice
Monday and Tuesday. Traffic was
at a standstill during the early
hours both days.
Despite the heavy snow the town
ship and county schools opened as
usual on Monday morning. Th re
was around a 75 per cent atten
dance on Monday, according to M.
H. Bowles, acting county superin
tendent of education, and by Tues
day and Wednesday the attend
ance had reached a normal figure.
In view of the fact that this year
the schools will run nine monihs,
Mr. Bavfl4ielt (hat it was advisa
ble not to close the schools on ac
count of the weather, as the nor
mal closing date will be so much
later in the spring.
The official weather report for
the week, as recorded by Miss Mar
tel, is as follows:
Draft Board Wants
The draft board serving the
Waynesville area of the county i
trying to locate the whereabouts
of five men registered with tVr
board. They are making an ap
peal to the public to aid in lo
cating the registrants.
All communications sent to the
men from the office have been r -turned
unopened. The men and
their ast addresses as given the
local board are as follows:
Robert Davis Owen, 1026 F-'
Copeland Park, Newport News,
Va.; Charles Queen, Canlon; Kink
Evans, Gastonia; Andy Sandy
Wyatt, West Ashevill ; Frank
Lawrence Ingram, 27 J 4 Hunting
ton Avenue, Newport News, Va.
L. H. BRA M LETT has been
named chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the Haywood County
Hospital, succeeding Lieut, (jg)
Aaron Prevost, who is now in
L. H. Bramlett
Of Hospital Board
L. H. Bramlett was elected chair
man of the board of trustees of
the Haywood County Hospital at
a meeting held on Tuesday night.
Mr. Bramlett fills the office recent
y vacated by the resignation of
Aaron Prevost, who is serving as a
lieutenant (jg) in the U. S. Navy,
now stationed in New York.
Other members of the board are:
Glenn More, of Canton; W. H.
Burgin, Waynesville; Horace Bry
on, Waynesville, route 2; Frank
"nsley, Canton, and Mark Fergu
son. Clvde, route 1.
Members of the hospital staff
elected were: Dr. J. Frank Pate,
TV. J. L. Reeves, Dr. V. H. lJuckett,
Dr. M. L. Owen, Dr. R. II. Owen,
ind Dr. C. F. Owen, all of Canton;
Dr. Sam L. Stringfield, Dr. Tom
Stringfield, Dr. R. H. Stretcher.
Dr. R. S. Roberson, Dr. W. L.
(Continued on page 7)
Pfc. Jack Rabb
In Action In Italy
Private First Class Jack C. Rabb,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Rabb,
if Waynesville, route 1, has been
reported slightly wounded in ac
Mon in Italy, according to informa
'ion received by his parents.
The message from the War De
partment read as follows:
"R gret to inform you that your
son, Private First Class Jack C.
Kahb, was on the nineteenth of
December slightly wounded in ac
ion in Italy. You will be advised
is reports of condition are receiv
ed." Pfc. Riibb has been in the ser
vice since Sept., 1942, and has been
serving with the armed forces
overseas for the past ten months.
Prior to entering the service,
Pfc. Rabb was employed by the
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company
PFC. JACK S. RABB, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Rabb, of Way
lesvil'e, route 1. who is reported
lightly wounded in action in Italy.
Civil Court To
The January term of Superior
Court, civil term, which convened
here on Monday, with Judge F. E.
Alley, presiding, is expected to ad
journ today. The jury was dis
missed Wednesday afternoon and
motions are scheduled to be h ard
before Judge Alley today, which
conclude the court.
Four divorces were granted dur
ing the three past days and the
following judgments were render
In the case of Tommy McCrack
en and wife versus J. W. Green
and wife, an action to clear th?
title to some property the judg
ment was in favor of the plaintiff.
The plaintiff recovered a total
from the defendants in the case
of McCracki.n Furniture Company
versus J. B. Jones and wife.
The plaintiq recovered a total
of $30575 in the case of Henry
Francis, versus E. I). Owen, Fred
Allison and Olas Allison.
In the case of Mark Howell ver
sus J. H. Woody and Glenn Juynes,
the plaint iff recovered $25.00
The Cumberland Portland Ce
ment Company, plaintiffs in the
case, recov.red a judgment against
the Junaluska Supply Company of
In the case of George Cogdill
versus Thomas and Howard Com
pany, the paint iff recovered the
sum of $200.
Hold Annual Meet
AN officers and directors of the
virt National Bank were re-elect-mI
at the forty second annual in et
:., ,,f stockholders which was
held on Tuesday, with J. R. Boyd,
All stockholders, with the excep
'ion of three, were present for the
meeting. All persons owning stock
n the bank are either Haywood
-itizens residing here, or native
people who plan to return here up
on their retirement.
In the annual report the presi
dent stated that the total resources
if the bank now stood at $3,173,000
and that the bank had shown a gain
during the year of 57.2 per cent
over that of last year.
Officers of the bank renamed are
as follows: J. R. Boyd, chairman
of board of directors; Jonathan
Woody, president; J. H. Way,
Jr., vice president; James T. No
'and, cashier, and Joe S. Davis, as
Members of the board of direc
tors re-elected were: J. R. Boyd,
T,. N. Davis, James E. Massie,
Glenn C. Palmer, J. Wilford Ray,
J. H. Wrv. Jr., Jonathan Woody,
and Joe Rose.
Number Of Deserving Families Are
Suffering Because Of Lack Of
Sufficient Clothing And Shoes
The urgent need for warm cloth
ing and yhoes has become more
acute duKng the past week, ac
cording to Rev. and Mrs. James
H. Christie, who are seeking to
gather garments for needly fam
ilies in this community.
An appeal was made last week
for clothing and shoes, but only a
few donations were received. This
week, with the low temperatures,
unow and ice on the eround. the
suffering has increased due to lack
of suffie'ent clothing, they reported
after visiting many of the needy
families again this week.
"One little eirl actually cried
because she was so cold," Mrs.
Christie renorted. as she showed
a coat she had crone out and bought
since a second hand one had not
There h an urerent need for ba-
hv clothine. Mrs. Christie reported
that "we have two expectant moth
ers nn our list who do not have a
single garment for their babies '
oon to be born. Layettes are bad-
. . . i a l .
ly neeaea, ana any wooien nanneia
can be used to an advantage."
Clothing that is beyond repair
cannot be used to an advantage,
as facilities for repairing are atj
B. J. COLKITT was inducted
Tuesday night as vice president of
the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Coun
cil. Mr. Colkitt has been a leader
in Scout work for tho past eight
Of Scout Group
Has Been Leader In Hoy
Scout Work In W.N.C. For
Past Eight Years.
B. E. Colkitt assumed office as
vice president of the Daniel Boon"
Boy Scout Council Tuesday night
at th" annual meeting held in
Prior to the meeting, executive1
officers of the council met and set
up goals for the year, and made
plans for carrying on a large
Mr. Colkitt has been active in
Scout work for the past eight
years. He has held various office3
in the district and council, includ
ing the post of commission in both
c hairman of the district, and head
ing camping activities of the coun
cil. He was a leader in establish
ing the camp in this county for
th? summer activities of the coun
Mr. Colkitt is tt well known in
dustrialist of this community.
C. F. Kirkpatrick
The condition of C. F. Kirkpat
rick, who has been criticaly ill
was reported to be improving last
night. Mr. Kirkpatrick was taker
to the Haywood County Hospital
when he first became ill, but has
sirce been removed to (he Hotel
Mrs. H. L. Marley, who has
been visiting her aunt in Clear
water, Fla., has returned home.
a premium. One local shoe shop
is repairing shoes for the workers
free of charge.
Rev. and Mrs. Christie made it
plain that the race, color or creed
did not enter into the work. "We
cater to those families in dire need,
regardless of their faith," they
Receiving stations have been set
up, in order that bund'es can be
convenient'y collected. Frank Rog
ers is collecting at the East Way
nesville school ; Claude Rogers at
the Central Elementary, and also
bundles may be left at Bradley's
store in Hazelwood. Those who
want to give clothing and shoes
to the cause, and have, no way of
getting (hem to rne of the three sta
tions, can ca'l 471-J and the bundle
will be picked up.
Rev. Mr. Christie enumerated
several cases of keen suffering on
the part of improperly clad chil
dren, and concluded his remarks by
saying, "we have sent bundles to
Russia; we have given relief to
Britain, and all that is fine, but
let's not forget thera are needy
and deserving families right here
in this community." .
Award Given For
1943 Farm Goals
Recognition Given To Five
North Carolina Counties;
Haywood Only One In
Haywood county is one of five
North Carolina counties to receive
the Agricultural Achievenvnt "A"
Award for outstanding achievement
and excellence in agricul'ure for
11)43. it was announced yesterday
to the press from Ral.igh.
Haywood is the only county in
Western North Carolina to receive
this recognition. The other coun
ties are Northhampton, Pitt, Chat
ham, and Wilson.
Local agricultural agencies here
knew nothing of the award when
contacted by The Mountaineer. In
a telephone conversation with agri
cultural leaders in Ral igh yester
day, they explained to The Moun
taineer that Haywood had been
given the outstanding achievement
Hward, and official notice was in
the mail to Haywood ag.ncies.
The Raleigh officials pointed out
that the "A" banner from the War
Food Administration in Washing
ton, will be presented at appro
priate ceremonies during Febru
ary. The county War Board is
slated to make the arrangements,
it was announced from Raleig'i,
"These awards are given for in
creasing fuim production, by hav
ing met or exceed. d their 1943
goals; for shifting crops from
peacetime production to meet war
time demands, and for overcom
ing production problems of labor
and machinery shortages," it was
announced from Ral: igh.
"Greater efficiency in farm ope
ration, increased ose of good soil
conservation practices and the ful
ler .use of all land and labor re
sources in incrsasing production
were also taken into considera
tion," it was explained.
"Th. spirit, attitude and coopera
ion wiih the country to war pro
grams was also a factor in determ
ining the awards," the official con
tinued. The county War Board is com
posed of the county AAA chair
man, the county agent of the State
College Extension S Tvice, repre
sentatives from the Soil Conser
vation Service, Farm Security Ad
ministration, Faim Credit Admin
istration, Forestry Service, Rural
Service, and vocat'onal agriculture.
Scrvise, and vocational agriculture.
There is a possibility that the
"A" Award will be made at the an
nual Achievement Day here some
I inie in February. Officials yester
day declin d definite statements
pending receipt of full details of
the award. All were elated over
recognition given Haywood, and
promised to grant interviews with
the press just as soon as the de
tails were received here.
When Howard ClaDp, county
agent, was approached with the
news he said: "That is the result
of undivided coop: ration, among
all agricultural agencies in the
county, and the farmers putting
wartime farm practices to work.
Let me find out what all this is
about, and I'll give yru a state
ment next week," he continued.
Eighteen Men Are
Placed In Class 1-A
By Local Board
Eighteen men were placed in
class 1-A during the past werk
by the Waynesville draft board. In
the group were the following:
Frank M. Bryson, Lee Grant
Clark, William L. Russell. John W.
Davis, Kenneth A. Stahl. Henry
Vaughn Carver, Neal C. Leather
wood. Charlie Clifton Sutton. Wal
ter Wyatt, John Zeb Watson,
Dewey Junior Carver, Berlin K.
McCIure, S muel J. Wheeler, Frank
H. Davis, Alfred S. Knicht. Ciarles
E. Russell, L onard R. Phillips,
and Ernest Cochran.
Placed in class 1-C were; Joseph
G. Ramsey. Jr., Joe Sam Tate,
James W. Guy, Beauford C- Mes-
ser, Henry Furman Robertson,
Forest L. McCIure, James Ken
neth Edwards, Jay Mark Rusell,
Willard Howell, Lewis James
Burnett and Spurgenn C- Shefton.
Placed in class 2 B were; James
C. Stacy, Glenn Tmn'lnm. Ernest
Shul r, Thornton W. Messer. Roy
Carver, and Robert D. Sutten field,
Placed in class 2-C was Oscar
Placed in clas 4 F were; Her-
mn E. Oibhs, Ralph Brandon and