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The Waynesville mountaineer. (Waynesville, Haywood Co., N.C.) 1925-1972, January 13, 1944, Image 1

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THE W A YNESVTLLE MOUNTAINEER 'iy to uvi flfy 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 I amoaten To Open Next Tuesday With Mist'es Blowing County-Wide Organization Ready To Tackle Task Of Selling County's Bond Quota. 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 roject." 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 mpaign. 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 ounty chairman. 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 bis work. 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) Muchlnterest Production joa Meetings 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? rural housewives. 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. County Given 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. County Hospital 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 EDITORIAL 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 Week-End Snowfall 8 Inches; Mercury Went Down To 8 Heaviest Snowfall Of The Season; Low Temperatures Over Week-End. 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 Sunday. 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: Date 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Maximum 48 44 40 39 42 B0 43 Minimum 25 17 29 27 6 10 12 Draft Board Wants Information About Five Registrants 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. Hospital Chairman 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 Naval service. L. H. Bramlett Elected Chairman 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 Reported Wounded 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 in Hazelwood. Reported Wounded 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. January Term Civil Court To Adjourn Today 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 ed: 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, a judgment against the Junaluska Supply Company of $3,125. In the case of George Cogdill versus Thomas and Howard Com pany, the paint iff recovered the sum of $200. Stockholders First National Bank 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, hairman, presiding. 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 sistant cashier. 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 been donated. 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 Quota Scout Leader .! I If V 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 years. Colkitt Named Vice President 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 Asheville. 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 Scout program. 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 cil. Mr. Colkitt is tt well known in dustrialist of this community. Condition Of C. F. Kirkpatrick Reported Improving 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 LeFaine. 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 said. 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 Achievement On 1943 Farm Goals - Recognition Given To Five North Carolina Counties; Haywood Only One In W.N.C. 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, Jr. Placed in class 2-C was Oscar L. Messer. Placed in clas 4 F were; Her- mn E. Oibhs, Ralph Brandon and Robert Foster. J

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