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jjyflETHYEAR NO. 4 12 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Hayweod and Jackson CmbUm
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Boy Scouts To Start
waste Paper Drive
n Community Today
sTtcns ve urno w wincm
rap paper 01 every iiomic,
launched toaay oy oujr
troop 2, which is sponsored by
e Rotary Club.
The campaign is in cooperation
th the national drive to get waste
per for mills which are in need
raw materials ior nruiy iienia
icessary to the war effort.
The paper gathered will be sold
the waste paper maricei ana
( money will go into the Scout
asury here to belp pay expenses
Guy Massie, scoutmaster, is
ading the campaign, and the
sent plans are to make a house
house canvass of the community.
Mr. Massie pointed out that those
ving paper to donate to the cause
aid call him at 33, or any of
following Scouts, who are head
er teams and will work designat-
sections of the city.
Backie Coin, phone 332-J, for
pot area; Billy Richeson, phone
(1, for Hazelwood; Thomas Ray,
me 151-W for Main Street;
lie McBride, East Street and
inity, phone 352.
the East Waynesville area will
covered by Billie Swearinger,
kll types of paper can be used,
h the exception of greasy pap-
it was said. Magazines, news-
bers, boxes and wrapping papers
o Occupy Rose
the local rationing board will
n vacate tmir offices on the
H floor of the court house and
ive to the Rose Building on Main
he lease was signed this past
k, and plans are for the ra
iing board to move about Feb-
he entire first floor, basement
iront ol the Rose building is
' being completely renovated,
made into a modern place. Joe
e, owner, said this week that
k should be finished within the
t ten days. Workmen plan to
in the modem front this week.
second floor of the building will
converted into four apartments
r Mrs. Hannah
lt For Friday
unera services will he IipIH at.
o'clock Friday mnrnincr of tho
Cataloochee cemetery for
Fannie Hoyle Hannah. 77.
ve of Jackson County, widow
"e -ate Mack W. Hannah, who
at the home of her inn Virlr
Hannah, in thp Mawm Let;
re county after n illnoo f
Given Four Pages
Pages three, four, five and
six of this issue are devoted to
the local TJ. S. Employment
Office and War Manpower
Commission, who recently
moved into larger quarters on
Main Street and expanded
their services to the commun
ity. You will find the above nam
ed four pages of interest.
Tag Day All Set
To Raise $815
Infantile Paralysis Cam
paign Comes To A Close
Plans have been completed for
the staging of Tag Day in Can
ton and Waynesville Saturday as
a means vl raising Haywood's
quota of $815 for the Infantile
Jonathan Woody is county chair
man, and is being assisted by Mrs
S. P. Gay, vice chairman.
Half of all money raised in the
county will be retained here for
use among cripples, it was explain
The Tag Day event in Canton
will be under the supervision of
Carroll McCracken and Mrs. Bill
Rev. John Finger
rs. Hannah is nnn.J v..
fcnter. Mrs. Tv Rnt f
"Klin, and five sons, Mont Han-
of Leicester Tnln t ni.
h "" A. xiaiiuau,
h favy, stationed in New York,
l"t V. Hannah, of Vienna, Va.,
Hannah, of Washington,
and Mark V. TTannnfc with
m sh; was matin nar Uma
oarge of the funeral arrange-
Of AAA Committee
To Be Held Today
An important meeting of all
members of the county and com
munity AAA committee will be
held in the courtroom of the court
house here at 9:30 this morning,
according to R. C. Francis, chair
man. The meeting is being called for
the purpose of discussing the 1944
war fod and feed crop goals and
to make plans for a farm-to-farm
contact, which the community com
mittee men will start on Friday,
28. The program calls for assist
ance to each farmer in planning
the production of livestock and
crops that are best suited to his
A discussion of conservative
practices, which should be carried
out on each farm and signatures
of the 1944 farm plan will be tak
en during the meeting which is
necessary for participation in the
Howard Clapp, county farm
agent, will discuss the War Crop
Goals and the proper use of lime
stone and phosphate. Norman L.
Wolson, AAA office renreentative,
will explain the plans for the farm-to-farm
contact and the execution
of the 1944 farm plan.
Weekly DulkkMOiXt Z
January 21, 1944 t'
Second Place In State
Pic. Jack C. Rabb
Has Been Awarded
The Purple Heart
Letter To Mother States
He Has Returned To Post
After Being Wounded.
Private First Class
Rabb, son of Mr. and Mrs
Rabb. of Waynesville. R. F,
1. who was renorted wounriml in
action two weeks ago, has been
awarded the Purple Heart, it was
learned here Tuesday in a letter
to his mother, in which he stated
that he was sending the award to
Pfc. Rabb, who has been serving
overseas for the past ten months,
is improved sufficiently to be back
at his post of duty, according to
the letter received by his mother
which was date January 12, though
he stated his arm was still very
Pfc. Rabb has boon in the ser
vice since September, 1942, and
prior to induction was employed by
the A. C. Iawrence Leather Company.
Missing Man Safe
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Twenty Men Are
During The Week
Only twenty men were reclas
sified during the past week under
the selective service system by the
draft board serving the Waynes
Placed in class 1-A were: Vinson
Parker, Walter Carmel Hollings
worth, James Robert Wood and
Earl Grady Russell.
In class l-A(H) were: Wesley
Queen, Mid Brown, Gknn Price.
In class 1-C were: Herbert Lanc
ing Dotson, William Carl Carver
and Aaron Russell.
In class 2-A were: Robert V.
Hoyle, Ernest Medford, Louie L.
Allen, G'orge E. Moore and Robert
In class 2 B were: Mason E.
Swearingen and Hiram S. Wilburn.
In class 3-C(H), Rufus Howell.
In class 4-A were: Andrew M.
Ferguson and Louis S-ler.
s- R. H. Rlnb-oll
, Be Hostess Of
puary UDC Meet
e daughters nf fV, r,rfA.
EiT.;11w0ld the February meet-
- airs. K. H. Blackwell on
y aemoon, February 4, ac-
-James R. poyd presjde-t
L. Bramlett Will hovA tlA
T of the afternoon, her sub-
De,1g On Rnhe- Tu. - f
f. V A UV 1 1 1 Of II A
fkr Crawford, who is now
position, returned to his
er spend ng several days
u section of the stete on busi-
Mrs. Siler Heard
By Hazelwood PTA
At January Meet
Mrs. Rufus Si'er was the prin
cipal speaker at the nr-etirg cf
the Hazelwood Parent Teacher As
sociation which was he'd at the
school on last Wednesdpy.
Hrs. Siler spoke on "Maintiin
ing the Health of Our ChiPren."
Mrs. Sam Knight, membersHn
cha;rman, reported a gain of fif
teen per cent in membership over
Mrs. Lawrence Davis, st"dy
group chairman, announced that
"lans were be'ng made to hold a
study course soon.
The glee club rendered several
selections, and little Miss June
Pryson sang a number of selec
tions. Mrs. Marguerite Clark Car
ver accompanied them at the piano.
Founders Day will be observed
at the February meeting.
Mrs. Sam Knight's room won
the half holiday for ha-irtg the
largest per cent of parents present.
Last Rites Held
For Mrs. Lanning
Funeral services were held at
10 o'clock Sunday morning at the
home of Mrs. Houston Rich, on the
Balsam Road for her mother, Mrs.
Rebecca Lanning, 80, who died
there on Saturday morning. The
Rev. William Queen officiated. Bur
ial was in the Free Will Baptist
church cemetrry on Hyatt Creek.
Mrs. Lanning is survived by five
sons, John, Robert Adolphus, Jul
ius and Merritt Lanning, all of
this area; seven daughters, Mrs.
Walter Adams, and Mrs. James
Foster, of Andrews, and Mrs. Annie
Mack Anderson, Miss Nancy Lan
ning, Mrs. Sarah Mathis, Mrs.
Houston Rich, all of Wayn-sville,
R. F. D. No. 1., and Mrs. Richard
Green, of Asheville.
The Massie Funeral Home was
in charge of the funeral arrange
Music Club Will
Hold January Meeting
With Mrs. Hammett
The Waynesville Music Club will
hold the January meeting with
Mrs. H. G. Hammett on Saturday
afternoon, according to an an
nouncement by Miss Stephanie
Moore, president of the organi-a-tion.
Miss Margaret Stringeld
will have charge of the program.
The Mountaineer was awarded
second place for general excellence
among North Carolina newspapers
at the nineteenth annual Press In
stitute in Chapel Hill Friday.
J his is the second time in as
many years that this n: wspnper
has been given this award.
The Mountaineer also won third
place in the contest for special edi
The first public announcement of
the award came with the formal
presentation by Governor J. Mel
ville Broughton at a luncheon meet
The judging was done by classes
of the journalism department of
the University of North Carolina,
and members of the faculty.
The Sylva Herald, owned and
published by the publishers of The
Mountaineer, was awarded first
place in the general excellence
group of papers with circulations
of 1,500 or less.
The complete list of newspapers
to receive awards and recognition
For general excellence among
weeklies over 1,500 circulation: El
kin Tribune, first; Waynesvil'e
Mountaineer, second; Transylvania
Times, Brevard, and Cleveland
Times, Shelby, honorable mention.
For general excellence among
semi-weeklies: Morganton News-
Herald, first; Lexington Dispatch,
second; Albemarle Press and
Smithfield Herald, honorable men
For special editions: Siler City
News, first; Forest City Courier,
second; Waynesville Mountaineer
and Elkin Tribune, honorable men
For eommuni.y service: Elkin
Tribune, first; Forest City Cour'er,
second; Murphy Fcout and Spin
dale Sun, honorable mention.
There were no awards to dailies
Mrs. Helen A. Hooper, news edi
tor of The Herald, attended the
institute. Outstanding newspaper
publishers, reporters and editors
were heard on the program and
during the clinics held for several
special groups. Among the speak
ers included two foreign corre
spondents just back from covering
was discussed by specialists in
the war fronts in Europe.
All phases of newspaper work
their field during the sessions.
DAR To Sponsor
Fashion Show For
High School Girls
A fashion show dress making
contest will be staged at the high
schK)l this morning at 11:10 o'clock
sponsored by the Dorcas Bell Love
Chapter of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. Nine girls,
students in the home economics de
partment, have entered the contest,
with a prize to be awarded the
winner. Mrs. S. II. Bushnell will
preside during the program.
The dresses will be graded us
follows: general appearance and
individuality, 15 per cent; (tax
ability of fabric, style, color and
trimmings, 20 per cent; workman
ship, 40 per cent; launderab'lity,
15 per cent; and price of the dress
in relation to the finished product,
10 per cent.
The dre-ses have been made
under the supervision of Miss Mar
joiie McManus, borne economics
teacher. The students entering tho
contest are: Marrion Ellis Howell
(Van Ann Bradley, Nancy Jones
Theresa Liner, Janet Abel, Elois
Martin, Ann Farmer, Mildred Mil-
ner, and Dot Green.
The public is invited to attend
PVT. E. M. MESSER, reported
missing somewhere in Italy since
October, bus been accounted for
and is now with his company.
Pvt. E. M. Messer,
Back On Duty
Private Ernest M. Moaser, son
of Mrs. Reekie Messer of the Cove
Creek section, who was reported
missing in action in Italy in
October, has been accounted for.
and is back on duty, according to
a message received this week from
the adjutant general.
The telegram read as follows:
"Am pleased to inform you that
your son, Private Ernest M. Mes
ser, who was previously reported
missing in action, returned to duty
Pvt. Messer has been in the ser
vice since March, 1943, and was
inducted at Fort - JackwM. FTom
there he was sent to Camp Wolters,
Tex., for his basic training. From
the latter lie was transferred to a
camp in Greenville, Pa., and then
overseas, where he has been serv
ing for the past five months.
Prior to entering the service
Pvt. Messer was engaged in farm
ing in the (Vive Creek section.
Sales Of Bonds
Large Number of Pieces of
Field Equipment Coming
.To County On February
Haywood has almost $600,000 to
invest in war bonds between now
and February 15th in order to
reach the Fourth War Loan quota
of $700,000, it was learned yester
day from Sam M. Robinson, coun
Through Tuesday night, Hay
wood had sold $200,861 in bonds
since January 18th. With only 17
days remaining in the campaign,
it means that an average of about
$30,000 daily must be sold in the
county in order to make the goal.
Mr. Robinson pointed that the
large purchasers of other cam
paigns did not have the money to
invest this time, and in order for
this county to reach the quota,
that the wage-earner and small
buyers of bonds must really make
A special appeal is being made
to the farmers to invest their to
bacco money in bonds at this time.
As in past campaigns, the coun
ty quota was divided between Way
nesville and Canton, with $350,000
alloted to each community. In
cluding Tuesday's business, the
race last night stood at:
Waynesville area $11 1,821.75
Canton area 89,0VJ.25
Food Group To
Hear OPA Official
On January 27th
A. M. Hollingsworth, district
food rationing officer, will hold two
meetings in Asheville on Thursday,
January 27. Both meetings will
be held in the Buncombe county
court house, room 310.
The first meeting will be held at
2:30, and is intended for food
panel members and for food panel
clerks. At this meeting Mr. Hol
lingsworth will explain to these
parties the proper procedure for
figuring ration points in connection
with meat, fVh, processed foods and
sugar, for institutional users, res
taurants and cafe owners.
In the evening at 7:30 o'clock in
the same location, Mr. Hollings
worth will hold a public meeting
of all institutional users, cafe and
restaurant operators in order to
explain the revised rationing point
program to them.
All institutional users are urged
to attend this meeting by the Of
fice of Price Administration. As
the complete program under the
new set up will be fully explained
questions by these users will be
Twenty-one men, reservists in
the January call under the selec
tive service system from the Way
nesville area, will leave during the
coming two weeks.
Those who will report to Spar
tanburg for service in the navy to
day include: Roy RurT, Ted Mor
gan, Zeb Watson, Cecil MehafTey,
volunteer, Walter Wyatt, Clarence
Elbert Hendrix, Wayne Sylvester
McCluro, Henry Vaughn Carver
Dewey Junior Carver, John Berry
Rhinehart and Charles Clifton Sut
Ix-aving here for service in the
army on February 8, reporting to
Fort Bragg, will be Paul Gallo
way, William L. Balentine, Verlin
Robel Phillips and Albert S
Others entering the army, with
Lee Grant Clark as leader of thr
proup who will renort to Fort
Bragg on February 9, are: Frank
H. Davis, Charles E. Russell, and
Lawrence W. McClure.
Mrs. C. J. Reece and son, Jeff,
left Sunday for an extended stay
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
If you are moving in the right
direction you are aure to step on
Dr. Mary B. H. Micha! was
named presid:nt of the Haywood
Medical Society at the recent meet
ing of the organization. Dr. Mar
garet Owen was named vice presi
d nt, and Dr. R. H. Stretcher is
the new secretary-treasurer.
The Society meets the third
Thursday in every month. At the
last meeting, Dr. Robert Owen
was named delegate to the state
medical convention, and Dr. J. R.
The staff officers of the Hay
wood County Hospital also elect
ed their officers, with Dr. Tom
Stringfield as president, Dr. R. H.
Stretcher as vice president and J.
R. McCracken as secretary.
Hereford Men To
The Haywood Hereford Associa
tion will meet Wednesday at 2:30
at the court house, and forma'
presentation of the by-laws and
constitution of the newly formed
organization will be presented for
discussion and adoption.
Th? group will also make tenta
tive plans for the annual sale to be
held later this year.
C. N. Allen is president, and C
T. Francis is secretary of the organization.
St. John's School
In Bonds And Stamps
During the first week of the
Fourth War Loan Drive, the pupils,
teachers and staff of St. John's
School purchased $5,125.90 in
bonds and stamps.
Thrse purchases bring the total
bond and stamp purchases of St.
John's up to $35,983.25. Last year
the school was awarded the Minute
Man flag for outstanding efforts in
County sales thru 25th $200,851.00
No special programs have been
arranged for the county this week
it was explained.
On Thursday, Feb. 10, a caravan
of military equipment, including
some captured German pieces from
North Africa, will be brought to
the rqunty for general display.
Illative plans are for the
equipment to be on display at Can
ton from ten o'clock until noon,
and from one until three here. Lt.
Whitney Merrill, of Camp Davis
will be in charge of the equipment
and the men handling it.
More details of the plans will be
One feature of the Fourth Loan
drive will be a house-to house can
vass which will be made in the
county under the direction of Mrs.
William Medford, chairman of the
women's division, who has announc
ed the following workers for the
Waynesville, Mrs. Ben Sloan,
chairman, Miss Helen Ray, Mrs.
Carl Hill, Mrs. Wm. Hannah, Miss
Louise Stringfield, Mrs. June
Smathers, Mrs. Robert H. Breese;
Hazelwood, Miss Ruth Summer
row, chairman, Mrs. Whitener Pre
vost and Mrs. Clyde Fisher; Clyde,
Mrs. Grover Haynes, chairman.
Canton, Mrs. Tom Reeves, chair
man, Mrs. E. E. Conley, Mrs. Ellis
Tarmenta, Mrs. W. L. Rickard,
Mrs. Jack Plott, Mrs. Smiley Carv
er, Mrs. Cedric Stone, Mrs. C. B.
Witt, Miss Rhodea McClure, and
Mrs. Frank Campbell, Jr.
Francis Cove, Mrs. Homer West;
Jonathan Creek, Miss Edna Boyd;
Iron Duff, Mrs. Hardy Caldwell;
Crabtree, Mrs. Glenn Palmer; Ivy
Hill, Miss Nell Campbell; Ratcliff
Cove, Mrs. Clyde Francis; Maggie,
Mrs. James Robert Plott; Rock
Springs, Mrs. Wayne McElroy;
Hyder Mountain, Mrs. Ray Hol
rler; Fines Creek, Mrs. C. S. Green;
Cecil, Mrs. Edgar Burnett; Bea
vtrdam, Mrs. Tom Hipps; Maple
Grove, Mrs. Hirdy Liner; Morn
ing Star, Mrs. W. L. Ammons;
West Canton, Mrs. Arletha Watts;
Allen's Creek, Mrs. Henry Francis;
and Bethel, Mrs. Charles Terrell;
Lake Junaluska, Mrs. Carl Med
ford. In the canvass no bonds will be
actually sold, but pledtres of bonds
to be bought by members of the
families visited will be listed by
'he workers. It does not make any
difference through which agency
the bonds are to be bought, the
workers are asked to obtain the
amounts, according to Mrs. Med
ford, so that an estimate can be
made of the pi dges of the bonds
fo be bought during the Fourth
War Loan drive.
OPA Officials Jlere
For Routine Business
Among the group of OPA offi
cials visiting here last week in
cluded: Lee Ha true, James J. Kil-
roy, Jessie D. Finch ;r and Edyin
Allison. The group consulted with
the local board on routine matters.
While here, they attended the
Rotary Club as guests of Joe Rose.
chairman of the local board.