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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Cutta
9 Mraird Saiitaoirdlas
ond Drive Brings Movie, Army Caravan
Uan WiU Be
Lission To Park Theatre
Light Will Be By Pur-
Jase Of Bond.
i .i .,,nI in the Fourth
Lean Drive totaled 688,77.7
avwoud county last night, i
leaniej from Sam Robinsor
aien With tne quuia ii u.
v s,,t at $700,000, it wa
tit ly those in cnarge ma
lf cis of the anve on in
Haywood county iouus wuui
,u ;,V( r the quota.
i L . 1 1 Too t writ
ntor was in me i u
suit' 01 JlUlfW w wi-
and the Waynesville arer
l-t of J K. Massie, chairmai
Massie felt that the Way
bile quota of $.i5U,UlU woun
ached by the close ol the cam-
(Continucd on page 7)
$101,225 In Bonds Is
Pledged By Women
ork Moving On
ew Warehouse and Large
ater Cooling Tank Part
if Expansion Program.
ork on the largo warehouse at
cannery at Hazclwood is go-
ilong on sel cdule, it was an-
ced yc-t-Tiiay by J. E. Barr,
he erection of the 50 by 86
warehouse is the first step in
Imber of major improvements
In expansion program under-
at the cannery. The ware-
will hold 40,000 cases of
d goods, l'lans have been
lifted for the erection of a
and modern cooling system
1 plant. The tank will be
4S feet long, four feet wide,
the water level four feet deen.
irachinery and the equip-
of the Cranberry cannery wi'l
stalled at the cannery here
n the next few mont's. in
for the season's pack.
Jgher Ranks In
fluting In '43
he fololwini? advanr-ements to
Jer ranks in sVr,t;nn. n,
e by the Scouts in the county
104:;: I'romoted to the rank
tar Scout were; Leonard Rick-
F Fdirnr Sharn William A
pan, Jr., and Louis Gates, Jr., of
,n i, anton.
rm Troop 2, Waynesville,
Rill Shields, and Joe Comp
from Troop 3, Wavnesville,
' Rovd Medfnrd. Rohhv Tnt.h-
nod. Gilbert L. Hembree. Joe
fW and IJillv rinviQ. frr.ni
"P 4, f'anton: Rill V.a'rA anA
o the rank of Life Scout: Troop
"""i. wuiiam M. Coman, Jr.;
2. Wavnexville, Bobby Col
: Troop 3, WayTiesville, Wal
Bwn : Troon 4, Canton, Don-
by Allen, and John R R,Ur '
r"m",,1d to thp rant PoM
fat: Troop 1 Canton. Wilburn
nn ; Troon i r..:j
1.1 1 V'illltUll, UdTIU
alfttrs and DnnM !.;m
Tr- ani Mm w tit t
e f, v-narne'S caie
i ,. ,7 Mrs- Rb-rt Sutton. Jr..
ru- nirnet'p ;n 1, -1. .1
'- re s errl of the firm, and
',,,?P't( wi P?rS"nqllv over
." Irod rrennratifin unJ e.-
aerate the business.
qs been serving
IT- Bumette h
to the public for the past
1 Pars and prior to that opr
vhinf t the East
Kr t? "-""oi ior eight years.
n a,. "vi a eaje iif re
1 'imp ho 1 . .
Ileal a ucen ejected with
'1 drnfy XI.
re adding 8everal additional
PVT. ARTHUR J. K. MDOKK.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Moore,
of Hazel woo 1, who is reported
missing in net ion in Itn'y since
Pvt. A. J. R. Moore,
Of Hazelwood, Is
Private Arthur J. R. Moore, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Moore, of
Hazelwood, is reported missing in
action in Italy, according to a mes
sage received by his wife sign d
by the Adjutant General.
The message read as follows: "I
regret to inform you that your
January G in Italy. If further de
has be n missing in action since
on Nov. 2, 1042, and was inducted
'ails or information are received
you will be promptly noticed."
Pvt. Moore entered the service
on Nov. 2, 1942 and was induct d
at Fort Jackson. He was trans
ferred from i'cre to Camp Welters.
Texas, where he received his basic
training. From Texas he -wus sent
to Gr:cnvilh Pa., and from the
latter to Hrownswick, N. J. From
the last named he was sent to New
York and then overseas.
Prior to entering the service Pvt.
Moore was employ, d by the Una
gusta Manufacturing Company.
His wife, the former Miss Laura
Conard, is now residing in Spar
tanburg, where she is employed.
Pvt. Moore has a brother, Sgt.
Kenneth Moore, who is s rving in
the armv, F"d is now stutiened at
l ast Rites Are
Held Tuesday For
Mrs. Mary Queen
La'; rites were held at 2:30
Tuesday afternoon at the Maple
Grove Methed:st church for Mrs
Mary Noland Queen, 89, wid v "r
James L. Queen, who died Sunday
morning at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. George F. Plott, on the
The Rev. Ross, pastor of the
church, officiated, assisted bv Rev.
W. L. Hutchins, superintendent of
the Waynesvi'le Methodist district.
Burial was in the Maple Grove
Serving as pallbearers were
grandsons as follows: Tom, Gar
rett and Rufus Reeves, of Lake
Junaluska; J. Q. Allison, of Hen
dersonville; Weodrow Allison, of
Wavresville; Robert Howell, of
Jonathan Creek: James M. Queen,
Jr., of West Asheville, and Homer
Justice of Wi'mington.
Granddaughters were in charge
of the flowers.
Mrs. Queen is widely connected
in Haywood county. She is the
daughter of Al'en and Caro'-a
The body was taKen
Active Campaign Staged
Throughout County By
In the house to house plulge
made by the women of the countv
under the supervision of Mrs. Wil
liam Medford, chairman, in the in
terest of the Fourth War Loan
Drive, a total of $101,225 was re
corded, it was learned last night.
Practically every rural section
if the county made pledges to buy
bonds during the survey, accord
ing to Mrs. Medford, who stated
that persons contacted in the sur
vey did not include those who w re
on payrolls and were having regu
lar deductions made from their
salaries, but women in the horn s.
Mrs. Medford was high in her
i raise of the work done by the
women and the splendid response
ec ived throughout the area.
Those working on the pledge sur
Wnyncsvill?, Mrs. Ben Sloan,
chairman, Miss Helen Ray, Mrs
Carl Hill, Mrs. Wm. Hannah, Mis?
Louise Stringfield, Mrs. June
Smathers, Mrs. Robert H. Breese;
Hazelwood, Miss Ruth Summer
row, chairman, Mrs. Whitener Pie
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. R
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; Ivv
Hill, Miss Nell Campbell; Ratcliff
Cove, Mrs. Clyde Francis; Maggie.
Mrs. James Robert Plott; Rock
Springs, Mrs. Wayne McElroy;
Hyder Mountain, Mrs. Ray Hol
der; Fines Creek, Mrs. C. S. Green.
Cecil, Mrs. Edgar Burnett; Bea
vtrdam, Mrs. Tom Hipps; Maple
(Continued on page 6)
Lee V. Rogers Is
Claimed By Death
Well Known Haywood
Farmer Passed Away
Wednesday In Asheville
Lee V. Rogers, 75, well known
farmer and stock raiser of the
Clyde section, died late yesterday
aft:rnoon in an Asheville hospital.
Mr. Rogers had ben in ill health
for some time.
Funeral arrangements were not
complete last night.
Surviving are six children, 5 dau
Kht rs, Mrs. Guy Chambers, of
Si attic, Wash.; Mrs. Glenn Howell
and Miss Louisa Rogers, of Can
ton; Mrs. Austin Causey, of Five
Points, Ala.; and Mrs. Fred Noland,
of Clyde. One son, Dewey Rogers,
The W Us Funeral Home of Cm
ton are in charge of the arrange
During Past Week
The total funds collected in the
eounty-wide drive in the annual
Infantile Paralysis campaign has
reached $1,695.71, is was learned
yesterday from Jonathan Woody,
who is serving as chairman for
Haywood county. Half of the
money will be kept in the county
to s;d infantile and crippled cases.
The quota for the county this
year had been set at $315, and the
contribution for 1144 is the largest
Knea loiana. i ne oouy was . m . tn fhp Mmn;pT,
from her """""'' '. ...
on Monday morning
in thi countv. Mr. Woody stated
daughters nome to cne that some srnaiier collections were
f Her rnn. Sam L. Queen, on the fc fc ex ted the
PP-lwood Poad. wbere ,t remained fj
until the hour of the funeral. Out or Qf mfmey
of respect to her memory and to A g gtageJ
her son, Solictor -John M w , the rar,ton and Waynes.
the Havwood County Superior . . ., ,
. ,. i j vine areas, i ne luli caucmc
court in session this week recessed . . fm printin?
(Continued on page 6) placards and purchase of tags.
Haywood Gets Agricultural Achievement Award
Will Be Featured
Achievement Day Will Be
gin At 10:30; Award
Program Starts At Noon.
Saturday will be "Agricultural
Day" in Haywood, as a full morn
ing's program will embrace the
annual Achievement Day program
of Demonstration Farmers and 4-H
Clubs, and starting promptly at
noon, a 45 m'nute program will
center around the awarding to the
county the Agricultural Achieve
ment Award "A" Flag from the
army for the outstanding work
done on Haywood farms in 1943.
llaywoed was given first place
in North Carolina for making the
l'.M.'i agricultural goals. Four
other counties wore given similar
Awarding of the "A" Flug will
be a patriotic program, starting at
noon on the court house lawn with
w atber p. routing. A brief parade
by t"C hand will begin the pro
gram, followed by the singing of
"God liless America.'' Ilev. J. C.
Madison will give the invocation,
and R. C. Francis will bo master
of ceremonies, Mr. Francis is a
in mlii1 r of the Haywood County
(;. T. Scott, chairman of the
Slate USDA war board will pre
sent a cert ilic a'.e of citation, which
will be ikia-i'pled by Mr. Francis.
The Achievement "A" Flag will
be presented by Maj r Dan L. Mc
Kinnon, and A. .1. McCracken will
accept the Hag in behalf of the
Mr. McCracken will in turn give
the liag to the Stat' Guard who
will raise it on the flagpole under
the sturs and stripes. The band
bill play the national anthem as
the flag ia being raised.
For the annual achi vement day
of f eVhionst ration farmers, the
rX , r " 'II buin.Uit 10:30 nnA
tM'fif leaturv ah address by Dean W.
Colvftrd, in charge of the state
test farm at Swannanoa. Follow
ing tb address, the group will bold
a business session for the election
The accomplishments of the 4 H
Clubs of the county will be recog-
nmed and a piacque awaruuu um
- (Continued on page 6)
The Agricultural Achievement Award will be p
here Saturday at noon, when Major Dan L. McKinnon presents the
standing agricultural accomplishments in 194.!. The program will b
Haywood county in a patriotic program
"A" Flag to the county for out
held on the court houso lawn with
Cost Of Living Being Kept Down
By OPA, Local Merchants Told
In Local State
Guard This Week
A number of promotions were
made during the week in the local
unit of the State Guard which is
headquarters and service company
cf the Second North Carolina Regi
ment of the State Guard.
Included in the nromot.ions were
the following: First Sgt. Tom
ambell to scond lieutenant, fill
ing the vacancy of Lt. Roy Ruff,
"'ho is now serving in the U. S.
Navy; Guy Meser. to first ser
geant; James R. Kuykendpll to
staff sergeant: Marion T. Bridges
to sergeant; Kenneth Lowe to cor
poral. To private frt class, Sam Cal
hnunt. Robert H. Constance. Noble
W. Garrett, Wi'l'-m D. Mehaffey
and Linuel E. M;Iler.
"Tbe cost of living 'as not troti"
un since Aprd, 1!I43," Miss P art
Humphrey, h"ad of the apparel
division of OPA of this state told
merchants h re Tuesday niht, as
she explained regulations govern
ing a"inri 1 prres.
"Many people feel that tbe cost
of living has advanced b"caus
there are so many low-priced items
new rff the market, and the ave
rage purchaser must now buy mer
chandise in th higher price brack
ets," she told the group of mer
chants. Mis Ilnmphery sa;d that WPB
is now working on plans to restore
litv ir manv i'ems.
The meeting was pres'ded ov r i president and L. N. Davis, secre-
by Hugh Massie, a member of the i tary-t reasurer.
All Officers Of
Building and Loan
All officers and directors of the
Haywood Home Iiuilding and Loan
Association were recently re-elect
ed following the annual meeting of
the stockholders of the association.
R. L. Prevost is again president,
a post he has held since the asso
ciation was organized some 20
years ago. E. J. Hyatt is vice
Ti'val Nurses Attend
Meeting In Asheville
Mrs. Evelyn A. Osborne, superin
tendent of the Haywood County
Hospital, and Mrs. Ruby B. Bry-
snn, public nea'tn nurse or nay
wood county, attended the regular
monthly meetine of District No. 1
of the State Nurses Association
which was held in Asheville yester
price pannel, reprcsen'ing apparel.
ill- introduced Miss Humrhny.
I The OPA official pointed out that
I all merchants must prepare price
I charts. "There are several mth
I ods that prove satisfactory in car
rying out the regulations, sh
said, "but all we ask is tru- com
pliance with the regulations."
In anwer tp a question of wvat
to do when a jobber or manufac
turer overcharges for merchandise.
Miss Humphrey urged merchants
to reiort such cases, and an in
vestigation would b started. She
carried bark with hr, s veral in
voices received by locl merchants
from jobbers and mannfacturers,
which showed an advance in pric
for the same items sire? March 1,
1942. Other merchan'S were pre
paring similar data to be forward-
(Continued on page 12)
The directors the organiza
tion are: R. L. Prevost, E. J
Hyatt, L. N. Davis, A. T. Ward
J. W. Ray. L. M. Killian, C. N.
Allen, O. H. Shelton, W. H. Bur
gin, and J. R. Boyd.
The report of the association
showed a satisfactory year was had
by the association
Howard Clap ITas
Howard Clapn, county agent, is
exnected to return home this week
end from the Biltmore Hospital,
where he underwent an operation
for appendicitis last Wednesday.
Reports from the hospital yester
day were that he was improving,
and barring complications would
be dismissed this week-end.
Court Takes Recess
Due To Death Of
The February term of Haywood
County Superior court convened
here on Monday morning, with
Judge F. E. Alley presiding. On
Tuesday the court took a recess in
respect to Solicitor John M. Quuen,
whose mother, the late Mrs. Mary
Queen, was buried that afternoon.
Due to tbe fact that the number
of criminal cas s scheduled for
trial arc comparatively small, e vil
cases are also b"ing tried this term.
Through Wednesday the follow
ing cases had been disposed of:
Johnny Morris, chartred with vio
lation of th prohibition laws, was
fined J25 TO and the costs.
Ralph Long, charged with non
support, wis ordered to pay $10 05
a week to bis family and the costs.
Alvin Keith Bowles, charged
with reckless driving, was fined
25 00 and the costs.
Woodrcw Smith had two counts
against him, on for driving drunk
for which he was ordered to pay
50.00 ard the costs and another
for violation of the prohibition law
for which he was fined $25.00 and
B. Wise, charged with violation
(Continued page 6)
To Be Closed 3
Days For Moving
The IocpJ rationing board will be
closed from two o'clock on Tues
day, February 15h, until 8::!0
Saturday morning, it was anoune
"d yesterday, while the office is
The board will move from the
hird floor of the court house to
'he Rose Puildine on Main Street.
Miss Winni? Kirkpatrick. chief
elerk. said it would take all of
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
to move the records and set up tbe
new office. There are thousands
n"i"n thousands of records that
must be moved and kept t he
staff's finirer tips in order to asure
"bus;ness as usual" after the move.
The new office will provide much
more spce and convenience to both
staff and the public.