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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackaoa Owtki
Headquarters Of County Library
.ina issued by
fcm warning -
1 " nnn.d woor!-
ti Rationing co JW" "
;0PA inspectors are stop-
ntorists a"0 uc"'"
endorsed gasoline coupons.
without the license num-
" i ,L Bfata writ-
ike car, a"" L"c "'V
the face oi eacn r
II be cit d to appear before
dnjj to Joe Rose, chair
he board has been given
Tders to inflict the penalty
Vion, and the least pen-
It can be P'vt-" u"u?'
hirtv day suspension ui
loline coupons, air.
nrpose of the endorsement
to fight the black market,
-cials have cited numerous
s where the black market
rg to he a steady drain on
te uses of gasoline, and
r ful share.
officials are going at this
plan with their sleeves
p, and ignorance of the law
be an excuse," me cnuir-
hecking system began Mon
d will be continued for an
Is warned that every cou-
fct be endorsed in mK, even
Icounonj which will not De
r some time yet, such as
n nnri 12.
L pointed out that coupons
krior to January nrsi carnea
license number. Motorists
.lightly mark through the
nse number on the front
coupon bouklet, and insert
4 license number, and use
tent license number in en-
their coupons, the OPA
Wins 3rd Place
In State Contest
Allen's Creek Boy Wins
In State Food Program
With Chicken Project
(Picture on page four)
Gilbert Hembree, a member of
the Smoky Mountains National
Park Chapter Future Farmers of
America, has been awarded third
place in a Food for Victory contest
sponsored by the State Bankers
Gilbert's project consisted of 200
white Leghorn pullets.
Young Hembrre won third place
in a contest in which 8,000 North
Carolina Future Farmers partici
pated and was nresented a check
for $30 in chapel at the local high
Gilbert is a junior and has taken
agriculture two years, and is the
son of Mr. and Mrs W. H. Hembree
who live on Aliens Creek.
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fc Honor Roll
gh yesterday noon, 21 local
were reported 100 per cent
i-ontrimitinns to the Ken
The committees reported
lowing firms to the chair-
lev. J. C. Madison:
, Ray's Department Store,
ie's Department Store.
mat Park Denartment Store.
ptt Furniture Company.
ie Hardware Company.
food Print Shop,
t Barhrr Shop,
ipion She Shop.
mvond's Sinclair Station,
lovees of Tnwn
flettP Roa'v Shop.
ilPsvilln WVinlnool r
hairman said that there
rhaps other firms who had
1 Per rent, but were not
i by workers at noon yea-
and Mrs. Sam PoKo nhn
n residing in North Wil-
nere the former has been
i with the IT. S Rpvpnne
:ment, snent tha n,nJ
wr. Cabe is entering the
-'n and Mrs. Cabe and
plan to return to Way-
s r. Ramey is visiting
and daughter, Capt.
Sam C. Welch, in Spar-
By Gilbert Hembree
I enrolled in agriculture in tho
fall of my sophomore year and be
ing interested in poultry I took
200 pullets as a project.
My day old chicks arrived March
29th. They were sexed pullets and
had Hanson, Barron breeding be
The brooder house and brooder
were already cleaned, heated and
ready for the chicks. I kept the
temperature of the room around
95 degrees during the first two
I started on a good commercial
starter mash and continued feed
ing it through the first six weeks
and then switched over to growinn
mash adding granite grit.
The pull ts were ranged on a
. ulov nnd oats during
mixture i , t
the summer and were moveu
the laying house in Septembe, -with
full laying rations. It was Octob, r
KoreV.y came into full produe-
tion. 1 used piemy ,
litter, provided am roost space
and had a nesi ior eve,
ers. . . T u-
In the early part oi
I started using si""'
order to stimulate and step up egg
production. When the
(v,o morn ne at four o clock
fresh water, plenty of laying "h
as well as a mixture oi "
cracked corn were available for the
birds. The automatic swucn lunr
the lights off at daybreaK am.
they were left off until the next
morning. , ,
I cleaned, graded ana pacKea uiu
eggs twice a week and soia uiern
to the local stores ai iop pi
When I summed up all my receipts
and subtracted my expenses .
found that it cost me Zic to prooute
a dozen eggs and that I had a labor
have learned that wun wciu,
woik and management it really
pays to raise poultry. I've gained
invaluable experience as wcu
..tahlishinir a profitable business
with plenty of room for expansion.
Methodist Society To
Hold Meeting On I4tn
Tha Wnmnn'a Rocietv of Chris
tian Service will meet on Tuesday
afternoon, March 14, at 3:30
o'clock. Mrs. Noble Uarrett, pres-
iHsnf will nreside. Mrs. M. H.
Ferguson will be the leader of the
The Waynesville Public Library which will serve as the Hay
wood County Library, which will be of srrvice not only to the Town
if Waynesville, but to the entire county. IVtails in second seel ion.
Haywood's War Bond
Quota Set At $104,129
h I Go To
?h" . . .
new feature, sponsored
le Haywood Ministerial
Ration, which will be
'i!ed weekly from now
faster. Tha .:i -
n by laymen. Next week
lree such articles wil
The first Ann Trill ho
on Page U of thia issue.
Uses System For
Sifrmund Klomberg Enter
tained Rotary Club Here
Tid bits of personal information
which most, of the men had diffi
culty recalling themselves were
nulled out of the memory bag last
Friday for amazed Rotary club
The memory expert who ett
most of the club members feeling
he knew more about their private
lives than they themselves knew
was Sigmund Blomberg, a former
residence of Asheville, who is now
touring the country to teach absent-minded
businessmen how to
remember the names of prospective
customers and equally absent
minded secretaries where they filed
away that report over which the
boss is tearing his hair.
Blomberg called each of th'
eluh members by name and told
his occupation and date of birth
with as much speed and accuracy
... , i i wnn; tViom
as it ne nao oeen
from a written lit.
He had stored the information
away in his mind, he explained, by
reading through the Rotary club
rooster the night before.
A highlight of the program was
performed with the aid of a current
magazine. He hurriedly turned
through the first 36 pages, and then
passed the pages to the members,
who called for Blomberg to tell
what was on this page and that.
He would rattle off the answers
with as little difficulty as he had
just turned the magazine to that
particular page and read the con-
(Continued on page 4)
llavword has been civen a ouotn
of $I04.1?9 for war bonds for the
month of March, according to
Charlie E- Ray, chairman of the
county war finance committee. The
amount is for all types of war
Ixmds, and no specific amount for
ither K. F or C, Mr. Ray said.
The state quota for the month
of March has been set at $11,400,
(HK), it was announced.
Mr. Kay said that the regular
committees and chairmen of the
organization would continue to
serv . Several special groups were
named for the recent fourth war!
loan drive, but the regular groups
will continue in their respective
capacities, he said y.sterday. Sam
M. Robinson, county vice chairman,
served as county chairman for the
fourth war loan drive, Mr. Robin,
son will continue as vice chairman,
with Norman Freel in charge of
'he Canton area and J. E Massie
activily in charge of the Waynes
ville end of the county.
Haywood made a splendid show
ing in the fi.urth war loan cam
paign, going over the quota by
over $100,000. The quota was
In March Call
Report To Croft
Sixty-seven men left here on
Saturday morning for Camp Croft
for physical examinations, making
up the March call under the selec
tive service system.
Kdwin Burnett Poteate was nam
ed leader of the group, with James
McClure, Hugh Lionel Frazier, and
Clifford McCracken Harrell as as
There were seventeen volunteers
1 v i" the group as follows: Cling
' John Wyatt, Jesse Edward Hamp-
ton. James McClure, Clark Joe
. Hill, Robert Edward Reece, Rex
1 la-e Messer, Vee Jones, Benjamin
. , tir- .r i
h red Trouiman, i lyue wnmeu
Morgan, William Oliver Plemmons,
Mux Ferinison. Charles Francis
Lee, Joe Calvin Davis, Herman
Bryan Ellis, transferred from Hay-
sville, Harvey Edward Puvis,
I from Newport News, Va., Jack
I M i'd ford Leatbei wood, from Wil
mington, and Aster Paul Rogers,
from Newport News, Va.
Other transfers included: Robert
I Cone, from Svlva ; James Randolph
Hall, from Franklin: Harvey
Moore Dulin, from Charlotte; Rob
ert Lee Vaughn, from Spartnn-
l burg, and Julius Fred Caddis, from
Others leaving were: Robert Ed-
Uii.i-,1 dement. Fred Youili? Mor-
Lnn. Charles Franklin Derrick,
Homer Ray Kirkpatrick, William
i Francis Lanning, James William
Lanning. Willie Claude Allison,
j James Blain Garrett, Jr., Howell
I Jackson Buchanan, Ed Haynes
Davis, William Lucius Allen, Her
man Rathhone, Jess Junior Moody,
Edwin Hugh Caldwell, Virgie Wil
liams, Woodrow Wilson Waddell.
Randolph McDonald, Lee Lewis,
Willie Ervin MohalToy, Frank Leon
Smith, Walter James White, Rob
ert Vincent Fisher, Horace Devoe
Downs, Clyde Ramsey, David Hugh
Justice, Earl Andrew Messer, Wil
liam Sanford l edford, Hugh Leon
Underwood, Raymond Cagle Rath
hone, Frank Palmer, Howard Wil
Homer Ernest Pruert, Jaiifc!Af
drew Price, Lester Brown, Bur
nett, John Smith. Clayton Tran-
tham, Pherson Floyd Cagle, Mar
vin Samuel Chambers, Lester
James Bradshaw, Emery Allen, Co
lumbus Wright, William Perry
Rich, and Benjamin Karlisle James.
Red Cross Quota Is
In Sight, Chairman
k- v x v
S(iT. WILLIAM W. 11ENSON.
Fortress tail gunner, of the Bethel
section, is shown examining the
hose of his oxygen mask which was
severed bv enemy flak during a
mission to Chateauioux, France.
The hole in the plane in the ex
treme left of the picture was made
by the piece of flak that cut his
air hose. Sgt. Heiison is at an
rh A A F Bomber Station. This is
an official Air Corps photograph.
Son Of William
Chambers Listed As
Missing In Europe
wiiiinm rhMmhpm. Jr.. of U
Iwood, hag reeeivad. fd4M i
son, Staff Sergeant James Ralph
Woman's Club To
Hold March Meeting On
Thursday Afternoon, 16
Mrs. S. P. Cay will be in charge
of the program of the March meet
ing of the Woman's Club which
will be held next Thursday, Kith,
at 3:,'(0 o'clock at the Hotel Lc
Faine. Hostesses of the afternoon will
include Mrs. J. Hardin Howell,
Mrs. John R. Hipps, and Mrs, E.
Dr. and Mrs. Joe Baxter have
as their guest this week the latter'e
father, J. S. Mullen, of Dolhan,
Ala. Mr. Mullen is a brother of
Mrs. T. L. Bramlett.
Chambers, is missing.
The message reads as follows
"The Secretary of War desires me
to express his deep regret that your
son, Stair Sergeant James Ralph
Chambers, has been reported miss
ing in action since February 10th
ovir Germany. If further detail--or
other- information are received
you will be promptly notified."
Young Chambers volunteered for
service the day after Pearl Harbor
II,. was inducted at Fort Dix, N. J.
arid received training at isoioxi
Miss., Barksdale Field, Shreveport
La., Las Vegas, Nevada, Plant City,
and Lakeland, Fla , was sent over
seas from New Brunswick, N. J
a little over a year ago. He was
tail gunner on a bomber.
He attended Carlisle Military
school in Bamberg, S. C, and prior
to entering service was employed
in Mt. Holly, N. J.
He has a brothir, Private Wil
liam Chambers, HI, who is in tin
medical corps, now serving over
Big Orders Arrive On 11th Anniversary
Of Erkraft Industries In Community
March second seems to be a lucky
day in the life of R. V. Erk, owner
manager of Erkraft Industries,
manufacturers of inlaid wood nov
elties and household items.
It was exactly eleven years ago,
on last Thursday, that Mr. Erk
bought a small novelty business
here and started on the road to
wards becoming one of the largest
such concerns in the south.
While looking back over the nc
ords and checking the thousands
upon thousands of different piece
of merchandise that had been turn
ed out by his modern plant in the
pleven years, there came rush ord
ers for 60,000 more pieces.
- Since the first of the year the
plant has gone in for household
items, after manufacturing many
thousands of wooden toys during
the fall. Among the orders re
ceived last Thursday included on:
for 50,000 kitchen knife sets, and
another for 10,000 towel racks
Numerous orders calling for just
several thousand pieces come in
The plant recently added on
several additional workers to help
care for the increasing demand for
Mr Erk said that novelties would
supplement the household items,
hut right now, it looks like the ca
pacity of the plant will be required
to meet the steady stream of in
creasing orders for household
ifms. The owner-manager looks
forward o his 12th year here as the
Food Prices In Area
To Be Checked Soon
Mrs. Whitener Prevost
Heads Group of 25 Mer
chants' Aides In New Work.
Twenty-five volunteers of the
local price panel will begin a rigid
check of every grocery story in this
area on Monday and continue for
the week, it was announced from
the Waynesville War Pric and
Rationing Board yesterday.
T. J. Cathey. chairman of the
board, said that the 25 m rchants'
aides would receive special instruc
tions at a meeting to b? held Fri
day afternoon at the rationing
hoard. Mrs. Whitner Prevost has
been named chairman of the spec
ial group of checkers. W. A. Brad
ley repres'.nts the food division on
the price panel.
Any retailer of food found hav
ing prices above the stipulated
ceiling prices, will be cited to ap
pear before the board during the
week of March 20 to 25. The stores
will be thoroughly checked again
during the week of March 27
th' ugh April first.
The merchants' aides will make
r gular checks on the food stores
of the area as long as the price
control regulations remain in
force. Those who, violate the
regulations will be cited to appear
before the board for a hearing.
The 25 women who have been
named by the board to carry on this
work, is composed of Mrs. Prevost,
(Continued on page 4)
For Big Baptist
Rev. H. G. Hammett wrote a
week's devotions for "The Open
Window," a Southern Baptist pub
lication with a circulation of over
Mr. Hammett was the only North
Carolinian requested by the editors
of the publication, to contribute to
the issue of the second quarter.
Mr. Hammett prepared the 6-min-ute
devotions for the week of April
10 to 16th.
No Reports Made To Trea
surer From Industrial
Croup Or Rural Areas.
Total contributions to the Red
Cross at noon yesterday, as report
ed to the treasurer, stood at $3,852,
to apply on the $fi,100 quota.
The totals did not represent any
report from the industrial group,
nnd hut a partial report from the
rural areas of the community.
J. C Madison, roll call cnairman,
said that one industry had report
ed $400 had been raised, but was
holding out the report prnding
other contributions from other
workmen. Another industry had
about f'-'OO from only a third of
their employees with the campaign
Mr. Madison said he believed the
industrial group would give at
least $2,000 and the rural areas
about J400, which would put the
ltavwood chanter to the goal set
by national headquarters.
The drive in Haywood is scne-
duled to close on the Llth and Mr.
Madison was anxious that every
person make a contribution by that
date. "If by chance, a worker has
missed anyone, we would like for
such a person to call II. H. AtKins
or mvself, and we'll see that they
are contacted at once for their con
tribution," the chairman said.
Some committees are to make
!"nal check-ups today and tomor
row on some places which were
missed in the initial drive, it was
The colored committee request
ed a quota of $100, and yesterday
urned over to the treasurer
$li:i.35. This committee waa head
ed by Mariun Howell.
DAYTOV UBBKR GROUP
fiETS lP TO GOOD START
In the Red Cross drive at Dayton
Rubber Company, something like
$200 was raised the first day from
a third of the employees. The re
minder of the grouD were being
contacted yestarday and plans are
to finish the work today
The drive is under the supervis
ion of Ned J. Tucker, personnel
lirector, working in cooperation
with the Labor-Management Com
mittee of the plant. The campaign
started in the plant Tuesday, and
n a few minutes the radiator hose
lepartment went 100 per cent. The
day shift of the life raft depart
ment gave $.10; the ponton depart
ment $25 and the hose department
vi r $75.
Mr. Tucker predicted Dayton em
ployees would exceed the $500 mark
Travel In Park
Is Up 11 Percent
For the third consecutive month,
travel to the park has shown a
great increase over travel of the
previous year. In February, 1944
travel to the park is estimated to
b? 11 per cent greater than travel
during February, 1943.
An estimated total of 10,577 per
sons, in 3,670 vehicles visited this
park during February, 1944, as
compared with 6,162 persons, in
2.221 vehicles during February,
1943. Local travel from Tennessee
and North Carolina showed an in
crease of 53 per sent, while foreign
travel showed an increase of 20
The visitors came from at least
24 known states.
Mrs. F. H. Marley spent a few
days in Lenoir during the week
as the guest of relatives.
Pathetic Appeal Wade By Lonesome
Soldier For Letters From Home
During the past two years sad
and tragic stories about the men
in service have been recorded in
this newspaper, but nothing has
touched the hearts of the news staff
any more than the following pa
thetic appeal written on a post
card that came to The Mountaineer
The soldier is thousands of miles
from home. He is not complaining
about his present job. He is glad
to do his part, but he longs for a
touch from home, from friends.
We have been told that there are
few thing in life more heartbreak
ing than for a soldier to get in
line and expect a letter at mail
call and have to step aside empty
handed. Think of how many times this
Vina mnt riavc bepn disappointed
as he walked away, thinking in his
heart that he was forgotten bacK
hnmo Who of us could expect that
boy to fight with that feeling of
neglect from those from whom n
will fight T Put yourself in his
place. Are you a friend of his? A
relative? You may be neither one,
(Continued o page 8)
Sgt. Marie MacFeely will be here
Tuesday, March 14 to enlist wo
men of this arfa in the Women's
Army Corps. The booth will be
set up at Massic's Denartment
Store, from 11 to 5 o'clock.
Lt. Opal E. Brindle, of the Ashe
ville recruiting station was here
yesterday making arrangements
for the recruter to be here, ana
aid, "Women are urgently needed
in the WAC, particularly at tnis
time in view of the Dlans that are
being made for the great invasion
and the need for men for jobs that
only men can do."
Sgt. MacFeely will be here again
on the 28th of March, it was an
Our Quota Is