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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
RfYEAR JNU. rages WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) 11.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson CoobUm
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e On June 19th
I Waynesville uommunii-y
fill be opened to tne
lr u5t. on w euiienuHj, " u"c
111 operate from tne open-
through the last 01 juiy
,.dav unless the demana
Imore operation ubjs.
,.f ugust the plan now
i iU Ml
hate every nay, tins win
Iregulated by the demand
fcrown i serving as super-
with Mrs. Marjorie Mc-
luchanan a? assistant, lnis
i accordance with the rules
bch government sponsored
The local agricultural
has been named superin-
and the home economics
I i Hff.- k
as assistant. iurs. a"
(unty lunch room supervis-
lerve as cannery manager
have sufficient help to keep
lpment m perfect running
inner;.' 13 open 10 tne gene-
lic, but there are certain
regulations which must
fved so that maximum em
kill be maintained. All
fs are for the benefit of the
h-ather than to hinder them,
lointed out by Mr. Brown.
tie object of the corrtmun-
ery is to aid in the conser-
l food so that there will be
ietition in the local market
I nettled by the armed forc
the Allies. The Victory
' is especially urged to use
litif-. Those in charge are
lofftr assistance in canning
number of cans or thous-
the rules to be observed
Hollowing; Canninar will be
tins, unless patrons insist
glass, which is not ad-
Ji? will be done liv apooint-
iThost who wish to can
I notify the suDervisor or
' on the canning dav pre-
the date wanted. Also it
sary fo, thp manao-pmpnt.
1 the amount of cannintr to
The capacity of the can-
2,500 'o. 3 cans Der hv
It hours (vegetables! nnH
IWO to 1 oo cans of meat.
this done during the day
pute must be of profit.
nng and processing must
I by the individual or his or
'. some person authorized
ft work. Produce mav not.
cannery to be can-
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a" Chas. E. fiihson
On 10-Day Leave
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IT1 of Mr. nm! f-rc aik-4-
01 Havnpsvilla j;
, in EsJJKllUlIlg
leave horp witV, ,
n Gibson recentlv cnmnlpt.
ot training at Hanm PD
l he will 5.
rs at the evnirnti f
r Before volunteering in
P April 25. of tr,i
lemployed bv t.fc p fL; '
Is Company here.
Groiro Attpn M
to Dealers Meet,'
njMrs pan Watkins and
rs. John T,l u. j
"M North Carolina Auto-
wK;Trs Association con-
fit o n ' BC8ion aunng
Grove Park Inn, Ashe-
Sims Buys Main
To Build Store
Modern Store Will Be Built
After War To Accommo
date Expanded Business.
Ed Sims has purchased the 80
foot lot on Main Street between
Martin Electric Company and Dill
Howell's Service Station for a site
for a business home after the war.
Mr. Sims bought the property
from Mrs. Gladys Kuchler. The
purchase price was not made pub
lic. The lot is 275 feet deep and Mr.
Sims is making plans to build a
modern building on the lot, and
feature the sale of auto and home
accessories. The rear of the build
ing to be devoted to storage, and
perhaps general auto repair. The
tire recapping and entire tire busi
ness will be housed in the new
place, Mr. Sims said.
The lot now has a dwelling on it,
and nothing will be done until such
a time when materials are avail
able for building.
Mr. Sims owns the Gulf Service
and Tire Recapping Company on
the corner of Main and Pigeon
Streets, which is only one door
from the lot he purchased this
Drown In Pigeon
Young Henson Was Swim
ming. While Robinson Was
Wading In River.
Two Haywood county boys, both
16 years of age, were drowned
during the past week. They were
Weldon Henson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rufus V. Henson, of the
Iiethel section, and Thomas Fraz
ier Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Robinson, of the Hemphill
j Young Henson was drowned
about 2:.'!0 o'clock Friday after
noon while swimming in a pool on
the East Fork of Pigeon River
; about a mile from his home.
' Dr. J. Frank Pate, Haywood
county coroner, who investigated
, de cided that death was "due to
accidental drowning" and that no
inquest was necessary. The boy's
mother was standing on the bank
of the river and saw him drown
in about eight feet of water, but
being unable to swim could not go
to his assistance.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon at Spring Hill
Baptist church, with Rev. Thomas
Irwin officiating. Burial was in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are his parents; one
brother, Robert, and six sisters,
Misses Lillian, Hilda, Nancy,
Mavis Ann, Mary Lou and Betty.
The Wells Funeral Home of Can
ton was in charge of arrangements.
Last rites were conducted Tues
day afternoon at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
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Miss Beal High
In Praise Of County
Miss Mai joi ie Beal, secretary of
the North Carolina State Library
Commission, met here on Friday
with the board of directors of the
Haywood County Library at their
Following the report of the
county librarian, Miss Beal was
high in her praise of what had
been accomplished during the short
period of the county-wide service,
which was officially inaugurated in
February of this year.
Miss Beal pointed out the great
need for more books, based on the
increasing circulation in both the
town and in the rural sections now
served. She reviewed the progress
being made by North Carolina li
braries because of the state aid,
which is allocated to those having
Miss Johnston stated in her re
port that there are now 16 book
stations in the rural sections, plans
underway for another, and also
plans being worked out for library
service at the Haywood County
Beginning July 7, the library
will be open each Friday night
from 7 to 9 o'clock for the benefit
of those who are busy during the
Col. J. Harden Howell, chairman
of the board, presided,
Hospital Here Named
As Penicillin Depot
men To Grow
A. J. McCracken Re-elected
President Of Association
At Annual Meeting.
The Haywood County Grade A
Milk Producers at their annual
meeting here Thursday night, de
cided to grow alfalfa and increase
use of winter pastures, as a means
on conserving feed.
During the business session, A.
,1. McCracken was re elected presi
dent, S. J. Moody, vice president
and Mrs. W. D. Ketner will 'serve
as secretary-treasurer again. Earle
Ferguson and M. H. Reeves were
named as directors for two years,
while W. A. Bradley is director at
large. Glenn C. Palmer and M. H.
Caldwell are the other two direc
tors. Glen C. Palmer, Jr., was re
elected as field man for the asso
ciation. The group will sponsor a con
signment sale of Guernsey cattle
in the county during August. A
committee composed of Glenn C.
Palmer, Jr., Earle Ferguson and
S. J. Moody will handle details of
the sale for the asociation.
The milk subsidy program was
discussed by Howard Clapp and
Glenn C. Palmer.
Extra Canning Sugar
Available Next Week
Betsy Lane Quinlan
To Have New Red
Miss Betsy Lane Quinlan, recre
ational Red Cross worker, who has
spent the past several weeks here
with her mother, Mrs. Charles E.
Quinlan, left Saturday for nation
al headquarters of the American
Red Cross, where she will be given
a new assignment.
Miss Quinlan tias to her credit
more than two years of foreign
service with the Red Cross. She
served for one year as recreational
director at the hospital in Iceland.
Her service there was recognized
as an outstanding piece of work
and after a few weeks in America
she was sent to another overseas
Her last post was in New Guinea
and here she did similar hospital
work to that in Iceland. During
her period of service at each post
Miss Quinlan met a number of
Haywood county boys.
It is expected after Miss Quin
lan's extended overseas service that
she will be assigned to duty in the
United States. While at home
Miss Quinlan was extensively en
tertained by her friends.
Work Started On New
State Test Farm Here
Work has started at the new
State Test Farm here, with the
first preparation of a late corn crop.
Numerous agricultural experts
have Visited the former Grover
Clark farm of 300 acres on the
edge of town. Others are expected
this week, as plans are going for
ward for determining sites lor the
erection of barns, poultry honses,
and a road through the property.
Present plans are to build a
milk barn immediately and to gt
the farm ready for the gradual
move of all phases of the experi
mental station from the Swannanoa
and present rented site a the
- Last week at Rotary, Dean W.
rnrvatd. anoerintendent in charge
of the farm, explained the ppo
0 the farm, and told of the history
of agricultrual research. Mr.
Colvard was presented to the club
by D. Reeves Noland, a member
of the state board of agriculture
for the past 16 years. Mr. Noland
was a member of the committee
that looked at more than 100 West
ern North Carolina farms for the
new test farm.
No definite date has been set xor
Mr. Colvard and family to move
here, but it will be in the near fu
ture, it was learned.
Much favorable comment has
been heard from people in all
walks of life since the announce
ment that the state had purchased
the 300-acre tract here. -Farmers
have been particularly .interested.
Those who have already used
their canning sugar can get certi
ficates for an additional ten pounds
on Monday, Tuesday or Wednes
day of next week by applying at
the rationing office from 9 til
1 :30, it was announced yesterday.
In order to receive additional
sugar, it will be necessary to give
proof that the first canning allot
ment has been used for preserving
or canning, or that no certificates
were received for the additional
sugar. Persons making applica
tions must have Rationing War
Book No. 4 with them and for
each person for whom sugar is
Volunteers to assist the office
force are being sought by the
rationing board. The last regis
tration was made by teachers of
the county. All persons willing to
assist in taking applications, should
contact Miss Winnie Kirkpatrick
at the rationing office this week
end for full instructions. At least
twenty persons are needed to as
sist in this work.
L. C. Swanger
Lonzo Cogdill Swanger, 33, of
Canton, died early Tuesday morn
ing in an Asheville hospital from
burns suffered Monday in an acci
dent at the Champion Paper and
Fibre Company plant in Canton,
where he was employed.
Funeral services will be held at
the West Canton Baptist church,
with the time and date to be an
nounced later, pending the arrival
of relatives m the service. The
Massie Funeral Home here Is in
charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Swanger was applying pro
tective paint on the inside of a
tank, around 12 feet in diameter
and with a three-foot hole, immedi
ately before the accident happened,
R. B. Robertson, executive vice
president of the company, said.
He said that Mr. Swanger had
Just emerged from the inside of
the tank and was preparing to re
move the oxygen helmet he wore
to prevent inhalation o fthe paint
fumes, when the fumes inside of
the tank exploded and caught fire. I
New Drug Available To
Civilians Of Haywood
County In Emergency
The Haywood County Hospital
has been d' signated by the Office
of Civilian Pincillin Distribution of
the War Production Board as a
depot for the distribution of Pen
icillin. Dr. J. R. McCracken, Dr. R. H.
Stretcher and Dr. V. H. Duckett
have been appointed by Dr. Thos.
Stringtield, Chief of Staff, as dis
tribution committee. .
One patient in the Haywood
County Hospital has been given a
course of Penicillin and is making
a rapid and dramatic recovery
after being seriously ill and in the
hospital for almost three months.
Penicillin has been available in
t xt re me emergency for several
months and is being more widely
distributed all the time. Having
it ot: band in the Haywood County
Hospital means that it will be
available immediately for emergencies.
State Guard Now
Within Four Of
Those Wishing To Jn
Urged To Do So At Once,
As Preparations For Sum
mer Camp Are Underway.
Eleven recruits joined the local
unit of the State Guard during the
past week, and there are now only
four vacancies in the unit. Any
one wishing to join the unit is
asked to do so at once as plans
are being perfected for the sum
mer encampment at Fort Bragg.
The plans are to leave here on
July (i for a ten days training at
Fort Bragg. In anticipation of
the encampment the local unit is
devoting two evenings each week
now to drilling, so that the com
pany will be in training to carry
on the work at Fort Bragg.
There were a number of promo
tions made on Tuesday night at
the regular drill practice which
included the following: Willard
Moody to 1st Sgt; Hobert Wil
liams to SSgt. ; Noble Garrett and
Jack II. Snyder to sergeants; Wil
liam I). MehafTey and Wingate
Hannah to corporals; and to pri
vate first class, Dwight Beaty,
Charles Russell, Joseph Wilson,
Joe lioone, James Fisher, Robert
Gilford and Sam Leatherwood.
Flowers In The
Making: Yours For
In accordance with his an
nual custom Donald Dunham,
well known gardener, is giving
away flower plants. On Thurs
day and Friday afternoons,
from 4 o'clock on Mr. Dun
ham will supply those calling
plants of the following va
riety: zinnias, marigolds and
petunias, free of any charge.
Military Band, Equipment,
'Jeeps, and Movie Premier
On the Program.
An elaborate bond rally will be
held here on Thursday, June 22,
on Main Street, it was announced
jointly yesterday by C. N. Allen
and J. E. Massie, who are in
charge of arrangements.
A display of military equipment,
including small arms, a military
band and other entertaining fea
tures will be included in the event
which will be climaxed by a bond
premier at the Park Theatre. Be
sides two outstanding movies, an
officer from overseas will make a
Tlie picture will be "Tunisian
Victory" which is actual scenes of
the Allied drive through North
Africa, on through the Sicilian
campaign. Following this will be
a 50-minute conudy, starring Jim
my Rogers, son of Will Rogers,
and Noah Berry, Jr., in "Caboose."
The admission to the theatre will
be the purchase of a bond on the
The military band will give a
conci rt at 2:.'(0 on Main Street,
which will be roped olf from traffic
for the period of the concert.
The block at. the theatre will also
be roped off prior to the opening
that evi ning, in order to accomo
date the large attendance that is
Canton Rally Is
Set For Friday
(Special to The Mountaineer)
A colorful street parade featur
ing an army band and jeeps from
Moore General Hospital at Swan
nanoa, will officially open the, 5th
War Loan Drive fn the Canton area
of Haywood county Friday after
noon at 6 o'clock, it was announced
Tuesday by Mayor Sam M. Robin
son, permanent vice-chairman of
the county-wide bond programs.
W. Norman Freel, vice-chairman
of the county drive, in active charge
of the Canton area, announced that
Canton's total "E" bond quota had
been fixed at more than $200,000,
while the county quota of this
series, amounts to $822,000, with
total county quota, including all
series, amounts to -822,000, with
the Canton and Waynesville areas
splitting the total with $411,000
to be secured in the two sections.
The military band from Moore
General Hospital will perform und
er the direction of Capt. George
Smitzes. The jeeps which also
(Continued on page 12)
Thursday, June 29
The Haywood Mutual Stockyards
will have their first sale of the
season on Thursday, June 22, at
the yards in Clyde, it was announc
ed this week by L. H. Bramlett,
The sale will begin at 2 o'clock
p. ni., with Modford Leatherwood,
as auctioneer. The yards are own
ed by L. H. Bramlett, Medford
Leatherwood, D. J. Noland, J. H.
Woody, and Lt. Jack Messer, U.
The Haywood Mutual Stockyards
have operated successfully for a
number of years and have meant a
great deal to the farmers and cat
tlemen of Haywood county who
have been supplied with a market
for their stock at home.
Canton Area Now
Ahead Of This
End Of County
Stars Being Placed By
Names Of Men In Service
From Waynesville Area.
The sale of bonds in the Fifth
War Loan Drive in Haywood Coun
ty totaled $62,225 yesterday after
noon, leaving $75i,775 yet to be
sold. Of the sales reported during
the first three days of the drive,
the Waynesville area had to its
credit sales totaling $2:1,231.25,
while Canton had sold $H8,!M.75.
The Wellco Shoe Corporation led
in early completion of their quota
with the goal of $8,000 sold out in
45 minutes, it was learned from
Heinz Rollman, general manager,
who said it should have been done
in ten minutes. This drive was
made on Monday, according to a
message to C. N. Allen from Mr.
The large bulletin board in the
First National Bank b'aring the
names of some 18,000 men and wo
men in the armed forces from the
Waynesville area of the county has
been a center of interest in the
bank since Monday morning.
Katheryn Hyatt, 11-year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey
Hyatt of Hazelwood, was the first
person to buy a bond when the
floors were opened on Monday. She
placed a star beside the name of
'er brother, Sgt. J. I). Hyatt, who
is now stationed at Newburg, N. Y.
At the closing hour yesterday
t: ii- were t 'ti blue stars on the
bulletin board showing that 126
friends and members of families
had bought bonds in honor of 126
On the list of 23 casualties from
the Waynesville area, there had
Iwen placed 6 gold stars.
The bank is very anvious to have
the name of evtry man or woman
in service from the Waynesville
area of thiJcounty, which includes
Fines Ciwk, 5rabtree, Iron Duff,
Waynesville, Ivy Hill, Jonathan,
White Oak, Cataloochee and Big
Creek townships. A large number
of men were out of the county
when they registered and were in
ducted through out of the county
boards. The bank wishes to seucre
all who arc natives of the Waynes
ville area so that their names may
be added to the bulletin board.
Citizens who have members of
their families in the service who
were residing in other areas at
the time they entered are asked to
come in and see if their nam?s
are on the list and if not add them.
C. N. Allen, chairman of the
drive, is urging that every sales
person meet their quota of selling
$.100 in bonds. Mr. Allen further
stated that he did not want a sin
gle name left on the bulletin board
in the bank without a star beside
"When we consider what these
no n and women are doing today
on the battling fronts, for us back
home to buy a bond, is a very small
service," said Mr. Allen in his plea
for every name to be taken on the
roster of Haywood's fighting heroes.
Is Getting Organized
Last Friday's community "get-
together" was so successful, that
a repeat performance will be given
at the armory here Friday night
starting at eight o clock, with the
high school orchestra and the Soco
Gap dance team and band taking
the lead in entertainment.
Between 350 and 400 people at
tended last Friday night The pro
gram is spnsored by the Commun
ity Recreational Council.
E. W. Tenney, director, announc
ed yesterday that plans are being
made to organize two cr more soft
ball leagues here Monday. At nine
Monday morning, those interested
in a Junior league are asked to meet
with Mr. Tenney for the organization.
Men and women interested in a
senior league, are to meet Monday
night and complete plans for form
ing a league. Those who will be
represented include the State
Guard, Pet Dairy Products Com
pany, Wellco Shoe Corporation,
Unagusta Manufacturing Corpora
tion, and The A. C. Lawrence
Leather Company. Other firms
will participate. Three practice
fields will be available to the teams
in the leagues.
Work of renovating the armory,
including building sidewalks, and
concreting the garage floors, is
underway. Orders and porch ases
for equipment and supplies fo the
general recreation program have
Miss Katheryn Hill !
Agness Scott College
Miss Kathryn Hill of Waynes
ville, was one of 94 seniors who re
ceived the Bachelor of Arts degree
at Agnes Scott College commence
ment exercises last week.
Miss Hill arrived in town during
the week and will spend the sum
mer with her grandmother, Mrs.
Charles R. Thomas.
Cradle Roll Program 1
To Be Presented At
First Baptist Church
There will be a special Cradle
Roll program presented at the
First Baptist church at 10:30
o'clock Sunday morning. A play
let entitled, "Unto the Least ef
These," will be presented. All
mothers and babies are invited to
Vacation Bible School ;
Ratcliff Cove Baptist "
Church To Be Held 16th
The commencement program of
the Vacation Bible School of the
Ratcliff Cove Baptist church which
was scheduled for Sunday has been
changed to Friday night All par
ents of the students and friends
are invited to attend the exercises.
Mr. and Mrs, Ben Sutton, ef
Waynesville, announce the birth.
ef a son at their home en June 8.