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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountain National Park
UVENTH YEAR NO. 50-A Twelve Pages
, $1.50 In Advance In IUjwo Jsuilm Cwafi
WAYNES VILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1$, 1941
jd Ddtq K
wilian Defense Council Fully Orgd
tied To Carry
Ueere Being Sought To
U On Work In County;
kriet Healtli umc .is
meeting of the Civilian De
Council held in the court
on Friday evening, with
50 persons present, plans
irmalated to get the work of
Uanization underway, with
Corpening, acmis v" !
,u decided to move me voi-
office of which Kobt. a. mu
to have charge, into the
if the district health depart-
In the first floor of the court
effective operation of the
la office requires extensive
l .. . . a j ai.-
foe, the councu ppounu mm
kment committee, Mrs. uoyie
ky, chairman, Lee McElrath,
Sand N. Allen, which rroup
Tolunteers to jobs and train
to it has secured the facts
them. , ' .. -."
nine; course committee J. C.
.chairman, and Mrs. W. H. F.
utd C. C. Hanson, members,
committee clears existing
ir courses and makes ar
ments for the development of
eeded courses. .
raiting and enrollment eora
i,Chas. E. Ray, Jr., chairman,
rd Westmoreland, . W. " C.
W. P. Whitesidesx M. H.
s, Wayne Corpenirf V. L.
rsld, and ; Carlton.. Peyton,
poop is responsible for re-
(Continued on page 7)
Li Man Urges
M. Landess Heard In
dress Before Haywood's
chers. Teachers and
ood's challenge in this
Jof national emergency, is to
FP all possibilities as a unit,
f flit for America's Freedom.
responsibility is to see that
il has minerals, so that food
"thereon will have vital min
tontent for our soldiers and
(Continued on page 7) -
Civilian Defense Volunteer
M opened vesterav morn-
f the rooms occupied by the
' health department, with
F S. Millar in charge of regie'
ClVilinn Aafanaa - vnliinMrra
!sed to register, even though
avp Hmu n al
Russian Ambassador Arrives
Maxim Litvinoff (right), new Soviet Ambassador to the United States,
is greeted by George T. Summerlin, Chief of the Division of Protocol of
the State Department at the Capital's airport in Washington. The new
Russian envoy arrived aboard a special chartered plane from the
Mountaineer To Appear Again Friday;
Christmas Edition On Next Tuesday
Med ford Appointed
The county commissioners at
their regular third Monday meeting
held yesterday appointed Johnny
J. Ferguson and B. D. Medford as
assistant collectors to succeed
Mr. Ferguson is entering his
sixth vear as assistant tax col
lector, and Mr. Medford has served
m that capacity for the past three
and a half years.
A number of routine matters
were brought to the attention of
$30,000 In Defense
Bonds Sold In Week
Mercury Hits 13
Monday morning brought the
coldest weather of the year, aa the
mercury slid down to 18, accord
ing to the official reading made by
Lawrence Kerley, official observer.
The former low was 17.
The next lowest of the week was
last Thursday, with a reading of 21.
The week's report:
Admission By Toy
The Mountaineer will be pub
lished again Thursday afternoon
and ftffrihuted early Friday morn
ing. V This is following' the annual
custom of many years of getting
out two issWs the week before
Next Tuesday; morning the an
nual Christmas edition," containing
greetings and special Christmas
messages and stories, will go to
press, for delivery Tuesday after
noon and Wednesday morning.
All copy for the Friday edition
must be in the office by noon Thurs
day, and no copy for Tuesday's pa
per can be taken after six o'clock
Monday. ; v ..
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of
the First Baptist church, was elect
ed president of the Haywood Coun
ty Ministerial Association at a
luncheon meeting held during the
week at the home of Mrs. H. W.
Others elected to serve, with the
Rev." Hammett aret vio . president
Rev. W. R. Kelly, pastor of the
Canton Methodist church; secre
tary and treasurer, Rev. R. E. Mac
Blain, rector of Grace Episcopal
Rev. Frank Leatherwood, of
Waynesville was made chairman of
the program committee, with the
Rev. George B. Hammond, pastor
of the Canton Presbyterian church,
and the Rev. J. Clay Madison, of the
First Methodist church, of Waynes
ville, as members.
Meetings are scheduled for the
first Monday of each month.
J. E. Massie, manager of he
Park Theatre, is sponsoring a f v-
PTv ing of the picture, "One Foot in
an LlelenSe Heaven" on Friday afternoon at
3:15 as his contribution to tne com
munity Christmas tree to be held
on Christmas afternoon on the
court house grounds.
All school children in the ele
mentary grade will b? admitted
free of charge if they bring along
with them a good second hand or
a brand new, toy.
If the toy is second hand it must
be of value and not something
dnna ba .iV. tt... 11 t.n A1otAoA .. . .
P there will be a public file While the Woman's Club is in
fwteers. j charge of the community tree,
fr registration is made, a ! Mr. Massie generously gives this
Ration of the services offered f matinee with admission by toy
rC TnaH3 .nn. n a wiaana nf nrfinc
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poffiee will be open from 8:30 1 to the collection of toys for the
"v V 1.1 (IP If OQh Wnw .
Every Member Of The Mountaineer
Staff Buys Defense Stamps Or Bonds
To Date $80.00 Has
Been Placed On
lions' Dime Board
Ifare Office To Be Clearing
se For Christmas Cheer
F welfare department has com-1 the Black Mountain Sanatorium,
r a list of the needy fam- 1 entirely dependent On the Haywood .
In the county to which the j county welfare department.
P asked to make donations ! Inmates of the county home, in- j
wistmas cheer. -eluding: 6 women, 13 men, and j
Fffeovering the cases of the' tmree children.
rt very carefully Mrs. ' The welfare department will de- j
Lleen and her workers have liver any gifts for the foregoing ,
r" 30 families as the need- j in Haywood county, and will be re-1
! I sponsible for mailing any to oe
U' Apartment is also asking 1 sent out of the county. They ask
r8 cheer for the following: that all' gifts or baskets to be de
lL prl from Haywood county . livered in the county be sent to the
fnd from 10 to 16 years I welfare office by noon on Tues-
nav. ana inuse w ue nmiicu
The dime board sponsored by
the Lions Club which was opened
to the public on Saturday, was be
ing well patronised yesterday when
some $52 dollars worth of dimes
were added to the twenty-eight
dollars worth placed there Satur
day, making a total of $80.00 to
Encouraged by the response of
last year, the Lions are planning
the same Christmas cheer for the
needy families that they dispensed
last year. The committee in 1940
bought 260 toys, 200 pounds of
mixed nuts, 431 pounds of candy,
40 bags of oranges and 18 boxes
of groceries, which were distribut
ed among 80 families.
Any funds left over this year
from the Christmas cheer fund will
be used for work among the blind,
-( of the major projects of the
n charge of the dime board on
Saturday were: Paul Davis, L. T.
New and Glenn Cuthbertson; on
Monday J. C. Galusha, J. L. Cor-
wile anB James Leatherwood.
Today C, J. Reece and J. L.
' (Continued on page 7) -
The nine regular employees
of The Mountaineer are 100 per
cent for America and victory.
Each of the nine members
of the force have invested in
defense saving stamps or de
fense saving bonds. Some are
now the proud owners of both.
The publishers are proud of
the patriotism shown by the
entire staff, and with every
member of the force practic
ing "buy defense bonds and
stamps" this newspaper will
consistently and regularly urge
it readers to "go thou and do-
Sale Was Far Ahead of Ex
pectations; Post Office and
Bank Are, Rushed.
Defense bonds sold faster in
Waynesville during the past week
than the proverbial batch of hot
The rush for bonds during the
week was so heavy that the supply
of blanks gave out Saturday.
Ud until last night, the total
sales was just a little short of
$30,000 for the week, according to
Postmaster J. H. Howell and the
First National Bank.
The bank sold $17,250 in bonds
during the first five days last week,
and took $200 yesterday pending
arrival of more bonds.
The post office reported the sale
of $11,718 in bonds last week, and
$750 on Monday.
In discussing the sale of the de
fense bonds, bank officials pointed
out that buyers were impressed
with the fact that their value never
get below par, and that the bonds
could be redeemed within sixty
days after being bought .
One Waynesville man said last
night "I am going to buy $1,000
worth as soon as the bonds arrive."
A Waynesville business firm re
ported to the post office that they
had put Uncle Sam on the pay roll
ni, were buying a bond a wee.
Tentative List Of
Here On Jan. 5th
The tentative list of the sclec
tives that will be sent from the
area served by the local draft has
been announced. It may undergo
many changes before the group
leave here on January the 6th, as
the applications of a number of vol
untary inductions are pending.
The list is made up of the follow
ing: John Henry Forga and Ver
non Hall, both volunteers, Wallace
Walker Hill, Willard Paul Woody,
Porter Ray Frady, Carl Head, Ru
ben Joe Justice, John Lewis Frank
lin, Claude Eugene Davis.
Also George Gunter, Jr., Thomas
Earl Blalock, Spencer Iredell Fish
er, John McCury Wyatt, Marcus
Russell Rogers, John Clingman
Taylor, Carl Andrews Grasty, J. B.
Wyatt, Harry Robert Hogan, Rob
ert Leon McClure, and Ben Under
wood. Deferments are also being consid
ered in one or two case. Orders
will be mailed from the draft board
to the men by December the 25th.
Replacements will be made for
those who have enlisted elsewhere
before that time.
Back to His Job
awinyti.iu. n.. miiim. i mwui W'l
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t ,.. .v.
A UniUd SUtes sailor, hurriedly
summoned to return to his post fol
lowing the Japanese attack on U. B.
territory In the Pacific Ocean, kisses
his girl goodbye before boarding a
train at rennsyivama siavon, new
Draw Jury For
Civil Term Of Haywod
Superior Curt To Convene
Here On Monday, the 5th.
Law Prohibits Shooting Of Fireworks
Or Sale Of Them In Haywood County
Rotary Has Two
bl i?? in Jkson Training later than Monday,
me welfare depart-
'-u irom this county.
t cm . . ..
den Wards of the wel-
, "cnl now lmng in
relief clients, patients in
Any persons wishing to take part
in the Christmas cheer program
sponsored by the welfare depart
ment in cooperation with
groups are asked to call the office,
125, for names or any other de
Guy Massie and Ben Sloan were
named directors of the Rotary Club
last Friday to fill two vacancies on
the board, created by Dr. Thomas
Stringfield who is serving in Eng
land and J. C. Lynn who was pro
moted to district county agent.
The new members of the board
were elected by the board of direc-
other ,tr8. ? , , , . .
lasi r naay iour memoers oi uie
Waynesville band gave a musi
cal program, including Christmas
Begin Friday In
Desks will be closed and books
put away by approximately seven
thousand school children' in Hay
wood county at 12:50 on Friday,
according to Jack Messer, county
superintendent of education.
Christmas holidays will begin at
12:31 and will last until Monday
morning, January the 6th. This
week will be a busy one in the
schools, as in most of them mid
term examinations are being held.
In Pearl Harbor
A warning is being issued jointly
today by the sheriff and police of
Waynesville and Hazelwood, of the
$50 fine that will be imposed upon
any One convicted of shooting or
selling fireworks in the county or
any town in the couty.
The law has been in force several
years, and there has been no
changes, the law enforcement of
ficers pointed out.
Ruf us Summerrow is safe
Pearl Harbor, according to a
cablegram received by his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George Sum
merrow, of Hazelwood.
Ruf us is connected with the
navy yards at Pearl Harbor. The
cablegram was received Saturday, of the plant.
Drivers Of Pet
Dairy To Hear
A Safety Expert
The 15 drivers of Pet Dairy
Products Company plant here, will
have a three-night session
on highway safety, conducted
by Gordon Thomaslin, of the
safety division of the state high
way department. . . f . ,
The first session will be held to-
night, and each night through
Thursday. On Wednesday night
the group will see a special movie
following a dinner meeting, accord
ing to R. B. Davenport, manager
The jury for the January term
if civil court, which will convene
here on Monday, the 5th, with
judge Allen H. Gwyn, of Reids
ville, presiding, was drawn on
Monday by the county commission
Those drawn for the first week
were as follows: John B. Medfor
Waynesville : R. M. Waddell, Way
nesville: Robt. A. Justice. Fines
Creek; Vinson Morrow, Jonathan
Perry Cook, Beaveidam ; I .
Sor rells, Beaverdam; J. M. Cathey,
Pigeon; C. H. McCracken, Crab
tree; R. V. Trull, East Fork; Vin
son Smith, Waynesville; R. J.
Also N. C. James, Fines Creek ;
Glenn J. Cathey, Clyde ; S. J.
Moody, Ivy. '.Hill; W. C. Kirkpat
rick, Crabtree ; Luther E. Cogburn,
East Fork; J. H. Allen, Jr., Beav
erdam; II. F. Francis, Waynes
ville; Frank F, Smith, Waynes
ville; Howard J. Reese, Cecil; Har
lev Crawford; Iron Duff; W. H.
Williams, White Oak; O. L. Ad-
(Continued on page .7)
Crowd Packs The
Court House In
W. Jtoj Vnmtia Makes Stir
ring Appeal In AddrasB
Before Umge PatrUAc
Since Hitler and all : the little
Hitlers have declared war on tne
United States, the dtiaene oi this
county; have, had the .fire of patrl
otism kindled in their very soulp,
and last night a crowd orer-flowed
the main court room' WUne. eonp
house, wHh many In the balcony "in
patrwUe rally. u.,v. tM
Th nrincinal address hy W.."Eajr
Francis: stirred the aodibn'ee, .which
was made up of people, of every
Willi Ul IUC.
The inepiring pjognun got r un
derway with a band .concert, con
cluding with the national ahthent.
as the State Guards filed in; too
Girl Scouts occupied the front raw,
while Boy Scouts in uniform aerv-
ed as ushers. ;'
"I have no doubt as to the out
come of thia wur, because pur ftug
is supported by a united people
and guided by the unseen hand of
God," Major J. Harden ;Uowen
told the audience. Re was Intro
duced by W. H. . Millat, command-
der of the Amencan.Ijern, wno
also served as master (of ceremo
nies. :','' '' .''' ' -
Concluding Major Howell's oriel
remarks, ;Dpris Grahl. sang "God
Bless America, " accompanied by
the hand of which she is a aiember.
"America don't, need oratory to
show our patriotism," Mr. Ifillaf
said, as he outlined the needs of
the day,' which Included' support
of the .Red. Croae, as oe yveeentea
Rev. H-.GHammett, county hl-
"Talk American Red Crosa.,,JJtie
port the Red Croaa, and give genav
oOfll? " the chairman said aa he read
A U.M'ram froin national Maoptas-
ters if.hnt! for funds-fof tne wa
mett outlined the accomphahmenta
of the Red Cross, and ita part in
Shook To Receive
John W. Shook, of Clyde, who
has been a Mason for the past 60
years, will be awarded a 50-year
certificate of membership this
The presentation will be made
at the joint installation of the of
ficers for 1942 of all the lodges
in Haywood county, which will take
place here on Monday evening, De
cember 29th in the Masonic Temple.
Three other Masons have earned
this distinction and have been giv
en the certificates, including W. T.
Lee, of Waynesville, John B.
Smathers, of Canton, and Captain
Alden Howell, formerly cf this
county, now residing- in Los Ange
les, Calif. ': '
L" (Continued o page 7)
Declaration Of War
Makes Changes In
The local draft board has re
ceived notices of a number of
changes made since the dnelaration
of war by the United JStates.
The release of officers and enlist
ed men from active service baa been
suspended. The W$r Department
has given instructions that release
of officers and enlisted men fromv
military service be suspended ex
cept for cases of incompetence and
The Army Air Corps is sending
certain key civilian employees out
side continental United States for
the maintenance of military air
craft. When BMh revieeta an
made by the air eorpe or other
competent military officials, they
should be granted.
There wiU also be a reelassXS
cation of the men. It fa understood
that class 11-A was designed lo
offer reatMnable opportunity for
employers to locate and train re
placements for key employers. It
was pointed out that it is now weTl
over a year, since the first rejfis-
(Ceatiaaed an page 7)
War Department .
' W. R. Francis, former assistant
U. 8. district attorney, who offer
ed his services last March to the
War Department, has recently re
ceived a letter from Robert P. Pat
terson stating that he would he
assigned to duties suited to his rank
(CentiMied an page 7)
Boy Scouts Collecting Paper Of All
Kinds For National Defense Program
Paper! Paper! Paper!
That is what Waynesville Scouts
are collecting as their part of the
Every ounce. Every pound is
Any color. Any size.
weight Any type.
per and carry it to a central park
ing point where it will be baled.
R. C MeBride, Scoutmaster of
the troop sponsored by the Sotary
Gub, is directing the work.
"Old cardboard boxes, small ear-
Any .tons, newspapers, magaanes and
wrapping paper is wanted, fir.
Just as long as it is paper and Mc Pride said. "As long as it Is
not greasy, the Scouts want it for paper or cardboard without grease
By calling 352 and leaving your
address, a Scout will be around and
get your supply. The Scouts plan to
make two trips a week all over the
community, and gather up the pa-
on it we can use it for &fHMa,"
The Scouts have been working
several days, i and haw about two
tone on hand awaiting shipment.
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