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The Wayne sville
Published In The County Seat oft Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TgjoHTHYEAR NO. 12 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
liitica! rumors new wv -Iltlcal
this ween, uu' " ' . .
hats were thrown into the
'In? with formal announce-
41 would - be-candi-
tna nnH were
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)t to press.
Jcndidates announcing -
WILLIAM MED FORD
For State Senate.
f. C. FRANCIS
For Register of Deeds
Community To Have
Blackout Signals On
Friday Night At 8:45
. omiTieement of William
ifoid yesterday as a canuiuate
State Senate, Drings uui,
known Waynesville attorney,
a man wno nas ueen own
and political attairs oi me
he county and state for many
Medford is a prominent Ro-
. -r u Wo i.
an; is enairmaii vi ms nj-
He public library Doara, ana
crved in an official capacity
the district Boy Scout pro-
since its organization. He
served in numerous
the Red Cross.
his is Mr. Medford's first elec-
race. He has served as Bee-
iry of the Young Democrats
the state, aisirict organci,
Irman of the campaign corn
lee and county president.
C. Francis, who is perhaps
ler known as Charlie, is up for
filiation and re-election as reg-
of deeds, and made a formal
lement as he announced his can.
cy, when he said:
am a candidate for the office
legister of deeds for Haywood
ty to succeed myself, and ae
i to state t'.iat during- (he short;
od of time I have held the
f;, I have been diligent m the
ormance of the duties conect-
kith it. It has been a pleasure
iccommodate and assist the citi-
having business in the office
ling my incumbency, and if
inated and elected to the of
for an additional term, I
ill continue to make the office
people's office and render ef
nt service to all bur people hav
business with us."
wo elective offices in Haywood
fe two formally anounced can-
fetes for each placeState Sen-
and register of deeds. Two
lidates are announcing this
k, and two announced last week.
ryan Medford, a candidate for
ster of deeds, has resigned as
stant tax collector, ; effective
f first. "I don't want to cam-
p on the county's time, so I
e tendered my resignation so
fn get out and go places," he
Practice To Determine Ef
fectiveness, and To Ac
quaint Citizens With Alarm
Citizens in the Waynesville
township are warned not to be
come alarmed Friday night, the
20th, from 8:45 to 8:47 when the
fire siren will break the stillness
of night in the immediate com
munity plant whistles of the
Unagusta and England-Walton
companies will sound at this un
usual hour in Hazelwood; and the
whistle of the Junaluska Supply
Company will ring over the waters
of Lake Junaluska.
There will be no fire in Waynes
ville (at least it is to be hoped so)
neither will the employes of the
companies named be summoned to
The simultaneous sounding of
the siren and the whistles will be
only the preliminary practice of
signals for the trial blackout which
is planned for next Friday, 27th,
in the area, it was learned yester
day from Robert Hugh Clark, fire
warden chief of Waynesville town
The object of the two-minute pe
riod is to see how the signals can
be timed together. All men who
have been appointed or accepted
for service as air raid wardens
are requested to be at their places
of residence when the alarms are
They are to call 153, town hall,
and report on the clearness or lack
of it with which they heard the
signals. At a later date the war
dens will be assigned to definite
The signal for the raid to begin
will be a single two-minute blast
fjrjni each plant whistle .and the
fire siren, and will last' from 8:45
to 8:47. '
The all clear signal or the signal
for the raid to end will be two
minute blasts, with an interval of
30 seconds between each blast.
. (Continued on page 12)
tmsei vative estimates show that
iwheie between 1 nnn unA 1 -
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"I Open Today
fharlie's Cafe-will open today,
building was renovatpd nnd
interior rebuilt for the new
pness. Modern pmiinmsnf io
Red throughout, and a seating
"-y lor 52 has been provided.'
feature of the cafe, is the
in-view'' kitebpn ,l,;i.
"t ii iv. ii tiia-
1 ai patrons to sWtkmi
fared, If thev
I ( "wilv.
cannot go into the kitch-
Made During Week
Sixteen applications were filed
during the week with the Hay
wood county rationing board, and
13 received grants in full. In one
case the quota was exhausted and
in two instances appl icants were
Receiving applications were:
Frank Carver, hauler of ice, fuel
and raw products, 2 truck recaps;
Dock Spicer, hauler of mica from
mine, 1 passenger car tire ana i
passenger car tube: Edd Woody,
hauler of raw forest products to
mill, 1 truck tire.
R. L. Davis, hauler of raw for
est products to mill, 1 truck tire;
David Underwood, Jr., transpor
tation of fuel, raw materials and
equipment for maintenance of pub-
(Continued on page 7)
among the latest prac-
m modern cafpa. if
Pecial business plates, regulai
T dlnners will be featured
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paard, anH t; -nr.-n-
i , -'"it j miliums.
"e nad mnrh oV
Paring and serving food
REECE IN ATLANTA
ikn606. went to Atlanta this
P to be with his brother. W C.
Wte. on - i ' '
h c0;r0yAe f Champion
STil . "" 1" HUB-
Spr ably wil1 under? n
Council To Meet
Friday At 12:30
The annual meeting of the Hay
wood County Council of Parent
Teacher Associations will be held
Friday, March 20th, at the Hazel
wood school. -, Registration will be
gin at 12:30. Lunch at 1:00 in
the school lunch room.
Following the luncheon, M. H.
Bowles, superintendent of Waynes
ville schools, will address the
group on various phases of P. T. A.
Installation of Mrs. Linwood
Grah? as vice president and Mrs.
L. L. Shaver as recording secre
tary, will be held. The officers are:
Mrs. Dewev Hyatt, president; Mrs.
Smiley Carver, treasurer, and Mrs.
J. E. Shields, corresponding sec
retary, were elected for a two
year term in 1941.
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UMimnmniW r,.rnrinir-iinn i-n.nnti tikd uWjhJ 1
M. H. Bowles, Arice Chair
man, To Fill Out Unexpired
Term Of Office,
Carlton Peyton, of Canton, chair
man of the Haywood county dis
trict committee of the Boy Scouts,
who will be inducted into the ser
vice in April, has tendered his
resignation to the committee.
M. H. Bowles, vice chairman of
the Haywood district, will become
chairman to serve out the unex
pired term of Mr. Peyton.
Mr. Peyton, who has held a po
sition with the Champion Paper
and Fibre Company for the past
several years, and has resided in
Canton, has been active in Boy
Scout since coming to the county,
having served the county com
mittee in various ways.
Mr. Bowles will become a mem
ber of the executive board of the
Daniel Boone Council and will at
tend the meeting of the board to be
held next Monday in Asheville.
Mr. Peyton's resignation which
was tendered the Haywood district
committee last week was accepted
with many expressions of appreci
ation for his services, and regret
that circumstances made it im
possible for him to finish out his
term of office as chairman.
Master Sergeant John Dolan, of
Long Island, N. Y., has returned
to the army for his eleventh hitch.
After serving thirty years in the
armed forces he decided it was time
for him to once again don a uni
form. He is sixty-four years old
and a grandfather. He passed a
special physical examination at
Washington to win army approval.
Mrs. John L. Davis Is
After Serious Operation
Mrs. John L. Davis who recent
ly underwent an operation at Nor
burn hospital in Asheville, was re
ported last night as improving.
Haywood's service stations were
working out new daily schedules
yesterday and completing plans
for carrying out the War Produc
tion Board's orders of cutting
down twenty per cent on gasoline,'
and confine operations to 12 hours
a day and 72 hours a week.
It was the general opinion of
Haywood operators here yesterday
that they would open at 8:30 and
close at 6:30 every day, including
Sunday, except Saturdays, when
opening hours would be an hour
earlier and close an hour later.
That would give six 10-hour days
and one 12-hour day.
The bHsis on which the 20 per
cent reduction will be made was
not known here yesterday. This
information will probably be in
"If the W'PB restricts us to 20
per cent of low months, it will
mean only those people who can
- - (Continued on page 12)
Dallas Rhea Clark Is
First Casualty From
Haywood In War II
Dies For Country
Sold To Tenn. Firm
The stock and fixture of Har
old's Department Store here and
in Canton were being trucked away
yesterday, after being sold by a
trustee to Dobson and Company,
of Nashville, Tenn.
Virge McClure, trustee, had no
statement to make following the
sale of both stocks. M. H. Rab
han, owner of the stores, made an
assignment recently to Virge Mc
Clure, as trustee.
DALLAS RHEA CLARK was
reported Sunday by the naval de
partment as "missing in the per
formance of active duty."
Hundreds Of Haywood V3en Part Off Manpower
Pool For Active Service After Tuesday s Lottery
Appointed To Serve
Waynesville Girls Go To
Semi-Finals In Annual Blue
Members of the new advisory
council which will serve the Na
tional Youth Administration in
Waynesville have been announced
Jack Messer, county superinten
dent of education; Geo. Brown,
chairman of county board of com
missioners; Jonathan Woody, chair
man of national defense for Hay
wood and president of the First
National Bank; Rev. II. G. Ham-
mett, pastor of the first Baptist
church; Mrs. Sam Queen, superin
tendent of public welfare in coun
ty; J. R. Boyd, chairman of the
county welfare board: Hugh
Leatherwood, clerk of the Superior
court; Dr. C. N. Sisk, county health
officer; and Mrs. Edith Alley,
head of the local office of the U. S.
A business meeting of the coun
cil will be held in the near future
at which time officers will be elect
Has Cupid Been
On February 12, Chas. C.
Francis, Register of Deeds,
sold a marriage license, little
dreaming that exactly ope
month would pass before he
would sell another. .
Not until Thursday, March
12th, did he have another mat
rimonial customer and then
the bridegroom and his bride
were from an adjoining coun-
Medical Group To
Hear Dr. Smith
Dr. D. W. Smith will give an
illustrated talk tonight at the Hay
wood Medical Society meeting at
the nurses' home, using as his sub
ject: "Observation of the Treat
ment of Tramuatic Wounds as been
in England." :
Dr. Smith has just returned
from a year's stay in England.
Week By Board
Forty-three men have been re
classified in this area during the
past week under the selective draft
service, it was learned yesterday
from the local draft office.
The following men have been
placed in 1-A classification from
their former cassifications: Rick
man Lee Pressley, from IV-F Bearl
Floyd Nesbit, from 1 1-A; Thomas
L. Howell, from III-A; Edward
Jenkins, from IV-F; Francis Car
rol Garren, from III-A; Wilburn
Franklin Kirkpatrick, from III-A;
Sebe Taylor Bryson, from III-A.
Franklin Eugene Messer, from
I-H; John Henry Foster, from
III- A; Sam Lester Inman, from
IV- F; Cecil Craig Trantham, from
I-H; Charles Wilbur Grasty, first
time classified ; Waldo Lee Sutton
from I-H; Verner Frank London,
Roy Ellis Edwards from I-A to
I-B; Clarence Thompson from
III-A to I-B; Robert Ben Mooney
from I-A to II-A; James Wilson
Fisher from I-A to II-B; Glenn
Zackrine Clark, from I-A to II-B;
(Continued on page 12)
Out of the 9,000,00f men regis
tered in the last registration under
the selective draft service 890
were from the Waynesville area.
To be exact, there were 900 regis
tered here, but it was found that
ten should be transferred to the
Tuesday night up in Washington,
the order in which these men will
be called into service was decided
when 7,000 capsules were drawn
from a large gold fish bowl to de
termine "order numbers."
The registration was no respect
or of persons, and fate alone de
termines what number a man may
draw.. It makes no difference what
a man's occupation, whether ex
ecutive or laborer, black or white,
rich or poor, he takes the same
chance as the order in which he
is called up for service.
The Mountaineer Is giving call
numbers up to 234, the remainder
to be announced next week, in the
same manner presented last regis
tration. The list is not official, but
it is hoped it contains few if any
mistakes. It is a painstaking task
to check the serial numbers given
the men in the February registra
tion with the new numbers, and
in the limited time since the lot
tery, the work was rushed to give
this partial list.
Order No. 1, serial No. 441, Lacy
B. Simmonds, Waynesville.
Order No. i, serial No. 176, Wil
liam Robert Toy, Hazelwood.
Order No. 3, serial No. 606, Car
mel Lee McClure, Waynesville.
Order No. 4, serial No. 359, Al
vin Trotman Ward, Waynesville.
Order No, 5, serial No. 129, Ben
Howell Kirkpatrick, Waynesville.
(Jrdcr No. 6, serial No. 637, The
odore Roosevelt Sutton, Maggie.
Order No. 7, serial No. 244, Sam
tariy Cunningham, Hazelwood.
Order No. 8, serial No. 636
Frank Moody Parton, Waynesvillei
Order No. 9, serial No. 657. Al
- (Continued on page 7)
The sugar shortage is doubtless
working a hardship on Haywood
moonshiners, but Georgia sorghum
molasses is, evidently coming into
use as a popular substitute, accord
ing to Haywood officers.
Last Saturday Deputies John
Kerley and Wade McDuniel found
and cut up two illicit outfits in
the Quinlantown section, oil bar
rels having been fitted with cop
per caps for the purpose of distilla
tion. The caps had been discon
nected and hidden under the leaves
nearby. A small quantity of beer
was found here.
Again on Tuesday of this week
Officers Kerley and Carl Bryson
found a still of the same capacity
(60 gallons) on the Quinlantown
side of Lickstone. Here they cut
down a larger quantity of molasses
beer that was nearly, ready to run.
In all about five pounds of beer
were cut down. It is not known
who the operators were, the offi
cers stated, as nobody was found
at either place of operation.
Graduate Of Waynesville
High, Missing In Perform
ance Of Active Duty.
Citizens of the community as
well as those throughout the county
were shocked Sunday morning over
news of the first casualty of this
section in World War II, when
Mrs. Nellie Rhea Clark received
a message from the Navy De
partment stating that her son,
Dallas Rhea Clark, was missing
in the performance of active duty.
The message came as a great
shock to the family as the mother
had heard from him three weeks
ago stating that he was well and
Mr. Clark was a machinists'
mate, first class, U. S. Navy. He
enlisted in the navy in January,
1930, He received training at the
Norfolk Naval Base, after whicfc
he went aboard the U. S. S. Texas
for six years.
After this he attended the Naval
Optical school in Washington, P.
C. Upon completion of his course
there he went aboard the York
town and in October, 1940, was
transferred to the U. S. S. Hous
ton, on which his family believed
he was aboard. .
Young Clark was born in the
White Oak township of this county,
the Bon of Mrs. Clark and the late
Dee Clark. He was graduated from
the Fines Creek high school in the
class of 1928. He waa a member
of the First Methodist church here.
His last visit home was made in
1988 at the time of the death of hia
Besides his mother he Is sur
vived by two sisters, Mabel and
Marguerite Clark, of Waynesville,
and three brothers, Robert Hugh
and Jack, of Waynesville, and
Ned Clark, of Newport News, Va.
Easter Seal Sale
Is Now Underway
The annual Easter Seal Sale to
aid crippled children now in prog
ress in Haywood county is sponsor
ed by the Waynesville Rotary Club
and the Lions Club of Canton, with
M. H. Bowles, of the former organ
ization, serving as county chair
man. The sale which is sponsored by
the National Society for Crippled
Children is nation-wide and is
held each year around Easter.
It is said that there are around
100 children in this county needing
treatment and who will be handi
capped for life unless given some
aid at this time in their lives.
Charlie King is serving as trea
surer in the Canton area, and Guy
Massie is treasurer of the Way
Fifty per cent of the money is
kept locally and fifty per cent sent
to the national society. School
children are purchasing the seals
through their teachers at their
- (Continued on page 12)
New High Record Hit
In C hurch Attendance
Fails To Arrive
The inspection officer from Fort
Bragg failed to get here Tuesday
night for the formal inspection of
the Waynesville company of state
Cantain W. A. Bradley said he
had received no word from the of
ficer, and no information was on
hand as to wnen ine MBpecuuu
would be held. The guard will
meet as usual next Tuesday night
The World Might Be Cock-Eyed, But One Thing
Is Certain, Spring Is Sure To Arrive Saturday
Spring officially arrives Sat
urday, March 21st.
Already signs of her ap
proach have been in evidence.
Men in shirt sleeves and
women without coats on the
streets this week give proof
of the tempered atmosphere
so welcomed after the wintery
blanket of snow which usher
ed in the month of March.
Mother Nature, apparently
paying not the slightest at
tention as to how the month
was ushered in, has her
household in order as usual,
and has come out with a sur
prise. In quick manner she
is adorning some of her shrub
children in flowering robes
Kites are still offered in the
shops, but they do not seem
to have the lure for boys of to
day as they did a generation
ago. They are tame play
things in this era when the
air has beenV conquered in
mightier ways as a means of
actual transportation. How
can a kite fire imagination
when a plane is seen in the
The shopping districts are
much busier, for war or no
war, women at this season feel
the eternal urge to revive their
spirits with new clothes. While
they may be shopping with a
keener eye to lasting qualities,
they are still buying and will
continue to buy new clothes.
They are necessary in the life
of a woman, to give her the
boost to carry on, call it bar
barism: or what you may.
Spring has brought a cheer
ful note to the community. It
is uplifting. You hear it in the
voices, in greetings. There is
something about the sudden
change from wintery dreary
days that gives one a new lease
Spring brings with it etern
ay hope. As nature, which
has been shrouded in her dull
grey garments, suddenly comes
alive in color, so hope comes
swinging back to human be
ings. This year there is need
Plans Being Made To Add
Extra Seats ; One Church
Buys 100 Extra Chairs For
Church attendance at the 13 re
porting churches Sunday showed
a gain of more than 1,000 over the
previous Sabbath, as the Go-To-Church
campaign passed the three
week mark. i
More interest is being shown
e a c h Sunday, and several
churches are makine clans to in-
were to have recruiting done at crease the seating capacity for the
next few weeks. One church has
just bought 100 new chairs to
Station To Be Set
Up At Post Office
The civil service room on the
.second floor of the post office will
be turned temporarily into a navy
recruiting station oh Saturday, as
cording to the officer who will en
list men in this county in the navy
on Saturday. The original plans
the court house.
All classes of the. regular navy,
the naval reserve and the special
branch for negroes are now open
for enlistment. For the regular
navy the age limits are from 17
to 31, and for the naval reserve,
the age limits are from 17 to 50.
Attention is called to the fact that
registration for selective service is
not a bar to enlistment in the navy.
A man may enlist in the navy at
any time until he has actually
been inducted into the army.
Men who enlist are given an
opportunity to learn a useful trade,
depending on the particular ability
of the individual himself. The
courses of instruction are short
meet the needs of the people.
The pastors in session here Tues
day decided to start the attendance
records anew on Easter, in order
that some church-goers might have
a perfect attendance record for
March and also one for April. All
red cards on the bulletin board
will be placed back on top after
The sermon subject for the par
ticipating churches Sunday morn
ing will be: "What Is Right With
The pastors will use as their
evening subjects: "I AM the Good
The complete attendance record
of all reporting churches will be
found on page 9 of this newspaper.
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