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The W a ynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat op Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-gHXHYEAR NO. 13 Sixteen Pages
W A YNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1942
$1,75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
6D d era oa"s
fnrmal announcement oi tnree
-.nnnintment of the my-
t board of elections.
Ligation of members
Kavwood Hospital board.
(judge Felix E. Alley without
but yemocraue ip...-.
.Solicitor John M. Queen of the
heine opposed by
LrC. Jones, of Bryson City.
senator J. W. Bailey having
isition from K. i rounuuu.
.! annnnltfpmf!nt Of
re ionnoi ---n
rn,tio fw nomination
. l .nfn mnlfptt a tnree-
BWie 8tmn" .it. - -----
iered race, since two then
ia seekine re-
L:.. as mnrPAffntAtiVfih find
niuu wf -
E M. Queen has already started
fpaipiing for nomination and
lection as solicitor of the 20th
fcict . .
! state board of elections Sat
l reappointed the Haywood
d, which was expected in pol-
PadidaUs Announcing this
GLENN C PALMER
GROVER C. DAVIS
For State Senate v
JOHN M. QUEEN - r-f
hi circles here. The board; has
lots of experience, and after
it is not such an easy . job.
lger Bryson, of Canton, and
fc R. Hipps, of Waynesvik'. are
Democratic members, and Virge
ure, represents the Republi-party.
le resiznation of J M Tone and
ji Peden as members of the
wood Hospital board of trus-
yesterday was unexpected.
Long has served fifteen years
Mr, Peden for 12 veara
lr. Peden has been in ill health
the past six months, and was
a oy his physician to give
to work. In a ioint statement
K'e have tendered our resig
ons as members of the board
nistees of the Haywood County
pital. We have enjoyed the
rer a period of years, and
grateful to the
in of the county for their
1 support." .
fe of the busiest nncnt.
P in the North Carolina Gen-
, memory last year was Glenn
palmer. He was a member
"Y committees, and chair-
' 01 the Commifton
es of the house. Mr. Palmer
-"umaie ror re-election,
makine his f,oi .
. -v.iucil AllliUUIlCC
1 yesterday. lii uiJ u
f.mH f,pecial local legislation
u?lm!f-is a farmer' dairy-
h Dank direcfnt. o i.-
tern n o hub Lee oi
m Carolina Teachers Col-
w serves on several coun-
kiou8 ;:r7tws for civic and
the legislature in
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2ft a 7 ival rvices will
the First Baptist church
elV 1 ,on, Sunday morning
V itKrrd "PePle the
8 r WW .foIlong sub
8ervice: Sunday U
i,?, f the Cross;"
Sunday's 6 Rlsen Christ,"
s.- 8 p. m., -My wit-
Fifty-Five Men Are
Called To Leave
Here April 7th
Fifty-five', have been called for
service under the selective draft
to leave here on Tuesday, April
7th, the largest number to be or
dered out from this area in one
call, according to the local draft
The men are scheduled to leave
at eight o'clock by special bus for
Fort Bragg, induction center. They
are asked to report at the office
of the draft board on the third floor
of the court house at seven o'clock
to receive final instructions.
This is the 25th call by the gov
ernment for men under the selec
tive draft, and the tenth order
front this area.
There will be two volunteers in
the group which include Melvin
Smith and Glenn Harrison Hoyle.
Others are: Fuller Taylor, Stirl
ing Thomas Usry, Veiner Frank
London, Roosevelt Kirkpatrick,
Lawrence Alexander Roten, John
Edgar Rathbone Edgar Frady,
William Fred Noland, David
Thomas Putman, Amos Jones,
George Garnett Snyder, John Nor
val Sutton, Thomas Bradley, Hen
ry Hudson Hooper.
Vergil Devada Franklin, Charlie
Love Cagle, William Rathbone,
Robert Rankin Ferguson, Ralph
Tate, Gilbert Theodore Davis, An
drew Haney, John Lewis Franklin,
Rubel Bell, Lloyd Price, Henry Ed
gar Selsam, Charles Edward
Garnett, Leon Wyatt, Nelson Hugh
Smith, Franklin Day Towles, Oscar
Ratio Alonzo Arrington, James
Grady Deweese, Robert Welsey
Howell, Charlie Gibson, John Spen
cer Fisher, David Asbury Howell,
Guy . Underwood, Lewis Han-old
Queen, Theodore Roosevelt Davis,
Hyatt Howell Messer, Thomas
Homer JCcFlroy, George Henry
Gibson; Otis Ray Birch field. .
Weston Sherman Nichols, Rob
ert Guy Phillips, Lowery Lee
Caldwell, Noah Andrew Cates,
Troy Samuel Smith, Jr., Ben
Green, Thomas Lucian Bruner,
Clarence Dee Young, Charlie El
mer Messer, Robert Payne Cald
To Grant Explosive
Hugh Leatherwood, clerk of the
Superior court, has been designat
ed as explosives licensing agent for
Waynesville. The appointment is
for the duration of the war.
The law governing the require
ment for a license to manufacture,
store, use, sell or possess explo
sives of any description was pass
ed during the first World War,
and automatically went into effect
after a certain period following
declaration of war in December.
Mr. Leatherwood stated that he
had just received a new supply of
blanks and anyone wishing a li
cense for this purpose may obtain
it from him in his office at the
Adds To Herd Of
Roger Ferguson, farmer of the
Jonathan Creek section, purchased
three purebred Aberdeen Angus
heifers during the past week from
G. C. McBee, of Strawberry Plains,
Mr. McBee has furnished feeder
calves for Iredell county for the
past two years and the owners
have won first place with them at
!a. cut ri. :n Poloi'o-Vi
i wile hjvaKC A a.i ...
Mr. Ferguson ' is well pleased
with his purchase and now has a
herd of twelve purebred Aberdeen
Angus heifers. He recently bought
a purebred bull in Salisbury, which
won first place in the State Fair
last year. He plans to bring the
animal into the county in the near
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gill
Expected to Arrive Today
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gill and son,
Billy, of Greenwich, Conn., and
Waynesville, are expected to ar
rive today for a fortnight's stay
ifi town. They will spend part of
their time at their farm on Jona
Mrs. Clyde Fisher spent several
days last week in Charlotte with
After the Japs Retreated from Changsha
t mi "r i iirna" i
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Chinese soldiers are shown collecting Jap war material after the hasty and disorderly retreat of the
Japanese from Changsha. It was here that the Japs suffered a major defeat losing more than 21,000 men,
including the local Jap commander Kato. " (Central rre$)
13 Churches Had Gain
Of 710 In Attendance
Service To Be
Held Holy Week
Union noon day services have
been planned for the community
by the pastors of the Methodist,
Baptist, Episcopal and Presbyte
rian churches for Holy week.
The services will be held from
12:00 noon until 12:30 on each day
through Thursday, and at 8:00
o'clock tm Friday. Services on
Monday and Tuesday will be held
in the Presbyterian church. On
Wednesday and Thursday in the
Baptist church andon Friday at
Grace Episcopal church.
The pastors of the above named
churches will lead the services,
each taking their turn.
The services are being sponsor
ed by the various clubs of the
community included: the Woman's
Club, Book Club, the Music Club,
American Legion and Auxiliary,
Rotary Club, and Lions Club.
In addition to the pastors, the
following women have been asked
to serve on the committee for
making arrangements about flow
ers on the altars and providing
special music for each service: Mrs.
W. T. Hannah, Mrs. J. W. Killian,
Mrs. Ruth Beaty, Miss Robena Mil
er, Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick, Mrs.
Jonathan Woody, Mrs. Richard N.
Barber, Jr., Mrs. Henry Foy, and
Mrs. Guy Massie.
The public is urged to attend
these pre-Easter services.
Hueh Brownine is serving as
chief of police of Hazelwood until
the board of aldermen make lormal
appointment to fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of Jerry
Rogers, who was chief of police.
Policeman Browning has served
as assistant and part-time officer
Mayor Fisher said yesterday that
applications for the place were be
ing received, but no definite date
had been set for making the ap
pointment. Rogers left Wednesday for Wil
Classes In Home
Hygiene and .. Nursing
Are Well Aattended
The classes in home hygiene and
nursing which are being sponsored
by the American Legion and Aux
iliary, met on Monday' afternoon
at the Legion home, with Mrs. Rich
ard Rogers in charge of the af
ternoon lesson, twenty members
Mrs. W. H. F. Millar, chairman
of the work for the local Red Cross
chapter, plans to organize class
es in various sections of the county.
On Wednesday she went to Fines
Creek where an interested group
Sunday saw the largest church
attendance of the month, when 4,
390 were reported as having at
tended one of the 13 churches re
porting in the Go-To-Cburch cam
paign, for the fourth week. This
was a gain of 710 over March 15.
The First Methodist here led all
churches in gains over the previous
Sunday, with an even 100 more at
tending. The Central Methodist
church of Canton was second in
the number gained, with 77.
The First Baptist of Waynesville
and also the Hazelwood Baptist
church fell short of thefr previous
Sunday record, for a loss. . Both
churches showed ' high attendance
records from the start, however,
and the First Baptist still leads in
total numbers in spite of the loss
The campaign is gaining momen
tum, and pastors throughout the
Mtnntu ovnwtol a lnrcrp inpnftse
on Sunday, when the morning sub
ject of all churches will be "What
the Cross Means."
The subject for the evening ser
vice will be: "I Am the Life."
f,nmnlete' details of the a ten
dance records for last week will be
found on page six of this edition.
Smith's Put In
Modern facilities for serving
short orders are being installed
this week by Smith's Drug Store.
In addition to the short order
equipment, new and modern booths
are also being installed.
Workmen started Monday install
ing the new equipment and planned
to have everything in readiness for
business today. The new depart
ment will specialize in ham, steaks,
and other short order menus.
Among the equipment being in
stalled is a three-compartment
sink, a refrigerated back bar, and
stainless steel dish Shelves.
Recently joining Smith's as
druggist was Jack Smith, of Union,
As salesman for the . front de
partment, James Strother is now
with the firm, and Ray Morris is
in ; charge of the fountain. At
present, ten are employed by
Smith's. : '
H. L. Brown, well known farmer
of Crabtree, has returned home
after spending several weeks in
Mrs. Underwood and
Daughter Return To
Town For the Duration
Mrs. W. F. Underwood and her
daughter, Caroline, recently ar
rived from Honolulu and will make
their home with Mr. and Mrs. John
C. Underwood, parents of the form
er's husband for the duration of
the war. '
W. F. Underwood is a First Cass
petty officer stationed in the Hia
waiian Islands. Mrs. Underwood
and young daughter were in Hai
waii oh December 7th, and can give
first hand information of the Japs
Caroline Underwood has enter
ed the local school and is a mem
ber of the seventh grade.
Columbus C. Moody
Will Be Buried
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at the Dellwood
Methodist church at 3 o'clock for
Columbus C. Moody, 89, who' died
Wednesday morning at 5:35 at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A.
Campbell, on the Soco Gap road.
The Rev. L. C. Stevens, pastor
of the church, assisted by T. S.
Roten, will officiate. Burial will
be in the Turner cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pall
bearers. Mr. Moody, a well known farmer
of this county, was born on April
15, 1853, the son of James Lafay
ette and Nancy Henry Moody. His
wife, the former Miss Nanie Mon
teith, died seven years ago,' v..
Surviving are two daughters,
Mrs, J. W, Hipps, of Route 3,
Asheville, and Mrs. Campbell, of
this county; four sons, Horace
Moody, of route 2; Austin Moody,
of Woodstown, N. J.; Perry Moody,
of Cottage Grove, Ore.,, and How
ard Moody, of Belegrade, Fla.;
three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Turner, of
Monroville, N. J Mrs. R. E. L.
Ratcliff, of Waynesville, and Mrs.
Martha Plott, of Soco Gap road,
and 'four brothers, L. J. Moody, of
Franklin, E. N. Moody, of Ashe
ville, C. R. Moody, of Sylva, S. J,
Moody, of Waynesville; 23 grand
children, 22 great grandchildren
and 3 great, great grandchildren.
Granted In Full By
Board This Week
Out of the twenty applications
received during the week by the
Haywood county rationing board,
five of which were under the name
of one firm, twelve were granted
in full and one partially, it was
learned yesterday. ,'
Applications favorably acted up
on included: four out of the five
submitted by the Grace Lumber
Mills, hauler of raw forest pro
ducts to mill; which totaled two
truck tires and four truck tubes;
one application by the firm for
a truck tire and truck tube was
not granted, as the supply was ex
hausted. L. L. Allen, hauler of raw for
est products to mill, 1 truck tire;
B. C. James, general hauling, 2
truck recaps ; N. C. James, general
hauling, 2 truck tires and 2 truck
tubes; Underwood Company, haul
er of fuel, pulpwood and agricul
tural lime, 1 truck tire.
J. M. Francis and Company,
transporters of building material
(Continued on page 8)
Cut off all lights or keep
light from showing outsside
by using black shades at once
when signal is sounded.
If you plan to be away from
home at the hour set for the
blackout, or in the future, ex
tinguish all light before
If riding pull up to the curb
inside city limits and stop car
and turn off lights. Fires and
and open fire places that show
from the outside should be
hidden by dark shades.
Don't merery blackout the
front part of your house, but
the entire building.
Business houses must have -outride
switches on all lights
left burning after closing
hours. Certain wardens will
assigned to do this and in
cases where the Arm prefers
do so themselves they are
asked to designate some one
person to be responsible for
cutting off the lights.
Stay indoors or under shel
ter till the "all clear" sounds.
Keep away from windows.
Don't look out.
Keep calm and cool.
Put out your lighted cigar,
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Night Air Raid
Those In charge of the night and
day blackout signal trials in the
Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, and
Hazelwood areas are high in their
praise of the co-operation given
them by the public at large and
the support of the air wardens. .-
f Within eight minutes 60
66 air wardens had called into the
city hall and reported on the clar
ity with which the warning signals
reached their respective vicinities
on last Friday night when the
first rehearsal was staged.
The wardens not reporting were
out of town and had so signified
their absence to the chief prior to
the trial. Robert Hugh Clark
chief air warden, stated that if
the actual blackout was supported
as the rehearsals had been he felt
that the community would be ready
to meet any emergency.
The citizens co-operated in the
request that no phone calls be put
through the time so as to leave
the lines clear for the air wardens
to communicate with the city hall
in giving in their reports. The
operators were also On the alert
rendering quick service. 7
As all wardens, except those out
of town were at their appointed
posts a complete test was made
of the entire area.
On Tuesday at 2:30 a daylight
rehearsal was held chiefly for the
benefit of the schools then in ses
sion and the industrial plants, in
(Continued on page 8)
G. C. Ferguson
Sells Grocery Store
To Marcus Bros.
Grayden C, Ferguson has sold his
retail grocery store on Depot street
to Fred and Ira Marcus, it was
learned here this week.
Mr. Ferguson stated that since
he had assumed his duties as city
manager of the town of Waynes
ville last August he had not had
sufficient time to give to the busi
ness and decided to sell his in
Mr. Ferguson started the busi
ness in January, 1928, and had
given it his full time until last
August when he took over the
job of city manager.
Starts At 8:45;
Lasts Until 9:15
All Citizeens Of Community
Urged To Cooperate In
First Complete Blackout.
After two preliminary signal
blackout rehearsals, one at night
and another in the daylight, Rob
ert Hugh Clark, air chief warden,
of Waynesville, Hazelwood, and
Lake Junaluska area, has set to
morrow night for a 30-minute act
ual blackout from 8:45 to 9:15.
The signals will be the same as
in use on both the trial practices,
with the simultaneous sounding of
the fire siren in Waynesville, the
whistle of the Junaluska Supply
Company at Lake Junaluska, and
the whistles of the England-Walton
and Uhagusta companies in
Hazelwood. A two minute blast
will sound throughout the entire
At the first sounding of the
warning signals all lights in the
community are to be put out. Per
sons failing to do so will be subject
to citation by the police depart
ment or the sheriff.
Each air warden is sworn in as
an auxiliary police for the dura
tion of the air raid, and the same
respect must be shown his author
ity as that of the regular police
or safetyq officer.
The air wardens are expected to
serve within a radius of three
miles of their given territory and
the blackout will extend anywhere
within hearing distance of the
Assistants to the wardens are
being named in each locality.
If a warden plans to be absent
he must designate his assistant
and notify the chief warden of his
The waidens are to report into
headquarters, city hall, phone 153,
afte? they have covered and checked
The wardens are to report all
persons who have left lights burn
ing to the chief air raid warden in
their community in writing the fol
The following air wardens will
serve the area under Mr. Clark,
chief of Waynesville, Rufus Gaddia
Hazelwood, and Jerry Liner, Lake
Waynesville, R. H. Gibson, T.
G. Boyd, T. G. Massie, F. IE. Worth
ington, Ray Francis, Clayton Walk
er, Dr. N, M. Medford, John Morris,
W. C. Boutwell, Roy Campbell( R.
L. Coin, C. W. Minett, J. H. Howell,
W. A. Bradley, W. F. Strange, C.
L. Grahl, E. E. Fuller, Hartman
Farmer, J. C. Brown.
Also C. A. George, H. B. Milner,
J, C. Patrick, Sam Kelley, Leo Mar
tel, C, C. White, Francis Massie,
Gilbert Reeve, Claude Rogers,
Herbert Burnette, M. H. Bowles,
Ben Colkitt, R. T. Messer, E. L.
Withers, M. B. Brown, Grady Clay
ton, Claude Woodard, L. L. Ker
ley, Bradford Mehaffey, and G.
Hazelwood: Rufus Gaddis, C. N.
Allen, Remus Bell, Jasper Brock,
J. C. Burrell, Fred Palmer, Leslie
Hooper, Sam Knight, Wayne Mc
Clure, Whitener Prevost, Bill Pre
vost, George Bischoff, Kenneth
Scruggs, J. E. Shields, Ralph Sum
merrow, Roy Swearenger, Francis
Wright, Roy Ruff, W. D. Winches
ter, E. C. Wagenfeld and F. C.
Lake Junaluska: Jerry Liner
Millard Gaddis, Weaver McCrack
en, and Hallet Ward.
In addition to the wardens,
twenty members of the local unit
of the Stae Guard have Volunteer
er their services and will be sta
tioned at the entrance to all high
ways leading into Waynesville,
Lake Junaluska, and Hazelwood.
Officials Proclaim Friday Night
As Period For First Blackout Here
Howell McCracken spent the
past week-end in Tampa, Fa.,
where lie visited his son, Wayne
McCracken, who is at the Air
Corps school there.
We are calling upon our young
men in times of war to spend many
j weary hours in training to defend
our lives, homes ana property
from enemy. We who remain at
home should do no less than train
ourselves to minimize the possi
bilities of danger and destruction
from the same enemy.
Therefore; Be it Reseolved that
from now until the last 'all clear
has been sounded. that all citizens,
young or old, residing within the
sound of signal devices of our com
mnities, pledge themselves to co
operate wholeheartedly in al de
Me it further resolved; That
each and every citizen, at the
sounding of the "blackout" signal
immediately extinguish or shut in
all lights in their homes, business
houses, shops, and automobiles,
and keep them thus until the "all
clear" signal is given.
J. H. WAY, Jr.,
Mayor of Waynesville.
CLYDE L. FISHER,
Mayor of Hazewood.
GEORGE A. BROWN,
Chairman County Board of Com
Winners In County
The elimination contest for the
Baptist Training Union of Hay
wood county was held at the First
Baptist church here on Monday
nignt. l he purpose of the meeting
was to decide the winners who
will compete in the regional meet
ing to be held on Friday and Sat
urday of this week at Burnsville.
Winfred Hughes, of Canton, as
sociational union director of Hay
wood county, was in charge of the
contests. He was assisted by Rev.
Gay Chambers, regional director.
More than 30 representatives
from the Baptist churches in Hay
wood county took part in the pro
gram Monday night. Winners
incuded: Young speakers, with
Miss Kate Phillips, leader, Miss
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