Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
JIHXHYEAR NO. 15 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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Hurst Burgin was appointed
,be vacancy on the Haywood
v Hospital board of trustees
i by the resignation of James
commissioners on iuiiuy.
notion was taken to fill the
v caused by the resignation
jj J. Peclen, which- was an
d at the time Mr. Long re-
Irom the board. It is expect
lt Mr. Pedcn's sucessor will
ied in the near iuture.
law states that the board
be composed ot seven mem-
i. I TJ n
live veniocru-is anu wo
With the resignation of
,on? and Mr, Peden it left
Lrd without a representative
Jh Mr. Long and Mr. Pedett
endered a great service to
Waywood County Hospital,
constructive ideas and dih-
kttention to its interest. Mr.
had served 15 years and Mr.
12 years, as members of
P. Stillwell, prominent at-
i, of Sylva, will deliver the
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Hi School Band
tivp tiihlic v
kcert On 10th
Waynesville township high
band will give a concert on
jy night, April 10th, in the
school auditorium, beginning
I 'clock. ' .
will be the first public con
iven by the band under the
ion of Miss : Sarah Jane
Ir, who was elected as lead
llowing the resignation of L.
fw, Jr., who is now serving
H. Bowles, district superin-
Jt of schools, is urging that
farents and friends of the
lend their support at this
The group has reached a
I" stage of progress and can
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is U.S. Flag For
Junaluska Tannery of the
LaWTenep finmnonu in
strial plant in the county
- irom the U. S. Tres
epartment in recognition of
More than 90 per cent of
fies purchasers of Tiofco
f was learned this week
Jonathan - Wood v ; m,ntv
If of civilian defense -
"i Plant has a record of
' we-half tier 0f u
'i-M.s bond owners, with a
01 M-aOO.' invested, tl,,,,
'reduction plan 6
mdustrial plants in the
b v rflr? g toward this
T deduction in
Mr. W00& ' " WaS
le nlt , ' one
p. Caest. d ants i. i.,h.
pn her6 m. the county n
FPloyeg are tecS
12-Mile Road Scheruled To
Be Completed By June
First, Contractors Say.
Work is being pushed forward
ori the Soco Gap-Cherokee highway,
with plans to formally open it
between June 1 and 15, it was
learned from representatives of the
contractor, Ralph E. Mills Com
pany here yesterday.
Crushed stone has been placed
on all of the 12 miles, except the
last 8,400 feet from Soco Gap.
Some 26 nfen are now at work on
this last phase of the road work,
and those in charge say about 50
men will be employed soon.
Actual surfacing is scheduled to
begin about May first, and with
favorable weather, the contractors
plan to have the job completed by
June first, or shortly thereafter.
The . road is now open in dry
The new highway goes near the
famous So'co Gap falls and they
can easily be seen from the road
without getting out of the car.
The new highway is 12 miles
in length, and is an extension of
Highway No. 293.
To Be Sold At
Five head of Haywood Herefords
will be offered at the annual state
Hereford auction sale on April 17th,
at Wilson. ,
-JHity animals, all from selected
herds of the state, will be shown
at ten o'clock, and sold at one
on the 17th, Howard Clapp, county
agent, said, in annoncing the event,
that if enough prospective Hay
wood buyers are interested he will
drive down to the sale. .
Animals from the herds of C. T.
Francis, C. N. Allen, Roy S.
Haynes and F. M. Davis will be
sold. Mr. Francis is a director of
the North Carolina Hereford Breed
Laurie Domino, prize Hereford
bull, owned by several Hereford
cattlemen in Haywood, was fea
tured in the advertisement of the
American Hereford Journal for
the April issue.
Harry Siler, of Gallup, N. M.,
a heating engineer, is spending sev
eral days here with his mother,
Mrs. Emelyn Siler. Mr. Siler has
been engaged in a number of de
Waynesville Man Gets Patent On Wooden Tire; Plant At Hazelwood
C. M. DICUS is shown here pointing to one of the wooden
tires he manufactures at his plant in Hazelwood, as a means of
overcoming inconveniences caused by the shortage of tires. Mr.
DicuS is showing s friend how the tire is constructed.
Hendricks, Hazelwood merchant, is shown holding one
wooaen xires ior a cioseup side view.
The largest crowd yet to assem
ble to bid the draftees goodbye was
on hand farty Tuesday morning
when 58 faen 'in' the tenth draft
from this area and the 25th order
call by the government in the se
lective draft service, left here for
Fort Bragg, induction center.
The draftees assembled at the
office of the local draft board at
7 o'clock for their final instructions,
T. L. Green, member of the board,
spoke briefly to the men, point
ing out the grave responsibility
they assumed when they joined the
armed forces. He stated that it
was necessary, for every man to
do his duty now for his country
and wished them personal success
in their period of service.
Bob Caldwell was appointed
leader of the group on the trip
to Fort Bragg with Charles Camp
named assistant leader.
: After the men had received in
structions they went across the
street to the W.W.N.C. Cafe, where
they were guests of the owner,
Chres George, for coffee and cakes.
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"Bring Your Bible Day
Will Be Featured In
County Churches Sun.
Paul Davis Will
Paul Davis, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, will ad
dress the Rotary Club Friday, giv
ing a general outline of the pro
gram the organization will follow
this year. ;
The directors of the Chamber
of Commerce met last night to dis
cuss more details of the year's
r Of State Guard Here Makes An
p55jon On Inspecting Officer
s Jones Gets
tary of ? n was named
i a tih,anlb" -'Com-tl7
"'Sht by the board
ation5 Selected he' f
il Davi. '
vlt-ii i n a rwi I
I (oii.. Tr "our session th
z Zr. many deUils for
The precision and ease with
which the Waynesville State Guard
company went through a two-hours
of demonstrations drills and inspec
tion on Tuesday night, made a pro
found impression on Lieutenant
Colonel John T. Hill, of Fort Bragg.
The 45 men clicked off drill after
drill and the armory scene re
sembled a three ring circus in ac
tion, as there wasn't a dull moment.
The schedule of events prepared
long in advance were followed to
Rookies and veterans alike, put
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After setting an all-time high
attendance record last Sunday,
laymen and pastors of Haywood
churches went forward this week
with renewed effort to retain the
record, and to promote "Bring-Your-Bible
Day" next Sunday.
All churches reporting attend
ance records for Easter showed
a decided gain. The First Baptist
of Waynesville led all churches
with a total of 919, with the Can
ton Baptist in second place with
The 12 reporting churches had
an attendance of 5,539, This is
the highest during the 9-week go-to-church
Sunday morning the sermon sub
jects of the participating pastors
will be "The Word of Life," while
at evening, they will preach on
"Ye Are of More Value Than
Several of the churches plan
special features for their services
Sunday, with . the congregation
using their Bibles.
"It is time that people carried
their Bibles more. It is time that
people read them more," one pas
tor said yesterday in discussing the
plans for Sunday.
The attendance record for last
Sunday will be found on page 4
of this issue.
News Bureau flekd
Predicts A Splendid
Season For This Area
Old Glory To Float
Over County Seat.
For the Duration
Haywood county will fly the
nation's Colors from the court
house grounds for the duration
from a 35 foot pole,' which
was erected on Monday.
The graduated lead pole,
from two and one-half to one
inches in diameter, was set
in a block of cement two feet
square and three feet deep,
from which Old Glory floats
in the breeze. ;
The day janitor at the court
house runs up the flag each
morning at sunrise, and the
night janitor lowers it at
Miss Dorothy Richeson, daugh
ter of Mr, and Mrs; L. M. Riche
son, was elected president of the
young people's league of the Ashe-
ville Presbytery at the annual
spring rally, whict was held Mon
day night at th First Presby'
terian church in Asheville.
Approximately loo young peo
ple from the 12 churches in the
Asheville Presbytery were present
for the meeting.
Other officers elscted were: Miss
Sarah Reid, of Asaeville, vice pres
ident; Miss Gail rennet, of Ashe
ville, secretary; Pat Reece, of
Hendersonville, treasurer. Miss
Martha Lee served 83 chairman of
the nominating ommittee.
Mrs. T. D. Stevenson, mission
ary on furlough from China, who
is spending the whter at Montreat,
was the principal speaker.
Charles Parker Sayg In
quiries On Farm Boarding
Houses Show Big Increase.
A splendid tourist season for
Western North Carolina," is the
prediction of Charles Parker, head
of the state news bureau, who spent
the week-end here gathering data
with which to answer letters that
the state advertising department is
receiving in large numbers.
Mr. Parker was accompanied by
Mrs. Ruth Robinson, a member of
the state news staff, who remain
ed over to check tourist facilities
that will be available this summer.
The department is having an in
creased number of inquiries for in
formation on farm boarding
houses. Because of the steady
increase for information, the bu
reau is anxious that all managers
of farm boarding houses list their
places with them at their office in
Mr. Parker and Mrs. Robinson
were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Ray. During the day visits
were made to several places of
interest in and about the county.
Revival Started At
Revival service? started Sunday
evening at the Dell wood Metho
dist church, and vill continue un
til April 17, it was announced
yesterday by Rev. L. C. Stevens,
Rev. G. M. Carver is doing the
Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Nordeman
announce the birth of a daughter,
Catherine Diana, on April 1st.
CM. Dicus Gets
Patent On Wooden
Since the prospect of a tire
shortage was announced, most peo
ple have had a great deal to say
about the matter but have done
little to.remedy the situation,, , We
have all been guilty more' or less
of reviewing the sacrifices and in
conveniences to which we would
On the other hand those of a
mechanical turn all over the coun
try have been busy with ideas and
nimble fingers trying to create a
substitute for rubber, or if not
that devise some kind of a tire
that would at least temnoraril v
take the place of the rubber tire.
One local man, C: Mark Dicus,
has tried to meet this challenge in
the changing conditions brought
about by the war, Mr. Dicus
started immediately after the an
nouncement of a rubber Shortage
to work out something that would
tide the motorist over until the
return of rubber on the market.
Mark Dicus is an ingenious per
son. As head of a wood manufac
turing plant, the Woods Art Com
pany of Hazelwood, he has design
ed and worked out dozens of ar
ticles that have gained popularity
on the markets, and sold in orders
With the uncertainty of how
long the war will last and the ap
parent necessity that many who
will not be considered as eligible
by the rationing boards for new
tires will actually suffer, Mr, Di
cus felt the urge to create a tire
that might prove to be a practical
substitute for the . easy and smooth
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Big Damage Done
In Several Areas
During Past Week
Dry Weather, High Winds,
and Rush To Get Land
Cleared, Increased Hazard.
nigh winds, together with pos
sible carelessness on the part of
some property owners in their rush
to get spring clearing done, have
caused considerable damage to cer
tain timbered sections of Haywood
county since Friday morning, ac
cording to R. E. Caldwell, fire war
den, who reports six fires with ft
total of 558 acres burned in less
than a week.
In addition to the six fires Mr.
Caldwell also stated late last night
that the fire which broke out on
the state owned property adjoining
the Park in the Big Creek sections,
which made such inroads into the
Park, was now under control.
More than 100 men are reported
to have fought day and night be
fore the fire, which was discovered
on Monday, was extinguished yes
terday.: This fire did not come di
rectly in tho line of duty of the
Haywood county fire warden, but
was in the jurisdiction of the Park.
Mr. Caldwell and J. H, Beach,
the latter, county smoke chaser,
stated that the smoke from the fire
was so dense that it was impossible
for the watchers at the fire towers
to estimate, even roughly, the ex
tent of the damage in the Park.
The largest fire in the county
was on Stevens Creek in the White
Oak section, which was discovered
around 4 : 10 Monday afternoon and
was put out yesterday. A total of
400 acres Is said to "have been
burned with at least 350 in tim
bered lands and the remainder in
open country. :
;;The Are- was reported in quick
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AAA Officials To Be
Named Next We
To File Papers
Questionnaires are to be mailed
out Monday to all registrants in
the third registration under the
selective draft service, according
to a notice from the local draft
The questionnaires are to be re
turned within 10 days with in
formation requested complete.
They must be notarized before re
turning to the office.
In cases where anyone should
need assistance in filling out the
papers, they are advised to get
in touch with J, R. Morgan, chair
man of the advisory board, who will
give any desired information.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Mull spent
several days during the past week
with their son, Prt. Albert Mull,
of Company H, at Fort Jackson.
People Talk Too
Much, Says Fort
, "The average , civilian is doing
his and her part in this war pro
gram. However, tne average per
son talks foo much," Lientenant
Colonel John T. Hill, of Fort
Bragg, told The Mountaineer
Tuesday night while here on reg
ular inspection of the Waynesville
company of State Guard.
"Many people take newspapers
stories or get their news over the
radio, and then take from and add
to it just what suits them, and go.
out talking," the officer said.
In discussing civilians and the';
war, Colonel Hill said that all
reference to "defense" was out.
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14 Meetings Scheduled Next
Wednesday and Thursday
Fourteen farm meetings are
scheduled in Haywood for next
Wednesday and Thursday for the
purpose of electing AAA comt
Howard Clapp, county agent ex
plained that only two days would
be given for the meetings, and
because of the short time, a large
attendance is expected at each
of the meeting places,
The schedule of meetings is as
" Beaverdam, Beaverdam school.
Wednesday, 8:30 a. m.
Beaverdam, Chamber of Com
merce, Wednesday, 11:00 a. m.
Beaverdam, Canton high school.
Wednesday, 2:30 p. m.
Clyde, Clyde school, Thursday,
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Instructon In Red
Cross First Aid
Forty-four persons are taking
the instructors training course in
first aid which is being given
under the auspices of the Haywood
Red Cross Chapter, is was an
nounced by Jack Messer, chairman
of first aid in the local chapter.
James B. Hall, of Alexandria.
Va., field representative of the
American Red Cross, an experienc
ed teacher, is instructing the group
in me ju-nour course m nrst aid.
The course Will extend over a
two weeks period, with three hour
classes, five nights a week. The
first week will be devoted to the
theory of first aid and the second
week will be given over to work
ing out definite problems and prac
Due to the war emergency, all
equipment used in the teaching
will be of an improvised type. The
NYA, under the direction of Mrs.
Paul Walker, supervisor, is aiding
the improvision of equipment, it
was learned from Mr. Hall, the
It is the policy of the national
headquarters of the Red Cross to
have classes in first aid not less
than 35 nor more than 60.
The object of the course is to
train instructors to teach first aid
in Haywood county, according to
Jack Messer, chairman of first aid
in the local chapter.
The classes are being held in the
gymnasium of the high school, hav
ing been changed from the com
missioners' room in the courthouse,-
e Yourself, Your Bible And A Friend To Church Somewhere Sunday