FOR sville Mountaineer HE ICTORY BUY UNITED STATES Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park BONDS STAMPS JIHXHYEAR NO. 15 Twelve Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1942 $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties o) lira fast k Wayne I . : fork Be gun On Soco p FRIXG HAYWOOD'S OLITICAL FRONTS 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 Republican party. 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 Ispital board. P. Stillwell, prominent at- i, of Sylva, will deliver the (Continued on page 12) 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 army. 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 (Continued on page 12) al Industry is U.S. Flag For id Purchases 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 Native irzz: 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 weather. 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. Haywood Cattle To Be Sold At State Auction 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 ers' Association. 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 fense projects. Waynesville Man Gets Patent On Wooden Tire; Plant At Hazelwood h 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. Ill Elmer of the Fifty-Six Draftees Leave Haywood Tuesday Morning 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. (Continued on pag 6) "Bring Your Bible Day Will Be Featured In County Churches Sun. Paul Davis Will Address Rotarians 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 work. r Of State Guard Here Makes An p55jon On Inspecting Officer s Jones Gets VC.Place 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 the minute. Rookies and veterans alike, put (Continued on page 6) 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 833. The 12 reporting churches had an attendance of 5,539, This is the highest during the 9-week go-to-church campaign. . 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 Many Sparrows." 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 sunset. Dorothy Richeson Elected President Presbyterian Group 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 Raleigh. 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 Delhvood Methodist 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, pastor. Rev. G. M. Carver is doing the preaching. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Nordeman announce the birth of a daughter, Catherine Diana, on April 1st. CM. Dicus Gets Patent On Wooden Automobile Tire 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 be subjected. 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 of thousands. 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 (Continued on page 12) 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 (Continued on page 6) AAA Officials To Be Named Next We Registrants In 3rd Registration 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 board. 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 Bragg Officer , "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. (Continued on page 6) 14 Meetings Scheduled Next Wednesday and Thursday In Haywood. Fourteen farm meetings are scheduled in Haywood for next Wednesday and Thursday for the purpose of electing AAA comt mitteemen. 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 follows: " 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, i (Untinued from page 6) Instructon In Red Cross First Aid Course Begins 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 ticing teaching. 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 instructor. 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

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