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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
i55nTTvBAK NO. 18 Siitttn Pagts
s,E. L. McKee
Lit R. Williamson To
Cliver Baccalaureate Ser
in Smday Evening.
i classes of the 1941-42
f the Waynesville township
ul i. .1 j AmAiAw Ann
((. will be neiu -
iMl graduating exercises of
St-Jhool will take place on
lay night at 7:15.
the Presbyterian church,
deliver the DaccumuiC
I am Knnrtav niKiii'.
fce congregations of the com-
tymeet ior a '
p I,. McKee, who has twice
tented this district in the
I Senate ana s
for the Sen-
Mi make the literary address.
McKee, the wife of the lormer
highway commissioner, ana
sUte offices in several wom
organizations. Her experi
; .ttP affairs and her un-
Lnding of youth and its prob-
.nn the audience oi an aa-
of interest in these stirring
the absence of Patsy Gwyn,
salutatorian, Clyde Greer
welcome, the guests C.
JWeatherby will present the
and M. H. Bowies, ais--rinciDal.
will award the
Las. The valedictory address
hw made bv Sam Arrington.
is TV A R Citizenshin medals
path Bryar. 0mm, Htfeenshui
U, the American : Legion
tds, and the American Legion
fcliary poster medal will be
t-derf that niirht. At the
(Continued on page 8)
For War Bond Drive
In Haywood County
Up Week Set For
May 11 Thru 16
Mayor J. H. Way, Jr., yes
terday set the week of May 11
to 16 as community-wide clean
up, paint-up, light-up week.
Plans are being completed
for giving the community a
thorough cleaning during the
six days of the drive.
More details of the plan will
be given next week.
hey H. Turpin,
i . . -
prld War Veteran
ineral services were conduct
in Tuesday afternoon at 3:00
ck at the residence on Mead-
Itreet for Alney Hyatt Turpin,
Id War veteran, who died at
home at 12:30 a. m. Mondav
J a long illness. The Rev. H.
pammett, pastor of the First
nst church officiated. Burial
in the Turoin Chanel opmefprv
pllbearers were- TWk and
fin,; Bill Massey, and Bob
r. Turpin was born in this
KV on Vao c 10m iv.
late Baxter and Mrs. E. Tate
prvivine arp tvn a'An. w;n;o-,i
fill, U. S. .Knvv" r,A
w"-,?i waynesville; two daugh-
i ineima ana Miss J aide
F Turpin, Of Waynesville: five
prs John, of Waynesville. and
L i varneld, and Mack,
- -uunty; mree BIS-
Nee Parsons, and Mrs. Walter
n or Waynesville.
an To Attend
Srt,ot Waynesville Ro
f"' and their wives nli,n of.
Itviii. c : iu convene in
re Sunday aftpm
Mdrei;. r " e convention will
!rnaSb.yJIrec of Rotary
ightseei tcyenton banquet.
'ofK tr,Ps wjU be a fea
ul "ie convpnt;
fel federal Trade
,rt'de on 7Uw enjoy readin8T
"olds Waynesville man
fn in u" I. " ,mPrtnt po-
il asl"rton. Turn to
Districts To Meet
Here On Monday
Around 250 Delegates Are
Expected To Attend Ses
sion of Asheyille and Way-
The Waynesville and Asherille
"districts " bf X the Western ""North
narnlinn mnferAfiM of the Metho-
Hiaf phurrh will hold a TKiint meet
ing here on Monday, May 4th, at
the First Methodist cnurcn, witn
Rev. W. L. Hutchms, supennten
dent of the former. Dresidine.
Thp mpptinor will center around
problems dealing with rural life
and small town churches, with rep
resentatives from the rural life
commission and the board of edu
cation of the Western Carolina
conference assisting in the pro
Dr. A. J. Walton, or New xoric,
who has charge of the rural life
nJmrcli work of the Methodist
church of the United States, will
be the principal speaker.
fitVipr sneakers will include Rev
E. D. C. Brewer, of Salisbury,
memher of the board of education,
and Rev. J. W. Hoyle, pastor of
(Continued on page 8)
Hold All-Day Meet
An all day training meeting for
the AAA committeemen recently
plpnfpH and re-elected in the coun
ty was held here on Monday at
the court house, with Glenn A.
RnvH. count v chairman, residing,
fhe purpose of the meeting was
to discuss the 1942 program And
to outbne the committeemen s jod
in war production in regard to in
crease in war crops.
Mr Rnvd was assisted by How
ard Clapp, county agent in laying
the plans before the members who
will carry forward the AAA pro
gram for the coming year.
The importance of increasing
production of eggs, soy beans, milk,
pork- and vegetable gardens in
Haywood county and how this
might be done in every township
in the county Consumed the day's
Chairman Charlie Ray
Names Groups In All Sec
tions Of County For Duty.
A county-wide organization was
being set up this week for launch
ing the war savings bond cam
paign, which starts Monday. Coun
tv Chairman Charlie Ray set i
quota for May at 850,000.
Committees were named for
every section of the county, with
all of the chairmen to meet Fri
day night at the courthouse at
eight o clock, with Mr. Kay in
rhnrep. Ie tails and carticulars
of the campaign will be explained
On Mondav nieht a large sroun
of rpnrpspntativeg of the indus
trial group met, while on Tuesday
night the committee at large dis
cussed detailed plans for the cam
Mr. Ray announced yesterday a
county advisory committee com-
nosed of Jonathan Woody. Geortre
Rrown. Jack Messer. Sam Rob
inson. Dan Wild. Howard Claim.
Weaver iCathey, Major J. H. How
nil, and Miss Evonia Howell had
been named to work, with the
county group. x
Pledge cards, literature win oe
provided Friday liight.
"Should anv committee chair
man not bo able to attend the
Fridav nieht meeting, he is re
nuested to have another member
of his committee present. As a
matter of fact, we would like to
have all members of these com
mitteprt come if thev can. Furth
er anyone else will be welcome,"
Mr. Ray said.
Chairman Ray said that com
mittees from Canton, Clyde and
Pitrpon will be named by Sam
Robinson, vice chairman of the
(Continued on page 8)
125 Attend C.
Of C. Meeting
An air of enthusiasm and co
operation prevailed at the annual
Chamber ot Commerce meeting
held last Thursday night, with 125
Jonathan Woody, toastmaster,
spoke in glowing terms of the 1942
nrpsidpnt. Paul Davis, who in
turn pointed out some of the pro'
jects that will be undertaken dur
ina- the coming year.
Miss Nanette Jones, secretary,
Following a buffet supper, serv
ed by members of the American
Legion Auxiliary, brief talks were
made by J. E. Massie, E. J. Hyatt,
J. W. Killian, Mrs. H. B. Atkins,
Dave Boyd, Charlie Ray, L. N.
Davis, M. D. Watkins, Mrs. W. T.
Crawford, Charles Miller, and Leo
Officers of the organization were
intrrtHnced. and Mr. Davis said
he was confident that the budget
of $3,080 would be subscribed by
the time the canvassing committees
completed their work.
Square and round dancing con
cluded the evening's program.
More Than 1,200
Names Added To
Draft Board List
Men From 45 To 61 Regis
tered Monday For Fourth
"T mav be nast 45. but I'm will
ing to serve anywhere the gov
ernment decides to send me," was
the freauent comment expressed
as the men from 45 to 65 signed
up in the Waynesville area on
Monday in the fourth registration
the selective draft system, ior
military and occupational service.
The total for the area was re
ported last night to be 1,223, with
all recristratian centers heard
from with the exception of the
White Oak township.
One man. Ill anvlied to register
and was much disappointed when
he found he could not sign up ior
service. His case it was saw,
was tvnkal of the fine spirit of
those of those registering.
Will A. Hyatt was the last man
to register, his card being filled
out around 8:30 Monday night.
Carl Wilburn Ray, of Waynesville,
route 2, was the nrst to register,
at the opening hour in the morning.
Two workers in the registration
who have had experience in pre
vious registrations, stated tnai
they were surprised to find fewer
men who had to make tneir mark
in the group from 45 to 65 than
in the registration el men irom n
The registrations according to
communities was as ioiiows:
Waynesville, 726 Hazelwood 158;
Cataloochee, 8; Ivy Hill, 116;' Iron
Duff, 42; Lake Junaiuska, 40; Jon
(Continued on page 8)
Last Rites For
To Be Held Today
William Thomas Medford, 74,
well known farmer of Haywood
county, died at his home near
Clyde at 2:40 a. m. Wednesday.
Funeral services will be con
ducted at the Clyde Baptist church
this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with
the pastor, Rev. Parns, officiating
Burial will be in the Medlord cem
Nephews of Mr. Medford will
serve as pallbearers and nieces
will have charge ol the flowers.
Mr. Medford is a native of Hay
wood county and was born on Feb.
11, 1868, the son of William Med
ford and Caroline Tate Medford.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs Maecie Park Medford. two
sons, Paul and Taft Medford, of
Gastonia : lour daughters, Mrs
Dnisv Rmathers. Mrs. Maude Haw
kins, hoth of Canton. Mrs. Mamie
Swayngim and Mrs. Ruby Dotson,
both of route 2, Waynesville; 23
grandchildren and 11 great grand'
Waynesville Unit Of
State Guard Is Still
Patroling Fire Area
First Name Sake
Of World War U
In This County
Master Douglas Mac Arthur
Davis, 20-day-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thurman Davis, of
Fines Creek, is the first name
sake of the famous fighting
general of World War, Num
ber Two, in Haywood county,
as far as this paper can as
Master Davis arrived on
Saturday, April 11th. He
should have no trouble remem
bering his birthday for it will
be dated forever on the pages
of history, in the heroic rec
ord of the man whose name
Rock Hill School To
The commencement program of
the Rock Hill school will be held
tomorrow morning at 10:00 o'clock
in the school auditorium. A pa
triotic program win De present,
consisting of drills, songs and
Following the presentation of
the program, certificates and other
warfe will he made. The public is
cordially invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. John McClure had
as their guests for a few days last
week, a grandson, Jesse m West,
formerly of Philadelphia, but now
of Fort Bragg, where he is in
training. He had with him a
Mrs. J. E. Barr Patient
Richester, Minn. Hospital
Mrs. J. E. Barr is a patient in
the Kahler Hospital, Richester,
Minn., and will be there for sev
eral weeks, where she will under
go treatment. Her condition is
reported to be improving. Mr.
Barr, who accompanied Mrs Barr
returned to town on Tuesday.
May Term Civil
Court To Convene
Here On Monday ,
Judge Allen H. Gwyn, of
ReidsviUe, Will Preside.
The May term of Civil Court will
convene here on Monday. May 4th,
with Judge Allen H. Gwyn, of
Reidsville, presiding. A number
of cases of special interest are
scheduled for trial.
Those drawn for the first week
to serve on the jury include the
following: Jarvis Palmer, Jona
than Creek; Will E. Pruett, Way
nesville; Sam F. Ferguson, Fines
Creek; Verlin Evans, Ivy Hill; G.
R. Underwood, Waynesville ; G. B.
Burnett, Beaverdam; Jarvis T.
Morrow, Waynesville; Harry How
ell, Clyde; Paul Ferguson, Jona
than Creek; Spurgeon Grognn,
East Fork. .
Also Chas. E. Briggs, Clyde; C.
P. Singleton, Beaverdam; John E.
Rhinehart, Clyde; W. A, Moore,
Pigeon; J. E. Paxton, Beaverdam;
E. J. Schulhofer, Waynesville; M.
P. Blanton, Waynesville; IE. J.
Hyatt, Waynesville; H. W. Cald
well, Waynesville; J. B. James,
Crabtree ; Allen Davis, White Oak;
Hiram Leatherwood, Cataloochee;
Will Bryson, Iron ',. Duff ; Ned
For the second week: Hardy
Liner, Jr., Ivy Hill; John A. Hen
derson, East Fork; V. A. Campbell,
Ivy Hill; Alex Shamolis, Beaver
dam; CharliesjGaddis, Waynesville;
Gurley Robinson, Clyde; Paul R.
Robinson, Beaverdam ; T. E. Wil
son, Beaverdam; Jeff Jaynes, Ivy
Hill; S. B. McCracken, Beaverdam;
J. Ratcliff Medford, Waynesville;
L. N. Davis, Waynesville; J. Vance
MehafTey, Pigeon; John F. Harrell,
Jonathan Creek; Hugh C. Best,
Crabtree; J. M. Garrison, Waynes
ville; Robert Mease, Pigeon.
Four Companies Called Out
To Patrol Burning Forests;
Making Good Record.
The Wavnesvillp Armorv took on
a military air around four o'clock
Friday afternoon as four compa
nies totaling 164 men not includ
ing officers in the eighth battal
lion of the State Guard, were or
dered mobilized here at the head
quarters of the battalion for duty
in the forest areas where nres
While fires were reported out
in all sections, the Forest Service
renuested the continued service of
the State Guard until more rain
fall it. was learned late last merit.
The local unit was rounded up
shortly , after the order came, and
the other companies came here
to report later as they made the
trln from their home towns.
The companies mobilized were
aa follows; 37th company, of Mor-
ganton; 38th ol Asheviue, sutn oi
Khplhv. and 40th, the local com
pany. Each group was assign ea
patrol duty at various points in
t.h forest areas.
Mafnr J. Harden Howell, in
command of the eighth battallion
and hia ftdjuUnt, M "; "'j
and staff sergeant, Paul Davis and
other company officers were sta
tioned in Brevard. ;
The Waynesville company was
assigned posts on the Middle, East
and West Forks of Pigeon River
and at Quinlantown on the town
of Waynesville watershed.
The Morganton company was
quartered at Camp Hope and as
signed to Big East fork area, ine
38th eomoanv of Asheville, and
the Rhelbv unit were quartered at
John's Rock CCC camp in Tran
sylvania, and assigned to duty in
the Pisgah Forest.
Another Man, As
He Remains Jailed
Heavy Rains On Tuesday
Drenched Forest Area,
Putting Out Fires On
Hundreds Of Acres.
Fires in the national forests
and on the watershed of the Town
of Waynesville were reported out
last night, and as the 'smoke began
to clear and the mountains came
into view again after a shroud of
heavv smoke, the law began to
reach out its hand to lay upon pos-
sible guilty parties responsiDie ior
Three arrests have been made
since Monday morning.
Brownlowe Conard, alleged to
have dynamited Allen's Creek on
the Waynesville watershed was
arrested on Monday and given a
hearing yesterday Deiore iar
He was bound over to tne Juiy
term of criminal court for trial
on the evidence submitted at the
hparinfir. It was also learned that
the SBI were investigating Con
ard's implication in the setting of
fires on the watershed.
Yenterdav afternoon Hub bark
er, 41, and Nelcy Reece, 17, who
are alleged to have set zi nres in
in the Sunburst area, were arrest
ed and logged in jail. Nelcy Reece
is said to have admitted that he
had started three of the fires and
claimed that Parker started the
.tl, 18 nrVitrh rpsnlted in the
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burning of hundreds of acres ox
government owned lands. '
U Ant a bna been set for the
hearing of Nelcy or Parker, it
was learned from the sheriff's de
partment last night, The SBI ar
said to be making further inves
tigations. . .; . ,
r .Thouiandi -I acres nave neen.
burned in the national forests, hot
The Mountaineer was told by for
estry officials last night that as
yet they had not estimatea eiuier
the exact number of acres burned
or the total damage suffered in
Talmadge Woodard left last week
for Baltimore, Md., where be has
accepted a position with the Glenn
S. Martin Air Craft Corp.
Even If You Have A Sweet Tooth,
Uncle Sam Sets Limits On Sugar
If you have a sweet tooth it's to include in your victory garden
just too bad at least for the next
two months--and who knows may
be for the duration
For sugar rationing is starting
all over the United States. Two
weeks hence, each person will be
allowed only two pounds of sugar
How many spoons of sugar do
you like in your coffee may sound
personal, but the government has
stepped in to regulate the matter
If your sweet tooth has to be
satisfied yon had better begin
right now and study the field of
substitutes. In this mountain sec
tion it might not be a bad idea
a nice cane patch and make your
own sorghum next iau. r
Sorghum is a fine substitute for
"short sweetening." There are
few sweets more delicious on hot
biscuits, and batter cakes than
plain old mountain made molasses.
The gingerbread sweetened with
sorghum is about as delicious as
the cake that it takes two cups of
sugar to make and another two
The government started in on
the wholesalers and the retailers
this week. On Tuesday and Wed
nesday the teachers served as reg
isters and around 175 persons who
sell sugar and who serve meals
signed up and will be rationed
, about half their usual amounts.
Along with the signing up they had
to give what was equivalent to
their life's history.
Jack Messer, county superin
tendent, is supervisor of the sugar
registration which is being made
through the schools. His office
for the past two days has been
filled with teachers signing up
wholesalers and meal dispensers,
but there was nothing academic
about the place. They took the
work as a holiday from the class
room, but did a good Job.
Beginning on Monday according
to Miss Winnie Kirkpatrick, of
(Continued on page 8)
Dr. Floyd Rogers
At Union Service
Dr. Floyd Rogers, rector of
Trinity Episcopal church, Ashe
ville, delivered the sermon at tne
union service held at the First
Methodist church here on Sunday
night, taking as his text, "Chris
Dr. Rogers pointed out that
only with Christian co-operation
could a community be Christian
ized and that "neither the Baptists,
ronld do it bv themselves, nor the
Presbyterians, Methodists, nor the
Episcopalians, but altogether would
be the only-way" to reach such a
goal. - .
He further urged the citizens
(Continued on page 8) t
Big Chief Service
Station To Open
Friday morning will mark the
opening of the Big Chief Service
Station at Lake Junaiuska, it is
being announced this week in this
newspaper by Jerry Liner, owner.
The station is modern in every
detail, and has the latest equip
ment for servicing cars in every
In addition to gasoline, oil, greas
ing and washing, the station will
maintain a general repair depart
A refreshment counter will be op
erated in connection with the sta-
(Continued on page 8)
Caldwell Resigns As
Traffic Officer On
Account of 111 Health
Norman Caldwell, who has been
traffic officer on Main street for
the past four years, has resigned
his post, his resignation to take
effect on May 1.
Mr. Caldwell is resigning upon
the advice of his physician, as he
has not been well for sometime.
He expects to leave shortly for
Baltimore where he will enter
Johns Hopkins for treatment. ,
At thpir reeular weekly lunch
eon meeting on Tuesday members
of the Haywood County Ministerial
Association discussed the success
of the Forward for Christ cam
which has Just closed and
their gratification of the response
in general received irom tneir
congregations and the public.
The also expressed their ap
preciation of the support of the
press in the county ana tne w
lowing resolution was unanimous
Resolution or Appreciation
Wherpas. The Wavnesville Moun
taineer and the Canton Enterprise
nave bee most generous in the
giving of space for publicity and
(Continued on page
37 Appointed By
RetfCross As lirst
Tho fnllowinc nersons have, re
ceived certificates to teach courses
in first aid, having successfully
completed Red Cross instruction
under James B. Hall, of the Na
tional Red Cross headquarters,
Miss Marv Adeline Boone. Eddie
W. Boyd, Lou Bell Boyd, J. Colvin
Brown, Nell Campbell, John Ru
dolph Carswell, Fay B. Chapman,
Robert H. Clark, Harriet C. Co
bum, Joseph S. Davis, Ella R.
Erk, Viola C. Garren, Lawrence L.
; Amelia B. Leatherwood. Cecil
L. Leopard, Alma K. McCracken,
Mildred R. Martin, Mary E. Med
ford, Jessie K. Millar, Beula A.
Moore, Virginia S. Osborne, Elva
H. Pikes, Agnes A. Reeves, Louisa
Rogers, Wilma Rogers, Essie Sel-
- (Continued on page 8;
Growers To Vote
On Market Quotas
Wheat growers of Haywood
county will go to the polls Satur
day to vote on wheat marketing
quotas on the 1942 crop with th
knowledge that the United States
has in sight the largest supplies
of wheat in history, according to
Glenn Boyd, chairman of the Hay
wood county AAA committee.
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