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Today Is The Last Day You Can Register For Sugar
'HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 19 Sixteen Pages
WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
i - . .
brts Sunday Night
tClyde High School
md Democrats will hold
..- precinct meetings at all
, places in the county at
: Saturday. Precinct com
,n will be named, and also
... fnr the county conven-
Lhkh iU be held at 2:30
1V the ltith at the couri nuuise.
J;. Brown, who is comiueuu
Unit term as cnairmau
'aywood Democratic executive
vesterday urged all
(rati to attend their precinct
L on the 9th, and the coun
Ltinn on the 16th both
at 2:30, war time.
state convention will meet
:i.rh on the 23rd, and Hay
will be named on
next four Saturday nights
lie termed "political days."
the 9th, Democratic precinct
IB. : .
the 16th, county-wide Demo-
the 23rd, state Democratic
the 30th, primary.
H. Noland's name will ap
m the primary ballots which
It used on May 80th, as
pate for coroner.
Noland announced yester-
that he had withdrawn, and
lo longer a candidate for the
Dr. J. R. Westmoreland,
bton, is seeking re-election,
ith the withdrawal of Mr,
d, automatically gives the
ation to Dr. Westmoreland.
ge A. Brown, Jr., a well
business man and stock
of the county, is seekiner re-
fn as chairman of the cDunty
M, commissioners for a third
He is unopposed for the
as elected a member of the
at large in 1938
P chairman bv the eronn.
V the same term nf vo
n year he was named
man&ecr bv an apt nnsaoH
f State Legislature.
mi) he was ae-ain dwteA
Jan and county manager and
tlte d 1P that cap?city since
Pitly identified with the
Pane partv Hf- tj i...
P "ard for interests of Hay-
V during his tenure of
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35 Graduates To Receive
Diplomas On 13th; Events
On 11th and 12th.
The program for the commence
ment of Clyde high school have
been announced by C. C. Hanson,
The first event will be the bac
calaureate sermon which will be
delivered by the Rev. C. C. Wash
am, pastor of the Clyde Methodist
church, Sunday evening, May 10,
in the school auditorium.
On Monday evening, May 11, the
senior class will present its class
night program, entitled "The Open
Road." It is under the direction
of Mrs. Faye Chapman.
The class play, "Seeing Double,"
by James C. Parker, will be pre
sented in the Bchool auditorium
Tuesday evening, May 12. The
cast follows: Gloria and June Wade
(identical twins portrayed by one
girl), Ila Hughey; Aunt Mary,
Irene Graham; Martha Mason,
Polly Justice; Jerry Mitchell, Cole
man Hanson; Bob Carlson, Gene
Haynes; Schuyler van Schuyler,
Charles Hall; Mrs. van Schuyler,
Frances Hall; Geraldine van Schuy
ler, Nancy Downs; Jeeves, Charles
Haynes; and Dora, Pauline Thomp
son. The play is under the direc
tion of C. C. Hanson.
Graduation exercises will be held
Wednesday evening, May 13. D.
Hiden Ramsey, general manager
(Continued on page 8)
Is Going Well
Committees were busy scouring
the county this week getting
pledges for the regular and con
tinuous purchase of war saving
stamps and bonds.
The enthusiasm with which
workers have gone out, was grati
fying to Charlie Ray, county chair
man, who recently announced Hay
wood was expected to buy $50,000
in bonds and stamps during the
month of May. :
While no final reports have been
turned in, the convassers have in
dicated that they are receiving
whole hearted cooperation of ev
eryone called on.
The present drive is for the pur
pose of asking every income re
ceiver in the county to pledge a
definite amount regularly and con-
(Continued on page 8)
Officers Of Waynesville Rotary Club For Coming Year
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Regrets Loss Of
Long And Peden
The board of trustees of the Hay
wood County Hospital wrote two
members of the board, J. M. Long
and Fred Peden, letters this week,
expressing appreciation of the
work the two had done as members
of the board for many years.
Both men recently resigned.
The letters signed by all mem
bers of the board, said in part:
"We wish to recognize your
many years ol service on this
board of trustees, the many hours
given gratis for the successful
operation of this institution.
"The condition of the Haywood
County Hospital speaks for the
public service you bave rendered,
and it is appreciated by all in
"Assuring you that we regret
your resignation, and will greatly
miss your service and counsel
H. G. HAMMETT, President
Rotary Club Here
M. R. Williamson Is Secre
tary and W. H. F. Millar
Continues As Treasurer.
H. G. Hammett was named pres
ident, M. R. Williamson, secretary.
and W. H. F. Millar was re-elected
treasurer, last Friday by the
board of directors of the Rotary
Club. The new officers will take
office on July first.
The new officers and others at
tended the three-day district con
ference in Asheville the first of
this week. :
Those registering at the con
ference from the Waynesville club
were: Mr. and Mrs. Hammett,
Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Williamson,
Mr. and Mrs. B. L, Withers. J.
Dale Stents,. Charlie Ray - and
Aaron Prevost, the present presi
dent, and who will serve as vice
president next year. i
M, R. WILLIAMSON, Secretary W. H. F. MILLAR, Treasurer
No Desire to L ive,
Takes Own Life
Funeral arrangements were in
complete late last night for Har
rison Deaver, 66, who was found
dead in his bed early Tuesday
night at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. George Williams, where he
resided, on the Big East Fork of
Pigeon. in the Dix Creek section.
Coroner J. R. Westmoreland pro
nounced the case a suicide. Dep
uties John Kerley and Noble Fer
guson of the sheriff's department
who investigated the case were in
formed by Mrs. Williams that her
father was alone in the house and
that she found his body upon her
Mr. Deaver left a note on a table
by his bedside stating that he was
taking his life and that he had no
desire to live any longe. He had
(Continued on page 8)
County's Sweet Tooth
Bites Into Bitter Pill
Of Wartime Rationing
If You Want Your
Full Sugar Quota
There seems to be some con
fusion about the time value
of the sugar stamps, accord
ing to the rationing board.
Stamps number one must be
used between May 5 and May
16. They are good for one
pound of sugar, that is the
regular allowance of one-half
pound per penon each week
If the purebase Ls toot made
within the two weeks set, the
stamp is worthless after the
Number two stamps must
be used between May 17th and
May 30th, and are good as all
the others are for one pound
Number three stamps must
be used between May 31 and
Number four stamps must
be used betwee June 14 and
Anyone failing to buy their
allowance of sugar during the
dates given will miss that
amount of sugar.
AAA Group Hold
Representatives of 15 Western
North Carolina counties held a two
day session here this week studying
details of the AAA program.
The school trained supervisors
for each of the counties, with state
leaders in charge of the instruction.
Glenn McCracken was the Hay
Among the speakers included: J.
H. Erisley, Jr., field officer director,
T. W. Cathey, of Haywood, the
state committeeman of the AAA
program, and H. A. Patton, AAA
field officer in charge of compli
Name Frank Ensley
On Hospital Board
The county board of commis
sioners appointed Frank Ensley,
Republican, of Canton, a member
of the board of trustees of the
Haywood County Hospital at their
meeting here on Monday.
Mr. Ensley fills the place on
the board made vacant by the res
ignation of Fred Peden, Repub
lican, of Canton, who resigned
some weeks ago.
$20,000 Slander Suit
To Reach Jury Today
The real estate market has pick
ed up considerably during the past
few weeks, according to local real
tors and other business men.
Property exchanging hands re
cently include the following: one
lot adjoining the residence of Ralph
Prevost in Grimball Park has
been bought by Mr. and Mrs. C. J.
Reece from Robert Woodward. Mr.
and Mrs. Reece plan, when build
ing restrictions are lifted, to build
a permanent home on the property.
Joe Rose, of Chicago and Way
nesville, who owns large acreage
in Haywood county, has purchased
a lot on the Bass property from
Wilford Ray, the site of the old
Fuquay residence. Mr. Rose, who
plans to live here upon his re
tirement, expects to build a resi
dence on the property.
W. A. Bradley has exchanged his
residence on the Balsam road with
Hunter Worsham, Jr., for "Linga-
more," on the Eagle Nest road,
Mr. Bradley plans to completely
remodel the fourteen-room house
(Continued on page 8)
Housewives Return To
School, But This Time To
Get Sugar Stamps.
Have you registered for your
sugar rationing for you and your
, Today is the last day for the
consumer to sign up.
Starting on Monday morning
bright and early a steady stream
that can be counted by thousands
has gone through the doors of the
elementary schools of the county
where registrations for the con
sumers have been conducted, with
the teachcre of the county schools
While exact figures were not
available for the three day period
last night, it was learned that the
largest registration in the Waynes
ville area had been made at the
Last week the retailers and the
wholesalers of sugar registered sored the collection of the mate-
(Continued on page 5) ' rial.
Several Car Loads
Of Scrap To Roll
Several car loads of scrap iron,
steel and tin will roll from here
today or tomorrow. '
About 15 convict have been
separating the different "metals in
the huge nile Krh Haywood eit
-teens donated last January 10 the
all-out war . effort. The metal
will b shipped to smelter and
converted into war Implement,
The work' is being carried on
under the supervision of the Hay
wood Defense Council, which is
the same organization who spon-
100 Seniors Received
Diplomas Here Monday
Registration For Gasoline Users
Is Set For Three Days Next Week
Gadget Sets Horn
Blowing When Tire
Thieves Are About
The newest gadget put into use
here to prevent tire thefts is one
that sets off an alarm if an at'
tempt is made to jack up the
wheels to remove the tires. The
alarm also works in the event an
attempt is wade to steal the car.
The gadgpt- was brought here
by Fred Saunders, who spent part
of the winter in Florida with the
Mr. Saunders planned to put on
(Continued on page 8)
It may be the family car, it may
be the tractor on the farm, it makes
no difference what vehicle or piece
of machinery it happens to be, if
it takes gasoline to make it "go"
the owner will be required to regis
ter next week in the gasoline regis
tration which is being held over the
The local board has announced
the following -days for signing up
for gasoline, which is to be ration
ed along with other items in the
country, some for the duration.
The registration days are as
follows: Tuesday 12, Wednesday
13, and Thursday 14. The registra
tion will be conducted at the ele
mentary schools and will be direct
ed by the teachers with the same
set up as that of the sugar ration
ing. The hours will be from 9 to
5 o'clock on each of the three days
set for the registration.
Animals Bought ,
Three registerd Aberdeen-Angus
animals were bought by Haywood
cattlemen at the East Tennessee
Angus breeders' annual sale last
Tom Alexander bought two bulls
and Albert Abel bought a heifer.
The Haywood cattlemen were ac
companied by Howard Clapp, coun
U. S. Needs Youth
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson,
paRtor of the Presbyterian church,
delivered the baccalaureate ser
mon to the graduates of the local
high school on Sunday night in
the school auditorium. He took his
text from the 40th chapter of
His theme was "Getting Our
Wings," and he brought out the
fact that it was the youth of today
which this country looks to for
protection as it is the younger men
who are flying the planes.
"It is not so much what the
sages have to say, as what the
youth has to offer, for as much as
we value wisdom and experience
we realize that without the youth
of this country we cannot expect
(Continued on page 8) -.
Hayw ood's Farm
Products Valued .
At $1,772,696 In '40
The value of crops in Haywood
in 1940 has been set at $1,772,696.
Of this total, slightly more than
22 per Cent was sold, while 27 per
cent of the livestock and products
were placed on the market.
Only 12 per cent of the total
was forestry products, and the
other 49 per cent was used by
These facts 'were just published
in the University News Letter.
Haywood ranked 83rd down the
list in the' state and 78th place for
the value of farm products per
farm in 1939. Haywood is credit
ed with averaging $568 per farm.
The state average was $943.
Bryant Smith Asking $20,
000 Damages From Max
well Polansky, Asheville
The jury is expected to get the
case about noon today, in the trial
of Bryant Smith vs. Maxwell Po
lansky, in which Smith is asking
$20,000 damages for slander.
Two of the five lawyers in the
case addressed the jury yesterday,
and the remaining three, together
with the charge of Judge Allen H.
Gwyn, is expected to be concluded
Bryant Smith is manager of
Davis-Smith, local jewelers, and
brought the suit in September,
1940. He is asking for $10,000 and
punitive damages and $10,000 ac
The case grew out of the loss
of a bag of valuable jewelry by
Mr. Smith on the night of Au
gust 17, 1940. Some of the mer
chandise in the bag is claimed to
have been the property of Mr. Po
lansky, an Asheville jeweler, and
had been taken on consignment by
the local firm.
A few days following the loss
of the bag, the defendant is alleg
ed to have made statements to
various persons to the effect that
"the job was an inside affair, and
that Mr. Smith had taken the
jewelry or knew who had the mer
chandise." Two months after the loss of the
bag of jewelry, three Waynes
ville people were arrested for dis
posing of the merchandise in the
bag. A man and his wife, and
another man. The two men wero
tried, and served prison sentences
for the crime.
-Mr. Smith tM'u,li lawyers,
- (ConthMioJ on, I)
Bean Growers Are
Advised To Start
Planting After 10th
In order to have ft steady flow
of beans coming to the cannery all
growers should start planting af
ter May 10 and finish about Jujne
10, according to J. E. Barr, man
ager of the Land 'O Sky Co-operatives.
He advises that fifty pounds of
seed be planted to the acre, as
this will give three foot rows
with one seed every three or four
inches in the row. Seed are to
be covered only one inch.
Beans should be dusted as
soon as the beetle egg clusters on
the under side of the leaves, and
if properly done, two , dustings
will generally control the beetles.
Mr. Barr points out that beans
are a sort of overbearing plant
and should be picked at least twice
a week for best results. The
more they are picked the ' more
and longer they will bear.
Growers are advised to find
out at the cannery the size grades
that are desired and to pick so as
(Continued on page 8);
Mrs. E. L. McKee, of Sylva, de
livered the annual literary ad
dress to the members of the grad
uating class of the Waynesville
township high Rchool on Monday
night to a packed auditorium.
Mrs. McKee stated in her open
ing remarks that Rhe was not
going to discuss the present war,
but that she was intending to talk
to the group of their own life and
problems. She started with the
child in infancy, stating that if
properly trained the infant learn
ed lessons in self control the first
days of its life.
She advised the one hundred
seniors to do everything that came
their way the best they knew how,
and that while ambition was nec
essary they must not dream
away their lives waiting for big
things to come, but rather apply
themselves daily. : She pointed
out that honors and coveted suc
cess were never sudden, but the
result of years of application.
She told the graduates to start
the next day putting into prac
tice her advice, by rising early
and looking about their own homes
for ways in which they might help
their parents, who were daily
sacrificing for them.
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would have to take the harder .vB. 4aw,n, : . m: a
way, but often the more thorough
way of learning how best to live.
She spoke of how much the young
person is observed by their elders,
and that their reputations pave
their way in the world of accom
M. H. Bowles, superintendent
of the Waynesville district schools,
(Continued on page 5) . -
Heavy rains over the week-end
returned the members of the' local
unit of the State Guard back to
private life, after nine days of
military restrictions and active
duty patroling the entrances into
the burning areas of the Nation
al Forests and the town of Way
Mrs. Ernest Duvall, Very 111,
Is Reported Slightly Better
Mrs. Ernest Duvall, who has
been very ill with broncial pneu
monia, was reported last night to
be slightly improved.
the ' Asheville. ' Moreanton and
Shelby units were mobilized for
service in the patrol duty when
the fires reached such a danger
ous stage and were at the
height of their fury.
Two companies- were on duty
in Haywood county, namely the
local unit and.. Morganton, the
latter being quartered at Camp
Hope. ; The local company was
quartered at the . Waynesville Ar
mory and patrolled the West Fork
and the East Fork of the Pigeon
area and the town watershed sec
tion at Quinlantown. ; .
When the members of the local
company were called on duty
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