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Today Is The Last Day You Can Register For Gasoline
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
YEAR NO. 20 Twelve Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
OT TNT A TNEElRf. M
Wears Ago Company
Volunteered For The
t Tom Stringfield, Then
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u lot of difference be-
... .wir" of today, aim
L 'ni,,ntpered from here
Z vears ago last week to
Aat to ur. -.im '
irlin officer for many years. ..
. Stringfield was a nrst ueu-
inti Company H,wne -volunteered
on April 21, 1898,
Uive duty. The day tne com-
I volunteered as a unit, Ur.
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afield was m -""
Ui examination before the
, board to get his license to
e army of today has gone a
mvi since that day in April,
ketrsago, he said.
lie company went to Raleigh
. mustered into tne army,
U was composed entirely of
Inters, mere was never
lr American war fought entirely
jrohnteers, Dr. Stringfield aid.
ma several months in Raleigh,
company went to Jacksonville
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bday Is Last
:t Gas Cards
Jaywood motorists have today
Water for gasoline and get
b cards, which will have to be
1 tomorrow when gasoline is
Wrars. were kept Juey. in
it jlaces throughout thl county
sday and Wednesday. The
d in town were busier than
lying districts, it was learned.
jhose who drive less than six
i day will receive cards
f for 21 gallons for the 47-day
od from now until June 30th.
lorists who drive from 6 to 10
a day will receive 33 gal
for the period, and those who
V 'rm 10 to 14 miles daily
fet 45 gallons. Those who
e more than 14 miles a dav
get 57 gallons.
arsons whose vehicles are nec
7 to their employment will
me unlimited supplies.
Kington estimates that mik.
fof the motorists in the 17
led states, will h M
hsefial and be limited to an
pee M three gallons weekly,
"ng ior tne seven weeks.
& Watkiris. chairman nf tho
pood rationiniF hnarA -o5J
o wu&uy oaiu
"day that Haywood had about
passenger cars and 200
pice On 22nd
Fht L. Paschal s.f0T,f
F1? agent, leaves Friday for a
w nis home in Paris,
, and wiH enter service, per-
S St Fort. .la- ' lTr
-- in.uuu, un iuay
lr Paschal volunteered for ser-
"W weeks ago, and reported
y, but was informed it
li May 22nd before he
1 be ral r.,t
r been assistant, pn.intv
p 8"ice November.
Nay Is Last
itf he county will have to
rMay 23, is challenge
;t&t,or bs will be
ktin. .5 ..br Bry.
rrd'of lo"l Haywood
P0" Sick List
10 n.. . '
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were quite ill this
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MISS MADGE LEWIS assumed
her duties here this week as full
time director of educational work
in the county for the Haywood
Miss S. Madge Lewis arrived this
week from New Orleans to begin
her work among the Baptist
churches of Haywood county as
missionary of the Haywood Baptist
Association. She will make her
headquarters in Waynesville, but
ber duties will take her to all parts
of the county.
Set taak will be Jt, Mi4ei.rrt Vai lta
churches in their work, to co-ope-1 X U U lVCill JUSltllC
rate with the associational officers
in the promotion of their organi
zations, teach study courses, con
duct vacation Bible schools, and to
promote interest in and support
of missions and other work of the
Miss Lewis is a native of Abi
lene, Texas, moving from there
(Continued on page 7)
On Main Street;
Two Men Injured
Car Completely Demolished
As It Wrapped Around
Large Tree Early Monday.
Two well known local young
men had a narrow escape from
serious injuries early Monday
morning, when the sedan in which
they were coming into Waynesville
from Hazelwood got out of con
trol and was demolished when it
struck a large tree in ; front of
the Gwyn home on South Main
Paul Headrick, owner and driv
er, suffered shock and bruises,
while Harry McCracken, suffered
the loss of four teeth and a severe
cut on the mouth.
McCracken is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. McCracken, and
is expected to be dismissed from
the hospital today.
The car jammed into the tree
with such force that it is a total
wreck. Those who have examined
(Continued on page 12)
4 Haywood Brothers In Service
Only 8 Applications
Granted This Week
By Rationing Body
Only eight applications were
granted during the week by the
tire and car rationing board here,
it was learned yesterday. They
included the following:
E. J. Schulhofer, of Hazelwood,
hauler of scrap metal and hides,
1 truck tire; K. N. Palmer, of
Waynesville, route 2, scheduled
bus, tire ; N. C. Department of
. (Continued on page 12)
Reports On Bond
The drive for pledges to buy war
savings bonds was meeting with
much success this week. Com
mittees in various sections of the
County were getting wholehearted
co-operation, and the general sale
of bonds showed a decided increase.
Charlie Ray, county chairman
of the drive was out of town, but
reports from various committees
were most encouraging.
Mr. Ray is asking that Haywood
buy $50,000 in bonds during the
month of May.
The general plan of pledging to
buy bonds, is based on the 10 per
cent payroll deduction plan. How
ever, many people with regular
salaries are reported to have pledg
ed more than 10 per cent.
29, Drowns When
Boat Turns Over
Native Of White Oak Sec
tion, Had Been In County
Agent's Office for 7 Years.
Funeral services for Lonzie Mes
ser, 29, of Hazelwood and Waynes
ville, who was drowned while fish'
ing on last Saturday night on the
lake at Glenville, were held on
Monday at 3 p. m. at the Way
nesville Baptist church with the
Rev. H. G. Hammett officiating,
A second service was held at
2:30 on Tuesday at the Pigeon
Baptist church in the White Oak
(Continued on page 12)
Here This Week
The completion of two real estate
deals were announced here this
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson, of
Miami, have purchased a 50-acre
farm near the Balsam road from
W. A. Bradley.
The new owners will make this
their home this summer, and just
as soon as building restrictions are
lifted, plan to . erect a modern
The deal was handled by Mr.
Stone of the L. N. Davis and Com
pany. Mrs. Bonner Ray this week pur
chased the Chandler building on
Main street. Mrs. Ray bought the
property as an investment from
Mrs. Irene Chandler. The building
was erected several years ago and
faces 22 V4 feet on Main street and
extends back 110 feet. The ground
floor is occupied by Davis-Smith
jewelers, and the second floor has
a 4-room apartment.
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WILLIAM J. ARRINGTON, TEp DOUVAL ARRINGTON,
chief petty officer, has been in the while only 19, is a gunners mate,
navy for 15 years. Now at Cleve- tnira class, ne joined n Dicem-
land. fer, 14U.
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JAMES RUSSELL ARK1NU
ROBERT LEE ARRINGTON, TON, the only army man of the
also a chief petty officer, has been four. When last heard of he was
.1 in 12 yeara,.and ia now at .Norfolk, jn the Philippines. . v
Mrs. S. B. Arrington
Has 4 Sons In Service,
3 In Navy, 1 In Army
Sugar Stamp No.
One Expires On
The number one coupon in
your sugar rationing book
cannot be used after Saturday,
The first period ends Satur
day, and after that time, the
number one coupon, now enti
tling you to a pound of sugar,
will be worthless.
The periods are of two
weeks each. The second pe
riod ends Saturday, May 30th,
and that requires stamp num
Citizens Making Trips To Asheville
Urged To Assist Hospital In Getting
Blood For Plasma To City Laboratory
For Knitting For
Red Cross Chapter
Unless there are additional vol
unteers for knitting garments for
the Red Cross, the local chapter
will not be able to meet their last
quota set by the National head
quarters, according to Miss Alice
Stringfield, chairman 01 knitting
in the chapter.
Miss Stringfield states that only
(Continued on page 7)
5 ,000 Folders In Two Colors Being
Sent Out By Chamber ot Commerce
Five thousand two-color folders
of .12 pages each, rolled from the
presses this week for the Cham
ber of Commerce, and work of dis
tributing them'" into all sections
of the country is already underway.
The folders are mainly pictorial
in design, including a map of east
tern America, showing the loca
tion of this area. The folders are
printed on heavy enamel paper in
black and orange inks.
Officials of the organization had
in mind to reach prospective va
cationists with this mailing piece.
A smaller folder that has prov
en most popular with visitors as
well as home folks, is the one de
Drihine various trips to take in
this section. This folder will be
completed within the next few
Miss Nannette Jones, secretary,
is now compiling; the lists of
boarding houses, hotels and places
that rent rooms for another fold
er which will carry all the listings
together with rates, and address of
the places. Plans are to get this
folder to press as early as possible.
The 5000 folders were printed
by The Modntaineer.
An urgent plea was made this
week by the hospital, for assis
tance in getting blood with which
to make plasma to the city labor
atory in Asheville.
Blood is taken here in Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday, and must
be in the laboratory for processing
within 24 hours. With the curtail
ment in gasoline and tires, the
staff of the hospital are asking
that anyone going to Asheville on
those days to call and inquire if
there is any ready to go to the
laboratory, which is m the city hall
An ample stock is maintained
here, and all that is used has to
be replaced immediately..
The small container of blood
cannot be mailed, which necessi
tates someone carryirig it over.
An incident wat- cited recently
where the use of plasma saved the
life of a person who had been
injured in a wreck. The patient
is now recovering, and without the
use the plasma1, the patient had
little chance of living.
C. Ray Re-elected
Director Of State
Charlie Ray was expected to re
turn this morning irom Kaieign,
where he has been attending the
state convention of the North Car
olina Merchants Association, of
(which he is a director.
Four sons from one home in the
service of their country.
That is the story of the sacrifice
Mrs. S. B. Arrington, of the Bal
sam Road, has made. Three of
her sons are in the navy, and one
in the army.
Mrs. Arrington is the widow of
the late Samuel B. Arrington, and
has 11 children. The youngest will
be 15 in October. Left with the
responsibility of the children more
than 14 yw ago, when her hus
band died, she carried on, and
every one of her children worked.
There are six boys and five girls
William J. Arrington, 32, a
chief petty officer, has been in the
navy for 15 years. He is now ita
tioned at Cleveland, Ohio, await
ing his ship to be put into commis
sion. Since joining the navy he
has been stationed in ports in all
parts of the world.
Robert Lee Arrington, 28, is
rounding out 12 years in the navy
and like his older brother, is also
a chief petty officer, and is now
stationed on shore duty at Norfolk.
He was aboard the destroyer SS
McDougal when President Roose
velt met Winston Churchill in the
North Atlantic several months ago.
He has been in all parts of the
Ted Douval Arrington, 19, en
- (Continued on page 12)
Insurance Man Back
Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Cannon, of
Hendersonville, spent Tuesday in
Waynesville with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. Cannon was engaged in the
insurance business here in 1927
and 1928. He was here on bus
Cove Creek C CC Camp
To Be Abandoned 1 5th
Will Be Given
Saturday at 5:30
The first band concert of the
summer season will be given
by the high school junior and
senior band at 5:30 Saturday
afternoon in front of the court
Miss Sara Jane Walker is
director of the group.
This is the first of a series
of public appearances the band
will make here during the
next few months. ,
Much Painting Going On,
Housewives Busy, and
Yards Show Marked
The annual clean-up, paint-up,
fix-up campaign has three more
days to run.
I ndications yesterday were that
much had been accomplished dur
ing the campaign, and painters re
ported they had more work than
they could get done for the next
Housewives were doing their
part in clearing out many loads
of useless items that had accumu
la ted during the season'.
The. city garbage, trucks were
busy collecting barrel after barrel
of rubbish, while moat of the yards
of the community have been given
a thorough going-over during the
past two weeks.
15,648 Persons Get
Sugar Books In
From the opening on last Mon
day morning through Thursday
afternoon up to the closing hour
thousands of Haywood county citi
zens filed through the doors of the
elementary schools signing up for
their sugar rationing books.
The work was done by the teach
ers under direction of the county
superintendent of education, Jack
Messer, and it Was done with speed
and patience, for the task was
bound to have proved monotonous
at times in the continued routine
questions to be asked and answer
There was never a let up, but
a steady stream of people, often a
line so long that newcomers would
leave and come back at what they
(Continued on page 12)
At Court House
.The county-wide Democratic con
vention will meet at the court
house here Saturday at 2:30, C. E.
Brown, chairman of the executive
committee has announced.
Officers for the year, and dele
gates to the state ; convention
which will be held in Raleigh on
the 23rd, will occupy the business
session of the meeting.
Attendance at the precinct meet
ings last Saturday were satisfac
tory, according to all reports.
Mrs. Oral Yates is vice chairman
of the Haywood group.
District Nurses Meeting
Held Here Yesterday
Nurses of the western district
held their monthly meeting here
yesterday at the First Baptist
Mrs. J. R. McCracken and Mrs.
W. L. Kirkpatrick were in Charge
of the program.
A social hour followed the bus
The district is composed of all
counties west of Buncombe.
Orders have come through to
abandon the camp and disband the
company of the CCC No. 415 at
Cove Creek, effective midnight.
May 15th, it was learned yester
day from Commander J. A. McKay,
The fifty men now in the Cove
Creek camp will be transferred to
The Cove Creek camp is one of
the oldest in the state, being about
nine years old. It was first lo
cated at Big Creek, and later
moved to Cove Creek.
The men have devoted most of
their time building roads,: recrea
tional facilities, fire trails and
picnic grounds, under the direction
of Dave Noland.
The men average 18 years of
age, and are below military age.
Commander McKay has orders
to report to Charleston when all
equipment has been loaded for
shipment. He plans to leave his
family in this section for the summer.
F. C. Vaughn Gets Seeing-Eye Dog,
Is Second To Come To Waynesville
F. C. Vaughn and his tan Ger
man shepherd Seeing-Eye dog are
familiar sights on Waynesville
streets these days.
Mr. Vauehn is A groceryman on
Boyd avenue, and has had "Vixen"
for three weeks. The two travel
any and everyhere they choose to
go, and without any difficulty.
Mr. Vaughn stayed in Morns-
town, N. J., for lour weeks, in
training with his dog, and was one
of fifteen to get dogs.
This makes the second Seeing
Eye dog to come to Waynesville,
Roy Moseman got "Sallie" several
years ago. ,
The dogs are taught to lead, and
watch out for traffic and any dan
gers or harm which might come to
Large Number Of
Cases Cleared In
Civil Court Term
Bryant Smith Gives Notice
Of Appeal From $1,500
Verdict In Slander Suit.
The May term of civil court ad
journed Tuesday, after one of the
busiest sessions in years. Judge
Allen H. Gwyn, of Reidsville, pre
sided. Since last Thursday, two di
vorce case were granted, besides
settlement of a number of suits
Bryant Smith was awarded
$1,500 actual damages against
Maxwell Polansky in slander
suit in which Smith sought $10,.
000 actual damages and $10,000
punitive damage! Smith, through
his lawyers,, has given notice of
An Independent Merchants Guild
were given a judgment against
Boyd Wholesale Company for
Mrs. Addie Wells received $175
for damages to her car from the
town of Canton. Her car was
struck by a truck belonging to
the town of Canton.
The town of Canton was also
ordered to pay $1,500 for injuries
three men received when their
(Continued on page 7)
Will Leave Here
Thirty-six men are scheduled to
leave here for induction in the ser
vice under the selective draft sys
tem on Wednesday, 20th, it was
announced this week by the local
The Rotary Club is planning a
special program for the group and
will be on hand when they take
their departure next Wednesday.
The men will leave by special
bus at 8 o'clock. Making up the
quota will be the following: John
Henry Williams, T. L. Bramlett,
James Erwin Henson, Erastus
Rathbone, William Deebeery In
man, William Boone Chambers,
Blaine Green, Taylor F. Sutton,
James Samuel Morris.
Charlie Cordell Rich, Eugene
Henry, Howell Woodrow Ledford,
Charlie Jacob Clement, Joseph
Reid McElroy, Waldo Lee Sutton,
Elmer Allen Green, Claudie Sut
ton, Haywood Medford Smith, Ed
Samuel Bright, ' Arthur William
Collins, Cecil Craig Trantham, Ed
ward Roy Rathbone, Charles Wil
Marion Hubert Messer, Alvin
Mills, Loranzo Inman, Frank Cald
well, Glenn Rathbone, James Guy
Caldwell, Cecil Thomas Gaddy,
Paul Revere Cagle, Cowans Led
ford, James Green, Fred Rogers,
Paul McElroy, and Palmo Prackin
Is New Assistant
Wayne L. Franklin assumed his
duties here yesterday as the new
assistant county agent.
Mr. Franklin has been in Mur
phy for the past few years, as
county supervisor of the Farm
Security Administration. He is a
graduate of State College, and his
home is in Franklin.
Mrs. Franklin and their child
will move here in the near future.
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