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UNI I El) STATU
- -Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
EIGHTH YEAR NO. 33 Sixteen Pages
WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 1942
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
o Raise $2,200 In
urrent USO Drive
Lfit Show To Be Staged
-riday Night At Chamber
w(itilens of Haywood county
bine asuea 10
L for the USO, according to
Ray. chairman of the Hay-
u county committee, who nas
uurated the urive uuwt.K
i WRjy pointed out that there
.nproximatey 1,500 Haywood
now in the army' navy' and
,M branches of the service,
ch of the men the Haywood
.,1.1ml in rnnt.rihnr.fl
ens are . ----
w This money is to be used
Itarious ways, nut me general
ipn is to provide lacniiies at
y military camp, aim wnere
rp in transient which will
Ls to them the good will and
rest folks back home, it was
i.inui bv Mr. Kay.
activities are designed to
wholesome, sober instead
drunk, -proud of their country
id of rebellious towards it;
filled with pride in their units.
Ipppximawiy uiie-imii v tiie
ti of $2,200 is to oe raisea
jihe Canton area and the other
in the Waynesville, Hazel-
Li and Lake Junaluska sections.
Y the Waynesville area Mr. Bay
general chairman and in the
Iton section, Lee McElrath is
Iring as chairman, The Rev.
cBlam is treasurer of the
nty committee. .'
Ir. Ray has appointed Mrs.
wbeth Gibson, of Lake Juna
ka, to head the drive in that
In addition to those men-
led others serving on the coun-
icommittee include: Waynesville,
Iher tlahoney, Bob Gibson, Mrs.
C. Miller, and Jack Messer;
bton, Miss Theo Jentz, and G.
Suttles; and Adj. Cecil Brown,
the Salvation Amny, in her
Pelsie Love, the mother of a
iiier, has been named to conduct
drive among the colored pop-
irious groups in the county
contributing their time and
fnfe to raising money for the
I'f. E. C. Wairenfeld. wJin
ds the industrial group, reported
to date he had received S2315
the USO from the workers of
industries, Wellco Shoe Cor-
htion employes gave $60 and
tngiand-W alton employes have
ributed a total of J! 175
Mier industries exnectd tn
I-(Continued on page 8)
irl Scouts Hold
curt Of Awards:
f ith impressive ceremonies, the
nesvil,. Lone Troon nf fiirl
t new a court of awards on
Way night in the rooms in the
f fclsmentary school, at
P "me 73 merit badges were
M to the interest of the
, were the demonstrations
-mey had heen enrnpH nhii,
FPvenhy the Scuots, under the
Fn of their leader, Mrs. E.
"sueia, and assistant lead
.. Stanley Brading.
use receiving mrit k a
P is follows; nrnmnto c,t
Betsy Siler Ann Ed-
-noyj.,nes and Anna Jean
ring second class badges
Ur n 4 lrouser- Jackie Sue
rr, Dot m;ii... t .
HW o j Jean Ann
12' d Piggy Janson.
Bet,; r :"e present-
se TW I ' ',iulcy Jones,
Ann v yche Elsie Gren'
'"Ann I T' Dorothy Martel.
Bradley and Anna Jean
ft. n " ""v
Reports For Duty
DR. J. R. WESTMORELAND,
coroner of Haywood, left yesterday
for Charleston, and reported for
duty on the staff of the U. S. Naval
Hospital there. He has. received
the rating of lieutenant, senior
grade. Dr. Westmoreland has re
lided in Canton for a number of
A successor will be named at the
next meeting of the commissioners.
s badges were:
n page 8)
G. Hammpff To
Pwwwv Ha.mmett w conduct-
f iCh T,vaJ at the hi8toric
Wg r in Anderson
r a"d Plan8 the
fcmmett and two M, are
r1" rrti, uuro- iDey
-u lnu week-end.
School To Be Held
At Osborne Farm
One of the three Guernsey judg
ing schools in the state will be held
at the psboi-ne Farm on Wednes
day, August 19th, it has been anr
nounced by J. A. Arey, state ex
tension dairyman.' V ' -
Other schools to be held in the
state will be conducted at the Hill
andale Farm near Durham, and at
the famous Klondike Farm of El
Mr. H. A. Osborne and his sis
ters, Miss Florence and Miss Lou
Osborne, have through judicious
purchase and wise culling assem
bled and built up a very fine herd
of the best strains in the country.
Their cows have established na
Plans for the schools this year
are being developed along the
previous lines followed in other
years. A fee of $1.00 will be
charged each attendant, to assist
in covering the expanses of the
school. Each farm on which the
schools are held will provide the
lunches free this year.
A large number of Guernsey
breeders and farm leaders of this
section of the state are expected
to attend the school at the Os
borne Farm next Wednesday.
Meet On 19th At
Annual Haywood Baptist
Association Will Be Held
Only One Day Instead of
The fifty-seventh annual session
of the Haywood County Baptist
Association will be held at the
Allen 'i Creek Baptist church for
a one-day and night session on
Wednesday, August 19th. it has
been announced by Rev. Frank
Leatherwood, county moderator.
The program will be as follows:
10:20-Report of program com
mittee, H- G. Hammett, chairman;
roll call of churches.
10:35 7 Evangelism in Church
and Association, W. L. Sorrells.
10:55 Baptist Training Union,
11:10 Sunday School, R. E.
1 1 :30 General announcements-
Appointment of committees.
11:45 Worship Sermon, T. H.
1:45 Religious Literature. Mrs.
J. R. Morgan.
2:15 Benevolence (Reports not
to exceed five minutes each), 1.
Hospital, W. B. Sprinkle; 2. Or
phanage, C- H. Green; 3. Minister's
Relief and Annuity, H. K. Mas-
teller; 4. Christian Education, Ho
2:35Addresses on above King
dom Benevolences By representa
tives of these Kingdom courses.
6:00 Election of Officers Mis-
(Continued on page 8)
Unit Now In Town
A Marine Corps recruiting party
will be at the local post office today
and tomorrow to examine appli
cants for enlistment in the marines.
Officers will interview any in
terested man between 17 and 35
years of age.
Claude N. Allen is spending this
week in Baltimore on business.
To Camp On 17th
The men accepted for service in
the July .'draft quota, who were
inducted into the service at Fort
Jackion on August 3rd, and were
given a two weeks furlough to
return home and attend to any
matters . they felt urgent before
they take up active duty, are
scheduled to leave here on Monday
morning, August 17th,
The hour of the departure has
been set at 6:30 in the morning,
The Dorcas Bell Love chapter,
DAR, will be in charge of a brief
farewell ceremony, assisted by oth
er local groups.
Acting Cpl. John E. Bramlett,
who was leader of the group upon
their return will serve in the same
capacity upon their trip back to
the induction center. Private James
R. Wyatt, Jr., who was second in
command will serve as assistant
leader on the trip.
Two members of the July quota
. (Continued on page 8)
Though he had an uncomforta
ble day on .Wednesday, the condi
tion of Lawrence L. Kerley, was
about the same as it had been for
the past week, it was learned from
the hospital last night. '
Fred Walkup and W. C. Fincher,
two others burned at the time Mr.
Kerley suffered his injuries, were
reported to be much improved.
Federation Picnic To I
Draw Crowd Saturday
An all-day war program for ed: ''All bonds and stamps sold
ii "iiin.mmninik.il uiuiii.ii.ii.ikiwHk'wwMiw)
W. ROY FRANCIS will address
the third annual membership meet
ing of the Cruso Electric Member
ship Corporation on Monday morn
ing at the Clyde school.
For Week's Camp
Nineteen men of the Waynes
ville unit of the State Guard will
leave here Sunday morning for a
week's encampment and training
at Gastonia, it was announced yes
terday by Captain W. A. Bradley,
Those making the trip will in
clude the three officers of the 40th
ompany, 14 non-commissioned of
ficers and two cooks.
At camp the men will be drilled
,n modern warfare by officers from
The men will make the trip by
ous, leaving here about 11 o'clock
Commander J. H. Howell, who
is in command of the 8th Battalion,
will also be in camp with his staff,
which is composed of M. H.
Bowles as adjutant, and Paul Ua-
vis, staff sergeant
Second Blackout Was
Termed As Successful
Held In County
The first of a series of com
munity farm inspection gatherings,
which are taking place of the an
nual township farm tours, will
be held today in Iron Duff, at the
farm of Thurman C, Davis.
After the inspection of the farm
and modern practices, the group,
which will be Composed of demon
stration farmers and home demon
stration club women, will go to the
farm of E.-W. White for a picnic
dinner. ' i .
In the afternoon, the men will
spend their ttme discussing plans
for securing"" phrrfiphaU for next
year, and filling out-y requisition
forms for their needs,
On Friday a similar group will
meet at the farm of Sam Fergu
son in Fines Creek. This will be
just for. the men.
Other meetings are being plan
ned, but last night no definite
dates had been set. All meetings
tart at ten o'clock.
The county-wide tour has been
postponed for the duration, as
have the township tours.
Pictures Of Men
In Service Will Be
Pictures of jnen in service will
be displayed in a special window
display at the offices of the Cruse
Electric Membership Corporation
beginning at once, J. C. Moore,
superintendent and office manager
The pictures of the men, their
names, and rank, will be shown
Patriotic backgrounds will be s
feature of the displays.
The pictures will be cared for
during the period they are on
display. Any size picture will be
farmers, together with entertain
ment, contests and refreshments,
will mark the annual Farmers
Federation picnic at the , Bethel
school on Saturday.
Dr. D. W. Daniels, of Clemson
College, will make the principal
address of the day- He is one of
the best known humorists in the
South, and always delights his
audiences with his unlimited sup
ply of stories.
A special committee nas oeen
named to push the sale of war
bonds and stamps for the day.
This is being featured at all Fed
eration picnics this year.
4Over in Macon county mey
sold over $2,500 in bonds and
stamps, and down at McDowell,
the total was over $3,300. That
means Haywood will have to hustle
to beat both records," said Jule
Noland, manager of the local ed
eration, in discussing the program.
Charlie Ray. county chairman
for the sale of bonds and stamps,
Saturday at the picnic will be
credited to the Haywood quota for
August. The committee set up for
this occasion will be on hand to
serve everyone with any amount
of bonds or stamps they want."
The usual contests which have
always been favorites at the Fed
eration picnics will again be fea
tured. The committee named to promote
the sale of stamps and bonds Sat
Charlie Ray, chairman; Jona
than Woody, J. E. Reister, Glen
Palmer, H. A. Osborne, R. T.
Boyd, Jack Messer, A. J. Hutchins,
Paul Grogan, W. T. Whitesides,
Mrs. H. G. Reno, Mr. and Mrs.
Season At Lake
The total campers at Camp Ad
venture for this season will double
that of last year, according to
Harrold Patrick, owner, yesterday.
The senior camp enrollment has
hit a peak of 80 campers, and a
total of about 175 campers have
been enrolled during the season
from one to eight weeks.
"The camp has had a very suc
cessful year, and we have lots of
encouragement for the 1943 sea
son," Mr. Patrick said.
Mr. Patrick has advertised this
area extensively over the South,
and continues his advertising cam
paign throughout the year.
Within two minutes after the
Irst warning sounded in the black
out that was staged in 19 Western
North Carolina counties on Mon
day night, the communities of
Waynesville, Hazelwood and Lake
Junaluska were' in total darkness.
Reports from all sources stated
practically one hundred per cent
"We noticed a big difference in
the attitude of the people and the
co-operation they gave in compar
ison to the blackout held here in
March. They were more serious
about it this time," said Robert
Hugh Clark, chief air raid warden.
The warning came at 10:0O
o'clock, and lasted until 10:80
Sixty-eight air raid wardens ' in
the area which included, Waynes
ville, Hazelwood and Lake juna
luska were on duty Monday night.
Members of the Stat3aTd were
stationed at the . highways lead
ing into the communities. They
reported no traffic problems,
Motorists stopped at the first sug
gestion of a warn i no
Only one motor vehicle traveled
down Main street during the half
hour blackout and it was a bus,
which was allowed under the rules.
The whistle from one fricght
train broke through the silence
of the darkness.
When the warning came there
were practically no pedestrians on
the streets, as it was previously
announced that the blackout would
! between 9 and 11 o'clock, and
people were in buildings.
Within ten minutes after the
first signal, the wardens started
calling into the town hall, head
quarters for the blackout, and are
said to have continued until the
last warden had reported.
While lights were to be allowed
in hospitals for emergency oper
ations, the Haywood County Hos
pital Was shrouded in total .-darkness.
The only lights reported were
those in two or three homes where
occupants had left earlier in the
evening and had not returned.
In short order the wardens in the
areas turned them out.
County's War Deaths
Now Three, As Man
Gets Killed In Egypt
Killed In Action
RICHARD CLEM JENKINS,
machine gunner on U. S. bomber,
son of Mr. and Mrs, 0. P 1 kins,
of the White Oak section, .no met
death in an airplane crash in
Egypt on August 2nd,
Tax Rate of $1.60
For Coming Year
The tax rate for the Town of
Hazelwood has been set at $1.60
per $100 property - valuation' for.- the
coming year, which is the same
rate as that of the past year, it
was l'.'amed this week from the
The total budget is set at $23,750,
which is a little less than $1,200
of that of last year which amount
ed to $24,777. The reduction in
in the budget was made through a
cut in operating expenses.
Richard Clem Jenkins, of
White Oak Section, Was
Machine Gunner On Plane.
Haywood county's third casualty
in World War number II was
listed in the death of Private
Richard Clem Jenkins, 17, of the
U. S. Army air corps, son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. P. Jenkins, of White
The parents were notified on
Monday of the death of their son
who was killed on August 2 in an
airplane crash jn Africa. They
received the following message
from the adjutant general in Wash
ington, D. C:
"The Secretary of War desires
to express his deep regret that
your son, Private Ricvhard Clem
Jenkins, was killed August 2 in
an airplane crash in Africa. No
remains can be transported to the
United States until after the ter
mination of hostilities, when quar
termaster general, Washington, D.
C, will, if possible, and upon writ
ten request of next of kin, bring
remains to United States for final
interment- Letter follows."
Young Jenkins was born in Hay
wood county on September 8, 1924.
He attended the Fines Creek high
school. On January 1, 1942, he
volunteered in the air corps in the
recruiting station in Asheville and
was sent to Sheppard Field, Texas,
and from there was transferred to
McDill Field, Fla., then to Barks
dale Field, Shreveport, La., and
left this country fn m n Beach.
He was a machint ; i .. on a
The last letter received from
him by his parents was dated July
24th, Egypt, and he told how
much he was enjoying his experi
ences in the air corps.
V 't). P. Jenkins, father of young
Surviving in addition to his par
ents are eight sister, Mrs. Sallie
Snyder, of Detroit, Mich., Mrs.
Carrie Early, of Waynesville, Mrs
Joe Rathbone, Clyde, route 1, Mrs.
Henry Ruff, of Waynesville, route
1, Misses Nellie, Willie Bella, Mar
garet Delia, and Olive Mary; and
two brothers, Iolet Jenkins, of
Waynesville, and Corporal William
S. Jenkins, of Fort Jackson.
American Legion Auxiliary
Meeting To Be Held Tonight
The regular meeting of the
American Leirion Auxiliary will be
held tonight at 8 oclock in the as- J
Chas. Isley Fleeted
Band Master Of
Charlts Isley, of Coollemee,
graduate of the music 'department
of Davidson College, has been
elected band master and director
of music in the Waynesville district
high school for the coming year,
it has been announced by M. H.
Bowles, district superintendent.
Mr. Isley comes highly recom
mended anl the school authorities
feel that the work of the band and
the musical activities of the school
under his direction will reach a
The hand has been dismissed
until the opening of school on Au
gust 31st. The director will not
arrive here to assume his duties
until the last of the month.
sembly room in the Legion home. Mrs. Bradley Haviland, of San
All numbers are urged to be pres- j Francisco, is visiting her sister,
ent for the meeting- Mrs; Ernest L. Withers,
Cruso Group Will Meet
Monday, Clyde School
Two Town Officials
Grayden C. Ferguson, town
manager, and T. L. Bramlett,
member of the board of aldermen,
in charge of the street department,
left yesterday for Greensboro,
where they will attend the annual
state convention of the North Car
olina Municipal League.
The meeting this year promises
to be of special interest. The pro
gram includes a number of officials
from Washington who will dis
cuss priorities and how they will
apply to necessary supplies for
town maintenance- v
Jennings Buying Goods
For Belk In New York
J. C Jennings, manager of Belk
Hudson Company, is expected to
return this week-end from New
York;, where he has been for a
week buying fall merchandise for
Most purchases are made
through the New York office of
the firm, and some of the goods
Mr. Jennings bought the first of
the week has already started arriving-.
Mrs. Milas Ferguson
Becomes Assistant Clerk
Of Local Rationing Board
1 Mrs. Milas Ferguson, who was
recently appointed assistant clerk
to the rationing board, assumed
hr new duties this week. Mrs.
tTnnr Vranri Kiiv Allen. Harlev i Ferguson formerly held a secre
' . - ' . . , :. ..
Williama itanai position ,wii.n ot. jonn s
D. M- Clark, Reeves Noland, A.
1UI hue ouv ; . i T , .
agreed with Mr. Noland and add- ' W. Noland.
J. McCracken, Jule Noland, Ernest
Walker, Mack Caldwell, Mrs. Alice
Sell an, Mary Margaret Smith,
Mrs. Hazel Alderson, A. I. McLain
J, C. Brown, J. B. Medford, .J.
Miss Mary Margaret Smith had
as her guests during the week, her
mother, Mrs. D. J- Smith, and
her brother, A. C. Smith, both of
Featured At Local
Library This Week
Pan America is the subject of
feature display at the Waynes
ville Public Library War Infor
mation center this week. The dis
play stresses the "Good Neighbor
Policy," of the Americas and con
tains posters, pamphlets, charts
Of special interest is the up-to-the-minute
set of la-ge maps show
ing the different war zones which
has recently been added to the
collection of war materials.
Miss Katheryn Queen, who is
now located in Raleigh, spent the
week-end here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Queen.
An all-dav get-to-gether, fea
turing a free lunch, music, en
tertainment. prizes and an ad
dress by W. Roy Francis, are
headliners for the third annual
membership meeting of the Cruso
Electric Membership Corporation,
which meets Monday at the Clyde
school. A record breaking at
tendance is expected.
J. C. Moore, superintendent, an
nounced the program would be
gin at ten o'clock, and continue
throughout the day.
The annual business session,
with reports of the officers, and
election of officers will be follow
ed by an address in the audito
rium by Mr. Francis.
A large number of valuable
prizes will be given away Monday,
Mr. Moore said.
Carter Osborne is president,
Chas. B. McCrary is vice presi
dent, and Mrs. E. B. Rickman is
Mrs. W. H. Liner, Patient
Mission Hospital, Still
In Critical Condition
Mrs. W. H. Liner, who is a paJ
tient in the Mission Hospital in
Asheville, remains in a critical con
dition, it was learned last night.
Mrs. Liner underwent a major op
eration about a month ago and
has been quite ill Since.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearce
And Family Move Here
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Pearce and
two daughters, have moved from
Canton and are occupying the
Braren house on Short street
Mr. Pearce is the owner of the
Waynesville Bakery on Church
Mrs. S. R. Crokett and son, John.
spent a few days in Franklin this
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