FOR 'HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER ICTORY BUT UNHID STATlJ BONDS STA?.!?S Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park EIGHTH YEAR NO. 36 20 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1942 (ONE DAY NEARER VICTORY) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties 5l n reachers rge Ban laced On ambling U Ministers Sign ngihy Letter Setting it Conditions; Seek ean-l'p- ,esville yesterday urged m a hy letter to the editor, that be placed on gambling, , they said existed in ims iiwity. The letter is publish ...w in this newspaper. L ministers stated that they presented the facts to the nH the solicitor. The ie contained extracts from a t ruling of the state attor- beneral on gambling laws of h Carolina, resolution similar to the let- rittpn hv the four ministers recently adopted by the Hay- Ministerial Association, liferent occasions the min havf. mads mention of the kt from their respective pul- None of them made a state u to what would be Said in future. 1 v lttr ets out. amon? oth- Ykn. that the fouf writers ht that many people fail to through the 'false apparel' I nmbling so often wears." fty-Eight;Men, August Quota e Accepted venty-three men left here on Thursday in the August quota r the Selective service system Camp Croft. The group en Ae distinction of being the behaved and most co-opera-is a body to leave this area, fty-eight of the men were ac d for active duty in the ser and are scheduled to leave for Fort Jackson in two ps. The first contingent will ' here on Thursday, the 10th, Hugh Palmer serving as act corporal. The second group leave Friday, the 11th, with Rathbone as acting corporal, e men accepted were given a eeks furlough to return home "lake their arrangements be taking up active duty, use accepted include the fol Leeman Colman Morgan, amin Everett Cutshaw, Cesar '", Charles Ruf us Scates, Owen, Robert Pink Tra James Biggins, Albrow Ma ilson, Joseph Monroe Mas John Henry Ledford, Howard iam Long, Albert Lin ell a, Troy Lee McCracken. "Mm Garrett Gaddis, Lester i. Merrett Buchanan, Jack fl Waldrop, David Gaddis, Samuel Hamilton Hyatt, Lee Jolly, John Tull Tate, ; Alkir Smith, Willis Allen wie .Montgomery Kenneth Frank McDaniel, Wil wble Rathbone, Joseph Cas McKinley Frank Par- :?k Edward Price, Robert Clay Kenneth Abel Clement, ' If DaviS( John "Hayes 'Anthony Wayne Bra'mlett, I nley Mehaffey, William kVTht, Glenn Calvin am 1 Bne Moody. Thomas ' BroWn, Latham Gillett, CaStVe, anTd, Pl0. John Wil Caldwell, Lloyd Putman. Mills, Marvle Roger9 , Carl i w Dewey E8011 s Fit AV,00dflnd Duckett, cfiET rMehaffey. Vernon JQiTotas ?r September f e Announced C.ywoodcomity ;tlt,rat,oning board for the i, U wynesville and Can- Wins Contest vis ; n ? kit CARMEL HOLLINGSWORTH, outstanding FF A student, one of winners in recent state sponsored essay contest. : September Quota Of 65 Scheduled To Leave On 12th Sixty-five men are scheduled to leave here on Saturday, the 12th, under the selective service system, making up the September quota, it was learned from the draft board. In the group will be a large number of married men, which will be. the case in all future groups leaving this area, as the majority of the single men who are eligible are now in the service. The September group will be in ducted at Camp Croft and will leave here at 7:80 in the morning, Making up the quota are: Claude Grant Woodard, Vader Sutton, Al vin Mills, Vance Caldwell, Loranzo Inman, Carroll Mack Brown, John Henry Ruff, William Herman Francis, Glenn Rathbone, William Everett Dillard, Shuford Greene, Julius F. Davis, Thomas L. How ell.'. Howard T. Collins, James Barb son Liner, Wilburn Franklin Kirk patrick, Sebe Taylor Bryson, Shel by Cullen Bramlett, Louie Lee Byrd, Lawrence Edward Under wood, J ames Carmel Downs, Jef frie David Freeman, Edward Eu gene Francis, Jack Ervin Rogers, Yates Randolph Bennett. Nathan Richard Messer, Floyd Chastin Griffin, Grady Vernon Henry, Ernest William Early, Vic tor Lee Lewis, Russell Graham Kirkpatrick, Warren Harden Put man, Talmadge L. Woodward, Claud Penland, Wayne Milford Owen, Loyd Cagle, Melvin Cling man Messer, Matt L. Woodward, James Denton McClure. Paul Marvin Miller, Vernon Jones Messer, Hubert Edward Gib son, Donald Fuller McClure, Mil as Curtis, Jr., Johnny Newton, Plato Green, Dean Fleeniken Reeves, James Thomas Maudlin, John Dil lard Frazier, Earl Brannon Sut ton, Robert Sisk, Lewis Lawrence Williamson. Melburn Lee Miller, Fred Green haw Galloway, Dewey Rogers, Samuel Grahl Winchester, Everett Mitchell, Loyd T. Riddle, Paul R Shelton, Thad Clingman Johnson,' Robert Long, James Hilliard Tram mell, Cyril Edson Williams, Dan Ball, Virgil Lowry Putnam and John Robert Glance. Livestock And Home Arts Show Called Off $73,092 Put in War Bonds For Last Month Haywood exceeded the Au gust bond quota by over $15, 000 according to a report from Charlie Ray, county chairman yesterday. Haywood invested $73,092.25 in bonds during August, the report showed, while the quota was $57,400. The September quota has not been received, but Mr. Ray said he expected it would be near the $C5,000 figure. Local Unit State Guard Receives Guns This Week The 40th Company, local unit of the State Guard, has received a supply of arms it was learned from company officials. "Hip unit ad in their possession at one tirae' 30 calibre army rifles, whic,h the government recalled ana tH company was left without arms. Received this week were 43, 12 Thompson Sub Machine gun, and other equipment is expected to fol low shortly. The arrival of the arms comes at an opportune time for the unit which is undergoing rigid train ing at present Officers of the company who attended the state camp at Gastonia have been busy training the men, and the results of the training are seen daily. Within a short time it expected that the local unit will be ready to meet any emergencvy. - - Out of the company funds real ized from the dances held at the : nr MMiTnftMi b rm V rsin- armury, m JLfiu'"' , 'coats have recently been purchased. Lord's Acre At Ratcliff Cove Brings In $145.28 The returns from the Lord's Acre movement which was inaugu rated at the Ratcliff Cove Baptist Church three years ago under the leadership of Mrs. Frank L. Leo pard has annually increased. The first year a total of $65 was realised from the one acre. Last year $100 was raised from the sale of crops grown on it, and this year the high mark of $145.28 has been realised on the sale of beans, it was learned this week. ... The one acre of ground has been tended by all age groups starting with the six year olds and even those 75 have worked on the crops, Durinc the session of the vacation Bible schoA' Miss- Madge Lewis, missionary for the Haywood County Baptist Association and her stu dents also helped pick beans. , The seeds and fertiliser were do nated by interested friends. The fertilizer' was contributed by the Waynesville Hardware Company, Farmers Federation, Hyatt and Company and David Underwood. The seed were donated by the Land 0' The Sky Cooperatives. C. C. Francis and Mr. Coalsome, con tributed $5.00 in cash with which to purchase the bean dust for spraying. The second crop is now planted on the acre, consisting of Crimson clover and turnips. The clover will be turned under and the turnips will be put on the market for sale. .The proceeds from the crop will be applied on the church budget. The Livestock and Home Art Show, which was scheduled to be held sometime this month, has been postponed until transporta tion conditions improve, the board of directors recently decided, ac cording to a statement just made by Claude Francis, president. . While the show will not be held as scheduled, plans are going for ward for holding the annual West ern North Carolina Baby Beef show and sale in Asheville. This move ment is being sponsored by bank ers of the area, with the First Na tional Bank here taking an active part. A decision was made to carry on this event, because many boys had already started feeding their stock, and some have put extra money into their animals. Leaders felt it unwise to disappoint the boys. "Although the show has been called off in Haywood, it docs not mean that cattle raisers are loos ing interest in better stock. They will continue to improve their herds in every way, and when the war is over, and we have plenty of tires and gasoline again, we plan to go ahead with the live stock and home arts show on an even better scale than ever," Mr, Francis said. U.S.Bossin Solomons $N - V ? v Xa SL-i This photo of MaJ. Gen. Alexander A. Vandergrift, who commands the U. S. Marines operating in the Solo mon Islands, was made when he was a colone!. He reached his present rank last March. Gen. Vandergrift entered the Marine Corps as a sec ond lieutenant in 1909. He has served in Cuba, Panama, Nicara gua, Mexico, Haiti and China. He is a native of Charlottesville, Va, This is an official U. S. Navy pnoto. Waynesville's Colored People Give $30 Towards Haywood's USO Quota Wynesvild's colored citizens dug deep into their pockets, and Are HinrOlieU contributed $,10 for the USO this In Waynesville Lt. Mary Francis, U.S. Nursing Corps, Arrives Overseas Lt. Mary E. Francis, of the U. S. army nursing corps, has arriv ed safely somewhere" in England, according to a message received here during the week by her broth er, Herman Francis, Lt. Francis volunteered her ser vices last spring. She is the daugh ter of J. A. Francis and the late Mrs. Francis and is a graduate of the district high school. After graduation here she entered the nursing school of Biltmore hospit al and at the time of her enlist ment was assistant superintendent of Biltmore Hospital. )week. Delsie Love headed their committee, and had several faith- . '"... . . r ' 1 iui workers assisting. DlStriCt fcCnOOlSw, ha. a son, Edward Love., . .... ..... Fin service, ' : . -. . The schools of the "Waynesville A committee of Delsie, Vallee district opened Monday morning Peterson and Clifton Wheeler, for the term 1942-43, with a slight Rave a chicken supper, and invited decrease in enrollment, it was in everal white people. Those at. learned from M. H. Bowles, super- tending reported much interest in intendent. The enrollment at the the work amonir the colored group high school met that of last year, ,n helping the men in service. but the elementary grades fell short by a small number. "Students are entering fichool this year with an excellent spirit, and both the girls and the boys are interested in the new courses that are to be offered,' continued Mr. Bowles, in discussing the opening. jn Bpile of rationing of tires The total enrollment in the dis- and gasoline, travel in the park trict is 2,743 with the following for August amounted to 144,2!9 number in each school: senior and persons in 39,613 vehicles, accord junior high, 833; Hazel wood, 507; ing to '. an '''estimate ' made by the Central Elementary, 253; East park service. Waynesville, 245; Junaluska, 165; This is a decrease of 56 per Maggie, 175; Dellwood, 60; Allen's 'cent under last August. Creek, 105; Rock Hill, 290; and The count showed cars from 32 Saunook, 110. states, the District of Columbia, The foregoing totals are the fig- and Parlania- Approximately 28 ures through Wednesday of this cen f thve travel was from week. During the first month of "tates other than Tennessee and school there are always a number 1Noh C"ols tl, of students, who for various Tet sons do not enroll on the opening . Zu" 144,299 People Visited Park In The Past Month Gatlinburg; 23,000 through Town- send, Tenn., and 33,000 through Smokemont. Dr. J. R. McCracken Dam At Scout Camp Is Now Being Completed Wnrir was started this week to complete the dam at the Daniel Boone Camp for Boy Scouts, and empound the water of an 8-acre lake. The dam will be 32 feet high when completed, A. W. Allen, district scout executive said this week while in Waynesville. "Tt'o ha A a successful season at camp. We had 300 scouts to participate m the camp Me, and our average was 50 boys per week for the -six weeks of camp," Mr. Allen said. Plans were made to build a mess hall to seat 100, but since so much interest has been shown in camp-, ing, plans are now b'.ing made to buiU the hall to seat 150 instead, he reported. "The eamp is a pig asset ut Waynesville. Parents of most of tv. inn uvnita visited them durinz 1,11V VW - I the camp period, and that meant quite a bit to this community," ne continued. The camp is near Lake Logan. days, so the total is expected to be some larger. The vacancy caused by the transfer of Homer Henry to prin- befen filled, it was learned from OftlCS liy I'lane i roni Mr. Bowies, but in rearranging Denver In One Day iL 1 II n , . . . t W ' ; . me scneauie or me xeacners all tne classes are being taken for the time being. Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Cudde back had as their guest this week the latter's sister, Miss Florence Kitchen, of Mills River, who is a student at the Woman's College of the University of Texas. Dr. J. R. McCracken returned on Friday from Salt Lake City, where he attended a Masonic, meeting. He stopped en route in Denver, Colo., and took a trip to Pike's Peak, H left Denver Friday morning at 7 o'clock by plane and from Knoxvillc, Term., motored home, arriving here at 9 o'clock the same day. : Canton To Have Parade and Full Day's Program Gasless Parade Will Be A Feature Of Annual Cele bration In Canton. Canton is also planning a "gas- less" parade for its 87th annual Labor Day celebration, with C. C. roindexter, serving as general chairman of the program. bpecial prizes are to be offered for the best entries in the parade, with buggies, saddle horses, and wagons furnishing the principal means of conveyance. Keen in terest is centering on the unusual features of the parade, which will start at 10 o'clock in the morning, traversing the main streets be fore reaching the Champion soft ball park on Park Avenue. Where it is practical all prizes offered will consist of government bonds and stamps. K general sports program will be carried on throughout the day at the Champion park. Sporting events scheduled will include more than 1,500 participants. Various contests will be staged during the afternoon. Square dancing will be held at the park, and several teams have already notified officials of their intention to enter the contests. ; , : The annual Old timers Softball game will be played Saturday night as a preliminary event. Concerts by the Canton school band under the direction of Walter Hoi ton, will feature the musical program on Sunday afternoon and Labor Day. Special religious Ser vices will be held at the Colonial theater on Sunday night at 8 o'clock. Rev. C. H. Moser, pas tor of the Main Street Methodist church, of Gastonia, will deliver thsermon. Dr. Stringfield Arrives In U. S. From England Mrs, Sam L. Stringfield received a telephone call from New York Wednesday morning from her son, Dr. Thomas Stringfield, who had iust arrived from a year in Eng land. Dr. Stringfield volunteered his services with the Red Cross when they asked for recruits from the medical profession for service in English hospitals, and has been serving in an English hospital for the past year. Prior to his going, Dr. String field had been associated with his father and his uncle, Dr. Tom Stringfield, in the practice of medi cine here. Dr. Stringfield is expected to ar rive in town during the next few days. .. Break Record Today The men who run the press which prints this news paper are having to work overtime in order to print enough papers to supply the demand. A 52-year record was broken this week, as more copies were printed for paid-in-advance subscribers than ever before. Because of the huge task involved in printing so many papers, the press has to start on Tuesday after noon. In the future, no guarantee can be given that any advertising copy received after ten o'clock on Wed nesday will get in, and no news after two o'clock. The publishers will appreciate adherence to these deadlines. This is necessary in order that the hundreds of sub scribers get their paper on time. Nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Jolly Wins Distinction First Lieutenant Hoyt A. Jollv. Jr;, nephew of Mi", and Mrs. Hugh Jolly, of Waynesville, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt A. Jolly, of Atlanta, is making a name for himself in his line of duty in the U. S. Air Corps. He was commander of a squad ron of flying fortresses that blast ed $5,000,000 worth of Jap bomb ers and pursuit planes to bits in five seconds action in the South Pacific. Lieutenant Jolly was one of three men to receive the award of Distingushed Service Cross dur ing August from General Mac Arthur, for heroism in the air war over New Guinea and New Brit ain in April and May. In the attack on the Japs, press dispatches reported that four long' ic uuuiutrs were assigned io get the airfield and flying at one over 600 feet, they unleashed 20 high explosive bombs each as they plunged over their targets. Not only were the Jap planes destroy ed, but valuable docks were left in shambles. Lieutenant Jollv was trained at Love, Randolph and Kelly Fields. and was commissioned in Mav. 1940. He became a first lieuten ant in 1941. He was transferred to the southwest Pacific theater four or five months ago. Business Will Suspend Monday For A Holiday Parade Starts At Two O'clock ; Ball Game After wards and Street Dance At Night. Business and schools will sus pend here Monday, as the county joins in observing Labor Day in a quiet program. The committee in charge of the program for the day announced yesterday that formal activities : would begin at two o'clock Mon day, with a gasless parade, start ing at the Hotel Gordon and marching up Main street to the Main street of Hazelwood, down Brown avenue to the high school stadium. At the stadium, a brief pro gram, with stress being put upon the investment in war bonds and stamps will be held. " Following the program, a cork ing good softball game between Dayton Rubber and the Tannery, league leading teams, will be played. The usual street dance in Hazel wood will be staged, it was an nounced, starting at nine o'clock, with "Bug" Kuykendall call'ng. R. B. Davenport, chairman, said the high school band would lead the parade, and that the State Guard and other marching units would participate. The committee began work yes terday in an effort to get firms to enter floats in the parade. No report was available last night. A first prise of $10 in stamps is being offered for first prise and a prize o $5 in stamps for the second prize. 4 Details as to entry of floats in the parade can be had by calling the Chamber of Com mM, -., .-.:-'"- All offices '-hi the court house, except the sheriff's office, will be closed. The - rationing board an nounced their- office would be closed for the day, as well as the First National Bank. The committee had announced a union service on Sunday, eve ning, but this will not be held, the committee said yesterday. Those in charge of the program for the day includes R. B. Daven port, chairman, Bill Prevost, Bill Chambers, Jr., Felix Stovall, Leo Weil, Charles Miller, Jonathan Woody and Howard Hyatt. Miss Mildred Phillips, who holds a position with the State Depart ment in Washington, D. C., is spending this week with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Phillips, on the Dellwood road. Impressive Program Dedicate Mountain Chapel In an impressive ceremony the second church of the Mountain di vision of the Salvation Army was dedicated on last Saturday. ' A large number of persons were pres ent for the dedication, including a number of the officials from the Southern territory of the Salva tion Army. The highlight of the dedicatory program took place when the Sal vation Army flag was raised over the building by Mrs- William Arn old, wife of Commissioner Arnold, head of the Southern territory of 15 states, and the breeze unfolded it with the United States flag and as one they floated over the chapel. Commissioner Arnold gave the dedicatory address and Brigadier Cunningham, editor of the South ern War Cry, led the dedicatory prayer. Special music was provid ed by Major and Mrs. Frank Longino, leading officials from Charlotte, on the trombone and accordion. Others taking part on the pro gram were Colonel and Mrs. Al fred Tyler, of Charlotte, and Har ry Lee Liner, who raised the Unit ed States flag, as every hand went up in salute as the strains of America were rendered. The program was in chartre of Adjutant Cecil Brown and Cap tain Thelma Colton, of the Moun tain division of the Salvation Army. .. Nephew Of Mrs. Noble Garrett Is Accidently Killed Lyman Higdon, Jr., 20, of Frank lin, was fatally injured Tuesday morning around 11:00 o'clock while working in a TV A tunnel at Farn er, Tenn. Youngi Higdony who is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Higdon, of Franklin, is a nephew of Mrs. Noble Garrett, of Waynes viUe and the grandson of Mr. and (Continued on page 8) '

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