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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. O, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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everal Hundred Assigned To
,j Lake Junaluska In-
j t- rnmmunitv-Wide
mnnitv has about com-
fj the standard formulation of
ilian defense orgaiut
ne to Bill Prevost, coordina-
!f the county, as he announce
rial meeting for Monday night
e court house, at which time
l Snow, assistant buiwj u -
f . i -1 en mill
of civilian uciciiDc,
out the importance of the
eral hundred people have
.tened duties in the or-
Ltion of the community, com-
nf Haielwood, waynesvme
r FM-mison. town manager.
kn named commander of the
ft, and headquarters or the con
center has been estawisnea
u-t hall. From there, ail
fractions will go to all parts of
uthan Woody is chairman oi
propsm for the county.
i mnouncing the meeting for
! niirht. those in charge said
anrt house should be filled, as
ty me, whether assigned a spec
Lh r not. should be Interest-
laoorh to hear details of the
kind slso see the movies that
explain some ways oi carrying
At duties. The hisrh school
id will give a 80-minute eon
on tne lawn Deiore me
Ipecial classes for each group
be started soon, and each per?
riven special training in the
Id of service to which they have
h assigned, Mr. Prevost said;
lie control center staff is corn
Id of G. C. Ferguson, command-
S. H. Kelly, R. H. Clark, W, L.
bkin, Bradford Mehaffey, Paul
hi D. L. Noland, Dr. R. H.
etcher, of Waynesville and Ruf-
Gaddis, Hazelwood and Hallet
of Lake Junaluska.
Working directly under the su-
pision of the Control division
be the drivers corps, composed
Mrs. S. P. Gay, chief , Mrs. R.
Barber, Jr:, Mrs. Felix Stovall,
G. C. Ferguson, Mrs. Whit-
Prevost, Mrs. W. H. F. Millar,
h Chas. G. Miller. Mrs. Carl
Mf, Mrs. C. V. Bell. Mrs. C.
White, Miss Stephanie Moore,
ss Margaret Perry, Miss Marie
Mrs, Bonner Ray. and Mrs.
Jouts of the community have
P designated as messengers.
F the Girl Scouts under the
I- (Continued on page 5)
I Sr. and Mrs. John M. Queen,
r recentlv rpceivd
' .Wdrk in Raleiirh where she
"wen located since last Novem-
Queen formerlv held a no-
08 a the local office of the U.
Ployment sprwio sv. a
"sferred from here to the un
dent compensation depart
"l.m Raleigh as junior claims
Winer. She ha.
another promotion, having
'""ade senior claims examiner.
SIS! Queen - .. .t.
'fnools and flf Thilro TTn
Old Glory at Midway
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Wal Rata PW
the College student in-
Of u-Viot f
hri! sen them
mutineer every week.
s?ecial f m. i.. , ' '
Our flag U shown being raised dur
ing the height of the battle of Mid
way Island. This dramatic incideat
waa not staged, because word of the
approach of Jap forces earn so
arty la the morning, the flag waa
hoisted while the battle waa in pro
great. This battle resulted in
major defeat for the Japs. The Nip,
Kneae invasion fleet was severely
ttered by ear fliers. This is an
official U. J. Navy photo.
Fall -Fire Season
A general warning waa issued
this week by R. E. Caldwell, coun
ty fire warden, for citizens to be
careful of fires around woods, as
the fall fire season approaches.
"After all the fires in the spring,
I feel that most people will be more
careful than ever before," Mr. Cald
The season does not usually open
until October 15, but in dry falls,
it opens sooner. Men will man the
lookout towers of the area within
a short time.
All persons will also have to ob
tain permits to burn brush again
this year. These permits will be
issued after October 1 by any dis
trict warden, Mr. Caldwell, orG.
The purpose of the permits are
to let those in charge of chasing
down forest fires know when and
where brush is being burned and
keeps them from chasing down
smoke, thinking it is a forest fire.
Mr. Caldwell said his crews were
pretty well organized for the seas
on, and believes the citizens of the
county will keep fires to a mini
mum this year.
One Negro Fires
At Another, But
Shot Goes Wild
Gaither Thompson, well known
negro, was fined $50 and the costs
in mayor's court on Monday after
noon for the alleged drawing of his
gun on James Johnson, also color
ed, on Sunday night around 9
o'clock on Daisy avenue.
The two men are reported to
have had differences in the past
and when they met on Sunday
night, Thompson is said to have
pulled out his gun and fired, but
Johnson was untouched by the
Thompson was arrested by Hub
Ruff and J- W. Patton of the city
police department and lodged in
jail. . . ,
At the trial in the mayor s courv
on Monday, information was re
vealed that lead to the arrest of
Johnson, who was out on a $1,
000 bond for the theft of an auto
Johnson was lodged in jail and
tried yesterday afternoon in
mayor's court, and bound over to
the November term of Superior
People From Six
Homer Henry and W. T.
Lee Principal Speakers At
Annual All-Day Family
The twelfth annual reunion of
the Reuben Moody famiy was held
at the home of Mrs. R. H. Plott on
Soco road Sunday, September 13th,
with quite a large number of rela
tives and friends in attendance.
Six states were represented.
A memorial service was held
honoring Columbus C. Moody, who
died March 25th of this year.
Homer Henry, who made the prin
cipal address, paid high tribute to
the deceased, as did Hon. W. T.
Lee, who made a short address.
At the time of his death "Unele"
Columbus, as he was familiarly
known, was the oldest living mem
ber of the Reuben Moody family,
and was noted for his honesty and
integrity, hia1 independence of
thought and high ideals.
It was he and Miss Grace C.
Plott, who died in 1931, that plan
ned the first reunion. He took
great interest in the occasion and
looked eagerly forward to it each
year. He waa greatly missed at
this last meeting.
The record of the family shows
that there are thirty-one members
(Continued oa page 8)
Scrap Collecting Plan
Will Start Soon In The
Rural Areas Of County
Into Bonds Today
One hundred and fifteen $25
war bonds will be distributed to
that many employees of . the
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany in Hazelwood tomorrow.
This represents the largest
single purchase of bonds since
the firm started on the pay
roll deduction plan last May,
according to Aaron Prevost,
secretary-treasurer of the cor
poration. More than $2,100 will be in
vested in bonds today.
"Since May, our men have
invested over $10,000 in bonds,
and during September some
thing like $5,000 will be invest
ed in them through our pay
roll deduction plan," he said.
Eighty per cent of the em
ployees are participating, and
eight per cent of the entire
payroll is now going into
bonds every payday, Mr. Pre
vost pointed out.
Barber Expects Yield Of 65,000
To 70,000 Bushels Of App!os
Mrs. Frank Smathers and sister,
Miss Nanette Jones, have returned
home after attending tne mar
riage of their niece, Miss Nancy
Honaker Crary, to xev. itoy oen
Eidlev. which took place on Sep
tember 9, in Wflmore, Ky. Before
returning they also visited weir
sister, Mrs. Harry manage, in
Claimed By Death
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at the First
Methodist Church for Simon Heff
ner Keller, 82, who died shortly
after 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon
at the Haywood County Hospital
The Rev. J. Clay Madison, pas
tor of the church, and the Rev.
W. L. Hutchins, superintendent of
the Waynesville District of the
Methodist Church, officiated. Im
mediately following the service at
the church the body was shipped
to Norlina, where a brief service
and burial will take place.
Serving as pallbearers were: W.
A. Bradley, L. N. Davis, Claymer
McCracken, Dr. Frank Leflar, of
Cincinnati, Fred Saunders and
Mr. Keller was a native of Leba
non, Pa. He bad been residing in
Waynesville for the past 40 years.
He was first engaged in lumbering
operations, after which he formed
a company and was a pioneer in
the manufacture of furniture in
Mr. Keller was married twice,
the first time to the late Dr. Caro
lina Gould Keller, a physician, who
died many years ago. Dr. Keller
was prominently identified with the
work of the Waynesville Woman's
Club, having served as president
for many years. His second wife
by whom he is survived, was be
fore her marriage Miss .Eula Pas
cal, of Norlina.
Mr. Keller is aso survived by
three brothers, John and Frank
Keller, of Norlina, and Percy Kel
ler, of Hessdale, Pa. one sister,
Mrs. Katie Kentzey, of Reading, Pa.
Two Men Out On
Bond As Result
Of Cutting Affray
Wood row Leatherwood, of the
Cove Creek section and Elzy
Rhymer, of Hendersonville, are out
on $200 bond each for participa
tion in a cutting affray at the
Little Rock Filling station which
is said to have taken place around
noon on last Sunday.
Both men are reported to have
been cut and taken to the Hay
wood County Hospital for treat
ment, where they were arrested by
Deputy John Kerley and lodged in
The men will be tried in magis
trate's court here on Saturday, it
was learned from the sheriffs de
A yield of between 65 and 70
thousand bushels was: the predic
tion made this week for Barber s
Orchard by R. N. Barber, Jr., gen
eral manager. The orchard is
one of the largest east of the Mis
Scores of men started gathering
the fruit this week, and several
weeks will be required to pick the
thousands of pounds of apples.
The orchard has 16,000 trees on
Some varieties are lighter than
others this year. The entire crop
is only 60 per cent of the average
yield, while in black twigs there
will be very light yield and Stark's
golden delicious is only 45 per cent
"The quality is excellent," Mr,
resen indications are , that
prices will hold up good for the
The large storage house, which
was recently damaged by fire has
been rebuilt, and is ready for the
fruit. The orchard last year
shipped a large quantity of fruit
to the army.
Mr, Barber represented this
state recently as a member of the
National Planning Committee. He
is also a member of the Interna
tional Apple Shipper's Associa
County Baptist Sunday
School Workers Takes
Miss Madge Lewis, promotional
secretary of the Haywood County
Baptist Association, has returned
from a weeks stay in Nashville,
A campaign in the rural sections
of -Haywood to clean-up the county
of scrap that will help clean up
the Axis, will start about the 28th,
according to Howard Clapp, county
Mr. Clapp has made arrange
ments for WPA trucks to visit
every section of the county and col
U'ct iron, steel, aluminum, copper
and rubber. The scrap will be
weighed on the spot, and current
market prices paid, he announced.
In the meantime, junk dealers
here and in Canton, continued to
receive the scrap metals which are
so vital at this time
Mr. Clapp said the campaign
would be staged by townships, and
that tentative plans were to start
in Crabtree township on September
Plans are also underway for
schools to inaugurate scrap clean
up drives, under auspices of the
different P. T. A. groups.
The seven 4-H clubs of the coun.
ty are also making a drive to gath
er scrap, and put the money in
bonds. . .
Mr. Clapp said he felt that un
told thousands of pounds of scrap
were available in Haywood, and
that every effort would be made to
get it turned in at once. He pointed
out that steel mills are now runn
ing on a day-to-day basis, for the-
lack of scrap metals. -f 1
1st Allotment Check
' fir 1
Distinction of being the first sol
dier's wife in the country to receive
a check from the War Dept. under
the new Service Men's Independents
Allowance Act goes to Mrs. Thelma
Greer, 24, wife of Pvt. Matthew
Greer, now stationed in Washing
ton. Mrs. Greer is shown examin
ing the $150 check in the Brooklyn,
N. Y. home of her father-in-law.
(Ctntral Prtmt I
Man Hurt When
He Falls From
A Wood Truck
The condition of Colvie Frizzell,
who is said to have fallen from
the back of a truck hauling acid
wood near the Green store in the
Cruso section, is .still serious,
though there was some slight im
provement last night, it was
learned from hospital attaches.
The accident occured around
noon on Wednesday.
Frizzell is said to have received
injuries to his back, arms and
legs. He was taken to the Hay
wood County Hospital, where he
has since been a patient.
Claude R. Shipley was
critical condition at his home on
Brown avenue yesterday, suffering
from heart trouble.
Mr. Shipley had an attack about
two months ago. Lately he had
felt much better, and spent con
siderable time sitting up. He grew
worse last week.
For a number of years he has
been salesman in this area for a
large hardware firm of Knoxville.
Mrs. W. B. Evans, who has
been spending sometime here with
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Richeson, left this
week for her home in Pittston, Pa.
Car Stolen By Soldier From Teacher
Found By Officers In Atlanta Garage
"There is nothing too good you
can say about the efficiency of the
sheriff's department, the police de
partment of Waynesville and the
state highway patrolmen who serve
this area," said Miss Berniee Mc-
Elhanan, teacher in the county
schools, when asked about how she
recovered her car which was stolen
on Thursday by a soldier who
claimed to have been stationed at
The soldier, who gave his name
as Private James A. Carver, had
rented a room at the home of- the
brother-in-law of Miss McElhanan,
where she resides. While she was
away at her teaching duties on
Thursday the soldier is said to
have stolen the key and driven the
car out of the garage to some on
Miss McElhannan upon her re
turn home notified the city police,
the sheriff, and the state highway
patrol. By Saturday her car, a
black 1939 Chevrolet, had been lo
cated in a garage in Atlanta. She
and her sister rushed to Atlanta
and identified the car, which had
been stored by the soldier for six
months. He had explained that he
expected to be sent overseas at
All the tires had been taken off
the car, but the officers had done
such a thorough job that they had
even located where tbey had been
sold. The only missing link were
the spare and the soldier.
In short order the tires were re
stored to the car, and bright and
early Sunday morning. Miss Mc
Elhanan drove back to Waynes
ville, with gratitude to the quick
and efficient action of the officers
who had made it possible for her to
recover her car.
The September Civil term of
Haywood county Superior court
will convene on Monday morning,
September 21st, with Judge F.
Donald Phillips, of Rockingham,
An unusually light docket is
scheduled for trial, with all un
contested divorce actions to be
heard at, 10 o'eloek Monday ;ft$rn
Serving on the jury for the first
week will be the following: T,
Spurgeon Ensley, of Clyde; Roy
Phillips, of Beaverdam; John C.
Wyatt, of Waynesville; - Rufus
Finger, of Ivy Hill ; John B. Bum
garner, of Waynesville; John W.
Shook, of Clyde; Willard Clark, of
Beaverdam; N. W- Carver, of Jon
athan Creek ; Caston B. Duckett,
of Beaverdam; Joe F. McElroy, of
Waynesville; Jess Cochran, of
Waynesville; William Ledford, of
Fines Creek; Z. R. Sparks, of
Fines Creek; James Messer, of
Jonathan Creek; Jarvis Hallison,
of Daynesville; Dave J. Boyd, of
Ivy Hill ; II. O. Smith, of Fines
Creek, J. M. Woodward, of Way
nesville; John D. Cathey, of Pig
eon; Oscar Laymon, of Pigeon;
Posey Cogburn, of East Fork;
Clinton B. McElroy, of Crabtree;
Oscar Robinson, of Clyde, and
Jess T. Smathers, of Pigeon.
For the second week: Albert B.
Robinson, of Beaverdam; Charlie
F. Rathbone, of Fines Creek; C.
R. Palmer, of Waynesville; John
W. Willis, of Beaverdam; Law
rence E. Chaney, of Clyde; K. L.
Burnett, of East Fork; D. L. Dean,
of Waynesville; H. C- Robinson, Of
Waynesville; Rufus P. Grogan,
of East Fork; Lucius Stamey, of
Clyde; Harry L. Liner, of Waynes
ville; Houston Hen son, of Pigeon;
Francis Wyatt, of Waynesville;
James McElroy, of White Oak;
John C. Wise, of Beaverdam; Will
Bradshaw, of Crabtree; G. T. Wor.
ley. of Beaverdam: and M. H-
Caldwell, of Ivy Hill.
High Quality On
About A Million
Pounds Is Seen
" ; v.
County Agents Predict
Crop Will Be Worth Almost
Half Million Dollars This
Haywood's million-pound tobacco
crop is the best in the history of
the county, according to Howard
Clapp, county agent, yesterday,
after he had made a survey of
crops in all sections of the county.
''The entire crop is of high
quality and excellent color," the
county agent said.
There is a heavy yield in all sec
tions of the county, and farmers
everywhere report the best crop
they ever had.
Haywood's crop is 'about half
harvested, and the remainder
should be in barns within two
weeks, Mr. Clapp pointed out.
Based on the prices of flue-cured,
which is now averaging 40 cents
a pound, Mr. Clapp said he believed
the Haywood burley crop would
"crowd" the half million dollar
mark this season. This would in
dicate that he guesses an average
of between 40 and 50 cents would
Mr- Clapp warned farmers not
to pack the too tobacco close. With
a larger crop, some might attempt
to pack it in the same apace as
they have used for smaller crepe,
it waa said. It is important that
plenty of space be left between
all tobacco, in order that air tarn
get between it freely. Tobaee
packed too tightly will get ban
aeald, and will decrease the quality
and mean a severe loss to the
The curing season will last oa
burley until about November first.
Tba aeaionopen sometime around
tiMf Bratf ef December.
Feeder Calf Sale
Much interest is being shown in
the feeder calf Sale which will be
held at the Clyde Stock Yards on
All indications are that at least
500 head of calves, weighing from
200 to 600 pounds will be sold that
day. Most of the calves will be
go to other sections of the south
and fed for the winter and then
sold on the market.
Buyers from many points
throughout the South will be on
hand for the sale, which begins
at two o'clock.
Amos Copney, Negro
Preacher, Died At
Home Here Yesterday
Amos Copney, 60, well known
negro Baptist minister, native of
Buncombe county, died here at
his home yesterday morning at
10:45. Funeral arrangements had
not been completed last night
Copney had been pastor of the
Mt. Olive Baptist .church here for
the past 34 years. Hia first work
after his call to preach was in
To Address The
Dr. Thomas Stringfield will ad
dress the Haywood Medical So
ciety tonight at the nurse's home
at 8 o'clock. His subject will be
"My Impression of England at
Dr. J. R. McCracken is in charge
of the program and will present
Dr. Stringfield, who has just re
turned from a year of service in
a hospital near London.
Dr. J. F. Pate, secretary of the
society, said that all doctors, their
wives, dental and professional
friends and their wives are invited
to attend the meeting.
R. L. Pettit Buys
Ralph L. Pettit, prominent busi
ness man orLockport, N. Y, and
Daytona Beach, Fla., has purchas
ed the Worsham place on the
Eagles Nest road and will make
that his permanent home.
Mr. Pettit decided on this com
munity as the "ideal place" to live.
Phil Medford, son of Dr. and
Mrs. N. M. Medford, left last
Thursday for Davidson College
where he will be a student during
the coming term. He was accom
panied by his father.
Easily . . . and
Last week the following
small 25c-cent Want Ad was
inserted in this newspaper:
FOR SALE Boy's bicycle. Prac
tically new. $40 cash. Jamea
Strother at Smith's Drug Store.
-the day the paper appear
ed, the bicycle was sold.
YOU CAN DISPOSE OP
BY USING THE WANT
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