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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
EIGHTH YEAR NO. 40 16 Pages
WAYNES VILLE, N. G, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Hayweod and Jackson Ceuntlea
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W md Calves
6,250 In Bonds Sold
esterday To Cattle
aisers At Calf Sale
Luumn invested $6550 in war
L the feeder call sale at
C! yesterday.', according to
Lie Allen, chairman of the com-
ee named to seu doiiub vu
a of rural Haywood. .
ort. talks were made py jon-
u Woody, AlDen mcracKen
Reaver Cathey before the sale,
(turn the secretaries ox xue
Kinldihe and loan associations
ie county sold the bonds.
V Davis, secretary-treasurer
L Haywood Building and Loan,
goy Patton, secreiary-ireas-of
the Canton Building and
i made out the bonds and
y the transactions.
r Allen and his committee
tbeen mapping out plans for
frine the campaign into the
ii lections during the month of
fcber, To this end, tne teach-
ind children are being enrolled
oroeram designed to put. a
finto every home in Haywood
ty. A goal of $30,000 monthly
I October, November, ana le-
W has keen adopted in, this
Lection. Mr. Allen is worlfing
i Superintendent A. . Hutchms
La, who heads the Committee
Lo stamps through the schools.
indications are that both cam
Mi will be extensive Hp scope,
Interest is gaining daily. '
'kirlie Rav. countv chairman.
iai band at the sale yesterday.'
Itai elated over the work and
rt of the committee. " 5
'Mr, Allen's committee is func-
iirtr in . splendid fashion, and
jry citizen is proud of their ef-
b and the results."
It the county teacher's meeting
n Fnday, detailed plans for
pnj the campaign in the
ImIs, and the special campaign
jte staged by the teachers will
trplained by Mr. Allen's com-
,or October Drives
r War Effort
county-wide teachers meeting
be held at 4 o'clock on Friday
poon at Central Elementary
mi it has been announced by
i Messer, county superinten-
l: of education.
I I'M for the participation of
teachers and the students in
'ty schools in the October war
P nd stamp sales and in the
Ne campaign will be discuss
d outlined. -
P teachers in thn mmitv
P general counts cnmmiffsA
ptiy named to promote the sale
" bonds m Haywood will
tonight at the Canton Y at
t" ccordinc tn rv,oi; wir
Fy chairman. :''
I said a general outline
'"unty-wide program would
JV. farm-school committee
.V er discussion of encour-
the 10 per cent payroll de
J Plan in all industrial
i Preram will follow the
nL?, h is Stared at all
thly meetings of the coin
er. Sani M. Robinson, .county
"an, and Nomal Freel
r th. haian. are joint hosts
May Takes Over
fi I P' Phannacy. Hazel
ms taken over all prescrip-
K acEnXander'8 Dru Store
StKj"-0 an wnounce
V today advertising col-
; Jr. n v
Wf i!y,las operated the
,oV ll.i88 complete pre-
7.; A, .
T. J. CATHEY, chairman of
the advisary vrice control com
mittee for' the Waynesville area.
Group of Execution
of Price Control
The following men have been
appointed members of the advisory
price control committee; to serve
the Waynesville area : ' chairman,
T. J. Cathey, L. N. Davis and
Grover C. Davis. l -
The appointment was made by
M. ' D. Watkins, chairman of the
war price and rationing board,
serving the Waynesville area of
The duties of the board will be
concerned with the execution of
price control locally, so that "there
will be no question as to the fair
and just administration of prices,"
Sale At Clyde
With a large crowd 'of buyers
and spectators attending, the calf
sale held by the Haywood County
Mutual Stockyards at Clyde yes
terday afternoon was considered
by its promoters and the cattle
men a success from every angle.
The 350 calves sold at the sale
brought between $14,000 and $15,
000, it was earned from the promo
ters. Many of the calves were
bought by out of the state buyers.
The largest sale made during
the afternoon was to T. Lenoir
Gwyn, of the state agriculture de
partment who purchased 100 calves
for restocking the state farms.
The calves weighed from 400 to
000 pounds and were said to have
been the highest grade of calves
ever seen at one time in the county.
The sale yesterday was the first
of its kind ever held in the county,
according to the stockholders of
the Haywood County Stockyards.
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7Th (till Jl f Y d AlVl kJUtJ.IL JLfVlAVT
SmglOOO That Much Scrap Is
List Doubles In Week
Available In County
1,164 Students Are
Enrolled This Year
In Bethel District
The enrollment in the Bethel
school district during the first
month of school has reached 1,164,
it was learned from the office of
the county superintendent of ed
ucation. In the Bethel school there are
759 students this year, with 456 in
the elementary grades and 303 en
rolled in the high school.
Enrollment in the other schools
in the district is as follows:
Spring Hill, 83; Cecil, 124, and
There are 32 teachers in the
district with 24 in the Bethel
school, two in Spring Hill, four
in Cecil, and two in Cruso.
Rubber Boots and
To Be Rationed
Men's rubber boots and over
shoes were frozen at midnight.
September 29, and are to remain
so until October 5, it has been an
nounced by the local draft board
as a nation-wide measure.
After the 5th, the articles will be
sold only by certificate. Persons
wishing, to buy rubber boots and
6Vtjhoes will hav to make appl
cation to the rationing board and
state their cases.
Those eligible for purchasing
men's rubber boots and overshoes
must show that they are employ'
ed in war industries; or work per
taining to war effort; the main
tenance of public health and
safety; or that in their work they
are exposed to water, snow, spray,
splash, heat or anything that en
dangers their health.
All dealers in Men s rubber boots
and overshoes will -be required to
hand in an inventory of their stock
before October 6th, to the rationing
board, it was learned ; from the
clerk of the board.
SEAMAN M AC K STAMEY,
Jr., 18, of Canton, is missing: in
action, according to a message just
received by his parents in Canton,
. Mrs. Cornelia Barr, who makes
her home with her daughter, Mrs.
Hunter Worsham, left during the
week for Easton, Pa., where she
will spend the winter.
Lake Junaluska School
To Stage Stamp Contest
During October Drive
Lake Junaluska school is stag
ing a contest during the October
drive for the sale of war bonds
and stamps in Haywood county.
Each teacher has contributed
one dollar to be given as a prize to
the pupil in their grade who buys
the largest amount of war stamps.
There will also be a contest
among the grades which buys the
When the contest closes a party
will be given to the grade buying
the most stamps.
Marie Plott Takes Over
Duties With War Price
And Rationing Board
Miss Marie Plott-has been nam
ed assistant clerk to the war price
and rationing board. Miss Plott
assumed her duties in the .office of
the board in the court house last
First Aid Classes To
Begin Here Next Week
Men and Women of the
Community Will Take Spe
cial Courses Two Nights
First aid classes under the
civilian defense organization of the
county, will begin next week, ac
cording to Bill Prevost, county
civilian defense coordinator v
Mrs. W. H. F. Millar will teach
a class of women every Monday
and Thursday night at the Central
Elementary school. .
The men's classes will be m
charge of Joe S Davis and wiU
meet on Tuesday and Friday
nights, also at the school.
Rudolph Carswell, of liazei
wood, will teach a mixed class at
the Hazelwood school every Mon
day and Thursday.
All classes will begin at 7:30
and will last for two hours.
Mr. Prevost explained that any
person that had been designated
for civilian defense work would be
eligible to take the courses. Also,
any person wishing to volunteer
for civilian defense duty would be
welcomed to join the classes.
Details of the time, place and
instructor of the classes at the
Lake will be announced later.
G. C. Ferguson, commander of
the control center of the Waynes
ville area of civilian defense, is
assisting in getting the classes
Leaders in the work expect about
250 to participate in the classes.
51 Men Take
Up Active Duty
In Armed Forces
Forty-thiee Teereta ..lft hare
at 6:30 Saturday morning to take
up active duties in the army. They
were members of the August quota
of the selective draft system, who
had been allowed to return home
for a two weeks furlough. They
reported to Fort Bragg, and will
be transferred from there to other
Prior to leaving Saturday morn
ing Chrest George and the-Waynesville.
.-Bakery were hosts to the
During the past week Haywood
county's casualty list in World War
number two has doubled. Last
week there were three known miss
ing while in; the performance of
duty. This week there are six
The three reported during the
week by the government are all
from Canton, namely, Mack Stanl
ey, 18, an apprentice seaman; Car
roll Edward Trantham, carpenter's
mate, first class, TJ. S. Navy; Wil
liam Sylvester Jones, third engin
eer, merchant marine.
Young Stamey is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. M. S. Stamey, of the
Fibreville section of Canton. He
enlisted in the navy 11 months ago,
at the time being a senior in the
Canton high school. His father is
employed by the Champion Paper
and ibre Company. Besides his
parents he is survived by three
brothers, J. B., 21, U. S. Navy for
the past three years; T. A, and
Maxie Lee, of Canton and two sis
ters, Arhetta and Junnean, also
of Canton. His parents were no
tified of his missing on Sept. 23rd.
Carroll Edward Trantham is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Tran
tham, who received a message on
Monday, the 28th, reporting their
son missing. He entered the ser
vice in 1934 after attending the
Canton high school. He was mar
ried to Miss Lyda Luttmar, of San
Diego, Calif., in 1939, nd she with
a email. dauchtetv.jpiMMtaAitQ,
reside there. ', :
Others surviving are his par
ents: two Bisters, Mrs. Evelyn
Chastine, of Clyde, and Mrs. Mar
garet Owen, of Fayetteville, and
four brothers, Lee, of Detroit, Bill,
Fred and Ray Trantham, of Can.
The message reporting that Wil
liam ' Sylvester Jones, 35, was
missing was received by his aunt,
Mrs. Molly Hill, wife of Sanders
Hill, of Canton. Mrs. Hill, who
men for coffee and douehnuta.
William Herman Francis served had practically reared the sailor,
wub imieu no iu-hu'ki oi Kin. Mr
as acting corporal of the group
which included the following:
Howard T. Collins, Virgil Putnam,
Shuford Greene, Sebe T. Bryson,
Robert Sisk, Nathan R. Messer,
Donald McClure, Lewis L. Wil
liamson, Talmadge L, Woodard,
John D. Frazier.
Mil as Curtis, Jr., Hubert E.
Gibson, Warren H. Putnam, Matt
L. Woodard, Dan Ball, Samuel G.
Winchester, Yates R, Bennett,
Julius F. Davis, Dean F, Reeves,
Carroll M. Brown, Alvin Mills,
Loranzo Inman, William E. Dil-
lard, Glenn Rathbon, Earl B. Sut
ton, Loyd Riddle, Paul M. Miller.
Lloyd Cagle, John B. Glance,
Everett Mitchell, Paul L. Phillips,
James W. Singleton, Melvin C.
Messer, Thad C. Johnson, Cyril E.
Williams, James T. Maudlin, Rob
ert Long, Jeffrie D. Freeman, Mel-
burn L. Miller, Lawrence E. Un
derwood, Theodore R. Duncan, and
James Babson Liner,' who was
scheduled to leave . here with the
group was residing in Eastern
Carolina at the time and was al
lowed to leave from Raleigh.
On Monday morning six more
of the August reservists left this
area for Fort Bragg with James
D. McClure as acting corporal in
charge of the men, which included
Ernest W. Early, Claude Penland,
James C. Downs, Johnny N. P.
Green and Fred G. Galloway.
Thev were also the euests of
Chrest George Aid the Waynesville
Bakery for a morning cup of coffee
and doughnuts served at the W.
W. N; C. Cafe.
Jones is the son of the late John
and Ella Jones, of Newport,
Tenn. He enlisted in the mer
chant marine when he was 18.
Others in his family include his
wife, whom he married in Houston,
Texas, one brother, Russell Jones,
of Canton and an uncle, Jesse L.
Jones, an employe of the Canton
G. C. FERGUSON, manager of
the Town of Waynesville, inau
gurates an extensive drice today
At The School -
The Hazelwood school has been
designated as the depot for receiv
ing scrap metals, and rubber dur
ing the salvage campaign, ,
i The 600 students '6f the school-
will .. participate in the drive to
bring In scrap metals of all kinds.
Lawrence Leatherwood, principal,
is heading the drive in the school.
Mayor Clyde Fisher announced
that the town truck would be used
on Wednesday to gather up all
scrap metals or rubber placed near
the street or near the places where
housewives put garbage.
All scrap collected by the school
will be sold and the proceeds used
for purchasing equipment. .
' The air raid wardens of Hazel
wood will cooperate in collecting
the scrap, and getting it to the
school. Any person wishing fur
ther information should contact the
warden of their area, Mr. Leather-
wood or the mayor.
Lions Club Gets
Thrill From Fox
Chase In Crabtree
The Lions Club went on a fox
hunt and barbecue supper atop
Crabtree Bald last Thursday night.
Eighteen fox hounds, under the
supervision oi Jim w. Kunan,
staged a chase for the 30 members.
The dogs chased two foxes and
ran about three nours. During
the chase, the men sat around a
camp fire and spun yams, in be
tween the times they listened to
the dogs, sometimes as much as
six miles away.
bri0ComPanyCh8mPiOn SCP Gatld
75 Men Are Called
System In October
The local draft board has been
notified that the quota for October
under the selective draft system
calls for 75 men from this area.
The group will leave here on
Saturday, October 17th, for ex
aminations at Camp Croft. A
number of married men will be
included in the quota, it was learn
ed from the draft board, but not
as large as had been expected.
The notices for the men to re
port will be mailed out from the
draft office on October the 6th,
More than 26,00 pounds of scrap
were gathered and hauled out of
Crabtree township on Tuesday and
Wednesday of ths week, according
to Mr. Capp.
Three truck loads were hauled
out Tuesday and two on Wednes
day. ' : :.'
As soon as the job is completed
in Crabtree, the WPA trucks will
move into Fines Creek township,
and start gathering scrap.
All Fines Creek residents are
requested to gather their scrap
and make immediate contact with
their neighborhood leaders, in or
der that the trucks can make quick
calls when they get to the town
ship. The scrap will be weighed
on the spot, and a check mailed
for the f full amount in one or two
notifying the men when to report, days.
Violators Of Blackout
Ordinance To Receive
Strict, Final Warning
"Generally speaking the blackout
was a success, but there were a few
exceptions of business firms and
private homes that failed to co
operate," said Bill Prevost, county
coordinator following the 45 min
ute blackout that took place here
Tuesday night in the state-wide
blackout that shrouded North Car
The alarm sounded at 9:16 nd
the signal for lights on came at
10:01. During the blackout period
four motor vehicles were reported
on the streets, all four having the
right of way to travel under the
rules of the blackout.
One regular passenger bus made
its way down Main street like a
lighted Christmas tree in the dark
ness. A car carrying a sick child
to the doctor was given the privi
lege to continue on its way.
On Smathers street two buses
were noted en route both carrying
workers to Enka and the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, privileg
ed passengers even in a blackout.
The Haywood County Hospital
stood in total darkness shortly
after the warning came.
Main street, it is regre table to
relate, was not in total darkness.
There were a few business" firms
(Continued on page 5) '
Uncle Sam pointed his finger
straight at Haywood citizens this
week and said:
"I expect Haywood County to
gather 8,500,000 pounds of scrap
metal and rubber between October
1st and 21st. America needs that
scrap. It is essential to our vic
tory, I know Haywood will not
Swinging into step with the na
tion, the community and the coun
ty are organized to begin today
the most intensive and the most
extensive campaign ever waged in
his area. It is one way the civil
ian can fight in this war.
They are going after scrap in
a big way iron, steel, rubber,
aluminum and Copper. Articles of
tin, with the exceptions of
heavy sheets are asked to be sav
ed by the salvage chairman, but
not turned in during the next three
This is one campaign where
every man, woman and child is ex
pected to take part In business
circles, in the homes and in the
schools every effort to collect
scrap is to be put forth during
the next three weeks. It is an
opportunity to serve along the side
of the armed forces for in the col
lection of scrap, the civilian is
handing' ammunition to the boys
at the front.
Howard Clapp and his committee
have appointed neighborhood lead-
ers for every area in the county.
In the Waynesville community the
air - raid ' wardens will serve as
leaden of their areas. ' ..
The town trucks will haul every
Thursday for three weeks. Per
sons contributing scrap are asked
to have it conveniently located ao
that the truck drivers, who wfll
have a man steed job taking care
of the tonage, will be able to pick
it up at an accessible point.
Any person having scrap to be
hauled in is asked to call 137
153, or 167 and a truck will be
notified of the salvage and where
to find it.
The vacant lot between the Way
nesville armory and Depot street
will serve as a station for unload
ing the scrap. The scrap will be
weighed on the spot where it is
collected and the name of the or
ganization to which it should be
The campaign for collection of
scrap has been organized in every
school in the community and coun
ty. Yesterday it was not M un
common sight to see school chil
dren loaded down with scrap iron
wending their way to school like
soldiers on the march.
Haywood school children will
join the 80,000,000 students in the
nation who are going to aid in the
scrap drive. The battle strategy
of the Junior Salvage Army is be
ing directed by the school officials
and teachers in cooperation with
the local salvage committee. Each
student will be credited with the
amount of scrap turned in or the
amount spotted and collected.
WPA trucks are hauling the
scrap in the county. They started
on Tuesday morning in the Crab
tree section making a house to
house drive in collecting the metals.
When a complete coverage is made
in one area the trucks will start
in another, until they have covered
every nook and corner of Haywood
county. : .-V -. -
The Boys Scouts wfll assist the
air raid wardens in the sections
in which they live. They will collect
and notify the town trucks when
and where to come for collections
ready to be moved.
A prize of $1,000 wfll be given
the county turning in the moat
scrap, and there ia no reason, ac
cording to Howard Clapp, county
(Continued on page 5)
Scrap Drive r
T. B. Alexander heads the scrap
drive in Clyde, and the vacant lot
next to Fincher's store baa been
designated as the official scrap
All residents of Clyde, together
with school children, are requested
to deposit their scrap at the sal
vage depot. It will be sold and the
proceeds used for some worth
while' community project- or char
ity. .. ',' r -- ;
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