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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
lggxHYEAR NO. 41 12 Pages
WAYNESVELLE, N; C THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1942 (One Day N earer Victory)
laiwooa rignts innation tsy rurcnasing war nunus
Iwood 3lore Than Doub-
rwood joined whole-hearted-.v.
L president this past month,
f.,J nco 9? was invested in
'Ja. "which represented more
double the September quote,
tog to tnarue ivajr, ww
iders in the drive to sell more
i in the county were stressing
nportance of buiding up sav
or the period after the war.
this connection, uie leacners
. Mimtv.' under the direction
Ld N. Allen, launched a pro
1 kpll S30.000 in bonds each
I for the next three months.
drive will be centerea mosuy
t rural areas of the county.
. ffcnsral meeting of the
h committee in Canton last
it was deciaea to noia ine
ler meeting at some rural
jin the county and have all
er leaders present For the
few months, more stress will
Len to the sale of bonds in the
J. L. Reeves, of Canton, was
m chairman of a committee
Enote the sale of bonds among
business and professional
... A similar committee will
amed to stimulate interest
if the merchants,
ports from the industrial com-
showed a decided increase
10 per cent - payroll .dednc
plan. At Canton alone, more
400 signed up one pay day
a M. Robinson was toastmas
ind Norman Freel was assist
iost at the Canton meeting.
t October quota is the same
eselling agents of the county
rted September sales as fol-
ink High At
Miss United Nations
AnaiUsia Alaxandria Sevaitopou
los, 18, waa chosen by New fork's
Greek-Americana as "Miss United
Nations" at a Greek War Bally and
Bond sale. She to shown witk tkf
flags at? tha United States ana
Oreeee draped aver her ahoaldars.
k Haywood calves made a
showing at the annual Fat
Beef show yesterday in Ashe
The calves will be sold at
yne Stamey, of Canton, route
on third nlace with his calf.
f Jonathan Caldwell, of route
Placed 10th: Max Best, of
f, route one. held 27th and
f a Francis 29th place.
P Sherrill, of route one, Can-
given a place in "Good"
lues were not awarded yester-
w the individuals, but in the
of 5 in a countv eroun. the
Nod calves were awarded a
fte class for three home-
P steers. Haywood ranked
'fl. and won another $10
ward Clapp, countv aerent.
Warned the boys to Asheville,
" wen pleased at the show
e local animals made. A
Pnce is expected at the sale
went is sponsored by the
mi of Western North Caro-
fith the First National Bank
using a leading part,
V JOT Wo, i
it of a . the U. S. Depart
rn T. V. A, and
" Waynesvile Mountaineer has
-'Knated the official weather
S. Weather P1ln,.n
W Slnce Sunday when
ieer took over are as
Rev. R. E. McBlain
Accepts Call To
Rev. R. E. McBlain, rector of
Grace iscopal church, has ac
cepted i" all to St. Mary's church,
Jacksonville, Fla., and plansj-.tP
take up his pastorate with the
Florida church around October the
Rev, McBlain came here from
Holly Springs, Miss., two years
ago. He has served in addition
to Grace church four missions,
namely, Micadle, Balsam, Sylva
Rev. McBlain is a native of
Philadelphia, but has resided in
the South since 1915, having re
ceived his education in a prepara
tory school in Lynchburg and later
he graduated from Sewanee.
During his residence here he has
been active in both religious and
civic affairs. He has been a mem
ber of the Haywood County Minis
terial Associatin and is sec -eta ry
of the group. He is a member of
the local Rotary club, and has
served as chairman and co-chair
man of a number of the war effort
drives in this area, including the
USO and the Red Cross special
Rev. and Mrs. McBlain and their
young daughter, Aletha, expect to
leave here sometime next weeK.
His successor will be named by
Bishop Robert E. Gribbin, of the
Diocese of Western North Carolina
and the vesteryman of the church,
At the same time Rev. McBlain
had the call to St. Mary's in Jack
sonville. he received a call to a
church in New Mexico.
State Takes Over
Soco To Cherokee
Six Miles Of Road Down
Mountain; Cost $375,000
The State Highway Commission
has formally accepted the 12-mile
highway from Soco Gap to Chero
The road cost approximately
$375,000, and half is on the moun
tain and the remaining six miles
is through the comparatively level
valley leading to Cherokee Reser
vation. The Ralph E. Mills Company
started construction on November
18, 1940, and excuvated about 500,
000 yards of rock and dirt in build
ing the road.
The steepest grade in the road
is about eight percent. At times
during the construction, as many
as 100 men were employed on the
The road is now surf aced with
rock and gravel. Later the state
will place a black top on it and
make it comparable to this side
of the mountain.
H. R. Stewart was general su
perintendent of the project for the
contractor. ; v : .
When Willkic Met Stalin
w"d ra- Jonnny Cudde-
fcto p , r" frm a week's
k le,eh. where the latter
Four Red Cross
First Aid Courses
Four classes in first aid under the
auspices of the Haywood Red Cross
chapter in co-operation with tne
civilian defense program were or
ganized and began work this week,
it was learned from Bill Prevost,
countv coordinator. Two of the
organized, were in the
On Monday evening the Waynes
ville class being taught by Mrs.
W. H. F. Miflar, met in the Cen
tral Elementary auditorium. They
will hold two meetings a week with
a two hour class each night, for a
total of five weeks with hours from
7:30 to 9:30. v - .
Tn the class are the following
Mm Frank Worthington, Miss
Hester Ann Withers, Miss Steph
anie Moore, Mrs. Ben Sloan, Mrs.
Whitener Prevost, Miss n-uen
Louise Killian, Mrs. Howard Hyatt,
Mrs. J. E. Massie, Miss Edna Mc
Kay Mrs. C. B. Atkinson, Mrs.
J. C. Hoxit. Mrs. J. C. Crousier,
Mn rha. fl. Miller.
Mrs. S. P. Gay, Miss Helen Kay,
Mrs. F' G. Rippetoe, Mrs. H B.
Atkins, Mrs. R. Stuart Roberson,
Mrs Geo. Bischoff, Mrs. Sherrill
Leatherwood, Mrs. G- C. Ferguson,
(Continued on page 12)
Ferris E. Branson,
Funeral services will be held
thiauafternoen. at 8 e'elock at the
Central THethodist church of Can
ton for Ferris E. Branson, 47,
prominent Cslnton business man
who died at his home in Canton at
1:15 Wednesday morning.
The Rev. Walter R. Kelly, pas
tor, will officiate, assisted by Rev,
A. C. Gibbs, a former pastor of
the Canton church, now superm
tendent of the Elkin Methodist
district of the Methodist church.
Burial will be in Bon-A-Venture
Pallbearers will be H. A. Helder,
Dr. A. P. Kline, Sam M. Robinson,
Louis E. Gates, Clyde R. Hoey, Jr.,
Herman Eskridge, T. A. Clark, and
W. S. Burnett.
Mr. Branson has been in the
automobile business in Canton for
the past 20 years and was senior
member of the Branson Motor
company. He was co-owner witn
his brother, Charlie Branson, of
the Ashton apartment burning m
He was a native of High Point,
and the son of the late Charles E.
and Alice Bolden Branson, of
He had been a member of the
Canton Central Methodist church
for 14 years and had served on
the board of stewards. He was a
member of the Civitan ' Club of
Canton, a charter member of the
Canton Chamber of Commerce. He
was also a member of the Pigeon
River Masonic Lodge and belonged
to the Scottish Rite and the Shrine,
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Carrie Envin Branson; two broth
ers, Charles E. Branson, of Canton,
and B. L. Branson, of Asheville,
and a grandson.
Mission Week "will be observed
here next Week at the First Bap
tist church, with meetings held
each night. Among the out of
town speakers who will appear on
the program are Dr. E. F. Plain
field, of Tampa, schoolmate of
f iiM Min.- " ' ' " 11
President Roosevelt's personal representativ., Wendell I-WUlkie, U
shown with Josef SUlin, Soviet leader, when they Hotjw to
ing h current visit to the MJdfle Russia, and 0.
Boxes Free To
Pack Gifts For
Men In Service
Christmas packages to men
in service must not be larger
than a shoe box, the govern
ment has ruled.
Feeling that many people
would be minus a box to pack
their gifts in, the Wellco Shoe
Corporation is today advertis
ing that "ley We quantity
of boxeaLi hand which they
will give free ia anyone calling
at the former Martin Electric
Company building, on Church
street, on Saturday between
two and four o'clock.
"No charge or obligation"
said Leo Weil, president.
By Haywood Men
At Hazelwood To
Open On Fiiday
The Haxelwood Parent-Teachers
Association is offering a nutrition
course covering buying, prepar
ing, and planning proper meae, to
be held at the Hazelwood school,
Friday, October 16, at 3:00 o'clock.
The course will consist of four
meetings one to be held in Octo
ber, one in January, another In
Ma v. and another during th um-
mer months. Th fall meatlhft -U1
concentrate mainly ', on. .proper
packing of lunches, and preparing
of lunches at home. The winter
meeting will cover the importance
of meat in diets, and the prepara
tion of various kinds of meat. The
spring meeting will deal with veg
etables, and their preparation, and
the summer meeting will deal
with canning fruits and veg
Miss Kathryn Lockey, of the
Home Service Department of the
Carolina Power & Light Company,
of Asheville. will conduct the
Seven outstanding Shorthorns
were boueht bv Haywood cattlemen . meetings and discussions
at the Shorthorn sale in Asheville a part of the Carolina Power &
this week. Lteht Company's plan offered to
Fred Thompson, of Lake Juna-1 industrial plants throughout this
luska, bought the outstanding bull section.
of the sale, and another animal. A mORt interesting meeting is
Wallace Ward, a rscognized lead being prepared for October 16, and
er in raising Shorthorns, also .the Unagusta Manufacturing Cor
bought two animals. I poration will give a $25.00 bond as
Sam Ferguson, oi tiyae, rouve a prize at the meeting
eave Here On 17th
For Camp Croft
Seventy-five men have been call
ed in the October quota under the
selective service from the Waynes
ville area, and are scheduled to re
port for examinations at camp
Croft on Saturday, 17th. They
will leave here at 7:30 in the
In the group are three volun
teers as follows: Arthur James
Hannah, Horace Wood, and Rome
John Sherrill, Others are: Fuller
Taylor, Lemuel Vannie Sheperd,
Wit ford Carver, Kermit Moore,
Jack Odell Chapman, Ray Cagle,
Scott Ball. Arthur Dillard Woody,
John Hall, Jacob Davis, Jack Jus
Ellis Willard Francis, Jr., Wil
liam Garrett Roeves, Manson Ed
ward Clark, Homer Cagle, John
Dudley Moore, Arthur J. R. Moore,
Marion Hubert Messcr, Albert
Donald Hawkins, Howell Way
Crawford, Lee Roy Beck, J. Q.
Allison, Arling McGaha, Joe Stan
ley Davis, Robert Walker Burgess
Thomas L. Howell, i-ugene
Franklin, Horace Eugene Messer,
Hardy Smith, Faraday Banks
Rathbone, Thomas Benjamin Wood
ard, Clarence Jones Hyatt, James
Dewey Wyatt, Gudger Yost Fal
mer, Robert Ben Mooney, Dewey
Edward Rhinehart, David Austin
Taylor, William Henry Putnam.
Frank Montgomery Saunders,
Jesse Smith, Leo Leonidai Brown
ing. Joseph Bryan Beat, John Way
McCracken, Charles HaKal Ruff,
Victor Lee Lewis, Wallace Rode
rick Robinson, Robert Lee Jolly,
Everett Albert ., Evans, .. Q t U
Epreet WaddeH, Wayrie' Mtlford
Owens, Brown Burgess, Lowell
Winston Franklin Davis, Ray
mond Ray Noland, Clyde Lewis
Sexton, Bill Graham Hill, Rufus
McLean Green, Robert Fields
Haynes, James Way Hendrix, Os
car Hugh Burgess, Robert Frank
lin, Dennis Joseph Hoyle, James
Washington Messer, Carl Henry
Stanley, Jack Sylvester Coleman,
Paul K. Shelton, James Taylor
Rathbone, James Hilliard Tram
mull, llobert Crcasman, James Al
len Cochran, Hobert Wyatt, Rob
ert LeRoy Mull, and Marion Ed
80 Tons Bought
By Dealer Since
First Of October
Huge Piles Being Gathered
By School Children; Far
Short Of Goal, Clapp
one, bought one; Gelnn Boyd, of
routa two, bought one, and Jen
nings Smathers, of Canton, bought
The sale averaged $225 per
The American Shorthorn Breed
ers' Association sponsored the sale.
Rooms To Be Open
' The surgical dressings room of
the Red Cross will be open one
The meeting is free and any
ladies interested are cordially in
vited to attend. The lectures are
being financed by the Unagusta
Manufacturing Co. '
Twice Each Week
The nutrititfn, class which is
sponsored by the Red Cross is now
taking regular work, it was learn
ed from Mrs. Grover C. Davis,
v.. u , .11 ZT L i.A President of the group. Miss Mar
night each week to allow those who Jorie McManu teach of hom6
work to aauBt in -the making of Jeconomi in the hi(?h 8choolg is
bandages, it has been announced hing th clagg( which ig being
by Mrs. Ben Colkitt, chairman of h ,d court h'ou8e.
the surgical dressings committee. enrolled included. Mr8.
The rooms which relocated on jj. Barber, Jr., Mrs. S. P. Gay,
the second floor of theason.c M Margaret Terrell, Mrs. M. G.
Temple, will be open on Thursday am Robt Gibfl0 Mrg
'"Tn'R" Green, Mrs. Chas Miller, Miss
and Miss Margaret Terrellwill Eda patte Miss EUen Louise
serve as supervisors for the rolling Kmi M J Siler, Mrs. R.
of the bandages The hours w.U gtre'tche Mr8. Gr0Ver C. Davis,
be from 7:30 to. 9 o'clock. Mr j ' Mr white.'
The rooms are open every.dayln Prevost, Mrs. J. C. Patrick,
jTSJKntt'faftr; Mrs- Woodson Jones, Mrs. C. M.
2:30 to 5 o clock in the afternoons. Di M p k Ferson Mr8.
The response foi - workers has been Ben Sloan, and
cTatifvincr. accordine to Mrs. Col-i,, , '
Mussolini, an exnea iianan, moHtf. who states that she feels sure ,- .-..
,. o nntnrali ifiVn 1 .V jj - i. ine classes are neia eacn mes
of the United States
Others who will take part in
the services are: Dr. J. B. Hipps,
a returned missionary from China;
Miss Bertha Smith, also formerly
engaged in mission work in the
foreign fields; Miss Madge Lewis,
and Miss Elizabeth Cox, both work
ers in the Haywood County Baptist
Classes will be held each night
for every age group of the church,
with a general assembly follow
ing. During the latter period the
present needs of the mission field
and general world conditions. Mem
bers of the churches in the county
are invited to attend the services.
JV pretnt 8fayo nnn harwT day and Friday rnoon t
is kept up, the quota of 9,000 band-j . v .
ages win ue uuutuicu 111 uttuuer.
Ellen Louise Killian
Is Named Chairman of
Junior Red Cross
Miss Ellen Louise Killian, who
has been active in war work in the
civilian defense activities, has been
named chairman of the Junior Red
Billy Hannah, who is attending
Belmont Abbey, spent the week
end here with his mother, Mrs.
William T. Hannah!
J. A. Gwyn Appointed
To Head Fuel Oil Panel
James A. Gwyn has been named
chairman of the advisory panel on
fuel oil, of the rationing board
serving the Waynesville area, The
appointment was made by M. D
Watkins, chairman of the ration
Others who will serve with Mr.
Gwyn are Ben Sloan and Rufus
Siler. The group will also handle
the rationing of kerosene.. They
will assume their duties onjOct. 10. 15th
Mrs. M. R. Ector,
Dies In Oregon
Relatives here have been notified
of the death of Mrs, Martha R.
Ector, 73, former resident of Hay
wood county, who died at her home
in Salem, Ore., on September 26th.
Funeral services were held on Fri
day, Oct. 2.
Mrs. Ector was the sister of
Mrs. J. T. Bridges, She was a na
tive of this county, the daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marcus
H. Miller, also of Haywood county.
She left this section with her hus
band, the late W. Walter Ector, 39
year ago to take up residence in
, She is survived by four sons,
William, Winfrey and George Ec
tor, all of Salem, Ore.; Hugh Ector,
of Fort Knox, Ky.; two sisters,
Mrs. Emma Curry, of Salem, Ore.,
and Mrs. J. T. Bridges, of Waynesville.
Hutre piles of scrap continued
to grow like mushrooms in every
section of Haywood this week, as
thousands of eager school children
got into action and scoured every
nook and corner for junk.
Throusrh yesterday, more than
than eighty tons had been turned
in to one junk dealer since October
first:- : . "'.
WPA trucks started a house-to-
house campaign in Fines Creek
yesterday, after gathering 29,700
pounds in Crabtree.
At east 60,000 pounds were on
the school grounds at Canton last
night, with a Bteadily growing
pile at the scrap depot in Clyde.
Huge quantities of scrap were
gathered at all Waynesville schools,
with more than 20,000 already haul
ed off from the Central Elemen
tary. The scrap pile at Hazel
wood continued to grow, and at
Bethel, it was reported that the
work of the school children was
very satisfactory. Similar reports
came from every Haywood school.
The citizens of Jonathan's Creek
banded together and are taking1
all their scrap to the school. Many
tons have already been gathered
The town truck was busy last
Thursday, and will be on the job
again today gathering scrap and
taking it to the lot next to tha
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
reported that five or six tons had
already been collected, and much
more in tight .
. Pressley Brothers, who operate
a junk yard here and in Canton,
were;;buy!rjr the majority or the
hferap.. Mr. 'rtessiay, aald yeiter-..
day that since October first, his
firm had gotten 81,490 pounds m
the Waynesville area, and 82,636
in the Canton area.
His forecast for scrap now in
sight was above 800,000 pounds.
From the 164,000 already col
lected by Pressley Brothers, he
said about 6,000 pounds was as
essential metals, such as coppet,
brass, alminum and some rubber.
Howard Clapp, county salvage
chairman, said yesterday: "Hay
wood has made a good start, but
we must remember our goal is
3,500,000 pounds. That is what
Uncle Sam expects of us. We
cannot disappoint him."
"Haywood muBt get that flag,
which will indicate We have turn
ed in 100 pounds per person. Our
patriotism won't allow us to do
less. And right now, Haywood
could use to a good advantage,
any part of the $3,300 that many
newspapers of the state, incuding
The Mountaineer, are putting up
as prizes," he continued.
Champion Paper and Fibre Com.
pany announced this week that
they had turned in 880,000 pounds
of scrap since January first
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany have also scrapped several
hundred thousand pounds of obso
Anyone wishing the town truck
to pick up scrap can call 163, the
town hall, or The Mountaineer,
(Continued on page 12)
Mrs. Ruth Rotha
Promoted ; Transferred
Mrs, Ruth Williams Rotha, who
has been employed for the past
year in the local office of the Unit
ed States employment service as
clerk-typist, has been transferred
to the Hendersonville office. :
Mrs. Rotha has been promoted
and will assume her new duties
there as interviewer, this week.
Miss Almarine Robinson, formerly
employed in the law office of Wil
liam Medford, has been employed
as junior stenographer-clerk to fill
the vacancy created by Mrs.
Mrs. Sam L. Queen
For Welfare Meet ;
-Mrs. Sam L. Queen, superin
tendent of public welfare of Hay
wood county, leaves Saturday to
attend the 23rd annual public wel
fare conference which is to be held
in Raleigh on Oct 11 through the
Plans For Scrap
And Bond Drives
Plans were formulated at the
meeting held here on Friday after
noon at the Central Elementary
school by the Haywood county
teachers for the scrap campaign
and the sale of war bonds and
stamps in the schools.
Approximately 100 teachers at
tended the meeting with Dudley
Moore, president of the group,
presiding. The principal speakers
were Charles E. Ray, county chair
man of the war bonds and stamps
committee, and Howard C. Clapp,
county farm agent, who is serving
as chairman of the salvage drive
in Haywood county.
Mr. Ray made a stirring appeal
to the teachers to cooperate in the
plans outlined to sell a total of
$30,000 war bonds and stamps dur
ing the coming three months. Each
teacher will be asked to send in a
weekly report to her principal and
the latter will be asked to make
out a monthly report to the county
chairman. Mr. Ray asked that the
$90,000 be raised in $30,000 quotas
Mr. Clapp spoke of the plans for
the salvage drive which started
, (Continued oa page 12)
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