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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
JjgHTH YEAR NO. 43-B 8 Pages
sjmi Swages 7 IPwoiirils f
. a. Mnvomhpr crimm-
of Superior court which
. wc on Monday, No-
KttZwith Judge F. Donald
v'ds. "I "v"-"o- -
fifot wppk were
?r,nff. James W. Leather-
Li of Waynesville; Jarvis T.
f Iron Duff: Thomas H,
of Clyde; Homer R. West,
Me: Alfred Moon, of Beaver-
,. Harrison Henson, of Pigeon.
lU Kirkpatrick, of Fines
Claude V. Thompson, of
Fred Winneiu, w !)'
'j. Hosea White, of Ivy Hill;
Wnndv. of Beaverdam;
Z W. Alexander, of Ivy Hill ;
1.1. Pa mer. or rieeon:
f.rw nf White Oak: Merritt
Utherly, of tast rorn.
& 1. Smathers, oi ueaver
n T..ot;sa nf ("Vnhtrpe !
H' . UflHI "
f . , ITT
hi Rogers, of ines crees, .
Nelson, of Jonathan ureeit;
Ifin Suttles, of Clyde; Robert
Gibson, of Waynesville; w. a.
ids, of Waynesville; Cauley
W of Fines Creek.
drawn for the second week
1a: Porter Queen, of Waynes
hl H. Rhodarmer, of Beaver
k Zack Brown, of Clyde; W.
IWlars. of East Fork: Elmer
ker. of Beaverdam ; Aaron
Mng-harn, of Waynesville; A1
I B. Henson, of East Fork.
Tnmon nt WnvnpRville;
Itid J. Boyd, of Ivy Hill; Girt
men, of Beaverdam; James
ISlwy, of Waynesville; Cromer
'Umbers, of Clyde; H. V. Plott,
jliynesville; Hugh Browning:,
I faynesville; Leonard G. Dai-
CrabWeej-Lee Shrpe of
Pork; and D. F. Dabis, of
Scrap, Scrap and More Scrap Hauled By School Children
ondition of W. L. Hardin
ported to Be Improving
IL Hardin, who has been con-
pi to his home by illness this
k was reported to be improv-
fc lite last night. .
, . W iu - s fVv j Xr ,V?x-xx;xx" vx?x.
f-AVj. " Vif f. r 1 fx $ "s. I S N v" K TxxxX x x i
;; '--.'' ir 1
Million Pounds Added
By Wednesday's Drive
The adults of Haywood worked hard in getting up scrap during the campaign, Dut few If any worked any harder than J-hese school
chUdren who put everything they had into the drive. At the upper left-big sister gives two small brothers a helping hand witha
u.j tw. ,i),t Hhow a double header beinir pulled into a school yard, and what a load of scrap. Lower left is part of a pue
tJZ :iaa kw nDr,BHn mshool children. Center bottom push. son. get that load in and he did. At the lower right is a group
J: . m- n nrnn rnt to the scran deDots so easily, though; It was all lots of fun, and a worthy cause. And the hard
work oh, that makes strong arms and legs, and that is what aU football players need, so what. Photos by Joe W. Davis.
Jr. Hipps Sees Crack-Up Of Germany
Ue In '43, and Japan Beaten In 44
Dr. Hipps To Talk
At Rotary Today
It is my opinion that Germany
track-up in the latter part of
4 wd Japan will go under a
t-M!t? Dr. J. B. Hipps told
B audience at the First Ban-
fttrarch here Wednesday night,
mscussed the far east situa
1 Dr. 'Hipps is taking part in
mission week at the church, and
Nk every night. H snent 29
poii the faculty of the Univer
Ff Shanghai. He left China
rammer of 1941
allied nations are going
but it not eoin to be an
p rotory," the speaker said.
"ied nations will have to
m Japan before the end comes,
the Jan soldier VnnWa
r of quitting he is taught
unonorto die for his coun-
k Hipps TKlintprl mtf tVio Dirco
Reading to this war with
f diVeloD tVlfil- oni-intTW oa
Bdastrial nation. They felt
tarest nlapn ii
C te8urees was China. Sn the
parted their invasion of China
l setnd reason: m. iHa
i.nted to dominate the world.
Jason Japan is at war with
today is because the Unit
C? 8t00d in her path of
u lf 0 thinps they wanted
L nited states opposed
liZ' 89 ar back as 1931
&dfcult for America to
diplomatic relations with
jS Japan's move was block-W!P-
military leaders had
C th"i? left to do attack
Kfli- 8et throwi out of pow
0Wn country. They bid
J"!' when they thought
vrV had tin. a Zs rj
m tle"np een Ger-wiaPan-
It seems that
AnC to strike.
4PW said he beieved this
'SMIed Nations et
lifth ke tbey can' clean-
1 T ?nnitioM of Japan
8W COntml. on
Rotarians will hear Dr. J. B.
HirjDs. who recently returned from
China, discuss the Japanese-Amer
ican war at 12:45 today.
The club members will also hear
briefly from Dr. J. F. Plamfteia,
world traveler and missionary, who
was once a schoolmate of Musso
lini." -; -- : .- .
Aaron Prevost has charge ol the
program. ' . . ,,
Dr. Hipps and Dr. Plainfield
npaV each nieht at the First Bap.
tist church during Mission Week,
which ends Sunday.
A meeting of the Haywood
County Republican Executive Com
mittee has been called to meet in
Canton at the office of Horace Sen
telle, chairman, on Friday evening
at 7:30. .
There are a number of import
ant matters to attend to before
the November election
Saturday Is Last
Day To Register
Appointed On State
Board Of Elections
J. R. Morgan, well known local
attorney, was appointed a member
of the state board of election by
Governor J. M. Broughton. The
announcement of the appointment
was made yesterday.
Mr. Morgan will fill the vacancy
on the board made by the resig
nation of Charles Z. Flack, of
Forest City, who resigned to be
come secretary to Congressman A.
Withers Is Named
E. L. Withers has been appoint
ed director of the citizens service
corps, of the civilian defense, it
has been announced this week.
The purpose of the citizens ser
vice corps is for the coordination of
all war efforts.
Mr. Withers attended a meeting
in Asheville this week where Frank
Bryan, of the regional office in At
lanta, outlined the duties of tho
group. Others attending the meet
ing were G. C. Ferguson and Bill
Next Saturday, October 24, is
the last day on which voters can
tion Everyone is urged to see are willing to follow them.
that his name is on the books in
order to participate in the elec
tion this fall. , ,
Registrars will be at each of the
polling places in the various dis
tricts, and urge every voter to see
that he is properly registered.
Thanks . . .
The Mountaineer has received
many compliments on the extra
edition which was published Tues
day morning for the scrap drive
Wednesday. The paper went to all
subscribers in time to carry the
news of the drive for every pound
of available scrap. ; - .
While this issue is somewhat
smaller than usual, .doJhra
the total number of pages forthe
week to twenty, which is above
;;. ; E D I TOR IAL
Haywood Does A Good Job
"It was democracy at its best in action," said Richard
W. Slocum, chairman of the Newspapers' United Metal
Scrap Drive, in praising the eff orts of the people of the
nation in the scrap campaign. :
The foregoing was demonstrated in stirring and dra
matic action in Haywood Connty and the Waynesville com
munity ort Wednesday, the official scrap day, designated by
Howard H. Clapp, county chairman, and sponsored locally
by the Waynesville Rotary Club.
The amount of scrap collected in one day, also shows
the results of the united efforts of a community and a county.
Wednesday proved beyond any doubt that Haywood
County has gone out to do all in the power of its citizens
to win this war. We have leaders of ability and the people
Enthusiasm and work in the Campaign was not confined
to one group, or organization nor did it have any age limita
tions. The young and the old worked side by side in their
patriotic efforts to keep the great steel mills of this nation
rolling so that the boys on the battle fronts may be supplied
with warring implements. '
While the "battle is not won," a day like Wednesday
stirs the patriotic fervor of the people who took part, and
inspires them with the ultimate thought of victory. Hitler
cannot beat a country where the civilians can work as they
worked in Haywood on Wednesday.
Last, but by no means least, the Haywood County men
in the service, whether they be in camps in this country,
or whether they be on duty on the high seas, or on some
foreign soil, should feel deeply touched and know that they
have behind them the complete cooperation of every man,
woman and child in their native county back home.
Fuel Oil Dealers'
Postponed To 27, 28
The local rationing board has
been advised by C. A. Lunsford
state fuel oil rationing officer, that
due to the delay in getting out the
necessary forms and instructions,
the registrations for fuel oil deal
ers has been postponed until Oc
tober 27 and 28, and that the con
sumer registration will be at
later date, not yet announced.
On October 27 and 28, all deal
ers in fuel oil, including kerosene.
who do business in Haywood dis
trict No. 1 must appear at the of
fice of the rationing board in the
Court house in Waynesville and
register. They will be required to
specify their storage capacities and
their inventories as of October 1.
Haywood rationing district No.
1 includes the townships of Way
nesville, Ivy Hill, Jonathan Creek,
Crabtree, Iron Duff, Fines Creek,
Cataloochee and White Oak.
James A. Gwyn is chairman of
the advisory panel for the district,
with Ben Sloan and Rufus Siler
as committee members.
In a 21-day campaign, Haywood County collected 2,
167,659 pounds of scrap, according to Howard Clapp, county
chairman, yesterday, after he had consulted with leaders
in every section of the county after the whirl-wind drive
of Wednesday had added a million pounds to the scrap heaps.
The cooperation of all citizens was beyond anything ever
to take place in Haywood.
Final figures will not be available until the last or we
month, he said, but it now looks like Haywood averaged it
pounds per person in the drive for scrap to help build war
Trucks were busy yesterday hauling the piles of scrap
to junk yards, and clearing school yards. WPA trucks were
hauling the two piles from Clyde.
Already 140.000 pounds had been hauled from tne ftign
school yard, and it is estimated that 85,000 pounds will be
cleared during the next few days.
Several other large boilers are being cut up and will
be brought in this week-end to be added to the total tonnage.
Ud on Allen's Creek, a man took I
the motor from his car and car
ried it to a garage to get new bear,
ings. ' Sera p-huntng boy saw the
motorless car, and carried It to
a scrap heap. The owner heard of
the incident, and called in the boys
and gave them the motor to add
to the cause. v,.'
The high school boys did a noble
Diecg of .-work. They were after
enough scrap to get boxing gloves.
The gloves have been ordered.
A. C. Lawrence Company added
48,390 pounds to the total.
Unagusta Manufacturing Com
pany sent in 140,000 pounds.
Ben Sloan got seven trtck toads
from-th old Sulphor Springs, hotel
property. i . ,
High school boys got a furnace
and other scrap weighing more
than a ton from the basement of
the old Royal Ice Cream Parlor,
It was donated by Mrs. M. H.
Dayton Rubber plant did their
part in the scrapping Wednesday
for the company turned in 4,800
pounds of steel; 3,120 pounds of
cast iron; and 740 pounds of tin,
making a total of 8,000 pounds to
Scott Reeves gave the high
school three old cars. The boys
getting them saw some springs on
the side of the garage, and threw
them in the truck and hauled them
away. Although the springs cost
$21, Mr. Reeves said "let 'em stay
where they are. Wish I had more
to give. Hope the bullets that get's
Hitler and Musso are made from
Rev. A. R. Morgan
To Deliver Sermon
At Grace Church
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, of
Franklin, a well known rector
both of North and South Carolina,
who is now located in Franklin,
will hold the regular Sunday
morning services at Grace Epis
copar church On Sunday, the 24th.
No one as yet has been named
to fill the vacancy at Grace church
since the resignation of Rev. R. E.
McBlain, who recently accepted a
call from St. Mary's Episcopal
church in Jacksonville, Fla.
Rev, Morgan formerly resided
here and attended the local high
school from which he Was graduat
ed with honors.
Lt. Fannie Reynolds Guest
Of Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan
Lt. Fannie Johnson Reynolds,
who has recently completed her
training at the Candidate Officers'
school of the WAACs in Des
Moines, Iowa, was the guest this
week of Mrs. Chas. E. Quinlan at
Prospect Hill. '
Mr; Mintz, a 79-year-old Hazel
wood man, gave over 1,000 pounds
to the Hazelwood school, and then
got out and hunted for more.
If the scrap collections from the
business firms on Main street had
not moved into action under their
drivers, and the volunteer help in
loading, the Town of Waynesville
would have resembled a junk heap
During the morning when the
scrap was moving at a rapid pace,
Mrs. Hugh Jolly came out of her
In The Army
1 ' '"' t
: - X-' .
LT. FANNIE JOHNSON REY
NOLDS, who was recently com
missioned from the first officers
training center of the Woman's
Auxiliary Army Corps.
Read in "Here and There" on
Page 2 details about the life of a
WAAC Photo by Sherrffl's Stu
home on Main street with a very
curious looking object, which turn
ed out to be a Spanish weapon oi
warfare, which her father, the
late James M. Moody, who served
in the Spanish-American War, and
was afterward Congressman from
this district, had captured.
"I am giving this in hopes that
it will at least get one Jap for my
nephew, Captain Hoyt Jolly, who
is serving with General Mac At-.
thur in Australia, has been decor
ated twice for his bravery. I am
also giving it for my nephews,
James Clayton Carey and Fred
Moody Carey, both students at
Amherst College, Mass., and both
in the Naval Reserve," she contiW
ued as she handed over the reus '
of the Spanish-American War.
The box of old instruments do
nated by J. Rufus McCracken drew
a crowd as they were turned in on
the scrap heap going off of Main
street. Among the articles was a
torteous looking object that h
said was used forty years ago for
cutting out tonsils. Mrs. J. Howell
Way also donated some of the in
struments of her husband, the late
Dr. Way. Mrs. Noble Ferguson
contributed the instruments of her
father, Dr. Orr.
At one time there were no less
than fifteen of the trucks plying
their routes through at the same
time. They made an impressive
scrap parade, with junk of every
description pilled high. School
boys were joyously riding where
they could find a place to hold,
happy in their contrbution to the
The old stove pile in front of
Belk's store started a round of
reminising among the men about
town. They recognized the old de
lapidated object as one that had
been in the store of the late Clyde
H. Ray, former owner of the build
ing now occupied by Belk's.
One of the old timers said he
bet there had been more lies told
around that old stove than any
heating plant in the county, for
he recalled how popular Mr. Ray's
store was back forty years ago
when business was not so lively as
it is now on Main street, and the
folks had time to be sociable.
Clarke Medford drove a truck
all day with his daughter, Mary
Medford as helper in loading. Mary
had dressed for the part with her
overall suit and her gauntlet gloves.
and she demonstrated that she
could lift that scrap about as well
as any man. They hauled around
10 loads that Mr. Medford figured
an average of 1,200 pounds.
The Waynesville Chamber of
Commerce under the direction of
Miss Nanette Jones, turned in
around 4,200 pounds of scrap. The
collection had a lot of interesting
old articles. ... There was the old
bronze seal of the Bank of Way
nesville, first banking institution
west of Asheville.
There was a bronze plate of the
Citizens Bank. There was the
boiler in the building: that had
sprug a leak sometime back, and
had been a useless decoration in
the basement, but proved to have
a lot of value as a scrap contribu
Nh e first talking motion picture
machine in town was piled in front
of the Park Theatre, having Berved
its day. and was part of the do
nation of its owner, J. E. Massie,
who had bought it back in 1929. It
represented at the time of its pur
chase an investment of several
thousand dollars, but it had seen
its day and had served its purpose
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