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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER'
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
TEAR Na 45 12 Pates wavmitcvtt t ie k o. tb i tbst a y. NOVEMBER S. 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory) U5 In Advance In Haywood and JcMon Countlca
kit Of Work
Vie School Is Now In
Q With 440 Pounds Per
Cent; Canton To Report
inrood's scrap collections in
ricent 21-day campaign spon
j by newspapers of the state,
dl 375,620 pounds, or an
tf 94.1 pounds per per
iccording to Howard Clapp,
ir flanp W8S e'ate over tne
me of the drive in Haywood,
felt that the citizens of the
-tj, especially school children,
done most satisfactory job,
sfering that two previous
s for wrap had been Buecess
. staged here.
lie salvage committee wants
ijm who participated in the
to know we deeply appreci
tbeir work, and untiring ef
i in gathering such a large
i for Haywood's quota be
I .', p.
It contest staged between the
ids of the county has not been
fitted inasmuch as Mr. Clapp
nt received full detaled re
t from the Canton schools.
V Haywood Salvage comtntt-
iu offered a prize of a, $25
rtend to the school getting the
:st average; a second prize
.(Continued on page 12) ,-
nmlipr NinA Mirst.
i Until 10 Days
f inter 9 of the war rationng
R till buy three pounds of 8u
ujtime from the first of this
H until December 15th, the
il fttionine board is reminding
vm of the community.
saving up for Christmas
M is is predicted that the
fr rationing will be felt by
m more keenly during the
six weeks that at any
l so far, as thrifty house-
Is plan for holiday delicacies.
Liberal Donor Of Scrap
tt - or.?-- & vt
jn!&gm.ini.n,ni,ilini wm uriiw in itrtiiiwwaii
"AUNT" IDA MULLIS contributed lfterany to the scrap cam
paign by donating a truck load from her Curosity Shop on Depot
street Here she is shown in front of her shop with a few pieces
she contributed to. the campaign.
Aunt Ida Mullis Has Given Away Lots
Of Scrap, Now Wants To Sell A Little
Operator of The Cnrosity
Shop" Has Bnilt Up Her
Business On Being: Frank.
cij IT ill 1UUVU
9 Main Street
Pearce, owner of the Way-
Bakery, announced this
taathe would soon move his
J f Main street, occupying
""ding formerly occupied by
Nothing Company, near
fixtures will be built, and
view kitchen will be a
Jof the new location.
new style bakery will en
wy customer to get a full
our kitchen, and watch us
V Mr. Pearce said.
We bakery i8 the most
wd few if any are now
nn the state.
'1ta1.1T rili m
"aa4 111 1" m
in r, uueciors 01 tne
.'Iub' acting on the vote
"..decided in a meeting
their m0ot; i 1L
r n. tit at vne
L"' on Wnlr,,,. 4.:
(rfk .,"'" street.
f meet at the usual
512:45. trio W,o.j
, the Pt year the dub
meeting at Green Tree
Dw to the shortage of
Peta'n. T . 01 lne necessity
feL n Asheville where she
"vice class. r'ument waln
Not Suspend For
.. Unless changes in plans are
obetween row 1 awS next
Wednesday, business in this
community will not suspend,
for the observance of Armis
; Charlie 1 Ray, president of
the merchants division, said
yesterday : "There are no plans
for closing on Armistice Day.
We feel the best interest of the
: country can be served by re
maining Open and carrying on
business as usual." :
S'Vi!inf is the official
More Than 1,000
More than one thousand children
have been inoculated for diphtheria
in the schools of Haywood county
during the past two months, it
was learned from Dr. C. N. Sisk,
health officer. This is the largest
number ever to have taken advan
tage of this service in one year
in the county.
In addition to the 1,006 chil
dren inoculated in the schools,
there were around 100 given the
treatment in the offices of the
health department in the court
The inoculations were made by
the public health nurses and
clinics have been held in every
school in Haywood county during
the past two months.
This week the nurses will start
on their second rounds. In the
first clinics only children of pre
school age were inoculated, as it
takes two inoculations for that age.
In the second clinics both the pre
school and the older children wm
Dr. Sisk urges the inoculation of
the children of pre-school age, as
he pointed out that the majority
of deaths from diphtheria occur
at this early age.
Since the first of January there
has been a total of 23 cases of
diphtheria in the- county, accord
ing to the county health records.
Ten of this number were reported
during the months of September
(Continued on page 12)
M. G. Stamey Succeeds
James A. Gwyn, Chairman
Fuel Oil Advisory Panel
M. G.' Stamey has been named
chairman of the advisory panel of
fuel oil, of the rationing board,
serving the Waynesville area by M.
D. Watkins, chairman of the ra
Mr. Stamey takes the place of
James A. Gwyn, 5h"a,B.
who has resigned from the board.
Other members include, Rufns
Siler and Ben aioan. ,
Havwood Citizens Invested Over
$136255 lii Bonds Last R3onth
Over 4 Pounds At
There was a turnip, and it
grew, and it grew, and it
grew ' ' ..
until it weighed four and
a fourth pounds, and is now
on display at The Mountaineer
The turnip was just one of
many "big ones" grown in the
Lord's Acre patch by the Rat
cliff Cove Baptist church.
The turnips, a though much
larger than average, are ten
der and delicious.
A good one-word description of
"Aunt Ida" Mull is is frankness.
Yvi more than 30 years she has
always been very frank with Her
customers. ' She --even advertises
her Curosity Shop as carrying
"good and bad furniture." That
is her slogan frankness.
Aunt Ida frankly says she had
rather dance than do anything else
she knows. She proves her like
ness for dancing by attending a
dance five nights a week, and
shuffling her nimble 72-year-old
feet until midnight. She tyas been
dancing since she was 12 years old.
Her father disapproved of danc
ing, so she made a platform of
boards behind the barn on Camp
Branch in the Allen's Creek sec
tion, and there learned to clog and
square dance that she so dearly
Aunt Ida is liberal with her
time and worldly goods. When she
hears of trouble she goes. She is
always for the down-and-outer,
giving a helping hand where she
When Uncle Sam made a plea
for aluminum last spring, she was
the largest single contributor.
The other day she gave a truck
load of scrap metal to high school
boys in the scrap drive. The pic
ture accompanying this article
shows a small portion of scrap
she gave away.
Don't forget that Aunt Ida is
still mighty frank. She has some
brass, copper, and silver on hand
which she wants to sell. She frank
ly admits she willingly gave the
scrap iron away, but needs a lit
tle cash for the copper, brass and
silver to get a few more war
stamps for her book. She is look
ing for a buyer of these metals,
and she wants just the market
price and no donations. In fact
the word donations won't work
(Continued on page 12)
Sims Is Named
L. E, Sims has been named as
tire inspector by Jonathan Woody,
chairman of civilian defense of
Mr. Sims is owner and operator
of the Waynesville Gulf and Tire
Recapping Company on Main
street. He has been in the tire
business for many years, and has
lots of experience with all types
Mrs. Lawrence Assumes
Duties With Mountaineer
Mrs. Laura B. Lawrence has ac
cepted the position of bookkeeper
and cashier of The Mountaineer,
succeeding Miss Corinne Wagen
feld, who resigned to take up du
ties as stenographer at St. John's
Miss Wagenfeld was with the
paper for over four years. -
November Call To
Take 75 Men From
The November quota under the
selective system from Waynesville
area is scheduled to leave here on
Sunday. November 15, it was learn.
ed from the local draft board this
week. Call orders were sent the
men en last Saturday.! .':;
Seventy-five men are scheduled
to go in the group to Camp Croft
for physical examinations and in
duction' irttflY the service. Those
accepted will be allowed to return
home for a two weeks furlough
in which to make their final plans
for active duty in the army.
In the group will be the follow
ing: Charlie James Fie, Garrett
Pender Howell, William Lester
Rathbone, Samuel Ruben Jordan,
Jerry Woodrow Mehaffey; Boyd
Russell Hannah, Gilmer James
Setzer, Ulys Alvin Worthington,
James Williams, James Hardin
Leon Yount, .Charles Troy Long,
Wiliam Paul Moody.
Ben Ray Phillips, Nelson Parks,
(Continued on page 12)
TTawnnl ritilRTm invested tl36.-
255.50 in war bonds during Octo
ber, according to the official re
port made public yesterday by
Charlie Ray, county chairman.
This exceeds the quota by more
than double. The quota was $57,-
400. . ' ' -
'TliA onnntv nmmit.t.eA is ffrat-
ified a the total sales for the
month, Much of this is due to the
inrrpnso huvinsr bv farmers of
jthe county, and the continued in
crease of payroll deductions among
the industrial groups.
uNnv ttiat ur. Iiava AHtahlished
a goal of more than doubling our
monthly quotas, we Ihouia continue
to hold that during the fall
months." the chairman said.
Tha rennrt nhowed that "E"
)iond aalea totaled tl05.192.60.
whila "V bnnda were 1 1.563.00
and "G" bond sales amounted to
Issuing agents of Haywood, re
ported sales of "E" bonds as fol
Haywood Bank ...... ......I 83,656.25
Canton Post Office 7,012.50
Canton B. & Loan 7,145.75
Lake Post Office ............ 468.75
Haywood B. & Loan ....... 0,756.25
First National Bank 41,043.75
Waynesville Post Office 6,131.35
Total ..: .: ...i..........-...$105,lZ.60
Sale of 'F" Bonds:
nuntnn R A Tin t 74.00
Haywood B. &; Loan ...... .1,489.00
Leave This Week
For Active Duty
Fifty-four of the reservists of
the October quota under the selec
tive draft system left here by
special bus around 6:30 Monday
.morning, with Fort Jackson as
Marion H. Messer left on Tues
day morning at 6:30 and Howell
Way Crawford left at the same
hour on Wednesday morning.
After the men had received
their final instructions in the draft
office they went to the W. W. N. C.
Cafe where Chrest George and the
Waynesville Bakery were hosts of
steaming hot coffee and doughnuts.
Each man was also presented
with a package of cigarettes by a
committee from the Dorcas Bell
Love Chapter of the DAR, each
package bearing a card thanking
the men for the services they were
"about to render their country."
(Continued on pace 12)
Haywood Bank iis.500.00
Canton B. A Loan .......... 15,000.00
First National Bank ...... 1,000.00
Total v .. ..... ...-..... .,.....$29,500.00
Mr. Ray announced that the
- (Continued on page 12) -
For L. E. Hudson
Held In Canton
Funeral services' were Conduct
ed at the Central Methodist church
in Canton on Wednesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock for Lucius Eugene
Hudson, 33, who died suddenly of
a heart attack Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the home of his
brother-in-law, Loy D. Clontz, in
Newport News, Va.
The Rev, J. Clay Madison, pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
of Waynesville, officiated. He was
assisted by the Rev. Dr. E. P.
Billups, newly appointed Canton
Centred Methodist church pastor.
Burial was in the Bon-A-Venture
Active pallbearers were; How
ard Harrison, Dr. A. W. Bottoms,
Dr. V. Howard Duckett, Dr. J. L.
Reeves, Dr. Robert Rhea, Capehart
Nichols, Jack Hampton, and Fleet
Flower bearers were the close
friends of Mrs. Hudson, who was
the former Mss Mildred Clontz, of
Honorary pallbearers Were: C.
J. Reece, Raymond Stovall, J. H
Woody, Jason Ashworth, Lucius
Hall, Boyd Gardner, Lon Bowen,
Claude Allen, Paul Davis, Joe
Young, Charles Woodard, J, H.
Way, Jr., Noble Ferguson, LeRoy
West, Gilbert Parris, Roy Park-
(Continued on back page)
Hauling Out A Boiler To Scrap
It took two teams of mules to haul this tieavy trailer from Camp
Branch to a point where it could be loaded on trucks and hauled to
the Central Elementary school. The boiler was donated by L. H.
Bramlett, who also provided the teams to haul it out, Mr. Bramlett
is shown in the center driving the mules. "
CAPTAIN FRANK BYRD U
now in charge of the Waynesville
unit of the State Guard, His pro
motion to captain from first lieu
tenant was announced last Friday,
He succeeds Major W. A. Bradley,
State Guard Hosts
Of Chicken Supper
Climaxing the interest of the
evening at the barbecue chicken
supper given by the local unit f
the State Guard on Friday evening
at the Waynesville Armory was
the announcement, by. Col J. H.
Howell of the promotions in the
unit..'" : ,""
First Lieut. Frank Byrd was
promoted to captain to succeed
Captain W, A. Bradley who is now
Major Bradley in command of the
Second Lieut. Ben Sloan was
promoted to first lieutenant to take
the place of Lt. Byrd, and top
sergeant, Roy Ruff was promoted
to second lieutenant to take the
place of Lt. Ben Sloan.
The approval of the promotions
was voiced by the glad hand given
by the members of the unit and
the guests attending present,
Captain M. II. Bowles, of the
Second N. C. State Regiment pre
sided. Col. J. H. Howell, com
mander of the Second Regiment,
was the principal speaker.
The guests were seated at long
tables decorated with the Hallow
eVen motif, with large jugs of
apple cider placed at convenient
intervals. A supper of barbecue
chicken with all the accessories
was enjoyed by the guests. .
Among those present were, the
members of the 39th company of
the State Guard of Canton, the
(Continued on page 12)
Light Vote Cast,
For This Section
Bryan Medford Led Demo
cratic Ticket In Unofficial
Returns From 20 of 21
Havwood county kept up her high
Democratic majority of 4 to 1 in
the 1942 election as set by tha
1940 contests when the largest
vote ever polled in the county was
While the vote was light dua
tb the large number of men in the
service and the additional number
who are temporarily out of the
county on defense jobs, the Dem
ocratic party has continued to re
tain the lead in the county with
The county board of elections
expects to complete their tabu
lations sometime today and the
figures eiven in this issue repre
sent hours of work by The Moun
taineer, in order that the reader
might have a fair idea oi We Tota
While the figures are unofficial
they show the definite hold the
Democratic party has in Haywood,
despite the fact that in some sec
tions of the nation the Republi
cans piled up unexpected major
ities. ' : -
The election was reported to
have been the quietest ever held ia
the county. Seasoned political
leaders, who in the past have stayed
until daylight, if necessary, wait
ing for the last vote to be counted,
called it a day long before mid
night and left without even know
ing the unofficial returns.
The feverish excitement that
usually attends the voting pre
cincts over the county was ab
sent on Tuesday, and there was no
loitering . about the . polls. At no
tle"we. there the erowda
that jiavft been noticed in the past.
Voters canw to vote and after
casting their ballots moved on
about their regular daily routine, g
The Vote, for the county offices
and constitutional amendments
which will be found on page
gives the major returns in 21 pre
cincts out of the 22 in the county.
This does not, however, represent
a complete tabulation as in some of
the cases there is yet an official"
absentee vote to count.
Bryan Medford, candidate for
register of deeds, had the largest
unofficial vote in the county, re
ceiving: 4,009 against the 1,059'
polled by his Republican opponent,.
II. E, Sherrill.
Zebulon Weaver, candidate for
Congress, received a vote of 3,99?
out of 19 of the 22 precincts, as
against 937 polled by his Republi
can opponent, Gola P. Ferguson,
of Jackson county.
Josiah W. Bailey, candidate for
the U. S. Senate, received 8,783
votes out of 19 of the 22 precincts
as compared to the 970 votes poll
ed by his Republican opponent, Sam
The hardest fought race in the
county was the constable's race in
C. C. Burnett, Democrat, defeat
ed Shay Henson, incumbent, by a
vote of 176 to 133.
Democratic constables in Way
nesville, Ivy Hill, and Beaverdam
were without opposition.
November Quota of
More Than October
The November quota for the
surgical dressings groups of the
local Haywood chapter has been
set by headquarters in Washing
ton, and consists of 7,200 four by
eight sponges, and 30,000 two by
two sponges, it was learned this
week from Mrs. Ben Colkitt, chair
man of the committee.
The October quota which was
9,000 four by four sponges has
been completed, but due to the en
larged quota for this month many
more workers will be required than
Mrs. Colkitt is making an urg
ent appeal for the women to aid
in this work. She has announced
that in addition to the rooms be
ing open from Monday af ternon
through Friday afternoon of each
week, they will also be open on
each Monday and Thursday eve
nings. The hours in the afternoons
are from 2 to 5 o'clock and in the
evenings from 7:30 to 9:30.
The rooms are located on the
second floor of the Masonic Temple
and any one wishing to help in the
work may call Mrs. Colkitt and
(Continued on page 12) !
Red Cross Sewing
The women of the community
are being urged to help in the
Red Cross sewing 'rooms in the
Central Elementary school build
ing by Mrs. L. M. Killian, chair
man of production for the local
The rooms are open on Monday,'
Wednesday and Friday afternoons
of each week, and those who wish
to sew at the rooms may do so, '
while ethers who desire may take
the cut garments home and make
them. The rooms are open from
(Continued on back page)
Rev. Ruf us A. Morgan
To Conduct Vespers At
Grace Church On Sunday
Rev. Rufus A. Morgan, rector of
the Franklin Episcopal church,
will conduct the vespers at Grace
Episcopal church here on Sunday,
the 8th, at 4 o'clock.
This is Rev. Morgan's second
visit to Grace church since the for-'
mer rector, the Rev. R. E. Mc
Blain, tendered his resignation and
assumed his new duties with St. .
Mary's church in Jacksonville, Fla.
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