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EIGHTH YEAR NO. 47 16 Pages WAYNES VELLE, N. C -THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
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 Comities
Maggie School Wins
First Place In Scrap
hown In Hereford
ale At Clyde On 28
T padinff Cattle Men
r, Buy At Least 40 of
teh interest is being shown in
Lignment sale of 79 herd of
4oti cattle which will be held
fl de on November 28. The
sponsored by the American
sford Association, and is the
t gale they have ever sponsor
i, this section. '."
l,ud T. Francis, director of
State Hereford Association,
i yesterday he believed Hay
cattlemen would buy at least
f of the 79 head, which con
s 22 bulls and 57 females,
to stock comes from five of the
known Hereford herds in the
jtrr Mr. Francis said, in dis
,jM 'the sale. The Hillcrest
m of Chester, W. Va., is send
3 bulls and 8 females; the Mur
k Farms, of Lewisburg, W.
, is also sending down 8 bulls
rem the B, S. Oles Farm in
pville, Md., will come 4 bulls,
Je Richard C. Riggs, of Caton
e, Hd., is sending down 2 bulls
be largest consignment comes
n SOver Crest Farms, Fort
nth, Texas, with 10 bulls and
(r. Francis said be expected
of the animals would arrive
mthan Woodv. at the request'
officials of the ssociation, has
ranted for buyers and others to
ilr kpHrmTir nfc the CotMtrV
i At least 200 vut-of-towfl
i pit will be here, with, at least
(rem out of the 4tate. ' w 1
CtitUtgs are here and are s&vafl-.
It at the Firht National Bank.
Estimates were made this weelc
it there are about S00 bead Of
Iwed Hereford cattle in Hay-
lore Than 500
Ires Turned In At
Since November 7, approximate-
w tires have been turned into
flWiiment through tho local
h of the Southern Railway Ex
(as Agency, it was learned yes-
from J. G. Terrell, local
i rationine board is iiro-ino-
f "iers with more than five
ra lor each vehicle to dispose
c excess tires at once, since
rationing board will demand
ftplanatinn fnn nn.
t . wiu aiijr I.OI unuci
"sts more than five tires. All
wres must he turned in by
pery day there are a lot turn-
JMwt as yet we have not had
new tire," -said Mr. Ter-
jmposed by the government.
Host nf j
but the scrap pile, with
-Puon or a few new treads
had turned in," continued
Wan Going To
P state hwUi -i-i- . '
in ui elections will
C. " Sleigh on the 24th to
Kt &ss the vote, of the
1 --.uuu. ....
I Morgan of WavTiMnnia
ft ,of the state board, which
liy met at Rnu
jtkoL ?,lle&ed irregularities.
FC .JS L80on visit Cherokee,
C nd Sampson counties to
lCrVn imlu chare
( T The lfonntaiaeer:
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38 ' .00
v CLYDE FISHER
Clyde Fisher Is
Of Boosters Club
Clyde Fisher, mayor of Hazel
wood, was elected president of the
Boosters Club at its annual meet
ing for election of officers on last
. The meeting was held in the fel
lowship hall of :the Presbyterian
Church. Ralph Bummerow, retir
ing president, will become vice
president, Joe Young was elected
secretary and, Frank Coihpton was
re-elected treasurer. - 4 v
M. H. Bowies wipf tintiKni of
waynesviUe Township schools led
a discussion on the Boy Scout troop
which the club sponsors.
The Rer. S. R. Crockett, pastor
of the Hazelwood Presbyterian
Church and a new member of the
club made a short talk.
Toggey Has Box
To Collect Hose
For War Materials
The management of The Tog
gery has placed a box at the
front of the store where the wo
men of the town may leave their
worn out silk and nylon hose, ac
cording to Hugh Massie, owner.
The hose will be separated and
shipped by The Toggery to the
defense supplies corporation with
the government paying the freight.
The silk hose will be used in the
making of powder bags to be used
in the big guns of the armed forces.
The nylons will be converted into
other war material. It takes
around 1,500 pairs of silk hose to
make 100 pounds and 2,300 nylons
to total 100 pounds.
The hose are to be shipped to
the government in 100 and 300
Begins At Midnight
Saturday, the 21st
Cnffo rationine beeins at mid
night on Saturday, the 21st, after
which coffee will foe irozen ior one
week it has been announced by
the local rationing board. 1
During the week no coffee may
be bought or sold by consumers or
dealers. The freeze will end at
midnight on Saturday, 28th.
Consumers will not have to reg
Ufor Thev will nse stamp 27 from
fhoir nrpsent sugar ration book.
This stamp will be good for one
4 - 4 Aid
pound from NovemDer zo, ivn.
tttwrncrK Jnnnarv 3. 1943. No one
who was under fifteen years of age
on May 8, 1942, will be entitled
to any coffee ration, under we pres
ent regulations.- The ages may be
.WarminAH hv viewinz the appli
cant's stamp book No. 1 for sugar
rationing. . ,
Only institutional users win n
i. Thev will register on
November 23, 24 and 25 at the
rationing board office in ine court
house. These will include hotels,
jt, mtnre. that serve cof-
fee with meals, hospitals and other
institutions that serve meais, wna
include coffee. ' , . .
Institutional users Will register
on the back of their original form
t tvT ' filled out for
surar. They must register at the
47 Reservists To I
Leave Area Sunday
Forty-seven of the group of 74
men who left here in the Novem
ber quota of draftees are scheduled
to return to camp for active ser
vice on Sunday and Monday. Oth
ers in the quota will leave at later
dates, as yet unannounced by tho
The draftees were formerly al
lowed a two weeks furlough, but
reservists are now given only one
week.. " .
Both groups will leave at 6:30 in
the morning and both will report
for duty at Fort Jackson.
William Howard Hyatt will
serve as acting corporal of the
the first group to leave here on
Sunday morning, which will in
clude 26 men.
In the Sunday group will be the
following: Jerry Woodrow Me
haffey, Edgar Walker Norris, Wal
ton Wise Willett, Jr., Henry Estes
Wyatt, Ernest Harley Duvall,
William Arthur Dills, Thomas
Linzie Case, Milas Noland Fergu
son, Hranton Guy King, Boyd
Garrett Pender Howell, John
Roberts Stephens, Malvern Allen,
Kay Wilson, Bert Finney, James
Hardin Leon Yount, Jule Welch
Noland, Ernest Morse Miller,
James Earl Massey, Dick Moody,
Fred Webb, Charles Troy Long.
Terry Potts Campbell, David Bram-
lett Stone, and George Furman
Robert Powell Hess will serve
as acting corporal of the group
of 21 leaving on Monday morning.
Others will include: Ben Ray Phil
lips, John Edgar Norman, Sher
rill Lee Tcague, Vinson Row
Haney, Silas Geter McElrath, Wil
liam Dee Conard, Medford Clark,
Walter B. Crawford.,
Earl. MeLean Head, Robert Lee
Green, . .Samuel Rubin ; Jordan,
Clayton Messer, Clyde Thomas
Mills, Roy James Jayne, Pinkney
Hampton, John R.' Allen,, Edward
Williams, and Dillard Cook. '
This Scrap Won County Prize
New First Aid
Class Starts 23rd;
Open To Public
A new class in First Aid as au
thorized by the Red Cross will be
gin on Monday night at 7:30 in
the Central Elementary school. The
group, which will be taught by
Mrs. W. H. F. Millar, will meet
every Monday and Thursday nights
until the twenty-hour course is
The course is being sponsored by
the members of the American Le
gion post, but is open to the pub
lic in general.
Mrs. Millar, who has just com
pleted instruction of one large
group in First Aid, is chairman of
the voluntary special service of
the Red Cross and is also chairman
of the Home Nursing Committee
of the Haywood Chapter.
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These are part of the 153 students of the Maggie school that
gathered an average of 440 pounds of scrap each, to lead the list of
27 Haywood schools in the recent scrap campaign. For their effort,
the school will receive a 126 war bond from' the county salvage com
mittee. Among the children shown in the pictures on piles of the
scrap include Billy Rogers, Jane Phelps and Nellie Lorene Docking.
Hold Annual Meeting
Service To Be Held
The union Thanksgiving service
which is annually held by the con
gregations of the Methodist, Bap
tist, Presbyterian and Episcopal
churches will be conducted at the
First Methodist church this year,
The churches alternate in places
of worship for the service.
Rev. M. R. Williamson, pastor
of the Waynesville Presbyterian
church, will deliver the sermon.
The service will be held at 9
o'clock on Thanksgiving morning.
Norman Gets 320
Off Of 11-4 Acres
When it comes to growing Irish
potatoes, Derry Norman, of -.Aliens
Creek, seems to have the right for
mula. Last spring Mr. Norman planted
15 bushels of Green Mountains, on
an acre and a quarter. Under the
seed he put 2,300 pounds of 6-7-5
fertilizer. He worked the crop
three or four times, and this fall
gathered 320 bushels.
Of the total crop, 233 bushels
were No. 1 potatoes of an excel
Mr. Norman believe that is as
good a yield as he has heard report-
Records Being Broken
By Heavy Mails Her e
Postmaster Howell Urges
Early Christmas Mailing
This Year As Manpower
"During the more than eight
years I have been postmaster here
I have never known as many let
ters and pieces of mail going
through the post office," said Col
onel J. Harden Howell, Waynes-
ville postmaster, in discussing the
importance of early Christmas
shopping and mailing of packages.
Post office receipts are steadily
on tne increase nere as in au
parts of the country. The total
local receipts of October, 1941,
were $2,793.20 and in October,
1942, they reached $3,136.59, ac
cording to Col. Howell.
In November of 1941 the totals
reached $2,278.00, and in the first
two weeks of the month of No
vember of this year they have al
ready exceeded the total of the en
tire month of last year, having
been $2,380.00 on the 15th.
With the exception of the month
of September of this year the to
tals every month have been greater
than those of last year, according
to Colonel Howell.
In view of this tremendous in
crease the post office officials are
asking that the bulk of Christmas
mail be in the post office by De
cember 1, so that deliveries may
There are a number of reasons
for the need for shopping and
mailing early this year. The rail
roads and airlines are burdened
with vitally important war mater
ials. There is a shortage of man-
(Conthiaed om page I)
Mountaineer Day Earlier Next Week
Following a custom of many years, The Moun
taineer will be published next Tuesday instead of Wed
nesday, because of Thanksgiving, i
All Copy, both news and advertising, should be
in the office not later than noon Tuesday for that edi
tion. The papers will be in the maQ early Wednesday
morning, and carrier boys will make delivery on Wed
nesday, instead of Thursday.
"It is of vital importance that the
rural women produce their own
food at home and they will have to
work harder than they ever have
before," said Howard Clapp, county
farm agent in addressing the Hay
wood home demonstration club
members at their annual Achieve
ment Day yesterday at the First
Methodist church when he spoke
on the -victory gardens of 1943.
"In the past few months I have
seen women working in the fields in
the county who have never been
there before. We are going to have
to produce more food, with less
labor, fewer supplies and equip
ment," he continued.
The meeting opened at 11 o'clock
with the invocation by the Rev. J.
Clay Madison, pastor of the Meth
odist church. Eleven out of the 19
clubs in the county with 660 mem
bers were represented at the meet
inp. Mrs. L. J. Cannon, of the Morn
inv Star club, president of the
county council, presided.
The Fines Creek club won the
attendance prize and will be allow
ed to retain for another year the
gavel they won last year for the
During the morning session the
following members modeled clothes
that had been made over: Mrs. John
McClure, Mrs. Claude Francis, Mrs.
Wilbur Whitted, Mrs. W. C. Moody,
Mrs. Frank Williams, Mrs. I. A.
McLain, Mrs. Ed Jaynes, Mrs. Ful-
bright, and Mrs. W. L. Ammons.
Attracting considerable atten
tion were the latter two models.
Mrs. Fulbright modeled a knitted
suit of 'natural wool. She had
raised the sheep, washed, carded
and spun the wool on a spinning
wneel used 175 year ago. Mrs. Am
mons wore a dress made from three
remnants at a cost of $2.00.
(Continued on page 6)
November Term Of
Criminal Court Is
Postponed To 30th
The November term of Criminal
Court which was scheduled to con
vene here on Monday, the 23rd, has
been postponed to Monday the 30th,
it was announced this week oy
Hugh Leatherwood, clerk of the
Judsre Donald F. Phillips, or
Rockinghom, who was to. have held
court here has been unavoidably
detained, and will not be -able to
be here until the 30th, was the
reason of the . postponement, ac
cording to Mr. Leatherwood. .
The members of the grand jury
which was to have reported on
Monday 23rd. are. asked to wait
until the 80th. It will mark their
last meeting, as they have served
for one vear.
ffh ' htmhura nf Ohm turw who
fweW driiwnfor. ditty on the first
week need not report, but those of
the second week will be required
to report as per schedule for Mon
day the 30th. "
The docket contains a large num
ber of cases, according to Mr.
Leatherwood, and the week will be
a full one for the judge and lawyers.
Members of the jury for the
second week are as follows: Porter
(Continued on page 5)
Roger Medford, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Medford, has been named
manager of the local store of the
Farmers Federation to succeed
Jule Noland who is now in the
Mr. Noland was in the November
draft and will go to Fort Jackson
on Sunday to begin active duty
with the armed forces. He had
been manager of the Farmers Fede
ration here for the past five years.
Mr. Medford, who has had a
number of years experience in the
work of the Federation will be as
sisted in the management of the
local store by Wiley B. Franklin,
and Willard W. Clarke.
Car Owners Urged
To Turn In Tires
Nov. 22, Last Day
The local rationing board is urg
ing that all car owners register
their tires as quickly as possible.
They are emphasizing the fact that
it will be illegal to operate a car
after November 22nd, with more
than five tires in their possession.
The tires are to be turned in
at the Southern Railway. A last
minute rush to turn in these tires
must be avoided, since the railway
express will be physically unable
to handle such a overload, it was
pointed out by the board.
Collection of excess tires under
the idle tire-purchase plan has
been lagging in the community, ac
cording to the board and they are
anxious to have all tires registered
The success of the mileage ra
tioning program, which is of vital
necessity at this time, will depend
on the following items: the return
of idle tires immediately; prompt
registering of remaining tires
with local board : proper inspection
of car and tires; and the forming
of the habit of never exceeding the
36 miles per hour in travel.
In order for the board to get
the tire inspection record in the
hands of the applicant before De
cemmer 12th, it is necessary for
the car owners to register their
cars as soon as passible. It will
be illegal to operate a car after
December 12th, without a tire in
spection record in the possession
of the owner.:
Central Elementary Comes
Second and East Waynes
ville Takes Third Place.
The Maggie school, with its 153
energetic students and capable
teachers, under the direction of
N. W. Rogers, principal, won the
contest in the scrap gathering con
test, by getting an average of
440.1 pounds per students. The
winners were announced yesterday
by Howard Clapp, county chairman
of the scrap campaign.
For first prize, the county com
mittee will give the school $25
Second place was captured by
Central Elementary of Waynes-
ville, with a total of 96,816 pounds
for the 248 students, giving an
average of 388.4 pounds. This
school gets $15 in war stamps for
East Waynesville, with an aver
age of 364.4 pounds, was third,
and will receive $10 in war stamps.
Twenty-three of the 27 schools
in the county gathered more than
100 pound average. Twelve schools
arathered more than 200 pound av
erage, and six averaged more thaa
800 pounds per student.
The Mountaineer learned from
Mr. Roarers of the Maggie school,
that.the territory was divided into
zones. Each zone was thoroughly
searched by the students, then
with the assistance of teachers and
parents, the scrap was hauled to
the school by trjck, car, wagon,
and even sleds were pressed inte
service. The largest single dona
tion was received from James A.
G. Davey of fioco Gap.
Mr. Rogers reported that at en
tlmC 27 adults wera counted at
thrf 'school unloading- scrap - enta
the heap in the school yard.
Mr, Clapp praised the work af
all schools in the county, point
ing out that they led the way,
and wore responsible to a large de
gree for Haywood averaging 102
pounds per person in the September-October
The official tabulation of each
of the 27 schools is as follows:
Total No. Pr
School Son Pupllt Capita.
MaiTKie 87.8M IBS 440.1
Ontral Klein.' . 96.8U I4S 888-4
K. WuviHBville . 82,88 t t4.
Ut. 'Merlin , . 14,000 4 888.S
I.. JuniiliMku . . M.316 168 84.8
Hock lllll .... 84,606 S8 (14.1
Way. illirh ... 121,68 8f 6S.
Hethel 187.462 76 4..
Ht. Jdtm'g . , . . 16.H68 70 88.1
llwiverclam . . . . BH.724 818 19.a
Kaunook ..... 26,802 118 118.?
Cnmo 40.460 11 111.8
Cllyde 100.000 626 101.0
Dellwood ..... 10.986 ' 84 171.8.
HprtnK Hill . . . 13,848 8.1 180.8
Cntiton Hiirh . 96,286 820 168.
Patton, Canton 60,068 866 141.
I'ftin. Avenue . 63.048 886 187.8
llazelwnod . . . . 78.279 686 llt.T
Pinea Creek .. 66.169 484 111.;
Oeoil ....... , 14.196 121 118.4
Allen'a Creek . 9,630 86 111.8
Crabtree ,,... 48,460 460 106.1
Way. fOoLY . . S.62S 87 .l
Canton-North .. 87.444 68 76 4
Canton (Col.) 8,886 7 it.t
Momlnir 8tar .10,176 60 0.7
Medical Society Will
Meet Tonight At 8
Dr. V. H. Dnckett. of Canton.
will be in charge of the program to
night oi the Haywood Medical So
ciety, as the group meets at the
nurse's home at th Hospital for
the regular monthly meeting.
Four From Here At
Among those attending the State
Baptist Convention, now in session
at High Point, are Ber. -- and
Mrs. H. G. Hammett, Rev. Frank
Leatherwood and.. Miss Madge
Lewis. . .v"' -, .... .....
In the state contest, Macon
county won first place with an
average of 208.9 pounds per cap
ita with her sister county, Transyl
vania, in second place with an
average of 203.5 pounds per per
son. Swain county led the 12th
district, besides the two winners,
with an average of 168.9 pounds.
The Hendersonville high school
won first place in the state contest
in the junior organization group,
and Swannanoa third place. This
gave Western North Carolina first
and second place in the county
group, and first and third places
in the junior groups.
High School Group Put
On Program For Rotary
Members of the high school glee
club entertained the Rotary Club
Friday by presenting the musical
numbers and readings of the pa
geant, "Dark Hours of Hstorv."
which was recently given at the
Methodist church and at chapel at
The choruses were under the di
rection of Charles Isley, band and
glee club director. Miss Hester
Ann Withers was in charge of the
dramatics, and Rev. J. Clay Madi
son wrote the narrative, which was
read by Dwight Beaty and Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Hngh Massie
Hugh Massie, owner of the Tog
gery, spent two days durning the
week in Atlanta where he attended
the Southeastern Shoe convention.
Mr. Massie was accompanied by
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