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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
IgilGHTH YEAR NO. 48 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. CL, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
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ommunity To Vote On
Chamber Of Commerce
Yirectors By Dec. 5th
New Directors To
a. Elected From 34 Nomi-
jees; Four Directors neia
L nominating committee of the
t.mber of Commerce has present-
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the names or 34 canuiuaw w
on for members of the
Ldof directors for 1943. The
itittee held over iour oi u
tent directors, and ask that
embers and all persons interested
the Chamber of Commerce to
tt for eight new directors, giv-
i. board of 12 for next year.
Ballot boxes will be placed at
nrenient places throughout the
snunity. and no ballots will be
anted after 4 o'clock Saturday,
Boxes will be at The First Na
inal Bank, The Mountaineer,
jmber of Commerce, Waynes
j Auto Company, Charlie's
xt in Waynesville; at W. A.
ndley and C. N. Allen in Hazel
tod, and at Junaluska Supply
ipny at the Lake.
The nominees in the six groups
Representing Agriculture and
iwtock (vote for one) W, A.
ndQey, Wallace Ward, Richard
. Bsrber, Mrs. W. F. $wift and
presenting VAuto Service
"ti for one) Charlie Woodard,
d Sims, Spauldoivijnderwood, Ir
i Leatherwoof and v Clayton
presenting Business And rro-
ronal (vote for one) Gray
C Ferguson, Dr., S. P. Gay,
j,S. R. Crockett, J. R. Morgan,
:sw. Curtis Russ.
Benresenting Hotels and Board-
k Houses (vote for one) Mrs.
I. Long, Hugh J. Sloan, Mrs.
H, Howell, Miss Lucy Jones,
presenting Industry (vote
rone) Leo Weil. Henry Davis,
f Prevost, Lawrence Davis, J.
ratnck and Clyde Fisher.
Hepresenting Merchants (vote
pone) Guy Massie. Charlie
W.John W. Boyd, Roy Parkman,
W Stovall, E. J. Hyatt, and
alter Francis. ; :.
Ike four directors carried over
KPaul Davis, president and rep-
ptative of the business and
Nessional; C. A. George, of the
Hing house and hotel group;
rd Clapp for the agricultur-
nmsion, and R. B. Davenport,
"f. Davis, president, announced
t the office would close for the
"ter months on December 5.
to being continuouslv onen since
1st spring. Miss Nannette Jones
f Krved as secretary this year.
Inspect New Nickel
Giving the once-over to the new
nickel-lesa nickel under the mag
nifying glass are Edwin H. Dres
el, superintendent of the Phila
delphia Mint, and his assistant,
Mrs. Helen C. Moore. The new coin
it made of silver, copper and man
ganese alloy, and will click in tele
phone booths and subway turn
, stile just like the old nickels.
Evidence To Court
The preliminary hearing in the
cases against the twenty-eight
owners of illegally operated slot
machines, which was scheduled for
Saturday afternoon was called off
as all owners waived evidence to
the Superior court which will con
vene here on Monday.
A raid was made on Nov. 5 by
sixteen state highway patrolmen
under the direction of Sergeant T,
A. Sandlin. of Bryson City, supervi
sor of the state highway district
number 6, on all slot machines m
operation n Haywood county.
The owners were arrested and
last Saturday was set for the date
pf the preliminary hearing of their
eases before magistrate W. H.
A total of 38 slot machines were
confiscated in the raid which took
place simultaneously at various
points in the county promptly at
3 o'clock, coming as a complete
surprise to all places where the
machines were in operation.
The sixteen highway patrolmen
were assisted by Hub Ruff of the
Waynesville police department.
Bond Sales Hit
$63,000 For 15 x
Days In November
The sale of war bonds in
Haywood was officially listed
at $63,306.25 as of November
15, Charlie Ray, county bond
chairman announced yesterday.
Haywood has been given a
quota of $99,400 for the month
Reports from several of the
selling agents throughout the
county indicated that Haywood
would reach the quota.
The November term of criminal
court which was to have convened
here on last Monday and was post
poned, will open on Mcnday morn
ing, the 30th. J.i:Ke F. Donald
Phillip?, cf Rockinnham, will pre
side. The deferrment of the court to
next week was due to the fact that
Judge Phillips was unavoidably de
tained and could not come here at
Members of the jury drawn for
the first week have been notified
not to report for duty, but those
drawn for the second week will
serve as they were first assigned.
Plans are to complete the trial of
all cases during the one week.
The members of the grand jury
are asked to report on Monday and
(Continued on back page)
Greets Mrs. 'Rick
Col. E. R. Dupuy, chief of the War
Department's news bureau Is shown
extending congratulations to Mrs.
Eddie Rickenbacker, wife of the
famous flier, after she had spoken
on "Army Hour." She said, "I don't
think I can tell the people . . . how
much I appreciate their kindness in
offering up their prayers for my
husband's safe return. Now he's
safe and ho'll be back with us soon.
I know he'll do whatever he can for
victory. . . ."
Clyde II. Kay, Jr., Who
Has Been Critically
111 Reported improving
Clyde H. Ray, Jr., who has been
critically ill for the past two weeks
was reported to be improving last
night. Mr. Ray, who spent several
days in the Haywood County Hos
pital was removed to his home on
Sunday, but is still confined to his
ale Of Purebred Hereford Cattle Will
Held Saturday Noon At Clyde Yards
WrebreS Hereford cattle which
"krest is irrnwinw in tV,o anln
a ke held at the Haywood Mu-
Stockyards in Clyde on Sat-
" , , saIe wbich will open
clock noon is being sponsor-
"I the American UpTDfnrA Aa-
P&ii, and is the first sale ever
F"1 this section by the associa-
ur W. Tlnmn - j At,.
fi serve as auctioneer
r e." Each animal will be
r lae Ameril-nn Vtai-afnr-A Aa.
fn win act only as agent
- several consignors of the
stock nffooj i- :n
w. , - iifi Date wii
r irom five of the best known
pa nerds in the country.
r-ucu io nonor
wiy At State
ivTl?no'lr York, son of Mr.
a, ho is a student at
atfl. Vna State College, has
J elected to member
college's chapter of
Phi, national honor so-
S York was one of a group
"ofv rgraduates elected.
H Caj0m5 Were f rom Western
Fuel Oil Credit
Coupon System Is
Extended To Dec. 1
The Coupon credit system for
fuel oil and kerosene has been ex
tended to December the 1st, it was
learned yesterday from the local
Coupon credit transactions on
fuel oil by dealers and consumers
are to be permitted throughout
the month of November.
This extension will apply only
to consumers who have not already
received notices. As there have
been no forms sent to the local
consumers, they will be given the
Coupons will be given consum
ers by the rationing board which
must be turned over to the dealers
for fuel oil bought since October
1st, according to the local board.
W. H. Owen Returns
Hospital Much Improved
W H Owen, who has spent the
past' two and one half months in
k. v..n;toi m Jonn-
the government uuny ---son
City, Tenn., has returned home
Mr. Owen was manager of the
local A. and P. store for 18 years.
His plans for the future are as
yet not definite.
At Fort Jackson
Two groups of reservists under '
the November selective service left
this area on Sunday and Monday
for active duty at Fort Jackson.
The order call for the month had
been set at 75, but a number were
turned down and four reported to
other draft boards, having been
transferred for their convenience
by the local board,
The 46 men hail spent the past
week here on a furlough after hav
ing been accepted for active duty
the week previously.
After receiving their final in
struction from the draft board
both groups were the guests of
Chrest George, veteran of World
War 1, at the W. W. N. C. Cafe
for coffee and doughnuts, the lat
ter the courtesy of the Waynesville
The Waynesville Woman's Club
sent a committee headed by'Mrs.
J. W. Killian to bid the men good
bye. Each man was presented
with a package of cigarettes by
the organization. ;w "
Jerry Woodrow Mehaffey served
as acting corporal on bunday
morning when the first contingent
of 27 men left here at 6:30 o'clock
Others in the group were as fol
lows; Edgar Walker Norris, Wal
ton Wise Willetts, Jr., Henry Estes
Wyatt, Ernest Harley Duvall, Wil
liam Arthur Dills, Thomas Linzie
Case, Mil as Noland Ferguson,
(Continued on back page)
Taken By Death
J. A. FRANCIS
Last Thanksgiving we were thankful for peace,
even though our reason told us that we would even
tually be drawn into the world conflict.
This Thanksgiving we are at war and yet we have
more to be thankful for than we had this time last
year. War clouds were hanging over us arid the enemy
had plans made to attack and bring us into the raging
tide of war. We had made scant preparation. We had
merely started to get read. Most of us were having a
lot of talk about staying out of war.
Today we march forward with a magnificant record
of preparation for fighting manpower and war produc
tion of supplies to keep our men going at the front. In
a year's time we have mobilized the greatest fighting
force the world has ever known.
Some of us have been impatient. We have felt
that we were moving too slow, that the enemy was
forging ahead while we waited. We were not waiting,
we were merely getting ready.
The past year has given us new courage, new faith,
new devotion and is teaching us the meaning of sacri
fice, as we unite in the great common cause of defending
To the average American, patriotism had become
merely another word. It had little mea- g. Today it
stands for everything dear, the ordinary things of
life that we seemed to think it was our privilege to en
joy. Now we know that these things must be guarded
and kept from generation to generation.
We are thankful that we live in a land that has
dedicated a day and set it apart officially as a day of
Thanksgiving'. Its origin dates to our beginning in
this country. It is necessary for us to have the spirit
that later inspired Patrick Henry to say, "Give me
liberty or give me death."
We feel that the tide has turned and that we can
hold our own, but in winning the war we are still con
fronted with "a rendezvous with destiny."
With such a spirit of Thanksgiving, which we have
never known before, let us renew again our pledge of
loyalty to our country and to our God, for win this war
we must, or "in our time and fro mour hands freedom
we must, or ''in our time and from our hands freedom
falls and dies."
Go Out This Week
To 18 and 19 Boys
The questionnaires for the 18
and 19 year olds will be sent out
this week from .the local draft
board office, it was learned from
Miss Debrayda Fisher, clerk of the
All those who have become 18
since the last registration day will
be required to register in the near
Full instructions and the dates
will be given later, it has been an
nounced by the board. .
J. Albert Francis
Dies At Home In
John E. Jones
Buried Here On
Funeral services were held at
the Garrett Funeral Home here at
3 o'clock Monday afternoon for
John E. Jones, 53, who died at
6:30 Sunday morning at the Hay
wood County Hospital. Mr, Jones
suffered a stroke several days ago
from which he never recovered.
The Rev. J. Clay Madison, pas
tor of the First Methodist church,
officiated. Burial was in Green
hill cemetery. The local post of
the American Legion of which Mr.
Jones was a member had charge of
the services at the grave, and
also served as pallbearers.
Mr. Jones was the son of Hen
derson Jones end the late Mrs.
Jones of the Balsam Road. He was
connected with a local barber shop
(Continued on back page)
Last rites were held at the Rat-
cliff Baptist church in the Rat-
cliff Cove section at 2:30 o'clock
on Monday afternoon for J. Albert
Francis, 87, who died at his home
in Ratcliff Cove at 6:45 Sunday
The Rev. Oder Buinett, pastor
of the church, officiated, with Rev
Pink McCraekon, assisting. Burial
was in the Ratcliff Cove cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were
Chas. C. Francis, George Liner,
Hardy Liner, Vincent Davis, Rob
ert Williams, and Edward Moore.
The granddaughters were ' in
charge of the fioWersV' ' ' ' " ''
Mr. Francis is a native of Hay
wood county. He was the son of
Noah Francis and Margaret Rat
cliff Francis and was born in the
Ratcliff Cove. He taught sohool
for many years in Haywood coun
ty, after which he became one of
the leading farmers of this area.
He never sought office, but was a
justice of the peace for many years
and was active in community af
He was prominent in the Bap
tist church and served as a mem
ber of the board of deacons of the
Ratcliff Cove church for more
than forty-five years.
Mr. Francis was twice married,
first to Miss Margaret Davis and
second to Miss Mary Davis. He is
(Continued on page 7)
Ensi&rn Lucille Plott
On West Coast Awaiting
Orders For Overseas Duty
Ensign Lucille Plott, U S. navy,
who has spent the past two years
as a nurse at the National Naval
Medical Center at Bethesda, Md.,
is now in California lor a Visit
on the West Coast.
Ensign Plott is awaiting ner as
signment for foreign duty. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Robert Plott, of the Maggie
section. She received her profes
sional training at the General City
Hospital of Newark, N. J., and
has been on nursing duty in New
While in Oakland, Calif., Ensign
Plott is the guest of her cousins,
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Moiteret,
of Seattle, who are spending some
time in California.
R. R. Campbell Gets
Promotion In Work
R. R. Campbell, who is with the
U. S. district engineering corps,
is spending a few days here with
Mrs. Campbell. Mr. Campbell, who
has recently received a promotion,
is being sent to Charleston, where
he will be located in the future in
Vitamin D Now
Milk Of Pet Co.
Beginning December first,
Dairy Products Company
manufacture a new product
"Vitex" Vitamin D milk, accord
ing to R. B. Davenport, general
. The new concentrate is added in
the pasteurized milk at the rate
of 400 U. S. P. per quart. The
"concentrated sunshine" does not
alter the taste of the milk, Mr.
The new formula was developed
at Columbia University, and is
now being used throughout the
The pasteurized, milk will be
available with and without the
vitamin D concentrate, it was said.
The milk with the vitamin added
will cost one cent per quart extra.
Visit Library And
Thanksgiving is being observed
at the War Information Center at
the Waynesville Public Library
from November 23rd through the
The "Thanksgiving" theme is
featured with posters, displays, pic
tures, pamphlets and books. Pos
ters of reproduced paintings by
prominent artists are beautiful and
inspiring. They are "Sentinel of
Freedom" a poster of the United
States Flag in repose which is be
ing framed by an expert crafts
man and will remain permanently
in the Library, "Long May It
Wave," The United Nations Fight
For Freedom," and "America's
WUI To Work" Epic of America
An enlarged display of photo
graphs and press items of Hay-
(Continued on back page)
Set For Day In
The Community !
Can ton-Waynesville Foot- ',
ball Game Is Highlight of
Sport-Social Activity of (
The communities of Waynesvillei,
Lake Junaluska and Hazelwood arc
ready to observe Thanksgiving with
more church Services and perhaps
a greater spirit of gratitude than
ever known before in the area.
The regular union service which'
has been held in Waynesville many
years with the Baptist, Methodist,
Episcopalian and Presbyterian con
gregations uniting will take plac
this year at the First Methodist
Church at 9 o'clock in the morning.
Rev. M. It. Williamson, pastor of
the Presbyterian church will de
liver the sermon. Rev. J. Clay
Madison, pastor of the Methodist
church, will preside. ; ,
The organ prelude will be given
by Mrs. W. L. Matney, organist,
followed by the call to worship and
Mrs. J. Dale Stents will direct
the choir made up of the united
choral groups from all four church
es participating. The lesson ser
mon and the opening prayer will
be given by Rev. H. G. Hammett,
of the First Baptist Church.
There will be special music with
a solo, "The Holy City," by Adams.
sung by Chas L. Isley. The bene
diction will be given by Rev. Mr. :
A special union service will b
held at the Hazelwood Presbyter
ian Church at 9:30 o'clock with the
Rev. Frank Leatherwood, Baptist
pastor, preaching the sermon. The
invocation will be given by the Rev.
R. Crockett, pastor of the Pres
byterian Chujfch, and the benedic-'
tion-by Rev. Joe Johnson, of the
There will be special music by
the combined choirs of the three
churches. The public is cordially
invited to attend the service.
There will be a special Thanks
giving service at Long's Chapel,
Methodist Church, at Lake Juna
luska, at 10:00 o'clock. The pastor.
the Rev. Miles A. McLean, will taka
as hia topic, "A Thanksgiving Mes
sage for 1942," and as his text,
Psalm 23:B, "Surely goodness and
mercy shall follow me all the days
of my life." The choir will sing.
We Gather Together," by Krem-
At all three' services a special
offering will be taken for the or
phanages of the churches taking
part in the services.
Business will be suspended for
the day and Sunday hours will be
observed by the business firms. All
offices in the courthouse will be
closed with the exception of that
of the Sheriff's department.
At 2:30 in the afternoon the Way
nesville Mountaineers will meet the
Canton Black Bears on the latter's
own field. The game which an
nually attracts hundred's of the
county's football fans, will be the
major entertainment feature of the
day. Both teams have been making
preparations to give their best
(Continued on back page)
Hens Have Lead
Over Turkeys In
A check up' late yesterday after
noon revealed that there would not
be as many turkeys served on din
ner tables on Thanksgiving, 1942
as m years gone by.
The reason is the best in the
world. The turkey is bringing Ave
cents more on the market this year
than last and 11 cents more than
the year before.
It was further learned that more
chickens, both hens and fryers.
have been sold on local markets this
fall than ever in the history of the
town. Pork is also giving the
chicken a run for its money, for
with the rationing of certain pack
ing house pork products the home
cured and fresh meats are coming
into their own, according to local
The following Is the official
weather report for Waynesville, as
recorded by The Mountaineer: .
Date Max Min Prcip
19 67 48 J0O
20 72 44 .00
21 71 49 .00
22 66 40 JDO
23 69 45 .28
24 49 34 .19
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