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WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1942 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
5C On Opening Day
V0p Grades Brought. As
Wh As 55c; .Growers
G Warehousemen Pleased.
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nr Hartl nAnnd. witb
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top price - -
tarte cowd was reported on
Si for the opening Mies, wan
lh basket A record crowd
, hand at the opening hour
10 o'clock, and continued
about the day.
U more than 80'centa for some
Uji better than were sold on
market yesierany, mo B;ru;i
ihousemen are reported
u encouraged over the pros
it 1 m- M 1 1 A
he average yieia oi ouney w-
in North uaronna uus year
been estimated at 1,200 pounds
utt, the highest of any state,
mo in Haywood County is re-
Lj to be the best ever frown
although an average maximum
U of $38 per nunarea pounas
I been set by tne ieaerai gov
Lnt as a price ceiling on the
Me market this CPA ruling
hot expected to stop the market
U breaking records.
Garwood growers are reported
be ready to star, tne naywooa
tier on the market early this
k, and the next week hundreds
pounds of local grown tobacco
be ottered in the warenouses.
ping Was A
In formal opening of Belk
jjon's new and modernized store
re last Thursday was a big auc
s, according to J. , Jennings,
leral manager. '.. ,
Icials of Jha firm, and. mana
n of many Belk stores were
re for the opening, and all were
itified at the response, and the
p:arance of the Waynesville
ire, -. .- !
Scores of women braved the
w storm Thursday afternoon to
itkly buy the stock of nylon
ry offered for sale. The
ks were soon exhausted, as the
?mie oj women took their pair
h of the coveted hose.
Merchandise in every depart-
It moved as a fast rate, and the
lal set by the store was passed.
ar. Jennings announced that the
fcial,3Tin-i sales event which
ti staged last week would con-
for the next several days,
specials in each of the 12 de-
irtm:nts of the store. v
tech Hit By
r ire Loss
fire of an undetermined origin,
Wd an estimatpH Hanicn nt qoo
Pastor's Stllflv nf tha Viral.
Mist church here last Friday
Tie room wno r?!imo,
.. v.u...aBcut BO WC1C
" and nrivnt, r
Hammett. oastnr T.naf in ,
Mere a filo of orm. .,i,i.
N been workino- nn fnr nr
blaze was dia.,-ji w v
'tor and the fire denartment
' names unrip, k! i
faver H. McCrarW
Pts Position With
vcr H. t!rfv,.u v..
1:11 . " v-iv II, W I UttU
ray company nere,
hsi4 . oware revenue
Foment. His TOnri, ;n
son a"d Transylvania coun-
MpPr,l a , , . .
.. --'-n.cii lonaprpn nisi
counf y Hospital board to
kek. o. u . ,-ommissioners this
k.,, 88 e felt thn , k
frrn, n attend the meetings of
fitt: y..' "e Mountaineer:
ow'nfr is the
The following tax listers were
appointed on Monday at the reg
ular meeting of the Haywood coun
ty board of commissioners. Thn
appointed will begin their duties
on tne nrst of January and will
continue throughout the month.
Appointed to serve in the var
ious townships were: J. S. Black
in Waynesville township; Loyd
Teague in White Oak; Mack Cald
well in Cataloochee; Miss Lucy
Green in Fines Creek; Frank Med
ford in Crabtree.
Roy Medford' in Iron Duff; Mrs.
C. E. Brown in Clyde; E. A. Bur
nett in Pigeon; Ken Burnett in
East Fork; Ed Moody in CecU;
Mrs,. Dave Plott in Ivy Hill; Mrs.
Troy Leatherwood in Jonathan
Creek; and Mrs. James Henderson
in Beaverdam, where she will
maintain offices in the Canton
Chamber of Commerce.
Registration Of -Boys
Starts This Month
The eighteen year olds will reg
ister in the sixth registration held
under the selective service system
on the following dates as outlined
in a proclamation recently issued
by President Roosevelt.
Those in the Waynesville area
who come under the groups named
will register in the office of the
local draft board on the dates des
ignated, it was learned from Miss
DeBrayda Fisher, clerk of the
"The registration of male cjti
tens of the United States and oth
ers mali persons, who shall have
attained the eighteenth anniver
sary of the day of their birth dur
ing the periods indicated below
shall take place in the United
States between the hours of 9
a. m. and 5 p. m. on the days
designated for their registration
"(a) Those who were born on
or after July 1, 1924, but not
after August 31, 1924, and ending
Thursday, December 17, 1942;
"(b) Those who were born on
or after September 1, 1924, but
not after October 31, 1924, shall
be registered on any day during
the week commencing Friday, De
cember 18, 1942, and ending Thurs
day, December 24, 1942.
"(c) Those who were born on
or after November 1, 1924, but not
after December 31, 1924, shall be
registered on any day during the
period commencing Saturday, De
cember 26, 1942, and ending Thurs
day, December 31, 1942;
"(d) During the continuance of
the present war, those who were
born on or after January 1, 1925,
shall be registered on the day
they attain the eighteenth anni
versary of the day of their birth;
provided that if such anniversary
falls on a Sunday or a legal holi
day, their registration shall take
place on the day following that is
not a Sunday or legal holiday."
W. T. Lee Is Confined
To His Bed, Condition
The condition of W. T. Lee, who
has been confined to his bed for
the past few weeks, was reported
to be about the same late last
night. Mr. Lee has not been well
for sometime. '
Took Oath Of
The newly elected county board
of commissioners and the county
officials were inducted into office
here on Monday. The oath of
office was administered by Hugh
Leatherwood, clerk of the superior
The following members of the
county board of commissioners
took over their duties: George A.
Brown, Jr., chairman and county
manager, who was re-elected, and
D. J. Noland and John R. Hipps,
Other officials sworn in includ
ed; Bryan Medford. who succeeds
Chas. C. Francis as register of
deeds; Robt. V. Welch,, re-elected
for the third term as sheriff of
Haywood county; J. Earle Fergu
son, re-elected as county tax col
Three constables were sworn in
also on Monday "as follows: Clinton
Burnette, of East Fork; A. D. Ar
rington, of Waynesville, re-elected:
and Wheeler Scott, re-elected, of
Following the taking of the oath
of office the county commissioners
went into regular session, and a
number of appointments were
J. J. Ferguson was reappointed
assistant tax collector. Max Fish,
of Clyde, was appointed county
deputy collector. J. S. Black was
renamed as clerk to the office of
the tax collector.
Walter Crawford, county attor
ney, was reappointed for the com
ing two years." Jack McCracken
was reappointed superintendent of
the Haywood County Home.
Georg;e Queen and Pink Sisk
were continued as janitors of the
Sale Of Auto
The aala ' of automobile tabs
were reported as telling (low here
by Western Auto Store, where the
1943 tab are on sale.
Coming along with the announce
ment of alow sales, , came word
from Raleigh that no extension of
time would be given motorists this
year. All motor vehicles on the
highways after December SI will
be required to have a 1943 tab, or
be subject to arrest
J. C Galusha, manager of the
Western Auto Company, said that
all motorist should be sure to
bring in their 1948 pocket cards,
at ho tabs are issued without the
pocket card given car owners last
The small yellow and black tab
fits over the A and figure 42 on
the rear license plate. There is no
provision made for covering the
42 on the front plate.
Red Cross Sewing
Rooms To Close
The Red Cross sewinjr and knit
ting rooms located in the, Central
iiemencary scnooi building will
be c1orhI on Dec. the 16th it was
learned this week from Mrs, L. M.
Kiliian, chairman of production of
the Haywood chapter. .
The rooms will remain closed
during the Christmas holidays and
will not be reopened until Janu
a ry the 3rd, according to Miss
Kiliian. ; '
Mrs. Kiliian is urging all those
who have taken garments out to
sew and who have tak-n wool for
knitting, to complete their work at
the earliest possible moment and
return to her so that they will
be ready for the shipment that is
soon to be sent to national head
Order For Negroes
In January Quota
The order calls for fifteen ne
g-roes in the January quota this
week from the clerk of the local
draft board serving the Waynes'
In the cancellation of the order,
there was no definite reason given
other than the call was unavoida
bly changed at this time. ;
The quota now remains at one
hundred, all of whom are white
as first ordered. A number of the
January quota will be takn from
the newly eighteen year olds, ac
cording to the local board.
J. F. Car Reported
Not So Well This Week
J. F. Cabe, who has : been con
fined to his home for the past two
months, has not been so well this
week, it was reported last night.
Eight Named To Serve As Directors Of
Chamber Of Commerce For Next Year
After a count of the ballots cast
in the annual election of the di
rpi.tnr of the Waynesvile Cham
ber of Commerce was made, it was
found that Charlie Woodard, rep
resenting the automobie service,
sales and repair group led the
ticket with 96 votes. .
The board has a membership ol
twelve with a definite numbsr from
each group in the communty. Eight
c e, r nnnnallv.
new memoers .
with four held over from the
board of the year before. .
Others elected in the annual e ec
tion last week werev W. A, Bradley,
representing agriculture "
stock; J. M. Long repjesentingthe
business and proiessiu..a. j --k-.
Mrs. J. M. LVig, repreSe..u..e
hotels ana doiu ..s j k elected
D.Docf resenting industry; and oe eieciea.
Charlie Ray and Guy Massie, rep
resenting the merchants division.
The ballots contained a number
of suggestions regarding civic im
provements. One person asked that a stop
ligrht be placed at the intersection
of North Main street and the Ashe
ville highway in front of Charlie's
Place. Another voter wanted a
stop light put at the intersection
of Walnut street and North Main
at the corner of the Presbyterian
A meeting of the newly elected
board will be held sometime within
the next two weeks, it was learned
from Paul Davis, retiring presi
dent. From the group of twelve
the officers of the coming year will
To Their Plant
The Waynesville Gulf and Tire
Service Company this week com
pleted the installation .of recapping
equipment which wilt enable them
to recap any sise from a bicycle tire
to 10-00 by 20, according to Ed
Included in the new equipment
was a precision buffer, and a hy
draulic outfit that presses the new
rubber to the tire.
With the addition of all this
equipment, Mr. Simms said the
plant was the most modern in the
Work is already underway for
enlarging the plant, with a sepa
rate room for each operation.
Mr. Simms also made the an
nouncement yesterday for the fact
that Hugh Moody, well known as
as experienced service station op
erator, was in charge' of the sta
tion, while fHr: Simms and his
brother will 44toW the tire re
pair department. The firm em
ploys seven people.
Schools To Have
Due To War Effort
The Waynesville township and
the county schools will close on
Friday, the 18th, for the Christ
mos holidays, it was learned yes
terday from the office of the county
superintendent of education.
The schools will resume work on
Wednesday, the 30th, with the
shortest vacation given in many
Mr. Messer stated that there
were a number of reasons for
shortening the holidays, which in
cluded a saving of fuel, and it
would enable the schools to close
earlier in the spring, so that those
who would help on the farms
could be free at the planting sea
son. .. :
He also stated that many of the
boys in the high schools would be
Called into the , service before the
coming year was out and that it
would give some of them an oppor
tunity to graduate before entering
the armed forces.
To Buy Seals
The annual sale of Tuberculosis
Christmas Seals is gettng under
way in the county, according to
Mrs. Frank Ferguson, chairman of
the sales in the Waynesville area
of the county, which includes this
end of the county. .
Mrs. Ferguson is asking that
all school principals who have as
yet not received their seals to con
tact the office of the County super
intendent and get ther supplies.
Mrs. Ferguson has appointed
Mrs. Henry Foy to serve as chair
man in the Haielwood area. ; '
During the week members of
the Woman's Club will place seals
m the stores in the area, accord
ing to Mrs. Ferguson.
An appeal is being made to in
crease the sales this year, as it
was pointed out before the coming
year is out the war Conditions will
make the need more acute for this
service rendered from the sale of
the seals in the community as well
as in the state work.
No Permits Are
Kill Your Hogs
Some Haywood farmers have
been misled ia regards to the
thare-the-meat program, according
to Howard Clapp, county agent,
One Haywood farmer had been
told that he would have to get a
permit and pay several dollars
for each permit before he could
kill hit hogs. This was branded
as false information, Mr. Clapp
said. No permit la necessary,
which, of course, meant that the
farmer pays nothing for killing
hia hoga other than the usual ex
pense which he would have at any
Another report making the
rounds was that each hog had to
be weighed before slaughter. This
was also branded as misinforma
tion. "The share-the-meat program is
purely voluntary at the present
time, and while farmers will be
asked to limit their consumption
to an allowance set up for the
country as a whole, I doubt if it
will affect but very few on the
basis of average yearly consump
tion," Mr. Clapp said.
It is suggested that before farm
ers take any stock in rumors, that
they consult with the county agent
for authentic information.
Cheer To Many
The Salvation Army is again in
the midst of its Christmas effort
for the mountain people of this
section, with some five or six hun
dred on its Christmas rolls.
In addition to the regular effort,
the Salvation Army is also sending
a gift package to each boy that
has gone into the armed forces
from the mountain families of this
Some personal appeals have been
made for contributions and at a
later date, the familiar Christmas
kettle of the.vUoi Array vill.
be seen on the streets. . . (
Those who will not be otherwise
contacted, but who' wish to - share
in the Christmas effort of the Sal
vation Army may send either check
or cash to the Salvation Army,
Waynesville, it was learned from
Adjutant Cecil Brown.
Travel In Park
During the month of November,
an estimated total of 44,897 per
sons, traveling in 14,693 vehicles,
visited the park. This figure rep
resents a decrease in travel of 8
per cent under travel during the
month of November, 1941, The es
timate is based on comparison of
actual count during the correspond
ing period of the preceding year.
Approximatey 16 per cent of the
visitors were from other than the
states of Tennessee and North
Condition of Dr. Smathers
Who is Critically III
The condition of Dr. B. F.
Smathers, who has been in a criti
cal condition for the past several
days, was reported unchanged late
last night. Dr. Smathers was moved
to the Haywood County Hospital
about two weeks ago.
Garrison Joins The
Charles Garrison, owner of the
Pure Oil service station on Main
street here, has enlisted with the
Merchant Marines, and expects to
be called to duty in the near future.
Banner For Salvage
To Be Raised Sat.
Store Hours For
Merchants of the community
met this week and set up store
hours and holidays for the Christ
All but four merchants had been
contacted yesterday, and the de
cision was unanimously In favor
of observing the following hours
and holidays i
Stores to remain open until
eight o'clock on December 21 and
22. For the 23 and 24, the stores
will stay open until nine o'clock.
All stores will observe Sunday
hours on December 26th. This will
give the sales forces a three-day
vacation for Christmas.
The committee in charge of the
holiday hours and holiday, is com
posed of C. J. Reece, chairman,
John W. Boyd, and Emmett Bal
The Waynesville Bakery moved
the first of the week to Main
street, next to Western Union, into
a building (fitted with modern fixtures,-
"We will be able to render bet
ter service and cany4 a more com
plete line," RcM jttUKj,rce owner
manager stateu veek, as the
firm opened in thUJ.?f place, i '
Special fixturesfve been in
stalled which give more display
space for goods.
The bakery is designed along the
latest type approved by the board
of health, With an open-view kitch
en which enables every customer to
ana th hnltpra t. nmrV.
here in. June. He has been in tne
business for many years, and done
all the baking himself. A feature
being offered by the firm is special
The office hours of the rationing
board serving the Waynesvile area
will be changed it was learned this
week from the clerk of the board,
beginning on Monday, December
14th. ' .
The office, which is located on
the third floor of the court house,
has been open to the public from
10 to 4 o'clock each day with the
exception of Saturday,
The hours have been changed to
9 w 1 o clock Monday through Fri
day. On Saturday the hours will
be from 9 to 1 o'clock.
The change has been due to the
increased work of the office, so
that the clerks may have Some in
terrupted hours during the day in
order to carry on the necessary
business connected with the office,
Saturday morning at eleven
o'clock, a large red, white and blua
Salvage banner will be raised en
the flag pole right under the atan
and stripes, according to aa an
nouncement yesterday by Howard
Clapp, chairman of the county aal
vage drive, who has just received
from the War Production Board
The four mayors of Haywood
and George A. Brown, Jr., county
manager, will be on hand to ac
cept the banner for their towns
The banner was given the coun
ty for gathering an average of
102 pounds of scrap per capita
im the recent scrap campaign.
Mr, Clapp said no formal pro
gram would be held, other titaa tha
presentation and raising of the.
Helms Leaves For
Work With Airplane
Firm In Eastern N. C.
J. C. Helms, who has been man
ager of the Union Clothng Com
pany for the past eleven months,
leaves Sunday for Elizabeth City
to assume duties there with the
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph G. Ramsey
announce the birth of a son, Joseph
G. Ramsey, III, at the Haywood
County Hospital on December 8th
Franklin Given 5 To 8 Years For Death
Of Winchester; Many Other Cases Tried
Mrs. Willis Smith, of Raleigh,
who spent the week-end here with
her father, W. T. Lee, who is con
fined to his bed, was called home by
the illness of her husband's mother.
Napoleon Bonaparte Franklin,
indicted for murder in the first
degree, and convicted of man
sanghter in the death of Henry
Winchester, was sentenced to from
five to eight years in state prison
on the last day of the November
term Of superior court which ad
journed here on Saturday, wth
Judge F. Donald Phillips, of Rock
Franklin is alleged to have shot
and killed Winchester whom he
found at his home around 1:30 in
the morning. .
Catherine Lenoir, colored, who
was charged with the murder of
her father, Oscar Lenoir, plead
guilty of manslaughter and was
sentenced to four months in the
Approximately two thousand
dollars was collected in fines from
the owners and operators of the
slot machines which were confis
cated in a recent raid in Haywood
and in money taken from the ma
chines after the capture.
The twenty out of the twenty
eight operators and owners of the
machines who appeared in court
and plead guilty were fined either
$25 or $50 according to the type
of machine operated in their
places of business.
The money collected in fines and
otherwise was equally divided be
tween the officers who made the
raid last month and the poor fund
of the county.
Other Cases disposed of during
(Continued on page 8)
Leave Tuesday, 14,
In December Quota
The men making up the Decem
ber quota under the selective ser
vice system are scheduled to leave
here on Tuesday morning, the 15th,
at 8 o'clock for the regular exami
nation at Camp Croft, pending
their induction into active service
in the armed forces.
Due to the new rulings regard
ing the age limit of men since tha
call was made, a number of those
first scheduled to leave with the
group have been dropped from the
list, which included several men
over 88 years of age. f 4 -
The buses taking the men will
leave promptly at 8 o'clock, but tha,
men are asked to report to tha
draft board office on the third
floor of the court house at 7:30
for their final instructions.
Those leaving , Tuesday will Da .
as follows: Claude Ervin Smath
wTtvves Ledford, Walter Hout-
(i I'leWhws, La wrtnoi. jVi ward
McElroy, Claude Pressley, Troy
James Etevenson, Carl David
Mooney, Lewis Earl Patton, Ver
ner Frank London, Charles D.
Lance, Glenn Waites Cuthbertson,
Ison Sutton, Wilburn Franklin
Luke Alvin Swanger, Gilmer
James Setzer, Elford Sutton, Glenn
Zackrine Clarke, James Paul Phil
lips, Walter Lee Chambers, Hardy
Callison Sanford, William Glenn
Hoxit, Robert Edward Potts, Jake
Messer, John D. Sutton, Wilburn
Alexander Campbell, Floyd Jen
kins Garfield Grooms, Horace Eu
gene Messer, Berlin Arvine Con
ner, Wiliam Harry Rabb, Lewis.
Lawrence B. Leatherwood, Wil
liam Clyde Owens, J. Hugh Cald
well, James Robert Boyd, Jr., Da
vid Dee Green, Charles D, Ketner,
W o o d r 0 w Clarence Campbell,
Harry Fain McCracken, Willia
Ray Tate, Glenn Robert Painter,
(Continued on page 8)
High School Band
Will Give Annual
The Waynesvile township high
school band will present their an
nual Christmas program op Mon
day night tne 14 lh at 7.30 o'clo-k
at the hili school auditorum under
the direction of Cnai,es Isley, baud
director and music instructor.
The program will include both
Christmas and patriotic numbers.
The public is cordially invited to
attend. A smafl admission fee will
be charged, the funds derived will
be applied on the purchase of
music for the band.
The program will include the fol
lowing- "Under the Double Eagle,"
by Key-Filmore; "Over There Fan-
tasie," by Wagner; "There's Some
thing About a Soldier," by Cay-
Yoder; "America Patrol." bv
Meacham; songs of the service. "U.
S. Field Artillery," by Walker:
"Marines Hymn," Bohkerck; "Air
Corps SongS," by Crawford; "An
chors A weigh," by Zimmerman.
Other numbers will be "Jov to
the World," by Handel: "O Little
Town of Bethlehem," by Red mer;
"Silent Night," by Gruber; "Stars
and Stripes Forever," by Sousa and
"The Star Spangled Banner."
James Moody Named
As One of the Group
Of Tire Inhpectors
James Moody of the Waynesville
Auto Company has been named as
one of the official tire inspectors
by the local rationing board, it
was announced this week by tha
board. . .
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