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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Watttins Ufkmm From Rationing IBciiart
7 Year-Old Boy Accidental Killed
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STmemy vessels were part of a huge force of transport and com-
L,f vpisselS that Was DlUSieU UJ nuiwivou F'" " " "
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rimdalcanal witn reiniorceraciiia. auo "" .
Ottered before it reached its objective. This is an official U. S.
Babson Sees Many
Changes In Business
During Commg Yeay
BABSON PARK, Mass. Events
ire movinK at breath-taking speed.
Never before has the world been
in the midst of such a far-reaching
turmoil. Within the next hour
news might break that will change
the whole course of history, Never
thdess, it is vitally important to
keep your perspective. To change
your business or investment pro
pam with every piece of war news
it utmost folly. A good example
of this was portrayed when the
United States opened up a second
front in North Africa. That
morning many thousands of self
appointed commentators were con
Tinced that the war was going to
last at lcnst five vears. Yet by
midnight of that same day these
ame commentators could Bee noth-
me but a short war and a Quick
victory. Ijet us now .therefore,
confine this Outlook to probabin
Sale Of War
There was a definite drop in
the sale of war bonds in Hay
wood during the first 15 days of
December, and the committee
working on the sale of bonds
fear the county, will go below
the quota for the first time, un-
less many a Christmas check
is invested in bonds,
A little more than half of
the December quota of $79,400
was invested up to December
15, according to Charlie Ray,
The first quarter of 1943 should
tqual the first quarter of 1942;
considering the entire year, a de
dine of 12 is probable. Just
what will happen depends on two
things: first, upon the quantity of
tfxds; and second, to what extent
consumers are willing to take sub
stitutes. Washington talks about
800.000 retailers being put out of
business ; but I believe this is en
tirely unnecessary. If landlords
will be easy on rents, as sensible
ones should be, practically all re
Mers can run on a skeleton force
nd keep alive until the war is
over when business again should he
The hope of America lies hot
'th big concerns, but with small
businessmen. These small busi
nessmen must be protected in order
w preserve democracy. I go furth-
and say that the preservation
of democracy depends on small and
id retailers to "clutter up" the
b.i... .. . . .
Reopen After Brief
Ha vwnrtt'l if.oimtv schools, with
tho pvcpntion of the Bethel school
resumed work Wednesday morning
after the Christmas holidays. The
Bethel school s scheduled to open
The heavy rains damaged the
roads leading to the Bethel school
which made it almost impossible
on many routes for the buses to
get to the school on time for the
day's work. The Bethel school
serves a wide territory, the stu
dents in some instances reside 12
miles from the school.
The attendance at the schools was
reported to be below average, ac
cording to JacK messer, cuuuljt
superintendent of education, who
attributed weather conditions as
the major cause for the poor attendance.
The schools had the shortest
Christmas vacation in many years.
Maggie Boy Shot
In Accident By
Boys Were Visiting On
Jonathan Creek When
Fatal Accident Took Place.
.TnRpnh Kvln Sutton, upven-vear-
oid son oi Mr. ana Mrs. Jen Button,
nf th Mccin section, was acci-
dently shot late Saturday after
... . .
noon at the home ox nis grana-
mnthpr Mrs Heaaia Sutton on
Jonathan Creek, where he was vlsi
His older brother, Billy Sutton,
bcp in. who waii also visitine in
the home, had gone hunting with!
his uncle Jack Sutton, age 1Z. The
two hnva had atoDned bv the barn
to feed the stock upon their return.
Joseph Kyle, seeing bis uncle and
brother return started down to the
barn to meet them as they came
toward the house.
Billy, not seeing his Brother In
t.hp. cattiprine" dark, is reDorted to
have taken his gun from his should
er. In the process it fired, hitting
the fatal blow in the chest of Jos
eph Kyle, who died instantly it
The boys are said to have care
full v lifted the bodv over the fence
into the garden beiore they went
to the house lor help, so tnat notn
inir would bother it. The body Was
brought immediately afterwards
to the Massie Funeral Home here,
where the undertaker notified the
sheriff's department. The officials
stated that there would be no in
Pnnpral aprvices were held Mon
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
MncciA Rnntist. Church, with-the
Rev. John Finger, officiating. Burial
was m the Hemphill cemetery
Surviving are tha narents: three
sisters, Betty Ruth, Martha Jean,
nnH Pee-frv Ann: two brothers. Billy
and Thomas Eugene, all of the
Mno-irip section? two errandmothers.
Mrs. Hessie Sutton, of Jonathan
Creek and Mrs. Ida White oi Mag
Aided Giraud Escape
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COMMODITY PRICES, AND
.Prices of practically all commo
fll"es are at their ow with the
imon of certain ones that are
n imported from India, the Far
tast and Africa. As We are ship-
Te loads of men and supplies to
ese Points, ships may bring back
"PPlies of cocoa, coffee, olive oil,
"M fruits, cork, antimony, lead,
bh-m;, niaes and skins, mer
(Continued on page 5)
as, Dunn Arrives
From Dutch Harbor
AV Tf Vhit Mother
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uunn arrived on Uhristmas
rTeJrom A,ask. to visit his moth
W. lrs- C' B- Atkinson. Mr. Dunn
' located in Dutch Harbor
h I past tWo years-
m 6 been employed on gov
"iment construction work and was
Harbor when the Japs
This is an official U. S. Navy photo
of Capt. Uerauid wngni,-, m
Washington, D. C, who brought
Gen. Henri ttonore uiraua ro.
France to North Africa in an Allied
...i Tl. In which Giraud
escaped was the same that carried
Lieut, Gen. MarK uiaric on nis epec
t.miU, mininn wmt of Aluriers in
advance of th American Invasion,
Capt Wright was a passenger in
Post Office Has
Although Short Of Help,
Local Office Cleared Office
Of All Mails On Christmas
Rush Made For
License Tabs As
No Extension Of Time Will
Be Given Motorists; Must
Have Tabs Friday To Oper
The sale of license tabs showed
the first three
days of this week, according to J.
C. Galusha, manager-owner of
Western Auto Store, where the
tabs are on sale.
Up to Wednesday noon, ap
proximately 1,400 tabs had been
sold here. 1 nis is less
.v.nm tnr the local office.
Officers reminded motorists
there would not be any extension
of time, and all vehicles on the
,t. ni hiVhwavg on and after
January first would be required to
have a 1943 tab or do name w -
Bti'ore any tabs can be issued,
the 1942 pocket card must accom
pany the 1943 series of cards mail
ed out rfom Raleigh.
The tabs are small corner piecea
that fit over the figure 42 on the
rear plate. The tabs are black
with an orange A ana , wn.v
is in contrast to the 1942 tags.
The Past Week
Twenty youths whose birthdays
occurred during tne montns o oty
it Tinwi.F.S hnn been re-
cWiixl chairman of the Haywood
nutrirt. of Bov Scout work. The
committee which Mr. Bowles heads
is onmnnaeH nf men interested in
Scout work from all parts of the
county. ; '
Scout Work In
Annual Meeting Held Here
and Organization Complet
ed For Carrying On In 1943.
M. II. Bowles was re-elected
tember and October were register- chairman of the district Boy Scout
Pressure Of Business
Causes Chairman To Give
Up Work, Effective Today.
r..- wotVima ttAs re 8 iimed
chairman of the WayneaviUe Wa
Price and Rationing oonru. -resignation
is effective today, Mr.
Watkins said in a letter to Jona
than H. Woody, cnairman o u
county civilian defenso council. .
"Mr. Watkins has made hi saert
man of the board for more than
year, and tendered his resignation. v
because of the pressure of hi busi
ness. . , ..
Late yesterday Mr. woooy ana
not named a successor to Ms. Wat
Speaking ot Mr. wawtin ser
vices as chairman, Mr. Woody said:
"He has done an outstanding job,
and the public is indebted to him
for the excellent Jon ne nas uuuo.
Mr. Watkins has maae nis sacri
fices. All of us must sacrifice dur
ing the period of war."
Other members of the board are
Richard N. Barber and Dill J. How
ell. AH were named at the same
time. -' , ,
As the work grew, the local
board has been forced to often work
tar tntn thfl niffht to get Out th
vast amount of details necessary
in order that the public be served.
The first task was the sugar
hnni then E-asoline and tires, the
fuel oil, and in the near future ra
tioning book number two is scne
duled to be issued.
Wallace Brown and Colvin
Brown Attain Rank Of
Widow of Veteran
Dies Christmas Eve
TTnnpral services were held at the
home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Florence White in the Cecil area
on Saturday afternoon, at 1 o clock
for Mrs. Martha Moore White,
Widow of Berry White, veteran of
the War Between tne estates, wno
died at 4 p. m. Christmas Eve.
The Rev. William Sorrells, as
sisted by Rev. Jarvis Underwood,
officiated. Burial was in the Mt.
Sterling cemetery in the Big Creek
section of the county.
Mrs white was a native of Hay
wood County and resided in the
county all her life, bhe was oorn
on January 4, 1849.
She is survived by one son, Walt
er White, of Springfield, Ohio, two
daughters,. Mrs. Artie Ferrer, of
Mntiphestpr. Md.. and Mrs. Frank
.Tnnkins. of Gove Creek, a large
Christmas business at the post
office here broke all records this
season, according to Postmaster J.
H. Howell. Records were shatter
ed as to both Outgoing and incom-
Although handicapped by snort-
age of experienced neip, every
piece of mail was cleared Out by
the time the office closed on Christ
mas eve, the postmaster reported.
rViristmaa business reallv start
ed back in November when pack
ages were sent to men overseas.
The rush continued on up until tne
last dav. with the heaviest business
coming on the 22nd.
lnriSimas wrauun ui niu-j j iirannmi v. w - -
In actual count the students miss- number of grandchildren and great
ed only seven scnpoi uays, luc gjanucuiuicu.
ing date being on the 18th. I
Christmas Holidays Were Quietest
In Years Throughout lhe touniy
Dr Zadok Paris,
Dies In Atlanta
for Dr. Zadok
Paris, 82, of Lake Junaluska, not
ed Methodist minister who died in
a hospital in Atlanta, last Thurs
day after a long illness, were held
at the f irst iiei"1" -
Charlotte on Saturday afternoon at
Officiating misinsters were
Bishop Clare Purcell of Charlotte,
president of the two annual con
ferences of the Methodist church in
North Carolina; Dr. G. Ray Jordan,
pastor of First Methodist church
Charlotte; Dr. William L. Shtrnll
of Charlotte, wno was
the Western North Carolina con
ference 44 years; and Dr. C. b.
Rozzelle, pastor of Wesley Memor
ial Methodist church. High Point.
Interment was in Elm wood ceme
tery in Charlotte. Pallbearers were
(Continued on Page 12)
wavnpsville and HayWood Coun
ty had one of the quietest Christ-
mases in many years, jyiosi peo
ple spent the day at nome wun
their families. ,
Tim pitv 'nolice department and
the sheriff's department report a
dull Christmas from tne stanapoini
of activity in their line. Only a
fw drunks who had too much
Christmas were locked oyer tne
a quiet and uneventful Christmas
on the highways, Witn no serious
traffic jams. ;
Shopping was lively aunng me
week prior to Christmas and also
until late Christmas Eve. Prac
tically all places of business were
closed from Friday until Monoay
A number of housewives, who m
their excitement over Christmas
forgot to put in a sufficient supply
of food for the extended week-end,
complained that by Sunday they
had literally been "eaten out of
house and home."
Three hundred bags of candy,
(Continued on Page 12)
Listing Of County
Taxes Will Start
January the First
Rpcrinnihc on Fridav the ifirst dav
of the year, tax listers of the coun
ty will start their work ana con
timio throue-hout the month, it was
leawied from Earl Ferguson Hay
wood County tax collector.
All county taxes, real and per
sonal property must be listed dur
ing the month, according to iur.
Ferguson. Violators will be sub
ject to fines.
The listers lor each townsnip in
the county were appointed the first
Monday in December by the county
board of commissioners as follows:
J. S. Black in Wayhesville town
ship; Lloyd Teague in White Oak;
Mack Caldwell in Cataloochee; Miss
Lucy Gretn in Fines Creek; Frask
Medford in Crabtree.
Roy Medford in Iron Duff; Mrs.
C. R Brown in Clyde: E. A. Bur
nett in Pigeon; Ken Burnett in
East Fork ; Ed Moody in Cecil ;
Mrs. Dave Plott in Ivv Hill: Mrs.
Trov Leatherwood in Jonathan
Cretk: and Mrs. James Henderson
in Reaverdam. where she will
maintain offices in the Canton
Chamber of Commerce.
ed during the past week in the.
draft board omce. iney are now
subject to call under the selective
The total of 18-year-olds in the
Wavnesville areas under the cur
rent registration is now 44. From
December 26 through Friday, Jan
uary 1st, those becoming 18 years
of age during the months of No
vember and December are to regis
ter.'" . .
Thnsp rpcisterinir during the past
week were as follows: Pless White,
Kenneth LcRoy Harrell, Herman
Hall, John Harley Hyatt, Jr., Bill
Edd Math is, Raymond Kenneth
Forga, James Wallace Burnette,
Alfred William Fowler.
Vonno Ray George Warren, Hen
ry Sutton, Vance Milton Spivey,
James Dennis Dee Crawford, Frank
Wayne Caldwell, Alvin Justice,
David Arthur James, Wallace Jack
son Anders, Phil Best. Junior Bed
ford. John Howell Robinson and
Leonard Lewis Nichols.
eowwiittef-.he Daniel Boin.i.
-M W . .1.. 1. .
nnnnpii. in tne Annual meeunir jicih
last Tuesday, W. P. Lawrence, of
Canton, was named vice chairman
for the year.
Leo Radeker of Waynesville was
named commissioner, and Jen L.oi
uirt. was plected vice commissioner
Members of the district council
oro. nr. r. n. sisk. Ij. n. uavis
Stanley Brading, Howard Clapp,
H. G. Hammett, ur. H. r. uay, k.
B. Davenport, W. H. F. Millar and
C. A. George, all oi Waynesville.
Bill Chambers and George Bis
choff. of Hazelwood. and W. J
Whit.psides of Bethel.
Members from Canton are: Dr.
w V. Duekett. W. N. Freel. Marvin
Alovundpr J. Fl. Henderson. W. L.
Ricard, Douglas Walker, Paul Mur
ray, Fred Ferguson, Lewis Gates,
Charles Hawkins, Glenn Williams,
W. S. Edwards and Glenn Howell.
The committee discussed plans
for the coming year after hearing
reports of the work for 1942.
Suits For Damages From Explosion
Here Last bummer bcneauiea 10
Be Tried In Civil Court Next Week
it the m'ftittlih Iourt of honor
held Decembe 22 at Waynesville,
nut Awarria were made by the
court, presided over by M. H. Bowl
es, with the louowmg as memoers,
Ben Colkitt, Lee Radeker, Lewis
Cates, George Bishoff, Bill Cham
bers, Fred Ferguson ana w. u.
Wallace Brown and Colvin Brown
were awarded Star Scout rank by
M. II. Bowles.
Th followintr bovs were awarded
Tenderfoot Scout rany by W. C.
Wall: Dan Watkins, Cyril Mineue,
Jackie Coin all of Troop 2 Waynes-
Second Class rank was awarded
by Fred Ferguson to the following
Parker Oav. Thomas Rav.
John Shields, Jr., all of Troop 2
Waynesville. uuoert nemoree re
ceived the Rank of First Class
Scout award from George Bishoff.
Merit Badge awards were given
to the following Scouts bv Mr. Col
kitt: Bob Gibson, Troop 2, Bill
Shields, Troop 2. Colvin Brown,
. The next meeting of the court
of honor will be held in Canton at
the Y.M.C.A. '
To Be Held Tonight At
a Wntrh-Nicht Praver service
will be held at the Presbyterian
church tonight JNew xear s eve
at 11:30. The service will be con
ducted by the Rev. Malcolm R. Wil
liamson, pastor of the church, and
will consist of songs and prayers
wii h snerial netitions for neace.
i At the stroKe oi iz tne service
will close with the singing of the
ilnvnlntrv and the rinpinir of the
church bell to welcome the New
Year, The service is open to the
Of First National
Nearly Two Million
Whpri the First National Bank
closed its doors Wednesday noon
the total resources of the institu
tion were $1,990,585, the largest
in the history of the bank.
The bank will be closed to the
public on New Year's Day, it was
learned from the officials, but not
for vacation purposes.
Thp ohiect of the dlosine for the
day is that the employes may catch
up with the extra heavy woric ana
tret out the monthly statements, as
the employes will work all day.
The bank is minus two regular
pmnlnvps. Glenn Cuthbertson and
Norman Pless, who have joined the
armed services during the past two
Unrent Need For
More Women To
Thp unraioal dressings headnuar-
ters of the Haywood Red Cross
Chapter which were reopened on
Monday aiternoon alter Demg cios
piI for the Christmas holidays, will
be closed for the remainder of the
remainder of the week, it was learn
ed from Mrs. Ben Colkitt, chairman
of the committee in supervision of
' (Continued on page 12)
The civil term of Haywood coun
ty Superior ; court will convene
here on Monday mornipg, with
Judge H. Hoyle Sink, of Lexington,
The calendar is unusually light,
the damage suits against the
Standard Oil Comnanv beinir the
major cases scheduled for trial.
There are six suits listed, the
cases growing out of the explosion
and fire at the bulk plant here ot
the Standard Oil Company last
July in which seven lives were
lost and considerable property
damage was suffered.
The cases are as follows: Mrs.
Jennie. Cabe Glenn, for personal
injuries; Mrs. Rufus L. Allen, for
property : damages; Mrs. John
Cabe, et al, for alleged personal
Iniuries: Mr. and Mrs. John Cabe
for property damages; Mrs. Paul
Walker, for personal injuries suf
fered; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Walker, whose home was razed to
the ground, for property damages.
All uncontested divorce actions
will be tried first and in the order
in which they are docketed.
Members of the jury drawn for
the first week are: Georere Pal
mer, of Waynesville; C. Matney
Smathers, of Pigeon; V. V. Fran
cis, of Wavnesville: J. S. Howell,
of East Fork; Dewey Ross, of
Waynesville; Charles Messer, oi
Fines Creek; Thurman Haynes, of
Clyde; Joe Wright, of Waynesville;
Harley McElroy, of Jonathan
J. F. Paxton, of Beaverdam;
Call Orders For
January Quota To
Be Sent Saturday
The call orders for men in the
January quota of the selective ser
vice system will be sent out Satur
day of this week, it was learned
from the draft board,
The original order called for 115
men, fifteen of whom were to be
taken from the colored population
of the community. The latter order
has been recalled leaving one hun
dred white men in the quota.
The group will leave here on
January the 14th, for physical ex
aminations at Camp Croft, and
those accepted will be allowed the
usual one week furlough before
taking up active duty.
(Continued on Page 12)
Dr. Owens Elected
Medical Group 1
TYr. Pohprt TT Owpns nf Pun.
ton, was elected president of the
Haywod Medical Society at the an
nual meeting held in the nurses
home of the Haywood County Hos
pital last week.
Elected to serve with Dr. Owens
were; vice president, Dr. Thomas
Stringfield, of Waynesville, and
secretary, Dr. V, H. Duekett, of
Following the election of the of-'
fleers Dr. Owens read a paper on
"The Morbidity and Mortality Sta
tistics of major surgery in private
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