The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Htywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
IflTfYfYEAR SO. 2 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Farmeirs Asked Foir Bog Imicirease Dun Food Productioin)
Taxi Driver Is
bbbed Of Car By
3 Known Soldiers
Le0 15uckner Hit Over Head
With Iron Pipe Early Mon
day Night While On Trip.
Officers f several states are con-
inn ne ineir Kami
Unuinji ulQl, T1
jers who stoie a ost
, frnm T.pi Buckner.
Mtai driver, auuui j.ou '"
n L'ht. oil ine juiiwu viwn
ijd n ar tin' nucK nm dvu.
The thn'r men, two of them
known iv .nr. uu"5i ....v- ,...
Li to take them to a point near
he Rock Hill senooi. wneii uc
U the seiches pot oui 10 iook ai
he name on a man dox, we local
Lxidrivir was hit across tne neaq
U temple, with an iron pipe Dy
ne of the men on the back seat,
while unconscious, he was dragged
jrom under the wheel to the side
If the road.
One of the men reached for Mr.
Bockner's pocketbook, just as he
rained consciousness but he kick.
Id himself free. They left m the
Er without getting any money.
The car belonged to Hill Matney,
laxi operator here. Tuesday Mr.
Batney, together with Paul Young
nd others, traced the car as far as
losby, Tenn., and found where the
hree had bought gasoline and gone
n through Cosby.
Mr. Buckner walked up the road
Ind was brought to town by Bryan
iedford. Yesterday his wounds
f?re some better, and he was at
Mr. Buckner said he knew two of
e soldiers, and officers investigat
ed the case feel they have the name
if the thu d. i,
Ejpend 10 Days
JJn N. Y. Markets
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massie re
amed Tuesday rright from a 10
ay buying trip in New York for
We bought the most merchan-
ise we ever bought." Mr. Massie
pid, 'and the soring nnlnra Dm
Tfttier than anything I ever saw."
as the comment nf Mrs HTnsoio
u.ving in New York w hrislr
Wd many show rooms nlnn tn i-lnaa
"We got there for tho
m got first choice. Prices re-
iam the same as last year, of
ourse under the ceiling prices."
Most houses warned that no
.udrantee could h mndo in fill.
"Those of us who e-ot. tn io mir
et early were fortunato in rot.
H plenty of all w00l materials,"
Pr. llassio 011;,i
rking over a map as he prepared
we Volga Kiver campaign is Rus
sian Gen. Gregory Zhukov. He is
aid to be one of the ablest Soviet
military leaders and prepared the
Red Winter offensive in the South
ern sector which Hitler' forces
have been unable to stop.
( Central Press
Scheduled To Leave
Here This Morning
Due hundred and one selectives
n e scheduled to leaya the Waynes
ville area this morning for induc
tion at Cam) Croft. The group
make up the January quota and
include a number of the younger
men in the section.
The men are asked to meet
promptly at 7:30 in the office of
the draft board on the third floor
of the court house for final instruc
tions. In the group scheduled to leave
nre the following: Carl Roger
Ratclitr, Dewey Smith, Carl De
Weese, Bill Williams, Rufus Earl
Cochran, Frank Head (volunteer),
Charlie Avis McPeak, Floyd Wood
row Conard, Rubel Hall, Phillip
Huntley Queen, William Harry
Rabb, Thomas Harmon Rogers,
Jr., Oscar Greenwood Moore.
William H.enry Putnam, Clyde
Luther Stamey, William Boone
Chambers, Lee Marvin Hannah
(volunteer), Berlin Coman Haynes,
William Hobert Duckett, Ralph
Herman Dotson (volunteer), Ralph
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1 u H ' C , ! n in 1X7 i.
ev.CH. Green Is
Presnlmt of the Haywood
association, at the
h William,, of
r.'1 ""ii Kev. v
Lr Cnfrs revival which will
n n . o at
"c naptist f'Vini.
l ' L1" urn. Tha
astellp, P n and Dr- H. K
elected were: Rev.
Cruso, vice presi-
L. Sorrells. of
Comnletpd fr,y fKo on.
Committee nf ha
feen t u , ui 01 Key. Mr.
Pton. "Ulvara HaI1 and C. P.
lSJn,i0!,wm eton Mon-
!g the second Sun-
f- and v. ; , "rnson, aon
fh" Garrison has
e is nn .-- 7 "lercnant Marines.
Fd Ba x;",.iraminS at Sheens-
u, " x. -
Held All-Day Meet
At Local Church
The Asheville Presbytery held
a one and half-day meeting here
at the Waynesville Presbyterian
church on Tuesday with approxi
mately 85 ministers and ruling
elders present. The representa
tives came from 27 churches in
the area covered by the Asheville
The Presbytery held two busi
ness meetings and closed in the
evening with a popular meeting in
the interest of foreign missions.
It was decided at the afternoon
session to hold the next meeting
of the Presbytery in the West
Asheville Presbyterian church on
Tuesday, April 20.
At the morning session the open
ing sermon was delivered by the
Rev. L. T. Wilds, pastor of the
Henderson ville First Church. His
subiect was "The Sovereignty of
C,od." A communion service fol
lowed, with Dr. R. D. Dedinger,
of Asheville in charge; assisted
by the Rev. Paul Gresham, pastor
of the Kenilworth church and the
following elders: Oren Lancaster,
J. H. Flanagan, S. M. Mann, and
W. P. Barnes.
The Rev. Harold T. Bridgman,
of Highlands, moderator of the
Presbytery, presided. The roll call
was taken by Rev. R. R. Hammond,
pastor of the Canton church. The
program report was given by Rev.
M. R. Williamson, pastor of the
After lunch, a number of com
mittee reports were given which
included the following: On re-
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Mrs. C. Ferguson
Dies At Home Of
Sister In Newport
Mrs. Cumi Ferguson, 88, widow
of the late Eli M. Ferguson, died
on Monday at the home of her sist
er, Mrs. William Mimms, in New
port, Tenn. Funeral services were
held on Tuesday and burial was in
Mrs. Ferguson, who is a native
of this county was the daughter of
Jacob Massey and Julia Shook Mis
sey. Her father was a well known
Methodist Circuit rider in this sec
tion and for years preached in the
mount:.'), arjas of this county.
Mrs. Ferguson and her husband,
who moved to New Jersey several
years ago, formerly lived on Crab
tree where they were owners and
oprators of a large farm and a
general merchandise store.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by two
sons, Guy and Hurst Ferguson, of
New York City; one sister, Mrs.
Mimms, with whom she had made
her home for the past few years,
and one 'first cousin, Mrs. P. L.
Turbyfill, of Waynesville.
After. Rescue from Pacific Reef
r I rjf, , IV-' vi
t-el &s ITfi(rS
Nurse Martha Holbrook, of Little Rock, Ark., hold the thermometer
for Pfc. Manny Torrente, U.S.M.C., 19, of New York City, while he
recovers from malaria at the naval hospital in San Diego, Cal. Torrente
was one of a group of 25 men rescued from a reef in the South Pacific
after their plane had crashed. He was also wounded by Jap machine
gun bullet on Guadalcanal. This is an official U. S. Navy photo.
Rose Explains Why
Public Must Walk
Instead Of Ride
Mrs. J. Howell Way
The condition of Mrs. J. Howell
Way, who suffered a fall two weeks
ago and has since been quite ill at
the home of her daughter, was re
ported last night to be improving.
Jury Drawn For
Of Criminal Court
The county board of commission
ers have drawn the jury for the
February term of criminal court
which will convene here on the
first day of the month. ' Judge H.
Hoyle Sink, of Lexington, is sched
uled to preside.
Drawn for the first week were
the following: Theodore Messer,
Oabtree; Wayne Medford, Clyde;
Lawrence Walker, Waynesville;
Carl Green lieaverdam; Frank
Bryson, Iron Duff ; John Estus,
Waynesville; Arthur Ford. Beav
erdam: C. M. Whitner, Waynes
ville; Earl H. Moore, Beaverd-im.
S. E. Hipps, lieaverdam; W. H.
McCracken. Waynesville; Jul e
Royd, Jonathan Creek; Spauldon
Underwood, Waynesville; Alden
Davis, White Oak; Walker Brown,
Pigeon; Guy Fulbright, Waynes
villelli F. ('. Green, Fines Creek;
Marion Messer, Jonathan Creek;
Vinson W. Davis, Crabtree; Mark
Ferguson, Fines Creek.
Carl Bryson. Iron Duff ; Ira Mar
cus, Waynesville; J. Estus Arring
ton, Waynesville; Thad N. Howell,
Tvy Hill; Cleveland Medford,
rVahtree: Chas. W. Woody, Cecil;
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W. C. Russ Named
W. Curtis Russ, editor of The
Mountaineer, has been named Com
munity Service membeito the local
War Price and Rationing board of
the Waynesville area.
The appointment was made by the
three numbers of the board, Joe
Rose, chairman, R. N. Barber, Jr.,
and Dill J. Howell.
This newly appointed member of
the board shall be responsible for
providing the community with ac
curate information on the programs
and policies of the office of Price
Mr. Russ will be expected to pre
pare each week an informative re
port covering the activities of the
board. The report shall be availa
ble to the public at the board offices
and shall be submitted to such chan
nels of publicity as the board ma;
direct. He will act as chairman of a
community servi committee of
three or more persons to assist in
carrying out the community service
He will also serve as the local
representative of the state OPA
Havwood Legislators Receive Many
Important Committee Assignments
was formerly em-
JeQ Ao iitci ly em-
'use. wtlon opposite the court
iwdtal'yI Ashe of Franklin,
'toJT re with
Members of the North Carolina
Assembly representing Haywood
received some outstanding com
mittee appointments in both the
senate and house.
Senator J. T. Bailey was named
,to 13 committees, and is chairman
'of the committee on Mining. Sen
ator E.. L. McKee is chairman of
the committee of Public Welfare,
and a member of 12 committees.
Representative Glenn C. Palmer
is'a member of 13 committees, in
cluding finance, education and
roads, three of the most important
committees of the house.
Senator Bailey is listed as a
member of the following commit
tees: finance, public roads, conser
vation and development, Caswell
Training School, claims, commer
cial .sheries, distribution of gov
ernor's message, immigration, in
stitutions for blind, journal, li
Representative Palmer is a mem
ber of committees on: agriculture,
banks and banking, conservation
and development, education, elec
tions and election laws, finance,
chairman of institutions for deaf,
manufacturing and labor, penal in
stitutions, public welfare, unem
ployment compensation, roads, and
Senator E. L. McKee, of Sylya,
ia on the committees of: appropria
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To Relief And
Boy Scout Work
The Rotary Club went all out
out for charity and Boy Scout
work Friday, and made a sizeable
contribution to both causes.
The members had a meal of
soup and pie, with the regular
dues going to Rotary relief. Dur
ing a few minutes, the secretary,
M. R. Williamson, auctioned off
apples to the individual members
for $4.80. The apples were brought
by Charlie Ray and intended as
a supplement to the meal and as
a gift from Mr. Ray. The treasurer
mailed a check for $42.80.
Rev. S. R. Crockett, pastor of
the Hazelwood Presbyterian church,
told of his experiences with boys
in this community and others. He
impressed the club that the best
community investment is in young
The club donated $100 to the
Boy Scout camp near Lake Logan.
Individual members said they were
giving large donations to the fund,
which will be used in constructing
and enlarging the Daniel Boone
Any motorist who violates the
OPA regulation against pleasure
driving may have his ration book
revoked by the local rationing
board, Chairman Joe Rose, of the
Waynesville War Price and Ra
tioning Board, said yesterday m
urging the public in this vicinity to
refrain from pleasure driving.
Chairman Rose's statement was
made jointly with L. W. Driscoll
of Charlotte, district OPA mana
ger, following receipt of informa
tion from Washington pointing to
the gravity of the fuel oil short
age on the Eastern Seaboard.
"We join Washington," the offi
cials said, in calling upon all pa
triotic Am ricans to refrain from
using gasoline lor any purpose
other than the most essential ne
cessities. "The gasoline which is saved
here is badly needed to further the
war effort in North Africa and over
"This is in no way to be termed
a threat but is merely to emphasize
the necessity of eliminating all
pleasure dr'ving. Any unauthoriz
ed driving may result in revocation
of a motorist's gas ration.
"We helteve the great majority of
the public will adhere strictly to
the spirit of the new regulations.
Agencies of the law will see that
what few persons are not conscien
tiously cooperating will be proper
"As the war progresses rationing
is becoming mare and more neces
sary and wj'llSsult in still more
inconvenience to the public. It is
only through the strictest coopera
tion by the public that those nec
essary measures can be enforced
and will aid to the fullest in short
ening the war."
Among questions raised is wheth-
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During 1943, Haywood farmers
are being asked to increase pro
duction over 1942 levels of the following.;
12 More Meat
Cattle sheep hogs.
11 More Milk
and other dairy products.
28 More Poultry
7 More Eggs
This is 14 over goal of 1942.
Draft Board Issues
18-19 Year Olds
Registrants IS or 1!) years of
age, who are pursuing a course
of study at a high school or simi
lar institution of learning, will be
called for examination and classi
fied. If found available for mili
tary service they will be ordered
to report for induction in ac
cordance with their order numbers
and in the same manner as other
Such registrants shall, upon his
request in writing, have his induc
tion postponed until the end of
the academic school year, provided
that prior to the date of his sched
uled induction, he shall have enter
ed upon the second half of the
academic year of the school, it was
learned from the draft board.
A "high school or similar in
stitution of learning" is defined as
any institution covering the course
of study of the usual high school
level work, and does not apply, to
to elementary or college level work.
It is requested by the local board
lhaV nil registrants coming under
the above described group who
desire postponement of induction,
if they have not already filed the
request essential to effect such ac
tion by the board, do so immediate
ly upon receipt of their order to
report for induction.
C. J. Reece Spending
Week In New York
C. J. Reece left Sunday for New
York, where he will spend a week
buying merchandise for Massie
Joe Rose Named
Joe Rose, retired radio executive,
was namrd ;is a director of the First
National Hank here Monday morn
ing at the 41st annual stockhold
er's meeting of the institution. A
resolution was introduced to in
crease the board membership from
seven to eight.
The report of the year as given
by J. H. Woody.president, was gra
tifying. The board of directors is compos
ed of; J. R. Boyd, J. H. Woody, J.
H. Way, Jr., L. N. Davis, Glenn
Palmer, J. E. Massie, J. W. Ray
and Mr. Rose.
C. Of C. Directors
Will Meet Friday
Afternoon At 5
The new board of directors of
the Chamber of Commerce will
meet Friday afternoon at five and
name a president and other offi
cers for the coming year.
A joint meeting was held last
night by the 1942 board and those
recently elected to serve in 1943.
Paul Davis, president for 1942,
named a nominating committee to
report on Friday afternoon.
Meet Here Friday
To Get Details
Leaders Feel Confident
Haywood Farmers Will
Attain Quotas Set For ;
Haywood farmers will make in
itial plans for attaining 1943 farm
production goals as requested by
Uncle Sam, as they meet here Fri
day at ten o'clock for an all-day
meeting. The court room of the
court house will be used.
All AAA Committeemen and al
ternates have been notified to be
here, and all other interested in the
program which is so vital to the
war effort at this time. The morn
ing session will be devoted to a
detailed discussion of the program,
with Howard Clapp, county agent,
presiding. The afternoon, session
will convene at two o'clock with J.
11. Enloe, district AAA field, offl
cer in charge, and explaining the
mechanics of carrying out the pro
gram. A house-to-house canvass will be
made by the committeemen and
vital information relative to the
program will be given, and also a
check-up made of each farm. The
first thing will be explanation of
the greater production plan. Second,
farm manpower. Third will be
checking on machinery needs, cred
it needsj and scrap available.
The County war board met Tues
day to work out details for the
meeting Friday. In general, opti
mism prevails among the farm lead
ers that Haywood will reach the
1943 quotas. The war board is com
posed of Glenn A Boyd, represent
ing AAA, Yates Bailey, of Farm
Security, C. B. McCrary, of REA,
Howard Clapp of the state exten
sion department, and Jarvis Alli
son of the farm credit bureau. Th
associate members are Mrs. Doyle
Alley of the Employment Service,
an--fa Aa-yMcLain of the state vo
Mr. Clapp said yesterday it was
his opinion that there is plenty of
farm labor in Haywood if you can
get it to work.
"Haywood will reach the goals,
but it will take lots of hard work
and careful planning. The atti
tude of the farmers shows they are
wining and will do their nart. Thev
consider their farms a vital war
production plant, and they will do
everything possible to reach the
quotas," Mr. Clapp said.
"It is necessary that all agri
culture be fully mobilized in order
to get maximum production in
194,'i. We can't produce too much
of the things we need. The Job is
to produce the right amount of
the right things in the right places."
said Claude R. Wickard, secretary
Mrs. Paul Davis and children
have returned home after spend
ing several days with relatives in
Motorists Of Haywood Cooperating
Following Ban On Pleasure Driving
Miss Betty Plott has returned to
Newark, N. J., after spending the
holidays here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James R. Plott, at their
home in Maggie. Miss Plott holds
a "position with the Western Elec
tric Company of Newark. -
Haywood motorists have cooper
ated almost 100 percent with the
recent ruling which put a ban on
pleasure driving, according to Pa
trolmen O. R. Roberts.
The license numbers of five or
six taxis have been' reported for
violation, but Mr. Roberts said that
most of them had not fully under
stood the restrictions. Since com
plete information has been receiv
ed, all taxis have cooperated very
nicely, he reported.
Patrons of a square dance in
Hazelwood found walking was
crowded Saturday night after the
dance. Most of them had gone in
taxis, and between that time and
the time the dance was over, the
patrolmen had received orders
which prohibited taxis carrying
persons to and from dances. Many
dancers walked home, and some had
long distances to go. One large
group from Canton are reported to
have waited for the two o'clock bus.
Mr. Roberts said he drove from
Hazelwood to Clyde at three o'clock
Sunday afternoon and met one car
;a taxi. On the return trip he
met one car the same taxi.
Citizens were checking with
themselves twice before using their
cars, and many who were In doubt
called police or the rationing board
to get permission or an official
Warnings were given several mo-
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The Haywood farm rntinnlno
board is now in operation, and is
urging all farmers who will iip1
farm machinery, either new or re
pairs, tnat are on the rationed list,
to make application at once.
J he committee is anxious to list
any farm maehintrv which l fr,-
sale that can be used this year. Due
to the shortages of some machines
the second-hand machines can do
the job just as well, it was pointed
Miss Hilda Jamea i
,w u.x.A.VUJ vA
the board, and has quarters in the
countyageni'somce. The board
composed of Glenn A Rnvit r
Westmoreland and Robert Boone.
Hilary Crawford Will Be
On National Radio Hook
up Saturday Night 9:15
Hilary H. Crawford, a native of
Waynesville, will be heard over
many stations of the Columbia
Broadcasting System Saturday
night at 9:15, local time, on the
Intra-American Forum. The pro
gram will originate from station
Mr. Crawford is a prominent at
torney of San Franei sen an iaa
appeared several times on national
In the Saturday night broadcast,
Mr. Crawford will aonear wttfc
representative of Honduras.
Mr. Crawford is a son of Mrs. W.
T. Crawford and the late Congress,
man W. T. Crawford.
Mr. and Mm. VrA v--i '
Johnspn City, Tenn., spent Thurs-
uay in waynesviue on business.
Mr. Tearout was former manager
of the Pet Dairy Products Com
pany here. ; '...':; J-,--,v--