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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
fifiWTH YEAR NO. 3, 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Stern Warning Given
onsumers Of Fuel
Ml By Board Here
Board Charges Consumers
Have bused Liberal Reg
ulations Of First Period.
e nil rnnsumers of
Scores oi lua - - .
. I their
district Siaim , ------
nd certincates cueu m
oil rationing Doara
dealers m tickets
tober first
riod during
the fue.
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fue Oil puicim" v.,w.
rnd Jjecemoer ia,
hich registration
f nn.Hna art1 POf.
J issuance 01 " ,
Ltes were made. The fuel oil
ard in session nere muuuajr
the stern warning.
Several dealers have turned in-
the board long lists oi names
persons owing them stamps. One
burner owcu ""'i'
Xk board warned that the abuse
the liberal ruling made wnen
i oil became a rationed item,
Ut that no dealer could now
any fuel oil out until ticsets
re collected for the full amount.
, ..r in.4-:..
ls a possiDimy ui a uih
ie bord also warned that the
nation was os acute that there
rallonage quota for the dis-
ct, unless consumers turned in
kets they owe dealers at once.
Each person who bought fuel
between October first and De
btor 15, and still owes the deal-
tickets, is listed on the deun-
M roll, and their future allot-
bnt of stamps can be held up,
id all present stamps recalled
Jess settlement is promptly
LAIl dealers have been notified by
1 board of the conditions, and
krned against continuing the
pctice allowed in the fall while
fc stamps and certificates were
ng issued to consumers. Deal-
i cannot replenish their stocks
less they have adequate tickets
cow the tn'.v pdrchaiS. : -
jFuel oil uecanie a rationed item
October first, and in order that
azens continued to get oil, the
tiers were allowed to sell oil
all persons who pledged them-
ives to turn in a ticket for every
lion as soon as the tickets were
ued. Tk- failure on tha nart
many consumers to keep this
wise has brought about the con
ion termed by the board as
The board has mailed stamps to
persons making aDDlicar.inn for
Pi Oil, yet a numher hnvo runnri--
they have not received the
raps, lhe board warned that
P person with the same name, or
any other reason, received
Imps which were not intended for
, that the stamps should be
led over to the rationing of
1 t once, as there is a severe
""ijr ior persons convicted of
"g stamps for which thev did
"Me application,
ny person making application
stamps, and have not as yet
lved them. shnnU ., v, :..
?et the matter straightened
ana not borrow stamps,
llat is a dangerous practice.
Re-elected Speaker
Speaker of the House Sam Ray
burn, 61, of Texas, U ihown ai he
appeared when he opened the
Eons of Representative for the
eventy-eightb Congress, after ha
waa re-elected Speaker. Be re
ceived 217 votes to 206 for Repre
tentative Joieph W. Martin, Jr.
(Central Prttt)
'42 Postal Receipts
Show 5 Thousand
Increase Over 1941
The receipts of the local post
office for 1942 were $5,123.25 more
than the year before, it was learn
ed from J. Harden Howell, post
master. The receipts for 1942 were $37,
365.63, as compared to $32,242.38
for 1941.
The last quarter of 1942, includ
ing the months of October, No
vember and December, amounted to
$11,500.95 in 1942, while in 1941
they were $8,977.42.
The reason for this is attributed
to the fact that there is more
money in the community and the
people are using the mails more
than in the past.
eece Back From
Buying Trip
J. Heece, owner of Massie's
mm St"'. is back after
d'nR nm,. timc in New York
merchandise for his firm,
SeS Dpnu.-t r..
Pm.;. win-in, store,
wiy ni' u-o I-...- , . .. ..
uch h; v Reece worked
an(i covcrol
f'e there
A..'"t f the meran; T
i- I tlei ( liefnrn T L 1 1.
York buying of
the largest firms
hemic N
ews Of
Recent rulinga of the
il ward will k
P.1) of this new.
eek and every week.
accunt is tAte
fle rationing board, and
benefit '
Reservists Will
Leave Tomorrow
Seventy-two reservists of the
January quota under the selective
service system are scheduled to
leave town tomorrow for Fort
Jackson, after spending a week's
furlough at home.
The men are asked to report at
8 o'clock to the office of. the draft
board iri the c jrt house for final
They will be the guests of direst
George at the W. W. N. C. Cafe
for coffee. Doughnuts will also
be served as the courtesy of Mr.
and Mrs. Robt. Pearce of the Way
nesville Bakery.
A committee from the Woman's
Club will distribute cigarettes to
the men as they board the busses.
Carl PuMiff and Raymond R.
Fi.nvlin will serve as acting cor
porals on the trip to Fort Jack
Those leaving include: Joseph D.
Calhoun, James E. Inman, John
T. Cagle, Wilee McGaha, Paul
Hedrick, Frank . Head, Charlie A.
McPeak, Mamuel L. Mills, I. C.
Sutton, Jerry W. McElroy, Fel
bert Revis, James W. Franklin,
Euzelle Robinson, James R. Hicks,
Amos Rich, James L. Rathbone,
Wilburn P. Caldwell, David J.
William W. Stephens, James B.
Robinson, Joseph D. Hyatt, Rob
ert E. Lee, Albert L. Phillips, Jack
Ray, Ralph F. Hannah, Walter
N. West, Charles B. Medford, Her
bert W. Burnette, Jr., Clifford L.
Presnell, Berlin C. Haynes, Clyde
L. Stamey, Low Parton, Bonner
F. Rabb, James E. Frady, Charles
R. Davis, Wilson C. Medford.
John L. Head, Jr., James E.
Harrell, Hardin L. Price, Raymond
L. Setzer, Lloyd H. Stevenson, Os
car O. Moore, Dewey bnuth, lhur-
man J. Sanford, Robert M. Hall.
Jr., Ralph Dotson, Lee M. Han
nah, Richard R. Shoaf, Charles A.
S. Hartsell, William E. Crawford.
Robert E. Norris, Robert D.
Lowe, Howard J. Truitt, Oscar
Howell, Ranson V. Ford, Tr., Mar
vin H. Parton, Homer L. Brown,
Harry W. Rabb, Phillip H. Queen,
Hugh B. Smith, James H. Mit
chell, William C. Davis. William
Duekett. J. T. Rich. Charles L.
Dotson, Lloyd T. Derrick, Stanley
C. Henry, David F. Smith, Sam
uel Q. Burnett, and Ernest B.
First Aid Classes
Organized This
Week, Still Open
A Red Cross first aid class
being organized and taught by Joe
Davis. This is the second class
instructed by Mr. Davis. The
class will meet on each Tuesday
and Thursday evenings in the
court room at the court house at
7:30 o'clock.
The class had their first lesson
on Tuesday night, but will be open
to new members who wish to take
the course through Thursday eve
ning. Among those who attended the
first class were the following: John
L. Edwards, W. M. Gaddy, Fred
Marcus, Dewey Stovall, Robert
Lee Brown, Milton Brown, Chas.
T. Painter, Ira Marcus, Floyd
Mehaffey, David F. Underwood,
Jr., and J. W. West.
Quits Red Cross
Classification Cards
Must Be Carried
By Men From 18-38
All men in the state of North
Carolina between, the ages of 18
and 19 who have been subject to
selective service regulations for as
long as six months and who do not
have their classification cards, are
advised to communicate with their
selective service board at once, it
was announced this week by the
local board.
On and after February 1, any
one in this age group who does
not have in his personal possession
his classification card as well as
his certificate of registration card
is liable to fine or imprisonment,
or both.
Registrants in the 46 to 65 year
old group are not affected by this
order. Nevertheless in the present
emergency no man regardless of
age will be alowed to avoid military
responsibility merely because of
failure to keep his local board ad
vised of his whereabouts.
Local Girl Takes NYA
Training, With Signal
Corps Fort Mommouth
Miss Margaret Frances Shoaf,
of Wanesville, who has recently
completed a course in the radio
shop of the Asheville NYA War
Production Training Project, has
been placed in a war industry. She
is with the Signal Corps at Fort
Mommouth, N. J.
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H. G. HAMMETT resigned yes
terday as chairman of the Hay
wood Chapter of the Red Cross,
because of pressure of increased
duties as pastor of the First Bap
tist church.
Hammett Resigns
As Chairman Of
Red Cross Here
L. N. Davis Named Tempor
ary Chairman; Lot Of
Work Being Done By Or
ganization Here.
II. G. Hammett has resigned as
chairman of the Haywood Chapter
of the Red Cross, a post he has
efficiently filled since May, 1941.
L. N. Davis, chairman of the
executive committee, will serve as
temporary chairman, it hus been
In turning in his resignation,
which became effective today, Mr.
Hammett stated that the pressure
of his work as pastor of the First
Baptist church was demanding his
entire time. .
Mr. Hammett is devoting much
of his time in keeping in touch,
and advising with the 60 men of
his congregation who arp now in
the armed forces. The increase in
church membership has also added
to his work and necessitated more
"I love Red Cross work. It is
something that is very close to my
heart, and I have enjoyed the work
and the splendid cooperation given
me and others during the past 20
months. I believe there is some
one who can devote more time to
it than I find is possible for me
right now," he said.
All department of the Red
Cross have been active during the
past year or so, and there is much
interest in the various phases of
work that are being undertaken.
Tax Collections
Are Best Ever
Made In County
"Haywood county folks are cer
tainly paying their taxes this year.
The collections so far have been
the best ever made at any time
in the history of the county,"
said Earl Ferguosn, county tax
collector, yesterday.
"They seem to want to get rid
of them. One thing they want
to pay them while they have the
money. It is the same case in
every township in the county.
While there is plenty of money
they want to get out of debt as
much as they can," he continued.
"At least 95 per cent of the
1941 taxes are all paid, which to
tals around $300,000. This is the
best record ever made in Hay
wood," said Mr. Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson predicted that col
lections during the months of Jan
uary and February will reach a
high mark.
63 Furs Shipped
From Haywood Fur
Farm Yesterday
Ned Moody shipped 63 valuable
furs to the New York fur auc
tion market yesterday, for the
first shipment of the season. Mr.
Moody is a professional handler
of fur bearing animals, and oper
ates a farm and raises mink,
foxes, beavers and fitch.
In the shipment yesterday were
60 mink and three silver fox. The
beaver pelts will be shipped later.
Mr. Moody plans to keep 40
mink breeders for next year, and
anticipated raising about 125 for
the 1944 market. He has retained
cijjpht silver foxes as breeders.
In addition to the pelts shipped
to New York, Mr. Moody sent
one each to a western furrier to
have a neck piece made.
Furniture Men Attend
Market In High Point
N. W. Garrett and John W. Boyd
attended the furniture market in
High Point this week, returning
Tuesday night. Both went as buy
ers for their respective firms.
J. C. Jennings, general manager
of Belk-Hudson Company, plans to
return Friday, after spending seve
ral days in Orangeburg on business
for the firm.
7 Haywood Men
Enrolled At
Wake Forest
Seven Haywood county students
are enrolled this session at Wake
Forest College. Names of the
students and that of their parents,
in parenthesis, follow by towns:
Canton - Frances McClain By
ers, Jr. ( F. M. Byerg), Walter C.
Clark (T. A. (lark), Don Hipps
(S. E. Hipps), Larry L. Williams
(F. R. Williams), Charles Rhae
Willis ( E. C. Willis).
From other areas Bruce fiuiloy
Grown (('. K. Brown) Clyde; and
Eston R. Caldwell, of Waynes
ville. The students are well represent
ed in campus activities. Clark is
an end on the varsity football
team. Hipps is a blocking back
on the varsity football team. Wil
liams is a member of the Inter
national Relations Club, a mem
ber of the varsity debate squad,
and was elected speaker of the
House of Representatives in the
North Carolina Student Legisla
tive Assembly this year. Brown
is a senior in law school and a
member of the varsity debate
Caldwell is enrolled at the Bow
man Gray School of Medicine of
Wake Forest College in Winston-Salem.
3 Soldiers Arrested
For Assault On Taxi
Driver, Car Returned
Wins Flying Cross
Ml. Gen. fames R. Doolittle, U. S.
alrforee oommander on the Tuni
sian front, pinned the Distinguished
Flyin Cross en Lieut Col. Elliot
Roosevelt (above), son of the Presi
dent, "for heroism and extraordi
tarjr achievement while participate
ing in aerial flights."
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Haywood Farmers Complete Plans For
Increasing Food Production In 1943
Taxi Operators
Increase Fares
Outside City Limits
The taxi operators of Waynes
ville are making a change in their
rates today, as will be seen in an
advertisement elsewhere in the
They will make an extra charge
for service outside of Waynesville
city limits which will be based on
mileage. The rates are included
in the advertisement.
The rate of 35 cents will remain
the same in town. -
Mrs. Greek WaddelL pf Asheville,
is spending the week here with Mr.
and Mrs. L. C Waddell.
'Tliis work of education of the
farmers 1" the need or increasing
jfood production in 1943 rests on
jthe shoulders of the AAA commit
teemen, for tne past six years
it has b;en their job to explain to
the farmers in the communities the
work of the AAA," said J. H.
Enloe, district AAA field officer, at
a meeting here Friday.
, The purpose of the all-day meet
ing was to complete plans ior me
crop production goal for 1943,
which will be 14 per cent higher
than that of 1942. Howard Clapp,
county farm agent, presided.
A maiority of the AAA 121
committeemen, which included the
county officers and community
members, were present for both
the morning and afternoon ses
Mr. Clapp outlined the object of
the meeting, stressing the lact that
during the year all men of mili
tary age would be under the con
trol of the government.
"They will either have to work
or fieht. Farm labor problems
are national problems and 1 feel
that the farmer will get his labor
troubles adjusted," said Mr, Clapp.
"The labor problem is not acute
in Haywood county, but the time
may come when we will have to
exchange labor and farm machin
ery. We will be faced with a prob-
Former Resident
Sends Home To Buy
Government Bonds
"Please put me down for
$500 for a government bond.
I will send you check as soon
as I- can get it from the sav
ings bank," wrote Dr. Eugene
Gudger to Jonathan Woody,
president of the First National
Bank, last week.
Dr. Gudger stated if "it
would help Haywood's quota"
he wanted to buy his bonds in
his home town.
Dr. Gudger, assistant cura
tor of the American Museum
of Natural History, New York
City,-is one of the county's
most distinguished sons, and
has gained national and inter
national recognition in the
field of science.
Ilem of inadequate equipment and
we will to help each other.
"Our goal starts with th- indi
vidual in the home garden, for that
home garden will have to produce
sufficient food of its kind for that
family. We must all feel that we
belong to one big industry and
that as a unit we must take on our
J. Yates Bailey, Haywood county
rarm Security supervisor, explain
ed how his office is nrenared to
make loans to the farmers for in
creasing their production. He also
pointed out that labor might be
brought from other sections if the
time came when it was needed in
Haywood county.
Mrs. Edith P. Alley, manager of
the local U. S. employment of
fice, told how her office was work
ing in cooperation with the various
government agencies in recruiting
and supplyig all types of farm la
bor. She also pointed out that
at present local labor was avail
able to meet the necessary needs.
She explained the present methods
of filling labor orders locally and
outside of this area.
Mrs. Alley urged the farmers
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Victory Book Drive
For Army, Navy
Gets Underway
The Victory Book Campaign to
collect, sort and send books to the
armv and navy centers started in
Western North Carolina on Mon
thly and will last through Janu
ary 30th, according to those in
charge. Fred Doutt, of Canton, is
serving as county chairman.
Miss Mary Mock is serving as
chairman for the Waynesville, Ha
zelwood and Lake Junaluska areas.
Miss Mock has serving on her
committee the - following: Miss
Mary Medford, .1. Clay Madison,
Miss Nancy Killian, and Mrs.
John Sinatlu'is, Jr.
Plans are to make a house to
house canvass of the communities.
The committee will be assisted by
the Girl Scout, the Dorcas Bell
Lrfve Lnapier, and other civic
groups are being contacted.
The Waynesville public library
will serve as a depository for the
books. The Asheville Citizen-Times
which is sponsoring the drive in
Western North Carolina, will col
lect the books from the various
sections in the area and take them
to the general campaign depot in
the Citizen-Times building.
The first contribution to the lo
cal drive was made by Miss Marian
Boggs, according to Miss Mock,
local chairman.
Quality as well as quantity is be
ing stressed in the campaign. The
emphasis is on quality. Books
that owners would like to keep
are the ones to be donated. Each
donor is asked to take the same
(are in the selection of the trift
that they would give to an indi
vidual personal gift.
Books asked, include the best
seller--, recent books of science, ex
ploration in various fields, eco- I
nomic trends, political activities,
modern adventures, mystery thrill
ers, timely light fiction and may
be behind the scenes stories grow
ing out of the war.
Soldiers Who Are Said To
Have Assaulted Buckner
To Be Brought To Jail
Three soldiers who are alledged
to have assaulted Leo Buckner,
local taxi driver, and took his car
a week ago, are scheduled to be
brought to the Haywood jail by
members of the sheriff's depart
ment today from Shelby, where the
trio were arrested yesterday.
Haywood officers left late last
night for Shelby to get the three
men, and the Plymouth car, which
officers said was the taxi Buckner
was operating on the night of the
The sheriff's department last
night named the soldiers that were
being held in Shelby for them as:
Ralph Jenkins, formerly of Iron
Duff, Earl Scates, of Haselwood,
and Horace Bridges, of Forest City.
Sheriff R. V. Welch notified the
sheriff of Cleveland County of the
theft of the car and assault on
Buckner. The sheriff there watch
ed for the three men and nabbed
the nien there, together with the
Bridges' home was given as For
est City. Bridges and Jenkins are
from Camp Gordon, near Augusta,
and Scates from Fort Jackson, offi
cers learned.
The alledged assault took place
about 9:30 on the night of the 12th,
when the three soldiers hired the
taxi to take them to Jonathan
Creek. Upon arrival near a point
near the Rock Hill school, the men
ordered the taxi stop so they could
examine a name on a mail box.
When Buckner stopped, he said one
of the men in the back seat hit him
over the head with an iron pipe.
He was knocked unconscious. Then,
he said, one of them tried to get
his pockethook, but he came to him
self and kicked the assailant away,
The three drove away in the car.
The car was traced the next day
to Cosby, Tenn.
Buckner was brought to town,
and he told officers he knew the
two Haywood men and named them
that night.
Buckner was able to return to
work, although his wounds on the
side of the head were painful.
22 Enrolled In
Defense Classes
At Bethel School
Twenty-two men, women and
boys have enrolled in the defense
class in farm machinery repair
which began at Bethel Monday
night. The course is being held
in the vocational shop and is being
taugh tby George Stamey and su
pervised by I. A. McLain.
The class will meet four nights
a week, Monday through Thurs
day and will run for two three
week periods. The expenses of
the course are being paid by the
Federal Government.
Some of the boys who are eg.
pecially interested in mechanics
will devote most of their time to
study and work on trucks, tractors.
gas engines and other motors. The
repair of motors and various farm
machinery is under way.
farmers of the community who
re interested in eettinir their ma
chinery in good repair for sum
mer should contact Mr. Stamey or
Mr. McLain.
C. Of C. Board
Will Name New
Officers Friday
The board of directors of the
Chamber of Commerce will meet
Friday at 5 o'clock at the Build
ing and Loan office and elect of
ficers for the coming year. The
president, vice president and trea
surer wil lbe elected Friday.
The 1943 board is composed of:
W. A. Bradley, Charlie Woodard,
J. R. Morgan, Mrs. J. M. Long,
Charlie Ray, Guy Massie, Clayton
Walker, Bill Prevost. C. A. Georms.
Howard Clapp, R. B. Davenport,
ana raui uavls, who served as
president last year.
Lester Burgin, Jr., student at
Mars Bill College, spent the week
end here with his arents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Burgin.
Allen's Creek
Baptists Pay
Off Their Debt
The congregation of the Allen's
Creek Baptist church held a spe
cial services last Sunday after
noon, commemorating the paying
of the debt on the parsonage and
Sunday school rooms. The deed
of trust and notes were burned
during the service.
The dedication program was in
charge of Rev. C. L. Allen, and
the sermon was preached by Rev.
H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
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