Fhe Waynesville Mountaineer
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 10 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Co untie
OF OFFICE MUD)
04 Men Leave Today For Camp Croft
I I. A. into Ic 1 I '. : :
fr. -i U
ht. I l,:e
arch Quota Is
ie Of Largest
nt From Here
, Draftees and 19 Volun
" xioLn TTn Roll
'oday To (.et
,, ..i. 'I four men, muk
M ,., !i (juntii under the
n , - ste-m are scheel
. , , : , i'ii vin the Way
i,,., ruing. The
, ,.inrt at 7::Sll
.1.. .'l'ice for final
,. ..tory to taking
. .. . i i "ft for pltysi-
., I ' volunteers
( ,.! ,i..-cili Rhymer,
i i , n, Thomas Cal
i i , 1 1 i i liryant Mc
Ki i r l!oone, Sam
; ..ver Ilogan Full-
J. ',:. I rison.
' ! ; ii Fowler, Krnest
in- Wallae-e Burnette,
i I i ,it herwood, Jack-.Uim-s
Hay Caddis, Jack
I. Kugi-no Carswell,
-: Wilson, and Rob
i: ' hapman,
i il,;i. il to leave: Stan-
II. ill. 1 1 1 ansferred to
ii - 'I rny ( 'arver, Wal
Ihat:.' Walter Lee
i Jenkins, Raymond
r i -. John Jackson
' i I. uaii Kdwards,
. ' . !!"lnnsoTi, Frank
U liliam Teague
I. 'ilieii Robinson,
Red Cross Quota Of $4,000 In Sight
!' K A K 1. K AT 11 K It
is now pastor of two
in Gastonia. He assiim-
new duties last Sunday, j raid
He was formerly pastor at the
Ilazclwooel Baptist church.
Rev. Frank Leatherwood began
his pastorial duties of the Alexis
and Hardin Baptist churches at
(Iastonia last Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Leatherwood has been
pastor of the lla.eBvoml Bap' is:
church for 1 he past 11 ninnl lis, and
tendered his resignation en Feb
ruarv Jth. He will niov-' his
l . ither Pruett, family to Cast-mia at the- end of
Owens, Med- the present school term.
Kenneth Karl I Mr Leatherwood is a native of
i dun Wiggins tv,;.. ,.i i,., i.,, .,,.t
identified with the Haywood Bap
tist Association for the past Hi
years. He served tour years as approaching
secretary or tne association, anil
was moderator for seven years.
From April, V.K9 to December,
1941, he was the1 missionary of the
association working with the Bap
tist churches of the county.
d to N'ew- Jer
& . I . .
aril ii. mill-.
!ia.-tu HhiIj Crawford. Char-
J"ih Justice. Ted Harerove
.lame- Oliver Carver.
y l!uhai, Woodard, Wade
t'f. lain,- Robert Fie, Louis
'tllfi. Kavnuinil JTonrr irimoi
rs. John Hiown. Walter Ever.
'Sutton. William Rnrann Vr-ai.
Jr., Ischiiiill, Ralnh Beniamin
pester (school . Robert. Km.
(Continued on page 12) i
dest iMember Of
n Aiken, S. C, on
"f Waynesville, re
' r family the eldest
' dvinir generations.
;u" ereat great
i ' - v re held in
f na val home, with
--or of the Aiken
' "fficiating, after
"as brought here
' th? Schulhofer
' ' Baptist church,
f the rites at the
-a. i hearers were: R.
u"d Grahl, Noble
'-'1 Bovd. CravAar,
(CfitMi . 1 1 Lne nowers
on page 7)
'foe To People
ndinff In News . .
ach wetk we rpfciwo v,o
f news tVint ni u
if the writers would
t, an that we would pub-
lhe name of tho .;t-
Fete news can be print-
"J the facts, and then at
"""on s m xr.
o-. j uui name.
Arthur Hyatt In
Injury In Maryland
Arthur Hyatt, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. A. Hyatt, is a patient in
the Providence Hospital in Wash
ington, I). C, where he is receiv
ing treatment for injuries suffer
ed in a recent accident which oc
curred in La Plata, Md., where he
is now located.
Mr. Hyatt holds a position with
the Wiley and Wilson Construc
tion Company in La Plata, Md.,
and was on a field making a sur
vey when a truck hacked into him
and seriously injured his riant
Miss Elizabeth Francis
Becomes Home Agent
Of Lincoln County
Miss Elizabeth Francis, of Way
nesville1, who has been serving as
assistant county home demonstra
tion agent in Iredell county, with
headquarters in Statesville, has re-'
cently received a promotion. She
is now home demonstration agent
for Lincoln county and is residing
Miss Francis is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. ("has. C. Francis, of
Francis Cove. She received her
education in the local schools and
is a graduate of the Waynesville
township high school, and of the
Woman's College of the University
of North Carolina, where she ma
jored in home economics.
To Have A
Practice Hlackout To Inau
gurate New Kules; Will He
Staged Tuesday N'iijht.
There will be a practice black
out in the Asheville district, of
which Waynesville is a part, on
Tu sday night, the 1 tit h , it was
earned here this week from W. B.
Provost, Haywood County coordi
nator of Civilian Defense.
Air raids will not be scheduled,
and since practice blackouts are
to pr, pare the public for an actual
if it should develop, practice
blackouts should he called without
warning, Mr. Prevost pointed out.
IHie to a misunderstanding of
signals in me first practice, black
outs using the new signals, the
schedule of th blackout to be held
on Tuesday, the liith, is being an
nounced in advance to help every
one to become t liorouehly familiar
with the signal system, Mr. Pre
vost stal d.
The limes, signals and what is
expectcil of the public and citizens
defense corps iii this practice black
out are, according to Mr. Prevost,
At -V ir. th.- y !!..w signal will be j
e.ien. Th:- is ii .( received by the!
public. In,' by t i.e Defense airps I
and s! rat egic in-! illat ions. It is I
L'lVen by telephone.
A: s:".(l t ie bin signal will be j
given. Tins is sounded by the pub- i
lie audible alarm in a steady tone.!
Ii means that enemy planes are
ind all lights except
those specifically exempted must
be extinguished. Traffic continues
with lights dimmed. Pedestrians
keep moving to destination or
shelter. Workers remain on jobs.
Defense Corps members take their
At 9:00 o'clock, the red signal
will be given. This means that
planes are overhead. It is sounded
by the public audible signal in a
quavering or intermittent note. All
lights must be blacked out except
those authorized as emergency
lights. Traffic stops, and all ex-
(Continued on page 7)
Rural Areas Are
Chairman R. Williamson
Pleased With Progress Of
Campaign In This Chapter.
Girl Scouts Will
Observe Girl Scout
Week From 12-18
Funeral services were held at
the First Methodist church at 3
o'clock Monday afternoon for
Woodson B. Jones, 43, who died at
his home at 10 a. in. Sunday. The
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor, offi
ciated. Burial was in Grecnhill
cemete ry .
Serving as active pallbearers
were the following: Graydcn Fer
guson, J. C. Patrick, M. G. Stamey,
j Jonathan Woody, R. L. Coin, W. A.
local troop of Girl Scouts, ' Bradley, C. J. Reece, and Carleton
membership of 49 girls E. Weatherby.
making up four patrols, will ob- Honorary pallbearers were; Hugh
se rve Girl Scout Week here1 begin- ' Massie, J. M. Long, C. M. Dicus,
nine: the 12lh ami closing the 18th. IDr. Sam St ringfielii, Dr. Thomas
it lias been announced l- the lead- ; .St ringficld, L. .. Davis, Uayton
Shortage Of Newsprint and
Advance In Price. Means
No Delinquent Subscribers.
Tins i-sui' of the Mountain, er is
going into niore homes than any
other ri'gular edition in the ,V.t
yi'ars of publicat ion.
Pressmen are having to work
overtime' to print almost three
thousand copii s of fhe paper. The
clerical force in the circulation de
partment gets little time to rest,
as the' list of siihseTibi'rs e'ont ni
nes to mount higher and higher.
And the poor busiiu-ss office has
a biggiT headache than e'ver, with
lie-wspi-inl harder to get and price's
advani'ing, and the cii emulation ! i -pn
i t mi'iit calling for more' papers.
A strict policy w hich has hi en
in force1 for several years will have'
to even be- tigliteiie'd some now.
Ileri'tofore', the' publishers have
eurrie'd de'limpient subscribers for
thirty days before taking their
names from the list. I lie;i ft r,
the- will not be possible, due to the
shortage' and high cost of news
print, uld the ilen, an, for more
I'nd, I (lies nt colidil iorisi ii ap
pears iniii ae! ii-al and .almost im
'";''",i;"'- possible to eo above the three
The Well, t Sh..,. ( hi poi al ion ' t hutisand mark with eircula! ion.
a- (hi III t u tile 1 la! 11 ' I lies to ; , f 1 i r inn lis I crows ,i t h I'ee t hous
make a eonipleti- report with the 'and names, m will probably mean
l'n;,gust;i .1 aim I ait u ' i eg I inn- wo will ha, lo establish a wail
,.uiy e-oniiiig second. Dayton Rub -ine list aed put on name's as ele'
b i ile'si-i ve-s honorable' imnlion a I 1 1 mi; ue-nt -.iWi hers fail to renew,
this time' for they well the- seeeiiui , IVeiiile- I'dtmir their miner from
carrier buys are em our list ami
are' listeel as paid-up subscribers,
so there' is no need to shift from
jlhe carrier boy to the office mail
ing list to continue getting your
paper-, us long as tne heiys are'
Every subscriber getting their
paper by mail is given 15 days
notice by first class mail before the
I ( i,.ss Win Fund Cam
which was launched tin- III"-1 I
re'h m an effort to secure
5--I.IMMI liom the area served by
'.In I lav wood chapter lias been t he ;
iiol siieci-ssl'ul evil1 at te-iii pt I'd!
here', aeeoidilig to a statement j
made by the Rev. Malcolm R. W ill
iiaiii-oii, chairman of the- war fund
Despite, the- severe cold weather
of last Week tile' Volullti'ir wnlke-ls)
we-nt out ami' in one' we-e-k's time
seviiiee! $.'!,(HI0 eif the' etlieita. Some
of the workers have reporte-d theur
work eompli'te'd. having thoroughly
anvassed their assigned terri
tories, while' others have' lurried in
partial re-ports. A number of the'
rural areas, anil some' of the' In
dustrie's are- yi-t to repeirl. While'
ill contributions cannot be' liste-el
he-re- as they were' re-eeiveal the'
chairman e-alled pa it leula i alti-ii-
ioll to t he Lower Killrs ( 'reek and
Saunook communities whie-h we-i,
the. lirst to e-oiiipleli- and turn in
liii i- a- - ii- iiiiient s from t he rural
i i i ion-. All o I I he reports thus
i'a i i , , i ve d from t hi ru i a I see -
In-1'- haw- lie-en si'leliilid
On State Board
v s j s" i I i
d rv; , k,y4
w 1 1 hi a a 1 , vc n i
ii, i i el, d t,
e Id, I
(o report, however, their ivpeirl
was incomplete at the' time the
(Continued on page 12)
Last Rites Held
For W. B. Jones
er of the- troop, Mrs. ".. C. Wagen
f,ld. Miss Denis Colkitt is serv
ing a- act ing assistant Scout lead
er. Among the features of the an
nual observance win no tne alien
Walker, Dill Howell, Kufus Siler,
W. L. Hardin, Lowry Weaver,
Grover C. Davis, Dr. S. P. Gay,
Felix Stovall, nnel Johnny Fergu
son. Mr. Jones has been residing in
dance of the troop in a body at W aynesville since 190.
the morning worship of the First
A special celebration will take
place in the Girl Scout rooms in
the- Central Elementary school on
Thursday evening, the 18th.
The court of award which was
also scheduled for this week has
be'i-n post polled until the last week
centers in this meeting as the
Curved Bar, the highest rank to
be confe rred on a Girl Scout, and
which has been won locally by only
three girls, will be awarded a
member of the Waynesville troop
Spring Fashion Section Will Be
Featured In Mountaineer Next Week
al section of this news
paper next week will be devoted
to the latest in spring fashions.
This will be the first such section
ever published here.
Actual nhotographs of the lat
est styles will be used, and com
plete descriptive articles win go
into detail for every item of cloth
ing for men, women and children.
Waynesville stores nave siocneu
heavily on the newest of spring
styles, and are prepared to give
the public as wide a range to select
from as many large cities.
Every effort is being made to
make the section complete, and
with the wide use of actual photo
graphs, all indications are that it
will be an interesting section of
next week's newspaper.
He is a
native of Did Rio, Tenn., the son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Jones. He
was a civil engineer and was con
nected with the U. S. Forest Ser
vice for nine years. For the past
year he hs lield a position with
the Chas T. Main Company, of
Mr. Jones received his education
in Weaver College and at Emory
and Henry, Atlanta. He was a
member of the Waynesville Lions
(Continued on page 7)
Men Called In Draft
For April 21st
The local draft office has receiv
ed the second call for colored men
under the selective service sys
tem. The order is for sixteen men
to report to Fort Bragg on April
It was thought that when it was
known that the call had come that
there would be a number of volun
teers in the order. The names
leaving with the group will be an
nounced later, it was learned from
the clerk of the draft board.
David Hill Michal
Elected Vice President
Senior Class At State
Davie! Hill Michal has recently
been elected vice president of the
senior class in aeronautical engin
eering at State College.
Young Michal, who was an out
staneling student at the Bethel high
school, is the son ef Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Michal of the Woodrow
section of the county.
GLENN C. PALMER has been
named by Governor Brougbton as
a iniiiibi'i of the' state commission
mi farm labor. The' commission
nu t Tui-sday in Kaleigh to elise'USS
Named To Study
N. C. Farm Labor
(Jlenn C. Palmer Is Named
On State Commission Hy
Glenn C. Palmer is a liu'inber of
the state? commission ins1 named
by Go-1 rnoi; O'ouk'1 ";i - study
and ilire-e't farm laboi in the state.
The- loniniissioii in. t with Gover
nor Bi i, lighten Tuesday, and he
opened his remarks by saying:
"fhe- f i rrn labor problem was
quite' sei ions last year ami lire in
ilii alinns arc that it will be so cri
lical this ye'ar as to jeopardize even
our national safety. Throughout
the nation there is grave concern
about the' production ef essential
fooel and fee',1 crops. North Caro
lina, which ranks among the first
four states in the volume of its
agricultural production, will feed
this situation very acutely.
"Undoubtedly we should plan
miw to coordinate the efforts of
(Continued on page 7)
Milk Prices Go
Up Here Today
Milk prices advance'd two cents
a epiart here today, under OPA
orders. Local dairymen are noti
fying fheir customers of the ad
vance', which OPA has rulled will
be passeel on to farmers to help
cover fhe- increased cost of pro
Retail prices will bo 10 cents a
Wheile-sale prices will be 14 cents
a epiart, anil pints 7' cents, and
half pints 4 cents.
Hospital Board Of Trust-ees
Will Be Reduced To Three
Paid Members By Law.
Among the laws passed by the
Legislature which aiijourned yes
terday, extends the term of elec
tive officers of Haywood county,
ami the towns of Waynesville and
Canton from two to four years.
Present office heilders of the
county will remain in office four
years under the law. These in
cluele chairman ef board, members
eif beiarel of commissioners, regis
ter eif ele'eels, tax cedlecter and sur
vcvi'i". The' sheriff anil clerk of
eouit ai- alleaely four-ye-ar term
The' mayor and thie'e me'iiibers
of the' hoar-el of aldermen of Can
ton will remain in edlie'e' for feiur
years, while the similar officers
in Wayne'sville- will be e-le'cti'il for
a fou I'-ye-ar term in the May clec
Representative' G I e- n n Palmer
had a law passed which will limit
the hospital boanl of trustees to
three nie'iubers insti'iul of seven,
elfe-ctive December 1, l'.Hf). The
members will be paid at. the1 rate
of six dollars a day, with provi
sion for not ri)ore' than one elay a
month. At present fhe frusteHJS
del lied ged any compe'iisation.
Another law put the salary of
the assistant clerk of e'ourt nt
if 1 00 per month.
Si'iiator J. T. Baib'y introduced
the' Canton bill feu- changing the
forms of office's in Canteen, and
Re'pri'si'ntative Palmer introduced
the' bill for the county, town of
Waynesville1, the1 hospital change,
ami the' assistant clerk of court's
Senator Bailey's bill to establish
a, dtyenu of uiitung; in t! i,ate has-
Wt-with,- coiTHidenibh' r.i.o.in'f-
eommerft throughout, the slate'.
Yesterday Mr. Palmer tobl The
Meiiintaiiii-ir over- long ilistance
(Colli iniied on page 7)
Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Your
Head" . . . What Is The Penalty?
Red Cross Worker
From Foreign Duty
To Speak Here
Miss Jane Hashagen, the first
woman to represent the American
Reel Cross in Australia, will be the
main speaker at a Red Cross rally,
which will be held at the court
house some'time next week. The
date of the rally will he announced
Miss Hashagen is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Bell for a
fortnight. She is en route to
Washington, D. C, where she will
report to national Red Cross head
quarters for her next assignment.
Miss Hashagen is a native of
Thomasville, Ga., and holds a
bachelor of science degree from
Columbia University and a master
of science degree in psychiatric so
cial work from Smith College.
She was a Red Cross field direc
tor at Lawson General Hospital
when the national headquarters
assigned her to duty overseas.
She is an interesting speaker
and her talk about conditions on
the fighting lines is expected to
attract a large crowd.
The ta'-k of tilling out and in
terpreting the- income tax returns
for has hung heavy over many
a bead in the community during
the past fe-w weeks. In conversa
tion the intricate f firms have rival
ed tin last worel from the fighting
With the eleaellini' se't for filing
al midnight on Monday, the 15th,
there is a last minute rush to get
blanks filled out in the approved
From various sources it has
bee n loarne'd that a deep study of
the blanks was the favorite pas
time over the week-end by many
local citizens. For some, it was
their first experience and the re
sponsibility of an income came as
a blow. '
Hanging over many a person in
the income tax bracket is the pen
alty to be taken by both state and
federal authorities or failure to
file returns correctly and on time.
A personal exemption of $2,000
income is allowed in case of a
married man living with his wife,
or a widow or widower who is at
the head of a household, maintains
the same and therein supports one
or more dependent relative, in the
case of the state tax. While in
(Continued on page 7)
Mrs. Edith Lewis
Joins The WAACS
Mother Of Two Daughters
Kxpects To Be Called
Within the Next Two
Mrs. Kelith M. Lewis, of Way
nesville, has been accepted by the
Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps
and expects to be called into ser
vice within two weeks, she said
ye'sterday, eluiing an interview
following her return from Char
lotte where eight from North Car
olina were inducted.
Mrs. Lewis is the slaughter of
Mrs. Ora Plott Mehaffcy and the
late R. L. MehafTey, eif Waynes
ville. For the past seven months she
has been employed at Champion
Paper anil Fibre Company as a
sealer, eloing a man's job.
She has two daughter, Joyce
Lewis, 17, a radio technician at
Fort Monmouth, N. J., and Rose
May. I.", a student at the Warren
II. Wilson Vocational Junior Col
lege; near Asheville.
Mrs. Lewis has no idea where
she will be sent.
She- offered her services after
finding how baelly women were
neeeled in the army to replace men.
Officers To Take
Training At Bragg
A group of officers of the State
Guard will leave here Sunday for
a state-wide officers training course
to be given State Guard unit offi
cers at Fort Bragg, from the 14th
through the 25th, it was learned
yesterday from Colonel Howell,
commander of the Second Regi
ment. Among those who will take the
course will be: Major Bradley, in
command of the 8th battalion, Lt.
Ralph Prevost, adjutant, and Lt.
Ott Ledbetter, supply officer, also
of the battalion.
Captain Frank Bird and Lieut.
Ben Sloan and Roy Ruff, and First
Sergeant Tom Campbell, Jr., all
from the Headquarters Service
Company, will also go for the
Colonel Howell was not definite
about his going, though lie stated
that Captain M. H. Bowles of the
regimental headquarters -weald
leave with the group Sunday for