fHE ' WAYNESVILLE
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
Y 7 TO LlVf Tk"V
1 . i.
torm Puts Out
L Inches Rain
.-;rtoi and rain
L ..urn r Iff 1 1
I MV .a ,w. community Tues-
r SV . , i..ed for several
B;g!,t " "
U the h-
the job a1
, ,rc midnight the
35 to 40 telephones
,:0n. Most of them
,wn Avenue cuuie,
aid. He had a crew
ree o'clock Tuesday
Ki, and they were at work
V m ri-t."-ing service as fast
I M he exoected
phones to l-e wonting
V official weather station ne.e
,rdeii a rainiau ui 1.00 ...v...v.
,rdl -v:.. Tuesday until
, Wcdne-'iay morning.
t pth.r dan-age was reported
1" ... ,
j .... i
Lck !...! r- 'h- women for
Wavnesvilh- ana who will be
Lnsi'ble for the execution of all
gram under the citizens oer-
fn, i.f which fJ. Li. witners
Ducal thai! man, have been an-
mce.l by Mi-.- Mary Margaret
ith. chairman of food preserva-
iaynovilU, Mrs. Frank Fergu-
Mrs. Hen rv Gaddy, Mrs. G.
Pldtt. Mrs. Theodore McCrack-
Mrs. I!. I. I-ee, Mrs. Robert L.
In, Mrs. I Height Beaty, Mrs.
M. (bu i ii. Mrs. (Jrover C.
Irs. N. M. Me.lfi.rd, Mrs. Em-
It Bal.iitine. Mrs. Hugh Wright,
MiHar.l r.rguson, Mrs. A.
McLaughlin. Mrs. Rhymer,
fc. ('. M Picu-. Mrs. Lee Bram-
M .1 M Mock, Mrs. H. G.
r S. !ay.
Mrs. Scott Eng-
i, Mr... Horace
i n ('. Orr, Mrs.
V.:i K. Strange. Mrs. Henry
, :e .i Mi -. ., h Curtis.
.ca M. 1 1. .well and Elsie Os-
tie will I.. in charge of the
red wi-:,x n, the community..
dim-.! ini irn t mzena Sprvifo
ips in llaz.lwoud are: Mrs.
Mrs. Leitha Knight, Mrs. Elsie
Iddel, Mrs. R..v Rohin arm Mra
k' Hyatt, Mrs. Raymond Sto-
f. -"is. j . k. shields, Mrs. E.
iWnivu, Mrs. Fred Allison,
Mrs. R. S. Roberson
p WAAC Booths
i Up To Give
Her 105th Birthday I Two Groups March
Leave This Week
Two proups of reservists who
left here last week in the March
quota under the selective service
system will report to camps for
active service the last of the week.
Twenty-four men are scheduled
to leave here on Friday for Fort
Jackson. Glenn E. Creep has been
named leader of the group.
The men are asked to report
promptly at 8:15 at the office of the
draft board for final instructions.
After which they will be the guests
at the W. W. N. C. Cafe of Chrest
George, owner and manager, and
Robert Pearce of the Waynesville
Bakery for coff.-e and doughnuts.
A committee from the Dorcas
Bell Love chapter will present the
nun with cigarettes as they board
the bus. ,
Those sch.dule.l to leave are:
Walter E. Sutt.m, Charles J.
Justice, Cecil U. Kathbone, Louis
("handler, Lawrence K. Howell,
William Phillips, Lewis Kirkppat
rick, Raymond M. Silvers, Ernest
M. Mess. r.
Clyde L. Smith, Sikes Ledford,
Ernest M. Sutton, Kaymond Hen
ry, Eiastus H. Crawford, Milliard
B. Sutton, James R. Boone, Thomas
I. Ingram, Ho'nert L. Downs, Rob
ert W. Sutton, Robert L. Jordan,
Jr., Samuel H. Sherrill, Edward
W. McClure, Jr.. and Francis M.
On Saturday a group will re
port to Spartanburg for duty in
the U. S. Navy. They will be
transferred to Rainbri.lge, Md., for
The group who will serve in navy
leaving Saturday at i;:.'(0 a. in. with
Raymond Lister Wison, Jr., as
leader, will be: James Oliver Car
ver, William Teague Williams, Ted
Hargrove Chambers, Sam Dewey
West, Jesse Jenkins, James Kerr
Boone, Charles Roper Leatherwood,
and Elmer Coleman Maynes.
This group will also bo guests
of Chrest ;.-orgi- and Robert
I'earce, of the Waynesville Bakerv
lion ,,f th.
. was he i-,.
PPaign in jjf
f"r t hi f
d at t),.
Prir.t. ! ,
Kuth Merrylees of
'mg and induction
WAAC's in Ashe
last week complet-
taging an active
ywood to enroll
-1 and 44 in the
n booth has been
at Hudson's De-
Canton, where ail
nl-s and data may
have been made
' Scouts to be sta
' "th daily and give
atorial to all wo-
C Boineaih Jr.
akes Talk To
G. Ren,.. , T- .
nl cias. ' '-gunners mate,
lazelw Booster's Club
p. A' '" last Thursday night.
I m i'n "aait' presided
-er rv:,.., , u" lIe U. S.
ted K. i ' wnen t was at-
fanuarv t0rpedo Planes
I not . V al-ury oi wnicn
h .peat;' t!fj?.7 -
;d i -"'u as mucn as is
intern- : r ae.Prtnient of
r-as hf-cr, ei,txPeences since
Kt . ",m he U-S- Navy and
fj., ree Patrolino- .
5 Lfor8Vi8 nndeient an op
bttril ' aPPendicitis at the
All set to cut the cake is Mrs.
Anna Main- Oswald Huber as she
celebrates her 105th birthday at
her home in Harrison, N. Y. She
has two children, eight grandchil
dren, thirteen great grandchildren
and three great - great - grandchil
dren. Happy returns.
School For Food
Preservation To I
Be Held Here
A school for the purpose of giv
ing uniform instruction in safe
methods of food preservation to all
agencies that are responsible for
food preservation programs will be
held in the Welch Memorial Sun
day school building of the First
Baptist church here on Tuesday
and Wednesday of next week. The
school will start each day at 10
Miss Anna C. Rowe, western
district home demonstration agent,
will conduct the school. The pro
gram conies under the county
is under the Citizen.- Service Corps
nutrition committee which in turn
of fhc county de'Mse program. -cording
to M .i .dary Margaret
Smith, county home ag.eit, chair
man of food conservation ..n.1
On Tuesday home economic
teachers, F.S.A. home manage
ment supervisors, home agents and
any other women who have had
college home economics training
are urged to attend the meeting.
On Wednesday all the block
block leaders for the Waynesville
area and also Canton, all nutrition
and health and food preservation
leaders of home demonstration
clubs and neighborhood leaders
from all over the county are ex
pected to attend the school.
The program is designed to
te, h the women who live in
tht uv..s and the rural sections.
The discussion will center around
home drying of fruits and vege
tables, preservation by salting and
brining, and home food storage.
at the W. W. . C. Cafe, owned
by th.- former, for doughnuts and
in-t before they board
To Supreme Court
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILEY
BLOUNT RUTLEIH'.E, JR., is
shown in his office in the United
States Supreme Court Building,
Justice James F.
signtd to become
at ion chief.
C. He replaces
Byrnes, who re
Make Fine Show
At Georgia Sale
Meir I mi
Among :h.i-e who are entering
I he navy and did Hot return for
th ir week'- furlough, but took up
active duly at once were: Mark
Kugeiie Carswell, Thomas Calhoun
Davi-, James Wallace Burnette,
A. J. (iarrison, Charlie Bryant Mc
Call, Jack Haney and drover Hogan
Walt.r Lewis Hyatt, who has
entered the U. S. Marines, will re
port for training at Parris Island
on March 29th.
Miss Sara Queen
Placed on Dean's List
At Women's College
Miss Sara Queen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Sam L. Queen, was
recently selected for the Dean's
list a,) th.- Woman's College of the
University of North Carolina.
Only seniors and second semes
ter juniors who make a certain
scholastic average are eligible for
this honor and those who are placed
on it are granted special privi
leges. Miss Queen is a senior
home economics major and will
graduate in June.
$3,500 Of Red
Cross War Fund
Quota Now In Hand
With a goal set at $4,000 for the
Haywood chapter in the Red Cross
war fund drive, workers have se
cured in the two weeks time o'f the
campaign, a total of $3,500, it was
announced yesterday by Rev. M. R.
Williamson, in charge.
Contributions are still coming in
and the committee members are
urging that all reports be in by
the last of this week.
"We realize," said Mr. William
son, chairman, "that the largest
contributions have already been
received, but we believe that we
ran reach our original goal with
a little extra effort when the final
reports are in, and we expect to
continue until our goal is reached."
"In comparison with other chap
ters in nearby towns and cities, our
folks have done remarkably well.
Some who have already contributed
generously, have told us that they
will do more if necessary to reach
our iiiota. 'e do not believe that
it will be nec.ssary to call upon
those who have made contributions,
but rather that ppeople will vol
unteer in order that the remain
der will be secured," he continued.
"Anticipating this, we would like
to announce that volunteer con
tributions can be turned in to L.
N. Davis, chairman of the local
chapter, to Billiard Atkins, treas
urer, or may be mailed in di
rectly to me, as war fund chairman.
All volunteer contributions will
be promptly acknowledged," Mr.
Williamson further commented.
Red Cross Worker
Speaks At Rally
Tonight At 8
A large crowd is expected to
night at the Red Cross rally, at
which time Miss Jane Hashagen,
the first woman to represent the
American Red Cross in Australia,
will be the chief speaker. The
rally w ill be held in the court room
of the court house, tonight at 8
o'clock, with Rev. M. R. William
son, who is active in the work of
the Haywood Red Cross chapter.
Tho Waynesville township high
school band will remder several
numbers, under the direction of
Chas. lilvy, band leader, while the
audience is assembling.
The Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor
of the First Baptist church, will
give the invocation. The presen
tation of the work of the Haywood
chapter will be given under super
vision of L. . Davis, executive
! There will be no solicitation of
j funds or admission fees, as the
.meeting is merely to acquaint the
'people of the community with the
i great war program of the Red
t russ both at home and overseas.
There Wiill be special seats re
served for the colored people in
.the community, who are cordially
invited to attend the meeting and
.oe.ii Miss Hashagen tell of her
experiences with the Red Cross in
Australia and New Caledonia.
The Waynesville l'o-l of the
American Legion held a dinner
meeting here oi Friday evening
in observance of the L'lth annivei
sn i y of t be founding
lean Legion in I'nii
.1. Harden Howell.
World Wat oioh, i 1.
Major Howell revow
4 Fires In Two Days
Keep Firemen Busy
toi y of t be A met i
' t.- oi can i.a I ion
growth and inlluci
t induced by W. II
iutant of III. post
f the Amcr
;i I be main
.1 Hie l.l:
He was in
M ilia i. ad
unman. I. i "I
Rev. s. i;
Crockett, chaplain, gave the invo-
Flight Officer and Mrs. A. J.
The five yearlings from the Davi- are spending a few days
Balsam Aberdeen Angus farm, with the hitter's grandmother, Mrs.
owned and operated by Joe E. Rose, I). V. Phillip-. Mrs. Davis is the
made an excellent showing at the foimer Mi-- Margaret McRorie.
large sale and show in Moultrie, 1
Ga., last week-end.
Mr. Rose's animals averaged
$317 each. The top price of tho
sale was $1,000 with the average
for 00 head being $359.
Plans are underway to organize
a southeastern breeders associa
tion of the Aberdeen-Angus raisers,
with the initial meeting being held
in Birmingham pn April 6th. Mr.
Rose is heading a Tar Heel group
to the meeting.
Rev. William Baker
Goes To Murphy As
Rev. and Mrs. William Baker have
gone to Murphy, where the former
will serve the Episcopal church
there as a supply rector for the
next three months.
Rev. Raker, who is a retired
Episcopal rector, served "Grace
Church in the Mountains" here as
a supply rector for three months,
the period of time a retired rector
is allowed to supply a church ac
cording to the church regulations.
Countv-Wide Nutrition Programs
Are Set Up Under Dr. C. N. Sisk
A county wide nutrition program
has b en set up with Dr. C. N. Sisk,
county health office, as chairman.
The object of this work, which is
state wide, is for each county to
work to improve and maintain the
health and morale of every inhab
itant of the area through better
I .-, . i .. u r-.-..;..,n n
y-v i i m T A I 1 He plan ,s unuei me lyivjian ie-
Urdered 1 0 KeDOri fense program and is being spon-
Mrs. Edith Lewis
Mrs. Edith M. Lewis, who vol-
whk-h will work under the super
vision of the planning group:
Publicity and information, Miss
Lura Wright, for the Canton sec
tion of the county, and Mrs. T.
Lenoir Gwyn, of the Waynesville
area. This committee will be re
sponsible for the collection prepar
ation and distribution of education
J. C. Brown will serve as county
chairman of food production. Miss
Mary Margaret Smith will be in
unteered for service in the Wo- the productive and conservation oi
man's Armv Auxiliary Corps last a food supply adequate to meet the
sored by tie State Board of Health.
i .Vm'o ieec .if thp work will 'en-
tail the promotion of better dittary ! charge of food conservation and
f the people; insurance of utilization for the Waynesville area
week at Charlotte, has been
dered to report for duty at Fort
Arglethorpe, Ga., on Wednesday
Mrs. Lewis is the daughter of
Mrs. Ora Plott Mehaffey and at
the time she volunteered was em
ployed at the Champion Paper and
Fibre Company. She is the moth
er of two daughters, Miss Joyce
Lewis, 17, radio technician at Fort
Monmouth, N. J., and Rose May,
15, student at the Warren H.
Wilson Vocational Junior College.
Jtfrs. Gerald West, of Marietta,
Ga., has returned to her home after
a brief visit here with her sister,
Mrs. Maria Love Mitchell.
or-! nutritional needs; the conservation
and economical use of available
native foods, left overs and sur
The county nutrition committee
in each county will consist of rep
resentatives from all organiied
groups in the county whose work
and interest can be utilized in a
Jonathan Woody, chairman of
Civilian Defense, of the county has
named Dr. Sisk as chairman, and
the planning committe of which
the latter is head will be composed
of Mrs. Sam Queen, Jack Messer,
and Howard Clapp.
Dr. Sisk has appointed the fol
lowing chairmen of the committees
of the county and Miss Ethel
Bailey for the Canton section.
Mrs. J. Rufus McCracken will be
county chairman of public health
and clinical nutrition services. A.
J. Hutchins, of Canton, will serve
as chairman of education in nutri
tion. Under the latter committee
will be groups appointed by Mr.
Hutchins to work on: school lunch
programs; nutrition teaching in the
Leadership training in nutrition:
unit courses and demonstrations in
nutrition; and food and nutrition
Dr. F. M. Davis, of Canton, will
serve on the committee for nutri
tion for industrial groups.
Other sub-committees will be an-
Inounced at a later date.
cation. Th. assembly singing of
pat ri.it i- -.nig-, including many of
the fax. .lit.- ..f lb.- First World
War, wa- led by Miss Ida Jean
Special guests of the evening in
cluded the members .if the Legion
Auxiliary and It. Page and Lt.
Men lee. of the WAAC recruiting
station in Asheville, who spoke
briefly of the duties of the women
in the armed forces.
Others who were piesent-.l by
Adjutant Miller and who also made
short talks during the evening
were: Mrs. J. C.lvin Brown, pres
ident of the Legion Auxiliary, and
Mrs. S. H. Keller, veteran army
nurse of World War Number I.
Will A. Mitchell
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the Richland church for William
Austin Mitchell, 67, well known
carpenter, who died at his home on
Dellwoo.l road at 4 o'clock a. m.
Tuesday. The Rev. Jarvis Under
wood officiated. Burial was in th.
Turpin Chapel cemetery.
Serving as pallbearer.- were:
David Underwood, E. B. McClure,
John Gaddis, Melvin Ferguson, j
John Underwood, and Charlie Ed
Mr. Mitchell was a native of
Haywood county and since early
manhood had been engaged in con
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Gertrude Mitchell; two daughters,
Mrs. Russell Gilliland, and Mrs.
Carl Ledford, of Waynesville; four
sons. Brann. r, Bonard, and Johnny
Mitchell all of Waynesville, and
Pink Mitch! 11, veteran of World
War, Number One, who is a pa
tient at the government hospital
in Johnson City, Tenn.
The Massie Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
CADET HAROLD C. REN E
G A R. of Co t Y..rlh, Tex., IX. is
a licensed Baptist minister. He
was called to a Dallas church a
short time ago for a ministerial
post, but he had already been ap
pointed as a cadet. "The idea of
killing," he said, "isn't appealing,
but I like to considci it in the light
of American lives I might help to
The lest I) lackout staged
here Tuesday night was term
ed by officials as '.l'.' per cent
Two lights were leported ill
ill.- coinniunitv one ..n Main
street and one ii i. resident.
Occupants of Hie place-; nnd
lie I fori'ol t . ii and let I t hem
bill 1 1 1 1 1 g .
(Mlicial- here Were gratified
at the splendid cooperation
and ihioiigh undei -standing on
the part of the public, since
leports I'loni all sections of
sections of the state had come
in slating considerable confu
sion bad resulted ill applying
the new rules. Such was not
the ease here.
Named This Week
The organization which will su
pervise collection of salvage mater
ials in Haywood county industrial
plant- was announced this week
by II. R. Clapp, of Waynesville,
Members of the Haywood county
group. In- said, are cooperating in
a "'permanent, continuing effort
by industry to keep the steel mills
W. M Parsley, of Charlotte,
lust rial salvage manager
War Production Board,
out that materials fre-..ii.-id.
-red waste in one in
iay be an original source
Mrs. Alley Heard
Mrs. Doyle D. Alley explained
the organization and work of the
United States Employment Ser-
ivice to the Rotary Club here last
.Friday. She went into detail in
explaining how the service was
'being of value in securing needed
workers for war plants throughout
Under the regulations of the
Federal Manpower Commission,
it was explained that the services
will be more important than ever.
I'm t lii
du-t 1 y
..f raw inatei ials in another.
"In tin- case," Mr. Parsley said,
"th. iinlii-try benefiting by this
salvage collection is the steel busi
ness, f lit- backbone of tho munitions
Ii Ii Gossett, of Charlotte, is
t hi -ti.le chairman of the sal
vage committee set up by the in
dustrial division of the WPB. H.
E. Buchanan, of H.-ndersonville,
i- chairman of the Twelfth dis
trict of which Haywood county is
"With this setup in Haywood
county." Mr. Parsley said, "it ap
pears that the salvage organization
in this area is in competent hands."
Plant salvage managers in Hay
wood county who will supervise the
collection of materials in their
prospective areas have bee"n named
as follows: Waynesville, Dayton
Rubber Mfg., Co., R. L. Hendricks,
Wellco Shoe Corp., Ott Ledbetter.
Hazelwood, Royle and Pilkington
Co., George Bischoff; Unagusta
Manufacturing Company, Bill Pre
vost; A. C. Lawrence Leather Com
pany, W. B. Winchester; Canton,
Champion Paper and Fibre Com
pany, William J. Battison.
Water Damaged Unagusta
Tuesday Night and Fire
At Sims' Home Monday
The old superstition regarding
the occurrence of "three ftrea is
succession, 11 there is one in a
community" failed to hold trua
this week, as the fire department
answered four calls from Sunday
night to midnight Tuesday.
Officials of Unagusta Manufact
uring Company are still checking
damages sustained about midnight
Tuesday, when tire broke out in
one of the five spraying booths of
the finishing department at Plant
No. One. The damage was from wa
ter, which poured through from
the second floor to the storage
room on the first floor, whero a
large stock of furniture was await
It has not been determined how
the lire started. The bate set off
the sprinkler system in the plant,
and that water together with the
many gallons from firemen's hose
Hooded the stock room. The fire
did not do any damage, an official
A nightwatchman checked the
station at the booth exactly 15 min
utes before the Are was discov
ered by a workman at. the Tannery.
All factory whistles sounded the
alarm, and hundreds of people went
to the scene in the hard downpour
Aaron Prcvost, secretary-treasurer
of the firm, said this was the
heaviest loss caused by fire the
company had ever had.
Since the fire did not do any
damage to the plant, work will pro
ceed as usual. Yesterday was
sMiit in moving the furniture.
The first of the series of four
lir.-s was Sunday night about eight
o'clock, when a Ford coupe park
ed near Fuller'- Repair SJ-op on
.North M m net was discyure.l
i-nvelope.l in a cloud of smoke.
The lire was put out, and the
car found to be minus a license
plate and the firemen were unable
to find the owner. The car was
taken to Abel's Garage and stored.
A damaging fire late Monday af
ternoon practically runied the front
interior of the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Sims on Pigeon street.
The blaze spread rapidly from
a defect in "the furnace pipe, it
was said, and ran up between the
walls to the attic. When discover
ed the basement, first floor and
attic were on fire. No estimate of
the damage has been made.
New floors, walls and partitions
will have to he built, it was said.
The house had just been renovated,
and much of their new furniture
Mr. and Mrs. Sims have moved
to the Clevewill until their home
can be repaired. Mr. Sims is
owner-manager of the Waynesville
Gulf Service and Tire Recapping
Before the hose could dry from
fighting the Sims' blaze, the fire
men answered a call at the Way
nesville Laundry about three o'clock
Tuesday morning, when smoke in
the stoker box was discovered by .
the nightwatchman. No damage
Public Asked To
Due to the fact that thn flr
which occurred in the community
during the week were attended by
large numbers of persons, who in
their zeal to see what was hap
pening interierred with work of the
firemen, the town officials have
asked the oolieempn to enforro th
laws relative to this matter.
A notice signed by Mayor J. H.
Wav mav bp seen elsp-wberp in thin
issue setting forth certain rules
ana regulations whirh the public
is asked to observe.
The firemen -luted t.hnf. twn
cars were driven over the hose
and that in one case it was, almost
impossible to fight the fire for the
number of people crowding about.
Robert H. Clark stated that
prior to the explosion last July,
the public had been careful to ob
serve the rules of staying away
from fires and allowing the fire
men to take charge, but since that
disaster the citizens of the com
munity had apparently forgotten
Mr. and Mrs. Tyson A. Cathey
announce the birth of a son, Tyson
Moore Cathey, at the Emory Uni
versity Hospital, Atlanta, on Thurs
day, March 11. Mother and son
are doing nicely. Mr. Cathey is
principal of the Haselwood school.
Mrs. J. B. Henry Is
The condition of Mrs. J. B.
Henry, who has been quite til at
her home on the Dellwood road, was
reported to be much better yester