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Pnblished In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
j-YEAR NO. 12 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ete Points For Rffleats; About 2 PdDiomidls Meekly
Jaywood Buys Half
hf March Bond Quota
L a r bond buyers in
ited J38,tMl ' "
5 . ; fifteenth of March,
Lding to an official announce-
nt from I name v ---
tbe war saving .
for Haywood county. The
Uh quota is tvo.uuu.
far Haywood has passed me
in' the purchase of bonda
Kir. Ray tined yesterday
his appointment BS """""""
HayvmKl of the U. S. Treasury
Lr Finance (ommiwee, wnicu
li haw overall tiirecuon 01 uie
U selling ac tivity. i ne p
Lment was made by direction
Mr Rav attended a district
r . , ii i i
rtinp in Wiovuie yeaiciuy w
details f th.- campaign.
ux. Nell Campbell
ow Stationed At
knp Shelby, Miss.
Auxiliary Nell Campbell, daught-
of Mrs. D. C Campbell, is now
tioned at Camp Shelby, Miss.
lor to her entering the service of
Woman's Army Auxiliary
Ips, she was a teacher in the
fhe 14th Company, of which
biliary Campbell is a member,
fhe first WAAC company to go
into the field from Daytona
(ch Training center.
Irs. Campbell has another dau-
cr in the service, Lt. Grace Plott
Inpbell, U. S. Nursing Corps,
b is st rvinir overseas. She also
two sons in the service, Guy
pipbell. who is stationed at Bos-
Ma?. H - is chief electric
fmeer . on u submarine. Pvt.
d Campliell volunteered several
All Kinds Of
The weatherman handed
Haywood every form of weath
er as spring arrived Sunday.
He included siu.w, rain, hail
and a wee bit of sunshine, and
among it all, some "almost"
summer weather. A total of
1.30 inches of tain, snow and
sleet fell during the 24-hour
Haywood Crude "A" Millr Pro
ws Assiieiat icm heard Howard
PP. county agent, and R. B.
Ivenport. manager of Pet Dairy,
itneir monthly meeting here
Nay night. The eeneral theme
f "Producing Milk In War
Both sneaker nroeonfosl
quota which calls for n in-
Me of 11 ner cent in nrndncf inn
llembers entered into a number
business matters following a
ral round-table discussion of
'ibert J. McCracken is president
organization and Mrs. W.
Ketner is secretary
pup Is Being
prmecl To Discuss
ost War Events
,i,w" l. Parker, of
j : ;,i preparations for
'!' - ' ('! iz.-ns Council for
Nations," the object be
u 'l-' u-s. well in advance, the
e and ,, W;ir prouIems.
""";an,,r Packer .f
P ' f-ii r - - .i j .l..
:nsr nui--t interfere with the
,nf t th,. war"
"! of K.. - - ,
l, , Kdniiauon, ana
"f "in ue aiiuuuriceu
fen Cood Promotion
arnian v,.t,. . .
' i ' , i uson, assistant
of pet Dairy Pro-
5 Com:.:,,-,,. v.-.. u . '
plan' m:ni:.,r,.r f Vi
C ant . c "-"'BO-
:rdav announced here
ir- Rohi rtx,.., I l . ......
nio. . V s Deen w'tn tne
, '- n Henderson
7 was an ,.,.(. . . ..
e w,. ;;"-;.-"'aing piayer
Red Cross Fund
Lacks $300 Of
With all reports in the hands of
Rev. M. R. Williamson, chairman of
the Red Cross War Fund, there
remains $300 yet to be raised be
fore the original eoal of $4,000 is
Plans have been made to secure
this throueh the efforts of a clean
up committee headed by Guy Mas
sie, it has been announced by Mr.
Through the work of this com
mittee people in the business sec
tions of Waynesville and Hazel
wood will be contacted as-ain to
secure, if possible, additional contributions.
"We feel," said the chairman,
"that our people have contributed
generously, but we also feel that
inasmuch as we are so near our
goal and that the money is needed
so desperately that they will glad
ly contribute a little more."
This plan of follow up is being
u?d effectively in other sections
and the chairman feels sure that
the people will respond to this last
H. A. Osborne
H. A. Osborne, of Canton, has
been reappointed for a two year
term of the Havwood Countv Wel
fare board by the county board of
commissioners. The term begins
on April 1.
Other members of the Haywood
Welfare "board are J. R. Boyd and
Helping Her Boys ISeuiOYS Of 3 HaifWOOd
Schools Get Diplomas
To Represent Local
High School In Contest
Carmel Hollingsworth, member
of the senior class of the high
school, has been chosen to enter
the Lenoir-Rhyne contest in mod
ern oration, which will take place
at the college on Friday, 2fith.
Young Hollingsworth, who is a
member of the Public Speaking
group, will give as his selection,
"The Four Fnedoms," by Presi
dent Roosevelt. The local high
school was invited by L.noir-Rhyne
College authorities to send a rep
resentative to tak part in the contest.
WHEN HER TWO SONS left for duty
with the U. S. Navy, Mrs. Mar
guerite De Hoff, of Jersey City, im
mediately sought defense work as
the best means of helping her sons.
She is inspecting small propellei
parts at the Clifton, N. J., Curtiss
Wright plant. (International)
To Hold Sunday
The Sunday School mass meet
ing of the Haywood Baptist Asso
ciation will be held Wednesday
evening, March 31 at the Waynes
ville Baptist Church. The meeting
is to begin at 7:30, Miss Mary
Alice Biby, of Nashville, an asso
ciate in the Department of Inter
mediate Sunday School Work for
the South, will be the principal
speaker. The members of all
Baptist Sunday schools are urged
to be present.
The mass meeting will be pro
ceeded by a supper at 5:30 for the
Associational Sunday School offi
cers in the Educational Building of
the Waynesville Baptist Church.
The following have been selected
to serve as officers: Associate Sup
erintendent, Rev. James Chapman,
Canton; Secretary, Rev. Avery
Croup Superintendents Bethel,
oodrow Fleming; Clvde, Rev.
iv is Teairue; Waynesville, Elm
Green; Departmental Superin-iih-nts
-- Primary, Miss Clara
io Chapman; Junior. Mrs. C. H.
ion; Intermediate, Mrs. Hobart
'iters; Yountf People, Edgar Me-
tfev; Adult, Fred Presslev. II.
Sentelle was el.cted last August
95 Of Wellco
To Give Blood
As soon as facilities can be
had, and arrangements com
pleted, 95 per cent of the per
sonnel of the Wellco Shoe
Corporation will donate blood
for the Red Cross.
"Oflicials of the firm head
ed the list with signatures,
starting with the president,
Leo Weill, and on down the
entire statr in the office and
throughout the plant," a
The personnel of Wellco
have been interested in Red
Cross work and in every drive
for funds have made liberal
contributions. In the last drive
more than $500 was contributed.
R. L. Lee, Jr.
R. L. Lee, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Ix'o, of Waynesville, has
been notified by Congressman
Zebulon Weaver, of Asheville, that
he has been named as principal ap
pointee to the U. S. Naval Acad
emy at Annapolis, Md., it was
Lamed here this week.
Mr. Weaver sent the appoint
ment to the navv denartment n f..w
Young Lee is now a student at
Virginia Military Institute at Lex
ington, V,,., ilM( l, win tM(,,r An
napolis in July, if he successfully
stands the entrance examinations
He graduated from th,. Wnvm.u.
viile township high school in the
j class of 1942 and entered the in-
-muie in Aopicniher of that year,
lie is the grandson of the lute W.
T. Lee, of Waynesville. who for
22 years was a member ,,f the
state corporation commission und
for many years chairman of that
While a Mudent in the local
high school young Lee won many
honors, including medals offered
by the DAR and UDC chapters.
He was also active in the Boy
Scout work, having won the rank
of Eagle Scout.
Leaders Instructed In Preservation
Of Foods Here In Two-Day School
A7a.s Franks Returns
'Nam 'Plant Of
Wa P -i
2? ? p" 'r1 plant of
lsfcrred L . 1 ratlon is bein
thePeder!f-kt0.the min Plant
Ir. FWi,ratL0n in Asheville.
Past month. v ,nnnnnH.
Kl Deen made of his
The school conducted here on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week by Miss Anna C. Kowe, dis
trict home demonstration agent was
well attended. Th? school was
sponsored by the County Civilian
Defense Nutrition committee and
was a part of a state-wide instruc
The nurnose of the school was
to give uniform instruction in safe
methods of food preservation to
all agencies that are responsible
for food preservation programs, in
order that wasteful duplications
may be avoided and to insure ef
fective working relationships.
The school was held in the Welch
Memorial Sunday school building of
the First Baptist church. Miss
Rowe was assisted by Miss Mary
Margaret Smith, county home agent
in the demonstration of canning
methods. Soup mixture and peas
were canned on each day of the
school, both illustrating points in
The first period of each day was
taken up with the importance of
first planning the garden that will
take car of the needs of the family
which it is to serve. Miss Rowe
pointed out the urgency of having
la garden large enough to supply
fresh vegetables for at least four
; months of the year and also a su
' ficient amont for canned, dried and
stored foods fr the remainder of
i the year.
' She outlined a food budget stat
, ing that for each member of the
family the following amounts
I should be allowed: 42 quarts of
fruits, 52 quarts of vegetables, 8
pounds of dried fruits, and 10
pounds of dried vegetables.
Canning equipment was discuss
ed at length, and various methods
were demonstrated. The women
were advised to check their equip
ment at once and if possible pro
vide additional items, in cases
where they can be bought.
Methods in home drying in the
food preservation program, the
nutritional value of the products
and types of dryers were explained.
The proper methods of home
storage for foods were discussed,
with requirements for different type
On Tuesday those attending he
school included home economic
(Continued on page 12) '
Boys Interested In
Naval Aviation To
See H. B. Atkins
Hilltard B. Atkins has been ap
pointed Chairman of the Naval
Aviation Cadet Selection Commit
tee for Haywood County, by Fran
cis O. Clarkson, State Co-chairman
of this committee.
The object of this committee is
to secure high srh
the age of 17, and in the upper
scholastic half of his class for en
listment for Naval Aviation Cadet
training. Th so hoys may com
plete their high school education,
and when they graduate and reach
the age of 18, they will be called
to Flight Training which leads to
commissions as Flying Officers in
The boys, if selected for this'0 the class and James Mathis is
li dining, win receive more than a ; saiuiaiorian. Mascots ot the class
Commencement overciapn dm in
progress in three county schools
this week, Bethel, Fines Creek and
Crabtree-Iron Duff, with the last
program to be given on Tuesday,
The exercises started at the Crabtree-Iron
Duff school last Sunday
afternoon with the baccalureate
sermon delivered by Rev. J. Clay
Madison, nastor of the First Methn.
dist church of Waynesville.
Special music was furnished by
the Girls' Glee Club, directed by
Mrs. Roger Dillard, music teacher.
This afternoon the seniors will
present their annual play. This
year they have chosen, "She Was
a Gay Senorita."
The graduating exercises will be
held tomorrow morning at 10:30
with Jack Messer, county super
intendent of education, presenting
the diplomas. Willie Mae Jones,
valedictorian, and Howard Chamb
ers, second ranking senior, the sa
lutatorian, will give addresses.
Those who will receive diplomas
are Annie Lou Beck, Alpha Best,
Ernest Best, Howard Chambers,
Paul Clark, Jack Davis, Jean Fer
guson, Martha Ferguson, Mildred
Ferguson, Blanche Green, Ruby
Green, Lois Haney, Roy Hannor,
Maxie Hogan, Carlton Holt.
Sara Frances James. Margaret
James, Walter James. .Mildred
Lowe, Taylor McCracken, Hilary
Medford, Annie Lou Messer, Lottie
Ellen Noland, Eva Park McClure,
Annie Kate Sanford, Doris Smith,
Sara Welch and Dorothy Yar
brough. Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson,
pastor of the Waynesville Presby
terian church, will deliver the
bacculeai ate sermon to the gradu
ates of the Fines (reek high
school in the liudiloi iuni of Hie
II o'clock on Sunday
graduating t xercises which
rioiineeil for 1 o'clock
a ft i rtKMin. have been
S :.'(() o'clock in t he
evening, it wus learned yesterday,
.lack Messer, county superinten
dent of education, is scheduled to
present the diplomas to the gradu
ates. Dorothy Kvelyn Rogers, as salu
tatorian, will give the salutatory
address, and Dortha Lou Green,
valedictorian, will give the vale
dictory. Other members of the graduat
ing class who will receive diplomas
are as follows: Bobbie Lucile Ar
lington, Lucile Coward, Maybelle
Birdie Davis, Blanche Irene Green,
Mary Louise Kinsland, Pauline
Moore, Modill Mattie Pi ice, Lettie
Price, Edith Katheryn Rathbone.
Beatrice Hester Russell, Cathe
rine Arlie Russell, Betty Jane
Walker, Jackson Bradley, Frank
Reeves Ferguson, Henrv Lee
Green, Yoder Davis Messer, VarneJ
K. Swanger, David Lawson Teuguc,
Roy Graham West, and Robert
F'ortv-three seniors are to re
ceive diplomas tomorrow night at
the graduating exercises at the
Bethel school to start at 8 o'clock.
The baccalur'ate sermon deliver
ed by the Rev. H. G. Hammetl,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Waynesville, last Sunday was
the first feature of the commence
Tonight the senior class will re
peat their class play, "The Absent
Reba Purnette is valedictorian
Finds Sewing Easy
VOTED THE TOUGHEST job in the
Army by soldiers, sewing Is a
breeze for Auxiliary Mary c;.
Blake, former Powers model w n
Is now a peep driver nt Fort Kno.
Ky., the home of the U. S. Ar
mored Corps. ( Jitlcnmlional)
Power To Be Off
Short While On
Electrical Storm On 16th
Played Freak Tricks With
Power and Telephone Lines.
The electrical storm which hit
the community on the Kith played
a series of tricks to power anil
telephone lines. On one telephone
eiiynit.it knocld out ill phonei
but o.i:- 1
The same bolt struck a power
transformer nt the Dayton Rubber
Company, and no trouble develop
ed until one o'clock Sunday live
days later. Then ' unit ...u rilng,
the power failed f- . H the terri
lory from Clyde to Balsam, and
for more than five hours workmen
labored to make the necessary re
pairs. Temporary lines were installed,
and in order to complete the job,
the power will be off for two 15
minute periods this Sunday after
noon. The schedule is for power
to be off from 1:45 to 2 o'clock
and then again from 4:15 to 4:30.
Ky holding the "out" t 15 min
utes, oflicials felt the citizens serv
ed would not be inconvenienced.
('. IJ. Allen Returns
To Work In New York
('. li Allen of Crabtreo, leaves
Sunday for New York City where
he will resume his work as a
stcieotypo operator on the Journal-American.
Mr. Allen, a native of Buncombe
county, has been with the Journal
American as a stereotypy operator
for the past fifteen years. He had
a leave of absence from his wotk
and has been in the county since
la t Iuim. .Mrs. Allen will remain
at their farm in the Crahtree sec
Not As High As
Rationing of Meats, Cheese,
Butter, Edible Oik Starts
Point values that consumers will
pay beginning next Monday morn
ing, March 29, for meats, cheeses,
fats and oils and canned fish under
the newest and largest wartime
food rationing program were re
leased yesterday by the Office of
Such items as steak, center cut
pork chops, lean lamb chops and
bacon, even if your butcher has
them, will use up points at the rate
of eight a pound. The homelier
items, such as rump roast and ham
burger, will cost only five. And
pig's ears will set you back only
one point a pound.
OPA oflicials said point values
were set as far ns possible on a
basis of supply and known con
sumer preferences. Adjustments,
it was indicated, probably will be
made each month as supply and
Every civilian, of whatever age
will have a weekly allotment of 18
points, made up of red stamps in
war ration book No. 2 the same
book whose blue stamps already
are being used in the rationing of
canned and processed foods.
The K) points must cover all
meat, canned meat, canned fish,
butter, cheese, cooking fats, short
ening, salad oil and cooking oil
consumed in a week.
All red stamps will be inter
changeable. Consequently, a house
wife may buy less meat and more
fats, or less fats and more meat,
or more of any particular kind of
meat or fat and less of another
as she chooses.
When the program goes into ef
fect, approimately 50 per cent of
the American housewife's weekly
food-biidget, rifflcials estimated,
will bo ithn;i. VI onh, impor
tant itenu r"mainin uriraiioned
for the time being will be bread,
cereals, f n sh fish, poultry, game,
fresh vegetables and fruit, pota
toes, eggs and milk.
The new OPA point chart, which
will be displayed in every meat
and grocery store next week, con
tains a total of approximately 200
separate point values for meat,
cheese, fats and canned fish. All
values are in points per pound.
The highest value is 12 points
for a pound of dried beef. The
lowest is one point for a pound of
bacon rinds, pig's cars, or pig's
Almost all popular meat cuts
have a point value of eight points
a pound or less. Butter and all
rationed cheeses will cost eight
points a pound. All canned fish
is valued at seven.
Here are some various types of
bacon, according to the official ex
planation printed on the chart, re
tailers must charge the same point
value per pound for any of tho ra
tioned foods, whether fresh, frozen,
cured or smoked, and none of the
foods involved may bo sold or
transferred without points.
The housewife is informed that
th'1 dealer will weigh and deter
mine the point value of her pur
chase. If she then has the dealer
(Continued on page 7)
' s training at college, pre
flight schools and Naval Air Sta
tions. When they have completed
this training it is th.
of a ?27,000 education, and they
will win their Navy Wings of Gold,
and will be commissioned as En
signs in the Naval R: serve, or as
Second Lieutenants in the Marine
Any young men who can meet
these qualifications, is asked to get
m toucn with Milliard B. Atkins,
or the nearest Navy Recruiting
Station, or write direct to the Navy
Aviation Cadet Selection Board in
are Ted Wells and Margaret Sher-rill.
Private Joe Moore, of Camp
Gordon and Mrs. Moore, of Way
nesville, announce the birth of a
daughter, Joe Ann, on March 21st
at home in Waynesville.
College Work Free Under Army and
Navy Program; Tests Given April 2
Officer To Be Here
On Friday, April 2
Ruth J. Aferrv1p .Qwl
Woman s Army Auxiliary Corps,
woo is now stationed in the main
recruiting and indncHnn .t.n
, - Diauuil
in Asheville. where induct;.
examinations are being held, will
oe in waynesviue next Friday.
She will have a booth at Massie
(Continued on page 12)
Students desiring to take tests
leading to college work at insti
tutions under contract to the army
and navv mav make application
for them through M. H. Bowles,
superintendent of the Waynesville
Prospective students for the
army specialized training program
and the navy college training pro
gram will be given an opportunity
to take qualifying examinations at
the high school at 9 a. m. on Fri
day, April 2, it has been an
nounced by Mr. Bowles.
The purpose of the tests is to
aid in the selection of prospective
officer material for the army, navy,
marine corps and coast guard.
The examinations are designed to
test the aptitude and general
knowledge of the candidates who
will cvnn.cn a fhnft for the arfllT
.or navy at the time of the exami-
ri : 1 1 ions.
Those who pass the examina
tions will he given the opportunity
of attending college with all ex
pense paid by the respective ser
vices. High school seniors or recent
graduates are eligible for the
tests. Students selected for t.hp
army program must under further
screening during the thirteen
weeks of basic military training
before they are finally qualified
for college attendance.
Students chosen for the navy
program, after selection by the
office of naval officer procurement,
will be detailed directly to college.
Students who attend college under
either of the programs will be
dutv in uniform nritVi nan All
under military discipline on active
exepnses Including tuition, food,
(ContisDed on pare 7)
Butter Can Be
Sold At Present
OPA announced yesterday that
country buter, under certain re
strictions, could be sold from now
until midnight Sunday without
the use of rationing stamps.
In a telegram to the local ra
tioning board, the district office
"Anyone who manufactures on
his own premises country butter,
and who does not have facilities
for keeping this butter in saleable
and healthful condition will be
permitted during the freeze period
only to dispose of it without per
mit or necessity of taking ration
At the same time, the OPA an
nounced that corn millers may in
crease their prices on corn meal
as much as 17 cents per hundred
pounds under the new price regu
lations. Millers who have been operating
under the old ceiling price law may
charge 17 cents per hundred on
corn products from yellow corn and
16 cents on white grain products.
This price rise wQl mean addi
tional cost to the consumer of
about one cent on each five pounds