Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-TxHYEAR NO- 13 12 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Conntiea
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p C. Wagenfeld Named
Officer Following Surprise
r Wagcnfeld has been named
' . mn,. and training officer
ks P .' nrlc here, it
civilian ueicuDv. --
k C1U ' d vesterday. Mr.
CLnfeld wiU begin at an early
;,te to organs r
, civilian defense workers
& on the need of further
I . - .iinnnir the surprise
Tkout last Thursday night,
S was termed by BUI Prevost
La . - if J
,-Vanv wardens and leaders aia
ailed to carry out me mica iu
ti'facto. v manner," Mr. Prevost
aid He i coordinator of civilian
(,fl,'si. f Haywood county.
The blackout came as a sur
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tric ami many ueujne
a-piTt iht- signals. Scores of
jg,tf "civ J 1 1 im unui me tec
md signal , Sumo were never put
If jt had been a real raid,
lr, Fn vust saut, mis commuimy
LuKI hn vi- certainly lighted the
m.Ui'.- av to the target last
Many wardens of the commun-
ky have had special training, ana
Ire ready to receive arm bands
ith just a httlc more instruc
ts, it was said, wnen a war-
ion is riven an arm band he is
liven authority to enforce all laws
h connection with blackouts.
Mr Wauenfeld is superintendent
If the cut sole department of the
('. Lawrence Leather Company
Draft Boards To
Revive To Quotas
The local draft board has been
hotifiwl to withhold all informa-
ion relative to the quotas and
alls I'm men to be delivered to in
duction cenu rs under the selective
In the future the information
eleased by all selective service
wards will be limited to the names
)f the reservists, the men who are
icccpted for active duty. No in-
ormation regarding the regis-
I rants who have been registered at
he induction stations and not ac
epteil he given.
The buard will continue, how-
fver, i have published all lists
pf classifications and reclassifica
tions. Masons To Confer
(Two Degrees On
Thf WiKt (lain PliiK Aid
Masonic District will meet here
""lay night at 8 o'clock, and
raise two m(.mtwi.c 'ir w v
Millar and E. A. Williamson", to
the sublmie degree of nuster Ma-
The West Gatp ClnV. wn, nr.
Wnizcd in li)33( and hag members
iron the four following lodges:
riP-n H:ver No. 386; Clyde No.
Pig.-o:! Valley No. 472, and
"ayncsville No. 249.
The clllb has nnnforroJ V.n w,ac-
I, JIa"n degree on rtore than
rand dates in all actions of
"esurn North Carolina and
rth Cfi.rifia. Tho lnims Vmvp
carried off stMe honors for seven
J,urs and in 1939 contested in
,nr'-e st.a, s.
A Abel is masta- of the
.vnvillt. lodge and C. B. Hosa-
Sam IL RnhiiKnn
Is Annoinf 5
or Of Canton
Sam T r, ,
after omnson, rominent
tin h k Cmc leade o Can"
that n aPPointed itiayor of
men T WV the board of alder
Bai lv ; Robinson sucfreds J. T.
p. who resigned lt winter
vwu,, w mepiate sen
' "er tne terms of enact
fem J 6 Jecent legi4ture, the
cia'c , r mce of ?ted offi-
( anton have bn extend-
CQ lor an o;: i I
inat; 7. uu,u Fo years,
the offices fourUstead of
thiJlt terms- As result of
thi' 11 no elecon Tttl be held
"11S sprint in r T
Horace Frost is arrived
' 'Perm cnni: I ... ,
sister ';e nerf witn ner
,str- Mrs. John N. Ihoolbred.
Air Raid Wardens Here
Wo Get Special Course
E. C. WAGENFELD has been
named personnel and training of
ficer of civilian defense for this
area. He is now formulating plans
to begin a broad training program.
Pines Creek Mines
Are To Be Drilled
In Near Future
The Haywood Mining Corpora
tion, which has been active inter
mittently in the Fines Creek sec
tion of the county for the past
two years, will start drilling, it
was learned this week.
The corporation has recently
been aided by a $6,000 loan grant
ed by the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation. In several locations
plans are to drill to a depth of
more than 20(1 feet to further ana
lyze the ore which so far has
rev-Mid po' nr. vragf of 38 per cent
lead, according to one of the of
ficials. Lead, zinc, and copper have been
mined from time to time since the
project was started. Recently,
Tennessee Valley authorities ex
amined the project, analyzed the
ore. and, according to mining of
ficials, reported favorably to
Washington officials regarding its
worth as a mining project.
Indications point toward out
standing results from the mining
project as many mines are operat
ed throughout the country today
with the ore- analyzing far less
than the Haywood county figure,
Mr. Horton said. That lead, zinc,
and copper can eventually be
mined on a commercial basis at
the project is shown in reports of
expert miners who have investi
gated the property, he said.
B. D. Cassady of Charleston, W.
Va., who now lives in Asheville,
is president of the corporation.
He is a mining engineer. The
125-acre mineral tract has been
leased for a six-year period. It
is 20 miles north of Lake Juna
luska and is known as the old
When case drilling is completed
the 200-foot holes will be dyna
mited and further analysis of the
ore will be made to determine
more definitely the average per
centage of lead, copper, zinc and
other minerals, it was announced.
WAAC Officer To
Be Here Tomorrow
Ruth J. Merrylees, 3rd officer of
the Woman's Army Auxiliary
I Corps, who is now located in Ashe
i ville at the induction station of the
iWAAC's there, will be in Waynes
ville tomorrow at the Massie De
: partment Store.
i She will be on duty from 10:00
, to the middle of the afternoon and
will answer any question regarding
The government is seeking to
enlist 150 young women in this
branch of the service who will re
place that number of men.
The Girl Scouts will assist at
the recruiting booth and will be
on hand to serve Officer Merrylees.
CANDIDATE FOR ARMY CADET
James Erskine Bass, of Canton,
has been accepted in the regular
army reserve. He is a student at
Oak" Ridge at present.
Among those nlisting in the
reserve, unassigned, included Mack
Evans, 'son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
..Marcus Mccracken here..
Marcus McCracken, of Newport
News, is here for a two week's
visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
M T. McCracken. Mr. McCrackoi
is on his first visit home in three
and one-half years.
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Point Values Are
Changed On Some
Prunes, Raisins Can Now
Be Sold Without Points;
Other Values Changed.
Point values of processed foods
have been rejuggled by the Office
of Price Administration and some
foods will require fewer of your
blue coupons while the point
values of a few foods have been
Fruit juices now require fewer
coupons while prunes and raisins
take none. The point value of
dried soups, was slashed 50 per
cent, but canned beans, catsup,
chili sauce, tomato paste and
sauce, applesauce, fruit cocktail,
peaches and pineapple.
The fruit juice reductions range
up to 60 per cent. These and the
cuts in dried soups were made
because the products .were not
selling up to expectations, offi
cials said. The greatest reductions
are on 46-ounce cans of juice.
This size can of grapefruit juice,
posted for 23 points in March,
will now take only nine points.
A -iii-ounce can of tomato or pine
apple juice will require 22 points
instead of 32.
Apple juice was opened to un
restricted sales along with raisins,
prunes and other dried fruits.
Officials explained the dried fruits
are in danger of spoiling in the
coming warm months, while the
country has a surplus of apples
that can be turned into cans or
jugs of apple juice.
Dried fruits were left on the of
ficial chart at zero value, as a
reminder that they may be ra
tioned again when new crop is
CPA said no overall increase in
rationing is possible at present.
Sample changes in point values:
Applesauce, No. 2 Can ... 14 10
Fruit Salad or cocktail
No. 2 16 14
Peaches, No. 2V 24 21
Pineapple No. 2 '-j 28 24
Grape juice, pint 4 8
ijiapelruit juice No. 2 .... 0 10
Grapefruit juice, 46 oz. .. 11 23
Pineapple- juice, 46 oz 22 32
Other fruit juice, 46 oz 9 23
Canned fresh lima
Deans, .o. 2 . Ill (J
Canned dry beans, includ
ing baked beans and
poiK and Deans, No. 2 14 10
Tomato catsup and chili
sauce, 14 oz 10 8
Tomato juice, 46 oz 22 32
Other vegetable juices, pt. 8 11
Dried soups, 2'i oz 2 4
Mrs. Conard Joins
Husband In London
Lieut. Colonel George Bryan
Conard, son of Msr. Hunter Mc-
yuii-e of Winchester, Va., the for
mer .Miss Janie Love of Waynes
ville. who is with the United
States Embassy in London has re
cently been joined by his wife.
Ai eording to an accohnt in a re
cent British publication, Mrs. Con
rad is the only American army
otlicei s wife to be residing in
I Colonel Conard is a graduate of
I West Point and for a number of
years following his graduation
served as an instructor. For the
past several years he has been in
the T'. S. diplomatic corps, having
; gone to England with Ambassador
rwrinooy. lie nas served at a
number of army posts in this
country and all over the world.
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Colonel Conard is the nephew of
Mrs. Marie Love Mitchell and
Mrs J. F. Abel of Waynesville and
when a young man often visited
Former Local Man
Dies At Home In
Relatives here have been noti
fied of the death of George R.
ai.ghn. 68. of Burlington, Wash.,
native of Haywood county, who
died at his home on Saturday,
Xr. Vaughn, the son of the late
William Pinkney and Elizabeth
Newton Vaughn, of this count. ,
had resided in Burlington, Wash.,
for the past thirty-four years. He
had not been home since he left
here in 1909.
Surviving are his wife; three
children, arid several grandchil
dren, all of the state of Washing
ton: three sisters, Mrs. J. B.
Siler, Mr?. A. T. McCracken and
Mrs D. V. Francis, of Waynes
ville; two brother, Wade Vaughn,
of Brevard, and Ellie Vaughn, of
No. 1 Redhead
hor the second successive year,
Rita llayworth, Hollywood beauty,
has been tabbed as America's
"Number One Redhead," in a poll
at the International Beauty show
in New York.
Trailway Line Opens
Station In Hazelwood
Beware Of Todav . . .
It's A. F. Day
Since today marks the first day
of the fourth month of the year,
the truth gives way to absurd and
fantastic yarns and news.
Things told today have to be
carefully weighed and given the
acid test for the truth tlu y con
tain before one can take them at
Beware of startling news. Think
twice before you reply or give way
to your feelings of any kind of
news today keep your bead and
tongue, because after all, this is
April first, and that means it's
A F Day.
A few of the choice bits of news
that will in all probability make
the rounds will include:
Hitler committed suicide late
last night at his summer resi
dence. The North Carolina Stale Guard
has been called to active duty at.
Chickens will be rationed next
Women will have only one hat
in two years, by outer of the gov
ernment. All the stores in Waynesville
will be closed every Monday.
W. T. Shelton is not going to
grow any more glads or dahlias.
Haywood county is expected to
go Republican in the next election.
Jap planes were sighted over
Pisgah mountain at 2 o'clock this
To Meet Friday
As an aid to the homemakers in
this vicinity in solving perplexing
problems, the third meeting of the
"Food For Victory" Club will be
held on April 2nd, at the Hazel
wood school at 3:00 p. m., under
the direction of Miss Katherine
Lackey, Home Service Represen
tative of the Carolina Power and
Light Company for this district.
Miss Lakey has arranged an ex
ceptionally interesting program for
this meeting and will discuss many
wartime food problems including
rationing, Victory Gardens, proper
preparation of vegetables, and the
care of refrigerators in making
them carry heavier wartime loads.
The "Food For Victory" Club
meetings are being sponsored by
the Hazelwood school with Mrs.
Harriett Withers in charge. Mrs.
Withers pointed out that there are
no membership dues, no admission
charges, and everyone is invited
to this third meeting regardless of
whether or not the first two meet
ings were attended. Valuable pam
phlets and booklets will be distri
Appearing on the same program
will be Howard Clapp, county agent
who will speak on the importance
of a Victory Garden.
As a special feature of the pro
gram, R. L. Prevost will donate a
f 25 war bond as an attendance
Hugh Massie Goes To
New York City To Buy
Hugh Massie left Sunday for
New York City, where he will spend
this week on business. Mr.'Massie
has gone to purchase Spring mer
chandise for the Toggery.
Clinics To Be
Held In April
Seven pre-school clinics will be
held in the schools of Haywood
county by the county health de
partment during the month of
April, according to Dr. C. N. Sisk,
The purpose of the clinics is to
give examinations to children who
will enter school for the first time
next fall. Parents are t-sked to
accompany their children to the
clinics so that they may acquaint
themselves with the defects, which
should be corrected before the open
ing of the schools.
The schedule of the clinics is
as follows: on Tuesday, April 6,
Central Elementary school at 9:30
a. m. ; East Waynesville at 1:30
Tuesday, the 13th, Beaverdam
school nt !) a. in.; Morning Star,
11 a. m.; Pennsylvania Avenue,
1:30 p. m.
Tuesday, the 20th, North Can
ton school at 9:30 a. m.; Patton
school at 1 :30 p. m.
All busses of the Smoky Moun
tain Trailways will make regular
scheduled stops at the newly es
tablished bus station in Hazelwood.
beginning today, it was announced
yesterday by Joel Wright, presi
dent. The bus station has been
established at McAllianey'.s store,
on Main street next to the post of
fice. The Boosters Club aul the board
of aldermen and mayor of Hazel
wood have been working on the
matter of a bus station in Hazel
wood for several months.
Mr. Wright was here Tuesday
and made definite plans for the
route the busses will follow to the
Hazelwood station. All west bound
busses will go rtovffi Boyd avenue
on to Brown avenue and then to
Main street and the bus station.
East bound busses will leave
the highway at Bradley's store and
go to the station, and leave via
Mr. McAlhaney said his present
plans were to kei p tho station
'open from 7 a. m. until 8 p. ni.
lor seven days a week. The an
nounced fare from Hazelwood U
Waynesville is 20 cents.
Dr. Smathers, 94,
And Farmer, Dies
Funeral services were hold Wed
nesday afternoon at the Central
Methodist church in Canton for
Dr. Henry A. Smathers. 94, Can
ton dentist, Methodist minister and
farmer, who died at a nursing
home in Asheville at 8:45 Sunday
night. The Rev. L. B. Abernathy,
of Charlotte, and the Rev. E. P.
liillups, of Canton, officiated.
Serving as active pallbearers
were: Lewis E. Gates. W. N. Frcel,
W. W. Mitchell, J. I,. Worley, C
B. Medford, Clyde R. Hoey, Jr.,
R. D. Coleman, Jr., and Willis
Methodist ministers of the Ashe
ville and Wnynosville districts
served as a guard of honor ami
as honorary pallbearers.
Dr. Smathers was born in Hay
wood county on December 15, 181,
the son of Nelson A. Smathers
who lived in Buncombe county the
latter part of his life and Mar
garet Henderson Smathers.
He was the first and oldest den
tist practicing in Western North
Carolina, and practiced about 51
years before retiring at the age
of 80. He was an ordained min
ister of the Methodist church for
66 years, and was the oldest liv
ing Smathers in this section at
the time of his death.
In addition to his other interests,
Dr. Smathers operated three
farms. He was the first man in
Haywood county to farm with
modern machinery. He preached
3,000 sermons in various churches,
but never held a charge in the
He was first married to Miss
Sophia Owenby, who died in 1893
and then to Miss Addie Stines,
who died in 1938. He was the
father of 21 children, 16 of whom
Surviving children are A. E.
Smathers, of Opp, Ala., T. M.
Smathers of Asheville, J. Bat
Smathers, Asheville attorney; the
Rev. M. T. Smathers, superinten
dent of the Asheville Methodist
district; E. J. Smathers, auditor
with the internal revenue bureau
at Columbia, S. C; Dr. H. A.
Smathers, Jr., and Dr. H. W.
(Continued on Page 12)
Red Cross Quotas In
County Been Raised
M. U. WILLIAMSON led the
successful Red Cross iar Fund
Campaign here, and this week the
liiota of $4,000 was passed by $34.
Of Feed Wheat
Ready For Delivery
Recent Congressional action free
ing an additional 100,000,000 bush
els of feed wheat will make it pos
sible for Haywood County poultry
and livestock dealers to obtain
more federally-owned wheat for
f ling purposes, it was announced
yesterday by Glenn A. Boyd, chair
man of the County AAA Commit
tee. Release of this wheat. Chairman
Boyd said, is aimed at relieving
shortages of feed which have oc
curred in many areas and assist
ing farmers in meeting their pro
duction goals for livestock, dairy,
and poultry in the 1943 Food for
Freedom campaign. An allocation
of 125,000.000 bushels of wheat for
feeding purposes was made last
summer, but the last of this am
ount was sold arlier this month.
Of the first allocation. North Caro
lina fa l iners purchased more than
'.150 carloads, and none came to
The recently released wheat will
be available to Haywood County
fe.ders at $1.12 per pushel, deliv
ered in carload lots. Livestock,
poultry, and other feeders may
place their orders with the County
AAA Committee, Mr. Boyd said.
In placing orders, however, pro
ducers must state the amount of
wheat they now have on hand nnd
their estimated monthly require
ments, Orders will be accepted for
a quantity which, together with the
amount on hand, will not exceed a
three month's supply.
Local feed mixers and dealers
w ill b required to state the unsold
quantity on hand and estimated
monthly requirements, and total
amounts will be restricted to not
more .than two month's supply
Large feed manufacturers, distri
butors, and County AAA Commit
tees, also must state quantities of
unsol dwheat on hand and weekly
requirements, and total amounts
they may have will be restricted to
not more than two .month's supply.
"These r. strictions are being
placed on sales in order to assure
an equitable distribution of sup
plier which may be shipped imme
diately.'' ( hainnan Boyd said. "It
is possible that lack of freight cars
will delay filling orders immedia
tely, and those persons who have
some wheat on hand should delay
their orders as long as practical
to do so.
He said however, that when it is
impractical to accept an order for
bss thn nthe amount of wheat in
a bin. a carload, or the amount of
wheat represented by a warehouse
receipt, the supply limitations may
he increased to one of these
Hold Contests and
Associational R. T. TT .oU.!
contests for the organizations of
the churches was held at the West
Canton Baptist Church on Tuesday
...,.., B numDer oi tne church,
Winners in thn
test are eligible to enter the re
gional contests to be held Friday
afternoon, night and Saturday
morning at the West Asheville
church. The winners in the lat
ter will compete in the state con-
vvvnuiwea on page iz; I
Bother Chapters In Coun
ty Exceed Quotas By $34
Each, As Campaign Comes
The two Red Cross chapters in
Haywood county passed their
quotas this week in the War Fund
Campaign, which has been under
way since March first.
The two chapters contributed a
total of $10,768.99.
The Waynesville area gave $4,
034.13. The quota was $4,000. The
Canton area also passed the quota
by $34, making a total given from
that section of $6,734.86.
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson, lo
cal chairman, said yesterday: "We
opened the campaign on schedule,
closed on schedule, set a goal and
The chairman said further: "All
of our people iive cooperated
beautifully and responded gener
ously. To all of you -many, many
Many contributions were unsoli
cited, and came from people who
realized the importance of the Red
Faithful committees worked
many hours in every section of the
county staging the drive.
Last week the chapter was about
$300 behind the quota. A commit
tee composed of Guy Massie,
Chrest George and W. 11. F. Millar
staged n "clean-up" campaign and
turned in $215.56. Of this amount
$133 was contributed by members
of the Rotary Club Friday when
it was brought forcefully before
the members that the fund was lag
ging. Mr. Williamson expressed his
appreciation to the following com
mittee chairmen who carried
through on the campaign: Mrs.
Whitener Prevost, Mrs. Jenny
Ray Rreese, Mrs. E. C Wagen
feld, Mrs. J. R. McCracken, Mrs.
W. L. McCracken, Miss Mary
Margaret Smith, Mrs. T. L. Gwyn,
Aaron Prevost, R. L. Ilendrix, J.
E. Shields, June Smathers, Bill
Chambers, M. O. Galloway, Bob
Davenport, Clay Madison, Jack
Messer, Howard Clapp, J. E. Mas
sie, Guv Massie, Chrest George,
and W.'lL F. Millar.
Rotarians elected directors for
the coming year last Friday. The
1913-44 board is made up of:
Howard Clapp, Guy Massie,
Hugh Massie, W. H. F. Millar,
Joe E. Rose, M. D. Watkins, and
M. R. Williamson. H. G. Ham
melt, present president, will also
be a member of the board and
will serve as vice president next
The new president is elected by
the board from its membership.
Appointed to U. S.
William Hannah. TIT hat raialv.
ed an appointment to enter the TJ.
tx Naval Academy at Annapolis in
July. He will enter on a certificate.
He is now a freshman at Belmont
Abbey College near Charlotte, and
finished from St. John's School
He has made outstanding records,
and has been accepted as avia
tion cadet in V-5, Naval Reserve.
Mr. Hannah is the son nf Mn
William T. Hannah and the late
Mr. Hannah, well known Wvn.
His grandfather was Captain W.
T. Hannah, who was a prominent
member of the Waynesville bar. He
was a veteran of the Spanish
American War, and served as Cap
tain of the local company.
$7,211 From The
The Haywood County Hospital
will soon receive from the trustees
of the Duke Endowment, $7,211
for charity work done in 1942, ac
cording to an announcement yes
terday from Charlotte.
The trustees appropriated $769,
545 to 105 hospitals and 40 orpha
nages. Of the total, $637,787 went
to hospitals and the remaining
$122,758 to orphanages.
IN NEW YORK
Father Rhinehart Gutman, priest
in charge of the Grace Episcopal
church here, is visiting in New