The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
W a7 place P3
yHYEAR NO. 15 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1943 (One Day NearerVictory
51.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Credit For Part
Of State Purchase
Area Slightly Ahead Of
Canton In Effort To Raise
Last night the "mercury" in the
.eeond war loan thermometer reg
SenS sales of $118,217.50 for
Haywood County, on the quota of
The raro between the Canton and
Wavm-svillt -Hazelwood area was
ninnintr neck and neck, with this
end of th county slightly ahead,
.1, F;1ies totaling $62,567.50,
ugainst Canton's $55, "50. The two
areas have challenged each other
to raise half the Haywood quota.
The Town of Waynesville bought
$10,000 in war bonds yesterday.
CommitUos were at work, and
bv this week-end leaders expect
lome encouraging figures as sales
are expected to pick up, according
to Charlie Kay, chairman of sales
in the county,
While Haywood is officially cre
dited with $118,217 in bond sales,
only $52,217.50 is actually Haywood
money. The State bought 14 mil
lions in bonds this week, and gave
each county credit for a proportio
nate pail- Haywood was credited
with $;;. o(H). Although it counts
again? the cjuota, Haywood citi
zens have put just a little more
than oni'--ixth of the quota into
bond" thus fa i'.
Three thousand rural families are
being cm' acted this wetk by Miss
Mary Margaret Smith and Howard
Clapp, in behalf of the drive.
Mis. tViiliam Med A rd ' has been
named chairman of women's acti
vities in the Waynesville-Haael-wood
All civic clubs had a program on
the campaign last week, and this,
with Canton speakers coming here,
and local men going before Canton
clubs. Heinz Rollman addressed
the Canton Woman's Club Tuesday
afternoon and the Lions Club that
Mrs. J. R. Siler is doing the secre
tarial work for the committee in
the office of W. H. F. Millar at the
Thermometers have been placed
in front of the two banks of the
county to record the daily sales in
Chairman Ray announced the fol
lowing committees for the cam
paign in this end of the county
Big: Creek-H. D. McDonald,
chairman, Mack Caldwell and
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Quota Is -
H no. ooo
S Mi, 000
COUNTY TOTAL THRU
"aynesville Area $ 6?,567.50
canton Area 55,650.00
Conilly Total $11,217.50
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JONATHAN WOODY is district
chairman of the second war bond
campaign. The 15 counties have
a quota of $:i,.'19 1,400. Mr. Woody
is president of the First National
Hank here. Photo by Sherrill's
Owners of orchards in the
cuui:y woiv unable to esti
mate the damage done by low
temperatures on Tuesday and
last night. The damage will
not show up until the weather
The mercury fell to M de
grees on Tuesday night. High
winds prevented frost, al
though a number of orchard
men reported buds on their
trees were frozen stiff Wednes
One of Haywood's oldest or
chard men predicted it would
be July before the full extent
of the damage by cold could be
Early gardens were nipped
by the cold weather, which was
accompanied by snow flurries
practically all day Wednes
day. The flakes melted as soon
as they fell.
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Daily Easter Services
To Begin Here Monday
Two New Members Taken
Into Club Here Friday, D.
Reeves Nolan d and S. E.
Lieutenant Ruth J. Merrylees of
the WAAC recruiting office, ad
dressed the Rotary (Tub here Fri
day, and announced the drive to
secure a minimum of 25 women
in Haywood county to join the
WAAC between April 15 and May
Lieutenant Merrylees ' pointed
out the advantages offered by the
WAACS and said that after the
war, the women who are members
of the WAACS will be the best
fitted of all women for life, in that
the physical and mental develop
ment, which is a major part of
the WAAu training.
Men are being replaced daily by
? .'embers of the WAACS, she said,
and the men are being sent on
to the fighting fronts.
After her talk, she answered a
series of questions from the mem
bers. Two new members were taken
into the club Friday. They were
introduced by Ernest Withers and
welcomed bv Malcolm Williamson,
secretary. They were: D. Reeves
Noland and S. E. Connatser.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Underwood
and two sons, Carol and Kenneth,
spent the week-end in Newton with
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Scruggs.
Bond Mly To
Has $118,217 On
Joe Blaine James,
U. S. Navy, Is Ninth
Wounded In Africa
Private First Class James P. !
Ferguson, V. S. Army, is reported j
seriously wmmded in action in
Africa, according to a message re- j
ceived Tuesday by his uncle and i
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Pewey F. I
Messer, of Waynesville, route 2. !
The message from the War De
partment read as follows:
"Deeply regret to inform you
your nephew, Private First Class :
James P. Ferguson, was seriously
wounded in action in North Africa
area on March 29th. Reports will :
be forwarded when received.
Pfc. Ferguson has made his
home with bis uncle ami aunt since
he w as a round 12 years of age.
He attended the Waynesville town
ship high school, and has been in
the service since ltl.'l!!. He was
first sent to Panama where be
served for three years, and from
there was transferred to San Fran
cisco, later to Camp Picket, Va.
From P'ckett he was sent overseas,
wn 'O i..- .Ms been serving for trie
past five months.
Prior to volunteering in the ser
vice he was in a CCC cam)) in this
W. 11. F. Millar. H. G. Ham
mett and M. R. Williamson at
tended a district Rotary conven
tion in Greenville Tuesday. The
three are ollicers-eleet of the local
club for next year. Mr. Millar will
serve as president, Mr. Hammett
as vice president and Mr. William
son as secretary.
The local group reported excel
lent attendance and outstanding
addresses for the one-day conven
j Community-wide pre-Easter ser
vices will be held daily starting
! Monday morning, with the First
1 Methodist, Presbyterian and First
Baptist churches cooperating.
J The ministers are making a spec
ial appeal to the citizens of the
! community, whether members of
I the church or not to take part in
!the Easter services, which have
I been arranged for the convenience
of all groups.
I Mid-day services will be held at
j 1 2 : 0 each day from Monday
through Thursday. On Good Fri
day a three hour service will be con
ducted at Grace Episcopal church.
Places of worship and ministers
in charge of the services are as
follows: Monday, the 19th, at the
First Baptist Church with Rev. M.
R. Williamson; Tuesday, the 20th,
at the First Methodist church with
Rev. H. G. Hammett; Wednesday
at the First Baptist church with
Rev. S- R. Crockett; and Thursday
at the Presbyterian church with
Rev. J. Clay Madison in charge.
Niehtly services will be conduct
ed at 8 o'clock at each of the three
cooperating churches starting Mon
day and continuing through Friday.
On Thursday evening a commun
ion service will be held in each of
the three churches sponsoring the
community Easter observance.
On three mornings during the
week services will be conducted at
the auditorium of the Township
high school at 9:30, with the fol
lowing pastors in charge of the
worship period. Rev. J. Clay Madi
son will conduct the service on
Wednesday, the 21st; Rev. H. G.
Hammett, on Thursday, the 22nd
and Rev. M. R. Williamson on Fri
On Faster morning services will
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Joe Maine James, 18. seaman
first class in the U. S. Navy, and
the only son of J. Rack James, well
known farmer of the Crabtree sec
tion, is reported "missing in ac
tion.'' Young James is Haywood coun
ty's ninth casualty in the war. Mr.
James was notified by the navy
department last Sunday that his
son was "missing in action." The
message did not state in what area
the sailor had been on duty or any
The family had received their
last communication from young
James on November 8, when he
cabled his sister, Miss Alice James,
Christmas greetings from Ireland.
He was a graduate of the Crab
tree high school and at the time
he enlisted at the age of 17, he
was completing work at Wanton's
Business college in Asheville. He
has been in the Navy since Febru
ary !, 1!M2 and ha: not been home
since that date.
Surviving are bis father and
three sisters. Miss Sarah James, a
student at Mars Hill, Miss Alice
James and Miss Cora Mae James.
Wins First Place In
Rosemary Herman, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Herman, won
first place in the reading contest
'held in the Waynesville Township
high school auditorium on Tues
day. Th.' evmt has been sponsor
ed annually for a number of years
by the Woman's Club.
Mimi Gorslin, daughter of Mrs.
Jefferson Reeves, won second place.
In former y a;s the first place win
ner has been given a gold medal
and the second winner a cash prize.
This year defense stamps were pre
isented, with five dollars in stamps
!to the first place and one dollar to
the second winner.
M. H. Bowles introducul Mrs. C.
F. Kirk patrick, vice president of
jthe club, who presided over the
program. Mrs. J. M. Kellett serv
ed as chairman of the committee on
training the girls, with Miss Hester
Anne Withers and Mrs. J. Colvin
Brown as members,
j The contestants and their read
ings were as follows; Dorothy
i Leathorwood gave "Patterns," by
Amy Lowell; Louise Stevens, "The
'New South." by Henry Grady;
Pollyanna Gibbs, "Jane," by Booth
Tarkington; Rosemary Herman,
'Nothing, if not enough," by Edna
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To 12 Good Men
In State Guard
, Twelve good men are wanted for
service in the local unit of the
! State Guard. They will be given
j an opportunity to get regular army
training. Those with dependents,
j who may be called into active ser
vice are especially urged to join
I the local unit.
I The men in the group with de
pendents will be given instruction
that will prepare them fr service
i in the army. As the study courses
are just starting, those men are
asked to enroll at once so as to
get full benefit jf the training.
Frank Smathers Suggests Seven
War Bond Slogans
1 Buy war bonds and help our boys bomb Berlin and Tokyo.
2 It's better to have Uncle Sam temporarily in our debt than to
be permanently in bondage to Tojo or Hitler.
3 It's better to lend to Uncle Sam than to slave for Hitler.
4 It's better to own bonds of Uncle Sam than to owe allegiance
5 It's better to be a free-holder of Uncle Sam's than to be a
stooge for Tojo or a Quisling for Hitler.
6 It's better to salute with a bond and a smile than to bend
before Hitler in sorrow and servitude.
7 It's better to do the bond buying for Uncle Sam today than
to do the bidding of Tojo and Hitler hereafter.
War Bond Quota
CI. VIF. K. HOKV. chairman
in North Carolina, will .iWt ill
night at eight o'cl.j. k A l.ntuh'
service for all men lioiii th. I.,
in this war.
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Local Citizen Puts $300
In Dimes In War Bonds
St. John's High
School On State
The high school department of
St. John s school has been put on
the accredited list by Ihe state de
partment of education, according
to a letter received this week by
Sister Marie Cordea.
In the lettt r from J. Henry 11 igh
smith, director of the division of
instructional service of the stale
department, giving the recognition
to the school, was the following
statement: "I take pleasure in
stating that St. John's school cm
be on the accredited list on June
1, 1943, conditions for such accred
itment have been met fully."
The grammer school of St. John's
was established in 1039, with one
year of high school. Since that
date an additional grade has been
added each year to the high school
with the senior grade of the cur
rnt year rounding out the requir
ed number of grades for an ac
credited high school.
The present enrollment of the
school is 102, with 37 s'udents in
the high school d partment and 6.r
grammar grade pupils.
BIRTH ANNOl N( KMLM
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brnding
announce the birth of a daughter.
Helen Cornelia Bradmg. on April
10th at the Haywood County Hospital.
f the second war loan campaign
a l.".-o,ui.ty rally here MonUn . ,
of Che program will be a memorial I
cunt n- "bo have lost their lives
Another Pulls $7.")0 Our Of
Paper llajj lo Huy
Hond Here In Haywood.
. .'iii' ; iiiir,t
on loiito one told . W. Minett,
mad carrier, this week, as
dumped ::.0(M) dimes in bis lap,
and la one dollar
aills on top.
dimes for three years, hoping to
take a vacation on the money.
Now I'ncle Sam needs it so here it
i--." they said.
It look Mr. Minett some time to
count the $.'!()!) in dimes, but the
patron got the $500 bond.
Not lima ago, another of Mr.
Minoll's patrons met him at the
mail box, with an ordinary paper
bag under his arm. When the
mail carrier stopped, the man gave
an order for a $1,000 bond
leached down in hi
and paid the $750 in $50 bills. The
bag had more than that amount
left after the price of the bond
;.:m b.,1, i.l from it.
Mr. Minett believes that the best
pro: p. ct - for bonds are those
I whom you least suspect of having
! Necessary Farm
! Labor To Be
I Supplied In County
To insure proper attention to
Mho farm labor needs in Haywood
county, plans have been worked
jout by the county farm agent, the
If. S. Employment Service man
i ager and the local F. S. A. repre
sentative for recruiting farm
workers foi local work.
In order to supply these work
ers to the Haywood county farmers
and others needing such labor, it
will be necessary for the agencies
sponsoring the movement to know
the needs of the farmers.
In view of this all persons who
need labor now and later on in
the season are asked to place their
order now with the U. S. Employ
ment Service and through coopera
tive efforts of all the agencies men
tioned available workers will be
Those who are interested in
working on farms and have a
part in the "food for victory pro
gram" should apply immediately
to the U. S. Employment Service,
and leave their names.
Clyde R. Hoey To
Be Speaker Here
At Eight Monday
Memorial Service For All
Men From 15 Counties Who
Have Lost Live Will B
Fifteen counties of Western
North Carolina are to participate
in a memorial service and second
war loan rally here Monday night,
with Ex-Governor Clyde R. Hoey
as the speaker.
Plans are being made to care lor
an overflow crowd, as hundreds
from all sections of Western North
Carolina are expected to attend.
The high school bands of Way
nesville and Canton will givo a
thirdy minute concert prior to the
program. The concert begins at
7::U). The doors to the court room
will open at seven.
Families of nil men in the 15
counties who have lost their lives
during this war will be given spec
ial recognition. The names of all
men will be reail during the me
Jonathan Woody, district area
chairman, plans to visit most of the
counties before Monday in the inte
rest of the event Monday night.
Mr. Hoey is state chairman of
the second war loan campaign, and
press reports coming from places
where he has made addresses on
the subject are that the "silver
tongued orator" holds his audiences
Counties participating are: Bun
combe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham,
Haywood, Henderson, Jackson,
Macon, McDowell, Madison, Mit
chell, PoJk, Swain, Transylvania
Wins Honors In
Vi.rrin;a Kellett, senior of Lenoir
Rhyne College, won first place in
the women's extempore group in
the 15th annual grand eastern for
ensic tournament which was held
in Charlotte last week. The event
is sponsored annually by the Straw
berry Leaf society of Winthrop Col
lege' of Rock Hill.
This year there were representa
tives from twenty-seven colleges
l "'' ""' Prior l, th neral
tournament, provincial contests are
boing held in the various areas. In
this pmvencial contest Miss Kel
lett and Miss Rachael Conrad, oi
Lenoir Rhyne, won the first place
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in the Women's debating division.
I hey won second place in the gene
ral tournament in Charlotte.
Miss Kellett, who was an out
standing student in the local high
school, is the daught r of Mrs. J.
M. Kellet, member of the faculty
of the school here.
Service In WAACS
Miss Nancy Isenhour, daughter
i of Mr. and Mrs. Ed H. Isenhour.
nanor bair!f)I Charlotte, has volunteered and
u(t'n accepted for services in the
I WAAC's. She enlisted on her 21st
1 birthday on March 29th, at the
recruiting station in Charlotte.
Sno reports for active duty at
T)?vtona Beach on April the 19th.
miss isennour is a graduate of
Central High School of Charlotte
and attended Queens College, Char,
lotte for two years. She discon
tinued her work at Queens and
entered the Carolina Business Col
lege of Charlotte for preparation
for service with the Woman's Army
Miss Isenhour, who is the grand
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Robert McCracken. of Wavnesville
often visited relatives hern.
wnere she has many friends. Her
mother is the former Miss Willie
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