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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 16 16 Pages
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coontieaj
WAYNESVILLE, N. CM THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
Oi a good i hJ
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Ffoirodloaioiis IPraid h
Haywood Must Sell $94,000 In Bonds To Meet
Chairman Ray Is
Hard Work Will
Bring County Thru
Canton Area Takes Slight
Lead In County Race To
Sell $2i0,300 In War Bonds.
Haywood had less than $94,000
(n j-ve.it in war bonds in the next 8
a s to meet the quota of $290,300
L April according to official sales
Lids thn.uBh Tuesday night as
.d by Charlie Ray, chairman
0f ai bonds sales in the county.
The Canton area nosed ahead of
thi end d' the county in the race
M'5W which end of the county
would be the first to raise $145,150.
-half the county quota.
As of Tuesday night, Canton was
endued wi'h sales totaling $100,
while this area had sales
j'i,H'!:!,;i.ic to $Uti,054.25, makirjg a
total fur the county of $196,841.50
invested iii war bonds since the
first of April.
Mi. Kay said last night: "We'll
make the quota, provided we get
more of the small buyers to come
across. A lot of this remaining
(JKj.WUi must come from the small
investor," he said.
t National Bank report
l Jfti.OOO here yesterday,
-ales amounting to $5,-
osod this morning, a
the sales staff reported
Neither of these, nor
1 1 f" Wednesday in the
included in today's
No Opposition In Town
School Closes With
107 To Get Diplomas
ed a sale
Mill "tll'T -
000 will he
Commencement exercises for the
local high school will get underway
Sunday evening at 8:15 with the
i bacculeaui cate sermon bv Rev. H.
G. llainnictt, nastor of the First
Diplomas will be given to 107
seniors on Monday evening, also
at 8:15. No formal speaker will be
hoard on Monday evening. A
number of the graduates to receive
diplomas have already entered ser
vice, the list showed.
The program for Sunday night
includes the invocation by Rev. J.
C. Madison; two anthems by the
high school chorus, with Mrs. L.
M. Kiche'son at the piano.
Monday evening's program will
al-o feature the high school chorus,
and a selection of five service songs
by the band. Rev. M. K. William
son will give the invocation.
Mary Kllen lioone will give the
valedictory address and Ruth
Watrenfold the salutatory address.
en 1 1 1 1 ;
.Me!;, lay li
from the fifteen counties
tern area of the state
hi courthouse here on
ight in a War Bond Rally embrace
lime the men from the
M. H. HOW Lr.S was re-el
district school principal here
the 19-1I1-4-1 school term. He has
been with the local school system
for K i-!! and will be in charge
of the nine elementary schools and
high school oi the district, which
opt :;.00(l students.
Mayor and Board
Of Aldermen In
For Four Years
All City Fathers Will Re
main In Office; Makes
Third Term For Them.
Waynesville's mayor and board
of aldermen will go into the May
4th election without opposition. The
deadline for filing was last night,
and no one had filed except the
present three members of the board
and the mayor.
Election on May 4th will give the
officiuls a four year term, under
the Palmer bill which was enacted
into a law in the recent session of
All four of the city fathers will
begin their third term with this
Mayor J. H. Way has served two
terms of two years each.
The members of the board of
aldermen are: L. M. Killian, W.
Hugh Massie and T. L. Bramlett.
As far as could be learned, no
town election has ever been held
before in which there was no oppo
sition. During the present administra
tion, the officials have snont much
The annual D. A. K. Citizenship ;tjmt, j refinancing the town's bonds
award will be presented by Mrs. am niaking general improvements
Annie G. Quintan and the annual 0f a varied nature.
Among the ino-l progressive
moves was the stahli-hnient of
the town manage' pl'in, and nam
ing (,'. C. Ferguson as full-time
town manager. Huildme; the back
Average $514 At Sale
by the American
presented by W.
counties who have lost their live
in the ;ir were honored with
( lyde R. Hoey, former govcrno
of North Carolina, was the prin
cipal speaker of the evening. Mr
Hoey, who is state chairman for
the second war loan campaign, de- 1
tivered a convincing message deal-
in? in lacts relative to the condi
tion of the government of the
-Mr. Hoey stated that when the
second war loan was announced
with its goal of $13,000,000,000 he
wondered if it would be possible
to raise such a sum at this time.
As the campaign progressed he felt
more confident and now was sure
it would not only be reached, but
would go over the top.
"This is a stupendous task and
a challenge. I like the optimistic
(Continued on page 8)
Quota Is -
37 Men To
gioti will be
Miss Nancy Killian will be nc- J
compaiii-l for the evening.
The list of graduates are as fol- i
(Note Several members of the
graduating class are in s rvice. The
letter after their name is the branch
of service in which they are serv-
Edgar Amnions. Charles Jack
Arrington (N), Krl it b Atkinson,!
Dwight Morrison Beaty. Earle John ,
Kuckner (IN), liienn r rancis isoya, i . All
(Continued on page 8) As Aldermen
Ten head of Haywood Hereford
cattle bought $5,145 at the Wilson
sale last Friday, with the first
two calves bred by Laurie Domino
bringing exactly what the four
ouners paid for him two years ago
A bull owned by Frank M. Da
vis led all North Carolina entries,
and was reserve champion of the
show and sale. This bull brought
$7(10. and was the first calf from
Laurie Domino The second calf
was owned by Claude Francis, and
this one sold for $500.
The sale average was $510, while
the Haywood average was $514.50.
M. O. Calloway bought the Fran
cis bull and added to bis Hereford
herd which he is fast building in
to one of the best in the county.
The five Haywood heifers aver
aged $521 each, which was $11
more than the sale average.
The animals, (heir owners
prices brought at the sale a
Oicm i I'lll'i'
Flunk M. Davis hull
Claude T. Francis bull
.Lack Kogi i s . bull
J. L. Palmer bull
C. N. AJIeiL bull
alley in the business disliii ; was
another forwud step, and the
building of an addition to the com -tery
and a supplementary drive
way is now underway.
8 Hazelwood Men
Claude T. (francis heifer
Loy S. Haytics heifer
Koy S. Haytics heifer
Claude Allen heifer
( 'laude Allen heifer
Foi ty-eig hi animals were
ed 1 1 1 the sale.
4 (it I
begin as soc.i
of ( ii , merit
olfi.v was "l
' NF.TTF JONKS w
tury of the Chamber 1
Miss Jones To Be
C. of C. Secretary
Again This Year
Red Cross Ships
During Past Week
A shipment of nine cartons con-
army, reporting to Fort liragg. taming tjU.uou Danaages was snip
Jack Sease, Jr., served as acting ped to national Red Cross head
corporal of the group. .quarters during the past week ac-
a tt.,., f,-,,m the ureas
Bell Love Chapter
Thirty-seven men are scheduled
to leave this area as reservists in
the April quota under the selective
service system this week. They
will have in live groups.
Twenty-three of the number left
nn Tiwsflav noon for service in the
There are also 40,000 additional
bandages ready for shipment, which
will be sent when the containers are
i- - ci t-v
Daughters of an 01 wie ou.i '-
.i in itt cio it i n a rnnvwiniii n ii i,riit
American Revolution supplied tne
men in eacn group wirn cigaiencs
as they boarded their buses.
In the group leaving on Tues
fr,,,,. unliintwi's' William
Lee Moore, Fred Earl Martin, Jr., ; received.
Harry Eugene Whisenhunt, and ! Mrs. Colkitt is still urging the
Harold R. Massie. women of the community to give
Others were- Dee Witt Moore, their services for this worthy cause
John Harley Hyatt, Jr., William She told of an instance when one
Ray Robinson, Samuel Lanier Ed- of the boys in service having oc
wards, William McKinley Hamp- casion to speak to some one in the
s, 1 T n.i.rnnAa T rO n t h R m . I OOITI IKtllUV ailU "C
Eight candidates entered the
field for election as member of the
board of aldermen of Hazelwood
this week, as the filing deadline
was met on Tuesday.
Clyde Fisher, mayor, has no op
position. The present board, made up of
K. L. Prevost, Carl Swanger and
Grady Smith, are all candidates.
In addition to Crawford Crcasman,
Dewey Cockran, T. L. Blalock,
Lawrence Davis and Thomas Gar
rett. The election will be held on
Tuesday, May 4th. Mrs. Raymond
Crawford is registrar, and W. A.
Whitner and W. H. Snyder are
Rudolph Carswell is town clerk.
One of 5 In State
Sent to Washington
A scrapbook compiled by the
Wayncsville township high school
Ion "Schools At War" has been se-
looted as one of five out of two
! hundred submitted to the state
chairman, C. H. Robinson, to be
sent to the U. S. treasury depart
ment in Washington, it was an
nounced this week by M. II
Bowles, superintendent of the dis
The contest was sponsored by
the war savings staff of the U. S.
treasury and the U. S. office of
education and its wartime commission.
Miss Nannette Jones will begin
her duties as secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce on
tiist. although the ollice in the
Citizens Hank Building will not
open until .Line first, K. It. Daven
port, piesnlent, announced yester
day. Miss Jones was secretary last
year. The office was closed in
iate fall. She will devote only part
time to the work during May, it
Lack Of Defense
Plants and Army
Camps Here Will
Be Drawing Card
Chamber of Commerce Of
ficials of Winter Resorts
Optimistic Over Our
A note of optimism was sound
ed this week, as a survey waa mad
by R. B. Davenport, president of
the Chamber of Commerce, of re
sort towns in this state and Florida
as to the prospects of the coming
season for this area.
Writers from nine winter resort
areas were of the opinion that the
104:1 season would be better than
last year. General opinions of al
most all officials contacted, were
that their winter experience had
been fewer people, but they all
stayed longer, which gave a gross
for the season about the same when
having a ot of transients.
Mr. Davenport called a meeting
of the hotel and boarding houses
owners Tuesday afternoon and read
the letters to them, and discussed
the general trends of the year. Op
timism prevailed throughout the
meeting, with the exception of one
Attention was called to the sug
gestions made in several of the
letters that this is the year to follow-up
on past customers with ad
vertising material, and special
stress should be made to get officers
and their families to come here for
The Florida chamber of commer
ce officials weie definite in their
viiws that people in defense areas,
those living near war centers, and
hose in war work, will certainly be
ookinir for u quiet, cool place to
spend .hfti- vacation this summer.
A li'r"' them tnontkri ' transpor
UK ioj',Hrs a prwblurt-tit said traM1
and busses were used extensively
this past winter, and even cars
when physicians had given u state
ment that a change was desiralde
for a person's health.
Brief quotations from the letters
are as follows:
Tampa "It seems to me as
May j ' couio count on a some-
vnai. oeiLei .season uun numiiiei
than you had last year, as far as
the people from this section are
j concerned. Defense workers in
'this community are making high
wages and even if the men do not
Itake vacations, it seems as though
(Continued on page 8)
Ledford, Sam Alfred
James Robert Mintz, Jr.,
Edgar Boring, William Thomas how badly tnese Danaages are neea
Moore, Walter Corbett Chambers, ;ed, I am sure more of them would
James Dewey McClure, Audrey ' come up here and work, ' was his
m -ij t?fa Hrnstv Caro Icomment
(Continued on page 16) many usually worked
amazed to find so few workers.
"If the women could only know
after asking about how
Farm Labor Problem
Being Ironed Out By
County Wide Group
UNTY TOTAL THRU
ynesviUe Area $ 96,0525
Unton Area 100,787.25
Gwtfy Total ....$196841.50
General Opinion That There
Is Sufficient Farm Labor
Here If Properly Utilized.
The Haywood farm labor advis
ory committee tackled the job Tues
day of securing and having avail
able labor on hand for harvesting
the largest crop ever planted in
this county. The committee in ses
sion for two hours discussed every
labor problem of all type fa8
dairying, bean gfrowers of both
large and small acerage. They ad
journed, feeling that sufficient la
bor was here if properly utilized
and pooled. , ,
Howard Clapp, county agent, told
the committee that twice as many
potatoes had been planted, the
largest bean crop was in prospect,
and by far more truck had been
planted than ever before. There
are more beef cattle in Haywood
than at any other one time, he told
Tn spite of the prospect for la
bor shortage in some sections.
Haywood farmers are making plans
and going ahead for the largest
farm production in the county's
history, the farm agent told the
committee in challenging them to
secure and have ready the neces
sary labor for the harvesting per
iods. Most attention was given to har-
(Continued on page 8)
Rose Named N. C.
Joe Emmerson Rose was named
North Carolina director of the
Southeastern Aberdeen Angus
Breeders Association at a recent
organization meeting in Birming
ham. The association will sponsor two
sales a year one in November and
in the spring. Persons interested
in entering animals, or attending
either of the sales should contact
Plans of the association are to
employ a field man for four
months, to visit breeders in the
southeast. The association will
operate under the sponsorship of
the American Aberdeen Angus Association.
Iceland . . "
A thrilling account of a
year in Iceland, as told by
Miss Betsy Lane Quinlan to
Hilda Way Gwyn . . .
On Page Two of This Issue
you'll enjoy every word.
The second group of colored men
called under the selective service
system left here Wednsday morn
ing at 8 o'clock for examination at
Fort. Bragg. James Henry Love
was name d leader of the group and
The scrapbook is an artistic ag;- J Johnnie Forest Patton assistant
count of the various war activities j leader.
of the local high school. It con- ,
tains numerous photographs taken
(Continued on page 8)
Is In Naval Hospital
Congressman Zebulon Weaver is
confined to the Naval Hospital,
Washington, for treatment of a
sinus infection. His officer re
ported his condition improved.
Others were: Robert Thompson,
James Rufug Gibbs, Dewey Dewitt
Harrison, Sloan Hilliard Erwin,
Arthur Glendon Thompson, Lewis
Fair, John Henry Tucker, Jesse
Scruggs, Jr., James Franklin Sims,
Ted Smith and Henry Cullins, the
latter transferred from Miami, Fla.
James Earl Dalton, who was to
have gone with the group was
transferred to the board in Gaines
34 Large Rats
Killed In Barn
A Hazelwood family went on a
rat-killing campaign last week and
killed 34 large rats at their barn.
Their surprise at the size ami
number of the rats prompted the
suggestion of another community
wide rat-killing campaign similar
to that staged here several years
ago when poisoned bait was put
The .'S4 rats were killed at the
barn of Mr. and Mrs, Tommy Rog
John L. Davis Reported
Better After Operation
John L. Davis, who has been
confined in an Asheville hospital,
has returned home and is reported
to be much improved. Mr. Davis
underwent a major operation.
Services Being Held Daily Here
Commemorating Easter Season
Sendees have been held dally In
the churches here starting on Mon
day morning In a pre-Easter community-wide
program sponsored by
the pastors of the First Baptist,
First Methodist and Presbyterian
Tonight special communion ser
vices will be held In the First Meth
odist and the Presbyterian church
es. At this time new members will
be received in the churches. At
the First Baptist church a candle
light baptismal and communion ser
vice will be held.
On Friday morning Rev. M. R.
Williamson will be in charge of a
service conducted in the high school
auditorium during the regular chap
At noon on Good Friday the ser
vices at Grace Episcopal church
will be held by the priest in charge.
The public is invited to attend this
At the regular weekly meeting
of the Rotary Club on Friday, the
Rev. J. Clay Madison, Rev. H. G.
Hammett and the Rev. M. R, Wil
liamson, will conduct a special
On Friday evening services will
again be held in the three spon
soring churches. At the First
Methodist church the meeting will
be conducted especially for the
young people. A young people's
choir will furnish the musk and
the subject of the sermon will be
"The Challenging Christ."
There is no program announced
" On Sunday morning at 7:00
o'clock, the Methodist Youth Fol
lowship groups of the county will
hold their annual su arise service
at the cross at Lake Jumaluska.
A feature of the program this year
the Waynearille high school band.
The pastor of the Canton Metho
dist church will be the main
The public Is invited to attend
all of the services for the remain
der of the week. The pastors hav .
been gratified over the attendance
at the services held since Monday
and are urging a continued interest
which will be climaxed on Easter