HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER.
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Ureal omoicy momiumu ,
TyaR '- NO. 20 Tpi WAYNESVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counts
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Committees Working To
pe $3,000 For Work
For Current Year; To Open
Office June First.
.(.ort, from committees making
Wou- , horehin to the
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number of "T
K-p- 1 if q inn -fnv the cur-
T'na . rive km J
.... will be pushed to com.
r!i0n ac soon as possiwe, n u-
Present plans r:
e D;l,)ir,o. flhnnt, June
.,me to the woi'K i"
-w , ... i,, first will be on
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Still On Saturday
j g Wootcn and his son Clar
ke Woott-n. were bound over lor
rial at the July term of Criminal
. t nt tViP nrnhi-
bitioti law. following a preliminary
hearing before Magistrate Ralph
Mease in Canton on Tuesday.
Million still was cap
tured at their place on the road
wtween Canton and the Haywood
County Home, on Saturday night
jv Bill Langston, of the Canton
Citv Police department.
The beverage was making its last
Tun. It was intr mot wine civiivi
if the two men, both well known
bricklayers, had been apprehend
ri for any offense. It is said' tLat
:hey claimed they were making the
:(-m whiskey for personal consump
:inn ar.d not to sell on the market.
The men. were brought to Way-sesvillc-
and lodged in jail. They
are both out on bond each one hav
ing met the $200 bond set for them
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Left In May Quota
Here On luesday
Sixtv men left Wavnesville Tues
day morning under the selective
service system from this area to
report to Camp Croft for physical
examinations. The boys received
instructions in the draft office
around 7 o'clock and the buses
pulled out around 7:30.
James Ralph Dunn was npmcd
leader of the group on the trip to
camp. Assistant leaders were:
Frank Rowe Williams, Jr., Paul
Hiram Walker, Jr., and Robert
McKinley Hawkins, Jr.
Others in the group making up
the May Quota were: Louie Ber
nard Nichols. William Lawrence
O'Neil, William Allen Withers,
William Hiram Caldwell. Charles
LaRue Boyer, Lewis Andrew Beav
er, Johnnie rialdwin 1-erguson,
Jack Cobrun Styles, Clifford How
Alvin rainier, James Robert
Whitehouse, James Hugh Cun
ningham, William Conley Me-
PAUL DAVIS has received a I haffey, Charles Cameron Messer,
I emission from the Navv ai- ! 1 r ,anK "v Jamos
pointing him an ensign. He is mer Harris. Ralph Ford, Edward
subject to call any time, as he has Haywood Plott, Robert Eugene
already taken the oath. Mr. Da- Gibson, Clarence Jason Martin,
vis is manager of the L. X. Davis John Green, Robert Edward Par
Company here. ! s,,n' Inald Moody, William Ran-
i son r i azu i , o i .
j Ralph Benjamin Winchester,
I VeiTin Nuton Setzer. Julius By-
num Miller, Edgar Lon Amnions,
Johnny Lee Lance, Jack Silas
James, Ernest Warlick, Wallace
Jackson Anders, Bill Ed Mathis,
Robert Benjamin Chapman, Jr.,
Zeb Walton Curtis, Jr., James
Junior Arlington, Carl Calvin
Griffin, Lester Long, John Lloyd
Mathis, (linton Jackson.
James Lewis Wyatt, Harvey
Theodore Nations, Cole Belice
Sutton, Lonard Lewis Nichols,
Mack Grooms, Henry Virgil Webb,
Robert Dee Rogers, Theodore Lo
gan Frady, William Rufus Rhine
hart, Samuel Edwin McCrary,
Jac1" Erastus Crawford, Albeit
Lf'slie Ruff, Earl Calvin Hannah,
Charles Wayne Parris, Josiah W il
son Francis, Robert Miles Chafin,
Dale Rathbone, Frank Clinton
Brown, Jr., and Edwin William
Capt. Bowles, State
To Rank of Major
Paul Davis Gets
Ration Book 3
Are Being Mailed
Eeirinnintr today, heads of every
household will receive forms for
making application for War Rat
ioning Rook No. 3.
The forms will be distributed by
"'he post office between today and
June 5th. Any person failing to
?et a blank should call at the Gene
ral Delivery window and get one.
One form is sufficient for the
The forms are simple to fill out,
inly requiring the name of each
Person, date of birth and address.
The forms are already addressed
and must be mailed to Charlotte by
the head of the family. In due time,
J ration book No. 3 will be set
rom headquarters for each person
named on the card.
. The local board, or office, will not
toe anything to do towards issu
np the books, or fillinc mit. forms.
Tne Personnel of the office, how
fTr, will assist those unable to
ad and write in making application.
Paul Davis has received his
commission as ensign in the Navy.
The commission was sent him h'.st
Mr. Davis is general manager
of the L. N. Davis Company, hand
ling insurance, bonds, real estate
and rentals here.
He has taken the oath, and is
subject to call any time.
Mr. Davis is a graduate of the
Waynesville high school, and went
to Wake Forest one year and three
at N. C. State, of which he is a
He has bt'-en active manager of
thp L. N. Davis Company since
He served as president of the
Chamber of Commerce in HM2, and
has been director and active
member of the Lions Club for some
time. He has taken a keen inter
est in ail civic affairs of the com
munity since he returned from
rnlletre in June, 1940.
He is married and has two
Captain M. H. Bowles, adjutant
to Colonel J. Harden Howell, in
command of the 2nd North Carolina
Regiment of the State Guard, has
been promoted to Major to till the
vacancy caused by tiie resignation
of former Major . A. Hradley,
in command of the MM HUttalion.
The appointment was made by
Adjutant General Van Metts, head
of the State Guard.
Major Bowles has been in the
local unit of the State Guard since
its'tirganization in February, 15)41.
He is now at Fort Benning where
he is taking special training.
No announcement has been made
as to the successor to Major Bowies
as adjutant to the 2nd State Regi
ment. The appointment is expect
ed to be made in the near future.
Last Rites Conducted For
Felix Erastus IJonham
Students From NYA
Center In Asheville Have
Positions In Baltimore
ti,0 fnllnwinu- students who have
completed training at the N-Y.A.
Center in Asheville have accepted
positions as Cable inspectors w in
the "Western Electric" in Balti
more: Miss Quay Mauney, of Hazel-
wood: Miss Verna lweea, oi .viai-
okoll. an, MlSS Konnie V OOUS, iMI.-f
, ..' A Ylioc Helen!
settiemvre ail of Syiva. , Vacation Bible School
I The personnel of the local rat
iioninir office heard Frank Merritt.
of Washington, exlain that press
ing war needs for limited gasoline
supplies in the east will demand
that all applications for supple
mental and special rations bo grant
ed on the basis of hare necessity in
Mr. Merritt said the the gaso
line situation on the Eastern coast
offers little hope of increased sup
plies for civilians this summer.
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at the Payne Chapel
in the Sandy Mush section of
Buncombe county for Felix Eras
tus Bonham, Haywood county
farmer of the Henson Cove area,
who died at the Haywood County
Hospital at i o'clock Saturday
Mr. Bonham was a native of
Haywood county, the son of Ne
hemiali and Martha Sellers Bon
ham. Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
liattie Stuns Bonham; three sons.
Will and Leslie Bonham, of Can
ton, and Private Gordon Bonham,
U. S. Army; seven daughters, Mrs.
Gordon Whittled, Mrs. Hubert
Rhinehart, Mrs. Garrett West.
Miss Grace Bonham aud Miss
Charlotte Bonham, all of Canton;
Mrs. D. G. Parham, of Baltimore,
and Mrs. M. L. Davis, of Craggy.
Nearly 200 Attend
District Meet Here
Approximately two hundred at
tended the Waynesville District
Conference of the Methodist Church
u-hieh wA s held at the First Metho
dist Church here on Tuesday, with
Rev.' W. L. Hutchins, district sup
Reports from the 67 pastors in
the district showed a gratifying
growth and, without exception, all
reported that obligations to date
had been met in full.
On thp nrosrram were a number
of representatives from the agen
cies in the church. Among tnese
presenting their work were: Rev.
M T Tlvpr. editor of the Chris-
timi Advocate, of Greensboro; Prof.
O. V. Woosley, superintendent oi
th Methodist Ornhannge of Wins
ton-Salem; Rev. W. M. Smith of
the Chatham Memorial Hospital,
Fit-in l?v. I it. Abernathv, of
Charlotte, on Missions.
Uev. U G. Allen, of Statesville
,.n Hvnthevhood. Dr. K. J. Col-
trane. president of Brevard Col
l.o-e- Airs. Miller, from Greens
boro College: Rev. loy T. limits
of Andrews, spoke on Evangelism;
and Mrs. E. L. Mckee. of Sylva
addressed the group on "Brother
An impressive memorial service
was conducted at 11:45 in the morn
ing, honoring the late Dr. H. A.
Smathers, of Canton. Mrs. C. ().
Newell, presided. Dr. E. T. Billup.
of Canton, read the memorial ser
vices and Rev. S. T. Roten. pro
nounced the benediction. Mrs. Freil
Martin accompanied by Mrs. W. L.
Matney, sang "Going Home."
A nowerful sermon was delivered
following the memorial service by
Dr. Ralph Taylor, of Murphy, on
"Immortality.' A number of visi
tors were present for this part oi
At noon those in attendance were
the guests of the Woman's Society
of Christian Service at lunch in
the church banquet hall.
Vocal numbers were given by
Rev. and MrR. Phillip jreen and
Rev. J. C. Stokes, all of Fruiiklin.
Among the special guests of the
conference were Rev. L. B. Hayes,
of Greensboro, a former superin
tendent f the Waynesville Dis
trict, Rev. M. T. Smathers, of Ashe
ville. and Rev. Hass, of Charlotte,
secretary of the board of t mpor
ance. All thi.e spoke during the
Committee Is Named
To Keep Tab On Food
To Check Foods
To Carefully Watch For
Shortages and Surpluses
On Local Markets.
f...i .Usti-ihntors of Haywood
County hfcve organized, and will
deal with the food situation by
working as a county unit in th
distribution of foods, and keeping
a close check on shortages and sur
R. K. Davenport, manager ui
Pet Dairy Products Company, was
named chairman of the commit
tee, which will make a weekly re
port to Raleigh on conditions. The
group met here luesuay nignt, "
in conference with W. J. Velsor,
field representative of this area of
the state loou advisory cummince.
The committee for the county is
composed of Mr. Davenport, chair
man J. W. Ray, secretary, Grady
Boyd. Edward Glavich, F. T. Peden,
J. T. Bailey, R. H. Ruff, R- L. Sum
I. eon Henry. Edwin C.
Fincher, Jerry Liner, Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Long, G. C Ferguson and
H. R. Clapp. Others will be named
later in order to represent all of
TVie rt liumittop will meet weekly
to study the local food situation,
and if problems cannot he soiveo,
the state and district offices win do
contacted for-relief .
Another function of the local
comittee will be to help put a ban
rV mnvkets in meats and
other produce, which may develop.
R. B. DAVENPORT is chairman
f tlie ln.nl fond advisory commit
tee, whose outy it will be to watch
for shortages and surpluses on the
local market, and help keep the
demand and supply on a level keel.
Sister Of T. L. and
L. H. Bramlett Is
Claimed By Death
Funeral services were held Sat
urday afternoon at the residence
in Canton for Mrs. A. V. McClure.
r. who died in an Asheville hos
pital Thursday afternoon follow
ing a several weeks illness. Dr.
II K Mustcller. pastor of the Can
ton First Baptist church, ofliciated.
miriai was in urtTii inn . - , fcfrtWjn
or. .iJt-Twiw.v- - , , 1 I.J U.io a
were Guy McCracken, Bruce Jos- wno,e,ierB '""""""
i- t i t w w Mitchell Corporal Jones and Patrolman
lm. T L Jam.s,m, W W M.tcheli, p
Harold Hansen, ami ( la de Coske 1 A thJ
Mrs. McClure was an active I- bp abe,
mber of the ( anion I .. st Bap- nHme of owner gn(i
si rr i i ri li'i uiiiii ; i n, r-
Quinine To Give
Men In Service
The dire need of quinine by the
government, has prompted a cam
paign in the state by the Highway
Patrol to collect all available oui-
i- . nnlhMCITV "W umk -r i
is the sister ot I. L. ISramtett uay,;nt. anv ;;,,
f Waynesville, town al.lernian, n(jt can h(,, the gov.
,, ,.. . Heamlett, well known (.,.nmi;nt bv Kting it one of
llUS,m"" , ... 'these patrolmen, who will see that
Cithers surviving Mrs. Met lure i hmnlnii.irt.Prf.. The oui-
ii re hoi husband. A. V. (Andy) j,
McCluie. who is connected with
Mrs. C. J. Reece On
Fall Buying Trip
Mrs. C J. Reece left Sunday for
New York City where she will buy
fall merchandise for Massie's De
partment Store. She is expected
to return the latter part of the
Funeral For Harold
Styles Held Satnrdav
jaoek on Saturday afternoon at
e Red Bank cemetorv for Har-
Jd Styles, three-year-old son of
and Mrs. Rufus Styles, of
runook, who died suddenly at the
e Jlonday morning. The Rev.
ftham Sorrells officiated.
Surviving are the parents, one
WhM, Joel Wayne Sorrells, W
Pandfather, Ellis McMahan, and
? grandparents, Mi. and Mrs.
wlmer Styles, all of the Saunook
m Massie Funeral Home was
10 charge of the arrangements.
Jfst Rites Held For
flrs. Rebecca R. Morgan
Faneral services were held at
b -rvt Saturday morning at the
ClvZ ikety BaPtist Church, near
for Mrs. Rebecca Robinson
tu. 1''' w'uow oi Jason Mor-
h Bryson City. wh 01
9 oT a,tteck Thursday afternoon
o clock at the home of her
Mrs. John Medford, of Clyde.
M .,Vurvived by o sisters,
s.f . "u bits, jusepniiit
r oi necnew &nA nipr .
IN ST .LOUIS
Mr and Mrs. W. H. F- Millar are
in St Louis attending the inter
national Rotary Convention. Mr.
Millar is president-elect of the
Waynesville club, taking office on
iur. niiu v -
Waynesville, route 2, announce the
birth of a son ai uim
May the 15th.
a rinrence Putnam,
of Hyatt's Creek, nmxnce the
birth of a son on May the 15th at
T?nnev Evans, of
Jonathan Creek, announce the birth
of a daughter at their home on May
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sergeam, a"" - -- - ,
land, of Camp Blandmg, Fla., and
Hazelwood announce the birth oi
a daughter, Patricia Mae, at the
Haywood County Hospital on May
had no control, nsiutedl IV
. .- .v. -wo nf the Daper to-
auciion in ui -
day, which meant a number of regu
lar features were left out. -V,f
. cmp regular size,
rians are i" - .
carrying all features news
next week ine ruui"
Ooens 24th At Lone's
Chapel For Five Days
Plans are being completed for
ihn nnpninc of a VArnt.inn church
school at xhe Long's Chapel Metho
dist churth Monday, May 24.
Daily sessions will be from 9:00
to 11:30 a. m. each day through
Saturday; and there will be sepa
rate classes for beginners, pri
maries, juniors and intermediates.
Miss Sara Long, using the text,
"Our Happy World," will be in
charge of the beginners depart
ment. She will be assisted by Ruth
Goodson, and Mrs. Grace Rood,
who will tell a Bible story each
day. Mrs. R. H. Terrell and Mrs.
Robert Jones will have charge of
the nrimarv department, and they
will use the courses, "Learning
from Jesus" and "Children and
r"linrphp in Latin America." The
junior division will be in charge
of Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs.
Gracie Medford, assisted by Mabel
McCracken. The books used win
Kp "The Land Where Jesus Lived"
and "Up and Down South Ameri
ca." Mrs. Hugh Noland and Mrs.
W. P. Leatherwood will be over
v.o intprmpdiate room. 1 mir
courses win be "Brothertown" and
"Living Together in lodays
World." Handicraft will be direct
ed by J. B. Soesbee. The pastor
of the church, Miles McLean, will
serve as director of the scnooi.
Miss Hollifield Wins
War Bond For Suggestion
Miss Myrtle Hollifield was
awarded a $25 war bond by the
Wellco Shoe Corporation for sub
mitting the best suggestion on
"How To 'Eliminate r Prerent
Absenteeism in War Plants."
A number of entries were made
in the contest sponsored by the firm.
Joe Howell Receives
Slight Head Injuries
Joe Howell, formerly of Waynes
ville, who is now employed at the
North Carolina Shipbuilding Com
pany in Wilmington, suffered slight
injuries to his head last week. Mr
Howell was not seriously injured
and did not have to miss any time
from his work, according to his
Jennings Back From
Ten-Day Buying Trip
J. P. Jennines. manager of Belk-
Hudson Company, plans to return
tndav after snendine a week in
New York buying merchandise. Hi
cnent thp Dast four days in Char
lotte with manufacturer's repre
sentatives, and- booking otner mer
chandise for his firm.
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REV. EV?RETT SFHINKLE, of
-Mor.ail ioi nreacriinir daily at a
revival at tie' Barberville Baptist
Church. Services begin eacn nigm
t ciirht o'clock. The revival will
continue througn tne ivin. t
John Dills Named
On Canton City
John Dill. 40, who was formerly
connected with the Brevard police
lenartment has been named a m m-
k..m ,t tk.. rw.lw... ,lj.rv.irt.
ment to succeeu 1'airoiman w. i,.
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UnilK.IK'li, .'A -ir.nv u ... ......
cred his resignation to Police Chief
W. N. Stroup, effective last Satur-
Mr Dills served for 12 consecu
tive years as deputy sherriff under
Sheriff Slagle of Macon County,
prior to his connection in Brevard.
Mr. T.anirston who had been with
the Canton force as a fingerprint
man and motorcycle patrolman re
signed to enter military service.
hi maintenance department of the
I Canton division of the Champion
Paper and Fibre Company for
moie than ::(l years; two daugh
ters, Mrs. Hugh L. Monteith, of
Sylva, and Mrs. Charles A. Smith,
of Canton; a sister, Mrs. George
Allen, of Detroit; and four grand-
Home of Can
ton was in charge of the arrangements.
nine must be turned in not laier
than May 31.
Mrs. James M. Payne
Buried On Saturday
Last rites were conducted at the
Canton Presbyterian Church on
Saturday afternoon at 1 o clock
for Mrs. James M. Payne, 84, who
died at the home of her son, J.
Bryan Payne, on North Main
Street, Canton, at midnight last
Wednesday, following a long illness.
The Rev. Geortre Bradley Ham
mond, nnntor officiated and was as
sisted by the Rev. Dr. H. K. Mas-
teller. Burial was in the old andy
Mush cemetery, near Leicester, in
Active pallbearers were: A. J
Reno. Howard Harrison. I. A. Mc-
Lain, Lon Goodson, Claude Holtz-
claw, J. L. (Pete) Jones, Edwin
Haynes and Thad McNaull.
Canners Taken By
County Farm Board
Persons interested in obtaining
a pressure canner should make ap
plication at once to the County
Farm Machinery Rationing Board
at Waynesville. Application blanks
may be obtaine d in Canton at Nan-
tahala Hardware and Haywood
Hardware, in Waynesville, at Mas
sie' Hardware and the war board
located in the county agents office.
Since there is such a critical
shortage of pressure canners, it
is suggested that families cooper
ate in buying and using the canners.
Hugh Massie Returns
From Buying Fall Stock
Huirh Massie. owner of The
Toggery, returned Sunday from
New York City, where be naa
spent several days on business.
Mr. Massie visited the eastern
markets to purchase fall merchan
dise for his store.
Crabtree Baptist WMU
Has Monthly Meeting
Th. r-ra'KfrM Ttantist W. M. IT.
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met with Mrs. Monroe Noland on
Ma flth. with Mrs. Vinson Davis,
president, presiding. v
The next meeting wiu
with Mrs. Fannie Noland on June
Lord's Supper And Foot
Washing To Be Held
At Holiness Church
Revival services are now in prog
ress at the Congregational Holiness
Church on Smathers Street under
the direction of C. V. Parkstone,
The celebration of the Lord's
Supper and Foot Washing cere
monies will be held on Sunday
evening. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
Of State Guard
The Federal inspection of the
local unit of the State Guard which
was to have taken place this week,
has been postponed until Wednes
day, June the 9th.
The inspection was to have been
made last night by Colonel Thomas
W. Pritchard, U. S. Army, who is
stationed at Fort Bragg.
The local unit is drilling on an
average of twice a week now, and
their program of activities in gene
ral has been enlarged.
Announcement has been made
of the annual encampment of the
State Guard which is scheduled to
be held at Fort Bragg. Tentative
dates for the encampment have
been set from July 18 to August 1.
New Plans Being
Made To Issue
Thp rflHnnino. board bpra ban rp-
ceivpd nrdpra t.bat. npw maphinprv
- - - - -
for issuing certificates for canning
sugar is being set up in wasning
ton, and will be in operation about
The local board announced that
if any person has berries or any
other canninir items that are on the
verge of spoiling, that sugar will
be issued in such cases.
CHANGE IN PLACE OP JUNIOR
SENIOR PROM OF ST JOHN'S
A change has been made in the
meeting place of the Junior-Senior
nrnm of St. Jnhn'a ach'ool. It was
first scheduled to be held at the
Waynesville Country club but since
has been changed to St. John's
Mr. and Mm. 3n TCmeraon Rose
returned on Wednesday from At
lantic City, where they attended
the mar-nags ox tneir aaugnxer,
Miss Carolyn Rose to Lt. James
Virge McClure Reported
To Be alightly improved
The condition of Virge McClure,
73, police court clerk of Canton and
member of the Canton draft board
wii lnt ronnrtpd aliirhtlv im
proved at the Norburn hospital hi
Asheville, wnere ne is a patient.
Mr. McClure suffered serious
head injuries when he was knocked
down on the sidewalk during an
argument in Canton, with Harry
Whitaker. 29. clerk in a Canton
beer and wine establishment, Whi-
taker had received induction orders
and had been directed to report on
May the 17th by the local draft
board. During an argument eon
cerning the induction order; Miw
McClure was knocked down. ;