The Waynesville Mountaineer
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-ynfYEAR NO. 21 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counts
Fire Destroys Sloan
Warehouse and Shop
Stored .Machinery and Fur
nilure Total Loss In Early
Wednesday Morning Blaze.
F re f an undertermined origin,
Jnplet.lv destroyed the workshop,
T Irage warehouse of Ben
tn nfractor, on the Sulphur
Spring pounds early Wednesday
inorninsr- . , ,
Bide' the loss sustained by Mr.
Coan two others had heavy losses
a twprrtv stored in the building
Rovle & Pilkington Company, of
Hardwood, had a quantity of ma
(hinerv parts and mechanical sup
Ac in the building, which they
w ued as a machine warehouse
for many year?. These were a total
Mrs. S. H. Rushnell had furniture
for an 8-room house in the build
up and this also was burned. The
furniture included many valuable
ifce? ,,f antiiiues, which had been
in the family for generations.
The building was ready to col
lapse when the alarm was turned
it bv a night telephone operator
who saw the reflection from Main
Mr. Sloan was checking over his
losses yesterday, and said he had
lot arrived at the total value of
the stocks, machines and supplies
he had in the building. Among his
losses, included all machines for
installing heating plants, together
fcith tools and supplies. In his
general contracting work he lost
power saws, floor sanders besides
i quantity of valuable lumber,
paint?, oil? and supplies.
Recently h' had wrecked two bo
!el building on the Sulpnur IsprinRs
property, and had the building
packed to a maximum with the ma
terials salvaged from the buildings.
He said he had very little insurance
on his stocks and equipment.
Ben folkitt, general manager of
Eoyle and Pilkington, said his firm
had valuable machines and parts
stored in the building. The ma
chines lost included looms, winding
frames, pulleys, mechanical sup
plies, and valuable spare parts.
Many of the machines burned can
no: bi replaced under present war
time conditions, he pointed out.
Mr. folkitt said the loss to his
tirm would run into several thous- t-. i ,.
snf tu i , i Fifteen reservists under the se
nnit doiiais. I he losses sustained!
h- fire w ill not retard operations i Active service system left here
t-f the plant, he said. : yesterday morning at 8:30 for Fort
Mrs. Rushnell could not make an ! Bragg. The bovs were around 18
estimate yesterday as to the amount i d 19' vears of ape. William Ran
oi her los. A small amount of m-; . ..
nrance was carried, she said. ,son Crazier, Jr., was named acting
The building was erected during corporal of the group en route to
Jorld War 1 as a machine shop injeamp.
t-'f vocational training school I After receiving their instructions
iwh the government operated atfrom the draft board office, they
ul Springs at the time. The,were puests 0f Chrest George and
hat tied the blaze, al-
t had Ton mnpli hpnrlwnv
Yn discovered to save any part
the building. The firemen had
; Wirk under high tension power
carrying 22,000 volts.
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan, who live
-ar ;nt. ?CPnp of the fire were
"anened by the glare and noise.
ser.t in the alarm, only to
tnat the firemen had been on
d thirty minutes.
-par.:? r,nd embers were sent
tn :n:o ;he air and over a wide
" but ;h,. hard rain of an hour
'rt and dense fog, kept them
-i imaging other property.
Memorial Day To
Be OhcArvad A
ween Hill Sunday
Day will be observed on j
Green T' !!. z: ..C10,CK
"ieiery witn tne
"'Kram sponsored V.,, :
and tt ?,n- the Legion Auxiliary
VrvtA r, U,)Q -napter of the
tracv Daurhters of the Confed-
k'S'al?' -1?ya",'R'i11 make a
fomnian anooiored, vice
, mmander of tfcQ i.i i. . i.
cf hl ! LegIon. be in charge
he -.vJU", wii De in cnarge
mK the Droernnv flaira trill
tolH .C , "
Meed on tfc 11"
rmaiel eC ln the cei"etery.
Green h ?i ve Ambers buried
on the totake,.the fla?
callo j 1T7 wuen tne name
uriedTnv the CaU
unea in th-
the ,lc 18 nv'ted to attend
h the T ' is annaHy-heW
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WHEN ALLIED FORCES drove the
of Europe. From any one oi many pomus nuieu , . .wv W-
Nazi leader, are on the receiving end of the "war of nerves." They wait anxiously to seewhetherthe
blow will be struck at Italy and southern France, the "soft underbelly of Europe," or from Britain across
the Channel to France and the Lowlands. No matter where It hits the German military leader imow thy
will have their hands full repelling it, for the Allies have forged a mighty battle force. (International)
This Week For
Navy and Army
Koht. rearce oi me aiievme
. , , . i, i.
rsaKery ior not cniiee ami ""upn-
nuts served at the W
the W. W. N. L.
On deDarture they were given
cigarettes by a representative from
the Dorcas Bel) Love lnapter oi
the Daughters of the American
In the group were: Robert Ed
ward Parson, Charles LaRue Boy
er, Lewis Andrew Beaver, Donald
Moody, James Lewis Wyatt, Paul
Hiram Walker, Jr.. Vcrlin Xuton
Alvin Palmer. Robert McKinley
Hawkins, Jr., Henry Virgil Webb.
William Rufus Rhinehart, Jack
Erastus Crawford, Albert Leslie
Ruff and Earl Calvin Hannah.
Scheduled to leave this morn
ing at 6:30 for Spartanburg for
service in the Navy are: Jack Co
brun Styles, Clifford Howell Un
derwood. Thomas Frank Davis.
Robert Eugene Gibson, Ralph Ben
inmin Winchester. Julius Bynum
Miller, Lenard Lewis Nichols, John
Flovd Mathis, Clinton Jackson,
Harvey Theodore Nations, James
Ralph 'Dunn, Frank Clinton Brown.
Jr., Samuel Edwin McCrary and
Josiah Wilson Francis.
James Elmer Harris, who has
inino'H thp TT. R. Marines will report
to Parris Island in the near iurure.
Others who will leave under the
May quota of draftees in the next
few days include, James Robert
u7fc;oVinep PranV Rowe Williams,
Jr., Ralph Edward Ford, William
Conley Mehaffey and Johnny Le
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Setzer and
son, Joe Setzer, Jr., spent 11 days
recently with Mr. and Mrs. John
Dyer and Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Setzer. They have returned to
their home in Newport News, Va.,
where Mr. Setzer holds a position.
Allied Pincers Tighten Around Axis
lnCTIC OCEAN l SlJ(3:::'v''
" I I -I
Axis out of Africa, they forged a pincers about the Hitler-held fortress
Air Raid Practice To
Be Held At 12:10 Each
Saturday In Section
OPA Shorted The
Post Office On
The post office here has dis
tributed all application blanks
which were sent them for ra
tion book No. three, and only
about half of the patrons have
been served, according to Post
master J. H. Howell.
Postal officials here have
made two special orders for
more forms, but the district
office has delayed in making the
Postmaster Howell said that
his office was doing everything
possible to get the forms, but
nothing t'r date had brought
"We will appreciate patrons
being patient on the matter, as
there is nothing we can do. We
will publicize the arrival of the
shipment, when and if, they
come," he said.
The district office only sent
enough to supply the families
in Waynesville, and did not take
into consideration that the lo
cal office serves about 20,000
Visitor To Address
Young People's Meeting
At Long's Chapel
A guest speaker, Samuel H.
Hecker, who has recently retired
as law and equity clerk of county
clerk's office supreme and county
court of Nrox, N. Y., will address
the young people of Long's Chapel
at their regular Sunday meeting,
according to an announcement by
the pastor, Rev. Miles McLean.
Mr. Hecker's subject will be
"The Court and Its Relations To
Religion." Mr. Hecker is a guest
at the Medford Farm.
Mrs. J. M. Ross and Mis Abbie
Ross, of Morganton, are visiting
Lee Ross at the home of Mrs. H.
Stinting this Saturday and con
tinuing for four consecutive Sat
urdays, the towns of Hazel wood and
Waynesville will have air raid prac
tice siirnal drills, it has been an
nounced by Rill Prevost, county co.
lordinator of Civilian Defense.
! The purpose of the practice drills
jare to familiarize the public with
the signals, according to Mr. Pre
j The drills will start at 12:10 when
a one two-minute blast will be
sounded, w hich will signify that
the enemy is approaching,
j Promptly at 12:14, a two minute
j rising and falling blast will be
i heard, which will signify that the
enemy i overhead.
1 At 12:18 "lie, two-minute blast
I will sound, which means that the
I enemy has passed but that there
Mill danger. Lights must not
turned on until the street lights
come on f in case of drill or actual
'raid at nivht).
Further instructions will be out
lined next week by the Civilian De
j Coming On Friday
I Yeoman Wayne W. Blanton of
the Asheville Navy Recruiting Sta
tion will be at the Court House
Friday, May 28. for the purpose of
interviewing anolicants for nlist-
ment in the Navy. Seabees, WAVES
and SPARS. He will have com
plete information concerning the
reauinments for enlisting in any
branch of the U. S. Navy.
Yeoman Blanton said he is par
ticularly interested in interviewing
17-year-old youths or tnose wno
will lw 17 soon. The recruiter point
ed out that youths must register
for Selective Service when they be
come 18 and added that they are
not able to volunteer lor any brancn
of the service after that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McGee, Jr.,
of Newton, were the week-end
guests of the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Joe M. Tate.
Schools In District
To Open August 2nd
Plans Being Made To Be
gin 1943-4 i School Term
Earlier In The District.
The Haywood County schools, in
cluding the schools of the Way
nesivlle District are scheduled to
open for the 1943-44 term on Au
gust 2nd, it has been announced by
Jack Mi'sser, county superinten
dent of education.
There will be a nine months term
in all the schools this year accord
ing to the new laws passed by the
recent state assembly.
Mr. Messer pointed out that there
was a possibility of a farm holi
day during the harvesting season in
September and that in the spring
the boys would be needed on the
farms for planting, so that it seem
ed advisable to start the schools
in the early summer.
There are still a few vacancies
among the teachers of the schools,
both in the Waynesville district
and throughout the county. Mr.
Messer stated that they would be
filled when the state allotment for
this area was known.
The past week has been a busy
one in the office of the county sup
erintendent, as school books which
have been in use for several years
are being sorted out and those need
ing renovations are being sent to
state authorize dcenters for mend
ing. Urge Farmers To
To Save Gasoline
In an effort to reduce travel and
use of manpower, farmers of Hay
wood County this year will report
their own compliance with provis
ions of the 1943 AAA program, it
was announced yesterday by (ilenn
A. Boyd, chairman of the County
"Under this plan, which may be
called an honor system we hope to
save money, travel, tires, gasoline
and the time of persons who other
wise probably would lie engagi d in
agricultural production," Chairman
Boyd said. "This plan is being put
into effect over the entire nation
this year, and we in Haywood
(utility certainly can meet up to
! standards of farmers in any other
I Under this program, he said, each
farmer will measure his acreage
and will report it to the Community
Committeemen in his community on
forms to be provided. Farmers will
also report acreages of crops grown
for soil-building purposes and for
which there is a payment made
under the AAA program. Market
ing quotas will be in effect this
year on tobacco, Mr. Boyd said, but
war crops, such as soybeans for
beans and sweet potatoes for mark
et must be measured and reported
for the purpose of determining if
goals were met. Commercial truck
crops and Irish potatoes for market
also must be reported for the pur
pose of determining incentive pay
ments. "The most likely proc dure farm
ers will follow is to measure and
determine acreage before crops are
planted and then stay within the
acreage set aside for this purpose,"
Mr. Boyd said. "In such cases, it
is imperative that farmers retain
their records for use in substantiat
ing their reported acreage. The
record of measurements should in-
elude a sketch of the field.
In past years, measurements of
individual farms have been made
by community committeemen or
others employed by the AAA. Com
mitteemen this year will be ex
pected to assist farmers in making
their reports, will review all re
ports and will measure acreage
on a certain percentage of larms
in their communities. In cases
where errors are plainly evident,
the committeemen will also make
Mr. and Mrs. John Blalock, Mrs.
L. M. Richeson and son, Billy, and
Charles Isley plan to leave Satur
day for Peace College, Raleigh,
where they will attend the gradu
ation of Miss Dorothy Richeson
and Miss Kathryn Blalock. En
route there they will stop at Da
vidson College for Jack Richeson
who will accompany them to Ral
eigh. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Davis
have as their guests, Miss Edith
McLean and Miss Louise Nelson,
Wins Curved Bar
X -Or f
MISS DORIS COI.KITT, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Colkitt,
who will receive the high award
of (Jill Scouting at the Court of
Awards to be held at the Methodist
church Friday evening.
Doris Colkitt To
Be Awarded Curved
Bar In Scouting
I Miss Dmis Colkitt, daughter of
l Mr. and Mrs. Ben Colkitt, will re
ceive the I urvetl liar, nigh nonor
in Girl Scouting at the Court of
Awards to be held in the banquet
hall of the First Methodist Church
on Friday evening at 8 o'clock.
Miss Colkitt is the fifth girl of the
Waynesville Troop to receive this
Miss Colkitt who graduated this
spring from the local high school,
has been active in the local troop
for the past several years. Last
summer she was a junior counsel
lor at the Cateechee Girl Scout
( amp in Pisgah Forest.
The following will receive inves
ting pins at the court on Friday
evening.- Janet Abel, Betty Ann
Brown, Mary Brendle, Betty Ann
Bisohoff, Joan Morris, Frances
Saunders. Jackie Truitt, Peggy
Wells, Vivian Watkins, Dorothy
Calhoun, Evelyn Ferguson, Vir
ginia Francis, Katherine Ann
Hyatt, Francis Hendrix, Anna Joe
Miller, Marie Strange, Mary Joe
West, and Frances Scates.
Those who will receive second
class badges are: Joan Morris, Bett
Hannah, Peggy Ingle, Frances
Hendrix, Viviain Watkins, Janet
Alx'l and Mary Carolyn Cooper.
Those enlisting for Senior Ser
vice in Girl Scouting for the sum
mer are: Nancy Jones, Jane Troy
Wycbe, Jean Crouser, Anna Jean
Davis, Elsie Green, Ida Lou Gib
son, Theresa Alley, Betsy Siler,
Ruth Wagenfeld, Lorraine Martell
and Anne Edmonds. The activities
of this senior group will be con
ducted in the evenings.
Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld, Commis
sioner, will be in charge of the
ceremonies at the Court of Award
on Friday evening. There are 62
girls in the local troop. Mrs. Stan
ley Brading is assistant Scout
leader to Mrs. Wagenfeld.
The friends and families of the
Scouts are invited to attend the
ceremonies on Friday evening
Drinks and Food
Must Post Prices
The Haywood county war price
and rationing board warned filling
stations in the countv that H 0q1 111
soft drinks and any type of food
that they must file retail lists with
the board as well as post in their
lace of business as of the week
of April 4-10.
To date few stations have made
any reports to the board, it was
pointed out yesterday by T. J.
Cathey, county chairman. Orders
are that such price lists must be
submitted by May.
Mr. Cathey stated yesterday
that the board is warning all fill
ing station operators that unless
these lists are received in the near
future, all stations handling such
products will be declared to be
wilful violators of the price con
trol act of 1942 as amended.
4th; Fine Is $50
Waynesville Adopts Similar
Ordinance As County And
Canton On Beer Sales.
The town officials of Waynesville
adopted an ordinance prohibiting
the sale of beer and wine from
11:30 o'clock on Saturday night to
7:00 o'clock Monday morning, at
a meeting held yesterday after,
noon. The ordinance is to go into
effect on June the 4th.
The state law prohibits the sale
of beer and wine any night after
1:30 o'clock until 7:00 o'clock the
The State law further provides
that any person, firm or corpora
tion who violates the ordinance
shall be fined not less than fifty
dollars or imprisonment for not
less than 30 days.
The town of Waynesville ordi
nance provides tnat any person,
firm or corporation violating the
privisions be subject to a penalty
of fifty dollars for each and every
The Haywood County Commis
sioners took action a short time ago
regarding the sale of beer and
wines over the week-end in the
county outside the city limits of the
towns, according to the new state
law passed by the recent general
It was left to the towns to pass
their own ordinances relative to the
restrictions of the sale of beer and
wine over the week-end in their
The town of Canton took action
on the matter two weeks ago and
the ordinance went into effect there
on Saturday, May 22nd.
Miss Alice E. Ball
Books To Library
Miss Alice Ball, who has been
residing yi Waynesville for the
past year, coming here from Try-
on, has recently com l imited a
large collection of books to the
Waynesville Public Library, in
cluding fiction and non-fiction,
many ot which are first editions.
in the collection of fiction are
the following: "Half-Way House",
"New Canterbury Tales", "Open
Country", "Rest Harrow", and
"Richard Yea and Nay", Hewlett;
"The Marriage of Wiiliam Ashe",
"Marcella", 2 volumes, Ward;
"The Other Fellow", "Gondola
Days", Smith; "A Portrait Seal
ed", "Franklin Winslow Kane",
and "The Little French Girl",
Sedgwick; "One Year of Pierrot's",
"The Iron Woman", "The Ris
ing Tide", Deland; "The Blue
Flower", "The Ruling Passion",
Van Dyke; "The Morals of Mar
cus Ordeyne", "The Rough Road",
"Simon the Jester", and "The
Wonderful Year", Locke; "Show
Boat", "Fanny Herself", Ferber;
"One Increasing Purpose", Hutch
inson; "Herminoe", Marquis;
"Woodcarver of Olympus", Weller;
"Doctor Nye", "Lincoln", "Middle
of the Road", Gibbs.
"The Worn Doorstep", Sher
wood; "The Constant Nymph",
Kennedy; "The Bent Twig", Can
tield; "Three Lords of Destiny",
Crothers; "Grandmother", Rich
ards; "The Manxman", "The Mas
ter Man" and "The Woman Thou
Gavest Me", Caine; "The House
of Mirth", Whorton; "The Reign
of the Law", Allen; "The Time of
Man", Roberts; "The Cast Away",
Rives; "The Able McLaughlins",
"Man and Superman", Shaw;
"Dr. Lavender's People" and "Old
Chester Tales", Deland; "Jalna",
De la Roche; "Stella Dallas",
Prouty; "Joan and Peter", Wells;
and "Under Fire", by Barbusse.
Biographies include: "The Amer-
(Continued on page 7)
Captain Thelma Colton To
Address Adult Classes Of
First Baptist Church
Captain Thelma Colton, of the
Mountain Division of the Salva
tion Army will address the classes
of the Adult Department of the
Sunday school of the First Bap
tist Church at the regular class
hour on the 5th Sunday meeting
Members of the three classes art
expected to attend and visitors are
cordially invited to attend. Ar
rangements have been made to( take
care of an increased attendance in
-t'wii ana Auxiliary.