HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Soosnmioss Imrapirovedl voir Last Vear
NEAR-EAST ARMIES AWAIT INVASION DAY
Howard Happ, Wayne
Franklin Are Continued
ts County Agents, And
Smith As Home
Cr'JIl'.V Ml this
five veal'- a Mi
tis:h v ar a
,j:p wa? reappoint
ment by the coun
'lapp was appoint
V42 tn fill out the
, f i aptain Wayne
v farm agent, who
iv.' -twice in the
i- :'io son of Prof.
, .u s head of the
..: Swannanoa and
with the Farmers
ht-.v from Swain
r,i- held a similar
unty farm agent
i(. year?, prior to
:-t:ii't county farm
County lor rive
ii. mstration agent,
ilso at the board
k. She has served
s capacity for the
this week starts
Name M. G. Stamey
M. G. Stanny was appointed
county attorney by the county
board of commissioners at their
meeting hero this week. Mr.
Stamcy succeeds Walter T. ('raw
t'otd, who recently resigned the
post to accept a position with the
I n-u la nee ( '0111 miss inner s
if t tit
Fiaik'Jn. assistant coun
will receive his appoint-
;;irh the state extension
i;:h the approval of the
anl nf commissioners.
ittice in Raleigh.
Mr. Stanley, well known Ideal
attorney, was a former member of
the film of Morgan, Stanley and
Ward. For the past few year- hi'
has been- practicing alone.
Mr. Stanley holds an A. I!, de
gree from Wake Forest and also
graduated from the law schoe of
the college in the class of 1025.
Ho will immediately assume his
duties in the new position.
toner Of Gordon
decides Not To
Pen This Season
allery To Open
m - ille Art Gallery is
: teilay their opening for
"ii Friday night, July
a1, marking the eighth
" the line this year is
uniiie. genuine paint
'a i u :th the usual large
.aria diamonds, silver
ai rugs which the firm
'1 .it auction for the
Local Boy Wounded
In Overseas Combat
Now In America
Private ( ail Head, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Head, of Way
nesville, who was wounded while
in combat duty in North Afii,-:.
has arrived in this country and
is now a patient at Moore Gen
leral Hospital, it was learned from
i his family this week.
I . vt. Head was wounded about
1 two months ago and was first in
a hospital in North Africa. He
was brought to the Hallason Gen
eral Hospital on Staten Island and
from there to Moore Hospital.
Pvt. Head' was inducted in the
service on November 15, 10-42, at
Fort Jackson and from Jackson
was transferred to Shenango, Pa.,
and from the latter to an em
barkation port and overseas.
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by the A. C. Law
rence Feather Company.
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? y BUIGARIA ----T
in Syrio and
Iran, a large Brit
iih and Polish
army waits for a
Balkan front fo
open. If Turkey
enters war on
Axis, Allies will
have a Turkish
drive on Naii
Bulgaria. If not,
Turkey for the
rquisn TMum :
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THE BALKANS remain one of Hitler's most vulnerable points In his Fortress Europe. Whether Turkey
enters the war on the Allied side or not, the Nazi leader must depend lor the most part on defense by
troops of the satellite Axis nations, interspersed with German divisions. Communications in the B.ilka:
are poor and roads are bad. Saboteurs can be expected to aid when the Invasion starts (Jntcrnn'm-n-i
Cannery Began Packing
(keen Beans Yesterday
ill be held daily,
1 7::!0 p. m.
ili'eil opera seats
ided for the eom
toniers this season.
Mr. and Mrs. Hush Massio
And Daughter Keturn
From New York City
; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Massio and
(laughter, Miss Mary Ann Massie,
have returned from New York,
where the former went to purchase
fall merchandise for the Toggery.
' En route home they stopped over
i in Washington for a brief stay.
iHim was reached
Mrs. Rosalie J.
!' the Hotel Gor-
'e would not open
"f Black Moun-
ans now were to
"s early next
'- hotel' for the
'tow to attempt
wderson Cots Health
the goal we
for," R. C.
Death Claims Mrs. J.
Bat Smathers of Asheville
Mrs. J. Rat Smathers, wife of J.
Bat Smathers. prominent Asheville
attorney, died Tuesday afternoon
at her home in the Charlotton
anavtmcnts. Asheville, following a
1 ii i .1 will In in the Lewis Me
morial park, Asheville.
ii, -ides her husband. Mrs. Smath
ers is survived by a son, Pvt. James
Carroll Smath is. of the I. S.
army stat;.n'd at ('amp Joseph T.
Robinson, Ark.; two daughters.
Mrs James B. Neal of Waynesville.
and Mrs. Robert G. Schupp of San
Bernardino. Calif.; two sisters.
Mrs. Thomas J. Abbott of Ashe
ville. and Mrs. Phillip H. Gadsden
of Philadelphia, Pa.; and two
Judge F. Donald Phillips, of
Rockingham, will preside over the
July term of Superior Court which
will convene here on Monday the
Judge J. Hayden Clement was
scbedul'd to be here for the crimi
nal term in July, but has made an
exchange with Judge Phillips.
Members of tne jury drawn for
the first week include the follow
ing: W. H. Owens, Waynesville;
Joe P. Rigdon, Pigeon; Shuford
Howell. Waynesville; Gobel Mc
Cracken. Beaverdam; J. R. White,
Iron Duff; W. T. Kirkpatrick, Way
nesville; T. J. Medford, Iron Duff;
J.sse James, Waynesville; R. N.
Barber, Jr., Waynesville.
James L. Jackson, Clyde; Ben H.
Williams. Beaverdam; Paul B.
Clark. Beaverdam; Dave C. Plott.
Ivy Hill; Guy Singleton, Pigeon:
(has. B. McCrary, Fines Creek;
Ralph Cob-, Beaverdam; Flee Mc
Cluie. White Oak; Howard Inman.
Cecil: la nnie W. Cogbiirn. Fast
Fork; Wdl R. Meser. Clabtree:
Clover Kathbone. Fines Creek;
Ko!ii Boyd. Jonathan Creek;
F.i.'s'us Robinson, Clyd and Turn
er Russell. Waynesville.
Drawn for 'he second week were:
.lack Chambers. Iron Duff; Fred
.. I."i;g. Pigeon; Robert V. Haynes,
Finis Cr ek; Amos Moody, Ivy
Hill; Ge-uge W. Justice, Pigeon;
Hugh RatclifT, Waynesville; Joe
Teagne. White Oak; Sam Sutton.
Beaverdam; T. Hascue Haynes.
(Continued on page 12)
The first beans of t he llM.'f crop
contracted to the Haywood Mutual
Cannery wire brought in about
midnight Monday, the 5th, by
Sam Ferguson of the Fines Creek
section. They were put in the
cooler and kept until Wednesday,
when the niachiin ry of the cannery
was in iiailiiii s-. for packing.
Yesteiday tile cannery started
its P'j:: pack with around .'i.lllMI
pounds of beans having been
(nought in I'm canning by tin
grower. At piisenl the lieims ali
biing paeke.l ni number two cans.
I' i noy until t he first of Au
gust the d.iily total of beans
lii-oiight into the cannery will in
crease, until thi peak product inn
will be reacted at that time, ac
cording to I. F. Hair, manager
of the I.and O' The Sky Cooper
atives of wlieh the local plant is
There a re a I present around 50
peiMins employed at the Hay wood
Mutual Cannery. The number will
be increased as the pack grows, it
wih learned from the management.
There an still a few growcis
who have tut bought their seed
and they are li ged to do so at once
by the ma na .'ement , so that thir
crop- v. : 1 1 nature In fere frost
nips t In in.
Brevard Bov Is
Re-elected Head Of
Date For Special
Edition Is Still
That Delay Kx
In (letting Them
W e k on t he special edit ion to
Men in S rvice is moving along at
a rapid pace. The press has been
grinding out papers day and night.
Fast Saturday almost 100 photo
graphs were received of men ill
service, and the engraver is making
these as fast as possible, but then
is a possibility that it will take
almost a week to complete the task.
How ever, the staff and plant of
Tin- Mountaineer are working lung
hours daily to bring the edition to
completion. Plans have been made
to have the edition out on Wednes
day afternoon of July 14th, but in
the event of delay of the engrav
ings, the edition will he n week
Tile edition will contain nmre
than 500 pictures of men in ser
vice perhaps i'iOO before tin las'
page ale printed.
This edition will be one devaeil
n'iielv io 'be men in service, and
las been di 'Signed 'o he a valuable
keep-aike for every Haywood family.
! The sale of federal auto tax
stamps at the local post office is
falling far short of the sales at
the same period last year, it was
learned yesterday from Col. J.
Harden Howell, postmaster.
To date the sales have reached
$:!,L'n0. which means stamps have
been bought for tUO motor vehicles.
I :ist year the sales for the month
totaled $S, 0(1(1, but it is thought
doubtful if they reach that amount
Any owner of a motor vehicle
failing to purchase a stamp by
July .' ; 1 s t will have to take the
matter up with the federal reve
nue department, if they want to
use their car, as no stamps will
be sold locally to those who owned
motors prior to July 1st.
The owner of a motor vehicle
purchased after July lilst, will be
eligible to buy a stamp after that
date, based on the regular reduc
tion per month.
Local State Guard
Unit Will Train
At Fort Bragg
! The local unit of the North Caro
,lina State Guard, which is Head
quarters and Service Company of
the Second Regiment, will leave
sometime early an Friday morn
ing, the Hi, for Fort Bragg, where
they will join the stale units for
a training period.
Approximately -15 men and three
oHicers who make up I be head
quarti is and service company, will
go to Bragg. All members with
the exception of those who might
iindi rgo a severe hardship or sick
ness will go with the unit.
The camp does not officially open
until the IStli, for the combat units
of the state, bill the local company
being a headquarters and service
unit are required to report two
days earlier and remain two days
long r ilia n the regular ten day
'l ac local unit will have a part
in selling up and organizing the
equipment and rations preparatory
for the arrival of the other groups.
They will have things ready and all
supplies on hand to issue sis the
The men will receive a stiff in
tensive military training during the
time at Fort Bragg given by regu
lar army officers,
Prediction Of Visitors Is
That Larger Crowds Com
ing Middle Of Month.
Tourist business in this com
munity is far better than for the
same period last year, it was learn
ed by The Mountaineer after an
j extensive survey yesterday of the
' places of business catering to
j Many of the hotels and board
i ing houses reported) "full houses"
and retail business said that buy
ing was brisker than this time
i (hie hotel manager reported that
guests ueie staying longer this
.war, and that gross business was
away ahead of the 1012 figures for
t the 7th of July.
In spite of the gasoline ration
, ing, the people have flowed stead
ily into the mountains. Most
.owners of summer homes have been
in several weeks.
in contrast to previous years,
many of the visitors sue taking
daily walks over the community
rather than the famous loop drives
that proved so popular prior to
Rural boarding houses have
found business thriving, with
prospects for continued good busi
ness until fall.
Fating places throughout the
community have felt a decided up
tiend in better business than the
Taxis sue sharing in the better
business program, as busses and
trains continued to be crowded with
people seeking the cool atmosphere
of the nlountains.
Boys and girls camps in this
section are filled, with some camps
hiiving to turn away tearful appli
cants. One visitor from Florida stop
ped in The Mountaineer office to
predict : "A lot more people from
the Sunshine state sire coming op
after the loth you'll have" a ban
ner season." It begins to look
like he knows what he's talking
. a i d. was toda -.f
the Young e
he Western ?.'
dams. Jr., of Bro-o-eterte!
ople's Assembly of
nil Carolina run-
1 told that this is
-' giwrn this quar
1 the rating, and
' aider than ever
'"ie by the time
!H mils around."
fM Ad Sells
V lCU . . .
s l'vo hours
N rvi 11 aa 111 the Want
Haywood Goes Over
Bond Quota For June
Havwood County did
"P in bond sales for June.
Last week the figures released
by a selling agent failed to include
went on the
,jwner of a bahv
11 y inserting a
day that the July quota had been
set for Haywood at SS!U20 an
increase of almost $11,000 over
June. This is for the "E" types
sales of $11,100 made prior to June series oniy.
15th. This error mad the total' Mr. Ray also announced a din
less than the quota for the month, j ner meeting ef the tw-iity-member
After The Mountaineer appeared -entity committee on Tuesday
last week, showing total sales be-; night at the Piedmont Hotel, at
low the quota, the cl rks of some ; which time plans will be complet
selling agents began rechecking cd for continuing to reach the
their released figures and the error ; monthly goals in the county,
was found. ! The twenty members are from
S84.- all sections of the county.' with
about ten from this end of the
' "ountiy and ten from the Canton
of th. Methodist Church,
i 'he tdjournment of the
meet, attend' d ty .'!00 young Metho
dists of Weste-n N'orfh Carolina.
Miss Mary Tiling Kirkman. of
Pleasant Card' l. . was elect
ed secretary. The vice president
and ass,,ciat -"cretary are to be
the Young Pe-ph's Assembly of
elect ! by the s- nior Assembly,
which will be ii session her.e July
7-11. The senior and young people's
groups have th- same officr per
sonnel. The Salisburj district led in the
number of delerates attending.
Delegates f ro m Waynesville Dis.
Delegates fron Waynesville Dis
ers. Caroline Cites, James Freel,
William Alexamer. From Murphy,
Jean E. Davis, Mary Fain. From
Sylva, Sue H'dlen, Anne E. Warren.
W. I, a
soil of M
fmd. of I
i l in e Medford, A. S.,
r. and Mrs. c. ; M,.,.
.ake Junaluska. has end-
no-ilay f u i b nig h w it h hi.
and re' ii i ned to Ba m
Md.. for further instiue
i fore entering the -i l ice
a -tudeiit at Brevii'd "o-
All Male Persons
Register When 18
II. i local diafl board is warn
all mali per ns to register
under the selective service system
ti tiair e:ghteenth birthday.
A untie- f i r ,m state headquar
1 1 i ; eci n ly point id out the reg
it v.li'ih ii 1 1 1 i i is all young
to register upon reaching
eighteenth birthday anniver-
2.38 Inches Rain
Fall Here First
7 Days Of July
Since July 1, Waynesville has
hsid 2.. 'IS irvhes of lain, according
to the ollicisil weather observer
Yesterdiiy was the hottest day
since July first, with the official
thermometer registering 8.'i.
The highest the mercury climb
ed on July second was (19. The
lowest registered this month was
also on the second, when the mer
cury slid down to 50".
The otlieial tabulation for the
M !.. Min. Rainfall
1 70 58 .71
i' on 5; .:i7
I '! 71 5!) .05
4 so ;;s .4.-,
' 5 HO 05 .i;)
r 82 00 .05
7 83 61 .15
Average Minimum .
ister on the
s have failed
ai ' a served
'lay they be
in some cases
by the local
Ortk , ocuui, us, Haywood actually bought
i am--.:- . .. n.. i i t
m the ' "onus ior June.
i Charlie Ray, county chairman
i f bend sales, announced yester-
Miss Lora aid Miss Don and
Bryan Burnett' spent Wednesday
with Mr. and rlrs. Loyd Phillips
at thir home on the Dellwood
Copies Of Extra Edition Going Fast
Several thousand extra copies of The Mountaineer's
Men In Service Edition are being printed. We felt this
would be sufficient to take care of the demand. From the
rush of orders it now appears, that the supply will be ex
hausted soon after the edition is completed.
Every subscriber will get the special edition, and at
no extra cost.
Those wanting extra copies of the special can give
their orders in at the office and have them mailed by our
mailing force! A charge of ten cents covers cost of paper
Special labels have been provided for customers to write
in the address of the persons they wish to receive the paper.
When the supply is exhausted, it will be impossible to
get others, as the type is being melted as soon as the page
forms come from the press.
Officer Buried In
Arlington On Wed.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday at Arlington national
cemetery for Captain Charles E.
Grace, 50, I'.S.A., retired, who
died at the Veterans' Administra
tion facility at Mountain Home,
Tenn., Sunday m.i--it". . he had
been ill for -ometime, but had been
a patient al the hospital for only
Captain Gi;:ce, a native of New
Orleans, retired from the army
seven years ago after having com
pleted thirty years of -ervice. He
came to Waynesville and resided
here about a year, and then built
a home in Hazelwood where he
had since lived.
The body was taken directly
from Mountain Home to Arlington
national cemetery where funeral
services were held.
Captain Grace is survived by his
widow, one daughter, Miss Jane
Grace, and two sisters, Mrs. B.
Thomas, of Louisiana, and Mrs. E.
Eaven, of Texas.
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