fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
to Live jY"V
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 32 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
L $6,000 Bonds,
esville Leads On Mol
5, pitcher Day With $4,-
. . In TnuntV.
;n.w ?" "
JiW.jo was realized
of stamps ana war
I tea .i
on M,.II.V I IK-""
the Tth, according to Mrs.
I'ju Meiltoru, cuu" .""-"
Women s rnvisiuii uj
L Finance Committee.
ttvnesville community led in
ate with a wuu ui ..v.w
, daring the clay.
Doris Burnette, of Canton,
. the distinction of having sold
L bonds ami stamps tnan any
L individual. sne naa w
J77P.OO tor ner uay s wui
je (.anion me".
km community sales were as
L Canton. $1,260.40; Clyde,
b;5; Hazelwood, $140.
h HavwiM.il Home Building
Lear, orficc served as headquar-
fr ;h, Waynesville drive,
Ijlrs, BYn Sloan as cnairman.
Vi-i uf tiie committee in aaai-
an- Mi's. John Queen, Mrs.
i T nic
bv" v 1 :i.in it'iii
rrcld. Agisting the Waynes-
Dup on Saturday were:
1 J,.hn Alien, of Burling, Vt.,
I Harold Tinmen, Miss Hester
t! Withers, who aided with the
litv, and a number of the
tVrcmilar committee in charge
Le Canton area is composed of
I Tom Reives, chairman, Mrs.
ley Carver, and Mrs. E. E.
Iw. lhcv were also assisiea
idditional persons on Satur
K Grover Havnes is chairman
pe Clyde area and serving with
are: Mrs. E. L, v ltzgerald and
Is Ruth Summerrow is chair-
of the Hazelwood community
Mis'. Vhitcner Prevost and
Clyde Fisher members of the
lis Ruthie Wagenfeld served
Karr :i!i ni the junior commit
tor the Waynesville commun-
E. Alley, Jr.
E A'.l y. dr., well known local
ho. M,K : 1 1 r i i i 1 1 . .1 :in unrftint.
f '""''ley in the office of
'". i.' 'til sol of the General Ac
'fp . in Washington. D.
M H-umrit his dntuxs Mnnrlnu
Alley, son of Judge and Mrs.
- Alley, recently resigned as
"Mt collector nf Tntornnl Povt.
prthe District of North Caro-
Junv :i0. of th
!;m he had held since May 1,
Alley is a graduate of the
tey of North Carolina and
'"his sen-inn as assjstanr cnl.
f Of Intermit p.
Sl! tll'Ooss nn l,o,.
ITALIAN DIPLOMAT Raflaele Gua
riglia has been named Foreign Min
ister of Italy by Marshal Pietro
Badoglio, Italy's new premier. This
action followed the ouster of Mus
olini from power, (International.)
Marked By 99 Per
Citizens contributed a 99 per cent
cooperation in the surprise black
out that was staged here on Tues
day according to Sam H. Kelley
Air Raid Warden of Waynesville.
The first signal was sounded at
9:44 and the second at 10:00, and
the red signal at 10:12, and from
the last hour to 10:34 the com
munity was in darkness.
Mr. Kelley pointed out that there
is still some misunderstanding
about the dimming out of lights
and utter, darkness required in the
practice raid blackout.
He is urging the citizens of the
community not to leave lights on
when they go out in the evening
unless there is someone left who
will turn out the lights in case of
a- blackout signal.
He further points out that the
violators of the restrictions will be
fined in the future and he is urging
strict adherance to the rules as
given out by the authorities.
W Mare Sale
- ."uiraiT mares will
" sale at auction at
Haywood ri t:.....,.
,1; Clyde this afternoon start-
: . 11 K- i.ne sale of mares
, n a,l,lition t0 the regular
' le Of livo0t!.
Py-five head of livestock was
raSe prices hvn.v.t - .t-i
h 3 -n. to12-50; heifers,
'12 and hogs. $12.60.
Soco Gap Square
Dance Team Adds
The Soco Gap square dance team
won the championship of the Kith
annual Mountain Dance and Folk
Festival at the closing perform
ance of the event which was held
at McCormick Field, Asheville,
This is the 9nth time that the
Soco Gap team has won first place
in the Festival and the group won
second place five times, and on two
years did not enter the contests.
Members of the Senior Square
Dance tem that won first place
were in addition to the leader, Sam
Queen, Miss Sarah Queen, Mr. and
Mrs. Kyle Campbell, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Moody, Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Boyd, Robert Howell, Miss Mar
garet Owen, B. L. Lunsford, Miss
Anna Lee Owen, Frederick Vaught,
Miss Geraldine Parris, Joe Camp
bell and Mrs. Martha Constatin.
Xoaily ;!,.",('() persons, said to be
the largest crowd ever to attend
a festival performance, were on
hand Saturday night, the closing
feature of the program.
Sam Queen, manager and caller
of the Soco Gap team, is also man
ager of the Soeo (Jap juniors, an
other dance team, and the Soco
(iap all-girl team.
The Soeo Gap team has won the
championship at a number of fes
tivals, and is nationally known in
folk dance circles. The team ap
peared at the While House in 19.'19
"erforminc for Kinir Goovh-p ami
Queen Elizabeth, of Great Britain.
i'i ey were selected from teams all
over the United States as being
the most authentic in their folk
The members of the team change
from year to year, but Mr. Queen
continues to manage and call for
the group. His son, Lt. Sam
Queen, Jr., now serving in the V.
S. Air Corps in Australia, is also
one of the famous dancers of the
Soco Gap team.
The Ecusta string band of
Transylvania won the first place
i the festival music contest. The
band played in the 1!)t:i contests
and also for the Kcusta square
dance team also of Transylvania.
Rhett Talley, a newcomer in the
festical events, is manager.
The Brookshire string band of
Henderson county won the second
place in the music contest. Alonzo
Brookshire is manager of the
Mrs. Osborne Is
Mrs. Evelyn Abel Osborne, newly
elected superintendent of the Hay
wood County Hospital, assumed
her duties on Sunday, August 1.
Mrs. Osborne was elected by the
board of trustees of the county
hospital following the resignation
of Miss Ellie Jane Thompson, wife
of Dr. W. L. Kirkpatrick, who re
cently resigned. Miss Thompson
had served as superintendent of the
institution for the past five years.
Mrs. Osborne, prior to her mar
riage to the late Robert J. Osborne,
of Haywood County and West Palm
Beach, served as superintendent of
.the old Haywood County Hospital,
located on Pigeon Street, for a
year's period. She is well qualified
'for her work both from training
and practical experience.
j During the past nine months,
Mrs. Osborne had charge of the
obstetrical service of the
Launches War Fund Local Women To
With OPA Prices
A x xss -"
DAUGHTER of Lieut. Gen. George
S. Patton, Jr., Mr. John K. Waters
christens the National War Fund
(ship model) in New York. It
marked the opening of the $125,
000,000 drive for war relief agen
cies. Mrs. Waters' husband is a
war prisoner. (International)
Haywood Man Is
Killed In Accident
Funeral services "Wre conduct
ed at 4:30 o'clock Wednesday after
noon at the Bethel Baptist church
for Private Homer V.-Conard, U. S.
Air Corps, who was killed in a
truck accident on August 2, while
on maneuvers in Cuforjua.
1 he Kev. A. K. rmSKf pastTs
sisteil by Rev. J. Howard Hall,
pastor of Oak Grovi
near Clyd ', officiated. Burial was
in the Bethel cemetery.
The local company of the N. ('.
Orange i State Guard conducted the military
Volunteers Are Working
j With The Price Panel
' Board Of This Area.
The Price Panel Board for the
area served by the local rationing
board met Wednesday afternoon
and assigned the volunteer assist
ants to the various retail stores in
the area. These volunteer assis
tants will advise and work with
merchants in carrying out the com
Similar set-ups are being orga
nized throughout the nation, it was
said by L. R. Hamilton, represen
tative of OPA who was here or
ganizing the local workers.
For the present the volunteers
will be assigned to grocery stores,
and later will work with cafes,
boarding houses and hotels.
Those who have volunteered
their services for this work and
were present Wednesday include:
Mrs. Myrtle Ray, Mrs. R. N. Rar
ber, Jr., Miss Sackett, Mr. C. E.
Weatherby, and Mrs. Nora Atkins.
Others have volunteered and will
assume duties later.
County Schools Set
To Open On Monday;
John B. Best, Well
Known Farmer, To Ju!'?!usk0a ?ueJen
Be Buried Today
: General Hospital of Orlando. Via. I h nnuru nt the irmvp firintr Ihro
Mrs. Osborne is a graduate of j volleys across the casket while th
;tho loeal high school, Hamilton bugle sounded Taps.
sctioei ot Washington, I). C, and
of the John 11 pkins School of
Nursing, of Baltimore.
Mrs. Osboin is the daughter of
the late Dr. J. F. AIk-1, prominent
local physician, who was one of
the promoters of the county h
Ralph Lee Petitt,
Claimed By Death
Serving as pallbearers wore:
Marion Long, Boone Sontelle,
James Sisk, Walter Franklin, Hom
er West and Alvin Reynolds.
Pvt. Conard was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Conard, of the
ns" j Woodrow section, He volunteered
in th. service about a year ago and
was stationed at McClcanen Field,
t ime he w as sent on
Calif., at th
Pvt. Conard is survived by his
widow, one son, Hilly, one daughter.
Maty Joe; bis parents; four broth
el", Millard, of Canton, James, of
Baltimore, Roy, of Canton, and
Claude, U. S. Navy, stationed in i
Ralph Lee Petitt, HO, prominent
business man of Daytona Beach,
died at his summer home here
nday night after a long illness.
The body was shipped to Davtona
Beach yesterday where funeral
services and burial will take place .
' 2 oYlo-k Sunday. '
Mr. I'- 'itt. a native of St. Louis, ,
ren !'vvi m ""W ork many'
us prior to going to Daytona Chas. L. Isley, band and
loach, where he had b"en in busi- director of the Waynesville
ness for the past seventeen years. ! ship high school returned Sunday
He purchased the Raymond Hyatt from Nashvill-, Tenn., where he
li-operty on the Eagles Nest Road has been attending Peabody college
' ust year and he and his family for Teachers during the past eight
had planned to spend part of the J w eeks.
Jacksonville, Fla., and one sister.
Miss Betty Sue Conard, of Bethel.
Funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Mt. Zion Methodist church in Rock
Springs for John B. Best, 71, of
the Crabtree section of the county,
who died at the Haywood County
Hospital nt midnight Tuesday fol
lowing a short illness.
Rev. Grady Burgin, pastor of
the church, will officiate and he
will be assisted by Rev. R. P.
Cracken. Burial will be in -the
Mr. Best was a native and life
Baptist church, long resident ot Haywod county.
lie was one of the leading farmers
mil stock raisers of Ibis section.
Mr. Best was a member of the
'ounty board of education, having
boon first elected in l!.'!,i and has
-ei'vod roiil biliously .since then
was oloclc.l bist year lo serve
other four-year term.
Mr. Best was a member of
It. Zion Methodist church
if the Bethel Junior Order,
ail been a leader in county
l ai i for ma ny years.
lie is survived by his wife
ix children: four sons, Hugh II. -I,
Ray Best, and Jim Best, of the
M ailt ree section, John Best, Jr..
of the I'. S. army, serving now in
N'oith Africa; two daughters, Mrs.
i. ('. Cole, of Forest City and Mrs.
M. V. Biamlett, of Canton; '-' I
randchildi e ii, and one gn at
rrandchild; five brothers, H.ie
ifest, Frank Best, of Canton, Jim
Majority Of Schools In
Rural Areas Will Begin
Session At 8:45.
These Four Choice of Qual-
The schools of the Crabtree,
Bethel and Fines Creek districts
will open at i :45 on Monday morn
ing the 16th, it has been announced
from the office of Jack Messer,
county superintendent of education.
For one and a half months
schools in the three districts will
start at 8:45 and close the da's
work at 2:00 o'clock, the short cut
session being observed to aid the
labor shortage for the harvesting
season. Students are expected to
aid on the farms in the afternoon.
The law relative to the require
ment that a child must be either
six years old on or before October
the 1st, will be enforced and Mr.
Messer points out that no child who
will be six years of age after date
need apply for entrance.
On the Saturday before school
opens on Monday, teachers' meet
ings will be held in the auditoriums
of the schools. The meetings for
Crabtree and Bethel have been set
for II o'clock in the morning while
the Fines Creek teachers will as
semble at 1:00 o'clock in the after
noon. There are to date three vacan
cies, one in each school district,
according to Mr. Messer. The
school board hopes to fill them by
the opening of the schools.
Elected to teach in the CrabtrW
district are the following: J. T.
Chappell, principal, Lura Mao
Junaluska, on Saturday night at Green, Dorothy Williams, Robert
Heavy Quota On
Bonds For August
County Must Invest $118,
971 During August To
Meet Quota Set By Trea
The Treasury Department has
given Haywood County a quota of
$118,971 for the month of August,
according to Charlie Ray, chairman
of bond sales in the county.
The quota sets out $89,229 for
E bonds and $29,742 for F and G
bonds for the month.
Mr. Ray announced that the
county sales committee would meet
at L ike Logan Tuesday night at
seven o'clock for the regular month
ly meeting to discuss ways of con
tinning to no et the quota end
Set For Saturday
Duke Day Was Climaxed
By Address By Prof. B. G.
Childs, Member of Faculty.
Miss Jane Loyal of Columbia,
S. C.. will be crowned Queen of
I'est, of Chafswoith, Ga., Bynuni
lest, of Lupton City, Tenn., and
Sam Best, of Andrews; three sis
ters, Mrs. Flora Huff, Mrs. Minnie
Muse and Mr:
Canton is in
. Allie Waddell, al
Funeral Home l
charge of the ai
H. Gibson, U. S.
i! "J" F,m Class Robert
fet . who volunteered In the
-dv h ,ary a"d was called
(m i. ,y ln April, is now
ceorHi: ""e.re. ln Califor-
f by h ""formation re-
Wb!" a veteran of World
;t of tk as comi"ander of
"ftetirn! ei7Fan Legion
bisL?eve.rend Robert E.
Carolina 5- the Weste
e d,0e, will de-
W Ch, ?? service at Grace
' "-ner x,-e church- as
to I s,tors an others
p 10 near
, ' Kev-Robert Tatum.
Still Of Tin and
On Fines Creek
A twenty gallon still was cap
tured Saturday in the Fines Creek
section by deputies Manson Ar
rington and Charlie Fulbright. ac
cording to the records of the Sher
It was the first still ever cap
tured in Haywood county that did
not have one inch of copper on it.
The pot was fashioned of an old
oil tin and the top was made from
a tin kitchen bucket. The remain
ing parts were made of wood.
W'hile no liquor was found about
the premises the pot was said to
still be "hot," giving evidence of
Eight Men Enlist
For Navy Duty
Eight men from this area have
recently volunteered for the Navy.
James Rhinehart, Albert Raines,
Willie Connor, Aubrey Messer and
Jimmy Nichols, all of Waynesville;
Servill Moore of Hazelwood,
Thomas Davis, of Crabtree and
Rubin Brown, of Canton.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
tella Monroy Petitt; one son, Yeo
man Third Class Robert M. Petitt,
of the lT. S. Navy, now stationed
in the South Pacific; four daugh
ters, Mrs. W. B. Tillotson, of John
son City, Tenn., Miss Marilouise
Petitt, of Ossining, N. Y., and
Miss Joan Montroy Petitt and Miss
Gloria Jean Petitt, of Waynesville
and Dayonta Beach, and one grand
son, John Banks Tillotson, III.
Major Bowles Gets
Perfect Grade In
State Guard Exam.
Mr. Islev completed a third of
the requirements for his master's
degree in music, and plans to finish
the work later.
The band director, a native of
Cooleemee of this state, is a gradu
ate of Davidson College. Prior to
coming to Waynesville had been
band director in the Albemarle high
school. He came to Waynesville
last August and directed the band
and choral groups in the high school
High School Band
The members of the Waynesville
Major M. H. Bowles led the class j Township high school band wrill re
of more than 170 men from seven isume practice after the summer
states in the final examinations in vacation tonight at 7:30 in the high
the recent staff and officer's schools school auditorium, it was announc-
held at Fort Benning, Ga., for ed yesterday by Chas. L. Isley,
officers of the State Guard. jband director.
Major Bowles received the high- j All current members of the high
est average, his mark was 100 per j school band and any former mem
c;nt, according to the announce- bers who would like to play with
ment just made by Adjutant Gen- the group for the remainder of the
eral J. Vann B. Metts, of Raleigh. ! summer are requested to attend
Major D. C Dungan, of Salis-jthe initial practice tonight,
bury received a rating of 99 per Present plans are to have at least
cent and Major Richard P. Taylor i two, band practices each week until
ot (Jxinra receivea a rating oi o, ,tne opening oi scuuui, iwo cun-
all in the staff officer's school. certs, one in Waynesville and one
Metts said that of the nine North I at Lake Junaluska will be given
Carolina officers taking the staff by the band, the dates to be an
officer's course, three were given .nounced later,
ratings of "superior," indicating The current band has a mem
they made averages of more thanbership of around sixty boys and
91 per cent. girls.
Go On Sale In
County This Week
Hunting licenses went on sale
Tuesday of this week, it was learn
ed from G. C. Plott, Haywood
county game protector.
The cost of hunting licenses for
!!b; is as follows: non-resid nt .
$15.2."); state licenses, $2.10, Slid
county licenses, $1.10.
Lie. nses may be purchased at
the following places in the county:
Waynesville, at Massie Hardware
and Waynesville Hardware com
In Canton, at Nantahala and
Haywood Hardware companies.
In Clyde, at Clyde Pharmacy.
In Woodrow, at the E. B. Rick
In Cruso area at the store of
Mrs. Ira Cogburn.
In Sherwood Forest stations
from W. P. Poston and John
the annual coronation. Miss Louise
Holcomb, of Asheville, is the re
Th coronation will climax a
wick of activity on the Lake, and
besides the Conference messages,
the Duke Day celebration was con
cluded by an address by Prof. B.
G. Childs. of the Duke University
faculty, on the topic, "This Hour."
He ni nlioned the necessity for
seasons of recreation, fun and fel
lowship and emphasized the fact
that the present hour in the world's
liist.ii.y calls for consecration and
de I icat ion. l'ionis i s and pathlind
eis, such .is Columbus, Wesley,
Brantley, York, l!raloii, Craven.
William GreiifcJI, and William
l'r slon Few, ho said look to those
in this present hour to hold high
th torch which they have Hung
and keep alight the traditions of
1 he gloi inn ; past.
"T ie pri st nt hour challenges us,''
lie continued. "The challenge of
war; the glorious deeds of valor,
couia"e and sacrifice which we see
all aiound us these speak to col
lege men and women everywhere
to cany on until 'we conic march
ing home again.' The least we can
do is see to it that they come back
to Alma Malers as fine and great
as they left.
Three Cars Feed
For Winter Feeding Vhs S;
Tin . i
feed wheat will
ywood county some
ok f t dislribut ion
Miners, it was un
r lay by Glenn A.
:i "f the AAA corn-
Evans, Mrs. J. T. Chappell, Mary
McLam, Vlma F. Morrow, Mil
dred J. laford, Mrs. Cumi Stem
ey, U-yme L. Seay, 'EHaabeth
Kinisoy, Kva Jane Rogers, Theda
Garrett Crawford and Bonnie Lee
Those who will teach in the Fines
Creek district are: Fred L. Safford,
principal, Edna Mae James. Mrs!
Kalhryn Kirkpatrick, William
Glenn Noland, B. C. Nave, Mar
garet Green, Bonnie Fa ye Duckett,
Mrs. A. I.. Biamlett. Fannie B.
Noland, Stephen Ferguson, Mrs.
Stephen Ferguson and Caney
Teachi. ig in the Bethel school of
the Bethcd district will be, W. P.
Whib sides, principal, Mrs. Paul
Sin paid, Bernice McKlhannon, Mrs.
Ruth Allison Tucker, Margaret
Esther Boyd, Gay Chambers, Mrs.
Rosalie Shumolis, I. A. McLain.
Mrs. Lura Mae Connatser, Blan
che Jervis, Mrs. Lorena Duckett,
Mrs. Nannie H. White, Mary Ade
line Boone, Jessie Loretta Bass,
Ruth Dotson, Mrs. Gussie Palmer,
Mis. Ruth Ledford Jones, Mrs. Ina
H. Duvnll, Velma McElhannon,
Nell Campbell, and Mrs. Grover
Listed for the Cruso school are:
Paul T. Grogan, Nora Belle Reece,
Opal T. Barnes, Oder Burnett and
Mrs. D. II. Pless.
To teach in the Cecil school are:
Hugh Rogers, Lillian A. Himes,
Alma G. Chambers and J. H. Francis.
son anil Mrs. Gav
ti ..eh in the Snrinc
s are urged to take ad
if this wheat for winter
!' cattle, hogs and poul-
Has New Hours
The Rationing Board announced
new office hours, beginning Mon
day. The office will be open daily
from 8:30 until 2 o'clock, and Sat
urday hours will be from 9 until
('' d oe
try. The price has been set at Id
$1.20 per bushel, according to Mr.
The three carloads coming in
next week will make thirteen cars
that have been alloted and ship
ped into Haywood county. Twelve
of the cars have contained 1,500
bushels while one contained 2,000,
making a total of 20,000 bushels
shipped into the county since
March for distribution among Hay
On Last Sunday
Jimmy Reed Discharged
From Hospital After
Jimmy Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Reed, of Waynesville, has
been discharged from the Mission
Hospital in Asheville, where he
underwent a major operation. Mr.
Reed is reported improving.
Mrs. Robena Farmer, of Atlanta,
is visiting her brother and sister-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. John Tittle
Mrs. Farmer left here thirty-six
years ago, this being her first visit
Mr. And Mrs. Clyde Ray
On Business Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray left Sun
day for a business trip to New
York City. They plan to be out of
town for a week. Mrs. Ray's sis
ter, Mrs. Jack Brady, of Woodlands,
Ga., is here with the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray while they are
out of town.
Around 250 people attended the
annual Cataloochee reunion Ri,n
ay on Cataloochee. Native nf
the section now living in seven
states were present for the occas
ion. A survey showed that 63 men
from Cataloochee were now in ser
vice. No formal program was held, and
the day was spent in visiting, with
the usual bountiful picnic dinner
spread at the noon hour.
Bakery To Move To
Larger Quarters Soon
Robert B. Pearce announced yes
terday that he plans to move the
Waynesville Bakery across the
street from their present location
about September 15th.
The move is being made in order
to give more room in all depart
ments of the firm.
Durham Layman to Teach
Adult Classes At First
Baptist Church Sunday
D. C. May, prominent Baptist
layman of Durham, will address
the classes of the adult department
of the Sunday school at the First
Baptist Church Sunday morning.
He addressed the adult classes last
Sunday morning, and those who
heard him are anxious for others to.
hear him. Visitors, men and wo
men, are invited to be present.