HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Km ranee of The Great Smoky Mountains National PArk
NO. 33 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coontie
)ans Made For Bond
)rive In September
Liv Sales Committee
jjolds Initial Meeting To
'jet County urgiucu.
I r ,umhprs of the Hay-
flnty bond sales committee
Id at length the coming
"tee in September, at a meet-
Uled plans were made for
iiuvunotl's ouota, which
'Z,(i 'to be about $350,000.
..-no urn rts September 9th.
(Edition to the regular bond
lib the sales commiuee was
norr in frtrmii-
m..nit UT UK III u w.-.
Ff definite plans' for the cam-
tfhe women at uie meeting
'jlrf. Martha Mock Medford,
U (.-.airman, Miss Mary Mar-
r .1. , .. . Tnni Doaima on1
fce'lighliirht of the meeting was
seriousness of the memDers in
riwnric undertaking ahead.
Int a oii it of optimism Dre-
L in that Havwood had never
Ei to meet the monthly bond
tils art underway to get com
bs at work in every township
l fimntv for the SeDtember
k These will be announced
fi the opening of schools, the
! stamps and bonds tnrougn
schools will hp renewed. Jack
set is in charge of the Way
rifle area and A. J Hutchins in
we of the Canton area.
W Rnhin-iiin, was in charge
i-Jie meeting, and is assistant
p thaii mini. Charles Ray is
man .ii :!k' work m the county.
pWur.lay. M". Kay, Mrs. Med-
n Wooffy, k-:sa
-tern North Ca ro
ute ml a meeting
ocuss plans in
-lay night decid
Meeting at the
i en October 5th.
Examiner Will Not
Be Here Next Week
B. B. Higgins, examiner for
driver's license, with the State
Highway Safety department, will
not be in his office on the second
floor of the court house on Tues
day the 24th, on his usual official
visit here. He will resume his
office hours from 9 to 5 o'clock
each Tuesday on September 7th.
Mr. Higgins covers seven counties
west of Buncombe in his work with
the state highway safety department.
tot 'i l:
I Mr -,
"Pt. Jn-iiiiLN It. Men., for.
iwitnt df Canton and the
f the late I)r .T H Mo
I - u - -., ' C O U
Hester L. Mease, of Can-
nas Decn reported missing in
" since April 14. it ho Wn
N this week by relatives of
lease family, which now rp-
P ' Greenville. S C.
Mease, a transport pilot
;the India-China wing of the
lon-rs. pVod in Green-
J rmt' ,in after leaving
From (iivunvill.. K nt
N'"'l. Tex., whl.,.c he wag a
r" war w-w w,. .-.
NOTKl tn tk f ' ,
j , hi iy cummana,
n he served in this country
Vir befm-r. v,.l, ,,,(,.;
8 letter t., Mrs. Mease, Col.
Alexainloi- n i:
, of the ;Jln? "1-
Ii ""im-iiina wing,
at the last word received
l .Mease was when his
; ,. .-Ma irom China to In
P that t , , . r
N: ,c- lne misnap
in an nr.. f
iOIlp-! n-a 'lOIIl WI11CI1
to date "0t beenobtain-
counti-v i..- .
I Sea.. J wnicn ine
7j mountainous, has
J, only a few trails and is
D,iufe f CaPt. Mease resides
57;' X'' where the officer
tervi efore volunteering
h me lnaia-Uhma
M At Onpft
for UTIZens who use fuel
Jte of 7 Purposes stand a
s l. Ketung a renewal
3t B'1,,eiu thair appli-
Fifteen Out of 20
Quota Leaving 17th
Fifteen men out of the quota of
twenty for the month of August
leaving here Tuesday morning und
er the selective draft system from
the Waynesville area were volun
teers. There were six additional
men leaving with the group who
had been transferred from other
The men assembled in the draft
board office on the third floor of
the court house for final instruc
tions at 6:30 o'clock and left by
bus at 7:30 for physical examina
tions at Camp Croft.
James Lee Milner was named
leader of the group on their trip to
Camp Croft, and James Anderson
Dicus was assistant leader.
Vflunfv -s frying were; '.Villiam
Lucius Siske, Jack Charles Cagle,
Kenneth Wilburn Scruggs, James
Anderson Dicus, James Lee M in. i ,
Orville David Messer, Joe Howell
( ope, W'illinni Henry Justice, James
truce Javnes, James Thomas
HoMwe JeilVrson Stacy, Troy Lee
Mess- r, Hufus Harris, Jr., Avery
William Messer. transferred from
Castonia, and ,Jac Davis Gibson,
transferred from the Newport
Xews, Va., hoard.
Others in tie g nun wire: Estal
Price, Jesse Will'' ams, Fuller Lewis
Long, Bernard Ray Caldwell, Carl
Woodrow Shuler, D. L. Caldwell,
Ruben Joe Justice, and transferred
from other boards, Junior Reynolds
Rhymer, Reeves James Green,
James Lawrence Singleton and
Allen Dee Clarke.
Youth Of Today
Better Than A
Religious Worker and Edu
cator Sees Youth As Cap
able Of Carrying On.
"We're turning over to the youth
of the world today, a world that is
in a mess a chaos from which they
must work out the future, and we
expect them to make a lot of it,"
Harold M. Patrick, director of
Camp Adventure told Rotarians
"The youth of today is definitely
better than a generation ago," waa
the opinion ol the ipeaker, which
has served ns stiperinterdent of
public schools j yta.s, as chip
lain of a reform school for 4 yea it,
as religious director in church work
for about 5 years.
Mi. Patrick sees the need of an
international youth movement for
iiaiity of peace and all interna
tional inter-racial problems of the
High School Band
In Concert Tonight
The Waynesville township ban I
wiil give a concert on the Main
.street of Hazelwood at 7:30 o'clock
Thursday evening, accor n."g 'o an
announcement made yestioday by
Chas. Isley, band director.
The following program will be
given: "The Footlit'ter", march,
j by Fillmore; "Military Escort",
I march, by Bennett; "De Molay
Commandery", march, by Hall;
"American Patrol", by Meacham.
"Star Dust", by Carmichael ;
"Vienna Dreams", by Sieczynski;
"Teddy Bear's Picnic", by Bratton;
"His Honor", march, by Fillmore;
"National Emblem", march, by
Bagley; and "The Star Spangled
Banner" will close the program.
Mrs. Barr Hears
From Son, Who Is
Mrs. Cornelia Barr had a card
from her son Lt. Col. Alvin Barr,
this week. Col. Barr was taken
prisoner by the Japanese in the
Phillipine Islands around 18 months
ago. It is the first communication
she has had directly from her son
since November, 1941.
The card was typed, but the sig
nature was in the Colonel's own
handwriting. The only other mes
sage Mrs. Ban- has had concerning
her son was received last December
i when the war department notified
i her that lie was being held a pri
soner by the Japs with 197 other
I Americans. The information came
I by way of the International Red
Cross, which supplied (he war de
pa 1 ' a n; wi: h : he data.
I 1.'. C-d. Bare is a native of Eas
oii, I 'a . .ii ! !- the son of Mrs.
(''' ' ia B.i it. f Wayie sville and
t he late John Bur. He has been
in the army -inco HU7, having lift
Lafayette College i'- Kaston, I'a. to
! enter oflic- rs train eg camp. After
receiving his commis-i ,m as second
lieutenant he was sent overseas
where he seivd for many months.
He was with the army of occu
pation in Germany for some time,
and later completed his education
at the University of Toulouse,
France, from which he received a
Col. Barr's duties in the anny
took him all over the world and he
has been stationed in a number of
places in this country, including,
two years in charge of a CCC camp
in Northern California, several
years at Fort Slocum and four
I years in Honolulu. In i;;i) lie was
transferred for a second time to
' Corregidor. He was listid with
the war department as missing in
His wife and young son wera in
;. Manila when it was la-. ri by the
laps. No word has been heard
I from them since Col. Barr's letter
'in 1941. There is also a daughter,
, .Mi.a- r....ii.s Bail, who attended
.Manhattan College, Witchita, Kan.
Made Record Leap
IT. CH. W. R. LOVELACE shows how
he leaped at 40,200 feet from a Boe
ing Flying Fortress recently to set
a new American record. The strat
osphere Jump gave valuable data
to researcher (International)
sent out by the
"iup1 in trntity is not
BL. ,,p ln 'he regional officp
hi tin "e aPPHcations are re-
SIW i'WM,n will be made
H v0;Jn. b0d had been re-
Ht severaiy' and they were
Veral weeks ago.
Mrs. Jack Elwood and son, Jim
my, who have been visiting the for
mer's mother, Mrs. H. L. MacFay
den and sister, Miss Louise Mac
Fayden, left yesterday foV their
home in Canton, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray have
returned from a business trip to
New York City.
Rev. Oder Burnett
Pastor Announces Revival
In Ratcliff Cove Church
Revival services will begin on
Sunday, the 22, at the Ratcliff Cove
Baptist church, according to an an
nouncement by the Rev. Oder Bur
nett, pastor. Services will be con
ducted each evening at 8:15 by the
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Waynes
ville. The public is invited to at
tend all the services.
Tires And Tubes
Hit High Mark
The request for (ires and fillies
his i .-reapud tah uch an extent,
, thai c'aiii'mnnT'o'e E. Rose had to
seek relief from the district oflice
this wi e! in order la keep many
essential trucks on the road.
1 Tin' ri ipiots were no! granted
in til i i en'.i'-ity, Inn enough extra
tires w ' - allelfi! Haywood fo re
lieyc -e n... of ;he w urgent cases.
All lube n-iUosN were tilled.
The hot pav i : i ii ! s and aging
I res nere ;t: : i i','eil as the cause
for - tinny tip '" give way dur
ing : ae pas', few weeks.
Noel Phillips Is
In Charge Of Pet
; Noel Phillips has been put in
charge of distribution for Pet
Dairy Products, R. B. Davenport,
manager, annoui.od yesterday.
Mr. Davenport will devote the
greater part of his time in the
field, working on production of
more milk. He was field man for
the Pet Milk ( ompany prior to
assuming inanag rship of the Way
nesville plant for Pet Dairy Pro
Mr. Phillips is a native of Sylva.
and is well known in this section.
.Mrs. Phillips is the daughter of the
late A. V. Reynolds, county sup
erintendent of Haywood schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips and daught-
er are making their home in Hazelwood.
Cowles And Seay
Win In Tennis
Miss Cowles Defeated Miss
Haller, and Seay Won Over
Greer In Finals.
In the finals of the second An
nual Haywood County tennis tour
nament on St. John's court last
week-end, Miss Helen Cowles of
Tampa, defeated Miss Edwina Hal
ler of Waynesville, 6-2, 6-0; and
Curtis Seay of Waynesville de
feated Clyde Greer of Waynesville,
Miss Cowles won the cup for
the second time this year. She is
former Florida State Champion in
tennis. The other finalist in the
women's division, Miss Haller, was
champion in the junior division
Because of rainy weather some
of the games were postponed a
ftw days, and the tournament,
scheduled for Thursday until Sun
day, did not end until Tuesday
! afternoon with the women's cham
pionship match. Miss Mary Stentz
of Waynesville, was in charge of
the tournament play, scheduling
matches and acting as referee.
In the men's semi-finals Greer
defeated V. J. Mahoney, 6-1, 6-1.
Seay beat Bruce Jaynes, 6-2. 6-1.
Cowles defeated Bett Panill, of
Tampa, in the women's semi-finals
by a score of 6-3, 6-2; and Haller
defeated Jerry McKinley, 11-9, 6-4
in the other semi-finals.
Two cups were awarded to the
winners on Tuesday afternoon.
Each cup is to have the name of
the winner and the year won en
graved on it, and then he display d
in some public place in the winner's
The tournament is an annual af
fair, and participants enter from
the summer camps in this vicinity,
as well as from th" immediate
Oren Coin, Seaman
1st Class, SulTer ;
Injury In Accident
The condition of Oren Co".
Seaman First Class, IJ. s ay.
who was hurt in a truck inenlent
last week in .Savannah, was report
ed critical late last night by mom
Ii is of his family.
Young Coin, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Coin, volunteered m the
service in May, when he became 17
years of age. He received his , m
training in Bainbridge, Mil., and
from there was transferred to New
Orleans. He had been sent from
N'i w Orleans to Savannah, where
the accident occurred, which re
sulted in concussion of the skull
for young Coin. He was riding
in a truck with several other sailors
at the time of fhe accident.
He is now a patient in the 1'.
.S. Marine Hospital in Savannah.
His parents 1, ft. immediately for
Savannah after receiving the mes
sage of his scrhitis condition.
Seaman Coin was a memle r of
the incoming senior class at the
local high school when he volun
teered in the navy. He has a broth
er, Robbie Coin, Electrician's Mate,
first class, in the Navy, wlm has
been with the Pacific fleet for the
past three years.
Mrs. Marvin P. Terrell and small
son, of Radford, Va., are visiting
the former's mother, Mrs. R. L.
Of Season Fell In
The hardest rainfall of the year
'came down in torrents on last Sat
; urday afternoon, with no serious
results according to the local au
thorities, except the knocking out
of a few lights and transformers.
I During the heaviest downpour
there were registered 1.05 inches
for a one and one-half hour period
at the peak of the downfall.
County Farmers And
Woodsmen Urged To
Rose Finds Washington
Predicting End Of The
European War By Jan.
Joe E. Rose has just returned
from a business trip to Washing
ton, ami was surprised as well as
interested at the open predictions
hi arc! on every hand in the Capi
tol ;is to the end of the European
Mr. Rose frankly admitted he
would not venture a guess, or form
an opinion on the subject, but un
official . Washington expects the
European war to be ended by
Christinas, he said.
Draw Jury For
The county commissioners drew
the jury for the September term
of Superior court which will con
vene on Monday, September the
20th, with Judge J. H. Clements,
of Walkertown, presiding.
Drawn for the first week were:
Chester Owen, Jonathan Creek;
llerschell C. Shook, Clyde; T. M.
Pressley, Beaverdam; Verlin Nol
and, Waynesville; Guy M. McElroy,
Crablree; Frank J. Reiger, Way
nesville; Dewey R. Goodwin, Bea
jveidani; Dave Brown, of Jonathan
! .lames II. Ilayn.s. of Clyde; L.
C. Moody, Cecil; W. 11. Burnett,
j East Fork; l.ee Caddy, Jr., Way:
'nesville; S. .1. Ii civ, a nesville
Luther .1. Hall, Beaverdam; ,Ioo
! 1 1 1 n. hall. I ' i , - , n: V MeKI
i y. White (l,i
l.'alph 1). K ih v. P-i ; .lohn
I'. While. Ivn III!; Will Km on.
!'"ii HulV; Kr-'d II. Ni land. iVab
" ; I hai l. I'. Mc( 'i ii-i.i m. Faies
' " ' k; C. K llo-alleo.. ,y Mill;
1 I n i Sinai he i , ',ea . i .la in , and
I'l'iu ( ll iniliei . Ea-t fork.
I haw n Co the -ecoiul week
wen - ( ha i I. : .1, Palm r, Waynes-
i ih ; 1 1 en rv I la vis, Way !-'V ille ;
. II, livid. Ihaverdam; Bradford
I!. Mi a -ii . Pigeon; Allen ('. Kowe,
Iteav nlam; L. .1. ('onaid. Wiiite
Oak; Charlie Wondanl. Waynes
ville; Lewis Cegliiirn, East Fork;
Frank West, Pigeon.
Itiiheri E. W.dk Crabtree; T. C.
M h i is. Waynesville; R. J. Smath-er-.
Iteav nlam; J. C. Patrick, Way.
ue.-ville; Willis Rector, Fines
(reek; Lahoene Winchester, Ivy
.Hill; If. F. Davis, Iron Duff; Den
nis Singleton, Pigeon; and Herman
Noland, Fines Creek.
Boys rd Girls
From 10 To 17 Are
National Campaign Urging
Farmers-Woodsmen To Cut
Three Extra Days This
There is a definite and acute
shortage of pulp woods and chest
nut acid wood, according to the
National Pulpwood Committee, an
agency working closely with the
government and mills.
A campaign Is now being waged
in all areas of the nation that
produce pulpwoods, urging farm
ers and woodsmen to spend three
extra days this year cutting wood.
A special coupon is carried else
where in this newspaper.
This county is listed as one of
tin principal areas producing pulp
woods and chestnut acid. wood.
Both of these are essential raw
materials for war uses and are
so defined by government agencies.
A representative of this news
paper has discussed the problem
with at least three mills, and one
large wholesale paper broker, and
the facts and figures they present
ed as to present stocks of pulp
woods, and the sharp decline in
the past few months is ample proof
of the seriousness of the situa
tion. The government has listed the
paper industry essential in that 85
per cent of all pulpwoods now
used go (briefly into war.
"Farmers and woodsmen who
have pulpwoods and idlest nut acid
wood can contribute much towards
the war elVorf by pulling their
mis oft f hi ma rki t a :h time,"
e bujei ol" piili'wi.ods said,
'uch a move w ould n I only con-
ii t tn . - info i a-h, I ,,( w old add
In I ' fa I dim 01 1- h : i' o i pply of
. o i ,' 1 1 i "oh Cm aim. and navy
i ei p 1 1 e- la : ipiant it K-s to keep
' In a i no d fores moving.''
A I'leakdiiwn of where pulpwood
a now being used, is shown by
the olheial table recently relen-ed
hv tin government:
L'.'i 1 .' for containers, for shells,
fin ni. blood plasma, packing field
: at ions.
I'a'i for wrapping paper for use
be aimed forces and essential war
for smokeless powder.
.V; for rayon, for parachutes,
uiil tarv clothing.
'' shipped to lend lease.
2't to hospitals and sanitary
waddings on battle front.
5'r structural boards for erect
ing military buildings hurriedly.
ft'"', for fine writing papers.
Several of the
hate alieade f
hi' n, and w ill
only a a
" ' i : s
1 ilmi1 shortage and
n crop ever irrown
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Newell, of
Charlotte, are expected to arrive
this week and spend some time
here at Halltop, visiting the lat
ter's father, A. C- Black and sister,
Miss Diana Black.
Feeder Calf Sale Is Set
For Saturday, Oct. 2
Elaborate plans are being made
(ViT. tho annual Fppder Calf Sale
to be held at the Clyde stockyards
on October 2nd.
Much interest is being shown by
prospective buyers from the east
ern part of the state in the sale.
Many letters and calls have been
made from that section, as they
want the calves to take to that
area and fed all winter.
Howard Clapp, county agent,
suggested that all owners begin
now making plans and preparing
for the sale. Calves should weigh
between 300 and 600 pounds at the
time of the sale.
Last year about 250 calves were
sold at the sale, and indications are
that 500 should be entered for sale
Medford Leatherwood, regular
auctioneer of the stockyard, will
be auctioneer for this sale.
Appollo Choir Will
Be Heard At Lake
On Tuesday, 24th
Due to the illness of Dr. George
Truitt, famous Baptist minister of
Dallas, Texas, who was to have
preached at Lake Junaluska on
Tuesday evening, the 24th, the
Appollo Boys Choir, will be heard
according to an announcement by
Dr. Walter Lambeth, superinten
dent of the Methodist Assembly,
The Appollo Choir, under the di
rection of Coleman Cooper, of Bir
mingham, Ala., is an outstanding
musical group, and the program
will bs one of unusual merit.
Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Davis and
family, had as their guest over
the week-end, Everett Brown of
the largest 1
in Haywood county, the beans are
getting picked on time, it was learn
ed y sterday from the county farm
This week there has been between
thirty and forty boys and girls be
tween the ages of ten and seventeen
years busy over Haywood county-
farms picking beans to feed the
Haywood Mutual Cannery and to
aid the farmers harvest their 1943
Victory farm production quotas
At least fifty-five bushels of
beans per day have been picked by
this youthful army of civilian vol
Hiah School Students
To Register Next Week
Hich school students will begin
registering next Wednesday for the
1943-44 term of school which will
open on Monday, .August 30th.
All iuniors and seniors will reg
ister on Wednesday, August 25,
between 9 and 4 o clock, according
to M- H. Bowles district superintendent.
Tho snnhomores will register on
Thursday, at the same hours.
All frpshmen will renort to the
school for registration between 9
and 4 on Friday.
The incoming seventh (Trade will
register on Monday, 30th.
The entrance ages of children
remains the same. All children
who will be six years old on or be
fore October 1, can begin school on
the 30th, Mr. Bowles pointed out.
According to the law, no exceptions
can be made.
For the first month of school, all
schools in the district will begin
at 8:35 and the dismissal hour will
be two o'clock. This early open
ing hour has been set in order that
a number of the children will have
a longer afternoon to help on the
farms and at home during the can
ning and harvesting season.
A new schedule will be put into
effect October first, it was pointed
la rger newspa pel s
'ate and nation
ozen their circu
. ke new subscrip
i old one fails to
pla 'i n i ng to f ni
si mil. i r mi an- soon,
i a pi esentat ive of several pa-mill-
was here yesterday dis
ng the situation, and pointed
out that some had closed, and oth
ers v re on the verge of closing
unless more pulpwoods were forth
As to chestnut acid wood, this
s most essentia in the process of
tanning leathers for the men in
A concerted campaign will be
staged in Haywood in order that
this county will maintain her rec
ords of successfully carrying out
every request in the war effort as
part of the appreciation of the
work of the 2,500 men from here
now in service.
No. 7 Gas Coupon
Not Valid Here
The rationing board pointed out
yesterday that gasoline coupon No.
seven were not valid in this area, al
though they are good in some sec
tions of the nation.
Service stations were warned not
to accept the No. seven stamps, as
the board cannot redeem them.
Motorists who have been using the
number seven coupon in their home
area, must go to the local board
and get the coupons exchanged for
a series that will be valid in this
Mrs. R. L. Kerlev SDent laat
week-end at Fort Oglethorpe, as
the guest of her sister, Sergeant
Edith Lewis, of the U. S. Woman's