fflE WAYNES VILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NQ. 34 12 Pages
WAYNES VILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countic
far Bond Quota For Haywood Set
liirman Ray Is
. , i IT- T?m
:Biittees set uy
War Loan unve
Uing September 9th.
flrood county has been given
of $892,000 to invest in
for the third war loan
Carolina has a quota of 145
while ine nauujmi 4uui
bilif Ray, county ran ',
djiip lvnvanl Willi plana i.J
J i, sale- organization prior
, Wening- of the campaign on
wiiay Mr- Ra' na"16" Sam
bjbinson. ol Canton, ana nil-
5. Atkins, as co-chairman ol
mittee to mane initial saie
Ljs to the industrial plants
beounty. Others serving on
flmmittee are Jonathan wooay,
IkPrevost and J. E. Resiter.
r ... . . . v
(ommittee has been given a
of $392,0 00 to sell indus-
fjis would leave an even half
a for the general public of
hood to invest," Mr. Ray said.
Martha Mock Medford,
Km of the woman's division,
wrk with the general county
L during the campaign.
hits for the 15 counties in
District Schools Open
Monday At 8:45 A.M.
H. G. Hammett To
Remain Here As
First Kaptist Pastor De
cides Against Immediate
Lea injj To Pursue Study.
Rev. il. G. 1 1 i m in. ! T tohl the
Congregation of ll.e First Bip'ist
Clunvli here Sunday morning . thr
fo'- tl . pres. lit, he would not ac
ci'pt the leave of absence recently
granted him so he could attend the
Bible Institute and rco ive his
The church recently voted un
animously to give him a leave of
absence of eight months, so that
he could attend the institution in
Indies For Russia
hg Collected By
fs. J. t. Brown
- afpial f tn- garments for
' f' l Russia is beino- made
.Mrs- J. c. Hi own. nrosidpnt of
American Legion Auxiliary,
tiaiiman of the welfa-e de-
pent of the W Oman's Clnh
in charge of the local col-
fet garments in ho snt
were shipped the first
18 'ei-k, and those who wish
'tribute to this worth,, i,co
"lied tn -, n,l nil I-,,
s,"W't between now and
! mnrnmg. when the
win be made.
'ng articles nrp desir-
M U(; -hoe- -fl.
tar1-. f-It hats, suits warm
"Whin, hi a nb.i, j v,,-
The organization of the Labor
Mobilization Board of Haywood
county as authorized by the Gover
nor's work or fight proclanation,
was perfected this week with mem
bers of the committee appointed
to represent the rural section
throughout the county, according
to H. Arthur Osborne, county
Members of the county commit
tee included, Sam Robinson, mayor
of Canton, J. H. Way, mayor of
Waynesville, J. H. Woody, chair
man of Civilian Defense Organiza
tion, J. M. Anderson, mayor 0f j rangrements and disposition of my
Clyde, Clyde Fisher, mayor of Haz- graduate credits and above all, the
elwood, Howard Clapp, county wlH of Almighty God."
391,000 rarm aKem- Mrs. Sam L. Queen,
145,000 1 coumv superintendent ol Wellare,
anu mis. fcdiin r. Alley, manager
of the U. S. Employment service.
The duty of this board is to en
force the North Carolina Emergen
cy War Powers Proclamation, h.t
ter known as "The Work or Fight
Proclamation," to the end that
eveiy able bodied man between till
ages of 18 to 55 shall be gainfully
j Law enforcement .dficials of the
.county will coopeia:e with the
i board in the enforcement of the
proclamation by the Governor,
j The initial in eting of the board
was held in ay ,i, sville on Tues
day of this week, when chairman
Osborne outlined the purposes and
duties of the board.
The schools of the Waynesville
district will open on Monday morn
ing at 8:45 for the 1943-44 term,
according to M. H. Bowles, district
School will be dismissed at 2
o'clock for the first month, after
which a new schedule will be an
nounced. This early closing is be
ing made until October 1, so that
the older students in the schools
may help the farmers of the coun
ty in the fall harvesting of the
Superintendent Bowlos calls at
tention to the fact that the law rela
tive to the entrance age of the
children will be strictly observed,
and that no child need be brought
to school to be entered unless six
years of age on or before October
The teachers of the Waynesville
district will hold their first meet
ing of the year at 10:00 o'clock Sat-
i V Cl. 1
Food Prices Drop
2, Says Chairman
Of Price Panel
The Cost Of Living Has
Dropped .&cc During Pe
riod Of June 15 to July 15.
Retail food prices dropped 2 per
cent from June 15 to July 15, ac
cording to T. J. Cat hey, chairman
of the price panel of the local ra
tion board here. The report is
bast d on figures just released by
the government following a rigid
The same report pointed that
the cost of living dropped .8 per
cent during the same period.
Quality Is Fine
And Should Bring
County Agent Says Sun
Has Increased Quality By
A Third In Two Weeks.
Haywood's tobacco crop was es
timated this week to be near the
million pound mark, with the qual
ity improving daily under the Au
gust sun, according to county
agent Howard Clapp yesterday.
Haywood had an increase in acre
age of about 15 p'r cent over last
year, and while the production is
slightly off. the gross will equal
last year's tonnage, it is believed.
Mr. Clapp predicted the Hay
wood crop would bring about half
a million dollars on the market,
provided the prices hold up for
hurley in proportion to Hue cured
prices, and also barring Ol'A regu
lations. Fanners in a-)l sections of the
county have started harvesting and
In a formal statement Sunday urdny morning in the high school
morning, he thanked the congrega- auditorium, according to M. H.
tion for their kindness, and said ' Bowleg, superintendent. Every
in part: "I feel impressed, after ! teacher in the district is required
prayerful consideration and ex- t0' attend the meeting
pressed desires of a host of people,
that I not accept this leave of ab
sence so graciously extended by
the church. So at present, I shail
remain here as pastor, subject to
the wishes of the church as a whole,
and subject, as of this date, to ar-
Rev. Mr. Hammett requested the
prayers and continued cooperation
In concluding his formal state
ment, he said: "I shall expect,
while we remain together, that
every member of this church be
just as faithful and loyal to Christ
and His Chure'i as is expected of
11 Haywood Men
Duty In Navy
Hear Plans For
Post War Plans
Teachers in the Waynesville high
and junior high as announced by
Mr. Bowles will be as follows: C.
E. Weatherby, principal, Mrs. Law
rence Leatherwood, Mrs. J. M. Kel
lett, Miss Margaret Terrell, Mrs.
Martha Medford, Mrs. Ethel Craig
Sloan, Mrs. Lucy Tate Jones, Mrs.
M. G. Stamey, Mrs, J. C. Patrick.
Miss Nita Gahagan, Miss Hester
Anne Withers, Miss Hessie Boyd,
Mrs. J. C. Brown, Miss Grace
of the church, and support of the ' Leatherwood, Mrs. Mary Anu
expansion program Tf the church, j Loftin, Miss Margnjet Perry, Ml
Nancy Killian, Cnas. Tsley, Mrs.
Inez Brooks, Mrs. Lucy Hardin,
Miss Alma Jackson, Mrs. Ova P.
Ferguson, Mrs. Frank Ferguson,
,1. C. Brown. Owen Corwin, and
Miss Marjorie McManus,
Teaching in Lake Junaluska will
be: Tyson Cathey, principal, Mrs.
Jule Noland, Mrs. Eva Lee Full
Inight. Mrs. Mary Williams, and
Mrs. Edna TVrreli.
Rock Hill faculty will include,
R. E, Owen, Claudia Leatherwood,
Miss Lucile Moody, Mrs. Iowa Lee
Boyd, Mrs. Nell ' K. Howell, and
M : Jeann tte Dillard.
Teaching in the Maggie school
will be, orvoll liogers, principal,
Miss E Ina Boyd. Mrs. Otis Bur
gin and Mrs. Ma-ian A. Dunn.
Claude Rogers will be principal
R. N. Barber, Jr., has resigned
from the rationing board serving
the Waynesville area. Aaron Pre
has been named to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation.
Mr. Barber was a member of
the original board which has ' v
functioning since January, 1942,
and has given generously of his
time to tlie work. His resignation
was necessitated by the labor
shortage as he was needed t the
Barber Orchards of which, he )fi
manager during the harvesting
vn$ni,., . -v.!"V
Mr. Prevost ts assistant trea
surer and purchasing and ollice
manager of the I'nagusta Manu
facturing Company, of Hazelwood.
Th so reductions in the cost of; will continue until frost. There is
living are the direct result of a about a three-week difference in
determined effort on the part of i crops, between the early and late
the goevrnment and local citizens
to hold living costs in line with the
income of the people. Mr. Cathey
requested the wholehearted coope
ration of all merchants and consum
ers in the program to resist price
It was pointed out that all repu
table grocers were assisting in the
campaign by posting their prices
in accordance with the governments
To Hold Annual
crops, due to the rains in tne spring
which prevented planting on sche
dule in some sections.
Mr. Clapp warned about packing
tobacco too closely in barns. Since
last year additional storage space
hag been built on many farms, in
order to care for the increased crop.
The sun has brought out many
crops of hurley as much as one
third better quality, Mr. Clapp re
ported. The market is slated to open
about December first.
Eleven Haywood men left h
Monday for further examinations
in Rah igh, after volunteering for
duty in the Navy.
Those going were: Kenneth Mc
Clure and George Robert Gaddy,
ol waynesville. iiruee Curtis, of fii.nirul i.'l,..,1,..,tUr cV,i
Hazelwood, Benjamin Hill, Jr., and the teaclurs will be as follows: Miss
Devere Keith Medford, of Clyde. 1 Mave Burr Davis Miss Fliaheth
and these six trom Canton: William
Arthur Franklin, Paul Baxter
Three Waynesville officials spent Moor , Glenn Kmerson, Mayro"
Inman Phillips, Chas. Cory Lowret.
Jr., and Thomas Jones. Jr.
A '! ..en'a!ive of he district
recruiting olHce will be at the court.
houe again on Friday to interview
those int .-rested in volunteering in
aH early shinmpnt in nr.
to reach Russia h..fnr. thp
r winter starts.
tool Buses To
following list of bus drivers
""jnesville school district
" corning' sch
c a-. " "v uai nave
nced as follows by Jack
ption- i'"t":i"iw:iiueni oi
last several davs recently attending the
North Carolina Municipal League
meeting in Raleigh.
The gvnoratl discussions were
led by state officials, and men from
Washington. The representatives
of the towns discussed post war
planning of town budgets, present
financing and problems now con
fronting municipal operations.
Those attending were Mayor J.
H. Way, T. L. Bramlett, alderman,
and G. C. Ferguson, town man
s Stephanie Moore, Miss
itirgin. Miss Irma Pat
Miss Martha Way.
in Hast. Waynesville
ank Rogers, principal.
Allen', n i
Address On Alaska
Bishop Bruce Baxter, of Oregon,
will be Fl
Mrs. Hugh Katelifi. Mrs. Emilv
Palmer, .Miss Francis Robeson,
and Mrs. Edna Knsley.
Teaching in Saunook will be, W.
L. McCracken, principal, Mrs. Edna
Walker Boyd, and Mrs. Vernon
Teaching in the Allen's Creek
school will be, Mrs. Claude Rogers,
principal, Mrs. Avis Gurley and
Mrs. Maye Davis Boyd.
Mrs. Bonnie Teague Howell and
R. L Gibson, Jr.,
Attending Tar Heel
State This Week
Robert L. Gibson, Jr., son of R.
L. Gibson. Chi. f Petty Office r in the
C. S. Navy and Mrs. Gibson, of
Waynesville, is attending "Tar
Heel State" at the University of
North Carolina this week.
Young Gibson made a record of
perfect "A's" during his junior
y ar at the local high school and
was also president of the Junior
class. He was active in other or
ganizations of the school.
This honor is awarded only to
outstanding students, and a b".v is
chosen from each post in the state
for this couive given annually in
citi.inship at Chapel Hill.
Tlx annual meeting of the Cruso
Kb ctric Membebrsh p Corporation
wnicn enters its nitti year of KUJj.-i
and oilier TurLci'UiiWr'
area, will be he.) at 2 o'clock in
the auditorium .(' the Clyde high
si-bool on Saturday, the L'Sth. a
announced by James E- Moore, su
perintendent of the corporal ion.
Reports from ..Dicers aod (lirec
rs, the election of otlicers, and
discussions of a number of anieiid-ii'ehl-
to the charter will take up
lho greater part of the afternoon.
( has. . MeCrary, president, will
Citing the pr.'gr f the co
operative siio-e its lilies were lirst
enc-giod on August L1:;, lil.'I't, Mr.
Moore recalled that the system
bad only I U7 customer-- at the end
of it-- fir-1 month of operation.
Today the coopeialive furnishes
belli.- -ei.ice to d.V consonier'i
along 2L'I miles of distribution
' ' 1 - in llavwood anil Buncombe
Farm member-- of the coopera
tive have come to (ropend more
In High School
To Be Expanded
The art department of the junior
mil senior nign scnooi is to re en-
larg'trL i.t"v. ding to Mrs. Inez
Bxtiolvu,--in charge of the depart
ment. A number of new courses are to
be offered, and equipment will in
clude the addition of new cabinets,
drawing benches, eas Is and other
necessary articles for the expanded
courses to be given.
Pottery, basketry, outdoor sket
ching, sCnciling, charcoal and
block printing will he introduced
Art is required in the junior high
school and elective in the eighth
through the twelfth grades.
A special course has been work
I ' ceiv
J. Colvin Brown, Jr.,
At Duko U' ivcrsity
Attending the state county com-1 addressed Rotarians last Friday Mrs Ruth H(.nry will' teach in th
missioners association and hear
ing similar discussions, was
George A. Brown, Jr., county
VISIT IS MARIOS
Miss Hazel Justice, Miss Mable
Medford and Mrs. Carroll Glance,
of Crabtree and Iron Duff, spent
last week with Mr. and Mrs. W.
A. Fender, of Marion.
A party was given in honor of
the guests August 14. After the
affair a group attended a ball
game between East Marion and
Valdese at Valdese.
on Alaska, his worK irequentiy
takes him to Alaska, and he has
spent considerable time there work
ing with the Methodist missions in
"Alaska is more important to
our national defense than most peo
ple believe," the bishop said. He
pointed out that some islands be
longing to the United States were
only two miles from inhabited Rus
The club had a record breaking
attendance for visitors Friday,
with 35 from seven states present.
Ernest L. Withers presented the
visitors and also the speaker.
Colvin Brow n, Jr., son of .M i
and Mrs. J. ('. Brown, of Wayties
villc, is a student at Duke Univer
sily. He entered as a civilian fresh- Jlam K"'-
man at the b. ginning of the cur
rent semester in July. He is spe
cializing in science and plan- to
study medicine afier the ri.st five
senv sters of regular college work
Young Frown was a member of
the 1942 graduating class foni the
lorul V.in.Vi eVir.A.l At tk
wood principal, Mrs. Sam Knight, k ft f.. ,hge he was cm,.:, bv
Mrs Margaret Stovall, Miss Daisy l,he v t Dairy Products Company.
Faculty for Hazelwood" will be
composed of Lawrence Lcather-
Hert f l ' r oaunooK,
Hyatt's r chff ve
f1; How.il M-n ; onony vog-
h nrf T.e y Mehaffey; Cove
: w vlle, Lowery
ai m Bob Me88er:
rvii t ' rrancis Cove and
- - noone
'eulat;.. ..... t ;- , , .
nai re'ative to bus - n Hammett was re- lv fine, with the princ'n'l messag-
t'-nnl ...j. ?'udents to and m'joratnr nf the Havwood ps being delivered by Dr. M. T.
V of rw. !ers from the T,ant:et aviation last week, in Rankin and Dr. Courts Rsdford.
rj,m ffpf u: 1 ransPortation ,stS antl.,a SpPi"n. The asso- Each of the 41 Baptist churchy
": MSpr year' Supenn- .:tifir, mpt ...j.i, the West Canton of the association made a report
Haywood Baptists Have Finest
Association! Meet In 58 Years
Boyd, Mrs. Ellen Louise Killian
Tingen, Mrs. Mattie Lou Moody,
Mrs. Lou Bell Boyd, Mrs. Jack
Messer, Miss Lois Harold, Mrs.
Annie Ledbetter, Mrs. Marguerite
Clark Carver, Mrs. Bell Ratcliff,
Mrs. Mary Williamson and Miss
Teaching in the negro school will
be W. R. Reynolds, principal, Elsie
J. Osborne and Marian Kemp How-ell.
and more on electric equipment to
save labor and increase production
of -no h vital foods as milk, eggs,
porltry, and moats, Mr. Moore
- i d. The Mill farms served by the
eooiiovat ive c nsumed an average
of :;x kilowa't hoip- in July, a
eompared with KWH a year
The Cru-o Cooperative's pro-
imd'Tway n April 12,
1939, when the REA allocated $42,-
ooo of its first loan to the system.
Construction started after a con
tract bad been let on June 30, 1939,
for the building of 34 miles of line
at a cost of $29,104. REA has ad
vanced the cooperative a total of
$220,007 on its construction allot
ments as of June 30, 1943, accord
ing to Mr. Moore.
Local Masons To
Land V The Sky Bean
Pack Short 50 Per Cent
High School Band
To Give Concert
Tonight At 7:30
Baptist Church. Rev. W. L. Sor- and all were represented Dut two.
11- a il. a cot ...aa re.elpct- florins' the session, two new
pH irP-n-.ode.tor: Rev. H ward churches ask:d for membership to an announcement by C
!tt-h -i. v- r oito.-oH intr. flip association
nan, 01 yiit-v uiov-, wa .s-..--. - - n,,u
clerk, and Glenn Brown, of Clyde. Cm-e Baptist C .urch and the James ,
t l 3Vo , , - . ...
'un- u r lan"iin ana association.
in ", , J f et Smith. leave
ra, ' co"ference at
The bean pack by the Land O'
The Sky Association is about fifty
per cent under normal, according
to J. E. Barr, general manager
"The totals of all four canneries
The Wavnesville Township high will run us about fifty per cent
school band will give a concert short," he remarked, as he explain
tonight at 7:30 o'clock at the court ed that the pack for the season
A sprcial communication has house, under the direction of Chas. will run about 80.000 cases. This
been called in the Waynesville Isley, band director. is based on 24 No. 2 cans to the
Lodg; for the purpose of Xonfer- The following program will be case.
ring the Master Masons DegYee on presented: "Military Escort," Excessive rains at the beginning
Monday night, the 30th, according march by Bennett: "The Footlight- or me season nun me crop Borne,
Hosa-ier," march ny Hilmore; "ue Mo- h tiiim.
the Dutch flok. director, of the Weft Gate lay." march by Hall; "Stout Heart-j About one-third or the total pack
ed Men." by Komnerg; "Stardust, !'" 8" l l"e government
Tho Ui r.at n. v- hv rarmichael- "Vienna Drpams." 1 this year. 1 he remainder 61 the
.--x- vj s vuu rni iiarc - .- - - ...
-sion workers here was re-elected treasurer of the Chapel. ! ,lne "we " have ov carm.cnHe.;
Wayne Franklin' ?nJti,L i Since the meeting, the executive cha-Fe of the second section, all: by S.eczjnsk.
for the benefit of Girl
and Boy Scouts. In the
planned for the Scouts
ligible for the work may
credit in the state and
requirements, but may also
m twelve to twenty awards
or badges in Scout work.
Large quantities of art mater
ial have been received and orders
given in advance for the necessary
supplies so that any delay may be
'avoided when school opens and
('asses start, it v..- 1 arned from
Th" next state-w ide blackout test
signal- may be a little mixed, to
stimulate as nearly as possible ac
tual raid conditions, it was announc
ed here yesterday.
The plan is to train the public to
recognize each of the signals heard,
vost has been named to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation,
recognize each of the signal's mean
ing so that they will not depend
upon the number of signals heard,
rather for their different sounds.
Long steady blasts is a warning.
Dim out lights.
Short blasts continuing for two
minutes means danger, planes over
head. Long steady blasts following
short blasts means danger over but
blackout still exists.
The all clear will not be an audi
ble sound. Watch for street lights.
Work Moving Fast On
New Home For Bakery
Work is moving along satisfac
torily on the new home for the
Waynesville Bakery, according to
Robt. B. Pearce, owner. The firm
will soon move into larger quarters
directly across the street from the'
present location. In the new build
ing, Mr. Pearce plans to triple his
production of "Pearce's Baked
Beer Barrell stocK win De sola ior civilian use
. t T 7 : T I All f mi r "jnnoripo oro cKmit
. . . . . .r i u .. i- m-rr i.prs m np uavnpsvi I uirn r hH. uv di rdj: ill.- aun- .... - - ........... .-o " .. -
The attendance was the largest commute ox l. - - - ; - - . . -..T, . ..VaHnnaI : through with the cron for the
in tht history of the association. , held a meenr.gr to a.scuss various -- -: L""1, """ -.Uw i' , " j I.P,nS . wit cnlv fPw late coos with her daughter and son-in-law.
... r . .... . ..- -it i i r,t th wm-k tor th. enmmv i oe urestm. v iMiing Masons are cmuii-.i.. . uj , " . ... n
r nenaerson-', wth Detween &au anu " ' " 'Iw, .Hn1 "Star Snaneled Banner." I to be canned.
Mrs. J. E. Whisenhunt, of Ashe
ville, spent Friday in Hazelwood
iMr. and Mrs. Sam Lane.
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