fHE 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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ITvSlNTH"" no- 35 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
internal For eM hskw Pay
i 1 1 1 I A
bounty Preparing To Meet $892,000 War Bond Quota
Drive In County
bvwood Citizens Away
prim Here Urged To Send
Money For Bonds Back
Ike Haywood County War Fi
,..'!h were getting all
,0t U'n""" - -
0, worked out yesieraay xu.
Hdngonthi-most extensive cam
1 ever staged n this county
, effort to roach the September
Ubond quota of $892,000.
Charlie Ray, chairman, has neia
iwior with commit-
ien during the past week and
a,e besides a general cuuiuj-ww
jklic events pianneu iui
5ince some minor ueuuis uu
events were Deing womeu
at yesterday afternoon, Mr. Ray
.:j mni,.tP details would be
for the coming wees.
i, stressing members of the
iiuiittee this week Mr. Ray said:
i-Only if we are willing, indivi-
tallv and as a committee group,
jt devote a great deal of time to
is campaign can success be hoped
Jit, This is your invitation to ar
Ijiifl! during September to devote
Ht less than one third 01 your
ae to this drive. The national
jtpn is 'Back the Attack With
i For you and me, it means
iiddtion, back the attack with
He quota for Haywood is bu
lit cent greater than the total 01
M sales last April in tho, sec
riwar loan drive.
The Haywood committee is de-
Hiding on the "loyalty of Hay-
citizens" away from here to
ad their bond money back here
lr purchase in order that Hay
nod get credit for the sales.
Corporal Robert Lee Underwood,
congest son of Mrs. R. L. Under
wd, of Wavnesville, was the first
pthaser of War Bonds in the
ford Victory Loan Drive, it was
kirned from the chairman yester-
. Underwood purchased a total
1 11,100 in bonds, which included
51,000 bond and one $100 from
L X.Davis. He plans within the
at week to purchase another
Cpl. Underwood is attached to
4e Second Air Force in the 692
fs Squadron and is studving
"become an aerial engineer. He
"s inducted in the service in July,
at Port Jackson nnH from
k sent to Keesler Field, then
Burbank, Calif., where he stud
W gunnery. From Burbank he
"ssent to Windover, Utah, before
e sent to Moses Lake, Salt
We City Air base. He is a gradu
? of the local hich
tars Hill mlWo nj u j.:
i - -iv.v, nu at me time
centered the service was employ
es' Pet Dairy Products Company
Harvest Local Crops
United War Fund
Meet September 8
C. N. Allen, Chairman, An
nounces Committee For
Haywood County In Com
The first county-wide meeting
of the United War Fund Commit-
Farmers are nnnrorbinr the
1 1 r fc 9
peak of the harvesting season and -
mnrp lahrtr ic TtxtAnA in over,, can- v -
tion of the county, Oder F. Bur- "
nette, farm labor assistant, said
Every person available for pick
ing apples, helping to fill silos
and gather tobacco, arc asked to
register at the county jigent's of
fice at once.
The bean picking season faire.
pu tty well, since so many children
responded to the call.
There is likelihood that busi-
n,' itl:ii'e wit) !iWi.l t. close
tee will be held at the court house f( a part llf ()no (ay jn
September 8, at eight o'clock, C. ; that nil clerks can go to farms
N. Allen; chairman, announced and help harvest crops,
yesterday. Mr. Kerr, state direc- There is no obligation as to the
tor, will be the speaker and ex- time a person will work when they
plain plans for the coming cam- i file with the county agent's office.
paign. J ne onice is irying 10 gei a hsi
Haywood has a quota of $10,908 if available and willing workers
k-;v, tv, ,nrr who can be contacted on snori
Gasless Parade To Be
Featured Monday By
Canton Business Men
The county-wide committee is as
C. N. Allen, Chairman, Hujh
Leatherwood, A. T. Ward, Jack
Messer, J. H. Woody, H. R. Clapp,
Miss Mary Margaret Smith, J.
Yates Bailey, Mrs. Ruth Bailey,
John Smathers, J. A. Tipple, C.
J. Reece, W. C. Russ, L. N. Davis,
D. Reeves Noland, W. H. Massie,
W. A. Bradley, M. O. Galloway, R.
B. Davenport, Ben Colkitt.
Joe S. Davis, Mark Galloway,
Roy Parkman, Harry Miller, N. W.
Garrett, Fr'icis Massie, John Boyd,
Wr H . 5urith, and Johnnie J. Fer
guson, all of Waynesville.
Those on the committee from
Clyde Fisher, Kyle Campbell, A.
P. Ledbetter, E. C. Wagenfeld,
Rufus Gaddis, R. L. Prevost, Jr.,
Ralph Summerrow, Geo. Bischoff,
The Canton group composing the
H. A. Holder, J. L. Worley, Clyde
R. Hoey, Jr., Geo. M. Trostel, N. R.
Wild, C. L. Westmoreland, W. W.
Mitchell, Margaret Smith, J. R.
Sechrest, G. C. Suttles, W. P. Law
rence, Mrs. Thomas Reeves, Mrs.
Rudy Barnes, Joe Roberts, Ruth
Burch, Martha Holtzclaw.
Rhoda McClure, Dr. J. L. Reeves,
Fred Doutt, Frank Campbell,
George Hanger, Mrs. Jack Clark,
Capt. Frank D. Davis, Prof. A. J.
Hutchins, Prof. Homer Henry, Prof.
W. P. Whitesides, Helen King, Prof.
W. P. Barbee, Prof. E. C. Duckett,
M. C. Sprinkle, Harry Winner, Dr.
A. P. Cline, Dr. Sam Burris, Dr.
E. P. Billups, Dr. H. K. Masteller,
Rev. George B. Hammond.
Dr. A. W. Taylor, Rev. A. L.
Mortor, Rev. J. B. Tabor, Rev. J.
W. Moore, Rev. C. M. Ramsey, Rev.
C. H. Greene, Rev. C. R. Upton, R
notice to help during this emergency.
To Hold Annual
The, Farmers Federation will hold
their annual picnic and Agricul
tural War Rally Day on Saturday
the 4th, at the East Waynesville
school. The program will begin at
ten o'clock in the morning and
last until mid-afternoon and will
be devoted chiefly to "Agriculture's
part in War production." It will
also include plenty of fun and en
tertainment. One of the main features of the
day's activities will be the sale of
War Bonds and Stamps from a
booth which the Farmers Federa
tion will erect on the school
grounds. The bonds and stamps
sold locally will be credited to Hay
wood County's quota. Last year,
it is said, that the Federation sales
started many of the rural families
in the county on a regular bond
CARTER OSBORNE was elect
ed president of the Cruso Electric
Membership Corporation at the an
nual meeting last Saturday.
Heads REA Here
In This County
Membership Of Corpora
tion To Vote On Proposed
Amendments On October 2.
Carter Osborne was elected pre
sident of the Cruso Electric Mem
bership Corporation at the annual
meeting of stockholders at Clyde.
Mr. Osborne served a president
several year ago. L. N. Davis was
elected vice president, and Charles
B. McCrary was named secretary
treasurer. The stockholders elected directors
several weeks ago.
Due to lack of a majority of
members being present, the vote on
the three proposed charter ammend
ments will be held on Saturday,
October 2nd, at the Clyde school.
The ammendrmnts were passed
upon at the annual meeting a year
ago, but under the constitution had
to await a vote this year.
The three proposals are to change
the name of the corporation from
M. V. Coman, 68,
Native of Hay
wood, Is Killed
Brother of Mrs. W. T.
Crawford and Jarvis T.
Coman, Killed In Texas.
Matthew Vaughn Coman, C8, a
native of Haywood, was killed Sun
day when struck by an automobile
at his home in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Coman was a carpenter and
moved to Texas about 45 years
.1 ... C il 1 i
ago. He was tne son oi me mie
J. R. Coman and Laura McCrack
en Coman. He had visited here
frequently with his families.
Mr. Coman had lost his imme
diate family by death a wife and
He is survived by two sisters,
Mrs. W. T. Crawford, of Waynes
ville and Mrs. Theodore Jones, of
Washington and one brother, Jar
vis T. Coman, of Lake Junaluska.
For C. B. Wells
Various Entries Are Be
ing Sought By Committee.
The parade committee has an
nounced tentative plans for the
Canton Labor Uay Parade at 10
a. in. September ti. The parade
will form on Clyde street in West
Canton, travel north on Park
-tivct to Church street. Church
street over new bridge to Main
street at Kirkpatrick apartments,
down Main street, by way of Main
Office and depot to Adams street,
down Adams street to Champion
Park and disband.
The parade committee is com
posed of A. B. Robinson, chair
man; C. L. Westmoreland, C. J.
McCraeken, Clyde R. Hoey, Jr.,
Miss Thea Jentz, in charge of
Motor Corps; Capt. Frank Davis,
State Home Guard; A. J. Reno,
American Legion; Malcolm Crisp,
Boy Scouts; Harry Matthews, Cub
Scouts; A. J. Hutchins, school chil
dren ; and Walter Holton, band.
The parade this year will be ab
solutely gasleRs. No motor driven
vehicles will be allowed in the
parade or follow it closely enough
to be thought, a part of it. The
committee asks that anyone having
saddle horses, carriages, buggies,
wagons, mules, goats, bicycles,
scooters, baby carriages, any kind
Close For Day
Schools To Remain Open,
As No Formal Program Is
Scheduled For Community.
A ciuiet Labor Day will be ob
served in this end of the county
Monday, as business and most in
dustrial plants suspend activity for
In the general observance of war
time restrictions, no formal community-wide
program will be held
here. Canton will stage a gasless
parade, and have an all-day pro
gram of events in the city park.
A number of industrial plants
plan to have picnics for their em
ployees over the week-end.
The merchants of the community
plan to observe Sunday hours on
Monday, nnd all industrial plants
yesterday were of ihe opinion that
they would be closed all day Mon
day, with probable exception of
one now entirely on war work.
Wellco Shoe Corporation will
stage their annual picnic on Labor
Day at the swimming pool at the
Last year Haywood county led all 1 1 m. Cruso Electric Membership
the other counties in this section of Corporation to the Haywood Elec-
the state in the sale oi Donds and lrjc Membership Corporation,
stamps at the Federation picnic and
many have predicted that the coun
ty will lead again. At the present
date Burke county is leading with
a total of $14,532 sales.
The following committee has
been named to be in charge of the
sales at the picnic, with H. A. Os
borne as chairman, Chas. E. Ray,
The second is to extend the terri
tory of the corporation to include
Clay, Buncombe, Jackson, Tran
sylvania, Macon, Graham, Chero
kee and Swain counties.
The third is to change the main i three brothers
office address from Clyde to Way
nesville. The Board of directors is com-
, , . i a rr"l
posed oi t nas. n. ivicl rary, t iiomimh
Funeral services weronducted
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Canton Central Methodist
church for Charles Broadway
Wells, retired undertaker and hus
ine:. man, who died Friday after
noon, following a stroke of para
lysis, suffered two days earlier.
Burial was in Bon-A-Venture ceme
tery, two miles west of Canton.
Mr. Wells was forced to retire
from active business operations in
Canton 12 years ago as a result of
declining health. He had been a
life long resident of Canton.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Lizzie Rhodarmer; two sons, Char
les B. Wells, Jr-, of the U. S. dent.
A I'mtr n.xu in (ho Smith Pacific. I The sell
and John Thomas Wells, U.
A DlatinnnI in 1. a 1 i f n r n i n ono'ITlanV
.laughter, Mrs. Charles Schimnier, : buses to leave home shortly after
of Pasadena, Tex.; tw6 grandchil- 7:110 o clock, ,n order to have time
dreii, Anne and Charles Schimmer;
Schools To Remain
Open Labor Day
The schools of the Waynes,
ville District will not close for
Labor Dal, according to M.
H. Bowles, district superin
tendent. The decision was
made, when it was learned
there would be no formal
program here Monday.
Country Club at 5:30. About 350
employees, their wives and hus
bands will be guests of the firm at
that time. Leo Weill, president,
and Heinz W. Rollman, will be
master of ceremonies in a brief
of pets, or anyone wishing to-bavtrpgram to follow. Wellco will
a decorated vehicle, so ong as it .operate on the following Saturday
s not run bv gas and motor driv.
en, be on hand at 10 o'clock Labor
Day or contact any of the above
named committee for information
The Waynesville Township
schools opened on Monday for the
194:1-44 term. Indications due to
obvious conditions point to a de
crease in enrollment, according to
M. 11. Howies, district superinten-
are now opening at
S. S:.'!.r), which makes it necessary for
f the students who ride in
Jr., C. N. Allen, Jonathan Woody,
.1. E. Reister, Glenn C. Palmer, a. Alexander. W. P. Harris, Car-
Jack Messer, T. Whitesides, ter Osborne, Ira H. Cogburn, L. N.
Mrs. H. G. Reno. i Davis, Albert Ferguson, Weaver
Mrs TIenrv Francis Kav Allen rvtv,,,,, B,,v T MoHfntvt W A
Henson, Malcom Crisp, Edwin n m. Clark. D. Reeves Noland. A. Phl.a' Sr.. and Robert McCarson.
Fincher, Charles Rhodarmer, J. H. , McCraeken, Roger Medford, Ern- James C. Moore is general mana
Moore. ,.t Walker Mrs Alice Spllers Miss r r I' Sheffield ic ncrnnnr-
his mother, Mrs. C. T. Wells;
Wallace M. Wells,
Dr. C. T. and J. M. Wells, all
of Canton; and three sisters, Mrs.
("has- H. Branson and Mrs. George
S. Hudson, both of Canton, and
Mrs. George W. Freeman, of Ham
Sims Rated As
L- E. Sims, Owner Of Way
"esville Gulf and Tire Re
ding Company, Given
ft Waynesville Gulf nnH Tiro
ig Company was one of
g Wnts in the nation o be
gnated as a Certified Master
by the National Institute
mg Stan3ards of Wash-
This hnnr -i , . .
lm . i"aces me local nrm
,ue to do -fi. u. i
rnment) ag the government
' agnizes such a firm.
W?" t0 L- E- Sims owner,
nstitute said in nart.- "The
with I f . your work colnforms
T standards and you have
k Bo ,-Ted by the board- This
tftader, , achievement as only
i U the m'ghest reputation
0Vel To New Location
Kobt R t
em rearce moved all eauiD-
cross A, Waynesville Bakery
the hal ,et t0 the new home
IL ..r..ery auriner th nnst wpek.
lTr Sales remail the
fcS T U,ntil abou the 15th
triple ?JL?iWin. e Pns to
Lee Liner, Sr., will represent Lake
Charles Underwood and Harry Mary Margaret Smith, Mrs. Hazel
Anderson, A. I
Brown, John E.
Sgt. Herman Francis
Home On Furlough
Sergeant Herman Francis, for
mer clerk in the Waynesville post
office, is spending a twelve-day
furlough here with his family.
Sgt- Francis was inducted on
September 26, 1942, at Fort Bragg.
From Bragg he was sent to Camp
Robinson, Arkansas, and from there
to San Francisco. From the latter
he was sent to Los Angeles, and
then to his present post at Fort
Dix. Sgt. Francis is the son oi
J. A. Francis.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Lance have re
turned to Durham, after spending
six weeks in Waynesville,
McLain, J. C.
Barr and Glenn
Roosting the farmers' invest
ment in Victory will be a great
benefit both to the war effort and
to the farmers, it has been pointed
out. The government needs the
money now and the farmer wilW
need money after the war is won
to buy machinery and household
conveniences and appliances which
are not now available.
The East Waynesville school will
have a lunch counter during the
day and plate lunches" and sand
wiches will be sold.
Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Garwood, of
Waynesville, route 1, announce the
birth of a son on August 27th at
This Serial Starts In This Newspaper Today
ts, Marion Hargrove
Turn To Page 9.
To Oct. 1
Survey Made By Chamber
Of Commerce Shows Many
Places Will Remain Open
"It looks like the season will be
three weeks longer than usual,"
Miss Nannette Jones, secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce said
yesterday, after contacting a num
ber of places catering to tourists.
Many places will remain open
until October first this year, in
stead of closing about the 10th or
15th of September, the survey re
vealed. Letters continued to come in to
the Chamber of Commerce asking
for reservations to October first.
While it is difficult at this time
to estimate how much better this
season has been over last, the gen
eral opinion of close observers, is
that the total will show a substan
tial gain over the past few years.
Mrs. Vernon Scales, of Norfolk,
Va., is spending two weeks with
her sister, Miss Inez Gregg.
Last Friday Was
FViday was the hottest day of
the season, according to the official
reading here. The mercury push
ed up to 90, for the highest of the
day. The next highest reading of
the season was July 18, when the
reading was 87.
to catch the regular 7:."10 starting
point of som of the school routes.
Superintendent Bowles express-
ed appreciation oi ine parenis in
their cooperation on the opening
week in getting the children to
school on time.
He stated that in the latter part
of September, the hour would be
put to 9:00 o'clock and gradually
set at later hours until the middle
of the winter when it would prob
ably be around 9:45 when the
schools would open.
There were a number of vacan
cies in the faculties of the schools
in the township due to last minute
registrations, hut they have all been
filled, so it was learned from Mr.
Bowles, and the schools are starting
the new term well equipped to
carry on the work as planned.
to get in the time for. Monday s
The Unagusta Manufacturing
Company, The A. C Lawrence Lea
ther Company, Royle & Pilkington
Company will be closed for the day.
The Dayton Rubber Manufac
turing Company will stage their
annual picnic for their employees
at the Piedmont on Saturday after
noon between five apd six o'clock.
About 400 will be guests of the
company at the picnic and at a
square dance to follow.
County Schools To Have Lunchrooms;
Mrs. Rufus Siler Named Supervisor
Lunch rooms, which were former
ly under operation in the schools
of the Waynesville district and
others in the county, will again be
operated, it was learned from Mrs.
Rufus Siler, who served as WPA
supervisor and has been again nam
ed to supervise the present pro
gram. Each lunch room will be financ
a rr tho nresent bv the school in
which it operates, with the hope of I
receiving in the near luture am
from Federal funds to be admin
istered through the State Depart
ment of Education.
The lunch rooms in the Waynes
ville high and junior high school,
in Central Elementary and in East
Waynesville were opened yester
day, and others will be opened today
and tomorrow in the schools of the
The operation of the lunch rooms
under present conditions and set-up
will largely depend on the patrons
and friends of the schools. In or
der for lunches to be served for
ten cents, parents and friends are
aakeH to take the empty jars owned
by the county and fill them with
vegetables, and fruits free of any
These donations of foods which
were formally provided by the
gardens and canning operation of
the WPA will be necessary for
the lunch rooms to operate.
Another necessary measure will
be that students will be required
to bring food in exchange for lun
ches, in cases where it is possible
due to the food shortage. In many
cases it will be impossible for cer
tain foods to be bought, so in order
that balanced meals be served, this
requirement will have to be met,
according to Mrs. Siler. In ins
tances where a child cannot bring
food they may pay for their lunches,
but the food is preferred.
Some of the foods that will be
greatly needed in the lunch rooms
will be: beans, tomatoes, potatoes,
onions, corn, carrots, cabbage,
sweet peppers, beets, apples, ber
ries, nuts, meal, butter, eggs, milk,
molasses, meat, and canned vegetables.
Institute At Lake
The Carolina Division of Of
ficers' Institute of the Salvation
Army is in session at Lake Juna
luska this week. Around 125 of
ficers of the Army are in atten
dance. A variety of subjects will be
discussed at the council and group
session. Captain Elmer Capp,
author of the Junior Legion Hand
book, was at the Lake for two
days conducting councils on "Visu
al Aids in Christian Education."
He has also been holding group
sessions in Junior Legion methods.
A large number of the officers
arrived in time for the opening
dinner on Monday night. The in
stitute will close on Sunday, the
Among the institute leaders are:
Dr. Wilbur M- Smith, one of Amer
ica's outstanding Bible teachers;
Dr. George Shaw, who has been
in the work for over fifty years
and has conducted meetings in
England and Scotland and Ire
land; Rev. George Bernard, Major
John Bouterse, Col. Edmund C.
Hoffman, and Brigadier W. W.
Bouterse, general superintendent
of the divisional commander.
Mrs. Crawford Entered
Duke Hospital Tuesday
Mrs. W. T. Crawford left Mon
day for Durham, where she will
enter Duke Hospital for treatment
under an ear specialist. She was
accompanied by her son, Walter
T. Crawford, now located in Raleigh.
Miss MarceJIene Thompson, of
Middleton, Ohio, returns to her
home today after spending two
weeks here with her aunt, Mrs. C.
B. Russell. She was accompanied
home by the latter who will visit
relatives for ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore had
as their guests over the week-end
Mrs. W. J- Moore, of Lenoir, moth
er of Mr. Moore, and also his bro
ther and family, Mr. and Mrs. T.
F. Moore and child, of Baltimore,