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Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
YEAR NO. 36 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory)
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Lborate Program Being
L.l For Waynesville
0, Thursday, Sept. 16th.
intensive Third War Loan
will get under way officially
Lvood today, as the county
" ;.to started work UTZ-
ren- individual and firm to
. i' Jnuoutinir in mnrp
U Haywood's quota set at
fJOfl. the commiuee pieugeu
Stives to continue working un--riv
to teach the goal in the
uts ot tne campaign. il"
of haul work, the goal can De
iy," Charlie Kay, county
;it Massif ami Mrs. Blen Sloan
L been named co-chairmen for
Wavnesville area, it was an-
Uj yesterday by Charlie Ray,
Oi chairman. These two will
L charge of selling bonds in
irea for the campaign.
of the highlights of the cam-
Uwill be staged here on Thurs-
ISeptember 16. Tentative plans
for street parade, and an auc
jtle of merchandise to be
tot with the purchase of bonds
ft the evening of the 16th, a
will be given at the
M Theatre when the new pic-
kThey Came To Blow Up
km," will be shown. Admis
f to the show will be by purchase
i bond or bonds on the 16th. A
kulcansass will be made on the
ping of the 16th in w."Vh bonds
tic sold for admission to the
Pit. J. E. Massie, owner of the
kit is paying all expenses of
Jicture and donating the the-
t to the campaign.
lit high school band will give a
sat at the treatre prior to the
k, and other entertaining fea
rs are now being worked out
I: is the tentative plans of the
pittee to have a street auc-
sale of merchandise on the
-noon of the show, and perhaps
fire a string band.
i booth at which bonds can be
will be maintained at the
Kft three nights a week. On
y, Thurdsay and Saturday.
f women's division of the com-
lJ will have charge of sales.
Pi member of the State Guard
on hand at the booth as well
k booth is beinc o-iven tlio
fWifll by P. E. Rav' .Vnna nnn
If d Company.
" former HavwnnH
muting their money back here
kinase ol bonds, and dur-
Over $33,600 In War
Bonds Sold Saturday
At Federation Picnic
Large Crowd Attended An-
LftVfll To HflVWrtrtH nual Event At East Way-
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Bombed Oil Fields
MRS. H. C. SHUMACKER is a
former Haywood citizen and bet
ter known here as Miss Jessie
Massie. She has various business
interests in South Carolina, and
makes her home in Spartanburg.
She has always loved Haywood,
and while here on a recent visit,
purchased $15,000 in war bonds in
order that Haywood could get
credit for her investment and ap
ply against the county quota
There are many other Haywood
citizens now living elsewhere, whom
the Haywood War Finance Com
mittee believe will follow Mrs.
Schumaker's patriotic action.
campaign, many thousands
8 are expected to be re-
I iron, people now living else.
r "no want HavinnJ
?" Ior their purchases.
.J t . ov,,"VM Will UC
' durmg the drive.
story of tho ; u.
.t the Park Theatre on the
he 16th, is based on the
I"1 -Nazi spies at work in this
atheVTT f heriC
"viewer of 'the film said:
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okum or counterfeit tricks
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not exaggerate. It is
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To Meet On 14th
New Officers For the Year
Will Be Installed At Meet
ing Here Next Tuesday.
A meeting of all Baptist Training
Unions of the county will be held
Tuesday evening, S ptember 14 at
8 o'clock at the Waynesville Bap
tist church. Installation service
will be held for the new county
Following officers to be installed
are: Director, Mrs. Sam Knight,
Hazelwood; associate director, Mrs.
H. K. Masteller, Canton; secretary
Treasurer, Miss Eloise Knight.
Hazelwood; chorister, Dr. H. K.
Masteller, Canton; pianist. Mrs.
H. G. Hammett, Waynesville; pas
tor adviser, Rev. T. H. Parris,
Clyde; adult leader in county, Rev.
Thomas Erwin; county young peo
ples leader, Mrs. Carl Painter, Can
ton; Intermediate leader, Marion
Bridges, Waynesville; Junior lead
er, Mrs. Gay Chambers, Bethel;
Story hour leader, Miss Dorothy
Walker. Clyde; The group leaders
will be, Horace Sentelle, Canton;
Bill Carter, Clyde; Rev. Gay Cham
bers, Bethel; and Harry Mashburn,
Rev. Willis Bennett, pastor of
the Oteen Baptist church and also
Buncombe Training Union director,
will bring the inspirational mes
sage. There will be special music.
All new officers are urged to meet
at 7 o'clock.
Members of all churches of the
county are urged to attend whether
they have a Training Union or not.
An attendance banner will be given
Local Unit Legion
The local unit of the American
Legion Auxiliary has been award
ed an honor certificate by the North
Carolina State organization, it was
learned here this week.
The certificate is given only to
unite having made an outstanding
record during the past year, and
have met all local, state and na
Bond sales soared to .:?:?,(V.7.20
at the Haywood county picnic of
the Farmers Federation Saturday.
This brings the total war bunds
and stamps sold at all the season's
15 Federation picnics to $81,724.55,
with Haywood salus the largest in
any of the counties.
Bond sales at the picnics total
almost four times more than last.
Last year's sales were $22,000. The
Haywood picnic, held at East Way
nesville school, is the final picnic
of the season.
Getting under way at 10 a. m.,
the meeting was opened with pray
er by the Rev. Miles McLean, pas
tor of Longs Chapel Methodist
church at Lake Junaluska. James
G. K. McClure, president of the
Farmers Federation, then explained
the purpose of the Dicnic.
Have Worked Hard
"Farmers in Western North Car
olina believe in work, and have been
working harder this year than ever
before," he said. "We know that
by producing all the food we can,
we are doing our part to help win
the war. But we also believe in
play, ad wenre all going to have
n gooJ time here today.
I "Through all that we do here,
through all our fun, we are going
to keep the war in our minds. I
'have heard that Haywood county
has had more men enlist in the
armed forces than any other coun
ty in the United States in propor
tion to its size. So it is likely that
each one of us has a loved one in
Mr. McClure traced the history
of the Federation briefly, from the
days when the organization was
composed of only six farmers until
today, when the members total be
tween 10,000 and 11,000.
j He told of the poultry programs
and other current programs of the
j Federation. He was followed by
Jean Coleman, home economist of
the Carolina Power and Light com
pany; J. H. Bailey, of the Farm
Security administration; Max Rob
erts, education director of the Fed
eration; the Rev. Dumont Clarke,
its religious director; Ernest Walk- j
er. manager at Canton; and Roger
Medford, manager at Waynesville. I
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In the war bond and stamp booth,
which was erected by A. C. Rey
nolds, Jr., field secretary of the
Federation, Misses Elsie McCrack
en. of the Haywood Home Building
and Loan association, and Miss
Catherine Jones, of the First Na
tional bank, gave their services to
handle the cash bond and stamp
H. A. Osborne, of Canton, chair
man of the Bond and Stamp com
mittee, and other civic leaders in
the county, stood beside the booth
most of the day, aiding in the sale.
C. N. Allen, of the committee, had
announced a voluntary goal of
$50,000 in bonds and stamps for
Other members of the committee
were: Charles E. Ray, Jr., Jona
than Woody, J. E. Reister, Glen
Palmer. Jack Messer, W. P. WTiite
sides, Mrs. H. G. Reno, Henry
Francis, Kay Alen, D. M. Clark,
Reeves Noland, A. J. McCracken,
Roger Medford, Ernest Walker,
Mrs. Alice Sellers, Miss Margaret
Smith, Mrs. Hazel Alderson, A. I.
McLain, J. C. Brown, John E. Barr,
and Glen Boyd.
A stage full of good musicians
were present to entertain. These
included Willie Barnes, with his
bagpipe, from Canton; Will Kirk
patrick, of Cove Creek, and his 10-year-old
fiddler son, Billy, and his
two daughters, Maye and Faye; the
Asheville Mountain Boys, Demp
sey Cothran, Snooky Waddell, Jim
Lunsford, and Red Rector; the
Drake sisters, of Henderson coun-
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Second Annual Sale Of
Purebred Herefords Set
For October 23 At Clyde
STAFF SGT. ROY . B. Mc
CRAt'KKN, a top-gunner on a
bomber, was one of the dtuing
American airmen who heavily
bombed enemy oil fields and refin
eries in Rumania on August first.
It was Sergeant McCracken's 22nd
birthday, and more than 200 planes
participated, according to released
press reports. The Stars and
Stripes, official army newspaper,
reporting the daring feat, com
mented that the planes flew so low
going to and from their objectives
that the tail gunners gathered
roasting ears from corn fields as
they few over.
Sgt. McCracken han tt brother,
Sgt. Wayne B McCracken, crew
chief of a bomber, also in North
Africa. When the brothers write
each other, their mail is sent back
to New York and then dispatched
back to Africa.
Tho boys are the sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Howell McCracken.
The Haywood County Hereford
Breeders association art. planning
to hold a sale of purebred Here
fords in the yards of the Mutual
Stockyards in Clyde on Saturday,
1 October 23rd.
I There will b' a total of 72 head
of cattle offered in the sale with
i 57 of the number bought from out
standing herds in this country, the
I remaining 15 having been consign
j ed to the sale bv Haywood count v
breeders of purebred Herefords.
There will be 2(i voting bulls am
14(3 females in the sale and some of
I the finest cattle ever put on tho
1 market in this section of the state
will be includid.
j The cattle were bought by C. T.
Francis, president of the Haywood
County Purebred Hereford Breed
ers Association, who is also a di
rector in the North Carolina State
Association. The animals were
purchased from the Grand River
Stock Yards, near Trenton, Mo.,
Harris, Mo., and Greencastle, Mo.
The sale will take the place of
the one sponsored last year by the
American Hereford Breeders Asso
ciation which was held at the stock
yards in Clyde in November.
The sale is expected to attract
buyers from several states as well
as large numbers from this section
and from Eastern Carolina. Be
tween now and the date of the sale
extensive publicity in advertising
and news releases will be given to
Further announcement will also
be made in the near future of des
criptions of the animals to be offer
ed an( the date of their arrival in
Gunner Buys Bonds
k iff: if
Moore Is Named
Number In August County Electrical
Leave This Week
Fifteen men under the selective
service system in the August quota
have left during the past week to
their respective posts.
In the group were the following here.
James Moore, superintendent of
the Cruso Mutual Electric Corpora
tion, was named county electrical
inspector this week by th county
board of commissioners at their
regular First Monday meeting held
who have entered the U. S. Navy:
Ruben Joe Justice, Orvillo David
Messer, William Henry Justice,
James Thomas Smith, Bobbie Jef
ferson Stacy, Avery William Mes
ser, all volunUers. Others in the
group were: Reeves James Green,
James Lawrence Singleton, and
Allen Dee Clarke. They all re
ported to Spartanburg.
Rufus Harris, Jr., and Jack Davis
Gibson, U. S. Army, both volun
teers, left Tuesday for Fort Jack
son. Yesterday Kenneth Wilburn
Scruggs, James Bruce Jaynes, Troy
Lee Messer, volunteers, and Junior
Raymond Rhymer, reported to Fort
Jackson for service in the army.
Estal Price is scheduled to leave
by bus tomorrow for Fort Jackson.
Others in the August quota to
leave soon are James Dicus and
Jim Milner, both volunteers and
aviation cadets, expect to be called
in the near future.
Mr. Moore will take the nlace of
Kolx rt Hugh Clark who recently
resigned from the post. Mr. Clark,
who is superintendent of the light
and water department of the Town
of Waynesville was forced to re
sign for lack of time to devote to
Mr. Moore will fill the unexpired
term which will end on July .'II.
Free Sheet Music
Available At This
This newspaper has just receiv
ed for free distribution, a limited
number of copies of standard size,
sheet music, beautifully illustrated
in colors, of The Star Spangled
Banner and The Marines' Hymn.
The music was arranged by Wil
liam F. Santlemann, leader of the
United States Marine Band.
Musicians here who have played
both numbers report the arrange
ments are much prettier than the
average music available.
This limited supply will be given
free to adults only. Just call at
this newspaper office and get one.
The distribution is being made in
an effort to get more patriotic music
into American homes.
Twelve Boys Reach
Draft Age In This
Area In August
The following boys became eigh
teen years of age during the month
of August and have registered with
the draft board under the selective;
service system. They will be call
ed during the near future for in
duction. In the group were; J. D. Smith,
Clyde, route 1; David Alney Put
nam, Hazelwood; Carl Robinson
Smith, Lake Junaluska; Luther
Buff, Waynesville, route 2; Alden
Hamilton Hall, Jr.; Ralph Swann
Hendrix, Waynesville, route 1.
Fred Lewis Moody, Waynesville,
route 2; Joseph Jackson Sanford,
Waynesville, route 2; Marion Len
ora Burgess, Waynesville, route 2;
Mark Eugene Howell, Waynesville,
route 2; Charles Frederick Vaughn,
Waynesville, and Roland Allen
Buchanan (colored), Waynesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Ewart, of
Waynesville route 2, announce the
birth of a daughter on September
2, at their home.
, Marshall Davis of Newport News,
and Joe Davis of Wilmington, are
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs".
Spurgeon Davis of Hazelwood.
TL. ROBERT LEE UNDER
WOOD, a gunner of a bomber
squadron, is going all the way
for his country. Besides being a
fighter aboard one of Uncle Sam's
big bombers, he if putting his sav
ings into bonds. He has already
sent back $1,100 and plans to send
more to invest in bonds.
United War Fund
I Committee Hears
I Details Of Drive
County Organization Com
pleted Last Night For
Drive Here On October 18.
An enthusiastic and interesting
meeting was held last night at the
court house of the Haywood United
War Fund committee, with prac
tically all sections of the county
('. N. Allen, county chairman,
presided at the meeting, and Roy
H. English, field representative of
the t.ite committee, outlined the
program and purposes of the Unit
ed War Fund Drive, which starts
on October IK. Haywood county
has a quota of $10,908.
Mr. A Hi n announced that W.
Lee McElrath had been named as
chairman of the Canton area.
L. N. Davis was named secretary
of the organization, and C. J. Recce
was named treasurer. The executi-
tive committee is composed of:
Jonathan H. Woody, W. H. Massie,
W. A. Bradley. J. I,. Worley, Frank
Campbell, and A. J. Hutchins.
Publicity will he handled by a
committer composed of W. Curtis
Uuss, chairman, Harley Wright,
and J. E. Massie.
The initial gifts committee is
headed by Frances Massie.
E. C Wagenfeld will head the
survey and quota committee and
the county-wide canvass committee
will be under the direction of Jack
The rationing board announced
yesterday that transport mileage
for the fourth quarter can be had
at any time by applying at the
The board urges every person
using transport mileage to get
their requests in at once, and save
a rush and conflict with another
rationing program which starts
later in this month.
Where it is at all possible, the
board prefers to have requests by
mail, as they can be handled faster
and after the closing hours.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyatt of Wil
mington, arrived this week for a
visit with the formers parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Hyatt.
Warn Of Getting
Community Took News
Calmly; Many Predict
Early End Of European
Optimism ran righ in the com
munity here yesterday as the news
came over the radio that General
Dweight D. Eisenhower had an
nounced the unconditional surren
der of the Italian armed forces.
For at least fifteen minutes after
the glad tidings were released, the
operators in the local telephone
office wire rushed as calls came in
such rapid succession. It appeared
that everybody in town wanted to
discuss the news with friends and
Coming on the eve of the Third
War Loan Drive, local leaders were
of the opinion that it would give
impetus to the campaign through
out the nation and help Haywood
county citizens to reach their quota
Lenders agreed that with the sur
render of Italy the morale of other
Axis nations would be so lowered
that Victory would inevitably come,
and that with this in mind people
would gladly buy more bonds to
help end hostilities as quickly as
For an hour or so following the
radio announcement, conversations
on every street corner and every
where people happened to be gath
ered centered on this latest victory
for the Allied nations.
While the majority were carried
away with the cheerful news, the
more co"ervaUve expressed the
hope tliathe people of this coun
try and of the Allied nations would
not be fooled into thinking the war
It was pointed out by many that
while the Italian surrender meant
and advancement tward victory, it
must be remembered that Germany,
the most powerful and resourceful
enemy of the Allied nations, had
not yet surrendered and that the
stiffest fight lay ahead.
General Eisenhower stated he
had granted a military armistice.
The minor members of the Berlin-Tokyo-Rome
axis met the stipula
tion that has been insisted by Pre
sident Roosevelt and Prime Minist
er Churchill, which was uncondit
ional surrender and nothing else.
The stirring announcement came
as the dispirited Italian troops sur
rendered to British and Canadian
troops, advancing up the Calabrian
peninsula where the Allies landed
last Friday on the heels of the
38-day Sicilian victory which sent
the Germans fleeing to the main
land. The capitulation af the Italians
took place five days after the Brit
ish Army invaded Italy. It came
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