fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, X. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $U5 In Advance In Haywood and
NO. 39 12 Pages
War Bond Quota Passed; Sold $904,000
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iota By 2iz,vuu
i Hard Drive
fl.unod Maintains Perfect
grd of Reaching Quota
Uood County has gone over
ljj,ird War Loan quota Dy
.!.,.. still holding up yes-
" Sd" u,H had
Wed J'.H'4.K10 in wr
Her'i'in''"' nrst, a cun- w "
Fst ... ...ulod The Spti-
Ljet quota was !8"V,K;1f
I the success 01 tne campaign,
IJ(1) ,vas t! largest quota ever
Lood bought over $600,000 in
W ....1 larna rmrrhnapfl.
Lllinfc the total. me canton
( sold $45:1,(101), ana $w,vuu ,
kf Wavncsville area.
m Hflvw.iod's total, industrial
Wment bought $300,000. For
lnost part, the total was made
nf many small purcnases.
"i.,iio Rav. county cnairman,
Lenting on the success of the
Tk noonle of Haywood County
kin have demonstrated the fine
Lity of their patriotism Dy go
Cwer the top with a quota that
jewed beyond us. We are back
(tic attack of the men in service
imunner in which they ean take
I. Haywood County is doing
fcpirt both at home and abroad.
Lfag for the County War Bond
Jjntittee, 1 want to express our
tation which we have had from
ijroup?. Our Committees have
i swell job. The issuing
Lb who actnallv hav vtritten
I the sales have worked, weary
mat their task. J" Workers in
unfacturing plants have increas
I their purchases beyond the ten
tent amount reauested of them.
Jii manufacturers have done their
r. in a splendid way. Our farm
lave more than done their part.
ft children have more than done
Iws. Its been the finest example
community cooperation ever
finessed. As citizens of Hay-
W, we can feel mighty happy
ft the iob we've dono In leav-
K the SeDtembtr drive behind us.
f will march forward to top our
Itober quota in the same way."
e county committees have not
laired the October ouor.n lint are
ptening their belts in a determ-
p effort to reach the quota and
pp Haywood's record perfect of
pining every nuota for each
PHh since Mav. 1942.
Red Cross Needs Many
Workers To Meet Quota
In Surgical Dressings
J.S. Barnes, 89,
Claimed Rv Death:
hrial In Georgia
i The surgical dressings commit
tee of the Haywood Chapter of the
Hed Cross will demonstrate the
making of sponge in the windows
of the Massie Furniture Store this
afternoon ami tomorrow afternoon
l.oween the oii-s "f :i and f o'eloek.
This much nrc dec! woik of the
Red Cross is eart h d on entirely
by volute r wnkers and th,. call
from the War Department now is
urgent. This i the only volun
teer war w,o k available for women
in the community and a special
appeal is being made at this time
The surgical dressings rooms are
located on the second floor of the
Masonic Temple and are open from
Monday through Friday from 2
o'clock tn K each afternoon. Thev
are open on Monday and Thursday
Boy Scout Court
Of Honor Held
Recognition of advancements of
Boy Scouts was made at the Sep
tember session of the Court of
Honor of the Haywood District of
the Daniel Boone Council held on
Monday evening at the Champion
YMCA in Canton.
The Court was opened by pre
sentation of the colors, followed
by recitation of the pledge of al
legiance to the flag, and by invo
cation by Rev. Dr. E. P. Billups of
the Central Methodist church.
Investiture was conducted by
Scout Executive A. W. Allen of the levenimrs from 7:30 to 9:30 for the
Daniel Boone Council oi tne ioi
lowing tenderfoot 'scouts: Richard
Gregory, Pat Matthews, and Ted
Varner of Canton Troop 1; Ben
lamin Lattimer and David Terrell
of Canton Troop 4; and Newton
Cody and Gwyn Broyies oi canton
Second class awards were made
by Cubmaster Harry N. Matthews
to Buddy Clark, Gerald Davidson,
Bobby Queen and Louis Stephens,
of Troop 1, and to Max Cole of
Douglas Walker, chairman oi tne
Committee on Advancement, pre
sented first class certificates to Joe
Harris Wright of Troop 1, and to
Laverne Rush of Troop 4
400 Fat Calves Are
Expected For Sale
At Clyde Saturday
women who are too busy to attend
in the daytime.
The work is a vital factor in re
lieving thp wounded on the battle
front. anH Mrs. Colkitt is askinsr
that the women of the community
make greater effort to attend. On
noma afternoons there have been
only the supervisors with one or
two others, it was learned.
Whilp the record of the surgical
dressings group is fine, last spring
the local chapter was so far be
hind in finishing the assigned work,
that three months materials were
converted to other chapters. Mrs.
CuSitt uj'ifO that this record not
be duplicated this year.
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XVUBil yi iiyjyjy i. lUTHlg Wie past year 1UTUV DU1-
A lcf(o miTYlhpi nf mprit. hadCGS .aolnrva hovA huan moita Viv
were awarded by W. P. Lawrence, j thc local women. Of this number
vice-chairman of the Haywood 1 90, 900 have be;n shipped, it was
District, who presided over the learned from Mrs. T 'Witt.
Court of Honor. William Coman ' n tne shipments ,, re: 14,400
Jr., of Canton Troop 1 achieved four j,y eight sponges, which filled
merit badges in Athletics, Book- fou,. cartons; 54,000 four by four
binding. Cooking, Farm Home sr,0nires which filled six cartons:
and its Planning, Farm Layout an, 22.500 cotton pads eight by ten
and Building Arrangement, First which we re shipped in twenty-five
Aid, Handicraft, Personal Health, 1 cartons.
Public Health, and Safety. Merit The committee now has ready
badges in Carpentry, Firemanship, to shjp 60,000 two by two sponges
Painting, Personal Health andam 9000 four by four sponges,
Woodcarving were presented to which will be sent in the near fu-
David Deas, and in Carpentry, ture
First Aid, Gardening, Painting, 1 Mrs. Colkitt stated that they
Pioneering, and Safety to Louis havo on hand now material to make
sgt. roy b. Mccracken,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Howell Mc
Cracken, who has been awarded
the Air Medal and Distinguished
Flying Cross in recognition of his
services in the Air Corps.
On Grade 1 Tires
Only Motorists With Allow
ed Mileage Of 601 Miles Or
More Per Month Eligible.
Fffprtivp Fridav. only motorists
who have a total allowed mileage of
601 miles or more per month, will De
eligible for grade one tires, the ra
tioning board here was advised
yesterday. . .
Prior to this action, all motorists
thn hud an allowed mileage of
241 miles or more per month were
eligible for grade one tires. All
cars traveling less than 601 miles
per month will now have to ac
cept a grade three tire.
The drastic action was taken be
cause of the shortage of grade one
tires, it was explained in the spec
Dr. McDonald Sees
Great Future For
"The dtvelopment of industry,
mining and more tourist facilities
in Western North Carolina is un
limited, and 1 see a great future for
this area," Dr. Ralph McDonald,
candidate for Governor said here
lust Fridav. He spent the day here
meeting friends, and "enjoying 15 c nts
himself in this climate" as lie ex
Dr. McDonald attended the Ro
tary Club at the Mapb s.
He left late Friday afternoon foi
i I 1 M &
Hetween :UH) ami 400 neau oi iai i ' u i " ..,,,
calves are expec.ui to be offered from 1.DU per o ... - -
for sale at the annual Fat Calf those apples which fi 11 f rom tne
Isale at the Clyde stockyards on tree, to $4.50 for the cho.ee packed
jSatuidav. October second. varieties.
! Officials of the stockyard have During the pas. wee k la , ge num
reeeiv ,1 , large number of in.p.ir- hers of produce .trucks have bee, n
, Ih,v is in Eastern ( aro- .he county and bought solid loads
ma. So h Carolina ami Georgia, of apples. At some orchards the
as ;,H as right hero in Western trucks have been wa.t.ng in line to
Nor'h Carolina loaded.
1 ,st vear about 250 head were Harbor's orchard is now employ
sold prosp-cts are good for an , inK ahout .00 men as pickers a ml
i,T.as...l number this year, it was 20 women in the packing house
.... ntlw..- ,,1-rhnrdtt reuorted similar
.... i.i i Ia. i Mviii'turn n 'i'ii i n is v 1 i is
; p.vilii'tod to ranjr
In Full Swing;
Bring Good Price
Conservative Estimate Is
That County Will Produce
200,000 Bushels This Year.
Haywood's apple crop will bring
$500,000 this year, according to
conservative estimatts maue uy
Wading orchard men here this ween,
in response to a survey made by
The crop is estimated at 200,000
bushels, which is about a forty per
evnt crop, it was said.
Prices lor Haywood apples range
The calves will weigh between
:i(0 and 600 pounds, and many
choice animals are being groomed
for the sale Saturday.
Modford Leatherwood will be the
auctioneer for the event.
Sgt. McCracken Is Awarded Air Medal
And The Distinguished Flying Cross
rivlicvi mfc, auu jw.jr v" " navu oil lltinu i.uw inaiia. i iiicivc-
Gates, Jr., both of Troop 1. Billy 9,000 four by four sponges and
Richeson, of Waynesville Troop 2, 14 40Q four by eight sponges. These
... j in rumn. . 1 1 1..
re conducted on Sun-
moon in Hamilton, Ga., for
.un-,.,icr!icld Rarnps. 89. na-
Pof Hamilton, who HipH at 12:30
Friday after a lengthy ill-
The Km!' m ,. tt
'is umen lo naiiuiLuii
n w toot nlapp with thp
Nrof the-MpthnHiat phiirph nffi-
f"'nP. K'Jlial M-aa in tViQ fomilv
the local cemptprv. 1
Barn' s was the son of the
3 Hi! f re TTt-q r L-1 1 Ha moe
ved a merit badge in Camp
ing, and Laverne Rush of Troop 4
was awarded merit badges in Fruit
Culture and Handicraft.
The rank of Star Scout was con
ferred on Louis Gates, Jr., by As
sistant Scout Executive Francis
V. Smith, of the Daniel Boone
Rev. Dr. Billups awarded the
rank of Life Scout to John Ray
Byers, of Troop 4, who was at
tended by his mother in the final
event of the Court.
Show Best Way
To Store Foods
Staff Sergeant Roy B. McCrack
en, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howell
McCracken, was awarded the Air
Medal on August 8, and the Dis
tinguished Flying Cross on Sep
tember 11, it was learned from his
parents this week.
Sgt. McCracken jmiujjjod in
the U. S. Army Air Cofps on
October 6, 1941, and was sent to
Sheppard Field, Tex., where he
took training. From there he was
sent to Vagas, Nev., and then to
Salt Lake City From the latter
he was transfe, ,1 to Pueblo, Colo.,
Local State Guard
Unit In Need Of
A snprial instruction meeting will
be held at the court house Monday-
night at 7:30, October 4, with H.
must be completed and ready to k. iNisWo, Kr. . u,. .. y
ship by January 1. ''Ilst " M,ss raunne wo.uu...
In discussing the work, all of home management specialist, d.s
which is volunteer. Mrs. Colkitt ex- cussing and showing modern .met Im
pressed appreciation of the chap- "ds of home storage of f.uits and
The local company of the North
Carolina State Guard made an ur-the area server
wont li this week for twelve new lioning board.
recruits to fill the company to full
strength of fifty men. Captain
Frank C. Ityrd along with the other
officers of the company stressed the
importance of the State Guard to
North Carolina and the local com
munitv. The North Carolina btal
and then to Tucson, Ariz.
Among other fields where he has
been trained include: Clovis, N.
M.; Alamognrdo, N. M.; Topeka.
Kan., and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sgt. McCracken, who is a gunner
on a bomber, has been overseas
for sometime and has been on com
bat duty for many months, having
been in a number of major events
in the Kurnpenn theatre.
Sgt. McCracken is remembered
locally as one of the leading high
sehooi athletes, lie was all-confer-nee
guard in 1939, and all-confer-enee
tackle and captain in 1940.
New A Gas
Renewal applications for A gaso
line coupon hooks have been dis
tributed to all service stations in
by the local ra
il ice l ins yi iii 1 , . . .
between 12 and numbers at work in proportion to
their volume 01 appies.
Most of the picking will be fin
November first, provided
moderate and fair weather contin
ues for the next several weeks.
Last year large quantities oi
Hovwood anDles were shipped to
army camps and other service cen
ters. As far as could De learnea
this year no apples have gone to
the government. The truckers that
have been here are hauling tnem
to the regular commercial markets.
Some varieties suffered during
the freeze early last spring, while
other varieties survived the cold
and are making a good yield.
Haywood apples are in great de
mand throughout the country, and
bring a little better price than
those from some other sections.
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, .. ,L . v ... ' A I nousewives ami laim' i' (.uart is toiinv 10 earn- ton- "
operation given mem nv ine oay- ,, i , , u ,, ,
1 .. .. .. ,.' , .. interested in nroner methods emerirencv that might arise within
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nat id to be used in making car-
tons for shipments.
She also stated that the chapter
wished to thank the following men
from the Royle and Pilkington Co.,
Inc., for their time and work in
making, fastening and stenciling
the cartons for shipment: B. E.
Colkitt. George Bischoff, Delmas
Caldwell. Harry Mashburn and
as f,.i tnerly a large planter
'm I 1
"urty, Ga. He served
mnissioner there and
ftn ot ;.. . . . . .
.u,it part in cnurcn worK.
rad servvd a i.j 1,0
nodist church since he was 21
,sar5 of ace
'r- Barn, .s nr..
Mo; ;:puast,.we"ty ye,ais-
HetK a e Work of the ' ""St
carn"s is survived by his
i of Waynesville, and
r r,f nieces and nephews.
"llit Covp T
,eet Wednesday Afternoon
The u-,. . .
fthe p s MlsS)nary Society
!5l ' : Cove Baptist church
u October the 6th, at
(j. -ah members are nrg-
W De ni'Pcnr,
' " 111.,
Of Baptist Church
To Have Fish Fry
Thr, members of the adult de- . n 1
partnv.nt of the Sunday school of; JffS. AI1CC OmilCy
the First Baptist Church will have j -. TUAr
a "fish fry" Thursday evening, Sep-1 jjieS I hUrStlay
All members of the department
with their husbands and wives and
prospective members are invited
to be present.
Those expecting to attend are
requested to be at the church at
with fair weather, the event will
be held at the F. F. A. Hut on the
high school grounds, in case oi
rain, the meal will be served at the
Welch Memorial Sunday School
Robert G. Tram-
of MrJ t DcBrayda Fisher, feister
Funeral services were held
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Allen's Creek Baptist church
for Mrs. Alice Smiley, 0.1, widow
of the late Jesse Mark Smilev. who
died Thursday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock at the home of her daugh- j
ter, Mrs. Harley Raford, on Al- I
The Rev. William Sorrells, pas
ter, officiated. Burial was in Green
Serving as pallbearers were the
sons and sons-in-law. The grand
daughters of Mrs. Smiley had
I charge of the flowers.
I Mrs. Smiley, who was a native
i nf Madison county, had resided in
St. John's School contributed $7,-; this section for the past forty
757 20 toward meeting the quota ' years. ,
of the third war loan drive till Surviving are four daughters,
ol tne lnlT Mrs. Oscar Sharp, Mrs. Harvey
yehL bring the total bond sales ! Mashburn, Mrs. William Hollings
of the school to J26.197.90. St. worth, and Mrs. Radford all of
lohJl is striving to maintain its this community; two sons, Burton
Johns is striving " , Treasnrv i Smilev. of Weaverville, and Jan
Tt TZ 'r Flag fl4g TS ' son of Waynesville; 24 grandchil
? wotlast year" ' jdren and 10 great-grandchildren.
of keeping both canned food as ; , . boundaries of the state, Imt t tie
well as crops, should attend this, 1 (ocal Headquart rs and Service
meeting and hear these two spec- Company of the Second Regiment
jnlits. I needs these men to make the unit
Howard Clapp, county agent, 'complete,
will be in charge of the meeting. I laMt Tuesday night at their ngu-
lar drill, a number of Non Commis
sioned Officers received
t-... i. ,,, r t mo
T 1 rlK.. Jr.., Iwak nromoted to Staff Sergeant;
ISameCUe lllUIaUrt WiHiam A. Shoolbred advanced
... . to S rgeant; Pvt. Harold J. Trout -The
annual barbecue which is 1 promoU.(i to Sergenat Tech
sponsored each year by the City Ljcian jhe following were advanc
fire dapartment of Waynesville was je( t) rorporal: Walter C. Hollings
held on Thursday evening at the .worth Kobert w. Howell, William
city Park on hast fatreex. Milk.r an(j Jafk n Snyder. A
number of Private First Class pro
motions will be made within the
City Firemen Held
All motorists will have to make
formal application to the ration
ing board, returning with the ap
plication, the back of their present
A book and the current tire inspec
The applications, back of the
book, and tire inspection record
must be mailed to the board. In
due time, the new books will be
returned to the motorists.
No new hooks will be issued ov r
the counter, it was explained. Tin
new books will have to be filled out
after the office Hosts antl will be
Tl,e r:i t itin i n f hoai i
"PP"'"'- ,hat the earlier the
Rev. Mr. Tatum
Of Two Churches
Rev. Robert Tatum, rector of the
Grace Kpiscopal Church, has just
been given the double assignment
as pastor of the Episcopal church
in Canton for the duration.
Dr. Taylor, former rector of the
Canton church, is retiring the first
of October, and the Bishop has re
quested Rev. Mr. Tatum to take
charge of both churches for the
R v. Mr. Tatum will hold ser
vices every Sunday at 8 a. m. and
1 1 1 :30 a. m. The services at Canton
'will be held at 10 every Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Tatum have been
here since June, and have made
many friends since coming to this
Tin local rationing board is seek
ing immediate relief on the stove
situation, since applications for new
stoves are many times over the
allotment granted by OPA for local
pointed out distribution,
applications I The applications
iFAimj ann nersons. including
the town officials and all members
of the fire department were pres
ent. The barbecue and trimmings
which were served during the even-
. , I V... Tt,l,ia
ing had oetn prepareu uj i""
Sil,'r- a i
String music was enjoyed fol
lowing the serving of the barbe
are acted upon
are made the better it will lie for m order tney are received. ine
the motorists ami the board. They board is doing everything possible
urged that Hose attention be given to get an additional allotment, but
in making out the application, as to date this has not been granted.
any errors will cause undue delay
in getting the new book of coupons. Local Churches
Change Hours Of
Pfc. Henry Foy At
St. John's School
Contributes Over $7,000
In 3rd War Bond Drive
Miss Dorothv James
Record In College
next two or three weeks.
The local company has lost 22
men during the past month, with
a majority of them going into the
armed forces and defense jobs. The
training afforded is of the best
and will prepare the men for ad
vancement fast if they are inducted
lino liht iTu.w. .l.... j " ,
There are plans in the making Lucile Foy, of Waynesville.
for forming a INon uommissionea
Officers club between the local com
Pfc. Henry Foy has been select
ed for special engineering training
at Leland-Standford University, at
Pala Alto, Calif.
Pfc. Foy was selected after a
series of examinations on which
he made high grades. He has
been in service since February of
this vear. and is the son 01 Mrs
All Waynesville churches are
making their annual fall change in
the hours of the evening services.
Instead of the summer schedule of
8:00, the services will start at 7:J0
o'clock, beginning the first Sun
day in October.
T' n - - ,
lamrni.tl rt- :n S
Mrs. Elmer Dudley, of Indian
Head. Md., is visiting her paienw
Sir. and Mrs. W. A. Whitner,
! Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Greer had as
their guest over the week-end, Mrs.
Blaine Gillin and daughter, Dana
Burke, of Black Mountain.
v.v,va ----- cd panv aiiu nit? 00111 wnipunj
Miss Dorothy James, daughter Cantoni whjch wjj afford the offi-
-. j . . tit T Tamoa (IT , , , 1 . II
cers a chance to meet ana iaiK over
their problems and plan their ac
General James W. Jenkins, com
mander of the Guard is expected
tn visit, the local comDanv sometime
the latter part of October, at which
time a special supper will be serv
ed by the company for the Second
Regiment officers and the 8th Bat
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. James, oi
route 2, who is a student at Ashe
ville College has recently been elec
ted on the judicial court of the
college for the year 1943-44. Other
lipid hv Miss James include:
member of legislative body of stu
dent government; treasurer senior
class- chairman of finance commit-
too, hall lieutenant and vice presi
dent of Religious Education club.
Miss .Tames was also one oi tne
nine girls chosen to serve as coun
selor for the incoming iresnman
class. She graduated from the lo
cal high school in 1940 and will
receive her B. S. degree from the
Asheville college in May of 1944.
Lt. Carswell Is Now
Stationed At Ft. Meade
First T,t Rufus Carswell. who
has been stationed at Camp Breck-
enridge, Ky. for the past several
months, spent two days here last
week with his wife and mother be
fore reporting to Fort Meade, Md.
Dr. Taylor To Address
Citizens Bible Class
On Sunday Morning
Dr. John A. Taylor, Methodist
minister, of Sebring, Fla., and Way
nesville, will address the members
of the Citizens Bible Class at the
First Baptist Church on Sunday
morning. The public is invited to
Charles E. Robinson
Reports For Sea Duty
Florida Folks Buy
Summer Residence Here
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hyatt and
daughter, Jean, spent Sunday in
Hamlet with their daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Clarence Hyatt.
Mr. and Mrs. Shands of Gaines
ville. Fla., have purchased the home
Rpnmnn rharlpt. Fward Robin-! of Dr. L. D. Panky, on the Golf
son, of the U. S. Navy, son of Mr. ! Course.
and Mrs. James Robinson, spent Mr. and Mrs. Snands have been
a four-day leave here this week coming here for the past five years
with his parents. After leaving and plan to spend six months of
re he reported for sea duty. jeach year here.
If- t t u