THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Pnblished In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-NINTH YEAR NO. 41 16 Pages WAYNESVILLE. N. C... THURSDAY. OCTfiKRR li iqiq m n.v vrr Vitnrv i n i av.m i n.vwwwl .nri Jackson Conntiea
Large Vote Will
ge Polled Then
Three Questions To Be
Voted Upon By Growers
To Determine 1944 Pro
gram. Haywood hurley toDacco grow-
m will vine u
feren.lum to be held on Saturday,
TV committee, cuiuiiuscu ui
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Glenn A novo. Mm rciguMii ou
! Liner, recently met anu maue
jj ,i",ail"l plans ior tne reier
odum. The committee was opti-
stif over t hi- prospects oi a large
The growers ot ouriey toDacco
rifl voti- on three questions:
111 Arc you in favor ol market-
jig quotas tor mree years;
2) Arc you opposea to market-
uimtas for three years, but in
kvor of the quotas for one year?
(3) Are you opposed to market
ing quotas ?
two-thirds majority ol eligi
ble voters is necessary to adopt
quotas. An eligible voter is any
nner. tenant or share-cropper who
ihgres in the 1943 burley tobacco
it l . t ; 1!
crop. Any iarmer wnetn-er mui
ndual, partnership, Corporation,
Association or other legal entity
will not be entitled to more than
me vote even though such farmer
my have been engaged in the pro
duction of burley tobacco in two
more communities, counties, or
states in 1943. If the quota is ap
proved by two-thirds or more vot-
acreage allotments for 1944
rill be 20 per cent larger than they
itre in 1943. Mr. Boyd, stated
that it is recognized that trrafiy
powrs will not be. able to grow
their full tobacco allotmemts in
1944. Consequently this s"adjust-
wnt in farm acreage allotment
lakes more flexibility in the to
bacco quota program by allowing
those growers who can to increase
their planting so that they may at
tain their desirable production, next
If the nuotas are not aDDroved
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I James Queen
Service In Sicily
ft,-thwest African waters, of the
Commander Task Force 88, who
we commended for their service
while engaged in offensive opera
tions along the northern coast of
Slciy. it was learned from an of
ficial n-t ct'. received by his par
Mi ami Mrs. John Queen.
The recommendation concerning
'" Eileen, X. S. Naval Reserve,
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Fmn, ,JG WILLIAM MED
UL, U. S. Naval Reserve, who
ithPtndine a fifteen-day leave
MeHf wife and Parents. Lt
atrd volunteered in the ser
1942 Was inducted in October,
it p 100,5 his basic training
ther. University and from
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W ;;;ilPiili :
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to l;i sent 10 Boston and then service in September, 1940, and
Lreek. Va. After
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Wapesvle Cuts Tax
uapp urges rarmers
1 o tut Pulpwood, As
Situation Is Critical
PVT. FRED B. MOODY, who
has been slightly wounded in ac
tion, according to the. war tkiparU
ment. He has been in North
Africa since April.
Pvt. Fred B. Moody
In North Africa
Private Fred B. Moody, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Rube Moody, of
Waynesville, route 1. has been
wounded in action, according to a
message received oy nis P""'"1 I
from the war department.
The wire received was as fol
lows: "Regret to inform you that your
son, Pvt. Fred B. Moody, was
'. -lightlv wounded in action on the
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Lt. James Queen was among the 18th of September, in the North
Aers f the amphibious force in I African area. You will be adv.s
the landinn craft and hases in the I ? as reports of condition are re
Pvt. Moody entered the service
there he was transferred to Fort
, McClellan, Ala., and from there to
'on September 11. 1942, and was
indicated at Fort Bragg. From
Camp Edwards, Mass. He was sent
overseas from Camp Edwards, and
has been in North Africa since
i April of this year.
Prior to entering the service.
Pvt. Moody was employed by the
Royal and Pilkington, Inc. He at
tended the local high school.
Ecusta Head To
Harrv Straus, president of Ecu
ta Corporation, and Gerald Cowan
vir-e nresident in charge of the
Asheville unit of the Wachovia , is appointing a committee tor each
Bank and Trust Company, will be county in the state who will work
on the program at Rotary here ; for volunteers in the WAC's, which
Friday at one o'clock. i is part of a nation wide movement.
Joe E. Rose will have charge of j Anyone desiring further infor
the program for the day. : mation are asked to call at Massie's
Last Friday, M. R. Williamson, Department Store where they may
club secretary,' presented a review ! obtain literature.
of The Rotarian, official magazine !
of the international organization. I Mrs. Charles D. Ketner has re
His manner of presenting the high j turned from Fort Dix, N. J.,
spots of the magazine made it one , where she spent several days with
of the best programs of the year. ! her husband, Sergeant Ketner.
Dellwood Boy Given Purple Heart
For Bravery Under Fire In Battle
CdI Homer Franklin, of Dell-
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wood was recently wounaea in oai-1
woou, na ' . ,
e:Z Tprnl Prank
. . . J . U I'.i-Tll.l MOU T-
lin sent the award to his mother,
Mrs. J. R. Sanford.
rvi Frank n volunteerea ior
his I Sent to Fort Jackson, and later to
I Camp Edwards, Mass. From there I
Let Your Heart Decide Give Liberally To The War Fund Drive
Cutting Pulpwood Is Term
ed Essential; Men Urged To
Stay Here For This Work.
"Your war job is right here in
Haywood County," stated Howard
Clapp, county agent, as he pointed
out the urgent need for more pulp
wood from this county. !
"There are many people on farms
that are now thinking of going to
some defense job away from hre
since their crops are about har-
county agent said.;
"The biggest job on our hands at .
the moment here at home is get
ting out more pulpwood."
"Pulpwood is urgently needed in
war work, and officials in Wash
ington have termed it 'critical'. In
fact, so critical that the war man
power commission has termed cut
ting pulpwood as essential, and
of course, that means draft de
ferment," he continued.
"Farmers of Haywood can help
solve this acute shortage by cutting
puJpwood to improve their woods
by removing the low-grade, cull
trees and thinning overcrowded
stands," Mr. Clapp continued.
There is a ready cash market
here in Haywood for all types of
wooa ana auring tne next lew ,
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uiouLiis is Ljie itieai Liuie to gci il
out, the county agent suggested.
Prices now being paid for pulp
wood, F. O. B. Canton, are: rough
hardwoods, poplar, willow, bass
wood and sweet gum, at $10 per
Chestnut at $10.50 per cord.
Pine is bringing $9 per cord. All
cords are 150 cubic feet
During the next few months, all
farm organizations will stress the
importance of cutting and market-
ing more pulpwood, Mr. Clapp said
in an effort to relieve the present
Wanted In WACS
In Haywood County
, i .
Lt. Elizabeth Coleman, of Athens,
Ga., and Cpl. Noni Jara Millo, of
Los Angeles, Calif., both now sta
tioned at the Asheville Recruiting
office, are spending two days here
in the interest of recruiting for the
WAC's. They are maintaining
headquarters at Massie's Depart
ment Store, and will be here
The age limit on the WAC's has
been changed from 20 to 49, in
stead of 21 to 45, it was learned
from Lt. Coleman, who stated that
she was here in the interest of aid
ing in raising the county's quota of
girls for the service.
She explained that the governor
Ihe ;ent to Cumn Pickett.. Va.. and
mprp He was wniinHpd the lat-
iter part of September.
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It was not given where he was
at the time he was wounded, but
he had been stationed in North
He is 23 years old, and before
entering service was a farmer.
Set For October 23rd
f Rate in
Reduction Is Made On Debt
Service Rate, When Cut
From 98c to 88c.
Town officials have cut the tax
rate another ten cents for the cur
rent fiscal year, making the rate
Within the past two years the
town rate lias been reduced thirty
cents, which now makes it the low
est in the past 25 years. The 1941
rate WHS !fil TO. the lli'. mte wjw
$1.50. and the 1943 rate will be
$1.40. The cause of t he tire is undo-
The budget adopted by the town. termined. The blaze was discov
u.,....,i f ,ha i.-ui ered about midnight by Mrs. Palm.
! ,nment comnlissi()ni calls for
;u t()ta of VH B45 f()r tne Hr Qf
! tms 49 no will be needed for debt
! ' ' j .,r U.1K ,.i
- . ft,.., street, ThBiL'e Smith and John Hill, saw the
WaUlr an(j Li(fhts (1ipBrtnient win
hrincr in a nnrnv i mu tir ZA'X Cfif
is estimated. ' '
The three funds which require ajTownshp
tax levy are- I The flames were licking up the
General fund $ .3J i fn,nt left of' the barn wnen d"'-
Street fund jgicovered, and a 7-mile drive to the
Debt Service 88 I nearcs' phone, at Lake Junaluska,
Total k $140!r n,,'P from the Waynesville fire
The valuation for the town is set dtPtment was made. The small
at $2 279 370 I "" trucK- wltn nOHe an" even fire-
The itemized budget is published , men wfr soon on the an(1
elsewhere in this issue. pumped water on nearby buildings
The bonded indebtedness of the for seven hours
tow,n wavAawual, in .1942, when! (iBm wfv8 J?"'iV V-Sma11
$229,000 wort h of bonds were re.1tra near the ffU W wmI
issued Mr 4V4 and 3V2 per cent l,la'd on V. lar (l08 Within
interest as against SU and fi ner
,n. TK;a ...rui h.,..u.n.i
,,,. a y,.ar jn inU,n.st aIont,
Of FFA Chapter
Roy Arrington was elected presi
dent of tlie Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park Chapter of the Future
Farmers of America at their in it -
ial meeting of the year. Others se
lected to serve with him were: vice
president, Ralph Hendrix; secre
tary, Nobel Wyatt; treasurer, Cal
vin Francis; reporter, Gilbi rt Hem
bree; house manager, Wid Wyatt.
The chapter's goals were increas
ed 50 per cent for the coming year.
Plans w re outlined for the var
ious projects. A discussion regard-
ing putting the entire chapter
FFA uniform was held
MAJOR JAMES M. DAVIS,
who has recently hpen nromoted to
his present rank from captain, U. i
S. Army, is now stationed at Fort j
Benning, where he has been taking
advanced training. Major Davis, j
son of James F. Davis, left here
as second lieutenant in Company
H" National Guard in September,
1940. He was first stationed at
Fort Jackson, then Fort Benning,
next Camp Howze, Tex., and ma
neuvers in Louisiana, prior to his
recent training period at Fort Ben
ning. Before entering the service
he was employed by the England-"'"-'tin
Palmer Had $30,000
Fire Loss On Sunday
Large Dairy Feed Barn,
Lots of Feed. 2 Horses, 2
Cars Consumed In Blaze.
1 One of Haywood's most destruc
tive rural tires destroyed the dairy
feed barn, tool shed and all con
sents on the farm of Glenn
Palmer early Sunday morning. The
loss is estimated from $25,000 to
There was no insurance.
mer, and about the same time two
of the men working for Mr. Palmer
arrived from Waynesville and dis-
coven d the barn ablaze. The men,
reflection of the fire as they near-
; eo me larm, wnicii is aooui 11 mueM
; lf ro Waynesville
lew le11 OI ln? Darn' everai
otht"r buildings. The
other buildings. The siloi had
;w tons oi iee in eacn, ana otner
than burning the wooden chute, no
apparent damage was done. When
the barn fell, it Ml away from all
other buildings. There was not
the slightest breeze to fan the
flames, although the 125 tons of
hay sent sparks high into the air.
Consumed in the flames, included
125 tons of hay, part of it was a
carload of alfalfa which had been
stored severul weeks before; 1,500
pounds of burley tobacco; HO0
bushels of corn; 100 bushels of
wheat, and a team of fine horses.
Loses in the tool shed included a
large quantity of farm implements,
in fact almost all used on the 1,500-
acre farm with the exception of an
ensilage cutter and tractor, which
were rolled to safety.
Stored in the tool shed were two
cars of men in service. The cars!
had been jacked up and stored for
One car was a 1941
i lymoum, owned by a son ol .Mr.
m ri..l r i r t
nun mrs. i aimrr, ric. joe rainier,
now serving witn the Marines, and
a 1942 Ford Sedan, owned bv Cud-
ger Palmer, now in the army
nrotner oi t.ienn ralmer.
Several calves in the barn at the
time oi tne maze escaped injury,
whm the gate was thrown open.
There was no way of getting to
the team of horses.
The paint on the milking barn
and the milk house was scorched,
but no other damage done. The
steady streams of water saved the
The ruins were still smouldering
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Ward Erecting Sawmill
To Cut Large Boundary
U Q WnH pvnwtii In have his'
sawmill' in full operation in three .
weeks at the forks of Cold Springs
Creek and Pigeon River,
timber for war work.
Mr. Ward started yesterday
moving a sawmill from Yancey
county to the site of his new set-up.
He has a contract with Carr Lum-
iber Company, of Pisgah Forest,
to cut timber now being logged on
the famous "12-mile strip" in this
county. The logging operations
are under the supervision of Dewey
The mill is of the large circular
saw type, and is equipped to hand
le timber 40 feet long. It will take
several years to cut the boundary,
CLAUDE N. ALLEN, chairman
of the United War Fund of Hay
wood county, was optimistic yes
terday that the quota of $11,600
would be reached here in the one
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ymp! whtcli -tttW"e KKHV coronrutu m com
on Monday '''' - v S?!1 " w- Curtis Rusa, chairman,
In Haywood, As i
Season Opens 15
Haywood bear hunters will find
plenty of bruin this season accord
ing to G. C. Plott, county game
warden said, as he discussed the
opening of the season on Friday.
The 15th also marks the opening
of the season for deer, o'possum
and coon in this county.
"There are lots more bear than
last year," Mr. Plott stated, as he
cited instances of bear killing three
calves in the Hurricane area Sun
j Reports from the Pigeon
reports lots of bear have been seen
in that section this fall, also on
the head of Jonathan Creek and
in Big Bend areas.
hale ol hunting license continued
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goon, ana wun a goon rain neiore
the season opens Friday, Mr. rlott I
predicted a number of bear would
be baggi d.
Attend Annual State
Conference In Raleigh
Mrs, Sam L. Queen, county sup
i rintendent of public welfare, and
Mrs. Floyd Rippetoe and Miss Rena
(athey, case workers, will leave
Monday for Raleigh, where they
will attend the annual welfare con
ference which will last the greater
part of the week.
il WR said' with the mil1 running
f ful1 capacity of 20,000 feet a
lumber from the mill will
be hauled out and loaded at the
railroad siding at Lake Junaluska.
Approximately 18 men will be em
ployed when the mill first begins
Mr. Ward will maintain his office
at his present business at the inter
section of Asheville and Crabtree
highways at Lake Junaluska. Part
of his time will be spent at the mill,
he said yesterday.
Mr. Ward was in the sawmill
business in West Virginia for seve
Opens In Haywood
Half-Day's Wages Set As
Goal From Every Working
Person In This County.
"Give Once For All Give at
least a half day's wages," is the
slogan of the Haywood County War
Relief Fund workers, as they pre
pared yesterday for the one-day
drive here Monday to raise Hay
wood's quota of $11,600.
C. N. Allen, county chairman,
was optimistic that with hard work,
and the cooperation of the large
county-wide committees, that the
goal would be reached in one day.
A nuinher of industrial plants
were receiving pledges of a half
day's wages from employees, and
some managers were matching
every dollar their employees gave
to the fund.
The campaign covers all war re
lief agencies with the exception of
the Red Cross. The principal par
ticipants in the fund will be the
I ISO and Prisoner's Relief Fund.
Much interest is being shown in
the drive, and committees have
held several meetings in prepara
tion for the one-dav campaign.
Yesterday the Waynesville Bak
ery announced they were donating
300 dozen donuts to the fund. The
money from these will all be given
the campaign, and some customers
said they were going to pay more
than the usual 30 cents a dozen for
the products, since the campaign
C, J. Reece is treasurer of the
Campaign, and all funds should be
turned in to him, Mr. Allen an
nounced. L. N. Davis is secretary.
The executive committee of the
campaign is made up of J. H.
Woody, W. H. Massie, W. A. Brad
ley, J, L. Worley, Frank Campbell
and A. J. HuteMn.
The publicity commitUta is com-
li, Masste and Harley Wright
Ihe initial gifts committee is
composed of Francis Massie, A. T.
Ward, Hugh Leatherwood, N. W.
Garrett, John Boyd, Joe S. Davis,
W. A. Bradley.
The committee on commerce and
industry is made up of R. L. Pre
vost, Jr., chairman, and M. O. Gal
loway. The general canvass committee
is composed of Jack Messer, chair
man, Howard Clapp, D. Reeves No
land and Miss Mary Margaret
The survey and quota committee
is headed by E. C. Wagenfeld.
The township committees are:
Francis Cove Robert Boone,
Mrs. Gilbert Inman, Mrs. Robt.
Ratcliff Cove Mrs. Dave Turner,
Mrs. C. c. Francis. Mrs. C. t!
Allen's Creek Mrs. Henry Fran
cis, Mrs. Kdna Rogers, C. L. Allen.
haunook Vauehn Rhinehurt A
j Plott ( reek- Mrs W F Swift
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John Plott, Mrs Jim Palme
Maple Grove Mrs. Glavich. Mrs.
Mule Noland. Mrs. Homer Justice.
Dellwood Mrs. W. I). Ketner,
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Was Jap Prisoner
REV. L. BUNN OLIVE was
held as a prisoner of the Japanese
for six months, while he w-as a
missionary in occupied China. He
comes here Sunday to conduct a
week of School of Missions at the
First Baptist church. He will
teach the adult class, and speak
each night in the general assembly.
He will preach at both services