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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
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Published In The County Seat of Haywood Countv At The Kastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
rtfiTYEAR NO. 43 12 Pages WAYNFSVinir v r TimiKniv nr-mnrR 98 1043 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counti
. auction spui j -
r"";, $260 per head.
L sale was
L 44 cows brought an average
rtcs wttn I'm io6"-" i"
,,435. and bought by Al Good-
, of Asnevine.
Me Averages $260
Volunteers In Navy
a Head of tauie Are
(tfht By Haywood
feeders At Saturdays
L ,o head of registered Here-
m It . . . -,1..J Chiton
I j trip sold at oai.u.j
f"" rsnrf(1 bv thi
UCI10M - -
Hereford Breeder s Asso
d S260 per neau
termed successful by
Vote For Quota
Plan In County
Out Of 1,070 Votes Cast.
1,034 Favored The Three
Year Period Plan.
With 1,510 eligible voters in the j
burley tobacco referendum held in
Haywood county last Saturday in
a nation-wide poll, 1,070 votes were ;
cast, with 1 .0:14 favoring quotas
26 bulls average for a three-year period, and If, for
-.1 tU.. AH TirilTH HI SiUJJ i m i
wiin LIU " i quotas iur one your p noi. i nere
bouent o urutc "" were
o ,.!,, 11. ..,.1
rf the 72 neau, i vv.ic u6.,countv
H;1vwno(l meeut.a. The (.
u,-,n .K.C.m.ii ... ... :,.. ,
votes in the
Haywood buyers, in-
pointed out the cooperative spirit
and the splcnd'd work of the com
munity Committe s in col. .biding
the referendum. M r. I! .yd
Stated that the huge vote indicated
that both landlord and 1 1 ran! vr;o
vi'ally in'ei'eted in Inn ley tobac
co as a cash crop in this county.
The final vote by townships in
,ni Uueen, ot-uisf
' , ! PIpbs T W Pow-
Way Atu 1, l nosier tosuuin,
I MeEliey. 1!. V. Welcn, ,. v.
mm, (i. H. llipps, r. o. uiei..,
Bramlett. M. S. nogien, mis.
"v t,i,. .1 Sam Jackson, M.
V ' ' T ! 11. ,..-. .t. ,rl. .... ... f .1-
Gallouay, K. VV. Win a. .,........... ...
Inhpll I B UucKett, unaries ..... ....,..
Upwil, l . XT ,j , R, nvi'Vihini 101 for lb. ,,
'iderwooit, Miss ituiui hnu, . -
Urles Ray Howell, Hubert Fer-( 1 for one year, and one against
Clyde, 83 for three years, 1 for
one year, li against quotas; Crab
tree, 117 for three years, 2 for one
year, and 3 against quotas; Fines
Creek, 202 for three years, 2 for
one year, and 1 against quotas.
East Fork, 3 for three years, and j
2 for one year; Iron Duff, 83 for
three years; Ivy Hill, 32 for three
years, and 3 against quotas; Jona
than, 134 for three years, 4 for
one year, and 3 against quotas;
Pigeon, 73 for three years and 4
against quotas; Waynesville, 141
for three years, 3 for one year;
White Oak, 62 for three years, 1
for one year.
In Madison county, the largest
burley producing county of the
17 in this section, there were 1,566
votes for three year quotas, 23 for
one year, and 117 against any quo-
tt, . f
l t, :
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'il I ltd ..-rtiar. jmt
r s .-
. iJCi JACK MKSSKU. who volunteered in the
.a I;, I N.n.i1 In i', all I eoniiirssioned last .Inly.
.1 tor active dutv.
Rev. Hutchins and Hev.
Madison Return To
Rev. V. I.. Hutchins returns to
the Waynesville District, Methodist
Church for the sixth year, accord-
ing to the appointments made at
the Western North L-aroina ton
; ference held last week in States-
Rev. J. Clav Madison, pastor of
Hip First Methodist Church of
.Waynesville, also returns for his
third vear of pastorate here and
Rev. Miles McLean returns to
Long's Chapel, Lake Junaluska.
A number of changes were made
in the aiiDointments in the district.
Rev. D. H- Dennis leaves Shooting
Creek after four years of service
and conies to this county to the
Jonathan Crick Charge. Rev. C. L.
Stevens, former Haywood pastor,
goes to Old Fort from Delhvood.
K v. C. R. Koss conns to pellwood
from Old Fort.
The lnman Memorial church va-
Rev. A. liurgess
Today Is Last Chance
To Get Ration Book 4
to the l'igeon
.caver, lam wax
to the Morning
14 It. II
.1 A MI'S i 'API
man I'll I ( la--,,f
Mrs. ,,.!,n K
who has been
. KKYI.ON. Kne
1 ' . S. Navy, son
eyl'.n, of Canton,
L David Burch, J. Vernon Fer
L, J. W. Tarkins, Tommy Can-
j, T. L. Blaylock.
hives To Be
Seven Havwood fat calves will
L mtered in the annual Fat Calf
how and Sale which will be staged
: Asheville on November 3 and 4th.
No Haywood judging teams will
U participate in the contest
tilth will allow one 4-H judging
and a FFA judging team.
It several teams here will have
k elimination contest Saturday at
farm, at which time the
t team will be chosen to repre-
wit Haywood County. The judges I tas
the contest Saturday will be Approximately 05 per cent of
Jiward Clapp, Wayne Franklin, the totai ballots cast in North
If. X. Allen and C. T. Francis. The Carolina favored the three-year
jttle to he judged will not be n(,taS. as compared to the 87 per
wn to the members of the ccnt favoring the three year period
;ims until the contest starts. j u)aq
The show and sale in Asheville ,
till be in the city garage, with the
sow on Wednesday and the sale on : Vlnf PTll I r fIF
spent, said yesterday that several
:anpnnH tiipnt Hpnlpr nnd sun-
(orters of better stock breeding,! ArtMVPn YPSSTPrllJlV
slanned to purchase several of the 1 1 VCU I uj
aires at the sale.
Those entering calves from Hay-
'ayne Stamey, 2; Calvin Fran-
1; Max Best. 1: Phil Sherrill,
Two cartons of material for
making surgical dressings were re
ceived yesterday by the Red Cross,
a..r.rflinc to Mrs. Ben Colkitt,
1; Phil Sherrill, , . , mmittnn in
Donald McCracken. 1- and Joe c ,a" . " ..l ".
Michael. 1. charge oi tne wo, k.
l ne material is " e.).,,..' .,i
the quotas assigned the chapter
which must be ready for shipment
before January 1. as requested by
the U. S. Army.
Mrs. Colkitt is urging that more
workers help with the dressing
at this tim .
Thn moms have recently been
The November schedule of the onnned to the colored women of the
"H Hubs in the rniintv will be as .,,mn,imit on Wednesdav night
I foilr.v. nri'iivHno- tr. Mice AInrv f Into number have been
't Smith, countv home
Home Agent Gives
'ounty 4-H Clubs
Special Appeal For
Greek Relief Made
By Mrs. Brown
An appeal is h'ing made for the
(.'re.k Relief by Mrs. J. C. Brown.
ftnt, who aids in the work of
;1 Aiol.,i:.- Kn.'imtifif 1 RztVlP.
Qh at 9 oVin.L' r.r,i 'ri,,K nt
0 o'l lo. l, l!a.f,.,.lom f'li,V, nt
viyue uuu hi a
c'ck in the afternoon.
Club at !) o'clock, and Fines
Club at 10:30 o'clock.
1) odnnelnn T,1 Q 1 , . -...1,1:., .lf.im nt tbo
r iiuiciiiuci cnairman 01 tiu.n.L ...-...it .....
tl Club at 9 o'clock and Cruso Waynesville Woman's Club.
at li):3o o'clock. The national committees are
n Friday. November 5, the asking contributions of clothing,
ayncsville Club will meet at the blankets and qu its. The need is
n "chnoi. at 9 o'clock. very great, according to the local
p . committee, and they are urging
jTlVate Curtis R Scott that every citizen in this area give
at least one article to ine cause.
All contributions must be turn-
t c. n, pH into Mrs. Brown at 24 Pigeon
nrr:im. '.." A", 7 ' " Qfrppt bv Saturday night, as
s wounuea in ac-
Fatally Injured On
Soco Gap Road
Mrs Minnie Edwards. 66, of 35
Galax St. West Asheville. was fa-
tally injured Saturday night when
she was struck by a light truck as
she attempted to cross the high
way at the intersection of the Soco
Gap and Black Camp (Jap high
ways. Mrs. Edwards is reported to have
alighted from a bus a short while
before she crossed the highway.
Officers who investigated the acci- .
dent, stated that the truck was'
driven by Ernest Lee Forthing, of
Pineola. They reported that Forth
ing said that he did not see Mrs. i
Edwards until be was within five
feet of her and it was too late to
avoid hitting her.
Passengers in the truck with
Forthing were Russell Thompson
of Pineola, and Talmadge Dicus. of
Dr. J. Frank Pate, county eoro
tier, said that Mrs. Edwards died
of a fractured skull and internal
injuries, N'o inquest was held. .
She was brought to the Haywood
County Hospital but did not regain
Mrs. Edwards left Asheville Sat
urday afternoon to come to Hay
wood county to visit her son, Ern
est Edwards, of route 2, who lives
near the scene of the accident.
Mrs. 'Edwards was a life-long
resident of this section and was
the widow of the late Ben Edwards.
She resided here at one time. In
addition to her son. she is sur
vived by two other sons, Eugene, of
West Asheville, and Ted, of Char
leston, S- a"d one daughter,
Mrs. Pauline Lewis, of Ash, ville.
The body was taken to Ashe
ville fm burial by the Dunn Gw-e
Funeral Iloni.- of Abbeville.
Ten Negro Men
Leave Here In
Ten negroes left here for induc
tion at Fort Bragg under the se
lective service system at 12:05 p.
m. yesterday. John. Edwin Kemp
was named leader of the group. All
but two of the quota were Pre
Pearl Harbor fathers.
In addition to the bader were:
Joseph Marion Haynes, Norman
Lovey Gentry, Richard L. Love,
James Butler Hunt, Leroy Dalton,
Allen Degar Casey, Clement
Henry Gibbs. Roland Allen Buch
anan, and T. J. Norman, who was
transferred from the Sylva draft
Jack Messer Called
For Active Duty
In Naval Reserve ;
Lt. (jg) Jack Messer, county
superintendent of education, who
recently tendered his temporary j
resignation to the county board of
education, following his call to ac
tive duty in the V. S. Naval Re
serv , will leave Tuesday for Quon
set Naval Air Base, R. I.
Lt. Messer volunteered in the
Navy last November and was com
missioned a lieutenant, junior
grade, in July of this year and
called to report next week for ac
Lt. Messer, who has been county
superintendent of education for the
j past ten years, has made an out
standing rrrorrt in edueaimial work t
in Haywood. A native of Haywood, !
he came here in 1 933 from Sylva
where he had taught in the high
school. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman
Lt. Messer is a member of the
Rotary (Tub. of the First Baptist
church, and prominmtly identified
with county and state politics.
He has been given a leave of
absence by the county board of
education for the time he will be
in the service. M. II. Bowles, pres
si nt district superintendent of the
Waynesville area, will take over
.the county work in addition to his
! present responsibilities.
Mrs. Messer and two children
will reside here. Mrs. Messer is
now teaching in the Hazelwood
Heart At Attu
Private First Class L. C. Morgan,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Leeman K.
Morgan, of Hazelwood, who was
ice ntly wounded, has been award
ed the Purple Heart for bravery
under fire. I'fc. Morgan has sent
his award home to his parents.
I'fc. Morgan volunCered for ser
vice in Auirusl. i)42, and was sent
from the West Forsyth charge and
Rev. C. C. Washam goes from
Clyde to Andrews. Kev. Joseph S.
Johnson and Rev. Milton Harbin
will enter High Point College.
Other appointments in the
Waynesville District include the
following: Bethel, Rev Roy T.
Houte. Jr.; Hryson City, Rev. C- O.
Newell; Canton Central, Rev. E. V.
Bilhrps; Canton First. Rev. J. H.
Tabor; Cherokee, Rev. Forbis Du
rant; Crabtree, Rev. W. (J. Rut-gin;
Cirllowhee, Ri v. Mac S. Richie;
Fines (reek, Rev. P. H. linger;
Hayesville, Rev. Clarke Benson.
Hiawassee, Rev. H. J. Bassett;
Highlands, Rev. K. W. Ormond;
Macon Circuit, Rev. V. H. Allen;
Murphy, Rev. R. H. Taylor; Mur
phy Circuit, Rev. Alfred Smith;
Pigeon Valley, Rev. W. H. Pless;
Rockwood, Rev. V. A. Morton; Rob
binsville, Rev. H. D. Gotnian;
Shoot ing Creek, ,ev, W. B. Wil
son. " ' '"
Sylva, Rev. R. G. Tuttle; Webs
ter, Rev. K. Fitzgerald; Whit tier,
Rev. W. E. Andrews; Morning Star,
Rev. G. B. Culbreth; Franklin, Rev.
J. L. Stokes, Franklin Circuit, Rev.
C. W. Judy.
dead by the secretary of the navy
Boy Pays Supreme ;
Price In War II
Hooks Will Be Issued From
Two To Five Today At
Court House and Some
Today is the last day to get War
Ration Book No. Four.
School teachers of the county
spent three hours in schools nd
the court house yesterday issuing
books, and will resume th same
schedule again today, with hours
I from two to five o'clock.
Books were issued to high school
students for their families on Mon
day and Tuesday, and by five o'clock
tonight, most of the 16,500 books
alloted this area are expected to
be in th ehands of the new owners.
Persons failing to git their No.
Four book today will have to wait
until some later date, which will
be announced, before they can get
All persons making application
for bo, k No. Four must present
(heir No Three rationing book.
The procedure is very simple
this time, and it only takes a few
minutes to get the new books.
The following places will be open
today from two to five o'clock and
issue the books:
Court H'use and the following
schools: Maggie, Rock Hill, Aliens
Saunook, Fines Creek and
James Carl Kevlon, fireman first
class, U. S. Navy, son of Mrs. John
lw. Keylon, of Canton, has been
! officially reported dead, according
jto a letter from the Secretary of
Navy to his mot her.
J The letter in part stated:
"After a full nview of all avail
able information, I am reluctant
ly forced to the conclusion that your
son, Carl James Keylon, fireman
first class, U. S. Navy, is deceased,
having been officially reported
'missing' on 22, August, 1942. He
was a member of the crew serving
aboard the U. S. S. Ingram when
that vessel collided with another
i l : t V, - VntK At-
v. Leatherwood, Hugh
lantic as a result of poor v.jBiblJ!r . c
itinn. Leatherwood, Curtis - Say,
Wife Of Former
Clerk Of Court
Claimed By Death
Funeral services were held Fri
day afternoon at Elizabeth Chapel
Methodist church, Ratcliff Cove, for
Mrs. Clara McCracken Leather-
wood, 66, who died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. James Medford
in the Ratcliff Cove section at 3:30
Wednesday afternoon. The Rev.
T. S. Roten and the Rev. R. P.
McCracken officiated. Burial was
in Greenhill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were:
Jackson. From Jackson
transferred to Fort Mc
Ala., and then to Camp
I-"r mi Hutner he was sent
Ord, Calif., and from the
He was wounded in the Battle of
A'tu, according to information rc
ci ived here.
Dried fruit, if cooked in the
oven, need not be soaked first.
Cover fruit with water. Bake in
a covered dish. Slow oven cook
ing seems to bring out the sweet
ness of the fruit. If sweetening is
needed, add a little sugar or honey.
rticles frem this
not later than
niew herp 1V, vr ti a .!
an area. 5,f o 'onf tn Asheville
received by his parents, I Monday morning, and are shipped
J and Mrs. Jesa S. Scott, from from Asheville on Tuesday.
lhf. to.- .
Miss Pearl Lehnhard and Miss
$50 Is Sent To County
By Repentant Person
Son of Former
Technical Sergeant Thorton
Stringfellow, 22, son of Dr. and
Mrs. J. L. Stringfellow, of Culpep
per, Va., is reported missing since
the' 8th of Oct. When last heard
from he was serving as radio ope
rator and gunner on the Flying
Fortress "Our Baby" in England.
He had recently been awardeil
the Oak Leaf (luster and the Air
Medal for shooting down nn enemy
plane during a bombing mission
Last summer he was awarded
the Air Medal for exceptionally
meritorious achievement during five
combat bombing missions over
Germany or German-held territory.
Prior to his entering the service,
T. Sgt. Stringfellow was a student
of general ait at the University of
Virginia. He is a graduate of
Scott Field, 111., Radio School and
of an Air Force Gunnery School
in Darlington, Tex.
Dr. and Mrs. Stringfellow for
merly resided in Waynesville. Mrs.
Stringfellow is the former Miss
Janie Love Sexton who made her
home here with her uncle and aunt
the late Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Sloan.
Dr. Stringfellow was stationed
here at the Government hospital
during tne First World War and
after the Armistice located here
for the practice of medicine. He
remained here for several years
after which he returned to his home
in Culpepper, Va. Sgt. Stringfel
low has often visited relatives here.
Dr. and Mrs. Sy-ingfellow have
two other sons in the service, Pvt.
Lawrence Stringfellow, U. S. Army,
in school at Brookings, S. D., and
Charles Ewing, U. S. Navy, sta
tioned at Daytona Beach.
I Tucker, Jam
"I extend to you my sincere syiu- Roy Francjs
pat by in your great loss and hope, Loatherwood was the widow
you may find comfort in the know-i()f (h(j at? Jerry R Leatherwood,
ledge that your son gave his life wh was fUirk ()f fhe superior
for his country, upholding the high- (.oui.t ()f Havwo(M, county for
est traditions of the Navy. The Beveral u,rn,s. She was a native of
Navy shares in your sense of be- the Crabtree spction of the county
roavement and will feel the loss Rnd thfi daughter of the iate Ennis
of his service. ' ftnd MuKf,ic Erwin McCracken.
Young Keylon, a Canton high gne was a mPmUer of Crabtree
school stuibnt, had been in theCnapej Methodist Church.
Navy for four years. I Surviving are; one son, Sherrill
! Leatherwood, of Elizabeth City;
ione daughter, Mrs. James Medford;
five grandchildren; one brother,
Weaver H. McCracken, of Waynes
ville, route 2; two sisters, Mrs.
Glenn Boyd, of Waynesville, route
2, and Miss Belle McCracken, of
Clyde, route 1.
Staff Sgt. Jackson,
Former Canton Boy
Staff Sergeant Roy M. Jackson,
21. son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman
Jackson, of Canton, route 1, has
been reported missing in action
since October 10, according to a
message received by his parents
during the week.
Young Jackson entered the ser
vice two years ago and was last
h ard from about three weeks ago.
At the time he was serving in Eng
land.. He was an engineer aboard
the Army's prize bomber and ope
rated the twin machine guns in
!.. O.... 4 I 1,V,;.,,1 iUn ntlnt
1 ne opejiy imi.io iim.j no; ji".. 'pt.usf
He was an outstanding member
of the Canton high school foothill
. , . ..it tt: .
team wnne a sruoenu ,,,s pai Hc ,)urchased a tract of iand
ents and three sisters, Mrs. Jack , , ' v,1 QTWi
Cairnes, Miss Dorothy and Miss
Ruby May Jackson live near Canton.
Joe Reinertson, prominent con
tractor of Miami, Fla., who has
been spending the pas) several
summers in Waynesville area, has
purchased the building formerly
owned bv teh Citizen Bank and
Company. The purchase
price i saiil to have been $14,300.
Mr. Reinertson has recently
bought other property in this sec-
xn!air,0i cn. T,.,f7 Gveirtr. who have spent the
ing "normal improve- : ; summer here, leu
T d that he was confined to ! eir home in Paducah. Ky. They
"'"P'tal. The war department i have had an apartment in the resi
'ee also explained to the par- 1 dence of Bob McLean during their
int ' at thpy would be further j stay in Waynesville. This is the
nnd concerning his condition. I second summer they have operated
C SCU entered the infantry , the Goose Creek Gift Shop here.
Miss Ruby France? Brown,
. -"-.-. C. bill; 11I1C.II ii J
len r.r il.
12 a , Ule army on Sept. li,
. -" Lr irniTlfT tn hits TiaroflTB
lfre for fnro.-o, a., i-4. rvi, -hn is a student at Western Caro-
- UUIV IOBI I CU, " " " ,
lina Teachers College, spent
poi. ....' t i :.v i .... n T.nnf c ATr. and
is,.' -""'u; iou always nntt mm weeK-enu wim i.e.
Mrs. J. C. tlrown.
",rK but never interesting.
George A. Brown, Jr.. chairman
of the Haywood county board of
commissioners, was puzzling his
brain this ( ek over a letter he
received, unsigned, containing two
twenty dollar and one ten dollar
bills. The contents of the letter
"I am returning $50, which I
do not think I should have. I
want to live for the Lord and I
know I got it wrong. It belongs
to the county. Please forgive."
"I don't know when the money
was stolen from tthe county, for
we can account for every cent that
has come in since I have been in
office. It must have been years
ago," said George, as he tried to
figure out how the money had been
The bills were turned over to
T. J. Cathey, county auditor, and
receipted to "Parties Unknown",
and put tn the credit of the general
The Jarvis Palmers
Move To Waynesville
Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Palmer and
son and daughter, and Miss Maria
Palmer and Harley Palmer, moved
this week from their farm on
Jonathan Creek to the Clarence
Phillips residence on the Howell
Mill Road, which they have pur-
ehnepH The Palmer farm WAS
(bought sometime ago by Noble
j Garrett, Waynesville business man.
The Palmer's formerly resided in
,the Cataloochee section, now in
cluded in the Park area.
Red Cross Man
0. E. Roberts, general field work
er for the American Red Cross,
.was here Monday consulting with
the officials of the local chapter
(relative to the work, and making
I preparations for the annual drive.
Mr. Roberts has been in Wash
ington for some time, and pointed
lout the growing need of the Red
Cross work in every theatre of war.
"We have a tremendous task
ahead, and every department of the
organization is taxed to the" limit,
but we American people will carry
on until victory," he said, as he
pointed some dark and heart-rendering
pictures of what is taking
place in many areas.
Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Matney
and family, of High Point, were
the recent guests of the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Matney.
f mm both D. Reeves Noland and
Hugh J. Sloan.
Mr. Reinertson is reported to
have bought the bank property for
an investment and no announce
ment has been made as to the
future use. ,
He also plans to build a sum
mer home here sometime in the fu
ture, according to reports from
German and Japs
"All Germans and Japs should
be sterilized," was the subject of
the paper presented to the Hay
wood County Medical Society at
their regular meeting held at the
Nurses home of the County Hos
pital last Thursday night.
The paper was read by Dr. Tom
Stringfield, and a lively discussion
followed. Dr. Stringfield explain
ed at length the proper and just
way to carry through such a pro
gram. Dr. R. H. Owens, of Canton, pre
sident, presided over the meeting
which was well attended by the
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