fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Pablished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
4R NO. S 2 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Ountie
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4)0,000 To Go To Meet Bond Quota
Mew Owners T Enlarge Novelty Flaunt
fhe f i
Committees Plan Extensive
rive) In Order lo ueacn
rh. 4tfc War Loan drive got off
"nbisy" start in Haywood
Idayjae whistles and sirens in
.j,l,i Wavnesville and can
, jet fj.r'th at 10 o'clock. Selling
Lnts fir bonds in lne county an"
vPstiTdav morning mar.
i , m 1
U fori, January, tnrougn luesuay
ftuh d JH,U agamsi. uic
unty-wid? bona commuwe
at the Maples here Mon-
;Mt registered 99 per cent
entente, and in an enthusiastic
I . i 1 j. il
tiwr 1 made no Dones auoui me
h nutfta this time, DUl wim ue-
minatfion, lots of hard work, and
riflcel willingly assured &am M.
insom, chairman of the drive,
thei quota would be reached.
rhis and of the county voiun-
nd ti sell $350,000 m bonds,
le Canton took the other hall
the county quota, ihrougn yes-
day tnis end of the county had
srht S48.618.75 in bonds and
the coiunty committee felt that
irge bju'k of the bonds for this
would have to come from
mers this time. "During tne
t drive we had tourists to help
but pis time we must rely a
on farmers putting their to
co mioney into honris, jonatnan
tody, j district chairman of the
Bolnd Sites told the commit
"Hjaywood farmers received
at $900,000 for their tobacco
(i, ami a lot oi trm i"jui-r g
bonds this month," he contin-
ol. J, H. Howell, made a stir-
jg appeal to the committee, when
told (.hem "so few people real'.ze
t what we're in. This is a war
It is worse than any ever before
wn to man. Veterans of the
ft war who are now Sfrvine in
one say there is no comparison
to the hardships, and difficulties
erw ich our men are fighting.''
lans were made to have all dis-
rged wounded men in th coun-
to meet with a committee and
n a meetirg to be held in several
ions of the county. The m2n
I- (Continued on pace 7)
'iiig for physical ex-
prty Men Leave
p January Call
rty men under the selective
fVlCe System mnkino- nn tV,o Jon.
from the Wavnpsville
f the countv left, hpro rv
for ( amp Croft at 8-0(1 o'rlork
Pliam Lafayette Balent:ne wea
M leader of tVi o- o,1
ert Hector Puff oJotof
In the ptoud were eie-h-
f1 Volunteers J ...I,.
been transferred from other
"e volunteers included? James
'lrRon Cone. Po.,1 r:o'l,n,
via i i y .
man Sp7.f.r Pk-i rrf.
' j0n Berrv RhmaVltirt Tnnm.
Hnw.iM Ripker Willi. T u
Ml, Wayne Sylvester McClure,
"Tee r.'bert. Honi H,
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Staff Sgt. Constantin
Is Listed As Missing
Mrs. Edward Thomas Constan
tin, has received a message from
the War Department stating that
her husband, Staff Sergeant Ed
ward Thomas Constantin, of the
Moody Farm, has been missing in
action in New Ireland since De
The message read as follows;
"The Secretary of War desires
me to express his deep sympathy
that your husband, Staff S rgeant
Edward T. Constantin, has been
reported missing in action since
Thirty December in New Ireland.
If further details or other infor
mation are received you will be
promptly notified,'' signed by the
Sgt. Constantin was serving as
a waist gunner on a Liberator and
had been overseas since March,
1943. He had volunteered in the
Air Corps July 6, 1942 and receiv
ed his training at Buckley Field,
Denver, Colo., Davis Monthan,
Tucson, Ariz., Alamagorda, New
Mex., and at the Topeka Army Air
Base, Topeka, Kan., prior to being
Sgt. Constantin is the son of
Mrs. W. A. Nave of New York and
the late Albert Constantin, also ofj
jrv?s York. He was a graduate of
the Manual high school of Brook
lyn and attended the Dral Conser
vatory of Asbury Park, N- Y. Be
fore entering the service held the
position as salesman with the Na
tional Biscuit Company in New
The last communication Mrs.
Constantin received from her hus
band was on December 24, and was
dated Dec. 18. He had told her of
two decorations he had recently
received: the Purple Heart for be
ing wounded in combat duty and
the air medal with two oak leaf
clusters. He also told of the thrill
he had in getting his first Jap.
Mrs. Constantin, who before her
marriage was Miss Martha Moody,
was employ d at the Kaiser Ship
yards in Portland, Ore., at the time
she received the message which
was first sent to her h:re in care
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Moody at Moody Farm. She came
homo at once upon receiving the
message, but plans to return
her work in the near future.
Missing In Action
STAFF SGT. EDWARD THOM
AS CONSTANTIN is mi-sing in
action on New Ireland, according
to word received from the War
Department by his wife, the for
mer Miss Martha Moody.
1 innlnlrt .mint
fs ere: Harrv Lee Ward frnm
.'arnes rnn rarKer,
v'va : .Iiilinn tti.
r iork r;i. t , . ..
.iv. josenn rvewtin
c Jr.. from
... ; "iningion; james
vl)l from T,i,o .
trV'TT'l Shelton. from Greer,
m,:rg;;n:e"X Alley Hal1' from
''hers lpnv; , ....
I, "enneii Uavis. Ken-
Mr , Cllani. i nomas Ben
ic racken. M-dford Ade
Ilin, f ljtulra, tiimer Kuble
re rv f.wr"nce Wi;am Me
Charlie Cliftnn st tir-
KZ Tr Carver. Blin Ke"t
t're. Prank n:iii-.j i
itt ni. Charles Evfcr
trnest Shuford Cochran.
Contest Held At
High School Today
The annual declamation contest
-ponsored by the Haywood Chap
ter of the Daughters of the Con
federacy in their observance of
the birthdays of Generals Robert
Lee and Stonewall Jack-on wil1
be held at 10:55 this morning in
the auditorium of the high school,
according to Mrs. James R. Boyd,
president. The public is invited
The contest is onen to the boys
the junior' high school. Mrs.
Will A. Hyatt, historian of the
-hapter, will preside and be in
charge of the program. The medal
will be presented the winner Dy
Mrs. Mark Ferguson, who inaugu
rated the cone"t whn she served
is historian of the chapter.
Red Cross Surgical
The Red Cross surgical dressing
rooms, which were closed the firs
of December, due to lack of ma
terials caused by a delay in ship
ments, were re-opened yesterday
afternoon, according to Mrs. Ben
The regular days and hours wil
be resumed for the workers which
include every afternoon from
Monday through Friday from 2
to 5 o'clock; Thursday night from
7:30 to 9:30 o'clock; Wednesday
evening for the colored women of
the community from 8 to 10 o'clock.
Work on the December quota
of 18,000 four by four sponge-,
which should have been started a
month ago was begun yesterday
Due to the unavoidable delay in
the shipment of materials a larger
number of workers than is usuallv
in attendance will have to work
at the rooms during the next f w
week?, if the quota is completed
in time, according to Mrs. Colkitt,
who is urging the women of t.e
community to respond to the call.
Walter Crawford, local attorney
who is now residing in Raleigh,
where he holds a state position,
ent cfx-er.-d days in town with
his family during the past week.
Company Sold To
2 New York Men
New Owners To Step Up
Production and Enlarge
Plant Soon As Possible.
The Underwood Novelty Com
pany has been purchased by Frank
A. Fox and G orge Kessler, pro
minent New York business men,
who plan an expansion program of
the business as soon as materials
are available. The new firm will
be known as the Inlaid Wood Prod
ucts Manufacturing Company.
The new owners are now in
charge of the business, having
bought the firm from Charles
Underwood, who founded the busi
ness several years ago. Mr. Under
wood will d vote most of his time
to his lumbering operations and
farm, although he will act in an
advisory capacity to the new own
ers, it was announced. The new
owners plan to also retain the old
firm name, "Underwood Novelty
Company" as a subsidiary of the
n; w firm.
The same stuff of workmen have
been retained by the new owners,
and they plan to add others in the
"Our plans are to work on large
infers. We now have enough orders
on hand to keep us busy ten
months," Mr. Fox said.
Mr. Fox will be the resident
manag.r, and plans to move his
family here from Macon, Ga., where
he has made his home for the past
two years. Mr. Fox owned one
if the largest Army stores in the
south in Macon. He and Mrs. Fox
have two sons in service.
Mr. Kessler's home is in New
York. He owns a number of mer
chantile firms in several states,
including Georgia, Ohio, P(nnsyl
vania and New York.
Mr. Fox is from Monticello, N.
Y., where he served as magistrate,
is president of the hospital board,
a member of the board of health,
ind member of the town board.
Mr. Fox announced that all men
who were employed by the Under
wood Novelty Company when they
went into service would be offered
their jobs back upon their dis
charge. "We want all of them to
come back to their jobs," the new
The plant of the firm is on the
highway between here and Lake
$815 Will Be Sought
Saturday, January 29, has been
set as Tag Day in Haywood coun
ty for raising the $815 quota for
the annual Infantile Paralysis cam
paign, it was announced yesterday
by Jonathan Woody, county chair
man. The drive here in this end of the
county will be under the pergonal
supervision of Mr. Woody, and
Mrs. S. P. Gay, vice chairman for
The campaign in the Canton area
will be under the direction of Car
roll McCracken and Mrs. Bill Palm
er, Mr. Woody announced.
In years past, a dance has been
stag d in Haywood as a means of
raising the quota. This was not
considered practical this year, and
the Tag Day method will be used
Half of all the money raised in
Haywood will be kept here for work
among crippl s. The remaining
half will be used by the Warm
Springs Foundation, a national re
search organization devoted to
the study and cure of infantile paralysis.
Rv. W. L. Hutchins
ExDected Fome From
Rev. W. L. Hutchins, superinten
dent of the Waynesville District of
the Meth'idist Church, who attend
ed the Bishops Crusade me: ting
held in Winston Salem last week, is
expected home today. Rev. Hut
"hins went to Elkin from Winston
Silem, where he entered the Hugh
Chatham Memorial HosDital for
treatment. He was a patient there
for several days.
Frady Brothers IVBeet In London
For First Time In Sixteen Months
Brother Of Mrs. Allen
Dies At Fome Of
Daughter In Washington
Mrs. W. C. Allen has received
news of the death of her brother.
George L. Wilkinson, who passed
jway last Thursday at 6:20 p. m .
it the some of his son-in-law and
-laughter, Mr. and Mrs. George
Taylor, of Washington, N. C.
Mr. Wilkerson, well known in
astfrn Carolina was a retired
farmer of Beauford county.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Siler hid
a their guests over the week-end
Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholson, of
CPL. JOSEPH LINER FRADY,
JR., AND PFC. JAMES EVER
ETT FRADY, sons of Mr. anJ
Mrs. J. L. Frady, of route 1, re
cently met on the streets of Lon
don. Ne ther had any idea that
the other was in England. They
had not seen each other since Cpl.
Frady had entered the service on
September 11. 1942. They at once
soueht out a photogranher and had
the ab-ve taken for their parents j
n celebration of the happy meet
ing. Cpl. Frady was inducted at
Camp Croft and from there was
ent to F"r Jackson and then to
Vort McClellan, Ala. From the
latter he was transferred to
Tampa, Fla , and then overseas.
He was a mechanic prior to enter
ing the sprvice.
Pfc. Frady has been in the ser
vice rine January 23. 1943, and
was inducted at Camp Croft. From
Croft he was sent to Camp Young,
Calif., and then to Los Angeles,
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Draw Jury For
Jury members for the February
term of Superior court, criminal
term, which will convene on Feb
ruary 7, with Judge F. E. Alley
presiding, have been drawn by the;
county board of commissioners.
From the jury list will be drawn
the members of the grand jury.
Drawn for the first week ate:
II. L. Morgan, Beaverdam ; Glenn
Hipps, Waynesville; Frank Davis,
Beaverdam; Zeb Curtis, Waynes
ville; L. B. Hooper, Wavnesville;
Ed I.edford. Fines Creek; Norman
Hoglan, White Oak; H. O. Cham
pion, Waynesville; Owen Murray,
Pigeon; J. Medford Williams,
Way M. Meae, Pigeon; Bruce
Sellers, Clyde; Luther Be-t. Crnb-
tree; Will L. Clark, Beaverdam;
Wi'liam Chambers, Wavnesville;
Frank Compton, Waynesville; Ho
race Anderson, Clyde; Glenn How
ell, Beaverdam; E. I). Medford,
Tron Duff ; J. II. Beach, Waynes
ville; Mark Ferguson, Fines Creek.
J. P. Dicus, Waynesvil'e; J. T.
Bailey, Beaverdam; Cash Edwards,
Pigeon; Sam Ledford, White Oak;
Burn Leather-wood, Catalooehee;
Guy McCracken, Beaverdam; D.
Reeves Noland, Fines Creek; Loyd
Ledford, Crabtree; R. V. Fisher,
White Oak; Pat Cole, Clyde; Will
Iiryson, Iron Duff; Clifford K.
Bob Reeves, Jonathan Creek ;
Jim Rich, Ivy Hill; Cordell Evans,
Ivy Hill; Hugh Cathey, Pigeon;
Robert Boyd, Jonathan Creek;
Dewey Pless, Fast Fork ; Carl
Moody, Cecil ; R. L. Davis, Jona
than Creek; and Olis D. Massey,
Drawn for the second week are:
T. T. Noland, Crabtree; J. F.
Rogers, Crabtree; Oral Yates, Iron
Duff ; Carey C. Smathers, Beaver
dam; Matt Davis, Crabtree; Hugh
J. James. Waynesville; J. H. Pax
ton, Beaverdam; W. E. Worley,
Reaverdam; Harley Medford,
Clyde; Ben J. Sloan. Jr., Waynes
ville; Clayton Walker, Waynes
"'lle; W. E. Nichols, Waynesville;
Glecin Belt, Waynesville; Fred
Buchanan, Waynesville; John D.
"''p-don, Pip-eon; Norman C. James,
Fines Creek; Frank Howell, Jona
,l"r1 Creek, and Verlin Evans, Ivy
J. E. BAKR, general manager of
the Land O'The Sky Association,
has just announced the expansion
of the Haywood Mutual Cannery
at Hazelwood for the 1944 season.
Sixty-Ore Men Are
Placed Inl-A This
Week By Board
Sixtv-oiK' nun wiri' placed in
cliis 1-A iluiinir the week by the
local draft board serving the Way
nesville arou. of the county. In the
group were the following: Walter
C. Henderson, Clarence K. Ilen
lrix, William W. Moore, Ralph L.
.unimei row, Paul Galloway, L. C.
McKinney, Samuel S. Frady, Fred
Westlet Fish, Robert Vaughn
Hoyle. Oliver Hicks, Frank Nor
James McClure, Edwin Hugh
Caldwell, iitn- Williams, Bulo
I esley Carvrr, Wood row Wi!s n
Waddell, Wayne Sylvester McClure,
William Finney, Frank Leon Smith,
Claude Norman, Walter Jarres
White, Robert Vincent Fisher, Cor-
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Being Brought In
For 1944 Season
J. E. Barr, General Man
ager, Announces Cannery
Can Pack 40,000 Cases Of
The capacity of the cannery at
Hazelwood will be doubled this
spring by the addition of nw
equipment alreudy bought and by
mergir of the Cranberry Can
nery eqirpmeiit soon to be brought
here, it was learned from J. E.
Barr, general manager, y: sterday.
The cannery at Cranberry is be
ing dismantled and the equipment
will he installed at the Hazelwood
plant, in addition to a number of
pieces of new equipment which is
scheduled to arrive at an early
A contract has also been let, and
ground work started, on an addi
tional warehouse at the cannery
site. The new warehouse will be
50 by t(5 feet, and is being built,
by Ben Sloan.
"The Hazelwood Cannery will be
equipped to handle the entire crop
f n m 5(!0 acres of beans. During
the season, th cannery can pack
40,000 cases," M-. Barr said.
The increased capaci'y will ne
cessitate added personnel, Mr. Birr
stated, but would not make any
statement as to how many i xtra
people would be given work dur
ing the canning seasen.
Among the new pieces of equip
ment to bo added will includ' a
180 horsepower boiler, another
snipping machine, large coolers
The cannery will be in a position
to can blackberries if th crop this
year warrants, Mr. Barr said.
Other than blackberries, no other
crops will he canned other than
liear.r ),V present. Part of the ex
pansion program of the cannery is
in keeping with the post war pro
gram. Hugh Jolly managed the opera
tion of the cannery last year, and
will again supervise the work this
The Cannery is own'd by The
Haywood Mu'u'tl Canning Asso
ciation, a subsidiary of the Land
()' The Sky Mutual Associa ion.
The cannery was established here
in 1934, and each season has pack
ed thousands of cases of beans,
and at times oth r prrduce, espec
ially spinach. The products packed
here are known for quality
throughout Eastern America.
During the past two years a
large percentage of th: annual
pack has been going direct to the
after which he was sent overseas.
At the time he entered the service
he was a student in the high school.
'V. T. ShJton Reported
The condition of JV. T. Shelton
who was taken ill dur:ng the wek,
wis reported to be improving last
night. Mr. Sheltnn has been a
patient in th; Haywood County
Hospital for the past several days,
but he is ejected to go to his home
on Pigeon Street in the near future.
Bethel Girl Scout
Paper Scrap Drive
The Girl Scout Lone Troop of
Bethel community is staging a
scrap papr drive on next Wednes
day, th- 26' h, according to Eliza
beth Church, reporter for the
troop, of which Mrs. Maude Peek
is leader and Mrs. Florence Garner,
The drive will start at 10 o'clock
W dnesday morning and continue
until late in the afternoon. The
girls will call at the homes in the
area and they are asking that those
expecting to make contribu'ions pf
magazines, newspapers, old books
and other scrap paper, have them
ready to hand out to the girls.
Pictures Of Men In
Service Wanted For
High School Annual
Pictures of all the boys now in
the service who would have b en
members of the 1944 graduating
class from the local Township high
school are being sought from their
families by the editors of the high
The editors are also wanting pic
tures of all men repirted missing
and all reported killed in action,
who at any time were students at
the local high school.
The pictures are to b used in
the high school annual and the
deadline for receiving them has
been set at Feb. 15. according to
Charles Way, editor-in-chi.f.
To Be Sponsored
Here Each Month
A general health clinic, serving
Wavnesville and vicinity will be
held regularly at the Health De
partment offices in the court housft
on the 4th Wednesdav of each
month from 2:00 to 4:00 o'clock,
it has been announced by Dr. C.
N. Sisk. district health officer.
Special examinations and care of
:nfants and exp c'ant mothers will
be given at the clinic. At the same
time all types of protective vac
cinations and inoculations will be
given including diphth ria, small
pox, typhoid and whooping cough.
The clinic which will be open
on this r gular date each month
will be conducted by Dr. Mary B.
H. Michal, assistant health offi
cer. The prevention of illness will
he stressed. Cases will be accept
ed only as ref rred by the family
physician to whom a report will
subsequently he sent, except that
expectant mothers who plan to
employ a midwife should avail
themselves of this service.
Since serious disorders can de
velop durirg pregnancy with li'tle
or no warnine sign to the mnrher,
the heal'h authorities particularly
urge that attention b given ex
pectant mothers, including a com
plete physical examination each
It was pointed out by the health
authorities that repeated examina
tions of all babi s is important
in keeping them well, and in check
ing their development and watch
ing for early signs of disease. It
was also stressed by the henlth
work rs that the state law requires
he immunization of all infan's six
months of age or over against
In offering this service it was
pointpd out that every roTer
should guard her own health and
that of h-r family-