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rSTYEAR NO. 18 16 Pages
iX-tiiiii! a. u, inUKalJAi, INUVEMBKK Z1945 $2.00 in Advance in Haywood and Jackson CountU
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kndredsExpected For Achievement Day
tups To Meet
ate Leaders To
jdress Three Joint
roups al Court House
L continues to grow in the
Achievement day program
Home Demonstration clubs,
1 A tT
Lstration farmers ana t-a
tf the county wnicn win
flue here at the courthouse
(iirday morning, opening at
loci, according to tbe county
and farm agents.
nation to the address to be
M by Dean I. O. Schaub,
lor of the North Carolina Ex-
i Service there is much In
to the exhibits which will
display at this time, and
to be offered in the vari-
ilds of activity.
re will be eight prizes given
i Home Demonstration club
is follows, with a prize given
L best and most outstanding
in the classification desig
Foods. including cookies,
takes, biscuit and bread.
furnishings, quilts, table-
scarfs, towels, crocheted
hen, a collection of vege-
fag, suits, dresses,, hats,
llry. one dozen eggs.
ly. butter, one print.
uig, pints or quarts. First
Three jar exhibit, One oil
, r ,-1-1--, -.i.l.
"ik ui n-geuiuies, ana one
pit Second prize: Two jar
one of fruit and one of
pti, includine rutfs. fsnrv
and other hand-made arti-
club member in good stand-
cugibie to enter the con-
Pwill be two prizes offered
Hi club group: one to the
M another to the girl having
i outstanding exhibit on
I Some of the suaaontfA
S that the 4-H members nuv
I tiie contests include corn.
presentalive ears; Irish po-
vuie ot live; Sweet pota
aate of five- AddIm. rrfnfp nf
garden, display of what
f1 m garden now or is now
W out of garden.
Clothing, any garment
lruit and Quart nf mm.
"ude for the room; Poultry,
pirn '-' sks
DEAN I. O. SCHAUB, director
of the North Carolina Extension
Service, who will make tbe main
address at the annual Achievement
Day of the Haywood county farm
At tbe regular monthly meeting
of the Haywood County Ministerial
Association on last Monday the
Rev. Malcolm R. Williamson was
re-elected president to serve for
the year 1946. Other officers elect
ed were the Rev. T. H Parris
of Clyde, as vice president, and
the Rev. Carl Judy, pastor of the
Rockwood Methodist church, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. Judy suc
ceeds the Rev. R. T. Jtouts who
has moved from the county.
Mr. Williamson has served the
association as president for this
year. The association has about
! 35 members representing the Bap
tist, episcopal, Methodist, Presby
terian, and Universalists denoml
nations as well as the Salvation
Army. The association meets once
each month and interests Itself
in the moral and spiritual welfare
of tbe county. During the past
year the association has provided
a chaplain each week to visit the
County hospital and has been in
strumental in bringing about bet
ter social and moral conditions in
The next meeting will be held
the first Monday in January at
Long s Chapel at which time the
morticians of the county will be
the guests of the association.
en ecus- 9
one-half rinn ki u.
rs of the 4-H
huested to send in their
F woks at oncp if thov
F SO. so Ihnv .
.Jf'cate and their records
-yor county championship
""tstandinir mJ. -
MUPS paitirinnti 4U-
, 00 S'ven as follows:
R. W. SHOFFNER, district coun
ty farm agent, who will attend the
annual Achievement Day here to
be held at the court house on De
R- Caldwell, Jr,
--."..sirauon clubs, by
t-abnon. anH ri
itrr- , 111 openea by
J'ckcn. president of the
and hp uin -i .j.
tho msu fvesiae
--v. uevotea to tne
UI bis Kroup. Mrs. Mark
Prcadent of the County
01 homo ... . .
the rik UU5 Preside
ancv Pnot ...!,, ,
of ik win oe in
ines, .I club Program.
am ,olssln WlU follow
am, at which tim. nffi,.or
arn lnun?.?'ea- ..
Mil aw ""'"ee, ot tne Cecil
dct the assembly sing-
iat ' ' give
Fleet r lowea bv e
the 4-H groups.
of th u-J " . V
'edtp ; r-1,ome ciuds and
Native Of Greece
Last rites were held on Monday
afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the
First Baptist church here for Steve
D. Nicholas, 58, native of Greece,
who died at the Haywood County
hosDital at 12:30 P. M. Friday. Rev.
Aemilianos Pouleropoulos, pastor
of the Greek church of Greenville,
S. C, assisted by Rev. L. R. Elliott,
pastor of the First Baptist church
officiated. The impressive burial
service 'of the Orthodox Greek
church was used. Interment was
in Green Hill cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Jack McClure,
Henry Francis, Robert MeCracken,
Mark Edwards, Bob and Pink Fran
cis. Mr. Nicholas had worked as usual
at the WWNC Cafe on Thursday
and was stricken shortly after he
arrived home with a heart attack.
He was rushed to the Haywood
County hospital and regained con
sciousness before his death oc
curred at noon Friday.
Mr. Nicholas first came to Amer
ica in 1909 and when Greece de
clared war against Turkey he re
turned to his native country and
volunteered in the army. After
peace came with Turkey Greece
was soon at war with Bulgaria and
he also served in the armed forces
against the enemy.
He returned to America in 1914
and resided in New York until
1922 when he came to Waynesville,
where he has since resided.
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss Addie Boone; one son,
Jimmy Nicholas, Coxswain, U. S.
navy, who is serving on a destroyer-
one daughter, Miss Helen Nich
olas, who is a student at Berca
College, Berea, Ky.: one brother
Nick Nicholas, of Greece; and a
cousin, Chrcst George, of Waynes
ville. . MARRIAGE LICENSES
Ernest Monroe Suttles. of
Waynesville to Bertha Elaine
Queen, of Hazelwood.
John Reness, of Chicago, to Vir
ginia Kaylor Hartshorn, of Canton, i
Hours For Stores
The merchants ia ssion here
Friday night set holiday store
hours, starting Wednesday, Dec.
19th, the stores will remain open
all day, instead of observing the
usual half holiday, On the 20th,
21st, and 22nd, the closing hours
were set for six o'clock.
For Christmas eve, tbe stores
will remain open until seven
The merchants also declared a
two-day holiday for Christmas,
(Tuesday and Wednesday) in keep
ing with the general observance
by the state as just proclaimed by
A number of matters were dis
cussed, incdludlng that of lighting
the streets, but it was found nec
essary materials were not avail
able. A committee was named to work
with the Woman's Club iri ela
lxrately decorating the Christmas
tree in front oi the court house
about two weeks before Christmas.
Not All Veterans
Can Get Special
Capt. John Williams, Haywood
service officer, announced yester
day that in connection with the
special shipments of coal for vet
erans, that only veterans who have
set up housekeeping since their
discharge are included on the list
eligible for coal.
"It does not mean that a man
who is living with his parents can
get the coal, because tbe parent
should have made application for
coal months ago," Capt. Williams
"The 100 tons coming into Hay
wood earmarked for veterans, will
be used for those men who are
starting housekeeping since their
discharge," he concluded.
Victory Bond Sales
Are Lagging Far Behind
In ESayvood County
For Over $52
The tobacco market
opened Monday with sales
averaging $52.84 on the
Asheville market. The
first sales yesterday on
the same market aver
Sales were brisk, and
Haywood tobacco was
rated "a little above the
floor average" according
to some leaders from here
attending the opening.
To Launch Year
The Haywood Baptist Associa
tion mass meeting of Training
Unions, will be held at the Clyde
Baptist church Friday night at
7:30. This will be the launching
of a century of Christ campaign,
which is starting throughout the
south on Friday.
Plans will be made for a 12
month campaign, and all units of
the Training Union will hold sepa
rate conferences after the general
meeting, it was announced by Rev.
Gay Chambers, president of the
Among the speakers will be Rev.
Mr. Chumbers and Rev. L. G. F.l-
liott, pastor of the First Baptist
Will Have Two
The Christmas vacations will
begin in the Waynesville town
ship and county schools on
Tuesday afternoon, following
a regular scheduled day on the
18th, according to an an
nouncement this week by M.
H. Bowles, county superintend
ent of schools.
The holidays have been ar
ranged so that the students
and teachers will have one
week before Christmas and on
week following. Srhnn ni
open on Tuesday, January 2.
. C. Brown
J. C. Brown, a district officer of
the Veterans Administration, has
recently been promoted to Senior
Training Officer in charge of all
Agricultural phases of the work
of the administration in the state.
His new duties will include tbe
organization and training of veter
ans in the state who are interested
in agricultural pursuits and also
Mr. Brown reported this week
to Atlanta for a conference with
agricultural and veteran adminis
tration leaders, after which he will
report to the Regional office at
Mr. Brown formerly taught voca
tional Agriculture In the Waynes
ville Township high school.
Mrs. George A. Brown
III In Asheville
The condition of Mrs. George A.
Brown, Jr., who is a patient in
Aston Hospital in Asheville, was
reported to be improving, it was
Mrs. C. F. Klrkpatrick and Miss
Robins Miller spent the past week
visiting their sister, Mrs George
A. Niles and her family in Grif
fin. Ga , and their brother and his
wife, Mr. and Mrs. David Miller,
Haywood Is Now
On E Bond Quota
The sale of Victory bonds will
be climaxed on December 7th, the
annlversay of Pearl Harbor, ac
cording to J. E. Massie, war finance
chairman for Haywood county and
W. R. Francis, county chairman of
To date Haywood county is
$243,000 behind with the sale of
E bonds, the county having been
assigned a quota of $365,000 and
culy $120,506.25 sales have been
made to date.
While the sale of bonds will
continue through the month of
December, and the area will be
credited for any sale made during
the month, the leaders of the cam
paign will officially close the drive
on Saturday of this week.
The total quota for sales in the
Victory campaign was set at $584,
000, with the amount equally di
vided between the Canton and
Waynesville area of the county.
Climaxing the drive on the an
niversary of the attack on Pearl
Harbor the leaders feel that in
appreciation of peace the citizens
of this f area will cooperate and
bring the drive to a successful
close with all auotas met in full.
"While it to expected that all
the larger schools in the county
will make $3,000 sales and be eligi
ble for a hospital bed to be named
in their honor in some government
institution, we are falllug far short
of what we ha hoped in the drive,"
said M. H. Bowles, superintendent
of the county schools.
The students of the schools were
given a free hand to sell bonds to
any person in the county during
the drive with special stress placed
on the sale of E bonds.
C. M. Smathers, sales agent at
Canton, announced today that
Standard Oil Company of New Jer
sey had purchased Victory Bonds
in the amount of $500,000 in North
Carolina in connection with the
Victory Bond drive. In lUie with
the company's policy of allocating
this purchase among the 100 coun
ties of North Carolina in propor
tion to each county's quota, Hay
wood county has been allotted
CAPT. LILLIAN BLACKBURN,
of tbe Salvation Army, has been
transferred to the Mountain Divi
sion from the Jacksonville, Fla.,
area. She will assist Major Cecil
Brown, and serve the Little Creek
community, one of the seven
churches In the Mountain Division
of the Salvation Army.
Olds Are Still
The following boys in the
Waynesville area became 18 years
of age during the month of No
vember and have registered with
the local draft board, according to
the requirements of the selective
service system, are now eligible
for call for duty in the armed
Yoder Lee Crayne, Hazelwood;
Alvin Green, Waynesville RFD No.
2; Leon Neal Sanford, Clyde, RFD
No. 1; James Edgar Williams,
Hazelwood; Earl Jefferson Smith,
Clyde, RFD No. 1; Robert William
Ferguson, Clyde, RFD No. 1.
Paul Ledford, Waynesville, RFD
No. 2; Lawrence Robinson, Hazel-
wood; James Abraham Suttles
Waynesville; Manuel Hugh Messer,
Waynesville, RFD No. 2; and Gor
don Eugene Hendrix, Waynesville
RFD No. 1.
Eye Specialists From Duke
To Conduct Clinic Here on
11th, Sponsored By Lions
Eye specialists from the Duke
hospital, famous in their profes
sion, will come to the Hazelwood
school next Tuesday, December 11,
to conduct a sight clinic for the
benefit of school children and
adults who need this attention. The
clinic will open at 8:30 a. m.
This clinic is being sponsored
by the Lions club of Waynesville
as their chief civic activity. A
considerable sum of money has
been ear-marked for this work out
of the club funds. Mrs. Bryson
from the county health department
will supervise the clinic. Members
of the Lions club will be on hand
to assist in this work.
Some 40 or more school children
have made application to take ad
vantage of this clinic. Tbe names
were tabulated through the office
of .the principals of the various
schools. Also, the clinic person
nel would like to have some five or
six adults who need eye attention
to be at the clinic for treatment
Lee Davis, chairman ot the
Sight Conservation Committee of
the Lions club is confident of a
most successful clinic.'
Lec Davis, of Waynesville, who
was named district game and fish
protector by the State Department
of Conservation and Development
to succeed G. C. Plott, who re
signed several weeks ago, assumed
bis duties on last Saturday, De
The work schedUlo , has been
changed1 and instead of county
protectors there will be district
protectors who will be In charge of
five counties. Mr. Davis will have
headquarters for the work of the
Ave western counties, including
Haywood, in the courthouse here.
The appointment of Mr. Davis
to the post was made by John D.
Findley, head of the North Caro
lina State Department of Conser
vation and Development. There
were 1 1 applicants for the position
for which competitive examinations
, Mr. Davis is the son of Mr. and
Mi-s. R, A. Davla of Jonathan Creek
section and has been employed by
the Champion Paper and Fibre
company for the past 10 years.
"Heretofore a lot of people have
tried to hunt and Ash and then
after they are caught will buy their
license. They must realize that
they have to face trial for break
ing the law and will not bo able to
get their license before I he trial
in held," he said when speaking of
the law enforcement angle of his
"I will appreciate the coopera
tion of the public in the work of
the department, and I trust that I
can count an the people of Hay
wood to aid me in conserving the
natural resources of this area, so
that everyone may enjoy them,"
ported, as cars going at a snail's
pace, fiently slid into each other
on the glazed streets and roads.
Details wore not available, but a
report was that a Mr. Grasty was
Blightly injured on the Dcllwood
road earlry Tuesday night when
his truck was hit ly a falling pole.
While Hundreds of residents
were without lights and telephone
service, and others inconvenienced
about getting to and from their
work, the Southern Railroad depot
here reported every train ran right
on time Wednesday. The telegraph
lines of the road were down In sev
eral places from Balsam to Canton.
Officials thought the repair crews
would have service restored by last
Power Started Going
Off Here Tuesday 2:30
Current began to go off In differ
ent sections as early as 2:30 Tues
day afternoon and from then on
until long past midnight, hundreds
of calls were received by the town
A large number of business
places were noted In total dark
ness after nightfall on Main street
and as fast as the electricians could
work relief was given, in some
only temporary so that business
would not suffer.
Shortly after dark the Fire De
partment was called out to ex
tinguish a fire on the hill over
looking the Waynesville Country
club, where brush In the woodf
had caught from a broken wire.
The fire truck answered the call
and ran Into the wire, but no one
was hurt and the wire was soon
Hundreds of residences were In
darkness and without electricity
until late Wednesday afternoon
when the majority of had been re
paired. Many persons who cook exclu
sively by electricity were at a loss
as to how to manage to eat for a
The majority of furnaces were
kept going by hand which did not
heat homes adequately, but at least
kept the hot water flowing in
bath rooms and kitchens.
The lights were off at the Hay
wood County hospital from 10:30
to 1:30, but there were no emerg
ency operations or work. Since
The First National Bank is of- j bed no Inconvenlence was report
ed from the institution.
Haywood Was Center Of
Storm, Power And Phone
Lines Heavily Damaged
Power and telephone repair crews were working around the
clock in every section of Haywood yesterday in an effort to
restore utility services by tonight after the flnow storm of
Tuesday had snapped hundreds of lines.
The snow, heavily laden with moisture, clung to everything
it touched, and soon had wires covered as much as two inches.
The fall was measured at five inches. The snow started fall
ing about 11:00 o'clock and continued until after 6:00 Tues
day afternoon. The temperature averaged 40 degrees during
Poles were twisted by the heavy coated wires and wind
lashed wires together, cither breaking them or shortening
out the circuits.
Every section of the county was hit by the storm, and
where power lines remained intact, citizens were given a
display of fireworks seldom seen, even in an electrical storm,
as blue Hashes raced up and down the lines.
Up to 4:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon, no reports had
been received of anyone being injured by broken wires.
several minor accidents were re-
Bank Offers $100
To Farmers For
fenng $100 in prizes this year in
a contest for Haywood tobacco
growers who average the most for
their entire tobacco crop.
In making the announcement,
J H. Woody, president of the bank,
pointed out that four prizes would
be given. The first prize will be
$40, the second $30, the third $20
and the fourth $10. In case the
winner is a tenant farmer, the
prize will be divided between ten
ant and owner of the farm, the
rules of the contest stated.
The warehouse bill and checks
must be presented to the bank for
official entry in the contest.
To Organize A
Unit Of Veterans
Of Foreign Wars
John W. Lewis announced yes
terday that applications are being
received each Tuesday night at the
Armory for membership in the
new chapter of Veterans of Foreign
Wars which is being organized
Any veteran of either the first
or second world wars, who served
outside the United States is eligi
ble to join. ,
Many Streets Of Town
In Darkness Tuesday
Among the streets In almost
total darkness for several hours
Tuesday and Wednesday were Pig
eon, Love Lane, Church, North
Main, Killian, Boundary, Dellwood
Road, and Balsam highway, and
part of Haywood street.
Much concern was given the
residents on Killian street over an
abandoned State Highway truck.
which had run into a fallen wire
and the driver had left the truck.
wnicn among oiner things con
tained a barrel of gasoline.
While the alarm for help was
given the town authorities early
in the evening Tuesday, it was
midnight before the electricians
could get there. They had to turn
off the power while working on
the wires and in a short time the
people on the street were relieved
of any fear.
Evergreens were bent to the
ground, and some' large balsam
trees looked as if they would snap
any minute under the 'terriffle
load of heavy moist snow.
Many a resident was seen with!
a broom brushing snow from choice
pieces of shrubbery.
The town had a crew clearing
the sidewalks in the business area
by 7:00 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing, and later into the residential
Snowplows went to work by the
time the snow stopped and had
center driveways cleared on the
streets and highways.
Waynesville Cut Off
From World By Phone
Late yesterday afternoon it was
reported that there were 250 tele
phones out of order, and the cir
cuits to Asheville were completely .
out by 4:36 Tuesday p. m, A fe
emergency messages were con
veyed by way of Sylva until 8 00
o'clock and after that there was
no outside connection.
It was thought yesterday after
noon by the local Southern Bell
Telephone company officials that
the wires would be open sometime
late last night for emergency calls
People have been most consid
erate about the conditions of the
telephones and patient about re
pairs, according to the local office.
Buses Continued to Run;
Some Hours Late
All buses of the TralJway lines
coming into Waynesville have
made the regular trips through
here with the exception of the bus
leaving Knoxville at 10:00 o'clock
Tuesday night which was reported
to have been stalled somewhere in
the Park area.
While some of the buses were
as much as an hour late on Tues
day they made their scheduled
trip, and by Wednesday tbe long
est delay in arrival here was
around one half hour.
Some of the drivers reported two
and one half feet of snow at New
found Gap, but after coming down
the mountain and entering the
state highway there was no snow
Yesterday afternoon while the
streets and highways here were
still snow-banked, the streets in
Sylva were reported to be perfectly
dry and a bright winter sun was
A number of motorists who had
planned to make Asheville and
other points Tuesday night decided
due to the condition of the high
ways to remain in Waynesville and
it is said that rooming places were
taxed to capacity.
Schools Will Remain
Closed Until Monday
All schools in the Waynesville
district and throughout the county
closed Tuesday afternoon, follow
ing the heavy snowfall and will
not re-open until Monday morning,
the 10th, according to an announce
ment yesterday afternoon by M. H.
Bowles, county superintendent of
In the Waynesville Township
schools, students are brought by
bus from a radius of eight miles,
and the conditions of the rural
roads were such as to make travel
hazardous, according to Mr.
There are 3,327 students in Hay
wood county and Waynesville
schools who are conveyed to school
by the 40 buses operated by the
county board of education for this
The time lost this week will have
to be made up either in the spring
or taken from the Christmas hou-
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