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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1944 fOne Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Udvance In Haywood and Jackson Conntiea
Township Committees To
Be Named Soon By Coun
ty Chairman and Vice
Chairman. Jonathan Woody has been named
eunty chairman oi me annual
i...-;()p infantile Paralysis drive.
ir Woody filled this same placs
jt year, ana nnj""
an outstanding success.
Mrs. S P- Gay has been named
I , vi. chairman lor the county.
The appointments were made this
,eek by state nu nonumw
ials. Dr. RalP" Mcuonaia, mw
hairman, named Mrs. Gay. The
r R L. McMiman, staie v--e-
Wiafcma". name aMrs" u y .
national vice cusumm o
Mr. Woody and Mrs. Gay pian
to nsni' iowiibiijjj iuuiii-w-
Iweek, " tentative plans are iur
he di"iv'e to De conaucieu similar tu
that of last year- Mr- ooay B,u
f In all probability, a one-day tag
Bay will ibe held on Saturday, Jan
uary 29tb. Those in charge said
there is little liklihood that a dance
Luid ba h eld as in pre-war years,
then the president's birthday was
bbserved aVs mianuie paralysis
The nuota ifor Haywood has not
Seen set as yet, but those in charge
f the campaign here believe it will
e somewhere I near $1,500.
It was point,! oat that fifty per
h-nt of all lU.nas raised in in
f ounty would be retained here for
iFor Active Duty
Eleven reservists n -the De
;ember call from the Waynesville
area under the selective service
ystem left here on Monday morn
ng at 7:00 o'clock by bus for
Spartanburg where they ''Will be
assigned to various naval training
In the group were the following:
lames William Guy, Beauford Car
roll Messor, Henry Furman Robert
son, Forest Landis McClure, James
Kenneth Edwards, Joe Sam Tate,
lay Mark Russell, Willard Howell,
Lewis James Burnett, Spurgeon
Clarence Shelton, and Norman
Crawford James, Jr.
December reservists accepted for
service in the army will report as
Leaving here on next Thursday,
the 13th, will be the following, who
will report to Fort Bragg: George
W. Scott, acting corporal of the
!Toup; Hillary H. Medford. Ned
Stewart, Louie Curtis, Wid W.
Wyatt, B-.ford E. Noland, Clvde
Teaster, Robert E. Forga, Wilfred
R- Mehaffey, and Joseph E. Mas
;ie. Samuel W. Knight will also re
Port to Fort Bragg on Friday, the
14th, and Robert D. Rogers to
Port Bragg on Tuesday, the 18th.
P-Inch Snow Fell
In Area Sunday
The first snow of the season fell
parly Sunday morning, covering
he area about two inches.
By noon the mercurv had climbed
W 36 and the rain, together with
Id bjE:her temperatures, soon turn
to the snow int lnoi TVin raina
'Ontinued throughout Snndnv nicrhf
Pnd Monday morning only slight
traCf'S n f ennw uarn baa., in rvn
Traffic early Sundav morni
lews were soon on the ioh an J
Fam thoroughfares were soon
PPened before the snow started to
n 1943. . . .(
you'll find the headlinil
that made news througH
out the year in this coui-
lt- :w iombhi:
eaded By Jonathan
oody and Mrs. Gay
LT. JAMES R. QUEEN, spe
cial service officer assigned to a
light bombardment unit stationed
it an advanced base in New Guinea,
has been promoted to first lieuten
ant, according to information sent
The Mountaineer from a base in
the Southeast Pacific.
Lt. Queen enlisted in the army
in October, 1941, and is a graduate
of the Army Air Force Officer
Candidate School, Miami Beach,
where he received his officer's
training, i lie has been overseas
Lt. Queen is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Sail L. Queen, of Waynes
'lle, ana at the time he volunteer
ed in thf service he was teaching
in the Waynesville high school,
Only Five Men
Placed In Class
1-A This Week
Only five men were placed
class 1-A among the reclassifica
'ions made during the past week
iy the draft board servinjr the
Waynesville area. In the proup
were: Thadus Kryson Messor,
Prank Carson, Jack Ledford and
Oscar Lee Messer.
Placed in class l-A(L) was
Thomas R. Rogers, Jr.
Placed in class 2-A were: Harley
Edgar Palmer, George Ira Cald
well and Boone Price.
Placed in class 2-B were: Wayne
Danis Moore, Hillard McLain
Sheehan, Rufus M. Wright, Wil
liam M. Plott, Elmer J. Buchanan,
Arthjir N. Phillips and Clarence
Placed in Class 1-C was John
Placed in class l-C(H) was Dud
ley W. Smith.
Placed in class 3-C(H) was Her
bert Glenn HuntEr.
Placed in class 4-F were: John
Presslev. Jr.. Theodore Taft Mat-
ney Samuel I. Lanning, Ashbury
H. Gihson, Hugh A. Phillips, Estes
E. Myers, Isom Sutton, John D.
Mitchell, Glenn B. Ferguson, Arlo
CtiWwell, Eslcy R. Gibson, Jack
Cn;let Samuel D. Robinson, Charl
es R. Lowe, James D. Bradshaw,
Guy V. Grogan, Lloyd Shelton, Jr.,
Robert H. Moore. Junior L. Con-
aid, Junior Clyde Clark, Edward
Sfierrill, .Glenn Norman, Troy L.
Hannah, 'jack Trammill, Thomas
A. Sutton, Edgar Warlick- Robert
P. Smith, Olas G. Creasman, Cal
vin T. McCall, Louie R. Gibson, and
(ilenn R. Whitner.
laywood Marine Has Made More Than
?ifty Bombing Attacks, Recuperating
n Naval Hospital In Oakland, Calif.
U. S. NAVAL HOSPITAL, Oak-
and, Calif. A veteran of more
ban fifty bombing attacKs, ana
ree years of service at numerous
vprspas bases. rnvaie
"Hasa Jerry Lane Leatherwood, 22,
farine Corps, of Waynesviie, is
ecuperating here from a tropical
He served in Cuha, Samoa, Wall's
Islands, and participated in the
initial landing at Guadalcanal.
It isn't the bombings or the
trafinirs I remember best, ric.
I Leatherwood said, "although they
thellli ere plenty bad t times. It is a
3i I tnitrV f tnri-ontinl rainfall during
the closirg days of our Ouaciai
canal campaign, and a surprise at
tack bv the Japs that followed."
r4 that nieht
Postal Receipts For
1943 21 Per Cent
Greater Than 1942
There was a 21 per cent increase
in the postal receipts of the Way
nesville post office in 1943 over the
total of 1912, according to Col. J.
Harden Howell, postmaster.
The total receipts for 1942 were
$37,353.63, while those of 1943
reached $47,491.76, .showing an in
crease of $10,138.13.
In October, 1942. the total re
ceipts were $3,136.59 while in 1943
they were $4,948. In November,
1942, they were $.'t,0it2.63, and in
this year during the same period
During the month of December
there was a difference of only $39,
which was in favor of 1942 instead
The large increases during the
months of October and December
were due to the increase in the
number of packages mailed before
the usual Christmas rush, accord
ing to the postmaster.
Col. Howell was high in his
praise of the cooperation of the
public in complying with his re
quest that letters and cards be
placed in separate boxes. He stat
ed that it aided greatly in the
handling of the mails during the
rush period at Christmas.
16 Boys Register
During The Month
The following boys from the
Waynesville area became eighteen
years of age during the month of
December and have registered with
the local draft board under the se
lective service system and are now
subject to call for active military
Walter Hyatt, Waynesville; Ned
Andrew Stewart, Waynesville,
route 1 ; John Zeb Watson, Way
nesville, route 1 ; Glenn Ray Whit
ner, Waynesville, route 1 ; Dewey
Junior Carver, Waynesville, route
2; Berlin Kent McClure, Waynes
ville, route 1 ; Troy Beauford Rath
bone, Waynesville, route 2; Sam
uel Jackson Wheeler, Waynesville.
Frank Milliard Davis, Waynes
ville, route 1 ; Alfred Smith Knight,
Maggie; Charles Everett Russell,
Waynesville, route 1 ; leonard Roe
Phillips, Dell wood; Hiram Shiford
Cochran, Waynesville; Jack Ca
nara Stewart, Waynesville, route
Tax Listers Began
Annual I isting In
The listing of taxes in Haywood
county for the year 1944 got under,
way on last Saturday, January 1,
in the various townshins of the
county, according to Earl Fergu
son, county tax collector.
All property owners and taxpay
ers in the cotinty are remrred to
return to tb- list takers for taxa
tion all real i-state, personal prop
"rty which they own on the first of
January, according to Mr. Fergu
son, who is urging that all listing
be done in the month designated
for the listing.
The following are serving as tax
listers in the townships in the
county: Taylor Ferguson, Ivy Hill;
Walter Wright. Jonathan Creek;
Mark Caldwell, Catnloochee;
France Rogers, Fines Creek ; Frank
Medford, Crabtree; Gay Burnett,
J. S. Black, Waynesville; K. G.
Burnett, Fast Fork; Joe Medford,
Iron Duff; Ned Moody, Cecil;
James Henderson, Beaverdam ;
Wayne Medford, Clyde.
i ; if J
1 PFC. 1 R. LEATHERWOOD
Killed In Plane
I ' A
SGT. S. FULLER ROBKRSON
was killed in a plane crash near
Suit Lake City Monday.
Sgt. F. S. Roberson
Killed In Plane
Crash Out West
Sergeant S. Fuller Roberson, 49,
native of Haywood county, was
killed in an airplane crash while
mi a routine training flight from
Wendover Field, Salt Lake City,
Utah, according to information re
ceived Monday night by his wife,
Mrs. Mabel Smith Roberson.
Sgt. RobeiKon's plane of which
he was crew chief, took off with
five others on a routine flight last
Thursday, according to the mes
sage received by Mrs. Roberson.
Two of the planes crashed and
twenty persons were killed.
Sgt. Roberson was listed miss
ing by his commanding officer since
December 30, after the plane was
overdue, but the wreckage of his
craft was not loc.tted until Satur
day. The wreckage of the two missing
planes was found on the west shore
of the Croat Salt Lake, within one
hundred yards of each other, it
was reported by the Salt Lake
City press association dispatches.
This was taken to indicate that
the planes may have collided in
Sgt. Roberson wa- a veteran of
(Continued on page 12)
Last Rites Held
For G. Z. Candler
Last rites were conducted at the
First Baptist church here on Tues
day afternoon at. 2:30 o'clock for
Caither Z. Candler, 55, who died at
Oteen Hospital near Asheville at
5 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
church officiated. He was assisted
by Rev. William Sorrells. Burial
was in Greenhill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were the
following members of the local
post of the American Legion: Les
ter Burgin, W. A. Bradlev, J. D.
Ezzcll, Bryan Medford, Will Fraz
ier, Col. J. II. Howell, J. C. Seay
and J. C. Brown.
Mr. Candler was a native of
Madison county and a veteran of
the First World War, during which
he served overseas for several
months. He has resided in Way
msville for the past twenty-five
years. He was stricken with a
heart ailment several weeks ago
and his condition grew steadily
worse. He was first taken to the
(Continued on page 12)
Pastor Finds Need
Clothes and Shoes
A special appeal for warm cloth
es and shoes for several needy
families was made this week by
Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Christie, the
former bping pastor of the Bar
berville Baptist church.
Rev. Mr, Christie said that num
erous cases had been found by he
and Mrs. Christie while carrying
on their work, and that anyone
having clothing and shoes to give
'o such cases could call 471-J, or
leave, the bundles with them at
'heir home in the Hannah Apart
ments. The demand for children's cloth
;ng seems to be greater, and gar
ments of every size can be used, it
was pointed out. Shoes of all sizes
-an b: used to a great advantage,
he couple said.
Chas. B. Russell Is
Chas. B. Russell, who suffered a
trok? on his left side a few weeks
go, is reported to be improving.
Mr. Russell is at his home in East
To Convene Here
The January term of civil court
will convene here on Monday morn
ing with Judge F. E. Alley presid
ing. Judge Alley will serve in
this area for the next six months.
The calendar is light and court Is
not expected to continue its usual
Drawn to serve on the jury the
first week are: W. N. Freel, Beav
erdam; Tom P. Messer, Waynes
ville; G. B. Stanford, Iron Duff;
Joe Carver, Jonathan ; C. F. Med
ford, Iron Duff; George Erwin,
Pigeon; J. W. Burress, East Fork;
O. L. Smathers, Clyde; C. G. Rec
tor, Fines Creek; W. T. Conard,
Dewey Stovall, Waynesville;
Donald Kelley, Waynesville; Ralph
Robinson, Beaverdam; C. C. Willis,
Beaverdam; H. C. Green, Fines
Creek; W. H. Jordan, Waynesville;
Elni'T Crawford, East Fork; Jesse
Grogan, Pigeon; John C. Sharp,
Cecil; J. Medford Mease, Pigeon;
Frank Bradshaw, Iron Duff; Boone
Rogers, Crabtree; Lush Caldwell,
Cataloochee; Grady V. Howell,
Drawn for the second week are:
Harley Wells, Pigeon; D. E. Wor
ley, Beaverdam; Mark Galloway,
Waynesville; Roy Phillips, Way
nesville; M. V. Jenkins, White
Oak; M. L. Hoglund, White Oak;
Grady C. Rogers, Clyde; Connie
Muse, Waynesville; M. T. Brooks,
Beaverdam; W. T. Wilson, Way
nosville; Carbet W. Wright, Pig
eon; Joe Rogers, Fines Creek; S.
L. Smart, Crabtree; John Howell,
Jonathan; John Campbell, Ivy Hill;
and Joe Michael, East Fork.
Subscribers To The Mountaineer
Received 692 Pages Last Year,
Weighing More Than Ten Pounds
Bank Has Gaic Of
57.2 Over 1942
The resources of The First
National Bark at the end of
the year showed a gain of
57.2 per cent over 1942, ac
cording to the official state
ment just compiled by the offs
Total resources of the insti
tution stood at $3,173,218.81,
on December 31st. This is an
increase of $1,155,202.78 over
the statement issued by the
hank on December 31st, 1942,
as resources at that time were
slightly over the two million
Bank officials termed busi
ness for 1943 as "very satis
factory." George B. Moody Ciivcn
Promotion To Corporal
Corporal George B. Moody has
just been promoted to that rank
from Private First Class. He is
the son of Mrs. Dorothy Moody of
Corporal Moody is now serving
overseas in the European theatre.
Large Hornet's Nest
Found On White Oak
One of the largest hornet's nests
ever found in this area, is on dis
play at The First National Bank.
It was found by Mr. Teague in" the
White Oak area. The nest is about
?6 inches around, and 24 inches
Private Edward Williams Receives
Posthumous Award Of Purple Heart
Mrs. Edward Williams has re
cently received the Purple H:art
which was awarded to her hus
band, the late Private Edward
Williams, who was reported killed
in action on October 18, in Italy.
Pvt. Williams volunteered in the
army on Nov. 20, 1942, and was
inducted at Fort Jackson and from
there sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga.
He was later transferred to a camp
in Pennsylvania and then overseas.
He first served in North Africa
and later the Sicilian area and
Italy. Before entering th? ser
vice he was employed on the J. C.
The letter which accompanied the
Purple Hart which was sign:d bv
the Secretary of War read as fol
lows: "The president has requested mp
to inform you that the Purple
Heard has be:n awarded post
humously to yjr husband. Pri
vate Edward Vlilliams. Infantry,
who has sacrificed his life in de-
Of County To Receive
'44 Production Goals
PVT. EDWARD WILLIAMS,
killed in action in Italy, whose
bravery under fire wins award.
The complete details of Pvt.
Williams' death, and picture of the
Purple Heart award on the bot
tom of this page.
Subscribers to The Mountaineer
for all of 1943 would have a large
volume of local history if they
kept nl) their 5? ivsuos for t
A check-up has just been made,
and it was found that such a book
would weigh more than ten pounds,
be over two inches thick, and con
tain 092 pages.
Each page has seven columns,
making a total of 4,844 columns,
and it takes an average of 10
minutes to read a column, so you
can go right on figuring how long
it would take to sit down and read
the entire "1943 Mountaineer."
And if you wanted a word-count,
just take the columns of reading
matter and figure about KO0 words
For the year, the 52 issues aver
aged about 13 pages per week.
The total number of man hours
required to publish the "1943 Moun
taineer" has not been totaled, but
it is a rather high figure.
Lions Club Dime
Board Brings In
Total Of $409
A total of $409 was raised by
tho Lions Club dime board which
the members of the organization
operated during the week prior to
With part of the money derived
from the board, 83 families were
supplied with Christmas cheer.
The remainder of the funds will
be applied on the general program
of work among the blind and buy
ing glasses for children with de
Through their president, Roy
(Continued on page 12)
IHFOAI WHlTf FNAMft WITH
fUWU UtAMiUO HtAt
fense of his country.
"The medal which you will re
ceive shortly is of slight intrinsic
(Continued on page 12)
Meetings Will Be Held In
Every Neighborhood Of
County To Get Program
The initial county-wide program
to acquaint farmers of the county
of the 1944 agricultural produc
tion goals got underway on Mon
day of this week, when the first
of a series of community leaders
met to discuss, the details of the
The leadership meetings include
AAA committeemen, home demon
stration members, the neighbor
hood leaders and others. The
meetings are being held in connec
tion with the home demonstration
meetings for the month. The
theme of the meetings will be "It's
Time For Team "Work."
Howard R. Clapp, county agrnt.
W. L. Franklin, assistant county
agent, and Miss Mary Margaret
Smith, home agent, are meeting
with the groups and presenting the
adopted production goals for ? 044
The adopted 1914 goals for Hay
wood, shows that there will have
to be an increase made on the
following items over the estimated
Corn increase 1,300 acres; sor
ghum 87 acres; hay 600 acres;
lespedeza seed, 92 acres; tobacco,
5(10 acres; sweet potatoes, 25 acres;
commercial vegetables, 220 acres;
dairy cattle, 3,196 head; milk, 1,
500,000 pounds; beef cattle, 9,796
head; sheep and lambs, 465; sows,
spring farrow, 45; commercial
broilers, 150,527; chickens raised,
279,9 '8; increase in egg production,
325,000 dozen increase.
The meetings will be held at
the following places, and time:
Dellwood Club at the school
V,i 2 "'clock on Thnrndkv.
iXJthVihe Jonathan Creek Club with
Mrs. Medford Leatherwood, at 2
o'clock on Friday afternoon, 7th.
Maple Grove Club with Mrs. Ed
Clavich at 2 o'clock on Tuesday,
11th; the Francis Cove Club with
Mrs. Will Boone at 2 o'clock on
Wednesday, 12th; Fines Creek
Club with Mrs. Charles McCrary
at 10:30 o'clock on Thursday, 13th;
the Iron Duff Club with Mrs. Fan
nie Davis at 2 o'clock on Friday,
14th; Morning Star Club with Mrs.
Robert Wood at 2 o'clock on Mon
day afternoon, 17th.
Rock Spring Club with Mr
Wayne McElroy, at 2 o'clock on
Tuesday afternoon, 18th; Bethel
Vhih with Mrs. Paul Hyatt at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, 19th;
Maggie Club with Mrs. Herbert
Plott at 2 o'clock on Thursday aft
ernoon, 20th; Hyder Mountain
Club with Mrs. Marshall Kirkpat-
rick at 2 o'clock on Friday after
RatclitT Cove Club with Mrs.
Woodie Jones at 2 o'clock Monday
afternoon, 24th; Clyde Club at the
Clyde school at 2 o'clock Tuesday,
2f,th; Cecil Club at tK school
house at 2 o'clock on Wednesday
afternoon, 26th; West Canton Club
with Mrs. Maude Medford at 2
o'clock on Thursday afternoon,
27th; Junaluska Club with Mrs. A.
J. McCracken at 2 o'clock on Fri
day afternoon, 28th.
WILLIAM D. SAWYER
Sgt. William D. Sawyer of Way
nesville, has been promoted from
Staff Sergeant to Technical Ser
geant, it has b?en announced by
his commanding officer of the
Kighth Bomber Command, station
ed in England.
Sgt. Sawyer is waist gunner
aboard an AAF Flying Fortress,
and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
T. Sawyer, of Waynesville. Be
fore ent ring the army he worked
at a service station.
What Made News
In The World In '43
on page 8 of this issue of
The Mountaineer, is a
complete review of the big
news of the world for
1943. Carefully compiled,
and grouped under sever
al headings, for your con
venience. You'll find this
feature of The Mountai
noer interesting and educational.
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