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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
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$1.75 In Advance In Haywood ana jaauwn
C a PLACE V K
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ted tross Wa
hA To Kaise
rie 1 fill
Chapter of the
Lean Red Cross has been as-
Fund Campaign wnicn win
,lly opt'ti in this area on r eu-
2iti. according W) rwev. .
Madison, who has Deen narneu
- i i : Tkn nntinn.
,iian o! me umyc.
,fi ha- been set at -'UU uuu,
the quota of ?130,000,-
,f last yt'ar.
ty-one per cent of the funds
1 last year were sent w ns-
1 h.ad.piarters and hlty-nine
,t kept for local use Dy me
.r. This year 43 per cent
be kept for local worn nuu
r cent has been asked to be
ho national headquarters.
difference in the allocation
ds this year is due to the
ndous amount of worK neces
for the program of the Red
in ov. rseas areas where the
I forces are serving, it was
d out by Mr. Madison.
hile the quota for 1944 is tne
t ever assigned this area,
M. K. Williamson, president
Havwood chapter, and Rev.
av Madison, cnairman oi nc
are optimistic over the goal
reached by the appointed
The quota is $1,700 above
kif last year which was $4,400.
oca! chairman has adopt-
r his slogan "One day's wages
he fighting man," and during
llrive for funds each person
r . . . . il.
yed in the section oi tne
v covered bv the Haywood
Iter will be asked to contribute
arnings of one day for "the
in service fighting for hjm.
tensive plans are being work-
lit bv the chairman of the
and the president of the
cr. Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn has
named chairman of publicity.
Assigned the newspaper cover-
f the drive.
nmittee for the drive will be
meed in the cominc week, it
earned from Mr. Madison.
ther Of Editor
Re Buried Today
neral services will be held this
noon at 4 o'clock at tho Rhen-
Memorial Chanel in Hender-
Ole for Hud s(in M. Russ. 67.
of W. Curtis Russ. editor
he Wavnesv-lle IvTrmntainppr.
'1 at his hdimp in TTpnrlprsnn-
at 3 oVlnck Wednesday after-
nev. ii. m. Seigler, pastor
H' Kii"t Bantist church of
cr-onvnie, will ofnc'ate, as-
h' Rev H n TTommot oo
f the First Baptist church of
ille. Burial will be in Oak-
Russ was a native of Cons'-
C.. and for many years
F'C'te 1 a mpT'pantil liiicinoaa
n-ivinjr to Hendersonville
V-tno V(5ira aerf TTw-il Vici
rCl"l hv ill nooHK rt votira
yr-ars aero. Mr. Rus was
se'y identified with the acti
of the First Baptist church
?ndersnnville, he had served
as a d 'acon and as a trustee
Irviving are his wife; one son,
lM RUSSi of Waynesville;
anghters. Miss Clnria T?nss.
'CndersonuiHo iw tt,.i.
i. of Greensboro; one grand
Marguerite Russ, of Way
e: and two sisters.
Opens Feb. 29
Christmas Tubercular Seal Sale
Largest Ever Recorded In This Area
There were more Christmas
Tuberculosis Seals sold this year
than ever recorded in the Waynes
ville area, according to the final
report submitted this week by
Mrs. Frank Ferguson, local chair
man in charge of the sales.
The ouota for the area had been
set by state headquarters at $300,
while the sales amounted to $40H.
Of this amount $306 will be kept
for local work and $102 will De
sent to the stat? headquarters.
The money kept locally will be
used to aid tubercular patients and
also tubercular suspects. A part
of it will be diverted to aid in
providing school lunches for under
nourished children in the local
The mailing committee, headed
by Mrs. Charles Miller, who made
all their sales through the mails,
had to their credit $158 of the
The sale of seals is sponsored
locally by the Woman's Club and
the greater part of the sales are
sold throue-h the schools of the
area, with the students selling to
Are Placed In 1-A
During Past Week
Ninety-three men were placed in
class 1-A by the draft board serv
ing the Waynesville area during
the past week. In the group were
the following: Wade Hampton
Frazier. Jr., George Franklin
Rathbone, Kelly Lee Howell, Kim
gey Niland Palmer, Fred Henry
Plott, Marion Thomas Bridges,
Fred James Sanford, Troy Lee
Wilson, Marvin Samuel Chambers.
Daniel Shuford Young, Clay
William Sheehan. Clifford Wallis
Green, Benjamin Franklin Fisher,
Lester James Bradshaw, Emery
Allen, Kenneth C. Miller, Mack
Murray Mercer, Kenneth Parker,
Zilla Roosevelt Huffman, Law
rence Kilby, Thomas A. Edison
Meser, Homer Hector West, Fred
Farmer, Everett Harvey Clark,
Cass McCaha, Guy Smith, Noble
William Ferguson, Joseph Yates
Plemmons, Charlie Arthur Dot
son. Harry Montreville Moody, Wal
ter Fisher Sprinkles, Robert Ed
ward Reece, Deward McElroy,
Henry Conner, Loyd Lincoln
Moore, Clifton Earle Parton, Troy
William Sutton, Robert McCarter,
Hardy Marion Carver, Melburn
Green, Samuel Edgar Frady,
Thomas Jackson Kirby, Dewey For
rester Bryson, Doyl Calvin Rath
bone, Frank Benjamin James, Neal
Davis Mathis, Robert Vance Da
vis. William Rose, Milas Ward Kirk-
patrick, Woodrow Wilson Rich,
Carl Bryson Hannah, Robert Oliv-
(Continued on page 6)
pons To Honor
mory Of Two
services will ho heH
regular COmmiinieatinn of
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r . . ucc, or., wno ui ii
1r,ary 3rd. .nd tn T.
f thpsn, who passed away on
ruarv 21 st iato
L- Prevost will be in charge of
perviepo InJ ii .
I j on mcniD are
0 W arpnH i i
, - fy in-ir insi.
is to these former associates.
'ors are also welcome.
In,e who mke hiatory don't
me to vrite it
Only Nine Boys
Draft In January
Only nine boys in Waynesville
became 18 years of age during the
month of January and regist red
under the selective service system
subject to call by the local draft
The nine included; Walter Car
men Hollingsworth, Waymsville,
R.F.D. 1; James Robert Wood,
Waynesville, R.F.D. 2; Eirl Grady
Russell, Waynesville, R.F.D. 1; Ted
Morgan, Hazelwood; Billy Justice,
Waynesville, R.F.D. 1; John Stuart
Ramsey Crockett, Hazelwood;
Hayes Allen Moody, Waynesville,
R.F.D. 2; Bascom Alfred Edwards,
Haztlwood; William Francis Lan
Funds Raised In
Tag Days Staged
Here and Canton
Haywood county's quota in th
annual Infantile Paralysis cam
paign will be more than doubled
whin all funds contributed have
been turned in, it was learned from
Jonathan Woody, county chairman
of the drive. The quota for Hay
wood was set at $815, whil? the
total contributions yesterday af
ternoon amounted to $1,616.43.
This is the largest amount ever
contributed to the infantile cam
paign in Haywood county.
The figures for the two areas of
the county stood Wednesday after
noon as lollows; canton with a
total of $710, and Waynesville with
$006.43 in contributions.
The only expense of the cam
paign will be a nominal sum of
$9.-B for tags presented the con
tributors and for the printing of
placards which were placed in th
various business firms of the coun
ty, according to Mr. Woody.
The greater part of the money
(Continued on page 6)
Wins Distinguished Flying Cross
Criminal and Civil
Cases To Be Heard
In February Court
The February term of Suncrior
court, at which time both criminal
and civil cases will be heard is sche
duled to convene here Monday, Feb
ruary 7, with Judge Felix E. Alley,
Jurors drawn for the (first week
H. L. Morgan, Beaverdam; Glenn
Hipps, Waynesville; Frank Davis,
Beaverdam; Zeb Curtis, Waynes
ville; L. B. Hooper, Waynesville;
Ed Ledford. Fines Creek; Norman
Hoglan, White Oak; H. O. Cham
pion, Waynesville; Owen Murray,
Pigeon; J. Medford Williams,
(Continued on page 7)
Permits Required Now
To Burn Any Brush
Effective February 1, burning
nermits are required of persons
burning leaves, brush, or any
rash on, or immed:afely near
woodland areas under the protec
tion of the North Carolina S'ate
Sprvi"e. it was arnounceo
bv R. E CWwell, Haywood county
Mr'. Caldwell pointed out that
such permits are required to let
the forest service know whre the
fires are being started. He also
pointed out that the proper t me
for burning trash, etc., is follow
ing a rain or in the late afternoon
or at night when the air is damp
and the fire is more easily con
trolled. Permits may be obtained from
Mr. Caldwell and G. C. Plott at
the court house and the follow;ng
places in the countv: Tom Alex
ander at Cataioochee Ranch: L. M.
McCaha, at Magg e; W. A. Green,
Maggie; Robert Howel', Jonathan
'"reek; C. H. Franklin, Cove Creek;
H. F. Hoglen. Liberty; J. H. Mc
elroy, Jonathan Creek; H. L.
Rathbone, Fines Creek; Crady
Walker, Cr'btree: L. A. Trantham,
Crabtree: T. C. Davis, Iron Duff.
Taft Ferguson's store, Clyde,
mute 1 : Hardv Phi'lipo. Mt. b er
ling; Harvey Beach, Wayn sville.
R. F. D. No. 1; Lane Allen, Can
ton: R. C. Putman, Stamey Cove;
Claude James. Hyde; J. W. Hol--ombe.
Pigeon; W. C. Parton, Cru-
so: Mark Ferguson,
Shorty Arringfon, Panther Creek;
Clem Fitzgerald, t wn hill, Way
nesville; Raford Brown, Hemphill;
Dellwood post office; Ellis Burnett,
Retreat; W. B. Poston, Sherwood
and Big Ea-t Fork; John Himes,
Sherwood and Little East Fork
and West Fork; A. -E. Caldwell,
Saunook and Barber's Orchard.
Instructions for burning were
outlined as follows:
1. Clear strins Plow a clean
strip all around a fipld when burn
ing land off. and making the strip
wide enough to k ep the fire from
2. Pile brush Make small pile
in the open away from woods and
3. Have tools and help. Have
rakes and water ready. Don't bum
on a windy day.
4. Bum against the wind Se'
fire in grass along the edg? of th"
plowed strip to burn into the
wind. Burn brush piles from the
leeward and start ion the uphill
side of the field first. Bum one
pile to test th? wind; then only a
many p ies at one time as you know
you can handle.
5. Burn on quiet, moist days
Bum afteT 4 P m. when air mni
ture is increasing. Be particular
ly careful during the worst fire
months March, April and Novem
ber. 6. Put out Wore 1 raving Keep
at least one mail on the job untf
Pigeon; i eery spark is out.
Wins Prize In DAR
Mildred Milner was the winner
of the prize givin at the fashion
show sponsored by the Dorcas Bell
Love Chapter, Daughters of the
American Revolution held at the
high school Tuesday. The prize,
$2.50 in war stamns. was present d
by Miss Patsy Gwyn, president of
the Joseph Howell Society of the
Children of the American Revolu
The dresses were graded accord
ing to the standards set up by
the D.A.R. national committee.
Those entering the contest and
whose dresses were made under
the supervision of Miss Marjorie
McManus, home economics teacher
in the high school, in addition to
the winner were: Marion Ellis
Howell, Cene Anne Bradley, Nancy
Jones, Theresa Liner, Janet Abel
Floise Martin, Ann Farmer, and
An Eighth A A F Bomber Com
mand Station, England. !sta(T
Sergeant William D. Sawyer, 21,
of Waynesville, has been awarded
the Distinguished Flying Cross
and the Air Medal with three Oak
Leaf (Musters for Hying twenty-
live missions niriiinst Germany.
Sgt. Sawyer was armorer and left
waist gunner on the "Wailuku
Maud" and recently oil a new ship
named "My Buddy", both Flying
Fortresses of the Eighth Air Force
based in England.
Sgt. Sawyer is the son i,i Mr.
and Mrs. E. T. Sawyer, of Way
nesville. He ih a graduate of the
Waynesville high school and at the
time he volunteered in the army
on October 7, 1JI4I, he was em
ployed by a tilling station in Way
nesville. Se;t. Sawyer began his combat
(lying in July f l'.M't, his first mis
sion being the long trip (o Ber
"It was a milk run," be says of
Bergen. "At least it seems so
now. It was just long and cold."
Then came the Hanover mission
which developed into one of the
vicious air battles of the year.
' plane was in "tail end
' position, the last plane
las! squadron, also known
"Purple Heart Corner."
Ki fillers followed the planes for
two hours and Sgt. Sawyer is re
ported to have shot 1,000 rounds
I bat day.
There followed many of the
roughest missions flown by the
Eighth Aii Force, including Paris,
Stuttgart, I.al'allice, Gdynia and
Kegensbtirg, the latter being the
famoiirt shuttle (light to Africa.
The crew hail n wr.!i in' North
Africa before they t jk off on the
return flight. They were forced to
crash laud in an English wheat
field, but nobody was hurt. Since
Regensburg, Sawyer's ship haH
always been the squadron leader,
except the Eindon mission, when it
(lew us leader of the entire wing.
Sgt. Sawyei 's squadron has made
I rips over Paris, which city
be says lie bad always wanted to
visit, but be didn't see what he
hud always wanted t, for practi
cally all be saw was a "lot of
Sgt. Sawyer hopes to continue
flying with the Army Air Force
after the war.
Boy Scouts Busy
Hauling In Waste
Paper In Drive
The drive for collection of scrap
naper which was started last week
by Troon 2, Roy Scouts, sponsor-d
by the Rotary club, is progressing
with fine response in the commun
ity it was learned from Guy Mas
sie, scoutmaster, who is heading
Mr. Massie stated that a num
ber of p rsons had brought papor
to the headquarters from the rural
sections and also a number from
Hazelwood and Waynesville had
brought in large quantities.
He further stated that the boys
w re on tre jcb and were ready to
answer all calls for donation of
paper, which they were hauling in
wagons to the building forme-lv
occupied by the Green Tree Tea
Room, serving as the main storag
nlace, until the paper is put on
The drive will continue for some
time and Mr. Massie is asking that
as Spring cleaning gets underway
housewives bear in mind the sera"
paper collection and salvage all
St. John's Stanm And
Bond Sales In 4th Loan
Drive Total $9,604.55
During the first two weks of
the Fourth War Loan Drive, the
punils, tTachers and staff of St.
John's School purchased $9,604.55
in bonds and stamps.
To date, bond and stamp sales a'
the chool have reached a total of
Still "jeep-conscious" the pupil
of St. John's are striving to keen
the jeeps rolling along for Unci;
Sam at unslackening pce. Thei
purchases to data would buy 45
WhatWas The Decision
Of Mr. and Mrs. Ground
Hog On The Weather?
To Be Shown Here
Admission To Park Thea
tre By Bond To Show On
Thursday, February 10th.
With the sale of bonds in the
Fourth War Loan Drive in Hay
wood totaling $45.1,727.50 through
yesterday, Sam Robinson, county
chairman, is urging every commit
tee in the county to work toward
completion of the quota of J700,
000 by Friday night.
Pointing out that Haywood coun
ty had more men in service than
any county in the United States
ner capita, Mr. Robinson stated
that he was striving to have Hay
"dod the first county in North
Carolina to reach its goal. He i
making a special appeal to the
farmers and the smaller buyers, as
many of the larger purchasers of
other drives are not investing as
heavily in this campaign.
While Mr. Robinson is aiming
at the early attainment of the goal,
he staled that the drive would con
tinue through the loth of the
month and that many were plan
ning to buy bonds next week, as
revealed by the surveys being made
in the house to bouse canvass.
,1. K. Massie, chairman of the
Waynesville area, stated that on
Thursday night, 10th, a free movie
would be shown here at the Park
Thuntrn with entrance bv a war
bond bought either on the 8th, 9th,
or 10th. He stated that due to
tho crowded conditions of trying
to operate a bond booth just before
the starting of the show, the com-
(Continued on page 6)
Women Of Area
Begged To Make
An urgent appeal is being made
this week by Mrs. Ben Colkitt,
dhairman of the surgical dressings
committee of the Hnywod Red
Cross Chapter for workers in the
rooms in the Maon:e Temple.
"As the invasion gets underway
in Europe and the fighting becomes
more intense in other combat areas,
our quotas will be increased and
surely with the sacrifices these men
are making, we cannot fall down
on this obligation," said Mrs. Col
kitt in her appeal to the women
of the community.
The supplies for the local work
were delayed and the work is,
therefore, behind schedule, it was
pointed out by Mrs. Colkitt, who
stated that unless there was a
greater response the chapter would
fail in keening UP with the quota
of surgical dressings assigned this
Frances Gilbert Frazier
This is Thursday, February
third and the day after the one
that trad tien hr-s set aside for an
important decision. On th- out
come depends the wholc arrange
ment of the seasonable wardrobe,
seed phntini', pruning and what-have-yeu.
Did Mr. Ground Hog
see his shadow yesterday? Th-it
was the big question before the
population and the rerdy would, of
course, depend largely upon in
what, part 1 the country the wea
ther prognostica'or livd. The
hardy and fnitViful followers of
weather predictions, such as the
thick fur on the squirrel; the
heavier birk on the north side of
trees (and the shadow that th'
Ground Hog sees or does not see
on February the second) wai'
natiently around until the hour of
eleven corn s and goes. Then tvey
spend the rest of the day discuss
ing the crops and making plans
Mr. Ground Hog, you rmmber,
is supposed to open a pair of sl'epy
eyes on the traditional morning.
C9ll as he yawns to Mrs. Ground
Hog and ask, "Well, dear, how does
it look this morning? Do you tink
I had better turn hack the cover
and prepare to make a day of it
or shall I just slip out, peek, and
lip back while my bed is still nice
Mrs. Ground Hig, as an obedient
wife should do, lays down what
ever she is doing, opens the dor
and cautiously perrs out. So far.
so good, but how well Mrs. Ground
Hog knows that will not satisfy
Mr. Ground Hoe. He wants th'ngs
business-like and thw
Ground Hog to investigate, her
apron over her head, for it is a long
ways from Snring yet, regardless
of what her huband decreed 1 iter
in the day. She looks up and then
she looks around and th n she
sighs deeply ard she again turns
toward the house. What else can
she report, for above her the sky iu
as tantalizine a blue as a baby's
eyes! Soft, fluffy clouds that look
as though a giant pa:nt brush has
smooth d them on, lie across its
tranquil face. A gentle, little
breeze that seems to smile beguil
ingly as it brushes the lips of the
early morning sun, whispers a
Lor li promise that Spring is al
ready packing up her lovely green
ruffles for an early visit.
Mrs. Ground Hog takes a deep
breath, lifts her head and sten
briskly toward the house. Sh
knows what she will have to tell
Mr. Ground Hog, and it mpans that
he will have him hanging around
the house for the next six weeks
The fact that he works only on
day out of the year isn't mention-d
in the Grund Hog menage; but
the six weeks ahead when the sun
is shining as it is at this minute,
srems a certainty. And there is
nothing she can do about it.
But wait! Sudd"nly, a sharp stine
ing blow strikes Mrs. Ground Hog's
hand and she screams in surprse
as she wipes away small particle
of ice that are smashing all around
her. She looks up in astonish
ment, trying to understand such a
transition from Spring to Winter.
But thsre is no answer; only the
pelting sleet that falls in increas
ing fury. Where, only a few min
utes before, she had found the glory
Anrta in A
ougn manni-rwirii some mc I .
does the doing. So out goes Mrs. (Continued on page 7)
Apparel Group To
Hear OPA Officials
Members of the Haywood Price
I'anpl exnect every merchant in this
area who s lis any wearing apparel
of any type, to attend the UFA
meeting here Tuesday night at the
court house, and hear officials ex
plain the new rules and regula
tions. The meeting will bejHn at 7-?0.
Those appearing in behalf of OPA
will include Edwin Allison, dis-
tr'ct supervisor, Miss Pearl Hum-
phery and Mrs. Timmons.
Winner Of UDC
Jimmy Swanger was the winner
of the medal given in the annual
Lee - Jackson declamation contest
sponsored by the Haywood Chapfer
of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy whirh was held on
Thursday in the high school audi
torium. Mrs. W. A. Hvatt, histor
ian, was in chartre of the proeram.
Rev. S- R- Crockett gave the invo
cation and he sal-'te to te flag
was led by Mrs. J. Harden Howc'l.
Young Swanger's declamation
was "The New South", and the
other contestants: Robert Ha'ry,
who won the second prize, a silver
dollar; Robert Harrv. R. G. Coffey,
Jr., and Amos Lee Swanger. Mrs.
lames R. Byd. chapter president,
presented the prizes.
Serving as jvdges were: Prof.
W C. Allen. Rev. S. R. Crockett,
and Rev. M. R. Williamson. A
medley of Souf-em airs was ren
dered by the high school band.
Rev..M. R. Williamson gave the