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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
fifVEAR NO. 10 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood aW Jaduwn Counties
Hollywood Star Visiting He
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YRON HARK, known on the screen as Gig Young', is visiting
Ir.nt.-, .Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barr. He will remain here until the
p next wo k.
mnous Movie Star Is
isiting Parents Here
HILPA WAY GWYN
wen- prepared to like Byron
who has made a name for
f in the movie world, as
fiouiiL'" Having known his
anl father for several
and having seen him on the
hi had won our complet
i-Vfii so, we were not prepar-
thp Rvrnn Hari- via tnllrpfl
t as we might have another ' "
.though we had learned long
(hat those who have accom-
11 the most in life and have
the fruits of fame are often
Isiest tn interview, c-tveially
y are sineere in their work.
s set a hiph -tandard for
If, ami in c ars made a
nent phn-. : - chosen pro-
whieh ;i -hurt time even
is F.hsuiuiuy devoid of any
limit his work. His deep
t lies entirely in his ability
"ay the part he plays. He
' habit df turning a critical
hU own acting, with always
oi'ht i imnrovinc He is
ntiou, about his work, with
nsHtiVem-s i.f the trim artist.
m nly human for those
'"MM- headlines t. ho self-
N. but with C,e Ynunff one
leel.riL' that what hf
1 aeting is something
H',art fi'om any jiersonal
Klt"'y "utside of the satis
"f a job well done. We
I'lte this verv nnalitv in Ai.
h looks and charm for bis
iny n the s-ereen.
irillir the uniform ,,f u
man- with a lating of phar-
'nird class, one c-ets
Prsion that he i i'nt likp
nd of ether youner Ameri-
wrvinc their count and
forward to the Hav'when
w will ht. over.
fr,r-' civilian life inst ftr
med a high place in the
Picture c.-ir!.! : J
ricl with v r
, "aiiifr orotners
I d'harged, he has made
'"ft like t.h(lllCBnlc t n,or
The sale of war !onds in Hay
wood during March totaled $4 4,
95fi yesterday at noon, arcordin.r
to Charlie Ray, county war finance
The March quota is
The Canton area led over this
end of the county by about $7,000,
according to the report.
An entensive campaign will he
staged during the latter half of
the month to increase pay roll de
ductions. Mr. Ray said, and to re
new activities among some com
mittees which gave way to special
tars of Holly- groups during the fourth war loan
The report showed sales as of
yesterday being made as follows:
Post Office $ l,987.f0
Nah'onal Farm Lnnn 412.50
Building and Loan l,087..r.O
First National Bank 13,925.00
Canton Building Loan
Haywood County Hank
'can citizens. His call
y came during the last
on page 12)
ft Gallon Still
S'V gallon still converted
UIQ oil cans iu ,. j ei
,Mmd midnight by deputy
'.v and Revenue Officer
Keeee in t),0 Min. n v
aiTests have hen j
Ibnt tv, i. c aB BUU Durn"
fX the 1qnor had been re-
Local Recreational Center Discussed
I. P. Dicus With
Farm Labor Unit
J. P. Dicus has been named
farm labor management assistant
fnr tho rnnntv. siirreedinp Oder F.
Handle All Plans
Representatives of All Civic
Groups, Churches and
Schools To Formulate
Plans are going forward for
creating a community-wide council,
composed of members of civic
groups, churches and schools, to
work out details for the establish
ment of a recreational center.
An organization and supper
meeting was held last Friday night
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Siler, and was attended by about
20 interested citizens, who discuss
ed the various phases of such a
need in the community.
Mrs. Siler was named temporary
chairman, and another meeting is
scheduled for March 24th, at whi h
time, official representatives of
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Listed as Missing Qalusha Sells Western
Auto Store To Eckhoff
H)p :X rmi
Hendricks Is Now
Ensign, Been In
Many Sea Battles
Ensign Gordon Hendricks hopes
M come back to the States soon
after spending five years aboard
a destroyer, most of it in the Pa
cific. Ensign Hendricks was recently
promoted from chief yeoman.
He has been in service for si
vears, starting in training at Nor
folk, later boarding a new destroy
er in New York five years ago, and
is now one of five of the original
Ensign Hendricks has been in
a number of major sea engage
ments, including Pearl Harbor
Wake Island, Midway and some of
the lesser known engagements.
He i" a graduate of the local
high school, and the son of Mr
and Mrs. George Hendricks, of
route two. He married the former
Miss Hazel Hall, of California, and
they Jiave one small daughter.
The Haywood Agricultural
Worker's Council met this week
with 15 members present, and dis
cussed the Victory Garden pro
gram, while calls for an increase
of 10 per cent in the total of gar
Members were optimistic over
reaching the goal in Haywood thi--spring,
and have set next week as
the time to begin the educational
campaign. Many pages of The
Mountaineer will be devoted to the
program, including articles of the
various agencies, planting charts,
and other information valuable
during the planting, and growing
season of gardens.
C. S. Buchanan
Spoke At Friday
C. S. Buchanan, venereal disease
consultant of the Venereal Insti
- I . n 1 1 rT--ll.U O writ,.
Bumette, who is teaching school, tute of the mm.c neaiin o ..i.
Mr. Dicus has already a-umed his was the speaker at the regular
duties, and is in the county agent's luncheon meeting of the local Ro
nffice 1 tary Club last Friday. He wa
Farmers having any labor prob- ! introduced by Dr. C. N Ssk , d,
lems should contact Mr. Picus as rector of the District Health De
early as possible, it was explained, partment.
Pet Buys Two Dairies In Greenville;
Will Use Some Milk From Haywood
The Pet Dairy Products Com- ; lle plant except that all
pany recently purchased the equip-i exeess mjk proucefi here will
ment, trucks and business of two,find rgady market in Greenville
large dairies in Greenville, S. C. ,. . . jt waH eXpiajned, gives
nd have assumed operation oi . ilk producers an as-
them, it was announced here yes
terday by R. B. Davenport, man
ager of the local plant, who help
ed negotiate the transaction.
The two dairies include Chap
man's Dairy and Sanitary Dairy.
Both have plants larger than the
local unit of Pet, it was explained.
A large lot has been bought for
the purpose of erecting a modern
plan as soon as conditions permit.
The Greenville unit will not be
connected in any way with the
.nwi onH rteadv market for al'
milk that will ever be produced
During the past few weeks Mr
Davenport has been acting as con
sultant in setting up the business
under Pet's operation, and will
continue to act in an advisory ca
nacity to the manager of the
Greenville business. He will de
vote all his time as manager of
the local plant
STAFF StiT. JAMES
CHAMBERS, son of
Chambers, Jr., of Ha.elwood, who
has been reported missing m ac
tion since February 10, over Ger
many. Sgt. Chambers volunteered
the day after Pearl Harbor attack
and was inducted at Fort Dix, N.
J. He received his training at
Biloxi, Miss., Barksdale Field,
Shreveport, La., Las Vegas, Nev.,
Plant City and Lakeland, Fla. He
was sent overseas from Brunswick,
N. J., more than a year ago. He
was a tail gunner on a bomber.
Make Real News
For Fighting Men
Two Thousand Bonds
Bought By Employees In
Past Few Weeks Through
Hi re's news that men on the
fighting front ill like to bear.
It all happened during the past
few days at Wellco S ioe Corpora
tion. The imploees have always been
known for their patriotism, anil
loyally to every worthwhile cause.
This week, the employees were
given 2.d()0 bonds which they had
purchas d through the payroll de
duction plan since the Fourth War
Loan Drive started in February.
The 2,000 bonds were over and
above what sonic bought aside from
the payroll deduct ion plan. The
2,000 bonds r presents a cash in
vestment of $:S7,!00 "nd a maturity
value of $50,000.
This same group of employees
went 100 per cent for the Red
Cross, with everyone making a
contribution, that total; d $452.
Yes, this is the kind of news the
men on the fighting fronls like
Mrs Howard liryson spint the
week-end with relatives in Stati-s-ville.
Announcement was made yester
day of tht sale of the stock and
tixturis of Western Auto Associate
Store here to C. R. Eckhoff by J.
('. Calusha. who has operated the
store for the past 6V4 years.
. Mr. Eckhoff assumes active
charge of the business today.
The store lias b en closed since
Monday, and the force has been
taking inventory. This was finish
id yesterday, and the store opened
tor business this morning.
The n w owiu r conn's from Till
l.ihasee. Fla., and has been con
nected with one of the largest re
tail chains in the nation as manager
of one of their largest ster s. lie
has bad 15 years in the merchan
Mr. Eckhoff is a native of Au
gusta, Ga., and Mrs. Eckhoff is
The new owner plans to carry a
large stock of merchandise, adding
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Pvt. Frank Caldwell
In Action In Flight
Private Frank Caldwell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Caldwell, of
Waynesville, R F.I). No. 2, has been
reported missing in (light, accord
ing to information received from
the war department by his family.
The message read as follows:
"The Secretary of War desires
me to express his deep ngret .hfcu
vour son Private Frank Caid'wv'l?
is reported missing in flight since
Feb. 26, between India and China."
Pvt. Caldwell was inducted in
the service on May 19, 1942 at
Fort Bragg and from there was
transferred to a camp in Wyoming,
for his basic training.
Food Prices In
County Are Being
Checked This Week
Fourteen volunteer price check
ers were about half way through
with their duties of checking prices
on all foods and meats in this area
The survey began Monday morn
ing as part of a check-up by OPA
to see that all retail grocers were
abiding by the ceiling prices set
Any firms in violation will be
brought before the price panel on
Thursday, the 2;)rd, and given a
The survey will continue through
this week, and then at different pe
riods for the duration of price
Receives Lots Of
Mail From Here
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By now, the "lonesome Hay
wood man in service" for whom
this newspaper made a spec
ial appeal last week, should
have lots of mail.
The article stirred the hearts
of many, and before noon on
Thursday, letters started com
ing in for the man, who is
thousands of miles from here.
Every day, at least one letter
has hem mailed to the man.
The letters are brought to this
office, and addressed and mail
ed by The Mountaineer.
The man wrote a pathetic
plea for mail from home. The
Mountaineer carried his plea,
and withheld his name.
J. C (IALIUS1IA announced yes
terday that be had sold his West
ern Aulo Associate Store, which
he has owned and operated for the
past OMi years. The business was
sold due to ill health.
Mrs E. L McKee
Guest Speaker At
Club Meeting Here
M.fc. t; L, .McK-x'. . rtf . Sylv.-.,
state seitator. will be the guest
speaker at the .March meeting of
the Woman's Club which will be
held this afternoon at the Hotel
l.cFiiine at :l:.:o o'clock Mrs. S
P. d'ay, chairman of i duration is
in charge of the program.
Nlrs. McKee, who has served as
a meniliiT of the board of trustees
nf Western Carolina Teachers col
leg , ami takili an active part in
ilucat ieiia 1 movements in the state
will speak on, "Education."
Hostesses of I he afternoon in
elude. Mrs. J. Harden Howell, Mrs,
loh ri H. Ilipps and Mrs K M.
Work In Haywood
For Few Months
The services of an experienced
forester, Kay Orr, is being made
available to Haywood bind owners,
through the cooperation of TVA
and the ext' nsion department.
Mr. Orr will work in Haywood.
Jackson arid Macon counties for
the next few months, and his ser
vice-, are available without cost, to
land owners that have timber to
sell, those who no d help in cruis
ing woodland, advice on thinning
woixllaiiils, and also siiuge-1 ions on
planting woodland m refnrrestitig
Those interested in this service
should contact the county agtnt's
nflice for full information.
Pet Dairy (letting New
Smoke Stack This Week
A fi5 foot smoke stack will be
irected at Pet Dairy Products
Company here this week-end, ac
cording to K. B. Davenport, mana
ger. The old stack was to be re
placed at an early date, and the
recent high winds saved the plant
the trouble of having to disman
tle the huge pipe. No damage was
dune when the stack toppled.
It is expected that two days will
he required to raise and place the
PVT. J. Wr. FINNEY, son of
Mi and Mrs. Bert Finney, has
been slightly wounded in action on
February 5, according to a tele
gram received by his parents from
.he war department.
Pvt. Finney was inducted in the
service at Camp Croft and was
ransfered to Fort Bragg for his
basic training, after which he was
ent to Camp Campbell, Ky. From
lhe latter he was, sent to an em
barkation port and then overseas.
Higher Prices Given Milk Producers
For March And April Under Subsidy
The subsidy on milk for March
and April has been raised from 40c
to 80c per hundred by the govern
ment, according to R. B. Davenport,
manager of Pet Dairy Products
Company here. The increased pay.
ments is an added inducement to
milk producers to increase milk,
since there is a critical shortage.
The present prices for milk is
$4.85 per hundred pounds for grade
"A", or 42 eents per gallon, and
manufacturing milk is $3.80 per
hundred pounds or 33 cents per
The subsidy payments are paid
through the county AAA office,
upon receipt of the dairy's reports.
This is the highest prices ever
paid for milk, and the market is
unlimited, both now and in the fu
ture, due to the new connections
recently made by the local plant,
Mr, Davenport said.
$7,000 In Sight
Quota For Chapter
$5,833 Already In Hand,
With Three Large Indus
tries To Make Reports.
At noon yesterday, $5,H33.55 had
been turned in to H. B. Atkins,
treasurer for the Red Cross here,
on the annual drive towards a quota
Three industries are yet to make
their final report and turn in their
donations, aid from advance re
ports coming from the three plants
the sums will send the total above
the sev n thousand murk, Mr. At
Complete details of contributions
of all groups will be given next
week, when all reports have been
concluded. Some plants began
their drive Monday, as prior to
that time, other conflicting drives
or deductions wen' in effect in the
J. Clay M.ulison, roll call chair
man, was out of town yesterday,
but had predict d earlier in the
week, that the goal would be met
during this week.
"We appreciate the fine spirit
and cooperation given during thiR
campaign," M. R. Williamson,
chapter chairman, said
St. John's Contributes
$125 To The Red Cross
Students and staff members of
St. John's school contributed
$125 M during the 1944 Red Cross
War Fund Campaign. A check for
the above amount, together with
an itemised statement of individual
donors and contributions was pre
sented yesterday to Rev. J. Clay
Madison, chairmanof the Haywood
County jed Grosfrive.
The ifohteil sponsored by St.
John's school Tor students and staff
members making contributions to
'hi 1944 Red Cross canlpaign end
ed Monday, March 13. .
The fi.rst prize, a $25 War Bond,
was awarded to Joseph Michal,
seventh grade. The second prize,
$10 in war stamps, was won by
Lois Jean Ingle, high school resi
lent senior, from D' troit. The
third prize, $5 in war stamps, was
i warded to Mrs. Henry Tuttlo, high
school physical education instrur
Among the classrooms the twelf
th grade made the largest contri
bution, $15.H5. The seventh grade
ranked second highest with $15.56
in contributions. The fourth grade
held third place with $12.89 con
Wellco Employees (iive
$ 152 To Red Cross
Leo Weill, president of Wellcc
Shoe Corporation announced yes
terdiy that a total of $452 had
been contributed by the employees
and management of the firm to thf
Itod Cross drive here.
This is one of the largest sumt
ver given by an industry in this
part of the county. The firm was
100 per cent with every person on
the payroll participating in the
COES TO OTKKN
J. M. Gaddv. of route two. was
recently taken to Oteen Hospital
for treatment. He has been in ul
health for sometime.
Our Quota Is
$5 ,50 ft