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'HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Pablished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1ETH YEAR NU. 11 l rages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 U Advance la Hayweod Jeta CotbII
i Known Forestry Con
antHereTo "Help Out"
While In Capitol.
ios. Alexander Goes
L OP A As Consultant
Prices Of Pulpwood
Alexander assumes his du-
wrt.k-end m wasningwii
for the area
the pa!,er Dranl" U1 "
a5 renntlv called to Wash-
t0 confer witn ur uiuciaia
lilt there, was "draitea ior
He was told 11 was "is
duty to serve, since he
I expert forester.
Alexande r accepted on me
hat he be released wnen
ice coin fl oe imeu. a iic
nut include nancuing
nut acid wood, logs or
from West Vir-
Irk will ls0 embrace a large
of the New England states,
learned from another source.
Alexander is a forestry con-
and for the past 18 months
1.. U.. in
en Kepi exiremny uuay
rk. Resides his forestry
Bie and Mrs. Alexander nave
li Cata!"ochee Ranch for the
leven years. Mrs. Alexander
lierate the ranch tnis sum-
Ik absence of Mr. Alexan-
The owners reported this
hat they were receiving more
es about the coming season
ey had ever had before.
Alexander has been granted
sion to return in June and
;he American forestry As-
m on a lu-dav pacK trip
h the Park. Riders from all
of the nation will parti-
in this trip, it was learned.
nery For Area
community cannery which
fcn located on the high school
will ho ready for opera
ifhin three weeks, it was
li this week from J. C. Brown.
nal agricultural teacher,
federal and local govern-
are anxious that all persons
school district have an op-
ity to make use of the fac-
offered, it was pointed out I
re are many plan- mi con-
with the details of nnora-
hich must be understood by
who expect to use the can-
There are snme definite fed-
Nations well as some
have been r . or will be set
the local i h iory committee.
ese an' .(her reasons. It is
lal thf i v. i v nerson whn is
ted 1. 1 .,ho will be at a
Wate, in usimr the rnnnerv.
at least one of the initial
es now being arranged at
Person in the school district
?e the facilities offered bv
finery, but they are urged to
arrangements at the present
"f it. as it will hp tin late
the canning season opens to
following schedule contains
te-' of the meeting tr ho VipIH
Various schools in thr. aroct
Iike Junaluska, at 2:30
anernonn: Fast Wnmu.
Friday. March 9A of 9-90.
d. Tuesdav oq ' 9. so!
"111. WedllPsHnir MoV 90
W. at .1
luesday, Anril & of 9-nfl-
od on V,.Hr,,J..' A :i er'
fi. at 2:30. a mooti ;n
held at tho i j i i
he date to Kp j i
her Hotnilo n.
rn nit cannery
announced later, but those
e interested are advised to
the meetimrc t
f 'J W Cb NISI.
Dr. C. N. Sisk
Points Out Need Of
There is evidence that rabies
among dogs in Haywood county is
becoming more prevalent than it
has been during the last two or
three years, according to Dr. C. N.
Sisk, district health officer.
There has been a decline in the
vaccination of dogs throughout the
county during the subsidence of
rabies it was pointed out by the
health officer, who .stated that it
was obvious that the the continu
ation of the vaccination of dogs is
essential in controlling the occur
ance of rabies.
Dr. Sisk statud that he had re
newed certain appointments of ra
bies inspectors in the county and
had made some new appointments
Dr. H. B. Osborne, for Clyde and
Beaverdam townships; Dr. Joe F.
Baxter, for Waynesville, Pigeon,
Iron Duff, Fines Creek and White
Oak townships; Bobby Howell for
the Jonathan Creek section; J. B.
Campbell for Ivy Hill township;
W. J. McCrary for Crabtree town
ship; John Heatherly for East Fork
township; and Ken Browning for
The law requires that rabies vac
cinations of dogs be done during
the months of April, May and June
of each year. It is expected that
the inspectors of the county will
proceed immediately to arrange
schedules and notify the people of
their respective district when and
where they can receive this service,
according to Dr. Sisk. He also
pointed out that the law pertaining
to rabies vaccination among dogs
had been amended and now pro
vides a fee of 75 cetits for this
service and at the same time credit
can be received for this amount on
Pvt. Phillips Is
Wounded In Italy
Private Wilson H. Phillips, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Tobert Phillips,
of Waynesville, was seriously
wounded in action in Italy, accord
ing to a message received recently
by his parents from the Adjutant
Pvt. Phillips was inducted at
Camp Croft on March 29, 1943,
and from there sent to Fort Jack
son, and then to Camp Wolters,
Tex. From the latter he was sent
to Greenville, Pa., and then over
seas, where he has been since last
September. He was first stationed
in North Africa, later Sicily and
from there to Italy.
The latest reports which came
from the Adjutant General's office
on Friday, stated that his condi
tion was improving.
Prior to entering the service
Pvt. Phillips was engaged in farming.
nn: Central Elemen-
L. J. Burns. Of
png In Action
rrjeant T.WJ x r
m of M r " "u,"s?
win ouras, oi
action ov. n '
fan- 9 v,c,,any since
sent ',a.ccord'n? to a mes-
Dpt,.- s mother from the
B24eVnd rao operator
the Arr" T:. 2 V
Fortho r rorces in Eng
N th PaSt nine mth8. He
St2. serv'ce on December
Lt. Porter Frady Spends
10-Day Leave Here
Lt. Porter Frady has returned to
Newport News, Va., after spend
ing a 10-day leave here with his
fathtr, James D. Frady. Lt. Frady
has recently returned from four
and one half months overseas. He
has been serving with the Army
Transportation Corps in North
Africa, Sicily and Italy. He ent
ered the service in January, 1942.
Enter Service From
This Area In March
During the week fifty-one men
left the Waynesville area of the
county to enter the armed forces
under the selective service system,
with 27 entering the army and 24
going into the navy.
The group assigned to service in
the army left on Thursday and re
ported to Fort Bragg with Robert
James Kuykendall as leader and
Fred Reuben Moody as assistant
In the group were the following
volunteers, William Jonathan
Nichols, Robert Jackson Whitner,
Robert James Kuykendall, Waltfr
Campbell Plott and Edgar Wallice
Others were; Richard Carl Dun
can, Robert Roy Kelley, James
Frank Finger, Fred Vinson Green,
Grovtr Lee Davis, James Elmer
Greene, Clyde McKinley Reagan,
Willie Frank Smith, Hayden Cald
well, Clyde Lewis Wyatt, Abe
Iloytt Jordan, Roy Clifford Parton,
Howard Edward Gentry.
Frank Yarborough, Fred Reuben
Moody, Flttcher E. Kuykendall, Jr.,
Frank Norman Penland, Vinson
Wood row W. Leatherwood, John
Howard Jones and George Holdbe
James Samuel Cabe served as
leader and John Rudolph Carswell
as assistant leader of the group
that left on Friday for Spartan
burg, for service in the navy.
There were eight volunteers in
the group as follows: Henry Rus
sell Gilliland, William Venson
Rrece, Ned Houston Sparks, Jason
Woodrow Smiley, Andy Sanford
Wyatt, John Henry Smiley, and
Hayes Allen Moody.
Others were: Wade Hampton
Frazier, Jr., John Henry Ruff, Wil
liam Dave Parris, William Lay
fayette Moody, Horace Grady
Honeycutt, James Wessley Gunter.
Dennis Hubert Caldwell, Cecil
Cooper, Joseph Raymond Blanton,
Leonard Elonzo Ruff, Ernest Eu
gene Lee, Larry Robinson, Homer
Bryson Lanning, William Homer
Inman and Troy Lee Justice.
Red Cross Chapter
Ships 144 Army
Kits To Port
One hundred and forty-four kits
made by designs authorized by the
government by the production com
mittee of the local Red Cross
chapter were shipped yesterday to
an unannounced embarkation port.
The kits in the form of a bag
when drawn up were made by the
members of the Dorcas Bel! Love
Chapter DAR and their "house
wives" by the home economics de
partment of the high school.
The kits contained the following:
one writing tablet; 24 envelopes;
1 pencil; 1 book; 1 deck of cards;
1 package of cigarettes; 1 pair of
shoe strings; 1 shoe polishing
cloth; five razor blades; 1 package
of hard candy; a bar of soap; 1
soap box; and one "housewife",
containing needles, thread, buttons
in five sizes, and safety pins.
No Permit For
Of Hogs Needed
It was announced yesterday that
the period in which farmers can
slaughter hogs and deliver pork to
others without a permit or license
has been extended indefinitely.
Permits are still required for
farm slaughter for delivery of
cattle, calves, sheep and lambs, and
applications therefore should be
made through County AAA offices
as htretofore, W. J. Velsor, area
2 Haywood Men Meet
Aboard Ship During A
Battle In South Pacific
Through conincidence and the
kindness, of two Navy Commanders,
Teague Williams, F 1c and his
brother Seaman Robert Williams
had a rieunion last month in the
Mrs. Ctarene Kelly, Jr., of Arl
ington, Va., sister of the two boys,
had written to the older brother,
Teague, t!he name of the ship on
which Robert was serving. The
meeting jsS described thus in a let
ter Mrs. fcelley has Just received
from Teasruc Williams:
"Well Sis the world isn't so
big after 4ll. I h8Ve Just 8een olir
little brother, Robert. We were
together in', the invasion. I spotted
Robert's ship and was granted per
mission to gro aboard. I had never
seen Robert in uniform and wond
ered if I would know him. Wher
we found him he was working. T
walked up behind him and sair"
'hello Bob.' He looked up and whe
he saw me you should have seer
the expression on his face. Gee, he
sure was glad to see me and I hav
never been so glad to see any on
in my whole life. Our officers were
swell. They made it possible fo
us to spend th? night together
What a reunion! The Navy is not so
bad after all."
The two sailors, whose home i
at Waynesville, with their parents
Mr. and Mrs. W. H, Williams, had
not seen each other for over a year.
R.C. McBride Now
K v ?j
Robert C. McBride, Waynes
ville, has recently accepted an ap
pointment as interviewer with the
War Manpower Commission, Unit
ed States Employment Service in.
he Waynesville office.
Mr. McBride began work in his
new position on March (i. He is
well known in this area, having
been manager of Stovall's Variety
Stores for the past several years.
He was employed during the past
"ew months in Massie's Depart
ment Store as manager of the shoe
Mr. McBride has been actively
'oniieeU'd with local civic and bus
iness organizations, Boy Scout
work and the Masonic Lodge.
Pays $1.65 Debit
After 8 Years
Mrs. II. W. Burnette is $1.C5
richer, and a former student
of East Waynesville school had
a weighty matter off his chest.
It all happened eight years
ago, when a student left school
owing Mrs. Burnette, operator
of the cafpt4'rin-J Sl.fifi
The other day he walk?n
her place of business, planked
down the money and explained
the debt he was paying She
had forgotten the account.
and everyone was happy.
Old Landmark On
Main Street Is
Being Torn Down
The building formerly occupied
by the Green Tree Tea Room, which
was recently purchased by the
Massif Furniture Company, is be
ing torn down this week by an
Asheville wrecking company which
has bought the structure.
The thirty-five foot lot on which
it stands will be cleaned off and
beautified for the present by the
new owners, who have no state
ment as to its future use.
The building is said to be the
oldest business structure and the
"econd oldest building on Main
Street, the Dunham House being
the only other building having
been erected at an earlier date.
David A. Himes,
Of Cecil Area,
David Alexander Hims, 28, mot
or machinist, third class, U. S
Navy, is reported missing in ac
tion. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Join Hims. of the Cecil se
ion of the county.
A native of Seattle, Wash., he
came to Havwood county twenty
years ago with his parents and has
resided in this area until he en
tered the service. He volunteered
December 10, 1941, for service in
the navy and was serving on a
Local Draft Board
Men During Week
Sixty three men were reclassi
fied by the Waynesville draft board
during the past week with twenty
one placed in class 1-A as follows:
Benjamin Harrison Stricklan,
Everett Ray Rogers, Clayton E.
Alexander, John Thomas Rich, J. C.
McElroy, Troy Beauford Rathbone,
Mack Arnold Garland.
Cleve Wilson Caldwell, James
Howard Gibson, Clarence William
Lewis, Perry Samuel Ruff, Hiram
Sam Wilburn, Spencer Walker,
Edward Lloyd Chambers, Marvin
Reeves Brown, Jack Caldwell,
James Lewis Morrow, William
Theron Hyatt, Paul Ray Clark,
Kent Shelton Ketner and L. Hil
liard Frazier, Jr.
Class l-A(L) Rex Lee Messei ;
Class l-A(H), Norman Munson
Class 2 A. Robert Clyde Putnam;
Class 4 A, Louis LoKoy Ludvigsen
and Amos Hunter.
Class 2 1), H-nry Hembree, Har
rison Sighhy Greene and Berckley
Class 2-B(H), Lowell Ebed Dot
Class 2-C, William Porter James
and General Roosevelt Putnam.
Class 4 F(H), Everett Rrace
Camp, Jr., and James Guy Cald
Class 4 F were: Robert Edward
Reece, William Wiley Moore, Cling
John Wyatt, Ed Haynes Davis,
Paul Edward Craig, Herman Kath
bone, Virge Williams, Woodrow
Wilson Waddell, Randolph Mc
Donald, Leo Lewis, Hugh Lionel
Frazier, Robert Vincent Fisher,
Horace Devoe Downs, Clyde Ram
sey, Earl Andrew Messer, Hugh
Leon Underwood, Frank Palmer,
Howard William Moore, Homer
Ernest Pruett, James Andrew
Price. Ansel Cody Potts, Clark Joe
Hill, Burnett John Smith, Marvin
Samuel Chambers, Columbus
Wright, William Perry Rich, Vee
Jones, Charles Franklin Derrick,
and William Francis Lanning.
Fills Vacancy In
Welfare Department '
Miss Sara Louise Leatherwood
has assumed her duties as a case
worker with the Haywood County
Welfare Department to fill the va
cancy caus'id by the resignation of
Miss Rena Cathoy who has been
mployed with the department
sinct October, 1942. Miss Cathey
has gone to the University of
N'orth Carolina where she will do
Miss Sara Louise Leatherwood
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Troy Leatherwood, of Jonathan
Creek and the granddaughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Boyd, Jr.,
f Waynesville. She is a graduate
of the University of North Caro
lina. Lt (jjf) Wm. Mcdford Is
Expected Home On Ieavc
Lt. William Mcdford, U. S. Navy,
is expected to arrive home today,
according to a recent message to
his wife from New York.
Haywood Red Cross
Raises $7,157.68 In
War Fund Drive
The Haywood Chapter quota for
the Red Cross War Fund was set
by national headquarters at $6,100,
but to date the contributions stand
at $7,157.G8, and there is evidence
that the amount will reach $7,200
by the end of the month when the
national drive officially ends, it
was learned yesterday from Rev.
J. Clay Madison, who tins served
"I am using this method U) ex
press my sincere appreciation to
all the people within the area rep
resented by the Haywood Chapter
of the Red Cross for their splendid
cooperation in the current War
Fund Drive. In this I speak not
only for myself, but for the en
tire organization of Red Cross in
cluding the officials of the Hay
wood Chapter, and more especially
for the men and the women
throughout our nation and in the
armed service who will be helped
by your contribution," snid Mr.
"This success was not a conse
quence of the work of a few, but
rather of the enthusiastic work of
many and the splendid response of
all," he continued.
"Every committ"e in the entire
campaign organization reached its
suggested quota with the exception
of two. 1 feel that these two fail
ures were occasioned not by any
lack of interest and work on the
part of the committees but rather
by a failure of the campaign com
mittee to make an accurate esti
mate of what might be expected
from the groups involved," he cx-
I "Your liberal response to this
'call of need should be gratifying
; to every eitiaon of this community.
It is an Indication of the splendid
Nri i.mi utility "f. out. pW.l.
Again on behalf of the Red Cross,
' 1 thank you for what you have
done." concluded Mr. Madison.
Officers Will Be Elected
From Representative Of
Organizations Of Com
munity. Representatives from 20 to 25
organizations and churches will
meet Friday night at the First
National Bank, to discuss more in
detail, and elect officers of a com
munity council, with the view of
establishing a community-wide rec
reation center here. The meeting
will start at eight o'clock.
Mrs. Rufus Siler, named tem
porary chairman at the initial
meeting two weeks ago, said yes
terday that most of the organiza
tions and churches of the commun
ity had already designated their
representatives for the council.
The committee named to drafl
the by laws and charter will make
their report, by presenting an out
line of both. This committee is
headed by M. II. Howies, with
Heinz Roll man and J. ('. Madison
Several members of the initial
committee this past week consult
ed with citizens from towns which
have worked out such a plan on a
successful basis. One visitor in
Waynesville this past week said
the plan had been in operation in
his town for eight, years, and dur
ing that time all juvenile delin
quency had been eliminated.
The proposal as presented by the
steering committee two weeks ago,
called for a council to be made up
of representatives of each organi
zation and church in the commun
ity. This council to plan, supervise
and operate a community-wide rec
reation center, with facilities for
both young and old.
The plan was started some time
back when a report was presented
on the growth of juvenile delin
Food Price Panel
To Meet Today
The price panel for food will
meet today and have before them
several Haywood food dealers thai
have been called in to have the
rules and regulations explained in
This is the first meeting since
some .r) volunteer checkers have
made their initial check of all food
prices in the county.
The report of the volunt-er
checkers have been turned over to
Miss Frances Patton, who is a
student at the Nursing school of
the General Hospital, Nashville.
T'nn., spent the past week-end
visiting relatives here.
Many Haywood Scouts
Given Awards Monday
otrians rTear Dr.
. Stuart Roberson
Dr. R. Suart Roberson address
ed the Rotary Club here last Fri
day, on the potentialities of th
-oming tourist season. He pointed
ut the need of a recreational prn
Tam, and increased facilities for
anticipated increase in summer
Pyron Barr was a guest of the
-ltit and spoke briefly.
Be At Ourthonse
Here Once Each Week
a jr -. rn
j unvcr a ucrnse cxHmincr win
e at the courthouse every Satnr-
'ay iiuni u uiuii x u iiuwn, n ua
been announced by a member bf
it n . . i .
ine state mgnway rairoi.
One of the best court of honors
held in this Boy Scout district was
the one held last Monday night at
'he Canton Y, according to F. V.
Smith, assistant county director.
Billy Kerley, of Waynesville
troop 2, received the highest award
of th? court, when he was made
a Star Scout.
In the tenderfoot group, 28 boys
received the award, as follows: Max
Orr, Carroll G. Shaver, of Canton
one; Joseph Lee Bryson, of Can
ton four; Harold Mills, Edgar Rob
inson, Gordon Pruett, Thomas
Hartsell, Eugene Grasty and
George Rufus Garrett, of Hazel
wood troop; Bruce Barton, Harold
Beaver, Olis Parker, Wayne Parker
Mann, Ollis Parker, Wayne Parker
and Charles Robinson, of Canton
-even; and Joe R. Terrell, of Lake
From Crabtree troop were Hardy
R. Caldwell, Jarvis R. Caldwell,
Lowrev O. Ferguson, Jr., Martin
B. McClure, Billy G. McCrary,
Fredrick J. Noland, William F.
Weston, J. M. Crawford and Walter
T. M. Gibson from Bethel troop
md Bobby Fisher of Canton thir
tfen. Those receiving second class
awards were Amon Lee Swanger
-f Hazelwood, and Charles Hannah
ind Eugene Leatherwood, of Lake
First class awards were given
to Harry P. May, canton one;
Tommy Gibson, Waynesville two;
Jack Noland, Lake Junaluska, and
Charles I). Peeke, of Bethel.
The following ten Scouts receiv
ed merit badg s; Wallace Brown
Waynesville three, stamp collect-
I ing; Bobby Allen, Canton four, car
pentry; John Ryers, Canton four
life saving; Winfred Liner and
Howard Liner, both of Lake Juna
luska, first aid.
I The Bethel troop had five Scouts
to receive merit badges, they were:
Joe Jack Wells, pork production
and reading; J. Davis Whitesides,
i pathfinding; Jack Henry and Hom
ier Galloway, handicraft; and Wil
liam E. Mainous, dairying.
The court of honor was in charge
of Douglas Walker, district chair
man of advancement. Troop 12 of
Bethel won the attendance award
while the new troop, No. 11 at
Crabtree, was given recognition at
the meeting. The troop scout
master is Fred R. Noland with Rev.
W. Grady Burgin, assistant. The
troop committee is composed of
Lowrey Ferguson, W. J. McCrary,
T. C. Davis and J. T. Chappell.
After the court of honor, the
district committee, headed by Ed
win Haynes, held a session and
eight of the eleven scoutmasters of
the district were present for a
round table conference, led by W.
S. Edwards, assistant district
A special part of the program
was the first aid demonstration by
members of Canton troop one.
Opened on 21st; To
Last Thru May 4th
The annual preschool cllni
sponsored by the Haywood County
Health Departmrnt, assisted by the
county PTA groups was inaugurat
ed for the current year on Wednes
day morning at 9:.'I0 at the East
Waynesville school, according to an
announcement by Dr. C. N. Sisk,
district health officer.
The clinics are held each year in
order that the children who are
entering school for the first time
in the fall may be given a thorough
physical check-up and be immuniz
ed for smallpox and dlptheria. All
parents are asked to come with
their children so that they may be
informed of physical defects and
have them corrected by the opening
of the fall term of school. The clinic
will be conducted by Dr. Mary
Michal, assisted by Mrs. Howard
Bryson, public health nurse.
The schedule which will continue
through May including the open
ing date mentioned will be as fol
lows: Monday. March 27, Fines
Cre k, at 10:00 a. m.; Crabtree at
1 :.'); On Tuesday, April 4, at
Bethel, 1:30; Monday, April 10, at
aunook, at 9:30, and Allen's Creek
it 10:30, Hazelwood at 1:30; Wed
nesday, April 19, at Rock Jlill, at
o.'tO, Maggie at 11:00 and Lake
lunaluska at 1 :30.
Thursday, April 29, at Cruso at
10:00, Cecil at 2:00; Monday, April
24th, at Pigeon Colored school at
9:30; Tuesday, May 2, at B?aver
am at 9:30, Morning Star at 11:00,
Pennsylvania Avenue school at
1:30; Thursday, May 4th at North
Canton at 9:30, and at Patton
school at 1:30.
April Bad Month
For Forest Fires
Carl T. Krueger, district fede
ral forester, was here last week on
routine business matters, and
checking on the forest fire out
look for the spring season.
Mr. Krueger pointed out that
April was by far the most hazar
dous forest fire month in the year.
The "wet February" will help some,
but the coming month will remain
dangerous, he said.
Paul Kelly, assistant director of
the State Department of Conser
vation and Development, spent the
week-end here, accompanied by a
New York manufacturer.
While here Mr. Kelry conferred
with Charlie Ray and R. B. Daven
port, the latter is president of toe
Chamber of Commerce.