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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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Organization Set Up
For A Recreational
Center In Community
Directors Will Be
cted This Week For
amber Of Commerce
Slots Are Issued; 12
ces in Community 10
,ts 8re being distributed to-
oi ..Wtion on Fri-
U Saturday ot tne eleven ur
for the I'hamDer oi uom
with four members of the
Lard being held over 10 serve
this year on tne lo-memuci
Ballots can be casi unui
1. V,nnn n!olA(1 ft T.
ot DOXtS nave Lice..
places througnoui me cum-
rann uiinuLo vc - i
; l ,l
of the tioxes "r umncu w
.t, f.rms. ud to six o'clock
urday night, it was announc
rerday by R. B. Davenport,
. ,.f th. organization.
lidates representing the six
s enmps in the community
lamed by a secret nominating
Ittee last week. 1 he ballot
lilishi'd in The Mountaineer
can be used in voting.
ie official ballot, and is print-
.oili..ro in this issue.
fm,r m: mbers held over from
143 board, includes, R. B.
port, of the industrial divis
Clann. of the agricul-
division; Chas. E- Ray, Jr.,
I mon-Viants crouD. and Mrs.
Lone, of the hotel and board-
iuse division. The names of
four do not appear on the
thpv are already elected
er invested in the nominat
mmittec according to the by
if th? organization.
nprson interested in the
hf the Chamber of Commerce.
Die betterment of the corn-
has a right to vote for the
s the follow-
ultural division (vote for
jaude Allen, and Mrs. Henry
!strial group (vote for three)
Rogers. Leo Weill, E. 'JZ.
feld and Ralph Prevost.
cantil. group (vote for two)
le Garrett. Guy Massie, Felix
and E- H. Balentine.
ice Stations (vote for two)
f). Watkins, Spauldon Under-
Hallett Ward and Derry
Sessional (vote for two)
Ward, Mrs. Kat herin? Ray
?, Dr. S. I'. Cay. Mrs. Edith
icy and Dr. K. S. Roberson.
Insts (vote fur one) Mrs. T.
rris. Hub Hurnette and Paul
inir id ,
'i's will be at the
it- on Friday and Sat.
a'1! n-ceive votes until
'n Saturday: court
National Bank, The
. Smith's Drug Store,
! t, . !'ai k Theatre, McKays
acv. Hvulloy's Store, City
Charlie's Place, Junaluska
ly Company, Ward's Service
sident Davenport said a meet-
It the mw board of directors
be held soon and officers for
fming year named. Plans for
fnnual banquet will also be
1 nnnn at the initial meeting.
fit officers besides Mr. Daven-
Pre: Ensign Paul novia vine
PH; Char lip Woodward.
lire and Miss Nannette Jones
arian? ,1 cted their board of
"rs f-,r the coming year last
The now hoard will moot
1 April 7th and elect a presi-
'i"m tne eronn nnj a
can c-me from the club at
H. F. Millar nT-ocMonf
re? vice nrpsUont- ..J,.- n.1
f l - .muv 1. i. UIIUC1 bllC
? b.-.ard will be made up
a"'e Ray, Jonathan Woody,
Dr. S. P. Gay, L. N.
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Complete Story Of
6 State Guard
k.n "ne-minute story,
Bb.J ustrated- of the state
kriii v "aywood County,
K. 'd in next weel"8 is
fue f The Mn,.;,
heal J' cnjy lowing the
G f0r.a State Guard, and
( - proud of the record
the local organization.
tiuzVL NEXT WEEK IN
Shirley Grows Up
fk& fa I
RECOGNIZE HER? She's Shirley
Temple, all grown and sweet ix
teen The veteran screen star poses
in a dress she wears in a new film.
A hand-blocked print In royal blue
is used In front of the white cotton
blouse, also In the form of a ruffle
at the top of the royal blue cotton
dirndl skirt (International)
Samuel Logan Sanderson, of
Canton, route three, was the first
Haywood candidate to file for the
coming Democratic primary. Mr.
Sanderson filed Tuesday for the
nomination as Democratic Repre
Mv)f Haywood county.
In today's issue, Mr. . Sanderson
sets out his platform,, listing num
erous items on which he will stage
He came to Haywood in 1932,
and is a farmer on Canton, route
three. Before coming to Haywood,
he was a professor of English in
the University of Georgia, and at
the University of Pennsylvania. He
holds a master of arts degree from
Columbia University. He is a na
tive of Kentucky.
This is the first time he has ever
sought a public office. Several
months ago he formally announced
he would be a candidate for repre
sentative. He said yesterday he
plans to make a speaking tour of
the county and will announce his
Pvt. Massie Given
Recognition On His
Pvt. Ottis Massie recently was
given the recognition of having his
radio transmitter that he built de
clared the best in the company of
radio engineers at Tmax Field, in
Pvt. Massie is studying radio and
other electrical communications.
He has been in service since June
16 of last year. He is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. E- Massie, of Way.
Last Rites Held Tuesday
For Hubert Liner
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Long's Chapel for Hubert Liner.
40, who died with a heart attack
at his home at Lake Junaluska on
Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Miles
McLean, pastor of Longs Chapel,
Serving as pallbearers were the
following: Felix Stovall, Harry Lee
Liner, Jr., Joe Liner, Glenn Hipps,
Dewey Patton and Harry Trull.
Mr. Liner, a native of Haywood
county, was survived by his widow,
Mrs. Jane Walker Liner; two sons,
Bruce and Hubert; one daughter,
Carol Liner; three brothers, Hardy
Liner of the Dellwood Road section,
Jerry Liner, of Lake Junaluska and
Harry Lee Liner, of Hazelwood;
two sisters, Mrs. Alvin Yarborough
of Lake Junaluska and Mrs. Joe
Wright, of Waynesville.
Ernest L. Withers
The condition of Ernest L. With
ers, well known business man, who
has been ill at his home for the
past ten days, was reported to be
improving last night
Mr. Withers tuffered a heart at
tack and haa been in a critical condition.
200 Men During
The Past Week
Two hundred men were reclassi
fied during the past week from the
Waynesville area of the county. In
the group were 186 in class 1-A as
Vaughn Talmadge Shepard, Ru
fus Wilson Melton, Jesse Edgar
Price, Robert Davis Owen, Jack
Conly Messer, Dallas Luther Pru
ett, James Robert Fie, Yuman
Trantham, Glenn Haney, Wallace
Bunyan Crawford, William David
Matthews, Charles Elbert Giles,
James Anderson Queen, Roland
Ephram Osborne, Everett Lee
Moody, Fred Lewis Marcus, Marion
Harding Wood, Sam Ray, Junius
Davis, Fred Cord ill McClure, Rufus
Allen Gaddis, Stephen Joe Cogdill.
Carl Ledford, Avery Silvers,
Award Clifton Allison, Clyde Ar
thur Morrow, John Clyde Smith,
Elwood Howell Caldwell, Johnnie
Alvin Sutton, C. Y. Park, Henry
Benjamin Allison, Milton Howard
Messer, Sidney Amon Swanger.
Luchis Everett Hightower, William
Fredrick Lampley, John Lowit'
Janes, Hassel Ray, Eugene Walker
Russell, Robert Austin Morgan,
Robert Edward Lee Putman,
Brownlowe Conard, Creed Messer.
Leonard Green, Champ David
Crasty, Huston Phillips, Everett
Smith, Len Rathbone, Leroy Man
nin Parkman, Jarvis D?e Messer,
James Calvin Sutton, Dock Edgar
Boyd, Dexter Green, George Mont
gomery Queen, Gerald Lawrence
Wyatt, Aaron Rufus Winchester,
Charles Workman Balentine, Wads
worth Helms, Eulah Dock Ashe,
Grady Lee Ferguson, J. D. Sutton,
Kellsie McLean, John Millard Mills,
Wilson LeRoy Heatherly, Robert
Stringfield Inman, Lawrence Hoop
er, Frank Melvine Ferguson, Wil
lie Parks, Sherman Harris, Elbert
Calvin Lunsford, Ira Mills, Lee Jim
Caldwell, Robert Glenn Hipps, Joe
Edgar Young, Clinton Cecil Mathis,
Lloyd Newton Trull, Paul Phil
more Medford, Ernest Brown
Wood, Hober David Wright, filbert
Allen Parton, Corbitt Hanning-s,
David Franklin Underwood, Emory
Wayne .Tlofre. William Benjamin
Winchester, Boone Jenkins, Claude
Edmond Nelson, Caney Caldwell,
Hallett Sidney Ward, Irving Fran-
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Wounded 57 Times
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Boy To Be Buried
Funeral services will be held at
two-thirty Thursday afternoon at
the Aliens Cretk Baptist church for
Elmer J. Buchanan, Jr., age eight,
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Buchanan
of Baltimore and Hazelwood, who
died at 10:10 Monday at the home
of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. W. Buchanan, of Hazelwood.
Rev. William Sorrells, pastor of
the church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Buchanan
Surviving are the parents and
one small brother, Robert E. and
two sisters, Doris Ann and Betty
Garrett Funt ral Home are in
charge of the arrangements.
Sgt. Alfred Knight
Arrives In England
Sergeant Alfred Knight, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Will Knight, of Way
nesville, has arrived safely in Eng
land, according to information re
ceived by his sister, Mrs. William
Coward, of Balsam. Sgt. Knight
left here with the National Guard
unit in Sept., 1940, and was first
stationed at Fort Jackson and then
sent to Camp Blanding, Fla. From
the latter he was sent on maneu
vers in Tennessee, and then to
Camp Atterbury, Ind., and over
seas. He spent 15 days here with
his parents and his wife, the for
mer Dorothy Parker, of Canton.
Before going into the service he
was employed by the Central Cleaners.
DESPITE the 57 wounds In his body,
Cpl lrvin Sheedy of Green Bay,
Wise, has a smile foi the camera
man He was wounded when his
outfit, the 32nd Infantrv Division,
took Buna Sheedy was shnl In tha
ear and a shell burst shattered both
his legs and lefl arm He Is a "walk
In? case" al the Walter Reed Hos
pital, In Washington U S Signal
Corps photo. (International)
County AAA Group
To Attend State
A meeting of all AAA county
committees in the state will be held
at the Sir Walter Hotel in Rul
eiirh on Friday. Tom Cornwall,
state AAA committeeman, will pre
side at the morning session and
T. W. Cathey, of Haywood coun
ty, state AAA committeeman,' will
preside over the afternoon session.
The program will be confined to the
production of food, and a represen
tative from the office of the Quar
termaster General, Washington,
will tell of the food needs of the
Attending from Haywood coun
ty will be the following: Robert
C. Francis, county AAA chairman,
and his committee members, Glenn
MeOaeken, J. R. Westmoreland,
and A. M. Dulin.
War Bond Group
Will Meet Next
Haywood Nearing March
Quota of $104,129; Canton
Area In the Lead.
Haywood's 24-member war fi
nance committee will meet Tues
day night at the Hazelwood Pres
byterian church for a supper
meeting at 7:30, it was announced
yesterday by Charlie Ray, county
Plans for continuing to meet the
monthly quotas will be discussed,
Mr. ay said, as he announced
Haywood was nearing the Match
quota of $104,129.
The report as of Tuesday noon
showed the Waynesville-Hazelwood
urea had purchased $38,187.50 thus
far this month, while Canton had
$47.1(58.75 to their credit, a total
Sales from this area were:
First National Hank $31,287.50
' National Farm Ixan .... 1,143.75
Haywood B.&L 2.943.75
Post Office 2,812.50
Lt. William Medford
Lt. William Medford, U. S. Naval
Reserve has been promoted from
Lt. (jg) to Lieutenant. Lt. Med
ford, who is spending a several
days have here volunteered in the
service and was inducted in Oc
tober, 1942. He took his basic
training at Princeton University
and from there was sent to Boston
and then to Little Creek, Va. From
the latter he was assigned to sea
duty and has seen service in the
Atlantic, Asiatic, African and
Prior to entering the Naval Re
serve, in which he is serving with
the Merchant Marines, Lt. Medford
was a practicing attorney of Waynesville.
Pvt. Vinson W. Dyer
Now In England
Private Vinson VV. Dyer, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Dyer, of Way
nesville, R.F.D. No. 1., is serving
with the armed forces in England,
according to a recent message to
his parents. Pvt. Dyer volunteered
in the service in July, 1941, and
was in training at several camps
in Colorado, Louisiana and Texas
before being sent to England.
Mrs. Ann Johnson, Catherine
Dyer, and Frank Dyer, daughters
and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dyer,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, have
returned to their work in Evans
ville, Ind., after spending a two
weeks vacation here with their parents.
Pre -Easter Services
Will Be Held Daily
The Protestant churches of Way
nesville will cooperate in holding
30 minute services at 12:00 o'clock
each day next week, Monday
through Friday. The Friday ser
vice will be from 12:00 to 3:00
Places and speakers for the week
are as follows: Monday, Baptist
church, Rrv. J. C. Madison, speak
er; Tuesday, First Methodist
church, Rev. R. G. Tatum, speaker;
Wednesday, Presbyterian chnrch;
Rev. H. G. Hammett, speaker;
Thursday, First Baptist, Rev. M.
R. Williamson, speaker; Friday.
Grace Episcopal Church, with all
With the exception of Friday
thise services will last only 30
mirutes each day. Every business
firm is expected to close for this
brief period of worship and prayer.
The public is asked to support this
Another feature of the Holy
Week observance will be the ap
pearance of one of the ministers
of the town on the program of the
high school chapel each day.
County Home Club
The schedule of the Haywood
County Home Demonstration Clubs
for the month of April has been
announced as follows by the home
agent: Beaverdam Club with Mrs.
Ed Robinson on Tuesday after
noon, 4th, at 2:00 o'clock; Allen's
Creek Club with Mrs. R. O. Allen
on Wednesday afternoon, 5th, at
2:00 o'clock; Dellwood Club at the
school house on Thursday, the 5th,
at 2:00 o'clock.
The Jonathan Creek Club with
Mrs. C. M. Moody, on Friday after
noon, the 7th, at 2:00 o'clock; the
Morning Star Club with Mrs. W.
C. Moody on Monday, 10th, at 2:00
o'clock: Maple Grove club with Mrs.
Wiley Franklin on Tuesday after
noon, 11th, at 2:00 o'clock; Fines
Creek Club with Mrs. Raymond
McCracken on Tuesday morning,
the 13th, at 10:30 o'clock; Iron
Duff Club with Mrs. T. C. DH
on Friday morning, 13th, at 10:30
Ratcliff Cove Club with Mrs.
Elmer Hryson on Monday after
noon, 17th, at 2:00 o'clock; Rock
Spring Club on Tuesday afternoon,
18th, at 2:00 o'clock with Mrs. M.
B. Rogers; Bethel Club with Mrs.
Laydcn West on Wednesday after
noon, 19th, at 2:00 o'clock; Mag
gie Club with Mrs. C. D. Ketner,
on Thursday afternoon, 20th, at
2:00 o'clock; Hyder Mountain
Club with Mrs. Ray II olden on Fri
day afternoon. 21st, at 2:00 o'clock.
Clyde Club witn Mrs. Ben West
on Wednesday afternoon, 26th, at
2:00 o'clock; West Canton Club
with Mrs. Maude Medford on
Thursday afternoon, 27th, at 2:00
o'clock; Junaluska Club with Mrs.
M. A. McLean on Friday after
noon, 28th. at 2:00 o'clock.
Pearce's Bakery was given a 100
per cent sanitary rating again
after a recent inspection by the
State Department of Agriculture
R. B. Pearce, owner-manager
has received this perfect sanitary
rating for many months, and is one
of the few such establishments in
the state to maintain such a recdrd.
3 Haywood Men Made
Officers In ROTC At
Davidson For Spring
Three Haywood men have been
named officers in the ROTC unit
at Davidson College for the spring
semester, it has been announced
by Major E. E. Marsh,' PMST of
the Davidson ROTC department.
They are: Kurt L. Weill, lieu
tenant, platoon commander, and
Phil M. Medford, color sergeant,
both of Waynesville, and C. T.
Wells, Jr., corporal, of Canton.
Junaluska Home Club
Has Program On
Gardening This Month
The Junaluska Home Demonstra
tion Club held their March meet
ing with Mrs. Carl Medford on Fri.
day afternoon. Mrs. Graham, as
sistant county home agent gave a
demonstration on gardening, and
Miss Mary Margaret Smith also
made suggestions regarding cer
tain phases of gardening.
During the business session the
various chairmen gave reports of
their departments. Announcement
was made of the next meeting
which will be held with Mrs. Miles
McLean in April.
During the social hour the hos
tess was assisted by her daughter,
Mrs. Denver Curley, in serving.
Glad To Be Back
PUFFING a cigar In comfort at the
Halloran Hospital on Staten Island,
N. Y., -Is Lt Edmond Kennedy,
Cambridge, Mass. He Is one of 35
wounded American prisoners of
war who returned to the U. S. on
the exchange ship Gripsholm. Ha
grew that beard during his Intern
ment. Kennedy, a flier, was shot
down over Africa. (International)
At Home In Tampa
Allan McLean, 40, well known
insurance agent of Florida, an
son-in-law of the late Dr. J. F.
Abel, died suddenly from a heart
attack at his home in Tampa on
Friday afternoon. Funeral services
were conduced Monday afternoon
ut the Blount Funeral home in
Mr. McLean, who was a frequent
visitor here, was a native of Sims
berry, Conn., and had been educat
ed "t Trinity College, Hartford. He
had been residing in Florida for
the past several years. He was
married to Miss Mary Abel, of
Waynesville in 1932.
Mr. McLean was the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. John McLean,
of Hartford, Conn., and a nephew
of the late George McLean, U. S.
Senator from Connecticut.
He was a member of St. An
drew's Episcopal Church of Tampa,
Fla. His work as special insur
ance agent took him over the state
Ben F. Singleton,
66, Passes Away
Ben. F. Singleton, ((i, well known
farmer of the Cecil Townshin, died
at his home at 8:15 p. m. Monday.
The funeral, th date of which is
undecided, has not b"en set, will
be held at the Friendly House in
Rurial will be in thr Inman
Completion of the funeral plans
are awaiting the arrival of three
sons now in service.
Mr. Singleton is survivd by his
widow, Mrs. Ella Kuykendall Sin
gleton; five sons, eGorge of New
port, Tenn., Cpl. Bill Sinerleton,
Fort Benning. Ga., Pfc. Ira Single
ton, stationed somewhere in Ire
land. Pfc. Willis Singleton, also of
Fort Penning, Ga. and Staff Sgt.
Horace Skeleton, of Camp Butner.
One daughter, Mrs. Isabel, Canon.
route three, and one sister, Mrs.
J. W Thompson, of Canton, route
two, and twelve grandchildren.
Garrett Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Rook By Mrs. Avery
Soon To Be Off Press;
Author Coming Here
A hook entitled, "She Heard With
Her Heart," written by Mrs. A. C
Avery, of Washington, D. C-. well
known feature writer, will shortly
be off the press, it was learned this
week. Mrs. Avery is now in Bir
mingham, in consultation with her
publisher. The foreword is writen
by the late Mrs. Josephus Daniels.
Mrs. Avery will come to Waynes
ville from Birmingham and while
here will be the guest of Mrs. Rufus
Mrs. Rufus Siler Heads
Organization; Plana Made
For Getting Director.
Mrs. Rufus Siler was elected
president of the Community Coun
cil at the organization meeting
which was held on Friday evening
at the First National Bank. Others
elected to serve with Mrs. Siler
included: vice president, W. Cur
tis Russ; secretary, Mrs. L. M.
Richeson; treasurer, Ralph Pre
vost; press reporter, Mrs. T. Le
The following committee was
named to select a trained recrea
tional worker for inaugurating the
recreational program to be spon
sored by t he council : (1. E. Wcath
erby, Mrs. K. C Wagenfeld, and
Clyde Fisher. W. Curtis Russ and
Ralph Prevost were elected as two
of the five co-op members.
The following committee for in
corporating the council was named
during the evening: Chas. E. Ray,
Ralph Prevost and Alvin Ward.
Mrs. Siler served as temporary
chairman. Each person attending
tho meeting introduced him or her
self, giving organizations or In
dustry represented. The meeting
was opened with prayer by Rev.
M. R. Williamson.
Rev. J. Clay Madison presented
the idea and purpose of the organi
zation of the council, and after
some discussion it was decided to
call the Community Council.
Announcement was made that
Dr. Harold E. Meyers, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina, who is
connected with the state education
al recreational program, will be the
main speaker at the next meeting,
which will be held on April 28, at
the courthouse. A discussion was
held on whether or not the meet
ing of the council should be open
to the public and it was decided
tha1. thse interested In the work
woii ' be invited to attend. The fi
nancial report was presented by
Members of the council present
included in addition to those men
tioned: Mrs. Roy Campbell, Mrs.
S. P. Gay, J. II. Way, Jr., H. G.
Hammett, George Bischoff, Clyde
Fisher, Noble Garrett, Lawrence
Leatherwood, W. A. Bradley, C.
E. Weathorby, Ben Colkitt, G. 0.
Ferguson, J. C. Patrick, Frank
Rogers, Heinz Roll man and Mrs.
F. G. Rippctoe.
Coming On Friday
' Ensign Gordon Hendricks Is ex
pected to arrive Friday afternoon
for his first visit home in four
years. Ensign Hendricks is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hen
dricks, of route one.
Recently he was given a com
mission as ensign, after serving in
the navy for six years. lie has
been in numerous battles in the
Pacific, including the attack on
Pearl Harbor. Ensign Hendricks
has been assigned new duties. He
will be here only four days, and
will then return to Texas and on
to California. His wife and daugh
ter were unable to make the trip
Fire Department Will
Sponsor Benefit On
Friday At Elementary
"Uncle Dud and his Rambling
Mountaineers" will appear in an
evening's entertainment at the
Central Elementary school on Fri
day evening at 8 o'clock. The local
fire department is sponsoring the
event. The program will feature,
"Happy, the boy from the moun
tains," "Shorty and his fiddle."
"Curly Shelton with his mandolin"
and "Carl Sausman" with his
guitar. A small admission fee will
Pet Dairy Gives
100 Per Cent To
Red Cross Drive
The name of Pet Dairy Products
company has been added to the
long list of business firms in which
employees contributed one hundred
per cent to the annual Red Cross
drive. This year in the war work
fund campaign the company mat
ched dollar for dollar given by their
This is the fifth year that the
Pet Dairy Products Company has
given one hundred percent to the
Red Cross. i