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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countiea
bscribes For 47 Men In Service
LK (.' ROiitiKS, leu, piani manager 01 ine uayton KUDDer
tunK I oinpitiiy, is snown muiuiog vy. vums ivuss, euiior ui
l,,tuMi', an order for 47 subscriptions to be sent to each of
er employees of the company now in service. The subscrip
v fr one year each. "We feel the men' can keep in close
ith (.immunity life through The Mountaineer," the plant execu
j The above photo was made in the editor's office as the list
iveTo Raise $1,580
r Boy Scouts Starts
Joe E. Rose is general
n of this drive in this
(wood Has Big
d Quwa Given
Irt Shows Thai 73.3 Of
m Quota Was Bought
Haywood Count v.
ticaMiiy department has
a" I war bond quota
!-"' aimiii this month, it
i ' yesterday from Charlie
!;tv win' finance chairman,
anie quota prevailed last
with the treasurv denart-
Ihowinir HavwooH salm. as
' the Mr,k
te sales were 62.3 of the
eita, and the national
I"')' t(lt'led 88.6 of the
From this renort. it. shows
f rch sales in Haywood to-
vw.b. Some sales were
P and after the 28th of the
nich do not count in the
March reports sh tno
'V of renewed nffr..t u,.;..
or bonds up in Haywood,"
e of the first mnvoe ; that
in' the industrial
fded by E. C Wammfnu
r; Friday nieht in th n'
room of A. C. Lawrence
Lmpany, and discuss
F more payroll deductions.
fiint emplovino- inn nr
iTe urped to ha ,o
fcf ... .. .. - "i"""
r- "'k meeting
annual adult membership
r Bey Si-nuts in Haywood
tTuesday, and all commit-
strivinjr to complete their
tonijjht. The finance com-
f the Daniel Boone Council
n this county a quota of
Of this amount, the Way-
area is to raise $790.
anvass for funds in this
s assumed by the Waynes-
Itary Club, and several oth-
rested in the work of Boy
are piving their time to
interest is being shown in
,ork in the countv. with
binary of the areas Ji the T interruption," says Mr
Power To Be Off
Sunday From 1 To
6 For Repairs
Electric service will be dis
connected throughout Hazel
wood, Waynesville, Clyde, on
the R.E.A. lines and the sur
rounding territory on Sunday
afternoon, April 16, according
to announcement made yester
day by J. E. Tate, manager
of the Carolina Power and
Light Company in this area.
Tate, "is to permit important
repair work which cannot be
done with safety without dis
connecting service. We sincere
ly hope that it is planned for
hours when a minimum of in
convenience will be caused cus
tomers in the area to be af
fected." Service will be off from 1 p.
m. to 6 p. m. on Sunday after
noon. Mr. Tate says, "We regret
the necessity of disconnecting
service for even a short period
of time but it is essential that
our lines be kept in good repair
at a time when abnormally
heavy demands are being im
posed upon us by the War Pro
Local Man Receives
Officer In Command
Pastors Of Haywood
To Exchange Pulpits
For Sunday Morning
Sixteen Churches Of Coun
ty Participating In General
Pastors of sixteen Haywood
churches will occupy pulpits of
churches other than their own
Sunday morning, in a county-wide
"Fellowship Day Program" spon
sored by the ministerial associa
tion of the county.
The pastors will be assigned a
church late this week, and utmost
secrecy is to be maintained and no
announcement is to be made as to
what pastor will preach in any
church before the eleven o'clock
service begins. A secret commit
tee is making the assignments.
All pastors will use the same
sermon subject "If I had But One
Sermon to Preach." A layman in
each church has been designated
to handle all preliminaries of the
service, and present the visiting
The plan of the day calls for
members of all churches to visit
with other congregations for the
evening service. The pastor of
each church will preach from his
own pulpit for the evening service,
while the choirs and organists of
each church will also "remain on
the job" for the evening services.
The churches participating in the
"Exchange of Pastors" on Sunday
morning will include: First Metho
dist, First Baptist and Presbyter
ian, of Waynesville ; First Metho
dist, First Baptist, Methodist, Pres
byterian and Wesleyan, of Canton;
Longs Chapel, Clyde Methodist,
Clyde Baptist, Jonathan Baptist,
Fincher's Chapel, Harmony Plains,
Morning Star, and Bethel Methodist.
Glenn C. Palmer
Served As Representative
Of Haywood In Past
Three Sessions of General
New National Draft
Ruling Has Slight
Affect In Haywood
Chas. G. Miller
In Warren, Ohio
Will Be Technical Super
visor Of The Denman Tire
and Rubber Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Miller
and daughter. Miss Mary, plan to
leave here Friday morning for
Warren, Ohio, where they will
make their home.
Mr. Miller was plant manager of
The Dayton Rubber Manufactur
ing Company here from August,
1941 until he resigned 60 days ago.
He will assume his duties as tech
nical superintendent of the entire
plant of the Denman Tire and
Rubber Company in Warren.
Mr. Miller has had many years
experience in the rubber business,
and soon after his resignation here,
he was sought by a number of
firms. The plant in which he will
K. L. Harrell, 19, an Aviation .... .. ' , ti. ' ,
Machinist's Mate, third class, of , , ,
C sis A
CHARLIE KAY was elected
president of the Rotary Club here
last Friday. He will succeed W.
H. F. Millar, taking otlice on July
Charlie Ray Is
New Rotary Head
For Coming Year
Charlie Ray was elected presi
dent of the Waynesville Rotary
Club here Friday by the newly
named board of directors. Mr.
Ray succeeeds W. H. F. Millar,
who will serve as vice president
for the coming year.
H. B. Atkins was named secre
tary, succeeding M. R. William
son, and E. .A. Williumson will be
treasurer, succeeding Hugh Mas
sie. The new officers will assume
their duties as of July first.
to To All
fibers . . .
pve today, all suh-
P to Ue Mountaineer
at least 15 days
by "rst class mail of
Fon date of their paner.
impossible to give
notice than the oririnal
ftion remrnW a n i-
I .. All BUD-
ons D1 be suspended
Pately upon errdr,,
Waynesville, now stationed at the
Naval Air Station, Beaufort, S. C-,
recently received the commanding
officer's commendation for duties
performed as a member of the
Harrell, with two other members
of his crew, C- K. McNeely and
Robert E. Peebles, showed speed
and alertness to duty when they
rushed to an airplane crash and put
out the fire which started, in time to
save the plane, which was loaded
with live ammunition. The crash
happened late in the afternoon
when the alternate crash crew had(
gone to evening "chow, ' leaving
only the three men to go to the
rescue. There were no casualties
in the crash.
The three sailors have worked
together as a crash crew for five
months. Harrell, before enlisting
in the navy seven month ago, was a
shipyard worker at Newport News,
Va. After his boot training at
Jacksonville he was transferred to
the Beauiort Naval Air Station.
Mr. and Mrs. William Chambers,
Jr., spent the week-end in McCor
mick, S. C, with relatives.
The plant is the second largest
manufacturer of camelback re
treading material in the country.
Mr. Miller had been an active
member of the Rotary Club and
took much interest in the affairs of
the Episcopal church here.
Of Civic Group
Ralph Prevost was elected
president of the Chamber of
Commerce by the 1944 board
of directors last night. A. T.
Ward was elected vice presi
dent, and Noble W. Garrett
was named as treasurer for
the coming year.
The office , of secretary was
not filled as The Mountaineer
went to press.
The new president is gene
ral sales manager of The Una
gusta Manuactnring Corpora
tion, in Hazelwood.
Draft Board Asks
Aid In Locating
The draft board is trying to lo
cate the following men, the ad
dresses being given are the last
known by the board: Clayton
Green, R.F.D. No. 5, Bridgeton, N-
(Continued on page 6)
Glenn C. Palmer, who has repre
sented Haywood county in the
House of Representatives of the
General Assembly for the past
three terms formally announced
himself as a candidate for the
nomination and re-election in the
Democratic Primary in May.
Mr. Palmer was a member in the
terms of 1939, 1941 and 1943. Dur
ing that time he was a member of
many important committees, and in
ttiu 1 Q.e ei caiitn wna u moTYiKni rtf ! :VV
18 committees, and served as chair
man of several.
Mr. Palmer has been closely
identified with the religious, civic
educational and agricultural life
of Haywood since he finished col
lege in 1910. He taught school for
three years; nssisted his father as
sheriff and tax collector for eight
years. He served as chairman of
the Haywood County Board of lEdu
rution from 1916 to 1924, and was
a member of the county hoard of
commissioners for 19Ii6 through
Governor Hoey appointed Mr.
Palmer as a member of the board
of trustees of Western Carolina
Teachers College, and later Gover
nor Broughton reappointed him to
the board, a place he has held
since 1939. He has been a director
tif the First National Bank of Way
nesville since 1940, a member of
the advisory council of the U. S.
Employment Service since January,
1942, and director of the Farmers
Federation since 1942.
He is also a member of the new
Haywood County Library Board.
Since 1916 he has been a steward
and trustee of the Methodist
Mr. Palmer operates a large
farm and dairy in Crabtree. He
and Mrs. Palmer have four chi-dren.
uvt w ell
On Active Duty
Haywood Republicans To Stage Rally
and Banquet At Clyde Saturday Night
Frank C. Patton, Republican
nominee for governor, will be the
keynote speaker, at the Haywood
Republican Rally and Banquet at
the Clyde school Saturday night.
The event will begin at 7:30, it
waa announced by Glenn A. Boyd,
county chairman, who will be mas
ter of ceremonies.
Besides Mr., Patton, other out
standing Republican leaders of the
state will be present Mr. Patton
is former U. S. district attorney,
and his home is in Morganton.
The executive committee of the
Haywood Republicans has issued
a special invitation for ladies to
attend the rally and banquet. Plans
are being made to take care of the
largest crowd ever gathered at a
Republican meeting, it was announced.
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I.T. JACK F. HOGAN returns
to this country after making fifty
missions over enemy territory.
Winner of the Flying Medal and
has to his credit nine oak clusters.
Lt. Jack F. Hogan
Returns From One
I t. .lack F. Hogan, V. S. Ail
Forces, recently spent a five-day
stop-over with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. B. Hogan, of Waynes
ville, R. F. D. No. 2, enroute to
Miami, Fla., where he will take a
rest for an indefinite period.
Lt. Hogan has just returned
from n year of overseas duty, dur
ing which time he completed fifty
missions over enemy territory, He
served as a pilot of a B-25 Mit
chell bomber and none of his crew
were ever wounded. He states that
he considers n "B-2! a pretty lucky
. ,..,, . ! He h:is made missions m the
Time Limited tor Signing; M,.,,j,(.,.,.am..,n sieily, Rardonia.
Contract To Grow Means Naples. Corsica and many other
For Cannery Here. ."" ,,ilo,"1 hi ,s,,i"
three missions in one day over
Henri growers in Haywood are Salerno,
being notified this week that the! He has been awarded the Flying
time is limited whereby they can ' medal and a cluster of nine oak
get bean seeds from the Haywood leaves. He was also promoted from
County Mutual Cannery. There is j flight officer to first 1 ieutenant while
a scarcitv of bean seeds this venr. I overseas, but did not get his silver
J. E. Barr, general manager, said,
and those not covered in contract
acreage here will be shipped to
other points were farmers are beg
ging for seeds.
The contract for green beans this
year is far ahead of last year, with
the contract setting out No. 3
fancy at $100 per ton; No. 4 choice
at $90 per ton ; No. 5 standard $80
per- ton and No. 6 beans at $70 per
The government is taking 54
of the pack this season, which
means over half of the beans grown
will go direct to the armed forces.
A number of farmers have sign-
On Beans Ahead
Of Last Season
Announcement has been made of
the appointment of Clifford Brown,
of Clyde, as manager of the Hay
wood county campaign for R.
Gregg Cherry, candidate for Governor.
r,,,rr, . , r-r.,, . i The announcement was made
PVT, FRANK CALDWELL re- from the cherry gtate Headquar.
ported missing, but now back in Un at Raleigh and wag confirmed
active service, according to in- here b appointee.
formation from War Department. Mr Brown pans tQ open a coun.
T a. fl 1 J 1 XT tr I t-y Cherry-for-Governor campaign
I VI. LaiQWeil IN OW I headquarters here at an early date
and direct a vigorous campaign,
he has promised.
On Duty After
Private Frank Caldwell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A- B. Caldwell, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, who
was reported missing in flight Feb.
26 between India and China is re
ported to be found and is now back
His family was recently notified
by the war department that he had
been located and was back in active
Pv. Caldwell was inducted in the
service on May 19, 1942 at Fort
Bragg, and had been overseas for
bars until he reached Miami.
Quota One Month
The local surgical dressings com
mittee of the Haywood Chapter of
the Red Cross is one month behind
in their quota, according to Mrs.
Ben Colkitt, chairman.
The quotas have recently been
practically doubled by headquar
ters in anticipation of the invasion
in Europe and also due to the fact.
ed contracts within the past week, 1 that the hospitals in this country
and Mr. Barr said the time was aro nf.(.,jng more dressings as
limited as to the closing date of ar(,,,r numbers of men are return
accepting more contracts before ,,f f,.,,ln the fighting fronts,
the seeds would be shipped to other " know that it is a busy time
of the year with Spring cleaning
. and gardening, but this is a call
I that cannot be neglected, and I
jam begging the women of this
community to aid in this vital
work. At this rate we cannot meet
the quotas which are assigned to
us." said Mrs. Colkitt.
"When I think of the record of
our Haywood county men and how
they have volunteered in such large
numbers, it is hard for me to un
men toward this important contri-
derstand the attitude of our wo
bution. If every woman in this
area would try to come once a
week, we could more than meet our
quotas. I feel that to give one aft
ernoon a week to war effort for us
back here in a protected spot, with
no real privations, is asking very
little of the women," continued
Majority Of Men Between
18 and 26 From Waynes
ville Area Are Already In
Selective service has begun dras
tic steps to hasten the delivery of
young men to the armed service
between the ages of 18 and 26
egardless of their present occu
pation. They have ordered post
ponement of the drafting of all
men 26 and over who are in war
important jobs, even those already
ordered to report for induction.
This new ruling will not have
much affect on the Waynesville
area, it was learned from the clerk
of the board, who stated that there
were so few men of this age limit
not in the service from the Way
Apparently the plan is to send
young men into the army and navy
almost en masse during April.
State directors have been notified
to delay the processing of men
who were 26 years old on or before
last March 24, "who are making
a contribution to essential agricul
tural, war production, or war-supporting
In deciding whether a man is
making such a contribution, each
individual case must stand on its
own merits, but locnl boards have
as their guide the "essential" list
provided by the WMC. This list
includes not only war production
but also war supporting activities.
Officers at headquarters have
stated also that local boards gen
erally take into consideration "lo
cally needed" activities designated
by local WMC authorities.. In
some crowded areas laundries, for
example,, are, stamped as locally
How long the new ruling will
affect the drafting of men over
26 depends on conditions in each
state and officers state that any
national estimate will be impos
sible, as in the case locally, it is
estimated it will mean only about
a month's delay.
The withdrawal of the war unit
plan for measuring agricultural
activities will liberalize farm de
ferments, which will be left in a
large measure to the discretion of
the local boards.
There are now 32,000 unmarried
men deferred irt this state in agri
culture, as compared with 7,000
unmarried men deferred in indus
try, according to General Van
Metts, of the N. C. State headquar
ters of the selective service. Gen.
Metts is bf the opinion that few
young men will be granted agricul
tural deferments in view of the
need of young men in the armed
1 j places
94 Haywood Men Reclassified By
The Local Selective Service Board
Ninety-four men were reclassi
fied during the past week by the
draft board serving the Waynes
ville area of Haywood county. In
the group were seventeen men in
class 1-A as follows:
Boyce J. Norris, Columbus L.
Sexton, Milburn Green, Herman
B. Tate, Jesse Lee Aikens, Robert
L. Mehaffey, James Long, James
E. Underwood, Charlie E. Massie,
Sgt. J.R. Chambers,
Is German Prisoner
Staff Sergeant James Ralph
Chambers, son of William Chamb
ers, Jr., of Hazelwood, who has
been reported missing since Feb
ruary 10, is a prisoner of the Ger
mans, according to word received
by his father this week.
The following message was re
ceived by Mr. Chambers from the
International Red Cross:
"Your son, Staff Sgt. J. Ralph
Chambers, is a prisoner of war
of the German Government. Let
ter of information follows from
Provost Marshall General."
Sgt. Chambers volunteered the
day after the attack on Pearl Har
bor and was inducted at Fort Dix,
N. J. He received his basic train
ing at Biloxi, Miss., Braksdale
Field, Shreveport, La., Las Vegas,
Nev., Plant City and Lakeland,
Fla. He was sent overseas from
Brunswick, N. J., more than a
At the time Sgt. Chambers was
reported missing, he was serving
as a tail gunner on a bomber.
Sgt. Chambers has a brother, Pvt.
William Chambers, III, who is
serving with the armed forces in
Bruce V. Curtis, Francis S. James,
Loften Frank Green, Hobert O.
Burnett, Larry Swanger, Robert
Taylor Rogers, William A. Casey,
and William Y. Conard.
In class 2-A were: Hassel Ray,
Robert G. Hipps, Jess J. Sutton,
Virgle Summey and Lacy K. Row
land ; in class 2-A (H), were J.
(Continued on page 12)
Haywood District Court
Of Honor, Boy Scouts
To Be Held At Bethel
The April session of the Court
of Honor for the Haywood District
of Boy Scouts will be held at BetheL
instead of Waynesville, according
to the adult leaders. The court
will be held on Monday evening,
April 17, in the Bethel high school
and is scheduled to start at 7:45.