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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
feTH VEAR INU. is n rages WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1944 fOne Day Nearer Vtory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countk
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Ward. Dr. Stuart
I 1 IaI'Q1H
Are Vice Presidents.
Garrett was eieciu.i-
be Chamber 01 L-ommeitc
Lday night by the 1944
iard hart recently elected
office due to pressing uum-
Jrectors also named A. T.
r. R. Stuart KODerson mm
Clapp as the tnree vico
5, and H. S. Ward as
bmittee composed 01 vi.
Charlie Ray, C N. Alien
ik C Ropers was namea to
he annual budget, arrange
membership campaign, and
it details for the annual
if the organization.
Lj4 board of directors were
named in a community-
rrett Is President
e Held At
Icial patriotic dedication
will feature the Sunday
tervice at the First Bap-
ch, according to an an-
tnt made yesterday by the
;he Rev. H. G. Hammett.
rofrram, which will begin
ilock for this significant
kill include a prpesenta-
a beautiful flag to the
t Walter F. Driver, prom
ristian layman of Chi-
Waynesville. In this
period the service men will
nized individually in a
ghting feature to symbolize
n and thanksgiving.
tranizations, including the
pool, deacons, finance com-
Al. U., and Training
ill participate. Plans al-
le participation of several
rmed forces in uniforms
'spective branches of the
C. Of C. President
f . 1 v.:Aj
recent check un on eilino
the merchants aides, it
1 tha- i.nly a few food
rt "t right up to the
;h ('PA regulations.
all corrections had
' 'i'l -oiee that time, not
S!ni hs ''eon found that
"P'''a!iMg in full accor
h f'I'A price regulations.
' ' aiu's ai(es are making
pspiitMns, it was Dointerl
member? of the canvn
I arf yet to rerort. nti
14 Sdult :,;Vr- hero ..J
ine drive, wWi i 1
V by the Km-,,,
'e said vesterdnw W 11
Is who had made a report
t the quota assicnpH tn
; quota for Haywood
$1,580. The Waynesville
ei1 to raise Vinl-f n t
""n raismtr -.1 l i
. --ft u.e ouner nail.
in chares o0 .11
" todav .. i .
""u win maKe
led "Port next week.
N. W. GARRETT was elected
president of the Chamber of Com
merce here Tuesday night by the
1944 board of directors. Mr. Gar
rett is owner of Garrett Furniture
Store, The Garrett Funeral Home,
and has a large farm on Jonathan
Mrs. W. F. Swift
Mrs. W. F. Swift was elected
regent of the Dorcas Bell Love
Chapter, Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution at the April meet
ing of the group which was held
on Friday afternoon with Mrs.
James W. Killian and Mrs. Swift
as associate hostesses at the home
of the foriiier. Mrs. Swift succeeds
Mrs. S. H. Bushnelli who has ably
served the chapter as regent for
the past three years.
Others who will serve with Mrs.
Swift are vice retfent, Mrs. J. W.
Killian, and secretary, Mrs. Hugh
Jolly. The other officers will be
carried over for another year.
Mrs. Glenn Tweed, of Asheville
had the paper of the afternoon, her
subject being on "Post War Prob
lems". Mrs. Tweed stressed the
economic conditions that will follow
Mrs. V. 0. Barker reviewed the
national magazine giving in detail
the message of the president gen
eral. A letter was read from the state
regent, Mrs. Preston Wilkes, of
Charlotte, telling' of the program
of the national congress which will
be held this year in New York
City, in which she urged the mem
bers to send delegates. Mrs. James
E. Henderson has been elected to
represent the chapter.
A number of guests were present
for the meeting. A social hour
followed adjournment. The resi
dence was arranged in quantities
of spring flowers. In the absence
of the regent, Mrs. Bushnell, Mrs.
Swift, vice regent, presided.
During Past Week
Sixty-one men were reclassified by
the local draft board and three men
continued in class 1-A during the
Placed in class 1-A were: Al
bert V. Arrington, John W. Mar
cus, James R. Rich, Herbert Hugo
Braren, Eulas Oland Carroway,
i Robert Oliver Shook, John R.
1 Kates, Everett Smith, Albert Earl
Muse, Thomas James Frazier,
Thomas Edward Burney, DeWitt
Clinton Rogers, Clyde Vance Cal
houn, and Curtis Franklin Hen
drix. Placed in class 1-C were: Jesse
E. Hampton, Howell J. Buchanan,
William L. Allen, Walter Otis Hen
derson, James McClure. Jesse J.
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White, Benjamin F. Troutman,
Clyde W. Morgan, William P.
Plemmons, Charles F. Lee, James
W. Lanning, and William Mac
Placed in class 2-A were: Owen
R. Roberts, Clifton E. Parton,
Cephus Frazier, Hugh Love Alli
son, Woodrow Wilson Rich, Ever
ett Lee Moody, Carl Led ford,
Frank Pearson Robinson, Hallett
Sidney Ward, James Robert Da
vis, Robert Theodore Yarborough,
Winfred Richard Wright, Hugh
Hall, Arvile Aden Caldwell, and
Floyd Ferniefold DeWeese.
Continued in class 2-A were:
James F. Moore, Donald A. Plem
monds and William Gerald Rath
bone. Placed in class 2-B were: Ecjel
H. Mashburn, Orville C. James,
James Robert Plott, and James
Placed in class 2-B (H) was
Jonas C. Helms.
Continued in class 2-B were:
William Lee Allen, Oliver Hicks
Carroway, Ralph Hicks Turley,
Cardell Cowart, Harvey Eugene
Wright, and William Clinton Bry
ant. Placed in class 2-C was William
Placed in class 4-F were Frank
J. Trull, Amos Cagle, and Marshall
Awarded Air Medal
I hiummm M ''''inim.-M"'-Oift ThVW-lrt"i)1f,WM
SGT. GRADY V. HOWELL, son
of Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Howell, of
Waynesville, R. F. IV No. 2. who
was recently awarded Air Medal
service in Air Force
Sgt. G. Y. Howell
Awarded Air Medal
3 Democrats In Race
For Nomination As
OPA Checking On
. Motorists of Haywood are being
checked by OPA investigators to
see that all gasoline coupons have
the license number and state on
The inspectors reported that so
far all those checked had been in
compliance with the regulations.
The check-up will continue as far
as officials here knew.
Any motorist found with gaso
line coupons that do not have the
license number and state written
on the front of the coupon is lia
ble to have all gasoline allotments
Technical Sergeant Grady V.
Howell, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
Grady V. Howell, of Waynesville,
R. F. I). No. 2, who is serving
somewhere in England, has been
awarded the Air Med:. I by General
James P. Hodges, commanding gen
eral of a Liberator bomber divi
sion. The citation reads as follows:
"For execpt ionally meritorious
achievement, while participating in
five separate bomber combat mis
sions over enemy occupied contin
Sgt. Howell is an assistant en
gineer and gunner on a Libera
tor combat crew at a base in Eng
land. The 23-year-old airman, who
has just been promoted the grade
of technical sergeant, entered the
service on August 29, 1942, and
received his overseas combat train
ing at army air bases, Wendover,
Utoh, and Sioux City, Iowa.
Prior to entering the service,
TSgt. Howell was an inventory
clerk for the Owens-Illinois Glass
Company in Bridgeton, N. J. He
was educated 111 the local hign
school and North
R. H. Blackwell, Jr.,
Air Crash Victim,
Last rites will be conducted at
the First Methodist church at 3
o'clock Friday afternoon for Rufus
Hunter Blackwell, Jr., who was
killed when his bomber crashed
during a take-off at Oak Harbor,
Wash., on last Wednesday, April
The Rev. J.
pastor of the
church, will offi
ciate. The local
post of the
.vill also partici
nate in the ser
vice. Burial will
be in Green Hill
The body is
scheduled to ar
rive in Asheville this morning. The
Massie Funeral Home is in charge
of brine"inir the hodv to Wavnes-
body a wmr ZiS8- Jh.e ! Woman's Auxiliary i
naval escort from the West Coast, i e F liAchvfAFV llnlH
according to information received 1,1 1 l"JlJ UIU
by the family from the War De-I A 1111111 1 lVTpAt ITfrP
To Be At Best
With continued warm weath
er this week, the apple blos
some in the large orchards
here should be in full bloom
by Sunday, it was predicted
Some early varieties are al
ready in bloom, but the large
part of the trees will be in full
bloom this week-end.
Sgt. Kenneth Moore
Sergeant Kenneth Moore, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Moore, of Haz
elwood, has recently been promoted
to Staff Sgt., it was learned from
his family this week. Sgt. Moore
is now serving with the armed
forces in (England, where he has
been for some time.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Buch
anan have returned from their
wedding trip and are at home at
the Hahn Apartments.
Serving as active pallbearers will
be Col. J. Harden Howell, Capt.
W. F. Swift, Fred E. Martin,
Grady Boyd, William Shoolbred
and members of the naval escort.
Mr. Blackwell, who volunteered
in the U. S. Naval Reserve the day
after the attack on Tearl Harbor,
was serving as aviation chief ma
chinist's mateat his post on Whid
Mr. Blackwell, son of Rufus H.
Blackwell, and the late Susan Byrd
Blackwell, was a veteran of World
War I, having volunteered imme
diately after war was declared.
He served many months on combat
duty overseas and with the army
of occupation. He was educated
in the Waynesville schools and at
Brevard College. At the time he
entered the service in World War
II he held a position with the
Ecusta Manufacturing Company of
He is survived by his widow, of
Asheville; his father and step
mother; one daughter, Susan Byrd
Blackwell, and one son, Rufus
Hunter, III, of Asheville; three
Carolina State sisters, Mrs. Harry r rehn, of Bns
jtol, Tenn., Mrs. Jeff Garrett, of
i Keidsville, and Mrs. James Mich
aels, of Durham; one brother, Pfc.
Paul Blackwell, of the armed
forces, now serving in England;
two nieces and one nephew.
The 89th annual meeting of the
Woman's Auxiliary of the Ashe
ville Presbyterial was held here
at the Waynesville Persbyterlan
church on Tuesday, with approxi
mately 135 persons in attendance.
M rs. Preston Thomas, of Asheville, j
The executive board met at 9 '.80,
followed by the general session at
10:,'S0. The Rev. R. M. William
son, pastor of the local church,
gave the invocation and Mrs. W.
II. F. Millar, president of the
hostess auxiliary, gave greetings to
which Mrs. Ralph Freeman re
sponded. Highlights of the meeting were
the talks by Mrs. Donald Mclver,
of Bristol, Va., president of the
Appalachia Synodical ; Mrs. Ben
Knox, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Henry
Two Republicans In East
Fork In Contest For Nomi
nation As Constable.
Three candidates filed for tha
nomination as the Democratic can
didate for Representative in the
Legislature, for the only county
contest in the May 27th primary.
The only township contest is in
constable's race in East Fork.
The three Democrats seeking
the nomination as representative
'are R. E. Sentelle, S. L. Sanderson,
and Glenn C. Palmer. Mr. Palmer
Is seeking re-election, having been
representative from Haywood for
the past three terms.
In the Republican township race
East Fork, H. W. Heatherly
and L. M. Crawford are the candi
The county board of elections
this week mailed out absentee bal
lots to all men and women in ser
vice who have requested ballots.
In session here last Saturday,
the board named the registrars and
judges for the coming primary.
The first two named are Demo
cratic members and the third is
e Republican member.
Beaverdam No. 1, W. W. Pless,
Ray Byers and Clyde Smith.
Beaverdam No. 2, Will F. Clark,
Jake Smathers and Gladstone
Beaverdam No. 3, C. E. Williams,
J. T. Chappell and Roy Matheson.
Beaverdam No. 4, Bill Frank
lin, George Henry Smathers and
Beaverdam No. B, Mrs. Fred
Winfield, Grover Russell and
George A. Wilson.
Beaverdam No. 6, S. C. Wood,
Girtwood Smathers and L. J. Ward.
More Than 300 Men
And Women Attended
The Republican Rally
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" 'Orne,-l from Raleigh,
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171 Haywood Men Given Military
Examinations Last Week At Croft
One hundred and seventy-one
men left here last Thursday morn
ing at 8 o'clock for Camp Croft
where t.iey were given prereduc
tion examinations. Most of the
men in the older age groups were
not accepted for service.
Captain Frank Byrd, of the local
unit of the State Guard, was nam
ed leader of the group with the
following serving as assistant lead
ers, Harry Lee Liner, Jr., Rufus
Earl Byrd, Charlie Cander Wood
ard, Rufus Allen Reeves, Francis
Massie, Robert Dillard Suttenfield,
Emmett Homer Balentine, Robert
Fa cattle . .
, .. "TCiaiTfn XVF n ana
.1 thn Pi , ... Yv " Miavc 111 Ull
---wo.me saie last of the show on Thursday.
mood Cattle Make
pd Showing At Sale
t ' " nead being sold
1 ' sa,le averaged $585,
'b !d by R0y Haynea
bTmSw,g the top price
and tk- ' Fuixnasa
!, on, 66 heifer85 M. O.
r, and n7 ana calf na
and Way Abel bought
Rywood hnii-. : 1
three different divisions
bulls were owned by J. L. Palmer
and Roy S. Haynes owned two.
Another Haynes bull won second
Two Haynes heifers won second
place and one owned by J. L. Pal
mer. Other animals owned by C.
T. Francis, Way Abel and Calvin
Francis won places in the show. (
Roy Haynes received about $100
for prizes; J. L. Palmer about
$50; C.f T. Francis $30 and Way
Carl McBride, and M. B. Reeves.
In addition to thclTl men who
left this area there were around
twenty from the Waynesville sec
tion who had been transferred to
other boards who would have left
with the group on Thursday.
Making up the party in addi
tion to the leaders were the follow
ing: Robert Lee Park, Hurshel
Charlie Bryson, Robert Lee Brad
ley, Browdy Medford Messer, Har
man Ervin Lowe, Robert Vaughn
Hoyle, Loften Frank Green, R. L.
Saunders, Robert Dixon, John
Wesley Chambers, Stanberry
Franklin, James Thomas Forga,
Dewey Ray Arrington, Carl John
Lloyd Lincoln Moore, Milburn
Green, Hobert Olus Burnett, Sam
uel Edgar Frady, Dewey Forrest
Bryson, Frank Benjamin James,
Rufus Wilson Melton, Neal Davis
Mathis, Robert Vance Davis, James
Robert Miles, Willard Edgar Rus
sell, Robert Shepard Millar, Shuf
ford Rathbone, William Hurshel
Melton, Dexter Lee Btimgarner,
Columbus Lee Sexton, Everett Ray
Rogers, Mack Arnold Garland, Da
vid Andrew Boyd.
George Walter Galloway, Char
les Lynn Smith, Charles Elbert
Giles, Mack Murray Mercer, Fred
Farmer, Cass McGaha, Guy Smith,
Noble Wm. Ferguson, Emanuel
(Continued on page 12)
One of the largest Republican
gatherings staged in Haywood
in a number of years was held at
the Clyde high school on Saturday
evening, with Frank C. Fatten, 01
Morganton, Republican candidate
for governor, as the main speaker.
More than 300 members of the
party, both men and women, were
present for the banquet and meet
ing over which Glenn A. Boyd,
county chairman, presided.
The candidate for governor was
introduced by F.. P. Stillwell, at
torney of Sylva, and Jackson coun
ty Republican leader, who in turn
had been presented by I. H. Pow
ell, of Canton.
Dinner was served in the cafe
teria of the high school, after which
the assembly moved into the audi
torium, where the meeting was
opened with the singing of Amer
ica, followed by the invocation by
Prof. C. F. Owens.
Lewis P. Hamlin, of Brevard,
candidate for Congress from this
district, also addressed the group.
He was introduced by Charlie
Hawkins, of Canton, Republican
candidate for the House of Repre
sentatives of the North Carolina
I. H. Powell, of Canton, extended
a welcome to those present at the
opening of the rally.
Two Haywood Men
Thomas W. McKee, of Lake Jun
aluska, was commissioned as a
seennd Lieutenant from the Aloe
Field, army air flying school re
cently. Robert M. Beall, of Canton, also
received his commission from Fred
erick Field. The classes from the
11 schools of the Central Flying
Training Command, was the larg
est yet to graduate.
Rev. Hammett Delivers
At Tryon High School
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of
the First Baptist church, delivered
the baccalaureate sermon at the
Mills Springs high school, at Try
on on last Sunday. The principal
of the school, W. H. MacDonald,
a former star athlete who played
on teams at Gardner-Webb college,
which were coached by R?v. Ham
mett. Mr. MacDonald has served
as a Polk county representative in
the North Carolina General Assembly.
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",kr V ? I u vif-yd. Fred Me4ford, O.R.Russell,
vllPbytenar , church MmY: Levi Morgan.
1 n iV" j t- u j ' V." P'Keon, Walker Brown, John
and Dr. Donald Richardson, Rich-I . r-..i 1 rn. o; t
mond, Vn., moderator of the gen-L
I East Fork, Rex Pless, K. L.
Burnett and Wilburn Clark.
Cecil, Perry Allen, Ben West and
North Waynesville, David Turn
er, Henry Gaddy and Shuford
South Waynesville, J. P. Dicus,
Robert P. McCracken and Grady
Hazelwood, W. A. Whitner, Gene
Wyatt and John Blaloek.
Lake Junaluska, Guy Fulbright,
Jam's T. Coman and A. E. Ward.
Ivy Hill, Alney Mehaffey, Sam
Queen and Dave Jaynes.
Cataloochee, Lush Caldwell, Mrs.
Mark Hannah and Americus Hall.
Big ( reek, J. M. Caldwell, Crow
Hopkins and Mrs. Chas. Roberts.
Fines Creek, Mrs. Norman
James, Marion Kirkpatriek and
Crabtree, Will Bradshaw, Man
son McElroy and L. O. Ferguson.
Iron Duff, Roy Medford, Weaver
Chambers and Humphrey White.
Jonathan Creek, L. M. Leather
wood, Grady Howell and Vinson
White Oak, Claude Davis, Gay
lor Baldwin and Plato Bramlett.
Officers were elected for one
year terms as follows: vice-president,
Mrs. George B. Hammond,
j Canton; secretary, Mrs. .1. T. Fain,
i Hendcrsonville; treasurer, Mrs. Ed
I White. Asheville. Elected for
I three-year terms were: Mrs. W. H.
j McMurry, Swannanoa; secretary
of religious education, Mrs. R. E.
McClure, Asheville; secretary of
Assembly home missions, Mrs. J.
('. Williams, Black Mountain; Mrs.
O. F. Sornnier, Bryson City, sec
retary of literature; counselor for
- (Continued on page 12)
Annual Reading Contest
For High School Girls
To Be Held Friday, 21st
The annual reading contest which
is sponsored by the Woman's Club
for the girls of the Waynesville
Township high school will be held
on Friday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Mrs. J. C. Brown, Mrs. Inez Brooks
and Mrs. M. G. Stamey, members
of the school faculty are in charge
of the contest. Mrs. James W.
Killian, president of the club, will
The following high school girls
will compete : Clarine Wiggins,
Joyce Underwood, Frances Wil
liams, Betty Sue McClure, Joan
Boone, 11a jean Evans and Polly
All members of the club and the
public are invited to attend the
Extra Canning Sugar
Is Available To Those
Who Apply On May 1-2
Society welcomes only those who
amuse, or flatter.
Those Failing To Make Ap
plication On Either May 1
Or 2, Will Have Only 5
AH persons needing more than
five pounds of canning sugar per
person, will have the first two days-
in May to make application to get
up to 25 pounds per person, it was'
announced here by the war price
and rationing board.
Stamp No. 40 in War Rationing
Book Four is good for 5 pounds
only, and if more than that amount
is required, then application must
be made on either May 1 or 2 on
The board has completed plans
for having registrars atf the fol
lowing places on May first and sec
ond, between the hours of 1 and
5:30 to accept applications, and as
sist in filling out the blanks: Court
House, Hazelwood school, Rock
Hill school, Maggie, Dellwood,
Fines Creek, Crabtree and Waynes
ville colored school.
The regulation as received here
this week, sets out that no extra
sugar for canning can be granted
unless applications are made either
May firBt or second, and on the
special form prepared by OPA.
Any member of a family can
make application for all the family,
provided War Ration Book No.
Four for each person accompanies
the application. The registrars
will Temove stamp No. 37 out of
War Book No. Four. If the stamp
has for any reason been removed,
no extra sugar will be given. The
No. 37 stamp is required before
the certificate will be valid.
Of County Will
Meet On 27th
The annual W. M. U. meeting of
the Haywood Baptist Association
will be held Friday, April 27th, at
the Clyde Baptist church, starting
promptly at ten o'clock.
Among those appearing on the
program, will include Miss Ola Lea,
of Greensboro, a returned mission
ary from China, and Miss Mary
Currin, of Raleigh, state executive
secretary of the Baptist W. M. U.
Due to the outstanding program,
all presidents of the Haywood W.
M. U. units, members of the ehurch
organizations, and counselors of
young people, are urged to attend.
The meeting will be an all-day
event, with each person carrying
lunch, while coffee and milk will be
provided by the Clyde church.
Stolen Car Is
Found With Dry
A 1941 Chevrolet sedan was
stolen from the garage of L. M.
JCillian about 11 o'clock Tuesday
night. The car was found about
an hour later in Grimball Park.
with the radio going full blast
No damage was done to the ear
other than the gas tank had been