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T. Shelton, Civic
U Business Leader
Be Buried Today
Linent Citizen 1'assea
I Early Wednesday
will be held this after
VoVWk at the First Meth
l(h for William Taylor
-5 nationally recognized
,ervice as superiniciiuci.i
Juan Training scnuui w
rajo Indians and well known
,int5 ami CIVIC leauei, "i.u
h: home here at 6:30
UYdnilav morning, from
rack. Mr. Shelton had
L well f'lr some tlme and
,n confined to his home lor
:;!,?. Rev. J. Clay Madl-
,tor will officiate, rsuruu
in Greenhill cemetery.
. ...ill lin. f"nl
b pallneartrs win "c.
Howell, Roy Keece, Mam
. ... UI..J,, T TV
fcv, Jonatnan v uuujr, m.
J. E. Massie and u. l.
Irarv pallbearers win ue;
T.. M. Killian, Clyde
Jr. Tom Stringfield, L. N.
v R McClure. John L.
L R Rovd, R. V. Welch, Joe
Ky. F. Swift, Walter Ketner,
Botha. C W- Minnett, Mil-
Iteate, Walter Hyatt, J. M.
iGlenn Palmer, Boone Fer-
Judce Alfred K. Nuppert,
hcmnati, Hyde m. ciair,
F. E. Alley, Dr. J. R. Mc-
t and Paul D. Sossamon.
Shelton was the son of Ste-
and Mehala Shelton, of
Iville. He was married to
tattie A. Sledge, of South
h in 1891, and three years
le moved to Cherokee Indian
lata where he was employ-
agriculture teacher. Tom
iee he was sent by the gov-
It to Santa Fe, New Mex.,
he Taught farming to the
boys for two years. Later
sent to an Indian Reserva
HavasuDia. Ariz. He held
It of superintendent here for
years, following which he
ansfem-d to the San Juan
whiti.l. He iv he was in
if a reservation of thous-
P mt- and s.OdO avaio In-
rni'd -as sup- i intendent at
w '' 1: years and his
,:-ti-tnl by the growth
"ent of the plant. When
iia'irt- thtre was a small
i h"ust. and when he left
en- m ,ie than forty build
'ii i xi-eutive offices, and a
Cultivated f;i rm TTio wa
rn illu -
loroufrht not only a great
rmatinn to the youth, but
me older generation along
s of manual training, agri-
he left the reservation he
Shelton were showered
''S of Indian rraftn nnrl Vlio
l0" of Indian relics is one
ine privately owned in
San Juan, he was invited
1 -ne honor guest of the
:: at a Fair held by the
a"d led a narado nf m nnn
916 after 23 years in the In-
lce he and Mrs. Shpltnn
' Wavnesvilln arA l,on
'ded in tho ahoU. i,
? built manv vaatr. v.
Claimed By Death
W. T. SHELTON passed away
at his home on Pigeon street early
Wednesday morning following a
To Meet Saturday
Judge Felix E. Alley To
Make Keynote Address
Saturday At Two.
The Haywood county Democratic
executive committee will hold its
biennial meeting in Waynesville at
the courthouse here at 2 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, according to
an announcement made yesterday
by Clifford E. Brown, of Clyde,
Judge F. E. Alley is scheduled
to deliver the keynote address.
Candidates for county as well as
state offices will be present.
Elections will also be held for
chairman of the county executive
group, vice chairman, and secre
tary. Delegates to the state Demo
cratic convention which will be
held in Raleigh on May 4, will
also be named.
The usual resolutions pertinent
to the meeting will also be adopt
ed at the meeting. C. E. Brown,
county chairman, will preside.
Annual Clean-up Drive
To Start Monday, 8th
Lt. Hunter Henry,
U. S. Marines,
Lt. Homer Hunter Henry, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Homer R. Henry,
of Clyde, has been wounded, ac
cording to information received
last week by his parents from the
headquarters of the I'. S. Marino
The message from Washington
read as follows: "Information has
reached this office that your son.
The annual Clean-Up, Paint-Up
and Fix-Up Day for the commun
ity will be held during the week
of May 8-15, according to the
town officials, who are urging co
operation from every property
owner in the area.
The schedule of the town trucks
will be used to haul off rubbish
as soon as it is collected in the
process of cleaning will be announc
Remain Open On
Day Of Invasion
People Given Opportunity
Of Offering Prayers
Following the movement to have
all churches open for the day when
the Invasion of Europe takes place,
which is being sponsored in a na
tion-wide program by the Federal
Council of Churches, some of the
local congregations have gone on
UK M ill Bllin-uin- . . . .
1 nvt ..f.W flthnr features of 1 record of adopting the plan.
the campaign will also be made : The places of worship will re
! main open for the entire day ot the
i... i... i u ., ' initial attack, so that the citizens
season, it is ex-
area will have
lieeted that this
of this country may stop their
work and offer prayer for the cause
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Second Lieut. Homer H. Henry. W mimi.er 01 lourisw. ami,- - - -
V. S. Marine Corps Reserve, sus- I the officials point out, having j On Sunday ev H (. Ha m u tt.
tamed a gunshot wound in the I ,lu' town and surrounding area pastor of the l-.rst Hap t st thur h
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shouU er and chest m action against " "i' " , , , ,
,, , Mo,..i, i; iqji in 1 this season. , remain open on the day and ask.
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Maj. J. E. Moore
Haywood County Man
Holds Outstanding Record
In Air Forces.
Wearing a heavy tan from the
relentless rays of a South-west
Pacific sun, Maj. Joseph E. Moore,
24, pilot of a Havoc light bomber,
is spending a furlough with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Moore,
of Bethel, near Canton, after com
Dieting 133 combat missions over
enemy territory in the New Guinea
Maj. Moore is scheduled to report
to Miami, Fla., air base Tuesday
for a new assignment.
T. Set. Wade Wright, of 10
Spears street, Asheville, a member
of Major Moore's bombing crew as
gunner, also is spending a furlough
with his parents. Sgt. Wright also
will renort to Miami for his new
assignment Tuesday, Major Moore
Mai. Moore has been lucky, he
admits, to emerge unharmed from
his many low altitude bombing and
strafing missions in the Southwest
Pacific during the past 18 months.
However, he has been awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross with
one Oak Leaf cluster and the Air
Maj. Moore, who celebrated his
24th birthday Saturday by chatting
with friends and granting a brief
interview concerning a few of his
many activities in the New Guinea
area, is a graduate of Bethel high
school and Brevard college whene
he specialized in engineering. A
special birthday party in his honor
was given at the home of his par-
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' unit of extra sugar
t T Ut t0 10 Pounds
Jrso-Plus the 5 pounds
bie f Ration St ivrrt
- - Alva
In a V-Mail letter Lt. Henry
wrote his parents not to worry, "I
ran into a little trouble a few
days ago and got banged up a
ittle, however, I am getting along
t i.. t., thni tin- members take time nil
cooperate with the officials in work-j f'om their work to stop in and
iig with them on making the j pray.
most of the truck schedules due to j St. John's Catholic church here
sbni-tiiin, nf n-iis Whim the truek i inul thi. lilaces of worship of the
is due to their vicinity, they
The following- information has
been received by the Haywood
county board of elections from Wil
liam T. Joyner, chairman of the
state board of elections, regard
ing the absentee application by
members of a family for a man
in the service.
While the manner of the deliv
ery of the application to the chair
man is not important, the manner
of the delivery of the ballot to
the chairman is quite important,
according to Mr. Joyner, who
states that the law requires the
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- ,. , , ,; asked to use it then, rather man
l i e, leeiiuif koou umi v-hluiu i-- , ..
... i . v. i give another call,
erything I can get my hands on. i "
Lt. Henry, a graduate of tho
local high school and of the North
Carolina University, volunteered
in the service and took the rugged
officers' training course at the fa
mous Marine base at Quantico, Va.
Winner In Club
Pollyana Gibbs was the winner
of the first place in the 19th an
nual reading contest held by the
Woman's Club for the cirls of the
township high school on H iday , honornry pallbearers.
Last Rites Held
For R. H. Blackwell
Last rites were held at the
First Methodist church at 3 o'clock
on Friday afternoon for Rufus
Hunter Blackwell, Jr., who was
killed when his bomber crashed
during a take-off at Oak Harbor,
Wash., on Wednesday. April 12.
The Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor
of the church, officiated. The local
post of the American Legion had
part in the service and ".'telVed as
mission, which mciuiies, Murpny,
Hry-on City. Sylva, Franklin and
Wilch Cove on the Cherokee Reser
vation, will also observe in the
same manner the day of the invas
ion, according to Kev. A. F. Robr
It was also learned during the
week that olh r churches in the
community have the plan under
consid ration and that tho move
ment will be taken up by the Hay
wood County Ministerial Associa
tion at their regular meeting to
be held on May 8th.
The local Merchants Association
went ,m record sometime ago to
clone all places of business on the
day that Germany falls.
o Ltiufo mat uic law i triju 1 1 t:s lih." j mu iuh i-nv.
absentee ballot to be delivered back j The prize was a $!i.00 book of de
to the chairman by the U. S. mail, fense stamps. Her reading was
Under the law, the rules adopted j "The Murder of Lidice," by Edna
by the state board of elections for i St. Vincent Milay.
the coming primary, an applica- j Joyce Underwood was the win
tion for a soldier's immediate fam- : ner of the second place and was
ily, (wife, husband, brother, sis
ter, parent or child), addressed to
the chairman of the board of elec-
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The application does not have j by Kalgar Allen roe receiver, ihi
to be made in person before the ( orable mention,
chairman, neither does it have to : Other contestants and their read
be made through the mails, but it i ings wre: Clarine Wiggins, "A
may be made either in person or I Ballet of Reading Goal," by Oscar
of tho Wilde: Frances Williams "White
given $2.50 m delense stamps.
Her number was "Down, Down the
Mountain" by Ellis Credle. Ha
Jean Evans, who gave "The Raven"
family applying for the soldier.
It is important in this kind of
application that the written ap
plication bear what purports to
be the signature of the member
of the immediate family of the
soldier within the relationship set
forth in parenthesis above soldier
and such relationship must either
appear on the application or be de
termined by the chairman before
it can become a valid application.
Cliffs," bv Alice Miller; Betty
McClure, "Mary Cary," by Bosher,
and Joan Boone, "Mary White,"
by William Allen White.
Serving as judges were: Mrs.
W. T. Crawford, Rev. R. G. Tatum
and Rev. H. G. Hammett. Mrs.
James W. Killian, president of the
club, presided. Faculty members
in charge of the contest were: Mrs.
J. C. Brown, chairman, Mrs. M.
G. Stamey and Mrs. Inez Brooks.
Fishing Licenses Sale
60 Per Cent Over 1943
tv, coin nf fishing licenses is I
sixty per cent larger to date than and 2,051 in number of licenses
flint, nf the same period last year
according to G. C. Plott, county
game and fish warden. Last year
the- sales totaled $3,045 in money
Draft1 Board Reclassifies 136 Men
During The Past Week; 33 Put In 1-A
One hundred and thirty-six men
were reclassified by the local draft
board during the past week, with
thirty-three placed in class 1-A as
Robert F. Rich, Robert B. Hoyle,
Harry L. Liner, Jr., Guy H. Gras
ty, Robert Dixon, James T. Forga,
faft W. Green, Thomas R. Killian,
Dexter L. Bumgarner, Claude Nor
man, Emanuel J. Schulhofer, Jr.,
Edward E. Thomason, Robert C.
Bradshaw, Thomas V. Warren,
Claude R. Crawford, Norman L.
Bradley, Robert D. Suttenfield, Jr.
Howard E. Sutton, James H.
Leatherwood, Andy N. Sparks,
Boone Price, Wiley Williams, Clar
ence T. Taylor, Roy H. Auberry,
James R. Stiles, Harvey E. Wright,
Harry Swayngim, Ernest Medford,
Hugh Leopard, Nathaniel Mehaf
fey, William A. Lowe, Richard
Bradley, and Kenneth D. Miller.
Placed in class 1-A (H) were:
Henry G. Clayton and Thomas W.
Alexander; Class 1-A (L), Mack
A. Garland and Glenn Haney.
Placed in class 2-A were: Dan
iel E. York, Dengim H. Stricklan,
Queen D. Kent, Garrnett L. Wyatt,
Lee Smith, Loyd L. Moore, Dewey
F. Bryson, James R. Hill, Roy
Hightower, David Parton, John H.
Ruff, George M. Queen, John M.
Mills, Vinson L. Smith, Hobert G.
W'illiams and Jack E. Woody.
Continued in class 2-A were:
William C. Russ, Fletcher T. Hill.
Harry M. Sullivan, Edward W.
Moody, Ernest W. Greene, John
L. Edwards, Robert B. Davenport,
George W. Galloway, William H.
Covington and Frank Phillips.
Placed in class 2-B were: Rufus
W. Melton, Thomas H. Rogers,
Jr., Earl F. Kirkland, Fletcher
Trantham, James Long, and Julius
Continued in class 2-B were:
Frank Cochran, James R. Miles,
Robert S. Millar, Rufus A.
Reeves, Gilbert L. Gregory, Andy
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sold. Haywood county's record of
fishing licenses sold stood third in
the state, it was also learned from
The record of sixty per cent
higher to date could not carry
through the season, the game and
fish warden pointed out, as there
are too many local citizens out of
this area at this time.
There are more streams open
than in any previous year since
their use has been restricted, it
was learned, and in addition the
fishing will be better, as the
streams have all been heavily
The waters in Sherwood Forest
will be open on Wednesday, May
10, and thereafter every Wednes
day, Saturday and Sunday through
out the fishing season.
in Greenhill cemetery.
I Active pallbearers were Col. J.
! Harden Howell, Capt. W. F. Swift,
Vvv E. Martin, Grady Boyd,
William Shoolbred and Chief J. C.
Sittherwood, A. C. R. M., who ac
companied the body here from the
The body arrived in Asheville
at noon on Friday and was met by
a Waynesville undertaker and i
i brought to the home of the parents
here and later taken to the church.
Mr. Blackwell, son of Rufus H.
Blackwell and the late Susan Byrd
Blackwell, was a veteran of World
War I. He volunteered in the
U. S. Naval Reserve the day after
the attack on Pearl Harbor and
was serving as aviation chief ma
chinist's mate at his post on
Whidbey Island, when the accident
that took his life occurred.
During World Wrar I, he served
many months overseas and was
with the army of occupation fol
lowing the Armistice. He was edu
cated in the local schools and at
Brevard College. At the time he
entered the service he was em
ployed at Brevard with the Ecusta
He is survived by his widow, of
Asheville, one daughter, Susan
Byrd, and one son, Rufus Hunter
Blackwell, III, of Asheville; three
sisters, Mrs. Harry Frehn, of Bris
tol, Tenn., Mrs. Jeff Garrett, of
Reidsville, and Mrs. James Mi
chaels, of Durham; his father and
stepmother, of Waynesville; one
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Herbert Wright Here
For 30-Day Furlough
Herbert Wright, second class
Petty Officer, U. S. Seabees, is
spending a 30-day furlough here
with his father, Joe Wright, and
Seaman Wright, who volunteer
ed, has been in the service for the
past eighteen months. He has
served in Alaska and was in the
Aleutian Islands for 13 months.
This is his first visit home since he
entered the service.
Council Will Meet
The Community Center Council
will hold a meeting at 8 o'clock
Friday evening in the U. S. Em
ployment Service offices, according
to an announcement by the presi
dent. All members are urged to be
present for the meeting, ns the
final details of organization will
be perfected. Officers of the coun
cil are: president, Mrs. Rufus
Siler; vice president, W. Curtis
Russ; treasurer, Ralph Prevost ;
and s.-eietary, Mrs. L. M. Riche-son.
Pfc. James L. Yount
Is Stationed In da.
Private First Class James L
Yount, who is stationed at the
Oliver General Hospital in Augus
ta, Ga., was recently awarded the
Good Conduct Medal at appropriate
ceremonies held in the Red Cross
auditorium on the post.
The medal is awarded "for ex
emplary behavior, efficiency and
fidelity," and was presented by
Major James L. Rogers, Adjutant.
Pfc. Young is a Projectionist in
the Red Cross at the Oliver General.
$2.20 Per Hundred
Pounds Paid At
Car For Potatoes
About 10 Carloads Of
Surplus Potatoes Will Be
Randal B. Etheridge, head of the
Markets Division of the State De
partment of Agriculture, has an
nounced that plans have been com
pleted for the movement of appro
ximately 80 carloads of Irish po
tatoes from the mountain counties
of North Carolina.
Ten of the carloads are to go
from Haywood county, the report
from Raleigh said.
Buying will continue through
Monday. May 1. and all potatoes
should be brought to the G-'orge-Itrown
warehouse near the govern
ment wheat storage bins. Under
wood Lumber and Supply Com
pany, and Farmers Exchange are
handling the potatoes.
He said that efforts on the part
of the Department's marketing
specialists to move the surplus of
the 1043 crop from the Asheville
Nnrth Wilkesboro area have re
sulted in tho establishment of a
plan by the Commodity Credit Cor
poration to purchase all potatoes in
this section, grading U. S. Number
Cuv W. Canns. of Creeds, Va.,
will be in charge of the purchase
program for CCC, according uj
Etheridge, and the potatoes will be
bought at a set price of $2.20 per
hundred pounds on the car.
No plans were announced rela
tion to the disposition of the pota
toes after their purchase from the
growers, but it is understood tnat
they will eventually go for military
"They will be moved as rapidly
as they can be handled by our in
snoofnra." declared Etheridge. He
added that farmers having pota-
toy, . ill be assisted Dy tne inspec
tor in grading, packing and load
ing their product.
Plans now call for the move
ment of around 3,500,000 pounds,
with each car bringing around
Potatoes are to be brought to
Underwood Lumber and Supply
Howard Clapp, county agent,
suggeste dth efollowing rules for
Haywood growers to follow:
1. Be sure to sprout all potatoes.
2. Be sure to grade as near as
possible into No. 1 potatoes and
leave other potatoes at home. No
No. 2 potatoes will be handled.
3. The potatoes must be firm.
Shriveled or soft potatoes cannot
be handled, if in doubt, please bring
in a sample for inspection.
4. Please bring additional labor
with you to help in the grading of
The locations from which pota
toes will be shipped and the num
ber of cars from each are as fol
lows: Franklin 4; Sylva G; Way
nesville 10; Asheville 6; Hender
sonville 4; Brevard 3; Marshall 2;
Burnsville 2; Spruce Pine 30; North
Wilkesboro 5; and West Jefferson
Mrs. Noyes Long, of Old Hick
ory, Tenn., is spending a fortnight
here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Hardin.
The Waynesville District Of Methodist
Church To Meet At Bethel On May 3
The Waynesville District Con
ference of the Methodist church
will meet at the Bethel church on
Wednesday, May 3, at 10:00
o'clock, according to an announce
ment made this week by Rev. W.
L. Hutchins, district superinten
dent, who will preside over the
gathering. Rev. Hutchins is clos
ing his sixth year and will, by
the law of the church, move to an
other field of work next fall.
The Waynesville District com
prises 30 charges and has 102
churches wi.th a membership of
nearly 12,000. There will be in
.ttendance at the conference around
200 people, including visitors from
various institutions of the church.
The pastors of the district will
give their annual reports. The
conference sermon will be delivered
by Rev. Miles McLean, pastor of
Long's Chapel, Lake Junaluska.
Rev. R. G. Tuttle will read the
report on missions. Mrs. David
Hall, of Sylva, will speak on the
missionary work of the women in
connection with the report by Rev.
Prof. O. V. Woosley, superinten
dent of the Children's Home, will
represent this work of the church,
and Rev. J. B. Tabor will give a
written report on the orphanage
work of -the district. Rev. V. A.
Morton will speak on the place of
the young people in the church
and Miss Louise Martin, of Way
nesville. will also talk briefly on
the work of the Young People.
Kev. Morton will also speaK on
a meetinc held in Evanston. 111..
last winter at which time Pro
testantism was given a full con
sider ition. Rev. Mac S. Richie
will read a paper on Christian
Tn the afternoon the lavmen of
the district will nresent a nrosram
over which J. R. Long, district
leader, will preside.
At noon tbere will be a picnic
lunch. The rublic is invited to at
tend all the service. '
Florida Couple Buy
Summer Home Of R.
L. Lee's At Balsam
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Spooner, of
Fort Myers, Fla., have purchased
the summer home of Mr. and Mrs.
R. L. Lee. The home which is
constructed entirely of logs is one
of the most attractive summer
places in the Balsam area. No
announcement has been made of
the purchase price.
Mr. and Mrs. Spooner, who have
spent the past several days here
returned on Tuesday to Fort Myers,
but plan to return here around
the first of June to spend the
Rotarians Hear Dr.
S. P. Gay Last Friday
Dr. S. P. Gay was the speaker
at Rotary last Friday, and told
of foods and their relation to good
teeth. By use of charts, Dr. Gay
pointed out that an unbalanced
diet caused tooth decay.
He also told some of the inter
esting happenings that take place
in the practice of dentistry.
Mrs. Burger Edwards, of Rio
Grande City, Tex., has arrived for
a visit with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ellis Sorrels at their home
in Hazelwood. Mrs. Edwards will
be joined in the near future by her
husband, Pfc. Edwards, and after
his visit here they will return
to his post at For? Ringgold, Tex.