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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAIN EER
Poblished In The County Seat Of Haywood Comity At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countk
W Af PLACE a gfl
' uy to uvi
Isicians From Three
tes Will Give Hour
ncert Here Saturday
BitM Ha"l Students
, will come here
Mna r inin an
L,m ;hree m- ; -
iv c-ss:tm u""-
f James C riom,
'f Davitlson and Queens
band playt rs will practice
Vf under .li rector Pfohl,
Saturday nigm - .
Lert begin at 8:15 and
,r mon .nun an num.
..N ,.f t:u li irh school band
,.i,'lfr the visiting mem
ir homes. 0n Fridav
(j.'.Pf.. will he given at the
t nr.il Satu f.lay afternoon
fivt ;,, limiting at Lake
hand dirt'ctors will ac-
stuil.-nts here lor me
ding to Charles
JirVctor of the Waynesville
il in charge ol all arrange-
mg trie seiei nous uo
program Saturday nigm m--htsbridee
Inn and Night in Vienne,"
e Conquering Hero Comes,"
ita Roco," "By The Blue
n Waters," "From Miss-
Suite." Alto sax solo by
from Belmont, "Pog Goes
asel," and "Cowboy Rhap-
kon Girls' Club
Girls' Club of the Dayton
Company entertained 80
of the Naval Convalescent
Ion Sunday afternoon from
6'clock on the grounds of the
Int Hotel. Mrs. Lura Ker-
residcnt of the club, was
I chairman of the affair.
fir.tr as official hostesses of
i:y in addition to the presi-
w ere the other officers as
Miss Bonnie Harris, Miss
Bless. Miss Sarah Moore,
IGlmlvs I'hillins antl Miss
lenic supper was served fol-
I t'V taints. The affair- on
was ont of a number nliin-
thc 1:1 s dub. The next
"f l'u 's to he invited will
fi'i!'. fi.,n, the Moore Gene-
re On Saturday
Ralph S. McDonald, candi-
"f Governor of Vorttl Carn-
IP"ki here in the courtroom
I -- " wuiuiuaj
McDmal,! outlined his rdat
s(tt;i,!r forth tbn v,-
t , i..'"60 lie
to do lor Wostprn Mnrt-fc
Ilia if elected to tho nffipo nf
. --.w . V
me tht' Projects he stated he
I M,rinsor would be enlarge
101 Western farnlmo Tv,-
l. - "nut i COi.Il
L a "najor highway sys
Fo Tennessee and adriirinnal
into the narlr. o tt
farm for this area. and Qther
ji".. .us along industrial and
I McDonald waB ntrnAj k
r- wans, well l,r,,r, 11
- nuunii iui.ai
B' R. Creasman
; Bill r. Creasman, son of
A Mrs. r r, n '
's now stationed in
acc',rmng to information
rl 0n' hrewas sent to
ha. J k and then overseas.
nas a brntlio- -n-i. ,
ernan l rvt, nuDert
Jmp Adair, Ore.
ach Here On 13-U
hS ndH,0,inra Mission
1 attenH t uouc 18 ln"
aIsopS the service. He
To Direct Band
JAM ES C. PFOHL will direct
the 76-pit'ce band which will give
a conceit here Saturday night.
The members are from three states.
Annual C. Of C.
Banquet Will Be
Held On The 25th
Event Will Be Staged In
Cafeteria Of the Hazelwood
School; Tickets Ready.
The annual chamber of commer
ce banquet will be held in the cafe
teria of the Hazelwood school on
the night of Thursday, May 25th,
it was announced by the commit
Tickets for the event will go on
sale today. The members of the
Eastern Star will provide the din
ner in the cafeteria, which seats
well over 300. The tickets are one
The program is being arranged
antl will be announced Ity next
wtek. Outstanding speakers will
he on the program.
The event is in rharge of a com
mittee composed of Dr. Stuart Rob
erson, Charlie Ray, C N'- Allen and
Dixie Home Stores
E. H. P.alintine, well known
groceryman, has sold his grocery
store on Main street to the Dixie
Home Stores. The new owners
took charge Monthly morning.
Mr. Balentine will be in the
store the remainder of this week,
and will then take an extended
vacation before entering any work,
The new owners operate several
hundred stores in the two aro
linas ,and have named J. D. Frady
as manager of the store here. Mr.
Frady has been connected with
the Balentine store for over a
No changes were made in the
Mr. Balentine opened the store
two years ago. He has been con
nected with other grocery firms
of the community for the past 20
Court To Continue
Thru Next Week
Fifteen Divorces Granted
During Three-Day Session,
With Others Reported For
ft v '
E. H. BALENTINE has sold
his grocery store here to Dixie
Home Stores. The new owners as
sumed charge of the firm Monday.
Haywood county court records
were broken here on Monday
morning in the May civil term of
Superior court when during the
lenth of one-half day, twelve di
vorces were granted.
The total divorce cases brought
to triirt late yesterday afternoon
hatl reached fifteen, one having
been granted on Tuesday and two
Judge Felix E. Alley is presid
ing over the court which it was
learned yesterday will continue in
to next week.
Judgments handed down during
the three clays since convening
Monday morning, in addition to
the foregoing included the follow
ing: In the case of Yick Chemical
Company, the Chattanooga Medi
cine Company antl others versus
Leo Sansome, the judgment was in
favor of the plaintiffs and San
some was ordered to pay a total
of $1,944.38 to cover the claims
In the case of the Birmingham
Paper Company against Leo San
some, the defendant was ordered to
No judgment was given when the
paper went to press yesterday in
the case of J. G. Russell versus
R. R. Campbell, and wife and M.
G. Stamey, trustee.
The rationing board pointed out
yesterday that numerous applica
tions for gasoline were being re
ceived without the tire inspection
record accompanying the applica
tion. No gasoline can be issued
without the tire inspection record,
it was pointed out. Failure to
have tire record delays issuance of
gasoline to justified patrons, it was
Periodic tire inspection has
been discontinued, but it is vitally
important that the records be kept,
as gasoline cannot be issued with
out the record, antl the record is
also essential in the event of a
tire purchase, where the official
serial number must be recorded.
Will Have Two
The commencement exercises at
the Hazelwood school will include
the presentation of an operetta and
the regular graduating program, it
was learned tluring the week.
The op retta will be given on
Wednesday night. May 17, at 8:30
o'clock, with the primary antl
grammer grade stutlents taking
part. Approximately 50 children
will make up the cast, with a
chorus of 30 voices.
On Friday morning, 19th, at
10:30 o'clock an amateur graduat
ing program will be presented by
the sixth grade students, which
will include the following: Saluta
tory, by Francis Hoyle, daughter
of Mr. antl Mrs. Julius Hoyle; Vale
dictory, by Homer Snyder, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Snyder.
Last Will, by Marie Hooper;
Class key presentation, by Fran
ces Hendrix; Key received by Jim
my Swift; Class prophecy, by
Mary Brendle; Party charge to 5th
grade, by Jimmy Hooper; with res
ponse by Jimmy Swift; Farewell,
by Katheryn Hyatt.
All patrons and friends of the
school are invited to attend both
f.wv t -C .
GLENN C. PALME R was nam
ed Vice president of the district
Democratic organization by the
state convention last week. Mr.
Palitii r has served as i cil t sciita
tiveol' Haywood for I be past three
terms anil is a candidate to .succeed
hi in el f this com . ng elect ion.
Haywood Representative Is
Named Vice President By
Glenn Palmer Was named vice
president of the district Democratic
organization by the State Conven
tion in session iit Raleigh last
Resides the recognition given Mr.
Palmer, other Hajproocl Democrats
were honored by Tlng nampd on
important committees of the state
and district. C. E. Brown of Clyde,
was named s a member of the
stale executive committer; R. E.
Sentellt on the senatorial commit
tee; H. Arthur Orsboine on the
congressional committee; W. G.
Byers. presidential elector for the
12th district; anil Wall r Crawfrod
on the 2(lth judicial district execu
The convention named Mrs. E.
L. McKee, of Sylva, as delegate
at-large from this district, to at
l iiil the national convention in
Mrs. McKee will have the dis
tinction of being a delegate-at-large
attending every convention
nominating Mr. Roosevelt. A dis
tinction few have hail, antl espec
North Carolina has 30 votes to
cast in the National Convention,
and the state group last Thursday
instructed the delegates to cast all
30 for the renominalion of F. I).
Roost velt for president, antl J. M.
Broughton for vice president.
Among those attending the con
vention from Haywood included:
R. I). Coleman. C. (I. Hryson, C. E.
Brown. Mr. and Mrs. W. (i. Hyers,
John M. Qui t n. Jack West.
Walter Crawford, Bryan Med
ford, Miss Katherinc Qucr n, Jona
than Woody. Clyde Hoey, Jr., C.
E. Williams. A. J. Hutchins, Capt.
Fannie J. Reynolds, T. L. Gwyn
antl Glenn C. Palmer.
The convention named the fol
lowing (list l ict set-up; Glenn Palm
er, vice president of the district,
of Haywood; George Fain, Hender
son; delegates. E- C. Greene, Bun
combe; H. E. Buchanan, of H'n
tlerson, formerly of Jackson; al-
(Continued on page 12)
Sgt. Milas Green
Receives Oak Leaf
Cluster For Bravery
Presentation Made At Home
Of Parents In Fines Creek
By Army Officers, With
More Than 100 Present.
More than one hundred persons
were present last Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Green
in the Fines Creek section for the ,
presentation by army officers of the
Oak Leaf Cluster medal which
had been won by Staff Sgt. Milas
Lee Green, of the U. S. Air Corps,
now a German prisoner.
The medal was presented to the
parents by Col. Oliver B. Stout
assisted by ( aptain Robert I.
Burger, and Sgt. Stanley, of the
Greenville Army Air Base.
Col. Stout read a letter from
th. President of the United States
and one from Sgt. Green's corn
mantling officer in England to the
parents setting forth the gallant
bravery of their son in his last
ten bombing missions over Ger
Sgt. Green had previously bet n
awarded another Oak Leaf Cluster
Medal in England for his bravery
in his first ten missions. He hatl
to his credit more than 20 mis
sions prior to his being taken a
prisoner by the Germans on Jan.
29th, of this year.
The army officers were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Green for dinner.
In addition the more than a hun
dred guests attending were also
present for dinner.
Hospital To Observe
Open House Friday
From Two Until Five
' ' ts1fvf If
Dr. Childs Will
P..1 nil A 1
EN SLOAN, who was
recently promoted to his present
lank, lie is in command of Head
quarters and Seivice Company of
the Second Regiment of the North
Carolina State Guard.
Ben Sloan Named
Captain Of Local
State Guard Unit
Dr. B. G. Chiltls, professor of
education at Duke University and
prominent in church and civic clt
cles throughout the state, wil
speak at 1 1 ;00 o'clock at the Fir
Methodist Church Sunday.
At 7U30 L;r..Cbjkla will oiid,iictUjna
a study on "The Life of Jesus.
This is one of the regular accred
ited training courses of the Meth
odist church antl open to nil young
people antl adults who wish to at
tend. It is being sponsored by all
the Methodist churches in Waynes
ville area and is designed (.special
ly for those who are engaged in
Church School work. Sessions will
be held each evening through
Dr. Childs is prominent in church
circles, and is chairman of the
Board of Stewards of Trinity
church in Durham. He is in con
stant demand as a speaker before
church, civic antl alumni groups.
;ain Sic Hi
t inn t a'
enncy Caused By Resig
nation of Captain Byrd.
Lt. lien Sloan lias been promot
ed to Coil .in of the local Slatt
Guard unit, which is Headquarters
and Service Company for the Sec
ond Regiment of the North Caro-
Stute Guard. ..Xaptain Sliwp
takes the place of C:iptm Frank
C, Byrd, recently resigned, who
reports for active duty in the army
next week al Fori Bragg.
There will be several more ad
vancements in I lie local unit which
have not as yet been officially an
nouneeil it was I arneil this week
The- announcement of the pro
motion of Captain Sloan was made
at the regular weekly drill h Id
on Tuesday night.
With the large niiiiib r of men
constantly leaving the local Slate
Guard unit . recruits are needed and
Ihoso eligible to join are nig d by
those in command to do so at once.
Of State Guard
To Take Place 12th
Col. William S. Pritchard of
Fort Bragg is scheduled to make
his annual inspection of the local
State Guard company on Fritlay of
this week. The local company
also includes inspection of the
Second North Carolina Regimental
headquarters antl service company.
Last year the local unit was
rated as one of the best in the
state by Col. Pritchard, who also
commended the work of the unit
at the summer camp at Fort Bragg.
Col. Pritchard is in charge of
the internal security of the State
Guard units, which come under
The local unit is trying very
hard, according to the officials,
to keep up their high standard of
last year, when the inspection was
made, but due to the depletion of
their ranks by men enteiing th
armed forces, it will be difficult to
"inch the 1943 record.
Frankie Louise Med ford
To Receive Certificate
From Florida Southern
Miss Frankie Louise Medfortl,
daughter of Mr. and Mis. Bryan
K. I). Med ford, will tec ive a one
year commercial eel I ilieale al th'
regular commencement exercises of
the Florida Smith in College on
May 22. at Lakeland, Fin. Dm
ing her year al Florida Southern
Miss Medfortl lias been active in
social and campus activities.
Frank C. Rogers Leases
Chas! Russell Home On
Frank C. Rogers, manager of the
Dayton Rubber plant, has leased
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
C. Russell on the Asheville Road.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell are making
their home with Mrs. Lelia Gibson
in the same vicinity.
Judge And Mrs. Smathers
Arrive For The Summer
Judge and Mrs. Frank H. Smath
ers arrived on Tuesday from their
winter home in Miami to spend the
summer here at their1 residence on
Smathers Street. They will be
guests at The Lodge near the
Country Club for two weeks or
so while their residence is being
put in order.
DR. B. G. CHILDS will speak
twice at the Methodist church here
Rev. H. G. Hammett
To Speak At Tuckaseegee
Baptist Sunday School
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of
the First Baptist church, will be
the speaker at the Tuckaseegee
Sunday School Associational meet
ing at Cullowhce Baptist Church,
next Sunday, May 14th, at 3 p. m.
o'clock. His subject will be, "The
Sunday School Teachers' Mighty
This Association is composed of
44 churches. The Sunday School
meeting is largely attended and
receives much interest.
Pet Plant Given New
The front and side of Pet Dairy
Products Company have been given
a cement finish during the past
week. The building is brick, and
the new finish gives a stone appearance.
JASPER E. MORGAN, U. S.
Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
R. Morgan, of Waynesville, has
received notice that by Presiden
tial order he has been advanced to
the grade of lieutenant comman
der. The appointment is retro
active to March first. Lt. Com
mander Morgan was called to ac
tive duty during the national
emergency period of early 1941.
At that time he was a member
of the faculty of Duke University.
Since entering the Naval service
he has been engaged in research
pertaining to deep sea diving and
submarine salvage at the Wash
ington Navy Yard.
Observance Of National
Hospital Day Expected
To Draw Hundreds To
The Haywood County Hospital
will observe National Hospital Day
by staging open hourse from two
until five o'clock on Friday after
noon of this week.
Mrs. Evelyn A. Osborne, super
intendent, announced yesterday
that the senior Girl Scouts would
act as ushers in showing the pub
ic through the building. Every
phase of the hospital work will be
shown to the visitors during the
3 hour period.
After an inspection of the hos
pital, the visitors will be shown the
Nurse's Home anil while there light
refreshments will be served.
Many improvements have been
made at the hospital, antl others
are scheduled as soon us building
materials can be secured.
Among the recett additions to
the hospital includes a large stock
room, where supplies are kept;
larger medical cabinets in the sup
erintendent's office; interior paint
ing and renovation of the base
ment. A cordial invitation is extended
by the trustees and staff for the
public to visit the hospital Friday
and get first hand information on
the work that is beinj done 24
hours a day.
"! Vi,,pital was opened in 1927,
huh is operated by a board of trus
National 11 1 s nul Day whs start
ed in 1921.
Local Masons Attend
State Meeting In Rocky
Mount In 3-Day Session
The Grand Chapter of Royal
Arch Masons, the Grand Chapter
of Royal and Select Masters and
the Grand Commandry of Knights
Templar, of North Carolina met
for a three-day session in Rocky
Mount on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week.
Those attending from the local
bodies included: Dr. J. R. McCrack
en, past grand high priest of the
Grand Royal Arch Chapter, of
North Carolina, and Grand Con
ductor of the Grand Council of
Royal and Select master of the
state, and C. B. Hosaflook, pro
vincial Grand Master of the Grand
Council of Royal and Select Master
of N. C
Students To Present
Operetta Friday Night
An operetta, "The Children of
Old Mother Goose," by Robinson
and Robinson, will be presented at
the East Waynesville school on
Friday evening, May 12, at 8:30.
The public is invited to attend.
There will be no admission charge.
Mrs. E. A. Greer and daughter,
Carolyn, were the guests of rela
tives in Hendersonville during th
Visited By Red
Mrs. Carolina D. Hill, general
field worker of the Southeastern
Division of the American Red Cross
with headquarters in Atlanta, visit
ed the Haywood Chapter on Mon
thly, meeting with the executive
hoard. Mrs. Hill has recently been
assigned to Western North Caro
lina area to assist the chapters in
Mrs. Hill, who has been with the
Red Cross since 192H, has had wide
experience in all phases of work in
I be organization, outlined the need
ed expansion of activities of the
She recommended a well orga
nised disaster committee, which is
beaded locally by J. C. Brown. She
set forth the necessity for function
in times of floods and other dis
asters. Plans were discussed re
garding spt cial training for mem
bers of the committee.
Mrs. Hill also stressed the im
portance of nurses aides, with
trained nurses joining the services
for tluty in the armed forces. She
pointed out how even busy women
could manage to giv(. a few hours
each week both to training and
service in hospitals.
Rev. M. R. Williamson, chair
man of the Haywood Chapter, pre--itleil
at the meeting.