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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
jYEXR NO. 20 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coon tie
pect 300 Tonight
C. Of C. Banquet
nnel Starts ai
Jwood School Cafe-
t Outstanding Program
and 300 are expect-
attend the an . -----
banquet bi "
One oi me .
has been prepare uj.
i iron nut-
Ptin cnargc, --
I speakers to deliver
addresses. t .
Freedlander, presmcnu "u
maager or me xj-...
llcolm Ainsworth general
r of the Asnevuie um
ommerce, are the speakers.
wn 25 and 30 guests from
North Carolina iowiio
fe banquet tonight. These
Lre from Ashevilie, nenaer-
fnnton. Sylva ana urf
fThey will be guests of The
Rubber Company at uv
bur oi me jai
S. R. Crockett, pastor oi
wood Presbyterian churcn,
Hve tne mvucuwuii.
!or the occasion will be Dy
h school band under the
h of Charles Isley.
Garrett, president of the
br of Commerce, will be
lster of the occasion. Hugh
will present guests of the
ation and recent newcom
han Woody will piesent
teedlander, while Charlie
ill present Mr. Ainsworth,
1 talk on "Postwar Tourist
tf Western North Carolina."
. TT T
iiers ot tne waynesvuie
of the Eastern Star will
Ig the program, President
will present his 1944 13'
Freedlander, president and'
manager of The Dayton
dilate Chemical Engineer
Jtse School of applied scien-
las been connected with the
industry for over 80 years,
thich have been at Dayton.
served m the capacities of
manager, then vice presi
d has been president and
manager of Dayton Rubber
Freedlander is credited with
ist of developments in rub-
mistry, engineering and
rUire. Recoemized as one
earliest exponents of svn-
Iubber development, at the
f the war he organized a
f seven independent rubber
es to operate a synthetic
producing plant at Baton
Louisiana. This was under
lemment's program to save
mtry and our allies from
famine after the Japs con-
uamrai rubber sources.
Wlander is nresiHont nf
rating company, called the
per Corporation, which has
eo lor its snlenrlirl nrno.
H, having consistently ex-
after Pearl HarW.,. m.
the chipf ti,
pber products division of
F of Production Manage-
nington. He is still
tie Government in tv,Q ,k
piwi as a tpptininian
, '"iiuu lui.
7 servel the government
"rt World War
Churches To Be
Open On D-Day
As interest rises on the com
ing European invasion, church
leaders here reminded the
public that all churches of
every denomination in the com
munity, would be open all day
and a continuous prayer ser
vice would be held.
Indications are that large
numbers of people will parti
cipate in these services on the
day the invasion is announced
as having begun.
Last Rites Held
Mrs. J. E. Barr
Last rites were held at 3:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the
First Methodist church for Mrs.
John E. Barr, who died at her home
here at 10:00 Tuesday morning.
The Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor
of the First Methodist church,
officiated. Burial was in Green
Active pallbearers were:
Charles E. Ray, Jr., Carleton E.
Weatherby, Dr. S. P. Gay, Ben
Sloan, Hugh Massie and Jonathan
Honorary pallbearers were: R.
H. Blackwell, James B. Neal, W. A.
Hyatt, L. N. Davis, Hugh Jolly,
Dr. N. M. Medford, E. J. Hyatt and
Mrs. Barr was born near Little
Falls, Minn., in 1879 and was be
fore her marriage, Miss Emma C
Dingman. She was married to Mr.
Barr in Nov, 1902. She came to
Waynesville with her husband to
roffram for the organize 4aesid,e ten years ago from Wash
ington, D v. Mr. Barr is general
manager of the Land O' The Sky
Until her illness kept her at home,
Mrs. Barr was active in the relig
ious and social life of the commun
ity. She was a member of the
First Methodist church and of the
Woman's Club. She made many
friends during her residence here.
Surviving are her husband; one
daughter ,Mrs. O. M. Merry, of
Fairmont, Minn., two sons, Donald
E. Barr, of New York City, and
Byron Barr (Gig Young, well
known motion picture actor), now
serving in the U. S. Coast Guard
on the Pacific coast; one brother,
Charles Dingman, of Saum, Minn.
The Massie Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.
C. Of C. Banquet Speakers Tonight
r""-1 Vmm Miminn)iriiiiii rim Mi 1iti rr himiIT 1
A. L. FREEDLANDER, presi
dent and general manager of The
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Company, one of the two speakers MALCOLM AINSWORTH, gon-
at the annual Chamber of Com- eral manager of the Ashevilie
merce Banquet to be held tonight Chamber of Commerce, will talk
at 7:30 at the Hazelwood school on post-war tourist needs in this
Diplomas On Monday
Jinsie T'n.in, 1
is a mem-
cuit-v of the Gastonia
recently delivprprf an
f,Vtl" the RoHm st
m the intpreef 1.
---wu Hie LttU-
s n 1S President of
Schoo . fi. TTJ.
PPeech gave j
lefe 1 worth Carolina.
'an ; "se oi ner ad-
the rLV llth
e Estonia Daily Ga-
cnditinn ' '
M Cnn"1 - C PlOtt,
The biggest poppy sale in the
history of the American Legion is
predicted this year by Mrs. J.
Colvin Brown, president of the
local unit, who is pointing out the
greater need for response.
The poppies are made by vete
rans of government hospitals, with
the materials furnished them free
of any charge by the members of
the American Legion Auxiliary.
Volunteer workers teach the dis
abled men to make poppies. The
entire poppy program, from the
supplying of the poppy materials
to the distribution of the finisTfed
flowers to the American public, is
under the management of the Aux
iliary. The veterans and their depen
dents are the ones who benefit from
the poppy sale. The work offers
not only mans of raising money for
the veterans but also gives them
something to do. These men in
the government hospitals are de
lighted to keep their fingers busy
and their minds occupied with the
fashioning of the poppies. Needy
wives and children reap benefits
from the sale of the flowers.
Poppies have been sold on Me
morial Day for the past twenty
four years and will continue to be
sold on or near that date for many
years, according to Mrs. Brown,
president of the local Auxiliary.
Members of the organization as
sisted by the Girl Scouts will sell
these flaming flowers on the streets.
They will go on sale at 9 o'clock
and be sold throughout the day.
Mrs. J. C Brown will make Hen
derson's Corner her headquarters.
"Don't fail to buy a poppy on
Saturday to show that yon have
not forgotten the debt we owe the
men in the Frst World War, and
what we owe the men now on the
fighting lines and in the service,''
is the appeal made by Mrs. Brown.
Sgt. Ralph Moody
In Action In Italy
Was Awarded Silver Star
In February For Bravery
Staff Sergeant Ralph W. Moody,
is reported killed in action, accord
ing to information received by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Moody,
of Moody Farm, on last Saturday
The message from the office of
the Adjutant General read as fol
lows: "The Secretary of War desires
me to express his deep regret that
your son, Staff Sgt. Ralph W.
Moody, was killed in action on
twenty-four, April, in Italy. Let
Sgt. Moody entered the service
in February, 1942, and was sent
to Camp Wolters, Tex., for his
basic training. From Wolters he
was transferred to Fort Benning,
Ga., and then to Camp Pickett,
Vs., before being sent overseas
in October, 1942.
Sgt. Moody arrived in North
Africa in November and served
there for a period, after which he
was transferred to Sicily and later
to Anzio beachhead.
Sgt. Moody received a silver star
award for his bravery in action in
February, Which he had sent to his
wife, the former Miss Adaline
Rogers, to whom he was married
in 1942. Mrs. Moody holds a po
sition in Arlington, Va. She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Rogers, of Clyde, R.F.D. No. 1.
Prior to entering the service,
Sgt. Moody was engaged in farm
ing arid assisted his father in the
operation of the Moody Farm.
Surviving are his parents, his
wife, one brother, Ned Moody, and
three sisters, Mrs. Edwin Cons
tantine, all of Moody Farm, Mrs.
A. M. Sale, of Atlanta, Ga., and
Mrs. C. E. Alexander, of Neptune,
Mrs. Silas Nichols was the guest
last week in Atlanta of her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W.
F. Lampley. She was also the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Mc-
Daniel there and en route home
was the guest of friends in Duck-
Killed In Action
1 Jr ifftw"- i
jfSi' , "-7f - '
; SSGT. RALPH W. MOODY,
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Moody,
of Moody Farm, who is reported
killed in action in Italy. .
Dr. B. G. Childs, of Duke
University, Tells Students
Of Their Responsibilities.
The responsibilities of the pres
ent generation to the future and
the debt they owe to the past was
the theme of the splendid literary
address delivered to the graduates
of the Waynesville Township high
school at the closing exercises on
Monday evening by Dr. B. G. Childs
of Duke University.
Dr. Childs reminded the students
of the great obligatino they had
to those who had gone ahead and
blazed the way for them, and of
what the people of their commun
ity had made possible for them to
enjoy. He spoke of the sacrifices
that are made by parents for their
children in order hat they may
have advantages .and he challenged
the graduates to take up the torch
and carry on.
The invocation was given by Rev.
M. R. Williamson, pastor of the
Waynesville Presbyterian Church.
This was followed by a number by
the Girls Chorus, "The Holy Hour,"
Rosemary Herman, salutatorian
and also state winner of the DAR
Pilgrimage award, gave the salu
tatory address. Dorothy Leather
wood, valedictorian, gave the vale
dictory. C. E. Weatherby, principal, pre
sented the class of 1944 and the
awarding of the diplomas was made
by M. H. Bowles, superintendent
of the Waynesville District schools
and acting county superintendent
of education. "Attention was called
to the boys now in service who
would have received diplomas and
tribute paid to their patriotism.
Mrs. S. H. Bushnell, regent of
the Dorcas Bell Love Chapter of
the Daughters of the American
Revolution, presented the two citi
zenship medals which are annually
given to the outstanding boy and
girl in the senior class. These
were awarded to Robert H. Gibson,
Jr.', and Grace Allen.
Robert H. Gibson, veteran of
World War I and II presented the
American Legion awards given an
nually to the boy and girl of the
Junior high who had been chosen
as outstanding in their classes.
These awards were won by Ala
wayne McClure and Robert Meade
The American Legion Auxiliary
art awards were presented by Mrs.
J. C. Brown, president of the Aux
iliary, to Betty Bradley and Francis
Leatherwood. Jr. These awards are
given annually for the outstanding
art work done by a boy and girl of
the senior class.
Gary Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. P. Evans, of Waynesville, was
mascot of the class of 1944.
Miss Nancy Killian served as
accompanist of the evening, play
ing the processional, recessional
and for the assembly singing. Rev.
J. Clay Madison, pastor of the First
Methodist church, pronounced the
Rev. Robert G. Tatum, rector of
Grace Episcopal church, delivered
the baccalaureate sermon on Sun
day night, when all the congre
gations of the community gave
over their evening service for the
annual event Several hundred
persons heard Rev. Tatum's ser
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor of
the First Methodist church, gave
the invocation on Sunday evening,
and Rev. Tatum the benediction.
Miss Theresa Alley played the pro
cessional and the recessional for
the graduating class.
. Those receiving - diplomas on
(Cotttiaa est page Q
Red Cross Member
Quotes From Letter
Lt. McElroy Writes Mother
of Need of Surgical Dress
ings and Civilian Realiza
tion of War.
"We do well if we have four
workers and if we had as many as
ten we would consider that a large
crowd," said Mrs. Ben Colkitt,
chairman of surgical dressings for
the Red Cross this week in speak
ing of the poor response from the
local women to this vital home
front war work.
"I would like to quote from a
letter that was written recently
from a boy in serviec to his moth
er here. Maybe the letter will
help some of the local women who
could spare the time, if they want
ed to, to understand the import
ance of my appeal for workers,"
continued Mrs. Colkitt.
The letter which Mrs. Colkitt
quoted from was .written to Mrs.
Paul McElroy by her son, Lt. Paul
McElroy, Jr., who is serving in
the Air Corps and the excerpts was
"Received your air mail today
containing the 'Voice of the Peo
ple' from The Waynesville Moun
taineer. Now that I've seen what
this war is all about, there are a
lot of things that I understand
better. One is the matter of the
Red Cross. Believe me, they are
doing a swell job. Here in the
theatre of operations young Red
Cross girls are operating club
mobiles and meeting the formation
back with coffee and doughnuts.
"Other Red Cross people operate
local clubs, etc. They are the
things that we appreciate. Still,
the biggest and most essential job
of the Red Cross is the supplying
of bandages. This is the most im
portant job and it must be done or
the husbands, sons and friends of
some of the women in Waynesville
"People at home jus$ don't seem
to realize that this war is a big
thing and a fight to the finish. If
they could see the results of bomb
ing on London, Coventry and Bir
mingham, and many other cities
over here, or experience the terror
of an air raid, or even see a man
torn by flak, they would suddenly
realize the immenseness of the
operation here in the ETO and
"I don't know whether it is the
lack of cooperation to such a good
cause or John L. Lewis that makes
us the maddest. The sooner the
people back home realize that this
is total war the sooner we will be
able to finish."
Pfc. Ed. McFalls
In Action In Italy
Private First Class Edward Mc
FallR, son of Mrs. H. P. Ledbetter,
of Waynesville, has been wounded
in action in Italy, according to in
formation sent his mother by the
Pfc. McFalls entered the service
on March 3, 1943, and was inducted
at Fort Jackson. From Jackson
he was transferred to Ford Meade,
Md., and from there to an embar
kation port, then overseas.
He was first stationed in North
Africa, and arrived there in Oc
tober, 1943. After a period in
Africa he was transferred to Italy
where he was stationed when
wounded in action.
Pfc. McFalls, the grandson of
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Reece, of Can
ton, R.F.D. No. 3. was a farmer
prior to entering the service.
County Expected To
Cast 5,000 Votes Sat.
JAMES E. MASSIE, newly ap
pointed war finance chairman for
Haywood county, who was named
to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Chas. E. Ray Jr.
J. E. Massie
Succeeds Chas. Ray
As War Loan Head
James E. Massie has been named
county chairman of the War Fi
nance Committee of Haywood
county to till the vacancy caused
by the resignation of Chas. E.
Ray, Jr., who has served in this
capacity for the past eighteen
months. Mr. Ray resigned recent
ly due to business pressure.
Sam Robinson, Canton attorney,
who has been serving as vice chair
man with Mr. Ray, will continue
in this office. ""
C. N. Allen,"of HatelwJld,' has
been named chairman of the Fifth
War Loan Drive which will open
June 12, and Norman Free!, of
Canton, will serve as vice chair
Mr. Massie stated yesterday aft
ernoon that extensive plans were
underway for organization toward
the "Fighting Fifth" war bond
drive, and that he expected to re
ceive Haywood's quota this week.
Mr. Massie felt that the quota
for this critical drive would be
large and is urging the citizens of
the county to get ready to buy
bonds "in a big way" during the
fifth war loan drive.
. PFC. EDWARD McFALLS, son
of Mrs. H. P. Ledbetter, who has
been reported wounded in action
in Italy. .
Board During Week
Forty-four men were reclassified
during the past week by the local
draft board with six men placed in
class 1-A as follows: Willard E.
RusRell, Ulus G. Burnette, Harri
son G. Griffen, Henry S. Price,
Monroe L. Smith and Tommie C.
Placed in class l-A(H) was
Vaughn R. Rhinehart.
Placed in class 3-A were: Edgar
W. Mease, Luther Lee, Jr., and
Leon W. Henry.
Continued in class 2-A were:
Jarvis A. Messer and Edgar F.
Placed in class 2-A(H) was Mark
Placed in class 2-B were: Noble
J. Gibson, Noble G. McDonald,
Glenn V. Rogers, Floyd W. Davis,
Roy E. Edwards, James R. Fran
cis, Frank D. Ferguson, Jr., John
W. Davis, Zemery F. Messer, Paul
N. Browning, Virge Williams,
Lewis N. Green, Dewey E. Rhine
hart, William C- Green and Guy V.
Placed in class 1-C were: Oscar
L. Canupp, and Samuel D. McKay.
Placed in class 2-C were: Willard
P. Best, Larry D. Caldwell, Dil
lard Rogers, Kenneth D. Milner,
Willie C. Allison and Robert R.
' Placed in class 4-F were: Eamus
A. Conner and Hugh Leopard.
Continued in class 2-C were:
James N. Rose, John M. Caldwell,
Robert W. Howell and Clark K.
Interest In Primary Is
Growing Daily; Polls Open
At 6:30 A. M., Close At
6:30 P. M.
Local interest in the outcome of
the Democratic primary on Satur
day is daily increasing despite the
fact that in Haywood county there
is only one county-wide contest
and one township contest.
Political leaders are predicting
that around 5,000 votes will be east
on Saturday in Haywood. This
figure is far below that of other
years due to the fact that so many
men are out of the country in the
FriendB of the three contestants
seeking the post of Representative
in the General Assembly from Hay
wood county seemed confident that
their candidate would win, as were
the gubernatorial supporters over
the prospects of their candidate
coming out ahead in the race.
The three Democratic candidates
filed for the nomination of Repre
sentative are; R. E. Sentelle, S. L.
Sanderson and Glenn C- Palmer,
who is seeking re-election, having
represented Haywood county for
the past three terms.
H. W- Heatherly and L. M. Craw
ford are candidates in the Republi
can township race in East Fork.
Absentee ballots have been mail
ed to all men and women in the
service who have requested them.
The registrars and judges for
the primary are as follows:
The first two named are Demo
cratic members and the third is
the 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,
T. ChappeU and Roy Matheaon.
jusverdam No. 4, Bill Frank
lin, ftorge Henry Smathers and
Beaverdam No. 5, Mrs. Fred
WInfleld, Grover Russell and
George A. Wilson.
Beaverdam No. 6, S. C Wood,
Girtwood Smathers and L. J. Ward.
Clyde, Fred Medford, O. D. Rus
sell, and Levi Morgan.
Pigeon, Walker Brown, John
Day Cathey and Walter Single
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 Blalock.
Lake Junaluska, Guy Fulbright,
Jarvis 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 Creek, J. M. Caldwell, Crow
Hopkins and Mrs. Chas. Roberts.
Fines Creek. Mrs. Norman
James, Marion Kirkpatrick 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.
To Close On 30th
The First National Bank will be
closed Tuesday, May 80, for Me
morial Day, it was announced yes
terday by Jonathan Woody, presi
dent. This is a national holiday
and all banks of ths state will to
closed for the day.
Poppy Sale On 27th
The annual National Memorial
Day service will be conducted by
the American Legion Post and the
Veterans of the Spanish American
War on Tuesday morning at 11
o'clock, May 30, at Green Hill
cemetery, it was learned from W.
A. Shoolbred, adjutant of the local
Rev. R. G. Tatum, rector of Grace
Episcopal church, will make the
main adress. Robert H. ftihson.
veteran of World War I and n, will
sound taps. W. A. Shoolbred, adju
tant and Col. J. Harden Howell,
commander of the post are la
charge of the services.
The public is invited to attend
and a represents tire from ths
family of each veteran buried in
Green HOI is urged to attend and
receive the flag to be placed on the
grave when the honor roll is called
f the deceased veterans. rv
The esvei decoration el the grav
es by the lam Dies prior ts the pro
gram at 11 o'clock will be made.