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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Pn Wished In The County Seat Of Haywood Countv At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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-T" NO. 24 12 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) SL75 In Advance in naywoou m-
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Wntial PlanS Speaks At Lake Sunday
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, ,,f iU' community
In-am went at a
m1 ,,r ft8t week.
',.M was organized,
';.;? made at the
,. c,pleted for in
lrU.iH.s and recreat-
, i Commerce.
. f.,b:i!l trame of the
iulil Fnday night,
tile Tannery and
vrding to E. W.
,: al director. Oth
Ic.igue include Pet
Uniting Corp., the
f. schedule will
; ;i! an early date. In
. practice continues.
.,. benches and
, ;l,-:all.(l mi the ex
,; f, nt nf Smith's
,y Chamber of
., ::'.t,iiat'ly, Mr. Ten
?t.ral other lots
can'.nnmity will be
r,!ii recreational cen
Vnclies, games, and
!abU, fur bridge have been
J ir. '.he office of the Cham-
ConinnTce, as wen as ouiei
Itenney attended the state
iona! meeting in Chapel Hill
Lnounced that the usual
jnity gathering would be
pain Friday and baturaay
at the armory, with the high
orchestra and the Soco Gap
earn and band providing en-
leen 25 and jO boys and girls
to 14 jaars of age meet
the armorv for supervised
khile a similar group meet
Hazehvood school. j
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MISS ALPHA IRENE BEST,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
Best, of Crabtree, and granddaugh
ter of the late J. D. Best, member
of the county board of education
who has attended school over a
period of 11 years without missing
Miss Best is a graduate of the
Crabtree-Iron Duff high school in
the class of 1943 and of Blanton's
Business College, where she con
tinued her perfect attendance rec
ord. She entered Blanton's Busi
ness College on September 3, 1943,
and gaduated in June of this year.
She is now employed by Bowen W.
Henderson, certified public ac
ier Buff Is
Action, June 13
In Buff, seaman first class,
avv. who would have been
In yea i s of age on August
has bun reported killed in
June according to a
kef vom the War Department
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
U Wavnesville. R.F.I). No.
was; serving somewhere in
1. at the time of his death.
(nan Buff enlisted in the
h October 28, 1943, and re
us boot training at Bain-
Md. I'nnn pnnw-ilotinn of
itial training he was given
sral days leave which he
at home with his parents,
as later assigned to Nor-
.mil, aiici ,iv.
sent to Long Island, before
assigned to sea duty.
nan Buff was associated
'is father and the Waynes-
Mltber Cumnanv nrinr tn his
ft the navv. -He was netive
work and the young peo
fganization of the commun-
as a member of the grad-
dass Of 1541 fr-i tlP
F'lt townshin hiirh sehool.
's survived by his parents;
"others. Kut Arty,,,- W
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;ani. pai r. . r-
ii cu, ii 1 ICS Iff
Rufus, Jr.. anH Wnu all
avnesville, R.F T) TMn 9-
rv- Mrs. Kiank Mehaffey,
Baff- of Wavnesvillp
16 Men Report
For Duty In Army
In June Quota
Sixteen men from the Waynes-
ville area ol me eouniy im cm..
dav morning for Fort Bragg,
where they will enter the army.
Hiram Sam Wilbum served as
leader of the group and Thomas
Earl Frazier was assistant leader.
Tk o-i-nim made uo the June quota
to enter the army, those assigned
to duty in the navy will be called
at a later date.
The group left by bus at 8:40
and were scheduled to arrive at
Fort Bragg in the late afternoon.
There were three volunteers in the
group including: Nathan Hill.
Frederick Mitchell Glavich and
Hiram Sam Wilburn.
Transferred from other draft
boards were: Cagle Allie McCoy,
tr "N v s,
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Joe H. Gill Dies
Suddenly Of Heart
Attack In New York
Hurial In Dallas, Texas,
For Utility Executive Who
Owned Haywood Farm.
incrDHUo nANllfl.s will ho tho nnmml Havwood Countv Day
U V ' - ! 1 - J 11 . - '.I ' ---.. -' .. ... - V - -
speaker at the Lake Junaluska auditorium Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Mr. Daniels will use as his subject, "The Church In the
( hanging World." The evening program at eight o'clock will feature
Rev. W. L. Hutchins. His sermon topic will be "Christian Optimism."
Mr. Daniels is editor of The Rtdeigh News and Ohbserver, former
ambassador to Mexico, and was secretary of the navy during World
Plans Underway To Get
Local Jobs For Every
Disabled War Veteran
Heinz Rollman Heading
Movement To Create Jobs
For Men From Haywood.
A movement has been started
here to assure every disabled Hay
wood veteran a good job right
here at home upon his return from
The movement is being
headed by Heinz Rollman, general
manager of VVellco anoe ovula
tion. Mr. Rollman has had much
experience in this field, and has
already stalled work on the pro-
from Hayesville; William Charles . ject.
Last rites were conducted in
Dallas. Texas, yesterday for Joe
H. dill. .rK, utility executive, who
died in New York City early Fri
day morning from a sudden heart
attack. Services were conducted
at the Jacob Herrlick and Son
Fiinoml Home in New York City
on Sunday afternoon, after which
the body was tuken to Dallas lor
Mr. Gill who with his family had
been coming to Waynesville for
the past fourteen summers was
president and chairman of tho
board of Electric Power and Light
Corporation and president of the
United Gas Corporation at tho
time of his death.
Hp wn native of Kerriville,
Texas, the son of the late William
Francis and Mnriam Fort dill.
He was a graduate of the Univer
sity of Texas in the class of 1910.
After two years with tho General
Electric Company nt Schenectady.
Mr. Gill in 1912 became associated
with tho Texas Power and Light
Gomnnnv ill Dallas. Texas, ns an
engineer. From October, 1917, to
December. DM-, be was in the
service of the federal government
and had charge, under the direction
of the head of the electrical divi
sion of electrical design and lay
out, of the power equipment ioi
(Continued on page 6)
SgtG. V. Howell,
Is German Prisoner
I Tech. Sgt. Grady V. Howell, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mi s. Grady V.
Howell, of Waynesville, R.F.D.
' No. 2, w ho was reported missing
in action over Germany last month,
according to recent information
sent tn the tlHIcTlts bv the Illtel-
; national Red Cross is a German
I prisoner of war.
I The wire received during the
I week by Mr. and Mrs. Howell from
ifhe War Department read as fol
I " Report just received through
'the International Red Cross states
I that your son, Technical Sergeant
'Grady V. Howell, Jr., is a prisoner
of war of the German government.
U'tter of infi.i mation follows from
Provost Marshall General."
The twenty-three - year - old air
man, who has been awarded the
Air Medal, was serving as assist-
Parade, Free Movie
and Visiting Soldiers
Part Of Big Program
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virv,'frnm Hilton Village, Va.,
and Ray Graham West from New
port News, Va.
Others were: John B. Kates,
Joseph Zebedee Clark, James Jack
et rirlf T.eo Cleveland Hill,
Clarence William Lewis, Curtis
Franklin Hendrix, Joe MrkpatricK,
Richard Bradley, Thomas Earl
Frazier, and Emerson Mashburn.
p'nst Rules . . .
I l,.,i- f,niml over H tll'l'liH Ol
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many years, that handicapped peo
ple can do work efficiently, when
the riianapeniPiit of a firm takes
a little interest in them and works
out jobs they can handle."
"The disabled veterans will want
(Continued on pafte 6)
Locust Flag Pole
At Court House
The present flag pole on the
grounds of the courthouse is only
a temporary affair, according to
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman of ant engineer and gunner on a
the county board of commissioners. I Liberator combat crew at a base
'. . . , m Knehiiid. He volunteered in
b ing made by the Champion Paper
and Fibre Company.
the service in August, 1942, and
received his training at a number
of armv air bases including Wend-
"I think the new pole will last OVer and Sioux City,
as long as this courthouse.-' said Prior to entering the service he
Mr Brown, who explained that it was employed as an inventory
would be constructed of metal and clerk for the Owens-Illinois Glass
be about twice as large as the Company in P.ridgeton, N. J. He
original pole, which was blown was educated in the local schools
down .luring the spring. and at State College, Raleigh.
1ST LT. Kl'Fl'S L. CARS
W F.I.I . son of Mrs. Anna Cars
well . who has been wounded in
action in Italy on May -1. accord
ing tn a message from the VVur De-
Ii. Carswell Is
Wounded While In
First Lieut. Rufus L. Carswell
has been wounded in action, ac
cording to word received here by
htk wife, the former Mi Lillian
Tate, of Hazelwood.
The message read :
"Regret to inform you your hus
band, First Lt. Rufus T. Curswell,
was slightly wounded in action in
Italy on May 24. Signed Adjutant
Lt. Carswell is the son of Mrs.
Anna Carswell and the late John
Carswell, of Waynesville. He left
here with the National Guard in
September, 1940, and received
basic training at Fort Jackson,
S. C. He attended Officers' Train
ing Sehool at Fort Benning, Ga.,
where he received his commission.
He later served at Camp Brecken
ridge, Ky., where he received his
promotion to first lieutenant. He
has been serving overseas since
Lt. Carswell has three brothers
in the service. Thev are. Lt. Sam
Carswell and Seaman First Class
Mark K. Carswell, both in the
South Pacific area, and Sgt. John
Richard Carswell, stationed in
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Teachers To Get
Extra Pay For
1943-44 School Year
Haywood county teachers will
get $18 in back pay, based on
$2.00 per school month, according
to M. H. Bowles, county superin
tendent of education, who stated
the extra amount is due to action
taken bv the state board of educa
tion at its June meeting held in
The action which will effect ail
teachers who have taught as much
as six months during the past year
ii tmiMin- principals with
six teachers or less is as follows:
"A resolution was passed which
-ht tho 1943-44 maxi-
mum and minimum teachers sal
ary schedule be increased $2.00
per school month for eacn p.ac,
effective July 1, 1943, and this
$2.00 for each full school month
shall be paid immediately to all
these teachers and budding prin
cipals who have been paid m one
administrative unit a minimum of
six months during the 1943-44
school term and that this increase
shall not affect the war bonus.
Mr. Bowles is asking that the
Haywood teachers call at his of
fice in the court house not later
than Tuesday, June 27, as the
checks are supposed to clear in
Raleigh by July !
Silver Dollars Go Back To Uncle Sam In Bonds
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Norman D. Pless
Norman D. Pless, formerly em
ployed by the First National Bank
here, has just been named assistant
inspector for the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation. Mr. Pless
will assume his new duties on July
first, with headquarters in Rich
mond. Mr. Pless resigned from the bank
here when he entered the navy.
After returning from the nayy, he
became associated with Machovia
Bank and Trust Company in Ashe
ville. and after three months there,
went to the First National Bank
in Asheville, where he is at present
Mr. Pless is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Pless of the Cruso
Effort Being Made To Stim
ulate Interest In Sales Of
War Honds In Area.
A gigantic paiade. f:i-pioce band,
army units, soldiers who have seen
action, and a movie bond premier,
will be bold bei. this afternoon
in an effort to stimulate interest in
t be lagging In -tut sab s.
less (ban one fourth of the
$S'"J,IHiO . 1 1 m t . i given the county
has been purchased, according to
C. N. Allen. Fifth War Loan chair
man. Through Tuesday, sales in
the county totaled $ 1 SSJdo.r.O. The
Waynesville aiea had $9:t,2S('..2.r..
while Canton 11:1- a little ahead
with $'.lt.'.l7! 2."i. Canton had their
rally last Friday, with every detail
meet ing w ith success.
The parade wll form at the
Presbyterian church, and begin
moving; promptly at d : :0. J. E.
Massie. chairman of the county
bond committee, said. The parade
will go up Main -treet to the Bap
tist church, turn, and return to
the court house for a brief pro
gram, featuring music by the 63
piece high - ' 1 hand, and short
talks by several wounded soldiers
who have just returned from the
battle fii Ids, and are now at Moore
General Ho pital. A short pro
gram will be given by E. W. Ten-
noy and C. K. V. atherby after the
Included among the visiting ser
vice men fiom the battle fronts,
will bo some lf men. also patients
at Moore General, who have re
ifntly feetve the Purple Heart
award.' Among the visitors will b
Beneral Layman Miller, Col.
Quinn, Col. Dawson, Lt. Don Cur-
rie, ISgt. ( amarucci, wno rerenuy
awarded the Distinguished Service
Cross, and Lt. Golden.
Representatives of all bund is
suing agencies will be set up and
deliver bonds to purchasers dur
ing the evening. Those buying
bonds will have the privilege of
designating a blue star to be placed
besides the name of some Haywood
man in service. The huge board
is in the Fi' st National Bank, and
contains the names of every man
from this area now in service.
The blue stars are going up fast,
and by Friday morning hundreds
of others are expected to be put
on the board.
The bond premier will be held
at the Park Theatre at 8:30 with
admission by purchase of a bond
on Thursday. No tickets will he
sold. All bond issuing tgencies
have the admittance tickets for the
premier, which will feature a film
made by American and British
cameramen on the fighting fronts,
and titled "Tunisian Victory,"
which will show authentic signal
corps pictures of the entire North
African and Sicilian campaign. Be
sides this interesting and educa
tional film, another feature will
he "Calaboose", a comedy starring
Jimmie Rogers, son of the late Will
Rogers, and Noah Berry, Jr. The
. r t.,kk, Manufacturine Company waiting in line to invest part of
tw are employees of Dayton Rubber Manuiacturing ompa y
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their payroll into war bonds. The day tnis w inU) war
Office Now Rated
As First Class
The Waynesville post office has
been made a first class office by
order of the government, it was
learned this week from Col. J.
Harden Howell, postmaster.
The now rntinir came to the lo
cal post office because of the jump
in receipts, placing it in the nrst
class ormin. All riost offices hav
ing their annual total receipts over
$40,000 are automatically placed
in the group of first class.
The total receipts for the Way
nesville post office for the past
year were $47,491.65, according to
(Continued on page 12)
Erkraft Industries will suspend
manufacturing for an indefinite
period due to shortages of labor
and materials, it was announced
yesterday by A. V. Erk, owner and
manager. The decision was reach
ed in view of enough orders to op
erate a full year. Both the finish-ine-
and shinning departments will
continue to function for an indef
The plant opened here 12 years
aim last March, and until tho. war
started, was one of the largest
manufacturers ol inlaid wood pro
ducts in the country. Since the
war, production has been devoted
to toys and household items, none
of which have been termed essen
tial, which made it difficult to ob
When the nlant started, seven
people were on the payroll. As
many as 100 have been employed
at ono timo At nrosont thorp are
twenty people working at the plant.
nr. r-ri maae no statement as
to his future plans, other than to
get a well-earned rest, before en
tering into one of several attrac
tive business opportunities that
have been presented to him.