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Pabli5hed 111 The Coy Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
Uty Is Long Ways
om Reaching Bond
ota, Sales Lagging
L Here Last Thursday
snreessful; Many Men
kot Have Stars By
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jj n ' hursuay "i
?tk;"a,s totaled $72,000.
,rk Theatre, where aamis-
bv lion J only, was prw
y to capacity. A colorful
, j .1... iii-umKir with
' , .,, frnm Moore
H.,.r:tal taking part uu
. . i
the interest snown o. "'
be total sales I me uonua
fifth War Campaign to
Uj considerably less than
if the quota assigned tne
According to the selling
of the Waynesville and
i . i rnnii.
area? tne saics nave icou-
Lviile was 1n the lead yes-
ith J204.0iiy.25 credit of
Li.rnt.on had $162,260.50.
kefd for work during the
u nf the drive was point-
y the leaders, and the citi-
the county are urged w
sacrifice, if necessary, to
rountv over the top.
that the invasion has got-
lerway in Europe the gov-
nfficials have pointed out
Jessity of every quota being
go that the men overseas
supplied with all neces-
luipment and supplies.
hvood county has never yet
Ito meet her quota in an
key, and I am counting
on that record to carry
lueh this vital call from
eminent. Few of our Hay-
kunty folks have yet made
sat sacrifice to buy a bond.
nevr had to much money
section, and we might as
re the fact thve cani.ot
fighting forces," said C.
i. chairman of the county
To Conduct Revival
M. T. Bridges
ain In Guard
p T. Bridges, sergeant of
1 unit nf the State Guard,
h promoted to Captain in
oi supplies of the Second
nt, N'orth r
He succeeds Captain W. A.
who recently resigned the
Bridces and Capt. Ralph
Regimental Adjutant, will
me time Tuesday for Fort
were thev will nerfept
P'ion for the StaU Guard
encampment. Diirinoi iha
t they will take special
along with officers nf the
pte Guard units.
Bridees has K
u v. v ' ' a iiiciii-
tfle local StatP r.no
N one half years anri has
in various capacities.
m employees of
Corporation will be
( .....iuon witn pay
a "'Bht. when the factory
wet V employees
i 7i U' a"'' the Fourtn
;- i. said.
n annn.,1 ... ,
eu-iom tor the
n officials to
time off with pay.
l 1 . 3
,rea At Dinner
aowi;; k ,ace H.otel Sun-
auditor; nnual dress
Meth v. "nP(1: Dr- W-
H:n r an" Mrs. Hil-
r and fra T
D:r-smi Mrs. Glenn C.
iel r;, ' aLrngheld, E.
"nrl Mrs. E. L.
Hth7V v r'Sr' Danids
Cuni t).. Present-
son of Mi 4
f1". witK ;.-"""' "si week
d o 5'rndparents-u-
DR. C. E. ROZZELLE, pastor
of the Wesley Memorial Methodist
church of High Point, who will con
duct a special series of revival
services at the First Methodist
church here, beginning on Sunday,
July 2, Dr. Rozzelle is one of the
outstanding ministers in the West
ern North Carolina Methodist
Conference and has occupied the
leading pulpits in the conference.
Named By Ray
For Rotary Club
Charlie Ray, president-elect of
the Rotary Club, has announced
committees for the coming years.
Mr. Ray and these committeemen
will assume duties the first of
Mr. Ray succeeds W. H. F.
Millar, who will be vice presidmt
for the coming year.
The following are now on the
board of directors of the Rotary
Club: President, Charles E. Ray, Jr.;
Vice-President, W. H. F. Millar;
Secretary, H. B. Atkins; Treasurer,
E. A. Williamson; Directors, L. N,
Davis, S. P. Gay, Howard Clapp,
Hugh Massie, J. H. Woody, M. H.
Aims and objects committee:
Members of the Board of Directors
and chairmen of Club Service, Vo
cational Service, Community Ser
vice and International Service com
mittees. Club Service committee Joe !E.
Program Joe E. Rose, chair
man, W. Curtis Russ, H. B. Atkins,
Frank Rogers, W. H. F. Millar.
Attendance S. E. Connatser,
chairman, Jimmy Neal, Hallet
Ward, H. B. Atkins.
Fellowship and Hospitality
Jonathan Woody, chairman, Hugh
Massie, Ralph Prevost, James Mas
sie. Classification and Membership
M. R. Williamson, chairman, Ralph
Prevost, M. Dan Watkins, E. A.
Rotary Information Horace G.
Hammett, chairman. E. L. Withers,
S. P. Gay, M. H. Bowles.
Auditing Jack Way, chairman,
L. N. Davis, Guy Massie, Wm.
Rotary , Cog Howard Clapp.
chairman, Clay Madison, Curtis
Russ, H. B. Atkins.
Vocational Service committee
Dr. Joe Baxter, chairman, M. H.
Bowles, Ralph Prevost, S. E. Con
natser. Community Service committee
Hugh Massie, chairman.
Victory copimittee Curtis Russ,
chairman, Dr. Tom Stringfield, Bob
Davenport, Frank Rogers, Col. J.
Youth Service Ben Colkitt,
chairman, Horace Hammett, Dr. S.
Parker Gay, J. C. Brown, Stanley
Brading, Hugh Massie.
Crippled Children Dr. J. Rufus
McCracken, chairman. Bob Daven
port, Clay Madison, J. Yates Bailey.
R u r a 1-Urban Cooperation
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Tannery To Play
Tonight at seven, the Tannery
softball team will meet the strong
Canton team, for the first inter
city game of the season.
A small admission will be
Only Forty Men
During Past Week
Forty men were reclassified dur
ing the past week by the Waynes
ville area draft board with four of
the group placed in class 1-A as
R. V. Bradley, Charles Heston
Barrett, Robert Richard Cope, and
Jack Wilburn Setzer.
Those placed in class 2-A were:
Julius R. Stephens, Medford B.
Gaddis, James S. Cope, Hascue L.
Haynes, John H. Tucker, Raymond
Kenneth Pearson, Thomas Clifford
Rich, Hobert Long, Cass Lee Con
stant, Arthur Pless Messer, Hous
ton Robert McClure, Cleve Wilson
Caldwell, and David Nelson Smart.
Continued in class 2-A was Ray
mond Howard Hyatt.
Placed in class 2-B were: Joseph
H. Sisk, John Jackson Kirkpatrick,
Noble William Ferguson, Charles
Rufus Scates, Lowery Lee Cald
well, Deryal Luther Matney,
George Clifford Styles, Charles
Pierce Sutton, Hugh Turner Fran
cis, Charles Franklin Derrick, Ar
vis R. Carver, Jack D. Moore, and
Charles Steve Chambers.
Continued in clnss 2-B were:
Frank Medford Bryson, Harrison
Sighby Green and Berckley T.
Placed in class 2-B (H) was
Frank Moody Parton.
Placed in class 2-C were: Fred
N. Haney, Edward R. Messer,
John T. Rich, and Charles Adkins
Placed in class 2-C (H) was J.
Help Land Troops
Today At 2 O'clock
Interest among the stockmen of
the county centers today in the
opening sales of the 1944 season
of the Haywood Mutual Stockyards
at Clyde. The sale will begin this
afternoon at 2 o'clock with Med
ford Leatherwood serving as auc
tioneer. Tb! stockyards have been oper
ated for a number of years, and
have been of increasing service
to the cattle men in this area, due
to its convenience to most farms,
and the fair prices which have
been realized on stock sold at the
The owners of the yards are:
L. H. Bramlett, general manager;
Medford Leatherwood, D. J. No
land, Jonathan Woody, and Lt.
Jack Messer, U. S. Navy.
Gallery To Open
Here On July 5th
The Waynesville Art Gallery will
open their ninth season on Wed
nesday, July 5th, it was announc
ed yesterday by Morris Stone, gen
The merchandise will be offered
at auction twice daily at 10:.'i0 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. .Mr. Stone said,
with James Mann, popular auc
tioneer, again in charge of sales.
A large stock has been received
and is being arranged for the
opening sale next Wednesday.
RORERT EUGENE GIBSON,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gib
son, of Waynesville, who is serv
ing with the landing craft infan
try, made two trips across the
English Channel landing troops
during the Invasion on the coast
of France. The last trip over his
group were allowed to go on land
and the paper on which his letter
was written had been bought in
Young Gibson, who entered the
service immediately after he grad
uated from the local high school,
has recently been promoted from
fireman first class to motor ma
chinist mate third class. He enter
ed the U. S. Navy in May, 1943,
and took hjis boot t ruining at
Bainbridge, after which he attend
ed Diesel Motor school, Richmond,
and took advance training at Solo
mons, Md., before going overseas,
where he has served since January
of this year.
Dewey and Bricker
Governor Thfimas -E. Dewey,
of New York, was chosen as
the Republican candidate for
president in 1!M4 at the con
vention held in Chicago this
Governor John R. Bhicker,
of Ohio, was named as Dewey's
running mate, as a candidate
for vice president. From all
reports it appeared that the
Republicans wanted Dewey and
Dewey wanted Bricker.
As governor of New York
Dewey has shown that he can
stage a good fight, and from
all accounts the party plans
"to go after" his election in
Local State Guard
Unit Leaves For
Fort Bragg On 6th
The local unit of the State Guard,
which now has the required mem
bership of 50 men will leave early
Thursday morning, July 6, for
Fort Bragg for the summer en
campment. The local unit is Head
quarters and Service Company for
the Second Regiment, North Caro
lina State Guard, commanded by
Col. J. II. Howell.
The group will travel by school
buses, which the state department
of education is turning over to the
guards in the state to use as means
of transportation to the annual en
campment. The service company will make
preparations for the encampment
prior to the arrival of all the units
in the state on Sunday, July 9.
Dates Of Health
For July, August
The dates for the health center
which is sponsored by the district
health department have been
changed, according to an announce
ment this week. Through the
coming two months the health cen
ter which is conducted in the of
fices of the health department in
the court room will be open to the
public for three days, from 2:00
to 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
The dates announced are: first
Wednesday in July, 5; first Wed
nesday in August, on 2nd; and
fourth Wednesday in August, on
All parents with children of pre
school age and those who plan to
enter in the 1944-45 term are urg
ed to bring their children to the
Free Tomato And
Marglobe tomato and sweet pep
per plants can be had free of
charge, just by stopping at the
Dunham House this afternoon
after four o'clock, Donald Dun
ham said yesterday.
"I have more than I can use and
want to share with my Haywood
friends," the hotel man said.
Former Haywood County
Couple Visiting Relatives
Here And In Macon
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Green, of
Darrington, Wash., have arrived
to spend three months visiting rela
tives in Haywood and Macon coun
ties. Mr. Green is a brother Ot
T. L. Green, of Waynesville. Mrs.
Green was before her marriage,
Miss Minnie Innian of Haywood
Mr. Green is a farmer and dairy
man and has resided in Darrington
for the past twenty-two years.
This is his second visit home since
Likes The Mountaineer
"The Mountaineer is one of the
best weekly newspapers I have
ever seen," said L. C. Pepper, pub
lisher of The Daily Sun, Gains
ville, Fla., here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Pepper are spend
ing their vacation at Blink Boney,
and will be here another week.
Besides publishing the evening
paper, Mr. Pepper publishes a
weekly newspaper and operates a
large commercial printing department.
Strt . James Robinson, who is sta
tioned at Camp Croft for the pres
ent, spent the u ek end here with
Dayton Employees Hear Aviators From Front
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
Business To Suspend
On Fourth, Governor
To Speak At the Lake
At Lake Fourth
GOVERNOR J. M. BROUGH
TON will speak at Lake Junaluska
at eleven o'clock Tuesday, in his
annual lndependepce Day address.
His topic will be "Christianity and
Pvt. Chas. Ketner
Writes His Wife
On Invasion Coast
Private ('has. D. Ketner, is now
with the Invasion forces in France,
according to a letter to his wife,
the former Miss Jewel Hipps. The
letter was written on June 11, and
stated that Pvt. Ketner had been
given a 12 hours leave from the
front lines for sleep and rest. He
stated that replacements were be
ing made after several days fight
ing. He told her of eating Spring
onions from the gardens of France
in the conquered area and how
good they tasted with their "can
ned fighting food." He also stated
that they expected to have their
kitchen set up soon and have regu
lar food on the firing lines.
Pvt. Ki trier wrote of the deter
mination of the Allies to win and
how inspiring it was to everyone.
Enclosed also in the letter was
the message given all the invading
t loops from General Eisenhower.
The letter was written from a fox
hole, and Pvt. Ketner stated that
he had dug so many he felt like a
Pvt. Ketner has been in the ser
vice since December, 1942, and was
inducted at Camp Croft and from
there transferred to Plattsburg,
N. Y., and then to Fort Dix, before
being sent overseas. He first serv
ed in Africa and later was sent to
England. Prior to the war he was
owner and operator of the Farmers'
Exchange, which is now run by
Athletic Events Will Be
Held Throughout the Day
Here In Waynesville and
Business in general will sus
pend here Tuesday in observance
of the Fourth, with the address by
Governor Broughton ut the Lake
auditorium at eleven o'clock, and
athletic programs uiuler the direc
tion of the Recreation Council be
ing carried on throughout the duy.
All manufacturing plants of the
community will observe a holiday,
stores will close, while all offices
in the court house with the excep
tion of the sheriff's office will be
closed. The bank and post office
will also observe a holiday.
E. W. Tenney, recreation direc
tor, announced that teams from
the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
would meet at the high school in
competitive softball games at ten
o'clock Tuesday morning. In the
afternoon at three, the Community
League teams will play, with the
Tannery meeting Dayton, and R.
& P. against Pet Dairy.
Besides softball, there will be
contests in base running, horse
shoe pitching and other events.
A community dance will be held
at the Armory at night, in which
both round and square dancing will
be featured. Contests will be held
between square dance teams, with
possibly a team from Cherokee at
tending. An exhibition of jujitsu will be
given by a special team of boys
that are training in self-protection
for the army. This team is
taking special training nightly.
Interest is growing in softball,
with junior and senior Girl Scouts
practicing daily at the elementary
chfKI at 7:30, the Waynesville
boys at the army every morning,
and Hazelwood boys and girls
daily at the Hazelwood school at
Regular practice is being held
at the high school for league teams.
Last Friday night the Tannery
trounced the Dayton team 12 to
8, while in the junior league, tho
Waynesville boys won over Hazel
wood 8 to 0. In a return game,
the score was 13 to 14 in favor of
Mr. Tenney said that ping pong
tables, and shuffle boards were be
ing completed for early erection
in the armory. In his report to
the council last Friday night, he
said increased interest was being
shown in every phase of the recre
ational program in the community.
The recreational survey is still
underway, and all persons who
have not returned their cards are
asked to do so at once. A result
of the survey will be published
Haywood Leads In
School Lunch Rooms
SGT CARL A ALFREDSON, left standing, is shown telling employees of Dayton Rubber Com
nanv sonie of his experiences in 30 missions over enemy territory in the European area He also said
he hid Tsn Dayton products in use, and praised the people w ho helped make them The entire plant
closed for an hour to hear Sgt. Alfredson. He was accompanied by Lt. W. V. McMullen shown on the
rieht before the mike. Seated left to right are: Herbert Buchanan, general foreman of the ponton de
partment, and Charles Furtado, resident inspector, for the AAF, and who brought the speakers to the
Dayton plant, and N. J. Tucker, personnel manager.
Haywood county school lunch
rooms made an outstanding record
in the state last year, and prospects
at present indicate that the opera
tion of the school lunch rooms in
the school term of 1944-45 will be
Haywood county was the only
county in the state to have a coun
ty lunch room supervisor under the
program following the WPA re
gime. Mrs. Rufus Siler. who was
supervisor of the WPA program
was retained in that capacity under
the new program.
During the past year there were
75.679 hot lunches served the chil
dren of Haywood county, which
does not include the Canton schools
that are operated under a sepa
The lunches cost $2.34 per child
per month, the Government set
ting a minimum of $2.00 per child
as necessary for a well balanced
meal. The average number of
meals served daily cost $2,617.46.
Meals were served in the white
schools at a cost of ten cents each
and in the colored schools at five
During the past year $1,988.36
was spent on equipment for the 21
school lunch rooms, while $362.80
was expended on repairs. There
have been from 49 to 54 persons
employed in maintaining the lunch
Through the State Board of Edu
cation the Federal Government al
lows a nine cents per meal allocs- j
tion of funds. This has been sup
plemented by the State Department
of Agriculture marketing specia
lists in the movement seasonal
surplus which has greatly aided
in the serving of balanced meals.
According to George Ross, mar
keting specialist in charge of the
Agriculture department's contribu
tion to the program the farmers of
the state can render a great ser
vice to themselves, their children
and to the farmers in other states
hy encouraging the schools in their
districts to cooperate in the lunch
"There is no reason now why
rural children should not have
warm, well balanced meals," says
Mr. Ross, who also added. "That
thousands of boys and girls living
in rural areas of North Carolina
must eat breakfast around seven
o'clock five days of the week in
order to catch the school bus. Many
of them do not have an opportunity
to eat a warm meal again until 11
or 12 hours later."
Many of the school children of
Haywood county start their school
day earlier than 7 o'clock and do
not get home until the late after
noon. The health of the schooF
children in Haywod has greatly
improved since the hot lunches
were started seven years ago.
In the schools where the teachers
are interested and cooperate, each
child that needs a hot lunch is
given one. If the child cannot
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