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WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
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mymi (Passes 1
mnty Tax Rate
Remains At $1.30
L. Announces Coun-
Wial Needs For
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JB Uge A. Brown, Jr.,;
L,nager ana ,u
& of commissioners
t has been approved for
iinres of the coming
f ill be annoum-cu ...
n, me as last year,
L reduced 15 cents on the
.. (..m the Tate ol
ate of the county has
Li. educed since 1938,
5, Brown became county
At that time u
t"ti. wt six years there
fc I heavy building program
lonnty with the construct"
bthel. Uvae ana n-
Li rontnn schools, the coun.
Kin the building of all in-.
iint been necessary during
I for the county to borrow
Lj despite the gradual re-
of the tax rate.
ig the past six years in ad
o the reduction of the tax
le county has paid off in
tod indebtedness around one
brown is serving his third
is chairman of the county
of commissioners and as
manager. He is the only
La to serve as chairman for
lonsecutive terms of office.
LdDcal GOTDwy deadly T Pack' Beams
Mrs. Roosevelt To Be
At Lake Junaluska For
Two Talks, July 25-26
nded In France
Sergeant Larry C. Arring-
m of Mrs. W. L. Arrington,
ynesville, R.F.D. No. 1, has
lightly wounded in action in
i, according to information
d by his mother during the
pant Arrington left here on
liber 15. 1040, with the local
if the National Guard. He
Irst stationed at Fort Jack-
Id then sent to Camp Bland-
rrom the latter he was
tared to Canm Forrest.
nd then to CamD Atter-
M, trior to beintr sent, over.
pre entering the service Set.
pro was engaged in farm-
fifth consecutive time
year. Ponivn'o R.vn?
been rated 100 per cent
Baes US hanrv in maintain
' kigh standard bakerv " R.
Prce, owner monon o;
mes of the state are inspect-officei-
Word was received here yester
day of the promotion of Benjamin
E. Colkitt, Jr., to lieutenant (g)
in the Naval Air Force.
Lt. Colkitt recently reported to
the Naval Air Station m ban
p-'egfv Calif., and is pilot of a
tighter plane in an aerial photo
Lt. Colkitt volunteered for ser
vice in May, 1942, while a student
nt Davidson College. He entered
service in a few weeks, and in
May 1943, he received his wings
and commission as ensign at the
Pensacola Naval Air Station. He
has had much experience in flying
both commercial and military
This young aviator is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Colkitt, of
Waynesville. Also serving in the
navy, is his brother, Bobby, who
is also stationed at San Diego at
present, as aviation mechanic and
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has
accepted the invitation of the
Methodist women and will appear
on a program at Lake Junaluska,
July 25 and 26. Mrs. Roosevelt's
appearance is sponsored by the De
partment of Christian Social Rela
tions of the Women's Society of
Christian Service Southeastern
Jurisdiction, of the Methodist
church. Mrs. M. E. Tilly, of At
lanta, Ga., Southeastern jurisdic
tion secretary of Christian Social
Relations is responsible for her
visit and participation in the pro
gram of the Missionary Conference
to be held July 25-August 3.
Scheduled to arrive in Asheville
and 9:15 on the morning of July
25, Mrs. Roosevelt will be met by
Superintendent Dr. W. A. Lambeth,
and Mrs. Tilly. She will speak
from the platform at 8 p. m. on the
subject, "Post-War Problems." On
the following morning from 10 to
11, she will lead a forum on Social
Action in the class to be conducted
by Mrs. Tilly at Mission Inn.
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Open August 14th
The schools of Crabtree, Fines
Creek and Bethel are scheduled to
open for the 1944-45 term on Mon
day, August 14, according to M.
H. Bowles, county superintendent
The schools in Clyde and the
Waynesville district will begin their
term on Wednesday, August 30.
Prospects at present would indi
cate an enrollment that will com
pare favorably with that of last
year, it was learned irom iwr.
The facilities of the schools are
incomplete at present, there being
vacancies in the field of home eco
nomics, agriculture and Science.
R. A. Matteson, Jr.
of Canton Reported
Wounded In Burma
Roy A. Matteson, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Matteson, of Can
ton, has been reported slightly
wnrmdpH in action on June 15, ac
cording to a message received by
his parents from the War uepari
ment. Young Matteson, who is serving
with the U. S. Engineering Corps,
has been in India.i The message
stated that he was injured m
Myitkyina, Burma. He has been
in Burma since last December.
J. T. Noland Goes
To Backers' School
In Chapel Hill
Jonathan Woody Invited
To Address Group On
J. T. Noland, cashier of the
First National Bank, is attending
the Bankers School which is in
session this week in Chapel Hill
for bankers in North and South
The school will last throughout
the week and every bank in the
two states is expected to send
representative to take work at
Jonathan Woody, president of
the bank, has been invited to ad.
dress the school on "Country
Banks." Mr. Woody is one of
three presidents of banks in North
Carolina invited to appear on the
Ascriptions are can-linmoiiVi.'i
--wieiy upon ex-
RETURNS TO AUGUSTA
Major and Mrs. N. F. Lancaster
and son, Bobby, left yesterday for
their Aoine in Augusta, after
spending a few days as the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kirkpatrkk
and Miss Winnie Kirkpatrkk.
Major Lancaster is stationed . at
Camp Gordon, near Augusta.
Pvt. Jack Henson,
Wounded In Italy
Private Jack M. Henson, son of
Jim Henson and the late Mrs. Hen
son, of Canton, has been reported
slightly wounded in action in Italy,
according to a message received
during the week by his sister, Mrs
Raymond Conard, of Canton, R.F
D. No. 2.
Private Henson entered the ser
vice in 1940 and has been serving which
with the armed forces overseas for . honor
Added And Now
Ready To Start
The Haywood Mutual Cannery
made a trial run yesterday in pre
paration of the season's pack of
their well known brand of beans,
it was learned from J. E. Barr,
manager of the Land O'The Sky
While there are as many con
tractors for growing beans as in
other years, it is estimated that
due to man power shortage the
crop will be around forty per cent
below that of last year, lhe dry
weather has also had a part in re
ducing the crop, according to Mr
Due to the necessity of Teaching
the quota contracted by the gov
ernment, Mr. Barr stated that the
cannery will buy beans from non-
(Continued on page 12)
Pvt. James Paige
In French Area
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Law
rence Paige, of Route One,
Been In Service A Year.
Pvt. James L. Paige, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Paige, of route
one. has been reported missing in
action in France since June 15th,
the secretary of war said in a
Pvt. Paige entered service on
June 30, 1943, and has been over
seas since December 22, 1943, and
was in the medical corps.
Before going overseas he was
stationed at Fort Jackson, Camp
Barkeley and in a New York camp.
Prior to going into service he
was employed at the Unagusta
Manufacturing Company, in Haz
elwood. The message to his parents read:
"The Secretary of War desires me
to express his deep regret that
your son, Privtte James L. Paige,
has been reported missing in ac
tion since fifteenth June in France.
If further details or other infor
mation are received you will be
Will Likely Prevent
Polio Epidemic Here
County Group Gives
$500 To Aid State
In Polio Epidemic
A check for $500 was mailed to
the state headquarters of the in
fantile paralysis organization for
work in the present emergency, it
was learned this, week from Jona
than Woody, chairman of the coun
The $500 represented around
one-fourth of the funds on hand,
according to Mr. Woody, who said
a substantial amount would be
kept in the county for work if
needed. The fund was raised dur-
ng the annual infantile campaigns
are held each January m
of President Roosevelt's
Dr. Sisk Reports Quaran
tine On Sole Case In County
To Be Lifted Soon. '
"With the continued fine cooper
ation given by the people in iigeB
eral and the fact that therajite
no new developments in Canton,
where the only case of polio
been reported, I feel that with
precautions observed by the p
lie, the danger of a possible epi
demic in Haywood county is paw
ed," said Dr. C. N. Sisk, jcourtty
health director, last night in dls
pnsHinc the situation. ,
Dr. Sisk further pointed it
that the quarantine of the only
ao nf infnntilo n&ralvsis in the
county would be lifted on July J9,
six days hence. He also stated that
no cases had developed in the thfee
families who had visited in the
home of the polio case.
Gwyndolyn Thompson, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer
Thompson, of Canton, who is the
only case of polio reported in the
county, is making great progress
and her condition has been pro
nounced favorable by the physi-
oiiinH who have attended her. Her
ritrht hand and arm were aftct!
and she is now able to hold-n gtasr
in her hand.
When the case was reported a
meeting of the Haywood County
Board of Health was called, with
George A. Brown, Jr., chairman,
presiding. Members of the board
present for the meeting were Dr.
J. L. Reeves, Dr. A. C. Cline, of
Canton, and J. H. Way, Jr., and
(Continued on page 6)
Cannery Open 3
Days Each Week
Beginning On 14th
The community cannery will be
open to the public on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday beginning
on July 14, it was learned from J.
C. Brown, who is in charge of the
Beginning on August 1, the sche
dule will change and the cannery
will be open at 8 o'clock each morn
ing every day in the week and re
main open as long as necessary to
care for the needs of the patrons.
It is still necessary that all
those who wish to use the facilities
to notify the management twenty
four hours ahead of time. This will
make it possible for a schedule of
patrons using the plant to be work
ed out, os as to avoid any conflict.
While glass jars may be used in
the hot water bath methods, there
In Pacific Area
CARP J. E. JOHNSON, chief
petty officer, U. S. Navy, son of
the lute Etta Nelson, of Waynes
ville, and brother of Mrs. Lee Ray,
iwho has served for the past bix
years in the South Pacific area.
He has been in the navy for the
past twenty-two years. His family
reside in San Diego, Calif.
the past 17 months.
I birthday anniversary.
Names Of 2,100 Men
And Women In Service
To Be Published 20th
Next week The Mountaineer will publish the
complete list of names of about 2,100 men and
women now in service from the area of Haywood
served by Selective Service Board No. 1, here in
The list was compiled by The First National
Bank, and has been used during the bond drive, and
a blue star placed besides the name of every name
on the board.
No ranks can be given the men arid women
due to the many changes that are made almost over
The list is so long that it will fill two full news
paper pages, even by using very small type.
New Concern Will Manu
facture High Grade Leather
Novelties In Plant Here
A new manufacturing business
is scheduled to open in Waynes
ville within the next few days.
Christy Reggie is the owner and
manager of the firm which will be
located on Church street opposite
the Masonic Temple, and will
manufacture high grade leather
novelties, specializing on quality
cigarette and cigar cases.
Special new machinery is be
ing installed for the plant. Some
of the machines were designed by
Mr. Reggie and specially made
for his plant here.
"The line will be limited to a
few numbers at present," he said,
"but our plans are to enlarge later
to include a larger selection of
Approximately a half dozen will
be employed to begin with, and
others added later.
Mr. Rrctrie is the designrr for
are sufficient tin cans to take care ec0 stioe Corporation here, and
of the needs, for those who prefer hag bt,(.n with tne firm slnce they
to use them. J hey are on sale at
the cannery for a nominal charge,
according to Mr. Brown.
There will be some member of
the cannery management group on
hand at the plant during the hours
it is open to patrons. Those in
charge of the work in addition to
Mr. Brown, vocational agriculture
teacher of the local high school are,
Mrs. Rufus Siler, supervisor of
the county school lunch room pro
ject; Mrs. Herbert L. Buchanan,
teacher of home economics in the
Waynesville! Township high school,
and Mrs. Ada Galloway.
Of Canton Area
Sale Of E Bonds Bought
During July Will Count
For Fifth War Loan Drive.
Haywood County has over-subscribed
the Fifth War Loan Quota
of $822,000 by more than $300,000,
it was announced yesterday by C
N. Allen, chairman of the drive.
Sales of all type bonds have been
brisk for the past week, and shot
the total over the quota.
Throught yesterday, tabulations
kept by the committee showed sales
totaling $1,082,551.75. In the two
areas in the county, Waynesvilla
held a slight edge over the Can
ton area. Each area assumed half
of the county quota to raise, or
$411,000 each. The results yester
County total $1,082,551.75
J. E. Massie, permanent war fi
nance chairman here was well
pleased with the results of the
drive. Mr. Massie said that all
E bonds bought during July would
be credited to the county's quota
for the Fifth War Loan. In a final
tabulation, the total showed the
county had not quite made the E
bond quota, but had over-subscribed
the quota on all other type
Mr, Massie has not received the
quota for August, and until then,
does not plan to have the county
committee to meet.
"This gives Haywood a perfect
record for making the quota in
every special war loan drive," Mr.
Yesteday Jonathan Woody, area
manager of fifteen Western North
Carolinu Counties, was busy tabu
lating results from all the area,
and was elated over the results,
which showed the area had oyer
subscribed the quota by two million
T had a quota for the 16
cmiiiVies of $8,288,000, and the
total throughout yesterday was
in excess of $10,305,566, with more
to be added to every county," Mr.
"It has been lots of hard work,
but the results are gratifying," Mr.
Woody said as he learned the goals
had been exceeded.
were established as their designer.
He will continue as designer for
the Wellco Corporation in addition
to operating his own business.
Land To Be Sold
For Unpaid Taxes
All land in Haywood county on
which. 1943 taxes have not been
paid will be advertised and sold on
August 7th, according to J. E.
Ferguson, tax collector and tax
supervisor of the county.
"A large percentage of the 1943
tax list has been collected," Mr.
UFerguson said. "However, we will
advertise and sell all land on which
current taxes have not been paid.
This procedure is in accordance
with the law and will be carried
oat in detail," he continued.
J. W. Killian To
Head Lions Club
For Coming Year
J. W. Killian was elected presi
dent of the Lions Club at their
last meeting succeeding Roy Park
man. Other officers who were
elected to serve with Mr. Killian
for the coming year were: first
vice president, Bill Chambers; sec
ond vice president, Henry Davis;
third vice president, Lloyd Kirk
patrick; secretary, A. T. Ward;
treasurer, LawTence Le&therwood;
tail twister, Jack Felmet; and Lion
tamer, Tony Davis.
Committees' named by the presi
dent were as follows:
Attendance: Tony Davis, chair
man; Lloyd Kirkpatrick, and John
Finance: G. C. Ferguson, chair
man; 'Henry Davis and Francis
Program: Jack Felmet, chair-
(Continued on page 6)
60 Benches Put i
Out By Chamber
Sixty benches have been placed
in the community by the Chamber
of Commerce. Fifty of the benches
are in Waynesville and ten in Ha
zelwood. Practically every vacant
spot has a bench, and many were
placed on Main street.
The Woman's Club gave a dona
tion to the Chamber of Commerce
towards the purchase of the
benches, while the painting, and
the inscription "Welcome, Cham
ber of Commerce" was done through
the courtesy of The Dayton Rubber
"If the people appreciate and!
use these benches without abusing
them, our plans are to have more
next summer," an official of the
"The benches were put out for
the comfort of our citizens, and
not to be whittled on, or torn up,"
the official continued.
Business houses, police and the
street department are being asked
to see that the areas around the
benches are kept clean.
Mrs. Clyde Ray's
New Book Out
copies of "Lebanon" by
Carolina Miller ( Mrs. Clyde H.
Ray, Jr.,) will be available to
the public for the first time
The book has brought high
praise from book reviewers in
all sections of the country.
Today, in her "Here and
There" on page two of this
issue, Hilda Way Gwyn gives
a combination of a review of
the book and an interview
with the author. (
The books are available at
the Book Department of The