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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 28 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, X. C, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countie
alth Officer Feels
hat Danger Of Polio
identic Is Slight
Line Of Haywood's
Case Will e iiicu
Jbin A Week.
(a feel that there is no dan-
PeseD , tv .aid Dr.
county neaim -
... va that this county
L penalized for conditions
Lmrts ol the sun.
is over 600 miles long.
gt into tnree inner
JL Histimce from here that
L have to travel in order
U the epidemic affected
If Polio in this state, he
led. , , , ....
health officer staieu mat
U been four cases in duu-
cotnty, one in uenaerson,
ie 0ne in Transylvania, ana
of Haywood. the record
e that of any year.
Lre?er.t there is only one
Haywood cuniy, a
the Crabtrce section who
but of quarantine in a weeK.
it in a i v mud iorm.
Id in Canton is out ol quar-
and if there were to be
from that case they
formally have shown up be-
." he stated.
advise parents of children
Lelve years of age to keep
home, away from public
This is the safest way to
b epidemic of any kind,"
the exception of the Young
Id by the Board of Educa
te Methodist church, sche-
ht July 20-August 1, no
U church-sponsored assem-
Iieen cancelled, and all other
ki will be held as ache
less far more severe con.
jdevelop, Pr. Lambeth said,
lambeth advised as a pre-
ry measure thf, for lie
ng, swimming in the 250-
e be discontinued.
b and Miller
li New Motor
'ott! and Henry Miller, two
wn local vounir men. have
the P. & M. Motor Com-
Haywood Street. They
lovated the building, which
wiy purchased, and will
ral repair work on all
if car? and trucks.
Fners have been in the au-
neld for many years, and
Mated with them as head
f, Vernon Hill, a man who
connected with local ga
more than 20 years.
general repair work, the
I specialize in Wh oWf
Wed In France
Fifth Grade Genre-e
P as slightly wounded in
"ance on the 18th of
to word Just re
' MR. Ruth M. Scatesfrom
page from the war de-
v Mu runner aetans,
P his condition an. re-
Mrs. Davirl t;i..
, - .-vim, at tneir
f At Your
iptions which ex-
Ir f Aus will
pn lned immediately
W? Unless renewed
Khe first of thia
DAVID ALEXANDER HIMES,
28, son of Mr. and Mrs. John N.
Himes, of the Cecil area of the
county who has been reported
missing since March 18, has been
awarded the Submarine Combat
Insignia, for his splendid perform
ance of duty in line of combat.
The award was sent to his parents
during the past week.
The following committee has
been named by the board of direc
tors of the Haywood Electric
Membership Corporation to nomi
nate a board of directors for the
coming year; George C. Haynes, D.
Reeves Noland, F. A. Justice, Oder
F. Burnett, T. C. Davis, Bill Green,
Arthur Cagle, Walker Brown,
James T. Smith, C. W. London and
Chester A. Cogburn.
The committee has offered the
following group for membership
on the board of directors, subject
to the election to be held at the
regular annual meeting on August
26, at the courthouse here:
T. W. Cathey, Pigeon; Carter Os
borne, Clyde; W. A. Peebles, Upper
Hominy; A. W. Ferguson, Crab
tree; Chas. B. McCrary, Fines
Creek; Roy B. Medford, Iron Duff;
W. P. Harris, Beaverdam; Ira H.
Cogburn, East Fork; L. N. Davis,
Cecil; and N. W. Carver, Jona
From the list of the board of di
rectors the officers for the coming
year will be elected. In addition to
Mr. Osborne, president, the other
officers who have served during the
past year are: L. N. Davis, vice
president, and Cha?. B. McCrary,
secretary and treasurer.
(77.. DEAVER COMING HOME
Cpl. Lawrence A. Deaver, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Deaver, of
Canton, route two, has returned to
this country after spending 26
months with the Marine Corps in
the South Pacific area. He was
one of 2,744 men to return from
Draft Board Reclassifies 130 Men In
Waynesville Area During Past Week
Together After 4
Pictures on page four)
Staff Sgt. James A. Rose and
Pfc. Daniel Marcus Rose, sons of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rose, of Way
nesville, are visiting their parents.
It is the first time the brothers
have been together in four years.
SSgt. Rose, with a record of
forty-four months overseas duty,
volunteered in the service in 1940
and is serving in the Signal Air
Corps. He was first stationed in
Charleston and from there was
sent to Panama. From the latter
he was transferred to Central
America and then to the Dutch
Guana, after which he was return
ed to Panama, later serving in
SSgt. Rose recently spent a
30-day furlough with his family
here, and was granted the past few
days extension to see his brother,
Pfc. Rose. He is now stationed at
Daniel Field, Augusta, Ga. Prior
to entering the service he was em
ployed by the A. C. Lawrence Lea
Pfc. Ros entered the service in
March, 1942 and was inducted at
Fort Bragg, after which he was
transferred to the following camps
in the order named: Camp Clai
borne, La., Camp Hood, Tex., Sam
Houston, Tex., Camp Maxey, Tex.
When he leaves here he will re
port to Fort George Meade, Md. Be
fore entering the service he was
employed by Alexander's Drug
Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Mc
Cracken, and three (laughters,
Miss Loreta, Miss Dolores and
Miss Helen McCracken, of Ashe
ville, spent Sunday with their
cousins, Misses Robena, Maude
and Evonia Howell.
One hundred and thirty men were
reclassified by the Waynesville
area under the selective service
system during the past week, ac
cording to the clerk of the board.
Four men were placed in class 1-A
as follows: Roy Carver, Guy Her
bert Canter, Frnest Daniel Estes
and Alfred Wayne Price.
Placed in class! 2-A were: Harry
Lee Liner, Jr., Johnny Dee Moore,
Lawson Van Haney, Jack "Willie
Hoxit, Claude Colman Haynes,
Clinton Cecil Mathis, Marion
Thomas Bridges, Henry Paul Webb,
and Doye Cagle.
Continued in class 2-A were:
Bulo Lesley Carver, and Benjamin
Continued in class 2-A(H) was
Robert Clyde Kellett.
Placed in class 2-B were: Edgar
Denton Browning, William Taylor
Wilson, Jack Blackwell Medford
and James Duncan Bradshaw.
Continued in class 2-B -were:
James Clifford Moore, Albert Wes
ton Harris, Marshal Wilson Han
nah, Erman Francis Inman, Joe
Carlyle Howell, Joseph Jackson At
kins, Gordon Leonard Wyatt, Ben
G. Plemmons, Willis Rector, Wil
liam Grady Davis, Pless Presnell,
Jesse Daniel Rose, David Noland
Cabe, William Hooper Greene..
Sam Lloyd McCracken, William
Henry Boone, Gaines Furr Mc
Cracken, Jerry Morgan Rogers,
Guy Henry Hannah, Frank Davis
Ferguson, Jr., Vance Davis, Verner
McKee Truitt, Evander Albert
Preston, and Ben Patton Walker.
Placed in class 2-C were: Hughes
Messer, John Mull Caldwell, James
Virgil Shuler, Paul Teague, Elmer
William Sutton, Doyl Calvin Rath
bone, Floyd Thades Caldwell, How
ard Roscoe Green, Clyde Ray Jus
tice, Sam James, James Robert
Mills Warren, Robert Alna Lafay
ette Hyatt, Jimmie Lee Wright,
and Howard Ben Davis.
Continued in class 2-C was H n
ry Rufus Caldwell.
Placed in class 3-D was Thomav
Placed 'n class 4-F were; John-
inie Max risn, iroy uagie, jonn
(Continued on page 4)
Units Added by Council
Much equipment was added to
the collection being made by the
community recreation Council dur
ing the past week, and is now in
use at the Armory, according to
W. E. Tenney, director.
Four ping pong tables, a kro
nokle set, Chinese checkers, darts,
bean bags, archery and badminton
are among the things now in use.
Regular practice of softball is
going forward, and increased in
terest is being shown.
Mr. Tenney is meeting a group
of youngsters daily at the Hazel
wood school at two o'clock. At
4 :30 each afternoon he meets with
the Girl Scouts at Central Elemen
tary and at 7, the girls' softbaD
teams meet at the high school park.
A teen-age club is being formed,
and will meet every Thursday
night at the Armory, with Mr.
Tenney in charge.
The regular Friday night com
munity dance, with square dance
teams from Davton and Soco Gap
will be featured in special exhibi
Welfare Workers Attend
Course At University
Mrs. Sam Queen, county superin
tendent of welfare and Mrs. F. G.
Rippetoe, case worker in the de
partment, returned Saturday from
Chapel Hill, where they attended a
study course in public welfare at
the State University.
MaHMaHaaA Miff fcthl
J. W. KILLIAN, well known
business man, who has been elect
ed by the Lions Club to serve as
their head for the coming year.
Mr. Killian has been active in the
local club since its organization.
Caused No Damage
But Brought Relief
The hardest rain and the sever
est electric storm of the summer
occurred yesterday afternoon be
tween 1:30 and 2:30. No serious
damage has been reported, but on
the contrary the volume of rain
seemed to be welcomed after the
dry weather. The official rainfall,
according to Dorothy M artel, U.
S. weather reporter in this area,
was one inch for the past 24
From 2:10 to 2:15 all calls over
the telephone were suspended, due
to the lightning and the cracking
noise of the wires. A number of
phones were reported out of order
immediately foloiwing the storm.
The surface water coming down
the streets leading into Depot
street caused that area to be under
water for a short time, but with
no serious results.
Will Remain At ?L40
At Lake Tuesday
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
will make an address at the
Lake Junaluska auditorium on
Tuesday night, July 25th at
Mrs. Roosevelt will also ap
pear in a conference hour from
9:30 until 11 on the morning
of July 26th at the Lake.
This is the first time that
Mrs. Roosevelt has appeared
at the Lake for an address.
She has visited in this area
before Bnd made public ap
pearances on several occasions
in Western North Carolina.
Charles Ray On
Charles E. Ray was named by
Governor J. M. Brouphton as a
member of the state planning com
mission, under the tourist and
The commission will deal largely
with shaping and mapping plans
for the post-war era in North
Lt. Maybank, Nephew
Of Mrs. Thomas, Wins
Air Medal And Oak Leaf
Lt. Burnet R. Maybank, Jr., son
of Senator Maybank, former gov
ernor of South Carolina, and great
nephew of Mrs. James R. Thomas,
has recently been awarded the air
medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
for courage, coolness and skill
while serving on heavy bombard
ment duty over Europe. Lt. May
bank is not yet 19 years of age.
Marine Home After
27 Months In
Rate Same As Last Year,
and Lowest In Past Thirty
Years For the Town.
Town of Waynesville officials
yesterday reached a decision to re
tain the present tax rate of $1.40
per $100 valuation for the coming
The announcement was made by
G. C. Ferguson, town manager,
after the mayor, and board of
aldermen had been in session with
auditors in preparation of the an
nual town budget.
The present rate is the lowest
in thirty years, and was cut last
year ten cents, and in 1942 was
reduced 20 cents.
Mayor J. H. Way said that plans
were being made for some essen
tial improvements on the town
water system immediately after the
war, and that officials were now
looking ahead to meet the costs of
Boy Scouts To
Resume Drive For
Save your waste paper!
Plans are now being formulated
for members of Boy Scout Troop to
have a repeat drive to collect waste
paper, it has been announced. The
government has particularly issu
ed a call for cartons and corrigat
ed paper. These along with old
newspapers, magazines and other
scrap paper will be picked up by
Detailed information regarding
the new drive, together with phone
numbers where persons can call to
leave a message to have their paper
picked up, will be issued in the near
future, it was stated.
So Save your waste paperl
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Cpl. Joseph C. Swayngim, who
has served in the South Pacific
area for the past 27 months with
the Marine Corps, is home for a 30
day leave with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. F. Swayngim, of route two.
At the end of his leave Cpl.
Swayngim will report to the Ma
rine Hospital at New River.
Cpl. Swayngim has fought in
three major campaigns. He was in
the battle of Guadalcanal, and also
took part in the Marine landing on
Pvt. D. J. Faulkner
Wounded In Action
Wins Purple Heart
Private David J. Faulkner, son
of Mrs. Hattie Faulkner, of Way
nesville, has been reported wound
ed in action in France on June 6,
according to a message received by
his mother during the week.
Private Faulkner has been
awarded the Purple Heart for his
bravery under fire. He entered
the service in 1943 and has been
serving with the arrmd forces
overseas for the past seven months.
Quick Action Saves
AH County School
Buses From Burning
PVT. JAMES L. PAIGE, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Paige, of
Waynesville, R.F.I). No. 1, who
has been reported missing in ac
tion in France since June 15. He
entered the service on June 30,
194;i, and has been overseas since
December 22, l!4.'i. He was at
tached to the medical corps.
Off Sunday From
Two Until Six
Electric service will be discon
nected throughout Hazelwood, Lake
Junaluska and Balsam areas on
Sunday, July 23rd, according to
an announcement made today by
J. E. Tate, manager of the Caro
lina Power & Light Company in
Canton. Service to the Town of
Waynesville and the REA will not
be effected by this interruption.
"The interruption,'' suid Mr.
Tate, "is to permit important re
pair work which cannot be done
with safety without disconnecting
service. We sincerely hope that
it is planned for hours when a
minimum of inconvenience will be
caused customers in the area to
Service will be off from 2:00 p.
m. to f:00 p. in. on Sunday after
noon. Mr. Tate says, "We regret
the necessity of disconnecting ser
vice for even a short time, but it is
essential that our lines be kept in
good repair at a time when abnor
mally heavy demands are being im
posed on us by the war production
Funeral Held In
For Dr. Dwire
Dr. Henry R. Dwire, vice presi
dent of Duke University and direc
tor of public relations and alumni
affairs at the University, died at
Duke Hospital on Monday after
undergoing an abdomonal opera
tion. Brief services were held at the
Duke Chapel and the body was
taken to Winston-Salem, his for
mer home, for services and burial.
He was the last surviving mem
ber of his family.
Dr. Dwire, well known journal
ist, was often a visitor at the
Methodist Assembly at Lake Junaluska.
Mrs. Winfred Baker, of Orlando,
has arrived for the summer and is
visiting her family on Love Lane.
Police Court Breaks
All Records For Year
The annual report of the police
court for Waynesville was com
piled yesterday, and it was found
that all previous records were
broken, both for the number of
arrests and fines and costs collect
ed. The fiscal year which ended June
30th, was the heaviest on record
here, with 711 arrests, or an
average of about two a day.
The court did a land office busi
ness as far as collecting fines and
costs, as $8,979.05 was handed
across to Mayor J. H. Way, judge
of police court.
The fines which amounted to $2,
244.20 went to the county school
fund, and the court costs of $S,-
734.85 went into the general fund
officials made up the budget, they
put in $4,500 as income to be re
ceived from police court, and the
records show that this amount was
exceeded by $2,200. Out of every
court case, one dollar goes to the
county court library, and two dol
lars to an officer's retirement fund.
The most arrests made in one
week-end was 28, the record shows.
This was not a holiday week-end
either, it was said, which puzzled
officers as to the cause.
Officers said that 90 per cent
of the cases were for public drunk
eness and the remainder for vag
arancy, affray and reckless driv
ing. Many of those appearing in
court are "repeaters" who celebrate
School Bus Garage Caught
On Fire Early Saturday
Night At High School.
Fire from defective wiring broke
out on the Northeast end of the
Haywood county school garage on
the high school grounds on Satur
day night, with an estimated dam
age of around $50. Had the fire not
been discovered at its beginning
the loss might have been around
$75,000 as the buses and the equip
ment at the garage is valued at
that amount, it was lsrned from
M. H. Bowles, county superinten
dent of education.
The blaze was noticed by John
Haney, janitor, who resides near
the grounds at 11:16, and he went
to the home of Mrs. L. M. Richeson,
who put in a call at once for the
city fire department.
"I would like to take this op
portunity to thank the Waynes
ville fire department for their
promptness in reaching the scene
and their efficiency in putting ou
the fire at once," said Mr. Bowles,
who resides near the school and
stated that by the time he reached
the garage the fire department had
The lire, causi d from a B-X cable,
the two wires in the cable causing
a short circuit. Since Saturday
night additional switches have been
installed so that when the mechan
ics and others leave the garage at
nittht the electricity may be cut
At the time of the fire there were
;S9 school buses in the garage and
on the grounds. They are used to
transport the rural children in the
county to and from school. Had
the buses been destroyed at this
time, it would have been impossible
to replace them, acrording to Mr.
Mrs. Chas. Tillett
Is Daughter Of
Mrs. Charles W. Tillet, of Char
lotte, who is serving as assistant
chairman of the National Commit
tee, the first women in the party's
history to be so honored, is the
daughter of a former Waynesville
woman, Mrs. Sallie Thomas Avery,
wife of the late Judge Avery of
Mrs. Tillet is the niece of Mrs.
James R. Thomas, and the grand
daughter of Col. William H.
Thomas, who is so closely allied
with local history. She is a gra
duate of North Carolina Woman's
College, where she made a record
that gave promise of her future
of the town. Last July when town too much over the week-ends.
Pfc. Harry West
Now In South Pacific
Private First Class Harry West,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield West,
of Waynesville, who is serving in
the U. S. Marines, is now stationed
somewhere in the South Pacific.
He entered the service in Sept.,.
1941, and took his boot training at
Parris Island. Upon completion of
his course there he was sent to
Portsmouth, Va., and then to Pana
ma, where he was stationed for
two years. When he was transfer
red back to this country, he was
stationed at Camp LeJeune, New
River, and from there was sent
overseas. At the time he was in
ducted in the service he was em
ployed at the A. C. Lawrence
July Court Adjourned
Wednesday, 12th, After
The July term of Superior court,
which convened here on Monday,
July 10, adjourned late Wednesday
afternoon of last week shortly
after The Mountaineer went to
press. Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of
Asheville, presided over the three
Campbell Family To
Hold Reunion On ,
Sunday, July 23rd
The annual Campbell family re
union will be held on Sunday, July
23, at the borne of John B. Camp
bell in the Maggie section. All
relatives and friends are cordially
invited to attend and bring a picnic
lunch, which wQl be served at
Charles F. Owen will be the
speaker at the reunion which will
start at 12:00 o'clock.