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HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood Countv At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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fgVEAR NO. 23lbiages WAYNESVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance in iiaywooa ana J"
arley C. Crawford
W Tuesday In A
Win -Truck Wreck
vr.f)ld Farmer and
L Were In Truck When
tAt Howell Mill Road
u, r Crawford, 64, was fa-
when a work train of
2SS. ilw.y struck the
totnern iv .ms,-, with
j, which ne woo 1 -e -:
The accident occurred at
1,71 crossing on tne noweu
KZa ground 8 o'clock: rues
Cb. His ?on, Howell
Ej.1,0 was driving the ve-
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Ptrning sign'. "c
f men were rushed to the
ood County Hospital where
wefted treatment. The lath-
Lffldition was very v
mti and onuses "
v . J 4V,o fcio loath
was ierneu u"1' " " 1
eaae at a:io.
Uter, was due to internal
son who suffered cuts u
;ti0M was ircowru "
allowed to return home.
ml services will be held at
on Duff Baptist church at 4
t this afternoon, with Rev.
it Ferguson officiating. Burial
j in the church cemetery.
Cnwford, a native 01 Hay
county, was a well known
I of the Iron Duff section and
Lit connected in this area.
jrhig as pallbearers will be:
Ervson, Harley uryson, man-
fedford, Carl Bryson, Horace
k and Jarvis Chambers.
hriving are his widow, the wr
its Annie Messer, seven sons,
of Sterling, 111., Wiley and
of Enka, Hugh of Candler,
k of Lake Junaluska, Howell
lynetville and Claude of Way-
be. S.FD. No. 2; three sisters,
Uohn B. Medford of Waynes-
Kn. Grover 8. Hogan and
Lola Crawford of Waynes
MJ). No. S; elevett grand
len and two great grandchil-
Garrett Funeral Home is in
le of the arrangements.
At Lake Tonight
unded In Action,
lis Purple Heart
fate Pinkney H. Burress, son
and Mrs. Frank Burress, of
Creek, has been awarded
arple Heart which has been
his parents. Pvt. Burress
lightly wounded in action in
itcordmg to a message re
by his family.
message read as follows:
m Us inform you your son,
k Pinkney H. Burress, was
ne, slightly wounded in
m Italy. You will be ad
's reports of condition are
Bumss entered the service
1 1943 and was inducted
P Croft. From the latter
lent to Fort Jackson, then
' Muiiig, and later to Fort
te Meade, Md.
REV. DR. GEORGE FLOYD
ROGERS, rector of Trinity Epis
copal church, Asheville, who will
speak from the auditorium plat
form of Lake Junaluska Methodist
Assembly at 8 o'clock Thursday
evening. His announced subject is
"It Happened to Me a Minister".
His speaking engagement is spon
sored by the Lake Junaluska As
sembly of the Methodist church.
To Ballot On
National Labor Relations
Board Orders Election At
. The National Labor Relations
Board has ordered an election be
held for employees of The Dayton
Rubbetarrufacturing Company on
or before August 17th.
No date has been set for the
The United Rubber Workers of
America, an affiliant of C. I. O
petitioned the National Labor
Board to certify it as bargaining
representative at the local plant
in the spring. A trial examiner
was here in April and heard the
The election will be held under
the supervision of a representative
of the National Labor Relations
The employees of the plant will
determine by their vote whether
or not they want the United Rub
ber Workers Union, the C I. 0.
affiliant, to represent them as a
bargaining agency with the man
agement of the company.
In an election of this type, the
outcome is determined by a ma
jority of the votes cast.
ped By Death
H campbell, 83. native of
ania, ar,d retired execu
te Standard Oil Company,
i JZ K,ody Far at 2
on Thurso,. f
Mair ',rernoon- wr-
. - -ne were spena-
" l me iarm.
M1 Mrs. Cimnholl v,o
rlnSt. Petersburg Fl.. for
r-'. Funeral services will
""der the Avn a.
w..r shipped to st-
i Ill frst ofthis by
Home in charge
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ki&. iftff?Kl rtw POLAND v )
FRANCE ...CZECHOSlOVAKtA )
WITH THI FIRM ISTABUSHMENT of Allied armies in France, the third In a trio of daggers la pointed at
Berlin, and the doom of Nazidom Is well under way. The approximate distances these armies, and the
Red Army, will have to travel to reach the German capital is shown on the map. In the Inset, the black
line indicates the air path recently covered by a fleet of U. S. Flying Fortresses and long-range fighter plane
in the first 7,000-mile shuttle mission. Taking off In England, the giant bombers struck at Ruhland, Ger
many, and landed in Russia. After reloading, the planes went aloft again, blasted Drogobych, Poland, and
landed at bases in Italy. From Italy, they flew to drop their bombs on rail yards at Beziers, near Marseilles
in southern France, and then went on to their home basea In England. Three fighters were lost; all the
bombers came through safely. The flight demonstrated the extent of range of American bombers and proved
conclusively that all targets in Germany or Nari -occupied territory can now be reached. (International )
50,000 In Large Shipments Of
Haywood needs E bond sales
amounting to $50,000 to meet the
current bond quota, according to
J. E. Massie, general chairman
here yesterday. The fifth war loan
drive netted $1,078,213 in all bonds,
but the E bond quota still lacks
$50,000 of meeting the quota.
Saturday is the last day in which
E bonds will count on the quota.
If the county goes 10 percent over
the quota, the name of the county
wU,i, tHrl ttV a. bronze plaque and
placed on a LSM boat, along with
the names of 10 other counties.
His Law Offices
W. Rov Francis has re-opened
his law offices here after spending
the past 16 months with the Mari
time Commission at Wilmington.
Offices on the first floor of the
Fere-uson building, formerly occu
pied by the U. S. Employment
office, on Main Street, are being
renovated for Mr. Francis and he
is expected to move in soon and
carry on a general practice of law.
Health Clinic Will
Not Be Held Next
Week As Announced
The monthly Health Center Clin
ic which is sponsored by the Hay
wood County Health Department
which had been announced for Wed
nesday, August 2, at the District
Health Department offices, will not
be held, it was learned from Dr. C.
N. Sisk, district health officer. An
nouncement will be made later of
the new date for the clinic.
Pvt. James Clark
Private James A. Clark, son of
J. I. Clark, of Clyde, has been re
ported seriously wounded in action
in France according to a message
received by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn
Clark, of Waynesville.
The wire from the War Depart
ment read as follows:
"We regret to notify you that
your husband, Pvt. James A. Clark,
was seriously wounded in action
June 6, in France. Letter contain
ing present mail address follows."
Pvt. Clark entered the service on
October 1, 1943, and was inducted
at Camp Croft and from there was
transferred to Fort Jackson. From
Fort Jackson he was sent to Camp
Blanding, Fla., and then to Fort
George Meade, Md. He has been
overseas since March 29.
At the time he entered the ser
vice, Pvt. Clark was employed by
a local taxi company.
Produce Go From Here
Armory Open For
Those Wishing To
All Facilities Of Recrea
tional Council Available
At Armory On Mondays.
W. E. Tenney, recreational di
rector here, has announced that
Monday night is open house at the
armory, with all facilities, games
and athletic equipment available
to the public.
The armory is kept open every
Monday night for the conveniense
of the public.
Interest is growing in the teen
age club which meets every Thurs
day night, also at the armory.
The community dances are held
every Friday night.
Attendance at the playgrounds
in Waynesville and Hazelwood fell
sharply this past week, Mr. Tenney
' l Newport, K.
son of Mr. and
ADrii;" fnierel tne ser-
Wot trai 8 year and tok
Pmi.i. , '""'g tne service
at Fet Dairy.
Give $100 To Aid
In Polio Fight
The labor-management commit
tee of The Dayton Rubber Manu
facturing Company, has just for
warded Jonathan Woody, county
chairman, a check for $100 for the
Infantile Paralysis Fund, which is
being raised to carry on experi
mental work to fight the disease.
The committee makes its money
for such purposes through the sale
of soft drinks iri the plant cafe
teria. Clyde Fisher is chairman, Boiling
Burress is vice-chairman and N. J.
Tucker is treasurer of the commit
tee in charge.
Booklet Containing Names Of Men In
Service From Area To Be Published
Last week, The Mountaineer car
ried the names of about 2,100 men
and women from this area now m
the armed forces.
The names will soon be publish
ed in booklet form and distributed
by The Mountaineer and The First
National Bank. The two firms un
dertaking this project as a patrio
tic move, want to have the list as
accurate as possible. Anyone
knowing of an error or omission
of a name from the list last week,
will please write The Mountaineer
at once. Please do not call.
The list is to include the names
of those from the area served by
the Waynesville draft board
namely, the following townships:
Waynesville, Ivy Hill, Jonathan
Creek, White Oak, Fines Creek,
Iron Duff, Crabtree and Cataloo
chee. Only a limited number of copies
will be printed, and distribution
date will be announced later.
Members Added To
Two additional members have
been added to the food panel, ac
cording to Miss Winnie Kirkpat
rick, chief clerk of the rationing
board. They are Mrs. Claude Rog
ers and Lawrence Leatherwood.
Other members of the board in
clude; C. N. Allen, chairman, Rob
ert B. Pearce and Mrs. Chas. E.
The hoard meets each week and
it is their duty to pass on all
special food applications including
sugar rationing, individual and in
Com. Chas. Ferguson
Spends Leave Here With
Mother, Mrs. H. Ferguson
Commander Charles Ferguson,
medical corps. U. S. N'avy, spent
several day? (lining the past week
with his mother. Mrs. Horace Fer
guson. Commander Ferguson has
been 'in the Navy for fourteen
years and this is his first leave
home in four years. He has been
stationed in Washington, D. C,
for the past four years. He is
being transfers d to a hospital in
Newport, R. I.
Commander Ferguson is a grad
uate of the University of North
Carolina and of the Harvard Medi
Green vegetables and produce
are being shipped from here at
the rate of two trucks a day from
the Farmers Exchange here, it
was announced yesterday by Wal
ter Ketner, general manager.
An average of 400 bushels of
beans are going out daily, besides
squash, cucumbers, spinach, beets,
radishes, potatoes and onions.
Some of the produce goes direct
to army and navy centers, other
to military hospitals, while still
more goes to civilian markets.
Pvt. Jack Gibson
Reported Killed -In
Action In Italy
Private Jack Gibson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. George Gibson, of Way
nesville, has been reported killed
in action in Italy, according to in
formation received by his parents.
The message from the War De
partment read as follows:
"The Secretary of War desires
me to express his deep regret that
your son, Private Jack D. Gibson,
was killed in action on eighth, July,
in Italy. Letter follows."
Pvt. Gibson entered the service
in July, 1943, and was inducted at
Camp Croft. From Croft he was
transferred to a base in Florida,
later to Virginia and then overseas,
where he was serving in the In
fantry in Italy.
Pvt. Gibson is survived in addi
tion to his parents by six brothers,
Pfc. George H. Gibson, who is serv
ing in India, William S. Gibson, on
Mariana Islands, Hubert E. Gib
son, of New Guinea, Lewi's Gibson,
Vinson and Roy Gibson of Waynes
ville; and one sister, Mrs. Guy
Grasty, of Waynesville.
Garrett Named A
Director Of State
N. W. Garrett was named a di
rector for three years of the newly
organized North Carolina Aberdeen
Angus Breeders Association.
The organization was formed
last week in Elkin, and was attend
ed bv a large percentage of the
Angus breeders of the state.
Those going from Haywood in
eluded Mr. Garrett, Albert Abel,
and Howard Clapp.
There are about 70 breeders in
the state at present with five in
Haywood. Among those address
ing the group included Dean I. O
Schaub, of State College, and rep
resentatives of the American Abe
deen Angus Association.
Mrs. Roosevelt Tells
3,500 At Junaluska
of Post-War Program
MAJOR WAYNE A. CORPEN
ING, former Haywood county farm
agent, who has recently been pro
moted to his present rank. Major
Corpening is serving with the
Ninth Infantry Division which has
made such an outstanding record.
He has been awarded the Silver
Promoted To Major
With 9th Infantry
Former County Farm Agent
Has Been Awarded the
Silver Star For Gallantry
Major Wayne A. Corpening, of
the Ninth Infantry Division, U. S.
Army, has been promoted to his
present rank, according tr "rnfor
mation received by his wife. He
has also been awarded the Silver
Star for gallantry in action.
Major Corpening, son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. C. Corpening, of
Mills River, was county farm agent
of Haywood at the time he was
called into service on February
1, 1942. He held the commission
of first lieutenant in the USAR.
The citation, which accompanied
the award of the Silver jStar made
last October, read in part as fol
lows: "On July 24, 1943, in the
vicinity of Marsala, Sicily, while
the advance reconnaissance party
composed of the intelligence and
reconnaissance platoon and a
small reconnaissance party of the
Third Battalion, 30th Infantry, the
group came upon enemy artillery
and mortar fire which was sweep
ing the entire length of the motor
ized column of regimental head
quarters and the Third Battalion.
"While the column was seeking
cover off the road, Captain Cor
pening volunteered and did go for
ward over open terrain in order
to locate the enemy batteries. At
great risk of his own life and
with complete disregard of his own
(Continued on page 4)
Pvt. H. H. Tate
Wounded In France
Private Herbert H. Tate, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Tate, is reported
seriously wounded in action oti
June 25 in France, according to a
message received by his parents.
Pvt. Tate entered the service on
June 30, 1943 and was inducted at
Camp Croft and from there trans
ferred to Fort McClellan, Ala.
From the latter he was sent to Fort
George Meade, Md., and then overseas.
Pvt. Tate has two brothers in
the service, Pvt. Wallace Tate and
Harley Tate, GM second class, who
are both serving overseas.
First Lady Points Out That
With National Strength
"We have become the greatest
production center in the world, our
armed forces are greater than we
thought they could possibly be in
so short a time," Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt declared in an address at
the auditorium at Lake Junaluska
on Tuesday night, when she spoke
to 3,500 persons.
"With strength goes responsibil
ity, and so we have an obligation
to look into the future and decide
on our course. We will have to
decide on our basic attitudes," she
Mrs. Roosevelt came to Lake
Junaluska on Tuesday morning
after a short stop in Asheville. She
spent the entire day in a series of
activities that included conferences,
luncheons, interviews, an inspection
of the Methodist Assembly grounds
a boat ride on the lake and were
climaxed by her formal address
Tuesday night, her first platform
Mrs. Roosevelt was introduced to
the hundreds gathered at the As
sembly grounds by Mrs. M. T. Til
ley of Atlanta, Ga., jurisdictional
secretary of the Department of
Christian Social Relations, of the
Southeastern jurisdiction, Women's
Society of Christian Service, under
whpse sponsorship she appared at
the Assembly. Dr. W. A. Lam
beth, president of the Assembly,
presided at the meeting and intro
duced Mrs. Tilley.
Touching on the basic attitudes
which the people of this country
must consider in making plans for
the postwar world, Mrs. Roosevelt
"Let us examine the main sub
jects which must be our constant
considerations, if peace is to be
preserved. They seem to me to be;
1. The economic situation.
2. The political structure, which , '
w? Aa iwaehiaeayu' thriva-.
(Continued oa page 8)
Guest Of C. of C.
The Chamber of Commerce was
host on Wednesday morning of a
breakfast honoring Mrs- Roosevelt,
who spent two days during the
week at Lake Junaluska. The affair
was given at the Piedmont Hotel,
with Chas. E. Ray, Jr., president
of the Waynesville Rotary Club,
serving as master of ceremonies.
Mrs. Roosevelt, who spoke infor
mally and briefly, told of her recent
trip to the South Pacific and the
reaction of the men in service to
meet someone from the States. She
spoke of how the war is going to
make the men in service appreciate
America, and the debt that those
back home owe to them. She ex
pressed pleasure at being in this
section and talked of her travels
over America and what she had
learned about the country from her
visits to all sections.
Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn extended
a word of welcome to Mrs. Roose
velt, stating that many distinguish
ed guests had been entertained in
Waynesville, but it was the first
time the community had been host
to a President's wife. She also
paid tribute to Mrs. Roosevelt and
her great interest in the problems
(Continued on page B)
Will Not Be Held
The summer institute of the
North Carolina Educational Asso
ciation which was scheduled to
have been held at Blue Ridge, from
August 7th to 10th, has been called
off according to Ralph McDonald,
president of the group, it was
learned from M. H. Bowles, county
superintendent of education.
The institute was canceled by
the order of Dr. Carl V. Reynolds,
Director of the State Department
Sgt. Paul M. Miller Receives Three
Awards For Record As Tail Gunner
MITCHELL FIELD, N. Y.
Sgt Paul M. Miller, who used to be
short-order cook for Hardin's
Grille at Hazelwood, is going back
home soon to Waynesville, with
the hard-earned awards of the
Distinguished Flying Cross, the
Air Medal and the Purple Heart.
In his left ear, he wears a tiny
hearing aid. And that, too, is a
decoration. For Sergeant Miller,
a hero of the first smashing low
altitude raid on the Ploesti oil re
fineries in Romania August 1, 1943,
has won a personal victory, a
triumph over the injuries in that
raid which impaired his normal
This is his story: "We flew
from Middle East bases, 13 hours
and 40 minutes, and 2,400 miles,
and I was tail gunner in the last
ship over the target. A couple of
20-millimeter shells hit our B-24
(Continued en page 4)
Pedestrian Has j
Narrow Escape 1
Cleveland Cosby, colored chauf
feur of a guest at Lake Junaluska,
is being held in the Haywood coun
ty jail on charges of drving drunk.
Around 11 o'clock Wednesday
morning Cosby is reported to have
driven off the street leading from
Hazelwood onto the main high
way at the Hahn Apartments,
knocking down a pedestrian and
killing her dog which she had on
The woman is reported to have
received only minor injuries. The
driver is said to have driven up on
the sidewalk and then continued
smashing into a telephone pole
near the street. The car, a 1941
Packard sedan is said to have
been greatly damaged.
The owner of the car is reported
not to have given the driver per
mission to take the car to Waynes
ville and did not know that the
vehicle was being driven in this
vicinity at the time of the accident.