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in discussing mo
, polio epedimic in this
Ue five cases which
during tne p-
this county are now pa
be Hickory Emergency
i Hickory, where they
l!nilieS have given satis-
eports ol tneir
rolendid attention the
r .:.,!, of the h08-
tore recci'"6 -v
th ease, Roy Ruff, Jr., son
ad M-s. Roy Ruff, who
eEagles Nest Road, which
to be a mild form, will
quarantine in six days,
trned from ut. oisn..
of all children unaer
.,rs of age are asKea to
ir children at home and
Bcowds. At a meeting of
tational Council it was
ask all children oi inis
n refrain from taking
ny of the activities under
sorahip of the council, as
tionary measure at this
inouncement will be made
mline is changed, it was
from a member of the
W. Livingston, of Chat
assumed his duties as a
i with the District Health
but this week, it was
rom Dr. C N. Sisk, dis-
ivingston,- who has" beea
by the Tennessee Valley
m for the past eleven years
of this type, will have
pn of this department in
and Jackson counties.
Kingston plans to make
lie his headquarters.
ge in the schedule of the
m Murphy to Asheville
;ffective last Sunday, as
re started over the new
est of Rryson City, which
the distance by seven
i saves forty minutes run-
"in is new due in Waynes
11:55 instead of 12:35.
N office announced that
t east is closed at 11:05
order to catch the train.
"iges have been made in
iule of the morning train
fst this train is due to
Waynesville at 11:15.
and sal,, will be held here
lay August 14. arrnrAinrr
f Brothers, famous twin
'hn will sell the land.
Prt is Waynesville HpiVht.s
7 Lane, another is a
lf'ts "11 Soco flan hir1i.
r Dl'lKviKid. :nA o fir,
8 C'wk farm. Details
;::r-f Plat. of pictures of
r"'t, a,,en(ime a break-
J pdmont Hotel last
Pt r.f thp Ch.,rUo- f
tiT unavoidably de-
' " piates were re-
b at c.i :Jventn Pas
th. r, ua' wnere she
tram ,""': seminar.
Jcluded several polio
'k v lchal ws ac-
Published In The, County Seat Of
fcjfVEAR ISO. J 10 rages
lio Definitely On
dine In Haywood
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A BRITISH SOIOIEK makes a friend
of this little French girl at the stra
tegic city of Caen, France, by shar
ing his ration of hot soup with her.
The French city was liberated by
British and Canadian forces after
hard fighting. (InUi-M&oiu)
Sgt. Milas Green,
Staff Sergeant Milas L. Green,
who has been a German prisoner
since January 29 of this year, who
suffered severe wounds, is reported
to be improving, it has been learn
ed by his parents.
Sgt. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs.
N. B. Green, of Fines Creek, re
ceived bad flesh wounds from
scrapnel on both thighs and was
not able to walk until the latter
part of May.
In s recent Berlin broadcast Sgt.
Green was reportedas captured on
iuiw th, the day pi the invasioln,
which was a mistake.
He is allowed, as a German pris
oner, to write two letters and four
cards each month, but he is not
allowed to receive that much mail.
It takes two months for his mail to
Before his capture by the Ger
mans Sgt. Green had completed
twenty missions over Germany. He
has been overseas since September
7, 1943. He has been awarded the
Air Medal for distinguished ser
vice and the Oak Leaf Cluster. He
entered the service on August 13,
"There are more than 7,000
freezer locker plants throughout
the nation, with communities in
every section of the country mak
ing plans for building others," Mr.
Austin, manager of the Federation
Freezer Locker Unit in Asheville,
told the Rotarians here last week.
Mr. Austin explained the me
chanical operations of freezer lock
er units, and traced their history
for the past decade.
"It has been proven that a
freezer locker unit helps bring bus
iness to the small towns, as well as
the large. These units do not hurt
the meat markets, or groceryman,
but have been proven to help." the
speaker said, as he pointed out
)that it takes at least 300 lockers
jto pay for the investment and op
eration. J. E. Massie was the Rotarian
of the day, being so designated be
! cause of his work in the sale of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shoaf, of
Lake Junaluska, and Camp Bark
ley, Tex., announce the birth of a
daughter on JulylOth at the Hay
wood County Hospital.
Outstanding Speakers On Junaluska
Church-Wide Pastor's Conference
The Rev. Dr. Luther A. Weigle,
dean of Yale University Divinity
School, New Haven, Conn., who
-;n Jolivor thp kevnote address
and speak daily, through Friday of
t,o Bow Dr Nolan B. Harmon,
of New York City, Book Editor of
the Methodist church, who will give
a series of talks on books helpful
to the minister.
Dr. John W. Rustin, pastor oi
Mt. Vernon Place Methodist church
in Washington, D. C, one of the
Haywood County At The
WAYNESYILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1944
Opening Date Of
The opening of the schools of
Crabtree, Fines Creek and Bethel,
which was scheduled for August
14, has been postponed until Au
gust 30, it was learned from M.
H. Bowles, acting superintendent
of education. The date, is subject
to change, Mr. Gowles stated, and
will be determined by conditions
of the polio situation existing at
The action was taken as a pre
ventive measure in line with the
State Board of Health directed by
Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, and by Dr.
C. N. Sisk, district health officer.
The school officials feel that it
is the wiser policy to postpone the
opening of the schools until both
the state and district health of
ficers are confident that all danger
of a polio epidemic is passed.
The plans now are for all the
schools of the county to open on
August 30, it was explained by
Mr. Bowles, who previously had
announced the opening of three of
the schools two weeks earlier than
Pf c. Howard Long
In Action July 11
Private First Class Howard
Long, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
V. Long, of Waynesville, has been
reported killed in action in New
Guinea on July 11, according to a
message received by his parents.
Pfc. Long was inducted Septem
ber, 1942, at Camp Croft. From
Croft he was sent to Fort McClel
lan, Ala., and then to Camp But
ner, and from the latter overseas.
Pfc. Long hag a brother, Pvt.
Foy Long, who is spending a fur
lough now with his parents. He
was inducted irr January of this
year at Camp Croft and from there
sent tot Camp Wolters, Tex., and
then to Fort Benning, his present
post. He wears the parachute
wings, a recognition which has to
be earned "tefore those in this
branch of the service are qualified
Pfc. Albert Mull
July 14 In France
Private First Class Albert D.
Mull, son of Mrs. Myrtle Mull, has
been wounded in action in France,
on July 14, according to a mes
sage received by his mother from
the War Department.
Pfc. Mull has been overseas
since February of this year. He
left here with Company "H" Na
tional Guard company and was
first stationed at Fort Jackson.
From Jackson he was transferred
to Camp Blanding, Fla., and then
to Fort Benning, Ga. Later he was
sent to Camp Forrest, Tenn., and
Atterbury, Ind., before he was sent
overseas. He was first stationed
in England and then sent to
Jule Welch Tate, Jr.
S. 2-C, Is Drowned
Off Coast Of Italy
Jule Welch Tate, Jr.. 18, sea
man second class, USNR, son of
Mrs. Fannie Pearle Jaynes Tate,
and the late Mr. Tate, of Blowing
Rock, formerly of Haywood county,
has been reported drowned on
July 23, while in the performance
of duty to his country off the
coast of Italy.
Seaman Tate, a native of this
county, is the nephew of Mrs.
Woodson Jones and J. N. Tate, of
Waynesville. He has often visited
relatives in this section since his
family moved away.
Memorial services were held last
Sunday in the Rumple Memorial
Presbyterian church for Seaman
Tate by the pastor of the church.
A feature of the services was the
reading of his profession of faith
and a statement of his joining the
church since he has been the navy,
signed by his chaplain.
notable churches of the Methodist
denomination with a membership
of 4.000. He is scheduled for four
t)T. John C. Hawk, for 39 years
a missionary in China, recently re
patriated on the Gripsholm.
Bishop Clare Purcell, of Char
lotte, who will preach the confer
ence sermon Sunday morning, and
Bishop Paul B. Kern, of Nashville,
Tenn., who will deliver the closing
address Sunday evening.
Eastern Entrance Of The
FIND GRIM FIELDS BLOOMING
FOUR AMERICAN NURSES discover that Normandy's fields, like those of
the Flanders poem, are alive with poppies in the midst of battle death.
Veterans of 23 months' combat service, they are (L to r.) : Marie Paik,
Kansas City; Frances Holt, Clarksburg. W. Va.; Frances Lalee, Kansas
City; Irene Rohr. Hutchinson, Kan. (International)
Dayton Employes To
Vote on CIO Question
Pvt. Messer, First
Reported Killed .
Private Ernest Messer, son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. Messer, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, who
was reported missing in action on
June 11 in France, has been re
ported killed on June 15, according
to a second message received this
week by his parents from the War
The message read as follows :
"The Secretary of War desires
that I tender his deep sympathy
to you in the loss of your son,
Pvt. Ernest Messer, ho was pre
viously reported missinj in action.
Report now received swbes he was
killed in action fifteerA June in
France. Letter "follr'K,",,"
Pvt. Messer is the first Hay
wood county casualty in the inva
sion of France. He entered the
service on January 22, 1943, and
was inducted at Camp Croft. From
Croft he was sent to Camp Young,
Calif., and then to Camp Maxie,
Tex., prior to being sent overseas
in December, 1943. He was sta
tioned in England six months be
fore he went to France with the
Pvt. Messer is n graduate of the
Fines Creek high school and was
engaged in farming prior to enter
ing the service.
Sgt. M. A. Scruggs,
Wounded In Action,
Sergeant Milford A. Scruggs,
son of Lee Scruprgs and the late
Mrs. Mary Scrugps, of Hazelwood,
has been reported slightly wound
ed in France on June 6, according
to information received by his
father from the War Department.
The message received read as
follows: "Regret to inform you
you son, Sgt. Milford A. Scruggs,
(on 6th June, slightly wounded in
France. You will be informed as
reports of his condition are re
ceived." i This was followed by another
message stat ing t hat Sgt. Scruggs
was seriously wounded. A letter
from Sgt. Scrugfrs reassured his
family that his condition was not
so serious and that he was im
proving. Sgt. Scruggs entered the service
as a volunteer in September, 1940.
and inducted at Fort Benning, Ga.
From Benning he was sent to
Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga., and
from there to Fort Dix. and then
to an amphibious training base in
Florida. From th- latter he wa
transferred U Fort Jackson and
then to an embarkation port and
overseas, where he has served since
; February of this year.
Picnic This Year
j The annual Farmers Federation
I picnic, which was scheduled to be
held at Clyde on Saturday, has
been cancelled, according to Roger
Medf: rd Jocal manager. The de
cision was reached upon recommen
dation of the health department
several weeks ago that no more
picnics of that large a group be
held this summer.
"We look forward to an even
larger and better picnic in the
summer of 1945," Mr. Medford
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
(One Day Nearer Victory)
National Labor Relations
Board Holding Election At
Local Plant On Friday.
The election called by the Na
tional Labor Relations Board for
some 600 or 600 employees of the
Dayton Rubber Manufacturing
Company will be held Friday of
The employees will vote on the
question of whether they want The
United Rubber Workers, an affil-
iant of CIO, to represent them in
the plant. The ballot is simple,
in that the voters will vote either
yes or no. A "yes" vote will be
for CIO. and a. "no" vote will be
All employees of The Dayton
Rubber Manufacturing Company's
plant here, with the exception of
office workers, and those in a sup
ervising capacity, will be eligible
to vote. .
A Mrs. Brlggs, field examiner
for the National Labor Relations
Board, will conduct the election,
which will be held in the Guard
House at the main entrance. It
was learned that the votes will be
tabulated immediately after the
ballot box is closed.
Much interest has been shown in
the election, and during the past
few weeks an active movement has
been underway in the organizing
of an Independent Rubber Work
ers Union. mis union, ineir
spokesmen say, will not be affiliated
with an ynational labor organiza
tion. The policies of the Indepen
dendent Union, and their plans,
are published elsewhere in this
Also during the past few weeks,
a citizens committee, composed of
leading citizens not connected in
any way with The Dayton Rubber
Manufacturing Company, have or
ganized a Citizens Committee, and
in two full pages in this newspaper,
urge1 the employees of the rubber
company to vote against CIO.
Each day this week, leaflets have
been passed out daily to the work
ers, setting forth the plans and
purposes of both sides.
A. T. Ward, attorney for The
Dayton Rubber, said yesterday:
"The employees will have as one
of their American rights, the pri
vilege of voting in the election. It
is important that every eligible
L 1. ii.-: ..t tUr.
voraer casi Lneu vulc i ympc,
nm: on rrinay. ;oiices m inr
hours for voting for each shift have
Ben F. Murray Takes Own Life After
Killing Wife; Lived
Benjamin F. Murray, 70. retir
. d farmer of the Henson Cove sec
tion of Haywood county, shot and
killed his 34-year-old wife and then
took his own life with ashotgun
"at their home Thursday night, ac
cording to Sheriff Bob Welch.
Last rites for Mrs. Murray were
held on Saturday afternoon at 4
o 'clock at the home of her father,
Albert Hightower of West Ashe
ville. while services for Mr. Mur
ray were conducted at the Bethel
M'thodist church Saturday morn
ing at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Tom
Houts, Jr., and the Rev. Thomas
Nephews of Mr. Murray served
as pallbearers for hie funeral.
Officers . stated that Mr. Murray
apparently fired a charge from a
12 guage shotgun into Mrs. Mur
ray's throat as she slept and then
went into the living room of the
home where he fired the gun with
the aid of a wire which took his
own life, it was learned from
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countle
County Passes Quota
On E Type War Bonds
Sgt. Wm. Medford,
Now Back On Duty
Mr. and Mrs. Will Medford who
were notified last week that their
son, Sgt. William Medford, Jr.,
33, was missing in action in France
since June 6, received another
message which read as follows
from the War Department:
"Am pleased to inform you your
son. Sergeant William A. Medford,
Jr., has returned to duty 11 June.
Undoubtedly he will communicate
with you at an early date concern
ing his welfare and whereabouts."
Since Mr. and Mrs. Medford had
heard from their son a month
later than the date he was reported
missing in action they felt that
there had been some mistake in
the first message. They had also
heard through others that Major
Wayne Corpening and other Hay
wood men had seen him sometime
after June 6.
The parents took the matter up
with the Red Cross chapter here
and Mrs. Joe Liner, home service
secretary, got in touch with the
War Department and as a result
the second message came through.
Sgt. Medford's duties as a para
trooper were to land in France
ahead of the invasion forces and
aid in blowing up bridges and cut
off lines of communication, and it
was thought by the parents that
in all probability he hud become
separated from his squadron and
hence his delay hnd resulted in
his being listed as missing.
Sgt. Medford volunteered in the
service on August 17, 1942, at
Fort Jackson and from there was
sent to Cnmp Wolters, Tex., and
then to Fort Benning, Ga. From
the latter he was sent to Camp
McCall, before he was sent over
seas. He served first in Ireland,
then England and was with the
l)uke Night Will
Be Held At Lake
On Monday Night
Duke Night will be observed at
Lake Junaluska on Monday even
ing, August 7. The address will be
given by Bishop Costen J. Har
rell, of Birmingham, who was re
cently elected to the Episcopacy
of the Methodist church.
Bishop Harrell is a graduate of
Duke University and his address
on Duke Night will b among his
first public utterances since his
election a little more than a month
On Monday, also, Dr. Edwin
Minis will launch a series of lec
tures giving the first at 10:30 in
the morning on "Harmonizers of
Culture and Religion."
The board of elections have
opened their office on the second
floor of the court house to transact
any business for the coming elec
tion. Service men and women can get
detailed information at the office
about voting in the November
All necessary forms are
on hand for this type of voting,
it was said.
Officers said two notes were
found during their investigation,
one addressed to Mrs. Murray de
claring, "I have stood this as long
as I can. There is no other way
out. " The other, the sheriff said
requested that Mrs. Murray's body
be removed to an undertaking es
tablishment and not returned to
Mr. Murray's step-son, Carroll,
14. heard the shot and went to the
home of his brother, Owen, nearby,
for aid. The second brother noti
fied offictrs. In addition to Sheriff
Welch, others aiding in the inves
tigation were Deputy Sheriff John
Kerley, Patrolman Hub Ruff, of
the Waynesville police force.-
Mr. Murray is survived by four
sons, J. Paul Murray, former Can
ton mayor, Lebo, Cecil and Owen
Murray, all of Canton; and two
daughters, Mrs. Hub Ruff, of Way
nesville, and Mrs.. Bradley Mease,
of Henson Cove.
Massie Funeral home was in
charge of the arrangements for
Over-All Sales Were About
$400,000 Over the Quota
Figures compiled here this week
end by all fifth war loan commit
teemen, showed that Haywood had
reached the quota of $429,000 on
Besides reaching the E bond
quota, the county went over the
$822,000 quota by almost $400,000,
according to J. E. Massie, general
county chairman, making a total
investment for the county during
the Fifth War Loan campaign at
Since Haywood reached the quo
tas, the name of the county will be
put on a bronze plate together with
the names of nine other counties
and attached to a new LSM boat.
Details of when and where the
placque will be presented and put
on the ship has not been received
Mr. Massie notified Norris Heda-
way, state director, of Haywood's
accomplishments, and expects to
hear about the placque soon.
C. N. Allen was chairman of the
Fifth War Loan campaign here,
and yesterday said: "I am elated
that we not only reached our quota,
but went over the top. I appre
ciate the work of every member of
the county-wide conynittee, and
for the sacrifices many individuals
have made in purchasing bonds.
There has been nothing but the
finest of cooperation throughout
the campaign, and it has been a
real joy to serve as chairman under
such conditions, and to work with
such patriotic citizens.''
Pastor At St. John's
Killed In Action
Captain Philip B. Edelen, Jr.,
chaplain of the Ninth Infantry,
Second Division, U.S.A., formerly
stationed at St. John's church,
Waynesville, was killed in action
ip. WH)atulyyaccording to word
received y-ls parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Philir-B. Edelen, Sr., Ral
eigh. A Requiem High Mass was of
fered for Father Edelen in St.
John's churih last Monday.
The Hazelwood Tire Company
has opened for business in the ga
rage building of the Belle Meade
center, by A. L. McAlhaney, who
also operatis a merchantile firm in
The tire company will do a gene
ral line of tire work, including re
capping and vulcanizing.
The plant has been equipped with
all new electric machinery for tho
work, and experienced men have
Council To Meet
The 18 members of the Commun
ity Council have been called for a
special meeting at the Chamber of
Commerce for 8 o'clock Friday
night to discuss important busi
ness matters, according to Mrs.
Ruftis Siler, president.
Several committees have been at
work during the past week, and will
make a report at the Friday night
Property Will Be
i Sold For Taxes
Property on which 1943 county
taxes have not been paid, will be
advertised for sale, starting next
week, it was said from the tax col
lector's office this week.
The property will be sold at auc
tion on the first Monday in Sep
tember, as prescribed by law.
South Carolina Masons
To Address Lodge Here
Henry F. Collins, of Camden. S.
C, Grand Master of the Masonic
Lodges of South Carolina, will ad
dress the Waynesville Masonic
Lodge Number 259, A. F. and A.
M., at their regular communica
tion at 8 o'clock on Friday night.
All visiting Masons are invited
to attend the meeting, according to
Joe S. Davis, Master, and C. B.
Hosaflook, secretary of the lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Carter and
small daughter, Grace, of Mars
Hill, spent the week-end here with
the tatter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.