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Published In The County Seat Of
Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park cuj
NO. 33 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Coontic
other Splendid Year
g tkins Resigns
ianl To the Super
.dent At Assembly.
fkre Purcell presided
m meeting of the
tees of the Lake
i Assembly on Tuesday
AhSe rep0rt of the sup
T; W. A. Lambeth,
..uccefsiui r .
MW ana war
i. . ...ith rPMUcnv. v w
if" considered and a com
r " ,nintpd to inVesti-
ft ,i,n(J nrpsinant.
. was lcu '
indent and treasurer of
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r 1 .r.rc OC QCS1S-
I personal rt''"i -
the fuperintendent was pre
pffect some time
;if de of the season. Mrs.
he had presented her res
iact vear had agreed to
through the present beas
(rrice and the contribution
made to the AssemDiy was
sect to her.
lisembly was reported to be
debt. Special thanks were
j H- A. Dunhem 01 Asne
r his donations to the As
Monri m Tumin. manager
v-ociiviiic hranch of Metho-
Lfcrmation, for her excellent
t director of publicity; to u.
taore of Nashville, Term.,
illuminated church bunei
RuikIhu service: to the
force, grounds crew and man-
of the Terrace Hotel lor
ht service during we season.
following officers of the
of Trustees were re-elected:
Clare Purcell of Charlotte,
ii' fir. H'iv K, Snavelv. New
Pitv vice chairman: Dr. W.
Jfe of New York City, re
ft secretary and secretary oi
k Purple Heart
Distinguished Flying Cross
kn awarded to Staff Sergeant
W. Chambers, 25. of Clyde,
pinner of a B-17 Flying For-
of the Eighth Air Force. He
reriously won the Air Medal
toff Oak-leaf Clusters. His
for the DFC speaks of,
'Ordinary achievement as
' o a E-17 airplane," dur-
tiKy bombing attacks deep in
f into romhar latp in 1942
saw Trip nrp.invflftinn
'f as it went into full swine.
N minion was the bombing
(Mmy airfield nf ht TtnrHpnnv.
! Later, on a return trip to
waeaux area, his Fortress,
Aquila," was badly hit by
from enemy fighters, and
rTS Was nno nf tiao nun
m He received the Purple
w ms injuries which were
pras enough to prevent his
v com oat.
Way. he flew two missions.
"ns in riirt-f 0 i
Nwes, and that day he was
Orator. Ho us fln m
h' Poland, taking part in the
P aircraft component
.mwo if tlt BGjj OI
r?aret Chambers of Clyde.
of Clyde high school,
electrician with Ameri
7 Corporation before he
AAF in September,
?H Plane Has
nger plane, owned
by the Dayton Air
Iilayton' Ohio, made a
tii. round 2:3 Iast
si utwnoon on the meadow
""ew noaa. mere
Bk "Kenger, neitner
. i.da headed toward
f1 ran into a storm and
I hit. "u- i ne piane
tmle P ound only
to jT '7 DUt was impos-
Win 1 the ,0tion.
" Plane was taken apart
PitarT noxville Airport
N th i 50118 sited the
KZLi'3'"? during the
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PVT. JAMBS WILEY FRANK
LIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley
Franklin, of Waynesville, R. F. D.
No. 1, who was reported wounded
in action in France on August 1.
Pvt. Franklin was inducted in the
service at Camp Croft in January,
1943. At the time he entered the
army was employed by Ray's
Sgt. R. H. Holt
Staff Sgt. Richlyn H. Holt, U. S.
Air Force, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H- H. Holt, of the Hyder Moun
tain section of the county, has been
reported missing in action over
France since August 6, according
to a message to his parents from
I the Wjur Department.
Sgl,. noit enierea tne service m
July, 1942 and was inducted at
Camp Blanding, Fla. From there
he was sent to Atlantic City, N. J.,
and then to Denver, Colo. From
the latter he was sent to Salt Lake
City and then overseas, where he
has been serving since February,
1943. He first served in North
Africa and later Italy.
Prior to entering the service as
a volunteer he was employed by
the Jones Construction Company
in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sgt. Holt has a brother in the
service, Capt. Jack P. Holt, who
has been in Italy since August,
1943, and who entered the army
in April, 1941. At the time Capt.
Holt volunteered he was employed
as a chemist by a Chicago firm.
Only 24 Men Are
During Past Week
Only twenty-four men were re
classified during the past week by
the local draft board, with the fol
lowing placed in class 1-A: James
A. Hartsell, Loyd M. Sutton, Carl
Swanger, Samuel H. Bushnell, and
Grady V. Henry.
Placed fn class 1-A (H) was
Placed in class 2-A were: Wal
ter F. Sprinkles, Harry L. Mash
burn, and Thomas E. Burney.
Placed in class 2-B was Henry
Placed in class 2-A (F) was
Placed in class 2-B (F) were:
Fred B. Hembree, Donald C. Best,
and Roland E. Osborne.
Placed in class 4-A were Clinton
M. Crawford. Geter R. Carringer,
and Carl S. Greene.
Placed in class 4-F were: Jesse
E. Price. James K. Casey, and
Continued In class z-B were
Hugh L. Noland, William A. Mc
Cracken and William F. Green.
To Have Annual
Picnic On 4th
Wellco Shoe Corporation will
hold their annual Labor Day picnic
at the Armory here on Monday,
Sept 4th. In addition to enter
taining their 225 employees, the
firm will have as their guests 40
or 50 soldiers from Moore General
The event will begin at three
o'clock, and after supper a program
of dancing will be held in the
Heins Rollman is in charge ol
Called To Temple
Church In Durham
Pastor of First Baptist
Here To Announce Decision
To Congregation Sunday
The congregation of the Temple
Baptist church in Durham have
extended to Rev. H. G. Hammett a
call to become their pastor. Rev.
Mr. Hammett is pastor of the First
Baptist church here.
Rev. Mr. Hammett told The
Mountaineer yesterday that he
would reach a decision on the mat
ter and give a definite answer to
his congregation here at the Sun
day morning service in a special
church conference. He had not de
termined what he would do when
interviewed by this newspaper.
Mr. Hammett has been pastor of
the church here almost four years.
The Durham church has a residence
membership of 1,200, and is the
second largest Baptist church in
S-Sgt. K. H. Moore
Dies On July 30
From Wounds of 27
Masons To Give
Friday, Sept. 1st
The local Masonic Lodge will
observe Oxford Orphanage night
here on Friday, September 1st, with
local musical talent presenting a
well rounded program. The public
is invited and no admission will be
charged. The program will begin
at 8 o'clock, and will be at the
Featuring the program will be
a short adress by Rev. H. G. Ham
mett on "Caring for 400 Orphans
at Oxford." Rev. Mr. Hammett
is chaplain of the local lodge.
The Soco Gap string band, under
the direction of Sam Queen and the
high school orchestra under the
direction of Chas Isley, will provide
the music for the program.
The committee in charge is com
posed of E. A. Williamson, William
Chambers and T. Guy Massie.
, oe S- Davis, master of the lodge,
wiii tie master of cerwnonie,'- C.
B. Hosaflook is Secretary.
Cpl. J, B. Robinson
In France, July 27
Corporal J. Bronson Robinson
has been wounded in action in
France, July 27, according to in
formation received by his wife. He
has been awarded the Purple Heart
for gallantry in combat.
Cpl. Robinson entered the ser
vice in January, 1942 at Fort Jack
son and from there was sent to
Camp Young, Calif. From the lat
ter he was sent to Camp Maxey,
Tex., and then to an embarkation
port and overseas.
Prior to entering the service Cpl.
Robinson was employed by the A.
C. Lawrence Leather Company. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Robinson of Hazelwood.
Staff Sgt. Kenneth H. Moore, 22,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moore,
of Hazelwood, is reported to have
died of wounds on July 30, which
he received in combat in France on
July 27, according to a message
from the War Department to his
Sgt. Moore left here with the
local National Guard company in
Sept., 1940, and has been station
ed at the following camps in the
order named: Fort Jackson, Camp
Blanding, Camp Atterbury, Ind.,
and from the latter was sent to an
embarkation port and overseas. He
had been out of the States since
February of this year.
Sgt. Moore has one brother, Pvt.
Arthur J. R. Moore, who is serv
ing with the armed forces in Italy.
Others surviving in addition to
his parents and his brother, Pvt.
Moore, are: one sister, Miss Jua
nita Moore of Hazelwood; two
other brothers, Douglas Moore of
Panama City, Fla., and Clarence
Moore of Hazelwood; his grand
mother, Mrs. O. D. Smith, of Waynesville.
For 23 Animals
Sponsors Gratified At the
First Sale Held; Ten Head
Remain In Haywood.
Over 400 people attended the
promotional Guernsey sale held at
the Test Farm last Saturday, when
23 head of purebred animals were
sold for an average of $177.
The sponsors of the sale were
well pleased, as were the consig
nors. Howard Clapp, county agent,
said the sale was very satisfactory,
and R. B. Davenport, manager of
Pet Dairy Products Company, one
of the sponsors, was gratified that
10 animals were bought by Hay
wood milk producers.
The females averaged $202 each,
while the bulls brought $88 each,
for the sale average of $177. The
top price of $370 paid for a cow
from the Osborne farm by a Tryon
Haywood buyers included: J. Sam
Jackson of Clyde, a cow; L. H.
Biamlett of Waynesville, a cow;
G. C Palmer, Clyde, route 1, bought
three heifers and a bull; J. E. Fer
guson, Dellwood, bought two bulls,
and Mrs. Crews Moody, Dellwood,
bought a bull, and R. I. Smathers,
Canton, a bull.
Laden West of Canton, route 2,
won the Guernsey heifer given by
Pet Dairy Products Company.
Sgt. David Edwards
In France, July 20
- . ..
Sgt. David Edwards, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Edwards, of Waynes
ville, R.F.D. No. 1, has been re
ported wounded in action on July
20, in France, according to a mes
sage received by his wife, the for
mer Miss Edith Stamey, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. George Stamey, of
Canton, R.F.D. No. 1.
Sgt. Edwards left Waynesville
with the National Guard unit in
September, 1940, and was stationed
first at Fort Jackson and at the
following camps in order named
prior to being sent overseas: Camp
Blanding, Fla., Camp Forrest,
Tenn., and Camp Atterbury, Ind.
He was stationed in England prior
to taking part in the invasion of
Sgt. Edwards is now in a hos
pital in England and his family
has received a letter from him
telling them that he is improving.
Prior to entering the service he was
engaged in farming in this county.
Will Not Open
Until September 18
The Haywood county schools will
not open until Monday, September
18, it was learned this week from
M. H. Bowles, acting county super
intendent of education. Mr. Bowles
stated that the postponement of
starting the 1944-45 term was in
keeping with the policy of the
State Board of Education upon
recommendation of Dr. Carl V.
Reynolds, state health officer,
The following regulations were
recently passed by the State Board
of Education: No school shall open
for the reception of children prior
to September 18.
Two days may be taken for a
teachers work conference prior to
the actual opening of the schools,
for the reception of children and
the same shall be counted as a part
of the first school month of twenty
Where two (lavs of the first
month are taken for a teachers
work conference, the average daily
attendance for said month shall
be figured on the basis of the 18
The Haywood county teachers
will meet in the high school audi
torium at 10 o'clock on Thursday
14th. The remainder of the week
the teachers and principals will de
vote to perfecting the organization
for accepting students in their re
Four Generations Of Family Enjoy Reunion
Haywood REA Will
Meet Here Saturday
r1" . n to i
St!T. O. C. JAMES, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. James, of Waynes
ville. R.F.D. No. 1. was slightly
wounded in France on July 30, ac
cording to a message received by
his parents from the War Depart
Sgt. James left here with the
National Guard in September,
1940. He was first stationed at
Fort Jackson, then sent to Fort
Benning, Ga. From the latter he
was transferred to Camp Blanding,
Fla., then to Camp Forrest, Tenn.,
and Camp Atterbury, before being
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Go To Croft In
Seventeen nun left here Monday
morning at 8:45 o'clock by special
bus for Camp Croft. They made
up the August quota for this area
under the selective service system,
and will be assigned under the new
ruling to the Army, Navy and Ma
rines, as they are needed.
Theodore Russell Safford was
named leader of the group with
Fred Moore serving as assistant
Twelve of the group were volun
teers and six were transfers from
other draft board areas.
Volunteers were: Carl Jackson
Rathbone, DeWitt Clinton Rogers,
Fred Moore, Tommie Clyde Cald
well, Charles Mark Dicus, Jr., R.
V. Bradley, Wayne McNeil Hicks,
Jack Wilburn Setzer, Harold Jun
ior Bvrd, Hubert Francis Caldwell.
Volunteers transferred were:
Theodore Russell Sanford from
Newport News, Va., and James
Davis Safford, also from Newport
Others making up the group
were: UIur Grant Burnette, and
the following transfers, Max Dallas
Pollard from Wartburg, Tenn.,
Harry Thadeous Noland from Hil
ton Village, Va., Robert Anderson
Ledford from Staunton, Va., and
Dick Bradley from Canton draft
Four generations of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Battle Pearce, of Waynesville, were gathered
here for a reunion last week. The center of attention was Master Pearce Haines Herndon, the youngest of
the four generation present, son of Seaman DuRell Haines Herndon, formerly of Canton, now serving in
the South Pacific and Mrs. DuRell, the latter the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Pearce. Those
in the above picture, reading from left to right, front row seated, Mrs. Mollie Pearce, of Sacramento, Calif.,
and Washington, D. C, mother of Mr. Pearce, Mrs. George Herndon, of Canton, Master Herndon, his
mother, Mrs. Robert Pearce, Mrs. D. R. Britt, of Fayetteville, mother of Mrs. Pearce; back row, D. R.
Britt, of Fayetteville, George Herndon, Canton, and Robert Pearce.
Well Known Health
Chinese Army Here
Dr. George Bachman, for many
vears Director of the School of
Tropical Diseases at Columbia Uni
versity and more r-cently director
of the health program for the Chi
nese Army, will speak to the Men's
Class at the First Methodist church
Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock.
Dr. Bachman returned from
China only recently and since his
return has been much in demand
as a speaker on conditions inside
China. His experience as director
of the Chinese health program
brought him in contact with all the
military and political leaders of the
nation. Also he had an opportun
ity to see Christian Missions in ac
tion under the conditions of the
present China-Japanese war.
The members of the Men's Class
are fortunate in being able to se
cure such an outstanding speaker
and invite all who might be inter
ested to attend.
Annual Election of Direc
tors Will Be Held During
Business Session At Two
The fifth annual meeting of the
Haywood Electric Membership Cor
poration will be held on August 26
at 2:00 o'clock at the Haywood
County Court House, manager
James C. Moore announced yester
day. Mr. Moore said that the annual
meeting will be the most important
event of the year for the Coopera
tive's 1050 members. The program
will include the election of a board
of directors for the coming year
and the reports of officers on the
progress made by the Cooperative
during the past year.
Gwyn Price, chairman of the
North Carolina Rural Electrifica
tion Authority, will be present and
address the group.
Mr. Moore pointed out that the
Cooperative has extended electric
service to farms wherever possible,
as part of a program to encourage
the best use of electrical labor
saving and food-producing equip
ment along its lines. Since Jan
uary, 1943, War Production Board
regulations have authorized the
connection to rural power lines of
nearby farms able to use electri
cal di vices in livestock, dairy and
The Coperative now operates 225
miles of rural distribution lines in
Haywood and Buncombe counties.
S-Sgt. Jack Messer
In France, July 25
Staff Sergeant Jack C. Messer,
23, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Mes
ser, of Clyde, is reported killed in
action in France on July 25, ac
cording to information received by
his wife, the former Miss Doria
SUhiOi, of Buffalo, S'C.
Sgt. Messer entered the service
in September, 1940, serving with
the 30th Signal Company, of Can
ton. He received his training at
Camp Jackson, S. C, and from
there was sent to Camp Blanding,
and then to Camp Atterbury, Ind.
Sgt. Messer was sent overseas
last January and served in Eng
land for several months prior to
taking part in the invasion of
France. Before entering the ser
vice he whs engaged in farming
in this county.
Surviving are his parents; his
widow; four brothers, James L., of
Newport News, Va., Will, of Can
ton, Manton, of Waynesville, R.
F. D. No. 1, and Louis, who is
serving with the armed forces in
New Guinea; five sisters, Mrs. J.
L. Marrow, of Waynesville; Mrs.
G. II. Grasty, of Waynesville, R.
F. D. No. 2; Mrs. A. M. Shuler,
of Bryson City, Mrs. D. H. Put
nam, of Waynesville, R. F. D. No.
1, and Miss Wilsie Messer, of
Pvt. Truman W. Bryson
Arrives From Overseas
Private Truman W. Bryson, who
has been serving in the ordance
branch of the U. S- Army, is re
turning from 29 months of over
seas service in the South Pacific
theater of operations. He is sche
duled to arrive around the 25th of
this month at Fort Bragg reception
center after which be will visit his
J. C. Galusha To
Home, Auto Store
Announcement is made this week
by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Galusha, of
the opening in the near future of
the Firestone Home and Auto Sup
plies, which they will operate in
the building formerly occupied by
Alexander's Drug Company in the
Mr. and Mrs. Galusha, who have
resided here for the past seven
years, were former owners of the
Western Auto Associate store here.
They came here from West Palm
The new store will carry house
hold gadgets and various hone
articles as well as automobile sup
plies. Announcement of the date
of opening will be made next week.
C. G. Edgerton of Winston-Sal-em,
Firestone supervisor for the
area which includes Waynesville,
is spending several days here gat
ing the store ready for operation.
Annual Labor Day
Programs Will Be
Held Later Date
A decision was reached this week
to call off the annual Labor Day
observance in the community until
a later date, in accordance with the
wishes of the Health Department.
Since the opening of schools has
been set for Sept. 18, the com
mittee thought it unwise to go
ahead with plans and have large
crowds together for the different
events of the day.