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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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YEAR NO. 37 16 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood ana jacmwn vuu
old Good Meeting
...a interest Shown in
Lore Development Of
kd; Large Number
, ici ntrsong attended
"J ,r;- f the North
Hereford uretueia abov-
p"la " , held here at the
tdon-". '' .,: ;..m inaone-dav
P' -...-.i-iv Out of the 166
on 1 . , .
. t ..nta iro-nnlZAtlon
,bers ol tne -
fere present. v
"" J i.h., nf Kneed, was
Eres:dent of the State Asso
lBeu ' named to serve
&tion. "i'reis ' .
Mr Snellen wci . r
- n ;iw f Mt. Ulla. and
tiected secretary and treasurer.
The officers were eiecteu uui...g
.ft.rnoon meeting oi me uikhu
AUCTION SALE DELAYED
. . i i :- U1J
Iik to a delayed iram, ! up
injt r.nv I'ettit, auctioneer,
L .l. u.rpfrH Sale, did not ar-
Lhere until four o'clock yester-
nd a delav was encounterea
i.riinir the sale.
kites were satisfactory, but no
were available at press
f vesterday afternoon,
c-rv in the tent was taken
L stores of interested people had
s, which had been elected
Aptpo Ko Weds
iff :V A
the Association in the morning,
uned to the board of directors
.1 J TC..aJ-4-at;11i
kre R- A. Algoou, rajcm!uic,
B. Bledsoe, of Greensboro, and
E. Lefler, Norwood, for a one
Elected for a two year term were
Ir.Shelum. of Speed, R. H. Reavis,
Stitesville. and C. N. Allen, Way-
Lille; for a three year term: B.
Miller, M- Ulla, J. Horton jjougn
L Laurel Springs and Dr. J. M.
The association adopted two
feendments to the constitution
ktrcisin? the membership of the
lard from seven to nine members
Wthe staggering of the terms of
Ifkes so that there would always
members of the board who were
l-( Continued on page eight)
her White, 57,
ormer Local Man,
Pies In Baltimore
FOLLOWING their marriage at Red
Hill, Pa., Pfc. Alton W. Knappen
berger kisses his 16-year-old bride,
the former Ruth Elckhoff. He was
awarded the Congressional Mediil
of Honor for mactiine-gunning 60
Nazis on the Anzio beachhead in
R. Parkman Buys
I Building From D.
j Hardware Owner to Have
More Space In New Loca
j tion Where U. S. Employ
ment Offices Are
A valuable piece of Main Street
property changed hands this week,
when Roy ParVman, owner of
Massie Hardware Company, bought
the former Clyde H. Ray Building
from D. Reeves Noland.
The building is now occupied by
the U. S. Employment Service, and
no changts will be made in the ten
ants until next summer, it was
The building fronts approximate
ly 30 feet on Main street, and is
110 feet long. Mr. Noland purchas
ed the building several months ago,
and completely renovated the first
floor and added a modern heating
Mstem and stoker.
v. 1 1 v
.Mi purcnase price was mnuc puu-
Mr. parkman has owned and op
erated the Massie Hardware Store
since August 1938. He plans to
move his business into the building
as soon as the present rental lease
expires, and he can acquire new fix
tures. The new building will enable
him to more than double his pres
ent stock of merchandise.
Accepts New Post
For New Duties
In Durham Church
Rev. and Mrs. H. G. Hammett
and two sons left yesterday for
Durham where Mr. Hammett is to
take up his duties as pastor of
The Temple Baptist Church this
week. Sunday was his last day as
pastor of the First Baptist church
Mr. Hammett had served as pas
tor of the First Baptist Church
here for the past four years, com
ing from Great Falls, S. C.
The Hammetts did not move their
furniture, pending the completion
of a renovation program of the
AH churches in the town united
in a farewell service at the Bap
tist church last Sunday night. Mr.
Hammett preached the sermon.
Funeral services were con
hm the home of his mother, Mrs
m White H-att, on Tuesday
tteraoor. at 2:.'!0 o'clock for Elmer
We. 57. formerly of Waynesville,
to din) after a short illness at his
Ne in Baltimore on Saturday.
tiev. Kobert G- Tatum, rector of 1
ce Episcooal Church in the l
loantains. (if whici Mr. White was I
former member, officiated. Burial j
m in Green Hill cemetery. I
Serving as pallbearers were: W.
Swift, E. J. Hyatt, L. M. Killian,
t. A. Hvatt t l Diioon T W
My. Jr., and John West.
in charge of the flowers were:
Thad 0. Chafin. Mrs. Gradv
!n. Miss Jean West. Miss Ro-
p Miller, Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick,
p Alma Jackson. Miss Freda
"W and Miss Margaret Teague.
The bodv Was hrnno-lif npre fvr
On MonHflv DTid faL-OTi in hp
te' oi his mother, where it re
ed until aft k :
W had resided for manv vears
Baltim U 1 i 1 1
t . wneie ne neiu u pu-
with the Westinghouse Com-
Sorvivine sip hio tv, fir.
Miss r.Pitriifio MVuntioHv
Wher; and one brother, Clar-
I,, c 1,1 Anarews.
r Garrett Funeral H
Billie Liner, U. S.
Navy, Is Awarded
ducted purpie Heart
r. Mrs. r
Pvt. R. Swayngim
Wounded In Italy,
Gets Purple Heart
Private Roy Swayngim, son of
of G rover Swayngim and the late
Mrs. Swayngim, of Waynesville,
R.F.D. No. 2, has been awarded
the Purple Heart for gallantry
under fire. Pvt. Swayngim was
wounded in action in Italy on Jan
uary 22 of this year.
Pvt. Swayngim entered the ser
vice in November, 1940, and was
inducted at Fort Bragg and has
been overseas for the past two
years. He served in North Africa
and later in the Sicilian campaign
prior to being on combat duty in
Pvt. Swayngim was sent from
Fort Bragg to Fort Benning, Ga.,
and then to Camp Blanding, Fla.
From the latter he was sent to
Camp Knox, Ky., and then back
to Fort Bragg and to an embarka
tion port anil overseas.
At the time he entered the ser
vice he was employed as a painter
by R. H. Gibson.
In Years Marks
Civil Term Court
Billie Liner, seaman second class,
j son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Liner,
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 1, who
I was wounded in action in the South
I Pacific, has lecently been awarded
Uhe Purple Heart for gallantry in
Seaman Liner entered the ser
vice on July 30, 1942, as a volun
Ho enlisted in Raleigh and
WCl. Ji .
was sent to the Great Lakes Naval
Training Center. Great Lakes, 111.,
for bis boot training. Upon com
pletion of training he was sent to
a camp in California and men as
signed to sea duty, where he is now
Seaman Liner recently spent a
20-day leave with his parents at
their home on Waynesville, R.F.D.
No. 1. .
Before entering the service tea
man Liner was employed by the
A. C. Lawrence Leather Company.
MISS EVELYN UNDERWOOD
who left this week for Mars Hill,
where she becomes a member of
the faculty in the History depart
Accepts Position on
Mars Hill Faculty
Miss Evelyn Underwood, daugh
ter of Mrs. Robert L. Underwood
and the late Mr. Underwood of
East Waynesville, has accepted a
nosition in the history department
at Mars Hill college. '
Miss Underwood, who formerly
taught in the high school here and
in Gastonia was educated in the
Waynesville Township high school,
and the Woman's College of the
University of North Carolina, from
which she received her A. B. de
gree and a Master's degree from
the State University at Chapel
Miss Underwood majored in his
tory and her thesis on "The Strug
gle for White Supremacy in North
Carolina" was printed by special
request and permission from the
author in the State Historical Com
This Spring Miss Underwood
was ejected a member of the Delta
Kappa Gamma honorary teachers
fraternity. She left this week for
Mars Hill. She will serve on the
campus committee and other student-faculty
First Time on Record That
Jurv Was Dismissed First
Day of Superior Court j ymg purpIe Heart
The September civil term of
Havwood County Superior Court
convened here on Monday with i
Judge Zeb V. Nettles of Asheville,
nresidinir. and adiourned on 1 ues-
day, broke a record when due to a j
light calendar the jury was dis
missed the first day of the court
after a five hour session.
A total of twelve divorces were
granted during the two day ses
sion with ten cases heard out tie
first day and two on Tuesday.
In the cast of James Leon Led
ford, minor, in which the mother
asked for the cutsody of the child,
Iks nrnirt enve the child to his
mother. The child had been mak
ing his home with his paternal
grandparents, while his father,
John Henry Ledford, U. S. Army,
is serving in the South Pacific. The
grandparents are said to have
claimed that the mother had given
them the child and later changed
ht r mind.
The cases of R. L. Lee Co. versus
I subfile Smith and that of John
Turpin versus Marion W. Allen,
scheduled for trile, were settled out
The following cases were contin
ued to the next term of court: E. J.
Rush, versus Gretchen Rush; Wil
son H. Phillips versus Madge Phil
lips; Lee Lewis versus Beatrice M.
Lew'is; J. G. Rickman versus Esth
er Medford, Admx; J. II. Burnett,
et ux versus T- G. Burne; W. F.
Strange versus L. S. Gauldcn;
Rickman versus Jenkins,
The cases of Cruso Mutual Elec
tric Corp. versus Ferguson and C.
H. Sentelle versus Queen City
Coach Co. were compromised.
Schools Set To Open
Irs . Rone a volt
f pews Lebanon
n My Day"
..V u- Kooseveit
To Meet At High
The Haywood County Unit of the
Capt. A. Howell
Captain Alden Howell, of Way
nesville, who is now residing with
his daughter in Los Angeles, Calif.,
has the distinction of being the
oldest living Freemason, according
to a recent list of 28 of the oldest
members compiled by the order
in this country, given The Moun
taineer by C. B. Hosaflook, district
deputy grand master.
Captain Howell, who was born
in Haywood county on February
18, 1841, is one of three Masons
who are over 100 years of age.
The other two are George T. Ben
son, born April 17, 1841, member of
the Hessalonskee Lodge, of Oak
land. Me., and Elisha Field, born
April 1, 1843, and member of the
Groton Lodge, of Groton, N. Y.
Captain Howell, however, has
not been a member of a Masonic
Lodge as long as the others. He
became a member of the Waynes
ville Lodge in 1874, while Mr.
Benson joined in 1866 and Mr.
Field has been a member since
Report For Pre
Twntv-one men left here
Wednesday morning for pre-induc-tion
at Camp Croft in the Septem
ber quota. Floyd Gilbert Henry
was named leader of the group and
Kurt Leo Weill was assistant
leader of the group. The men ac
cepted for active service will be
sent to training centers some time
In the group were the following
volunteers: Robert Benjamin Chap
man, Jr., Odell Rogers, Jack Tram
mel, Billy Samuel Crawford, John
Wesley Murphy and Floyd Gilbert
Others were: Elmer Bomes Jen
kins, James Dennis Dee Crawford,
Henry Sutton, Zeb Hannah, Wil
burn Virgil Massie, J. W. McAmis,
Charles Woody, Lloyd McKinley
Sutton, William Orion Davis, Jr.,
Herman Conard, Edwin Rogers
Boone, Fre d Boone Caldwell, Robert
C. Rich and Billy James Howell.
Local Draft Board
14 Men This Week
Only fuurtee men wve. rend
fiefl during the pant-Wei bjF the
draft board serving this area.
Five of the group were placed in
class 1-A as follows: King Evans,
Billy S. Crawford, Robert C. Rich,
Hilly J. Unwell, and John W. Mur
phy. Placed in class 1-A (II) were
George K. Moore, and William
Placed in class 2-1! was Earl F.
Placed in class 4-A was Hubert
Placed in class 2-B was William
Placed in class 1-C was Homer
Placed in class 4-F was Paul
Continued in class 2-A were Wil
liam G. Rathbone and Samuel H.
B1I. LIE 1.1NER, senmon second
class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Liner of Waynesville, R.F.D. No.
1, who was wounded ill the South
Schools Throughout Hay
wood County Will Begin
1944-45 Session At 9:30
Plans and organizations are be
ing perfected for the opening of
Haywood county schools at 9:30
Monday morning. Sept. 25, accord
ing to M. H. Bowles, county sup
erintendent of education
The schools were scheduled to
have opened the last of August
but the date had to be postponed
due to the existence of polio cases
in the county, while not enough to
term an epidemic strictly speak
ing, were sufficient to delay the
congregating of children in schools.
Students in all the schools are
expected to attend the opening day,
which will close at 3:30. The open
ing hours will be observed for the
first week of school, after which
there mav be a change in the sche
dule, it was learned from Mr.
No estimate was made by Mr.
Bowles in anticipation of the en
rollment this year, due to exist
ing conditions which will neces
sarily affect the numbber of students.
Wellco Corp. SendsjMd Interest Is
And Receives Wire
The 220 employees and the man
agement of the Wellco Shoe Cor
poration, sent a telegram to Gen
eral Dwight I). Eisenhower, to
Supreme Allied Headquarters in
Europe on Labor Day. The Wellco
Corporation enjoys the distinction
of having made 1,500,000 units lor
the Armed Forces and not a single
item has been turned down,
The wire sent to General Eisen
hower, was as follows:, "We are
having today our annual Labor Day
picnic and take this opportunity ot
' x A Kuv taWftM 1ft VIM
Shown In Using
Industrial groups and civic clubs
are taking all available open dates
at the community recreational cen
ter here, for staging outings, par
ties, and evenings of fun, accord
ing to W. E- Tenny, director.
Last week about 100 employees
and fr the Cut Sole Depart
ment . Lawrence Leather
Co. had a py t the center. They
enjoyed all the recreational facili
ties and games.
There are several open dates
left, Mr. Tenny said, and these are
.Wtpected tv" be filled within a week.
picnic hiiu ie uiib vvFv'M"v vtt f.fjEpocifu ue nuvu w"m n",
expressing to you how proud and J.J5w'i bookings aie afffor ahead as
Kim i u "zer Prize winning
H "ft in her 1. mi i
Nar , " m tne leading
ropers thrn,,i... a 4.
'Sunday. cc ,
L cPy of "Lebanon" had been
NtKt KOOS(,velt during her
Mimn at Lake Junaluska.
uthor "7" autgraphed by the
nd was presented by Dr.
stJLambe,h of Asheville. sup
er the Methodist As-
!y Day". "T J, 4,,Bt
a hooV .nllnJ IT 1 W
.. - voucu Lieoanon,
fflir.e M;n v .
1. mrr, wno wrote
on page rour)
Mis. Frank Bryson of Rural
The Haywooa w 7 Hi 1. is visiting relatives here. Her
ciation coedof th acheTsTn husband is now serving with the
Z cointv schools, will meet this ! U. S. Infantry in New Guinea.
t in o'clock in the audi-I -
torium of the high school, with I
Frank L- Rogers, president of the
The problems and plans for the
coming school year will be thrashed
out at the meeting, accurums
M. H. Bowles, county superinten- j
dent of education.
On Friday the teachers are ex
pected to be at their respective
schools, where they will complete
their organization for the opening
of schools on Monday morning,
All the teachers in the county
are required to attend the meeting
at the high school today.
Mr. and Mrs: Henry Gaddy have
as their guest, the latter's mother,
Mrs James Lynn, of Hamilton, Ga.
Mrs. Elizabeth Roth of Ronda,
was the guest over the week-end of
her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Over 4 Million
Total resources of the First
National Bank exceeded the
four million mark this week,
according Ut Jonathan Woody,
president of the institution.
This is an all-time high for
the bank since it was organized
9th Case Of Polio
Reported In County
Sent To Hickory
The ninth case of polio in Hay
wood county was reported on Sat
urday, it was learned from the
health department. The case
a boy four years of age, was rush
ed to the emergency hospital in
Hickory, and reports last night
stated that he was making prog
ress. During the week, Dr. Carl V.
Revnolds. state health officer, re-
', ported that the epidemic was on a
decided decline in the state and
j that the anticipated peak in Au
guest had been reached and pass
ed. Dr. Reynolds further stated that
j an occasional case was likely to
i break out from time to time in the
I areas of the epidemic from now
on until November.
haDDv wer are about your great
success. We have been told that
our county lias more men per capi
ta in the armed forces than any
other county in the United States.
A lot of these men are our hus
bands, sons and brothels. We feel
secure that they are under you
in good hands. We have made
here since Pearl Harbor over a
million and a half pairs of hospi
tal slippers and leggings for the
army and navy without a single
reject. We wish you the continued
success and health and may God
The following message has been
received by the corporation and its
"Please express to the loyal em
ployees and management the sin
cere appreciation of all ranks of the
Allied Expeditionary forces for
their expression of good wishes and
wholehearted support of the pro
The Waynesville High Mountain
eers took their first workout under
the lights last night, in final pre
paration for the strong Asheville
High Maroons Friday night at Me
morial stadium in Asheville at 8
Coach Weatherby has been put
ting his men through hard daily
workouts since September 4th, and
said yesterday they were "round
ing out satisfactorily, with speed
of his average teams, but a little
on the light side."
The team will take light work
out this afternoon for final taper
ing off lor tne nrst game rnuay
Weatherby said his probable line
up against the Maroons Friday
night would be as follows: Wit Col
lins, left end; Tom Medford, left
tackle; Bill Burgin, left guard;
Raymond Phillips, center; Buddy
Morris, right guard; Ed Scates,
right tackle; Joe Compton, right
end; A. P. Evans, quarter back;
Carroll Grahl, left half; Ralph
Phillips, right half (or Bob Mil
ner); and Lawrence Robinson, full
The Mountaineer schedule is as
(Continued on page four)
As. Nutrition Week
The month of September, 1944
has been designated as Nutrition
Month in the wartime food fights
for Freedom program, according
to the county committee headed
by Dr. C- N. Sisk.
The week of September 25-30 has
been designated as Nutrition week
by the county committee. The
various civic groups have been
asked to stress the value of nu
trition at this time. The program
is designed to reach as many peo
ple as possible.
Films will be shown in the local
theater on food values and posters
will be placed in the grocery stores
reminding the public of the value
of proper nutrition.
S-Sirt. D. Edwards
Has Been Awarded
The Purple Heart
Staff Sergeant David Edwards,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edwards
of Bethel, who was wounded in ac
tion in France on July 25, has been
awarded the Purple Heart, accord
ing to information from his family.
The award was received by his
wife this week, who was before
her marriage Miss Edith Stamey,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George
Stamey of Canton, R.F.D. No. 2.
SSet. Edwards left here with
Company "H" National Guard Unit
and was stationed at the following
camps prior to being sent over
seas: Fort Jackson, Camp Bland
ing, Fla.. Camp Forrest, Tenn and
Camp Atterbury, Ind.
Before he entered the service
SSgt. Edwards was engaged in
farming in this county.
AC James Dicus And
Wife Here On Visit
Aviation Cadet James Dicus, U.
S. Air Forces, and Mrs. Dicus are
here with the former's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C- M. Dicus.
AC Dicus entered the service as
a volunteer on Sept. 13, 1943, and
was inducted at Camp Croft. From
the latter he was sent first to
Biloxi, Miss., then Houghton, Mich.
and last, to his present post at I
Santa Anna, Calif.
Prior to entering the service,
AC Dicus was employed at the
shipyards in New Orleans.
On Sept. 26th, the Wellco Girls
Club will be organized, and plans
made for a basketball team.
On Sept. 28 the Lions Club will
have the center.
Mr. Tenny will devote much of
his time teaching physical aid to
students of the elementary schools
of the township after school opens.
He is now assisting C. E- Weather
by in training boys for lootbail.
He has the smaller boys, and puts
them through the same practice as
the first team players.
Held For Adults
The September health centers
sponsored by the county health de
partment will be held for adults
only, except in cases where par
ents have children with excep
tional health problems, such as
cases where certain vaccinations
have already been started.
The Cecil clinic will be held this
afternoon from 2 to 4:30 o'clock.
The Waynesville center will bo
open in the district health offices
next Wednesday, 27, from 2 to
In Sugar Violation
Case Given Hearing
Seven defendants under bonds of
$300 to $5,000 each charged with
accepting counteifiet sugar cou
pons were given a preliminary
hearing on Monday morning before
Wade Noland, U- S. Commissioner.
None of the defendants were put
on the stand, but all were bound
over to Federal court for trial in
Asheville in November.
Walter C. Folger, OPA investi
gator from the Charlotte office, was
present for the hearing.
R. E. Sentelle Plans
To Announce Committee
In The Near Future
R. E. Sentelle, who has been nam
ed by Governor Broughton to head
the work localy to aid the veterans
of World War 11 in getiing their
old jobs back or securing new ones,
stated yesterday that he would an
nounce his committees next week.
Mr. Sentelle plans to have every
thing in readiness for a working
organization when the men will be
discharged in numbers from the