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Pflblished In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
bjfyEAR NO. 40 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Count!
El 7 PLACE A i
TVy to live vV
arretts Buy Massie
Weral Business, To
erge Burial Groups
Of Two Funeral
Ues and Mutual Burial
Ltiations Effective 16th.
announcement was made
pjavthar Mi and Mrs. jNODie
jjrrett. owners of Garrett
' ),at purchased the Massie
' ' ,
L) Business, ana consuuuatcu
Ltsie Mutual Burial Asso
rt j, the Garrett Mutual
Association. The merger is
.....,.. rWnher Ifith.
nd Mr?- Garrett purcnasea
fk equipment and property
w85 used bv the Massie
uassie business was ownea
,w brothers, Guy Massie, P.
bsie, and Harrold Massie. In
formal announcement tne
yid they would devote tneir
ime to the operation ol
furniture store nere.
commenting on tne transac-
(r. Garrett said: "We now
even greater challenge and
liability and shall ever strive
i up to this challenge and
lability." He had no state-
to make regarding any plan
ht immediate future, otner
continuing services as now
Massie Funeral business was
fished 22 years ago. In 1935
constructed their two-Btory
funeral home between Hay-
ud Montgomery Streets.
Mors of both burial associa-
met recently and approved
terser, wmcn wag lormany
red Tuesday by Commission-
hraathey, of Raleigh, after
of all books. The
krer of the Massie Mutual
Association had turned over
Garrett Mutual. Association,
kids on hand, it was said, in a
letter which was gent to
member of the association
tdar. The letter also pointed
bt every member in good
mf with the Massie Associa-
Wl be in good standing with
larrett Association. The next
pent will be due January 10,
NOBLE W. GARRETT and Mrs.
Garrett yesterday purchased the
Massie Funeral Business, and will
merge it with their business next
15. Bonner Ray
Bonner Rav has been an-
d county chairman of the
Division of Haywood
T War Finance Committee,
Mrs. Martha Medford,
recently resigned to join her
Ut. William Medford, who
ira near Virginia Beach.
Kay attended a meeting last
t Andrew?, where? she ac
Nl Mrs. JCarl Ttil,nTn-.
thairman and tr nnnaM
Faker. state ol.
lOmber of other anA
W officials of the Women's
K Mrs. pay ians tn pt
Fty committees set up and
s wnnin the next few
1 Preparation fnr fh. cvtv.
HIO UiA Ull
campaien wbirh atura
Pi Slate Guard
ft Going to Camp
1 .Vb Carolina Stst, r.arA
FPri f.n . -j
lT - "-iiijjiiicih BI1U
r,Kl at Fol.t Bragg from
w tnroiit-h 9flth Thi
"Pment was uij'
of juiv. but due tne
nolio it .i i
y ;ne "ealth authorities
C tfle State nnJ T? T",
(carnpment be postponed.
for " the e.ncamP"
r" 1. With
'ive train; " " " wecK
the lrtoi :' ... , .
barter ::r'mpa.ny Dmg
Piti,Tv Kiment, tney
r " the advance ornnn and
, a-neSvUleonthe 19th.
N,;"". of the Sec-
the V . tfiat U mem
, l" State GuarH
attend this encamnment
Pvt. Eston Holland,
of Canton. Killed
In Motor Accident
Funeral services were conducted
on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the First Methodist Church in
Canton for Pvt. Eston Holland, 42,
of Canton, who was killed in an
automobile accident near Cherry
Point on Friday the 5th. The Rev.
J. B. Tabor, pastor, officiated. Bur
iaJb.was in' Locnstfleld cemetery;
Members of the Varner-Rhine-hart
American Legion post was in
charge of the final rites at the
The body was accompanied to
Canton by Pfc. Lloyd Ray Holl
man of Shelby, and was taken to
his home where it remained until
At the time he entered the ser
vice, Pvt. Holland was employed at
the store of the Champion Fibre
Surviving in addition to his
widow are a daughter, Betty Lou,
his mother, Mrs. Jessie W. Holland
of Canton, and a sister, Mrs. Char
lotte Reece; three brothers, R. V.
and Glenn Holland of Canton, and
Pvt. Turner Holland, U. S. Ma
rines, now stationed at Camp Le-jeune.
Canton To Have
F. B. I. Meeting
All Officers Of Western
North Carolina Scheduled
To Attend Conference.
The city of Canton and the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company will
be host to the fall district F. B. I.
conference, which will be held on
Thursday, October 19th. AH offi
cers of the entire district have be, n
invitfl to attend.
An interesting program has been
arranged by Edward Scheidt, head
of the Charlotte office of F. B. I.,
and Mayor Sam Robinson of Can
ton. Idus J. Lynn, special F. B. I.
agent, was here this week, and said
indications were that a large at
tendance would be had at the meet
ing. He expects 125 officers from
this district to attend.
J. Edgar Hoover, director of the
F. B. I., has designated Special
Ajrent W. G. Kimbrough, of the F.
B. I. office in Miami, to participate
in the conference. Special Agent
Kimbrough, a law enforcement
officer of wide experience and a
graduate of the F. B. I. National
Academy, is an expert in the art
of defensive tactics and one of the
instructors on Director Hoover's
staff. Using another agent as his
subject, he will put on a fast mov
ing demonstration of a number of
methods which police officers might
use to protect themselves if attack
1 ' armed criminals.
" ' Roy
L. Morgan, assigned to the Char
lotte F. B. I. office, will discuss the
subject, "Arrests, Searches and
Sei zures." Part of his lecture will
consist of an exhibition and expla-
(Continued on page four)
REV. L. G. ELLIOTT, of Simp
sonville, S. C, will become pastor
of the First Baptist church here
November 5th. He whs tendered
a unanimous call by the congrega
tion Sunday morning.
Rev. L. G. Elliott
As Their Pastor
South Carolina Pastor To
Assume Duties Here First
Sunday In November.
The congregation of the First
Baptist Church unanimously ten
dered a call to Rev. L. G. Elliott of
Simpsonville, S. C, on Sunday
morning to become their pastor.
Mr. Elliott said this week that
tentative plans were to assume his
duties here the first Sunday in No
vember. He will succeed Rev. 11.
G. Hammett, who resigned as of
September 17th to become pastor of
the Temple Baptist Church in Dur
ham. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott are both
natives of Greenville, and have two
children, a son 11 and a daughter 9.
Mr. Elliott has made an out
standing record as pastor since
graduating with honors from the
Southern Baptist Seminary in
Louisville in 1937.
Mr. Elliott had the urge to
preach when he was 21, and he re
entered high school to head his
(Continued on page 4)
Large Number Attend
Democratic Rally Here
Lot Of Property
Sold On Monday
All real estate and personal prop
erty offered at auction by Penny
Brothers here Monday was sold.
The total sales were not given out,
but the confirmations included a
450-acre farm which was divided
into 20 tracts and sold to 15 people.
Many items of machinery and num
erous mules were included.
The ll-acre farm at Lake
Junaluska was bought by M. 0.
Galloway, and the 24 lots across
the road from Dayton Rubber Com
pany were sold to nine buyers.
Penny Brothers and their staff
left immediately after the sale for
sales elsewhere, and the totals of
Mondav's sales w;re not available.
Pfc. C. L. Scruggs
Reported Killed In
Action In Pacific
Private First Class Clarence
Lewis (Laffey) Scruggs, 19, U. S.
MarKw, vwn; of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Scrugg, of Hazelwood,
was reported killed in action in the
South Pacific war theater, accord
ing to a message received from the
Pfc. Scruggs entered the service
on Nov. $0, 1943, and was inducted
at Camp Croft. He was sent from
Croft to Parris Island, where he
took his boot training. He was a
member of the graduating class of
1943 from the local high school
when he volunteered in the service.
He returned during the vear and
received his diploma. j
the football team and for three ! Increase Of 700
years served as quarterback. He ;
took an outstanding part in the
athletic program in high school.
Surviving are his parents; four
brothers. Earl and Dewey Scruggs
of Hazelwood; Pvt. Kenneth Scrug
gs now in England, and Sgt. Joe
Scruggs, overseas; three sisters,
Miss Dorothy and Miss Margaret
Scruggs of Hazelwood, and Mrs.
Hugh Leath?rwood of Lake Junaluska.
"If a man wants to be governor
of North Carolina he has to get
the support of the Democrats of
the Twelfth District," said R.
Gregg Cherry, of Gastonia, Demo
cratic nominee for governor, at
the Twelfth District rally held in
the courthouse here on Monday
afternoon, when the campaign of
fically opened in the state.
"No other nation would dare in
wartime to hold a general elec
tion and that is the test of our
real democratic system of govern
ment. We are willing and ready
to go to the people for their ver
dict even in times of great national
stress," said Mr. Cherry, as he left
the humorous vem of -hin opening
remarks and got into his speech.
The Twelfth District meeting
was the first of a series of district
rallies to be held by the North
Carolina Democrats in the state
within the next few weeks. C. E.
Brown, Haywood county chairman,
opened the meeting and welcomed
the visiting state officials and oth
ers. He presented William B.
Umstead, state chairman of the
Democrats, who presided during
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Big New Plant
No further news that can be
released has been received re
garding the proposed large
textile plant between here and
Lake Junaluska. Jonathan
Woody, local representative of
the large manufacturing firm,
said he had no further state
ment to make regarding the
plans, other than he was "still
optimistic, and felt it was bet-
ter than a three to one chance
of the plant coming here."
An option has been given on
a 55-acre tract of land on Rich
land Creek, about mid-way be
tween here and the Lake.
Local Calves Make
Good Showing At W.
N. C. Fat Calf Show
Killed In Action
Perry Morgan To
Preach On Sunday
At First Baptist
Perry Morgan, superintendent of
the Baptist Assembly at Ridge
crest, will occupy the pulpit of the
First Baptist Church both for the
morning and evening services here
Laymen of the congregation will
conduct the usual mid-week prayer
service. All evening services now
begin at 7:30 o'clock.
kis r ",a,vidnal, and ex-
rgth c,ose to
"y emorn ...
K, North (Sri
S abwe of the N-
Carillonic Bells Are Presented
As Memorials To First Methodist
The carillonic bells will be in
stalled the last of the month in the
First Methodist Church here. The
gift is a memorial presented the
church jointly by S. C. Satterth
waite. Jr., of Atlanta, and Mr. and
Mrs. James E. Massie of Waynes
ville. Mr. Satterthwaite is giving the
bells as an appreciation of his
mother, Mrs. S. C Satterthwaite
of Waynesville and Atlanta, and to
honor the memory of his father,
the late S. C. Satterthwaite, of
Mr. and Mrs. Massie are donating
the amplifying system for the bells
in memory of their son, the late
Frank Massie. n
The, bells, numbering 26, are
miniature bells of the real carillon
type found-in the Bok Tower in
Florida and in Duke University
Chapel. They are picked up by
photo electric sound and an ampli
fying system which vr'-" it possi
ble for them to be heard two or
'nore miles from the church.
They are to be played from the
kiyboard of the organ, of which
they will be a part. The organ was
given by Mr. Satterthwaite a few
years ago to the church in memory
of his father and to honor his
The bells may be played for the
regular church service. They will
also be offered for community
events and will be played on special
occasions such as Christmas and
Easter. A special ministery plan
ned for the bells will be the playing j
ol old laminar nymns lor shut-ins
in the community.
At the dedication of the bells,
which will be held shortly after
the installation, a special concert
will be part of the dedicatory ser
vice. Af.er the war it is planned to
install recording equipment that
can also be played.
Students Eating In
The lunch rooms in the Waynes
ville Township and county schools
opened last week with an increase
of 700 additional students eating
lunches this year as compared to
the preceding years, it was learned
from Mrs. Rufus Siler, county sup
ervisor. This does not include the
number in the Canton schools, as
they are under a separate system.
Last year the total reached 3,000
while during the past week 3,700
students started taking their lun
ches at the schools and signified
their intention of continuing
through the year.
"Parents seem to be appreciat
ing the service more this year and
are also realizing what a hot lunch
means to their children," said Mrs.
Siler in discussing the iflcrease in
thuse takinir advantage of this ser
vice. The money which makes up the
major contribution to the support
of the lunch rooms is supplied by
Federal aid. It is derived from the
tariff on the farm products im
ported into this country, 30 pe
cent of tariff being appropriated
for this special work by Congress.
The increase in students taking
lunches at the school lunch rooms,
also means an increase in the con
sumption of milk used in the
schools, it was pointed out.
Sunday 2 to 6 P. M.
Electric service will be discon
nected throughout the Balsam,
Hazelwood, Lake Junaluska, REA
and Waynesville areas on Sunday,
October 15, according to an an
nouncement made yesterday by J.
E. Tate, manager of the Carolina
Power and Light Company in Can
ton. "The interruption," said Mr.
Tate, "is to permit important re
pairs which cannot be done with
safety without disconnecting ser
vice. We sincerely hope that it is
planned for hours when a minimum
of inconvenience will be caused
customers in the area to be affect
ed." Service will be off from 2:00 to
6:00 p. m. on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Tate stated that he regretted
the necessity of disconnecting the
service for even a short time, but
that is is essential that the lines
be kept in good repair since war
production demands are heavy at
PFC. McKINLEY F. PARTON,
son of Glenn Carton, of Lake Juna
luska, w ho whs first rep-n ted miss
ing in action and later reported
killed in France on September 12,
according to the War Department.
Pfc. M. F. Parton,
Now Listed Killed
Pfc. McKinley F. Parton, son of
Glenn T. Parton of Lake Junalus
ka and the late Mrs. Parton, who
was reported missing in action last
week, has since been reported kill
ed in action.
The second message received
from the War Department by Mr.
Parton read as follows:
"The Secretary of Wf.r asks that
I assure you of his deepest sym
pathy In the loss of your son, Pfc.
McKinley Parton, who was pre
viously reported missing in action,
is now reported killed in action in
Fiance twelve September."
Cfc. Parton entered the service
on Sept. 10, 1 142, and was inducted
at Camp Croft and received train
ing at Camp Withers. Tex., San
I.oius. Calif.. Camp Rucker, Ala.,
Camp Hutner and Camp Forrest,
Tenn., prior to being sent overseas.
Before entering the service he was
employed by the Sunday School
Board at the Southern Assembly,
Surviving are four sisters, Miss
es Jane, Flora and Ruby Parton,
all of Lake Junaluska, and Mrs.
W. N. Conley of Candler; one
brother, Glenn Parton, Jr., also of
MOVE FURNITURE TO
Rev. and Mrs. H. G. Hammett
came here Monday to move their
furniture to their home in Durham.
They stayed until Tuesday after
noon. Mr. Hammett was pastor of
the First Baptist Church until Sep
tember 17, at which time he resign
ed and became pastor of The Tem
ple Baptist Church in Durham.
Mrs. Sam Lane, Jr., and two
small children spent the week-end
with relatives in Whittier.
Francis Calf Is Reserve
Champion; Haywood Wins
In Home-Raised Division.
A Haywood calf was declared
reserve champion from, the lot of
94 at the annual Western North
Carolina Fat Calf Show in Ashe
ville yesterday afternoon. The
calf was owned by Ted Francis,
and shown by Calvin Francis, both
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Fran
cis. A calf owned by Neal Stamey
won fourth place. Neal is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Stamey.
Max Best won 13th place with
his calf. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Crawford Best.
Donald McCracken received 30th
place with his calf. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McCracken.
Calvin Francis won first place
in the showmanship division. How
ard Clapp, county agent, has been
at the show since Tuesday helping
the Haywood boys get their ani
mals in shape for the show and
Haywood won first place in the
home-raised group in which 3 ani
mals were shown. The animals
making up this group were calves
owned by Max Best, Ted Francis
and Weal Stamey.
In the county group, of five ani
mals, Haywood came out second,
with Buncombe getting first. The
grand champion of the show was
also a Buncombe calf.
Calves from eight counties were
entered in the show. Those counties
other than Haywood were; Bun
combe, Madison, Cherokee, Maeon,
Graham, Transylvania and Wa
tagua. A banquet was given for the
boys entering calves last night,
and today, starting at one, the
calves will be sold at auction. A
number of Haywood business men
will attend,"' anj plans are to buy
at least the 20 calves entered from
Pvt. J. Underwood
Killed In Germany
On September 13
Private Joseph Underwood, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Underwood
of Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 'l, was
reported killed in action on Sept.
13, in Germany, according to in
formation received by his parents
Pvt. Underwood is the first cas
ualty in Germany reported from
this area. He was inducted in the
service on June 17, 1943 at Camp
Croft and from there as sent to
Fort McClellan. From the latter he
was sent to Fort George Meade,
Md., and then overseas.
Pvt. Underwood has a brother
in the service, Clifford Underwood,
seaman first class, who is now
serving somewhere in the Atlantic
waters. He entered the service in
May, 1944 and took his boot train
ing at Bainbridge, Md. From the
latter he was sent to Norfolk, Va.,
and then to Orange, Tex., before he
was assigned to sea duty. At the
time he entered the service he was
employed by the Unagusta Manu
Methodists Plan War Chapel
JOE E. ROSE .V XEW YORK
Joe E. Rose left yesterday for
New York City, where he will join
Mrs. Rose who has been spending
sometime with her son-in-law and
daughter, Lt. and Mrs. James L.
Kilpatrick. Lt- Kilpatrick, who is
attached to the signal corps, is
stationed at Fort Monmouth, N.
1 JUa j
FORMER VET MAX HERE
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yearout spent
the week-end here on business.
Mr. Yearout is now district public
relations officer or Pet Dairy Pro
ducts Company. He was former
manager of the local plant, and is
now located in Johnson City.
The name of every man and woman on the service flairs and
honor rolls of the Methodist churches in the nine states of the South
eastern Jurisdiction will be preserved in a Memorial Chapel to be
a uanc uuaiuoim SUUll.
rlans for the small, Gothic commemorative sanctuary, pictured
anove, with the Room of Remembrance connected by a cloister, have
been approved by the College of Bishops and Jurisdictional authorities
of the Methodist Church. Centrally located and visited annually by
thousands of Methodists the Methodist summer assembly of the South
was selected as the most appropriate site.
The memorial will be financed by gift from the 12,072 Metho
dist churches in the Jurisdiction, to be made on V-Day. "One dollar
for each member in the armed forces will cover the cost," Bishop
Paul B. Kern of Nashville, Tenn., chairman of the committee, has
In South Pacific
Private First Class James W.
Kerkendall, U. S. Marines, son of
Mrs. Ada Holcombe of the Dell
wood Road, has been reported
wounded in action in the South
Pacific sometime in August.
Pfc. Kerkendall entered the Ma
rines two years ago and at the tim
was a student in the Waynesville
Township high school. He was
sent to Parris Island for his boot
training and shortly after com
pletion of basic training he was
Pfc. Kerkendall has participated
in a number of the major combats
in the South Pacific.
Area Visited By
Light Frost Fall
The first frost of the season
was seen here Monday morn
ing. Little, if any vegetation
was damaged by the frost It
is not unusual to have a kill
ing. Little, if any, vegetation
Foresters here predict that
the foliage in the woods would
begin to reach their best this