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FHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 19. 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
V- Af PLACE t ra
ew Gas Coupons To
e Issued By Boards
12 Is Worthless;
m Make Application For plant Engineers
North of Town
i . coupon in your
i0line bci'k i" wonniess. uie
H-A COUPON.- cajjiic vii
g;h 1 nese latis vicic
liv the rationing noara
r . ,. Lmran nranora.
new A gasoline
L procedure for getting a new
tdk if very simple, juol Ku
, service station and get an
Ication form, ino. n-oo, ana
D g few easy questions on me
t hand fide of the form. The
llions include iuu name, nu-
BodeI, make ana year moaei
car, and speeaometer reaa-
ifter filling in these spaces,
your name and either mail or
I to the rationing iwmu.
i due time your new A book
t mailed to you. No books
be issued over the counter,
I takes too much time to work
fthe details necessary for office
was stressed that all applica-
i be gotten in as soon as pos-
s, all books will be issued
Irder of applications Teceived.
lere are approximately 1,500
Ids of A books from this ra
ting board, it was said.
J, Lilius Opens
welry Store On
ain Street Here
. J. Lilius has opened his new
j rtore here. Last spring Mr.
Mrs. Lilius purchased the
uidler building, and have re-
eled the store and added speci-
I made fixtures for their busi-
It. Lilius has been in the jew-
i business since 19Q7. He has
fated a jewelry business in
pa, and Forest City.. v .
I was learned yesterday that he
t decided to come here 20
ago, and ever since that
has had "his eye" on this
Imunity for his business.
i addition to a large stock of
Wry and the usual jewelry
lines, the business will fea-
a repair derjartment. with
experts dtvoting full time
Itne work. Resides Mr. Lilius.
i T. K. McCracken. of Can-
, and Hugh E. Griffin.
P's. Lilius is devotine- her time
pe sales end of the business.
Engineers of the large tex
tile plant are here making
further investigation of the
55-acre site for the proposed
plant, a short distance north
of Waynesville, on the Howell
No statement was made re
garding the activities of the
engineers other than they were
making "soundings" to deter
mine the depth of the rock bed
on the property.
Jonathan Woody, who has
been in constant touch with the
management, repeated his pre
vious statement: "I feel we
have better than a three to one
chance of getting the large
The chairman of the board
of the firm has indicated that
a decision would be announced
within a week or so.
Heads FBI Meet
YANKS POUND MANILA AREA
ffJ ' -CX i i 1 7 f
U Vy . -Sr3 o Mies f
Reeves Noland Plans
New Building and To
Modernize 3 Others
Claimed By Death
fork has be'n started on nlaa-
ES the outside of the 270,000
n city reservoir. A special
'Proof material is being used
job, with W. O. Curtis, con-
Of Svlvn. Hninc 4-1, ,..,1,
' " ft biJC wuift,
e plastering is being done to
F'M further Rmnll loalra -nri
Fe develoned in th io
fM Contrnptn.. j. in
" jK"is it wm
tnree or four
P the job, which was let under
I'M system a week ago.
p reservoir is about 35 vears
f.Md is on top of the hill over
m? the golf course.
pos Dean New
, Mail Carrier
fWo Dhflr, V, i.
. ocvn namea mail
rr fur c;.v ,. , .
Pram tr, p. . . . '
r . "sunasier J. H. How
Dean succeeds J. T. Rus
6n has gone to the army,
master Howell also reported
Bwu i . ""r post unite
f"W over tU . , , .
- -nine penoa last
Discussed Here by
The Kotary Club
Kotanans discussed at length
me proposed erection of a com
munity center building as a me
morial to those serving in World
War II, at their weekly meeting
last Friday. Different members
discussed the plan, and general
opinions were that work should
begin at once in getting plans, a
site and funds.
President Charlie Ray said furth
er discussion would be made Friday
on the proposal, along with other
matters of community-wide inter
Two new..membera were received.
Friday, Tom Lee and S- H. Bush
A committee was named to work
out details for a joint barbecue
on November first at which time
F.F.A. boys and their fathers, 4-H
Club boys and their fathers, and
men from the Naval Hospital in
Asheville would be guests, as the
Kotary and Lions Clubs joined to'
Ket her for a meeting.
HOWARD SCHEIDT. head of
i Charlotte office of F.B.I., will
in charge of the district F.B.I.
Coiifci once which meets today in
Canton. All law enforcement of
lucrs of Western North Carolina
have been issued invitations to at
tend. Those attending the confer
ence will make a tour of the mill
and later be guests of the Cham
pion Paper and Fibre Company
For luncheon at the Y. Yesterday
Idus J. Lynn, local special agent,
i i cdicted 200 would attend the con
Ference. A number of Waynesville
policemen plan to attend.
Col. Mint W. Reed,
U. S. Air Forces,
Col. Minthorne W. Reed, U. S.
Air Forces, son of Mr. and Mrs.
James W. Reed, spent several days
here during the past week with
Col. Reed, who entered the Air
Corps after his graduation from
Duke University in 1928, has made
an outstanding contribution to the
development of the Air Corps and
has won for himself much recogni
tion in this branch of the service.
Col. Reed is now stationed at
Borianquen Field in the Caribbean
area, and is serving as base com
mander. While here he was join
ed by his wife, First Lieut. Branch
Reed, who is serving in the Wo
man's Auxiliary Corps and is at
present stationed at Maxwell Field.
Col. Reed stated that when he
is retired from the service he plans
to return h:re for his permanent
residence as "Wavnesville will al
ways be home."
On Local Streets
Drive At High School and
Court House Parking Lot
Also Being Surfaced.
The street paving program which
began here about a month ago is
nearing completion, and plans are
to finish the city contract this week.
In addition to paving two and
a quarter hiiles of Waynesville
streets, thf contractor has surfac
4 the eire)e .drive at the high
sctrfol and is now at work surfac
mi the parking lot at the court
The board of education handled
the .contract for the high school,
whilfc the county is paying for the
paving of the parking lot.
I he Waynesville streets were
graded, and rocked under the
WPA' project of several years ago.
The town budget carried the cost
of the srfacing in the budget last
year, and are paying cash for the
CARRIER BOMBERS from the U. S. Third Fleet have struck at Jap airfields
and military installations In and about Manila, Philippine Islands, de
stroying at least 205 planes and sinking or probably sinking 37 ships, in
cluding two destroyers Vessels were attacked in Subic Bay and Manila
Day and explosives were poured on the famous Cavite Naval Base in
Manila Bay and on Nichols and Clark airfields. (International)
Hazelwood Men In
Service To Get Gift
From Boosters Club
j ifa '-iiHWiini ,i ": if
Local Masons To
The Waynesville Masonic Lodge
will be host to the Past Masters
Club here on Monday night at a
supper meeting at the Maples, at
Special guests from Asheville,
Andrews and Dillsboro have been
invited to attend in addition to
the 35 members.
No Extra Sugar
After Oct. 31st
The local rationing board re
minded citizens here that October
31 is the last day to get supple
mental canning sugar. After that
date, no extra sugar will be avail
able, except by the specified cou
pons In the ration book No. four.
Those entitled to got extra can
ning sugar should make applica
tion at once.
ttf r j;,
Si'!'"" k'-' ,
Periences. Of A
"raier under Fire
told ta Mrs.
Pon the wi.w-i
fk ',,tt' page
ft in the
experiences of a
man who lost his
invasion of Prance.
s on page two.
Tobacco Expert Sees
Big Future For Area
by the federal government and the
Dr. Luther Shaw, tobacco expert, gtate
told members of the Boosters Club Among the first things to be
in Hazelwood Thursday of the un-i studied wij fertijzation, he
limited possibilities in Western sajd The program will determine
North Carolina for development in jwhat fertjlj
zers make the best to-
the agricultural field. bacco.
Dr. Shaw briefly gave the his- j "In recent years, with high
tory of state test farms and the i prices, the trend has been to pro-
plans of the Mountain Test Farm
' ... ..rwti . ill
near Waynesville. i ne iarm wm
be used s a research unit for
three major projects. These pro
jects will be poultry, dairying and
fields crops, with some attention to
small fruits and berries," he said.
The sneaker told that plans had
been received for a 40-cow dairy
barn as the beginning of the dairy-
dace poundage instead of quality.
It is the feeling of many, that
after the war this will reverse it
self, and quality will be sought
Another field that will be given
lots of study will be rotation of
the crop; proper spacing, and top
ping. Much interest is being shown in
jthe possibility of growing Turkish
: w nv flu farm tiprp
Dr. Shaw told of the special work j '
he was doing in the burley tobacco Lnd as yet nothine definite ha'
diyision,tt which is being sponsored I been decided upon on this project.
STAFF SGI. LARRY C. AR
RINCTON, son of Mrs. W. R. Ar
riiigtun. of Balsam Road, Waynes
ville, R.I-.D. No. 1, has been rec
ommended for the Bronze Star
award for meritorious action dur
ing the period 7 to 13 August
when Company "H" along with oth
er elements of 2nd Bn. 120th Inf.
was surrounded near Mortain,
France. On the night of 6-7 Au
gust Sgt. Arl ington directed motar
fire against the enemy despite pres.
ence of hostile aircraft directly
overhead, and remained in position
until the enemy overran his OP.
He then re-assembled his section
whose gun positions had been over
run, contacted a friendly rifle com
pany. He then used his own sights
and fired a fit) mortar until the
ammunition supply was exhausted.
Sgt. Arrington, who farmed be
fore entering the service was train-
d at the -fullo-winc nosts! Fort
Tackson. Can) Blanding, Va.,
":min F'revt Tenn.. and Camp
Atteih.n v. Ind.. prior to being sent
Sg. Airington has four brothers
in the service: S. Sgt. Wm. G.
Arrington. now in France; Carl E. j
Arlington .first class petty offier,
now in South Pacific; Lt. Lowell
Arrington. nou- at Officers Candi
date School at Fort Benning, Ga.,
and Cpl. Sam Arrington, U. S.
Air Corps at Tindale Field, Tampa,
weavkr h. Mccracken, 57,
Havwood county auditor, whose
death occurred at 3:15 at the
Haywood County Hospital on Mon
Masonic Bodies Have
Charge of the Funeral
Services for County Official.
Last rites yere held at 11 o'clock
Wednesday mornipg at Long'ft
Chapel, Methodist ' Church, for
Weaver H. jJcCracken, 57, Hay
wood county .Auditor and promin
ent fiufttrerfr noliticnl affairs In
The Wvb successrtiIwTlr11?rrjTm'Vecttotrtf T.re tai-M'.di&
Names Needed By Com
mittee To Send Each Man
A $3.00 Gift For Christmas.
The Hazel wo. xl Boosters Olub
plans to send a year's subscription
to the Readers Digest as a Christ
mas gift to every man from Basel-
wood now in servV,
through the same project last yea
and during the next three weeks
plans to complete the details and
enter the subscription for each of
the approximately 200 men who
have gone from the town.
A committee of five is in charge
of getting the names and finances
for the project. ReJatives and
friends of all Hazelwood men now
in service are requested to get the
names and addresses of the men to
a member of the committee imme
diately. The names and addresses
of last year will not be used again
because of the many changes since
The committee is composed of
Dr. Stuart Roberson, Rufus Gad
dis, L. N. Davis, William Chambers
and Clyde Fisher. This committee
is also making a canvass for funds
to supplement the club's money
for the project.
At the meeting Thursday night,
George Bischoff, president, named
a nominating committee, composed
of L. N. Davis, R. L. Prevost and
Sam Knight, to report at the next
meeting, on Tuesday, November
Plans were also made for the
club to meet at 7:30 on the 19th
of October at the Armory for rec
The interest in the membership
contest is gaining momentum, with
five new members being added last
Thursday night. The two teams
in the race are captained by Dr.
Koberson and Clvde Fisher.
All Main Street Property
Owned By Noland To Be
Construction of a new building,
and modernization of three others
on Main street is expected to be
gin within the immediate future,
it was learned yesterday from D.
Mr. Noland recently purchased
the 24-foot lot adjoining the build
ing now occupied by the Employ
ment Service. The building will be
of one story construction, with sky
lights, and cream tile brick front.
Mr. Noland recently purchased
the building now occupied by the
Dixie Store from Dr. John Smath
ers. He plans to combine the Dixie
Store building, which is 20 feet
wide with the Barber Shop build
ing, which is 28 feet, and make a
three-unit building, similar to the
building he has on upper Main
street and occupied by REA, Build
ing and Loan and Nicholas Shoe
Shop. A cream brick front will
be used on this construction to
match the adjoining building, Mr.
Plans have been completed for
enlarging the building occupied by
Burnette's Cafe. A kitchen fill
be added, and the second floor n
verted into apartmenJ
Over the present Dixie Store
and Barber Shop he plans a num
ber oi modern offices, and perhaps
second floor shops which are gain
ing in popularity.
Mr. Noland already has all the
steel and essential materials to
complete all the construction on
at the Haywood County Hospital
at 3:15 Monday.
The Rev. Miles A. McLean, pas
tor of the Chapel, of which Mr.
McCracken was a member, and Rev.
K. P. McCracken officiated. Burial
was in the cemetery of the Crab-
tree Methodist church.
Members of the Masonic bodies
of Clyde and Waynesville served as
active pallbearers and escorted the
body from the home to the church.
They took part in the servics at
the church and were in charge of
the rites at the grave.
Honorary pallbearers were:
(ilenn palmer, Dr. J. R. McCrack
en, Tom D. Medford, George A.
Brown, R. V. Welch, Bryan Mod
ford, Hugh Leatherwood, Earl
Ferguson, Johnny Ferguson, Char
lie Francis, Roy Francis, Lt. (jg)
Javk Messer, Noble Ferguson, Dr.
Sam L. Stringfield, Dr. Tom
Stringfield, Doc Boyd, Albert Mc
Cracken. Tom Fincher, C. R. Jaynes, J.
D. Allison, Clifford Brown, J. R.
Boyd, J. H. Way, J. T. Noland,
Jonathan Woody, Col. J. H. How
ell, Dr. R. Stuart Roberson, J. R.
Hipps, D. J. Noland, L. H. Bram
lett. C- N. Allen, Homer West,
Dr. N. M. Medford, Lawrence
Walker, John M. Queen, Grover
Davis, C. R. Francis, D. Reeves
T. H. Haynes, Edwin Fincher,
Tom Rogers, W. G. Byers, Glenn
Brown, Albert Walker, Charlie
Hill, William Palmer. H. A. Os-
(Continued on page 5)
To Meet Tonight
Gr6up To Represent County
. In Air rtighway"an44Uvv
Matters In Future.
The Haywood County Road Com
mittee, recently set-up to cover all
highway activities within the coun
ty, will meet tonight in Canton for
their initial meeting.
The membership is composed of
Charles E. Ray, Sam Robinson,
George A. Brown, Glenn Palmer,
D. Reeves Noland, and C. N. Allen.
A seventh member from the Can
ton area will be named tonight.
The primary purposes of the
committee is to develop a broad
program of highway construction
for the county; to serve as a clear
ing house for all highway propos
als; to represent the county before
the highway commission and oth
er agencies with relation to all.
Park Theatre To
Of Armed Forces
The Park Theatre has signed I
contract with the Progressive Pic
ture Company to make up a picture
titled "We Americans" to be run
on their screen in the near future.
The picture will be made up of
pnotos oi local men and women in
the armed forces, who are serving
in all branches of the army and
navy, it was learned from J. E.
Massie, owner of the Park Theatre
Anyone desiring a member nf
their family or a friend or sweet-
( Continued on Page Eight)
Honor County With
Name On LSM Ship
Haywood county came in for her p"efr at th laing
share of Horv t th ln,,n.i,inf, But we should remember that
last week at the Charleston Navy I
Yards of ten landing ships honor
ing 57 counties of North Carolina
that went over the top in their
quotas for the Fifth War Loan
J. E. Massie, chairman of the
Haywood county War Finance
Committee, and C. N. Allen, who
served as chairman of the Fifth
War Loan Drive in this area, were
among the 100 prominent North
Carolinians who were present for
the ceremonies which took place
at 6:40 o'clock on October 12th.
The local men were much im
pressed with the launching cere
monies and the courtesies ahnwn
the visitors from this state in
"Victory in this great struggle
is now assured beyond anv donht
or question," said Governor J. M.
Broughton who was the principal
attained and that complacency on
tne part oi our civilian population
engaged in producing the essen
tials of war could dangerously de
lay the day of victory and possibly
hamper its fullest achievement,"
further stated the Governor.
"It is hoped, therefore, that this
occasion and others of a similar
nature throughot the nation will
stir our people to even greater ef-
iorts to the end that complete and
speeay victory may be achieved
and that the foundations may be
laid for a just and durable peace,"
wiiciuucq uovernor urougnton.
Each ship slid into the quiet
flowing Cooper river bearing on its
prow a large shield carrying the
names of six North Carolina coun
ties, as the war bond chairman and
other campaign leaders of the hon
ored counties cheered lustily as the
(Continued on page 5)
Fifteen Men Leave
Here, Making Up
Fifteen men left here on Thurs
day, 12th, for induction in the
armed forces at Camp Croft. The
group made up the October quota
under the selective service system.
Joseph Turner Russell, Jr., served
as leader, with Homer Cathey
Justice, Jr., as assistant leader.
There were three men in the
group who had been transferred
from other areas, including: James
Jackson Edwards, from Yorktown,
va.; Koy Lee Henry, from Plotts
burg, N. Y., and Wiley Buddy Rog
ers, from Portsmouth, Va.
Others making up the quota
were: Charles David Mooo, Les
ter Holcombe Eavenson, Frank
Lawrence Ingram, Robert Benja
min Chapman, Jr., Odell Rogers,
Billy Samuel Crawford, Linuel Ray
Miller, Joe Andrew Ward, J. W.
McAmis, and Edwin Rogers Boone.
To Help Veterans
A clearing committer t .-.
has just been set nnlv v o
telle, who has been namLt
man for this county.
The committee to act as the
clearing unit is composed of Mr
amtelle, J. W. Killian, of the
Lions Club, N. W. Garrett of the
Chamber of Commerce, James C
Moore, of the Haywood REA.
Gee Bichoff of the Boosters
Club, R. c Francis of the Hay.
wood AAA, and W. H. Burgia of
the American Legion.
Mr. Sentelle said otlim Lu
be added from time to time.