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Published In The County Seat Of Haywood Countv At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 42 12 Paees vii-fnrv il.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson wubuw
K & PLACE Vii Kfl
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ouncil To Sponsor
.jpnts From Elementary
-H In Community To
L Guests Of Council On
L Sr th.
tLav owning at
, . ... arc expected to
in!r! nu - - .
Lithe Hi'! "V'een l""1 l" .
Mtlie , ,itv Council
V mimiiw" v
7 o clock
r, .t.i,1in) "I tne luwuamif
The party will dc
event sponsoreu uy m
its organization lasi
j.; V. Tenney, recrea-
I) diret-tor. win ue
lidnn fn.n. the Leninu
tirv Ea.-t wajiiTOvuitr,
trt) ami M. Joim
! be guests of the eve-
Taunts are urgeu w oi-
ith th. ii children.
folkitt, Grayden Ferguson
, i - ...:n l ;
of the paw? to the entrance
L stadium, and give out me
It; which will later
children t.. a serving
LWnts. inert win
p Weatherby will announce
" rr, ,:n u
program. im. lenuey i
ittd in directing tne events
lie Ropers. Frank Kogers ana
knee Leather wood, principals
L schools. Charles Isley and
high school band will be on
and furnish music lor tne
Ifreshment have been made
able through the generosity of
Rotary Club, Lions Club, Wo-
Club, Boosters Club, Cham-
of Commerce, Civic League,
. R. McCracken. Mrs. E. C.
Meld. Mrs. R. R. Campbell
Hrs. F. G. Rippetoe are in
ge of the refreshments.
bere will be a football game
teen the Blues and the Whites.
lumber of Hallowe'en features
been planned in addition to
field meet which will Include
Yard Dash 4 contestant
(Continued on page 7)
st Rites Held
t Sunday For
beral services were conduct-
it the home on North Main
lt on Sunday afternoon at
o'clock for Robert Edgar
ft, 69, who died Friday night
in Asheville hospital. The Rev
Burnt tt officiated. Buri
m Green Hill cemetery.
Shearers were Ed Browning,
Medford. Hill Howell. Carl
Me. and Ratrliff MpHfnrd
V- Miller h ad been in the nlumb-
business he rp for nvor fnrfv.
-. - j
Jrs He retired last year
wont 0f iiineRg,
orrivinsr are his widow, Mrs.
TBull Miller; four sons, Floyd,
no Mack i w. all nt Wnv-
Pe. and CPO Oordnn Miller.
U. S. Navy now in the
1 Pacific, faur daughters,
John N'orris, Mrs. Verlin
Pand Mrs. Howard Pa all
juynesville. and Mrs. O. L.
of Brevard; four broth-
A. Millnr TTayim. MilU.
. , stilly Wlil,
rge Miller, nil of Wavnoa.
f Vd Tm Miller, of Candler;
"r, Mrs. Will Vorlr nf
I'FC. HERBERT H. TATE, who
whs reported wounded in Germany
on October 8, was also wounded
on June 25 in France. For the lat
ter he was awarded the Purple
Pfc. H. H. Tate
Second Time, Oct. 8
Pfc. Herbert H. Tate, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Olenn Tate, of Way
nesville, R. F. D. No. 2, has been
slightly wounded in action over
Germany on October 8, according
to information received yesterday
by his parents. Pfc. Tate already
holds the Purple Heart for having
been wounded in France on June
Pfc. Tate volunteered in the ser
vice on June 17, 1943, and was in
ducted at Fort Jackson. He took
his basic training at Fort Mc
Cleltan and from there, was sent to
Fort George Meade,'" Id., before
being sent overseas ia November,
He served first in England, then
in France. Prior to entering the
service he was employed at the
Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company in Newport
News. Before his connection in
Newport News, he served in the
(Continued on page 7)
Draw Jury For
The county commissioners have
drawn the jury list for the No
vember term of Superior court,
which will convene here on the
Drawn for the first week were:
Grady Lawens, Beaverdam; J. R.
Gerringer, Waynesville; Joe N.
Tate, Waynesville; Grover Mease,
Beaverdam; Wilburn Conard, Jon
athan Creek; Charlie L. Davis,
Waynesville; J. Craig Allen, Beav
erdam; G. Homer Trull, East
Fork; James A. Si.sk, Pigeon.
P. J. McCracken, Crabtree; Lee
Howell, Jonathan; James O. Leath
erwood, Cataloochee; Hobart White,
Ivy Hill; J. E. Downs, Iron Duff;
Carl Sutton, Crabtree; Roy Rogers,
Fines Creek ; Glenn Fincher, Fines
Creek; Bill Swanger, Cecil; Jarvis
W. Hunter, White Oak; Fred L.
Medford, Clyde; Belter J. Wells,
Pigeon; and W. T. McGaha, Cata
loochee. Drawn for the second week were:
Joe A. Hargrove, Pigeon; Calvin
Rose, Jonathan; Blain B. Trull,
East Fork; Gerald R. Fish, Clyde;
Marshall Leatherwood, Clyde; Hub
Caldwell, Jonathan Creek; R. V.
Leatherwood, Waynesville; Joe
Liner, Waynesville; T. F. Hipps,
Beaverdam ; Joe F. Brown, Way
nesville; John C. Underwood, Way
nesville. A. M. Frazier, Cecil; Louis Siler,
Waynesville; Hugh Ledford, Beav
erdam ; J. F. Justice, Pigeon ;
Grant Davis, Iron Duff ; and Char
lie Hill, Crabtree.
Killed In Germany
PVT. JOSEPH I'NDERWOOD,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. ('. I'n ler
wood ol Waynesville, R.F.I . No. 1,
who was reported k i 1 1 . 1 in action
in Germany on September 1M. He
is the first reported casualty in
Germany from this area. He en
tered tne service in Juno, liM.i,
and was sent to induction cen
ter, then sent to Fort Met'lellan
and Fort George Meade, before I
being sent overseas. Surviving are I
his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Bramlett '
Underwood, his parents, two sis-j
ters, Mrs. John Webb, and Miss
New A Gas Books
Coming In Slow
New Coupons Go Into Use
November 8th, Applications
Should He Made Now.
As of yesterday only 3(50 appli
cations for renewal of A gasoline
rationing coupons had been receiv
ed by the local board. Estimates
are that 1,500 will be made.
The coupons will be mailed to
applicants, and none issued over
the counter.it was said.
The application blanks are avail
able at all service stations through
out the community, and the back
of the present A book must be at
tached to the application.
The present 11-A coupons ex
pire on November 8th. The 12-A
coupons are worthless.
Rationing officials urge motor
ists to make applications imme
diately in order to prevent the last
minute rush, and the possibility of
some coupons not being issued on
To Have New
The walls of a sixteen by forty
Lucile Underwo(4l, of Waynesville; I brick building on Main Street in
and one brother, Clifford Under
wood, seaman first class, who is
now serving in the Atlantic waters.
Pvt. Ernest Messer
Ii ?! Posthumously
Given Purple Heart
service ,, ;ii k iDu
-i u,,ee o clock at tne
r? Methodist Phn.li tu.
-"- iwi j uii uo
I y action at 12:30 a. m.
IS Rev- R- T- Houts, Jr,
he church and Rev. Thos.
,, f1" officiate Rnriol Jll K-,
:11 serve as pallbearers
Will U : . ..
Im,. - r i cnarge ol tne
r J. M. Wrich
N At 3 Todav
Private Ernest Boyd Messer, son
of Mr. and Mrs. L. Z. Messer, of
Waynesville, R.F.D. No. 2, has
been posthumously awarded the
Purple Heart for meritorious ser
vice and bravery in action.
Pvt. Messer entered the service
on January 22, 1943, at Camp Croft
and from there was sent to Camp
Young, Calif. From the latter he
was sent to Camp Maxcy, Tex.,
before being sent overseas.
Pvt. Messer was first stationed
in England for a period of six
months prior to being sent with
the invasion forces into France,
where he was killed in action on
June 11, 1944.
The award was received by Mr.
and Mrs. Messer on October 18,
the 22nd birthday anniversary of
Pvt Messer, Haywood county's
first casualty in the invasion of .
Prior to entering the service ;
Pvt. Messer who k as a graduate i ( f j
of the Fines Creek high school, was
engaged in farming in this area.
Rev. J. Clay Madison, pastor of
the First Mthodist Church here,
has been returned to serve the
church another, year, according to
the appointments announced at the
Western North Carolina Confer
ence of the Metnpdist Church which
was field Uurt-ek irr-C.haflott
with Bishop Clare Pureell, presid
ing. Rev. W. L. Hutching, who has
served as superintendent of the
Waynesville district for the past
six years, the limit set by the
church for one pastor to serve,
has been sent to Lenoir, as pastor
of the First Methodist church
Dr. W. A. Lambeth, who has
been serving as superintendent of
the Methodist Assembly at Lake
Junaluska, and as pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church, Asheville,
has been transferred to Greens
boro, where he will serve as su
perintendent of that district.
Dr. F. D. Love, former superin
tendent of the Durham district,
has been appointed superintendent
of the Methodist Assembly, suc
ceding Dr. Lambeth.
Rev. Walter B- West, pastor of
Hawthorne Lane Methodist church
of Charlotte, has been named su
perintendent of the Waynesville
district to succeed Rev. Hutchins.
Mr. West is a former pastor of
the First Methodist church here,
having served the church during
Rev. West has been pastor of a
number of churches since leaving
here, including, the First Church
of Salisbury, and he also served
as superintendent of the Asheville
district. He is president of the
board of missions of the Church
Extension in the Western North
Carolina Conference, which also
makes him a member of the gen
eral mission board of the church.
In accordance 'with the recom
mendation of the conference Boaro
imipeianee. the Western North
I I 1
Hazelwood, are being completed for
the new home of Carolina Power
and Li'ht Company.
The specially built office for the
power firm is being done by C. N.
Allen and Leon Killian.
Approximately 30 days will be
required to complete the building
and the occupants move in, it was
ON HUYING TRIP
Charles Ray and C. J. Reece left
Sunday for St. Louis where they
will buy merchandise for their
stores. They will buy shoes and
a general line of merchandise.
To Hear Roberts Tell
of Post War Planning
To Be Honored By
Memorial services will be held at
Elizabeth Chapel, Methodist church,
in the Ratcliff Cove on Sunday aft
ernoon at 2:30 o'clock, October
29th, for Corporal Technician
Claude Wilson Underwood, who
was killed in action on Saipan on
July 11, of this year.
Cpl. Underwood, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rufus Underwood, of Waynes
ville, R.F.I). No. 1,, entered the
service in September, 1941, and
was inducted at Fort Bragg. From
the latter he was sent to Camp
Wolters, Tex., and then to the Ha
waiian Islands, where he served
for barely three years.
Prior to entering the service he
was employed by the Jerry Liner
Construction Company of Lake
Asheville Banker To
Address Civic Group
State Leader To Address
Local Group On November
9th At Hazelwood 'School.
The first community-wide dis
cussion of post war planning, will
be held on November 9th, at a
supper meeting in the Hazelwood
school dining room. Coleman Rob
erts, of Charlotte, one of the
leaders in post war plans for tha
state, will be the speaker.
The meeting is being sponsored
jointly by The Rotary, Boosters
and Lions Clubs," and the direc
tors of the Chamber of Commerce.
The attendance will be limited to
the membership of the club, the
Commerce directors, and a few
At an initial meeting, attended
by appointed representatives of all
sponsors, R. L. Prevost was named
chairman, and will act as toast
master. A general over-all picture of the
needs of post war planning will
be presented by Mr. Roberts.
"There is a definite, need for
community-wide post war plans.
Those should be made ow, and
made with extreme car, and de
termination to carry through," Mr.
Prevost said in discussing the
REV. WALTER B. WEST, for
mer pastor ,f the First Methodist
church here, who succeeds Rev. W.
L. Hutchins as superintendent of
the Waynesville District.
(Continued on page 7)
a well known farmer
-er was a native of
Vvl?- He was the .on
fc wewh and Lucretia
W ji ne was known as
riarty people in nis
SwJfcy bis wife, Mrs.
Rot and Morris L
PW.1,1, ,Plgeon section, Bar-
titter u ' 01 Detroit, Mich.,
KaM i'l D- Singleton, of
- .uneen grandchildren
fti cnarge of arange-
Need $1,500 To Meet
War Bund Quota Here
The United War Fund Drive for
the Waynesville area of the county
was started on Tuesday of this
week with quota of $5,800 to be
raised, it was learned from John
Boyd, .chairman for this area. The
quota for the county was set at
$11,600, which was equally divided
between the Waynesville and Can
ton areas of the county.
In the two days drive a total of
tt onn ,o. wHvtd. leaving a bal-
,t,OVV reo ' - ---
Citizens who reside in the sec
tion of the county outside of the
Hazelwood, Waynesville and Lake
Junaluska areas who have not con
tributed are urged to get in touch
with some member of the commit
tee and give their donation.
Those serving with Mr, Boyd in
raising the quota include: Mark
Davis, J. H. Smathers, Jr., Heinz
Rollman, Doyd Kirkpatrick, W. H.
Burgin, David Underwood, Fran
' 1 enrt hp donated before cis Massie, Dan Watkins, J. C.
mmnltinn' of the campaign, ac- Galusha, J. J. Ferguson, Bryan
cording to Mr. Boyd.
The manufacturing plants have
assumed the obligations of, collect
ing donations "from their employes,
with their pledges already counted
in with the amount contributed
Medford, A. T. Ward, Mrs. Ker
mit Murray, Henry Davis, Claude
Woodard, Ed Sims, Paul Martin,
L. N. Davis, Henry Gaddy, Roy
Parkman, C. N. Allen, Sam Lane,
George Bischoff, and Mrs. Rufus
" . -
Sgt. W. C. Willett
Wounded In Action
Sergeant William C. Willett, son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Willett, of
Waynesville, has been reported
j seriously wounded in action in Ger
I many on October 7th, according to
a message received this week by
Sgt. Willett entered the service
as a volunteer In February 1942,
' and was inducted at Fort Bragg
I From Bragg he was transferred to
j Fort Jackson, after which he re
i ceived training at the following
i posts before being sent overseas
last February; Fort Benning, Ga.,
Camp Blanding, Fla., Camp For
rest, Tenn., and Camp Atterbury,
Sgt. Willett served first in
England and was sent to France
two weeks after the Invasion be
gan. At the time he volunteered he
was a student at Fishburne Mili
Sgt. Willett has a brother in the
service, Pvt. Walton W. Willett,
who is serving with the Air Force
and is now stationed in Alaska. Pvt.
Willett entered the service as a
volunteer and at the time was also
a student at Fishburne Miltiary
The Rotary and Lions Clubs will
be hosts to .'!() patients of the Naval
( onvnloscant Hospital in Ashe
ville, and outstanding members of
the local 4-H Club and F.F.A. Club
and their duds at a barbecue here
Wednesday niirht at the Armorv.
J The two clubs bought one of
the Haywood calves entered in the
I Fat Calf Show recently, and have
arranged to have it barbecued by
1 Rufus Siler.
The only speaker of the occasion
will be Phil Woolcott, president of
the Bank of Asheville, and former
president of the N. C. Bankers As
sociation. Mr. Woolcott originated
the plan of the Fat Calf Show and
Sale. He will be presented by
Jonathan Woody, president of the
First National Bank, and leader in
sponsoring the event from Hay
wood. A short program of entertain
ment will be provided during the
meal, which will be served at seven
o'clock. This meeting will be the
regular weekly meeting of the two
RSV. J. CLAY MADISON, pas
tor of the First Methodist church
eie t'"i the ! a-t two years, was
reappointed to serve church.
Visits Brother Here
Tech. Sgt. Vernon Weatherby,
.who is serving with the amphibi
ous engineers, formerly of Faison,
wfls the p-uest during the past week
of his brother. C E. Weatherby.
Sgt. Weatherby has returned
from 22 rmnths in New Guinea.
Prior to serving with the engin
eers Sgt Weatherby served for
17 years with the Merchant Ma-rhies.
Shot While Hunting
Funeral services were conducted
at-8:00 o'clock on: Tsetday after
noon at the Haselwoop Baptist
church for Carl Sydney RoblnBon,
14, son of Mr. and Mrs-JJMiWCD-
ineop, of HaawfAio. ,a j?.,
cidttJl ay what-6uVftuntIngr
with' a group of boyTm4iatufdar
afternoon. Rev. J. M. Woodard,"
and Rev. D. H. Dennis, the latter
pastor of the Hazelwood Metho-
j dist church, officiated. Burial was
in Green Hill cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were the
following from the first football
team of the local high school:
Arthur Paul Evans, Edward
Scates, Billie Burgin, Tom Med
ford, and Ralph and Raymond
The girls from the 9th grade of
the high school of which Carl was
a member served as flower girls.
He was a student at the Waynes
ville township high school and at
the time of the accident was serv
ing as manager of the football
He is survived by his parents;
seven brothers, Lower Robinson,
U. S. Marines, Richmond, Va.; Wil
liam Robinson, serving with the
Merchant Marines, now in New
port News, Va.; Cpl. Bronson Rob
inson, U. S. Army, now in Eng
land; Private Euzelle Robinson, U.
S. Army, stationed in Alabama;
and Henry, Lawrence and Virgil
Robinson, 11 of Hazelwood.
The Garrett Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.
SGT. JOE PALMER HOME
Sgt. Joe Palmer has arrived to
spend a brief visit with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn C. Palmer on
Crabtree. Sgt. Palmer was wounded
during a battle in the South Pacific I com,n
and has been in hospitals for the
past few months.
Sgt. Palmer is a Marine, and has
been thorugh several major engagements.
Ballot Will Mark
L. A. MILLER BACK
L. A. Miller has returned to
Waynesville to make this his home,
after living in Lenoir for the past
three years. He formerly owned
and operated the. Miller Plumbing
and 'Heating Company.
They Went To Gather
A pples, Killed Big Bear
What started out to be an un
eventful, but busy harvesting day
last Wednesday at the Walnut
Cove farm, owned by Mrs. Joe
Gill, on the Jonathan Creek road,
ended in a bear hunt with a 650
nound animal bagged.
Lyda Parton, manager of the
farm, with Charlie Messer, Mar
ion Green, and Guy Phillips went
on the Utah , Mountain section of
the farm .to gather apples. The
area is so steep that only sleds
are used to haul produce down the
They were busy picking apples
when the dogs began to make a
great fuss around a tree nearby
and looking in the direction, one
of the men spied a good sized bear
in the tree.
Not one of the men had a gun,
so while the dogs held the bear
bayed, Parton ran three miles after
his shot gun, with the others keep
ing watch with the dogs, who were
faithful in their vigilance. When
Parton returned with the gun,
the bear was shot.
He was1 too big to pull down
the mountain, so he was skinned
and cut up on the spot. The Bkin
from head to tail measured 7 feet,
and behind his forelegs he measur
ed a good four and one half feet.
His first feet were six inches and
his hind feet were ten inches long.
The bear is thought to have
wandered out of the Park area.
The list of candidates in the
election from Haywood
county is one of the smallest on
record. There will be only one
county race and three township
races, with one of the latter un
opposed. Glenn C. Palmer is seeking re
election in the house of represen
tatives with Charles B. Hawkins,
A. F. Arrington, candidate for
constable, is unopposed.
C. C. Clint Burnett, Democrat,
is running for constable in East
Fork Township against L. W.
(Red) Heatherly, Republican.
In Beaverdam Township Horace
Mehaffey, Democrat, is opposed for
the office of constable by Ben Ford,
Four hundred and seventy ab
sentee ballots have been received
from men in the service from this
county now overseas, it was learn
ed from Walter C. Crawford yes
terday. The voters will also cast their bal.
lot on the Democratic ticket for
State Senator from the 32nd Sen
atorial District for candidates W.
B. Hodges, of Hendersonville, and
Carroll P. Rogers, of Tryon, who
will be opposed on the Republican
ticket by George Deemondt and S.
A. Jones, both of Tryon.