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NO. 43 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Ceunile
Ii School Here
l0nity Council Gies A
re'en Parly for
,Folk of Community
i.,rw nf around
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U then parents. u. ;
Utv staged in the high
iudium on Tuesday night
week by tne oniinuiiity
lwai said to be one 01 me
largest communuy ux-
.(t held in this area.
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If Xenr.cy, recreuuuimi ui-
nfthe Communuy council,
IjjKtor of the various activi
jtd C. E. Wcatherby, coach
ihigh school, announced me
m on the program.
i interest centered in all the
Udconttst held during tne
Ijtbool iootnaii learn serving
s and officials on tne
It t (.. Wagemeiu was wie
towing the contests refresh-
bwere served to the hundreds
i . i i j.1
lren attenuing tnrougn me
r of the civic groups of the
Lities of Waynesville and
brood, with assistance also
the merchants and mdivid-
jelwood elementary came out
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ir in tne wtais hi uie iracn
I with a score of 114 points;
I elementary had 89 points
lEist Waynesville, 40.
tmers in the various sports
i were as follows : Fifty yard
Iforboys, first, East Waynes-
second, Hazelwood; third
1 elementary, fourth, Hazel-
Fifty yard dash for girls,
Hazelwood; second, Central
atary; and third and fourt,
I the 100 yard dash for boys,
llwood won first; and Central
estary won second, third and
I the 100 yard dash for girls,
tiwood won first and second
i, while Central elementary
IwdEast Waynesville fourth.
pe girls relay 60 yards, Haz-
i won hist, Central elemen-
I second, and East Wavnesville
I the 100 yard relay for bovs.
pood won first, Central ele-
m Second, and East Waynes-
I the 100 yard relay for girls.
pood won first, Central ele-
secoml, and East Wrav-
R50 yard three letr race for
f, Central elementary won first.
pood second and East Way-
tilt! of War fnr Kriro Uq-j-
I on first. Central elemen-
I wond and East Waynesville
Re basketball relav. P.entral
pntary won first. TTn of Wu.
P second and Hazelwood
ihe football game between the
" Orange and RWU tho
Pi the score nf on tn ia too
Por of the former -mViifh
I the sports of the evening.
Killed In Action Baptist Pastor
And Family To
Arrive Here Today
Local Girl Drives Kay Kyser On Tour
Democrats To Climax
Kev. and Mrs. L. G- Elliott and
two children are scheduled to ar
rive here today frn Simpsonville,
S. C- Mr. Elliott was recently
callui here as pastor of the First
Mr. Elliott will use as his sermon
subject Sunday morning, "A New
Beginning," and for the evening
service he will preach on, "Behold,
A Sower Went Forth To Sow."
Mr. Elliott is a graduate of Fur
man University and the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary in
Louisville. He has held a number
of successful pastorates. Mrs.
Elliott was a member of the school
faculty in Simpsonville.
LI. JK) JAMES SHOOK!
QUEEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John i
M. Queen, who was reported miss- 1
ing on September 1,", lt13, has
been officially listid as killed in
Lt. James S. Queen
Killed In Action
The family of Lt. (jjf) James
Shook Queen, son of Mr. and Mrs.
John M. Queen of Waynesville, who
was reported missing in action at
Salerno on Sept. 15, 1943, have been
notified by the Navy Department
that he has now been listed as
killed in action.
Lt. Queen was commander of an
LCT and won a commendation in
August of 1043 for "outstanding
bravery beyond call of duty," in
action on the north coast of Sicily.
Lieutenant Queen was graduated
in law from the University of North
Carolina where he also received
the B. A. degree. He was practic
ing law here in Waynesville in
July, 1942 when he volunteered and
entered the service as an Ensign.
He was active in the Young
Democratic organization, was a
member of the Lions Club and the
local unit of the State Guard.
Surviving are his wife, the for
mer Miss Marian McClenaghan of
Raleigh, his parrents. one sister,
Miss Katheryn Qiuen of Waynes
ville and Raleigh, and one brother,
John M. Oneen. Jr.. of Waynesville.
receive k.. .r "6 w.
hi i. "'s parents, ine
L at Fort Bragg.
:&S. T. London
uimed In France
Over 200 Guests
Given By Bank
Over 200 Haywood county resi
dents were guests of the directors
and officials of the First National
Bank here of a barbecue given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus
Silir on Saturday afternoon.
The animals barbecued included
the reserve champion purchased by
the bank at the annual Western
Carolina Fat Calf Show and also
the champion pig which was bought
at the same time. The calf was
entered by Ted Francis, Bon of Mr.
and Mrs. C. T. Francis.
The guests were greeted by Mr.
and Mrs. Jonathan Woody and
others of the bank personnel.
Among the guests were all those
who purchased calves at the show.
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First flae T
.n UI1V1 1I1UI1 A
.son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Pf c. Ernest Sutton
Wounded In France
Private First Class Ernest Mou
poe Sutton, son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Sutton of Waynesville, R.
F.D. No. 1, has bien reported ser
iously wounded in action in France
on October 6. according to a mes
sage received by his parents from
the War Department. The family
have also had a letter from him
stating that he was in a hospital
in Southern France.
Pfc. Sutton entered the service
in March, 1943 and was inducted
at Camp Croft. From the latter
he was sent to Camp Bowie, Tex.,
where he rec.ived his basic train
ing and from there to an embarka
tion port and overseas, where he
has been since March of this year.
Before h; entered the service Pfc.
Sut! on was employed by t:ie Wellco
Shoe Corporation. Hi has a broth
er. C:.l. Claude Sutton, who is also
in the service.
nd"n. of fte
was wounded in ac-
ance on Runtarv,v.a- ia
been awarded the
Indon enterpH tha
12, 1942, and. was
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i, .j 7 wa w fort am,
u naming before
mciuae tne ioi
PBari,i. 1'" m Louisiana,
f1 London x . .
dwdtwu" -France' where
has v, , invasion lorces.
r8 brother i . :
"i !nr l. London, who has
Wounded In France
Names Wanted Of
For Booster Gift
The Boosters Club of Hazelwood
have set November 14th as the
deadline for getting the names and
addresses of all Hazelwood men in
service in to them in order that the
men receive a special Christmas
gift from the club.
The gift will be a year's sub
scription to Readers Digest, and
the gift will be restricted to men
who have gone into service from
within the city limits of Hazel
Relatives or friends are urged to
get the names and proper address
es to the club at once. Special
boxes have been placed at the Haz
elwood Post Office, and Hazelwood
school for receiving these names.
The committee announced yester
day that they expect to send the
gift to more than 200 men this year.
The members are raising the funds
to finance the project.
rSrtiffKlt- Campaign With Rally
Here Saturday At 2
MARINE PRIVATE LOUISE STRINGFIELD, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James L. Stringfield, of Waynesville, is shown above ready to
get the jeep she is driving underway as Kay Kyser, band leader, or
ders, "To the front and don't spare the spark plugs." Private String
field and the other member of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve
seated beside her took the well known band leader on a tour of the
Marine Corps Base, San Diego, Calif., when the Kyser band appeared
there recently before an audience of returned overseas veterans. Act
ing as eo-pilot of the jeep the North Carolina Lady Leatherneck is
driving is Private Myra Todd, of Sacramento, Calif.
Local State Guard Unit Makes Fine
Record At Encampment At Fort Bragg
C. Of C. Office
To Remain In
Through the courtesy of the
present owner, the Chamber of
Commerce will continue to occupy
the same office in the old Citizen
Bank Building. However, during
the winter months the active office
will be in the "balcony" inside the
'u'g office rooms used th" past few
.ears Beginning November 1st to
May 1st ihe Chamber of Commerce
iv i 1 1 he open only half time, during
he morning hours
"Everyone is welcome to bring
in their idas and 'propositions' for
the improvement of our community,
as well as their complaints along
with constructive thoughts as to
bettering conditions We wish to
obtain and wish to give coopera
tion," Miss Nanette Jones, secre
It was previously decidtd to move
the office for the winter to other
Plan For Vets
R. E. Sentelle, chairman of the
veterans employment plan here,
discussed the program at Rotary
last week, pointing the workings
of the organization in getting men
in service back to their regular
jobs when they are given a dis
charge from the service.
L. N. Davjs was nnmed as a
member of the clearing committee
to represent the club on the community-wide
named by Mr. Sentelle.
Large Number At
By Clubs Here
A large number of business and
civic leaders farmers and farm
boys, together with about 30 pa
tients of the Naval Hospital in
Asheville, attended the barbecue
last night at the Armory, and spon
sored by the Rotary and Lions
Clubs and the high school.
Phillip Woolleott. president of
the Bank of Asheville, and former
president of the North Carolina
Bankers Association, was the prin
cipal speaker of the occasion.
The three sponsors of the barbe
cue purchased one of the 17 fat
calves from Haywood at the recent
show and sale, and had it barbe
cued for last night's event.
Jonathan Woody presented the
SontV, """ '
r,n .raclhc war theatre
rationed at Orlando,
one half years
PFC. ERNEST MOUPOE SUT
TON, son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Sutton, of Waynesville, R.F.D. No
1, who has been seriously wounded
in France on October 6.
Back From OPA
Job In Capital
Tom Alexander has returned
home after serving for a time with
OPA in Washington on the Pulp
Mr. Alexander was' "drafted"
into the special service earlier in
the year, because of his experiences
in the forestry work of the south.
He will devote his time now to
the operation of Cataloochee Ranch
and his forestry work as in the
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PRIVATE ROBERT L. GUN
TER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawery
Gunter of Waynesville, R.F.D. No.
1, who was slightly wounded on
September 12 in Italy, according to
information received from the War
"We were quartered in the bar
racks formerly occupied by three
Divisions, now famous overseas,
and the North Carolina SjHtP
Guard is the only siich group In
the United States to have the pri
vilege of being trained in a regu
lar nrmy post," said Col. J. Harden
Howell, commander of the Second
State Regiment in speaking of the
State Guard encampment held last
week at Fort Bragg.
Forty-seven members of the lo
cal unit, which is headquarters and
service company for the second
regini nt, attended the encamp
ment. Col. William S. Pritchard,
of Fort Bragg, U- S. Army officer,
who is in charge of Internal Se
curity in North Carolina, directed
the intensive training given the
State Guard at Fort Bragg.
"We were given every available
means and assistance for training
offered in the army. The rations
were plentiful and up to actual
army requirements and were well
prepared," reported Col. Howell.
"I have attended a number of
camps and I have never seen more
accomplished in the same period
or the spirit of the men better,"
continued Col. Howell.
"The local company, headquar
ters and service, functioned fine.
They handled the rations and other
work of the whole brigade. They
are deserving of a lot of credit.
The local company had entire
charge of supplies," he commented
"Captain Marion T. Bridges was
supply officer of the second regi
mint and he earned the commen
dation of the brigade officers by his
efficient work," said the Colonel
"Captain Ben Sloan did a splen
did job and also won recognition
from the officers. Captain Ralph
Prevost also did a mighty fine job.
In fact the cooperation I received
in the second regiment made my
work easy. Every man did as he
was ordered. They were at the
spot on time for every activity,"
said Col. Howell as he told of the
work of the local unit.
The Waynesville Guard returned
on Sunday night from Fort Bragg.
Some of the officers went down a
few days before the regular week's
training for enlisted men to at
tend an officers course.
The Fort Bragg Post, weely
paper of the army published at
Fort Bragg, carried a number of
stories and pictures setting forth
the type of training of the State
Officers from the South Carolina
State Guard were also present for
part of the encampment as special
Facts About The
The polls in Haywood will
open at seven o'clock Tuesday
morning, and remain open
until 7 that evening.
The election board will re
main open on Sunday from
nine until four to issue ballots
to any person wishing to ob
tain an absentee ballot.
Workers at each precinct are
urged to send in results to the
court house as soon as ballots
Pvt. Victor Rice
Wounded On Oct. 5
Private Victor S. Rice, son of
Mrs. Joe Rice of Buncombe county,
was slightly wounded in Holland
on October 5, according to a mes
sage from the War Department re
ceived by his wife, the former M ss
Elsie Caldwell, who resides with
her parents on Waynesville, R.F.D
Pvt. Rice entered the service on
March 16 of this year. He receiv
ed his training at Camp Fannin,
Tex., and from there was transfer
red to Fort George Meade, Md.
Before entering the service Pvt.
Rice was employed by the French
Broad Laundry in Asheville.
In Germany Oct. 1
Paul Oliver Headrick, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Headrick of Hazel
wood, has been reported missing in
action in Germany since October
1, according to a message to the
parents from the War Department.
The message read as follows:
"The Secretaty of War desires to
express his deep regret that your
son, Technician Fifth Grade, has
been reported missing in action
since October 1, in Germany. If
further details or other informa
tion are secured you will be prom
Young Headrick entered the ser
vice in January, 1943 and was in
ducted at Fort Jackson and from
there was si nt to Camp Young,
Calif. From the latter he was
transferred to Camp Maxey, Tex.,
before being sent overseas, where
he was serving with the mechaniz
Prior to entering the service he
was employed at the Southeastern
Shipbuilding Company, Savannah,
C. K. White Patient In
Johnson City Hospital
C. R. White, native of Haywood
county, who resided for many years
in the State of Washington, and
who has been making his home
here for the past few years, is a
patient in the government hospital
in Johnson City, Tenn. Mr. White
is a veteran of World War 1.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Noland have
just returned from Camp Bland
ing, Fla., where they visited their
two sons, Corporal Lyle and Pvt.
Harry Noland. They were accom
panied by their daughter. Miss
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PAUL HEADRICK, Technician
Fifth Grade, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Headrick, of Hazelwood, who
has been reported missing in Ger
many since October 1.
Much Work Has Been Un
derway By Both Parties
At All Precincts.
( Note reproduction of ballots
to be voted Tuesday will be found
on page 6).
Political leaders here yesterday
predicted a vote of 7,000 to 7,500
on Tuesday, when Haywood voters
will have the privilege of voting
four different ballots and in three
townships there will be constable
The vote will be about a fourth
less than the 1940 total, was the
general belief among election offi
cials and political leaders of the
The campaign in the county has
been quiet, with most of the acti
vity of both parties being confined
to precinct meetings, and personal
work on the part of the precinct
The Democratic party will stage
a rally at the court house on Sat
urday at two o'clock, featuring
talks by Judge Felix E. Alley, Gro
ver C. Davis, John M. Queen and
R. E. Sentelle. The Soco Gap
string band will provide music for
C. E. Brown, chairman of the
Haywood executive committee, will
be in charge of the rally, and act
an master of ceremonies.
The Democrats of the district
met here on October 9th, and start
ed a state-wide campaign, at which
time all stale candidates, county
and district candidates were pres
ent. Since that time party work
ers have Iffjj, active in getting
v tiers regiti tared in all precincts.
Glenn A Boyd,- chairman of the
Haywood Republican Committee
said no special rally would be held.
Frank Ensley, vice chairman has
been holding numerous precinct
meetings in the Canton and East
The election board announced
yesterday that approximately 600
votes had been received from men
in service. There are about 400
men in service from this county.
Unless many more votes are re
ceived, it would indicate that only
one man in seven cast a ballot.
Serving as registrars and judges
in the townships in the county will
be the following:
Beaverdam Number 1, W. W.
Pless, Ray Byers and M. V. Bram
lett; Beaverdam Number 2, Will
F. Clary, Jake Smathers and Glad
stone Haney; Beaverdam Number
3, C. E. Williams, J. T. Chappell
and Roy Matheson; Beaverdam
Number 4, Bill Franklin, George
Henry Smathers and John Teague;
Beaverdam Number 5, Mrs. Fred
Winfield, Grover Russell and
George A. Wilson; Beaverdam
Number 6, S. C. Wood, Girtwood
Smathers and G. C. Watts.
Clyde, Fred Medford, Jay Mor
gan and M. P. Haynes.
Crabtree, Will Bradshaw, Man-
son McElroy and Matt Davis.
Iron Duff, Roy Medford, Weaver
Chambers and Humphrey White.
Jonathan Creek, L. M. Leather
wood, Grady Howell and Vinson
White Oak, Robert Fisher, Gay
lor Baldwin and Plato Bramlett.
.Pigeon; Walker Brown, John Day
Cathey and Walter Singleton.
East Fork, Rex Pless, K. L. Bur
nett and Wilburn Clark.
Cecil, Perry Allen, Ben West and
North Waynesville, David Turn
er, Henry Gaddy and Mrs. Ida Mol
lis. South Waynesville, Mrs. C. B.
Atkinson, Robert P. McCracken
and W. T. Mehaffey.
Hazelwood, W. A. Wh'.tener,
Gene Wyatt and John Blalock.
Lake Junaluska, Jarvis T. Co-
man, Guy Fullbright and Ed Bal
linger. Ivey Hill, Alnay Mehaffey, Sam
Queen and Dave Jaynes.
Cataloochee, Lush Caldwell, Mrs.
Mark Hannah and Americus Hall.
Big Creek, J. M. Caldwell, Crow
Hopkins and J. Mitchell Sutton.
Fines Creek, Marion Kirkpatrick,
Mrs. N. C. James and Hubert Ferguson.
RADIO PREACHER COMING
Ralph Sexton, well known radio
evangelist of Asheville, will preach
at the Dellwood Baptist Church on
Friday, November 3 at 7:80 Ac
companying Mr Sexton will be a
singer of gospel songs