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HYEAR NO. 48 16 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
llKd U U C0 ETD
!y Haywood In Sixth
ar Bond Purchases
LnArea Slightly Ahead
.wood has passed the half-
Lark in the purcnase oi war
in the Sixth War Loan urive,
;ales totaling $372,596.75 yes
noon. The Canton area was
j, thi end of the county by
jhan $3,000. Each area has
the county quota of $714,-
Canton had sold yesterday
... -1, 1.-3
;03, while waynesville nau
allv was held at craDtre
last night, and others sched-
Bor tin' week include if ines
at the school on 1 riday
at 7:30 antl at tne iron uun
liist church Saturday night
b, according to W. Roy P ran-
unty chairman. The high
band will attend, and lead-
the bond movement will be
... i i j.1
it with bonds to issue ai me
W- . . .
fcday nipht a rally was held
bathan Creek at which time
in bonds were sold.
kloochee township passed
quota last week, and this
Uoubled the amount, for the
township to send the sales
the top of the thermometer.
line in the Waynesville ther-
,er made the next largest
las sales totaled $174,562.50.
an Creek showed the next
It percentage gain for the
campaign has nine more
go, with a total Of $141,000
kwght in that period to4meft
ther of Local
k Serving With
i 1 IT TT7-11 1
Bulian Rathe, of Waynes-
las received a message from
itish War Department stat
lat his brother, Ronald M
who was serving with the
forces of Great Britain, has
illed in action.
Rathe, who was serving
fe British Navy, was report
ing last July, but was not
!y declared killed in action
olunteered shortly after the
If the war with the British
nd was stationed in various
if England and Scotland un
eceived his commission and
igned to duty on a destroy-
voluntered to go out on a
mission for the British
M July in a small boat and
survived bv his wife. Mrs.
Jitathe, of London, his moth
P- Bettv Solomon nf New
Pnd his brother, W. Julian
oi Waynesville. who is an
of the Well co Shoe Corpor-
A C. Secretary
coal situation is renorted
'ettmg serious in this area.
learned this week. The
? Prepared statement of
rH condition was e-iven
fountaineer thio mooi. k,t
a. Jones, secretary of the
r of Cflmpmrpoi
brtT 18. some of the of-
the n,ai 1
, - vi commerce
r5 Retail Cnnl rioolQ nf
met with a field repre-
!e of the Solid Fuels for
lmiIstration, for a survey
treme need of coal for
C recommended to the Ad
f "on, after-, this investiga
fl Waynesville and the sur
fs towns and pnmninni-ir
f directed A ft Mt,.
r. j a cars vi
Z. , above the allotted
last year's use, to re-
r'nter wenrt.- . .
ci mal wouia
,w were not granted "re
and in ..
fft, -""iueraiion OI
i" increnoo s 1 .,
tooH - I tV"puianon
7ounty. This amount
e the dealers. After
Fines Creek Girl
Named Queen Of
Miss Frances Josephine
Rogers To Be Crowned
Saturday Evening At 8:30.
' Miss Fiances Josephine Rogers,
17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Rogers of the Fines Creek section,
has been selected queen of the
Asheville Burley Tobacco market
for the 1944-'45 season and will be
crowned in a ceremony at which
officials of the Asheville Merchants'
association will award war bonds to
both the incoming and the outgoing
The coronation will take place in
a colorful ceremony on the roof
garden of the Langivn Hotel at
8:30 Saturday evening to which
the public is invited.
The retiring queen, Miss Ophelia
A. Cole, will take part in the cere
mony and pass the crown to the
The association officials will
award a $50 war bond to each of
According to her father, Miss
Rogers has been helping with to
bacco crops since the age of eight
at which time she could drop plants
and worm tobacco as well as an
For the past few years she has
liejs4,wiJji. the, entire, job of pro
ducing the tobacco crop and this
year assisted her father, two sis
ters and brother in producing four
acres of tobacco.
A leader in community activities,
she has been a member of the 4-H
club for five years and secretary
of the Sunday school of Fines Creek
Methodist church for two years.
She was on the basketball team at
Fines Creek high school for five
years and was captain of the team
She graduated from the school
last spring and was active in dra
matics and journalism. She was so
cial editor of The Fines Creek Re
flector, the school paper, and The
Fines Creek Peaks, the school an
She was selected queen from
among approximately 15 other can
didates, some of whom were almost
as eligible as she. Requirements
are that a girl must have worked in
tobacco and must know the ter
minology. Appearance community
activities, and character are also
taken into consideration.
Asheville Burley Market Queen
v I si j& iii
iwirff V-SSy Hlfisli
l W V - mS'" 1ljt
MISS FRANCES JOSEPHINE ROGERS, 17, of Fines Creek,
has been chosen queen of the Asheville Burley Tobacco Market for
the r.14-1-4; season. Selected by a special committee of the Asheville
lohacco Board of Trade, she will be crowned in a special ceremony
at which oflicials of the Asheville Merchants' Association will figure
Town Charged With
Failure To Follow
Law In Bus Service
Achievement Day Is
Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Leonard
L. Leatherwood of Aberdeen, Md.
and Washington, D. C, are expect
ed home on Sunday to spend a week
with thir parents, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Leatherwood and Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie Moody, of Route 2,
The sale of Christmas tubercu
losis seals which was launched last
week, is preceding with unusual
success, according to Mrs. Frank
Ferguson, chairman from the Wo
man's Club, sponsoring organiza
tion of the drive.
The sales to date have reached
$300, it was learned this week.
Any person desiring to purchase
seals, and has not been contacted
either by mail or in person by a
member of the committee may se
cure the seals from the office of the
county superintendent of educa
tion in the court house.
Reproduction Of 15
Famous Diamonds Shown
Much interest is being shown in
the reproductions of the world's
most famous 15 diamonds, now on
display in the show window of E.
J. Lilius, jeweler, on Main Street
The history of the stones reads
like fiction. A brief description of
them is printed elsewhere in this
Captain Luther M. Roberts of the
Army Air Forces Public Relations
department, was the main speaker
at the annual Achievement Day
held on Saturday of the three farm
groups including the Haywood
Demonstration Farmers, The Home
Demonstration clubs and the 4-H
girls and boys. It marked the
initial program of the combination
of the three groups, which hereto
fore have held separate meetings.
Capt. Roberts spoke on the Air
Forces and told the groups of the
perfection of the organization as
it operates today, and of its world
wide service. He complimented the
fine work done by the rural citi
zens of the county and compared
it to the team work being done by
the armed forces.
A. J. McCracken, president of
the Demonstration farmers and
Mrs. Mark Ferguson, president of
the Haywood County Home Club
Council, jointly presided. The meet
ing was opened with assembly sing
ing led by Miss Jewel Graham, as
sistant county home agent, follow
ed by the invocation by Rev. M. R.
Reports of the achievements for
the past year of the three groups
were given by the following: Mrs.
L. J. Cannon, Home Demonstra
tion clubs; Edith Noland, 4-H clubs;
and Oder F. Burnett, Demonstra
tion Farmers, all of which showed
Mr. McCracken announced that
(Continued on page 16)
Attorney For Taxi Opera
tors Points Out Way $10,000
Suit Was Started.
"There is no desire to hinder or
in any wise obstruct the operation
of a City Bus Service, with desig
nated routes, schedules and stops
as provided by law," said J. Hayes
Alley, in a prepared statement re
garding the $10,000 lawsuit recent
ly filed with the clerk of the court,
against the Town of Waynesville
and Tom Lee, owner of the Twin
City Bus Service by a group of
Waynesville Taxi owners.
Mr. Alley, representing the taxi
owners, has on page twelve of this
newspaper, a statement of "expla
nation and a correction" in con
nection with the case, which will
be heard before Judge Felix E.
Alley here Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Alley points out that his
clients resorted to legal action
after failing to get the town to
designate routes, schedules and
stops for the buses operated by
The formal statement also points
out that "the bus service, properly
operated, can only result in bene
fits to the community; and the com
munity, as a whole, should feel
grateful to Mr. Lee as the spon
sor, and to the Town of Waynes
ville, in their cooperation with Mr.
Lee, in granting him such a privi
lege as the law allows, to so ope
rate a City Bus Service."
In the formal statement, Mr.
Alley quotes a letter from the ODT
regarding the bus service here.
Cited For Bravery
Than Last Year,
Says County Agent
First National Bank Of
fering $50 In Prizes To
Tobacco Growers This Year.
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To Be Buried
Today At Arlington
Last rites will be conducted this
morning at 11 o'clock in Arlington
National Cemetery for Commander
Willis Bradley Haviland, 55,
USNR, whose military record ex
tended through both World War
I and II. Full military honors
will be accorded the American
aviator who served with the fa
mous Escadrille Lafayette.
Commander Haviland died Tues
day, November 28, at the U. S.
Naval Hospital at Corona, Calif.
His wife, the former Miss Lucile
Satterthwaite, daughter of Mrs. S.
C. Satterthwaite and the late Mr.
Satterthwaite, of Waynesville and
Atlanta, was with him at the time
of his passing.
Commander Haviland was a na
tive of St. Paul and was recalled
to active duty in May, 1942, and
was sent to the Naval Air Station.
Whidbey Island, Wash., where he
served in the successive capacities
of executive officer and command-
A rather singular fact that he
was buried on the anniversary of
Pearl Harbor, since he had been
ordered to report there for duty
as commander of a naval air base
(Continued on Page Eight)
CPL. BEN FERGUSON who
has been awarded the Silver Star
for gallantry in action.
Cpl. Ben Ferguson
Given Silver Star
Cpl. Ben Fvhe
uiiu m i iv. ju. x
i son of Mr.
R.F.D. No. 1, g" ecently been
awarded the Silver -Star for gal
lantry in action on September 18
of this year. "
Haywood's million pound burley
tobacco crop is of better quality
than the 1943 crop which brought
about a half million dollars, ac
cording to Howard Clapp, county
agent The price last year aver
aged 48 cents to 50 cents per
Good crops were reported in
every township in the county, and
while the quality is better than
the 1943 crop, the weight is esti
mated to be about the same.
A large percentage of the crop
is ready for the market, which
opens at the North Carolina and
Tennessee warehouses next Mon
day. This has been a favorable sea
son for burley, and much interest
was shown in the grading and sort
ing demonstrations held through
out the county by experts several
The First National Bank is of
fering $50 in prizes to the Hay
wood farmers gr lg the most
moneT rr p,r- their crop.
The .i be divided in
to ... first of $25,
second place $15, and third place
$10. Details of the plan is ex
plained in the advertisement of
the bank elsewhere in this paper.
Warehouses on all markets were
reported rapidly filling for the
opening sales on the 11th.
Most of the tobacco money will
be used In paying off debts and
buying war bonds, it was learned
from reliable sources this week.
A warning was issued as a re
minder to framers that each sea
son .ftnber of' hold-uns are re-
- - fvwUd.fh-'whklr farmers' are toB-
Cpl. Ferguson has been overseas
since June of this year and has
served in England, France, and
Belgium and is now in Holland.
Prior to being sent overseas he
received his training at Camp Polk,
La., on California maneuvers, and
Fort Benning, Ga.
Cpl. Ferguson has two brothers
in the service: Pvt. Joe Ferguson,
who was recently reported serious
ly wounded and is now a patient
in a hospital overseas, and Pvt.
Max Ferguson, now stationed at
bed of their cash when they get
their checks cashed where the crop
is sold. A note on safety was:
"Bring your check home, and cash
your check at home with friends."
Continues 2 Weeks
The collection of winter clothing
for the needy in Europe will con
tinue for only two weks longer,
according to Mrs. J. C. Brown,
chairman of welfare from the Wo
man's Club, who is in charge of
tne local contributions.
Blankets, other types of bed
clothing and warm clothes both
for adults and children are being
asked by the committee. Anyone
having clothing or bedding they
would like to donate to the cause
are asked to leave them at 24 Pig
eon street. The collections here
are taken to Asheville and from
there sent overseas.
War Bond Quotas For Eight Townships
R. P. McCracken
Mrs. G. C Palmer
And BIG CREEK
Mrs. Mark Hannah
Mrs. A. L. Bramletd
Mrs. W. T. Rainer
F. M. Noland
Mrs. Carl S. Ceen
D. J. Boyd
Mrs. Jim Plott
T. C. Davis
Mrs. Hardy Caldwell
When You Buy Bonds, Be Sure To Designate Your Township
C N. Allen
Mrs. Henry Francis
Sgt. Jethro Reece, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Recce of Cruso, who
has been wounded three times, has
recently received medical dis
charge from the army.
Sgt. Reece, who volunteered in
the service in 1940 is entitled to
wear the following: The Purple
Heart ribbon with two oak leaf
clusters, representing his three
wounds and gallantry under fire;
combat infantry badge; good con
duct medal; American defense rib
bon; American war theater rib
bon; the Middle East, North Afri
can and European war theater rib
bon; four campaign stars.
Sgt. Reece was inducted at Fort
Lewis, Wash., at the time being
employed in lumbering projects in
Washington State. From Fort
Lewis he was sent to Fort Ord,
Calif., and then to Camn Pickett.
Va. From the latter he was sent
overseas, first to Africa. After
that he was in the invasion of Tu
nisia, the invasion of Sicily, the
invasion of Italy and was in the
tough fight at Anzio Beachhead.
He was wounded at Anzio beach
once and twice at Cassino, and has
been in this country since late
summer. He was recently dis
charged from Fort McClellan, Ala.
Sgt. Reece is spending several
weeks with his family at Cruso and
plans to take a rest before he re
turns to civilian employment.
Pvt. LeRoy Mills
Private LeRoy Mills, son of Mr.
and Mrs. T. H. Mills, of W,.
Ville, has been wounded in action
in Holland recently, according to
information received by his parents
this week. '
Pvt. Mills was inducted in ia
service on March 13, 1941, at Fort
ss. e was sent to Claiborne,
La., for his basic training and then
From Bragg he was sen oi.
seas, where he has served for some-'
timer At the time he entered the
serrice he was a truck driver,
rvt. Mills was activo in oK v
work and is a member of the Buff
Creek Baptist church.