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Miss Jane White
Gives Supper Party
Monday For Bride
Miss Jane White was hostess of
a supper party on Monday night
(riven as a courtesy to Miss Mary
Willie Knight Rotha, whose mar
riage to Charles Benjamin Carter,
of Knoxville and Syracuse, N. Y.,
' wfll take place this month. Miss
White was assisted by her mother,
Mrs. C. C. White, in receiving her
Following the serving of, supper,
several spirited progression! of
contract were enjoyed, with the
winners of the high and second
high score presented prizes. The
evening closed with a pyrex show
er in which the honor guest receiv
ed useful articles for her kitchen.
The guest list included the fol
lowing: Miss Tillie Rotha, sister
of the bride-elect, Miss Mary Willie
Knight Rotha, Miss Corinne Wag
enfeld, Mrs. Milas Ferguson, Mrs.
David Stentz, Mrs. Johnnie Cud
deback, Mrs. Howard Hyatt, Mrs.
Hugh Massie, Mrs. C. E. Weather
by, Mrs. Roy Campbell, and Mrs.
Fines Creek Home
Club Enjoys Meeting-
With Mrs. Chas. McCrary
An all-day meeting of the Fines
Creek Home Demonstration Club
was held on Thursday at the home
of Mrs. Charles McCrary. Four
teen members were present, each
one bringing a "covered dish",
which was served at the luncheon
at the noon hour. Mrs.; Mark
Ferguson, newly elected president,
The program of the day cen
tered around National Defense,
with the "Family Plans for 1942"
under discussion. Among those
taking part on the various features
of the program were: Miss Mary
Margaret Smith, county home dem
onstration agent, Mrs. Lin wood
Grahl, Mrs. D. Reeves Noland and
Announcement was made of the
next meeting which will be an all
day affair at the home of Mrs.
Miss Ora Rogers Weds
Eugene Smathers On
December 17th in Clayton
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rogers, of
Waynesville, route 1, have announ
ced the marriage of their daugh
ter, Miss Ora Rogers, to iEugene
Smathers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Rufus Smathers, of Balsam.
The tows were solemnized in
Clayton, Ga., on Wednesday, the
ma 01 uecember, in toe presence
01 a small group of friends.
The young couple are making
meir nome with the bridegroom's
parents, . Mr. and Mrs. Smathers,
Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Champion
had as their guests over Sunday
mr. ana Mrs. Merrick Brunley and
son, Bobby, of Gastonia. The lat
ter were accompanied home by Lou
Anne Brunley, who has spent the
past two weeks here with her uncle
and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. O.
Mrs. M. A. Poteate, Edwin Po
teate and Mrs. J. Dale Stentz spent
last week in Newport News with
Mrs. O. C. Mastin has returned to
her home in Wedowee, Ala., after
spending tea days here with her
children, Miss Debrayda Fisher and
Lester Burgin, Jr., student at
Mars Hill College, spent the week
end here with his parents.
Sgt. Saaiuel Carswell, ol Fort
Jackson, spent the week-end here
with his mother, Mrs. Anna Cars-wen.-'
Mrs, W, T. Denton has gone to
Knoxville to visit her son-in-law
and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
W. H. F. Millar, who spent the
past week to Chicago, returned
home on Saturday.
MISS MARY WILLIE KNIGHT ROTHA, whose engagement to
Charles Benjamin Carter, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Syracuse, N. Y.,
was announced last week by her parents. The marriage will take place
during the coming week. '
Give Buffet Supper
Among the many affairs tender
ed Miss Mary Willie Knight Rotha,
bride-elect of this month, was the
buffet supper party given by Mrs.
David Stentz and Miss Ellen Louise
Killian at the home of the former's
parents, Captain and Mrs. W, F.
Swift, on Wednesday evening.
The bridal motif was used
throughout the appointments.' The
guests were served from a lace
covered table centered with an ar
rangement of white flowers and
ferns. White tapers were used on
the small tables, and place cards
were also of the bridal motif.
Following supper contract was
enjoyed. When the cards were pat
away, and the prizes awarded to
the winners, the bride-elect was
given a linen shower.
The guest list included: Miss
Mary Willie Knight Rotha, Miss
Tillie Rotha, Miss Jane White, Miss
Thomasine Strine-fiMd. Miss Cor
inne Wagenfeld, Miss Heater Abb
Withers, Mrs. Milas Ferguson,
Mrs. Howard Hyatt, Mrs. Carleton
E. Weatherby, Mrs. Harold Mas
sie, and her sister, Mrs. Ha Gal-'
lentine, of Daytona Beach, Mrs.
Bob Millar, and Mrs. Harry Rotha,
mother and Miss Louise Rotha,
sister of the honor guest. The
hostesses were assisted in receiv 1
ing by their mothers, Mrs. W.
F. Swift and Mrs. L. M. Killian.
W. M, U. To Entertain
Haywood County Nurses
With Supper On Tuesday
The W. M. U. of the First Baptist
church will entertain' with a supper
at the church on Tuesday eveninc.
The guests of honor will be the
trained nurses of Haywood County.
AD members of the W".. X. V. are
arged to be present. . .
Miss Martha McCrackeis, who
has been visiting her pareata, Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. McCrackca, left
Monday for Syrvania, Gat, where
she hoUs a position. .
Party Given In Honor
Of Visiting Marines
Mrs. Corbett Chambers, the
former Miss Margaret Swayngim,
was hostess of a party at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F.
Swayngim, during the week in
honor of her brother, Pvt. Josephus
Swayngim, and Pvt. William C.
Games and dancing featured the
entertainment. The guest list in
cluded: Miss Blanche Massey,
Miss Modela Moody, Miss Mary
Noland, Miss Roberta Moody, Miss
Nan Liner, Miss Geraldine Me
haffey, Miss Mildred Price, Miss
Melba Rathbone, Bill Massey, Juni
or Moody, Fred Glavich, Ned Glav.
ich, Corbett Chambers, Hardy No
land, Ned Massey, and Jim Moody.
Wallace Robinson had as his
guest over the week-end, Clyde
Howard, who is stationed at Camp
Croft, Spartanburg, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stovall
and small daughter, Lynda, spent
the latter part of last week in
Cleveland, Georgia, with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Carswell
and two children, Jackie and Jon
nie, spent the week-end in Morgan
ton with the latter's parents.
Otis Massie and Phillip H.
Maxwell, at Gatlmburg, spent
Monday here with the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Massie.
Mrs. Marvin R. Thomason, Jr.,
and small son, Marvin Ralph
Thomason, III, of Newport News,
Va., spent the week-end' in town
with Mrs. Thomason's parents.
Mrs. Thomason is , the former
Miss Lucile Bradley.
Miss Mary Bradley, of Waynes
ville, left Sunday for Newport
News, Va with her sister, Mrs. M.
R. Thomason, Jr., where she will
spend - some time. She - is the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Arthur
Mrs. George Scott and young
son, of Plymouth, arrived on Mon
day to spend three weeks here with
the former's parents, Dr. and Mrs.
C. N. Sisk.
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Miss Rbbena Howell has return
ed home after spending the past
month in Newport News, as the
guest of her nephews, Joe and
Ralph Howell. .
Charles G. Miller, Jr., a student
at State. College, spent the week'
end tie re with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles G. Miller.
J. J. Tmby, of Stark, Fla., has
arrived to spend sometime here
wi'ta his brother-in-taw and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Killian.
Mr. ad Mrs. Lawrence Davis had
as their guests Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Fnlgman, of Asheville.
Corporal Lawson Summerrow,
wbo Is stationed at Fort Meade.
Maryland, arrived Tuesday for a
ten day visit with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. C. Summerrow, in
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Toy had with
them during the week their son,
Pvt. William V. Toy, who is now
stationed at Quantico, Va.
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WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER ,
with Dessert Bridge
Miss Corinne Wagenfeld was
hostess of a dessert bridge party
at her home on Saturday after
noon as a courtesy to Miss Mary
Willie Knight Rotha, whose mar
riage to Charles Benjamin Carter,
of Knoxville, Tenn., and Syracuse,
N. Y., will take place this month.
Miss Wagenfeld was assisted in
receiving her' guests by her moth-i
er, Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld. j
The tables were centered ; with
miniature bridal parties for serv
ing. Several progressions of con-;
ract were enjoyed, with prizes giv-,
en the winners of the top and low
scores. -: .; t !.
At the conclusion of the after
noon, the bride was given a kitch
sn shower. V -
Among those invited to the af
fair were: Miss Mary Willie
Knight Rotha, Miss Tillie Rotha,
Miss Jane White, Miss Ellen
Louise Killian, Mrs. Tom Camp
bell, Jr., Mrs. Howard Hyatt, Mrs.
Vfilas Ferguson, Mrs. C. C. White,
Mrs. C. E. Weatherby, Mrs. Paul
Davis, Mrs. J. H. Way, Jr., Mrs.
William Medford, Miss Hester
Ann : Withers, Miss Thomasine
Stringfield, Mrs. Ernest J. Hyatt,
Mrs. Felix Stovall, Miss Alice
Quinlan, Mrs. Herbert Braren, Mrs.
Ruth Graves, Mrs. Lewis Brewer,
and Mrs. T. Lenoir Gwyn, with
Mrs. David Stent and Mrs. Harry
Rotha, mother of the bride-elect,
and Miss Louise Rotha, sister, com
ing in for dessert.
By Trained Nurse
Mrs. J. R. McCracken, supervisor
of nursing of the district health
department, was the speaker at a
meeting of the Hazelwood Parent
Teacher Association held in the
auditorium' of the school Monday
Mrs. McCracken explained that
the county health unit is carried
on under the supervision of Dr. C.
N. Sisk with two field nurses in
the county. She said it is the duty
of these nurses to instruct families
in the care of the sick rather than
to do bedside nursing. In speaking
on "Mother and Baby Care", she
stressed the importance .of the
proper care of the mother.
Mrs. McCracken reported that'in
1941 there were 832 births in the
county, 15 still births, 51 deaths of
babies under one year of age, and
35 deaths of babies tinder one
month, while 81 mothers had re
ceived pre-natal care through the
county health department. "For
many years mothers had to depend
solely on private agencies for such
care," Mrs. McCracken said, "but
now there is everywhere an in
creasing number of public agencies.
She stated that the two nurses bad
made 201 visits over the county
during the year and urged parents
to take advantage of the things
the county health department has
During the business session it
was decided to have the Febru
ary meeting on the first Monday
afternoon at 3:15 rather than Mon
day evening. This change in time
was made in compliance with the
school movement in the county to
conserve light, rubier and coal.
Lawrence Leatherwood.' princi
pal, announced that the dedication
of the new school building at Clyde
will be held on Thursday eveninir.
January 29. Each school in the
county will have an exhibit there.
Mr. Leatherwood urged everyone
Mrs. Carl Ratcliff's second grade
won the half holiday for having
the largest per cent of parents
present at the meeting;
Miss Molly Ann Slarie
Weds Sylvester D. Mull
In Clayton, Georgia
Mr. and Mrs. C. T). Stapfa nt
Arden, have announced the mar
riage of their daughter, Miss Molly
Ann Slagle, of Waynesville and
Arden, to Sylvester D. Mull, of
Hazelwood. The wedding took
place in Clayton, Ga., on January
Mr. Mull has recently been dis
charged from the army, having
completed a year's training with
Company H. 120th Infantrv f Vnrf
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, -.su tuuiivui uusiiiess
meetinsr of the Tonm Mitrnm
class of the Waynesville Baptist
cnurcn will x meet Thursday eve
ning, Januarv 22. at T-zn in nioi
of Tuesday evening, the regular
nine, at tne borne of Mrs. Joe
Young in Hazelwood with Mrs.
Fred Campbell joint hostess. All
members are urged to attend.
Sergeant Jo Shipley, of Fort
Jackson spent the week-end here
with, his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Francis, of
Taylorsville, spent the week-end in
town as the guests of relatives.
Gordon Jennings, of Baltimore,
is spending a few days with his
grandmother, Mrs. George Wash
foffton. af Rnnut IVw. r .1
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Junaluska. He b an route to Fort I
Benning, where he will enter the
officers training camp. '.-. I
InstaU New WMU
The officers of the Woman's Mis
sionary Union of the First Baptist
church were installed at the reg
ular monthly meeting at the church
on Tuesday night in the installation
service of the organization.
Officers installed were as fol
lows: President, Mrs. Earle M es
se r; first vice president, Mrs. Sam
Jones; second vice president, Mrs.
Grayden Ferguson; third vice pres
ident, Mrs. . E. Fuller; recording
secretary, Mrs. L. E. Green; treas
urer, Mrs. J. R. Morgan; librarian,
Mrs. Elie McGee; pianist, Mrs. H.
The committee chairmen install
ed were: Publicity, Mrs. H. O.
Champion; enlistment, Mrs. Henry
Davis; mission study, Mrs. Joe
Liner; personal service, Mrs. W. F.
Strange; training school, Mrs.
Carl Ratcliff; social, Mrs. W. H.
Burgin; literature, Mrs. Fred Saun
ders. The auxiliary leaders installed
were: Sunbeams, Mrs. J. C. Pat
rick; Junior G. A., Mrs. Jack Mes
ser; Intermediate G. A., Mrs. H. G.
Hammett; Y. W. A., MrsJohn
Davis. : '..'.'
Following installation of officers
the meeting was held with the
new officers in charge.
James I. Green
Honored On 67th
James I Green was honored on
Friday evening by. his wife, Mrs.
Green, and his daughters, Mrs.
Fred Campbell and Miss Dorothy
Green, when they entertained with
an affair at the Green apartment
in the Reeves Noland .building on
The party was given In obser
vance of the 67th birthday anniver
sary of Mr. Green, and is the
ninth annual affair his family has
given in recognition of the occa
sion. .' ..''.
Following the serving of dinner,
the guests played cards. The guest
list consisted of friends of Mr.
Green which included: Oliver H.
Shehon, William Chambers, Jr.,
Fred Campbell, Jim Jones, R. L.
Prevost, W. L. Hardin, W. A.
Bradley, Lynwood Grahl, L. M.
Killian, L. N. Davis, E. C. Moody,
D. H. Howell, Joe Wright, W. U
Lampkin. and Lester Burgin.
Mr. Green was the recipient of
a large number of gifts, cards and
telegrams from both local and
out of town friends. ,
50 Years Ago and
Her H"o'est Role
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This is the first portrait of five-week-old
Mary Heller Halliday,
posed with her famous mother,
Mary Martin." Mrs. Halliday is best
known for her "My Heart Belongs
. to Daddy" song.
Miss Withers Gives
Supper Party For
Miss Hester Ann Withers enter
tained with a supper party on Tues
day evening as a courtesy, to Miss
Mary Willie Knight Rotha, whose
marriage to Charles Benjamin
Carter, of Knoxville, Tenn. and
Syracuse, N. Y., will take place
this month. " ' ' ,
The bridal motif was observed
throughout the decorations and
appointments. The tables were cen
tered with white tapers and white
Following the serving of sup
per the guests enjoyed several
progressions of contract. The win
ners of the top scores were pre
sented with prizes, as was also the
Miss Withers was assisted in
receiving by her mother, Mrs.
Ernest L. Withers. Anions those
invited were the following: Miss
Mary Willie Knight Rotha, Miss
Tillie Rotha, Miss Louise Rotha,
the latter two sisters of the bride
elect, Mrs. Harry Rotha, mother
of the bride-elect, Miss Corinne
Wagenfeld, Miss Jane White, Miss
Ellen Louise Killian, Mrs. David
Stentz, Mrs. Carleton E. Weather
by, Miss Thomasine Stringfield,
Mrs. Howard Hyatt, and Mrs. Joe
Graves, the latter an aunt of the
Edwin Poteat and his mother,
Mrs. M. A. Potest, spent the past
week in Newport News.
Fifty years ago the store of Charlie Ray was known
to the people of Haywood County as their best place to trade.
Today the sons and daughters of Charlie Ray are still
serving you- in the same fashion.
Good merchandise at the best possible price. The same
friendly service to every customer. EveryWomer a friend.
We Invite Your Visit-
tUtrfiSDAY, JANUABY ist J
Delegates To Staf
and National Meet
Mrs. R. N. Barber had the m
of the afternoon at the Janiii
meeting f the Dorcas Bell Li
chapter, D. A. B. which was held
Friday afternoon with Mrs. Jin,
Boyd and her daughter, Mrs. Git
Tweed, as associate hostesset
the home of the former. Mrs. J,
BushnelL regent, presided.
Mrs. Barber discussed "The J
panose Situation." She gave
tory of the Japanese people am
the general development of t
country, pointing out what t
United States had done for Jat,
She brought out both the 5
and present relations between
country and Japan,
Mrs. J. M. Long reviewed the u
Uonal Magazine, reading excerl
from the more important artiJ
lnciuamg one on toe WasluW
ii i "i
Mrs. J. Harden Howell, Mrs.
U Hardin, and Mrs. T. Lerf
uwyn were elected as alternate
the regent, who ; by virtue
her office is delegate to the Natif
al UAK congress which is held
Washington each April
Mrs. W. F Swift and Mrs. L
Killian were elected detente
the state conference, which will
held in Asheville in March,
Mrs. R, L Prevost and Mrs. GM
Gwyn was elected to serve w
page at the state conference,
tne uorcas aea hove chapter.
Announcement was made of
transfer of membership of i
Virginia Rotha Berry to a durf
in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Mrs. Jj
Howell, state chairman on M
work, reported that 14 booki l
been sent to the Cherokee In
school library, credited to the le
It was decided to send twok
of shoes to Crossnore school 1
L. M. Killian stated that she
a large amount of stamps to sen
the Queen's Hospital near Lorn
A report was made ty the e
mittee ht ' charge of giving
draftees cigarettes as they le
for camp from here,
Mrs. J. M. Long, chairman
the DAR committee in chargi
the Red Cross drive for war rt
funds for the quota of the I
chapter, stated that $211 had 1
raised by the chapter in the txn
Special gnests of the meet
were: Mrs. G. C Plott, Mrs. i
M. Queen and Mrs. J. E. Hipp&I
Henry, Betty and Jack Me
left Monday for Washington, S.
where they will Join their nd
who ia now located la the caw
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