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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
THURSDAY, April s
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Mrs. Frank Martin
Has Paper at UDC
Meeting Friday (
Mrs. Frank Martin had the pa
per of the afternoon at the April
meeting of the Haywood Chapter
of the Daughters of the Confed
eracy which was held with Mrs. L.
M. Killian on Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Grover C. Davis, president,
Mrs. Martin gave a comprehen
sive history of the founding of the
Universities of Georgia and Flor
ida, tracing the institutions up to
the present time.
Mrs. C. F. luikpatrick, chair
man, announced that the annual
Confederate Flag Day would be
held on May 9th, at which time
miniature Confederate flags would
be sold on the streets as a bene
fit of the work of the chapter.
Special guests of the afternoon
were representatives from the Lhu
drens Chapter of the Confederacy.
Miss Eugenia Martin, president of
the group, told of the work of the
organization. Miss Martin was
chosen to represent the chapter at
the district meeting in Franklin.
Mrs. E. J. Hyatt, chairman of
civilian defense of the chapter, an
nounced that she had organized a
home nursing class in the rural
Plans were completed for the
district meeting in Franklin, and
those who did not have transpor-
tation were requested to get in
touch with Mrs. John M. Queen,
Dr. D. W. Smith To
Club At April Meet
Dr. Dudley W. Smith will be the
principal speaker at the April
meeting of the Woman's Club
which will be held Thursday, 16th,
at the home of Mrs. T. Lenoir
A program of special music will
also be presented at the meeting.
Hostesses will be announced later,
Mrs. William Hannah, president,
PTA to Hold Last Meeting
Of Current School Year
The last meeting of the Parent
Teacher Association of the current
school term will be held on Mon
day night at 7:30 at the Central
All committee chairmen and of
ficers are asked to bring their an
nual reports. Plans will be dis
cussed for. the coming year's work.
Mrs. Linwood Grahl, president, will
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dodson, of
Michum River, Va.; spent the
week-end here with Mr. and Mrs.
Vance Waddell, the latter's fath
er and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Griffin and
son, Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Cope and daughter, Kathryn, spent
Sunday in Gastonia with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coalson, Mr.
and Mrs. T. G. Stump and Gladys
Stump spent the Week-end
with Bee Dee Coalson, who is
stationed at Camp Croft.
Roy Robinson, who holds a po
sition in Newport News, spent the
week-end here with his family.
Miss Catherine Davis, who is
attending Lees-McRae College, is
spending this week here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon
Mr, and Mrs. Rudolph Carswell
had as their guests during the
Easter holidays Mr, and Mrs. Alven
Berry, of Morganton, the latter's
Miss Dorothy Richeson and Miss
Katthryn Blalock returned yester
day to Raleigh, where they will
resume their studies after spend
ing the holidays here with their
parents. Miss Blalock had as her
guest while here, Miss. Jean Gleen,
of Raleigh, her .joom-mate.
Mr. . and Mrs. L. C. Waddell
had as their guests for the Easter
holidays, Mrs. Joe Oliver and Miss
Nora Lee Stevens, of High Point.
Mrs. George Bischoff left Tues
day morning for Greensboro,
where she will attend the state
P. T. A. convention.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allison spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Anderson in Hayesville, the latter's
Mrs. James Robinson and Miss
Lucy Robinson spent a few days
last week with relatives at Fort
Mr, and Mrs. Raymond Stovall
have as their guest this week Mrs.
D. W. Smith, of Candler, the lat
Claude Haynes, who has
recently undergone an operation
at the Norburn Hospital in Ashe
ville, is reported to be improving.
Mrs. Ralph Jenkins spent the
past week with her husband, who
is stationed at, Fort Jackson.
Mrs. William Chambers
Will Be Hostess Of DAR
The April meeting of the" Dorcas
Bell Love chapter of the DAR will
be held with Mrs. William Cham
bers on Friday afternoon. Mrs.
S. H. Bushnell, regent, will pre
side. Mrs. R. L. Prevost will be in
charge of the program and will dis
cuss the DAR approved schools.
Mrs. Hugh Jolly will review the
Ethel E. Caldwell
Weds T. A. Fulton
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Frank Cald
well, of Waynesville, have an
nounced the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Ethel Edna Cald
well, to Thomas Albee Fulton, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Carr Fulton,
The marriage was solemnized on
March 9th, at York, S. C.
The bride is a student at the
Woman's College of the University
of North Carolina and will con
tinue her studies there.
Mr. Fulton is a salesman fur
the H. E. Crawford Company of
Mr. and Mrs. Fulton are residing
at 1104 Northwood street, Greens
Mrs. Ferguson Hostess
Of Woman's Group
Of Fines Creek Charge
Mrs. Mark Ferguson was hos
tess of the Woman's Society of
Christian Service of the Fines
Creek charge on Thursday after
noon. An inspiring program cen
tering around the theme of Easter
Taking part on the program
were: Mrs. Wiley Noland, Mrs.
Mark Ferguson, Mrs. Curtis Rog
ers, Mrs. Hiram Green, and Mrs.
D. R. Noland.
A social hour followed adjourn
ment of the meeting. Mrs. Fergu
son was assisted by her young
daughter, Regina, in serving.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lindsley have
as their guest, the former's brother-in-law,
Dr. C. H. Small, retired
Congregational minister. Dr.
Small, wha has been spending the
winter in Florida, is en route to his
home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Ward and
niece, Bebe Medford, are visiting
relatives in Jacksonville, Savannah
and Daytona Beach. They will be
accompanied home by Mr. and Mrs.
E. V. Owenby, parents of Mrs.
Ward, who have spent the winter in
Miss Emelyn Haynes, who is at
tending Western Carolina Teach
ers College, made a brief visit here
this week. She was enroute to
Cullowhee from Raleigh, where
she had been a delegate to the
Association of Childhood Educa
tion at the State Teachers meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gwyn
are leaving today for Edenton,
where they will visit the latter's
sister, Mrs. Thomas Wood. En-
route they will visit Mr. and Mrs.
Willis Smith in Raleigh, and Mr.
and Mrs. L. W. Shook in Tarboro.
Miss Daisy Allen, of Atlanta,
has arrived and will spend the
month of April with Mrs. F. H.
Marley, prior to her opening of
Wayside Lodge sometime in May.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frehn, of
Bristol, were the guests during the
week of the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. H. Blackwell.
People Talk Too
Much, Says Fort
(Continued from page Vt
From now on, instead of saying a
plant is on "defense work" it is
proper to say the pl.n is on war
work, or war production work. :
The word "defense' seems to
have been dropped from the mill
Colonel Hill does not believe that
either side will use gas any time
soon. He explained that the Unit
ed Nations and the axis powers
realized the other had facilities to
use gas and to start it wouH bring
on serious gas raids from the
The visiting officer said interest
in the State Guard was growing,
and in some places waiting lists of
over a hundred were maintained.
The Waynesville company will
not likely be called out on duty
unless an emergency arises it was
learned and then upon orders of
the governor. The company,
which is just a little more than a
year old, has participated in num
erous events here, such as black
out tests, assisted in directing traf
fic at times, and taken leading roles
on several patriotic programs.
Those dining with Colonel Hill
were: Commander J. H. Howell,
Captain W. A. Bradley, First Lieu
tenant Frank Byrd, Second Lieu
tenant R. Li Prevost, Jr., First
Sergeant Ben Sloan, Supply Ser
geant Robert H. Gibson, and W
Curtis Russ, editor The Mountain-
State Guard Makes
An Impression On
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all they had into the two hours,
and showed the veteran army officer
what they knew in the military
field, even though some had only
a few hours training.
Colonel Hill was highly compli
mentary of Captain W. A. Bradley
and the entire company.
On hand for the inspection was
Major J. H. Howell, organizer of
the company, and now commander
of the 8 th battalion of State Guard.
Major HoweU was pleased with
the manner in which the men and
officers went through the rigid
test. Major Howell's aides, First
Lieutenant M. H. Bowles, and staff
Sergeant Paul Davis, were also
on hand for the inspection.
Colonel Hill inspected the ar
mory and general equipment Tues
day afternoon, and that night gave
each man a verbal test, together
with an inspection of gun, bayonet
and uniform. . -- -
The demonstrations ranged from
individual explanations of equip
ment to mass formation of the
Officers of the company are:
Captain W. A. Bradley; First Lieu
tenant Frank Bryd; Second Lieu
tenant R. L. Prevost, Jr., First
Sergeant Ben J. Sloan; Supply
Sergeant Robert H. Gibson. Line
sergeants are Jimmy Neal, Clyde
Fisher;- Howard Hyatt and Roy
Ruff. A. P. Ledbetter is mess
sergeant. F. E. Worthington is
(Continued from nage 1)
An employe of the cafe, Mr.
Christopher, presented them with
Girls Scouts under the direction
of their leader, Mrs. E. C. Wagen
feld, handed out chewing gum,
gift of their troop, and cigarettes,
donated by the Wellco Shoe Cor
poration and other public spirited
Representatives from the Dorcas
Bell Love Chapter of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
presented each man with a choco
late bar bearing a card on which
was written "In appreciation of
the services you are about to ren
der our country."
While the men were leaving the
courthouse and making their final
departure, the Waynesville town
ship high school band rendered a
program of patriotic airs, under
direction of Miss Sara Jane Walker,
The men leaving here were as
follows: Glenn Harrison Hoyle,
Melvin Smith, Fuller Taylor,
Stirling Thomas Usry, Verner
Frank London, Roosevelt Kirkpat
rick, Lawrence Alexander Roten,
John Edgar Rathbone, Franklyn
Eugene Messer, Edgar Frady,
Sam Lester Innian, David Thomas
Putman, Amos Jones, George Gar
nette Snyder, John Norval Sutton,
Henry Hudson Hooper, Vergil
Devada Franklin, Charlie Love
Cagle, William Rathbone, Guy
Underwood, Lewis Harrold Queen,
Theodore Roosevelt Davis, Hyatt
Howell Messer, Thomas Homer Mc
Elroy, George Henry Gibson, Otis
Ray Birchfield, Weston Sherman
Nichols, Robert Guy Phillips,
Charlie Elmer Messer, Lowery Lee
Caldwell, Noah Andrew Cates,
transferred from Newport, Tenn.,
Troy Samuel Smith, Jr., Ben
Green, transferred from Ellens
burg, Wash., Hyman Dan Sutton,
transferred from Sylva, Clarence
D, Young, transferred from Ka-
tonah, N. Y.
Woodrow Wilson Ferguson, Nee-
son Hugh Smith, Franklin Day
Towles, Oscar Green Moore, Ratio
Alonzo Arrington, James Grady
Deweese, Robert Wesley Howell,
Big Damage Done
In Several Areas
During Past Week
(Continued frm page one)
succession by the watchers at the
fire towers at High Top, first, sec
ond Chambers Mountain and last
Mt. Sterling. Fifteen state fire
fighters and 29 CCC boys and, fore
men fought the fire which had
made such headway before it was
discovered. The property is own
ed by Dr. J. H. Smathers and
Three fires were reported on Fri
day. The first call came around
9 o'cock and was sent in from
Chambers Mountain tower. It was
on the Reno property in the Thick
ety section. Fifty acres of half
open and half timbered lands were
said to have been damaged by fire.
The next call cme at 10:10 and
was found to be tie Wells property
in the Stamey Cove, where 35
acres, mostly cut over land were
Around 3:10 Friday afternoon a
call came from High Top tower of .
Ellen Davis and Grady Davis in
the Iron Duff section. Here 30
acres are -reported to have been
On Saturday morning a fire was
reported in the Wells Cove, which
six men put out in a short while,
with only three acres burned.
On Tuesday afternoon a message
was received from the High Top
tower that a fire was raging at
Wolf Pen Gap on the Welch prop
erty on the Haywood-Jackson coun
ty line. Around 40 acres were
damaged before the fire was put
Mr. Caldwell, county warden,
stated that the public generally
speaking had been most cooperative
this spring, as there was only one
fire in both the months of Febru
ary and March.
Following Men In
This column is devoted to news of
men serving their country. Such
news is solicited from parents and
friends of these men. When writing,
be sure to sign your name.
"Remember Pearl Harbor"
AAA Officials To Be
Named Next Week
(Continued from page one)
8:00 p. m.
Crabtree, Crabtiee school, Wed
nesday, 8:00 p. m.
Fines Creek, Fines Creek school,
Thursday, 8:00 p. m.
Ivy Hill, Dellwood school, Wed
nesday, 8:00 p. m.
Ivy Hill, Maggie school, Thurs
day, 8:00 p. m.
Jonathan, Rock Hill school,
Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.
Jonathan, Harold s old store
building, Wednesday, 8:00 p. m.
Pigeon, Bethel school, Wednes
day, 8:00 p. m.
Waynesville, Lake Junaluska
school, Wednesday, 1:30 p. m.
Waynesville, court room, Wed
nesday, 8:00 p. m.
Waynesville, Allen's Creek
school, Thursday,, 8:00 p. m.
First Methodist Church
Honors Boys in Service
The First Methodist church is
honoring the men in service from
the church by enrolling their names
on a bulletin board in the entrance.
Crossed above the board which
is a cabinet effect enclosed in glass,
are two American flags. The in
scription at the top reads, "Our
Boys in Their Country's Service."
The following names are on the
board: Glenn Boineau, R. H.
Blackwell, Robert Coin, Thad
Chafin, Wayne MoCracken, Roy
McCracken, James Palmer, Wil
liam Ray, Grover M. Davis, James
H. Howell, Robert L. Sloan, Joe
Sloan, William Sloan, David S.
Stentz, William Stnngfield, Thomas
Stringfield, Sam Stringfield, George
Charlie Gibson, John Spencer Fish
er, -David Asbury Howell, Robert
Payne Caldwell, Robert Rankin
Ferguson, Ralph Tate, Gilbert
Theodore Davis, Andrew Haney,
John Lewis Franklin, Rube Bell,
Loyd Price, Henry Edgar Selsam,
and Charles Edward Camp.
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