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THE WAYNES VTLLE MOUNTAINEER
Mrs. B. F. Smathers Observes
Her 88th Birthday On Friday
Carrying out her custom of the
tast twenty-eisht years. Mrs
Adora Smathers Rayne entertain
ed with a luncheon on Friday in
honor of her mother, Mrs. B
Smathers, who observed h e
eighty-eighth birthday anniversary
the past week. She was assisted
by Miss Hester Ann Withers in re
ceiving the guests.
Mrs. Rayne has never missed
year since she had the first party
in observance of the event and has
often traveled hundreds of miles.
when at some distant point, to
be home for the occasion.
Mrs. Smathers, who is greatly
beloved by a large circle of friends
and relatives, is the wife of Dr,
B. F. Smathers, and the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. D. Howell. She
has a wide family connection in
Western North Carolina. She Is
the sister of Captain Alden Howell
veteran of the War Between the
States, who is now residing with a
daughter, Mrs. Jack Johnson, in
Los Angeles, Calif. Captain Howell
celebrated his 102nd birthday an
niversary on February 18th.
Mrs. Smathers received numer
ous gifts and messages not only
from her family and friends lo
cally, but from relatives and
friends from all over the country,
Mrs. Smathers is the mother of
Judge Frank Smathers, of Miami
and Waynesville, of Senator Wil
liam H. Smathers, of Atlantic City,
of Mrs. Joe Rose, of Chicago, of
Dr. John H. Smathers, Mrs. Jack
Holtzclaw and Mrs. Rayne, all of
The guests were seated at one
long table which was covered with
a lace cloth and centered with an
oblong arrangement of white flow'
ers, including roses, carnations,
Sibericus iris, snapdragons, Phil-
adelphius, gypsophelia, daises and
The place cards were attached
to small old fashioned bouquets of
white pansies, and the favors were
boudoir brushes in white and green,
Following the serving of luncheon
the older guests reminisced during
Those invited for luncheon were:
Mrs. Herbert West, Mrs. John K.
Boone, Mrs. Harry Marshall, Mrs.
J. Howell Way, Mrs. James Thom
as, Mrs. Maria Mitchell, Mrs. H.
L. MacFayden, Mrs. W. T. Shelton,
Mrs. R, L. Prevost, Mrs. Mar
guerite Massie, Mrs. Aaron Pre
vost, Mrs. E. L. Withers, Mrs.
Jack Haltzclaw, and Mrs. Calvin
Houghland, of Nashville, Tenn.
Joining the group at the tea hour
in the afternoon were Mrs. Nora
Atkins, Mrs. L. M. Killian, Mrs.
J. W. Killian, Mrs. J. Harden How
ell, Mrs. Jerry Davis, Mrs. Bryant
Smith, Mrs. W. F. Swift, Miss
Jessie Herren, Mrs. Henry Foy,
Mrs. Oliver H. Shelton, Miss Nancy
Local Girl Gets
Award In Dancing;
Has Studied 6 Years
Evylin Craig, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Craig, who has
studied dancing for the past six
years, received her diploma last
week from the Marguerite Hyatt
School of the Dance in Asheville.
The diploma was awarded at a
concert given by the school on Fri
day night in Asheville when Miss
Craig appeared on the program
with one hundred students. She
gave an outstanding military num
In order to receive the diploma
in dancing, the student is required
to have to their credit 400 hours
of solo work in all types of danc-ing.
Miss Craig has studied with
various teachers. She was once
a pupil of the Sherrill Dancing
School. She has done special work
in New York City with the late
Harry De Muth, and Ned Wey-
She has appeared with the Hyatt
Review, a professional group that
has danced at the Rhododendron
Festival in Asheville, under the
supervision of Harry Coble and
Fred Hern; members of the Ted
Miss Craig has danced for var
ious civic groups here and other
places and has taken part in many
floor shows given in Asheville.
She will be a member of the jun
ior class at the high school in the
fall. She is also studying piano
and is a member of the high school
band. She is a majorette in the
march band and plays the saxa
phone in the concert group.
Last September she organized
dancing class of the younger
hildren in the community and has
had a successful year of teaching
with outstanding results with her
ines Creek Methodist !
Local Dancers Win
Lynda Welch, young daughter of
K. V. Welch, and Jackie Berry,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean
Berry, were guests on the pro
gram of the Marguerite Hyatt
School of the Dance which was
presented on Friday night at the
Hall Fletcher school in Asheville.
Lynda gave an outstanding per
formance of a Hawiian tap and
Jackie stole the first part of the
program in a military number.
Doris Grahl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Linwood Grahl, was accom
panist. Both young dancers are nunils
tJul ? '? I Mrs. Lucille Sanderson Shepp.H,
lessons from her since she organiz-1 wMow of SttL shd of
eu ner Class last lall. 1 Texan, waa marrforl tn Sen. Thnmaa
I ii -s m -i u- mt d.
tist Church in New Orleans, La.
Both the bride, 61, and groom, 64,
have married children.
Sen. ConnaUy Weds
Miss Ruth Liner Named
Treasurer of WCTC Club
Ruth Liner, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hardy Liner, of Waynesville.
and an uprising senior at Western
Carolina Teachers College, was
elected treasurer of the Future
Teachers of America for the year
1942-43 at the regular meeting
Miss Liner is also a member of
the Big Sister Club and of the
Women's House Government
Miss Lois Massie, who attended
Greensboro College during the past
Miss Susie Caldwell
Weds Ray Messer On
May 28th In Clayton, Ga.
Mrs. James Caldweyll, of Iron
Duff, has announced the marriage
of her daughter, Miss Susie Cald
well, to Ray Messer, son of Mr,
and Mrs. F. W. Messer, of Waynes
ville, which took place on Friday,
C"" .-d ID
i home " .ed
Church Society Hold Meet
The woman's! society of the
Christian Service of the Fines
Creek Methodist church met at the
home of Mrs. Waldo Green last
week with sixteen members pres
ent. Mrs. Fred L. Safford presided
and Mrs. D. Reeves Noland was in
charge of the devotional period,
Others taking part on the pro
gram were Mrs. T. W. Rogers,
who read a selection from' the
church program material, and the
pastor, the Rev. Melton Harbin,
who presented two chapters from
the booklet, "The Methodist Meet
June 23rd, was set for the next
meeting of the group.
Miss Hilda Way, who has been
teaching in the schools of Kan-
napolis, has arrived to spend the
summer here with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Way, Jr.
Mrs. M. H. Bowles and young
daughter, Florence Ann Bowles,
have returned from Macon and
other points in Georgia, where
they visited relatives.
T. Lenoir Gwyn, who is located
in Raleigh, spent the week-end in
town with his family.
Mrs. S. H. Bushnell had as her
guest during the past week, her
sister, Mrs. J. D. Bivens, of Albe
year, has arrived during the week.
She will make a brief visit with
her parents and later in the sea
son will attend a girls camp, where
she will be a councilor for the sum
Miss Jennie Greer, who is a stu
dent at Brevard College, is spend
ing a few days with her parents,
before she returned from summer
Miss Charlene Rotha. who is at
tending the Woman's College of
tne university of North Carolina,
nas arrived to visit her parents,
mr. ana Mrs. Harry Rotha,
Ed McRorie has eone to Wanh.
ington, D. C, where he is visiting
his Bister, Miss Margaret McRorie,
who is now residing there.
Bill Henson, of Forest City,
spent the week-end here With his
grandmother Mrs. P. L. Turbyfill.
Killian, Mrs. R. H. Breese, Miss
Margaret Stringfield, and Mrs.
Heas, of Coral Gables, Fla.
EXPERT WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING
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, Bill Fisher left Sunday for Baltimore,-where
he will work in air
Charles Miller, Jr., arrived Tues
day to spend one week with his
parents before going to Durham,
where he has accepted a position
for the summer vacation. Young
muier is a stuaent at State Col
lege, and will resume his work tWn
alter the vacation season.
Miss Winfred Rodcnra. wfcn h.
been attending Berea Colleee. ha
arnvea nome lor the summer va
cation with her parents, Mr. and
mrs. uubert Reeves.
Miss Ruth Turner, student. t
Woman's College of the UniverR-
ty or North Carolina, has arrived
to spend the summer with her
0. R. Martin, who is now located
at Otto, spent the week-end in
town with his family.
Miss Corinne Alley, who Is at.
tending the Woman's ColIeo- a
uw university oi worth Carolina,
has arrived to spend the summer
here with her mother, Mrs. Edith
Mr, and Mrs. M. T. Bridges and
Mrs. F. C. Garren spent the week
end at Camp Sutton, at Monroe,
where they visited the latter's hus
band, Private First Class, Francis
Mrs. Jess Messer, or Hazelwood,
and Mrs. Howell Messer, of Val
dese, spent the week-end at Fort
Bragg, with Howell Messer, who
is in training there.
Donald and David TTvf. f
Wilmington, Billy, Clarence, Loch
Ian and Walter Hyatt and Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Hyatt, of Newport
News, attended the funeral here
Sunday of their grandmother. Mrs.
Mrs. Homer Messer, of Valdese,
spent several days here the past
week with Mr. and Mrs. Jess Mes
ser and family. i
May 28th, in Clayton, Ga.
Immediately after the ceremony
the young couple left for New
port News, where the bridgroom
holds a position with the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dempsey
and children, Patsy and Bobby, of
Harlan, Ky., arrived last week for
a visit with the latter's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Will Snyder, in Ha
zelwood. Mr. Dempsey returned to
Kentucky after spending a few
days, but Mrs. Dempsey and chil
dren will remain for Several days
Miss Catherine Davis, who has
been attending Lees McRae Col
lege, arrived Tuesday to spend the
summer vacation here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon
Mrs. J. E. Whisenhunt, of Swan
nanoa, spent the week-end here
with her daughter and son-in-law,
Mr, and Mrs. Sam Lane.
Mrs. J. E. Shields and son, James.
spent the week-end in Maryville,
Tenn., with Mrs. Shields' sister,
Mrs. Henry J. West.
Mrs. Rufus Carswell spent the
first of last week with Sergeant
Carswell at Fort Jackson, and the
latter part of the week in Newton
. . ' . . '
Master Deral Davis had as his
guest for the past several days,
cousin, Nelson Clontz, of Canton,
Mr, and Mrs. Snureeon Davis
have as their guest this week, the
iormer's sister Mrs. U. J. Brown
Walla Walla, Wash.
Miss Jane Grace, who has been
attending Woman's College of the
university of North Carolina, ar
nvea Monday to spend the sum
mer vacation here with her par
ents, Mr. ana Mrs. E. A. Grace.
Miss Hester Anne Withers is
spending this week in Atlanta,
where she is visiting her erand
mother, Mrs. S. C. Satterthwaite
and her uncle, S. C. Satterthwaite
Jack Klwood. ftf Pnntnn nlti.
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joined his family here for the nast
week and will return later m the
Billy Howell, who has been at
tending Christ School during the
past year, was the guest of his
cousin Bobbie Breese, during the
Melvin A. Hayes, formerly of
waynesvme, now or High Point,
was in town yesterday on business
Will Wed Florida
Girl On June 10th
Of interest locally will be the
marriage of Miss Betty Lou Alex
ander and Lt. Grover M. Davis,
U. S. Navy, which will be solemn
ized on next Wednesday, the 10th,
at the Fjrst Presbyterian church
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The
Rev. Dr, John G. King will oflB-
The bridegroom will have as his
best man, his brother, Joe Davis,
who will accompany his parents
to Fort Lauderdale for the mar
riage which will be an important
social event this month in Fort
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. D. Clifford Alexander and
she and her family have been com
ing to Waynesville for the sum
mers for the past ten years. I
Lt. Davis, is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Grover C. Davis, and prior to
his enlistment in the U, S. Navy
was practicing dentistry in Hazel
Mrs. Harry Rotha Will
Be Hostess of June
D. A. R Meeting
Mrs. Harry Rotha will be host
ess of the June meeting of the
Dorcas Bell Love chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revo
lution on the second Friday of the
month. A flag day program will
be featured. Mrs. Harry Marshall
will review the National magazine.
As this meeting will be the last
of the year, all members are urged
to be present. Mrs. S. H. Bushnell,
regent, will preside. .
Haywood Chapter UDC
Holds Last Meeting
Mrs. Sam Queen Attends
State Welfare Meeting
Mrs. Sam L. Queen, county su
perintendent of welfare, is at
tending a three-day conference of
welfare superintendents in Greens
boro this week. She will be in
her office on Monday, 8th.
Miss Mary Lee Alley and Miss
Betty Gene Alley, who have been
attending Montreat Junior College,
have arrived to spend the summer
here with their mother. Mrs. Mar
Miss Meredith Whitaker spent
the week-end with her family in
nounced the marri', V
daughter, Miss piLf N
Tanlc Bryson, of , 64
vows were Mlem?(ftJ
Ga., on May 23rd. M
For the nresent n- I
making their home with S
Past ten days, ha's-Zf.1
to oe with friends will,
i a patient in a hUM
Mrs. Jack Elwood has arrived for
tne summer season from Canton,
Ohio, where she has spent the
winter with Mr. Elwood. She has
been joined by her daughter, Miss
Mary Lucia Elwood, who has been
attending Monti at Junior Col
lege and her son Jimmy Elwood.
who attended Christ School last
YOU'RE TELLING ME!
-By WILLIAM RTTT
Ceatrat Press Writer
IF KIPLING were here to
read the Far East air raid newa
he'd probably change that Una
to read "where the flying fishes
play for keeps."
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Somt or thost big Ittgut
dubs might expltia their poor
starts by referring to them
simply ms "detsyed oBeosires."
Ttt "Terrible Turk" ka mot
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game hmt aJsc appareatly. rrooi
the rreat page.
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The Jape com plain that war
has become too "barbarous."
Sadok Dumbkopf says. It begins
to look aa though the Nips sus
pect the. truth that they are In
for an awful trimming.
Many an es-motorist these
days is enjoying a new experi
encegetting down to the office
without baring lost his temper
ia traffic -!
How' eaa a college graduate
face the world with bold, ag
ftTeselve air whea his preoioae
diptoaaa Is better kaewe ae Jos
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Grand pappy Jenkins aaya he
underatanda Washington la so
over-crowded that wise visitor
hire detectives to And a room Cor.
The Haywood chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy will hold the June meeting
at the home of Mrs. Thad Howell
on Friday afternoon, the 6th. Serv
ing as associate hostesses with Mrs.
Howell will be, Mrs. John M.
Queen and Mrs. Jimmie Boyd.
Miss Nancy Killian will be in
charge of the program. All mem
bers are urged to attend as this
will be the last meeting of the
year. All visiting UDC members
from other sections in town are
also cordlilly invited to be pres
ent for the meeting.
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Mr, and Mrs. Singleton
Announce the Marriage
Of Their Niece
Mr. and Mrs. George Singleton
have announced the marriage of
their niece, Miss Bonnie Rhinehart,
of Atlanta, to Arthur Coward, of
Waynesville. The marriage took
place in Clayton, Ga., on May 29th.
Mr. Coward is employed with
the R. N. Barber and Company
Kock Apple filling station on the
Balsam road. For the present the
young couple will reside with the
bridegroom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Norwood Robeson and his
son, Norwood, of Newport News,
are expected soon to spend the
coming week here with the form
er's father and sister, Prof. E. J.
Robeson and Miss Frances Rob-
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