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fHE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
-.NINTH YEAR NO. 23 12 Pages
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1943 (pne Day Nearer Victory)
$1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Counties
ublic Showing Lots
hf Interest In Men
jn Service Edition
Hundreds of Information
Blanks Have Been Turned
to- Scores of Pictures Re
tei'ved For the Edition.
barest in tr.e "Salute to our
euiui'ii x ..v. -
L which if now 111
the making, is
F!"T..,, 'f f.miilies have sent
Burn eus -
ibout sons, hus-
v,r,,the! a Mil tnencis. ric-
'0f Jr.n i ave rolled in by the
-.0 S -u:h Pacific came a
w hilt others are ex
., r!h Africa as well
;n this country, from
.cud information, togeth-
Lr wr.r. p;c;ui - m men am, ..in-..
jjtuT.ce. ne oniy a part 01
t iarce eii:t:..n.
Comrlftf e-verage of activities
i the heme f'""' will be given,
inonler thar " men serving under
m can earn a true picture of
ilat is pi-: ri f-r "n liack home.
Hsyw.wi participation in the
w0!:;,.r.. Civil. Spanish Ameri
can ami W-n'M War 1, will also be
covered in tr.r special edition.
The Mountaineer received h. com-
&n:ary Utter irom Governor
fctnehtun this week, commending
ii- newspaper for the undertaking.
A fi:Iar letter was received from
Ccr.e:eman Weaver and Josepn-
Hay.v,i..(i has made an outstand
jrwn! ;i thii war by the large
I amber uf volunteers. The edi
torial staff of this newspaper are
gettir, p together all these facts for
; edition, including the names of
I all men fn m the county now in
Thr edition will be of historical
Itiiue. r.r.d a large number of peo
ple havt ,-.heaeiy indicated their in
tent: tn .:' preserving several cod-
A&'th-.r information blank is be
lt? pnr.ti ii elsewhere in the paper
today, .,rii! any family having sc)ie
te in ! a e should fill in this
tia'ii ar.ii miiiI or bring it to this
Thv riitii!'.. of several hundred
men save aheadv been nrintpd in
ii? paper, but it is felt that the
&''"? l the men have moved or
lew. pr-m...- d since that appeared.
I necessary to have com-t'-iiate
data on every man
-I'uial edition. The plates
:: s tr.at have been used
-til! available and can be
"- There is no charge
pieture of a man in
Knue whvii a plate is provided.
' i"l'n ' ! . has to be engraved,
'lie C -t - e VeOlt v-fi vo nmi!j
Gets Hawaii Post
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MAJ. GEN ROBERT C. RICHARDSON,
Jr., of Charleston, S. C. has been
named to take over the Hawaiian
Department Command. He will re
place Lieut. Gen. Delos C. Emmons
to whom other duties have been as
signed. Gen. Emmons took charge
ten days after the Jap attack at
Pearl Harbor. (International)
Xew Eating Places
Must File Prices
ri,;;. .-. n, fnce Panel Board
"PA announced yesterday
' ;: ,ir places opening for
; : 1 are required to file a
: ' i' menu and prices, as
: r them at their place
": - f.l- d must be the low-
f r each item during
: :'' weeks the place is
" '"wt'St prices for the
" Miose of the nearest
tiking place of the
s tr.u- were open prior to
': -st use the 7-day period
i r ' 4 to April 11, as the
a ' mining their lowest
Brother Of Lake
Clifford Stanley, of Lake Juna
! iskti, ha? been notified that bis
brother, Staff Sgt. 'Ernest D. Sta'n
ey, 20, is missing following action
in North Africa on April 2,'i.
Last direct word received from
;Sgt. Stanley was a letter to his
jmothtr written on February lti.
when he wrote her not to worry
lif she did not hear from him in
Sgt. Stamey is a native of J"
j Madison County, and volunteer d
I in the army in l'.UO. He had been
: stationed at Fort Bragg prior to bo
ling ordered overseas. He was pro
moted to the rank of staff sergeant
shortly before sailing last Septem
ber. Before he entered the ser
vice tie was engaged in iarming in
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
X. J. Stamey, of Joe. He has four
sisters, Mrs. Verle Kent of Clyde.
Miss Dorothy Stamey, Miss Xelltine
Stamey and Miss Inez Stamey, all
of Joe'; five brothers, Oris Stamey
of Page, West Va., Clifford of this
county, Pvt. Clyde Stamey of Los
Angeies, Calif., Doyle Stamey and
Lerov Stamey, both of Joe.
To Honor 45 From
Community Now In
The Armed Forces
A special community-wide ser
vice honoring the 45 men and wo
men in service from lhitcliffe Cove
will be held at the Ratcliffe Cove
Baptist church Sunday afternoon
at three o'clock, with Kev. H. G.
Hanimett delivering the message.
The nanus of the 45 will be
called during the service, including
three from the community that
have received an honorable dis
charge. All churches, organizations and
families of the community will
participate in this special service,
it was announced.
The men and women from Rat
cliff Cove now in the armed forces
Sgt. (Ilcnn Francis. Army, North
Africa; Sgt. Carl Francis, Army,
North Africa; Lt. Mary F. Fran
cis,, Army nurse, North Africa;
Cpl. Herman Francis, Army, Cali
fornia; Sgt. Jack Liner, Army,
New Guinea; Pvt. Guy Underwood,
Army, North Africa; Howell Un
derwood, Navy, Maryland; Pvt.
Frank Ratcliffe, Army, California;
Frank Leopard, Jr., (Bill), Navy,
Lt. Charles Arthur Francis,
Army chaplain, North Africa; En
sign Eugene Francis, Navy, Aus
tralia; Joe Francis, Navy, Mary
land; Pvt. Kermit Robertson,
Army, California; Lane Arlington,
Jr., Army Air Corps, Fepnsyl
vania; Pvt. Guy Arlington, Army,
California; Harold Francis, Mer
chant Marine; Pvt. Fuller Moore,
Army, Alaska; Pvt. Jessie Moore,
Sfrt. George Moody, Army, South
Carolina; Pvt. John Cagle. Arniv,
California; Sgt. Wallace Morrow,
Air Corps, North Carolina; Pvt.
Donald Morrow, Army, California;
Pvt. Dewey Ford, Army, Louis
iana; Pvt. R. V. Ford, Jr., Army,
California; Pvt. Robert Norris,
Army, California; Pvt. Sammie
Shenill, Army, Texas; Pvt. Fred
Pvt. oeou Allen Mehaffey,
Army; Lt. Hattie Frazier, Army
nurse, Alabama; Cpl. Charles
Camp, Army, North Africa; Sgt.
Paul Cagle, Army, New York; Lt.
William I). Turner, Army, Cali
fornia; Cpl. David Bramlett Stone,
Army Air Corps, South Carolina;
Sgt. Howard Bryson, Army, Cali
fornia; Cpl. Claude Underwood,
Army. Hawaiian Islands; Cpl. Ru
fus Ratcliffe, Army, California.
Cpl. Carl Ratcliffe, Army, Cali
fornia; Arthur Turner, Army;
Cpl. Jimmie Williams, Army, Vir
ginia; Pvt. Lowe Parton, Army.
California; Pvt. Love Cagle, Army,
North Africa; Pvt. Dwight Hail,
Army. California; Pvt. Oscar How
ell, Army, California; Pvt. Joe
Ferguson, Army; Pvt. Garrett
Howell, Army, Missouri.
These three men have honorable
discharges: Alden Turner, G rover
Francis, James Hendrix.
Gets Top War Post CoL pochard
Of State Guard
Officers of Second Regi
ment, 8th Battalion and
Headquarters and Service
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Pet Plant Shipping
jCarload Of Milk To
Army Post Each Day
NAMED TO HEAD the new, Impor
tant post of Director of the Office
of War Mobilization is James F.
Byrnes, former Economic Stabili
zation Director. He is shown in his
office in Washington shortly after
Pres. Roosevelt appointed him to
the new position. (International)
Today Last Time
To Apply For War
Ration Book No. 3
Today is the last day to mail ap
plication to Charlotte for War Ra
tion Book No. Thrc. The appli
cation blanks can only be obtain
ed from the post office.
All applications mailed after to
day will not be honored until after
I While no official word has come
from Washington, it is expected
j that Certain portions of War Book
'No. thre will oon go into use.
Col. William S. Pritchard, of!
Fort Bragg ami head of internal
security of North Carolina, made
the annual inspection of the Way
nesville unit of the St-ate "Guard
last night. The Waynesville unit
is the headquarters and service
company for the Second Regiment.
Col. Pritchard was very compli
mentary of the work ami standing
of the StaU' Guard unit in Way
nesville. "The' community has every right
to be proud of these men. They
are doing a splendid bit of work.
We are proud of them at lu adiuar
ters," be said.
He' fu 1 1 ht T saiel that "Haywood
men had always made a tine show
ing nt Fort Uragg. The men from
here make' jood soldiers, and we
know when a man says lie is from
Haywood that he is physically fit.
Some of th' best men that come
to us are from this section," he
j Prior to the inspection at the
armory, Col. l'litehard was guest
at dinner of Col. J. II. Howell, of
the Second Regiment, together
! with Major M. II. Bowle s, 1st Lt.
I Ralph Prevost, 1st Lt. A. P. Leel-
! better anel Sgt. Major Willard
Moody of the Nth Battalion.
Those prosent from the Waynes
ville unit vtc: Captain Frank C
Byrel, 1st I.t. Hen Sloan ami 2nel
Lt. Roy Ruff.
Col. Piiteharel will make a simi
at Canton tonight,
htr inspection of the liihh t'ompnny
Dr. Tom St i ingfit Id anel W.Cur
tis Russ wi-i'e guests eif the officers
at the' elinm-r.
Top West Pointer
! Rotary International is loeiking
! ahead and mapping plans for bet
te'ring world conditions in all parts
eif the gleihe when the war is over.
.V. H. F. Millar reported to Ro
tarians last Friday, in making the
report, of the International conven
tiem held reci ntly at St. Louis.
I The delegate's were in ernest
j about their iimli rtaking, and rea
lized the giirantie task that lies
I ahead, he saiel.
He was impressed with the atti
j tude of the de-legates from South
'America, anel felt the fellowship
and understanding of the two con
tinents at this time weiulel be far
reaching ir. the post-war era.
j Mrs. Millar told of the floods in
I Four other guests were present.
Tuesday Is Last
Day To Get Shoes
On Stamp No. 17
Tuesday. June 15, is bc dead
line fen using Stump No. 17 of
War Ration Beieik No, 1 for shoes.
Stamp No. IK becomes valid em
the Hith, and No. 17 will not be1
No time limit has been plae-e-d
on Stamp N'". I. This will In
F. (J. Kippetoe, Jr., (Jots
Promotion With Air Lino
F. G. Hippie toe, Jr., has just be-e-n
proniote-d ti master flight engineer
of the- I'a n - Ann rican Airways at
Miami. II has been with the line
for several years in several eli
gineering capacities. He- lias re
ceived a number of pronations in
the- past year.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
F. G. Rippe toe', of Waynesville.
I.. est ,
Is Felt Here
: ?"t a taste of summer
i Sunday, when the mer
' to 91 in the official
'he hottest day of the
tive degrees. The next
r? were 86.
t continued cool, with
ii anyir.g the heavy rain
er midnight Sunday. No
-reported from the hail.
'- report for the month
Mrs. Millar Gives
First Hand Story
Of Mid-West Flood
I Mrs. W. H. F. Millar gave some
! first hand information of the work
of tile- R'-d Cross in the recent
Mississippi flood. She was in St.
j Louis at the tim--, anel saw thous
ianels of head of cattle and fowls
.shipped to higher ground by the
organization. There the cattle
'were feel and cared for until the
' waters receded.
! The work of the Red Cross in
helping the homeless was carried
out this time in the same efficient
, manner as in all other disasters, she
pointed out. When the waters of
the rivers started to rise, the Red
Cross workers moved in and stayed
on the job doing everything possi
ble to make the people as comfor
table as possible, and to save prop
!erty. I Mrs. Millar told of her exper
iences to the Rotary Club last
Officials Dedicate ; .
Bridge Yesterday Test Signal Drills
Jr., who resides in
pent sevprnl Hats
past family during the
Charlie Ray Back From
St. Louis Buying Trip
Charlie Ray has returned from
an extensive buying trip in St.
Louis. He bought merchandise for
C. E. Ray's Sons.
He reported a satisfactory trip,
since he was able to buy a large
quantity of goods.
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Schell, of
Chatham, Ala., have taken an
apartment in the Kirkpatnck
Apartments. Mr. Schell is employ
ed by the Dayton Rubbtr Company.
The new steel anel concrete frame ;
bridge which replaced the span i
across the Southern Railway tracks
in Canton was dedicated yesterday
a ft ei noem wit!) appropriate ce-n-moiiie-s.
Officials of the state highway
and public works commission, the
town of Canton and the Champion
Paper anel Fibre Company took
part ill the dedication of the newt
bridge in the exercises which took !
place' at 5 o'clock.
The span had been condemned
-( ve ral months ago anel the roael
had been closeel for the past seven
months. It was re-opened imme
diately fedlowing the dedication i
Among those taking part on the !
preigram were: Percy B. Ferebee,
of Andrews, a member of the state- j
highway commission; John C.
Walker, of As.heville, division en
gineer of the state highway com- J
mission; Mayor Sam H. Robinson!
of Canton, Roy Parton, A. B. Rob- j
1 T TT, T.. t
mson ann ciyae r;. nun, jin irecni
bers of the Canton board of alder
men. Luther Snyder, city clerk; W. P.
Cape, superintendent of streets;
James Rickards, water superinten
dent; W. N. Stroup, chief of police;
W. J. Damtoft, treasurer of the
Champion Paper arid Fibre Com
pany; J. T. Bailey, former mayor;
and C. L. Westmoreland, master
mechanic of the Champion Paper
and Fibre CorfipaHijr.. .
Immediately following the dedi
cation those taking part were
guests at a dinner in , the club
rooms of the Champion "Y".
hole! each S,
cemtinue'. a -Haywood
elinator. T! i
nals of the el
ignal drills? which are
.'unlay nt 12:10 will
-reling to Rill Prevost,
vilian D fense- coor
ourpose is to acquaint
i with giving the sig
ifferent tvpes, and get
Monday Is Flag
Day Display It
! Monelay is national Flag
The' proper observance of
the' day is to elisplay the flag
from e ve-i y business (dace1 anel
Elsewhere in this edition
i an article giving in detail
eif the proper uses eif the flag,
anel the- proper methods of displaying.
all groups functioning together.
We have often wondererl what
make of machines the-y grow on
those truck farms.
Mr. anel Mrs. J. V. Johnsem, of
Miami, anel Miss Lina Anderson,
of Rock Hill, S. C, are guests at
Governor Broughton Says Special
Edition A Fine Public Service
Governor J. M. Broughton commended The
Mountaineer for getting out a special edition dedi
cated to the men in service from Haywood County.
The letter from Governor Broughton reads:
"I think getting out the special edition you plan
dedicated to Haywood's men in service is a fine
thing for your excellent newspaper, and I know it
will be appreciated not only by the men in service
but also by the people at home.
"You are doing a fine public service in getting
out such an edition.
"I have agreed to speak at Lake Junaluska on
July 1th, and I always look forward to a visit to Hay
wood County, and meet again the fine people there.
"J. M. BROUGHTON,
"Governor of North Carolina."
CADET BERNARD W. ROGERS ot Fair
view, Kan., leads his class at the
U. S. Military Academy where he
has been named First Captain of
the Corps of Cadets Outstanding
soldierly qualities and excellent
scholastic standing won him the
highest rank awarded at West
Five Local Girls
Five Graduates Were
Among 113 To Heceive
Diplomas From Woman's
College of V. N. C.
Five from here were among the
ll.'i students te be giaeluate-.el from
the Woman's College of the Uni
versity e-f North Carolina at its
.Mm annual commencement heae'
Tuesilay in Aycock stadium in
The live local stuelents wore:
Mis Jane' Grace, daughter of
Mr. ami Mrs. C. E. Grace, of Ha
zilueioil, receiveel a bachelor of
arts degree in art. Miss Grace
u;i a member of the- Ait hi-ian
Soeiety ami the' Sepiare' Dance'
Mi.-s Elizabeth Fe i guson, daugh
ter of Mis, Fannie J. Ferguson,
route- two, receiveel a bachelor of
seience degree in secretarial ad
min ist rat ion. Miss Ferguson serv
ed on the1 Coraeleli staff in her sen
ior year. She' was a member of the
Gamma Alpha Secretarial frater
nity. Internal iemal Re latiems Club
ami Dikcan .Seie'iety.
Mi.-s thailiiie Kotha, ilaughter
of Mi. ami Mis. Harry Rotha, of
Waynesville', received a bache
lor eif science degroo in physical
eelucation. Miss Red ha was presi
eie nt of the' Square Dance Club anel
participates! in extra-curricular
poits activities, such as archery,
basediall, heickey, life saving-, bas
ketball and marching. Miss Rotha
be longed also tei the Re-cri-atiem
A -social ion cabinet, camp commit
tee', Camp Couieloi'.s Club, Chcm-i-try
Club, Eelucation Club, Boots
li Spur, and Aletbeian Soe.'iety.
She' m i ve il a- a junior adviser to
Mt-s Anna Me-elford, elaughte r of
Mr. anil Mrs. W. C. Meelford, of
East street, received a bache
lor of arts degree in art. Miss
Moelfeirel contributed work to Cor
aeleli. She' was a member of Art
(lull, Eelucation Club, Internation
al Relations Club, Square Circle,
Young Deinoeiats ami Cornelian
Mi-s Sara Gli-e Queen, daughter
of Mr. ami Mrs. Sam L. Queen,
eif Waynesville, received a bache
lor of science degree in home
economies. Miss Queen was a
member of Eelucatiem Club, Home
Eeniii'iiiics Club, Square Dance
Club, Y. W. C. A. cabinet, and
Plea Is Made For Produc
tion Of More Milk By
Haywood Dairymen To
A carload of milk a day is be
ing shipped from here by Pet
Dairy Products Company to Camp
Blanding, in Jacksonville, Florida.
The first shipment was maele Sat
urday and a car will roll daily,
according to R. B. Davenport,
general manager of the leical plant.
The rtiilk is shipped in' a re
frigerator car in 10-gaIlein cans.
At Jacksonville the- milk is trans
ferred te Foremeest Dairies and
bottled anel sent em its way to the
mess halls eif Camp Blanding.
The car leaves Waynesville ein
the 12:11(1 train, ami is carried all
the way tee Jacksonville em a pas
senger train, arriving there in
about 17 hours afte r leaving Way
nesville. 'The problem confronting us
now is the production eif more
milk," Mr. fhivenport said.
"Tuesday morning we had calls
from five large cities asking for
milk. There- is a demand for an
unlimited supply of milk. We can
use any volume that can be pro
duced. We will also take any
amount, no matter how small or
how much, we will take it at emr
plant," he saiel.
"The army needs more milk, and
we are trying to elo everything in
our power te) supply their needs,"
he continued. "The army emly uses
This is the- largest single ship
ment of milk over tei leave here.
July 1 Set As Deadline
For Applications For
Since there is a limited number
"f pressure canners alleiteel to Hay
wo. I county, all persons interested
in purchasing this typo dinner are
advised tei make application to tha
farm rationing boarel by July 1.
Any application receiveel after
July 1 will neit be- considered by the
boarel in the distribution to the
canners for this area.
Kav Named Director
Of State War Fund
Charlie- Ray has been namcel by
Getvernor Broughton as a director
ed the Unite'el War Fund feir North
Mr. Ray is also a member of th
county quota allocation committee.
In the- past year, Mr. Ray ha3
serve-el as county chairman of tha
I'SO drive, anel is now chairman of
the sale- eif war bonds in the ceiunty.
Mrs. J. C. lirown To
Do Graduate Work At
Mrs. J. C. Brown left, yesterday
for Chapel Hill, where' she will'
take' grailual.e work in English and
Political Science at the University
eif Neirth Carolina, summer session.
.Mrs. Brown is a member of the
faculty eif the Waynesville town
ship high school.
Joe Davis Is Named
Bank's Assistant Cashier
Joe Davis has been named as
sistant cashier of the First Nat
ional Bank. The promotion was
made at a recent meeting of the
board of directors of the institu
tion. Mr. Davis joineel the staff of the
bank last September. Prior to that
he was bookkeeper fr Royle and
Pilkington Co., of Hazelwoeid for
Can Sell Car But
Must Turn In Gas
Persons who sell their automo
biles must return their gasoline
ration book to their local board,
according to a reminder from the
district office yesterday.
A number of people have sold
their cars and given the new owner
their ration book. This practice
is in violation of the law, it was
pointed out. -
Mrs. E. T. Duckett
Has Rented Her Home
Mrs. E. T. Duckett has recently
rented her home to Mr. and Mrs.
R. W. Finney and Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Wright. Mr. Finney and Mr.
Wright are construction engineers.
Miss Virginia Kellett
Graduates With Highest
Honors From College
Miss Virginia Kellett, who has
recently received her diploma from
Lenoir-Khyne College, graduated
with the highest honors, "Summ
Cum Laude" ever given at the In
stitution. She holds a bachelor
of arts degree from Lenoir-Ehyne,
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