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Zfiym YEAR NO. 46 12 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1943 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson looatiea
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I More Haywood Men Casualties
L Missing And
lird Man Killed,
arents Are Told
a,rwood's casualty list continues
last week the number
ti at sixteen and now it is nine
t xhis week there are two men
ervice reported missing uu
L killed in act on. The entire
Lunity has been shocked over
Gn increase in the space of a
C .H svmnathy for the fam-
Lof the men has been expressed
flwue repiTted missing are Lt.
I James S. (.'iiwn. U. S. Naval
Lfpt, s.'n ol -r- a'iJ
L M. Qi:e an(l Lt-
Mster, l'. S. Army Air force,
.H- imiI Mrs. Lawrence Win-
. ... ii i i.:nj
kter, nt aynesviie, anu is.un.-u
c'ion: Private Edward Wil-
ln snn of Alfred Wi liams, of
jelwo"d. an ! the late Mrs. Delia
If. and Mrs. Queen received the
Mming message Monday from
The Navy Department deeply
Lrete to inform you that your
Lt (jg) James Shook yueen,
S. N. R., is missing following
in the performance of his
(fin the service of his country."
Lt Queen, 31, volunteered in
nervice in July, 1942, and took
i twining at Northwestern Uni
rity, Solomons, Md., and Nor
1, Va. He has been on sea duty
w April of this year. ;This fall
m promoted from ensign to
stenant (jg) following partici-
in in activities in th Sicilian
t theatre. $
It Queen was among the officer
like amphibious force, who were;
mended for their service wKile
Wi in offensive operations
m the northern coast of Sicily.
Jit commendation read as follows:
U J. S. Queen, who as com
uding officer of LCT 241 with
rage, resourcefulness and intre
" lead his ship and men under
litre and aerial bombings by the
wyfrom July 8 to August, 1943,
iferrying heavy mechanized mili-
equipment around demolished
tijes and tunnels, and in making
itmnhibious landing behind the
My lines during the darkness of
Host 11 at Brolo, Sicily, and
toby contributed to the advance
'the Seventh Army along the
t!i eoast of Sicily toward Mes
a." "e commendation was forward
'ly Rear Admiral Davidson, U.
Navy to the commanding gen-
second provisional corps of
Seventh Army, who requested
copy of the commendations
attached to the future reports of
officers concerned and a suit-
notation made in the service
H of the ship's company.
j Queen held an A. B. and a
"degree from the University of
i Carolina. He was married
October. 1939, to Miss Marian
Wj"neehan, of Raleigh, who ar-
Ttiesrlay to spend several
Mr. and Mrs. Queen.
Katherine Queen, who is re-
Ra'pin-h, is also here.
. Grey Winchester. 23. who
H 'PH-pri with distinction in the
P;- Air Corps, was reported
""? since NovemW SrH Wis
Reported Missing In Action
:xr V- III ., -
Lt. (jp) James Shook Queen, U. S. N. K., sun of Mr. una Mrs.
John M. Queen, and Lt. Grey C. Winchester, U. S. Air Corps, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Winchester, who have been reported missing
while in the performance of their duty in the M-rviee of their country.
Madison To Preach
For Union Service
Ward's Mill Is
Sawing operations began at
the mouth of Cold Springs and
Piffeon River this week.
Work of erecting the mill has
been underway for the past several
weeks, and special timber from the
Big Bend section will be sawed.
The timber will be shipped to gov
ernment projects, and most of the
specifications call for it to be 30,
36 and 40 feet lengths.
The mill is of the circular saw
type and a number of men will be
employed, with more later. Cars
will be loaded at Lake Junaluska.
The annual Union Thanksgiving
service will be held at the First
Baptist church at nine o'clock on
Thanksgiving morning, with Rev.
Clay Madison, pastor of the Metho
dist church preaching the sermon.
All ministers'of Waynesville are
on the, program and will partici
pate at has been the custom here
for a number of years.
The servicfs will be under the
auspices of the Waynesville Minis
Z7 rw,ved the following mes
from the Adjutant General:
Secretary of War desires
expreSS his regrets that your
J v,rp' C. Winchester, has
ported missing in action
r?vember 3rd over Germany.
.o vi unui maisiiMi
ptly"y0U Wi" be n0tified
LLVil1,che?ter left Waynesville
HfPtfmber, 1940, with Company
Rational Guard unit. He
Wi ,ed for some time at
Jackson and was later thans
j the Infanrrv to the
rh7S'- He was calIed c"
w l ve Iatter branch in
t F1i;-!T' He took nia training
""gton Field, and Hondo
,rav" He reived his
kvea; T Iatter 5n April of
eed i,8. " which he ad-
training jn Dyersburg,
errerf t ,from there was trans
lta to Grand Island, Neb.
Os s-. '""ester had been over
i at .? SePtember of this year
, . time he ws reported
serving as a naviga-!
"yng fortress, making
f the w ster was graduate
"aynesville township high
(Continued on page 7)
Technical Sergeant Thornton
Stringfellow, son of Dr. and Mrs.
J. L. Stringfellow, formerly of
Waynesville, now of Culpepper, Va.,
who was reported as missing since
Oct. 8, is a prisoner of the Ger
mans, according to information re
ceived this week by relatives here
from his parents.
Set. Stringfellow was serving as
a radio operator and gunner aboard
a heavy bombrr at the time he was
reported missing. He had been in
England for several months. Last
summer he was awarded the air
medal for exceptionally meritorious
achievement during five cnmbat
bombing missions over Germany
and German-held territory. He
! later received the Oak Leaf Cluster
for shooting down a German plane.
! Prior to entering the service.
Sgt. String-fellow was a stud:nt at
the University of Virginia. He is
'a graduate of Scott Field, 111. Radio
school and of the Air Force Gun
jnery school of Harlington, Tex.
Sgt. Stringfellow has two broth
ers in the service; Pvt. Lawrence
Stringfellow, army school at Brook
ings, S. v., ana unaries cwiri,
navy, stationed at Daytona Beach.
All three formerly resided in Way
nesville. Sgt. Stringfellow's father is a
veteran of World War 1, and was
stationed here at the U. S. Army
Hospital. Following his discharge
he practiced first at Sunburst and
then in Waynesville prior to return
ing to his home in Culpepper, Va.
Lt. Dwight Paschall
Here For Week-End
Lt. Dwight Paschall, former as
sistant county farm agent of Hay
wood, spent the week-end in town
wi h friends. He has been sta
tioned at Camp Claiborne and was
on his way to San Antonio, Tex.,
where he will be stationed for
Lt. Paschall has been in the ser
T ! a .m.i Willi io ao and wis in
ducted at Fort Orglethorpe, Ga. He
atended Officers Candidate School
at Fort Belvoir, Va., and from there
was sent to Camp Claiborne.
The November term of criminal
court is scheduled to convene here
on Monday, November 22nd, with
Judge J. H. Clement, of Walker
town, presiding. The docket is
rather light, and court is not ex
pected to last many days, it was
Prawn to serve the first week
are: Rob'rt Hogen, Waynesville;
W. C. Reece, Beaverdam ; J. B.
Swayngim, Waynesville; Oscar L.
Brown, Beaverdam; Arthur Rob
inson, Clyde; Roy Massie, East
Fork; J. 0. Durkett, White Oak;
D. Gaston Smathers, Beaverdam;
C Matney, Beaverdam; A. Cordell,
Janvs Caddis, Waynesville;
H;iydi'n Rogers, Fines Creek; J.
P. James. Crabtree; Frank Davis,
Hi-avi i dam ; SnauMin Underwood,
V.'ayii -sville ; J. E. Bryson, Way
nesville; Jess W. Jenkins, White
Oak; Dick T. Moo !y, Jonath'in
Creek: Frank Mehaffey, Ivy Hi I;
Pen Sutton, Waynesville; Ben
Well , Piireon ; H irley Bryson, Trcn
I'nff: Da"e Farm r. Pigeon; Jar
vis Chambers, Iron Duff.
Drawn for the second week: El
er Osborne. Beave-dam ; Wess
Pless, East Fork; Harley A. Wil
liams, Reavtrdam ; Henry Francis,
Waynesville; Hub S. R gers, Ce
cil; W. R. Blanton, Waynesville;
S. C. Wood, Reaverdam; j. T. Con
ard. White Oak.
Marwin K. Smathers, Beaver
dam; .loo Russell, Ivy Hill; Roy
McCracken. Clyde; R. M. Fisher,
Fines Creek; Hugh Terrell, Clyde;
Hubert Caddy. Waynesville; John
Day Cathey, Pigeon; Claud Mc
Cracken. Crabtree; Erastus Med
fnrd. Iron Duff; J. L. Walker,
Bond sales in Haywood have tak
en a d cided sag during November,
a survey of selling agencies re
Onlv f65.331 of the quota of
102 4f7 has been met; of this the
Canton area hss sold over $4H.OOO,
'eiving the balance of $15,912 for
Wayn sville and J:?,iro for Clyde.
"Unless lots of hard work is put
f.rth during the next few days,
it looks like Haywood migHt fail
to meet her monthly bond goal for
the first time," Charlie Ray, coun
ty chairman said yesterday.
Sales to date are as follows:
First National Bank $ 9,281.25
Haywood B. & Loan .... 8,987.60
Waynesville Post Office 1,443.75
National Farm Loan 1,200.00
Waynesville Are $15,912.60
Canton Post Office $ 4,162.60
Canton Building-Loan .... 625.00
Haywood County Bank 41,931.25
Haywood Bank at Clyde 3,100.00
Canton area total $49,718.75
County total $65,331.26
19 Leaders Given
At District Meet
Many Scout Received
Award At District Meet
ing In Canton Monday
Certificates were presented to 19
Scout leaders at the annual dis
trict meeting at the Canton Y last
Monday night, which was attended
by 150 interested scouters and
scouts. Much interest is being
shown in Scout work in the district,
according to F. V. Smith, assistant
scout executive of the Daniel Boone
Awards were given a large num
ber of Scouts during the court of
honor period, which followed the
movie, "Trail To Citizenship,"
shown by Howard Clapp, district
extension chairman. Douglas
Walker wag chairman of the court
The new Lake Junaluska troop
won the ribbon in the first advance
ment and attendance contest, with
Canton Troop winning for having
the largest attendance of members
Among those appearing on the
program, included Rev. Miles Mc
Lean, Douglas Walker, C. C. Poin
dexter and M. H. Bowles, district
chairman presented the certificates
to the following adult scouters:
R. T. Henson, T. Guy Massie,
Ben Colkitt, Charles Isley, Jr., W.
S. Edwards, Lewis N. Green, Rob
ert D. Suttonfield, W. J. Brooks,
W. P. Lawrenc?, Wayne Rogers,
I Tyson Cathey, Paul Shepherd, W.
f. wnitesides, Uharies Wood, W.
I A. Bradley, M. H. Bowles, Charles
Munday, Louis Gates and Paul J.
The following awards were made
Tenderfoot; Carroll McLean and
Oliver Early, of Haz:lwood; Billy
Joe Jaynes, Charles Ray Howell,
Jerry Liner, Howard Liner, Win
fred Liner, Joseph Gibson and
Julius Riggins, Jr., of Lake Juna
luska. R. C. Cooke, Jr., Tommy Hen
son, Frank Queen, Jr., William
Rolland, of Troop one, Canton; Ed-
(Continued on page 7)
Will Organize On
Breeders of purebred Herefords
in Haywood will meet at the court
house here Saturday morning at
ten o'clnrk for the purpose of or
ganizing a Haywood County Here
Howard Clapn, county agent, said
ther; was much interest in the pro
posal of oreanizaMon, and that a
large majority of the breeders were
expected to attend.
State Board Gives
To Deer Season
The deer season in Haywood
county has been given a 15-day
extension according to G. C. Plott,
county game and fish protector.
Mr. Plott stated that he had re
ceived a letter this week inform
ing him that State Commissioner
Hinton James had authorized the
The deer season was originally
placed from Oct. 20 to Jan. 1., and
then charged from Oct. 15 to Nov.
30. The state board of conserva
tion and development recently gave
an additional 15 days to the open
H ft . " l
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GEN. JAMES W. JENKINS,
commander of the N. C. State
Guuid, was high in hia ptnine of
the local unit while on an official
inspection here last week.
Praises Work Of
State Guard Here
"I don't see how Germany can
stand up long," General James W.
Jenkins told Rotarians here last
week. "As for Japan, that is a
long ways to transport men and
supplies to fight, and it is coins;
to take a long time to complete
General Jenkins was here on an
official inspection tour of the Way
nesville unit of the State Guard.
He highly complimented the local
company, and their officers. "I
never saw a company function more
perfectly without year's of exper
ience than did the Waynesville
unit," the general said.
"I know of no man I had rather
command a regiment than your own
Col. James H. Howell," General
Jenkins said, as he told that the
State Guard was organized for the
purpose of internal security, to pro
tect homes and industry.
The general stressed the advan
tages of the training the men re
ceived in the State Guard when
called into the army. The basic
training enables them to advance
faster, and get along better, he
The general complimented indus
tralists for encouraging men to
join the State Guard, and pointed
out the members cannot serve out
side the confines of the state, and
ar epaid the same as the army
while on duty.
General Jenkins was warm in
his praise of the officers of the
Waynesville unit, stating that it
was well officered, and continued
by stating that Major M. H. Bowles,
of the 8th Battalion, made an out
standing record at officers training
school last spring.
Sgt. Sawyer, U. S.
Air Corps, Wins
Oak Leaf Cluster
Staff Sergeant William D. Saw
yer, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Sawyer, of Waynesville, has re
crntly been awarded a bronze oak
leaf cluster, in lieu of a second air
medal. Sgt. Sawyer is serving in
England as a gunner with the U.
S. Army Air Forces.
He entered the service in October,
1941 and was first stationed at
Sheppard Field, Tex., where he
was a drill instructor. From there
he was transferred to the aerial
gunnery school at Salt Lake City,
Sgt. Sawyer is a graduate of the
local township high school and prior
to entering the service operated a
Gulf Filling Station on Main Street,
7 Freight Cars
Leave The Track
Passenger train service from the
west was delayed four hours Tues
day due to derailment of seven
freight cars west of Bryson City.
Only slight damage was done, and
no one injured, it was learned here.
Traffic was delayed for five hours
while the cars were put back on
All trains were on schedule
through here Wednesday.
Reeves Noland Buys
2, Joe Rose 1, Both To
fe s . L i
GEORGE BISCHOFF was elect
ed president of the Hazelwood
Boosters Club Thursday night. He
succeeds Clyde Fisher as president.
George Bischoff was elected pres
ident of the Hazelwood Boosters
Club at their monthly meeting on
Others elected to serve with Mr.
Bischoff were, vice president, Clyde
5ribhr; treasurer, Frank Comptan
and secretary, Dewey Hyatt.'
Plans were made for their an
nual Christmas party and Ladies
Night, for the December meeting.
Go On Sale 22nd
The 1943 sale of Tuberculosis
Christmas Seala will open on Mon
day, the 22nd, according to Mrs.
Frank Ferguson, chairman of the
committee from the Waynesville
Woman's Club, sponsoring group
in the Waynesville area of Hay
The quota for this area has been
set at $225, and committees have
been named in the Bethel, Cecil,
Cruso, Jonathan Creek, Maggie,
Lake Junaluska, Crabtree, Fines
Creek, Waynesville and Hazelwood
communities to have charge of the
The following committee met in
the office of the county superinten
dent of education on Tuesday after
noon and completed all details of
the sale; Mrs. Frank Ferguson,
Mrs. Whitener Prevost, Mrs. E. R.
Hollaus, Mrs. C. F. Kirkpatrick,
Mrs. Ruth Beaty and Mrs. Charles
Anyone wishing to buy seals may
find them at the office of the coun
ty superintendent of education on
the first floor of the court house.
Mrs. Chas. Miller is in charge of
the mailing committee, which will
sell direct to the business firms as
well as a number of individuals.
Any firm or person receiving seals
through the mails are asked to
acknowledge receipt of them at
once, with a check, or if they do
not plan to buy them return at
once. Mrs. Miller pointed out that
there had not been as many seals
printed as usual due to the paper
shortage and that those not bought
by persons receiving through the
(Continued on page 7)
F.F.A. Group To
Fete Fathers And
Members of the Waynesville
Chapter of Future Farmers of
America will hold their annual fa
ther and son banquet Friday night
at the F. F. A. chapter house on
the high school grounds, with 15
agricultural workers as their spec
After the banquet, the agricul
tural committee will hold an execu
tive session to discuss production
of more food and feed during the
coming year. All memhers of the
F. F. A. Chapter and the commit
teemen are expected to attend.
Approximately $30,000 worth of
Main Street business property
changed hands this week, and the
two new owners have already com
pleted plans for immediate renova
tion of all three pieces, which are
on the East side of Main Street.
D. Reeves Noland purchased the
Clyde Ray building from the Ray
estate, and also the Allen building,
new occupied by Sanitary Barber
Shop from Mrs. R. L. Allen.
Joe E. Rose purchased the Mc
Cracken building from Theodore
Mr. Noland said hfs plans were
to botfin renovatirg th: Ray build
ing next week, as materials for the
work were already purchased and
on hand. The building is two sto
ries high and fronts 27 feet on
Main Street. The lot extends back
135 fret. The building was last
occupied by Garrett Furniture
Plans are to completely renovate
the entire first floor, install new
front, add steam heat. Five mod
ern apartments are included in the
blue prints for the second floor of
the building. Mr. Noland said he
could not publicly announce at this
time the occupant that would move
into the building as soon as com
pleted. At the Sanitary Barber Shop
building, Mr. Noland said an en
tire new front would be inataQed,
the stairs taken off Main Street,
and the full width .of the property
of S7 feet would be utilised for the
new buildinr. Black and white tile
will be used in building the new
front, he said. And steam best
wl be.AaIled. The los on whkh
tne barjStrshop building it located
fronts $7 feet on Main Street and
extends back 135 feet.
Mr. Noland also announced that
plans have been completed for re
novating another of his buildings,
the one now occupied by Charlie's
Cafe. The kitchen will be pot in
the back, the rest rooms put down
stairs and tile flooring installed
Mr. Rose said that immediate
construction would begin on the
McCracken building, which adjoins
the Citizen Bank Building. Mr.
Rose said a new front would be in
stalled, and general improvements
made to make it an ideal mercan
tile establishment. He has several
applicants for the rental of the
building, but said no lease had been
signed. The upstairs will be uti
lized into modern apartments.
The property Mr. Rose bought
fronts 266 feet on Main Street and
extends back 125 feet. The build
ing is 75 feet long. Steam heat
will also be installed in the reno
vated building, he said.
Neither of the new owners made
public the purchase price of the
properties, neith:r were any fig
ures released as to the amounts
that would be spent on renovatioa.
The Mountaineer learned that
negotiations are underway for the
changj of ownership in other Maia
Street business property, but no
public announcements were ready
for the release at this time.
Theodore McCracken, in discuss
ing the sale of his building to Mr.
Rose said; "I understand that his
tory has it, that the lot on which
my building stands was purchased
at one time for a sack of potatoes."
Used A Car Nine
Years And Sold
It At A Profit
Automobile dealers will have to
look a long time before they will
be able to match the automobile
trade just made by R. N. Johnson,
of Lake Junaluska.
Back in 1934, Mr. Johnson bought
a 1927 model Buick for $50. He
used the car daily for the past nine
years, and "she always started
when I called upon her," he said.
This week someone asked what he
would sell the car for, and without
giving the matter much thought,
spoke up and said: "$75."
The buyer quickly replied: "It's
Now Mr. Johnson is riding in a
Dodge, and feeling lost without hia
faithful old 1927 buick even with
its 240,000 miles.
Pfc. Robert Coppack, of Lowery
Field, Colorado, is spending a 14
day leave in Hazelwood with hit
sister and brother-in-law, Mr." and
Mrs. E, M. RothermeL
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