(The Waynesville mountaineer
Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
NO. 51 20 Pases $1.75 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Co untie
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P Z7 GOOD v ' K
F7 TO live TatSi
Mas Rhea Clark faSsM
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Haywood's First "Casualty"
gas Been Prisoner For
Past 21 Months.
TklUs Khea Clark, son of Mrs.
Wlie. Clark and the late Dee Clark,
I Waynesville, a machinist Mate
rjrst Cl:i". U. S. Navy, who has
lew reported missing since the
f ttle f Java, February 28, 1941,
a primmer of the Japanese gov
mmer;!, according to a message
wfived by his mother, Mrs. Clark.
The message irom young ClarK
his mo tiu-r, was in the form of
postal card, and was the first
Lord Mrs- Clark has received about
Lr son in 21 months, except noti-
Ication from tne navy department
Ciiich declared her son was missing
On the card young Clark stated
that his health was excellent and
bit he was working for pay. He
hi usteu as a prisoner oi me
Imperial Japanese army No. 4,
1,0. W. Camp, Thailand.
the time he was reported
lissing, Clark was believed to have
ran aboard the U. S. S. Hous
to, which was sunk in the Battle
(Java, February 28, 1941.
He enlisted in the U. S. Navy in
January, 1930 and received his
Raining at Norfolk Naval Base,
after which he went aboard the
S. S. Texas where he served for
Af:er this period of his service
i attended the Naval Optical
pool in Washington, D. C. Upon
jtompl tion of which he wsa trans
ferred to the U. S. S. Houston.
Young Clark was born in the
Mite Oak section of Haywood
County and was a graduate of the
fines Creek high school in the
Hiss of 1928. He is a member of
lite First Methodist Church of
JWayn.svillo. His last visit home
Ms made in 1938.
i. ; i " ; j
DALLAS RHEA CLARK, the
first casualty reported from Hay
wood county, after 21 months is
found to be alive and held a pris
oner by the Japanese government.
Too Fast for Santc
An old fashioned Christmas tree
program is being planned at Long's
Chapel Methodist church to be held
on Friday evening at 7:30. The
affair is not entirely for the chil
dren of the Sunday school, but for
every child and adult of the com
munity, according to the pastor,
Rev. Miles McLean.
Extensive effort has been made
to secure th; names of all the
adults, and the name and age of
every child of the immediate com
munity, so that Santa Claus can
Among those serving on the dif
ferent committees in connection
with the event are the following:
Charles Underwood, ereneral chair
man, Curtis Seay, Robert Jones.
R. N. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Claude
Medford, Mrs. W. E. Crater and the
officers and teachers of the Sunday
Christmas readings will be given
by the primary and junior depart
ments and the young people will
present a pageant, "The Birth of
Christ," directed by Miss Dorothy
Chaney. The choir under the di
rection of Charles Klopp, with Miss
Anna Glosser at the piano, will
furnish the music for the pageant.
Several songs will be sung by the
children and there will be Christ
mas carols by the congregation.
Every person in the community is '
cordially invited to attend.
flne Of Three Men
o Escaped From
Prison Is Caught
Charlie Mooney, of Clyde,
Caught By Patrolman Rob
Charlie Mooney. 23. one of the
F prisoners who escaDed from
F State prison canrn near Whit-
fier Saturday about noon, was cap-
mi at the home of friends on
Waynesville, route 2 around noon
today by Highway Patrolman 0.
Bill Trammell, a guard at the
ailip, who suffered a fractured
ikull when attacked by the three
prisoners, was reported to be im
"wiiR at the C. J. Harris Com
"y Hospital, Sylva, yesterday.
framm:ll was struck over the head
"h a piece of pipe by one of the
"atrolman T?nhn.to etofal tViat
had found Mooney, in a closet
j e home of Mrs. Lelia Cham
fs on Waynesville, route 2 hiding
lhen he visited the home as a
lilt of information received.
tne officer said that. Mnnnpv was
"larmpd and surrrndered without
""stance when his hiding place
as dl?covered. He took the pri
mer directly to the prison camp
Jacksn county and turned him
0,er to authoriHoo thoro
Patrolman Rob:rts stjit-e'd that he
anied that. M finnan Krtoi-rloH o
nar the North Carolina-Tenn-
fci - "" ojlie tU Hits Ma.c
he was fonnH
"e men vahn KoloJ
"Moonry. 23. of PlvHo whn was
ij "ln? the first of three sentences
'ft k BunccrnDe county last
nne of four six years
of ,rEcry and false pretense, one
, lnree to e-'o-Kt-
and j r m.
to,, "'"""K, ana one oi iwu
r "iree vm. -nr.-ii:
uaiui lurgery; wuiiam
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Making More Than
Major's Base Pay
Induction into the armed forces
will present no financial worries
for Private Goldman G. Trantham,
of Clyde, who las week reported
for active duty at the reception
center at Fort Jackson. Pvt. Tran
tham will suffer no pay cut in th?
transfer from his job in a shipyard
to the army.
As the father of nine children,
the 36-year-okl private and his
family will draw $268 a month
from the government, more than a
major's base pay.
As a shipyard machinist, Pvt.
Trantham was making $240 a
month before his induction three
weeks ago at Camp Croft. He was
sent to the induction center from
the Waynesville draft board.
Canton C. of C.
To Be Closed
From 24th To 28th
The Canton Chamber of Com
merce will be closed at 4 o'clock
on Friday afternoon and will not
open again until Tuesday, accord
ing to Mrs. Lota Smathcrs, of the
Carolina Motor Club. Mrs. Smath
ers explained that since the Gov
ernor had declared a holiday for
MARINE Pvt P C Hanl..n. Kast
Boston. Mass.. looks over his l!M2
Christmas rants and mfts. which
have iust caught up with him
somewhere in the South Paeilic
His year-old Christmas mail rhased
the fnst-piuvinjt teuthertierk nil
over the map ( Inirrnalional)
Dr. and Mrs. Grover M. Davis,
of Camp Perry and "Waynesville,
announce the birth of a son on
December 22 at Fort Lauderdale,
all state business for that period
the local office would comply with
the same dates.
She further stated that since the
banks would also take that lengthy
holiday the office would have no
banking facilities to deposit the
money turned in for automobile licenses.
i Scott Schulhof er
To Be Buried In
Scott S. Schulhofor, 50. of Aiken
and Waynesville, son of Mrs. David
Schulhofor, did at his Aiken home
on Tuesday of pneumonia, accord
ing to a message received by his
brother, Emanuel Schulhofor, of
Has Full Program
of Christmas Cheer
The Salvation Army is carrying
out a full program of Christmas
cheer as is their usual custom, de
spite conditions. This year's cheer
will include: gifts to 687 indivi
duals in seven different mountain
communities; 28 boys who are in
the armed forces ; and a number of
grocery orders for families in
Waynesville and vicinity.
The presentation of gifts and
clothing at each of the centers
served by the Solvation Army will
be accompanied by a Christmas
program, where the whole commun
ity will gather.
The financial support for this
entire program conies through re
sponse to Christmas appeals by let
ter, unsolicited donations and con
tributions to the Christmas kettle
on Main Street.
The schedule of programs in
cludes the following: Sunday morn
ing, December 19, at Little Crock;
Sunday night, December 19, at
Grace Lumb.'r Camp, Cold Spring;
Monday night, 20th, at Bonnie
Hill, at Shut-In-Church commun
ity; Tuesday, Miller's Gap School;
Sunday afternoon, December 26, at
Mapel Springs Citadel ; Monday
evening, 27th, a supper will be
held on the grounds of Shelton
Laurel community with a Christ
mas tree; Tuesday 28th, the homes
of the Big Bon section will be vis
ited and gifts distributed.
New High Being Set
By Christmas Buying
In This Community
To Have Chicken
On Christmas Day
The prisoners in the Haywood
county jail will enjoy a good old
fashioned chicken dinner with all
the trimmings, according to Wade
Each prisoner will also receive
a bag containing fruits, candies
and nuts from Robert V. Welch,
No Cause For Alarm
Over Flu Epidemic In
County, Says Dr. Sisk
J L Coin, Jr., E. M.
fc lo Arrive Saturday
Urt ' Coin- Jr- son of Mr. and
. . voin, oi waynesville,
lo T? 1 .... "
Qs TT c 018,1 8 Mate F""St
ttelw, . 1N ayy now attending a
C scfto1 Washington, D
11 Will o !.. n . . i
w"l arnvo Qot.j
uniuiuajr id Dp- i'u
"stmas week-end with his
"There is no cause for alarm at
the present time in this county.
While influenza is on the seasonal
increase, it is so far, in a mild form
hut we must keep it from spread
ing, protect ourselves and others."
aid Dr. C. N. Sisk, district health
-ifficer in discussing the situation
this week. . ,
"And again, don't become victims
of hysteria, but don't be blind to
facts. Don't expose others, and
most important, go to bed and seek
your doctor's advice," further com
mented Dr. Sisk.
Most people are inclined to think
of influenza as having had its
eenesis during the first World War,
but such is not the case by any
means, according to Dr. Sisk. As
far back as 1890 there was an
epidemic in North Carolina which
spread through and raged in 6"
of the then 90-odd counties of the
There were 200.000 cases in Npw
York alone, showing that it spread'
very rapidly that far fack, with
nothing like the quick means of
transportation today, when the re
motest part of the country is with
n a day's journey by air of any
other part, it was pointed out by
the health officer.
"We all remrmber the terrible
scourge of influenza and the re
sultant pneumonia in 1918, during
which year the epidemic cost North
Carolina alone about 10 000 lives,"
it was pointed out by Dr. Sisk.
The health" officer stnssed the
importance of going to bed, call
ing your physician, and remaining
in bed until he came and made a
diagnosis of the case, then follow
ing his advice as to what to do. He.
stated that this is the only s.nsible
procedure and by this manner un
necessary riFk to others will be
He said that the danger of a cold
lies in its possible results, or com
plications, chief among: which may
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Funeral services and burial will
be hold in Aik n today. His broth
er and others from here have gone
to attend the services.
Mr, Schulhofor was in the livery
business and maintained stabL s in
Aiken in the winter and for the
past few years had been going to
New Hampshire for the summer
Surviving are his mother; one
sister, Mrs. Fritz Schulhof er, of
Aiken; three brothers, Emanuel, of
Hazelwood, Max, of New Hamp
shire, and Corporal Arthur Schul
hofor, of the U. S. Army.
Sister Of W.J ,
Strange Killed " '
Funeral services wore h' Id Tues
day afternoon at Maysville, Ga.,
for Mrs. G. M. Bellamy, 38, of
Monticello, Ga., sister of W. F.
Strange, of Waynesville, who was
accidentally killed on Monday when
she was alighting from a bus. Mrs.
B.llaniy had put her mother, Mrs.
S. M. Strange, who hud been visit
ing her, on the bus and as she
stepped off a truck knocked her
down, instantly killing her.
Mrs. Bellamy is survived by her
husband; four daughters, Geneva,
J.anette, Bonnie Faye and Robbie,
all of Monticello; two sons, Otis,
U. S. Navy and Richard, of Monti
cello; three brothers, W. F. Stran
ge, of Waynesville, and John and
Jesse, of Maysville; two sisters,
Mrs. Georgia Osborne and Mrs.
Oner Ariail, of Maysville.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Strange at
tended the funeral on Tuesday.
Dime Board Will
The dime board which is spon
sored annually by the Lions Club
hud to its ercfiit late yesterday
afternoon around $2,r)0 with high
hopes for nca'ly doubling the
amount during the next two days.
The Lions Club has on its list
for Christmas choor some 75 needy
families in the community who
will be remembered through the
funds raised from the dime board.
The remainder of the money will
bo devoted to their work among the
blind and children needing glasses.
Mercury Hit Two
Above On Friday
The mercury in the official, ther
mometer slid down to two degrees
above last Friday for the coldest
day of the year. On Thursday, thci
mercury did not rise above the
freezing point all day, as it hovered
between the low of eight and the
high of 24.
The official reading as recorded
Business in Waynesville Is sur
passing all expectations, it was
learned in a survey here yester
day. Merchants have about all they
can take care of, and with th
shortage of help, some are finding
it difficult to handle the steady
throng of shoppers.
Asa general rule, the buyers are
very considerate, and are taking
what stocks are available without
much grumbling or murmering.
Staple items have been bought
heavily during the season, and few
special Christmas items will be left
over, it was learned.
Business in all lines is surpass
ing that of past seasons. Soma
reported gains as high as thirty
per cent. The average seemed to
be about twenty-five per cent over
Some merchants ri ported that
delayed shipments of Christmas
merchandise were being received
this week. Omers were looking
for more goods even today and to
morrow. The stores will remain open until
seven o'clock Friday night, but will
close at six today.
Tax Listers Named
br heo Martell, offlciahn,W' VT LQWttty; YVOrlV
iu ouui vjii j an. i
Date Max Min
15 34 21
16 24 8
17 47 2
18 51 8
HI 55 II
2(1 45 16
21 56 19
And while on the subject of cold
weather, all the above low readings
were in the fall as winter offi
cially arrived hero at 12:30 Wednesday.
Awards Made By Girl Scouts At Meet
Here; Dorothy Martel Given Curved Bar
Mrs. E. C. Wagenfeld, loader of
the Waynesville Girl Scout Lone
Troop, received the Blue Thanks
Badge' of the Girl Scouts at the
Court of Awards held by the local
Lone Troop Tuesday night in the
Community Room of St. John's
Catholic church. The award was
made on behalf of the girls of the
troop by Ruth Wagenfeld, who was
among those at the first meeting
of the girls forming the local troop
eight years ago. With Mrs. Wagen
feld were Doris Colkitt, Ann Ed
munds and Lorraine Martel, who
with Ruth Wagenfeld are mem
bers of the first Senior Service
Scouts group under Mrs. Wagen
feld and who are still registered
The Blue Thanks badge is given
by a troop to a leader or an adult
activ:ly interested in the troop as
a means of expressing the troop's
appreciation of that person's ser
vices. Dorothy Martel won the highest
award given to a Girl Scout by
earning the Curve Bar, in addition
to which she was awarded h';t First
Class badge. Miss Martel is the
sixth local Scout to win the Curve
Bar. Doris Colkitt received hers
at the last Court of Awards.
Others who won their First Class
badges were: Jackie Sue Messer,
Betty Brown, Elsie Green, Ida Lou
Gibson, Jane Wyche.
Many badges in special work
were won by the girls: Dorothy
Martel, bookbinding, transportation
and communication, community
life, netdlecraft, reader, bibliophile,
typography, bock finder; Peggy
Jansen, designers, readers, glass;
Patsy Jansen, designers, readers,
glass; Frances Hendricksnn, tree'
finder, garden flower, bookbinding,
glass, land finder; Vivian Watkins,
book binding, glass.
Peggy Ingle, world knowledge,
designer, bookbinding; Ida Lou
Gibson, colorcraft, bookbinding,
glass, interior decorating, archi
tecture, photography, junior citi
zen, community, designer; Jean
Crouser, designer, interior decora
tor; Elsie Green, interior decora
tor, star finder, bookbinder, color
craft, needlecraft; Betty Brown,
designer, color craft, photography,
bookbinding, glass, community,
reader, bibliophile; Jackie Sue
Messer, glass, interior decorator,
color craft, world knowledge, com
munity, bookbinding, designer,
photographer, reader, junior citi
zen, first aid.
Second Class badges were award
ed to Nancy Furtado, Anna Kerley,
Mary Chace Hall, Margaret Reece,
Martha Mae Noland, Mary Os
borne, Betty Ann Brown, Barbara
McLeod, Dolores Phillips, Gertrude
An outstanding feature of the
evening was a pageant on the ori
gin of several carols. Jackie Sue
Messer was narrator as about
twenty of the girls participated in
tabeleaux depicting the stories and
in the chorus which sang the carols.
The tableaux were given with ex
cellent stage effects, arranged by
Mrs. Wagenfeld and Ruth Wagen
feld, who was in charge of the
lighting. The play was under the
direction of Nancy Jones.
Approximately fifty parents and
fri nds and 40 Scouts attended the
Court of Awards.
Senior Rand Members
And Band Committee
Have Banquet Monday
The senior members of the Way
nesville Township high school band
and the band committee enjoy: d a
banquet on Monday evening held
in the cafeteria of the Hazelwood
school, with Charles Isley, band
Th; Christmas motif was observ
ed throughout the decorations and
the appointments. A turkey din
ner was served to the sixty present.
The menu had been plann:d by
Mrs. Rufus Siler and the dinner
prepared by those in charge of the
Assembly singing of popular
songs featured the first part of
the program which was followed
by a square dance.
The listing of taxes will start
in Haywood County on January 1,
according to Earl Ferguson, coun
ty tax collector, who has announc
ed the listers for the various town
ships in the county, in charge of
Mr. Ferguson stated that each
lister will have headquarters at
certain plac:s in the township, and
that these will be announced next
week. He is urging all property
owners to bo ready to comply with
the rules governing the listing of
taxis this month.
Those who have been named to
list taxes in the townships are as
follows: Ivy Hill, Taylor Fergu
son; Jonathan Creek, Walter
Wright; Cataloochee, Mark Cald
well; Fines Creek, France Rogers;
Crabtree, Frank Medford; Pigeon,
Gay Burnett; Waynesville, J. S.
East Fork, K. G. Burnett; Iron
Duff, Joe Medford; Cecil, Ned
Moody; Beaverdam, James Hen
derson; Clyde, Wayne Medford.
ENSIGN DAVIS COMING
Ensign Paul Davis is expected
Christmas Eve for a two-weeks
stay with his family and parents.
Ensign Davis will report for duty
in Maryland on January 7th.
Quiet Christmas Is In
Prospect For County,
Business To Suspend
While Christmas in 1943 may
lack the festive gaiety of other
years, the community was making
the finishing touches yesterday to
ward celebrating the annual event.
Due to the fact that the day falls
on Saturday, plans are for a long
extended week-end for manufac
turing plants and in some cases,
At 3 o'clock Friday afternoon
the Woman's Club will stage their
annual community Christmas tree
for the undirprivileged children
in the area. The tree will be plac
ed in the courtroom at the court
house, with a special program, with
Rev. J. Clay Madison and Rev. M.
R. Williamson taking part. Special
music for the occasion will be furn
ished by the high school band und
er the direction of Charles Isley.
bandmaster. Gifts and toys, nuts,
fruits and candies will be given to
At 11:30 on Christmas Eve the
usual midnight service will be hpld
at Grace Episcopal Church, with
the rector, the Rev. Robert Tatum
in charge. The public is invited
The Wellco Shoe Corporation
will close at 3:.'!0 o'clock Friday
afternoon with a special Christmas
event at th; plant, with Leo Weill
as the master of ceremonies. Each
of the 220 employes will be pre
sented with a gift. Operations at
the plant will not be tftsumed until
The Dayton Rubber Plant will
suspend work at 4 o'clock Friday
afternoon and will resume work at
11 p. m. Sunday.
The A C. Lawrence Leather
Company and the Royle and Pil
kington Company have also declar
ed a holiday from Friday to Mon
The Unagusta Manufacturing
Company will close their plants this
afternoon at 4:45 and their employ
ees will be given a vacation from
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