WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER v to li v? ' rP Q "TiaviMiss Jessie Herren hVIl 1 V -w6 w-iwj (Dies Suddenly At rive To Kill Rats Published In The County Seat Of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance Of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park . . . n j t ire 1- NO. 34 16 Pages WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1944 (One Day Nearer Victory) $1.75 In Advance 1b Haywood and Jackson Countk. U Coming Here To . rm.wnrhntlt Lrf Waynesviue. s Hav rat killing 3lJL in Way- riine Monday morning, 'r.. The if1' 10 " -n,,- with the "ft C Whitehead, a irill be here to direct lift W. . hnit. t-.jii fish ana imi.iiic .. bait. The street de- y 0rce of eignt " Lin placing me un. letown. . . rW0"" .T L..m as well as tesmcuv &ed during the cam r l. Ttm in tt a vine all Line and there will be no cost Car campaign was staged Ural years ago, and proved kccessful. bait that will be used is Inufnl to pets or humans, it lilted out. Going To Durham n l La. re irowas ai jtion Sale; To More Land of the largest crowds ever A an auction; sale, was on Monday at the John Allen near Canton, when Penny en sold everyxning mat won i for sale. ing the day 81 tracts, and machinery and equipment sold. Some estimated the it 1.500 people. L buying property included : L Clark, Joe Browning, J. Smathers, G. M. Parris, Smathers, M. J. Trull, W. R. rd, R. F. Swanger, Gudger Guy Medford, R. L. Prerost, Crum, Henry Francis, Her- feogers, J. H. Myers, W. T. Lb, Forrest Wright, Robert It, W. C. Trantham, C. r. and Earl Henson. tther land sale is being ad d this week, and will be Monday, September 11. The t Francis farm, and the Belle Center. Details are sriven It advertisement in this edi- Iny Brothers also announce r large sale would be held in October here. Announce Schedule Of Home Clubs For September The Havwood Countv Home Demonstration Clubs will have as their subject of study for their September meetings, "Save the Food You Store," according to an announcement this week by the county home agent, Miss Mary Margaret Smith, and her assistant, Miss Jewel Graham. The schedule of meetings will be as follows: Jonathan Club will meet at 7:00 o'clock with Mrs. W. T. Rainer on Thursday, August 81 ; Beaverdam Club at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday, September 5, with Mrs. J. F. Whitted; Allen's Creek Club with Mrs. Orville Farmer on Wed nesday afternoon, 6th, at 2:00 o'clock. The Dellwood Club will meet at the school house on Thursday aft ernoon, 7th, at 2:00 o'clock; Iron Duff Club with Mrs. J. R. Cald well, on Friday afternoon, Sept. 8th, at 2:00 o'clock; Morning Star Club with Mrs. Noah Rhodarmer at 10:30 o'clock on Monday, Sept. 11th; Maple Grove Club with Mrs. C. R. Palmer at 2:00 o'clock on Tuesday, Sept. 12. , The Francis Cove Club with Mrs. W. K. Boone at 2:30 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13; Cecil Club with Mrs. Lyman Achen bach at 2:00 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, 13th; Fines Creek Club with Mrs. Curtis Rogers at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning, 14th; Hvder Mountain Club with Mrs. M. M. Kirkpatrick, at 2:00 o'clock on Friday afternoon, 15th. Rate! iff Cove Club with Mrs. Woody Jones at 2:00 o'clock on Monday afternoon, 18th; Rock Spring Club will meet on Tues day, 19th, with place to be an nounced later: Bethel Club will meet at 2:00 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon," 20th, with Mrs. Faul Hyatt; Maggie Club with Mrs. Jim Plott, on Thursday afternoon, 21st, at 2:00 o'clock. The Junaluska Club will meet at Long's Chapel Methodist church on Friday afternoon, 22nd, at 2:00 o'clock; Clyde Club with Mrs. J. T. Anider at 10:30 o'clock on Tues day morning, 26th; the West Can ton Club with Mrs. W. S. Mc Elrath at 2:00 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 28th. Home Yesterday Miss Jessie Herren, 72, died sud denly from a heart attack at her home here on Wednesday morning. Funeral arrangements are incom plete, pending the arrival of a brother, Duncan Herren, from Washington, D. C. Miss Herren, who was well known in this section, was born August 17, 1872, at Turnpike, Bun combe county. She was the daugh ter of the late James Pinkney and Mary Jane Smathers Herren, and has a wide family connection in this area. Miss Herren was a member of the First Baptist church and had been active in the work of the church for many years. She for merly taught in the Waynesville schools. Miss Herren is survived by one sister. Mrs. T.urile Fov. with whom she resided; one brother, Duncan Herren, of Washington, V. C; three nephews and four nieces. Garrett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. W x 1 1 J. N f ! 1 0, C. James s Been Awarded e Purple Heart 0. C, .lamp, finn nf Mr. N". W. L, James, of Wavnes- i R.F.D. No. 1. whn wan -ornnrtri. July 30. lift; ViPAn aura r-AaA hrple Heart for pallant.rv in j. according to information re Iby his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James, of Waynesville R.F.D. Y James is now confined to a overseas, but is reported 1 recuperating satisfactorily, "wed the service in 1940 and ith the local unit of the " Guard. He was first 7 1 at Fort Jackson, then Fort R0;., tt. liH ---"""us, via. r roiu Pw he was trantW n liner. Fla.. anH thpTi to est, Tenn., and later to !ry. before being sent Teen-Age Group Showing Interest In Weekly Club Much interest is being shown in the Teen-age Club at the weekly meetings at the armory every Thursday night at eight o'clock. E. W. Tenney, recreational dir ector, announced that more young people are participating in tne various games that are available at the armory and under the recrea tional program. Any young person interested in attending can do so and there are no charges. Forr Atterbu N. estone Store m Friday K" Home F". for business here Fri P'fiinr. .1. r ni v. 1 umubd, owner, yesterday ffofc. ' m 18 dxrs from jj-'. on Main Street The ail nm i h in "mres, ana 18 t i cuau- com T auto supplies, honse i . Paints, tools, books, Nf- associated witn Hzm assistant s- j new 15 Men Report For rre-lnduction Examinations Fifteen men left here Monday morning at 8:45 by special bus for pre - induction examinations at Camp Croft Homer Cathey Jus tice, Jr., was named leader of the group and James Jackson Edwards served as assistant leader. There were five volunteers in the e-roun as follows. Charles Edward McMahan, Homer Cathey Justice, Jr., Floyd Dean Fullbright, James Jackson Edwards, and James Allen Hartsell. There were two trans fers, James Jackson Edwards, from Yorktown, Va., and James Kirkpatrick from Marshall. Others were: Grover Franklin. Donald Aster Rathbone, Floyd Ru- fus ie, Joe Andrew ward, Al fred Wayne Price, Noble Jonas Wyatt, and Arthur Smith, Jr. i Masons To Hold Oxford Orphanage Night Friday The local Masonic Lodge will sponsor Oxford Orphanage night on Friday evening, September 1, in their assembly rooms in the Masonic Temple. A musical pro gram will be rendered by the high school orchestra, directed by Chas. Isley. Snpakers on the protrram will include John B. Phelps, grand mas ter of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons, and past grand commander of the Grand Com- mandry of Florida. Dr. J. R. Mc Cracken will speak on the Oxford Ornhanaee. David Stine. of St. Petersburg, a guest in town, will give a vocal selection. Joe Davis, master of the Way nesville Lodge, will serve as mas ter of ceremonies. The public is invited to attend. REV. H. G. HAMMETT resign ed as pastor of the First Baptist church here last Sunday, and will assume pastorate of the Temple Bactist church, Durham, the week of September 17th. H. G. Hammett To Become Pastor of Durham Church Pastor of First Baptist Resigns As Pastor Here; Came Four Years Ago. Kenneth Palmer Reoorted Missing In Action August 9 Sgt. Kenneth Palmer, son of Mrs. Ada Palmer, and the late James Palmer, of Waynesville, has been reported missing in action since August 9, according to in formation received by his mother who is now residing in New Jersey. Sgt. Palmer, who was serving . tt o a : as a waist gunner in u. o. mi Forces, volunteered in July, 194. chnrtiv aftor heinir accepted for service he was seriously injured and sent to the Fort George Meaae Hospital, where he was confined for several months. He took his basic t-oininn. tn t)lA Blr COrDS at St w ..... a - Petersburg and from there he was sent to The Citadel, Charleston, for special training. He was next transferred to the University of Illinois, where he took a course in engineering. Later he was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and then to Las Vegas, Nev., and then to Plant Park, Tampa, Fla. in Avon rarn, Fla., he was classified for service with heavy bombardment group and was serving on a Flying Fort ress, before being seni uvfrww he was stationed in Savannah. Prior to entering the service he was employed in Baltimore. Sgt. Palmer has a brother in the service, Fred Palmer, mator ma chinist mate, who is serving in the South Pacific. All Business Firms To Close On Labor Day Rev. H. G. Hammett tendered his resignation to the congrega tion of the First Baptist church here Sunday morning. He has accepted the call to become pastor of the Temple Baptist church in Durham. He nlans to leave here immediately after September 17th, which will be his last Sunday in the local pulpit Mr. Hammett and family came here from Great Falls, S. C, in November, 1940. The church has shown a gain in membership of al most 200 during his four years here, and the feddgut is' about three times what it was when he came The Temple Baptist church has a resident membership ot about 1,200, and is one of the largest Baptist churches in Piedmont Car olina. J. C. Patrick is chairman of the pulpit committee. Other members are: E. H. Balentine. W. Curtis Russ, W. H. Burgin, Miss Mamie Clayton, Mrs. Zack Massey, and Marion T. Bridees. A supply com mittee is composed of J. R. Mor gan. T. L. Green, and W. C. Allen. Pf c. F. A. Wyatt Reoorted Wounded In France July 26 Private First Class Fred Allen Wvott son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E." Wyatt, of the Allen's Creek sec tion, was wounded in action in France on July 2G, accordinBto a message received by his )HTnts. Pfc. Wyatt entered th trvice Amimiut- I W IMfl H till w M r 111 ducted at Fort Bragg. FMjr", nleU, Rib co- he was sent to whprp hp whs stationeu- two years. Later he was transier red to the States fend was sent to Fort George Meade, Md., and then overseas. The last information received stated that fiis condition was sat isfactory, and that he was improving. Commissioners Draw Jury For September Court A civil term of Superior court will convene here on September 18, with Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of Asheville, presiding. The Haywood county board of commissioners drew the jury for the term at their regular meeting which was held on Monday. Drawn for the first week were: L. H. Baldwin, Beaverdam; Van Toy, Waynesville; W. R. Rhine hart, Pigeon; L. M. Killian, Way nesville; R. F. Rogers, Crabtree; Fred H. Caldwell, Waynesville; C. R. P. Cash, Beaverdam; Fred Thompson, Waynesville; Quince V. Poteat, Waynesville; J. N. Cabc, Beaverdam; Fred H. Hannah, Crabtree. R. H. Ferguson, Fines Creek; Cathev. Pis-eon: John Vance, Pigeon; John B. Campbell, Ivy Hill; Albert Siler, Ivy Mill ; J. H. James, Fines Creek; B. E. Pless, East Fork; Elmer C. Cham bers, Clyde; James B. Medford, Clyde; Troy Leatherwood, Jona than Creek; John Howell, Jona than Creek; J. B. Bradshaw, Iron Duff; and Allen Davis. White Oak. Drawn for the second week were: Boone Medford, Waynesville; C. C. Henson, East Fork; L. B. Holte claw, Beaverdam; Ben James, Crabtree; T. S. Roton, Ivy Hill; George H. Jones, Beaverdam; Grady H. Messer, Crabtree; C. B. Crawford, Iron Duff; Horace King, Clyde. Isey Masse, Cecil; Henry Cad dy, Waynesville; George Justice, Pigeon; W. L. Messer, wnite uan; Ray I Pless, East Fork; Charlie Messer, Fines Creek; Medford Luatherwood. Jonathan Creek: Lee Waynesville; Monroe Entertainment Program Annually Sponsored By Chamber of Commerce Postponed. While there will be no formal community-wide program this year on Labor Day, as in former years, practically all business firms ana offices will be closed for the day, it was learned yesterday in a sur vey by The Mountaineer. All places of business will be Hosed, according to Francis Mas- sie, head of the Merchants Division of the Chamber of Commerce. The annual C. of C. day of entertain ment usually held on Labor Day has been postponed to a later date. The annual event in Canton haa also been postponed, it was learned. With the exception of the Day ton Rubber Company, the manufac ting plants, including the Una jrusta, A. C. Lawrence Leather Company, Royle and Pilkington, Inc., and the Wellco Shoe Corpora tion will be closed for the day. Other business and offices to be closed are the post office, the First National Bank and all offices In the courthouse with the exception of the sheriff's department. The Wellco Shoe Corporation 18 staging their annual picnic, which will be held at tht armory, the employees assembling at 3 o'clock. The gvoup will have as special guests 50 patients from Moore General Hospital. Following the serving of supper, entertainment features including square dancing will compose the program of the evening. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers, of Hazelwood, announce the birth of a son on August 28th. , Vmty'W' Waynesvill. . Baptist Church At Hazelwood Elects Teachers r hy, Sept 10th T r?.union of the Rot- d on Sunday, Sep wcording to an n hl week by those in fi!!?.and ends are cor- ,kftloieh "nd brin I 1 I'. r iuth, a. Miss Betsy Quinlan, Red Cross Worker, Here On Visit With Mother Miss Betsy Lane Quinlan, Red Cross Recreational worker, who has had two years overseas service in army hospitals, one in Iceland, and another year in Australia, has ar rived from Washington, where she has been stationed since her return to the states several months ago. She will spend ten days with her mother, Mrs. Chs. E. Quinlan. Miss Quinlan has been assigned a new post in Staunton, Va., at the Woodrow Wilson General Hos pital. Owners of Local Bakery Attending Conference Mr. and Mrs R. B. Pearce are at tending the Carolina Baker s Con ference at Blue Ridge. Mr. Pearce is owner of Pearce's Bakery here. The conference will be in session twd days. RETURNS TO NEW YORK Mrs. Joe Gill left yesterday for xt v,i, wh.r she will spend ntw - . .l n Sontember. after which she will return to her farm on Jonathan Creek for a stay of several weeks. VISITING RELATIVES Mr. and Mrs. Grady Rogers, of Hampton, Va., spent the past -week in the county as guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Coin and oiner ro Haywood U. D. C Chapter To Hold Initial Meeting Friday At 3:30 O'clock The Haywood Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy will hold their initial meet ing of their organization year of 1944-1945 on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1 at 3:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Nrble Garrett. Mrs. W. A. Hyatt will have charge of the program and Mrs. Jimmy Boyd, Jr., president, will preside. All members are urged to be present. Haywood REA Has Outstanding Record Decoration Day Will Be Observed On Sept. 2nd At The Redmond Cemetery Decoration Day will be observed at the Redmond cemetery on Fines Creek Saturday, September 2nd, at two o'clock. All those who have relatives and friends buried in the cemetery are invited to attend the observance. State Recreational Man Coming for Conference Dr. Harold Meyers, state recrea tional director of North Carolina, will confer with the directors Of the community council next Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Meyers has consulted with the local groups on previous occa sions on the work here. Mrs. CcClain Rogers arrived sev eral days ago and will spend month with her mother, Mrs. F. A. Burgin. Carter Osborne Again Heads Haywood Electric Membership Corporation. Gwynn B. Price, chairman of the Rural Electrification Administra tion for the State of North Caro lina, 'was the speaker at the fifth annual meeting of the Haywod Electric Membership Corporation held on Saturday afternoon in the courthouse. He was introduced by James C. Moore, manager of the Haywood Corporation. Mr. Price spoke on the increase in farm production made possible through electrification, and the vast improvements in rural stand ards of living. He also spoke of the labor saving devices brought about by rural electric service. In his annual report presented to the members, Mr. Moore point ed out that the corporation had completed five years of supplying electricity to rural consumers in Haywood and parts of Buncombe counties. Since 1939 when the lines were first energiaed, it has brought electricity to 1,075 con sumers. Farms serviced by the cooperative have increased from 840 to 938 during the past year, it was reported. Mr. Moore stated that the cor poration is meeting its obligations on its construction loans after put ting adequate funds in a reserve for maintenance of its facilities. REA had advanced the co-opera tive $224,480 on its construction al lotments as of Jane SO, 144. Prinrinal and interest repaid by tti virnoratinn on its construction loans amounted to $19451, which is 52 per cent more than the 26- year amortization schedule de manded. Following the reports of the manager and the secretary -treasurer Chas. B. McCrarv. the an nual election of the board of direc tors was held, with the following elected: T. W. Cathey, Pigeon; Reported Missing pM w , I Iff -'""A A II hi j mm i -win r SGT. RICHLYN H. HOLT, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Holt, of the Hyder Mountain section, who has been reported missing in action over France since August 8. He was serving in the U. o. Air Forces, and had been in the ser vice since Julv. 1942. He had serv ed in North Africa and later in Italy. Carter Osborne, Clyde; W. A. Peeples, Upper Hominy; A. W. Ferguson, Crabtree. Charles B. McCrary. Fines Creek; Roy B. Medford, Iron Duff; W. P. Harris, Beaverdam; Ira H. Cogburn, East Fork; L. N. Da vis, Cecil; C. M. Moody, Jonathan Creek. Folio wine the election of the board the officers for the coming year were chosen from the group of directors. Carter Osborne, pres ident L. N. Davis, vice president, and Chas. B. McCrary, secretary- Frank Underwood has been re elected superintendent of the Sun day school of the Hazelwood Bap tist church and Miss Eloise Knight secretary. Teachers named as follows to serve during the coming year are: Beginners: Mrs. Earl Robinson; Primary Girls: Miss Edith Owen; Primary Boys: Mrs. Louie Clark; Junior Girls: Mrs. John Blalock; Junior Boys: Mrs. Spurgeon Davis and Sam Knight; Intermediate Girls: Mrs. Pink Compton and Mrs. Oscar Knight; Intermediate Bovs: Louis Clark: Young Ladies: Mrs. Sam Knight; Adult Ladies: Mrs. Henry Hyatt, and Adult Men: J. V. Blalock. Attendance In Surgical Dressings Rooms Falling Ull "The attendance at the Red Cross surgical dressings rooms has fallen off during the last two weeks," MrslBen Colkitt, chairman of the" "committee. "One afternoon during the weeK we had only one worker present. We are behind one month in our production quota and if there was ever a time when tne oanaages and sponges were needed it is right now," said Mrs. Colkitt. "Even after peace comes the very sponges we make here will be needed, I regret to say. For the wounded will haev to be cared for, and it is urgent that our local workers do their part if these supplies are to be kept moving to the war combat theatres where our men are serving," continued Mrs. Colkitt. Local Rotarians To Observe Florida Day The local Rotary club is observ ing "Florida Day" in appreciation of the many Florida Rotarians, who have been in Waynesville dur ing the summer months. The pro gram will be held at the regular meeting at The Maples, at 1:00 o'clock tomorrow. The committee in charge of the program is composed of Harry Turnburke, of Clearwater, Fla., Earl Williamson, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ken Guernsey, of Jack sonville. All three of the men are active in Florida Rotary work and Mr. Guernsey is a past vice presi dent of Rotary International. Work Started On New Buildings At State Test Farm Fred E. Miller, director of the Test Farms division of the State Department of Agriculture, report ed that work has begun on new buildings at the Mountain Ex periment Station, at Waynesville. At the Waynesville experiment station, one of the large tenant houses has been reconditioned" throughout. Work on the dairy plant will begin on September 15- Dean W. Colvard, assistant di rector, is in charge of the Moun tain Test Farm. Dr. Elmer T Clark To Fill Pulpit At Long's Dr. Elmer T. Clark will be guest preacher at Long's Chapel, Lake Junaluska, Sunday, September 3. Dr. Clark is editor of World Out look, missionary organ of the Methodist church, with offices in New York City. He is a world traveler and author of many books. The Clarks have a summer home at Lake Junaluska. The hour for services is at 11:00 a. m. and the nuhlic ir cordially invited. His topic will be "What Will Happen In the Church After the War." Mrs. Kermit Murray spent last week in Phoebus, Va., where she visited her husband's family. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brown have had as their guest for the past week, their eousin Miss Mary Har- Cpl. Leon Morrow Wounded In France Cpl. Leon Morrow. 32, son of Mrs. Hester Cwirk, and the late Hardy Morrow, of Hazelwood, was slightly wounded in France on Au eust 6. according to m messacre received by his mother from the War Department Cpl. Morrow left here with the National finard in Sentember. 1940. and has been stationed at the fol lowing camps in the order named: Fort Jackson, Camp Forrest, Tenn., Camp Blanding, Fla., Camp Atter bury, Ind., and from the latter was sent to an embarkation port and overseas. He has been out ef the States since February of this year. His wife, the former Miss Nell Nelson, of Blackstone, Va., is re siding in Hazelwood with his mother. Hayes Alley Reopens His Law Offices Here J. Hayes Alley, son of Judge and Mrs. Felix E. Alley, who haa been in the army and essential war work for more than two years, has returned to Waynesville and has reopened his law office over Massie Hardware Store.